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From the author of Come as You Are and co-author of Burnout comes an illuminating exploration of how to maintain a happy sex life in a long-term relationship.

Come Together: The Science (and Art!) of Creating Lasting Sexual Connections: Nagoski, Emily

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Category:Religion -- posted at: 2:30pm MDT

In a gripping and vulnerable interview, Lori takes us on her journey of being raised in a picture-perfect Mormon household, only to find herself betrayed by the misogynistic teachings and practices of the Church. As a feminist trapped in a patriarchal system, she recounts the jarring experience of going through the temple for the first time, feeling like she had entered a cult. Despite her discomfort, she persevered for decades, until the cognitive dissonance and oppression of women triggered debilitating panic attacks and a mental health crisis. Lori's courageous story is a testament to the strength it takes to break free from indoctrination, find one's authentic self, and embrace true peace and equality outside the confines of orthodoxy. Her raw honesty about the harmful effects of Mormonism on women's mental health and her path to healing and purpose will resonate deeply with anyone who has struggled to reconcile their beliefs with their lived experience.

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Category:Religion -- posted at: 11:00am MDT

Get ready for an explosive and unfiltered look at life as a Black student at BYU! Sebastian takes us on a wild ride as he dishes about the viral rise of his "Black Menaces" group, a provocative movement that fearlessly called out racism within Mormon culture. From protests that sparked national headlines to tense confrontations with horrified church leaders like Brad Wilcox, Sebastian holds nothing back. He delves into the trauma of being constantly stared at and "othered" on BYU's overwhelmingly white campus, receiving vile racist abuse and death threats just for daring to speak truth to power. Sebastian's story is a raw, unsettling wake-up call about the insidious persistence of racism, even in religious communities that preach love and equality. Get ready to have your perceptions shattered by this bold revolutionary's refusal to stay silent in the face of oppression.

The Black Menaces

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Today we are excited to announce the launch of an exciting new book: No Nonsense Spirituality: All the Tools, No Faith Required, by Britt Hartley. Please join us to discuss the book, and to ask your questions about nihilism and spirituality after religion.

No Nonsense Spirituality

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Together with Hidden True Crime, we will analyze Chad Daybell's LDS Faith based defense on his criminal trial.

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Just when you thought Summur's faith transition couldn't get any more intense, buckle up for a mind-blowing ride in part 2. From uncovering disturbing details in the Gospel Topics Essays that left her questioning everything she knew, to grappling with the church's dishonesty about its history and finances, to watching her oldest daughter develop scrupulosity, Summur holds nothing back. Her brutally honest account of deconstructing her lifelong beliefs is equal parts heartbreaking and empowering. You'll be on the edge of your seat as she navigates the challenges of a mixed-faith marriage, learning how to have open and loving discussions despite diverging worldviews. Summur's raw vulnerability and unrelenting search for truth and meaning will leave you reflecting on your own spiritual journey long after the interview ends.

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What happens when a multiracial woman raised in a loving family that valued advocacy, positivity, and education joins the Mormon church? Summur's fascinating journey takes you from her NFL player father desegregating a team, to her mother fiercely protecting her from bullies and racism. Despite nurturing experiences at home, Summur faced harsh judgments and segregationist attitudes at church - a stark contrast that began shaping her doubts. Her path winds through BYU, an African American Studies class that unveiled new perspectives, and a traumatic racist cop incident, before working as a flight attendant and meeting her husband.

With a unique multicultural lens, Summur shares the powerful family influences, eye-opening experiences, and pivotal moments like a young girl's innocent "Look mommy, a Lamanite" comment that led her to fundamentally question certain Mormon teachings and toxic cultures like purity culture. Prepare for an insightful, thought-provoking journey through the eyes of a Black Mormon woman.

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Julia, Nemo, and Mike are back to discuss the varying accounts of the three men who supposedly saw Joseph's "gold plates" that eventually became the Book of Mormon. What did they say about what they REALLY saw?

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Last week Book of Mormon apologists declared victory when it was revealed on an evangelical Christian podcast that ancient gold plates were allegedly discovered in Saudi Arabia - in their minds, validating the Joseph Smith/Gold Plates/Book of Mormon/Nephites narrative. Today Bible scholar Dan McClellan returns to Mormon stories to show us the evidence as to why the Saudi Gold Plates are a forgery.

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Category:Religion -- posted at: 1:00pm MDT

Buckle up for a whirlwind tour of April 2024's LDS General Conference with Nemo the Mormon! From plagiarized Buddhist parables to putting the Church between individuals and Christ, from "goodbye" speeches to garment controversies that just won't die, Nemo breaks down all the highs, lows, and did-he-really-just-say-thats of this spring's conference. His rapid-fire, no-holds-barred commentary is a whirlwind of insightful analysis packaged with plenty of witty asides. Brace yourself for one turbulent yet utterly fascinating ride through the wacky world of General Conferences!

1345: Douglas Stilgoe – Leaving the LDS Church as a Young Adult in the U.K.

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Direct download: MormonStories-1884-April2024GenConReview.mp3
Category:Religion -- posted at: 9:00am MDT

In today's episode, we are diving into some of the most shocking Mormon-themed entries from Ruby Franke's journal with the well-known true crime and news TikTokker, Julie Louise. Gerardo and John will break down the journal's themes, looking at how they tie back to Latter-day Saint doctrine and practices. Julie knows the Franke/Hildebrandt story inside out, but is a never-Mormon. Combined we hope to provide top-notch commentary and insights as we walk through these pages together.

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Direct download: MormonStories-1883-RubyFrankeDiary.mp3
Category:Religion -- posted at: 2:00pm MDT

In this week's program, we take a look at the return to past instruction on the Mormon Undergarment as the new status quo and take a look at the aftermath of the Church's misstep on female Power & Authority. The newest creation of David Archuleta as well as other Mormon News will round out the show! Don't forget to like and subscribe!

LDS temple garments: Church reemphasizes wearing them every day

David Archuleta - Hell Together
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Category:Religion -- posted at: 5:00pm MDT

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