Episode 125: Christmas with a Faith Crisis

Join Mica and Katie as they discuss going through a faith crisis during Christmas.

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Year of Polygamy: From Polygamy to Peace- The Changing Church, Episode 69

Join Lindsay as she discusses what the LDS church looked like at the turn of the century and how it slowly started shifting from being a polygamous church and the causalities that involved.



Links mentioned in this podcast:

The Mormon Experience by Leonard J Arrington/ Davis Bitton

She Had a (Relief Society) Question, 1928

Few Minutes in the North Weber Stake, 22 June 1919

The Polygamous Wives Writing Club by Paula Kelly Harline

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Year of Polygamy: The 1886 Revelation, Episode 68


Join Lindsay as she interviews Mithryn about the genesis of contemporary Mormon Fundamentalism, the 1886 revelation, and his experiences with fundamentalists.


Links mentioned in this podcast:


The 1886 Revelation (wiki)

The 1886 Revelation (Brian Hales)

Text of the 1886 Revelation

Mithryn’s polygamy timeline

Mithryn’s site: Exploring Mormonism

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Year of Polygamy: John W. Woolley, Episode 67

Join Lindsay as she discusses John W. Woolley, the “Father of Mormon Fundamentalism.”

Links mentioned in this podcast:

Brian Hales’ work on John W. Woolley


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Year of Polygamy: Mary Ann Jackson, Episode 66

Join Lindsay as she interview Corey Howard about Mary Ann Jackson, the young and forgotten second wife of Wilford Woodruff,  fourth President to the LDS Church.

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Year of Polygamy: Joseph’s Polygamy Revelations, Episode 65

Join Lindsay as she interviews Clair Barrus from Today in Mormon History  about the revelations Joseph Smith had about polygamy, including the revelation that lead to D&C 132.

Links mentioned in this podcast:
Religion and Sexuality: The Shakers, the Mormons, and the Oneida Community by Lawrence Foster

Clair’s blog Today in Mormon History

The Polygamy Revelations of Joseph Smith article with footnotes

Shindle affidavit on seduction.

Pratt/Schindle story in the Sangamo Journal

Brian Hales’ position on these issues

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Year of Polygamy: Hannah Tapfield King -English Poetess, Episode 64



Join Lindsay as she discusses the life of a remarkable woman, Hannah Tapfield King.

Links mentioned in this podcast:


“As the Bird Sings” BYU Studies Article on Hannah

Hannah Tapfield King’s journals transcript

Hannah’s autobiography in her own hand

Ben Park’s bio of Hannah on Juvenille Instructor

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Year of Polygamy: Phoebe Woodruff the Prophet’s Wife, Episode 63


Join Lindsay as she talks with historian Corey Howard about the life of Phoebe Woodruff, first wife to Wilford Woodruff (President of the LDS Church during the Manifesto period).


Todd Compton’s work on women married to Wilford Woodruff

LDS.org Woodruff’s teachings on marriage

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December 7th, 2014


Join Cami and Meg as they discuss this bold new action in which active, inactive and non-members can participate this Christmas Season. The first step for many is awareness. Cami and Meg walk through the statistics of the crisis afflicting the youth in Zion. Then they plan out the ways in which we can become more educated, educate our LDS community and prevent further suffering.

Help us to create the day in which this event is no longer necessary!



Suicide Hotline Prevention

1-800-273-TALK (8255)


The Trevor Project

Family Education LDS Booklet

Safe and Sound


Mormons & Gays

Gay Mormon Stories

I’ll Walk With You

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Year of Polygamy: Post-Manifesto Marriages, Episode 62

Join Lindsay as she discusses several of the most prominent known marriages that happened after both the 1890 manifesto and the 1904 manifesto.



Links mentioned in this podcast:

Solemn Covenant, The Mormon Polygamous Passage

The Mormon Hierarchy: Extensions of Power

Mormon Polygamy: A History

Sunstone: After the Manifesto

LDS Church Authority and New Plural Marriages

D. Michael Quinn: The Second Manifesto

D. Michael Quinn’s Plural Marriages After the Manifesto

Family Kingdom by Samuel Taylor

Additional notes:

Remarks of Wilford Woodruff at Cache Stake Conference, Logan, Utah, 1891-11-01; reported at Wilford Woodruff, “Remarks”, Deseret Weekly (Salt Lake City, Utah) 1891-11-14; excerpts reprinted in LDS Church, “Official Declaration—1″, Doctrine and Covenants.

Diary entry of Marriner W. Merrill, 1890-10-06 (LDS Church archives), as cited in: Hardy 1992, p. 141.

Flake, Kathleen (2003), The Politics of American Religious Identity: The Seating of Senator Reed Smoot, Mormon Apostle, Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, ISBN 0-8078-5501-4, OCLC 5770734


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