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Sunstone Mormon History Podcast podcast

Sunstone Mormon History Podcast

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There’s the Mormon history you do know … and the Mormon history you don’t. Join Lindsay Hansen Park (Year of Polygamy) and historian Bryan Buchanan as they dig into all aspects of Mormonism’s astonishing 200-year past—uncovering the little-known stories that chronicle how a six-person church grew into a multi-billion-dollar religion.

There’s the Mormon history you do know … and the Mormon history you don’t. Join Lindsay Hansen Park (Year of Polygamy) and historian Bryan Buchanan as they dig into all aspects of Mormonism’s astonishing 200-year past—uncovering the little-known stories that chronicle how a six-person church grew into a multi-billion-dollar religion.

 

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E72: UTBOH Fact, Fiction and Episodes Four and Five

Join consultant for the series Lindsay Hansen Park as she discusses the portrayals in the show, along with co-host Bryan Buchanan. In this episode Bryan and Lindsay discuss what is happening in episode four and five of Under the Banner of Heaven and sort fact from fiction. ... Read more

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E71: UTBOH Fact, Fiction and the Murder Case

Join consultant for the series Lindsay Hansen Park as she discusses the timeline of the murder of Brenda and Erica Lafferty. Following the details, Bryan Buchanan interviews Creight Horton, the attorney who worked on Ron's retrial. Warning: this episode contains discussions of graphic violence and misogyny.  Show notes: [Court Decision: State vs. Lafferty] (https://caselaw.findlaw.com/ut-supreme-court/1270132.html) [Creight Horton's book: A Reluctant Prosecutor] (https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01CTXNDKE/ref=dbs_a_def_rwt_bibl_vppi_i0) ... Read more

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E70: UTBOH Fact, Fiction and Episode Three

[Join consultant for the series Lindsay Hansen Park as she discusses the portrayals in the show, along with co-host Bryan Buchanan. In this episode Bryan and Lindsay discuss what is happening in episode three of Under the Banner of Heaven and sort fact from fiction.] (https://sunstone.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/06/SHP_070.mp3) ... Read more

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E69: UTBOH Fact, Fiction and Episode Two

[Join consultant for the series Lindsay Hansen Park as she discusses the portrayals in the show, along with co-host Bryan Buchanan. In this episode Bryan and Lindsay discuss what is happening in episode two of Under the Banner of Heaven and sort fact from fiction.] (https://sunstone.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/06/SHP_069.mp3) ... Read more

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E68: UTBOH Fact, Fiction and Episode One

[Join consultant for the series Lindsay Hansen Park as she discusses the portrayals in the show, along with co-host Bryan Buchanan. In this episode Bryan and Lindsay discuss what is happening in episode one of Under the Banner of Heaven and sort fact from fiction.] (https://sunstone.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/06/SHP_068.mp3) ... Read more

03 Jun 2022

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E67: UTBOH Fact, Fiction and the Birth of Fundamentalism

[We're putting a pin in the Succession Crisis history to discuss the accuracy of Hulu's new limited series, Under the Banner of Heaven!] (https://sunstone.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/05/SHP_067.mp3) [Join consultant for the series Lindsay Hansen Park as she discusses the portrayals in the show, along with co-host Bryan Buchanan. In this episode, Bryan interviews fundamentalist scholar Cristina Rosetti about prophet Onias and the Laffertys and how Mormon fundamentalism began.] (https://sunstone.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/05/SHP_067.mp3) ... Read more

27 May 2022

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E66: Sidney Rigdon, the Mormon, Part Two

[In part one, we gave you the origin story of Sidney Rigdon. In this episode Lindsay and Bryan will discuss Rigdon's transformation into early Mormon leader and contender for prophet, seer and revelator after Joseph Smith's death.] (https://sunstone.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/05/SHP_066.mp3) Show notes: [Richard S. Van Wagoner's 1996 Sunstone presentation of Sidney Rigdon and female ordination.] (https://sunstone.org/sidney-rigdon-and-the-elect-sisterhood/) ... Read more

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E65: Sidney Rigdon, The Baptist, Part One

[As we continue our journey through Mormon succession contenders, Bryan and Lindsay offer up Sidney Rigdon for your consideration.] (https://sunstone.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/04/SHP_065.mp3) ... Read more

29 Apr 2022

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E64: Marking Marks

[For a time, he was THE Stake President and the biggest game in town... but not for long, especially after the death of Joseph Smith. Come learn about the rise and fall of Brother William Marks, another contender in the Mormon succession crisis.] (https://sunstone.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/04/SHP_064.mp3) ... Read more

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E63: The Mysterious Death of Samuel Smith

[As the podcast begins to gear up for the Mormon succession crisis, Bryan and Lindsay review the major players. One of the unlikely contenders to take over the church after Joseph Smith's murder was his younger brother Sam. But Sam wouldn't survive long himself and his cause of death remains a mystery.] (https://sunstone.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/03/SHP_063.mp3) ... Read more

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E62: Mission to Hawaii

[The first time Mormonism encountered the Pacific Islands was in the 1840's. Unfortunately for native Hawaiians, the Gospel wasn't the only thing Mormons brought to the Islands. Bryan and Lindsay discuss the first mission to the Sandwich Islands, as well as the Smallpox epidemic.] (https://sunstone.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/03/SHP_062.mp3) Show notes: [John Hammond's Sunstone speech on the Smallpox epidemic ] (https://sunstone.org/the-mormon-hawaiian-mission-and-the-smallpox-epidemic-of-1853/) ... Read more

18 Mar 2022

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E61: A Tale of Two Josephs

[Come hear the diverging duet of two cousins, Joseph F. Smith and Joseph Smith III and how their paths mirrored and shaped two dominant Mormon sects.] (https://sunstone.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/03/SHP_061.mp3) ... Read more

04 Mar 2022

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E60: Funeral Fit For a Prophet

[Joseph and Hyrum are shot dead in Carthage. Now what? Join Lindsay and Bryan as they discuss the aftermath of the events at Carthage.] (https://sunstone.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/02/SHP_060-1.mp3) ... Read more

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