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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.

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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.

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THE BEST!!!!

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Love this podcast so much! This is not the fairy-tale, white-washed version of church history we as members have always been taught... this is raw, unapologetic facts! And I can’t get enough! It’s fascinating, validating, and healing!!! I looooove it!!!!

Well Researched

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Hard to find a solid, history-focused podcast on Mormonism. This one is top notch. The research is incredibly well executed.

iTunes Ratings

425 Ratings
Average Ratings
358
28
10
7
22

THE BEST!!!!

By dobug03 - Jan 12 2020
Read more
Love this podcast so much! This is not the fairy-tale, white-washed version of church history we as members have always been taught... this is raw, unapologetic facts! And I can’t get enough! It’s fascinating, validating, and healing!!! I looooove it!!!!

Well Researched

By Joshwoodsen - Nov 23 2019
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Hard to find a solid, history-focused podcast on Mormonism. This one is top notch. The research is incredibly well executed.
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Naked Mormonism Podcast

Latest release on Feb 14, 2020

The Best Episodes Ranked Using User Listens

Updated by OwlTail 5 days ago

Warning: This podcast is a series podcast

This means episodes are recommended to be heard in order from the very start. Here's the 10 best episodes of the series anyway though!

Rank #1: Ep 137 – Emma’ Stairway to Hell

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On this episode, we discuss the historicity of an altercation between Eliza Snow and Emma Hale Smith. Legend has it that Emma saw Eliza who was “heavy with child” kiss Jo and pushed Eliza down the stairs in a fit of jealous rage. It’s common oral tradition passed down for generations, but did it really happen? We dive into where the story came from and what the documentary history can tell us of the supposed incident. History isn’t always so cut and dry.

Links:

Go help BROTHER JAKE!!! https://www.gofundme.com/GoJakeGo

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Figures of the Past https://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=njp.32101072314014;view=1up;seq=402

Nauvoo Mansion and Homestead https://history.lds.org/article/historic-sites/illinois/nauvoo/joseph-smith-homestead-and-mansion-house?lang=eng

FairMormon did Emma push Eliza down the stairs https://www.fairmormon.org/answers/Joseph_Smith/Polygamy/Plural_wives/Eliza_R._Snow/Emma_pushing_Eliza_down_the_stairs

Emma and Eliza and the Stairs by Beecher, Avery, and Newell https://scholarsarchive.byu.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=2160&context=byusq

Joseph Smith, the Prophet, His Friends, and his Family https://archive.org/details/josephsmithproph01wyme/page/58

Show links:

Website http://nakedmormonismpodcast.com Twitter @NakedMormonism Facebook https://www.facebook.com/pages/Naked-Mormonism/370003839816311 Patreon http://patreon.com/nakedmormonism Music by Jason Comeau http://aloststateofmind.com/ Show Artwork http://weirdmormonshit.com/ Legal Counsel http://patorrez.com/

Jan 11 2019

1hr 4mins

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Rank #2: CC - The Book of Mormon

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On this episode, we attempt to deconstruct the Book of Mormon, just to see what it really is, and where it really came from. Turns out we only scratch the surface, even though the episode really is that long... You might want to digest it in smaller bytes.

Time Stamps:

Introduction – 4:00

Historical Context – 7:00

Authorship – 41:00

David Michael Interview – 2:32:00

Content/Claims – 3:45:00

Rachel Nanon Brown Interview – 4:44:00

King James Bible plagiarisms – 5:50:00

John H. Gilbert (typesetter) affidavit – 6:12:30

Golden Plates today – 6:19:00

Conclusion 6:33:00

Elder Holland clip – 6:49:00

Show links

New GoFundMe page: https://www.gofundme.com/6months2books

Patreon: https://patreon.com/nakedmormonism

Website: http://nakedmormonismpodcast.comTwitter: @NakedMormonismFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Naked-Mormonism/370003839816311Outro music by Jason Comeau: http://aloststateofmind.com/

Links:

WordTree Foundation "How the Book of Mormon Destroyed Mormonism"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GAGasQ7j_ZI

UTLM source books list

http://www.utlm.org/onlineresources/bomindianorigins.htm

Bown's research of 100 similarities between "Manuscript Found" and "Book of Mormon"

http://solomonspalding.com/SRP/SCIOTA/SRPpap12.htm

Joseph Smith quotes "The View of the Hebrews"

http://www.mormonhandbook.com/home/view-of-the-hebrews.html

The First Book of Napoleon

https://ia801406.us.archive.org/26/items/firstbooknapole00gruagoog/firstbooknapole00gruagoog.pdf

The Late War of 1812

https://archive.org/details/latewarbetweenunusb00hunt

Fair Mormon chiasmus article

http://en.fairmormon.org/Book_of_Mormon/Evidences/Hebraisms/Chiasmus

Book of Mormon anachronisms

http://mybigquestions.info/My_Big_Questions/BOM_Anachronisms.html

Metallurgy in Pre-Columbian era

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Metallurgy_in_pre-Columbian_America

WordTree Foundation "How the Book of Mormon Destroyed Mormonism"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GAGasQ7j_ZI

WordTree Study website plagiarism article

http://askreality.com/hidden-in-plain-sight/

Lucy Mack Smith article about the Smith family in her memior

http://www.utlm.org/newsletters/no114.htm

Book of Mormon direct Bible plagiarisms

http://www.mormonismdisproved.org/plagiarism.html

John H. Gilbert affidavit (Printer for the Book of Mormon)

http://www.boap.org/LDS/Early-Saints/JHGilbert.html

Cumorah's Cave by Cameron J. Packer (Direct Download)

https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=1&ved=0CB0QFjAAahUKEwiUl-fY6YTJAhVW8WMKHS0UD6g&url=https%3A%2F%2Fojs.lib.byu.edu%2Fspc%2Findex.php%2FJBMRS%2Farticle%2Fdownload%2F20046%2F18606&usg=AFQjCNHrgdW1ew80cUGY7OznFh0PA0i3EQ&sig2=3BdP4M-OzYb7kYNWly60sg&cad=rja

WordTree Foundation "How the Book of Mormon Destroyed Mormonism"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GAGasQ7j_ZI

Intro voices with their links:

James -Traders Edge Podcast: http://www.tradersedgenetwork.com/

Matthew the Apostle – In the name of God Podcast: http://nameofgod.podbean.com/

Paul - Quranify Me, & Atheist Apocalypse: http://www.atheistapocalypse.com/ https://www.youtube.com/user/quranifyme/videos

Heretic Woman - Atheists on Air, Beyond the Trailer Park, & Atheist Apocalypse: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC6EPKl93_zMPY6tEI670nVg/videos

David Michael – My Book of Mormon: http://mybookofmormonpodcast.com/

Noah and Lucinda Lugeons – Scathing Atheist, Skepticrat, and God Awful Movies: http://scathingatheist.com/ http://skepticrat.libsyn.com/ http://godawfulmovies.libsyn.com/

Nov 15 2015

7hr 27mins

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Rank #3: Ep1-Introduction to Mormonism and Joseph Smith

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On this re-recording of Episode 1, we take a few minutes to introduce the host of the show, Bryce Blankenagel, and discuss what the show is about. At the time of the re-recording, the show has been running for a year and a half, and there is plenty to talk about to get you, the listeners, familiarized. We discuss what the titles for each episode in the backlog mean, as well as what you can expect when downloading any given episode. This is also a great opportunity to introduce the protagonist of the Mormon historical timeline, Joseph Smith. We start with his birth on December 23, 1805 in Poultney, VT and take it away from there. The episode finishes up with a discussion about Mark Hoffman from the 1980’s, as well as reading the infamous “Salamander Letter,” which can be found in the show notes. If you’ve never heard a single episode of the show before, this is a great introduction. If you’re an avid listener, thank you for coming back and listening to this re-recording, as well as your faithful listenership.

Palmyra October 23d 1830                   Dear Sir,           Your letter of yesterday is received & I hasten to answer as fully as I can--Joseph Smith Jr first come to my notice in the year 1824 in the summer of that year I contracted with his father to build a fence on my property in the corse of that work I approach Joseph & ask how it is in a half day you put up what requires your father & 2 brothers a full day working together he says I have not been with out assistance but can not say more only you better find out the next day I take the older Smith by the arm & he says Joseph can see any thing he wishes by looking at a stone Joseph often sees Spirits here with great kettles of coin money it was Spirits who brought up rock because Joseph made no attempt on their money I latter dream I converse with spirits which let me count their money when I awake I have in my hand a dollar coin which I take for a sign Joseph describes what I seen in every particular says he the spirits are grieved so I through back the dollar in the fall of the year 1827 I hear Joseph found a gold bible I take Joseph aside & he says it is true I found it 4 years ago with my stone but only just got it because of the enchantment the old spirit come to me 3 times in the same dream & says dig up the gold but when I take it up the next morning the spirit transfigured himself from a white salamander in the bottom of the hole & struck me 3 times & held the treasure & would not let me have it because I lay it down to cover over the hole when the spirit says do not lay it down Joseph says when can I have it the spirit says one year from to day if you obay me look to the stone after a few days he looks the spirit says bring your brother Alvin Joseph says he is dead shall I bring what remains but the spirit is gone Joseph goes to get the gold bible but the spirit says you did not bring your brother you can not have it look to the stone Joseph looks but can not see who to bring the spirit says I tricked you again look to the stone Joseph looks & sees his wife on the 22d day of Sept 1827 they get the gold bible--I give Joseph $50 to move him down to Pa Joseph says when you visit me I will give you a sign he gives me some hiroglyphics I take then to Utica Albany & New York in the last place Dr Mitchel gives me an introduction to Professor Anthon says he they are short hand Egyption the same what was used in ancient times bring me the old book & I will translate says I it is made of precious gold & is sealed from view says he I can not read a sealed book--Joseph found some giant silver specticles with the plates he puts them in an old hat & in the darkness reads the words & in this way it is all translated & written down--about the middle of June 1829 Joseph takes me together with Oliver Cowdery & David Whitmer to have a view of the plates our names are appended to the book of Mormon which I had printed with my own money--space and time both prevent me from writing more at present if there is any thing further you wish to inquire I shall attend to it Yours Respectfully, Martin Harris Show links: Website http://nakedmormonismpodcast.com Twitter @NakedMormonism Facebook https://www.facebook.com/pages/Naked-Mormonism/370003839816311 Patreon http://patreon.com/nakedmormonism Outro music Jason Comeau http://aloststateofmind.com/ Show Artwork http://weirdmormonshit.com/

Nov 09 2014

1hr 35mins

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Rank #4: Ep 168 – Council of Fifty Pt. 1 William Clayton

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On this episode, we begin our deep-dive series into the Council of Fifty. Joseph Smith’s theocracy required organizational structure; the Council of Fifty is how he planned on implementing it. William Clayton was called as scribe for the Council and we discuss his life and role in early Mormonism. Clayton’s journals have been a source of controversy and clandestine institutional secrecy for over a century and a half. We dive into why that is, the journals he kept, and the inner-workings of the controversy. This episode is a classic Naked Mormonism deep-dive and the length was required to do the issue proper justice. We have a quick guest appearance from Sandra Tanner to discuss the lawsuit filed by Andrew Ehat in the early 1980s.

Links:

Council of Fifty Minutes https://www.josephsmithpapers.org/paper-summary/council-of-fifty-minutes-march-1844-january-1846-volume-1-10-march-1844-1-march-1845/389#full-transcript

Council of Fifty Minutes press release https://www.churchofjesuschrist.org/church/news/council-of-fifty-minutes-to-be-published-in-joseph-smith-papers-release?lang=eng https://www.churchhistorianspress.org/news/joseph-smith-papers-council-of-fifty-minutes-released?lang=eng

William Clayton https://www.josephsmithpapers.org/person/william-clayton

Andrew Ehat v. Tanners https://law.justia.com/cases/federal/appellate-courts/F2/780/876/148179/

Andrew Ehat v. Tanners conclusion http://www.utlm.org/newsletters/no60.htm#LAWSUIT%20OVER

An Intimate Chronicle; the Journals of William Clayton by George D. Smith http://www.signaturebooks.com/product/an-intimate-chronicle/

James Allen/George Smith exchange https://dialoguejournal.com/wp-content/uploads/sbi/articles/Dialogue_V30N02_141.pdf

Show links:                                                                                                                                       

Website http://nakedmormonismpodcast.com Twitter @NakedMormonism Facebook https://www.facebook.com/pages/Naked-Mormonism/370003839816311 Patreon http://patreon.com/nakedmormonism Music by Jason Comeau http://aloststateofmind.com/ Show Artwork http://weirdmormonshit.com/ Legal Counsel http://patorrez.com/

Aug 16 2019

2hr 53mins

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Rank #5: Ep 113 – Mormon Theocracy with Will Bagley pt.1

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On this episode, Will Bagley takes us through the Joseph years of Mormon history and sets the precursor for next week’s episode where the blueprints Joseph laid are realized by Brigham Young.

Show Links:

Weird Alma https://weirdalma.bandcamp.com/

Website http://nakedmormonismpodcast.com Twitter @NakedMormonism Facebook https://www.facebook.com/pages/Naked-Mormonism/370003839816311 Patreon http://patreon.com/nakedmormonism Music by Jason Comeau http://aloststateofmind.com/ Show Artwork http://weirdmormonshit.com/ Legal Counsel http://patorrez.com/

Jul 25 2018

1hr 16mins

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Rank #6: Ep 114 – Bloody Brigham’s Mormon Theocracy with Will Bagley pt.2

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On this episode, Will Bagley joins us to share in his specialty, Bloody Brigham Young. We discuss a brief overview of how the Saints made their way from Nauvoo to the Great Basin in Mexico territory and the fun begins. Brigham Young realized Joseph Smith’s dreams of a Mormon theocracy and truly took it above and beyond anything Jo could have dreamt up. Be sure to buy Bagley’s book, Blood of the Prophets, which spawned this entire conversation.

Show Links:

Website http://nakedmormonismpodcast.com Twitter @NakedMormonism Facebook https://www.facebook.com/pages/Naked-Mormonism/370003839816311 Patreon http://patreon.com/nakedmormonism Music by Jason Comeau http://aloststateofmind.com/ Show Artwork http://weirdmormonshit.com/ Legal Counsel http://patorrez.com/

Aug 03 2018

1hr 34mins

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Rank #7: Ep 121 – Bennett Meltdown pt. 1 Supercritical

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On this episode, we broach the Bennett meltdown of spring 1842. We read through the first of his exposes published in the Sangamo Journal July 8th. The public explodes at the revelations contained therein. We track everything as it develops chronologically and exhaustively. This marks part 1 of a multi-part series on Bennett and the impact his expose had on Mormon history and doctrine.

Links:

Sangamo Journal Bennett expose https://archive.org/stream/039SJO18420729001/039-SJO-1842-07-15-001

Bennett and extradition attempt https://rsc.byu.edu/archived/joseph-smith-prophet-and-seer/joseph-smith-john-c-bennett-and-extradition-attempt-1842

Bennett, Smith, and Beginnings of Mormon Plural Marriage in Nauvoo https://www.jstor.org/stable/43200209?seq=17#metadata_info_tab_contents

JS Journal 1842 http://www.josephsmithpapers.org/paper-summary/journal-december-1841-december-1842/5#full-transcript

Sangamo Journal transcripts http://www.sidneyrigdon.com/dbroadhu/IL/sang1842.htm

Show links:

Website http://nakedmormonismpodcast.com Twitter @NakedMormonism Facebook https://www.facebook.com/pages/Naked-Mormonism/370003839816311 Patreon http://patreon.com/nakedmormonism Music by Jason Comeau http://aloststateofmind.com/ Show Artwork http://weirdmormonshit.com/ Legal Counsel http://patorrez.com/

Sep 20 2018

1hr 14mins

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Rank #8: Ep 100 – Mormonism and Masonry Inextricably Tied

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On this episode, we dive into the world of Masonry and Mormonism. In 1842, Joseph ascended to Master Mason “at-sight,” and seven weeks later revealed his Temple Endowment ceremony. If we view more of Joseph Smith’s timeline, we find Masonry was highly influential on the prophet from his earliest years, long before the Book of Mormon ever entered the public sphere. Cheryl Bruno, who is currently writing a book on Mormonism and Masonry, joins us periodically to help us walk through the history of these intertwining fields of philosophy.

Links:

Episode

Regius Poem http://www.freemasons-freemasonry.com/regius.html

History of Freemasonry http://www.msana.com/historyfm.asp

MormonThink on Masonry and Mormonism http://www.mormonthink.com/temple.htm#masons

William Morgan affair https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Morgan_(anti-Mason)#Aftermath:_the_anti-Masonic_movement

Free Masonry its Pretensions Exposed https://play.google.com/books/reader?id=FAsAAAAAYAAJ&printsec=frontcover&output=reader&hl=en&pg=GBS.PR1

Dictionary of Symbolical Masonry Rev G. Oliver http://www.sacred-texts.com/mas/dun/dun09.htm

Founding Fathers in Masonry http://freemasoninformation.com/masonic-education/famous/united-states-masonic-founding-fathers/

Age of Enlightenment and Freemasonry http://www.freemasons-freemasonry.com/freemasonry_enlightenment.html

Masonic Presidents http://www.32nddegreemasons.org/what-is-the-scottish-rite/little-known-facts/

Scottish rite Order of High Priesthood http://www.travelingtemplar.com/2012/04/order-of-high-priesthood.html

Order of Melchisedek http://www.freemasons-freemasonry.com/love.html

Mormon Endowment and Masonic Ascendency comparison http://www.mormonismi.net/jamesdavid/masendow.htm

Mormonism and Freemasonry comparison http://www.salamandersociety.com/foyer/masons/

Occult and Masonic Influence in Early Mormonism http://mit.irr.org/occultic-and-masonic-influence-in-early-mormonism

Mason-Mormon ties: What’s fact, what’s fiction http://archive.sltrib.com/story.php?ref=/faith/ci_3401255

Scott Gordon FairMormon Mormon Temples and Freemasonry https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xsbsG-kE2W0

Mormon Expression 144-145 http://redninjas.com/files/MormonExpression/

Other projects:

Protect LDS Children documentary https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7zXcUQfuPaA&t=721s

Mormon Satan, Brother of Jesus https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yonzAxOLbBc

Show Links:

Website http://nakedmormonismpodcast.com Twitter @NakedMormonism Facebook https://www.facebook.com/pages/Naked-Mormonism/370003839816311 Patreon http://patreon.com/nakedmormonism Music by Jason Comeau http://aloststateofmind.com/ Show Artwork http://weirdmormonshit.com/ Legal Counsel http://patorrez.com/

Apr 27 2018

1hr 46mins

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Rank #9: Ep 183 – The Lost 116 Pages w/Don Bradley

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On this episode, we sit down with Don Bradley, author of a recently-released book covering what we know about the lost 116 pages of the Book of Mormon. Don has been researching this topic for the last 15 years and writing about it for the last 2; now his research is compiled into his book “The Lost 116 Pages”. What can we know about a manuscript which as been lost for nearly 2 centuries? What sources has Don used to inform his speculation of the contents of that manuscript? What missing puzzle pieces of the Book of Mormon could be filled by the manuscript? Find out the answer to hardly any of these questions by listening to our discussion, but find out the answer to all of these questions by purchasing his book! We spend very little time discussing the actual content of the book, instead focusing more heavily on Joseph Smith and the world view which allowed him to write the 116 pages and the Book of Mormon.

Purchase here: https://www.amazon.com/Lost-116-Pages-Reconstructing-Mormons/dp/158958760X/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=lost+116+pages&qid=1574873492&sr=8-1

Connect with Don Bradley here: Onandagus1@gmail.com

Show links:                                                                                                                                                             

Website http://nakedmormonismpodcast.com Twitter @NakedMormonism Facebook https://www.facebook.com/pages/Naked-Mormonism/370003839816311 Patreon http://patreon.com/nakedmormonism Music by Jason Comeau http://aloststateofmind.com/ Show Artwork http://weirdmormonshit.com/ Legal Counsel http://patorrez.com/

Nov 29 2019

1hr 28mins

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Rank #10: 122 – Bennett Meltdown pt 2 Sarah Pratt

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On this episode, we dive into the continued chaos incited by Bennett’s violent departure from the church and his expose. Bennett gives voice to the voiceless and Jo slays the character of Sarah Pratt for allegations she made against his character. Nobody would escape the meltdown; the casualties are beginning to pile up.

Links:

Sarah Pratt the Shaping of an Apostate by Van Wagoner https://www.dialoguejournal.com/wp-content/uploads/sbi/articles/Dialogue_V19N02_71.pdf

Is Sarah Pratt Reliable? http://mormonpolygamydocuments.org/sarah-pratt-reliable/

Sarah Pratt on FairMormon https://www.fairmormon.org/answers/Polygamy_book/John_C._Bennett/Sarah_Pratt#cite_ref-27

Bennett Saintly Scoundrel http://www.salamandersociety.com/museum/bennett/

Bennett Sangamo Journal Expose https://archive.org/stream/039SJO18420729001/039-SJO-1842-07-15-001#page/n1/search/pratt

Rise and Fall of Infamous Bennett http://www.lostmormonism.com/infamous-mormon-john-c-bennett/

Show links:

Website http://nakedmormonismpodcast.com Twitter @NakedMormonism Facebook https://www.facebook.com/pages/Naked-Mormonism/370003839816311 Patreon http://patreon.com/nakedmormonism Music by Jason Comeau http://aloststateofmind.com/ Show Artwork http://weirdmormonshit.com/ Legal Counsel http://patorrez.com/

Sep 27 2018

1hr 16mins

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Rank #11: Ep 143 – Kinderhoax Plates

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On this episode, Joseph Smith is a fraud. We discuss two occurrences in Nauvoo which prove that Jo didn’t have access to any knowledge that people of his day did. First is the Greek Psalter incident where a guy proved that Jo had no idea what language was on the parchment. After that is the entirety of the Kinderhook Plates incident, which proves beyond any shadow of a doubt that Jo unabashedly knew he was a fraud. These incidents, coupled with the Book of Abraham in early 1842, reveal Jo to be the liar he was.

Links:

Henry Caswell “Three Days At Nauvoo” Greek Psalter expose http://www.olivercowdery.com/smithhome/1840s/1842Cas1.htm

Greek Psalter MormonThink article http://www.mormonthink.com/greekweb.htm

Henry Caswell: Anti-Mormon Extraordinaire https://scholarsarchive.byu.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?referer=https://www.google.com/&httpsredir=1&article=3085&context=byusq

Hugh Nibley The Myth Makers (1961) https://archive.org/details/mythmakers00nibl/page/190

May 30, 1843 New York Herald signed “A Gentile” https://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn83030313/1843-05-30/ed-1/seq-2/

Kinderhook Plates FAIRMormon article https://www.fairmormon.org/answers/Forgeries_related_to_Mormonism/Joseph_Smith_and_the_Kinderhook_Plates

Kinderhook Plates MormonThink Article http://www.mormonthink.com/kinderhookweb.htm#significantref3

Improvement Era Aug 1961 https://archive.org/stream/improvementera6509unse#page/n61/mode/2up

1981 Kinderhook Plate LDS.org article https://www.lds.org/study/ensign/1981/08/kinderhook-plates-brought-to-joseph-smith-appear-to-be-a-nineteenth-century-hoax?lang=eng

Show links:

Website http://nakedmormonismpodcast.com Twitter @NakedMormonism Facebook https://www.facebook.com/pages/Naked-Mormonism/370003839816311 Patreon http://patreon.com/nakedmormonism Music by Jason Comeau http://aloststateofmind.com/ Show Artwork http://weirdmormonshit.com/ Legal Counsel http://patorrez.com/

Feb 22 2019

1hr 24mins

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Rank #12: Ep 123 – BM pt 3 Polygamy Pre-Bennett w/Johnny Stephenson

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On this episode, we’re joined for part 1 of Johnny Stephenson’s interview on Mormon polygamy. We cover a brief overview of Jo’s sexual escapades prior to 1842 and the evolution of the doctrine of polygamy through Kirtland, Missouri, and into Nauvoo.

Show links: Website http://nakedmormonismpodcast.com Twitter @NakedMormonism Facebook https://www.facebook.com/pages/Naked-Mormonism/370003839816311 Patreon http://patreon.com/nakedmormonism Music by Jason Comeau http://aloststateofmind.com/ Show Artwork http://weirdmormonshit.com/ Legal Counsel http://patorrez.com/

Oct 04 2018

1hr 25mins

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Rank #13: Ep 115 – Bennett, Jo’s Kindred Scoundrel

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On this episode, we begin with discussing the rumor mill that was Nauvoo. The Relief Society, with Emma as head, was tasked with tracking down the source of salacious rumors concerning adultery within the Mormon elite and squashing said rumors. John C. Wreck-it Bennett becomes too brazen with his propositions of polygamous relationships and must be excised from Church leadership. We begin to see the fracturing of the relationship between Jo and Bennett unfold.

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Mormon Enigma by Newell and Avery https://www.amazon.com/Mormon-Enigma-Emma-Hale-Smith/dp/0252062914

Bennett’s brothel in Nauvoo https://www.fairmormon.org/answers/Polygamy_book/John_C._Bennett/Brothel_at_Nauvoo

Bennett, the ‘Lucifer’ of early Mormonism http://www.ldsliving.com/John-C-Bennett-the-Lucifer-of-early-Mormonism/s/65856

JosephSmithsPolygamy on Bennett http://josephsmithspolygamy.org/john-c-bennett-and-spiritual-wifery/

Rise and Fall of Bennett http://www.lostmormonism.com/infamous-mormon-john-c-bennett/

John Bennett and Joseph Smith’s Polygamy: Addressing the Question of Reliability http://mormonpolygamydocuments.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/Hales-John-C.-Bennett.pdf

Bennett, Saintly Scoundrel http://www.salamandersociety.com/museum/bennett/

Witch ointments and aphrodisiacs by J. Muller https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/10024767

Bennett’s alleged abortions in Nauvoo http://mormonpolygamydocuments.org/abortions/#_ftn3

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Website http://nakedmormonismpodcast.com Twitter @NakedMormonism Facebook https://www.facebook.com/pages/Naked-Mormonism/370003839816311 Patreon http://patreon.com/nakedmormonism Music by Jason Comeau http://aloststateofmind.com/ Show Artwork http://weirdmormonshit.com/ Legal Counsel http://patorrez.com/

Aug 10 2018

1hr 19mins

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Rank #14: Ep 78 – CC Polygamy Pt1

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On this episode, we finally dive into polygamy. We’re ramping up for polygamy in Nauvoo prior to April 1841, but before doing so we have to set the historical stage to understand the world from which Mormon polygamy evolved. We begin with marriage from the dawn of historical time and skim across the top of major world religions throughout most of written history to finally arrive at the post-enlightenment western world filled with small groups of free-love proto-hippies. This is part 1 of a multi-part series on Mormon polygamy.

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Code of Ur Nammu http://www.polk.k12.ga.us/userfiles/644/Classes/177912/Code%20of%20Ur-Nammu.pdf

History of Marriage – Alex Gendler https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZZZ6QB5TSfk

1955 Hindu Marriage Act https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Hindu_Marriage_Act,_1955

Polygamy in Judaism http://www.benyehuda.us/poligamy.htm

1908 Jewish encyclopedia on Polygamy http://www.jewishencyclopedia.com/articles/12260-polygamy

Saint Augustine On the Good of Marriage http://www.newadvent.org/fathers/1309.htm

Adamite or Adamian free-love church https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adamites

History of United Methodist and Wesley Brothers http://www.umc.org/who-we-are/roots

Quran Surah 4 an-Nisaa https://quran.com/4

Polygyny in Islam https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Polygyny_in_Islam

Martin Luther’s writings on Polygamy http://beggarsallreformation.blogspot.com/2009/01/luther-i-confess-that-i-cannot-forbid.html

Martin Luther wiki page https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Martin_Luther#Marriage

Munster Rebellion wiki page https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/M%C3%BCnster_rebellion

Free-love societies https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Free_love

Polygamy vs. Monogamy population study https://www.livescience.com/13010-polygamy-good-men-bad-women.html

William Blake Visions of the Daughters of Albion https://en.wikisource.org/wiki/Visions_of_the_Daughters_of_Albion

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Nov 24 2017

1hr 36mins

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Rank #15: Ep 186 – The Entheogenic Origins of Mormonism: A Working Hypothesis pt.1

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On this episode, we begin reading through the academic paper recently published in a special edition of the Journal of Psychedelics Studies authored by Robert Beckstead, Bryce Blankenagel, Cody Noconi, and Michael Winkelman. This segment of the paper covers the background of the Smith family, magic and 19th-century American occultism, herbalism, medicine, Indigenous medicine, Free Masonry, and the entheogenic influence in all these fields. It also discusses psychedelics in the Word of Wisdom, the Book of Mormon, and early Mormon sacramental rituals. The increased need for secrecy was realized by Joseph Smith and the entheogenic practices became closed off to non-initiates. Please send any feedback to nakedmormonism@gmail.com. We’d love to hear anything you have to say about the paper.

Find the paper here: https://www.academia.edu/40786304/The_entheogenic_origins_of_Mormonism_A_working_hypothesis https://akademiai.com/doi/pdf/10.1556/2054.2019.020

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Website http://nakedmormonismpodcast.com Twitter @NakedMormonism Facebook https://www.facebook.com/pages/Naked-Mormonism/370003839816311 Patreon http://patreon.com/nakedmormonism Music by Jason Comeau http://aloststateofmind.com/ Show Artwork http://weirdmormonshit.com/ Legal Counsel http://patorrez.com/

Dec 20 2019

1hr 25mins

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Rank #16: SpEdEp 38 – Brigham Young's Conquest with Historian Christopher C. Smith

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On this episode, we take an opportunity to talk with budding Mormon historian, Christopher Smith, who just landed his professorship at U of U! We talk about the current timeline and some of the broader social tensions plaguing Jo and the church in 1838. After that we move on to talk about Dr. Smith’s dissertation concerning the Mormon colonization of Utah and just how bloody it really was. Apparently Bloody Brigham was a bit apprehensive to slaughter thousands of Natives but somehow was convinced otherwise.

Chris Smith South Park video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KkmUz1y12Dk

Chris Smith with Dan Vogel on ThoughtsOnThingsAndStuff https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-LKy1ySuitk

Worlds Without End blog http://www.withoutend.org/

Richard Bushman “…problems with dominant narrative” video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uKuBw9mpV9w

Thinker of Thoughts YouTube Channel https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCVTCFh3uDMH0GZlwl1JOoHQ

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Website http://nakedmormonismpodcast.com Twitter @NakedMormonism Facebook https://www.facebook.com/pages/Naked-Mormonism/370003839816311 Patreon http://patreon.com/nakedmormonism Outro music by Jason Comeau http://aloststateofmind.com/ Show Artwork http://weirdmormonshit.com/ Legal Counsel http://patorrez.com/ Voicemail Line (864)Nake-dMo (625-3366)

Jan 27 2017

1hr 51mins

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Rank #17: Ep 153 - D. Michael Quinn pt.1

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On this episode, we sit down with author/historian D. Michael Quinn to hear his biographical sketch. We begin with how he came to fall in love with information and history then hear how he came into contact with "anti-Mormon propaganda," only to find out it was true. Then he takes us on a journey through his education and career in Mormon history working in the office of Leonard J. Arrington and then becoming employed by BYU as a professor. This is part 1 of a 2-part interview with Dr. Quinn. Show links: Website http://nakedmormonismpodcast.com Twitter @NakedMormonism Facebook https://www.facebook.com/pages/Naked-Mormonism/370003839816311 Patreon http://patreon.com/nakedmormonism Music by Jason Comeau http://aloststateofmind.com/ Show Artwork http://weirdmormonshit.com/ Legal Counsel http://patorrez.com/

May 03 2019

1hr 35mins

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Rank #18: Ep 105 – Book of Abraham Logical pt1

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On this episode, we jump into the logical deconstruction of the Book of Abraham. We deal with the apologetic arguments made to claim the Book of Abraham is ‘historically plausible’. Historically plausible doesn’t mean probable or authentic, so what does it really mean? Can one believe in a book of scripture if it’s ‘historically plausible,’ even if that plausibility flies in the face of the historicity of the documents being authentic? We take apologist arguments line by line and systematically break them down into their constituent parts, hopefully arming you, the listener, with an arsenal of arguments against the historicity of the Book of Abraham.

Links:

Historical Plausibility: The Historicity of the Book of Abraham as a Case Study https://rsc.byu.edu/archived/historicity-and-latter-day-saint-scriptures/3-historical-plausibility-historicity-book

MormonThink Book of Abraham essay http://www.mormonthink.com/book-of-abraham-issues.htm#ref2

Stephen E. Thompson essay on BoA http://mit.irr.org/lds-egyptologist-doubts-joseph-smith-translated-book-of-abraham-egyptian-scroll

Egyptology and the Book of Abraham Stephen E. Thompson https://www.dialoguejournal.com/wp-content/uploads/sbi/articles/Dialogue_V28N01_155.pdf

Joseph Smith Papers Egyptian materials http://www.josephsmithpapers.org/site/book-of-abraham-and-egyptian-material

Translating the BoA in Joseph Smith Journal 1842 http://www.josephsmithpapers.org/paper-summary/journal-december-1841-december-1842/19

Translating Egyptian into grammar and alphabet in Joseph Smith journal http://www.josephsmithpapers.org/paper-summary/journal-1835-1836/4

Egyptian grammar http://www.josephsmithpapers.org/paper-summary/grammar-and-alphabet-of-the-egyptian-language-circa-july-circa-november-1835/7

Kerry Muhlstein Book of Abraham Challenges https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HMVX-Km_G6Y&list=PLNt4VOT9Z1fZNcekTzaV0Wbjx6kQTPlr4

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Website http://nakedmormonismpodcast.com Twitter @NakedMormonism Facebook https://www.facebook.com/pages/Naked-Mormonism/370003839816311 Patreon http://patreon.com/nakedmormonism Music by Jason Comeau http://aloststateofmind.com/ Show Artwork http://weirdmormonshit.com/ Legal Counsel http://patorrez.com/

Jun 01 2018

1hr 32mins

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Rank #19: Ep 51 – Force and Inertia

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On this episode, we discuss just how terrible the winter of 1838-1839 was for the Mormons, especially for the incarcerated leadership. The Saints were forcefully removed from Missouri and landed in temporary refugee camps along the Mississippi, settling a little town called Quincy, IL. Jo, Hyrum, Rigdon, McRae, Baldwin, and Wight are all wasting away in Liberty Jail until Doniphan gets cert for an habeus corpus hearing. Rigdon pulls out the ol’ preacher moves and sways the congregation to release him; even in his fractured mental state, he’s still got it. We end the episode with a brief wrap up of the Mormon history tour as well as ReasonCon.

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LDS History article “Within the Walls of Liberty Jail” https://history.lds.org/article/doctrine-and-covenants-liberty-jail?lang=eng

Patience Delila Pierce Palmer personal history https://familysearch.org/photos/artifacts/2568053

Jeffrey Holland – Lessons from Liberty Jail https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RpOylYSEaqA&t=1354s

Chris Nemelka (Marvelous Work and a Wonder) https://www.facebook.com/tonysaiki/videos/10212454351650766/

Shawn McCraney (Heart of the Matter) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MkJOXPVKoLQ#action=share

Show links: Website http://nakedmormonismpodcast.com Twitter @NakedMormonism Facebook https://www.facebook.com/pages/Naked-Mormonism/370003839816311 Patreon http://patreon.com/nakedmormonism Music by Jason Comeau http://aloststateofmind.com/ Show Artwork http://weirdmormonshit.com/ Legal Counsel http://patorrez.com/ Voicemail Line (864)Nake-dMo (625-3366)

May 05 2017

1hr 58mins

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Rank #20: Ep 152 – Hiding in Plain Sight; Accult

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On this episode, we take a brief foray into the magic world view of early Mormon leaders. From astrology to divination to scrying to palmistry, many early leaders of the church were influenced by the magic that underpins Protestant Christian mysticism. Instead of talking about Joseph Smith and his seer stones, we take a look at other prominent early Mormons to attempt to construct their beliefs systems that primed them for belief in the early church. Also, a brief listener mail segment to round out the show!

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Scathing Atheist 322 w/Book of Moses https://audioboom.com/posts/7236926-joey-strikes-back-edition

Mormon Stories Spalding theory interview https://www.facebook.com/mormonstories/videos/2043951685727497/

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Website http://nakedmormonismpodcast.com Twitter @NakedMormonism Facebook https://www.facebook.com/pages/Naked-Mormonism/370003839816311 Patreon http://patreon.com/nakedmormonism Music by Jason Comeau http://aloststateofmind.com/ Show Artwork http://weirdmormonshit.com/ Legal Counsel http://patorrez.com/

Apr 26 2019

1hr 14mins

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