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The Story of Mormon Plural Marriage

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Episode 190: When Mormons Radicalize
1:23:12
For the first time ever, Fundamentalist Ben Shaffer tells the horrific story of how his brother, Samuel Shaffer radicalized into a dark brand of Mormon fundamentalism, eventually landing him in jail. On the heels of the Lafferty story and largely […]
May 10, 2022
Episode 189: Mormons and Missouri
1:11:19
More and more Mormons and Latter-day Saints are moving or “gathering” in Missouri. Lindsay interviews Mormon Fundamentalist Moroni Jessop about this movement to gather in Missouri and details the history of Mormonism in the state.
Mar 25, 2022
Episode 188: Sally in Three Worlds: An Indian Captive in the House of Brigham Young
1:01:00
Join Lindsay as she interviews author and anthropoligist Virginia Kerns about Sally Kanosh, the indigenous slave girl purchased by Brigham Young’s family. Purchase the book here. Book trailer can be found here.
Mar 05, 2022
Episode 187: The 19th Wife
1:07:22
Ann Eliza Webb Dee Young Denning was married for a time to Brigham Young. After a tumultuous experience with Mormonism, she left the territory and wrote an expose titled, “Wife No. 19, or The Story of a Life in Bondage,” about her […]
Mar 29, 2021
Episode 186: Cults vs. Religions with Rachel Bernstein
1:15:29
Join Lindsay as she interviews cult expert and therapist Rachel Bernstein, who was recently featured on the new Starz documentary, Seduced. Links mentioned in this podcast: Rachel’s website IndoctriNATION podcast
Dec 08, 2020
Episode 185: Special Halloween Episode: St. Peter Bind Them Parchment
53:10
Lindsay interviews Mormon historian Clair Barrus about the mystical parchments that the Smith family owned. He explains the symbols and the magical meanings behind them.
Nov 01, 2020
Episode 184: The Winder Family
1:11:34
Join Lindsay as she interviews a plural family about their faith, their experiences on the reality TV show, Seeking Sister Wife and what it’s like to live polygamy in the modern day.
Sep 25, 2020
Episode 183: Talking With God, Part Three
27:42
Join Lindsay as she concludes her conversation with Aaron Sullivan, a successful computer engineer and Mormon man who once heard voices and talked to God. Listen to part one here. Listen to part two here.
Jul 20, 2020
Episode 183: Talking With God, Part two
1:50:46
Join Lindsay as she continues to talk with Aaron Sullivan about his experience seeing angels, talking to God, and having visions. This is part two of one. Listen to part one here.
Jul 19, 2020
Episode 183: Talking With God, Part One
55:00
Join Lindsay as she interviews Aaron Sullivan, a man who once had prophetic visions and talked directly with God, until one day it all suddenly stopped.
Jul 18, 2020
Episode 182: The Atmosphere of Polygamy in Nauvoo
51:28
Join Lindsay as she sits down with American historian and professor Benjamin Park about polygamy in Nauvoo and the atmosphere it created.
Jun 19, 2020
181 Part Two: American Prophetess- An interview with Julie Rowe
1:01:22
Join Lindsay as she interviews Julie Rowe about her relationship with Chad Daybell. This is part two of a two-part interview. You can listen to part one here.
May 30, 2020
181 Part One: American Prophetess- An interview with Julie Rowe
1:07:25
Join Lindsay as she interviews Julie Rowe about her theology, her following, and her revelations. This is part one of two. You can listen to part two here:
May 29, 2020
Episode 180: Julie Rowe and Chad Daybell, Part Two
1:05:35
Join Lindsay and her guests Nathan Averett, Lisa Baker Heaton and Jacob Newman as they talk about the theology and beliefs of Julie Rowe and Chad Daybell. This part two of a two part episode. Listen to part one here.
Mar 28, 2020
Episode 180: Julie Rowe and Chad Daybell, Part One
53:07
Join Lindsay as she interviews Jacob Newman, Nathan Avertt, and Lisa Baker Heaton to discuss the history and theologies of Mormon “prophetess” Julie Rowe and LDS author Chad Daybell. This is part one of two episodes.
Mar 28, 2020
Episode 179: Decriminalization of Polygamy
2:00:23
Join Lindsay as she interviews the director of Cherish Families, Shirlee Draper and Dr. Cristina Rosetti about the latest law in Utah that decriminalizes polygamy.
Mar 26, 2020
Episode 178: Jim Harmston and the TLC
54:06
Join Lindsay as she interviews Dr. Cristina Rosetti about the history of the True of Living Church (TLC) also known as the “Manti group.”
Feb 05, 2020
Episode 177: The Curious Case of Chad Daybell
1:31:23
Join Lindsay as she speaks with two watchdogs of the AVOW movement, Sara Forsberg and Nathan Averett about the unfolding Chad Daybell case. This story and the disappearance of the people involved remains unsolved so all details are just a […]
Jan 23, 2020
Episode 176: The Scandalous Tale of Matthias Cowley and Nora Taylor
1:31:02
Join Lindsay as she discusses the shocking details from the account of Mary Lenora Taylor and her interaction with various apostles, including Matthias Cowley.Links mentioned in this podcast: Matthias F. Cowley BYU Studies LDS Biographical Encyclopedia, Andrew Jenson, Vol. 1, […]
Dec 27, 2019
Episode 175: Remnant/Snuffer Updates
1:09:34
What is the Remnant (Snuffer) movement up to these days? A scripture and temple project and more? Join Lindsay as she discusses updates with two Remnant insiders about where the movement is today.
Nov 19, 2019
Episode 174: Revenge Killings on the Frontier
1:19:34
Join Lindsay as she discusses the murders of Gentile (non-Mormon) men on the frontier who interfered with Mormon women. This post contains graphic descriptions of violence. Links mentioned in this podcast: The Butler Murder of April 1869: A Look at […]
Nov 05, 2019
Episode 173: The Walker War
1:03:49
Join Lindsay as she discusses Mormon accounts of the Walker War with scholar Ryan Wimmer and how they affected the landscape of Mormon settlement. Links mentioned in this podcast: Ryan Wimmer’s article, The Walker War Reconsidered Utah Division of State […]
Jul 25, 2019
Episode 172: American Polygamy: A History of Fundamentalist Mormon Faith
50:56
Join Lindsay as she interviews authors and historians Craig L. Foster and Marianne T. Watson about their new book, American Polygamy: A History of Fundamentalist Mormon Faith.
Jun 16, 2019
Episode 171: Fundamentalism and the Temple, Part Two
59:48
  Join Lindsay as she interviews two Mormon fundamentalists from Christ’s Church, about the history of the temple as it relates to Mormon Fundamentalism. Links mentioned in this podcast: Ben’s blogwww.ChristsChurchTheBranch.orgBen’s Law Firm Ben’s prior podcast episode on Year of […]
Feb 11, 2019
Episode 171: Fundamentalism and the Temple, Part One
1:02:30
Join Lindsay as she interviews two Mormon fundamentalists from Christ’s Church, about the history of the temple as it relates to Mormon Fundamentalism.
Feb 04, 2019
Episode 170: The Development of Mormon Temple Rituals, Part Two
1:19:14
Join Lindsay as she interviews temple historian Devery Anderson, Stanford scholar Cynthia Bailey Lee, and fundamentalist scholar Cristina Rosetti as they discuss the history of Mormon temple changes. Links mentioned in this podcast: Cynthia’s blogpost on BCC: Thank You, Sisters: an […]
Jan 19, 2019
Episode 170: The Development of Mormon Temple Rituals, Part One
53:26
Join Lindsay as she interviews temple historian Devery Anderson, Stanford scholar Cynthia Bailey Lee, and fundamentalist scholar Cristina Rosetti as they discuss the history of Mormon temple changes. Links mentioned in this podcast: Cynthia’s blogpost on BCC: Thank You, Sisters: […]
Jan 17, 2019
Episode 169: Conversations across the Aisle With Bryan Hyde
1:02:59
Join Lindsay as she interviews conservative talk show host Bryan Hyde about how to model hard conversations. Links mentioned in this podcast: Bryan Hyde’s Radio Show and Network Bryan Hyde’s interview with Julie Rowe
Dec 24, 2018
Episode 168: When Fundamentalism Goes Really Wrong, Part Two
57:13
Join Lindsay as she and scholar Cristina Rosetti discuss the second part of when Mormon Fundamentalism goes wrong, including the stories of Arvin Shreeve, the Lafferty brothers, and Knights of the Crystal Blade. Part one can be found here.   […]
Dec 09, 2018
Episode 168: When Fundamentalism Goes Really Wrong, Part One
47:12
Join Lindsay and Cristina as they discuss the case of Brian David Mitchell. This is part one of a two-part episode.   Links mentioned and referenced in this podcast: THE MAKING OF IMMANUEL: BRIAN DAVID MITCHELL AND THE MORMON FRINGE […]
Dec 08, 2018
Episode 167: The Council of Fifty
1:31:34
Join Lindsay as she interviews historians Jedediah Rogers and Cristina Rosetti about the Council of 50 minutes.   Links mentioned in this podcast: Purchase the Minutes and Book Joseph Smith papers on the Council of 50 By Common Consent’s take […]
Oct 12, 2018
Episode 166: Sermons: Plurality of Wives—The Free Agency of Man
19:32
Join Lindsay as she hosts a sermon given by Brigham Young, delivered by actor Micah Nickolaisen.   Link to the sermon: Plurality of Wives—The Free Agency of Man
Sep 16, 2018
Episode 165: The Handcart Companies
1:41:29
Join Lindsay as she interviews Joe Geisner about the Martin and Willie Handcart Company experience and how it relates to polygamy.   Links mentioned and read in this episode: Kirsten Erickson’s experience Brigham Young’s One Mighty and Strong Statement South […]
Sep 12, 2018
Episode 164: Mormon Women, Sexuality, and Reproduction (Part Two)
1:16:31
Join Lindsay as she interviews scholars Cristina Rosetti and Sara Vraneš about the history of sexuality and reproduction for Mormon women.   Links and books mentioned in this podcast: Rediscovering the history of Midwives The Relief Society magazine : organ […]
Sep 08, 2018
Episode 164: Mormon Women, Sexuality, and Reproduction (Part One)
55:04
Join Lindsay as she interviews scholars Cristina Rosetti and Sara Vraneš about the history of sexuality and reproduction for Mormon women.   Links and books mentioned in this podcast: Rediscovering the history of Midwives The Relief Society magazine : organ […]
Sep 06, 2018
Episode 163: The Dixie Wine Mission
55:34
Join Lindsay as she discusses the history of Utah’s “Dixie Wine Mission.” Links and articles mentioned and read this in this episode: Dennis R. Lancaster’s BYU Dissertation: Dixie Wine Mission A Frontier Life book about Jacob Hamblin History of John […]
Aug 31, 2018
Episode 162: History of the Word of Wisdom (Part Two)
1:18:46
  Join Lindsay as she talks about the history of the Word of Wisdom, following the death of Joseph Smith to the modern observances of LDS people today.   Links mentioned and read in this episode: Marijuana , Mormon Racists […]
Aug 21, 2018
Episode 161: History of the Word of Wisdom
55:12
Join Lindsay as she covers the early history of the Mormon idea of the “Word of Wisdom.”   Links mentioned or read in this podcast: Clair Barrus’ research draft on Word of Wisdom History of the Word of Wisdom by […]
Aug 20, 2018
Episode 160: Ross LeBaron and the Church of the First Born
57:53
Join Lindsay as she interviews researcher Antonio Trevisan about the life of eccentric prophet, Ross LeBaron. Links mentioned in this podcast: Trevisan’s website about Ross Fred Collier’s website Discussion about Tom Green’s trial at Sunstone Article on the Law of […]
Aug 14, 2018
Episode 159: William Smith, Not Quite a Prophet
1:01:23
Join Lindsay as she and Bryan Buchanan discuss the life and shenanigans of William Smith, younger brother to Joseph Smith Jr. Links mentioned or discussed in this podcast: William B. Smith: In the Shadow of a Prophet Sisters of Joseph […]
Jul 14, 2018
Episode 158: Augusta Adams Cobb (and other Boston Mormon Women)
1:19:53
Join Lindsay as she interviews historian and biographer Connell O’Donovan about the life of Augusta Adams Cobb, the “Lioness of the Lord,” plural wife to Brigham Young. Links mentioned in the podcast: Before the Beard: Trials of the Young Joseph […]
Jul 09, 2018
Episode 157: Black Mormons in Massachusetts
1:28:18
Join Lindsay as she speaks with Dr. Mica McGriggs and Dr. Gina Colvin to discuss the history of early black Mormons in Massachusetts and the development of Brigham Young’s ideas on race.     Links and sources mentioned and used […]
Jul 02, 2018
Episode 156: Massachusetts Mormonites
1:13:02
Join Lindsay as she interviews editor and researcher Bryan Buchanan about the life of Samuel Brannan.   Links and work mentioned and referenced in the podcast: Connell O’Donovan’s site O’Donovan’s work on early Boston Mormons Scoundrel’s Tale: The Samuel Brannan […]
Jun 25, 2018
Episode 155: Mormon Feminists and Polygamy
1:07:28
Join Lindsay as she interviews Nancy Ross and Sara Hanks about Mormon feminism, how they contextualize polygamy, and their new book, Where We Must Stand: Ten Years of Feminist Mormon Housewives.   Links mentioned in this podcast: Feminist Mormon Housewives blog […]
Jun 25, 2018
Episode 154: Leonard Arrington and Fundamentalism
1:12:25
Join Lindsay as she interviews Mormon historian Cristina Rosetti about famed LDS church historian Leonard  J. Arrington and his interactions with Mormon fundamentalists.    Links mentioned in this podcast: Buy the diaries here! Article about the new edited diaries LDS […]
Jun 12, 2018
Episode 153: Turning the Mic on Lindsay
1:24:27
Join Sara Burlingame of Wyoming Equality, as she interviews Lindsay Hansen Park, host of the Year of Polygamy podcast about her journey hosting this podcast.   Scholars mentioned in this podcast: Todd Compton Brian Hales Laura Hales Kathleen Flake  Linda […]
Jun 06, 2018
Episode 152: Emma’s Church; RLDS to Community of Christ
1:49:26
Join Lindsay as she interviews three prominent members from Community of Christ (formerly RLDS) about their history, church, and beliefs.   Links mentioned in this podcast: Robin Linkhart, Why I Stay Joseph Smith III biography Community of Christ Enduring Principles […]
May 25, 2018
Episode 151: Daughter of a Prophet; Liz Phillipps and the AUB
1:21:49
Join Lindsay as she interviews Elizabeth Phillipps who grew up in the AUB. Liz’s father is Lynn A. Thompson, the current leader of the Apostolic United Brethren (or AUB).  
May 09, 2018
Episode 150: Polygamist Therapist and Aspiring Sister Wife
1:41:58
  Join Lindsay as she interviews Mary Ellen Crase about her journey into fundamentalism and being a therapist to many in polygamous communities. Links mentioned in this podcast: TLC’s Seeking Sister Wife Mary Ellen’s FB community: Seeking Sister Wife Fan […]
Apr 11, 2018
Episode 149: D&C 132 with William V. Smith
2:11:33
Join Lindsay as she interviews William V. Smith about the history and context of D&C 132 and his new book, Textual Studies of the Doctrine and Covenants: The Plural Marriage Revelation.   Links mentioned in this episode: Read Bill’s article, “A […]
Mar 19, 2018
Episode 148: Tragedy in Short Creek- Family Reassignment
1:30:04
Join Lindsay as she interviews Dan Barlow about the practice of “Reassigning” families in Short Creek. Links mentioned in this podcast: Dan Barlow discusses his personal journey Mormon Leaks publishes conversation between LDS woman and her stake president More info […]
Mar 13, 2018
Episode 147: The Elect Ladies
1:16:38
Join Lindsay as she interviews historian Clair Barrus about the three American women named as “Elect Ladies,” including Jemima Wilkinson, Ann Lee, and Emma Hale Smith.   Links mentioned or read from in this podcast: Clair’s paper on Elect Ladies […]
Mar 10, 2018
Music Contest Voting
25:02
Please listen to the episode and then choose ONE of three of the musical selections that you would like to see as the new bumper for the Year of Polygamy podcast: Loading… About the artists: Michael Waskey, Train My Train […]
Mar 09, 2018
Episode 146: Queer Polygamy
57:03
Join Lindsay as she interviews Mormon feminist and scholar Blaire Ostler about the concept of “queering polygamy,” or how polygamy could potentially fit into Mormon cannon in a way that would reduce harm. Links mentioned in this podcast: Blaire’s blog: […]
Mar 09, 2018
Episode 145: All the Different “Mormon” or Restoration Branches
1:00:09
  Join Lindsay as she interviews historian and author Steven L. Shields about the 487 groups or “expressions” that follow Joseph Smith.   Links mentioned in this podcast: Purchase Steve’s book, Divergent Paths of the Restoration
Feb 26, 2018
Episode 144: Calvin Wayman on Fundamentalism, Entrepreneurship, and Awakening
1:22:14
  Join Lindsay as she interviews Calvin Wayman, who grew up in Centennial Park and has since gone on to lose his faith and gain a whole new world.   Links mentioned in this podcast: Calvin Wayman’s site Calvin’s book, […]
Feb 14, 2018
Episode 143: Modern LDS Polygamy
1:21:46
Join Lindsay as she interviews Utah Women Unite founder, Joanna Smith about the newly ordained LDS prophet, Russell M. Nelson and his sealing to two women. Links mentioned in this podcast: Email Joanna for the Sunstone Quilt project at wallacefamily@ gmail […]
Feb 05, 2018
Episode 142: Angela Briney, Plural Wife by Choice
1:19:17
Join Lindsay as she interviews reality television star, Angela Briney  from the show Seeking Sister Wife.  Angela chose to enter polygamy in her 40’s as a third wife, after converting to Mormonism in her 30’s.   Links to check out: […]
Jan 27, 2018
Episode 141: Dan Barlow, FLDS and Family First
1:34:31
Join Lindsay as she interviews Dan Barlow, who was 16 and kicked out of his home and religion after choosing to support his father over the bishop.
Dec 26, 2017
Episode 140: Gracanne Fischer, a Law Unto Herself, Part Two
59:36
Join Lindsay as she interview Gracanne Fischer about her life and exit from the FLDS religiou. This is part two of a two-part episode. You can listen to part one here.
Dec 22, 2017
Episode 140: Gracanne Fischer, a Law Unto Herself, Part One
47:44
  Join Lindsay as she interviews Gracanne Fischer. Gracanne grew up in Short Creek and was raised a faithful member of the FLDS. In part one, she talks about her early years leading up to her marriage.    
Dec 22, 2017
Episode 139: Joseph Didn’t Fight Polygamy, Part Two
1:12:17
Join Lindsay as she interviews historians John Dinger, Bryan Buchanan, and John Hatch about the “Joseph Fought Polygamy” arguments. This is part two of two. You can listen to the first part here.   Links mentioned in this podcast: Joseph Fought Polygamy […]
Nov 29, 2017
Episode 139: Joseph Didn’t Fight Polygamy, Part One
1:10:28
Join Lindsay as she interviews historians John Dinger, Bryan Buchanan, and John Hatch about the “Joseph Fought Polygamy” arguments. This is part one of two.   Links mentioned in this podcast: Joseph Fought Polygamy doc Defending Joseph Pure Mormonism: Why […]
Nov 29, 2017
Episode 138: Holidays in the FLDS
55:06
Join Lindsay as she interviews Roy Jeffs, Alina Darger, and Buffy Jessop about the disappearing holidays in the FLDS and what listeners can do to help.   Links mentioned in this podcast: Blog post on how you can help Cherish […]
Nov 26, 2017
Episode 137: Mystical, Magical, Modern-day Mormonism
1:12:36
  Join Lindsay as she interviews self-proclaimed prophet Gazelam Ale about his atheistic, polyamorous, mystical sect of Mormonism.   Links mentioned in this podcast: Find Gazelam on facebook Mormon Zodiac Youtube Channel Mormon Magick Youtube Channel Christopher C. Smith’s mention […]
Nov 20, 2017
Episode 136: Race, Polygamy, and Racism
1:01:44
Join Lindsay as she interviews Simmons professor, Paul Reeve about the origins of race doctrines in Mormonism and how they apply to polygamy. Links mentioned in this podcast: Purchase Paul’s book, Religion of a Different Color here Darius Gray’s Youtube Series: […]
Nov 04, 2017
Episode 135: A Blessing, a Confirmation
49:42
Join Lindsay as she interviews American historian Ben Park who talks about the exciting and shocking confirmation of Joseph Smith’s polygamy found in a blessing given to Sarah Ann Whitney by Joseph Smith and written in his own hand.   Links […]
Oct 24, 2017
Episode 134: Converting to Fundamentalism, an Interview with Benjamin Shaffer
47:17
Join Lindsay as she interviews Utah attorney Ben Shaffer about why he converted to Mormon fundamentalism. Links mentioned in this podcast: Ben’s blog More about the group Ben joined
Oct 18, 2017
Episode 133: Addam Swapp and Charlotte Singer Swapp
1:30:38
  Join Lindsay as she covers the history of Addam Swapp and Charlotte Singer Swapp. Addam Swapp served 25 years in prison for blowing up an LDS stake center with dynamite. Links mentioned and audio clips used in the podcast: […]
Sep 03, 2017
Episode 132: John and Vickie Singer
15:20
Join Lindsay as she talks about the dramatic story of the “Singer Compound” and standoff. Links mentioned and referenced in this podcast: Parental Rights Movement on Utah’s Capitol Hill Should Not Make Gains at the Expense of the State ‘s […]
Aug 28, 2017
Episode 131: Robert Rey Black, Muslim Mormon Prophet
2:04:42
Join Lindsay as she and Moroni Jessop interview Robert Rey Black about his journey as a Mormon Fundamentalist and polygamist.   Links mentioned in this podcast: Robert Rey Blacks’ book, The New and Everlasting Covenant Movie on the Seige of […]
Aug 21, 2017
Episode 130: Fundamentalist Mavericks of the 1970’s
51:31
Join Lindsay as she interviews Moroni Jessop and they discuss the emerging Mormon fundamentalist leaders from the 1970’s.   Links mentioned in this podcast: Contributions made by Spencer W. Kimball Spencer Kimball’s 1974 “God Will Not Be Mocked” speech  Days […]
Aug 07, 2017
Episode 129: Apostle vs. Apostle, the 1900-1920 Transition
1:36:06
Join Lindsay as she interviews Bryan Buchanan from Benchmark Books about the post-manifesto marriage period and the conflict it created among the LDS Quorum of the Twelve. Links mentioned in this podcast: Email Bryan Buchanan BENCHMARK BOOKS LDS BOOKS: NEW, USED […]
Jul 09, 2017
Episode 128: Denver Snuffer, The Remnant Movement, and Polygamy
1:39:24
Join Lindsay as she interviews Adrian Larsen about his involvement in the Remnant movement (Denver Snuffer) and how that movement views the principle of plural marriage. Links mentioned in this podcast: Adrian’s blog: www.totheremnant.com Paper on polygamy: Joseph Smith’s Monogamy: Denver Snuffer […]
Jun 26, 2017
Episode 127: Update on Short Creek
1:23:59
Join Lindsay as she interviews Terrill Musser, one of the people involved in reforming Short Creek (the towns of Hildale, Utah and Colorado City, Arizona) about where the town is now and how residents are dealing with the aftermath of […]
Jun 23, 2017
Episode 126: Lorenzo Snow
1:13:18
Join Lindsay as she interviews John Hatch from Signature Books about the lives and wives of Lorenzo Snow. Links and texts mentioned in this podcast: Signature Books Juanita Brooks lecture Harold B. Lee Library info on Lorenzo Snow Chronological history […]
May 23, 2017
Episode 125: The Succession Crisis
1:26:11
Join Lindsay as she talks with American historian Ben Park, John Hamer, and Danielle Mooney about the many leadership and priesthood splits in the Mormon movement.   Links mentioned in this episode: DEBATING SUCCESSION, MARCH 1846: JOHN E. PAGE, ORSON […]
May 15, 2017
Episode 124: Tom Bennett, the One Mighty and Wrong
1:28:40
Join Lindsay as she interview musician Tom Bennett about his religious travels, his LDS mission, his brush with Mormon fundamentalism, and his spiritual visions and search for knowledge.     Links mentioned in this podcast: Tom Bennett’s band Tom’s music, […]
May 08, 2017
Episode 123: The One Mighty and Strong Doctrine
1:25:07
  Join Lindsay as she and Mithryn discuss the One Mighty and Strong Doctrine. Bishop Edward Partridge details Ogden Kraut on the One Mighty and Strong 1905 Article, full text Letter from Joseph Smith to William W. Phelps, 1832-11-17, reprinted […]
Apr 17, 2017
Episode 122: Unforgivable: An Interview with Lawrence Barlow
1:25:39
Join Lindsay as she interviews Lawrence Barlow about being excommunicated or “sent away” from the FLDS church for “sins unforgivable.” Links mentioned in this podcast: Poem Lawrence Barlow mentioned: The Eternal Goodness
Apr 10, 2017
Episode 121: Daughter of a Prophet, an Interview with Anna LeBaron
1:13:18
Join Lindsay as she interviews Anna LeBaron, daughter of Ervil LeBaron, a murderous Mormon Fundamentalist prophet. Links mentioned in this podcast: Anna LeBaron’s site Buy the Book! The Polygamist’s Daughter: A Memoir Listen to the episode explaining the history of The […]
Apr 03, 2017
Episode 120: FLDS and Faithful, Part Two
1:40:41
  Join Lindsay as she interviews Christine Katas and Irene about the politics in the town, being FLDS, and religious discrimination. Links mentioned in this podcast: Listen to Part One first Episode explaining the background of the United Effort Plan […]
Mar 29, 2017
Episode 120: FLDS and Faithful, Part One
1:17:35
  Join Lindsay as she interviews Christine Katas and Irene, an active member of the FLDS religion.   Links mentioned in this podcast: Life in the Creek blog
Mar 29, 2017
Episode 119: The Prophet’s Son- An Interview with Roy Jeffs, Part Two
1:34:25
Join Lindsay for Part Two as she interviews Roy Jeffs, the son of FLDS prophet Warren Jeffs.   Links mentioned in this podcast: Roy Jeffs speaks out for the Daily Mail Roy Jeffs in the Salt Lake Tribune Roy Jeffs […]
Mar 22, 2017
Episode 119: The Prophet’s Son- An Interview with Roy Jeffs, Part One
47:21
Join Lindsay as she interviews one of the sons of Warren Jeffs, Roy Jeffs, as he tells his story growing up under the shame and abuse of his father. (TW: This episode contains multiple descriptions of sexual assault) Links mentioned […]
Mar 22, 2017
Episode 118: Feminist Polygamy and Having Five Wives with Brady Williams
1:24:25
Join Lindsay as she talks to reality TV star, Brady Williams from My Five Wives about being a “feminist polygamist.” Links mentioned in this podcast: My Five Wives television show Brady Williams on Facebook Sunstone Boise
Mar 15, 2017
Episode 117: A Foot in Two Worlds: Growing Up in a Modern Polygamist Family
1:10:28
Join Lindsay as she interviews Lyndzie Nielson about growing up in a modern-day plural family. THIS EPISODE WILL BE BACK UP SHORTLY! (Guest just wanted an edit made, so stay tuned!) Links mentioned in this podcast: Info on the Nielsen/Naylor […]
Mar 14, 2017
Episode 116: Frontier Massacres
1:04:37
    Join Lindsay as she interviews Joe Geisner on Frontier Utah violence and other violence in Mormonism. Links and text mentioned in this podcast: D. Michael Quinn The Culture of Violence In Joseph Smiths Mormonism w/ notes  D. Michael […]
Feb 28, 2017
Episode 115: The Council of Fifty
50:18
Join Lindsay and she and Joe Geisner discuss the newly released Council of Fifty minutes. Links mentioned in this podcast: Previous podcasts Joe Geisner has been on. Council of Fifty Minutes D. Michael Quinn’s article on Violence and Joseph Smith […]
Feb 20, 2017
Episode 114: Mountain Meadows Massacre
1:55:54
  This is a rebroadcast of a partnership interview recorded in 2014 with Mormon Expression and the FMH podcast. Lindsay and panelists discuss the events of the Mountain Meadows Massacre. Please enjoy this episode in conjunction with episode 113.
Feb 13, 2017
Episode 113: Mormonsim and Mimetic Violence
1:02:11
Join Lindsay as she discusses the theories of mob psychology, mimetic violence, sacrifice, and how polygamous doctrine interacts with those theories.     Links mentioned in this podcast: Milgram experiment Violence and the Sacred by Rene Girard The Scapegoat by […]
Feb 13, 2017
Episode 112: History of D&C 132 (The 1843 Revelation), Part Two
1:27:54
Join Lindsay as she discusses the history of the “Polygamy Revelation,” or D&C 132, the 1843 Revelation, or the Celestial Marriage Revelation.   Links and texts mentioned an read in this episode: FAIR Mormon explaining the Reed Smoot hearing with […]
Feb 06, 2017
Episode 112: History of D&C 132 (The 1843 Revelation), Part One
43:43
Join Lindsay as she discusses the history of the “Polygamy Revelation,” or D&C 132, the 1843 Revelation, or the Celestial Marriage Revelation. Featuring an interview with Lancaster scholar, Sheldon Kent.   Links and texts mentioned an read in this episode: […]
Feb 05, 2017
Episode 111: The United Effort Plan
1:10:24
Join Lindsay as she interviews Jeff Barlow, the Executive Director of the UEP, and Shirlee Draper, a trustee of the UEP, about what is happening on the ground in Short Creek today, as the FLDS group breaks up. Articles for […]
Jan 29, 2017
Episode 110: Mormon Independent, Moroni Lopez Jessop
1:49:09
  Join Lindsay as she interviews Mormon Fundamentalist Moroni Lopez Jessop, about his life as an indie-punk rock youth, living as a Latino Mormon Fundamentalist and polygamist, being a father, and former social worker.     Links mentioned in this episode: […]
Jan 25, 2017
Episode 109: Three Wives of the Reformation
1:16:43
Join Lindsay as she tells the story of three women who married a prominent Utah business man, Brigham Young Hampton. Their lives and relationships were forged during the Mormon Reformation. Links or text mentioned or read in this episode: David […]
Jan 14, 2017
Episode 108: Married to Warren Jeffs
2:02:09
Join Lindsay as she interviews Brielle Decker, one of two women who have escaped being married to FLDS prophet Warren Jeffs. Links and topics mentioned in this podcast: Kristyn Decker and Sound Choices Coalition Holding Out Help See who Brielle […]
Jan 09, 2017
Episode 107: Election Made Sure
1:19:47
Join Lindsay as she talks about the history of the Second Anointing, the “Fullness of the Priesthood,” and the ties to Plural Marriage. Links mentioned and articles read in this podcast: The Fullness of the Priesthood: The Second Anointing in […]
Jan 06, 2017
Prelude: Emma Smith, Part Two
1:24:02
Join Lindsay as she interviews historian John Hamer about the life of Emma Smith. Part two of two.  
Dec 20, 2016
Prelude: Emma Smith, Part One
54:52
Join Lindsay as she interviews historian John Hamer about the life of Emma Smith. Part one of two.  
Dec 20, 2016
Episode 106: Year of Polygamy, a Year Later, Part 6: Ghost of Eternal Polygamy 2 of 2
1:04:58
  Join Gina Colvin from A Thoughtful Faith and Lindsay Hansen Park as they engage in a two-part, joint interview with Carol Lynn Pearson, author of Ghost of Eternal Polygamy. Links mentioned in this podcast: Buy the book: Ghost of […]
Oct 11, 2016
Episode 106: Year of Polygamy, a Year Later, Part 6: Ghost of Eternal Polygamy 1 of 2
57:37
  Join Lindsay and Gina Colvin from A Thoughtful Faith as they engage in a two-part, joint interview with Carol Lynn Pearson, author of Ghost of Eternal Polygamy. Links mentioned in this podcast: Buy the book: Ghost of Eternal Polygamy […]
Oct 11, 2016
Episode 105: Year of Polygamy, a Year Later, Part 5: Holding Out Help
56:38
Join Lindsay as she interviews Tonia Tewell of Holding Out Help, a rescue organization for those leaving polygamy.   Links mentioned in this podcast: Find Holding Out Help on Facebook How to donate to Holding Out Help
Jun 27, 2016
Episode 104: Year of Polygamy, a Year Later, Part 4: Muslim Polygamy
53:01
Join Lindsay as she interviews Muslim feminist Yasmin Rehman about polygamy in Islam and in other religious communities. [powerepress] Links mentioned in this podcast: Moving in the Shadows,Violence in the Lives of Minority Women and Children edited by Yasmin Rehman […]
Jun 15, 2016
Episode 103: Year of Polygamy, a Year Later, Part 3
1:01:51
Join Lindsay and her husband Dallin as they are interviewed by FMH’s Sara Burlingame about how Year of Polygamy has affected and changed them.
Jun 15, 2016
Episode 102: Year of Polygamy, a Year Later, Part 2
1:09:07
This is part two of a six-part series updating listeners on Year of Polygamy, a year after the final episode wrapped up. Join Lindsay as she interviews Brenda Nicholoson, who left the FLDS group four years ago. Links mentioned in this […]
Jun 09, 2016
Episode 101: Year of Polygamy, a Year Later, Part 1
1:18:52
  This is part one of a six-part series updating listeners on Year of Polygamy, a year after the final episode wrapped up. Join Lindsay as she interviews Jeremy Tucker about leaving the Kingston group. Links mentioned in this podcast: […]
Jun 03, 2016
Episode 100: The Final Episode
1:00:07
Join Lindsay as she records her final episode in the Year of Polygamy series. Part Two of this episode. Mormon historians talk about their personal views on Mormon polygamy: The Live Recording taped on June 27, 2015 at Writ & […]
Jul 01, 2015
Episode 99: D. Michael Quinn and a Polygamy Church
1:26:28
Join Lindsay as she interviews famed Mormon and American historian, D. Michael Quinn as he tells the story of how the Mormon church has evolved in its relationship with polygamy.   Links mentioned in this podcast: Slate: The Case of […]
Jun 22, 2015
Episode 98: How Polygamy Affects LDS Doctrine, Policy, Theology, and Culture
2:12:41
Join Lindsay as she discusses how polygamy affects modern LDS doctrine and culture. Featuring special interviews with Claudia Bushman, Kristy Money, and Cami Ashby. Links mentioned in this podcast: Elder Russell M. Nelson discusses Mormon Celestial Marriage at the 178 […]
Jun 13, 2015
Episode 97: Messy Mormon Polygamy, Part 2
1:32:04
Join Lindsay as she discusses the way polygamy is still connected to the leadership and culture of the LDS church. Links mentioned in this podcast: The Private versus the Public David O. McKay : Profile of a Complex Personality by […]
Jun 03, 2015
Episode 97: Messy Mormon Polygamy Pt. 1
1:14:35
Join Lindsay as she tells how the LDS church transitioned into the modern age and attempted to tie up the messy, loose-ends of plural marriage. This episodes features Sara Hanks telling the story of Amy B. Lyman. Links mentioned in […]
Jun 01, 2015
Episode 96: Polygamy as Feminist? With Dr. Janet Bennion
57:23
Join Lindsay as she interviews and covers the work of Dr. Janet Bennion, leading anthropologist who studies poly-families. Links mentioned in this podcast: The meanings of marriage in the West:  Media, Gender, and the Law in Contemporary Mormon Polygamy Women […]
May 24, 2015
Episode 95: Dueling Josephs: How two Smith cousins shaped modern polygamy
1:11:26
Join Lindsay as she interviews two historians, John Hamer and Don Bradley about the Smith cousins, Joseph F. Smith and Joseph Smith III and how their public feud shaped 20th century polygamy. Links mentioned in this podcast: The Persistence of […]
May 19, 2015
Episode 94: Polygamy Controversies: Women Who Said No
1:27:44
  Join Lindsay as she interviews Joe Geisner about women who rejected polygamy. This is part three in a four-part series of “Polygamy Controversies” that will air throughout the rest of the series. Links mentioned in this podcast: Daymon Smith’s […]
May 09, 2015
Episode 94: Polygamy Controversies: John C. Bennett
49:35
Join Lindsay as she interviews historian Brian Hales about John C. Bennett, his reliability, and other controversial tales. This is part two in a four-part series of “Polygamy Controversies” that will air throughout the rest of the series.   Links […]
May 04, 2015
Episode 94: Polygamy Controversies: Joseph Fought Polygamy?
52:43
Join Lindsay as she interviews historian John Hamer about the “Joseph Fought Polygamy” claims and old RLDS polemics. This is part one in a four-part series of “Polygamy Controversies” that will air throughout the rest of the series. Links and […]
Apr 25, 2015
Episode 93: The Pacific Island and Mormon Polygamy
48:31
Join Lindsay as she interviews historian Amanda Hendrix-Komoto about the history of Mormons in the Pacific and Polynesian Polygamy. Links and text mentioned and read in this podcast: Remembering Iosepa by Matthew Kester Chosen People, a Promised Land: Mormonism and Race […]
Apr 23, 2015
Episode 92: Rachel Ivins, Heber J. Grant, and the “End” of LDS Plural Marriage
58:00
Join Lindsay and Mithryn as they discuss the life of Heber J. Grant, Rachel Ivins, and the “end” of the LDS polygamy era. Links and text mentioned and read in this podcast: Mithryn’s excellent timeline of Heber J. Grant Rachel […]
Apr 18, 2015
Episode 91: Polygamy as Art
1:04:25
Join Lindsay as she talks with two LDS Mormon artists about how they have used polygamy as a medium in their art. Links mentioned in this podcast: Leslie Olpin’s Etsy Shop Writ & Vision Bookshop where Leslie’s art is being […]
Apr 16, 2015
Episode 90: Joseph F. Smith and the Changing Church
1:04:13
Join Lindsay as she describes how the church slowly begins to move out of being a polygamous-centered church and the influence that Joseph F. Smith, and those around him had on that transition.   Links and text mentioned and read […]
Apr 12, 2015
Episode 89- An Interview with an Apostle for Centennial Park
1:27:51
    Join Lindsay as she interviews one of the spiritual leaders of a Mormon Fundamentalist group living in Centennial Park, Arizona. Claude Cawley, a High Priest Apostle for the group, tells of the history of Centennial Park and how […]
Apr 04, 2015
Episode 88: Ben Bistline, FLDS Historian
1:15:47
  Join Lindsay as she interviews FLDS historian Benjamin Bistline about growing up in Short Creek and about his work. Links important for this podcast: Benjamin Bistline’s Book, The Polygamists: A History of the FLDS Phoenix Interview with Mr. Bistline […]
Mar 30, 2015
Episode 87: The Murder of Parley P. Pratt
1:38:57
Join Lindsay as she interviews Joe Geisner about the murder of Mormon apostle Parley P. Pratt. Links and text mentioned and read in this podcast: A Voice of Warning by Parley P. Pratt Writings of Parley P. Pratt Quest For […]
Mar 24, 2015
Episode 86: Growing up FLDS, an interview with Trevor Jeffs
1:21:44
Join Lindsay as she interview Trevor Jeffs, nephew of Warren Jeffs about his exit from the FLDS eight months ago. Links mentioned in this podcast: History of the FLDS part one
Mar 12, 2015
Episode 85: Warren Jeffs and His Crimes
1:26:43
Join Lindsay as she interviews Nadine Hansen, an attorney who was part of prosecuting Warren Jeffs. Links and text mentioned and read in this podcast: Warren Jeffs confession video Part One Warren Jeffs confession video Part Two CNN Report on […]
Mar 09, 2015
Episode 84: The FLDS, Part Two
1:38:16
Join Lindsay as she discusses part two of the history and beliefs of the FLDS church.  ***MULTIPLE TW: Racism, sexism, abuse, child abuse, spiritual abuse**** Links and text mentioned and read in this podcast: Listen to part one here. Bumper […]
Mar 06, 2015
Episode 84: The FLDS, Part One
1:17:03
Join Lindsay as she discusses the first part of a two-part series about the history of the FLDS church (The Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints). Links and text mentioned and read in this podcast: Brian Hales on […]
Mar 04, 2015
Episode 83: Daughter of a Prophet: Kristyn Decker on Leaving the AUB
1:20:48
Join Lindsay as she interviews Kristyn Decker, who left the AUB. This is part two in the interview and contains much better audio than the first episode. Listen to the first interview (bad audio) here. Links mentioned in this podcast: […]
Feb 27, 2015
Episode 82: Different Modern-Day Fundamentalist Groups
1:31:12
    Join Lindsay as she covers an entire list of fundamentalist sects including The True and Living Church (TLC), The Bountiful Group, The School of the Prophets (Lafferty Brothers), Christopher Nemelka, and many, many more. Links and text mentioned […]
Feb 23, 2015
Episode 81: Lawless Women and Heber Kimball
51:01
Join Lindsay as she interviews Clair Barrus about Heber C. Kimball’s Lawless Women Revelations.   Links and text mentioned and read in this podcast: Memorandum Book by H. C. Kimball Clair Barrus’s current project: A blog having to do with […]
Feb 23, 2015
Episode 80: Married to a Prophet- An Interview with Irene Spencer
58:28
Join Lindsay as she interview Irene Spencer who is the widow of Verlan LeBaron, prophet of the LeBaron group or The Church of the Firstborn of the Fulness of Times. Irene married Verlan at age 16 and moved to the […]
Feb 23, 2015
Episode 79: The Kingston Group (Davis County Co-Op)
1:33:08
  Join Lindsay as she discusses the history of the Kingston Group or the Davis County Co-operative Society (DCCS), also known as The Order. **Trigger Warning. This episode contains upsetting stories of alleged abuse** Links and text mentioned and read […]
Feb 23, 2015
Episode 78: The Wives of John W. Woolley
50:01
  Join Lindsay as she interviews Genealogist Corey Howard about her research regarding the “Matriarchs of Modern Fundamentalism,” the women married to John W. Woolley. Links and text mentioned and read in this podcast: Corey Howard’s Research Notes on Woolley […]
Feb 22, 2015
Episode 77: The AUB (Apostolic United Brethren)
1:02:45
  Join Lindsay as she discusses a basic overview of the Fundamentalist Mormon group, the Apostolic United Brethren or AUB. Links and text mentioned and read in this podcast: The Polygamy Primer: Safety Net’s Polygamy Primer Mary Batchelor’s Principle Voices […]
Feb 22, 2015
Episode 76: The LeBarons
1:19:42
Join Lindsay as she tells the dark tale of Mormon Fundamentalism at its most deadly. This is the story of the LeBaron Family and the Mormon prophet that murdered his own brother and daughter. Links and text mentioned and read […]
Feb 22, 2015
Episode 75: The Short Creek Raid
33:49
Join Lindsay as she explains about some of the key players in Short Creek, Arizona and life of Joseph Musser. Links and text mentioned and read in this podcast:   Amazing images from LIFE of the Short Creek Raid Slate: […]
Feb 22, 2015
Episode 74: Secrets and Wives with Sanjiv Bhattacharya
1:23:20
  Join Lindsay as she interviews Sanjiv Bhattacharya, author of the book, Secrets and Wives: The Hidden World of Mormon Polygamy about his experiences with Mormonism. Links and text mentioned and read in this podcast: Purchase Sanjiv’s book here. Purchase Sanjiv’s […]
Jan 04, 2015
Episode 73: The Birth of Mormon Fundamentalism
1:01:33
Join Lindsay as she interviews Brian Hales, author of  Modern Polygamy: The Generations After the Manifesto about his views on the beginnings of the different Mormon Fundamentalist groups. Links and text mentioned and read in this podcast: Brian Hales’ fundamentalist […]
Dec 29, 2014
Episode 72: Generational Shifts
39:16
    Join Lindsay as she discusses generational shifts of Plural Marriage from lauded to avoided.   Links and text mentioned and read in this podcast: Before the Manifesto: The Life Writings of Mary Lois Walker Morris
Dec 28, 2014
Episode 71: Mormon Women in Prison
1:16:26
Join Lindsay as she interviews scholars Lorie Winder Stromberg and Sarah Barringer Gordon about Mormon women who were imprisoned for practicing polygamy in the 19th Century.     Links and text mentioned and read in this podcast: Lorie’s essay can […]
Dec 24, 2014
Episode 70: Going Underground
58:39
  Join Lindsay as she discuss the stories of two women, Eliza Jacobsen and Ida Hunt Udall and their experiences on the “Mormon Underground.”   Links and text mentioned and read in this podcast: History of Scandinavian Mormons Book about […]
Dec 22, 2014
Episode 69: From Polygamy to Peace- The Changing Church
48:46
Join Lindsay as she discusses what the LDS church looked like at the turn of the century and how it slowly started shifting from being a polygamous church and the causalities that involved.     Links and text mentioned and […]
Dec 12, 2014
Episode 68: The 1886 Revelation
1:14:02
  Join Lindsay as she interviews Mithryn about the genesis of contemporary Mormon Fundamentalism, the 1886 revelation, and his experiences with fundamentalists.   Links and text mentioned and read in this podcast:   The 1886 Revelation (wiki) The 1886 Revelation […]
Dec 09, 2014
Episode 67: John W. Woolley
16:05
Join Lindsay as she discusses John W. Woolley, the “Father of Mormon Fundamentalism.” Links and text mentioned and read in this podcast: Brian Hales’ work on John W. Woolley Woolley’s wikipedia  
Dec 08, 2014
Episode 66: Mary Ann Jackson
53:32
Join Lindsay as she interview Corey Howard about Mary Ann Jackson, the young and forgotten second wife of Wilford Woodruff,  fourth President to the LDS Church.
Dec 05, 2014
Episode 65: Joseph’s Polygamy Revelations
1:19:57
Join Lindsay as she interviews Clair Barrus from Today in Mormon History  about the revelations Joseph Smith had about polygamy, including the revelation that lead to D&C 132. Links and text mentioned and read in this podcast: Religion and Sexuality: […]
Nov 29, 2014
Episode 64: Hannah Tapfield King -English Poetess
58:17
  Join Lindsay as she discusses the life of a remarkable woman, Hannah Tapfield King. Links and text mentioned and read in this podcast:   “As the Bird Sings” BYU Studies Article on Hannah Hannah Tapfield King’s journals transcript Hannah’s […]
Nov 22, 2014
Episode 63: Phoebe Woodruff the Prophet’s Wife
1:00:15
Join Lindsay as she talks with historian Corey Howard about the life of Phoebe Woodruff, first wife to Wilford Woodruff (President of the LDS Church during the Manifesto period). Links and text mentioned and read in this podcast: Todd Compton’s […]
Nov 20, 2014
Episode 62: Post-Manifesto Marriages
1:00:13
Join Lindsay as she discusses several of the most prominent known marriages that happened after both the 1890 manifesto and the 1904 manifesto.     Links and text mentioned and read in this podcast: Solemn Covenant, The Mormon Polygamous Passage […]
Nov 12, 2014
Episode 61: Polygamy and Abuse Intro
35:57
Lindsay speaks with Kristy Money, author of a recent oped discussing LDS.org’s essays on polygamy and how they can contribute to grooming and predatory behavior. Links mentioned in this podcast: FAIR Mormon’s take on these issues. Brian Hales’ views on […]
Nov 10, 2014
Episode 60: The 1890 Manifesto
1:21:25
  Join Lindsay as she discusses the events leading up to the 1890 Manifesto. Links mentioned in this podcast:   LDS Church Authority and New Plural Marriages, 1890 – 1904 by D. Michael Quinn The Four Hidden Revelations (1880, 1882, […]
Oct 25, 2014
Episode 59: The New Church Essay, Part One
1:41:02
This episode originally appeared on Mormonstories.org and is hosted by John Dehlin.  Join John, Lindsay, John Hamer, and J. Nelson-Seawright as they discuss LDS.org’s newest essay on polygamy in Kirtland and Nauvoo. Or listen on Mormon Stories here!    
Oct 24, 2014
Episode 58: Ann Gordge- The Mormon Calamity Jane
1:10:33
  Join Lindsay as she discusses the fantastic and gruesome autobiography of the youngest wife of John D. Lee, Ann Gordge.  This episode contains strong themes of violence and listener discretion is advised.     Links mentioned in this podcast: […]
Oct 16, 2014
Episode 57: Polygamy Gets the Right to Vote
1:11:51
Join Lindsay and Kate Kelly as they discuss the Women’s Suffrage movement and how polygamy played and integral role. Links mentioned in this podcast: Photo of Martha Huges Cannon in the Utah State Senate in 1897 Sister-Wives and Suffragists: Polygamy […]
Oct 09, 2014
Episode 56: Mormon Polygamy in the Mexican Colonies
57:53
Join Lindsay as she talks with historian Barbara Jones Brown about polygamy in Mexico around the turn of the century.   Links mentioned in this podcast: Join the Mormon History Association! Article in Deseret News, “Remembering a Grand Soul, Lorna […]
Sep 29, 2014
Episode 55: Emmeline Free- Brigham’s “Abandoned Pet”
27:39
  Join Lindsay as she interview genealogist Corey Horward about one of Brigham Young’s most beloved wives, Emmeline Free. Links mentioned in this podcast: Emmeline Free Young Biographical Sketch, by Corey Howard Newspaper article, “Brigham’s Abandoned Pet”
Sep 22, 2014
Episode 54: Lucinda Dalton, Feminist Mormon Pioneer
38:11
  Join Lindsay as she discusses the life of Women’s Exponent writer Lucinda Dalton and the strange case of her posthumous divorce from her polygamist husband.   Links mentioned in this podcast:   Buy the reading guide here! Sister Saints […]
Sep 20, 2014
Episode 53: Federal Legislation of Utah Polygamy
57:40
Join Lindsay as she interviews Perry Porter about the legislation and laws surrounding Mormon polygamy.   Links mentioned in this podcast: Perry’s chronology of polygamy site Dialogue: Politicians, Mormons, Utah, and Statehood Religious duty arguments Article of marriage (Footnotes below […]
Sep 14, 2014
Episode 52: Obscure Polygamous Women and Paula Kelly Harline
47:44
Join Lindsay as she chats with author of The Polygamous Wives Writing Club, Paula Kelly Harline about her book, her opinions on the practice of plural marriage, and the voices of obscure Mormon frontierswomen.   Links mentioned in this podcast: […]
Sep 08, 2014
Episode 51: Amelia Folsom “The Favorite Wife”
40:00
Join  Lindsay as she discusses the famous woman married to Brigham Young, dubbed as “Brigham’s Pet,” Amelia Folsom, said to be his favorite wife. Links mentioned in this podcast: The Tyranny of Mormonism: Or An Englishwoman in Utah; an Autobiography […]
Sep 04, 2014
Episode 50: Marriage to Brigham Young
1:12:45
  Join Lindsay as she interviews former LDS Church archivist and former State of Utah archivist Jeffery Johnson about the women married to Brigham Young.   Links mentioned in this episode: Defining ‘Wife’: The Brigham Young Households,” by Jeffrey Johnson […]
Aug 30, 2014
Episode 49: Emma Lee French
38:41
Join Lindsay as she talks about Emma Batchelor Lee French, a favorite wife of John D. Lee of Mountain Meadows Massacre fame.   Links mentioned in this podcast: Will Bagley’s: “ONE LONG FUNERAL MARCH”: A REVISIONIST’S VIEW OF THE MORMON […]
Aug 25, 2014
Episode 48: Southern Utah Polygamy- Orderville, Santa Clara, Cedar City and Violence
1:27:13
Join Lindsay as she discusses interesting Southern Utah communities that practiced plural marriage including Orderville and the United Order, Santa Clara and Cedar City.  TW: This post contains strong themes of violence.   Links mentioned in this post: Leonard J. […]
Aug 16, 2014
Episode 47: Southern Utah Polygamy- St. George
42:13
  Join Lindsay as she discusses the history of St. George and several prominent polygamists in the area. Links and text mentioned in this podcast: Jacob Hamblin’s Bio, a Frontier Life by Todd Compton Larry Logue, “A Time of Marriage: […]
Aug 15, 2014
Episode 46: A Brief History of Relief Society
1:03:42
Join Lindsay as she discusses the creation, suspension and continuation of the Relief Society. Links mentioned in this podcast: Keepapitchinin Forgotten Relief Societies 1844-67 by Richard Jensen Women of Covenant: The Story of Relief Society Mormon Enigma  
Aug 10, 2014
Episode 45: Houses of Polygamy
58:43
‘ Join Lindsay as she discusses three famous homes integral to the history of Utah polygamy- the Beehive House, the Lion House, and the Gardo House. Links and text mentioned and read in this podcast: You can read the text […]
Aug 07, 2014
Episode 44: The Utah War
58:19
Join Lindsay as she interviews historian Joseph Geisner about 1850’s Utah including stories about Bill Hickman and Porter Rockwell.  This episode contains strong themes of violence. This is part two of a two-part episode.   Links and text mentioned and […]
Aug 03, 2014
Episode 43: Historian Joe Geisner and Violent 1850’s Utah
1:00:26
Join Lindsay as she interviews historian Joseph Geisner about 1850’s Utah including stories about Bill Hickman and Porter Rockwell.  This episode contains strong themes of violence. This is part one of a two-part episode.
Jul 28, 2014
Episode 42: The Scandal of Soldiers, Wives, and Sex
31:51
TW: This podcast contains some discussions of rape. Join Lindsay as she discusses how women’s sexuality became the catalyst for a decade or more of Mormon violence, and the curious Victorian scandal involving Brigham Young’s daughter-in-law and a “Gentile” soldier. […]
Jul 26, 2014
Episode 41: Polygamy and the Family Public and Private
1:03:40
Join Lindsay as she discusses what plural marriages did to prescribed family roles and how it affected the mental health of plural wives.    Links mentioned in this podcast: Daily Life on the Nineteenth Century American Frontier By Mary Ellen […]
Jul 21, 2014
Episode 40: Heber C. Kimball
1:23:12
 Join Lindsay as talks with Bill McGee and Thomas Kimball about the life and polygamy of Heber C. Kimball. Links mentioned in this podcast: Buy the reading guide here. Buy the reading guide here. Buy the reading guide here.
Jul 17, 2014
Episode 39: Early Utah Period Polygamy
47:02
Join Lindsay as she discusses how the practice of plural marriage evolved in early Mormon Utah in the 1850’s.Links mentioned in this podcast: Buy the reading guide here. Buy the reading guide here. Buy the reading guide here. Buy the […]
Jul 12, 2014
Episode 38: Polygamy and Blood Atonement
25:08
Join Lindsay as she discusses the first public acknowledgement of polygamy, divorces and marriages, the Early Utah Period, and Blood Atonement. Links mentioned in this podcast: Read the transcript of this episode here. (h/t Kecia Gilliam) Sources for controversial sermons:  […]
Jul 08, 2014
Episode 37: Polygamy and Winter Quarters
42:45
Join Lindsay as she discusses the preparation for the Saints to head West, their stay  in Winter Quarters, the organizations of Bishops and Wards, polygamous divorces and the trek West. Links mentioned in this podcast: Buy the reading guide here. […]
Jul 02, 2014
Episode 36: Plural Marriage and the Martyrdom
32:02
Join Lindsay as she discusses the events leading up to the Martyrdom of Joseph Smith and how it affected the Saints and plural marriage afterwards. Links mentioned in this podcast: Buy the reading guide here. Buy the reading guide here. […]
Jun 25, 2014
Episode 35: Interracial Polygamy and Lamanite Marriages
47:07
  Join Lindsay as she interviews historian Russell Stevenson about Interracial marriage in Winter Quarters and the rumored “Lamanite Marriages.” They also talk about the ordained “Lamanite Prophet” William McCary. Links mentioned in the podcast: Buy the reading guide here.
Jun 21, 2014
Episode 34- Fanny Young
13:46
Join Lindsay for the primer series on Mormon Polygamy that will begin with the wives of Joseph Smith and eventually broaden to contemporary strains of the practice today. This episode deals with Fanny Young. Links mentioned in this podcast: Read […]
Jun 19, 2014
Year of Polygamy: Nancy Winchester, Episode 33
10:13
Join Lindsay for the primer series on Mormon Polygamy that will begin with the wives of Joseph Smith and eventually broaden to contemporary strains of the practice today. This episode deals with Nancy Winchester. Links mentioned in the podcast: Read […]
Jun 13, 2014
Year of Polygamy: Melissa Lott, Episode 32
26:22
Join Lindsay for the primer series on Mormon Polygamy that will begin with the wives of Joseph Smith and eventually broaden to contemporary strains of the practice today. This episode deals with Melissa Lott. Links mentioned in this podcast: Read […]
Jun 05, 2014
Episode 31: Desdemona Wadsworth Fullmer
25:48
Join Lindsay for the primer series on Mormon Polygamy that will begin with the wives of Joseph Smith and eventually broaden to contemporary strains of the practice today. This episode deals with Desdemona Wadsworth Fullmer. Links mentioned in this podcast: […]
Jun 03, 2014
Episode 30: Olive Grey Frost
17:08
  Join Lindsay for the primer series on Mormon Polygamy that will begin with the wives of Joseph Smith and eventually broaden to contemporary strains of the practice today. This episode deals with Olive Grey Frost. Links mentioned in this […]
May 29, 2014
Episode 29: Rhoda Richards
15:49
Join Lindsay for the primer series on Mormon Polygamy that will begin with the wives of Joseph Smith and eventually broaden to contemporary strains of the practice today. This episode deals with Rhoda Richards. Links mentioned in this podcast: Read […]
May 23, 2014
Episode 28: Elvira Cowles Holmes
7:06
Join Lindsay for the primer series on Mormon Polygamy that will begin with the wives of Joseph Smith and eventually broaden to contemporary strains of the practice today. This episode deals with Elvira Cowles Holmes. Links mentioned in this podcast: […]
May 22, 2014
Episode 27: Hannah Ells
10:27
Join Lindsay for the primer series on Mormon Polygamy that will begin with the wives of Joseph Smith and eventually broaden to contemporary strains of the practice today. This episode deals with Hannah Ells. Links mentioned in this podcast:   […]
May 15, 2014
Episode 109: It Could Have Been You- Lessons From Mountain Meadows Massacre
1:55:54
In partnership with the Mormon Expression Podcast and Whitefields Education Foundation, Lindsay guest-hosts a podcast for Mormon Expression about the culture of violence surrounding Mormon Meadows Massacre.  Featuring Richard Dutcher, Brian Whitney and Thayne Forbes. This podcast was originally recorded […]
May 12, 2014
Episode 26: Helen Mar Kimball
32:19
Join Lindsay for the primer series on Mormon Polygamy that will begin with the wives of Joseph Smith and eventually broaden to contemporary strains of the practice today. This episode deals with Helen Mar Kimball. Links mentioned in this podcast: […]
May 09, 2014
Episode 25: The Lawrence Sisters
17:54
Join Lindsay for the primer series on Mormon Polygamy that will begin with the wives of Joseph Smith and eventually broaden to contemporary strains of the practice today. This episode deals with Lucy Walker. Links mentioned in this podcast: Read […]
Apr 30, 2014
Episode 24: Lucy Walker
21:00
Join Lindsay for the primer series on Mormon Polygamy that will begin with the wives of Joseph Smith and eventually broaden to contemporary strains of the practice today. This episode deals with Lucy Walker. Links mentioned in this podcast: Read […]
Apr 23, 2014
Episode 23: Almera Johnson
10:48
  Join Lindsay for the primer series on Mormon Polygamy that will begin with the wives of Joseph Smith and eventually broaden to contemporary strains of the practice today. This episode deals with Almera Johnson. Links mentioned in this podcast: […]
Apr 14, 2014
Episode 22: Eliza Partridge
40:55
Join Lindsay for the primer series on Mormon Polygamy that will begin with the wives of Joseph Smith and eventually broaden to contemporary strains of the practice today. This episode deals with Eliza Partridge. Links mentioned in this podcast: Read […]
Apr 09, 2014
Episode 21: Joseph Smith’s Progeny
35:38
Join Lindsay for the primer series on Mormon Polygamy that will begin with the wives of Joseph Smith and eventually broaden to contemporary strains of the practice today. This episode deals with the children and alleged children of Joseph Smith […]
Apr 07, 2014
Episode 20: Emily Partridge
1:06:31
Join Lindsay for the primer series on Mormon Polygamy that will begin with the wives of Joseph Smith and eventually broaden to contemporary strains of the practice today. This episode deals with Emily Partridge. Links mentioned in this podcast: Read […]
Mar 26, 2014
Episode 19: Flora Ann Woodworth
14:50
  Join Lindsay for the primer series on Mormon Polygamy that will begin with the wives of Joseph Smith and eventually broaden to contemporary strains of the practice today. This episode deals with Flora Ann Woodworth. Links mentioned in this […]
Mar 20, 2014
Episode 18: Ruth Vose Sayers
24:17
Join Lindsay for the primer series on Mormon Polygamy that will begin with the wives of Joseph Smith and eventually broaden to contemporary strains of the practice today. This episode deals with Ruth Daggettt Vose Sayers Smith. Links mentioned in […]
Mar 20, 2014
Episode 17: Martha McBride Knight
12:32
Join Lindsay for the primer series on Mormon Polygamy that will begin with the wives of Joseph Smith and eventually broaden to contemporary strains of the practice today. This episode deals with Martha Knight. Links mentioned in this podcast: Read […]
Mar 12, 2014
Episode 16: Sarah Ann Whitney
22:16
Join Lindsay for the primer series on Mormon Polygamy that will begin with the wives of Joseph Smith and eventually broaden to contemporary strains of the practice today. This episode deals with Sarah Ann Whitney. Links mentioned in this podcast: […]
Mar 06, 2014
Episode 15: Eliza R. Snow
38:02
Join Lindsay for the primer series on Mormon Polygamy that will begin with the wives of Joseph Smith and eventually broaden to contemporary strains of the practice today. This episode deals with Eliza R. Snow. Links mentioned in this podcast: […]
Feb 26, 2014
Episode 14: Delcena Johnson Sherman
6:42
Join Lindsay for the primer series on Mormon Polygamy that will begin with the wives of Joseph Smith and eventually broaden to contemporary strains of the practice today. This episode deals with Delcena Johnson Sherman.   Links mentioned in this […]
Feb 21, 2014
Episode 13: Sarah Kingsley Cleveland
16:00
Join Lindsay for the primer series on Mormon Polygamy that will begin with the wives of Joseph Smith and eventually broaden to contemporary strains of the practice today. This episode deals with Sarah Kingsley Cleveland. Read the text of the […]
Feb 19, 2014
Episode 12: Elizabeth Davis Durfee
16:02
Join Lindsay for the primer series on Mormon Polygamy that will begin with the wives of Joseph Smith and eventually broaden to contemporary strains of the practice today. This episode deals with Elizabeth Davis Durfee. Links mentioned in this podcast: […]
Feb 13, 2014
Episode 11: Marinda Nancy Johnson Hyde
22:28
Join Lindsay for the primer series on Mormon Polygamy that will begin with the wives of Joseph Smith and eventually broaden to contemporary strains of the practice today. This episode deals with Marinda Nancy Johnson Hyde. Links mentioned in this […]
Feb 11, 2014
Episode 10: Polygamy in Nauvoo
1:00:05
Join Lindsay for the primer series on Mormon Polygamy that will begin with the wives of Joseph Smith and eventually broaden to contemporary strains of the practice today. This episode deals with polygamy in Nauvoo.   Sources (read and used): […]
Jan 29, 2014
Episode 09: Mary Elizabeth Rollins Lightner
34:00
Join Lindsay for the primer series on Mormon Polygamy that will begin with the wives of Joseph Smith and eventually broaden to contemporary strains of the practice today. This episode deals with Mary Rollins Lightner. [powerpresss] Links mentioned in the […]
Jan 28, 2014
Episode 08: Patty Sessions
11:21
Join Alice for the primer series on Mormon Polygamy that will begin with the wives of Joseph Smith and eventually broaden to contemporary strains of the practice today. This episode deals with Alice’s 3rd great, grandmother Patty Sessions. Links mentioned […]
Jan 23, 2014
Episode 07: Sylvia Sessions
9:28
Join Alice for the primer series on Mormon Polygamy that will begin with the wives of Joseph Smith and eventually broaden to contemporary strains of the practice today. This episode deals with Alice’s great, great grandmother Sylvia Sessions. Links mentioned […]
Jan 21, 2014
Episode 06: Agnes Coolbrith
14:27
Join Lindsay for the primer series on Mormon Polygamy that will begin with the wives of Joseph Smith and eventually broaden to contemporary strains of the practice today. This episode deals with Agnes Coolbrith. Links mentioned in this podcast: Read […]
Jan 16, 2014
Episode 05: Presendia Huntington Buell
22:17
Join Lindsay for the primer series on Mormon Polygamy that will begin with the wives of Joseph Smith and eventually broaden to contemporary strains of the practice today. This episode deals with Presendia Huntington Buell. Links mentioned in this podcast: […]
Jan 15, 2014
Episode 04: Zina Huntington Jacobs Young Smith
25:27
Join Lindsay for the primer series on Mormon Polygamy that will begin with the wives of Joseph Smith and eventually broaden to contemporary strains of the practice today. This episode deals with Zina Huntington Jacobs Young Smith. Links mentioned in […]
Jan 09, 2014
Episode 03: Louisa Beaman
21:58
Join Lindsay for the primer series on Mormon Polygamy that will begin with the wives of Joseph Smith and eventually broaden to contemporary strains of the practice today. This episode deals with Louisa Beaman.Links mentioned in this podcast: Read the […]
Jan 08, 2014
Episode 02: Lucinda Morgan Harris
21:31
Join Lindsay for the primer series on Mormon Polygamy that will begin with the wives of Joseph Smith and eventually broaden to contemporary stains of the practice today. This episode deals with Joseph’s “second” plural wife, Lucinda Morgan Harris. Links […]
Jan 01, 2014
Episode 01: Fanny Alger
34:19
Join Lindsay for the primer series on Mormon Polygamy that will begin with the wives of Joseph Smith and eventually broaden to contemporary strains of the practice today. This episode deals with Joseph’s first plural wife, Fanny Alger. Links and […]
Jan 01, 2014