108: Stereotypes

Heather, Alyssa, and Chris discuss Ex-Mormon stereotypes.


Alyssa’s Blog Post – Are You Experiencing Ex-Mormon Stereotype Threat?
2Think – The Believer and the Apostate
Christina, Greta – Why Are You Atheists So Angry? (Skepticon 4)
Glenn, Tyler – Trash
NPR – How Stereotypes Can Drive Women To Quit Science
Wikipedia – Double Consciousness by W.E.B. Du Bois
Wikipedia – Stereotype threat


  1. Jimbo

    Thank you so much Heather for having an extra podcast closing out 2016. I liked the topic, and you had a great panel. Hopefully, you will be about to meet your goal of doing one podcast a month. I love what you do.
    Will there be ones about the General Conference Sessions of Oct 2016? Your past conference podcasts are some of my favorites. I am willing to be a participant of any past or future conference session panel discussion. Just let me know. I call myself right now an Agnostic Mormon, but my wife and kids are all TBMs. Keep up the good work.

    Reply Dec 22, 2016 @ 10:06:50
  2. nonnyj

    I’m so glad to see another episode of the Mormon Expositor. Just in the nick of time too, as I nearly unsubscribed recently when I was cleaning up my podcast feed. I have been missing your perspective, especially the GC review episodes. I realize it takes a big commitment for exmormons to sit through a conference session. I will plan to hang in there for future episodes and I hope you will have the resources you need to continue your podcast in the coming year. Thank you and have a Happy New Year.

    Reply Jan 01, 2017 @ 18:05:32
    • Heather

      Hopefully I can cut down the time between episodes. (A new one comes out in the morning.) Don’t give up on me quite yet. :)

      Reply Apr 06, 2017 @ 22:46:43
  3. St. Ralph

    Thanks, though, I needed the diversion of a Christmas episode. Merry New Year!

    Reply Jan 08, 2017 @ 07:04:01
  4. JJ

    The phenomenon of having less confidence in situations because of stereotypes extends to other areas too. For example, I have a friend to whom I looked up a lot, and every time I was around him, I would feel intellectually inferior. Because of that, when I was ever around him, my demeanor would always change (it was noticeable to me anyway), and I would have this overwhelming feeling of inferiority. As a result, I actually ended up hating him. Years later, I even told him so! It’s such a screwy thing!

    Reply Jan 19, 2017 @ 18:20:28
  5. tluap

    Our Dear Kind Heatherly Podder,

    We thank thee for this good podcast. We know it is true. Please nourish and strengthen it and do it the good that it needs. And please help us all get home safely.


    Seriously, great podcast! I so loved the Brigham Young one last year that I listened and re-listened, and ponderized its message.

    The previous Epic Sex one was pretty excellent too. I am also thankful for that one.

    And in this one, great job everyone! I think it was Alyssa who pointed out the old discomfort she used to feel about seeing/meeting/interacting with mormons after her exmormonization. I think it works in both directions a little bit: Mormon folks kind of have that same trepidation … like in this cool song by Faded Paper Figures just released last month:


    Figured it Out

    Now, sidewalks break up in my way,
    and from their windows people say:
    There goes that guy who cannot stay here.
    I figured it out myself,
    not even time to kill.
    I figured I’d out myself,
    this emptiness I feel for you.

    Reply Feb 22, 2017 @ 16:23:49
    • Heather

      Heatherly Podder! Clever! haha.

      Reply Apr 06, 2017 @ 22:45:30

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