Mormon Stories - LDS

Ahead of a possible Utah medical marijuana ballot initiative in the Fall of 2018—and in light of the LDS Church signaling its opposition to the initiative—Mormon Stories seeks to have an open, facts-based discussion about the medicinal uses of marijuana and the LDS Church's role in the legislative process to prevent its passage in the state of Utah. To begin that conversation, we continue our interview with Andrew Jolley—an entrepreneur in Nevada who started The+Sourcedispensary in 2013 after Nevada passed legislation allowing the use of medicinal marijuana in that state.

We cover:

*What Andrew learned about the medicinal and societal value of marijuana that lead him to become involved

*A historical discussion about the political and cultural motives to making marijuana illegal

*The economic impacts seen in the states that have chosen to legalize marijuana use

*The medical impacts of the different types of cannabinoids found in marijuana

*Efforts made 'behind the scenes' by the LDS Church to oppose the initiative to allow for medicinal marijuana use

*What Andrew believes Utahns should do to inform their decision on legalization

Direct download: MormonStories-912-JolleyMarijuanaPt2.mp3
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Ahead of a possible Utah medical marijuana ballot initiative in the Fall of 2018—and in light of the LDS Church signaling its opposition to the initiative—Mormon Stories seeks to have an open, facts-based discussion about the medicinal uses of marijuana and the LDS Church's role in the legislative process to prevent its passage in the state of Utah. To begin that conversation, we continue our interview with Andrew Jolley—an entrepreneur in Nevada who started The+Sourcedispensary in 2013 after Nevada passed legislation allowing the use of medicinal marijuana in that state.

We cover:

*What Andrew learned about the medicinal and societal value of marijuana that lead him to become involved

*A historical discussion about the political and cultural motives to making marijuana illegal

*The economic impacts seen in the states that have chosen to legalize marijuana use

*The medical impacts of the different types of cannabinoids found in marijuana

*Efforts made 'behind the scenes' by the LDS Church to oppose the initiative to allow for medicinal marijuana use

*What Andrew believes Utahns should do to inform their decision on legalization

Direct download: MormonStories-911-JolleyMarijuanaPt1.mp3
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In this Mormon Stories Podcast episode, we travel to Nevada to listen as Andrew and Allison Jolley tell the story of their Mormon faith crisis, how they healed their painful and disconnected marriage, and (in episodes 911-912) how Andrew became a founder and owner of a marijuana company in Nevada called The+Source Nevada.

We cover:

  • The shame and unresolved issues that were brought into the marriage by transgressions in their youth
  • The barriers to emotional intimacy that both felt throughout their marriage and how they sought to meet their emotional needs in other places
  • How Allison clung more to the church when she felt Andrew pulling away in the marriage
  • Why Andrew embarked on a journey to deepen his faith, which instead lead to a faith crisis
  • How Allison experienced anxiety and confusion when Andrew worked harder to strengthen his marriage after expressing doubts about the LDS Church
  • How Allison experienced her own faith crisis
  • What Andrew and Allison did to heal their marriage after experiencing a faith transition

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Part 1: Andrew and Allison describe their early marriage including the shame and unresolved issues each brought in

Part 2: Andrew and Allison share their difficulty with emotional intimacy and the impact a faith crisis had on their marriage

Part 3: Andrew and Allison share how they healed their marriage

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Direct download: MormonStories-910-JolleysMarriagePt3.mp3
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In this Mormon Stories Podcast episode, we travel to Nevada to listen as Andrew and Allison Jolley tell the story of their Mormon faith crisis, how they healed their painful and disconnected marriage, and (in episodes 911-912) how Andrew became a founder and owner of a marijuana company in Nevada called The+Source Nevada.

We cover:

  • The shame and unresolved issues that were brought into the marriage by transgressions in their youth
  • The barriers to emotional intimacy that both felt throughout their marriage and how they sought to meet their emotional needs in other places
  • How Allison clung more to the church when she felt Andrew pulling away in the marriage
  • Why Andrew embarked on a journey to deepen his faith, which instead lead to a faith crisis
  • How Allison experienced anxiety and confusion when Andrew worked harder to strengthen his marriage after expressing doubts about the LDS Church
  • How Allison experienced her own faith crisis
  • What Andrew and Allison did to heal their marriage after experiencing a faith transition

___________________________

Part 1: Andrew and Allison describe their early marriage including the shame and unresolved issues each brought in

Part 2: Andrew and Allison share their difficulty with emotional intimacy and the impact a faith crisis had on their marriage

Part 3: Andrew and Allison share how they healed their marriage

___________________________

Direct download: MormonStories-909-JolleysMarriagePt2.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:30am MST

In this Mormon Stories Podcast episode, we travel to Nevada to listen as Andrew and Allison Jolley tell the story of their Mormon faith crisis, how they healed their painful and disconnected marriage, and (in episodes 911-912) how Andrew became a founder and owner of a marijuana company in Nevada called The+Source Nevada.

We cover:

  • The shame and unresolved issues that were brought into the marriage by transgressions in their youth
  • The barriers to emotional intimacy that both felt throughout their marriage and how they sought to meet their emotional needs in other places
  • How Allison clung more to the church when she felt Andrew pulling away in the marriage
  • Why Andrew embarked on a journey to deepen his faith, which instead lead to a faith crisis
  • How Allison experienced anxiety and confusion when Andrew worked harder to strengthen his marriage after expressing doubts about the LDS Church
  • How Allison experienced her own faith crisis
  • What Andrew and Allison did to heal their marriage after experiencing a faith transition

___________________________

Part 1: Andrew and Allison describe their early marriage including the shame and unresolved issues each brought in

Part 2: Andrew and Allison share their difficulty with emotional intimacy and the impact a faith crisis had on their marriage

Part 3: Andrew and Allison share how they healed their marriage

___________________________

Direct download: MormonStories-908-JolleysMarriagePt1.mp3
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We are excited to revisit Dr. Michael Coe at his home in New Haven, Connecticut to learn what he has been up to since our wildly popular first interview with him released in August 2011.

Dr. Michael Coe is the Charles J. MacCurdy professor emeritus of Anthropology at Yale University and curator emeritus of the Division of Anthropology at the school’s Peabody Museum of Natural History. He is an expert on the Maya, who inhabited the same part of Mexico and Central American where Mormon scholars say the events of the Book of Mormon took place.

Continuing their discussion from 7 years ago,  Dr. Coe and John discuss some of the challenges facing Mormon archaeologists attempting to prove the historical truth of their central scripture.

Direct download: MormonStories-907-DrMichaelCoePt3.mp3
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We are excited to revisit Dr. Michael Coe at his home in New Haven, Connecticut to learn what he has been up to since our wildly popular first interview with him released in August 2011.

Dr. Michael Coe is the Charles J. MacCurdy professor emeritus of Anthropology at Yale University and curator emeritus of the Division of Anthropology at the school’s Peabody Museum of Natural History. He is an expert on the Maya, who inhabited the same part of Mexico and Central American where Mormon scholars say the events of the Book of Mormon took place.

Continuing their discussion from 7 years ago,  Dr. Coe and John discuss some of the challenges facing Mormon archaeologists attempting to prove the historical truth of their central scripture.

Direct download: MormonStories-906-DrMichaelCoePt2.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:30am MST

We are excited to revisit Dr. Michael Coe at his home in New Haven, Connecticut to learn what he has been up to since our wildly popular first interview with him released in August 2011.

Dr. Michael Coe is the Charles J. MacCurdy professor emeritus of Anthropology at Yale University and curator emeritus of the Division of Anthropology at the school’s Peabody Museum of Natural History. He is an expert on the Maya, who inhabited the same part of Mexico and Central American where Mormon scholars say the events of the Book of Mormon took place.

Continuing their discussion from 7 years ago,  Dr. Coe and John discuss some of the challenges facing Mormon archaeologists attempting to prove the historical truth of their central scripture.

Direct download: MormonStories-905-DrMichaelCoePt1.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:00am MST

A re-release of our first interview with Dr. Coe released in August 2011:

Dr. Michael Coe is the Charles J. MacCurdy professor emeritus of Anthropology at Yale University and curator emeritus of the Division of Anthropology at the school’s Peabody Museum of Natural History. He is an expert on the Maya, who inhabited the same part of Mexico and Central American where Mormon scholars say the events of the Book of Mormon took place. In this interview, Coe discusses the challenges facing Mormon archaeologists attempting to prove the historical truth of their central scripture and his own views on Joseph Smith.

Direct download: MormonStories-270-MichaelCoe3_Classics.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:37am MST

A re-release of our first interview with Dr. Coe released in August 2011:

Dr. Michael Coe is the Charles J. MacCurdy professor emeritus of Anthropology at Yale University and curator emeritus of the Division of Anthropology at the school’s Peabody Museum of Natural History. He is an expert on the Maya, who inhabited the same part of Mexico and Central American where Mormon scholars say the events of the Book of Mormon took place. In this interview, Coe discusses the challenges facing Mormon archaeologists attempting to prove the historical truth of their central scripture and his own views on Joseph Smith.

Direct download: MormonStories-269-MichaelCoe2_Classics.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:35am MST

A re-release of our first interview with Dr. Coe released in August 2011:

Dr. Michael Coe is the Charles J. MacCurdy professor emeritus of Anthropology at Yale University and curator emeritus of the Division of Anthropology at the school’s Peabody Museum of Natural History. He is an expert on the Maya, who inhabited the same part of Mexico and Central American where Mormon scholars say the events of the Book of Mormon took place. In this interview, Coe discusses the challenges facing Mormon archaeologists attempting to prove the historical truth of their central scripture and his own views on Joseph Smith.

Direct download: MormonStories-268-MichaelCoe1_Classics.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:34am MST

Mormon Stories Podcast is honored to sit down with Dr. Bart Ehrman for a power-hour discussion of the story of Jesus, the New Testament, and wider early Christianity as a whole. As an expert on the New Testament and the history of Early Christianity, Dr. Ehrman has written or edited thirty books, numerous scholarly articles, and dozens of book reviews. Five of his books have been on the New York Times Bestseller list: Misquoting Jesus; God’s Problem; Jesus Interrupted; Forged; and How Jesus Became God.  A comprehensive list of Dr. Ehrman's works may be found here.

Direct download: MormonStories-904-DrEhrman.mp3
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We were honored to host a live Q&A and book signing with New York Times bestselling-author Tara Westover on March 29, 2018 at the First Unitarian Churchin Salt Lake City.

Tara is the author of the book Educated. Born in Idaho to a father opposed to public education, she never attended school. She spent her days working in her father's junkyard or stewing herbs for her mother, a self-taught herbalist and midwife. She was seventeen the first time she set foot in a classroom. After that first encounter with education, she pursued learning for a decade, graduating magna cum laude from Brigham Young University in 2008 and subsequently winning a Gates Cambridge Scholarship. She earned an MPhil from Trinity College, Cambridge in 2009, and in 2010 was a visiting fellow at Harvard University. She returned to Cambridge, where she was awarded a PhD in history in 2014.

Direct download: MormonStories-903-TaraWestoverQA.mp3
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Join us for this lively interview with Tyler Measom to discuss his life as an award-winning documentary filmmaker. Tyler's films include Sons of Perditionand An Honest Liar, along with a film currently in production about the history of MTV.  A comprehensive list of Tyler's works may be found at his IMDb.

Tyler shares with us his experience growing up as a Mormon including serving a mission—an experience he credits with influencing his style and purpose as a filmmaker by teaching him how to deeply empathize with people.  Tyler also shares how he first became involved in the film industry and used his entrepreneurial skills to create works that have won awards at numerous film festivals.  Later we learn that Tyler decided to leave the LDS Church in protest during the early days of the Church's efforts to prevent the passage of same-sex marriage in the United States.

This interview contains excellent advice to aspiring artists of all kinds on how to successfully channel your passion into successful outcomes.

Tyler's upcoming film is about Mark Hofmann—a horrifying and seductive tale of the most prolific and accomplished forger in modern history.  Information about this film and how you can donate to this project may be found at https://www.forgerfilm.com.

Direct download: MormonStories-902-TylerMeasomPt3.mp3
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Join us for this lively interview with Tyler Measom to discuss his life as an award-winning documentary filmmaker. Tyler's films include Sons of Perditionand An Honest Liar, along with a film currently in production about the history of MTV.  A comprehensive list of Tyler's works may be found at his IMDb.

Tyler shares with us his experience growing up as a Mormon including serving a mission—an experience he credits with influencing his style and purpose as a filmmaker by teaching him how to deeply empathize with people.  Tyler also shares how he first became involved in the film industry and used his entrepreneurial skills to create works that have won awards at numerous film festivals.  Later we learn that Tyler decided to leave the LDS Church in protest during the early days of the Church's efforts to prevent the passage of same-sex marriage in the United States.

This interview contains excellent advice to aspiring artists of all kinds on how to successfully channel your passion into successful outcomes.

Tyler's upcoming film is about Mark Hofmann—a horrifying and seductive tale of the most prolific and accomplished forger in modern history.  Information about this film and how you can donate to this project may be found at https://www.forgerfilm.com.

Direct download: MormonStories-901-TylerMeasomPt2.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:30am MST

Join us for this lively interview with Tyler Measom to discuss his life as an award-winning documentary filmmaker. Tyler's films include Sons of Perditionand An Honest Liar, along with a film currently in production about the history of MTV.  A comprehensive list of Tyler's works may be found at his IMDb.

Tyler shares with us his experience growing up as a Mormon including serving a mission—an experience he credits with influencing his style and purpose as a filmmaker by teaching him how to deeply empathize with people.  Tyler also shares how he first became involved in the film industry and used his entrepreneurial skills to create works that have won awards at numerous film festivals.  Later we learn that Tyler decided to leave the LDS Church in protest during the early days of the Church's efforts to prevent the passage of same-sex marriage in the United States.

This interview contains excellent advice to aspiring artists of all kinds on how to successfully channel your passion into successful outcomes.

Tyler's upcoming film is about Mark Hofmann—a horrifying and seductive tale of the most prolific and accomplished forger in modern history.  Information about this film and how you can donate to this project may be found at https://www.forgerfilm.com.

Direct download: MormonStories-900-TylerMeasomPt1.mp3
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This international edition of Mormon Stories Podcast includes our interview with Amanda and Matt Ireland about their experiences as Mormons in Australia. This story includes their relatively recent faith crisis, and their being threatened as apostates by their local leadership for speaking openly about their doubts/questions with the church.  Amanda and Matt also speak openly and bravely about how they dealt with issues of mental health in their marriage and how they now find happiness in life outside the Mormon faith.

Direct download: MormonStories-899-IrelandsPt3.mp3
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This international edition of Mormon Stories Podcast includes our interview with Amanda and Matt Ireland about their experiences as Mormons in Australia. This story includes their relatively recent faith crisis, and their being threatened as apostates by their local leadership for speaking openly about their doubts/questions with the church.  Amanda and Matt also speak openly and bravely about how they dealt with issues of mental health in their marriage and how they now find happiness in life outside the Mormon faith.

Direct download: MormonStories-898-IrelandsPt2.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:30am MST

This international edition of Mormon Stories Podcast includes our interview with Amanda and Matt Ireland about their experiences as Mormons in Australia. This story includes their relatively recent faith crisis, and their being threatened as apostates by their local leadership for speaking openly about their doubts/questions with the church.  Amanda and Matt also speak openly and bravely about how they dealt with issues of mental health in their marriage and how they now find happiness in life outside the Mormon faith.

Direct download: MormonStories-897-IrelandsPt1.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:00am MST

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