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Ep 460 – Advice to Your Pre-Faith Crisis Selves
If you could go back and give advice to yourself right before your faith crisis, what would you say? That is the topic covered by Scott, Matt, Glenn, and special guest Colleen Dietz from The Mormon Happy Hour Podcast. Also, the Listener Essay contest winners are announced, and a new feature of Infants on Thrones is introduced: Wednesday Night Live. Take a listen.
Ep 458 – Matt’s NEW PPI – Part 2
What does enlightenment mean for Matt Long? What is healing? Let’s finish up with Matt in a new and improved Personal Priesthood Interview (PPI).
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Ep 457 – Matt’s NEW PPI – Part 1
What is it like recognizing that you were part of a cult and are now playing for the other team? No, I’m not taking about religion. I’m talking about Matt’s experience as a sex crimes prosecutor and now as a criminal defense attorney. Big things are brewing in Matt’s Long’s world. You will be hearing about them soon enough, but for now, let’s catch up with Matt in a new and improved Personal Priesthood Interview (PPI).
Ep 436 – The Religion of Science? – Part 2
Randy, Glenn, John, Lindsay, and Matt conclude their discussion of Rupert Sheldrake’s 2012 “Banned Ted Talk” about the 10 dogmas of a Scientific Materialist Worldview.
Ep 435 – The Religion of Science? – Part 1
What does it mean to be open-minded vs. closed-minded? We experienced some kind of “open vs. closed” clash of ideologies when we challenged and deconstructed the dogmas of Mormonism, right? So what do we do with that now? And what about the accusations that some of us simply substituted the cultural dogmas of Mormonism for the cultural dogmas of Science?
Listen in as Randy totally keeps his cool (eh hem…) while joining Glenn, John, Lindsay, and Matt in a discussion of Rupert Sheldrake’s 2012 “Banned Ted Talk” about the 10 dogmas of a Scientific Materialist Worldview. And don’t miss the special easter egg parody about the press conference announcing the new LDS Prophet at the end.
Ep 433 – EDM Music & Culture: The Calderwood’s Path to Healing and Connection
How do you heal after an excommunication? Matt talks with Carson and Marisa Calderwood about finding healing and community through EDM music and culture.
Ep 430 – Matt’s Christmas Story: Putting the Jesus back in X-Mas
Matt shares a recording that he made with his family on Christmas eve, where he discusses his recent rediscovery the value of Jesus.
Ep 428 – The Mormon Cultural Membrane
Glenn and Matt discuss Jonathan Haidt’s 2014 TED talk titled “Religion, evolution, and the ecstasy of self-transcendence.” I know, I know. We had you at ecstasy!
Ep 424 – Weird Alma
Tom and Matt are joined by Eric Herman, also known as Weird Alma. Eric talks about his journey from addiction, joining the church, and then eventually leaving. We also talk about some of the songs on his parody album, “Straight Outta Cumorah.” Eric is a musician who focuses on creating music for kids.
Ep 423 – Infants on Louis C.K., Sexual Misconduct, and Moral Panic
Bob is joined by Glenn, Tom, Matt, Randy, and friend-of-the-show Lindsay Hansen Park to discuss comedian Louis C.K.’s sexual misconduct in the context of “the reckoning,” the post Harvey Weinstein moment. See below for a couple of resources mentioned in the episode.
When Does a Watershed Become a Sex Panic?
How We Can End Sexual Harassment at Work