There’s the Mormon history you do know … and the Mormon history you don’t. Join Lindsay Hansen Park (Year of Polygamy) and historian Bryan Buchanan as they dig into all aspects of Mormonism’s astonishing 200-year past—uncovering the little-known stories that chronicle how a six-person church grew into a multi-billion-dollar religion.
E53: Nauvoo Expositor, Part 1
One of the most fiery controversies during the Nauvoo period for Joseph Smith involved the newspaper, The Nauvoo Expositor. In this episode, Lindsay and Bryan explore the people behind the infamous paper.
E52: Bogus Brigham & Brothers
Counterfeiting in Nauvoo is a controversial topic, not without its scandals. Bryan and Lindsay discuss the bogus counterfeiting scheme among the Saints and interview Mary Ann Clements, an expert on the subject.
E51: Joseph Smith, Outlaw Prophet
There were a lot of shenanigans afoot when it came to the law in Nauvoo. In this episode, Lindsay and Bryan talk with Nauvoo legal historian John Dinger about the legal charges levied against Joseph Smith.
E50: Magical Mystery UK Tour
While the Mormons were building a Kingdom of God in the United States, they began to branch out across the pond. Join Lindsay and Bryan as they discuss the early history of Mormonism in the UK and the English mission.
E49: BONUS TRACK: Deep Cuts from the Sunstone Mormon History Podcast
As promised, join Bryan and Lindsay for their special session at the 2021 Sunstone Summer Symposium. They discuss some of their adventures digging up the history for the podcast and much more!
E48: The Mack/Daddy Smiths
How did Joseph Smith Jr.’s parents and their upbringings influence Mormonism? Join Lindsay and Bryan as they discuss the early cultures and ideas in New England that made an impact on the Smith family and Mormonism at large.
Best and Brightest
These two people have found such an entertaining way to present a Mormon History, “chapter after chapter”, with authenticity, documentation, and, great humor and wonderful music background choices. 👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍
Fantastic history presentation!
Love this show, really well done!
Uncommon history - like, sanctimonious rhetoric -strike
I enjoy the uncommon historical facts and most of the historical opinions presented. There are many ways to provide an opinion without a self righteous bent. Example; the concept of Constitutional rights is A part of LDS doctrine, instead of comparing the call to arms to retrieve property and hold the mobs accountable as a “whaaaa” ?? , moment , perhaps research for context as to why the juxtaposition in the early saint leadership mindset based on scriptural references and revelatory teaching? Was there even a conflict on a US Constitutional basis? You might be surprised.