14 episodes

A podcast for the curious Mormon.

So You Want to Talk About Mormonism Nick Stainback

    • Religion & Spirituality
    • 5.0 • 10 Ratings

A podcast for the curious Mormon.

    "Tabernacles of Clay: Sexuality and Gender in Modern Mormonism" w/ Taylor Petrey

    "Tabernacles of Clay: Sexuality and Gender in Modern Mormonism" w/ Taylor Petrey

    Dr. Taylor Petrey is an Associate Professor of Religion at Kalamazoo College where he teaches courses on the Bible and biblical interpretation, early Christianity, ancient Judaism, and theory and method in the study of religion. He is the author of several books and publications and is the current editor of Dialogue: A Journal of Mormon Thought. He may be best known for his most recent work Tabernacles of Clay: Sexuality and Gender in Modern Mormonism, for which he won the 2021 Best Book Awar...

    • 1 hr
    "Visions in a Seer Stone: Joseph Smith and the Making of the Book of Mormon" w/ William L. Davis

    "Visions in a Seer Stone: Joseph Smith and the Making of the Book of Mormon" w/ William L. Davis

    William Davis is the author of Visions in a Seer Stone: Joseph Smith and the Making of the Book of Mormon published last year by the University of North Carolina Press. It is this book that William and I discuss at length in the podcast today. We try to cover some of the most interesting topics in the book, Joseph Smith’s history with seer stones, his early experiences with exhorting and debate society, and aspects of 19th century sermon culture familiar to Smith that end up within the t...

    • 1 hr 51 min
    "The Rise of the Liberal Latter-Day Saints" w/ Emily Kaplan

    "The Rise of the Liberal Latter-Day Saints" w/ Emily Kaplan

    Emily Kaplan is a writer and journalist whose work has appeared in publications such as The Atlantic, NPR, The New York Times, and The Washington Post Magazine. You can find selections of her work at emilykaplan.net. There, you’ll find that her writing topics range from immigration, to education, to Mormonism. Her most recent piece is titled “The Rise of the Liberal Latter-Day Saints” and has received much attention since its publication in the Washington Post Magazine last week. Today Emily ...

    • 41 min
    "The Reed Smoot Hearings: The Investigation of a Mormon Senator and the Transformation of an American Religion" w/ Konden Smith Hansen

    "The Reed Smoot Hearings: The Investigation of a Mormon Senator and the Transformation of an American Religion" w/ Konden Smith Hansen

    Today on the Talk Mormonism podcast I am joined by Konden Smith Hansen, professor of religious studies at the University of Arizona. Konden specializes in American Religious History, with a particular expertise in Mormon Studies. He’s also the author of Frontier Religion: Mormons in America and co-editor of a recently published book titled The Reed Smoot Hearings: The Investigation of a Mormon Senator and the Transformation of an American Religion, available through the University of Utah Pre...

    • 1 hr 13 min
    "Stretching the Heavens: The Life of Eugene England and the Crisis of Modern Mormonism" w/ Terryl Givens

    "Stretching the Heavens: The Life of Eugene England and the Crisis of Modern Mormonism" w/ Terryl Givens

    Today on the Talk Mormonism podcast I am joined by Terryl Givens, popular LDS scholar, and author. He is currently a Neal A. Maxwell Senior Research fellow at Brigham Young University, and author of several noteworthy books on Mormon history and theology. Terryl is known for books such as People of Paradox, By The Hand of Mormon, and the Pearl of Greatest Price. He has also coauthored several books with his wife Fiona, including The Christ who Heals, The Crucible of Doubt, and All Things New:...

    • 52 min
    "Translation as Expansion: The Method of Joseph Smith's Revision of Genesis in Moses 1 and 7" w/ Colby Townsend

    "Translation as Expansion: The Method of Joseph Smith's Revision of Genesis in Moses 1 and 7" w/ Colby Townsend

    Today on the Talk Mormonism podcast I am joined by Colby Townsend, PhD student in English at Indiana University Bloomington, and author of the paper “Translation as Expansion: The Method of Joseph Smith’s Revision of Genesis in Moses 1 and 7.” “Translation as Expansion” was published in the October 2020 edition of the Journal of Mormon History and has been making waves throughout the Mormon studies community ever since. In this interview, Colby and I spent some time discussing the field ...

    • 1 hr 26 min

Customer Reviews

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Xyon Curtain ,

Fascinating

This podcast has a wealth of great guests and the conversation is always fascinating.

hs197 ,

Great Podcast!

Nick has a great variety of guests and asks thought-provoking questions that help us all gain some spiritual maturity as we build knowledge and faith.

mlh2021 ,

Informative and Insightful!!

This podcast does a great job providing historical facts and great dialogue about some of the nuances of Mormonism. Nick does a great job at asking thought-provoking questions that members don’t often feel at liberty to ask in a church setting.

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