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!

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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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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MHH05: New Year, Death of Monson, Seer Stone

Happy New Year! Holy cow what a way to start it off! Miranda and Colleen discuss the way a faith transition impacts your annual resolutions. Miranda discusses a Reddit post regarding Joseph Smith’s Seer Stone. AND OMG, will there be a bigger story this year in Mormonism than Thomas Monson passing away? We hash out our own feelings about his passing, the succession of a new prophet/profit/president, and review reactions we have seen and heard of others. Share with us your reactions on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter!

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