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Words from the Dust: Joseph H. Jackson, Pt 1

Minisode

Posted September 21st, 2017

Joseph H. Jackson is perhaps the poor man’s John C Bennett. Both men published exposes on Joseph Smith. Bennett’s work is better known. Jackson’s is lesser known. Both are equally fascinating. This is the first part of a multiplayer-part series.

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Joseph Smith: Space Cowboy

Interview

Posted August 20th, 2017

Did Joseph Smith use homeopathic hallucinogenics to enhance the religious experience of his early mormon followers? Naked Mormonism’s Bryce Blankenagel joins Glenn, Matt, and guest panelists Lindsey and Micah to sift through the historical evidence. Or clues. Or whatnot.

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Infant Hang Out July 2017

Panel Discussion

Posted July 26th, 2017

A little mid-week bonus for you. What do Happiness, Nancy Rigdon, Science, Reiki, Chakras, Patriarchal Blessings, and Artful Swearing all have in common? They are all dots on the colorful landscape of today’s panel discussion between Glenn, John, Heather, Tom, Randy, and a few special listeners. Enjoy.

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Froback Friday – Who Wrote the Book of Mormon

Interview

Posted May 5th, 2017

Come back with us to October 2013 for our 3-part series “Who Wrote the Book of Mormon.” ¬†John Hamer, Craig Criddle, and so much more.

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Priesthood Power and the Magic Worldview

Lightmindedness

Posted June 26th, 2016

John Hamer teaches Glenn, Randy, and Jake a thing or two about the LDS priesthood. And its origins. And its authority. And its power. And the magical-ness of the Mormon Worldview. And it is funny. And informative. And will tickle your ears, warm your hearts, and engorge your brains. Do not seek the treasure (we thought you was a toad).

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John C. Bennett and Early Mormon Audio

Interview

Posted September 8th, 2015

Have you ever wondered what John C. Bennett had to say about his time in Nauvoo, his excommunication from the church, or his relationship with Joseph Smith? Have you ever wanted to read all those testimonials about treasure digging and folk magic in “Mormonism Unvailed” but just found that old book too dense and long and daunting? Have you ever been interested in early Mormon speculative theology that tries to reconcile faith with science and ends up with far out sci-fi Battlestar Galactic type explanations for things?

Have you ever wished that someone would just read all those things for you and you could just listen along?

Well we have. And we finally decided to do something about it.

In this not-so-mini minisode, Glenn talks about his new side project Early Mormon Audio, and gives you a sneak peak into the first part of John C. Bennett’s 1842 “The History of the Saints -or- An Expose of Joe Smith and Mormonism.”

Enjoy.

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Joseph the Seer the Smackdown

Smackdown

Posted August 16th, 2015

Suffering from stone fatigue yet? Well… suffer no more (or suffer a lot more) as Jake, John, Matt, and Randy smack down the recent Mormon Ensign article “Joseph the Seer.”

(Spoiler Alert: they actually all thought the article was pretty good)

And if any of you are wondering “should I really listen to this episode?” John Hamer says yes.

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Who Is Mormon Genome Project?

Interview

Posted July 29th, 2015

Scott (the Infant who brought you Any Opposed) explains the Mormon Genome Project. Did Joseph Smith Father any children with any of his polygamous wives? You can help answer that question. Take a listen.

Check out The Mormon Genome Project for more information.

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Going Clear: Scientology vs. Mormonism

Review

Posted May 31st, 2015

How similar are Scientology and Mormonism? What do L Ron Hubbard and Joseph Smith have in common? How about Brigham Young and David Miscavige? And when is a cult not actually a cult? Infants Bob, Glenn, John, Randy, and Scott discuss these questions as they review the recent HBO documentary Going Clear.

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The Lost Book of Mormon

Panel Discussion

Posted April 21st, 2015

Randy, Matt, John and Glenn review Avi Steinberg’s “The Lost Book of Mormon: A Journey Through the Mythic Lands of Nephi, Zarahemla, and Kansas City, Missouri” – a playful look at Joseph Smith as a prolific American author. Sorry, no singing this time.

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