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Ep 570 – Bill Reel, Dogma, and Slippery Pete in the Quest for Well-Being

What is “well being?” What (if anything) does that have to do with a belief in God? Why is Jordan Peterson so dang slippery for Tom? Glenn and Tom sit down with Bill Reel and a few other guests to discuss the main issues raised by Sam Harris and Jordan Peterson in their Aug 2018 Vancouver discussion on Dogma:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jey_CzIOfYE&feature=youtu.be&fbclid=IwAR2daU4rWZvK1A1thvgJEDVGNadU11yN6W_u8mv0yY9QvhJW26eiL40m-lU

Ep 566 – The Truth of Lies and Consciousness and Hallucinating Reality

Today Glenn is joined by Brady, Tom, and a small gaggle of live virtual audience members to discuss the intersection between Plato’s idea of “The Lie of the Soul,” Anil Seth’s TED Talk on the way our brains hallucinate reality, and video blogger Matt Christiansen’s response to the recent outrage in Washington DC over a confrontation between native American protestors and Catholic high school kids. It’s a big one! Enjoy.

Plato’s Lie In The Soul:
https://www.ancient.eu/article/210/platos-lie-in-the-soul/

Matt Christiansen’s Response to the recent events in DC:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=evniycJdfsg&fbclid=IwAR2tLbpV808mTwYRwnNG15h5H5IOkx8G_zgCvmq-qqKug0IrWpk_-neJ0J4

Anil Seth’s TED Talk on the Brain:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lyu7v7nWzfo&t=456s

Ep 557 – Shame Follow-up with Dr. Colton Miller

Dr. Colton Miller returns to Infants on Thrones to walk Tom and Matt through his professional reactions to last week’s episode on shame. Most important takeaway: shame is what happens when a person confuses doing a bad thing with BEING a bad person. Listen to hear more.

Ep 553 – The Ex’d Files: Bill Reel’s Excommunication – The Morning After

Bill Reel talks to Glenn and Tom about what it was like to be excommunicated last night in St. George, Utah. He also teases some things that might be coming next. Will we get another Excommunication sing-a-long from this? Stay tuned…

Ep 542 – Shame

Matt is joined by Tom and Kristin to apologize for his treatment of Sam Young and to talk about Shame.

Ep 534 – The Psychological Impact of Mormonism

Glenn and Tom sit down with licensed Psychologist Colton Miller to discuss the psychological impact of Mormonism.

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Ep 529 – Sam Young Interview – Post Mortem

Tom and Matt are joined by Jake and Glenn to reflect on our recent Sam Young interview and the polarizing impact it had on all of us.

Ep 528 – A Manual for Creating Atheists, Part 5 – Mormon Missionaries

What happens when a Street Epistemologist sits down to atheist-convert two Mormon Missionaries who have sat down to Mormon-convert him?  It’s a wild wacky panel discussion full of laughs and groans and cognitive distortions of all shapes and sizes.  Enjoy.

Ep 527 – Jane and Emma the Movie: A Conversation with Screenwriter Melissa Leilani Larson

Glenn and Tom sit down (once again…) with Melissa Leilani Larson to discuss the movie Jane and Emma, showing in select theaters in Utah Oct 12-14, 2018.  Go see it if you can!

Lindsay Hanson Park also provides a review of the film, and Glenn includes two bonus easter eggs: 1) an interview with Mel from 9 years ago about her play “Little Happy Secrets” and 2) the audioplay version of “Little Happy Secrets.”

Enjoy!

Ep 524 – Believing Parents

How do you relate to believing parents when it is clear that you no longer believe in many things that are most important to them?  Would you give your believing father a priesthood blessing even after resigning from the Mormon church?  Matt and his wife Kristin talk to Tom about the difficulty of connecting and communicating with our believing parents and share a recent example of a challenging but incredibly rewarding act of love.  Matt’s “So Many Later’s” Spotify Playslist.

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