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Infants on Thrones

English, Religion, 1 season, 340 episodes, 4 days, 10 hours, 29 minutes
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An entertaining podcast about self-awareness and discovery. The title Infants on Thrones is an homage to the Mormon Founder Joseph Smith who said, in his lesser-known King Follet discourse, that eternity is full of thrones, upon which dwell thousands of children, reigning on thrones of glory, with not one cubit added to their stature. It is a funny image, but it also suggests that we, as amateur podcasters, do not really have all the answers we may think we do. We can't take ourselves too seriously. We are also Infants on Thrones.
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865 – The Birth of the Spiritual Heretic, P1

In this episode of “Infants on Thrones,” hosts Josh and Glenn dive deep into the essence of heresy as a vital and healthy force within both the human body and society. Drawing metaphors from biology, they discuss how T cells and osteoblasts function to maintain health by addressing aberrant cells and weak bone tissue, respectively. […]
5/15/20241 hour, 5 minutes, 20 seconds
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Ep 864 – Past Life Regression Therapy: A Case Study in Self Discovery

Episode 864 of Infants on Thrones delves into the intriguing world of past life regression therapy in “Past Life Regression Therapy: A Case Study in Self Discovery.” Join us as we explore a thought-provoking session where hypnotherapy opens the door to deep self-reflection and personal narratives that transcend the boundaries of time and identity. This […]
4/28/20241 hour, 18 minutes, 20 seconds
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Eo 863 – How to Tune a Fork

In this thought-provoking episode, Glenn and Josh dive deep into the philosophical and existential inquiries surrounding consciousness, the material world, and the potential of artificial intelligence. Our discussion unfolds through the metaphor of a tuning fork, illustrating how individual experiences resonate uniquely based on personal histories and environmental interactions. We explore the notion of consciousness […]
4/21/20240
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Ep 862 – The Secret of Spiritual Warfare

Glenn sits down once again with psychotherapist Josh Neal to discuss idealogical warfare. Check out The Arcturian Playground for more Mormon-formed-mind inspired stretching of eternal perspective. What is your Mormon Cred?  Take a few minutes to fill out Bob’s Mormon Cred Scale here. Support the podcast on Patreon here
4/14/20241 hour, 20 minutes, 55 seconds
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Ep 861 – The Mormon Tradition of Channeling

Glenn sits down once again with psychotherapist Josh Neal to put his channeling under the microscope of a gestalt therapist and talk about his experiences with The Arcturian Collective Thingy. Check out The Arcturian Playground for more mormon-formed-mind inspired stretching of eternal perspective. What is your Mormon Cred?  Take a few minutes to fill out […]
4/6/20240
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Ep 860 – The Millennial Rant

Josh has a few things to say about Millennials and disillusionment, starting with himself. Glenn sits down once again with psychotherapist Josh Neal to talk about whatever comes up in the moment.   What is your Mormon Cred?  Take a few minutes to fill out Bob’s Mormon Cred Scale here. Support the podcast on Patreon […]
2/11/202447 minutes, 44 seconds
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Ep 859 – Gestalt Theory in Action P6: Sunshine on Your Balls and stuff

Why is it healthy to get sunshine on your balls? Glenn sits down once again with psychotherapist Josh Neal to talk about whatever comes up in the moment.   What is your Mormon Cred?  Take a few minutes to fill out Bob’s Mormon Cred Scale here. Support the podcast on Patreon here
2/7/20241 hour, 5 minutes, 3 seconds
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Ep 858 – Gestalt Theory in Action P5: Community and stuff

Glenn sits down once again with psychotherapist Josh Neal to talk about whatever comes up in the moment.   What is your Mormon Cred?  Take a few minutes to fill out Bob’s Mormon Cred Scale here. Support the podcast on Patreon here
1/26/20240
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Ep 857 – The Still Small Voice: An Interview with author Brenda Stanley

Glenn sits down with author Brenda Stanley to discuss her murder-mystery “The Still Small Voice.” We will have a live Zoom video discussion with Brenda on Wedneday, Jan 31 at 7pm.  Click here at that time if you would like to join the discussion. What is your Mormon Cred?  Take a few minutes to fill […]
1/19/202457 minutes, 50 seconds
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Ep 856 – Mormon News Roundup (aka very late Infant Christmas 2023 Part 12)

Merry Christmas from the ghost of Infant Christmas Present. Watch the video version of Mormon News Roundup here.   What is your Mormon Cred?  Take a few minutes to fill out Bob’s Mormon Cred Scale here. Support the podcast on Patreon here
1/3/20241 hour, 27 minutes, 1 second
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Ep 856 – Mormon News Roundup (aka Infant Christmas 2023 Part 12)

Merry Christmas from the ghost of Infant Christmas Present. Watch the video version of Mormon News Roundup here.   What is your Mormon Cred?  Take a few minutes to fill out Bob’s Mormon Cred Scale here. Support the podcast on Patreon here
12/27/20231 hour, 27 minutes, 1 second
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Ep 856 – Infant Christmas 2023 P12: Mormon News Roundup

Merry Christmas from the ghost of Infant Christmas Present. Watch the video version of Mormon News Roundup here.   What is your Mormon Cred?  Take a few minutes to fill out Bob’s Mormon Cred Scale here. Support the podcast on Patreon here
12/26/20231 hour, 27 minutes, 1 second
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Ep 855 – Infant Christmas 2023 P11: A Very Merry Visit From Death

Merry Christmas from the ghosts of Infant Christmas Past.   What is your Mormon Cred?  Take a few minutes to fill out Bob’s Mormon Cred Scale here. Support the podcast on Patreon here
12/24/202319 minutes, 15 seconds
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Ep 854 – Infant Christmas 2023 P10: An Ayahuasca Story

Merry Christmas from the ghosts of Infant Christmas Past.   What is your Mormon Cred?  Take a few minutes to fill out Bob’s Mormon Cred Scale here. Support the podcast on Patreon here
12/22/20231 hour, 3 minutes, 1 second
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Ep 853 – Infant Christmas 2023 P9: The Life and Times of Stephen Erastus Knudsen III

Merry Christmas from the ghosts of Infant Christmas Past.   What is your Mormon Cred?  Take a few minutes to fill out Bob’s Mormon Cred Scale here. Support the podcast on Patreon here
12/20/202324 minutes, 14 seconds
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Ep 852 – Infant Christmas 2023 P8: Light the World Christmas Smackaround

Merry Christmas from the ghosts of Infant Christmas Past.   What is your Mormon Cred?  Take a few minutes to fill out Bob’s Mormon Cred Scale here. Support the podcast on Patreon here
12/18/20232 hours, 8 minutes, 55 seconds
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Ep 851 – Infant Christmas 2023 P7: A Tale of Two Poelmans

Merry Christmas from the ghosts of Infant Christmas Past.   What is your Mormon Cred?  Take a few minutes to fill out Bob’s Mormon Cred Scale here. Support the podcast on Patreon here
12/16/20231 hour, 6 minutes, 13 seconds
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Ep 850 – Infant Christmas 2023 P6: Disciples After Dark

Merry Christmas from the ghosts of Infant Christmas Past.   What is your Mormon Cred?  Take a few minutes to fill out Bob’s Mormon Cred Scale here. Support the podcast on Patreon here
12/14/202322 minutes, 36 seconds
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Ep 849 – Infant Christmas 2023 P5: Away in a Manger – The Smackdown

Merry Christmas from the ghosts of Infant Christmas Past.   What is your Mormon Cred?  Take a few minutes to fill out Bob’s Mormon Cred Scale here. Support the podcast on Patreon here
12/12/20231 hour, 53 minutes, 29 seconds
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Ep 848 – Infant Christmas 2023 P4: How to Marry a Mormon

Merry Christmas from the ghosts of Infant Christmas Past.   What is your Mormon Cred?  Take a few minutes to fill out Bob’s Mormon Cred Scale here. Support the podcast on Patreon here
12/10/20233 hours, 47 minutes, 30 seconds
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Ep 847 – Infant Christmas 2023 P3: The Christmas Jesus and stuff

Merry Christmas from the ghosts of Infant Christmas Past.   What is your Mormon Cred?  Take a few minutes to fill out Bob’s Mormon Cred Scale here. Support the podcast on Patreon here
12/6/20232 hours, 24 minutes, 42 seconds
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Ep 846 – Infant Christmas 2023 P2: Hobbit Gospel Truths

Merry Christmas from the ghosts of Infant Christmas Past.   What is your Mormon Cred?  Take a few minutes to fill out Bob’s Mormon Cred Scale here. Support the podcast on Patreon here
12/4/202324 minutes, 27 seconds
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Ep 845 – Infant Christmas 2023 P1: First Presidency Message with Neil Diamond

Merry Christmas from the ghost of Infant Christmas Past.   What is your Mormon Cred?  Take a few minutes to fill out Bob’s Mormon Cred Scale here. Support the podcast on Patreon here
12/2/202312 minutes, 49 seconds
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Ep 844 – Gestalt Field Theory and stuff

What if you were a self-regulating wave on an ocean and the entire ocean that also was you, but you could only really regulate that one little wave? Or should it be color blocks? Or maybe its just “what are you experiencing right now?” Glenn sits down once again with psychotherapist Josh Neal to discuss […]
11/30/20231 hour, 5 minutes, 3 seconds
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Ep 843 – Self Love and stuff

Where does the self begin and end?  Where does love begin and end?  When will all of the questioning end?  What if nothing ends?  What if these are all just words?  What if?  Yeah, what if. Glenn sits down once again with psychotherapist Josh Neal to discuss the importance of self love from the perspective […]
11/26/20231 hour, 21 minutes, 37 seconds
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Ep 842 – Healing and stuff

Glenn sits down once again with psychotherapist Josh Neal to discuss what healing means from the perspective of a gestalt therapist.   What is your Mormon Cred?  Take a few minutes to fill out Bob’s Mormon Cred Scale here. Support the podcast on Patreon here
11/16/20231 hour, 23 minutes, 55 seconds
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Ep 841 – Authenticity and stuff

Glenn sits down once again with psychotherapist Josh Neal to discuss the desire to be authentic in a world hungry to crucify apostates.   What is your Mormon Cred?  Take a few minutes to fill out Bob’s Mormon Cred Scale here. Support the podcast on Patreon here
11/4/20231 hour, 30 minutes, 33 seconds
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Ep 840 – Bob’s Mormon Cred Scale Revisited

A blast from the past.  This episode was first released in May 2014.  The Mormon Cred Scale has since been taken 8,333 times.  It’s a fun discussion between a bunch of blind infants trying to understand an elephant.  Or something like that.  Enjoy! What is your Mormon Cred?  Take a few minutes to fill out […]
10/30/20231 hour, 23 minutes, 50 seconds
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Ep 839 – Emotional Maturity and stuff

Glenn sits down with psychotherapist Josh Neal to discuss the lessons learned from experiencing major life adjustments following a religious faith crisis.
10/26/20231 hour, 17 minutes, 20 seconds
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Ep 838: Infants on AI – An Open Response to Yuval Noah Harari’s AI and the Future of Humanity, P3

This episode continues exploring on the relationship between the conscious mind and the unconscious mind and explores the role that AI could play in humans becoming more aware of their own dark shadowy mind.  Donald Hoffman and David Eagleman are invoked and imitated by Chat GPT.  Ditto for Jack and Jill, who join an AI […]
5/23/202351 minutes, 11 seconds
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Ep 837: Infants on AI – An Open Response to Yuval Noah Harari’s AI and the Future of Humanity, P2

This episode focuses on the relationship between the conscious mind and the unconscious mind and explores the role that AI could play in humans becoming more aware of their own dark shadowy mind. Fill out the Mindfulness Survey here Support the podcast on Patreon here
5/20/20231 hour, 2 minutes, 6 seconds
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Ep 836: Infants on AI – An Open Response to Yuval Noah Harari’s AI and the Future of Humanity, P1

What happens when an Infantile mind gets ahold of a lecture from Yuval Harari about Artificial Intelligence and the Future of Humanity?  How about a new 6-part series for Infants on Thrones?  This is episode 1 of 6.   The Reading List mentioned on the episode:    – “Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind” by […]
5/16/202348 minutes, 32 seconds
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Ep 835 – A Concise General Conference Parody by Chat GPT

What happens when Artificial Intelligence compares current Mormon teachings against original Mormon teachings? Fill out the Mindfulness Survey here Support the podcast on Patreon here
4/28/202312 minutes, 21 seconds
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Ep 834 – The Rise of Artificial Intelligence: How Mormon Humor broke Chat GPT

Who is ready for AI to change the way we think and act about pretty much everything? Check out my new website: dowofhealing.com Fill out the Mindfulness Survey here Support the podcast on Patreon here
2/21/20231 hour, 11 minutes, 27 seconds
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Ep 833: How to LOVE an Orange Peel: A Very Special Valentines Testimony to THE WORLD

It’s testimony time.  Sorta.   Check out my new website: dowofhealing.com Fill out the Mindfulness Survey here Support the podcast on Patreon here
2/14/20231 hour, 29 minutes, 12 seconds
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Ep 832 – Healing from Religious Trauma, P1

What is religious trauma?  What is healing?  And what is the relationship between our conscious awareness and our unconscious programming? This 4-part series is an updated reissue of conversations between Glenn Ostlund and Bill Reel originally recorded in Sep-Oct 2020. And if you are interested in finding out more about your own unconscious trauma, check […]
1/14/20232 hours, 17 minutes, 28 seconds
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Ep 831 – No-nonsense Spirituality P3: Of Babies and Bathwater

Glenn responds to a listener question about harm, divine authority, and babies in bathwater.
12/31/202238 minutes, 3 seconds
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Ep 830 – The Birth of the Divine Atheist

Merry Christmas from a Divine Atheist.
12/27/202224 minutes, 56 seconds
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Ep 829 – No-nonsense Spirituality with Britt Hartley, P2

Glenn sits down with Britt Hartley to discuss what it means to be secularly spiritual. Fill out the Mindfulness Survey here Support the podcast on Patreon here
11/22/20221 hour, 39 minutes, 24 seconds
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Ep 828 – Creating a Healthy Post-Mormon Perspective, P5

Glenn sits down with Wren to talk about shifting perspectives after this whole Mormon faith crisis thing. Check out The Arcturian Playground here Fill out the Mindfulness Survey here Support the podcast on Patreon here
11/19/20220
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Ep 827 – Creating a Healthy Post-Mormon Perspective, P4

Glenn sits down with Wren to talk about shifting perspectives after this whole Mormon faith crisis thing. Check out The Arcturian Playground here Fill out the Mindfulness Survey here Support the podcast on Patreon here
11/18/20221 hour, 22 minutes, 51 seconds
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Ep 826 – Creating a Healthy Post-Mormon Perspective, P3

Glenn sits down with Wren to talk about shifting perspectives after this whole Mormon faith crisis thing. Check out The Arcturian Playground here Fill out the Mindfulness Survey here Support the podcast on Patreon here
11/15/20221 hour, 12 minutes, 22 seconds
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Ep 825 – Creating a Healthy Post-Mormon Perspective, P2

Glenn sits down with Wren to talk about shifting perspectives after this whole Mormon faith crisis thing. Check out The Arcturian Playground here Fill out the Mindfulness Survey here Support the podcast on Patreon here
11/11/20222 hours, 8 minutes, 28 seconds
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Ep 824 – Creating a Healthy Post-Mormon Perspective, P1

Glenn sits down with Wren to talk about shifting perspectives after this whole Mormon faith crisis thing. Check out The Arcturian Playground here Fill out the Mindfulness Survey here Support the podcast on Patreon here
11/10/20221 hour, 37 minutes, 40 seconds
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Ep 823 – No-nonsense Spirituality with Britt Hartley

Glenn sits down with Britt Hartley to discuss what it means to be secularly spiritual. Fill out the Mindfulness Survey here Support the podcast on Patreon here
11/4/20221 hour, 28 minutes, 45 seconds
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Ep 822 – True Spooky Mormon Ghost Story (aka “May I Shake Your Hand Mr. Evil Spirit?”)

Yes.  It’s exactly what the title says. Fill out the Mindfulness Survey here Support the podcast on Patreon here
10/17/202220 minutes, 43 seconds
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Ep 821 – Increasing Emotional Intelligence by Placebo-ing Yourself All Day Long with Chelsea Shields

What does it mean to have emotional intelligence?  What does it mean to Placebo yourself all day long? Glenn sits down with Chelsea Shields to discuss The Placebo Effect in 2022. Fill out the Mindfulness Survey here Support the podcast on Patreon here
9/26/20221 hour, 56 minutes, 51 seconds
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Ep 820 – Reflections: Placebo, P4

Chelsea discusses the placebo effects (and no-cebo effects) associated with the rise of social media.  The final episode in this Chelsea-centered Placebo Reflections series.  This discussion was recorded in Sep 2019 but was previously released on Patreon only. Fill out the Mindfulness Survey here Support the podcast on Patreon here
9/22/20221 hour, 37 minutes, 10 seconds
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Ep 819 – Reflections: Placebo, P3

A classic blast from Infant past, originally published in October 2014. Fill out the Mindfulness Survey here Support the podcast on Patreon here
9/20/20222 hours, 3 minutes, 44 seconds
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Ep 818 – Reflections: Placebo, P2

A classic blast from Infant past, originally published in September 2014. Fill out the Mindfulness Survey here Support the podcast on Patreon here
9/17/20221 hour, 26 minutes, 27 seconds
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Ep 817 – Reflections: The Placebo, P1

A classic blast from Infant past, originally published in September 2014. Fill out the Mindfulness Survey here Support the podcast on Patreon here
9/15/20221 hour, 46 minutes, 17 seconds
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Ep 816 – Reflections: Patrioracle Blessings

A classic blast from Infant past, originally published in June 2014. Fill out the Mindfulness Survey here Support the podcast on Patreon here
8/31/20221 hour, 19 minutes, 53 seconds
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Ep 815 – Reflections: God and Science and Stuff

A classic blast from Infant past, originally published in April 2014. Fill out the Mindfulness Survey here Support the podcast on Patreon here
8/26/20222 hours, 8 minutes, 39 seconds
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Ep 814 – Recovering From Mormon Programming in the Weirdest Way Possible, Part One

What do you get when you mix a Mormon-formed mind with a bunch of other stuff and mash it up in the sausage grinder of imaginative creativity?   Fill out the Mindfulness Survey here Support the podcast on Patreon here Visit the Arcturian Playground here.
8/23/20220
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Ep 813 – Reflections: Kolob Shmolob

A classic blast from Infant past, originally published in March 2014. Fill out the Mindfulness Survey here Support the podcast on Patreon here
8/21/20221 hour, 17 minutes, 33 seconds
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Ep 812 – Reflections: The Unintentional Racist

A classic blast from the Infant past, originally published in January 2014. Fill out the Mindfulness Survey here Support the podcast on Patreon here
8/19/20221 hour, 21 minutes, 44 seconds
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Ep 811 – Continued Search for Meaning

Wren joins Glenn for a fascinating conversation about the continued search for meaning post-faith transition in what seems like an increasingly chaotic world. Fill out the Mindfulness Survey here Support the podcast on Patreon here
7/31/20221 hour, 14 minutes, 54 seconds
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Ep 810: The Sin is in the Secret – Healing Shame after a life of Mormon Programming

Jared Rohrer joins a panel of Reed, Jess, Curt, Wren and Glenn to discuss his experience healing intense self-loathing and shame about his sexuality.   You can follow Jared’s Instagram at https://instagram.com/jaredrdc?igshid=YmMyMTA2M2Y=
7/22/20221 hour, 34 minutes, 40 seconds
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Ep 809 – Steve Urquhart and the Divine Assembly: The Rolling Stone Re-issue

Steve Urquhart was recently featured in Rolling Stone Magazine.  It is a great article that gives exposure to much of the healing work that Steve has inspired in so many. To commemorate this accomplishment, I am re-releasing this previously 4-part interview from Feb 2021 for any looking to find out more about this man and […]
6/29/20223 hours, 33 minutes, 32 seconds
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Ep 808 – Saturday’s Warriors Sing-along-Smackdown: Roe v. Wade Edition

In light of recent federal events, Glenn revists the Saturday’s Warriors sing-along-Smackdown episode featuring OG Infants John Hamer, Randy Snyder, and Matt Long (originally recorded and released in March 2015).   Fill out the Mindfulness Survey here Support the podcast on Patreon here
6/27/20222 hours, 9 minutes, 35 seconds
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Ep 807 – On Being Proud of Pride

Wren leads a panel of Jessica, Curt, Glenn and Sabrina on a discussion of LGBT Pride.
6/24/20221 hour, 25 minutes, 42 seconds
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Ep 806 – Hulu’s Under the Banner of Heaven: A Review, P4

Glenn is joined by Jess, Curt and Wren to wrap up the discussion of Hulu’s “Under the Banner of Heaven” and spend some time comparing it to the Netflix documentary “Keep Sweet: Pray and Obey” about the FLDS and Warren Jeffs.   Fill out the Mindfulness Survey here Support the podcast on Patreon here
6/17/20221 hour, 4 minutes, 54 seconds
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Ep 805 – Hulu’s Under the Banner of Heaven: A Review, P3

Glenn is joined by Jess and Wren to discuss episode 4 of Hulu’s “Under the Banner of Heaven” (with a special bonus visit from Infant Emeritus Extraordinaire Tom “don’t call me a rockstar” Perry). Fill out the Mindfulness Survey here Support the podcast on Patreon here
5/30/20221 hour, 30 minutes, 21 seconds
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Ep 804 – Blood Atonement: The Twisted Love Language of Brigham Young

According to Brigham Young, some sins are so bad that the only way to get back to Heavenly Father is to have your own blood spilt (aka “thanks for the atonement Jesus, but you may have missed something!”).  But don’t take my word for it.  Listen to the words of Brigham Young himself, spoken on […]
5/25/202233 minutes, 17 seconds
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Ep 803 – Hulu’s Under the Banner of Heaven: A Review, P2

Glenn is joined once again by Reed, Jess, Wren and Curt to discuss episode 3 of Hulu’s “Under the Banner of Heaven.”   Fill out the Mindfulness Survey here Support the podcast on Patreon here
5/23/20221 hour, 17 minutes, 45 seconds
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Ep 802 – Hulu’s Under the Banner of Heaven: A Review, P1

Glenn is joined once again by Reed, Jess, Wren and Curt to discuss episodes 1 & 2 of Hulu’s “Under the Banner of Heaven.”   Fill out the Mindfulness Survey here Support the podcast on Patreon here
5/19/20221 hour, 19 minutes, 40 seconds
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Ep 801 – Mormon Origins: A Game of Imagination, P1

Come and play with me in the realm of imagination. You can access the Arcturian Playground here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OThH3NLhCRc&t=9s Fill out the Mindfulness Survey here Support the podcast on Patreon here
5/12/202254 minutes, 43 seconds
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Ep 800 – The Certainty of Being Certain and other Aha Moments. I guess. (I don’t really know)

What is more important: feeling that you are certain or actually being certain?  Jess, Reed, Wren and Curt share their experience with certainty.   Fill out the Mindfulness Survey here Support the podcast on Patreon here Schedule a free 30-min Life Coaching consult with Glenn here
5/9/20221 hour, 16 minutes, 37 seconds
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Ep 799 – General Conference in Review

Glenn welcomes a new Infant panel of Reed, Jessica, Wren, Curt, and Mike to discuss April 2022 general conference and say hello to the Infant listeners.  No actual soaking occurred during the recording of this episode. Fill out the Mindfulness Survey here Support the podcast on Patreon here Schedule a free 30-min Life Coaching consult with […]
5/6/20221 hour, 26 minutes, 30 seconds
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Ep 798 – Under the Banner of Heaven

Those who have ears (that are mighty and strong) to hear will understand.
4/29/20221 hour, 21 minutes, 26 seconds
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Ep 797 – Confessions of a Millennial PIMO NOMO

Or should it be POMO?
4/27/20221 hour, 13 minutes, 15 seconds
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Ep 796: General Conference Review P2: The Judas Peacemaker Smackdown

The title says it all. If you have a story of empowerment that you would like to share, please sign up to be interviewed here.
4/20/20221 hour, 6 minutes, 17 seconds
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Ep 795: General Conference Review P1: False Ex-mo Judas Memes and Imagined Flowering Wound Prick Blossoms

The title says it all. If you have a story of empowerment that you would like to share, please sign up to be interviewed here.
4/12/202256 minutes, 18 seconds
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Ep 794 – Cynthia Markey and the Heart-healing Power of Questioning

Glenn is joined once again by Wendi Jensen to interview her friend Cynthia Markey.  Cyndi is a former Jehovah’s Witness and today you are going to hear her talk about the painful cost she paid in leaving that religion, and the many wonderful things she has created – and is continuing to create – as […]
4/6/20221 hour, 24 minutes, 26 seconds
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Ep 793 – Empowered Former LDS: The Podcast

We all know what it means to be “former LDS” (but do we, really?) but what does it mean to be empowered?  Listen in as Glenn interviews life coach Wendi Jensen, author of “Healing Questions,” as they discuss the introduction of a new podcast. If you have a story of empowerment that you would like […]
3/28/20221 hour, 3 minutes, 26 seconds
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Ep 792 – MFM: Stephen Erastus Knudsen III

Consider this free therapy.  I did.   Fill out the Mindfulness Survey here Support the podcast on Patreon here
3/22/202225 minutes, 8 seconds
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Ep 791 – MFM: Hobbit Gospel Truths

Glenn reads an actual blog post written by an actual True Believing Mormon that actually compares the actual gospel to all things Tolkien. Fill out the Mindfulness Survey here Support the podcast on Patreon here Schedule a free 30-min Life Coaching consult with Glenn here
3/20/202224 minutes, 12 seconds
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Ep 790 – MFM: The Coffee

Real men take it black.  Tom shares the mental gymnastics he went through as he was seduced by that very first cup of word of wisdom forbidden dark temptress. Fill out the Mindfulness Survey here Support the podcast on Patreon here Schedule a free 30-min Life Coaching consult with Glenn here
3/18/202238 minutes, 18 seconds
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Ep 789 – MFM: The Streaking Samurai

Mormon missions aren’t exactly everything you think they are. Glenn shares some stories about his missionary trainer, aka “The Streaking Samurai.” Fill out the Mindfulness Survey here Support the podcast on Patreon here Schedule a free 30-min Life Coaching consult with Glenn here
3/16/202235 minutes, 7 seconds
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788 – MFM: Regret

Glenn shares one of his greatest regrets.  The phone call that he wishes he would have had with his former best friend, before that best friend took his own life.   Fill out the Mindfulness Survey here Support the podcast on Patreon here Schedule a free 30-min Life Coaching consult with Glenn here
3/14/202233 minutes, 23 seconds
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Ep 787 – MFM: Priesthood, Pornography, and Barry Manilow

Glenn recalls a very entertaining priesthood lesson.  Yes, this actually happened.   Fill out the Mindfulness Survey here Support the podcast on Patreon here Schedule a free 30-min Life Coaching consult with Glenn here
3/12/20228 minutes, 48 seconds
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Ep 786 – Transgender Testimony Time

Glenn responds to listen “Annie” an active PIMO (Physically In, Mentally Out) BYU Student whose dear friend married a transgender woman and has to hide it from everyone at BYU.   Fill out the Mindfulness Survey here Support the podcast on Patreon here Schedule a free 30-min Life Coaching consult with Glenn here
2/28/20221 hour, 49 minutes, 51 seconds
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Ep 785 – SMACKDOWNS ONLY: The Poelman Smackdown

The story of the Mormon church trying to flush a slightly off-message conference talk down the memory hole back in 1984.  What was so “off message” that they had to try to change it forever?  (That’s what is so… revealing). Fill out the Mindfulness Survey here. Support the podcast on Patreon here
2/21/20221 hour, 6 minutes, 38 seconds
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Ep 784 – Former Mormon Musings on Existential Dread

Glenn responds to a listener’s question: “How do you replace religious existential dread for more ‘real’ existential dread about climate crisis, political and economic unrest, and what that means for the future of a young person.” Fill out the Mindfulness Survey here. Support the podcast on Patreon here
2/10/20221 hour, 7 minutes, 31 seconds
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Ep 783: Reflections – 50 Ways to Leave the Church

Welcome to February 2022.  The Infants on Thrones podcast will be turning 10 years old this year. To reflect upon the impact that this podcast has made on my life — and the impact that my life has made on this podcast — I am creating a multi-part series called “Reflections” where we revisit some […]
2/7/20222 hours, 15 minutes, 2 seconds
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Ep 782 – The One True Truth

That’s right.  The One True Truth is finally here. Fill out the Mindfulness Survey here. Support the podcast on Patreon here
1/28/202222 minutes, 46 seconds
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Ep 781: Reflections: John Dehlin – The Reluctant Atheist

Pushing pause on the 13-part reflections series, but first — this.   Glenn Ostlund will be speaking and leading two breakout sessions at the Jan 22, 2022 Thrive Conference in Phoenix. Purchase your tickets here. Fill out the Mindfulness Survey here. Support the podcast on Patreon here
1/14/20222 hours, 16 minutes, 36 seconds
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Ep 780 – Reflections: Excommunication The Musical

Welcome to January 2022.  The Infants on Thrones podcast will be turning 10 years old this year. To reflect upon the impact that this podcast has made on my life — and the impact that my life has made on this podcast — I am creating a 13-part series called “Reflections” that will run through […]
1/12/20223 hours, 11 minutes, 50 seconds
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Ep 779 – Reflections: Infants on Mormons Stories

Welcome to January 2022.  The Infants on Thrones podcast will be turning 10 years old this year. To reflect upon the impact that this podcast has made on my life — and the impact that my life has made on this podcast — I am creating a 13-part series called “Reflections” that will run through […]
1/10/20224 hours, 9 minutes, 22 seconds
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Ep 778 – Reflections: The NEW Book of Abraham

Welcome to January 2022.  The Infants on Thrones podcast will be turning 10 years old this year. To reflect upon the impact that this podcast has made on my life — and the impact that my life has made on this podcast — I am creating a 13-part series called “Reflections” that will run through […]
1/7/20221 hour, 2 minutes, 58 seconds
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Ep 777 – Reflections: Anthology of Awesomeness

Welcome to January 2022.  The Infants on Thrones podcast will be turning 10 years old this year. To reflect upon the impact that this podcast has made on my life — and the impact that my life has made on this podcast — I am creating a 13-part series called “Reflections” that will run through […]
1/5/20221 hour, 43 minutes, 41 seconds
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Ep 776 – Reflections: An Ayahuasca Story

Welcome to January 2022.  The Infants on Thrones podcast will be turning 10 years old this year. To reflect upon the impact that this podcast has made on my life — and the impact that my life has made on this podcast — I am creating a 13-part series called “Reflections” that will run through […]
1/3/20221 hour, 7 minutes, 29 seconds
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Ep 775 – Infant Christmas Gifts P9: A Very Merry Visit from Death

For the ninth – and final — gift of Infant Christmas, an Infant gave to me, a brand new sorta-Christmassy mini-sode from 2021 called, “A Very Merry Visit from Death.”
12/25/202119 minutes, 18 seconds
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Ep 774 – Infant Christmas Gifts P8: Light the World Christmas Smackaround

For the eighth gift of Infant Christmas an Infant gave to me, a re-birthed episode from 2016 called: “Light the World Christmas Smackaround.”
12/23/20212 hours, 10 minutes, 42 seconds
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Ep 773 – Infant Christmas Gifts P7: Disproving Santa

For the seventh gift of Infant Christmas an Infant gave to me, a re-birthed episode from 2015 called: “Disproving Santa.”
12/22/20211 hour, 40 minutes, 2 seconds
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Ep 772 – Infant Christmas Gifts P6: The Gift of Christmas Past

For the sixth gift of Infant Christmas an Infant gave to me, a re-birthed minisode from 2015 called: “The Ghost of Christmas Past.”
12/21/202125 minutes, 31 seconds
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Ep 771 – Infant Christmas Gifts P5: Away in a Manger – The Smackdown.

For the fifth gift of Infant Christmas an Infant gave to me, a re-birthed episode from 2015 called: “Away in a Manger: The Smackdown.”
12/20/20211 hour, 53 minutes, 29 seconds
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Ep 770 – Infant Christmas Gifts P4: First Presidency Christmas Message (featuring Neil Diamond)

For the fourth gift of Infant Christmas an Infant gave to me, a re-birthed mini-sode from 2015 called: “First Presidency Christmas Message (featuring Neil Diamond).”
12/19/202113 minutes, 42 seconds
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Ep 769 – Infant Christmas Gifts P3: Bah Humbug – The Dallin H. Oaks Christmas Card mini-Smackdown

For the third gift of Infant Christmas an Infant gave to me, a re-birthed mini-sode from 2015 called: “Bah Humbug – The Dallin H. Oaks Christmas Card mini-Smackdown.”
12/18/202117 minutes, 19 seconds
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Ep 768 – Infant Christmas Gifts P2: Zelph on the Shelph

For the second gift of Infant Christmas an Infant gave to me, a re-birthed mini-sode from 2014 called: “Zelph on the Shelph.”
12/17/20215 minutes, 8 seconds
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Ep 767 – Infant Christmas Gifts P1: The Christmas Jesus and Stuff

For the first gift of Infant Christmas an Infant gave to me, a re-birthed episode from 2014 called: “The Christmas Jesus and Stuff.”
12/16/20212 hours, 24 minutes, 42 seconds
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Ep 766 – The Word of Weird-dom Chapter Eight: Watching the Wheels

I really love to watch them roll.
11/25/202117 minutes, 40 seconds
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Ep 765 – The Word of Weird-dom Chapter Seven:

If you chance to meet a frown, do not let it stay. Simply put it in the “eternal perspective” box, and reframe that frown away. (Or at least let it know it has a legit reason for being there, even if you can’t completely understand what that is!)
11/24/202111 minutes, 19 seconds
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Ep 764 – The Word of Weird-dom Chapter Six: Deconstructing Belief

Do beliefs just go away, or do they simply change? For example, does “I do not believe in God” mean the same thing as “I do believe that there is no God?”
11/23/202118 minutes, 28 seconds
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Ep 763 – The Word of Weird-dom Chapter Five: Intelligences and The Fictional Apology of Joseph Smith Jr.

Is it actually true that even a blind squirrel finds an acorn sometimes?
11/22/202123 minutes
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Ep 762 – The Righteous Mind (FroBack)

Jake, Heather, and Glenn discuss Jonathan Haidt’s book “The Righteous Mind.”  Originally published March 2017.
11/19/20211 hour, 34 minutes, 4 seconds
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Ep 761 – The Word of Weird-dom Chapter Four: The Evolving Testimony

What happens when belief becomes a burden that you actually do bear? (Bare? Bear? Bare?)
11/18/202117 minutes
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Ep 760 – The Word of Weird-dom Chapter Three: The Worms and the Cheese

Or the stain-glassed kaleidoscope of my Mormon-formed mind. You choose.
11/17/202118 minutes, 54 seconds
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Ep 759 – The Word of Weird-dom Chapter Two: My Mormon-formed Mind

Da da da da da, dadadada. Da da da da da da. Da da. (da da)
11/16/202112 minutes, 9 seconds
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Ep 758 – The Word of Weird-dom Chapter One: Musings on The Nature of Religion

Do as I’m doing.  Or don’t.
11/15/20219 minutes, 7 seconds
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Ep 757 – November 2015 LDS Exclusion Policy Revisited

Where were you when you first heard about the November 2015 Exclusion Policy? Fill out the new Mindfulness Survey here. Support the podcast on Patreon here
11/5/20213 hours, 10 minutes, 35 seconds
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Ep 756 – True Spooky Mormon Ghost Story Story

Glenn shares a true Mormon story about a truly spooky ghost story that is truly Mormon and truly spooky and even more truly a story. Fill out the new Mindfulness Survey here. Support the podcast on Patreon here
10/18/202118 minutes, 49 seconds
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Ep 755 – Exploring the Holographic Mind with Jake Parent

Glenn is joined once again by non-woo-woo, non-crystal-clutching Jake Parent to discuss psychedelics, consciousness, the nature of reality, and the holographic mind. Fill out the new Mindfulness Survey here. Support the podcast on Patreon here
10/13/20210
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Ep 754 – The Psychedelic Origins of Mormonism: An Interview with Author Cody Noconi

Glenn speaks to author Cody Noconi about his research into the psychedelic origins of Mormonism. Fill out the new Mindfulness Survey here. Support the podcast on Patreon here
10/5/20210
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Ep 753 – The Baby and the Bath Water

Glenn shares a Patreon sharing time episode about reactions and over-reactions and how to marry a mormon. Fill out the new Mindfulness Survey here. Support the podcast on Patreon here
10/1/20214 hours, 5 minutes, 5 seconds
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Ep 752 – A (Mormon-formed) Mind Full of MindFULLNESS

Today Infants on Thrones celebrates crossing the threshold of 7 million total downloads (and Glenn’s recent recovery from Covid) by sharing a few thoughts about mindfulness and a journey back to the first episode published on this podcast.  You are also invited to share your thoughts on mindfulness in a new survey.  Enjoy!   Fill […]
9/28/20210
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Ep 751 – Infants on COVID: A 5-D Perspective (with Mormons on Mushrooms)

I am beyond thrilled to welcome back the full Mormons on Mushrooms panel of Mike, Shelise, and Doug – yes, welcome back Doug!  And yes, it is another episode where we play in the sandbox of symbols and stories and fictions that are probably a little different – or maybe very very different – from […]
9/15/20210
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Ep 750 – Infants on COVID: An Introduction to Steel-Manning

Can steel-manning an argument help me change my partner’s mind? Join the new study group here. Fill out the Return to Kolob Extra Terrestrial Belief Survey here. Support the podcast on Patreon here
9/14/20210
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Ep 749 – Free Will Revisited: A Discussion on Certainty, Black & White Thinking, and the Interconnectedness of All Things

Does “Free Will” mean that your choices are independent from everything that is? Join the new study group here. Fill out the Return to Kolob Extra Terrestrial Belief Survey here. Support the podcast on Patreon here
9/7/20211 hour, 28 minutes
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Ep 748 – John’s God, Randy’s God, and Optimistic Nihilism

Welcoming back beloved Infant brothers John Hamer and Randy Snyder to talk about God, meaning, and Randy’s miraculous conversion to the Jehovah’s Witnesses.   Join the new study group here. Fill out the Return to Kolob Extra Terrestrial Belief Survey here. Support the podcast on Patreon here
8/30/20211 hour, 36 minutes, 51 seconds
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Ep 747 – An Open Letter to Elder Jeffrey R Holland

Just when I thought I was out, they pull me back in.  Yes, a smackdown of Holland’s recent talk.  Also known as Musket Love.   Join the new study group here. Fill out the Return to Kolob Extra Terrestrial Belief Survey here. Support the podcast on Patreon here
8/26/202146 minutes, 7 seconds
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Ep 746 – What’s the deal with Synchronicity?

Glenn is joined once again y Shelise and Mike from the Mormons on Mushrooms podcast to talk about synchronicity and whether or not the still small voice is what lead them out of the Mormon Church.   Join the new study group here. Fill out the Return to Kolob Extra Terrestrial Belief Survey here. Support the […]
8/23/20211 hour, 5 minutes, 7 seconds
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Ep 745 – How to Walk Away from the Mormon Church without Burning so many Precious Bridges

Ryan is a listener of Infants on Thrones.  Ryan is super angry at the Mormon church.  Ryan wants to burn it all down, but all of Ryan’s family and friends are still in the building and are absolutely loving it.  What should Ryan do?  Glenn shares some personal experiences from his 2008 exit of the […]
8/16/20211 hour, 3 minutes, 56 seconds
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Ep 744 – The Glass Looker: Collected Tales of Joseph Smith, A Graphic Novel by Mark Elwood

Wouldn’t it be cool if there was gorgeous graphic novel telling the magical stories of Joseph Smith as a treasure digger?  Well, now there is.  Thank you Mark Elwood. Check out the promotional video for The Glass Looker: Collected Tales of Joseph Smith: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lVMXP8xXvaM   Join the new study group here. Fill out the Return […]
8/9/20211 hour, 9 minutes, 55 seconds
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Ep 743 – Confessions of a Millennial PIMO

Can logic and faith co-exist?  Zach really wants to know.  Zach is a 31-year old actor, teacher, and father of two with one foot in the LDS church and one foot out.  He wants to effect positive change within the LDS church.  Will he do it by reinforcing the seven deadly habits of external control psychology […]
8/2/20211 hour, 32 minutes, 32 seconds
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Ep 742 – Sealed: An Unexpected Journey into the Heart of Grace (a conversation with author Katie Langston)

Glenn interviews Katie about her book “Sealed: An Unexpected Journey into the Heart of Grace,” which feels the story of an anxious devout young Mormon girl who grows up to become a Lutheran preacher.  Find more from Katie at her website here.
7/26/20211 hour, 31 minutes, 43 seconds
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Ep 741 – Deep Earth Voice: The Butterfly and the Cloud

Do you know your own mind?
7/24/202114 minutes, 53 seconds
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Ep 740 – Deep Earth Voice: What Now?

Time for another story.
7/19/202113 minutes, 26 seconds
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Ep 739: What is Real?

It's not just the title of a 1989 Mormon propaganda video.  Glenn is joined once again by Mike and Shelise fro the Mormons on Mushrooms podcast to discuss Mormonism through the lens of Donald Hoffman's "Case Against Reality." Check out more from Donald Hoffman here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dd6CQCbk2ro&t=12s
7/12/20211 hour, 43 minutes, 26 seconds
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Ep 738: Calm is Contagious (and so is everything else): Another Mind-Expanding Conversation with Dr. Jerome

Is it really possible to choose your thoughts like you choose your clothing? Dr. Jerome, a functional neurologist, weighs in. If you are interested in learning more and seeing how you can apply this to your own life, click the link below to schedule a free 30-minute consult with me and let’s see if coaching […]
7/5/20211 hour, 11 minutes, 35 seconds
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Ep 737 – Return to Kolob: Joseph Smith vs. Wendy Kennedy – Eternal Progression through a Peepstone-produced Playground of 9th Dimensional Pleiadian Perspectives, Part Four

More playing around in the world of fiction and symbols to cobble together some sense of meaning in a world we might all be making up as we go along. Check out the new study group here. Fill out the Return to Kolob Extra Terrestrial Belief Survey here. Support the podcast on Patreon here
6/28/20211 hour, 15 minutes, 21 seconds
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Ep 736 – Return to Kolob: Joseph Smith vs. Wendy Kennedy – Eternal Progression through a Peepstone-produced Playground of 9th Dimensional Pleiadian Perspectives, Part Three

The discussion continues with Mike and Shelise from the Mormons on Mushrooms podcast.  Today we talk about soul groups, soul contracts, blueprints, overlays, and walk-ins. Join the new study group here. Fill out the Return to Kolob Extra Terrestrial Belief Survey here. Support the podcast on Patreon here
6/21/20211 hour, 19 minutes, 47 seconds
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Ep 735 – Sgt Prophet’s Open Hearts Club Virtual Study Group Thingy

If you are interested in a more interactive and collaborative podcasting experience, sign up for the new study group: https://www.patreon.com/iotstudygroupthingy Fill out the Return to Kolob Extra Terrestrial Belief Survey here. Support the podcast on Patreon here
6/18/202121 minutes, 36 seconds
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Ep 734 – Return to Kolob: Joseph Smith vs. Wendy Kennedy – Eternal Progression through a Peepstone-produced Playground of 9th Dimensional Pleiadian Perspectives, Part Two

Mike and Shelise from the Mormons on Mushrooms podcast join Glenn to discuss the similarities and differences between Wendy Kennedy’s Pleiadian Perspectives and Joseph Smith’s early Mormon cosmology which greatly influenced our Mormon-formed minds. Fill out the new Extra Terrestrial Belief Survey here. Support the podcast on Patreon here
6/14/20211 hour, 26 minutes, 28 seconds
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Ep 733 – Return to Kolob: Joseph Smith vs. Wendy Kennedy – Eternal Progression through a Peepstone-produced Playground of 9th Dimensional Pleiadian Perspectives, Part One

Mike and Shelise from the Mormons on Mushrooms podcast join Glenn to discuss the similarities and differences between Wendy Kennedy’s Pleiadian Perspectives and Joseph Smith’s early Mormon cosmology which greatly influenced our Mormon-formed minds. Fill out the new Extra Terrestrial Belief Survey here. Support the podcast on Patreon here
6/7/20211 hour, 14 minutes, 58 seconds
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Ep 732 – Return to Kolob: Here is Some of the Fruit of That Tree

All onions have layer.  Not all layers have onions.  This is sound logic.  Absence of evidence may be evidence of absence, but ignorance of evidence is most definitely evidence of ignorance.  Proceed now as you would if you were intending to proceed, for this is the way, and the way is the Dow. Fill out […]
6/2/202143 minutes, 1 second
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Ep 731 – Return to Kolob: The Search for Extra-terrestrial Intelligence (An Interview with Reuben Langdon)

Reuben Langdon is an international stuntman, actor, filmmaker, and video game star who has worked on movies like Avatar, Pirates of the Caribbean, Power Rangers, Scott Pilgrim, and others. He is also the creator of the original docuseries “Interviews with Extra Dimensionals” which you can find on Gaia. In 2013 Reuben co-produced “The Citizens Hearing […]
5/31/20211 hour, 49 minutes, 46 seconds
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Ep 730 – Return to Kolob: UFO Disclosures, Extra-dimensional Channelling, Other-Worldly Origins of the Mormon Church and YOU, Part 1

We are not alone. The truth is out there. The worth of a soul is great. The field is white, ready for the extra-dimensional harvest. Buckle up. This is going to be fun.   Fill out the new Extra Terrestrial Belief Survey here. Support the podcast on Patreon here
5/28/202118 minutes, 35 seconds
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Ep 729 – Healing Breathwork with Jake

Glenn sits down with Jake Parent (who is not a woo-woo crystal-clutcher) to discuss his healing role as a breathwork facilitator.   Take a few minutes to fill out this new survey. Support the podcast on Patreon here
5/24/20211 hour, 4 minutes, 57 seconds
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Ep 728 – Managing Religious Trauma: A Whole-Brain Approach with Dr. Jerome (author of The Brain-based Enneagram)

What happens when a white African refugee kid from the Congo moves to Tennessee, joins and the Pentecostal church, grows up, leaves the Pentecostal church, experiences crushing migraines, searches for medical-neurological-based answers, can’t find them, stumbles across the enneagram, sees the potential value for creating a whole-brain approach to healing and becomes the change he […]
5/17/20211 hour, 11 minutes, 4 seconds
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Ep 727 – The Life and Times of Weird Alma (aka Eric Herman)

Is Weird Al one of the Three Nephites? Eric Herman (aka “Weird Alma”) has done the Mormon/not-Mormon thing and put a lot of it to music. This is his story.  Enjoy.   Fill out the new survey here.  Support the podcast on Patreon here
5/10/20211 hour, 42 minutes, 29 seconds
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Ep 726 – Birthing a Boddhisatva: Intentional Self-Reflection on (and through) a Mormon-formed Mind

A follow-up to last week’s Free Will discussion, Glenn responds to some listener feedback regarding determinism, consciousness, and the mind-body problem. Fill out the new survey here.  Support the podcast on Patreon here
5/3/20211 hour, 33 minutes, 30 seconds
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Ep 725 – A Purely Deterministic Response to Sam Harris’ Final Thoughts on Free Will, P2

Glenn sits down with listener Eric to discuss Sam Harris’ arguments against Free Will. Fill out the new survey here.  Support the podcast on Patreon here Contact Glenn at [email protected]
4/28/20211 hour, 13 minutes, 18 seconds
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Ep 724 – A Purely Deterministic Response to Sam Harris’ Final Thoughts on Free Will, P1

Glenn sits down with listener Eric to discuss Sam Harris’ arguments against Free Will. Fill out the new survey here.  Support the podcast on Patreon here Contact Glenn at [email protected]
4/26/20211 hour, 57 minutes, 33 seconds
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Ep 723 – How to be a Faithfully Lazy Learner: A Heart-felt Response to Russell M. Nelson (Infant General Conference Stylz)

Glenn welcomes Russell M Nelson (not really) onto the podcast for a little discussion about lazy learning. Fill out the new survey here.  Support the podcast on Patreon here Contact Glenn at [email protected]
4/21/202152 minutes, 56 seconds
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Ep 722 – Religious Recovery with ex-Jehovah’s Witness Dr. Ryan Lee

Today I sit down with Dr. Ryan Lee to discuss religious recovery for former members of high control religious groups such as Jehovah’s Witnesses and Mormonism, among others. While the doctrines of high control religions (often referred to as “cults”) may vary, the underlying dynamics of these groups are often very similar. They usually demand absolute […]
4/19/20211 hour, 16 minutes, 7 seconds
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Ep 721 – Anger, P2

Glenn sits down with recently former angry ex-Mormon Adam Watanabe to discuss the pros and cons of anger. Fill out the new survey here.  Support the podcast on Patreon here Contact Glenn at [email protected]
4/14/20211 hour, 26 minutes, 25 seconds
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Ep 720 – Anger, P1

Glenn sits down with recently former angry ex-Mormon Adam Watanabe to discuss the pros and cons of anger. Fill out the new survey here.  Support the podcast on Patreon here Contact Glenn at [email protected]
4/12/20211 hour, 47 minutes, 5 seconds
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Ep 719 – Anger and General Conference Parody Episodes: The Prequel

Does general conference make you angry?  Whatchya gonna do about that?   Fill out the new survey here.  Support the podcast on Patreon here Contact Glenn at [email protected]
4/5/202150 minutes, 2 seconds
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Ep 718 – How to be a Happy Ex-mo

Glenn is interviewed by Lindsay Hyde, of the Happy Ex-mo podcast, and also shares a few other nuggets of something. Fill out the new survey here.  Support the podcast on Patreon here Contact Glenn at [email protected]
4/1/20211 hour, 33 minutes, 4 seconds
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Ep 717 – Murder Among the Mormons, P1

Glenn is joined by fellow infants Heather Craw, Jake Frost, and John Hamer to discuss the Mark Hoffman documentary Murder Among the Mormons that is streaming on Netflix. Fill out the new survey here.  Support the podcast on Patreon here Contact Glenn at [email protected]
3/22/20211 hour, 12 minutes
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Ep 716 – Navigating a Faith Crisis in Real Time, P5

Reed Christensen isn’t happy about this whole faith crisis thing. It leads to too much discomfort. He would much rather just have peace. Will he find it? Fill out the new survey here.  Support the podcast on Patreon here Contact Glenn at [email protected]
3/16/20211 hour, 15 minutes, 36 seconds
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Ep 715 – Navigating a Faith Crisis in Real Time, P4

Reed Christensen isn’t happy about this whole faith crisis thing. It leads to too much discomfort. He would much rather just have peace. Will he find it? Fill out the new survey here.  Support the podcast on Patreon here Contact Glenn at [email protected]
3/11/20211 hour, 21 minutes, 17 seconds
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Ep 714 – Navigating a Faith Crisis in Real Time, P3

Reed Christensen isn’t happy about this whole faith crisis thing. It leads to too much discomfort. He would much rather just have peace. Will he find it? Fill out the new survey here.  Support the podcast on Patreon here Contact Glenn at [email protected]
3/8/20211 hour, 13 minutes, 25 seconds
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Ep 713 – Navigating a Faith Crisis in Real Time, P2

Reed Christensen isn’t happy about this whole faith crisis thing. It leads to too much discomfort. He would much rather just have peace. Will he find it? Fill out the new survey here.  Support the podcast on Patreon here Contact Glenn at [email protected]
3/4/20211 hour, 33 minutes, 27 seconds
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Ep 712 – Navigating a Faith Crisis in Real Time, P1

Reed Christensen isn’t happy about this whole faith crisis thing. It leads to too much discomfort. He would much rather just have peace. Will he find it? Fill out the new survey here.  Support the podcast on Patreon here Contact Glenn at [email protected]
3/1/20211 hour, 16 minutes, 44 seconds
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Ep 711 – Magic Mushrooms, Utah Senator Steve Urquhart, and The Divine Assembly, P4

Steve discusses the legal protections provided by his new church, The Divine Assembly, and encourages members to safely and sincerely view this as “good religion” — as a way to connect with the Divine. Become a member of the Divine Assembly here. Support the podcast on Patreon here Contact Glenn at [email protected]
2/22/202150 minutes, 17 seconds
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Ep 710 – Magic Mushrooms, Utah Senator Steve Urquhart, and The Divine Assembly, P3

Part 3 of 4 in this series.  Steve discusses what he learned about himself with plant medicines like Ayahuasca and his role in supporting LGBTQ legislation in Utah. Support the podcast on Patreon here Contact Glenn at [email protected]
2/15/20211 hour, 20 minutes, 21 seconds
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Ep 709 – Magic Mushrooms, Utah Senator Steve Urquhart, and The Divine Assembly, P2

Paer2 of this series: Former Utah State Senator Steve Urquhart created a new church called The Divine Assembly around a Psychedelic Sacrament.  In this three-part series, Glenn is joined by Medical Cannabis crusader Christine Stenquist to explore who Steve is, why he created this church, and what legal protections he hopes to provide to those […]
2/8/20211 hour, 22 minutes, 54 seconds
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Ep 708 – Magic Mushrooms, Utah Senator Steve Urquhart, and The Divine Assembly, P1

Former Utah State Senator Steve Urquhart created a new church called The Divine Assembly around a Psychedelic Sacrament.  In this three-part series, Glenn is joined by Medical Cannabis crusader Christine Stenquist to explore who Steve is, why he created this church, and what legal protections he hopes to provide to those who desire an entheogenic […]
2/1/20211 hour, 6 minutes, 18 seconds
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Ep 707 – Ideology of Love and Hate

Are you sick and tired of people you love being deceived by bad ideas? Glenn is joined Reed, Mike, and special guest Lu Alofipo from the Think on Your Faith podcast to discuss the pros and cons — but mostly cons — of ideology. Support the podcast on Patreon here Contact Glenn at [email protected]
1/28/20212 hours, 35 minutes, 15 seconds
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Ep 706 – Infants on Mormons on Mushrooms on Thrones

Glenn sits down with the hosts of the Mormons on Mushrooms podcast, Doug, Shelise, and Mike, to discuss Ayahuasca, Joseph Smith, Psychics, Mike’s recent experience with Boofo (DMT from crystalized Toad venom), the nature of truth, and much much more.  This is a big one.  Enjoy.   Support the podcast on Patreon here Contact Glenn […]
1/25/20211 hour, 53 minutes, 43 seconds
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Ep 705 – Objective Reality and Intellectual Honesty

Glenn responds to listener Mike, who absolutely HATED the recent episode about Sam Harris, Captain Moroni, and the Fictional Title of Self-Righteous Liberty.   Support the podcast on Patreon here.
1/20/20211 hour, 25 minutes, 36 seconds
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Ep 704 – Sam Harris, Captain Moroni, and the Fictional Title of Self-righteous Liberty

The title says it all. I hope you enjoy listening to this episode at least half as much as I enjoyed making it. Support the podcast on Patreon here.
1/17/202154 minutes, 7 seconds
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Ep 703 – New Year, New Stories

In these chaotic times, Glenn shares a mind soothing message about the nature of reality, from Zach Bush, MD
1/12/202133 minutes, 6 seconds
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Ep 702 – Let It Die

Glenn and Tom sit down with two listeners, Reed and Andy, to discuss life after a faith crisis.  We discuss death, God, family, friends, and what it means to let it die.
12/30/20201 hour, 26 minutes, 50 seconds
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Ep 701 – The Other Hand and the Other Glove

Glenn sits down with Scott and Jessica to discuss the value of curiosity and the mysteries of life.
12/21/20201 hour, 22 minutes, 5 seconds
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Ep 700 – Christine Stenquist and the Untold Story of Medical Marijuana Legalization in Utah, Part 3

In this final segment, Christine discusses the fallout of her battle against the LDS church and the ways that ketamine treatment and psilocybin mushrooms brought her out of a pit of despair into a renewed sense of connection with her children and hope for the future.
12/11/20201 hour, 33 minutes, 24 seconds
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Ep 699 – Christine Stenquist and the Untold Story of Medical Marijuana Legalization in Utah, Part 2

Part 2 of this series covers the formation of TRUCE (Together for Responsible Use and Cannabis Education) and Christine’s efforts to create and pass legislation against significant political resistance from the church of state.
12/9/20202 hours, 16 minutes, 51 seconds
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Ep 698 – Christine Stenquist and the Untold Story of Medical Marijuana Legalization in Utah, Part 1

Christine Stenquist’s world turned upside down when her doctors discovered that brain tumor back in 1996.  A botched surgery and Near Death Experience was followed by 16 years of bed-ridden chronic pain.  Then she discovered the medical benefits of Cannabis.  Then she organized a group called TRUCE. Then she became a major catalyst in legalizing […]
12/7/20201 hour, 56 minutes, 29 seconds
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Ep 697 – The Triumphant Return of Brother Jake

Two years ago, on November 28, 2018, our dear friend and creative collaborator, Jake Frost, suffered cardiac arrest at the tender age of 31.  He has clawed his way back to life, and has returned to share his story and his thanks with you listeners.  It is an inspiring episode that puts many things into […]
11/28/20201 hour, 57 minutes, 52 seconds
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Ep 696 – Religion vs. Dogma

I was recently interviewed by a high school senior for a paper he is writing about the harmful nature of religion. This is that interview.
11/20/202034 minutes, 9 seconds
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Ep 695 – Transformative Alchemy with Phoenix Aurelius, P2

Glenn sits down with researcher and alchemist Phoenix Aurelius to finish his discussion on the secrets of turning lead into gold — or pain into peace — or something like that.
11/9/20201 hour, 8 minutes, 35 seconds
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Ep 694 – The Path to Mt Fuji and Egregores

A few more musings from your friendly neighborhood Infant.
11/3/202028 minutes, 1 second
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Ep 693 – Transformative Alchemy with Phoenix Aurelius, P1

Glenn sits down with researcher and alchemist Phoenix Aurelius to discuss the secrets of turning lead into gold — or pain into peace — or something like that. Check out Phoenix’s website here Join Patreon to support Infants on Thrones here.
11/2/20201 hour, 25 minutes, 7 seconds
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Ep 692 – Ghost Story Goodie Bag

A delicious mix of spooky Mormon-flavored creepiness, Infant-style.  Happy Halloween 2020.
10/27/202031 minutes, 44 seconds
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Ep 691 – The (Infant) Path to Surrender, P3

Relax and release.  That’s all you need to know.
10/19/20201 hour, 14 minutes, 32 seconds
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Ep 690 – Religion Shmreligion: The Best Worst Thing to Ever Happen, Never

Glenn sits down once again with Selu “Lu” Alofipo of the Think on Your Faith podcast to discuss the danger of religion, and — more importantly — the dangerous danger of danger. Click here to take a survey on beliefs and religion.
10/16/20201 hour, 52 minutes, 17 seconds
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Ep 689 – The (Infant) Path to Surrender, P2

Glenn sits down once again with Bill Reel to discuss Michael Singer’s 8-course series on the path to surrender.
10/12/20201 hour, 56 minutes, 17 seconds
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Ep 688 – A Tribute to John Lennon

John Lennon would have been 80 years old today. If you are a Beatles fan and would like to hear more episodes like this one, here is the link to The Spiritual Dimension of the Beatles
10/9/20201 hour, 6 minutes, 45 seconds
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Ep 687 – Infant General Conference Oct 2020, Session 1

A life with God is a life without fear.  Even a fear of losing blessings because of drinking coffee, right?
10/5/202054 minutes, 49 seconds
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Ep 686 – The (Infant) Path to Surrender, P1

Glenn sits down once again with Bill Reel to discuss Michael Singer’s 8-course series on the path to surrender. Click here to support Infants on Thrones on Patreon.
10/2/20201 hour, 36 minutes, 57 seconds
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Ep 685 – Truth vs Fiction, Part 3: Who Wrote the Book of Mormon (Solomon Spaulding?)

What is truth? What is fiction? Was Joseph Smith the sole author of the Book of Mormon? Was it Solomon Spaulding? Glenn and Randy talk with professor Craig Criddle about Book of Mormon authorship.
9/30/20201 hour, 45 minutes, 8 seconds
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Ep 684 – Almost Awakened with Bill Reel

What does it mean to be (or not to be) “woke” for two parallel path-plodding podcasters who used to be part of a patriarchal system that simply shall not be named, ever! (pssst… it rhymes with “shmormonism”).
9/18/20202 hours, 14 minutes, 29 seconds
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Ep 683 – Truth vs Fiction, Part 2: Who Wrote the Book of Mormon (Joseph Smith?)

What is truth? What is fiction? Was Joseph Smith the sole author of the Book of Mormon? Was it Solomon Spaulding? Glenn and Randy talk with historian John Hamer about Book of Mormon authorship.
9/14/20201 hour, 31 minutes, 38 seconds
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Ep 682 – Truth vs Fiction, Part 1: Book of Mormon Evidence on Trial

What is truth? What is fiction?  Is there any evidence — or at the very least, pure rational logic — for the Book of Mormon as truth instead of fiction?  If only there were some kind of Indiana Jones for Book of Mormon artifacts and geography.  Wink wink.
9/7/20201 hour, 31 minutes, 46 seconds
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Ep 681 – The Life and Times of Stephen Erastus Knudsen III

One of my favorite pieces of Mormon satire, the RM who doesn’t know what that R really means.
9/4/202024 minutes, 39 seconds
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Ep 680 – Bathing with Street Epistemology

How can you really know what you know?  What is your degree of confidence in the beliefs that you hold? Glenn is interviewed by Street Epistemologist Dali on his YouTube show “Vanilla SE.”  Follow the link here to find Dali’s channel on YouTube. Enjoy!
9/2/20201 hour, 13 minutes, 43 seconds
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Ep 679 – A Street Epistemologist steps into a Bathtub

Glenn will be interviewed for his new book “Bathing with God” by Street Epistemologist Dali on his YouTube channel JugglingLessons. Watch it live on September 1st at 1pm PST, or just go check it out afterwards. In the meantime, check out a few of the questions that Dali posed to Glenn and to… Quad???
8/28/20200
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Ep 678 – Bathing with God: An Interview with Glenn Ostlund

Stephen Carter from Sunstone interviews Glenn about his new book, “Bathing with God.”   “Bathing with God” can be purchased here Listen to the Bathing with God podcast here
8/24/20201 hour, 14 minutes
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Ep 677 – Think on Your Faith with Selu Alofipo

Former football player turned artist turned ex-artist turned ex-Mormon podcaster — meet Selu Alofipo, and raise your consciousness.  Whatever that is.
8/17/20201 hour, 41 minutes, 53 seconds
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IOT 676 – Bob’s Superlative Disorder (Fro Back)

What is the most important thing ever? This is, of course.
8/14/20201 hour, 28 minutes, 8 seconds
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Ep 675 – An Insatiable Need for Justice and the Meandering Search for Karma, P8

Can both Karma and Justice co-exist in the mind of an ex-mormon podcasting coffee-drinking betrayal (of sorts)? We wrap up this 8-part series with a funny experience from Tom.
8/10/20201 hour, 53 minutes, 49 seconds
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Ep 674 – How to Marry a Mormon Part 2 (Fro Back)

Originally published in July 2015, the performs and smacks down Glenn’s goofy screenplay.
8/8/20201 hour, 43 minutes, 2 seconds
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Ep 673 – How to Marry a Mormon Part 1 (Fro Back)

Originally published in July 2015, the performs and smacks down Glenn’s goofy screenplay.
8/7/20202 hours, 11 minutes, 47 seconds
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Ep 672 – An Insatiable Need for Justice and the Meandering Search for Karma, P7

What does astrology have to teach us about justice and karma? Glenn sits down with astrologer Eric Meyers to discuss.
8/2/20201 hour, 43 minutes, 30 seconds
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Ep 671 – Little Factories (Fro Back)

One of our best episodes ever.  First published in July 2014, this may be the very first word-for-word, pick-it-apart Infant Smackdown. In 1976, our favorite LDS Apostle, Boyd K. Packer gave a talk in priesthood session “To Young Men Only” that was not subsequently published in the Ensign the following month, nor can it be […]
7/31/20202 hours, 34 minutes, 11 seconds
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Ep 670 – Little Factories on the Big Screen

Filmmaker Brent Bokovoy wants to make a movie about Boyd K. Packer’s infamous “Little Factories” talk. Today Glenn sits down with Brent to discuss his film. We also talk about Mark E Petersen’s steps to avoiding masturbation, whether or not we actually “choose” what we believe, and a whole bunch of other goodies. Enjoy! Check […]
7/16/20202 hours, 25 minutes, 21 seconds
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Ep 639 – An Insatiable Need for Justice and the Meandering Search for Karma, P6

How much of a problem is the Problem of Evil when it comes to justice and karma? How much do these views about the world impact our experience of the world?
7/13/20202 hours, 24 minutes, 38 seconds
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Ep 638 – An Insatiable Need for Justice and the Meandering Search for Karma, P5

Kristy Johnson has a few things to say about justice, karma and forgiveness.
6/29/20201 hour, 28 minutes, 8 seconds
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Ep 637 – An Insatiable Need for Justice and the Meandering Search for Karma, P4

Is the world completely devoid of justice? At least one listener thinks so. What can we learn about justice and karma from Kristy Johnson’s 2019 documentary No Crime in Sin?
6/15/20201 hour, 27 minutes, 54 seconds
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Sharing Time 80 – TIME OUT

Pushing pause on the Justice and Karma series to reflect on what is currently going on in the world that we are each a significantly insignificant piece of.   Love is Still the Answer (Jason Mraz) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sc2BK09eKhk
6/1/20201 hour, 41 minutes, 27 seconds
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Ep 636 – An Insatiable Need for Justice and the Meandering Search for Karma, P3

Glenn and Tom discuss Neorosurgeon Eben Alexander’s Near Death Experience a way to better understand justice and karma.
5/25/20201 hour, 42 minutes, 25 seconds
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Ep 635 – An Insatiable Need for Justice and the Meandering Search for Karma, P2

Tom really hates it when bad people get away with doing bad things. It almost makes him wish there was an afterlife, just so the bad guys can be punished. But what about Karma? Is there any evidence for reincarnation — like maybe children who remember previous lives? What about near death experiences — is […]
5/18/20202 hours, 9 minutes, 52 seconds
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Ep 634 – An Insatiable Need for Justice and the Meandering Search for Karma, P1

Tom just hates it when good things happen to bad people — maybe you can relate.  Will there ever be justice in this life?  What about the idea of Karma?  Rank McBaddon, Faith Detective, is on the case.
5/11/20202 hours, 33 seconds
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Ep 633 – Seven Deadly Heresies: The Smackdown, Part 5

Glenn, John, Bob, Randy and Mike discuss finish up this 5-part series on McConkie’s 7 Deadly Heresies.  We may not have covered everything perfectly.  But good news.  We don’t have to be perfect.  Pass it on.
5/8/20201 hour, 10 minutes, 4 seconds
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Ep 632 – Seven Deadly Heresies: The Smackdown, Part 4

Glenn, John, Bob, Randy and Mike discuss #5 and #6 of McConkie’s deadly heresies.  Namely, that people can progress from kingdom to kingdom in the eternities (#5) and that Adam is our God, the father of our spiritual and physical bodies, who traveled to earth from another planet (#6.)  It’s a fun discussion that also […]
5/7/20201 hour, 10 minutes, 53 seconds
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Ep 631 – Seven Deadly Heresies: The Smackdown, Part 3

Have you ever thought that getting married/sealed in the temple guarantees your salvation?  WRONG!  What about the thought that baptisms for the dead give sinners a second chance at redemption?  WRONG AGAIN!  Don’t get complacent!  Don’t start thinking you are doing just fine!!  Don’t ever ever ever ever think that you don’t need the CHURCH […]
5/6/20201 hour, 42 minutes, 55 seconds
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Ep 630 – Seven Deadly Heresies: The Smackdown, Part 2

Originally published April 22, 2018. Mike Tannehill makes his triumphant return to defend Bruce R. McConkie as Glenn, John, and Bob’s take on evolution; the 2nd of McConkie’s 7 Deadly Heresies.
5/5/20201 hour, 49 minutes, 45 seconds
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Ep 629 – Seven Deadly Heresies: The Smackdown, Part 1

How deadly can a heresy be?  Listen in as Glenn, John, Bob, and Randy smack down some Bruce R. McConkie and figure it all out.  So that you don’t have to. The BYU Speeches (highly amended) transcript is here: https://speeches.byu.edu/talks/bruce-r-mcconkie_seven-deadly-heresies/ The un-amended audio can be found here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IMLH6csjYDQ And you can sign up to support […]
5/4/20201 hour, 42 minutes, 29 seconds
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Ep 628 – Week of Tannehill – Noah’s Ark and the Intentional Literalist

The last frock in the Week of Tannehill series, this was originally published in March 2014.  Mike Tannehill joins us once again for this unofficial follow-up to The Unintentional Racist to discuss the recent LDS.com essay on Noah’s Ark with Randy, Scott, Jake, Erica, and Glenn. Here is the link to the Meridian article in […]
5/2/20201 hour, 50 minutes, 37 seconds
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Ep 627 – Week of Tannehill – The Unintentional Racist

Mike Tannehill (love him or hate him) is fighting the good fight against the Mormon church. Or at least against the influence of those liberal academic types trying to re-write church history — more specifically those authors of the recent essay Race and the Priesthood on LDS.org who would have us believe that church doctrine […]
5/1/20201 hour, 20 minutes, 57 seconds
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Ep 626 – Week of Tannehill – The Devil

Bob, Jake, Glenn, and Matt talk to Mike Tannehill about the devil — and evil – and his whole devilish role in the Plan of Salvation — and a whole bunch of other stuff.  This episode was originally published in Oct 2014.
4/30/20202 hours, 10 minutes, 11 seconds
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Ep 625 – Week of Tannehill – The Signs of the Times

What does the “latter day” in Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints actually mean?  When is the end of the world coming and what are the signs that it is near? This was the 14th episode of Infants on Thrones, originally published in April 2013, and it is a doozy.
4/29/20202 hours, 22 minutes, 7 seconds
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Ep 624 – Week of Tannehill – The Apostasy

Glenn takes you back to the 4th episode of Infants on Thrones, originally published in September 2012.  It is a surprisingly good Radio Lab styled episode, centering on the narrative structure of “loss and restoration” found both in and out of the Mormon church.  Mike Tannehill also provides some criteria by which one may determine […]
4/28/20201 hour, 10 minutes, 4 seconds
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Ep 623 – Week of Tannehill – The Curious Case of the Abrahamic Covenant

What is the Abrahamic covenant and why is it so important to Mormons like Mike Tannehill?  For listeners who do not know Mike Tannehill, get ready.  He’s making a return to the podcast soon.  So think of “The Week of Tannehill” as a year supply of sorts, preparing for the end times, this time with […]
4/27/20201 hour, 34 minutes, 47 seconds
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Ep 622 – Don’t Eff with Cats – A Discussion on the Problem (or Conundrum) of Evil, Victims, Villains, Strangers & Observers

Tom, Randy, and Matt break down and discuss what a Netflix docu-series about sex, murder, and cats teaches about humanity and the problem of evil.
4/17/20201 hour, 6 minutes, 54 seconds
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Ep 621 April 2020 GC Review Pt 1

April 2020 General Conference Review, Part 1. Matt and Tom breakdown the General Conference of the Apocalypse. They provide the analysis that only these infants can about what the Lord’s anointed have to tell His people during the most significant event effecting health, psychology, and finances of God’s people. They smackdown the new Proclamation and […]
4/11/20201 hour, 37 minutes, 37 seconds
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Ep 620 – The Hand and The Glove

What is true?
4/2/20201 hour, 30 minutes, 11 seconds
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Ep 619 – The Ghosts of April Fools Past

Two missionary stories.  One totally true.  The other mostly true.  Both incredibly foolish.  Enjoy.
4/1/20201 hour, 37 minutes, 14 seconds
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Ep 618 – To Fear or Not to Fear

That is the question?
3/27/20202 hours, 1 minute, 44 seconds
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Ep 617 – Why God sent the Coronavirus: aka Bathing with an Atheistic God

Two excerpts from a book in progress for your listening pleasure during this time of social distancing.
3/20/20201 hour, 28 minutes, 41 seconds
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Ep 616 – Church House Rock: The Complete Collection

Another blast from the past.  All four of the Church House Rock parodies together in one episode.  Enjoy,
3/13/202033 minutes, 44 seconds
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Ep 615 – Excommunication the Musical: Five Years Later

A blast from the past semi-musical, semi-dramatic recreation of John Dehlin’s pre-excommunication interview featuring Jake Frost, Matt Long, John Hamer and Glenn Ostlund. Enjoy.
3/9/20203 hours, 13 minutes, 44 seconds
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Ep 614 – Carl the Casual Satanist: The Complete Collection

Brother Jake flexes his brilliant satirical muscles while comparing a Mormon faith crisis to a Satanic faith crisis in these 4 mini episodes, complete in one episode for the very first time.
3/6/202036 minutes, 5 seconds
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Ep 613 – Love Your Dark Thoughts: A Special Valentines Day Ram Dass Tribute by a Happy ExMormon

Do you love your dark thoughts?  What does that even mean?  Listen in to see what you think.
2/14/20201 hour, 23 minutes, 22 seconds
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Ep 612 – Mormon Intelligences and Abraham Hicks

What was that thing that Joseph Smith taught about intelligences again? Glenn sits down with Christopher to discuss. Fill out the Beliefs Survey here.
1/31/20201 hour, 28 minutes, 46 seconds
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Ep 611 – Mormon Mysticism with Bryce Haymond, P1

Glenn sits down with self-acknowledged Mormon Mystic Bryce Haymond to discuss the one-ness of all things.   Check out more from Bryce at Thy Mind O Man
1/22/20201 hour, 26 minutes, 59 seconds
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Ep 610 – Tithing Settlement P2 – One-month Follow-up on Lars Nielsen and The 124 Billion Dollar LDS Church Tax Fraud Story

Glenn and Tom (sorta) sit down once again with Lars Neilson to discuss the fall out from last month’s Letter to the IRS Director, and specifically discuss the most recent Washington Post article detailing the fall-out between Lars and his twin brother David, the whistleblower who did not want this information to go public.  We […]
1/17/20201 hour, 37 minutes, 22 seconds
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Ep 609 – Saturday’s Warrior: Sing-a-long Smackdown

Mormon doctrine set to music.  A throwback episode to March 2015.  Enjoy!
1/16/20202 hours, 7 minutes, 17 seconds
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Ep 608 – Street Epistemology with Mormon Missionaries P3: An Interview with Anthony Magnabosco

Glenn sits down with Anthony Magnabosco and a few podcast listeners who joined us live to talk about Street Epistemology, and God, and Truth, and Language, and burning bosoms and stupors of thought and other Mormon ways of verifying belief. Help Anthony meet his GoFundMe goal Support Infants on Thrones on Patreon
1/11/20202 hours, 6 minutes, 3 seconds
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Ep 607 – Street Epistemology with Mormon Missionaries, P2

This is part 2 of Anthony Magnabosco’s SE conversation with two mormon missionaries.   Click here to support Anthony’s GoFundMe to attend General Conference in Salt lake City, Utah.
1/8/20201 hour, 39 minutes, 4 seconds
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Ep 606 – Street Epistemology with Mormon Missionaries, P1

What would you say if you were a Mormon Missionary and you were approached by a well spoken, respectful atheist asking you how you came to be so certain about the Truth of Mormonism?   Street Epistemologist Anthony Magnabosco did this very thing with two Mormon Missionaries. Spoiler alert: he didn’t accept their free picture […]
1/3/20201 hour, 26 minutes, 4 seconds
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Ep 605 – 2020 Vision: What is Real – Five Naked Mormon Truths to Choke On

What is real? What is true? And who has the advantage when it comes to survival of the fittest: those who see it like it really is, or those who don’t? Today Glenn does some Mormon-focused riffing on Donald Hoffman’s 2015 Ted Talk “Do we See Reality as it is?”  
12/31/20191 hour, 8 minutes, 45 seconds
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Ep 604 – Alan Cohen and A Course in Miracles Made Easy

Glenn sits down with award winning author and Life Coach Alan Cohen to discuss spirituality vs. religion, reclaiming the concept of God, the relationship between love and fear, and the book A Course in Miracles Made Easy. Find out more about Alan Cohen here: https://www.alancohen.com   Please come support Infants on Thrones on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/Infants […]
12/19/201958 minutes, 27 seconds
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Ep 603 – Tithing Settlement – Lars Nielsen and The 124 Billion Dollar LDS Church Tax Fraud Story

Has the Mormon Church been hiding billions of dollars in some kind of illegal tax shelter?  Glenn and Tom sit down with Lars Nielsen, author of the Letter to the IRS Director. Links referenced in our discussion: The 74-page Letter to the IRS Director: https://www.scribd.com/document/439385879/Letter-to-an-IRS-Director A 7-minute video introduction: https://youtu.be/DXOWRN19i-4 A 77-minute full video exposé: https://youtu.be/KDlFZF3RyhE Religion Unplugged […]
12/17/20191 hour, 11 minutes, 11 seconds
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Ep 602 – On Abraham Hicks & Thinking and Feeling and Creating Good Vibrations

If your thoughts create your emotions, can you control your thoughts to create the kind of emotions that you really want to feel?  And if a conman (or woman) tells you they are conning you, are they really actually conning you?
12/7/20192 hours, 21 minutes, 28 seconds
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Ep 601 – Parenting Beyond Mormonism

Matt and Tom discuss parenting beyond mormonism. What they have learned, what they know, and what they don’t know.
11/30/20191 hour, 6 minutes, 48 seconds
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Ep 600 – Ho’oponopono with Sara Emmitt

What would you do if you were diagnosed with cancer and given only a few more weeks to live?  Would you travel the world and experience as many things as you could before it was too late?  What if the joy that you experienced during those travels actually healed you? Sara Emmitt is a singer, […]
11/22/20191 hour, 17 seconds
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Ep 599 – Rewired: Changing the Ex-Mormon Narrative, Part 2

So if 90% of our 70,000 daily thoughts are repeats from the previous day — if our bodies create repetitive habits over time, and reinforces those habits unconsciously over and over and over again, how exactly can we change?  Today’s episode explores Dr. Joe Dispenza’s advice.
11/16/20191 hour, 7 minutes, 35 seconds
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Ep 598 – Rewired: Changing the Ex-Mormon Narrative, Part 1

How many throughts do you typically think on any given day?  600-700 maybe?  6000-7000 maybe? Nope.  It’s 60,000 to 70,000 thoughts per day.  And 90% of those are thoughts that you are repeating from the previous day.  And 50% percent of your memories are false. What does that mean for the way you live your […]
11/14/201938 minutes, 50 seconds
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Ep 597 – Joker (the movie): A Modern Day Joseph Smith?

Glenn and Tom discuss the movie Joker (spoiler alert — we talk about spoilers) and make the ever-so-obvious connections to Joseph Smith and the Mormon church.  Enjoy!
10/25/20191 hour, 53 minutes, 36 seconds
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Ep 596 – The Alchemist and the Vampire – A Parable

Matt gives us minisode by sharing a parable loaded with metaphors.
10/5/201920 minutes, 26 seconds
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Ep 595 – Theory, Mechanics, Communication & Connection

Matt and Kristin talk with Tom about methods they’ve learned about how to best communicate and connect with others.
9/29/201943 minutes, 24 seconds
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Ep 594 – Abraham-Hicks and The Biggest Missing Piece

What if Joseph Smith were teaching his teachings today?  Maybe they’d sound a little bit like Abraham Hicks. The eternal nature of intelligences.  The eternal progression of man.  The idea that as man is god once was and as god is man may become.   Spiritual gifts, the power of faith, that as a man […]
9/19/20191 hour, 38 minutes, 58 seconds
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Ep 593 – No Crime in Sin: An Interview with the Fearless Kristy Johnson

Glenn and Tom sit down with Kristy Johnson to discuss her documentary “No Crime in Sin,” which tells the story of Kristy’s sexual abuse at the hands of her CES Leader and BYU Teacher father; how the Mormon church swept it all under the rug; how Kristy and two of her siblings confronted their father 30 […]
9/12/20191 hour, 36 minutes, 19 seconds
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Ep 592 – Words Shmurds: Guilt and Empathy Revisited

Glenn, Tom, and Matt are joined by 7 or 8 listeners to discuss guilt and empathy.
8/23/20192 hours, 27 minutes, 10 seconds
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Ep 591 – Guilty Not Guilty

What is Guilt?  What is Shame?  What is Empathy?  How do all of these things affect us?  It’s time to evaluate where we stand. This episode includes 30 min of new material and a throwback to IOT’s 2nd episode: Guilt, a panel discussion between Tom, Randy, Bob, Matt, and Glenn that was originally published on […]
8/16/20191 hour, 33 minutes, 39 seconds
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Ep 590 – Seven Years of Infanity

Seven years.  Six Hundred-Fifty-plus episodes.  Six Million-plus downloads.  Four Million-plus listeners.  Let’s pause to celebrate what we have done and listen back to some of the great contributions from Randy, Scott, Bob, Matt, Tom, Glenn, John, Jake, Alison, and Heather.  Enjoy!
8/10/20192 hours, 25 minutes, 53 seconds
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Ep 589 – Three Things to Change about the Mormon Church

Another Jeremy Goff smackdown, and another exemplary satirically celestial appearance of the one and only (if only that were accchttually true…) Stephen Erastus Knudsen III — the mold from which Jeremy Goff has been cut.  Enjoy!
8/9/201950 minutes, 39 seconds
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Ep 588 – Brigham Young, Blood Atonement, and the True Love of Christ

What do Brigham Young and Charles Manson have in common? All you need is love — AKA shedding a wicked person’s blood so that they can pay for their sins and be exalted in the highest degree of the Celestial Kingdom. Cuz that is what Jesus REALLY meant when he said “love your neighbor as […]
8/7/201931 minutes, 41 seconds
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Ep 587 – Mo-Side Out

What if the emotions from Pixar’s “Inside Out” got together in a Mormon-formed brain that experienced a faith crisis? Which emotion dominates in a pre, mid, or post-faith crisis mind? Those were the questions we playfully explored in our Sunstone panel on Aug 1, 2015 at the University of Utah. Listen in as Glenn narrates […]
8/2/20191 hour, 32 minutes, 42 seconds
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Ep 586 – Why People Leave the Mormon Church

Glenn reads (and responds to) a Jeremy Goff blog post about why people leave THE CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST OF LATTER-DAY SAINTS, and then revisits a classic Infants’ panel discussion “50 Ways To Leave the Church” with Tom, Randy, Jake, and John.  Enjoy.
7/28/20192 hours, 43 minutes, 7 seconds
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Ep 585 – Jeremy Goff Smackdown: Why Nephi Killing Laban Should Be a Totally Awesome Testimony Builder

When is murder not actually murder?  Jeremy Goff sets the record straight once again.  You just gotta hear it to believe it.
7/23/201931 minutes, 39 seconds
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Ep 584 – Sarcasm and the Healing Power of Humor

Can sarcasm and humor help heal the wounds of a faith crisis?  Those are the questions considered in today’s episode as Glenn is interviewed by author and life coach Wendi Jensen for her group Thriving After Mormonism. [email protected] www.thrivingaftermormonism.com
7/11/20191 hour, 21 minutes, 18 seconds
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Ep 583 – Mormon Missions, Patriarchal Blessings, and Streaking Samurai BYU Idaho Religion Teachers

Three episodes in one.  First, Glenn and Tom reflect on their missions and share how their patriarchal blessings impacted the course of their lives.  Then you get to hear a previously unpublished episode from 9 years ago that goes into more detail about their mormon missions.  And finally, the story of a one time streaking […]
6/30/20193 hours, 12 minutes, 18 seconds
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Ep 582 – The (fictional) Apology of Joseph Smith

What would Joseph Smith say if he were to offer some kind of apology today?  Glenn takes a stab at imagining such an apology.  Tom and Brady take a stab at stabbing that stab.  Sorry if that sounds like way too much stabbing.  Blame it on the angel with the flaming sword.
6/24/20191 hour, 17 minutes, 38 seconds
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Ep 581 – Conversations with Quad, P2

Glenn and Tom are joined by Brady Bluhm to have another condescending conversation with Quad (the almighty).
5/27/20191 hour, 8 minutes, 34 seconds
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Ep 580 – Policy Reversal Redux

Tom, Randy, and Heather discuss some recent Mormon-news topics and revisit the infamous policy reversal with some new information.
5/12/20191 hour, 8 minutes, 59 seconds
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Ep 579 – Renee and the Jehovahs Witnesses

Glenn and Tom sit down with  Street Epistemologist extraordinaire Anthony Magnabosco to talk with Renee Cordeschi about her exit from the Jehovah’s Witness cult.  Keep track of any the Mormon parallels.  There will be a quiz (only 144,000 people will pass).
4/28/20191 hour, 19 minutes, 21 seconds
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Ep 578 – Conversations with Quad, Part 1

Glenn recently discovered that he can actually talk to Quad, and that Quad will talk back. Forefront on his mind was whether or not there is some kind of eternal justice in this world or beyond. Tom Perry joins in for the smackdown. It’s a good one. Enjoy.   P.S. What questions would you like […]
4/25/20191 hour, 11 minutes, 29 seconds
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Ep 577 – Infant General Conference April 2019

Glenn shares his thoughts on the Ronald E. Poelman talk/talks from 1984 and drops some Infant gen conf goodies from the past
4/14/20192 hours, 17 minutes, 29 seconds
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Ep 576 – GAYpostate No More: The Smackdown

What happens when the Lord™ draws a firm line in the sand (in November 2015) and then kinda sorta undraws it 3 1/2 years later? Glenn, Heather, and Tom discuss. With maybe a brief special visit from a certain Brother Jake.  Enjoy.
4/5/20191 hour, 37 minutes, 6 seconds
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Ep 575 – My TBM Uncle and the Dow of Mormonism

I talked with my TBM Uncle (a former Bishop/Stake President/Mission President) a few days ago about Infants on Thrones.  Wow, what an experience!  I share it with you in today’s sharing time, and re-published a long lost IOT episode between myself (Glenn), Randy, Rock Waterman, and Andrea Staats (aka “Eliza R Snitch”).  Enjoy!
3/21/20191 hour, 38 minutes, 36 seconds
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Ep 574 – The Enneagram with Carole Whittaker, P2

Carole explains the habits of mind in the development of personality and how to avoid type-casting and pigeonholing when studying the Enneagram personality types.
3/12/20191 hour, 57 seconds
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Ep 573 – The Enneagram with Carole Whittaker, P1

Today Glenn sits down with Carole Whittaker, a teacher on the Enneagram (which is a fascinating tool for personality typing).  Carole experienced a crisis of faith from her Catholic upbringing while she earned a PhD in Chemistry and began seeing that life outside her cultural faith bubble was different that what she had previously believed. […]
3/11/201959 minutes, 48 seconds
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Ep 572: God over Good with Luke Norsworthy

What if you dedicated your life to a certain direction.  You put all your eggs in one basket,  and then came to the stark realization that not only is the basket not really a basket, but maybe your eggs aren’t even really eggs? Sound familiar at all? Luke Norsworthy is a Christian Pastor who experienced […]
3/3/20191 hour, 13 minutes, 13 seconds
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Ep 571 – From LDS to LSD: Consciousness, Psychedelics, and the Meaning of Life with Micah Nickolaisen

Glenn continues his informal probings into the informal questions raised in this informal series on the meaning of life.  This time with Micah Nickolaisen.  Enjoy.
2/25/20191 hour, 48 minutes, 47 seconds
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Ep 570 – Bill Reel, Dogma, and Slippery Pete in the Quest for Well-Being

What is “well being?” What (if anything) does that have to do with a belief in God? Why is Jordan Peterson so dang slippery for Tom? Glenn and Tom sit down with Bill Reel and a few other guests to discuss the main issues raised by Sam Harris and Jordan Peterson in their Aug 2018 […]
2/10/20192 hours, 57 minutes, 22 seconds
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Ep 569 – The Man Behind the Curtain

What do you do when you discover the man behind the curtain? Do you walk away and trash it all because of the deception? Or do you keep pulling those levers and put on a really great show in the name of something better? Today’s guest is Anthony D Miller, who talks about his faith […]
2/3/20192 hours, 6 minutes, 2 seconds
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Ep 568 – Making Space for Me in a Hostile World, P2

This is part 2 of my conversation with Tami. Here is a link to Tami’s book: https://www.amazon.com/Making-Space-Me-Mormon-adoption/dp/1718065027/ref=sr_1_fkmr0_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1548634445&sr=8-2-fkmr0&keywords=making+room+for+me+tami+whiting
1/28/20191 hour, 31 minutes, 50 seconds
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Ep 567 – Making Space for Me in a Hostile World, P1

How can you hold on to those things that are most important while discarding the things that harm you? Today Glenn sits down with long time friend Tami Whiting to discuss her INCREDIBLE book “Making Space for Me.” Tami lived a very rough life, found community in unexpected places, and then eventually had to walk […]
1/28/20191 hour, 6 minutes, 16 seconds
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Ep 566 – The Truth of Lies and Consciousness and Hallucinating Reality

Today Glenn is joined by Brady, Tom, and a small gaggle of live virtual audience members to discuss the intersection between Plato’s idea of “The Lie of the Soul,” Anil Seth’s TED Talk on the way our brains hallucinate reality, and video blogger Matt Christiansen’s response to the recent outrage in Washington DC over a […]
1/24/20192 hours, 5 minutes, 27 seconds
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Ep 565 – Letter from Birmingham Jail

What is the difference between justice and injustice? What is the difference between actively disrupting the status quo and passively maintaining peace and order? In commemoration of Martin Luther King Jr Day, Glenn shares with you his thoughts on the powerful and impactful messages in the Letter from Birmingham Jail; how it has influenced key […]
1/21/20191 hour, 31 minutes, 16 seconds
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Ep 564 – The Meaning of Life: Brady Bluhm, P2

In part two, Brady explains how he rediscovered and redefined “God.” Is suffering really the best teacher? What is the difference between Lying and Lies? This 2-part interview with Brady is the 2nd installment of IOT’s ongoing “Meaning of Life” series. Enjoy!
1/21/20191 hour, 30 minutes, 54 seconds
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Ep 563 – The Meaning of Life: Brady Bluhm, P1

He was the voice of Christopher Robin from the Winnie the Pooh movies, the blind kid from Dumb and Dumber, and a devoted believing Mormon. Now that is all in the past. What is in the “NOW” is a very interesting and profound view on The Meaning of Life. This 2-part interview with Brady is […]
1/20/20191 hour, 17 minutes, 34 seconds
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Ep 562 – Temple Ch-Cha-Changes

Glenn sits down with Eric (aka “Weird Alma”) to discuss his new parody song “Temple Changes” in response to (duh) the recent LDS temple changes by the recent ex-Mormon church. Check out more Weird Alma parodies at his Website: https://weirdalma.bandcamp.com/track/temple-changes
1/6/20191 hour, 29 minutes, 32 seconds
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Ep 561 – The Meaning of Life, P1

Glenn and Matt are joined by Colton and Brad to talk about the meaning of life.
12/18/20181 hour, 56 minutes, 54 seconds
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Ep 560 – Christa Pehl Evans and the Mom-Shaming Post that Went Viral

A few weeks ago, Christa posted on Facebook about a very unfortunate experience she had with a Judge while being selected to Jury Duty. The post went viral, and she is back on IOT to tell the story, and to talk about the implications of that experience as viewed through the lens of American history, […]
12/13/20181 hour, 28 minutes, 11 seconds
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Ep 559 – Street Epistemology: The One with the Mormon Couple

Anthony Magnabosco joins us once again to review a conversation he once had with a Mormon couple about their beliefs. Anthony’s Conversation with the Mormon Couple: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bh9IYjRYBx4&feature=youtu.be&fbclid=IwAR2qSnBJWSSDNBHyCjhLq8cLY-mHS9HQCPjSSga3KU1CWYier6rXBVgUv9U Jake’s Go Fund Me: https://www.gofundme.com/gojakego Jonathan Haidt’s referenced Ted Talk: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2MYsx6WArKY&t=308s
12/10/20182 hours, 35 minutes, 16 seconds
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Ep 558 – Go Jake, Go!

Our beloved “Brother Jake” suffered a sudden, serious cardiac event on November 28 and remains in intensive care. This episode contains a few of Jake’s many wonderful contributions to this project. His family also created a Go Fund Me page to raising money for his recovery so he can get back to being the devoted […]
12/3/20181 hour, 56 minutes, 14 seconds
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Ep 557 – Shame Follow-up with Dr. Colton Miller

Dr. Colton Miller returns to Infants on Thrones to walk Tom and Matt through his professional reactions to last week’s episode on shame. Most important takeaway: shame is what happens when a person confuses doing a bad thing with BEING a bad person. Listen to hear more.
12/2/201851 minutes, 11 seconds
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Ep 556 – Listener Essay “My Advice” by Jack

Today’s essay comes from Jack. Vote for Jacks essay here: https://www.proprofs.com/survey/t/?title=wqe1m
12/1/20188 minutes, 46 seconds
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Ep 555 – Listener Essay “Julie Said Goodbye” by Ron

Today’s listener essay comes from Ron. Vote for Ron’s essay here: https://www.proprofs.com/survey/t/?title=ubteo
11/30/201847 minutes, 57 seconds
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Ep 554 – Listener Essay “James’ Story” by James

Today’s essay comes from James: Vote for James’ essay here: https://www.proprofs.com/survey/t/?title=so1oz
11/29/20189 minutes, 37 seconds
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Ep 553 – The Ex’d Files: Bill Reel’s Excommunication – The Morning After

Bill Reel talks to Glenn and Tom about what it was like to be excommunicated last night in St. George, Utah. He also teases some things that might be coming next. Will we get another Excommunication sing-a-long from this? Stay tuned…
11/28/201847 minutes, 45 seconds
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Ep 552 – Listener Essay “The Lazy Valedictorian” by Nicole

Today’s essay comes from Nicole. Vote for Nicole’s essay here: https://www.proprofs.com/survey/t/?title=7p6ay
11/28/201813 minutes, 51 seconds
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Ep 551 – Listener Essay “A Fly on the Wall” by Jim

Have you ever wanted to be a fly on the wall for a 2-hour discussion between a non-believer and his TBM Elder’s Quorum leader? If so, congratulations, because Jim gives you just that in today’s episode (beware the fly paper and don’t complain about the sound quality — this is how flies actually hear things). […]
11/27/20181 hour, 57 minutes, 20 seconds
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Ep 550 – Listener Essay “Eve’s Endowment” by Fred

What is the best way to teach your Mormon daughters that they are not second class citizens to the boys? Fred shares his experience in today’s listener essay. Vote for Fred’s essay here: https://www.proprofs.com/survey/t/?title=xq8f3
11/26/201811 minutes, 33 seconds
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Ep 549 – Dr. Weird Science and the Woonderful Woorld of Woo

Once upon a time, a Mormon scientist worked at the Pentagon. They nicknamed him Dr. Weird Science. He was later stationed in Japan for the US Air Force, where he investigated and invested in the most cutting edge scientific research in Asia. He listened to a recent episode of Infants on Thrones. He has a […]
11/25/20182 hours, 10 minutes, 33 seconds
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Ep 548 – Listener Essay “The Highway through Oz” by Lincoln

Is the Mormon church like the wonderful land of Oz? Listen to what Lincoln has to say (and sing) about that. Vote for Lincoln’s essay here: https://www.proprofs.com/survey/t/?title=e10qh
11/24/201810 minutes, 12 seconds
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Ep 547 – Listener Essay “In the Stranger’s Guise” by Paul

What’s it like to be adopted through LDS adoption services? Would you track down your bio mother? What things would you want to tell her if you did? Paul tells what it was like for him. Vote for Paul’s essay here: https://www.proprofs.com/survey/t/?title=atr7x
11/23/201819 minutes, 40 seconds
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Ep 546 – Listener Essay “Millstone” by Eric

What do children think about things that make them “unworthy?” This singer-songwriter listener essay submission from Eric is both heartbreaking and fantastic. Take a listen. Vote for Eric’s essay here: https://www.proprofs.com/survey/t/?title=fvayl
11/22/20187 minutes, 24 seconds
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Ep 545 – Listener Essay “Just Your Average Not So Mormon Mom” by Cristina

She just wants to be like Jesus, but the Mormon church and Utah culture are standing in her way. Vote for Cristina’s essay here: https://www.proprofs.com/survey/t/?title=cyune
11/21/20186 minutes, 34 seconds
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Ep 544 – Listener Essay “Perfectionism, Self-Loathing, and the Virtue of Suffering” by Dave

Is there virtue in suffering? Do you really need the darkness to appreciate the light at the end of the tunnel? Dave shares his experience in today’s listener essay. Vote for Dave’s essay here: https://www.proprofs.com/survey/t/?title=zwl75
11/20/201819 minutes, 41 seconds
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Ep 543 – Listener Essay “1984” by Matthew

What does George Orwell’s “1984” have to do with the church and the country in 2018? Vote for Matthew’s essay here: https://www.proprofs.com/survey/t/?title=x6art
11/19/201816 minutes, 57 seconds
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Ep 542 – Shame

Matt is joined by Tom and Kristin to apologize for his treatment of Sam Young and to talk about Shame.
11/18/20181 hour, 34 minutes, 6 seconds
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Ep 541 – Listener Essay “The Mask” by Troy

How hard is it to live a double life for the sake of your loved ones? Troy shares his experience in today’s listener essay, “The Mask.” Vote for Troy’s essay here: https://www.proprofs.com/survey/t/?title=iomeo
11/17/20189 minutes, 7 seconds
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Ep 540 – Listener Essay “Confessions of a Former True Blue Believer” by Linda

Linda explains her struggles with the Mormon church, what it was that finally made her leave, and what that journey has now lead her to. Vote for Linda’s essay here: https://www.proprofs.com/survey/t/?title=pjtky
11/16/201814 minutes, 38 seconds
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Ep 539 – Listener Essay “Believe Yourself” by Chris

This is our first official singer songwriter submission. It is from Chris. We desire all to receive it. Vote for this essay here: https://proprofs.com/survey/t/?title=pvdud
11/15/20188 minutes, 12 seconds
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Ep 538 – Listener Essay “The View From Here” by Bryan

What does life look like for you? For Bryan, it is dark. It is 3-6-8. Three decades suffering from depression and anxiety. Six times being hospitalized for mental health issues. Eight times being just the pull of a trigger or release of a railing away from ending his life. In today’s listener essay, Bryan bravely […]
11/14/201821 minutes, 31 seconds
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Ep 537 – Listener Essay “Monogamy” by Sarah

Today’s essay is from Sarah. How do you define new boundaries when you leave the Mormon church, become a 7 on the Dawkin’s scale, and begin exploring new sexual relationships? Vote for Sarah’s essay here: https://www.proprofs.com/survey/t/?title=k8wwd
11/13/201815 minutes, 13 seconds
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Ep 536 – Chelsea Shields and the Biology of Connection

Do beliefs impact our biology? What about a rejection of those beliefs? Glenn sits down with Chelsea to talk about belief, culture, social media, the Mormon “cult” (her word, not mine), and both the social and biological costs of walking away from your “tribe.”
11/8/20181 hour, 49 minutes, 31 seconds
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Ep 535 – Disney Songs for Kids of Gay Sinning Sinners (and Jeremy Goff)

It’s been three years. And this episode just dropped off iTunes. So it’s time to put it back where it belongs. And you also get a bonus smackdown of Jeremy Goff. More like that on Patreon. Please join here to support Infants on Thrones on Patreon.
11/5/20181 hour, 26 minutes, 50 seconds
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Ep 534 – The Psychological Impact of Mormonism

Glenn and Tom sit down with licensed Psychologist Colton Miller to discuss the psychological impact of Mormonism. Access the new listener feedback survey here.
11/3/20181 hour, 42 minutes, 37 seconds
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Ep 531 – Infant General Conference Oct 2018

It’s time, once again, for an Infant General Conference parody episode.
10/28/20181 hour, 3 minutes, 45 seconds
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Ep 530 – A Manual for Creating Atheists, Part 6 – Street Epistemology

What is it like to actually do Street Epistemology?  Glenn is joined by Randy, Delany, and Jimmy to talk to Street Epistemologists Reid Nicewonder and Anthony Magnabosco.  Their YouTube videos can be found below: Anthony Magnabosco’s YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/magnabosco210 Cordial Curiosity (Reid Nicewonder’s YouTube Channel): https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCiWKxPMKUBFjN3Ny_VxpkYw
10/24/20181 hour, 37 minutes, 56 seconds
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Ep 529 – Sam Young Interview – Post Mortem

Tom and Matt are joined by Jake and Glenn to reflect on our recent Sam Young interview and the polarizing impact it had on all of us.
10/21/20181 hour, 3 minutes, 39 seconds
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Ep 528 – A Manual for Creating Atheists, Part 5 – Mormon Missionaries

What happens when a Street Epistemologist sits down to atheist-convert two Mormon Missionaries who have sat down to Mormon-convert him?  It’s a wild wacky panel discussion full of laughs and groans and cognitive distortions of all shapes and sizes.  Enjoy.
10/17/20182 hours, 36 minutes, 27 seconds
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Ep 527 – Jane and Emma the Movie: A Conversation with Screenwriter Melissa Leilani Larson

Glenn and Tom sit down (once again…) with Melissa Leilani Larson to discuss the movie Jane and Emma, showing in select theaters in Utah Oct 12-14, 2018.  Go see it if you can! Lindsay Hanson Park also provides a review of the film, and Glenn includes two bonus easter eggs: 1) an interview with Mel […]
10/13/20183 hours, 18 minutes, 35 seconds
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Ep 525 – Culture vs. Doctrine

What is the difference between Mormon culture and “the gospel?”  You don’t have to be anti-mormon-crusader-extraordinaire Jeremy Goff or privately censured General Authority Ronald E. Poelman to see there is a distinction between the culture and the gospel.  Unless of course you remove the biasing blinders from your eyes and finally see that there really […]
10/4/20182 hours, 17 minutes, 44 seconds
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Ep 523 – Smackdown: A Manual for Creating Atheists, Part 4 – RELATIVISM

What is relativism?  Is it okay for anyone to believe anything that they want?  Where do you draw the line between what is okay to critique and what is off limits?  Today Glenn, Matt, Tom, Delany, and Chelsea discuss RELATIVISM.
9/23/20182 hours, 13 minutes, 43 seconds
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Ep 522 – Smackdown: The Excommunication Rap

Excommunication is all about love, right?  Listen in as Glenn, Tom, Matt, Delany Darko, and Chelsea Shields smack down a video blog from Anti-Mormon Crusader Extraordinaire, Jeremy Goff.
9/20/201845 minutes, 26 seconds
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Ep 521 – Smackdown: A Manual for Creating Atheists, Part 3

What is the socratic method?  How can it be used effectively in conversations with people who believe things differently than you do?   Glenn is joined by Brother Jake, Delany Darco, and Brady Bluhn to discuss part 3 of Peter Boghossian’s “A Manual for Creating Atheists.”
9/16/20181 hour, 47 minutes, 33 seconds
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Ep 520 – Smackdown: A Manual for Creating Atheists, Part 2

What is faith?  How is it different from hope?  What is an atheist?  How is that different from an agnostic?  Glenn is joined by Delany Darco and Tom Perry to discuss part 2 of Peter Boghossian’s “A Manual for Creating Atheists.”
9/9/20181 hour, 21 minutes, 57 seconds
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Ep 519 – Smackdown: A Manual for Creating Atheists, Part 1

Were you ever a Missionary for the Mormon church?  Did you ever become an Atheist?  Have you ever wanted to become a Missionary for Atheism and talk people out of their faith?  Have you ever wondered what an Atheist Missionary discussion handbook would look like?  Well, look no more.  Today Glenn, Tom, Heather, Randy, and […]
9/2/20182 hours, 25 seconds
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Ep 518 – Bill Reel: Why I left the Mormon Church and what I now think about God

Glenn sits down with fellow sorta-Mormon podcaster Bill Reel to talk about podcasting, the reasons why he eventually left the church, and what he now thinks about Life, the Universe, and God
8/26/20181 hour, 58 minutes, 10 seconds
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Ep 517 – A Manual for Creating Atheists: An Extended Smackdown Teaser

Last week, Infants on Thrones started the process of smacking down (or, probably “smacking-up” really) Peter Boghossian’s important and provocative book “A Manual for Creating Atheists.”  We are approaching this in a different way than we have in the past, and you are invited to join us for the sausage-making “behind the scenes” elements of this journey. […]
8/23/20181 hour, 19 seconds
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Ep 516 – Smackdown: The Unwritten Order of Things

Did you know that if you take the sacrament with your left hand, it doesn’t really count?  Or that it is disrespectful for the first counselor to sit anywhere but on the right side of the Bishop/President?  Or that using nicknames like “Liz” instead of the full and proper “Elizabeth” is pretty much an abomination […]
8/19/20182 hours, 3 minutes, 50 seconds
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Ep 515 – Movie Review: Church and State

Bob is joined by Logan to review the documentary Church & State about the legalization of gay marriage in Utah. They also come up with the definitive top 5-ish list of Mormon documentaries.   If you want to hear more from Bob and Logan, check out their podcast at PracticallyCulture.com or subscribe via Apple Podcasts […]
8/17/201846 minutes, 30 seconds
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Ep 514 – Of Left and Right and Grumpy Old Men

Glenn and Bob are joined by one-time Mormon Stories Europe host Claudia Fox Reppen to discuss our meandering parallel journeys navigating politics, religion, and all things in between.
8/14/20181 hour, 55 minutes, 13 seconds
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Ep 512 – No-Nonsense Buddhism for Beginners, P2

The four noble truths.  The eightfold path.  The dangers of dogmatism.  The suffering caused by over-attachment to an impermanent world.  This is the 2nd half of Glenn’s interview with Noah Rasheta, of the Secular Buddhism podcast, about his new book “No-Nonsense Buddhism for Beginners.”
8/9/20181 hour, 17 minutes, 2 seconds
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Ep 511 – No-Nonsense Buddhism for Beginners, P1

Want to find peace even in the face of suffering?  Noah did.  Listen in as Glenn interviews Noah Rasheta, of the Secular Buddhism podcast, about his new book “No-Nonsense Buddhism for Beginners.”
8/5/20181 hour, 10 minutes, 16 seconds
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Ep 510 – Missionary Dream Log, P3

Glenn reads two more entries from his 1991 Mormon Missionary dream log, and also responds to an excellent listener comment providing Jungian analysis to a dream from part 2 of this series.  When is a phallic symbol more than just a phallic symbol?  Tune in to find out.
8/3/201836 minutes, 35 seconds
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Ep 509 – Reviewing the HBO Documentary “Believer”

Glenn is joined by Bob and Doug to review the HBO Documentary Believer.
8/1/20181 hour, 37 minutes, 37 seconds
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Ep 508 – Latter Day Infant Missionaries

What happens when two mormon missionaries unknowingly knock on Matt Long’s door?  This episode.  That’s what.
7/29/20181 hour, 42 minutes, 44 seconds
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Ep 507 – Missionary Dream Log, P2

Glenn reads more entires from the missionary dream log that he kept as a Mormon Missionary from 1991-1993.
7/27/201818 minutes, 26 seconds
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Ep 506 – Seven Deadly Heresies: The Smackdown, Part 5

Glenn, John, Bob, Randy and Mike discuss finish up this 5-part series on McConkie’s 7 Deadly Heresies.  We may not have covered everything perfectly.  But good news.  We don’t have to be perfect.  Pass it on.
7/24/20181 hour, 10 minutes, 4 seconds
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Ep 505 – Seven Deadly Heresies: The Smackdown, Part 4

Glenn, John, Bob, Randy and Mike discuss #5 and #6 of McConkie’s deadly heresies.  Namely, that people can progress from kingdom to kingdom in the eternities (#5) and that Adam is our God, the father of our spiritual and physical bodies, who traveled to earth from another planet (#6.)  It’s a fun discussion that also […]
7/22/20181 hour, 10 minutes, 53 seconds
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Ep 504 – Missionary Dream Log, P1

Glenn reads two entires from the missionary dream log that he kept as a Mormon Missionary from 1991-1993.
7/20/201815 minutes, 25 seconds
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Ep 503 – Jordan Peterson, Sam Harris, and Truth – Part 2

Glenn, Tom, Bob, and Jake finish (for now…) their discussion of the infamous January 2017 “Truth” debate between Jordan Peterson and Sam Harris.
7/17/20181 hour, 15 minutes, 31 seconds
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Ep 502 – Jordan Peterson, Sam Harris, and Truth – Part 1

What is truth?  Is there a difference between truth and fact?  And where can real truth be found after rejecting the one-time source of One-True-Truth that is the Mormon Church?  Glenn, Tom, Bob, and Jake discuss the infamous January 2017 “Truth” debate between Jordan Peterson and Sam Harris.
7/15/20181 hour, 3 minutes, 32 seconds
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Ep 501 – On Death and Truth and Why Some Stay

Glenn, Tom and Randy sit down with Christian Braithwaite, author of “Open Letter to Mormonism” and 2nd place winner in the most recent Listener Essay contest to discuss his essay, how to deal with tragedies like death after rejecting a belief in an afterlife, and how to define things like “truth.”  We also talk with […]
7/8/20181 hour, 30 minutes, 48 seconds
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Ep 500 – Missionary Discussions: The Smackdown, Part 1

Glenn is joined by two never-mo’s, Tim Bohen and Stephen Johnson of The Steady Trade Podcast, to begin smacking down the missionary discussions that Glenn used as a missionary back in the early 1990’s.
6/13/20181 hour, 35 minutes, 21 seconds
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Ep 499 – Sabrina

Tom sits down with Jordan and Katie to talk about losing their teenage daughter Sabrina to suicide. Links: National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255 https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org Trevor Project (LGBTQ) 1-866-488-7386 Text “Trevor” to 1-202-304-1200 Utah County Crisis Line: 1-801-691-5433 (LIFE) University Utah Neuropsychiatric Institute (UNI) 1-801-583-2500 Unequally yoked podcast: https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/jordan-needles/unequally-yoked
6/10/20181 hour, 18 minutes, 27 seconds
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Ep 498 – Shadow the Lamanite, P3

Glenn continues the next few chapters in his “Shadow the Lamanite” book project.  Please take a few minutes to fill out the following survey to provide feedback and to sign up if you would like to be part of a working group on this project. https://proprofs.com/survey/t/?title=wwjmb
6/6/20181 hour, 2 minutes, 38 seconds
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Ep 497 – Contest Winners and (sorta) “Best Of” Minisodes of Yore

Glenn announces the winners of the May 2018 Listener Essay contest and then breathes new life into six fantastic Infant minisodes of the past.
6/1/20181 hour, 35 minutes, 21 seconds
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Ep 496 – The Trouble with God, P2

Glenn and Randy finish their conversation with Chris Matheson about his new book, The Trouble with God, where the God of the Old Testament takes a satitical stroll through The Book of Mormon.
5/27/201857 minutes, 47 seconds
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Ep 495 – The Trouble with God, P1

Glenn and Randy sit down with Chris Matheson, author of “The Story of God: A Biblical Story of Love (and Hate)” and its follow-up “The Trouble with God: A Divine Comedy about Judgment (and Misjudgment).  In this episode, we discuss his general interest in religion, his career in film starting as co-creator of Bill & […]
5/21/201858 minutes, 16 seconds
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Ep 494 – The Hoax

Yesterday, on May 17 2018, Jonathan Streeter leveraged news of a real meeting between leaders of the Mormon church and  the NAACP to create a fake apology from the Mormon Church regarding its history of institutional racism.  Zandra Vranes, from Sistas in Zion, responded to this hoax on a live stream FB video that was […]
5/18/20181 hour, 58 minutes, 35 seconds