MHH45: Election Day Special featuring Mormon Women for Ethical Government

Happy Election Day! To celebrate this day of civic responsibility, join Colleen as she explores a group of women born out of Mormon roots who are passionately active in political activism and decency. MWEG was created in the aftermath of the tumultuous 2016 Election when so many were frustrated and disappointed with the political climate. Catherine Eslinger visits Mormon Happy Hour to share the past victories, including raising statements regarding issues such as separating refugee children at the border, and most recently concerning the investigation of Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh. If you’d prefer to watch this guest interview instead of just listen, the full video is available on the Mormon Happy Hour Patreon Page.

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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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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

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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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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MHH30: Interview w/Ethan Dodge, Sam’s Hunger Strike Update, and BYU’s Amnesty Loophole

Colleen gives an update on Sam Young’s Hunger Strike this past week in downtown SLC. Then she RANTS about the GIANT loophole that basically makes BYU’s recent Amnesty Policy completely worthless, as  was demonstrated at BYU-I when a student was expelled by her Bishop following a sexual assault. And to wrap things up on a lighthearted note, she gives you the gift of Ethan Dodge of MormonLeaks, an interview from Sunstone.  It’s basically lots of shit talking and cheap jokes. Colleen sounds really stupid, and Ethan shows off his nerdy smart knowledge correcting her. They both practice roasting Ryan McKnight, the ego behind MormonLeaks. For bonus points, what’s the phrase in this video that would make a winning drinking game prompt? Check out the FULL VIDEO of the interview on Patreon!

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MHH29: Interview with Sam Young, Protect LDS Children, Hunger Strike and Spotlight

Mormon Happy Hour celebrated Mormonism at the 2018 SLC Sunstone Symposium this past weekend. Colleen met many of you, and has collected over 20 interviews to share! But this first one is the most important! Please join with Colleen in supporting Sam Young and his current action to Protect LDS Children.  Sam has begun a Hunger Strike outside the Church Office building in downtown SLC. He will be inviting one specific apostle to sit down with him each night of his Hunger Strike to listen to the concerns of those affected by the harm that can occur during Bishop Worthiness Interviews. Please share his current plans! Please protect LDS Children! No More One-on-One Interviews. No Sexually Explicit Questions, EVER!

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