MHH49: Mormon Headlines with Jami Good

Welcome, Jami Good, a delightful and insightful long time listener and supporter of the show, here to run down the latest headlines within Mormonism! Together, we hit all the hot topics, including Bill Reel’s pending excommunication, changes to mission types, worthiness interviews on This American Life, Leah Remini to take on Mormonism, post-Mormon AZ Senator Kyrsten Sinema, and a few other goodies you are sure to chuckle at with us! As always, if you’d prefer to watch this interview instead of just listen, head over to Mormon Happy Hour on Patreon!

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MHH48: Queer Polygamy: A Delicious Mind Bender with Blaire Ostler

Throw away everything you think you know about patriarchal polygamy and monogamous gender binary scripts, and listen to Blaire Ostler’s mind-blowing theories on Queer Polygamy! Don’t worry, she defines all the poly and amorous words for you, as we talk about deconstructing the traditional beliefs and fears we have about love, deepening and expanding relationships, and exploring our authentic selves. Blaire’s theories are full of love, hope, depth, and ethical understanding.  As always, if you’d prefer to watch this video instead of just listen, head over to Mormon Happy Hour on Patreon!

MHH46: Under New Management: The “Wins For Satan” Happy Hour

Finally, we have arrived at a new name for the podcast following President Nelson’s condemnation of nicknames. Welcome to the “Wins For Satan” Happy Hour! Colleen welcomes a new guest this week and runs down the headline news in Mormonism, coming to the conclusion that the church is “Under New Management” and Pres. Nelson is clearing house! Guest Carol Hamer shares with us her delightfully useful Annual Brodie Awards as a rich resource for all things in the ExMo world that are virtuous, lovely or of good report or praiseworthy. I exhort you to seek after these things…bow your head…oh you know the rest.

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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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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.