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Next week, on Nov. 6, 2018, Americans will have an opportunity to vote to significantly check President Donald Trump’s power by electing Democrats to the House of Representatives and the Senate. In this episode of Mosaic, an urgent invitation to vote, and a reflection on the last time Americans had the chance to weigh in on who should hold the power in this country.
Season One Update
Hey there, Derrick here. I just got finished writing out a long list of to-do items, and I wanted to give you an update on where things stand with season one of the podcast. As I mentioned on Twitter recently (@mosaicpodcast if you want to follow) I recently moved from Houston to New York City, […]
#MormonMeToo Part 2: The Church Responds
In the previous episode of this series, McKenna Denson shared her experience recording a conversation with her former Missionary Training Center president, Joseph Bishop, in which he can be heard admitting to sexual misconduct with multiple women while he was a leader in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. On the recording, she confronts him with the allegation that he raped her while she was a Mormon missionary in 1984, an allegation he denies.In this part of the series, the spiritual dimension of this story begins to untangle. How has the church responded to emerging facts — both "the church" as a collection of individual believers, as well as the corporate institution based in Salt Lake City?
#MormonMeToo Part 1: The First Law of Heaven
While McKenna Denson was was training as a Mormon missionary in the MTC in Provo, Utah in 1984, she says the MTC president, Joseph Bishop, raped her in a basement room.Last year, she confronted Bishop in person and recorded their conversation, where he can be heard admitting to sexual misconduct with multiple women throughout his time as a high-ranking church leader.Bishop denies the rape allegation, but a Brigham Young University police report shows that he told officers that while he served as president of the MTC, he asked a young sister missionary to expose her breasts to him in a basement room.On this episode of Mosaic, the #MeToo movement comes to Mormonism.In this first entry in a special series on #MormonMeToo, we'll look at how the Mormon concept of obedience helps shed light on this complex, difficult story.
Mormons + Disney = ❤️
The influence of the Walt Disney company on Mormonism is real -- and the reverse is also true, with Mormons having played significant roles at the company going back to its very beginning. What is it about Disney culture that makes it so compatible with Mormon culture? Or is it the other way around? And is that a golden Moroni on top of Cinderella's castle?Turns out, taking a close look at the relationship between Disney and Mormonism offers an opportunity to understand each one in deeper ways.
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Beautiful and inspired storytelling I can’t wait for the next episodes. This is the podcast millennial Mormons have been craving and needing.
Fantastic, important work being done on this podcast--the first Mormon #MeToo episode distracted me through my whole workday. Can't wait for more; go Derrick!
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This show is made for me. The stories are carefully conceived and produced, and the combination of interviewing, reporting, and personal essay-style storytelling on Mormonism and entertainment is a perfect storm of all the things I am into, both in terms of form and content. Great work, Derrick Clements! You've made my favorite new podcast in ages.