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Episode 180 – Mormons v. Carthaginians

Download Here On this episode, a fight breaks out between the Carthaginians and the Mormons of Nauvoo. Olive Amanda Smith Fullmer filed an affidavit charging her partner, Milton Cook, with bastardy (abandonment) and the Mormon Sheriff, Horace Eldridge, is granted a warrant for Cook’s arrest. When Eldridge arrives in Carthage, […]

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Episode 179 – William Brutus Marks; Rat Patrol

Download Here On this episode, we discuss William Marks, his importance to our timeline, and a special council called to determine how loyal he was to the prophet. Just like last week, some had entertained thoughts that there was a Brutus in the highest rings of Mormon leadership waiting to […]

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Episode 178 – William Judas Law; Rat Patrol

Download Here On this episode, we discuss the Nauvoo Police Force and the perpetuation of the Danite system of law. Joseph Smith was afraid there may be a Judas or Brutus in the ranks of Mormon leadership and pointed the finger at William Law. Law becomes the focus of an […]

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Episode 176 – Smith-entheogen Theory at JWHA 2019

Download Here On this episode, we air a presentation given for the John Whitmer Historical Association conference on psychedelics in early Mormonism. If my inbox is any indicator, many of you have been waiting on the newest research related to the Smith-entheogen theory; the wait is over. This presentation focuses […]

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Episode 175 – Legal Polygamy w/ Philippa Meek Pt. 2

Download Here On this episode, we resume our conversation with Philippa Meek, a research fellow at Exeter University specializing in Mormon polygamy studies. What would it take to decriminalize or legalize polygamy? Is this the best option? Philippa makes the case that plural marriage will be the next social justice […]

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Episode 174 – Legal Polygamy w/ Philippa Meek Pt. 1

Download Here On this episode, we take a break from our historical timeline to bring you a special guest. Philippa Meek is a research fellow at Exeter University specializing in polygamous religious sects. Part one of our discussion walks us through the controversial and intense history of early Mormon polygamy […]

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Episode 173 – Emma’s My Hero

Download Here On this episode, we check in with Emma and her slipping grasp on power. She kicks out of the Nauvoo Mansion the Partridge sisters, the Lawrence sisters, and Jane Manning James to hopefully cut down on the rumors circulating the city. Orsimus F. Bostwick files a public complaint […]

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Episode 172 – HORRIBLE MORMON MURDER

Download Now  On this episode, we tap into over a dozen news articles to get a finger on the pulse of 1844 America when it came to the Mormons. People across the nation loved to read headlines about the Mormons and papers with those headlines sold like hotcakes. Newspapers ramped […]

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Episode 171 – Horse Thief Daniel Avery

Download Now On this episode, we begin with discussing the arrest and extradition to Missouri of Mormon horse-thief Daniel Avery. He suffers for 2 weeks in a Missouri jail and is let off on a writ of habeas corpus to return to Nauvoo and swear out an affidavit detailing what […]

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