MHH40: Street Epistemology 101: A Tool to Successful Conversations with Believers

Join Dan Earles, Bryan Stiles, and Colleen as we demonstrate and teach a communication technique called Street Epistemology. It’s a great framework to build on to have more successful discussions with your believing friends and family. Take notes, check out the show notes for further info, and give me some feedback on what else you’d like to hear about Street Epistemology in a follow-up episode! As always, the video of this conversation can be found in full on the Mormon Happy Hour Patreon page, with early access and other bonus content.

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Dan’s Street Epistemology Basics

Dan’s Before SE convo as a believer

Dan’s After SE followup a year later

SE with Mormons

Dan’s Street Epistemologist YouTube Channel

MHH39: BONUS Conference Smackdown, Feminist Edition

Marie Kent, of My Book of Mormon Podcast and Lesley Butterfield of Mormon Women Speak Podcast get together with Colleen to provide a bit of feminist reaction to the most recent General Conference. A fascinating conversation that even took us to debate works-based faith versus grace-based faith.  And of course, the 10-day Social Media fast issued ONLY to the women.

Don’t miss two teasers for upcoming episodes, and more bonus content to come on Patreon, where you will also find the full video of this conversation. 

MHH38: Six Minute Skinny Dip into Worthiness Interviews, and the 1st Feminist Mormon Reading Roast

Join Marie Kent of My Book of Mormon Podcast and Colleen for the inaugural episode of Feminist Mormon Reading Roast. This week we are bringing you a real gem. The book is entitled Faith Precedes the Miracle by Spencer W Kimball. We can’t resist the allure of sexist 50’s style gender role glorification, condemnation of working mothers, and absolute benevolent sexism galore. This is only Part 1 of 3, so buckle up and stay tuned for even more! Next, another Six Minute Skinny Dip into the very timely topic of Bishop Worthiness Interviews. It’s fascinating to get a little history behind the practice at the root of Protect LDS Children and Sam Young’s efforts. Don’t miss the Call For Submissions to the first ever ExMo Created General Conference! Do you have something to say about General Conference weekend? Leave a voicemail at 435-494-1427! And be sure to try TWO cocktail suggestions this week! Videos available on Patreon!

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MHH37: Make Adam God Again, the one true MAGA

Cristina Rosetti, the originator of that amazing acronym, is back once again when she stops by at Sunstone! She is the sweetheart Gentile Catholic of Mormon History! She shares with me snippets of her Mormon History discoveries and research, including The Law of Purity, because we just can’t stay away from talking about Mormon Sex here on Mormon Happy Hour. Next, we continue to Make Adam God in yet another Six Minute Skinny Dip into Mormon History with Mithryn! Just listen to how much history he crams into 6 minutes! And we wrap it all up with Marie Kent of My Book of Mormon and her interview at Sunstone! Marie teaches Colleen how to make a Cement Mixer Shot, complete with a party story of the first time Marie ever had shots! Marie also talks about the fun times and future direction of her show My Book of Mormon. One last teaser before she comes on for Subversive Feminist Reading Corner, or whatever we call it! It will be hot as we roast the words of more modern LDS prophets and apostles. All three videos of these guests are available on Patreon.

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MHH36: Two Bigfoot Sightings (the Mormon Kind) and an Interview with a Fundamentalist Mormon

Mithryn stops by for an installment of Six Minute Skinny-Dip into Mormon History, where we explore a hairy phenomenon in Mormon Folklore, that of Bigfoot as Cain. And for yet another Bigfoot sighting, Part 3 of Mormon Zodiac comes next, where we learn the last 3 uniquely Mormon astrological signs! Have you found yours yet? And to conclude the episode, a Sunstone Interview featuring Benjamin Shaffer of Christ’s Church, a fundamentalist sect of Mormonism. Colleen has a fascinating time learning more about this particular sect, how it is the same yet very different from Mainstream Mormonism. Living the Law of Consecration? Polygamy? Foreordination and personal revelation? It’s all in there. Video of Benjamin Shaffer, Mythrin and Mormon Zodiac can be found on Patreon.

Check out a FREE special interview on Patreon this week, Mark Whitley brings us “Why I Don’t Drink,” a pros and cons discussion of his decision not to partake in alcohol following his faith transition away from Mormonism.  The direct link is in the show notes.

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MHH35: Mormon Sexual Trauma Dumpster Fire with Lesley Butterfield

Colleen and Lesley take a chronological approach through the past 2 weeks of sexual abuse hot topics in Mormonism. We vent our way through Sam Young of the Protect LDS Children movement called to a disciplinary court and the results of that court still undetermined. Don’t miss McKenna Denson calling out her alleged rapist, former Missionary Training Center President Joseph Bishop in front of his local congregation.  Next, beloved Progressive Mormon Columnist for the SLTrib, Robert Kirby, responds to Denson’s call-out and social media erupts. MormonLeaks is sued by Brigham Young University, and also this past Tuesday, drops a leaked memo from Kirton McConkie, the LDS Church’s law firm. The memo addresses 6 cases of sexual misconduct and how the church [MIS] handles them. And we wrap up the vent fest with two brave women who are speaking out about the unsafe conditions of LDS missionaries, including their own harrowing experiences of sexual assault. Full video of the episode is available on Patreon.
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MHH34: 3 Guests on Utah Prop 2, The Exclusion Policy Doubledown, and the LDS Rebranding Fiasco

This week Colleen brings 3 guests on to discuss several hot topics in Mormonism. First up, Blaire Ostler, a queer Mormon woman, takes on the Exclusion Policy addition to both the Missionary and Seminary manuals. Second, Marie Kent from My Book of Mormon Podcast hashes out Utah Prop 2, the legalization of medical marijuana. And lastly, New Name Noah Mike Norton gives us an update on what we should be calling the church formerly known as The Mormons. Don’t miss Mike’s upcoming plans for Sam Young’s pending excommunication for asking the LDS Church to stop asking children sexually explicit questions. But those can only be found with all the other full-length videos on our Patreon page!

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MHH33: Interview w/Sam Young after 23 Day Hunger Strike

Sam Young joins Mormon Happy Hour once again at the conclusion of his 23 day Hunger Strike and Spotlight with an Apostle Event in downtown SLC. I gathered questions from listeners and explored with Sam his reflections over the past 3 weeks of his evening chats and fasting. Listen to his most memorable moments, the hardest parts of the fast, the impact his actions have had, and most importantly, how he’s now feeling! Full video of this interview is available on Patreon!

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MHH32: An Evening with the Drunk Mormon Podcast

Mormon Happy Hour pairs up for a glorious evening with the Drunk Mormon Podcast. We meet up together, make cocktails and tell our Mormon Exit stories and how we both came to create a Mormon based podcast. We reclaim our Mormon Identity and share how we tackled so many faith crisis dilemmas. Does God exist? Is there a higher power? How do we explain “spiritual” experiences from our  Mormon childhood? What do autonomy and authenticity look and feel like? Then we wrap things up with their favorite Drunk Mormon episodes and their favorite featured drinks! Mmmm, you gotta try these!

Coming soon, link to Mormon Happy Hour guesting on the Drunk Mormon Podcast!!

 

MHH31: Bourbon Barrel Aged Coffee and Mithryn’s Skinny Dip Debut

This week, Colleen brings her favorite fan on to taste Bourbon Barrel Aged Craft Coffee, spoiler, IT’S PHENOMENAL! Don’t worry, you can get your very own as well! We also bring you our favorite cocktail recipe that you can easily make at home and impress your friends. And for the main event, the one and only Mithryn (Kenneth Lines) meets with Colleen at Sunstone and shares some fantastic history bits in his Skinny Dip debut! Learn why he is obsessed with the nutty side of Mormon History! Full Video Interview with Mithryn can be found on the Mormon Happy Hour Patreon Page.

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