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This is a passion project and I am thrilled to bring it to life! While starting a book with the same title, and writing an online course, I had a beautiful friend of mine suggest I should do a podcast with the same title. When she suggested this it was a full body, soulful YES! What has transpired has been such a soulful experience, there have been no words to describe the beauty each time I interview a guest.This podcast is full of stories, including mine, of leaving religion, our experienc ...
 
Your user's guide to life on the outside. Leaving religion is the first step into a larger, better world. But it can also be a scary world. Things work differently now. Never fear: that's why we’re here! We're your audio uncles, and with help from good friends and experts in all sorts of fields, we're going to share the stories and seek the knowledge we all need for building a great life! After all, you only get one (that we know of), so you'd better make the most of it!
 
If the little angel and devil from your shoulders ever hung out without you and made a podcast, this is probably what it would sound like. Equal parts wholesome and horrific, Mormon and the Meth-head is about one unlikely friendship. Jessa and Aaron have led two completely different lives. While Aaron was stopping strangers on the streets of Milan to teach them about Joseph Smith, Jessa was teaching dudes how to keister meth while blowing them in Arby's bathrooms across Portland. But as Aaro ...
 
From Kolob to Calvary was created to help listeners who are transitioning out of Mormonism, have already left, or are non-Mormons trying to understand their LDS friends and neighbors better. It speaks to the heart and soul of those leaving Mormonism for a Biblically-based faith. Host Tracy Tennant shares her personal insights and experiences gained from her time as a faithful Latter-day Saint of 26 years and now as a former Mormon on a journey to discover the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob ...
 
John Spivey hosts "Spivey Loves You", a weekly interview podcast where we discover new ways of thinking, living, and taking back control of life and work. We'll talk to people who found themselves in - and left - abusive relationships with sociopaths/psychopaths; people who have left cults or radically changed their views on religion; and other people who were in high control environments both at work and home. We'll just be maneuvering the tricky minefield of simply being human - together.
 
Leaving the Mormon Church is only the beginning... This "of the world" podcast is recorded from the Great and Spacious Building in Salt Lake City. Join Nimrod The Lamanite, Orrin Porter, The Bastard Son of Joseph Smith, Our Lord and Savior Johnny Cuervo in this latter day guide to leaving religion. These Fomos show us how easy it is to move on with our lives in the big, scary, world of sin... and how much fun it can be. Drinking, politics, sex, drugs, it's all covered. Nothing is sacred. No ...
 
Out of the Woods is a podcast for stories about not-quite-cults but not-quite-not-cults. People share their experiences being strong believers in something--a religion, an ideology, a community, anything--and share how they came to realize it was, well...cult-ish. Stories of all kinds of these beliefs & experiences are welcome, with a particular interest in those in the digital world.
 
Melissa Kruger hosts Sometimes in Shambles, a mental health podcast based out of Salt Lake City, Utah. Melissa hopes that with Sometimes in Shambles, she can create a listening experience that lets you know you are not alone in what you are going through. Her goal is to only talk about things that she is passionate about and has experienced, to make the podcast the most real it can be. Melissa talks a lot about depression and anxiety along with other sprinkles of mental illness. She also tal ...
 
This show will help future missionaries get ready to hit the ground running when they enter the MTC by providing daily inspiration, advice and motivation from people who have learned the benefits of selfless service. We will discuss what you are doing to get ready for your missions and what you want to know to be better prepared. We will also chat with returned missionaries from fresh out of the field to seasoned and strong and be inspired by church leaders and educators. I hope that as we e ...
 
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Mormon Stories is excited to be joined in studio each day this week by Anthony Magnabosco for an exciting introduction into the world of Street Epistemology! In part 1, airing live, Carah and John play clips from Anthony's well-known YouTube channel where he practices Street Epistemology to give Mormon Stories listeners a feel for the technique Ant…
 
A strong trigger warning for the following episode for discussions around conversion therapy, descriptions of torture, anorexia, and suicide. Mormon Stories is honored to have conversion therapy survivor, suicide survivor, and LGBT+ advocate Nate Winterton on to tell their harrowing story. If you thought the days of Mormon electroshock torture were…
 
On this episode you'll learn some fascinating information about the detainees at Guantanamo Bay (Gitmo) from Brian Bouffard, a former JAG officer and current member of the Military Commissions Defense Organization (MCDO). He’s the defense attorney for a current detainee and he gives us some history about Gitmo, info about what’s happening now, and …
 
As part of our longstanding and undying commitment to organizational transparency, please join me for a spontaneous Q&A about Mormon Stories Podcast, the Open Stories Foundation, the THRIVE Foundation, and any other topic you want us to discuss! Please post your questions in the comments below!!! This video was made primarily as a response to what …
 
The holidays are among us! But if you're feeling like relationships with family and friends have fractured since your faith crisis and need help navigating sensitive topics, we invite you to join this important Mormon Stories episode with Margi, John and Carah. ————— We are 100% donor funded! Please click HERE to donate and keep this content coming…
 
Friends! 🎁 Do you value Mormon Stories Podcast? 🎄 Please help us beat last year’s fundraising goal! Or if you’d prefer, Facebook may even match your donation! https://www.facebook.com/donate/321279426221728/ 2021 has been an incredible year for Mormon Stories Podcast. Improvements include: We made significant investments in camera and lighting equi…
 
A strong trigger warning leads off this special Mormon Stories episode with our guest who prefers to be referred to as “Rachel '' for this interview. We discuss Rachel’s father being called as a mission president, the abuse she endured, and the subsequent cover-up from those in positions of power in the LDS church. ————— We are 100% donor funded! P…
 
Is there space in the Mormon church for non-literal believers? Mormon Stories is joined today by Jon Westover, professor and former church apologist with FAIR Mormon to help us discover if the non-orthodox “middle way” is still a tenable path. We hope you enjoy hearing Jon’s story! ————— We are 100% donor funded! Please click HERE to donate and kee…
 
Sarah Edmondson and Nippy Ames are our guests for this epic Mormon Stories interview where we discuss their escape from the NXIVM cult. We discuss the similarities between NXIVM leader Keith Raniere and Joseph Smith, the secret societies that existed within the cult, and the tipping point that forced Sarah and Nippy to become a united front to take…
 
Today's episode is another raw and powerful episode. Talk about living under extreme patriarchy! My interview today was both challenging and profound to listen to. Camilla had a childhood that was unique to many others. At a young age, her parents got divorced and her and her siblings were told that later they would be told why they were getting a …
 
Mormon Stories is honored to sit down with Cody Alan, host and producer of CMT Radio in Nashville, TN. In this fun and heartfelt interview, we discuss Cody's conversion to the LDS church as well as his suppression and acceptance of his gay identity. Cody shares so much wisdom with us and we hear some fun stories about his life in country radio and …
 
Recently in a speech given at the University of Virginia, Mormon apostle Elder Dallin H. Oaks denied that Electroshock Therapy as a form of gay conversion therapy was used/studied during his tenure as president of Brigham Young University in the 1970s. Join us on 11/18/2021 at 3pm (mountain) where we will discuss the history of Electroshock Therapy…
 
Recently in a speech given at the University of Virginia, Mormon apostle Elder Dallin H. Oaks denied that Electroshock Therapy as a form of gay conversion therapy was used/studied during his tenure as president of Brigham Young University in the 1970s. Join us on 11/18/2021 at 3pm (mountain) where we will discuss the history of Electroshock Therapy…
 
This interview was truly a unique pleasure of mine and I was honored to facilitate this conversation. Not only will you enjoy listening to this interview because of his beautiful accent, being from South Africa, but his story is captivating and fascinating. Nigel shares about his childhood, experiencing his parents getting divorced and being raised…
 
Sharing her experiences of growing up in Alabama, going to college at Auburn University, enjoying her youth and eventually getting pregnant. Being a Mormon girl and now getting pregnant was not a part of her plans. Kate shares vulnerably her story through sexuality, pregnancy, marriage, divorce and her struggles through all of it. Moving back to Ut…
 
What happens when two closeted lesbian Mormon women marry men, have children, then cross paths and fall in love? In this very special Mormon Stories 2 part episode, we are honored to share one of the most important interviews in the history of the podcast. This is the story of Lena Schwen and Sal Osborne. In part 1, Sal describes dating in high sch…
 
What happens when two closeted lesbian Mormon women marry men, have children, then cross paths and fall in love? In this very special Mormon Stories 2 part episode, we are honored to share one of the most important interviews in the history of the podcast. This is the story of Lena Schwen and Sal Osborne. In part 1, Sal describes dating in high sch…
 
Join us this Wednesday at noon as Luna Corbden, Marc Oslund, Gerardo, and John discuss the Mormon Church's efforts to use the psychological theory of inoculation to pre-expose the youth to weakened versions of the troubling history through an updated CES and Sunday School curriculum. "... Please, before you send them into the world, inoculate your …
 
James Jesse Strang (March 21, 1813 – July 9, 1856) was an American religious leader, politician and self-proclaimed monarch. In 1844 he claimed to have been appointed to be the successor of Joseph Smith as leader of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (Strangite),[a] a faction of the Latter Day Saint movement. Strang testified that he h…
 
THRIVEDAY is 11 days away! The speaker lineup and music are epic. Also, we have added a reception/open bar/karaoke night on 11/13 at 7pm. I'd love to party with you all! Our only goals are to: 1) Inspire and give Ex-Mormons hope and healing, and 2) Help Ex-Mormons find friends and community. Please come if you are seeking any of this. Would love to…
 
Do you feel like you are treading water? When we leave religion we often start feeling so many levels of confusion mixed with emotions and grief around old beliefs that are dying. On today's episode I dive into a few topics like why it's difficult to trust your intuition and practices you can do to help strengthen it. Also talking about your relati…
 
John Dehlin has never been so lucky! He’s joined today by the folks who have been dubbed “The Britvengers”, a collection of progressive and post Mormons who all have one thing in common, they’re British! They will be discussing what is being called “The British Rescue”. On Halloween Weekend 3 Senior Apostles are coming and addressing the UK members…
 
Mormon Stories is honored to welcome American historian and author Newell Bringhurt on the podcast to discuss the life of Fawn Brodie, author of “No Man Knows My History: The Life of Joseph Smith”. We discuss Newell’s biography of Fawn Brodie, her life as niece of LDS prophet David O. McKay, her faith, her influences to write one of the most influe…
 
Join us with Australian geneticist Simon Southerton as we break down with Australian geneticist Simon Southerton the Heartland model of Book of Mormon geography which proposes that the events described in the Book of Mormon took place, primarily, in the heartland of North America. The main proponent of this model, Rodney Meldrum, and his followers …
 
Join us today for an important discussion! In this special Mormon Stories live stream, Carah Burrell is honored to talk with excommunicated Mormon sex therapist Natasha Helfer to discuss the criticism of her found in Cwic Media’s video about her disciplinary council. Natasha and Carah plan to go point by point to address various accusations about h…
 
Michelle vulnerably shares stories from her youth about her father stepping out of the church, her mom still staying in and taking her and her siblings, feelings of confusion with her Dad leaving and after getting pregnant as a teenager having her ward rally around her. Sharing her journey of spiritual evolution, which included reading the CES lett…
 
Join Margi, John, and Carah as Margi discusses the Conscious Parenting model, and how it can help with parenting “when all else fails.” ————— We are 100% donor funded! Please click HERE to donate and keep this content coming! Click here to donate monthly: $10 $25 $50 ————— Show notes and links: The Conscious Parent book The Awakened Family: How to …
 
In today's episode Jenny does a live coaching session with Becky. Listen in as Jenny supports Becky in exploring the thought, "When I bring my whole self to the table I get rejected." If you are interested in Coaching, Women's Groups, Men's Groups, or Retreats go to Jenny & Bryce's websites to get info. www.jennymorrow.com www.brycebauer.com Here's…
 
Please join us as John and Gerardo respond to a recent interview on the Mayim Bialik's Breakdown podcast where David Archuleta shared his experience being Mormon and gay. ————— We are 100% donor funded! Please click HERE to donate and keep this content coming! Click here to donate monthly: $10 $25 $50 ————— Show notes: David's interview with Mayim …
 
McKay ‘Spartacus’ Johnson is our guest today for this fantastic two-part Mormon Stories interview. Carah Burrell takes the reins again as lead interviewer as we talk to McKay about battling a “Nephi complex” growing up, early exposure to pornography, and his mission to Brasil where he describes being groomed by his mission companion and sexually as…
 
McKay ‘Spartacus’ Johnson is our guest today for this fantastic two-part Mormon Stories interview. Carah Burrell takes the reins again as lead interviewer as we talk to McKay about battling a “Nephi complex” growing up, early exposure to pornography, and his mission to Brasil where he describes being groomed by his mission companion and sexually as…
 
Sharee shares about her struggles in having the courage to share her story of Mormonism, trusting God and her previous marriage where drug addiction was a massive problem. Sharing about her naivety that all you need to do is to go to church and it will all be okay, God will take care of everything. One day walking into her kitchen there was a needl…
 
Today we discuss Mormon Temples, the prosperity gospel, and the Mormon church's use of social media influencers to promote its temple work. Feel free to post your comments, experiences, and questions below! ————— We are 100% donor funded! Please click HERE to donate and keep this content coming! Click here to donate monthly: $10 $25 $50 —————…
 
As a mormon, Wendy was a superstar in her LDS culture. As she says, it fed her ego. So when she felt to leave, she collapsed. It was a slow burn coming out. Having a thriving practice while she was mormon she was very much trusted until she left. When she left her practice went with is. Deconstructing and deprogramming is part of Wendy's world. It …
 
What questions are on your mind this week? Do you have something you've been wanting to ask? What queries have you, our dear Mormon Stories listeners? Tell us! Join John and Carah for a live stream as we chat, answer your questions, and hit the hot topics of the week in the Mormon/post-Mormon realm. ————— We are 100% donor funded! Please click HERE…
 
On September 12 Franklin Richards, a member of the 12 and his travel companions caught up with the Willie handcart company. They held a conference in which they insulted and ridiculed the company for their lack of faith. The GAs then said they wanted fresh meat. They made the company slaughter their "fattest calf" which they did and the GAs took th…
 
Holly shares her powerful story through religion, connections with Jesus and her experience being broken wide open. So many of us on our spiritual journeys wish we could just have all of our spiritual abilities to turn off overnight. Well this essentially happened to Holly and as you will hear from her, this was not easy. Holly shares her experienc…
 
As Chad Daybell and Lori Vallow face indictments and/or allegations for multiple murders (e.g., Chad's wife Tammy, Lori's husband Charles, Lori's brother Alex, Lori's children JJ and Tylee) - many believing LDS church members (i.e. "Mormons") have taken issue with the suggestion that Mormon beliefs played any role in these murders. Today we conclud…
 
As Chad Daybell and Lori Vallow face indictments and/or allegations for multiple murders (e.g., Chad's wife Tammy, Lori's husband Charles, Lori's brother Alex, Lori's children JJ and Tylee) - many believing LDS church members (i.e. "Mormons") have taken issue with the suggestion that Mormon beliefs played any role in these murders. Today we begin P…
 
Larry Sharpe is a well known Libertarian activist and 2018 New York gubernatorial candidate - and a business consultant, leadership trainer, and podcaster. Today's political climate is a bit frightening... People are 'politically brainwashed' or at best, 'politically gaslit': On the GOP-side, mindlessly following Qanon and a cult of personality and…
 
Join us for this extra special Mormon Stories Podcast interview with Thomas & Cici Stokes (@big.crick.music on TikTok) as we hear the story of their faith journey, and listen to some of Thomas' original music that helped them heal throughout their faith transition. ————— We are 100% donor funded! Please click HERE to donate and keep this content co…
 
Join us for this extra special Mormon Stories Podcast interview with Thomas & Cici Stokes (@big.crick.music on TikTok) as we hear the story of their faith journey, and listen to some of Thomas' original music that helped them heal throughout their faith transition. ————— We are 100% donor funded! Please click HERE to donate and keep this content co…
 
Whatever your child's journey is, go together. This one one of the most beautiful statements Jacob made on his episode. How many of us need to expand our awareness and understanding of the LGTBQ+ community and show more love to these members that are around us? Do we need to expand our personal social circles to have more diversity? I got the wonde…
 
On the next, Spivey Loves You podcast episode, I'll be talking with Jessica Underwood James, a makeup artist on movies sets - and an active crusader against Multilevel Marketing (MLM) organizations. She has her own 'anti-MLM' podcast called The Persuasion Pitch - Check it out! In previous episodes of SLY, we've taken a look at people who've had rel…
 
Parallel to the LDS Church’s shifting position regarding homosexuality, there have been new crops of faithful gay public figures who are held up by the church as role models on how to be a faithful gay member of the church. As the LDS Church has softened its stances and opened the window for “righteous celibacy,” gay public figures in mixed-orienta…
 
How many of Joseph Smith’s revelations were a success and how many have the church needed to redefine overtime? Today we are honored to have John Larsen in studio for an epic breakdown of Joseph Smith’s revelation for the “Lamanites”, calling Elders to preach to the Native Americans and the subsequent ramifications of Latter-Day Saint teachings for…
 
Even before her birth, Audrey’s family system was quite unique and somewhat divided. One side of her family being very orthodox Mormon and the other side being less traditional, her Grandmother a feminists in nature, and then later having her father and mother divorced as her father came out as being gay. Having her family be so secretive about her…
 
Lauren Rogers is our guest today for this epic two-part Mormon Stories interview. After suffering through a restrictive diet, harassment, and medical neglect on her Mormon mission to Chile, Lauren found herself permanently disabled as she made her way back home to the US. In part two, Lauren also tells us about the same-sex attraction she repressed…
 
Lauren Rogers is our guest today for this epic two-part Mormon Stories interview. After suffering through a restrictive diet, harassment, and medical neglect on her Mormon mission to Chile, Lauren found herself permanently disabled as she made her way back home to the US. In part two, Lauren also tells us about the same-sex attraction she repressed…
 
In this episode, we sit down with therapist Natasha Helfer and discuss a few of the negative messages people raised in religious conservative community may have been conditioned to believe about sex. ————— We are 100% donor funded! Please click HERE to donate and keep this content coming! Click here to donate monthly: $10 $25 $50 —————…
 
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