The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, has been around for almost two centuries. It has ebbed and fluctuated in such a predictably adaptive manner throughout it's relatively short life in the religious realm. This Church has a very sordid past, which it does a very good job of teaching for itself, whether the history is slanted or not, is yours to decide. Join me on a journey through the history of the LDS Church through the eyes of the people that were actually there. We will learn about the founding members, where the practices came from, where the Book of Mormon (Mormon Bible) came from, and most importantly, we will examine Joseph Smith in every aspect possibly available to us today.

On this episode, I tell everybody just how at home I felt at the Sunstone Symposium. Sunstone is a convention for Mormons and non-Mormons to gather together and talk about the hard issues, with presentations by authors, historians, podcasters, and directors of various foundations; some believers, others non-believers. I had the opportunity to totally geek out and interview some authors, historians, and podcasters that I revere and frequently cite as sources for my research. The audio quality isn’t great, but the content is superb. You’ll hear audio clips from Grant Palmer, D. Michael Quinn, H. Michael Marquardt, John Hammond, Lindsay Park, and John Dehlin. For links to their works check the bottom of the show notes.


Show Links:


Twitter @NakedMormonism



Outro music by Jason Comeau

Show Artwork

Voicemail Line (864)Nake-dMo (625-3366)


Interviewee links:


Grant Palmer –

Insider’s View of Mormon Origins

"My Ah-Ha Moments While Researching Mormon History"

Michael Quinn –

Wiki page with all his books

 Michael Marquardt –

The Rise of Mormonism 1816-1844

Mormon Central


Tyler Glenn Trash –


John Hammond –

Island Adventures


Infants on Thrones –


Lindsay Hansen Park –

Year of Polygamy

Color of Heaven


John Dehlin –

Mormon Stories Podcast

Open Stories Foundation


Sunstone Symposium webpage


The Pulpit Podcast with Joey and Andrew

Mama Dragons

Mark with Lost Mormonism

Jeremy Runnells CES Letter

Rainbow Radio Presents with Dan

Konw the Trut Ministries Podcast

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