This Week in Mormons is the leading podcast on Latter-day Saintnews and issues, peppered with a bit of absurdist comedy and snappy wit! Join our host and editor-in-chief, Geoff Openshaw, as he partners with engaging Latter-day Saint co-hosts from around the world to bring you the best in Latter-day Saint news and commentary. Follow the blog at thisweekinmormons.com
Episodes typically published mid-week.
12/2 – Light the World in NYC, Ukrainian Saints in Austria, & Olympics Part Deux
Times Square digital billboards reflect the Nativity and an invitation to share the Savior’s light this Christmas
The 2023 Light the World Giving Machine campaign will be bigger and better than ever.
MATT (Christmas Displays)
Salt Lake City
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11/25 – Thanksgiving at the MTC, Kelce at the Giving Machines, & Tim Ballard Accusers Revealed
11/18 – Ballard Funeral, Lima Temples, & Holland is Back!
11/11 – Nelson at Work, Giving Machines in 61 Locations, & Dieter in DC
In this episode of This Week in Mormons, hosts Arianne Smith and Tiffany Hales discuss a range of topics and news stories, including career fulfillment, airing grievances in the church, religious freedom, a heartwarming service project, and even a strange recipe. Tune in for insightful discussions and entertaining banter. Don't miss out on this episode filled with laughter and thought-provoking content.
00:00:41 - "One of the reasons we do this podcast, Darianne, is so that when we have these grievances, which occasionally happen, there's just something cathartic about getting on here and publicly airing our grievances."
00:03:30 - "Oh, she was so set off."
00:07:21 - "That was my little moment of the week where I was like, Oh man, are we still doing this?"
00:09:15 - "Let me show you what the most important thing is that I located down here in the state of Utah."
00:11:27 - "Maybe it was like our version of Utah Jell-O at family events was the cherry chip cake."
00:15:03 - "I'm bitter."
00:16:57 - "We're full of Mormons. Why don't we have any giving machines?"
00:19:29 - "He's charming."
00:24:09 - "Sisters are good."
00:26:06 - "Statistical analysis showed having a sister protected adolescents from feeling lonely unloved Guilty conscious or fearful this was true whether the sister was younger or older and no matter how apart far apart the siblings were in ages"
00:29:53 - "None of these things were things that were talked about in the teacher council. They were just things that the spirit spoke to these parents in the teacher council about things that they could do in their own home to improve their own situations."
00:31:39 - "That could really work in my family. This could help improve that situation in my family."
00:36:21 - "And he gives three things that you should do daily."
00:37:36 - "Make your own bed."
00:40:17 - "two roads diverged in wood and I took the one less traveled and that has made all the difference."
00:43:38 - "Personally, it just makes me sad that the church doesn't step up and say, hey, let's make all of us mandatory reporters, no matter what the law is."
00:44:28 - "But I'm also a big proponent of we got to protect kids."
00:50:03 - "Methinks the truth is somewhere in the middle."
00:51:45 - "My Lifetime Achievement Award winner, Ammon Bundy."
00:53:36 - "If she's found guilty in Arizona and she's also guilty in Idaho, where will she spend her time?"
00:55:58 - "They taste like a normal frosted flake that smells like a candle."
00:58:40 - "So we will not be having any extra content for Patreon this week, but that doesn't mean that we don't enjoy and appreciate you very much."
* [00:01:45] Modest pajamas at church.
* [00:05:48] Overcoming dress code challenges.
* [00:09:22] Cherry chip cake mix.
* [00:11:35] Utah Jell-O and family traditions.
* [00:15:23] Giving machines in Idaho.
* [00:19:05] Choosing diplomats based on personal experiences.
* [00:23:23] Sibling relationships and mental health.
* [00:26:06] Sibling relationships and their impact.
* [00:30:08] Teacher councils for parents.
* [00:34:24] Inclusion of women in media.
* [00:39:01] Bed-making habits and family dynamics.
* [00:42:08] Lawsuit against church dismissed.
* [00:46:43] Mormons behaving badly.
* [00:49:33] Allegation of church providing tithing records.
* [00:53:08] Lori Vallow update.
* [00:56:18] Tomato soup cupcakes.
11/4 – 36 New Church Missions, Senior Missionaries Answer the Call, & BYU-I in Decline!?
10/28 – Goodbye, Sister Eyring, Church Opening Membership Club, & Cookie Peace
So refreshing to get on honest view of Mormon News!
The Podcast comes from a very faithful perspective but they can also say, “I’m not sure why they did that”, or “That’s part of Church History that’s hard to rectify.”.
The other podcasts I listened to bent over themselves to say the Church was perfect and every leader that there ever was never made a mistake.
This is a refreshingly funny and current look at Mormon news.
Just bunch of self-important people talking for the sake of hearing themselves talk. There is no informed commentary on the news, nothing intelligent they have to add, and in some instances misinformation. The church’s water rights amount to only a drop in the bucket of what the salt lake needs?!?! Experts estimate their rights amount to 10%. That’s significant!!!
This latest episode where the Hamilton talk and the byu church centered teaching guidelines was a good indication of how stale the discussion can get. They were “disappointed, shocked, or didn’t understand how the internet could react like that.” There are valid reasons for them to feel ok with these topics going the way they did, but to have them be so dismissive of people who were concerned or disagreed with the issues brought up in these cases was a bummer. It could be cool to have a model on these episodes where a couple views could be brought forward and model a discussion where the other side could listen to understand instead of listen to respond. I get that there are a segment of people who are afraid of this kind of discussion because they don’t want to validate people who question, and people who question don’t want to validate orthodoxy because it feels dismissive of their own journey. Is there a pair of hosts that can do that effectively? Can TWIM be that place?