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85: Mormons and Money – The Prosperity Doctrine

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Nick heads a panel discussion about the Mormon version of “the prosperity doctrine” with Mark, Adam, and Greg. They take on issues such as affinity fraud, tithing as a path to prosperity, MLMs, bankruptcy, and business ethics in Mormon culture. They also take a generous detour into church finances and how they relate to the(…)

84: Did Members Really Know About Joseph Smith’s Polygamy?

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Nick, Kate Kelly, and Alison discuss the LDS church’s recent press release claiming that the details of Joseph Smith’s polygamy are widely known and the membership’s backlash against people who are shocked by recent lds.org essays on the topic. They explore whether or not this information has been widely available and end up discussing the(…)

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

80b: October 2014 General Conference Sunday Sessions

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Heather and Nick host reviews of the Sunday sessions of General Conference. Panelists include: Kim, Jay, Amberly and Ashley.

80a: October 2014 General Conference Saturday Sessions

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Heather and Nick host reviews of the Saturday sessions of General Conference. Panelists include: Jonee, Chris, Ryan, and Craig.

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