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Mormon Stories is an attempt to build understanding between and about Mormons through the telling of stories in both audio and video formats.

Mormon Stories - LDS Dr. John Dehlin

    • Religion & Spirituality
    • 4.4 • 2.9K Ratings

Mormon Stories is an attempt to build understanding between and about Mormons through the telling of stories in both audio and video formats.

    1493: How Pornography and False Labels Caused My Mormon Wife To Leave Me - McKay Johnson Pt. 2

    1493: How Pornography and False Labels Caused My Mormon Wife To Leave Me - McKay Johnson Pt. 2

    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 assaulted. It’s an intense and undercover topic and we thank McKay for coming on the podcast to share his experience being a male sexual assault survivor.
    In part two, McKay tells us about what it was like to heal from his mission and deconstruct the homophobic ideas he carried with him after his assault. Eventually getting married and divorced, we discuss with McKay what happened the night he confessed to his wife he had been occasionally viewing pornography and what can be done in Mormon culture to shift the unhelpful and counterproductive labeling of men like McKay. McKay is also a talented TikToker and musician, so we are happy he could find time to take a break from playing rock god to join us on Mormon Stories and we hope you’ll support him wherever his talents take him! 
    Content warning: This episode contains discussion of sexual assault.
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    Show notes: 
    @Spartacus_Unchained on TikTok Healthier approaches to porn and masturbation @ExMoLex on TikTok @ExMormonMindy on TikTok @NuanceHoe on TikTok SuitUpSoldier.com

    • 2 hr 12 min
    1492: Sexually Assaulted by My Companion as a Mormon Missionary - McKay Johnson Part 1

    1492: Sexually Assaulted by My Companion as a Mormon Missionary - McKay Johnson Part 1

    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 assaulted. It’s an intense and undercover topic and we thank McKay for coming on the podcast to share his experience being a male sexual assault survivor.
    In part two, McKay tells us about what it was like to heal from his mission and deconstruct the homophobic ideas he carried with him after his assault. Eventually getting married and divorced, we discuss with McKay what happened the night he confessed to his wife he had been occasionally viewing pornography and what can be done in Mormon culture to shift the unhelpful and counterproductive labeling of men like McKay. McKay is also a talented TikToker and musician, so we are happy he could find time to take a break from playing rock god to join us on Mormon Stories and we hope you’ll support him wherever his talents take him! 
    Content warning: This episode contains discussion of sexual assault.
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    Show notes: 
    @Spartacus_Unchained on TikTok Healthier approaches to porn and masturbation @ExMoLex on TikTok @ExMormonMindy on TikTok @NuanceHoe on TikTok SuitUpSoldier.com

    • 3 hr 9 min
    1491: Are Mormon Temples a Mockery of Jesus and the Book of Mormon?

    1491: Are Mormon Temples a Mockery of Jesus and the Book of Mormon?

    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!
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    • 2 hr 31 min
    1490: Marc Oslund’s Excommunication and BYU Soaking?

    1490: Marc Oslund’s Excommunication and BYU Soaking?

    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.
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    • 1 hr 58 min
    1489: September 12th, 1856 -The Worst Regional Conference Ever - John Larsen

    1489: September 12th, 1856 -The Worst Regional Conference Ever - John Larsen

    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 the meat with them.
    A member of the 12 literally took provisions from the Willie handcart company.
    In the podcast we will give the basic background of the handcart trek, how the Lord's anointed were absolutely trash, and then discuss how the worst failure of Mormon History is celebrated widely every year.
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    Show notes:
    "Devil's Gate: Brigham Young and the Great Mormon Handcart Tragedy" by David Roberts John Larsen's Reddit Thread

    • 2 hr 23 min
    1488: The Mormon Influences on Chad Daybell and Lori Vallow Part 2

    1488: The Mormon Influences on Chad Daybell and Lori Vallow Part 2

    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 conclude our 2-part series exploring the Mormon influences on Chad Daybell and Lori Vallow.  Our guests for today are Lauren and John Matthias - co-hosts of the Hidden True Crime podcast.  I am also super happy to be joined today by my dear, brilliant friend Mindy Caldwell, who has followed the Daybell/Vallow case very closely over the past few years.  
    Please join us with your questions and comments.
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    The Hidden true crime podcast explores the hidden motives behind unimaginable crimes, while examining our deepest fears along the way. Join us on a journey into the darkest recesses of the human mind and the unconscious motivations that drive human behaviors, both good and bad, in order to understand the world and ourselves. Pull up a chair at our dinner table as the husband and wife team of Dr. John Matthias, a forensic psychologist, and Lauren Matthias, a journalist, delve into the psychological facets of unthinkable crimes. What are you hiding? What are you hiding from? What remains hidden?

    • 3 hr 49 min

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5
2.9K Ratings

2.9K Ratings

originalswampwoman ,

Addicted

Love this podcast. Not a mormon but in 4 corners area so have some exposure. Learning so much, especially love the history. Sorry to say, but i find kara's spastic, fast-talking commentary very annoying. And her oversharing (i fear your children will not appreciate some things i have heard.) please tone it down. I appreciate your enthusiasm, but almost makes me turn it off.

zoebell ,

Carah just stop talking.

I honestly cannot understand what you are saying. You speak so fast we cannot understand what you are saying. If you continue on Mormon stories Im done.

Docarmy ,

1489: the Handcart Holocaust

I left over 10 years ago, but grew up on handcart legend. But now I know that I was never taught what really happened. The PLANNED starvation, the faulty supplies sold by profiteering general authorities, the lack of help from the church itself, the whipping of elderly and children to make them walk faster… I am sadder and angrier than I have been in a very long time. This is just evil. Brigham Young was an evil man.

Great work. Thank you for all you do.

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