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Ep 802 – Hulu’s Under the Banner of Heaven: A Review, P1

Glenn is joined once again by Reed, Jess, Wren and Curt to discuss episodes 1 & 2 of Hulu’s “Under the Banner of Heaven.”


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Ep 683 – Truth vs Fiction, Part 2: Who Wrote the Book of Mormon (Joseph Smith?)

What is truth? What is fiction? Was Joseph Smith the sole author of the Book of Mormon? Was it Solomon Spaulding? Glenn and Randy talk with historian John Hamer about Book of Mormon authorship.

Ep 495 – The Trouble with God, P1

Glenn and Randy sit down with Chris Matheson, author of “The Story of God: A Biblical Story of Love (and Hate)” and its follow-up “The Trouble with God: A Divine Comedy about Judgment (and Misjudgment).  In this episode, we discuss his general interest in religion, his career in film starting as co-creator of Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure, and the comedy gold he first found in the Bible for “The Story with God” and The Book of Mormon for his newest book, “The Trouble with God.”

Chris’s new book can be purchased here:  The Trouble with God

Ep 402 – Words from the Dust: Joseph H. Jackson, Pt 1

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.

Ep 395 – Joseph Smith: Space Cowboy

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.

Ep 369 – Froback Friday – Who Wrote the Book of Mormon

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.

Ep 286 – Priesthood Power and the Magic Worldview

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).

Ep 210 – John C. Bennett and Early Mormon Audio

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.”



Ep 204 – Joseph the Seer the Smackdown

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.

Ep 199 – Who Is Mormon Genome Project?

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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