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The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, has been around for almost two centuries. It has ebbed and fluctuated in such a predictably adaptive manner throughout it's relatively short life in the religious realm. This Church has a very sordid past, which it does a very good job of teaching for itself, whether the history is slanted or not, is yours to decide. Join me on a journey through the history of the LDS Church through the eyes of the people that were actually there. We will learn about the founding members, where the practices came from, where the Book of Mormon (Mormon Bible) came from, and most importantly, we will examine Joseph Smith in every aspect possibly available to us today.

Naked Mormonism Podcast Bryce Blankenagel

    • Religion & Spirituality
    • 4.6 • 585 Ratings

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, has been around for almost two centuries. It has ebbed and fluctuated in such a predictably adaptive manner throughout it's relatively short life in the religious realm. This Church has a very sordid past, which it does a very good job of teaching for itself, whether the history is slanted or not, is yours to decide. Join me on a journey through the history of the LDS Church through the eyes of the people that were actually there. We will learn about the founding members, where the practices came from, where the Book of Mormon (Mormon Bible) came from, and most importantly, we will examine Joseph Smith in every aspect possibly available to us today.

    Road to Carthage 10 - The New Reign

    Road to Carthage 10 - The New Reign

    On this episode, we examine the consequences of Joseph Smith’s death.
    Show notes of entire historical timeline: http://scripts.nakedmormonismpodcast.com/
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    Show links:
    Website http://nakedmormonismpodcast.com
    Twitter @NakedMormonism
    Facebook https://www.facebook.com/pages/Naked-Mormonism/370003839816311
    Patreon http://patreon.com/nakedmormonism
    Music by Jason Comeau http://aloststateofmind.com/
    Show Artwork http://weirdmormonshit.com/
    Legal Counsel http://patorrez.com/

    • 2 hr 4 min
    Road to Carthage 9 - Carthage Jail Gunfight

    Road to Carthage 9 - Carthage Jail Gunfight

    On this episode, we discuss the assassinations of Hiram and Joseph Smith in Carthage Jail.
    Show links:
    Website http://nakedmormonismpodcast.com
    Twitter @NakedMormonism
    Facebook https://www.facebook.com/pages/Naked-Mormonism/370003839816311
    Patreon http://patreon.com/nakedmormonism
    Music by Jason Comeau http://aloststateofmind.com/
    Show Artwork http://weirdmormonshit.com/
    Legal Counsel http://patorrez.com/

    • 2 hr 5 min
    Road to Carthage 8 - The Final Hour

    Road to Carthage 8 - The Final Hour

    On this episode, we examine the events of June 27th, 1844 leading up to the assassinations of Joseph and Hyrum Smith in Carthage jail.
     
    Show links:
    Website http://nakedmormonismpodcast.com
    Twitter @NakedMormonism
    Facebook https://www.facebook.com/pages/Naked-Mormonism/370003839816311
    Patreon http://patreon.com/nakedmormonism
    Music by Jason Comeau http://aloststateofmind.com/
    Show Artwork http://weirdmormonshit.com/
    Legal Counsel http://patorrez.com/

    • 1 hr 53 min
    Road to Carthage 7 - Pride

    Road to Carthage 7 - Pride

    On this episode, we examine the pride and arrogance of Joseph Smith, founder of Mormonism.
    Show links:
    Website http://nakedmormonismpodcast.com
    Twitter @NakedMormonism
    Facebook https://www.facebook.com/pages/Naked-Mormonism/370003839816311
    Patreon http://patreon.com/nakedmormonism
    Music by Jason Comeau http://aloststateofmind.com/
    Show Artwork http://weirdmormonshit.com/
    Legal Counsel http://patorrez.com/

    • 2 hr 10 min
    Road to Carthage 6 - Fury

    Road to Carthage 6 - Fury

    On this episode, we examine fury as a motivating factor in early Mormonism.
    Show links:
    Website http://nakedmormonismpodcast.com
    Twitter @NakedMormonism
    Facebook https://www.facebook.com/pages/Naked-Mormonism/370003839816311
    Patreon http://patreon.com/nakedmormonism
    Music by Jason Comeau http://aloststateofmind.com/
    Show Artwork http://weirdmormonshit.com/
    Legal Counsel http://patorrez.com/

    • 3 hr 18 min
    Road to Carthage 5 - Polygamy

    Road to Carthage 5 - Polygamy

    On this episode, we examine many facets of polygamy throughout early Mormon history.
    Show links:
    Website http://nakedmormonismpodcast.com
    Twitter @NakedMormonism
    Facebook https://www.facebook.com/pages/Naked-Mormonism/370003839816311
    Patreon http://patreon.com/nakedmormonism
    Music by Jason Comeau http://aloststateofmind.com/
    Show Artwork http://weirdmormonshit.com/
    Legal Counsel http://patorrez.com/

    • 2 hr 46 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
585 Ratings

585 Ratings

2gene2 ,

Historical look at the Church

This podcast is well researched and has a high production value. This podcast is a great resource for anyone wanting to know the history of Mormonism.

Monteslock Burke ,

Bryce is a gem

He is, by far, my favorite Mormon history communicator. His scholarship and understanding of events and people draws you in for an exhilarating ride that is LDS history. Bryce, thanks for your contribution to my continuing education. My life is better because of your work. Fascinating stuff brother. Peace and love to you and yours. Hope to meet you someday.

Aaron Hullinger

Jason Graham Buie ,

To be continued?

Wow, I made it through the whole thing! After reading “Under the Banner of Heaven” several years ago, I became obsessed with LDS history. I read several books on the subject and many books on the individual major players.

I discovered “Naked Mormonism” about two years ago. I listened from beginning to end finishing on 08.17.2021. In total, I think Mr. Blankenagel did a great job. He worked through early LDS history in a thoughtful, thorough, and thought provoking manner. My shelves are weighed down with several more books as a result of listening to this podcast.

Mr. Blankenagel did a significant amount of growing up and evolving over the course of the podcast. His willingness to share his own emotional and intellectual reactions to Mormon, (and his own family’s), personal history is to be commended. At some points laudable and others cringe worthy. His willingness to self reflect and sometimes apologize for his honest and immediate emotional reaction to the content is refreshing and reflects the character instilled in him by his family, and, somewhat ironically, his LDS heritage. He matures significantly over the course of the podcast. It was an honor to be able to listen in on the process.

Naked Mormonism is full of history, perspective, wonderful interviews with modern Mormon historians and authors who offer additional and sometimes differing expertise and opinion on LDS history. It is partly objective history based on primary resources and partly subjective personal editorial based on lived experience and a quest seeking understanding of some difficult parts of human existence.

Naked Mormonism raises more questions than it answers. As it should. There are many branches left to explore and develop. Some, I hope, by Mr. Blankenagel himself and others by other people willing to carry the torch deeper into the recesses of tributary caves to shine light into the many cracks and crevices contained within. Too much here for any single individual to explore and reflect on.

The death of Josph Smith is really the end of the beginning of the history of the Saints. What lies ahead is equally fascinating, astonishing, and infuriating. I sincerely hope that Mr. Blankenagel continues his overview of this history of Mormonism, the American West, and the insight it gives into human nature itself.

Bravo Mr. Blankenagel! Carry on, carry on. Go West young man. Myself and many others will join you and help you along the way.

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