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Episode 153.5 – D. Michael Quinn Pt.2

Download Here On this episode, Dr. Quinn picks up right where we left off in part 1. Mike tells us about his disagreements with the general direction of BYU Mormon History academia. New Mormon History is born as the Church Historian’s Archives are opened and a new influx of independent […]

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Episode 153 – D. Michael Quinn Pt.1

Download Here On this episode, we sit down with author/historian D. Michael Quinn to hear his biographical sketch. We begin with how he came to fall in love with information and history then hear how he came into contact with “anti-Mormon propaganda,” only to find out it was true. Then […]

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Ep 152 – Hiding in Plain Sight; Accult

Download Here On this episode, we take a brief foray into the magic world view of early Mormon leaders. From astrology to divination to scrying to palmistry, many early leaders of the church were influenced by the magic that underpins Protestant Christian mysticism. Instead of talking about Joseph Smith and […]

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Episode 151 – Going With the Opposed Votes

Download Here On this episode, we air a presentation I gave to a local Post-Mormon meetup group in St. George, Utah. By common consent they wanted to hear ALL the material I prepared. The talk begins with a little about my story, then progresses to points that I find interesting […]

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Episode 150 – Helen Mar Kimball

Download Here On this episode, we seek to humanize a controversial and fascinating figure of Nauvoo Mormonism. Helen Mar Kimball has been leveraged as an attack against Joseph Smith for decades. The person at the center of those attacks is a wonderful and dynamic woman who was torn with following […]

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Episode 149 – D&C 132 Pt. 2 The ConText

Download Here On this episode, we dive into the historical context of the polygamy revelation (D&C 132). We discuss the plight of Emma with Jo’s reckless libido. We cover the historical foundation for William and Jane Law possibly brokering a sex-swap deal with Emma and Joseph Smith, as well as […]

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Episode 148 – D&C 132 Pt. 1 the Text

Download Here On this episode, we dive into deep Mormon theology! While this podcast is all about Mormon history, sometimes we need to discuss doctrine, when it was given, and the historical context during which said doctrine was created. Doctrine & Covenants 132 is widely known as the ‘Polygamy Revelation’ […]

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Episode 147 – First They Came

Download Here On this episode, Governor Ford’s hands are tied. Sheriffs Reynolds and Wilson, who’d arrested Joseph Smith, appeal to the Governor to call out the state militia to rein in Jo. The Mormons sign petitions calling on the Governor to never issue a warrant for arrest on any Mormons […]

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Episode 146 – I’ll See My Enemies in Hell

Download Here On this episode, Joseph Smith was safe in his kingdom on the Mississippi. A legal mess had been mixed by everything that happened during the week of June 23-30, 1843 and now it was time to sort it out. Documentation is entered into the Nauvoo Municipal Court record […]

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Episode 145 – The Corruption of Their Leaders

Download Here On this episode, we pick up where we left off last week. Joseph Smith was in the custody of Missouri Sheriff, Joseph Reynolds, but the sheriffs were in the custody of one of Jo’s boys. We read through multiple first-person early accounts of how their journey to Nauvoo […]

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