The First Vision: A Joseph Smith Papers Podcast is a six-part miniseries from the Joseph Smith Papers Project that explores the history and legacy of Joseph Smith’s first vision. Series host Spencer W. McBride interviews historians and other scholars
Episode 7: New Podcast Mini-Series Announcement
We are pleased to announce a new mini-series called The Priesthood Restored: A Joseph Smith Papers Podcast. The new podcast launches in January 2021 and explores the events that played a role in the restoration of the priesthood.
Episode 6: “I Had Seen a Vision”
Episode 6 - Why does the story of Joseph Smith’s first vision—a story about a teenage boy in western New York during the early nineteenth century—still resonate with people around the world today?
Episode 5: “It Caused Me Great Reflection”
Episode 5 - This episode explores the immediate aftermath of the First Vision and Joseph Smith’s recounting of the event throughout his life.
Episode 4: “A Pillar of Light”
Episode 4 - Have you ever heard the story of Joseph Smith’s first vision told using all the surviving accounts of the event? That’s the focus of this episode. Here, the nine different accounts from Joseph Smith’s lifetime are woven together.
Episode 3: “I Retired to the Woods”
Episode 3 - What did the place that came to be called the Sacred Grove look like when Joseph Smith entered in early spring 1820? What did it sound like? What did it smell like? In this episode we examine the environment in which Joseph Smith prayed.
Episode 2: “What Is to Be Done?”
Episode 2 - In 1820, Joseph Smith was seeking answers to the pressing questions of his soul. He wanted to know which church was the church of Jesus Christ, but that was not his only question.
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New Light Burst Forth
The new like that burst forth wasn’t only in the First Vision, but through out the six episodes to which I just listened! I loved the serene and soft tones of these presentations. They were so easy to listen to that I needed to hear everyone. I learned some small detailsI had not known before. It just makes the whole story of the first vision come alive and deepens my appreciation and testimony of this great experience. not only am I blessed by this experience that took place in a grove in western New York but it has influenced millions and has brought them to the truth of the gospel of Jesus Christ of latter-day Saints. Thank you so much I am looking forward to the episodes on the priesthood. This is been a very well done production.
What a well-made, beautifully written and executed podcast. Wonderful new insights from this historian’s research and interviews about The First Vision. I can’t wait for the second one, The Priesthood Restored, coming out in January 2021.