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The Book of Mormon is a fascinating work of literature, teeming with stories of prophets, kings, and warriors on the pre-Columbian American continent. Is it a holy writ of ancient history and Christian theology, or did it come from a more recent source. On this podcast, we aim to find out if there are books out there similar to the Book of Mormon that were produced prior to 1830 when the Book of Mormon was released.

Glass Box Podcast Bryce Blankenagel

    • Religion & Spirituality
    • 4.6 • 84 Ratings

The Book of Mormon is a fascinating work of literature, teeming with stories of prophets, kings, and warriors on the pre-Columbian American continent. Is it a holy writ of ancient history and Christian theology, or did it come from a more recent source. On this podcast, we aim to find out if there are books out there similar to the Book of Mormon that were produced prior to 1830 when the Book of Mormon was released.

    Ep 71 — More on race relations; Miracle of Forgiveness pt. 1

    Ep 71 — More on race relations; Miracle of Forgiveness pt. 1

    For our main segment today, we do a brief deep-dive into the history of Asian-American immigration and public sentiment. Of course, we also analyze the Mormon angle with help from listener Adam Watanabe who is kind enough to share his lived experience. After that we dive into our next long-form analysis of Mormon-related texts with Miracle of Forgiveness by Spencer W. Kimball. Then we round out the show discussing the first rent-ready 3D printed house in Amsterdam!
     
    Show links: 
     
    Main segment: 
     
    New report finds 169 percent surge in anti-Asian hate crimes during first quarter:   https://www.nbcnews.com/news/asian-america/new-report-finds-169-percent-surge-anti-asian-hate-crimes-n1265756
     
    Hate crimes against Asian Americans are on the rise. Many say more policing isn’t the answer: https://time.com/5938482/asian-american-attacks/ 
     
    Wythe Asian-American story is missing from many US classrooms: https://time.com/5949028/asian-american-history-schools/ 
     
    Asian Americans Then and Now: 
    https://asiasociety.org/education/asian-americans-then-and-now 
     
    FDR establishes Japanese American Internment Camps: 
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Executive_Order_9066 
     
    When mormons aspired to be a “white and delightsome’ people: https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2017/09/mormons-race-max-perry-mueller/539994/ 
     
    The Concept of “Race” Is a Lie: 
     
    https://blogs.scientificamerican.com/observations/the-concept-of-race-is-a-lie/ 
     
    Spencer W. Kimball, MoF
    https://archive.org/details/spencerwkimballt00kimb/page/189/mode/2up?q=clark
    https://history.churchofjesuschrist.org/landing/prophets-of-the-restoration/spencer-w-kimball?lang=eng
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Miracle_of_Forgiveness#cite_note-trib-10
    https://archive.sltrib.com/article.php?id=2762815&itype=CMSID
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u6Ng-RpcpbA
     
    Happy news: https://www.standard.co.uk/news/world/couple-elize-lutz-and-harrie-dekkers-move-into-europe-s-first-3dprinted-house-b932829.html?fbclid=IwAR2WiPw12qBCIxUF7dm7PkC8X1rZtMinc8DgL00QyTHHDEDbiZNO7zNHzwA
     
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    • 2 hr 17 min
    Ep 70 — BYUtv and the Gay Agenda

    Ep 70 — BYUtv and the Gay Agenda

    Who wants something FUN today? We have had a few dark and depressing episodes lately that we decided we all needed a break. You need to see fun things to remind you the world really ISN’T on fire … yet. First we start with news out of Canada where BYUtv agreed to allow LGBTQ+ characters on their shows, then we discuss the movie Clue in Media of Great Price, and we end with a little happy news about the cellist Yo Yo Ma. 
     
    Show links: 
     
    Main segment: https://nowtoronto.com/movies/byutv-to-include-lgbtq-characters-following-a-warning-from-cbc 
    https://campuspride.org/worstlist
    https://policy.byu.edu/view/index.php?p=26&s=s314
     
    MOGP movie, Clue (1985):  https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0088930/?ref_=tttr_tr_tt 

    https://www.amazon.com/Clue-Eileen-Brennan/dp/B000KWLRL4/ref=sr_1_1 
     
    Happy news: https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/good-news/cellist-yo-yo-ma-gives-impromptu-performance-at-vaccine-clinic/ar-BB1eCaal 
     
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    • 1 hr 23 min
    Ep 69 — General Conference Apr 2021

    Ep 69 — General Conference Apr 2021

    It’s that time of year again for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. We managed to watch all of the April 2021 General Conference and have our analysis for you here. We’ll go over the more damaging points made by Oaks, Bednar, etc, as well some of the more odd moments. And if you’re a Patreon patron, you get to hear about the strange behavior of Eyring in his talk in the Saturday night priesthood session. There’s a lot to get through. Give yourself some time. 
     
    Show links: 
     
    Jana Riess Single Adults article https://www.sltrib.com/religion/2021/03/23/jana-riess-what-lds/
     
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    • 3 hr 3 min
    Ep 68 — Naked Communist pt. 10 (FINAL!!); Trumbo

    Ep 68 — Naked Communist pt. 10 (FINAL!!); Trumbo

    We’re finally done with The Naked Communist!!! Instead of drawing it out for 2 more MoGP segments, we devote the primary segment to wrapping up NC with Cleon Skousen’s 5 questions and a LOOOONG speech in front of a Washington PTA. Then we finish our coverage of communism by reviewing the movie Trumbo about the Hollywood 10. Then we finish with some happy news about some Native American tribes administering surplus COVID vaccines.
     
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    Show Links: 
     
    Trumbo: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt3203606/?ref_=nv_sr_srsg_0 
     
    7 Components of Liberalism:  https://online.norwich.edu/academic-programs/resources/7-components-of-liberalism 
     
    Friedrich Nietzsche : https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Friedrich_Nietzsche 
     
    Dialectical Materialism: https://www.britannica.com/topic/dialectical-materialism
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dialectical_materialism 
     
    Igor Gouzenko: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Igor_Gouzenko 
     
    Revolutions Podcast: https://revolutionspodcast.libsyn.com/ 
     
    Happy News! https://www.cnn.com/2021/03/16/us/oklahoma-tribes-offers-vaccine-to-all-trnd/index.html 
     
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    • 1 hr 57 min
    Ep 67 - Race, Equity, and Belonging at BYU

    Ep 67 - Race, Equity, and Belonging at BYU

    BYU recently released a report on racism and discrimination at the university campus including 26 recommendations to increase diversity. We read through the entire report so you don’t have to! We discuss their findings, the data presented, and what changes we can realistically expect to see as a result of the report. After that we discuss the 2005 George Clooney movie Good Night, and Good Luck. We wrap with some happy news about electric cars because if Shannon gets to share her passion for movies every two weeks then I get to bring another of my passions onto the show once in a while too!
     
    BYU report links: https://news.byu.edu/announcements/report-race-equity-belonging
    https://race.byu.edu/byu-committee-on-race-equity-belonging-instagram-story
    https://www.thechurchnews.com/members/2020-07-22/byu-committee-race-equity-belonging-connecting-community-189483
     
    MOGP: Good Night, and Good Luck 
     
    IMDB: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0433383/?ref_=ttqt_qt_tt 
     
    Edward Murrow: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edward_R._Murrow 
     
    Happy News: https://www.theguardian.com/business/2021/mar/01/fossil-fuel-cars-make-hundreds-of-times-more-waste-than-electric-cars



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    • 1 hr 56 min
    Ep 66 - Race Riot that Never Happened; Naked Communist pt. 9

    Ep 66 - Race Riot that Never Happened; Naked Communist pt. 9

    We start today’s episode with a brief deep-dive into a rumored race riot of 1965 that never happened in Salt Lake City. It reveals troubling trends we’ve seen play out over the past year. Be sure to follow the link to read the article for yourself. Then we do our next installment of The Naked Communist with an eye looking to the future of the Communist takeover of America. Once again, it reveals trends which cannot be escaped when seen through a glass box. Then we round out with a happy story about Dolly Parton!



    Show Links: 
     
    The 1965 Race Riot that Never Happened by Christopher Blythe
    https://publicsquaremag.org/editorials/the-1965-salt-lake-city-race-riot-that-never-happened/
     
    45 Communist Goals: chrome-extension://oemmndcbldboiebfnladdacbdfmadadm/https://cultureshield.com/PDF/45_Goals.pdf 
     
    Socialism vs Communism, though they do get personal vs private property wrong: https://www.economicshelp.org/blog/glossary/socialism-vs-communism/ 
     
    American Security Council: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/American_Security_Council_Foundation 
     
    Alien Registration Act or more commonly known as the Smith Act: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Smith_Act 
     
    Happy News: https://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/music/news/dolly-parton-statue-capitol-tennessee-b1804214.html?fbclid=IwAR0f5b99qmfV_Yw5hvrr179FlGzDw1s1jc_IbQBsKLTiayA2_i150jhuqrc
     
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    • 1 hr 50 min

Customer Reviews

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84 Ratings

84 Ratings

Tyler46754 ,

Different perspective

A great podcast to see an alternative perspective of many issues in the LDS community. I always enjoy listening to what these folks have to say.

DevinSunde ,

Great Mormon-adjacent show!

A good mix of deep-dives and deep-cuts in the world of ex-Mormonism. It’s clear that the hosts care about bringing relevant, interesting topics without getting lost in angry-middleschooler style atheism.

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Fun podcast!

Love the podcast, just started listening a week ago, but it didn't take very long to get caught up. I appreciate all the research and information that goes into both history and current events. Can't wait for the next episode!

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