Tue, 22 September 2020
Mitch Shira is an actor and impressionst whose TikTok videos have been taking the progressive and post-Mormon world by storm. Under the TikTok handle "genie_man," Mitch impersonates past and present LDS Church General Authorities with incredible accuracy and sharp-edged humor. Today, meet the man behind the voices.
Warning: Adult humor. Discussion of electro-schock therapy of LGBTQ Mormons.
A sampling of MItch's videos:
Direct download: MormonStories-1347-MitchShiraGenieMan.mp3
Category:Religion -- posted at: 7:17pm MDT
Tue, 22 September 2020
Join us today as we bring back the wonderful, groundbreaking historian Shannon Caldwell Montez.
Previously on Mormon Stories, Shannon shared with us:
Today Shannon returns to share with us her research regarding "The Secret Mormon Meetings of 1922" - which were organized by LDS Church General Authority B.H. Roberts after he failed to obtain any meaningful or useful answers from the LDS Church First Presidency, Quorum of the 12, or other General Authorities regarding the deep and significant scientific problems that completely undermine the credibility of the Book of Mormon as ancient history.
Shannon's thesis is outstanding, and it can be found here.
Direct download: MormonStories-1346-SecretMormonMeetings1922.mp3
Category:Religion -- posted at: 6:37pm MDT
Wed, 16 September 2020
As part of our ongoing series on 21st century Mormonism outside of the United States, today we interview Douglas Stilgoe. Douglas is a 23 year old, 3rd generation Mormon raised in Warwickshire, England (Coventry England Stake).
Douglas' story is interesting for many reasons:
For more information on Tom Phillips and the 2nd Anointing, see here.
Direct download: MormonStories-1345-DouglasStilgoe.mp3
Category:Religion -- posted at: 11:06am MDT
Thu, 10 September 2020
Today I will be reviewing my recent research into the topic of how the pirate Captain William Kidd and the practice of New England treasure digging that followed Kidd directly inspired Joseph Smith to create the Book of Mormon.
I've been doing this research in preparation for a new Youtube channel I'm launching called "Understanding Mormonism with Dr. John Dehlin."
I need your help in the following ways:
1) I'd love to know if there are any important errors or omissions in my research.
2) I'd love to know if you find the research interesting/worthwhile overall.
3) I am making a call for listeners to submit their own essays/PowerPoint presentations for future videos in this project.
Any feedback, questions, or any submissions can be sent to:
Direct download: MormonStories-1344-CaptainKidd.mp3
Category:Religion -- posted at: 11:41am MDT
Fri, 4 September 2020
Karen Adam was raised in a same-sex household in Scotland (her mother identified as Lesbian). She joined the Mormon church at age 17 in 1992 after a teenage pregnancy. Karen lived as a member of the LDS Church in Scotland for almost 20 years - maturing from a young teenage mother to serving as LDS Sunday School teacher, Young Women’s President, Compassionate Service Leader, Relief Society Teacher, Primary Presidency, etc.
Karen was married and sealed for eternity in an LDS temple, and for years helped raise six children, living a very traditional LDS family life.
When Karen’s marriage fell apart she found solace in serving the wider community in Scotland outside the confines of her Scottish Mormon ward. This led on to a political awakening, and ultimately to her leaving the LDS church, and running for political office in Scotland.
This is Karen's story.
Direct download: MormonStories-1343-KarenAdam.mp3
Category:Religion -- posted at: 4:40pm MDT