Author Archives: John Larsen

Episode 19: Mormons and the Cross

In this episode we chat with Mike Reed about his thesis work concerning Mormons and the cross, its history and current attitudes today. Deseret New article Mormon Times article Salt Lake Tribune article Mike’s Blog: http://culturalmormoncafeteria.blogspot.com/ Episode 19 Your browser does not support the audio element.

Episode 18: Historical and Current Women’s Role in the Church

In the episode hosted by George, he and Tom interview Melanny Cowley about the History of Women and the Church and issues of Feminism and Women’s role today. Melanny’s short story: http://www.thepaperbagwriter.org/articles/fiction/broken-shoulders/ Episode 18 Your browser does not support the audio element.

Episode 17b: 179th Semiannual General Conference Sunday Review

This episode is a review of the 2 Sunday sessions of the 179th Semiannual General Conference of the Church which aired on October 4th, 2009. John Larsen and a group of special guests to help us out in our review of each session. Special thanks to Dennis, George, Kate, Mike, Jon B, Mark, Ashley and

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Episode 17a: 179th Semiannual General Conference Saturday Review

This episode is a review of the 3 Saturday sessions of the 179th Semiannual General Conference of the Church which aired on October 3rd, 2009. John Larsen and a group of special guests to help us out in our review of each session. Special thanks to Devin, Nyal, Nate, Leanna, Tom, Zilpha and Alf. Episode

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Episode 16: In the Shadow of the Temple

In this episode, we speak with Dennis and Karen, the producers of the In the Shadow of the Temple documentary. This film, which will be released at the ex-Mormon conference on Oct 10th 2009, explores the emotional experience of several individuals who leave the Church and the journey they follow. The non-Mormon producers bring a

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Episode 15: Jeff Ricks and Postmormon.org

In this episode, we interview the founder and visionary behind the Postmormon movement and website. Jeff’s community forum website can be found at http://www.postmormon.org. Episode 15 Your browser does not support the audio element.

Episode 14: Science and Disbelief

In this podcast guests Seth and Lorin join John Larsen in a discussion concerning the role of science in the loss of testimony. Seth and Lorin share their own journeys out of the Church and how scientific thought effected their outlook on Mormonism. Episode 14 Your browser does not support the audio element.

Episode 13: An Interview with Jim

In this episode, John Larsen interviews regular panelist Jim to get to the bottom of this guy. Episode 13 Your browser does not support the audio element.

Episode 12: Ex-Mormon Exit Narratives

The panel is joined by Seth Payne to discuss his work on the phenomena of Ex-Mormon exit narratives. Topics discussed include the sociological research on such narratives, exit narrative’s formulas and structures, the communities playing into the narratives and narrative purpose and intent. Seth’s paper on exit stories can be had here: http://www.sethpayne.com/?p=691 Episode 12

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Episode 10: The Pew Forum Portrait of Mormons in the US

In this Episode John Larsen is joined by regular panelists Tom, James and Nyal to discuss the statistical findings of the Pew Forum Portrait of Mormons in the US released on July 24th, 2009. The Pew paper can be found at http://pewforum.org/docs/?DocID=427. Episode 10 Your browser does not support the audio element.

Episode 9: Women and the Church

Host John Larsen is joined by guest panel KimberlyAnn, Elizabeth and Zilpha to discuss women and the Church. The discussion includes the historical role of women in the Church, women and Church authority, pressures on women, women and depression and sexual identity. Episode 9 Your browser does not support the audio element.