Episode 299: Adam’s Top Picks from the Mormon Expression Past

11 comments on “Episode 299: Adam’s Top Picks from the Mormon Expression Past”

  1. Andrea Rice Reply

    Can you list them here for reference for those of us who are listening while driving or while busy with other things.

    • Orrin Dayne Reply

      This is Adam’s list:

      Episode 285: John says Goodbye

      Episode 284: What I learned being a Mormon and why it wasn’t all Bad

      Episode 277: The Top 10 Goofiest Things in the Book of Mormon

      Episode 276: How to build a transoceanic vessel

      Episode 265: John Delivers a Message to your Mormon Loved Ones

      Episode 261: The Church’s PR and Kate Kelly

      Episode 256: Dialogs with Myself – How John Larsen Disagrees with John Larsen

      Episode 249: The Time Commitment Required To Be A Good Mormon

      Episode 240: Leaving the Church and Finding Yourself

      Episode 238: Top Ten Things ExMos Do That Suck

      Episode 236: 2014 Studio Campaign

      Episode 233: Listener’s Q and A

      Episode 228: How the Church Takes Things From You and Sells Them Back

      Episode 227: The Divorce [NOTE: Adam’s Favorite Podcast Episode of All Time]

      Episode 224: Passive Aggression and Mormonism

      Episode 221: Top Ten Ways the Church is Like North Korea

      Episode 220: Searching for the Smoking Gun and the Parallax Problem

      Episode 190: The Plural Wives of Joseph Smith

      Episode 189: The Kinderhook Plates for Dummies Smith’s translation of the Kinderhook Plates.

      Episode 188: The Adam-God Doctrine for Dummies

      Episode 187: Doctrine and Covenants 129 for Dummies

      Episode 191: Alcohol 101 for Mormons

      Episode 162: Chuck Borough the Atheist, Agnostic, Believer

      Episode 157: Top 10 Anachronisms of the Book of Mormon

      Episode 148: Top 10 Unique Mormon Doctrines

      Episode 146: Tub Talk with John and Zilpha

      Episode 152: Mormonism and Masonry part 4: Joseph Smith and Beyond

      Episode 149: Mormonism and Masonry part 3: The Book of Abraham and Nauvoo

      Episode 145b: Mormonism and Masonry: Into the Restoration Part 2

      Episode 145a: Mormonism and Masonry: Into the Restoration Part 1

      Episode 144b: Mormonism and Masonry: The Background Part 2

      Episode 144a: Mormonism and Masonry: The Background Part 1

      Episode 138: Top 10 Apostates from the Quorum of the 12

      Episode 130: Grant Palmer

      Episode 120b: Female Sexuality in the LDS Culture Part 2

      Episode 120a: Female Sexuality in the LDS Culture Part 1

      Episode 90: Ed Decker

      Episode 80: Leaving the Jehovah’s Witnesses

      Episode 76: Mistakes were made: How not to leave the Church

      Episode 68: Zilpha’s Conversation with Nate: Coming Out and Coming to Terms

      Episode 66: The First Anniversary Episode

      Episode 62: A Lesbian Couple’s Story

      Episode 52: Unsolicited Advice

      Episode 40: Brian Dalton and Mr. Deity

      Episode 30: The Dream Mine

      Episode 5: What does it Mean to be Mormon?

      Episode 1: Leaving the Church but not Leaving it Alone

    • Toby Jensen Reply

      I also posted a list below of each episode Adam mentions with a note about why he recommends it as well.

  2. Orrin Dayne Reply

    To Adam’s list, I’d add the following:

    Episodes 37a & 37b: The Nauvoo Expositor For Dummies Parts 1 & 2

    Episodes 139a & 139b: D&C 8 and 9 for Dummies Parts 1 & 2

    Episode 158: D&C 19 for Dummies

    Episode 185: The White Horse Prophecy for Dummies

    Episode 200: The Top Ten Changes to the Temple

  3. GB Reply

    I don’t like to be critical, but I’m not really sure what the point of this episode was. Your list was so long as to make it utterly useless. I’d like to see your podcast succeed but you need to move on from John Larsen and find your own voice. We all love John, but spending episode after episode referencing and recapping John’s work does nothing to further to justify the continued existence of this podcast.

    • Matter Unorganized Reply

      Not sure I agree with you, GB. I went through the list and picked out the ones which appealed to me. Because he gave a brief synopsis of each episode, it saved me going through the archive, spending an hour or so listening to a podcast, then decided it wasn’t for me.

      As for the rest, I think Adam has found/is finding his voice, starting with about the 4th episode he did. And why not reference John Larsen? If it’s been said before, it’s proper to give credit. Otherwise, people would complain that John already covered it. It’s a no-win situation, and John made this clear to Adam when he signed on.

  4. aerin64 Reply

    Tbm or true believer mormon has been an acronym since at least 2000 or 2001. I don’t think it was new in 2009.

  5. Toby Jensen Reply

    Here is a list of each episode Adam mentions with a note about why he recommends it as well:

    Episode 1: Leaving the Church but not Leaving it Alone

    specifically for listening to ME for the first time
    way to many ties to be able to just “walk away”

    Episode 5: What does it Mean to be Mormon?
    The start of all the leaving mormonism groups

    Episode 30: The Dream Mine
    Classic mythical gem, Utah’s version – some gold or diamond mine or something
    We’ll believe in anything

    Episode 40: Brian Dalton and Mr. Deity (the show)
    Just being introduced to postmormon?
    Then check this Web series, he plays God, helps you to laugh at LDS that you have taken so seriously for so long

    Episode 52: Unsolicited Advice
    John read and discussed feedback from listeners

    Episode 62: A Lesbian Couple’s Story
    Hearing from their perspective

    Episode 66: The First Anniversary Episode
    Done after first year of the show

    Episode 68: Zilpha’s Conversation with Nate: Coming Out and Coming to Terms
    Her high school friends, just talking

    Episode 76: Mistakes were made: How not to leave the Church
    Good advice on how to leave the LDS church and let people know

    Episode 80: Leaving the Jehovah’s Witnesses
    ME points out the problems in other religions as well, and common problems people have

    Episode 90: Ed Decker
    The maker of The God Makers, practice listening to anti-mormons

    Episode 120a: Female Sexuality in the LDS Culture Part 1
    Episode 120b: Female Sexuality in the LDS Culture Part 2
    Women talking openly about sexuality
    coming from a framework where sexuality is not talked about

    Episode 130: Grant Palmer
    Local writer from SLC, was in the CES for thirty years, well known writer
    Adam grew up in his ward, the whisperings of having an anti-mormon in the ward

    Episode 138: Top 10 Apostates from the Quorum of the 12
    Highlight some of the less savoring things leaders of the LDS church have engaged in

    Episode 144a: Mormonism and Masonry: The Background Part 1
    Episode 144b: Mormonism and Masonry: The Background Part 2
    Episode 145a: Mormonism and Masonry: Into the Restoration Part 1
    Episode 145b: Mormonism and Masonry: Into the Restoration Part 2
    Episode 149: Mormonism and Masonry part 3: The Book of Abraham and Nauvoo
    Episode 152: Mormonism and Masonry part 4: Joseph Smith and Beyond
    Mormonism and Masonry are so similar

    Episode 146: Tub Talk with John and Zilpha
    Polarizing episode, podcast while in their bathtub
    Willingness to try new things

    Episode148: Top 10 Unique Mormon Doctrines
    Most unique things about Mormonism aren’t necessarily all that great

    Episode 157: Top 10 Anachronisms of the Book of Mormon
    references too things that are completely out of place, not been invented yet
    ie. Abraham Lincoln shown holding an ipod

    Episode 162: Chuck Borough the Atheist, Agnostic, Believer
    Adam’s mentor, complex individual, sometimes atheist – sometimes agnostic – sometimes believer

    Episode 191: Alcohol 101 for Mormons
    Learning how to drink alcohol, coffee, tea, etc. appropriately and responsibly

    Episode 187: Doctrine and Covenants 129 for Dummies
    Episode 188: The Adam-God Doctrine for Dummies
    Episode 189: The Kinderhook Plates for Dummies Smith’s translation of the Kinderhook Plates
    Episode190: The Plural Wives of Joseph Smith
    The Dummies Series (like the books)

    Episode 220: Searching for the Smoking Gun and the Parallax Problem
    Adam refers to this episode in conversation more than any other
    How unlikely it is to get to the complete bottom of being post Mormon
    Not any one thing you tell active LDS that will get them out

    Episode 221: Top Ten Ways the Church is Like North Korea
    So easy to point fingers, how fun and frightening it is

    Episode 224: Passive Aggression and Mormonism
    You are probably passive aggressive if you were raised LDS
    You were are not taught to communicate openly, to have discussions about things, without shattering into a million pieces

    Episode 227: The Divorce [NOTE: Adam’s Favorite Podcast Episode of All Time]
    John and Zilpha talking about their divorce while being in a public position

    Episode 228: How the Church Takes Things From You and Sells Them Back
    Present you with a problem or inform you you have a problem then sell you a solution to this problem that has just been created for you.

    Episode 233: Listener’s Q and A
    John takes questions from the audience about his personal life

    Episode 236: 2014 Studio Campaign
    Were John talks about for the first time his vision for White Fields (and the podcast) going into the future. This is what I want to do and this is where I want to go.

    Episode 238: Top Ten Things that ExMormons Do That Suck
    Healthy episode of looking in the mirror

    Episode 240: Leaving the Church and Finding Yourself
    It can be lonely out there. It’s going to be ok in the end.

    Episode 249: The Time Commitment Required To Be A Good Mormon
    Break down all of the different callings people have – something like 36 hours a week
    When is anybody doing anything to take care of themselves?
    And how much time you have now. Do something with your time now.

    Episode 256: Dialogs with Myself – How John Larsen Disagrees with John Larsen
    Leaving the binary view of LDS

    Episode 261: The Church’s PR and Kate Kelly
    The violence the LDS church was showing towards Kate Kelly – very emotionally powerful

    Episode 265: John Delivers a Message to your Mormon Loved Ones
    Coming up against friends and family who are really upset. John talks directly to your family members. A tool to use with family members.

    Episode 276: How to build a transoceanic vessel
    Adam’s second favorite podcast he ever heard.
    The top of the mountain as far as deconstruction is concerned. How impossible it is that someone can maintain a literal belief in the Nephi hero story.

    Episode 277: The Top 10 Goofiest Things in the Book of Mormon
    You hear it from an external perspective

    Episode 284: What I learned being a Mormon and why it wasn’t all Bad
    Expresses both sides of having been a Mormon

    Episode 285: John says Goodbye
    a heartfelt episode

  6. Ryan Reply

    I’m new here. Is there a way to listen to these older episodes through a web browser? I don’t see them on this site.

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