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Naked Mormonism Podcast

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.

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.

 

#264

Road to Carthage 10 - The New Reign

On this episode, we examine the consequences of Joseph Smith’s death. Show notes of entire historical timeline: <a href= "http://scripts.nakedmormonismpodcast.com/">http://scripts.nakedmormonismpodcast.com/</a> Merch shop: <a href= "https://groundgnomes.launchcart.store/joseph-smith-puppet-master-unisex-white-t-shirt/p/wdj205"> https://groundgnomes.launchcart.store/joseph-smith-puppet-master-unisex-white-t-shirt/p/wdj205</a> Show links:Website <a href= "http://nakedmormonismpodcast.com/">http://nakedmormonismpodcast.com </a>Twitter <a href= "https://twitter.com/NakedMormonism">@NakedMormonism</a>Facebook <a href= "https://www.facebook.com/pages/Naked-Mormonism/370003839816311"> https://www.facebook.com/pages/Naked-Mormonism/370003839816311 </a>Patreon <a href= "http://patreon.com/nakedmormonism">http://patreon.com/nakedmormonism </a>Music by Jason Comeau [http://aloststateofmind.com/] (http://aloststateofmind.com/) Show Artwork <a href= "http://weirdmormonshit.com/">http://weirdmormonshit.com/</a>Legal Counsel <a href= "http://patorrez.com/">http://patorrez.com/</a> ... Read more

11 Sep 2020

2 HR 04 MINS

2:04:14

11 Sep 2020


#263

Road to Carthage 9 - Carthage Jail Gunfight

On this episode, we discuss the assassinations of Hiram and Joseph Smith in Carthage Jail. Show links:Website <a href= "http://nakedmormonismpodcast.com/">http://nakedmormonismpodcast.com </a>Twitter <a href= "https://twitter.com/NakedMormonism">@NakedMormonism</a>Facebook <a href= "https://www.facebook.com/pages/Naked-Mormonism/370003839816311"> https://www.facebook.com/pages/Naked-Mormonism/370003839816311 </a>Patreon <a href= "http://patreon.com/nakedmormonism">http://patreon.com/nakedmormonism </a>Music by Jason Comeau [http://aloststateofmind.com/] (http://aloststateofmind.com/) Show Artwork <a href= "http://weirdmormonshit.com/">http://weirdmormonshit.com/</a>Legal Counsel <a href= "http://patorrez.com/">http://patorrez.com/</a> ... Read more

04 Sep 2020

2 HR 05 MINS

2:05:57

04 Sep 2020


#262

Road to Carthage 8 - The Final Hour

On this episode, we examine the events of June 27th, 1844 leading up to the assassinations of Joseph and Hyrum Smith in Carthage jail.   Show links:Website <a href= "http://nakedmormonismpodcast.com/">http://nakedmormonismpodcast.com </a>Twitter <a href= "https://twitter.com/NakedMormonism">@NakedMormonism</a>Facebook <a href= "https://www.facebook.com/pages/Naked-Mormonism/370003839816311"> https://www.facebook.com/pages/Naked-Mormonism/370003839816311 </a>Patreon <a href= "http://patreon.com/nakedmormonism">http://patreon.com/nakedmormonism </a>Music by Jason Comeau [http://aloststateofmind.com/] (http://aloststateofmind.com/) Show Artwork <a href= "http://weirdmormonshit.com/">http://weirdmormonshit.com/</a>Legal Counsel <a href= "http://patorrez.com/">http://patorrez.com/</a> ... Read more

28 Aug 2020

1 HR 53 MINS

1:53:31

28 Aug 2020


#261

Road to Carthage 7 - Pride

On this episode, we examine the pride and arrogance of Joseph Smith, founder of Mormonism. Show links:Website <a href= "http://nakedmormonismpodcast.com/">http://nakedmormonismpodcast.com </a>Twitter <a href= "https://twitter.com/NakedMormonism">@NakedMormonism</a>Facebook <a href= "https://www.facebook.com/pages/Naked-Mormonism/370003839816311"> https://www.facebook.com/pages/Naked-Mormonism/370003839816311 </a>Patreon <a href= "http://patreon.com/nakedmormonism">http://patreon.com/nakedmormonism </a>Music by Jason Comeau [http://aloststateofmind.com/] (http://aloststateofmind.com/) Show Artwork <a href= "http://weirdmormonshit.com/">http://weirdmormonshit.com/</a>Legal Counsel <a href= "http://patorrez.com/">http://patorrez.com/</a> ... Read more

21 Aug 2020

2 HR 10 MINS

2:10:46

21 Aug 2020


#260

Road to Carthage 6 - Fury

On this episode, we examine fury as a motivating factor in early Mormonism. Show links:Website <a href= "http://nakedmormonismpodcast.com/">http://nakedmormonismpodcast.com </a>Twitter <a href= "https://twitter.com/NakedMormonism">@NakedMormonism</a>Facebook <a href= "https://www.facebook.com/pages/Naked-Mormonism/370003839816311"> https://www.facebook.com/pages/Naked-Mormonism/370003839816311 </a>Patreon <a href= "http://patreon.com/nakedmormonism">http://patreon.com/nakedmormonism </a>Music by Jason Comeau [http://aloststateofmind.com/] (http://aloststateofmind.com/) Show Artwork <a href= "http://weirdmormonshit.com/">http://weirdmormonshit.com/</a>Legal Counsel <a href= "http://patorrez.com/">http://patorrez.com/</a> ... Read more

14 Aug 2020

3 HR 18 MINS

3:18:57

14 Aug 2020


#259

Road to Carthage 5 - Polygamy

On this episode, we examine many facets of polygamy throughout early Mormon history. Show links:Website <a href= "http://nakedmormonismpodcast.com/">http://nakedmormonismpodcast.com </a>Twitter <a href= "https://twitter.com/NakedMormonism">@NakedMormonism</a>Facebook <a href= "https://www.facebook.com/pages/Naked-Mormonism/370003839816311"> https://www.facebook.com/pages/Naked-Mormonism/370003839816311 </a>Patreon <a href= "http://patreon.com/nakedmormonism">http://patreon.com/nakedmormonism </a>Music by Jason Comeau [http://aloststateofmind.com/] (http://aloststateofmind.com/) Show Artwork <a href= "http://weirdmormonshit.com/">http://weirdmormonshit.com/</a>Legal Counsel <a href= "http://patorrez.com/">http://patorrez.com/</a> ... Read more

07 Aug 2020

2 HR 46 MINS

2:46:54

07 Aug 2020


#258

Road to Carthage 4 - Jealousy

On this episode, we examine envy as a driving force behind the formation of Mormonism. Show links:Website <a href= "http://nakedmormonismpodcast.com/">http://nakedmormonismpodcast.com </a>Twitter <a href= "https://twitter.com/NakedMormonism">@NakedMormonism</a>Facebook <a href= "https://www.facebook.com/pages/Naked-Mormonism/370003839816311"> https://www.facebook.com/pages/Naked-Mormonism/370003839816311 </a>Patreon <a href= "http://patreon.com/nakedmormonism">http://patreon.com/nakedmormonism </a>Music by Jason Comeau [http://aloststateofmind.com/] (http://aloststateofmind.com/) Show Artwork <a href= "http://weirdmormonshit.com/">http://weirdmormonshit.com/</a>Legal Counsel <a href= "http://patorrez.com/">http://patorrez.com/</a> ... Read more

31 Jul 2020

2 HR 24 MINS

2:24:04

31 Jul 2020


#257

Road to Carthage 3 - Voracity

On this episode, we examine debauchery and psychedelics in early Mormonism. Show links:Website <a href= "http://nakedmormonismpodcast.com/">http://nakedmormonismpodcast.com </a>Twitter <a href= "https://twitter.com/NakedMormonism">@NakedMormonism</a>Facebook <a href= "https://www.facebook.com/pages/Naked-Mormonism/370003839816311"> https://www.facebook.com/pages/Naked-Mormonism/370003839816311 </a>Patreon <a href= "http://patreon.com/nakedmormonism">http://patreon.com/nakedmormonism </a>Music by Jason Comeau [http://aloststateofmind.com/] (http://aloststateofmind.com/) Show Artwork <a href= "http://weirdmormonshit.com/">http://weirdmormonshit.com/</a>Legal Counsel <a href= "http://patorrez.com/">http://patorrez.com/</a> ... Read more

24 Jul 2020

2 HR 11 MINS

2:11:04

24 Jul 2020


#256

Road to Carthage 2 - Idleness

On this episode, we examine early Mormonism formed as a cult for temporal gratification. Show links:Website <a href= "http://nakedmormonismpodcast.com/">http://nakedmormonismpodcast.com </a>Twitter <a href= "https://twitter.com/NakedMormonism">@NakedMormonism</a>Facebook <a href= "https://www.facebook.com/pages/Naked-Mormonism/370003839816311"> https://www.facebook.com/pages/Naked-Mormonism/370003839816311 </a>Patreon <a href= "http://patreon.com/nakedmormonism">http://patreon.com/nakedmormonism </a>Music by Jason Comeau [http://aloststateofmind.com/] (http://aloststateofmind.com/) Show Artwork <a href= "http://weirdmormonshit.com/">http://weirdmormonshit.com/</a>Legal Counsel <a href= "http://patorrez.com/">http://patorrez.com/</a> ... Read more

17 Jul 2020

2 HR 16 MINS

2:16:54

17 Jul 2020


#255

Road to Carthage 1 - Avarice

On this episode, we examine money and power in early Mormonism. Show links:Website <a href= "http://nakedmormonismpodcast.com/">http://nakedmormonismpodcast.com </a>Twitter <a href= "https://twitter.com/NakedMormonism">@NakedMormonism</a>Facebook <a href= "https://www.facebook.com/pages/Naked-Mormonism/370003839816311"> https://www.facebook.com/pages/Naked-Mormonism/370003839816311 </a>Patreon <a href= "http://patreon.com/nakedmormonism">http://patreon.com/nakedmormonism </a>Music by Jason Comeau [http://aloststateofmind.com/] (http://aloststateofmind.com/) Show Artwork <a href= "http://weirdmormonshit.com/">http://weirdmormonshit.com/</a>Legal Counsel <a href= "http://patorrez.com/">http://patorrez.com/</a> ... Read more

10 Jul 2020

2 HR 26 MINS

2:26:33

10 Jul 2020


#254

Ep 214 – Mormonism From Its Infancy

On this episode, Jo and Hyrum are in Carthage Jail. We spend this week talking about the grand plans of Joseph Smith’s Mormon theocracy to roll forth throughout the world. We discuss what this Mormon revolution would look like, the contrived theological boundaries which justified it, and the deliberate steps taken to carry it out. From the Book of Mormon to the Council of Fifty, Jo sought to capitalize off the plight of slaves and the oppression of Native Americans. Jo’s POTUS campaign comes into focus within the larger scheme of Mormon expansionist ideals. Eventually, he realized a powerful ally was needed and attempted to gain the favor of the Russian Emperor. NO COLLUSION! Links: JS April 1836 letter to the editor justifying slavery <a href= "https://www.josephsmithpapers.org/paper-summary/letter-to-oliver-cowdery-circa-9-april-1836/1#full-transcript"> https://www.josephsmithpapers.org/paper-summary/letter-to-oliver-cowdery-circa-9-april-1836/1#full-transcript</a> D&C 87 <a href= "https://comparedandc.com/">https://comparedandc.com/</a> Council of Fifty Minutes <a href= "https://www.josephsmithpapers.org/paper-summary/council-of-fifty-minutes-march-1844-january-1846-volume-1-10-march-1844-1-march-1845/98#full-transcript"> https://www.josephsmithpapers.org/paper-summary/council-of-fifty-minutes-march-1844-january-1846-volume-1-10-march-1844-1-march-1845/98#full-transcript</a> Uriah Brown <a href= "https://www.josephsmithpapers.org/person/uriah-brown">https://www.josephsmithpapers.org/person/uriah-brown</a> Joseph H. Jackson 1844 expose <a href= "http://www.olivercowdery.com/smithhome/1840s/1844Jack.htm">http://www.olivercowdery.com/smithhome/1840s/1844Jack.htm</a> Find Christopher C. Smith here! <a href= "https://www.facebook.com/ccsmith3">https://www.facebook.com/ccsmith3</a> <a href= "https://twitter.com/christophcsmith">https://twitter.com/christophcsmith</a> @christophcsmith Sunstone! <a href= "https://www.sunstonemagazine.com/2020-schedule/">https://www.sunstonemagazine.com/2020-schedule/</a> Show links: Website <a href= "http://nakedmormonismpodcast.com/">http://nakedmormonismpodcast.com</a> Twitter  [@NakedMormonism] (https://twitter.com/NakedMormonism) Facebook <a href= "https://www.facebook.com/pages/Naked-Mormonism/370003839816311">https://www.facebook.com/pages/Naked-Mormonism/370003839816311</a> Patreon <a href= "http://patreon.com/nakedmormonism">http://patreon.com/nakedmormonism</a> Music by Jason Comeau <a href= "http://aloststateofmind.com/">http://aloststateofmind.com/</a> Show Artwork <a href= "http://weirdmormonshit.com/">http://weirdmormonshit.com/</a> Legal Counsel <a href= "http://patorrez.com/">http://patorrez.com/</a> ... Read more

03 Jul 2020

1 HR 06 MINS

1:06:23

03 Jul 2020


#253

Ep 213 – With Useful Studies Store Your Mind

On this episode, we catch up with a bunch of figures in Nauvoo to see what they’ve been up to as events led to the prophet in Carthage Jail. We start off with discussing Eliza R. Snow, reading excerpts from her Nauvoo journal, conflicts with Emma and the Relief Society at large, who took over her role as scribe for the Relief Society, and tap into a bit of her poetry to convey feelings a journal can’t. The Quorum of Apostles and members of the Council of Fifty have also been very busy. Hingepin Sidney Rigdon was named as VP for Jo’s presidential run while frequently preaching about the Mormon theocracy being the last government the world will ever need. He and 350+ other members of leadership bodies in the church scatter throughout the United States to electioneer for the prophet’s POTUS campaign. Brigham Young even drops by Kirtland and preaches in the Temple to a crowd of apostates! Then we see how Lucy Mack Smith has been lately. She’s battled sickness, survived multiple children, buried her husband, and even hurt her knee dismounting a carriage which caused arthritis to settle in. She tells a candid, yet insulated, version of events leading to Carthage. Then wrap up by reading a portion of the Nauvoo Expositor to talk about Sarah and Maria Lawrence as well as their stolen inheritance. Links: Eliza R. Snow Nauvoo Journal <a href= "https://byustudies.byu.edu/content/eliza-r-snows-nauvoo-journal">https://byustudies.byu.edu/content/eliza-r-snows-nauvoo-journal</a> Snow biography <a href= "https://www.josephsmithpapers.org/person/eliza-roxcy-snow">https://www.josephsmithpapers.org/person/eliza-roxcy-snow</a> Snow poem repository <a href= "https://erslexicon.wordpress.com/poems-25-30/">https://erslexicon.wordpress.com/poems-25-30/</a> Council of Fifty Minutes <a href= "https://www.josephsmithpapers.org/paper-summary/council-of-fifty-minutes-march-1844-january-1846-volume-1-10-march-1844-1-march-1845/98#full-transcript"> https://www.josephsmithpapers.org/paper-summary/council-of-fifty-minutes-march-1844-january-1846-volume-1-10-march-1844-1-march-1845/98#full-transcript</a> Manuscript History of Brigham Young <a href= "http://www.boap.org/LDS/Early-Saints/MSHBY.html">http://www.boap.org/LDS/Early-Saints/MSHBY.html</a> Nauvoo Relief Society minute book <a href= "https://www.josephsmithpapers.org/paper-summary/nauvoo-relief-society-minute-book/1#full-transcript"> https://www.josephsmithpapers.org/paper-summary/nauvoo-relief-society-minute-book/1#full-transcript</a> Lucy Mack Smith’s Biographical Sketches <a href= "https://www.josephsmithpapers.org/paper-summary/lucy-mack-smith-history-1844-1845/52#full-transcript"> https://www.josephsmithpapers.org/paper-summary/lucy-mack-smith-history-1844-1845/52#full-transcript</a> Show links: Website <a href= "http://nakedmormonismpodcast.com/">http://nakedmormonismpodcast.com</a> Twitter  [@NakedMormonism] (https://twitter.com/NakedMormonism) Facebook <a href= "https://www.facebook.com/pages/Naked-Mormonism/370003839816311">https://www.facebook.com/pages/Naked-Mormonism/370003839816311</a> Patreon <a href= "http://patreon.com/nakedmormonism">http://patreon.com/nakedmormonism</a> Music by Jason Comeau <a href= "http://aloststateofmind.com/">http://aloststateofmind.com/</a> Show Artwork <a href= "http://weirdmormonshit.com/">http://weirdmormonshit.com/</a> Legal Counsel <a href= "http://patorrez.com/">http://patorrez.com/</a> ... Read more

26 Jun 2020

1 HR 23 MINS

1:23:42

26 Jun 2020


#252

Ep 212 – Emma Smith, Linda Newell, and Valeen Avery

On this episode, Joseph and Hyrum Smith are locked up in Carthage Jail and they aren’t going anywhere. We take a little time to catch up with other prominent figures in Nauvoo history; this week begins with Emma Hale Smith. We discuss her role in the Relief Society, unwillingly policing polygamy rumors, running land speculation and deals while her husband is occupied, and fighting with her sister wives. Then we focus on her role in the two week period of June 12-25 1844 and her actions which have been construed by the SLC leadership to lead to Jo’s death. Is she responsible? Or, are those myths fabricated by the SLC propaganda machine which have been debunked by historians? This episode interweaves Emma’s story with the story of her seminal biographers, Valeen Tippets Avery and Linda King Newell on their journey writing Emma’s biography through the 1970s-80s. Links: Check out Writing Mormon History; Historians and their Books <a href= "http://www.signaturebooks.com/product/writing-mormon-history/">http://www.signaturebooks.com/product/writing-mormon-history/</a> Also pick up a copy of Mormon Enigma; Emma Hale Smith <a href= "https://www.thriftbooks.com/w/mormon-enigma-emma-hale-smith_linda-king-newell/302792/#isbn=0252062914&idiq=9621239"> https://www.thriftbooks.com/w/mormon-enigma-emma-hale-smith_linda-king-newell/302792/#isbn=0252062914&idiq=9621239</a> Relief Society Minutes <a href= "https://www.josephsmithpapers.org/paper-summary/nauvoo-relief-society-minute-book/1#full-transcript"> https://www.josephsmithpapers.org/paper-summary/nauvoo-relief-society-minute-book/1#full-transcript</a> Emma Biography JSP <a href= "https://www.josephsmithpapers.org/person/emma-hale-smith">https://www.josephsmithpapers.org/person/emma-hale-smith</a> SUNSTONE!!! <a href= "https://www.sunstonemagazine.com/2020symposium/">https://www.sunstonemagazine.com/2020symposium/</a> Show links: Website <a href= "http://nakedmormonismpodcast.com/">http://nakedmormonismpodcast.com</a> Twitter  [@NakedMormonism] (https://twitter.com/NakedMormonism) Facebook <a href= "https://www.facebook.com/pages/Naked-Mormonism/370003839816311">https://www.facebook.com/pages/Naked-Mormonism/370003839816311</a> Patreon <a href= "http://patreon.com/nakedmormonism">http://patreon.com/nakedmormonism</a> Music by Jason Comeau <a href= "http://aloststateofmind.com/">http://aloststateofmind.com/</a> Show Artwork <a href= "http://weirdmormonshit.com/">http://weirdmormonshit.com/</a> Legal Counsel <a href= "http://patorrez.com/">http://patorrez.com/</a> ... Read more

19 Jun 2020

1 HR 34 MINS

1:34:20

19 Jun 2020


#251

Ep 211 – “I Think You Are Perfectly Safe”

On this episode, Joseph and Hyrum Smith wake up in Carthage jail to a bustling town filled with anti-Mormon militiamen, surrounded by their closest acolytes. Various meeting take place, Jo sends messengers to Nauvoo calling for documents and witnesses in the upcoming trial for treason. Governor Ford finally has a sit-down with the prophet and they discuss everything which led up to Jo and Hyrum being in Carthage jail. Then a hearing is held to determine whether or not to keep the prisoners locked in the jail and to schedule a date for the criminal hearing. Ford decides to disband the militias in Carthage and Warsaw as they were no longer needed. He then resolves to make his way to Nauvoo to talk with the citizens and give a speech to the Mormons there on June 27th, however, he won’t be taking the prisoners with him during the journey as he’d previously stated. Uncle John Smith visits the prisoners and carries a message to Almon Babbit in Macedonia on behalf of the prophet. The prisoners lay down for the evening while Willard Richards scratches away in his journal. A gunshot is heard outside. Links: Willard Richards journal extract June 23-27 <a href= "https://www.josephsmithpapers.org/paper-summary/appendix-3-willard-richards-journal-excerpt-23-27-june-1844/1#full-transcript"> https://www.josephsmithpapers.org/paper-summary/appendix-3-willard-richards-journal-excerpt-23-27-june-1844/1#full-transcript</a> History of Illinois by Governor Ford <a href= "https://archive.org/details/ahistoryillinoi00shiegoog/page/n336/mode/2up/search/treason"> https://archive.org/details/ahistoryillinoi00shiegoog/page/n336/mode/2up/search/treason</a> Show links: Website <a href= "http://nakedmormonismpodcast.com/">http://nakedmormonismpodcast.com</a> Twitter  [@NakedMormonism] (https://twitter.com/NakedMormonism) Facebook <a href= "https://www.facebook.com/pages/Naked-Mormonism/370003839816311">https://www.facebook.com/pages/Naked-Mormonism/370003839816311</a> Patreon <a href= "http://patreon.com/nakedmormonism">http://patreon.com/nakedmormonism</a> Music by Jason Comeau <a href= "http://aloststateofmind.com/">http://aloststateofmind.com/</a> Show Artwork <a href= "http://weirdmormonshit.com/">http://weirdmormonshit.com/</a> Legal Counsel <a href= "http://patorrez.com/">http://patorrez.com/</a> ... Read more

12 Jun 2020

1 HR 44 MINS

1:44:01

12 Jun 2020


#250

Ep 210 – First Night in Carthage Jail

On this episode, Jo and company spend their first entire day in the city of Carthage, one of the twin cities of anti-Mormonism. Governor Ford does his best to keep the peace and does so by marching Jo and Hyrum down the line of the various militias in Carthage shaking hands and providing proper introductions as “Generals Smith”. The Carthage Greys commit a brief bit of mutiny before Governor Ford brings them under control. Jo tells Ford about the vulnerability of Nauvoo with the Prophet’s absence and Ford elects to send a trusted advisor to Nauvoo to guard against a vigilante mob descending on the city and burning it to ash. Charges of treason are filed against Joseph Smith and his older brother, Hyrum Smith, for declaring martial law in Nauvoo to shut down riots across the city. A hearing takes place in Carthage to determine if there is enough evidence for the circuit court at Carthage to pursue criminal convictions on the initial charges of riot. 16 of the arrested city councilors are released on bail and the hearing is scheduled for June 29th when the state and defense attorneys can call witnesses and collect evidence. After most of them head for Nauvoo that afternoon, Jo and Hyrum are arrested and interred in Carthage Jail for their own protection. Jo and friends spend the night “laid promiscuously on the floor”. Links: Willard Richards journal extract June 23-27 <a href= "https://www.josephsmithpapers.org/paper-summary/appendix-3-willard-richards-journal-excerpt-23-27-june-1844/1#full-transcript"> https://www.josephsmithpapers.org/paper-summary/appendix-3-willard-richards-journal-excerpt-23-27-june-1844/1#full-transcript</a> History of Illinois by Governor Ford <a href= "https://archive.org/details/ahistoryillinoi00shiegoog/page/n336/mode/2up/search/treason"> https://archive.org/details/ahistoryillinoi00shiegoog/page/n336/mode/2up/search/treason</a> Posse Comitatus <a href= "https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Posse_Comitatus_Act">https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Posse_Comitatus_Act</a> Warsaw Signal archives <a href= "http://www.sidneyrigdon.com/dbroadhu/IL/sign184x.htm">http://www.sidneyrigdon.com/dbroadhu/IL/sign184x.htm</a> SUNSTONE!!! <a href= "https://www.sunstonemagazine.com/2020symposium/">https://www.sunstonemagazine.com/2020symposium/</a> Show links: Website <a href= "http://nakedmormonismpodcast.com/">http://nakedmormonismpodcast.com</a> Twitter  [@NakedMormonism] (https://twitter.com/NakedMormonism) Facebook <a href= "https://www.facebook.com/pages/Naked-Mormonism/370003839816311">https://www.facebook.com/pages/Naked-Mormonism/370003839816311</a> Patreon <a href= "http://patreon.com/nakedmormonism">http://patreon.com/nakedmormonism</a> Music by Jason Comeau <a href= "http://aloststateofmind.com/">http://aloststateofmind.com/</a> Show Artwork <a href= "http://weirdmormonshit.com/">http://weirdmormonshit.com/</a> Legal Counsel <a href= "http://patorrez.com/">http://patorrez.com/</a> ... Read more

05 Jun 2020

1 HR 29 MINS

1:29:29

05 Jun 2020


#249

Ep 209 – “We Will Be Reconciled to Our Fate”

On this episode, Joseph Smith crossed the Mississippi to go into hiding from Governor Ford’s arrest order. Emma and his friends blast him for cowardice and he agrees to finally surrender saying “[i]f my life is of no value to my friends, it is of none to myself.” Joseph and Hyrum decide to go “like lambs to the slaughter” expecting to be “butchered” by the anti-Mormons waiting for them in Carthage. However, on their journey to Carthage, they meet Captain Dunn of the Illinois Militia, holding an order from Governor Ford for the Nauvoo Legion to surrender their state-provided arms and cannons. Jo accompanies Captain Dunn to ensure compliance with the order, running out the clock on Ford’s arrest order. Finally, Jo and Hyrum, along with 16 other offenders, enter Carthage to surrender at 5 minutes to midnight on June 24th, 1844. The anti-Mormons among the Illinois Militia there celebrate this small victory. Links: History of Illinois by Governor Thomas Ford <a href= "https://archive.org/details/ahistoryillinoi00shiegoog/page/n336/mode/2up/search/messengers"> https://archive.org/details/ahistoryillinoi00shiegoog/page/n336/mode/2up/search/messengers</a> SUNSTONE!!! <a href= "https://www.sunstonemagazine.com/2020symposium/">https://www.sunstonemagazine.com/2020symposium/</a> Check out my appearance on How 2 Heretic podcast concerning clandestine groups in Mormonism <a href= "https://howtoheretic.com/podcast/2020/5/27/140-spying-for-the-lord"> https://howtoheretic.com/podcast/2020/5/27/140-spying-for-the-lord</a> Show links: Website <a href= "http://nakedmormonismpodcast.com/">http://nakedmormonismpodcast.com</a> Twitter  [@NakedMormonism] (https://twitter.com/NakedMormonism) Facebook <a href= "https://www.facebook.com/pages/Naked-Mormonism/370003839816311">https://www.facebook.com/pages/Naked-Mormonism/370003839816311</a> Patreon <a href= "http://patreon.com/nakedmormonism">http://patreon.com/nakedmormonism</a> Music by Jason Comeau <a href= "http://aloststateofmind.com/">http://aloststateofmind.com/</a> Show Artwork <a href= "http://weirdmormonshit.com/">http://weirdmormonshit.com/</a> Legal Counsel <a href= "http://patorrez.com/">http://patorrez.com/</a> ... Read more

29 May 2020

1 HR 29 MINS

1:29:01

29 May 2020


#248

Ep 208 – A Fateful Crossing of the Mississippi

On this episode, tensions are REALLY high between the Mormons and anti-Mormons in Nauvoo and Carthage respectively. We begin with John Taylor telling us about his meeting with Governor Thomas Ford about the Mormon side of the conflict. Because Ford was surrounded by enemies of the church as Taylor was telling the story, with affidavits included, the men scarcely let Taylor get a word out without calling what he said a “God damned lie”. Taylor returns to Nauvoo carrying Ford’s letter to Joseph Smith, which told Jo to surrender to arrest or the militia would be in Nauvoo before nightfall. Jo resolves to run away with his brother, Hyrum, and his closest advisor, Willard Richards, along with his hitman, Porter Rockwell. They cross the Mississippi under the cover of night and reach the home of a Mormon outside Nauvoo where they make camp for their journey to the “Great Basin” beyond the “Rocky Mountains”. The arresting posse of 30 men arrive in Nauvoo that morning to arrest Joseph and Hyrum, only to return to Carthage empty-handed, forcing Governor Ford’s hand to call the militia into Nauvoo to search for the fugitives. History of Illinois by Governor Thomas Ford <a href= "https://archive.org/details/ahistoryillinoi00shiegoog/page/n354/mode/2up/search/messengers"> https://archive.org/details/ahistoryillinoi00shiegoog/page/n354/mode/2up/search/messengers</a> Show links: Website <a href= "http://nakedmormonismpodcast.com/">http://nakedmormonismpodcast.com</a> Twitter  [@NakedMormonism] (https://twitter.com/NakedMormonism) Facebook <a href= "https://www.facebook.com/pages/Naked-Mormonism/370003839816311">https://www.facebook.com/pages/Naked-Mormonism/370003839816311</a> Patreon <a href= "http://patreon.com/nakedmormonism">http://patreon.com/nakedmormonism</a> Music by Jason Comeau <a href= "http://aloststateofmind.com/">http://aloststateofmind.com/</a> Show Artwork <a href= "http://weirdmormonshit.com/">http://weirdmormonshit.com/</a> Legal Counsel <a href= "http://patorrez.com/">http://patorrez.com/</a> ... Read more

22 May 2020

1 HR 42 MINS

1:42:31

22 May 2020


#247

Ep 207 – “His Blood Would Be Shed”

On this episode, Governor Thomas Ford is finally in town and he’s here to sort out the entire mess between the Mormons in Nauvoo and the anti-Mormons in Carthage. Meetings, letters, and affidavits are brought to Ford to inform him of the situation from both sides of the escalating conflict and he makes a judgement call: Joseph Smith, we’re going to arrest you and if you resist it means war. Ford details the facts he’s learned of the situation and his judgment of the events in a letter to Joseph Smith and Jo replies telling Governor Ford that he’s sadly misinformed by anti-Mormon propaganda. Jo tells the Mormons that the Governor isn’t on their side and that a war is imminent; he prepares by ordering the Nauvoo Legion to build temporary battle camps and dig defensive trenches around the city. Links: Warsaw Signal <a href= "http://www.sidneyrigdon.com/dbroadhu/IL/sign184x.htm">http://www.sidneyrigdon.com/dbroadhu/IL/sign184x.htm</a> History of Illinois by Governor Thomas Ford <a href= "https://archive.org/details/ahistoryillinoi00shiegoog/page/n330/mode/2up/search/nauvoo"> https://archive.org/details/ahistoryillinoi00shiegoog/page/n330/mode/2up/search/nauvoo</a> Nauvoo City Charter <a href= "https://www.josephsmithpapers.org/paper-summary/act-to-incorporate-the-city-of-nauvoo-16-december-1840/5"> https://www.josephsmithpapers.org/paper-summary/act-to-incorporate-the-city-of-nauvoo-16-december-1840/5</a> Show links: Website <a href= "http://nakedmormonismpodcast.com/">http://nakedmormonismpodcast.com</a> Twitter  [@NakedMormonism] (https://twitter.com/NakedMormonism) Facebook <a href= "https://www.facebook.com/pages/Naked-Mormonism/370003839816311">https://www.facebook.com/pages/Naked-Mormonism/370003839816311</a> Patreon <a href= "http://patreon.com/nakedmormonism">http://patreon.com/nakedmormonism</a> Music by Jason Comeau <a href= "http://aloststateofmind.com/">http://aloststateofmind.com/</a> Show Artwork <a href= "http://weirdmormonshit.com/">http://weirdmormonshit.com/</a> Legal Counsel <a href= "http://patorrez.com/">http://patorrez.com/</a> ... Read more

15 May 2020

2 HR 14 MINS

2:14:08

15 May 2020


#246

Ep 206 – I’d’ve Gone West and Raised A Mightier People

On this episode, the chaos following the destruction of the Nauvoo Expositor continues to escalate. Joseph Smith calls together a military parade as a show of force to any enemies in the city where he gives his final public speech as first Prophet of Mormonism. Jo’s cronies are active in collecting affidavits concerning the movements of the Illinois militias near Mormon settlements. Whether or not they’re true is hard to tell but daily extras flowing from the antagonistic Warsaw Signal give some credence to some of the allegations. Governor Thomas Ford eventually makes his way to Carthage to figure out just what was going on. We spend a bit of time discussing the conflict from Governor Ford’s History of Illinois and use that to consider the many conflicting interests involved in the coming Illinois-Mormon War. Links: Last Public Address of Lieutenant General Joseph Smith <a href= "https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nauvoo_Legion#/media/File:Last_Public_Address_of_Lieutenant_General_Joseph_Smith.jpg"> https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nauvoo_Legion#/media/File:Last_Public_Address_of_Lieutenant_General_Joseph_Smith.jpg</a> History of Illinois by Governor Thomas Ford <a href= "https://archive.org/details/ahistoryillinoi00shiegoog/page/n330/mode/2up/search/nauvoo"> https://archive.org/details/ahistoryillinoi00shiegoog/page/n330/mode/2up/search/nauvoo</a> Warsaw Signal archive <a href= "http://www.sidneyrigdon.com/dbroadhu/IL/sign184x.htm">http://www.sidneyrigdon.com/dbroadhu/IL/sign184x.htm</a> Show links: Website <a href= "http://nakedmormonismpodcast.com/">http://nakedmormonismpodcast.com</a> Twitter  [@NakedMormonism] (https://twitter.com/NakedMormonism) Facebook <a href= "https://www.facebook.com/pages/Naked-Mormonism/370003839816311">https://www.facebook.com/pages/Naked-Mormonism/370003839816311</a> Patreon <a href= "http://patreon.com/nakedmormonism">http://patreon.com/nakedmormonism</a> Music by Jason Comeau <a href= "http://aloststateofmind.com/">http://aloststateofmind.com/</a> Show Artwork <a href= "http://weirdmormonshit.com/">http://weirdmormonshit.com/</a> Legal Counsel <a href= "http://patorrez.com/">http://patorrez.com/</a> ... Read more

08 May 2020

1 HR 26 MINS

1:26:14

08 May 2020


#245

Ep 205 – An Inevitable Riot and a Sham Trial

On this episode, Joseph Smith again heads to the courts charged with riot along with 17 other Mormon elites. Whether or not this Nauvoo Municipal Court hearing would carry any weight would forecast the actions of the Mormon leadership following it. None of the victims of the crime (destruction of the Nauvoo Expositor printing press) were allowed to testify, insuring this was a kangaroo court which began the trial with the conclusion already in mind. After the hearing Jo spends the rest of the day issuing orders and writing or receiving letters while his bois took affidavits about the movements of the anti-Mormons in the surrounding settlements. Jo intercepts a message stating the dissenters were planning on destroying the press of the Nauvoo Neighbor that night and he sets the Nauvoo Legion out on an overnight guard of his home and the Neighbor printing office. Then we discuss a little-known artifact of Mormon history, a very special little journal that William Clayton (Quilliam Claypen) recorded for a short period during this chaotic time of Nauvoo Mormonism. Links: Appendix 4 William Clayton Daily Account <a href= "https://www.josephsmithpapers.org/paper-summary/appendix-4-william-clayton-daily-account-of-joseph-smiths-activities-14-22-june-1844/3#ft-historical-intro"> https://www.josephsmithpapers.org/paper-summary/appendix-4-william-clayton-daily-account-of-joseph-smiths-activities-14-22-june-1844/3#ft-historical-intro</a> Show links: Website <a href= "http://nakedmormonismpodcast.com/">http://nakedmormonismpodcast.com</a> Twitter  [@NakedMormonism] (https://twitter.com/NakedMormonism) Facebook <a href= "https://www.facebook.com/pages/Naked-Mormonism/370003839816311">https://www.facebook.com/pages/Naked-Mormonism/370003839816311</a> Patreon <a href= "http://patreon.com/nakedmormonism">http://patreon.com/nakedmormonism</a> Music by Jason Comeau <a href= "http://aloststateofmind.com/">http://aloststateofmind.com/</a> Show Artwork <a href= "http://weirdmormonshit.com/">http://weirdmormonshit.com/</a> Legal Counsel <a href= "http://patorrez.com/">http://patorrez.com/</a> ... Read more

01 May 2020

1 HR 17 MINS

1:17:55

01 May 2020


#244

Ep 204 – Joseph H. Jackson and Nauvoo Bogus

On this episode, we take the opportunity to examine an enigmatic figure of Nauvoo Mormon history, Joseph H. Jackson. He visited the settlement in late 1842 where he was branded a Missouri spy and a Danite attempted to assassinate him. From that point forward he vowed revenge on the man responsible for nearly taking his life, Joseph Smith. Jackson ingratiated himself into the highest ranks of Nauvoo leadership and even participated in multiple secretive Danite missions to Missouri to break Porter Rockwell out of prison and kidnap two people who were set to testify against Joseph Smith in a Missouri court hearing. Jackson’s chief source of income during 1843-44 was manufacturing bogus coins (counterfeit) and his story is stranger than fiction as he himself stands as a wonderful personification of counterfeit. We discuss his dealings, misdealings, and maneuvers which illustrate a strong sense of self-preservation. Links: Joseph H. Jackson June 1844 expose <a href= "http://www.sidneyrigdon.com/dbroadhu/IL/sign1844.htm">http://www.sidneyrigdon.com/dbroadhu/IL/sign1844.htm</a> Council of Fifty Minutes <a href= "https://www.josephsmithpapers.org/paper-summary/council-of-fifty-minutes-march-1844-january-1846-volume-1-10-march-1844-1-march-1845/98#full-transcript"> https://www.josephsmithpapers.org/paper-summary/council-of-fifty-minutes-march-1844-january-1846-volume-1-10-march-1844-1-march-1845/98#full-transcript</a> Lucy Mack Smith Biographical Sketches of Joseph Smith <a href= "https://archive.org/details/BiographicalSketchesOfJosephSmithTheProphet/mode/2up"> https://archive.org/details/BiographicalSketchesOfJosephSmithTheProphet/mode/2up</a> Thomas Ford’s History of Illinois <a href= "https://archive.org/details/ahistoryillinoi00shiegoog/page/n342/mode/2up/search/nauvoo"> https://archive.org/details/ahistoryillinoi00shiegoog/page/n342/mode/2up/search/nauvoo</a> HoC volume 6 <a href= "https://byustudies.byu.edu/content/volume-6-chapter-19">https://byustudies.byu.edu/content/volume-6-chapter-19</a> Nauvoo City Council Minutes <a href= "https://www.josephsmithpapers.org/paper-summary/nauvoo-city-council-rough-minute-book-february-1844-january-1845/28#full-transcript"> https://www.josephsmithpapers.org/paper-summary/nauvoo-city-council-rough-minute-book-february-1844-january-1845/28#full-transcript</a> JS 1844 journal <a href= "https://www.josephsmithpapers.org/paper-summary/journal-december-1842-june-1844-book-4-1-march-22-june-1844/149#full-transcript"> https://www.josephsmithpapers.org/paper-summary/journal-december-1842-june-1844-book-4-1-march-22-june-1844/149#full-transcript</a> How to find Chris Smith: <a href= "https://www.facebook.com/ccsmith3">https://www.facebook.com/ccsmith3</a> <a href= "https://twitter.com/christophcsmith">https://twitter.com/christophcsmith</a> @christophcsmith Show links: Website <a href= "http://nakedmormonismpodcast.com/">http://nakedmormonismpodcast.com</a> Twitter  [@NakedMormonism] (https://twitter.com/NakedMormonism) Facebook <a href= "https://www.facebook.com/pages/Naked-Mormonism/370003839816311">https://www.facebook.com/pages/Naked-Mormonism/370003839816311</a> Patreon <a href= "http://patreon.com/nakedmormonism">http://patreon.com/nakedmormonism</a> Music by Jason Comeau <a href= "http://aloststateofmind.bandcamp.com/">http://aloststateofmind.bandcamp.com/</a> Show Artwork <a href= "http://weirdmormonshit.com/">http://weirdmormonshit.com/</a> Legal Counsel <a href= "http://patorrez.com/">http://patorrez.com/</a> ... Read more

24 Apr 2020

1 HR 28 MINS

1:28:18

24 Apr 2020


#243

Ep 203 – Illinois-Mormon War of Extermination

On this episode, we examine the immediate impact and fallout of the destruction of the Nauvoo Expositor. The media throughout Illinois explodes at the overt act of Mormon tyranny and fascism. Joseph Smith is arrested by a constable from Carthage on a warrant issued by a judge from Carthage, but he dodges a hearing at the Carthage courthouse by holding his own kangaroo court hearing in Nauvoo. He exchanges letters among various church leaders all over Illinois. Meanwhile, the anti-Mormons in Carthage and Warsaw hold various meetings in reaction to every development in Nauvoo and pass resolutions in response. A “war of extermination” is inevitable and imminent. Both groups funnel affidavits, letters, and resolutions to the office of Governor Thomas Ford who seeks to balance the desires and fury of both groups while maintaining peace in his state. Links: History of Illinois by Governor Thomas Ford <a href= "https://archive.org/details/ahistoryillinoi00shiegoog/page/n342/mode/2up/search/nauvoo"> https://archive.org/details/ahistoryillinoi00shiegoog/page/n342/mode/2up/search/nauvoo</a> JS 1844 Nauvoo Journal <a href= "https://www.josephsmithpapers.org/paper-summary/journal-december-1842-june-1844-book-4-1-march-22-june-1844/149"> https://www.josephsmithpapers.org/paper-summary/journal-december-1842-june-1844-book-4-1-march-22-june-1844/149</a> Nauvoo City Council Minutes <a href= "https://www.josephsmithpapers.org/paper-summary/nauvoo-city-council-rough-minute-book-february-1844-january-1845/28#full-transcript"> https://www.josephsmithpapers.org/paper-summary/nauvoo-city-council-rough-minute-book-february-1844-january-1845/28#full-transcript</a> Warsaw Signal Archives <a href= "http://www.sidneyrigdon.com/dbroadhu/IL/sign184x.htm">http://www.sidneyrigdon.com/dbroadhu/IL/sign184x.htm</a> Other links: How to Heretic Episode 134 <a href= "https://howtoheretic.com/podcast/2020/4/15/134-to-god-and-the-lamb-x3"> https://howtoheretic.com/podcast/2020/4/15/134-to-god-and-the-lamb-x3</a> Show links: Website <a href= "http://nakedmormonismpodcast.com/">http://nakedmormonismpodcast.com</a> Twitter  [@NakedMormonism] (https://twitter.com/NakedMormonism) Facebook <a href= "https://www.facebook.com/pages/Naked-Mormonism/370003839816311">https://www.facebook.com/pages/Naked-Mormonism/370003839816311</a> Patreon <a href= "http://patreon.com/nakedmormonism">http://patreon.com/nakedmormonism</a> Music by Jason Comeau <a href= "http://aloststateofmind.bancamp.com/">http://aloststateofmind.bancamp.com/</a> Show Artwork <a href= "http://weirdmormonshit.com/">http://weirdmormonshit.com/</a> Legal Counsel <a href= "http://patorrez.com/">http://patorrez.com/</a> ... Read more

17 Apr 2020

1 HR 23 MINS

1:23:15

17 Apr 2020


#242

Ep 202 – Nauvoo Expositor: Destruction

On this episode, the Nauvoo City Council spends all day 10 June 1844 deliberating about how to deal with the Nauvoo Expositor. The push through the council a new ordinance concerning libelous publications then spend the rest of the day discussing whether or not the Expositor should be declared a “public nuisance,” and therefore necessary to remove. They side with Joseph Smith in his calls for vote in favor and the marshal, John P. Greene, obeys the Mayor’s orders and destroys the printing press and ransack the office. The Nauvoo Legion were also called to assist the marshal and martial law is declared by the prophet, priest, king, lieutenant-general, and presidential candidate, Joseph Smith. Links: City Council minutes <a href= "https://www.josephsmithpapers.org/paper-summary/nauvoo-city-council-rough-minute-book-february-1844-january-1845/28#full-transcript"> https://www.josephsmithpapers.org/paper-summary/nauvoo-city-council-rough-minute-book-february-1844-january-1845/28#full-transcript</a> Show links: Website <a href= "http://nakedmormonismpodcast.com/">http://nakedmormonismpodcast.com</a> Twitter  [@NakedMormonism] (https://twitter.com/NakedMormonism) Facebook <a href= "https://www.facebook.com/pages/Naked-Mormonism/370003839816311">https://www.facebook.com/pages/Naked-Mormonism/370003839816311</a> Patreon <a href= "http://patreon.com/nakedmormonism">http://patreon.com/nakedmormonism</a> Music by Jason Comeau <a href= "http://aloststateofmind.com/">http://aloststateofmind.com/</a> Show Artwork <a href= "http://weirdmormonshit.com/">http://weirdmormonshit.com/</a> Legal Counsel <a href= "http://patorrez.com/">http://patorrez.com/</a> ... Read more

10 Apr 2020

1 HR 13 MINS

1:13:41

10 Apr 2020


#241

Q&A 4-6-2020

Audio from Q&A livestream on Apr 6, 2020. Happy quarantine, everybody! ... Read more

07 Apr 2020

1 HR 35 MINS

1:35:38

07 Apr 2020