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2018 Listener Essay Contest

Listener Essay

Posted December 10th, 2017

Do you have something you want to say on Infants on Thrones? Now is your chance to say it, and possibly win a cash prize for doing it.

This episode contains 4 example essays:

“Testimony” by Glenn Ostlund (from 2008)
“Obedience” by Tom Perry (from 2008)
“Tangled” by Scott Rowley (from 2009)
“Testimony Update” by Glenn Ostlund (Dec 2017)

Click here for more details about the essay contest.

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Weird Alma

Interview

Posted November 22nd, 2017

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.

http://www.EricHermanMusic.com
http://www.WeirdAlma.com
http://www.EricEndres.com

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Infants on Louis C.K., Sexual Misconduct, and Moral Panic

Panel Discussion

Posted November 19th, 2017

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?
https://www.newyorker.com/news/our-columnists/when-does-a-watershed-become-a-sex-panic

 

How We Can End Sexual Harassment at Work
https://www.ted.com/talks/gretchen_carlson_how_we_can_end_sexual_harassment_at_work

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Infant General Conference – Oct 2017

Posted October 8th, 2017

It’s general conference parody time again. Enjoy.

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Grudges Part 2

Interview

Posted October 6th, 2017

Tom talks with his wife about a grudge she held for a very long time with her sister, and how she deals with that today.

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Mormonleaks: Privacy Pratt Revealed

Interview

Posted October 1st, 2017

Matt and Tom sit down with the mormonleaks guys, Ryan and Ethan, as they update us on what’s been going on in the world of Mormon leaks.

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Grudges Part 1

Panel Discussion

Posted September 24th, 2017

Tom leads a discussion on Grudges part one with a clip that includes Bob, Matt, Glenn and Scott and then finishes with a panel discussion with Jake and Matt.

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Bob’s Mormon Cred Scale 2.0

Panel Discussion

Posted September 10th, 2017

Bob is joined by Heather, Tom, John, Randy, Glenn, and lots of audience participation for the grand reveal of Bob’s Mormon Cred Scale 2.0 at the Sunstone Symposium held on July 29, 2017. He attempts to revisit and refine the approach to measuring and quantifying the end-to-end Mormon experience. You can take the new test and get your own Mormon cred score here:

https://proprofs.com/survey/t/?title=kedrt

You can also listen to the original discussion (from three years ago) that sparked the creation of the cred scale here:

http://infantsonthrones.com/bobs-mormon-cred-scale/

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Forgiveness Part 2

Panel Discussion

Posted August 29th, 2017

Tom continues his exploration what it means to forgive.

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Forgiveness Part 1

Panel Discussion

Posted August 27th, 2017

Tom continues his exploration of Apologies, Forgiveness, and Grudges with this amazing panel discussion from almost 5 years ago — once thought lost — now found. So listen in as Tom, Matt, Glenn, Bob, and Scott (aka “Jesse) talk about what it means to each of them to forgive.

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