MHH44: Exploring Jarmans Craft Coffee, the Bourbon Barrel Aged Experience

Enjoy a warm and inviting bonus episode! A delicious exploration into the Post-Mormon indulgence of coffee! But not just any coffee! Have you ever tasted a cup of Bourbon Barrel Aged craft coffee? It is an experience you don’t want to miss. Colleen has the opportunity to learn from the roaster himself all about this unique process to age and refine the profile of a coffee bean, and then expertly roast it to create the perfect, fresh cup of coffee that you can’t get anywhere else. Check back to episode 31 where Colleen and Aaron taste and compare two cups of Jarman’s Craft Coffee for your enjoyment. A link to get your very own limited release box is below.

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MHH43: Modern Mormon Polygamy

This week, Colleen is joined by Cristina Rosetti, Mormon Fundamentalist Historian, and Rhett Hall, owner & designer at Cardinal Branding, to discuss the TLC special now available on Netflix entitled “Three Wives, One Husband” which explores the lives of two polygamous Mormon families living at Rockland Ranch in southern Utah. Listen as Cristina provides insight into the lives of Fundamentalist Mormons of all kinds, Rhett shares his outside of Mormonism perspective on the families presented in the special, and Colleen reflects on her changing feelings on modern Mormon polygamy. We explore concerns with the lifestyle, fascinations with the complex relationships, and our own secret fantasies regarding the beautiful landscape and community found in the red hills of Rockland Ranch. As always, if you’d prefer to watch the conversation instead of just listen, the uncut video can be found on the Mormon Happy Hour Patreon page.

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MHH42: Oral Sex Ban and a Feminist Mormon Reading Roast

Mormon Sex Myths returns to tackle the 1982 1st Presidency ban on oral sex and the implications of this sex shaming attitude. Next, Marie Kent of My Book of Mormon podcast returns for Part 2 of the John and Mary lecture, courtesy of Spencer W. Kimball in our Feminist Reading Roast segment. Don’t miss SWK’s brilliant plan for finding happiness and meaning in life, which is sure to bring exactly the opposite. This issue is jam-packed with sexism, misogynist control, and shame. But don’t worry, it comes with a special #earthquakechallenge that you don’t want to miss!  So consider yourself challenged, now we ask that you “return and report.” As always, the full video versions of these conversations are available on the Mormon Happy Hour Patreon page.

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MHH41: Interview w/ Karin Peter, Community of Christ Quorum President

Join me, Colleen, as I fall in love with the Community of Christ! I have a lovely visit with my friend Karin Peter, President of the 5th Quorum of the 70, in a church that you may know by their old name, the RLDS Church. She gives me some history on how the Community of Christ came to be, and why they are “Team Emma.” If you caught the last Grace/Works discussion in Episode 39, this one is much deeper! Explore what true diversity looks like in gender, race and sexual orientation, what female ordination is like, and their unique view of the literal truth claims of The Book of Mormon. Karin beautifully explains the adaptive nature of the Community of Christ and what her image of “God” looks like. I know, I’m really selling it, right? What can I say, I’m in love! Full video available on Mormon Happy Hour Patreon page.

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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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