In reflection of our annual conference, Whitmer Cast will bring you a cornucopia of podcast hosts, essays, and historians to share the joy of restoration history with a broader audience. As the first historian of the early restoration movement, John Whitmer chronicled the beginnings of Joseph Smith’s Church of Christ (Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints) from its inception. Whitmer Cast, produced by the John Whitmer Historical Association, is proud to continue John Whitmer’s legacy in highlighting the fascinating field of Mormon restoration and Community of Christ Studies.
2- The Life of Joseph F. Merrill with Casey Paul Griffiths and Katherine Pollock
Katherine Pollock interviews Casey Paul Griffiths regarding his new book Truth Seeker: The Life of Joseph F. Merrill, Scientist, Educator, Apostle. Joseph F. Merrill (1868 - 1952) lived during the transitional period of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints into the American mainstream. Griffiths discusses Merrill’s early life in a polygamous family, his contributions to the University of Utah as an administrator, his time as Church Commissioner of Education helping to grow the seminary and institute programs, and his time as an Apostle. You can find Casey Paul Griffith’s newest book here: https://www.amazon.com/Truth-Seeker-Merrill-Scientist-Educator/dp/1950304124
1 - Smith’s Tunbridge Farm w/ Mark Staker
Colby Townsend interviews Mark Staker regarding his new book, Joseph and Lucy Smith’s Tunbridge Farm published by JWHA. Staker discusses his process of archaeological discovery around the farm, what he gleaned in surveying this priceless plot of land. Artifacts uncovered inform much about the day-to-day life of the early Smith family and the surrounding area. You can find Mark Staker’s newest book here: https://www.amazon.com/Joseph-Lucy-Smiths-Tunbridge-Farm/dp/1934901210/ref=sr_1_1?qid=1638823094&refinements=p_27%3AMark+Staker&s=books&sr=1-1
0 - Introduction to Whitmer Cast (LISTEN FIRST)
An introduction to the Whitmer Cast. What you can expect every episode. Introduction to our hosts. Who we are. Brief History of John Whitmer Historical Association.