Mormon Experience

96: Mormon Bullying

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Heather, Clay, Tom and Mithryn explore the question, “Is there a culture of bullying in the Mormon church?” Links and References: Mithryn’s Blog – Daniel C. Peterson: Another Day, Another Paid Bully Bullying definitions: Wikipedia Stop Bullying Dictionary LDS talks on bullying: Your Sacred Duty Your Holy Places Loving Others and Living with Differences Spiritual(…)

92: Existential Angst

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Heather, Clay, Nick, and Greg discuss existential angst. Links: Existentialism (Wikipedia) Angst (Wikipedia) True Detective Type I & II Errors (Wikipedia) Sky Cake – Patton Oswalt Lying to Ourselves – RadioLab Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind by Yuval Noah Harari Tim Minchin’s UWA Graduation Address Infants on Thrones: Death – a listener essay by(…)

89: David C Nelson’s “Moroni and the Swastika: Mormons in Nazi Germany”

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Heather interviews David C. Nelson about his forthcoming book – Moroni and the Swastika: Mormons in Nazi Germany. Links: David C. Nelson’s Website The Facebook Page The Book’s Launch Party: Salt Lake City, Feb 20th @ 7 PM, Weller Book Works (Trolley Square) Where to Buy: University of Oklahoma Press, Barnes & Noble, Amazon

86: An Apostate Guide to Enjoying the Holidays (from our archive)

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For those who missed the episode the first time, around, here is a chance to listen to it again. Heather, Matt, Greg, and Clay discuss the importance of the holidays from the apostate/atheist perspective. They also discuss family relationships and give their opinions on how to handle various family/holiday situations. (Originally released on December 19th,(…)

81: Mormon Expositor Reviews “Meet The Mormons”

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Nick, Maren, and Brandt review the church’s recently released “Meet the Mormons” movie. Relevant Links: Brandt’s Official Review: Movie Review: Meet the Mormons Stuff You Should Know Podcast: How the Berlin Wall Worked The Emmett Smith Story: part 1 and part 2

79: Cleanflix & the Mormon Culture of Censorship

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Clay, Amy and Nick talk to documentary filmmaker Andrew James about his 2009 documentary Cleanflix.  A hearty discussion about the movie, Mormon culture, sex & violence, and censorship unfolds. Links and References CLEANFLIX Censorship of the Carl Heinrich Bloch Painting Censorship of the Poelman (general authority) Talk Street Fighting Man