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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.
Links mentioned in this episode:
- SLTrib: How younger Latter-Day Saints and ‘fundamentalist Mormons’ are building bridges, looking past their differences
- VIDEO Modern Mormon Polygamy Panel Pt1
- VIDEO Modern Mormon Polygamy Panel Pt2
- VIDEO Modern Mormon Polygamy Panel Pt3
- Music by bensound.com and by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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