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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.
Ask an Infant – Good Friday
Historian extraordinaire John Hamer rains credibility all over the Infants by Hamsplaining the origin of Good Friday. With tongue firmly in cheek, of course (aka “Infant Style”)
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.
Mormon Leaks – Guideline Responses to Common Questions: The Smackdown
Are Mormons Christians? What is the official Mormon response to Abuse? Affinity Fraud? Church Finances? The Clannish nature of Church Members? Dissent? Hard-to-believe Events in Church History? And a dozen other topics? Mormon Leaks’ founder Ryan McKnight joins Glenn, Randy, John, and Matt to smack down the latest leaked document: Guideline Responses to Common Questions.
Oh yeah…. And John’s Ambassador is plenipotent. #Duh!
Is there an echo in here?
Facebook posts. Podcast listeners. Church groups. Political affiliation. Echo chambers are definitely all around us. Glenn, Scott, and Matt each discuss their own thoughts on these Echo Chambers at the Phoenix Sunstone conference. Recorded on Saturday March 11, 2017.
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.
Evaluating Evidence: Trump Dossier Ep. 4 – Cyber Crime, Crimea, and China
Scott, Matt, and Glenn read the next two portions of the Trump Dossier that deal with Russian cyber crime, and Paul Manafort’s role in softening the Republican National Committee’s platform on Crimea.
Evaluating Evidence: Trump Dossier Ep. 3 – Let the Smackdown Begin
Scott, Matt, and Glenn begin reading from the Trump Dossier. You know… Infant Smackdown style. The text is linked below if you want to read along. And don’t skip the easter egg at the end of this episode. Unless you just really really want to.
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.”