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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.
Matt and Tom sit down with Ryan McKnight and Privacy P Pratt (not his real name) to discuss General Authority pay stubs, the difference between mormon- and wiki- leaking, and leaks and leakers and just a bunch of leaking stuff in general. You’re in for a real treat (as opposed to urine for a real treat). Cuz details matter.
Reflections on Guilt
Hop into the Infant time machine back to August 2012 when Tom, Glenn, Randy, Matt, and Bob explore the concept of guilt.
Infant Mannequin Challenge
Listen in as all nine Infants hold HILARIOUS poses for the current all-the-rage Mannequin Challenge. You’ll never believe who shows up to pose along with us!
The ExMo Guru Part Deux: Meditation as a Place to Go
Infants on Thrones proudly presents Tom Perry once again as The ExMo Guru in the most relevant brilliant earth-shattering performance of Brother Perry’s storied career (yes I am a huge homer of a Tom Perry fan, Rock Star that he is). But don’t take my word for it. Listen! Listen now! Your eternal relaxation depends on it! And this salvation is free (it will only cost 21 minutes of your time and a small portion of your innocence). What are you waiting for? Listen already!
Smackup: BYU in the Big 12
In a manly display of manly manliness, Matt, Tom, Randy, and Glenn discuss BYU’s bid for the Big 12 conference and read through a letter signed by multiple LGBT advocacy groups urging the Big 12 to pass on BYU due to its anti-LGBT policies.
Jocks gonna jock.
Sunstone Panel 2016: Many Infants on Multiple Thrones
This is the recording of the live IOT panel at Sunstone, July 30, 2016. So listen in to Glenn, Heather, Jake, John, Matt, Scott, and Tom do their thing live. Or watch the video on our IOT Youtube Channel:
The New Atheist’s Guide to Not Being a Total Asshole: Episode 1 (Fear)
Let’s face it: atheists have a bad rap, and some of that is richly deserved–the smug self-righteousness with which many wield their God-free worldview is about as charming as a menthol enema. However, losing your faith doesn’t have to lead to the dark path of douchebaggery, which the honorable Sage Turk aims to illustrate in an exciting new series: The New Atheist’s Guide to Not Being a Total Asshole. Take a listen to the first installment–a conversation between Sage and Tom on the subject of fear.
Listener and fan of the show, Jake sits down with Tom and Kim Gustavsson to talk about his listener submitted essay titled, “Verbal JiuJitsu”.
Kim’s company and website: http://accendeo.com/
“We must try to penetrate our most secret self, and examine our being from all sides. . . . And so, for the first time in my life perhaps (although I am supposed to meditate every day!), I took the lamp and, leaving the zone of everyday occupations and relationships where everything seems clear, I went down into my inmost self, to the deep abyss whence I feel dimly that my power of action emanates. But as I moved further and further away from the conventional certainties by which social life is superficially illuminated, I became aware that I was losing contact with myself. At each step of the descent a new person was disclosed within me of whose name I was no longer sure, and who no longer obeyed me. And when I had to stop my exploration because the path faded from beneath my steps, I found a bottomless abyss at my feet, and out of it came—arising I know not from where—the current which I dare to call my life.” – Teilhard de Chardin, Pierre. The Divine Milieu (New York: Harper & Row Publishers, Incorporated, 1960) p. 42
Do you [Jake, Erica, John, Heather, Tom and Bob] take this man or woman to be your awfully wedded whatever, to have and to scold from this day forward; for better or worse, but it sure as hell better be better; for richer, for slightly but not noticeably poorer and even then only until after grad school; forget sickness, only in health; to loathe and to cherish simultaneously; till suspicious death do you part, so help you Zog? Just say “Yes”. Only heathens say, “I do.” Then by the powers vested in us by the Abiding Dude, we now pronounce you married. You may kiss, or roll your eyes at each other. Probably both. After the reception, you may also defile each other clumsily and briefly in the Lord’s anointed way in a suite at The Little America. And that, is how babies are made.