Ep 500 – Missionary Discussions: The Smackdown, Part 1


Posted June 13th, 2018

Glenn is joined by two never-mo’s, Tim Bohen and Stephen Johnson of The Steady Trade Podcast, to begin smacking down the missionary discussions that Glenn used as a missionary back in the early 1990’s.


  • Talk about the paragon of tedium! Not the podcast so much as the “discussion” patter. Ouch.

    Never was there underwear more magical than the venerable Wife Beater and I’m sure that by the end of the “discussion” Stephen had been led to be a faithful disciple of Jeff Mormon, but I can’t listen anymore. This is worse than “chloroform in print;” this is going to leave me with a prodigious hangover.

    • Gabriel von Himmel

      Thanks for the glowing overview Ralph.
      With a criticism like yours I need no other insight.

      • I want to be clear that I couldn’t make it through THIS episode. I will always check in with IOT to see what’s up—or down or sideways. The high pressure “commit” tactics taught to Mormon missionaries are only necessary to “sell” a product that the investigator would be better off without. “Oh No, Ross and Carrie’s” adventure in joining the Mormon church is a fun, if exhausting, listen for those of us sitting on warehouses full of surplus time.

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    • Zelph

      That one had me rolling. Btw I actually enjoyed the episode Glenn, I liked the personalities of both guests. I feel like Tim channels the spirit of Tom. They kinda talk similar and have an earnestness and realness about them that is inviting and captivating.

  • Tracy Tomlinson Averett

    Interesting idea, the pacing of the conversation needs to be different. I like hearing someone go through the discuss that can ask hard questions, just not sure Stephen was acting.

    • Zelph

      Can someone check up on Stephen? Pls thanks.

  • Ron Hill

    This was a very interesting premise – too bad we never really got to hear it. 🙁
    As is, it turned out to be and hour and a half of Glenn cat herding two guys with severe ADHD and an overactive sense of their own hilarity.

  • Beth P

    I don’t know why people are hating on this, I thought it wasn’t fucking brilliant and I loved it, please do more.
    I pretty much never comment, but this episode inspired me enough to elicit I come and sign in to disqus just to post this, so that’s saying something.