Mormon Leaks – Guideline Responses to Common Questions: The Smackdown
Are Mormons Christians? What is the official Mormon response to Abuse? Affinity Fraud? Church Finances? The Clannish nature of Church Members? Dissent? Hard-to-believe Events in Church History? And a dozen other topics? Mormon Leaks’ founder Ryan McKnight joins Glenn, Randy, John, and Matt to smack down the latest leaked document: Guideline Responses to Common Questions.
Oh yeah…. And John’s Ambassador is plenipotent. #Duh!
A Mormon Girl Walks Into a Funeral… Walks Out on Mormonism
Bob is joined by special guest Kat, his sister, who recently resigned from Mormonism after attending their grandmother’s Mormon funeral. Something happened at the funeral, something both shocking and routine: a bishop’s talk. Bob recreates the talk word for word, and the two of them discuss what happened after reminiscing about growing up Mormon.
The New Atheist’s Guide to Not Being a Total Asshole: Episode 9 (Love)
It’s the second to last episode of season 1 of the NAG and love is in the air… which is pretty convenient ‘cause that’s what this episode is all about! Join Sage and his lovely wife Rachel (on her infants debut) as they talk about how their love has changed over 14 years of marriage, 2 kids, and one whopper of a faith transition.
Is there an echo in here?
Facebook posts. Podcast listeners. Church groups. Political affiliation. Echo chambers are definitely all around us. Glenn, Scott, and Matt each discuss their own thoughts on these Echo Chambers at the Phoenix Sunstone conference. Recorded on Saturday March 11, 2017.
The First Vision
Last weekend, the Church released a new and improved video depiction of the First Vision that claimed to incorporate the various accounts Joseph Smith gave to “provide additional perspectives and insights into this remarkable event.” Glenn, Matt, Randy, Bob, and Jake decide to do a bit of remarking themselves.
Froback Friday – Book of Abraham Smackdown
Travel back in time to August 2014 for one of our first smackdown episodes as Jake, Bob, Randy, Scott, and Glenn discuss the then-recent essay on The Book of Abraham from LDS.org.
The Righteous Mind
Heather, Glenn, and Jake team up for some good old-fashion infant shenanigans as they discuss Jonathan Haidt’s 2012 book on moral foundations theory, The Righteous Mind.
Evaluating Evidence: Trump Dossier Ep. 4 – Cyber Crime, Crimea, and China
Scott, Matt, and Glenn read the next two portions of the Trump Dossier that deal with Russian cyber crime, and Paul Manafort’s role in softening the Republican National Committee’s platform on Crimea.
Evaluating Evidence: Trump Dossier Ep. 3 – Let the Smackdown Begin
Scott, Matt, and Glenn begin reading from the Trump Dossier. You know… Infant Smackdown style. The text is linked below if you want to read along. And don’t skip the easter egg at the end of this episode. Unless you just really really want to.
Evaluating Evidence: Trump Dossier Ep. 2 – Infants Disclaimer
What is “fake news?” Scott, Matt, Jake, Bob and Glenn discuss whether or not evaluating the Trump Dossier is a good idea. Let us know your opinions on the website.