Year of Polygamy: Fanny Alger, Episode 01 Join Lindsay for the primer series on Mormon Polygamy that will begin with the wives of Joseph Smith and eventually broaden to contemporary strains of the practice today. This episode deals with Joseph’s first plural wife, Fanny Alger. Read the text of the post here. Buy the reading guide here. Podcast: Play in new window | Download | Embed Share this: Read 2 comments Thank you for doing this! Kudos to you for doing this. I started trying to review each of the wives of Joseph Smith on my blog, but I gave up because it is such a huge and emotional project. Thanks for working to educate us all. Leave a Reply Cancel reply Name Email Comment Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.