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Ep 521 – Smackdown: A Manual for Creating Atheists, Part 3

Smackdown

Posted September 16th, 2018

What is the socratic method?  How can it be used effectively in conversations with people who believe things differently than you do?   Glenn is joined by Brother Jake, Delany Darco, and Brady Bluhn to discuss part 3 of Peter Boghossian’s “A Manual for Creating Atheists.”

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Ep 516 – Smackdown: The Unwritten Order of Things

Smackdown

Posted August 18th, 2018

Did you know that if you take the sacrament with your left hand, it doesn’t really count?  Or that it is disrespectful for the first counselor to sit anywhere but on the right side of the Bishop/President?  Or that using nicknames like “Liz” instead of the full and proper “Elizabeth” is pretty much an abomination in the sight of God?

If any of this is news to you, then you just don’t know the holy precious sacred unwritten order of things.  You can repent by listening to this episode as Glenn, Jake, Heather, and Bob smack down the 1996 Boyd K. Packer BYU devotional talk “The Unwritten Order of Things.”

Also — as a special easter egg —  Glenn shares the myth “Old Lady Truth,” which is episode #1 of  his new podcast MytholoGuy.  Click here if you would like to subscribe and here to sign up on the MytholoGuy facebook page.

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Ep 503 – Jordan Peterson, Sam Harris, and Truth – Part 2

Panel Discussion

Posted July 16th, 2018

Glenn, Tom, Bob, and Jake finish (for now…) their discussion of the infamous January 2017 “Truth” debate between Jordan Peterson and Sam Harris.

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Ep 502 – Jordan Peterson, Sam Harris, and Truth – Part 1

Panel Discussion

Posted July 14th, 2018

What is truth?  Is there a difference between truth and fact?  And where can real truth be found after rejecting the one-time source of One-True-Truth that is the Mormon Church?  Glenn, Tom, Bob, and Jake discuss the infamous January 2017 “Truth” debate between Jordan Peterson and Sam Harris.

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Ep 497 – Contest Winners and (sorta) “Best Of” Minisodes of Yore

Minisode

Posted June 1st, 2018

Glenn announces the winners of the May 2018 Listener Essay contest and then breathes new life into six fantastic Infant minisodes of the past.

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Ep 476 – Week of Tannehill – Noah’s Ark and the Intentional Literalist

Panel Discussion

Posted April 21st, 2018

The last frock in the Week of Tannehill series, this was originally published in March 2014.  Mike Tannehill joins us once again for this unofficial follow-up to The Unintentional Racist to discuss the recent LDS.com essay on Noah’s Ark with Randy, Scott, Jake, Erica, and Glenn.

Here is the link to the Meridian article in defense of Noah’s Ark.

And here is the LDS.org essay Noah.

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Ep 474 – Week of Tannehill – The Devil

Panel Discussion

Posted April 19th, 2018

Bob, Jake, Glenn, and Matt talk to Mike Tannehill about the devil — and evil – and his whole develish role in the Plan of Salvation — and a whole bunch of other stuff.  This episode was originally published in Oct 2014.

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Ep 472 – Week of Tannehill – The Apostasy

Panel Discussion

Posted April 17th, 2018

Glenn takes you back to the 4th episode of Infants on Thrones, originally published in September 2012.  It is a surprisingly good Radio Lab styled episode, centering on the narrative structure of “loss and restoration” found both in and out of the Mormon church.  Mike Tannehill also provides some criteria by which one may determine if a church is in apostasy.  (Be careful Mike.  This was recorded pre-essays on LDS.com, buddy!)

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Ep 441 – Of Weeds and Bats and Unicorns, P2

Panel Discussion

Posted February 5th, 2018

Glenn, Heather, Jake, and Erica conclude their discussion about the fascinating story of Josh and Lolly Weed, the faithful LDS mixed orientation couple (she’s straight, he’s gay) who announced very publicly five years ago that they were going to make this thing work, dammit!  And then announced last week that they are now getting a divorce — along with a number of other fascinating admissions.

Wow — another episode of Infants on Thrones that actually talks about mostly-Mormon-stuff almost pretty much the entire time.  We’re Bat-men!

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Ep 440 – Of Weeds and Bats and Unicorns, P1

Panel Discussion

Posted February 4th, 2018

Glenn, Heather, Jake, and Erica discuss the fascinating story of Josh and Lolly Weed, the faithful LDS mixed orientation couple (she’s straight, he’s gay) who announced very publicly five years ago that they were going to make this thing work, dammit! And then announced last week that they are now getting a divorce — along with a number of other fascinating admissions.

Wow — an episode of Infants on Thrones that actually talks about sorta-Mormon-stuff the entire time. A unicorn sighting indeed!

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