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Froback Friday – Little Factories
One of our best episodes ever. First published in July 2014, this may be the very first word-for-word, pick-it-apart Infant Smackdown.
In 1976, our favorite LDS Apostle, Boyd K. Packer gave a talk in priesthood session “To Young Men Only” that was not subsequently published in the Ensign the following month, nor can it be found as a conference talk on LDS.org today. It was turned into a pamphlet in 1981 “To Young Men Only” and that text is available on LDS.org but the audio and video are not on the official website of the LDS church.
But we Infants found an audio copy. And in this episode, Glenn, Tom, Matt, and Jake dissect it as it has never been dissected before. Hold on to your little factories, cuz this is gonna be a good one.
April 2017 Infant General Conference
Once again, Infant General Conference is here for your edification and stuff. This time with a very special mystery guest.
Infant General Conferences of Yore
Is this episode filled with new material or recycled Fro-back Friday material? With General Conference, it’s nearly impossible to tell. Regardless, this is chalk full of some of the best stuff we have ever done. Love it as we do. Amen.
The First Vision
Last weekend, the Church released a new and improved video depiction of the First Vision that claimed to incorporate the various accounts Joseph Smith gave to “provide additional perspectives and insights into this remarkable event.” Glenn, Matt, Randy, Bob, and Jake decide to do a bit of remarking themselves.
Froback Friday – Book of Abraham Smackdown
Travel back in time to August 2014 for one of our first smackdown episodes as Jake, Bob, Randy, Scott, and Glenn discuss the then-recent essay on The Book of Abraham from LDS.org.
The Righteous Mind
Heather, Glenn, and Jake team up for some good old-fashion infant shenanigans as they discuss Jonathan Haidt’s 2012 book on moral foundations theory, The Righteous Mind.
Evaluating Evidence: Trump Dossier Ep. 2 – Infants Disclaimer
What is “fake news?” Scott, Matt, Jake, Bob and Glenn discuss whether or not evaluating the Trump Dossier is a good idea. Let us know your opinions on the website.
Of Whip Its and Weed: A Wonderful Doctor’s Wise Words of Wizardly Warning
Matt, Jake, and Scott talk to Dr. Josh Britt about the pros and cons of medical marijuana and the practice of doing “whip its.”
Disciples After Dark: Aunt Wendy and the Worldly Sex
What happens when parody meets smackdown? This.
Matt and Kristin and Glenn (and a special guest or two) take some time to delicately mock and smackdown the Jan 8 2017 World Wide Devotional for Young Adults. Because the devil wants to ruin you all with empty lust-filled worldly sex (but thinking that everyone else in the entire world is being deceived by Satan and you and your fellow church members are the only righteous people chosen of God is totally fine. In fact it is encouraged.)
And a previously recorded Jake and Heather join in for a nice recycled song.
Light the World Christmas Smackaround
Jesus listens to Infants on Thrones, and so can you. So open up your gift from the Infants a little early this year and gird up your loins against the war on Secularistmas. ‘Cuz today Glenn, Randy, Jake, and John read through the recent “Light the World” advent program from the LDS church. With glee. Seriously, there was some literal bowl-full-of-jellying going on during this one. And while we may not have been wearing ugly sweaters, we did find some of the most horribly worst all-time Christmas songs to intersperse throughout the conversations. So Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays, and all the rest. Enjoy. WWHAJD?