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Glass Box Podcast

Join Bryce Blankenagel and Shannon Grover as we walk through deep Mormon doctrine and history, headlines in and out of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormonism), and explore the lighter side of current events. We hope to provide good feels and a burning in your bosom that'll leave you wanting to download the next episode.
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Feb 28, 2024

We did it! We FINALLY did it! After years and years and years of requests from many listeners we have finally taken a look at Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s very first Sherlock Holmes book —  A Study In Scarlet. We look at the time period Doyle was writing it and why he would take on Mormonism in his first book. We also take a look at the impact the story had on how Mormons were treated in film. And since that book is an outsider looking into Mormonism, we decided that for the Media of Great Price segment, we’d look at a film of an insider looking out of Mormonism. Yes, after many listener requests, we watched the shitshow that is the Mormon film 17 Miracles. Following that discussion we cleanse all palate’s with some good news out of the UK about leaving a treaty that allows fossil fuel companies to sue governments. Enjoy your listener request episode! 

 

Show Notes

https://www.jstor.org/stable/27089071?read-now=1&seq=39#page_scan_tab_contents

https://www.jstor.org/stable/27089071?read-now=1&seq=39#page_scan_tab_contents

https://www.jstor.org/stable/10.2979/victorianstudies.56.1.85?read-now=1&seq=4#page_scan_tab_contents

https://web.archive.org/web/20060923063139/http://historytogo.utah.gov/salt_lake_tribune/in_another_time/041094.html

https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/why-was-arthur-conan-doyle-fascinated-mormons-180965353/

https://archive.org/details/StudyInScarlet/page/n167/mode/2up?q=danites

https://archive.org/details/cityofsaintsacro00burtuoft/page/xii/mode/2up?view=theater

https://digitalcommons.usu.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1041&context=mormonhistory

https://archive.org/details/conferencereport1912a/page/54/mode/2up?q=portray&view=theater

https://theeverydaycinephile.com/series/utah-in-film/the-beginnings-of-utah-film-history-the-mormon-exploitation-film/

https://theeverydaycinephile.com/series/utah-in-film/mormon-portrayals-in-classic-hollywood/

https://theeverydaycinephile.com/series/utah-in-film/celebrating-125-years-of-utah-and-the-movies/

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Film_censorship_in_the_United_States

https://web.archive.org/web/20061020125538/http://www.americanheritage.com/articles/magazine/ah/1980/2/1980_2_12.shtml

Media: 17 Miracles

Happy News: https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2024/feb/22/uk-quits-treaty-that-lets-fossil-fuel-firms-sue-governments-over-climate-policies

Kang, Lydia; Pedersen, Nate. Quackery: A Brief History of the Worst Ways to Cure Everything

Go get your Glass Box Candle!  https://exmocandles.com/creator-candles/ Look for the Destroying Angel.

Other Appearances:

Come see us on Aron Ra’s YouTube channel! He’s doing a series titled Reading Joseph’s Myth BoM. This link is for the playlist:   https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLXJ4dsU0oGMKfJKvEMeRn5ebpAggkoVHf 

Check out his channel here: https://www.youtube.com/@AronRa

 

Email: glassboxpodcast@gmail.com 

Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/GlassBoxPod 

Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/glassboxpodcast

Twitter: https://twitter.com/GlassBoxPod 

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/glassboxpodcast/ 

Merch store: https://www.redbubble.com/people/exmoapparel/shop

Or find the merch store by clicking on “Store” here: https://glassboxpodcast.com/index.html

One time Paypal donation: bryceblankenagel@gmail.com

Feb 14, 2024

It’s time to take a look at the early Utah economy as created by Brigham Young, a ruthless capitalist in his own right. We take a brief look at the beginnings of the California Gold Rush and how much the Mormons were involved, as well as the battle for control between Bloody Brigham and Samuel Brannan. Which also leads us into Part 1 of our deep dive into Approaching Zion by Hugh Nibley. We discuss the first two essays and show the contortions Hugh Nibley has to make in order to present Bloody Brigham Young as a utopian. And to wash that image from your eyes, we will close out with some fantastic news about, of all things, the most recent Super Bowl and renewable energy. Enjoy! 

 

Show Notes:

https://utahstories.com/2016/07/the-legend-of-brighams-gold/

https://rsc.byu.edu/california-saints/apostles-amid-gold-seekers-1849

https://www.pbs.org/wgbh/americanexperience/features/goldrush-samuel-brannan/

https://www.historynet.com/latter-day-scoundrel-sam-brannan/

https://historytogo.utah.gov/mining/

 

Sword of Laman: 

 

chrome-extension://oemmndcbldboiebfnladdacbdfmadadm/https://coast.noaa.gov/data/Documents/OceanLawSearch/Senate%20Hearings_Committee%20on%20Commerce%20Oct.%20&%20Nov.%201971.pdf  

 

Happy News: https://www.usatoday.com/story/money/energy/2024/02/10/super-bowl-58-100-percent-solar-powered/72538610007/ 

 

Go get your Glass Box Candle!  https://exmocandles.com/creator-candles/ Look for the Destroying Angel. 

 

Other Appearances: 

 

Come see us on Aron Ra’s YouTube channel! He’s doing a series titled Reading Joseph’s Myth BoM. This link is for the playlist:   https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLXJ4dsU0oGMKfJKvEMeRn5ebpAggkoVHf 

Check out his channel here: https://www.youtube.com/@AronRa

 

Email: glassboxpodcast@gmail.com 

Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/GlassBoxPod 

Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/glassboxpodcast

Twitter: https://twitter.com/GlassBoxPod 

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/glassboxpodcast/ 

Merch store: https://www.redbubble.com/people/exmoapparel/shop

Or find the merch store by clicking on “Store” here: https://glassboxpodcast.com/index.html

One time Paypal donation: bryceblankenagel@gmail.com 

 

Jan 31, 2024

The Community of Christ, formerly the RLDS church, has named its new president! We bring on guest Evan Sharley to help us navigate the history of the RLDS/CoC, the climate into which Stassi Cramm is ascending to the office of prophet/president, and the current issues within the Community of Christ which converge to give a bleak impression of its future. Then we review the movie Whale Rider, a heartfelt legend-exploration story about progress overcoming conservatism. Then we wrap with some happy news about OpenAI and ChatGPT.

 

Show Notes

Gileriodekel.com - Evan's personal website

facebook.com/people/Heart-of-Discernment/100087683864565 - Heart of Discernment (progressive advocacy group)

Gileriodekel.com/Maxims - Maxims of the Mother (Evan's book gathering her thoughts and beliefs)

heartofdiscernment.com/polyamory-panel - Sunstone 2023 panel

heartofdiscernment.com/polyamory-primer - About polyamorous families

https://gileriodekel.com/books/

 

Media: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0298228/?ref_=hm_rvi_tt_i_2 

 

Happy News https://thetechbasic.com/openai-seeks-to-combat-the-use-of-chatgpt-for-political-purposes-in-the-u-s-elections/ 

 

Go get your Glass Box Candle!  https://exmocandles.com/creator-candles/ Look for the Destroying Angel. 

 

Other Appearances: 

 

Come see us on Aron Ra’s YouTube channel! He’s doing a series titled Reading Joseph’s Myth BoM. This link is for the playlist:   https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLXJ4dsU0oGMKfJKvEMeRn5ebpAggkoVHf 

Check out his channel here: https://www.youtube.com/@AronRa

 

Email: glassboxpodcast@gmail.com 

Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/GlassBoxPod 

Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/glassboxpodcast

Twitter: https://twitter.com/GlassBoxPod 

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/glassboxpodcast/ 

Merch store: https://www.redbubble.com/people/exmoapparel/shop

Or find the merch store by clicking on “Store” here: https://glassboxpodcast.com/index.html

One time Paypal donation: bryceblankenagel@gmail.com 

 

Jan 17, 2024

Today we take a look at the man who is inarguably THE best apologist of the mormon church. Yes, we are talking about Hugh Nibley.

 

Show Notes:

 

Hugh Nibley: A Consecrated Life by Boyd Peterson 

Leaving the Saints: How I Lost the Mormons and Found My Faith by Martha Beck 

Hugh Nibley: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hugh_Nibley 

Hugh Nibley Biography: https://interpreterfoundation.org/bibliographies/hugh-w-nibley/biography/ 

Charles Nibley (Grandfather): https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_W._Nibley 

Lives of the Saints: Mormonism’s Troubled Legacy:  https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2002/01/21/lives-of-the-saints 

Faith of An Observer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0xw_0_zZDVE 

Hugh Nibley, 94; Mormon Scholar, Professor and Author: https://www.latimes.com/archives/la-xpm-2005-mar-02-me-nibley2-story.html 

Hugh Nibley WIll Never Happen Again: http://archive.timesandseasons.org/2021/10/hugh-nibley-will-never-happen-again/ 

No Ma’am That’s Not History

http://www.sainesburyproject.com/mormonstuff/No%20Ma'am%20That's%20Not%20History.pdf

Sunstone article about Fawn Brodie

https://sunstone.org/wp-content/uploads/sbi/articles/034-32-37.pdf

 

Happy News

https://www.ketv.com/amp/article/plattsmouth-voters-recall-school-board-member/46333101?fbclid=IwAR0UisXhFIHr4GpcpM1eDH_qU_VLl_2HBVaAKyQuFBi43Mnx5-T3pb3kJwQ

https://www.ketv.com/article/highway-administration-banning-funny-electronic-messages-signs/46383174

 

Next Live Show Q&A! Saturday, January  27, 2024 at 9:00 AM (MST) 

 

Go get your Glass Box Candle!  https://exmocandles.com/creator-candles/ Look for the Destroying Angel.

 

Other Appearances:

Come see us on Aron Ra’s YouTube channel! He’s doing a series titled Reading Joseph’s Myth BoM. This link is for the playlist:   https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLXJ4dsU0oGMKfJKvEMeRn5ebpAggkoVHf 

Check out his channel here: https://www.youtube.com/@AronRa

 

Email: glassboxpodcast@gmail.com 

Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/GlassBoxPod 

Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/glassboxpodcast

Twitter: https://twitter.com/GlassBoxPod 

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/glassboxpodcast/ 

Merch store: https://www.redbubble.com/people/exmoapparel/shop

Or find the merch store by clicking on “Store” here: https://glassboxpodcast.com/index.html

One time Paypal donation: bryceblankenagel@gmail.com

Jan 3, 2024

Newest Apostle for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Elder Patrick Kearon, joins replaces M. Russel Ballard in the highest leadership body of the Mormon hierarchy. Who is he, from where does he come (professionally and otherwise), and what does his calling mean for the future of the wealthiest religion in the world? We do an apostolic profile with what publicly-available information can be found about Patrick Kearon, and his wife Jennifer Hulme-Kearon. After that we’re joined by Jen from ExMo Candle Co. to discuss the winner in the Glass Box War for the official Destroying Angel candle. Then we chat about Thank You For Smoking, a movie about propaganda and the power of argumentation through the lens of Big Tobacco (™) and finally we wrap with good news about an across-the-board cost of living increase for minimum wage workers.

 

Show Notes

Jennifer and Patrick Kearon’s talks/speeches

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

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vs1zqc9-HzE

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lImAFNL_Wi4

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a2onAy0uKVY

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qn3YJ2F8xMc

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PNdB7jrBMxs

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jF-z2kAgW8c

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IDH1KeSf5B8

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i5ktVGHMyLU

Richard G. Scott infamous victims clip

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mXR4XiA5eoc

Other Links

https://www.reddit.com/r/exmormon/comments/18rcnwd/2023_year_in_review_the_recap_that_tscc_very_much/

https://www.deseret.com/2023/4/12/23680418/arizona-supreme-court-upholds-latter-day-saint-priest-penitent-privilege-in-sex-abuse-case#:~:text=The%20Arizona%20Supreme%20Court%20has,from%20a%20confidential%20spiritual%20confession.

https://www.sec.gov/news/press-release/2023-35

https://www.sltrib.com/religion/2023/02/13/jana-riess-more-jesus-less/

https://floodlit.org/a/a519/

https://universe.byu.edu/2023/05/24/ex-byu-professor-admits-to-three-counts-of-sexual-battery-in-no-contest-plea/

https://religionnews.com/2023/12/11/new-mormon-apostle-is-a-bridge-builder-and-a-brit/

https://religionnews.com/2015/10/05/naming-of-3-new-mormon-apostles-raises-questions-about-race-international-diversity/

https://zelophehadsdaughters.com/2023/10/25/church-president-probabilities-changes-with-the-death-of-one-q15-member/

https://www.ensign.edu/elder-patrick-kearon

https://www.consultantscout.org/company-kearon-hulme-communications-in-clevedon-60343

https://clarity-project.co.uk/company/06078311

https://leedaily.com/2023/12/09/who-is-patrick-kearon-wife/

https://apnews.com/article/mormon-church-sexual-abuse-investigation-e0e39cf9aa4fbe0d8c1442033b894660

https://floodlit.org/a/a720/

https://gazette.com/news/courts/preliminary-hearing-waived-for-former-deputy-district-attorney-accused-of-child-sexual-assault/article_e4c450c0-87f0-11ee-81e7-1f88731633a9.html

https://apnews.com/article/jodi-hildebrandt-ruby-franke-child-abuse-0604b1f95978abdd11a341cb19088fba

https://www.deseret.com/2023/9/18/23880008/tim-ballard-responds-to-latter-day-saint-church-statement-operation-underground-railroad

https://www.propublica.org/article/utah-therapist-scott-owen-arrested-alleged-sexual-abuse-patients

https://apnews.com/article/mormon-church-investigation-child-sex-abuse-9c301f750725c0f06344f948690caf16

https://www.deseret.com/faith/2023/12/14/23993671/how-the-newest-latter-day-saint-apostle-ties-a-church-history-record-for-the-quorum-of-the-twelve

https://www.byui.edu/radio/lds-news/elder-patrick-kearon-called-as-new-apostle-for-the-church-of-jesus-christ-of-latter-day-saints

https://www.standard.net/news/local/2023/dec/08/lds-church-calls-new-apostle-to-serve-in-quorum-of-the-twelve/

https://www.deseret.com/2023/12/8/23993667/new-apostle-called-elder-patrick-kearon-joins-quorum-of-the-twelve-apostles

 

Media: Thank You for Smoking: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0427944/?ref_=hm_rvi_tt_i_1 

 

Happy News https://www.npr.org/2023/12/26/1221521157/minimum-wage-states-raises-jan-1 

 

Next Live Show Q&A!  Saturday, January  27, 2024 at 9:00 AM (MST) 

 

Go get your Glass Box Candle!  https://exmocandles.com/creator-candles/ Look for the Destroying Angel. 

 

Other Appearances: 

 

Come see us on Aron Ra’s YouTube channel! He’s doing a series titled Reading Joseph’s Myth BoM. This link is for the playlist:   https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLXJ4dsU0oGMKfJKvEMeRn5ebpAggkoVHf 

Check out his channel here: https://www.youtube.com/@AronRa

 

Email: glassboxpodcast@gmail.com 

Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/GlassBoxPod 

Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/glassboxpodcast

Twitter: https://twitter.com/GlassBoxPod 

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/glassboxpodcast/ 

Merch store: https://www.redbubble.com/people/exmoapparel/shop

Or find the merch store by clicking on “Store” here: https://glassboxpodcast.com/index.html

One time Paypal donation: bryceblankenagel@gmail.com

Dec 20, 2023

WAHOO! It’s that time of year again. Time for our last episode of the year because we’ve finished off everything for the year and we want to have some fun. And that fun is BOOKS, of course! Well, this time books, movies, TV shows, and video games. We each brought three for you. Shannon brought three books to movie adaptations and Bryce brought three games to movie/TV series adaptations. We had some fun and hope you do too! And Happy Holidays to all of you! 

 

Show Notes

 

First Blood: Book by David Morrell. 

Doom

Arcane A League of Legends Story 

Coldest City graphic novel by Antony Johnston and Sam Hart/Atomic Blonde:

Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves: 

How to Train Your Dragon: Book by Cressida Cowell 

 

‘Destroying Angel’ Candle Scent War!!!

It’s down to the final countdown to go pitch in your vote for your favorite scent! Are you #TeamShannon or #TeamBryce? You have until December 31, 2023 at 11:59 PM (EST) to decide.  Make sure to leave a review once you’ve received the candle and tried out the scent for yourself! 

https://exmocandles.com/glass-box-wars/

 

Other Appearances: 

 

Come see us on Aron Ra’s YouTube channel! He’s doing a series titled Reading Joseph’s Myth BoM. This link is for the playlist:   https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLXJ4dsU0oGMKfJKvEMeRn5ebpAggkoVHf 

Check out his channel here: https://www.youtube.com/@AronRa

 

Email: glassboxpodcast@gmail.com 

Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/GlassBoxPod 

Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/glassboxpodcast

Twitter: https://twitter.com/GlassBoxPod 

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/glassboxpodcast/ 

Merch store: https://www.redbubble.com/people/exmoapparel/shop

Or find the merch store by clicking on “Store” here: https://glassboxpodcast.com/index.html

One time Paypal donation: bryceblankenagel@gmail.com 

 

Dec 6, 2023

That’s right! We’re done!! But we have to get through the final 3 chapters before rounding it out and providing our conclusions. The new authoritative history of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is mostly what we expected; New Mormon History is dead and Saints: The Standard of Truth telegraphs an era of academic retrenchment. These chapters cover the assassination of Hyrum and Joseph Smith in Carthage and the immediate aftermath and succession crisis to get the church into the hands of Bloody Brigham Young. This has been a big project so if you’re a patron of the show who supported the project, check your feed for a special post for my entire 200+ pages of show notes generated for these episodes. Apologies in advance for all the typos. #TeamBryce, signing off.

 

‘Destroying Angel’ Candle Scent War!!!

Come pitch in your vote for your favorite scent! Are you #TeamShannon or #TeamBryce? Make sure to leave a review once you’ve received the candle and tried out the scent for yourself!

https://exmocandles.com/glass-box-wars/

 

Show Notes

https://www.brennancenter.org/our-work/research-reports/guide-declarations-martial-law-united-states

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dorr_Rebellion

https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Last_Public_Address_of_Lieutenant_General_Joseph_Smith.jpg

https://archive.org/details/ahistoryillinoi00shiegoog/page/n358/mode/2up?view=theater

http://boap.org/LDS/Early-Saints/HStout.html

https://www.josephsmithpapers.org/person/samuel-harrison-smith

https://www.josephsmithpapers.org/person/hosea-stout

https://scholarsarchive.byu.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=3162&context=byusq

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Church_of_Jesus_Christ_(Bickertonite)

https://www.dialoguejournal.com/wp-content/uploads/sbi/articles/Dialogue_V12N02_39.pdf

https://scblog.lib.byu.edu/2014/09/14/battle-of-nauvoo/

https://www.jstor.org/stable/43201320

https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/16noj_RBgUPc1pgFuGzp7sL8Gn3TvXNKr

 

Our Live Show Q & A was November 27, 2023. You can see it on Bryce Blankenagel’s YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/@bryceblankenagel7707

 

Other Appearances: 

 

She Became Visible

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M2andBqOPcM

 

Almost Awakened

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A7ziJKR_D6s

 

Come see us on Aron Ra’s YouTube channel! He’s doing a series titled Reading Joseph’s Myth BoM. This link is for the playlist:   https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLXJ4dsU0oGMKfJKvEMeRn5ebpAggkoVHf 

Check out his channel here: https://www.youtube.com/@AronRa

 

Email: glassboxpodcast@gmail.com 

Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/GlassBoxPod 

Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/glassboxpodcast

Twitter: https://twitter.com/GlassBoxPod 

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/glassboxpodcast/ 

Merch store: https://www.redbubble.com/people/exmoapparel/shop

Or find the merch store by clicking on “Store” here: https://glassboxpodcast.com/index.html

One time Paypal donation: bryceblankenagel@gmail.com 

 

Nov 22, 2023

We’re in tunnel-vision mode until we finish this propagandistic pile of rubbish. Today is the penultimate episode of our long-form review of Saints. It begins in the spring of 1842 with John C. Bennett’s violent departure from Nauvoo and ends with the destruction of the Nauvoo Expositor. Lots of things happen in this 2-year period and the book ignores most of them so let’s dive in. We do finish the episode with a tiny bit of happy news to keep us all positive as well as an update about the ongoing ExMo Candle Co Destroying Angel battle for the best scent. Patreon listeners get a tease for our next book review so be sure to tune in to the exclusive feed!

 

‘Destroying Angel’ Candle Scent War!!!

Come pitch in your vote for your favorite scent! Are you #TeamShannon or #TeamBryce? Make sure to leave a review once you’ve received the candle and tried out the scent for yourself!

https://exmocandles.com/glass-box-wars/

 

Show Notes

https://www.josephsmithpapers.org/paper-summary/nauvoo-expositor-7-june-1844/4

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Law_(Latter_Day_Saints)

https://www.josephsmithpapers.org/paper-summary/council-of-fifty-minutes-march-1844-january-1846-volume-1-10-march-1844-1-march-1845/2#full-transcript

http://www.sidneyrigdon.com/dbroadhu/il/sign1844.htm#0522

https://www.toddmcompton.com/WWfamilies.htm

https://byustudies.byu.edu/online-chapters/volume-5-chapter-24/

https://josephsmithspolygamy.org/plural-wives-overview/maria-lawrence/

https://josephsmithspolygamy.org/plural-wives-overview/emily-dow-partridge/

https://josephsmithspolygamy.org/plural-wives-overview/sarah-ann-whitney/

https://www.josephsmithpapers.org/paper-summary/letter-to-newel-k-elizabeth-ann-smith-and-sarah-ann-whitney-18-august-1842/1#full-transcript

https://archive.org/details/historysaints00benngoog/page/n95/mode/2up?view=theater&q=rockwell

https://www.ldsdiscussions.com/happiness

https://files.lib.byu.edu/mormonmigration/articles/rockymountainsa00sten.pdf

https://josephsmithspolygamy.org/john-c-bennett-and-spiritual-wifery/#back_ajs-fn-id_16-8646

 

Happy News: https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2023/nov/17/waste-plastic-eu-ban-exports-non-oecd-countries 

 

Next Live Show Q & A!! November 27, 2023, 6:00 PM (MDT) on Bryce Blankenagel’s YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/@bryceblankenagel7707

 

Other Appearances: 

 

She Became Visible

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M2andBqOPcM

 

Almost Awakened

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A7ziJKR_D6s

 

Come see us on Aron Ra’s YouTube channel! He’s doing a series titled Reading Joseph’s Myth BoM. This link is for the playlist:   https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLXJ4dsU0oGMKfJKvEMeRn5ebpAggkoVHf 

Check out his channel here: https://www.youtube.com/@AronRa

 

Email: glassboxpodcast@gmail.com 

Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/GlassBoxPod 

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Nov 8, 2023

AT LONG LAST! We’re joined by Jen from ExMo Candle Co. to talk all about her experience and what led her to processing and healing from the Mormon cult through blasphemous candles! She tells of her story with the church, attending a Mormon university, depression and self-destruction caused by shame through bishop’s interviews and “repentance”, and how she navigated her way out of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Of course, she also announces the debut of a new candle… well TWO candles to be more accurate. After that we talk Death to Smoochy, a Robin Williams and Edward Norton flick directed by Danny DeVito. We wrap with happy news about rebuilding underwater reefs and a bit of listener mail.


‘Destroying Angel’ Candle Scent War!!!

Come pitch in your vote for your favorite scent! Are you #TeamShannon or #TeamBryce? Make sure to leave a review once you’ve received the candle and tried out the scent for yourself!

https://exmocandles.com/glass-box-wars/


Don’t miss our next live hangout on Nov 27th, 2023 at 6 p.m. MST on the NM YouTube channel!
https://www.youtube.com/@bryceblankenagel7707

Show Notes

https://www.yearofpolygamy.com/

MOGP

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0266452/

Happy News

https://www.harpersbazaar.com/culture/a45585627/marine-biologists-doubted-him-now-hes-revolutionizing-coral-reef-restoration/

Other Appearances:

Come see us on Aron Ra’s YouTube channel! He’s doing a series titled Reading Joseph’s Myth BoM. This link is for the playlist:   https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLXJ4dsU0oGMKfJKvEMeRn5ebpAggkoVHf 

Check out his channel here: https://www.youtube.com/@AronRa


Email:
glassboxpodcast@gmail.com 

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Oct 25, 2023

It’s that time of year! SpooOOOoooOOOookey stories! First we talk about a hotbed of paranormal interdimensional activity in the heart of Mormon country; Skinwalker Ranch! After that we deep dive into the sci-fi classic Frankenstein. We wrap with a quick reminder to get out and vote along with catching up on listener mail!

 

Show Notes

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kevin_Burns

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Travis_S._Taylor

https://www.linkedin.com/in/ecbard

https://www.nrcs.usda.gov/sites/default/files/2022-10/Soil%20Electrical%20Conductivity.pdf

https://www.reddit.com/r/sdr/comments/v4577h/16ghz_signals_a_simple_question_skinwalker/

https://www.utah.com/articles/post/what-is-skinwalker-ranch-and-whats-really-going-on-there

https://www.iflscience.com/skinwalker-ranch-bastion-for-the-paranormal-or-hoax-69969

https://www.skeptic.com/reading_room/claims-about-pentagon-ufo-program-how-much-is-true/

https://www.hullingermortuary.com/obituaries/junior-hicks

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Skinwalker_Ranch

https://www.deseret.com/1996/6/30/19251541/frequent-fliers

https://www.nrc.gov/docs/ML2316/ML23165A245.pdf

 

MOGP

 

Mary Shelley: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mary_Shelley 

Percy Bysshe Shelley: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Percy_Bysshe_Shelley 

Frankenstein or The Modern Prometheus, by Mary Shelley: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frankenstein 

Frankenstein Castle: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frankenstein_Castle 

Luigi Galvani: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Luigi_Galvani 

Giovanni Aldini: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Giovanni_Aldini 

Lord Byron: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lord_Byron 



Happy News

Just get out and vote, y’all!

 

Come see us on Aron Ra’s YouTube channel! He’s doing a series titled Reading Joseph’s Myth BoM. This link is for the playlist:   https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLXJ4dsU0oGMKfJKvEMeRn5ebpAggkoVHf 

Check out his channel here: https://www.youtube.com/@AronRa

 

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Oct 11, 2023

Our review of General Conference of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints for October 2023 Sunday sessions.

 

Yes, our review of GenCon was longer than the actual GenCon. Thank you to all the wonderful folks who made this project happen! The last nearly 2 hours is patreon extras for you all you fantastic financial supporters of the show.

 

Show Notes:

 

Links:

Brad: https://twitter.com/ComfytheGhost

V (Friend from Serbia): @NoChillAuntie

Aurora: aurorarosea.com 

Alexis: https://www.youtube.com/@UtahSustainGardening 

Julie’s Twitter - @juliebr83

Tanner’s blog - https://diligenceovertime.blogspot.com/

 

Come see us on Aron Ra’s YouTube channel! He’s doing a series titled Reading Joseph’s Myth BoM. This link is for the playlist:   https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLXJ4dsU0oGMKfJKvEMeRn5ebpAggkoVHf 

Check out his channel here: https://www.youtube.com/@AronRa

 

Email: glassboxpodcast@gmail.com 

Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/GlassBoxPod 

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Oct 11, 2023

Our review of General Conference of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints for October 2023 Saturday sessions.

 

Yes, our review of GenCon was longer than the actual GenCon.

 

Show Notes:

 

Links:

Brad: https://twitter.com/ComfytheGhost

V (Friend from Serbia): @NoChillAuntie

Aurora: aurorarosea.com 

Alexis: https://www.youtube.com/@UtahSustainGardening 

Julie’s Twitter - @juliebr83

Tanner’s blog - https://diligenceovertime.blogspot.com/

 

Come see us on Aron Ra’s YouTube channel! He’s doing a series titled Reading Joseph’s Myth BoM. This link is for the playlist:   https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLXJ4dsU0oGMKfJKvEMeRn5ebpAggkoVHf 

Check out his channel here: https://www.youtube.com/@AronRa

 

Email: glassboxpodcast@gmail.com 

Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/GlassBoxPod 

Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/glassboxpodcast

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Sep 27, 2023

It’s the listener show! Today we bring on a group of cohosts to attempt the impossible task of filling Shannon’s shoes while she continues to recover. Tanner presents a segment on the Kinderhook plates, drawing larger implications for how it disproves other Mormon scripture “translation” claims. Then Will takes us on a journey through reconciling his relationship with his mom through LARPing (Live Action Role Playing) and making his own “translation” of the Kinderhook plates. Then Julie gives us a rundown on the new Barbie movie starring Margot Robbie and Ryan Gosling. After that we’re joined by Friend from Serbia (V) to discuss the ongoing situation involving Connexions and its leaders, Jodi Hildebrant and Ruby Franke. We round out the show with some happy climate news based in the U.S.

 

Show Notes:

Will’s Twitter - https://twitter.com/TheSeerStoners / Tail end of Heavenly Mother LARP - https://twitter.com/TheSeerStoners/status/1576569834384809984

Ryan Gosling Talent Show at a Mormon church 1991 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dJQvXCoNDzM

Julie’s Twitter - @juliebr83

Tanner’s blog - https://diligenceovertime.blogspot.com/

Come see us on Aron Ra’s YouTube channel! He’s doing a series titled Reading Joseph’s Myth BoM. This link is for the playlist:   https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLXJ4dsU0oGMKfJKvEMeRn5ebpAggkoVHf 

Check out his channel here: https://www.youtube.com/@AronRa

Email: glassboxpodcast@gmail.com 

Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/GlassBoxPod 

Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/glassboxpodcast

Twitter: https://twitter.com/GlassBoxPod 

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/glassboxpodcast/ 

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Sep 13, 2023

Runnin solo today! While Shannon continues to recover we’re going to take the opportunity to do a segment that sent Shan to hospital in the first place! That’s right, we’re back in Saints: The Standard of Truth, the new, authorized history of Joseph Smith and his early religious movement. That’s it. That’s all we’re doing this episode! We talk missionaries in Europe, political machinations, President Martin Van Buren, polygamy, the endowment ceremony, Freemasonry, The Book of Abraham, so many other gems! This period of April 1839-April 1842 is one of the most complicated and adaptive periods of Joseph’s ministry and we hold on with the edge of our finger tips as the book rips us through it, hoping we aren’t stopping to smell the shitpiles the book conspicuously ignores along the journey.

 

If you want to cohost the next episode, shoot me an email! glassboxpodcast@gmail.com Or get in touch on the Patreon feed or through social media!

 

Show Notes

Warsaw Signal Archive (ThomASS Sharp) http://www.sidneyrigdon.com/dbroadhu/il/sign1842.htm

Nauvoo City Council Minute Book

https://www.josephsmithpapers.org/paper-summary/nauvoo-city-council-minute-book-1841-1845/19

Mary Elizabeth Rollins Lightner

https://josephsmithspolygamy.org/plural-wives-overview/mary-elizabeth-rollins/

Translation and Historicity of the Book of Abraham

https://www.churchofjesuschrist.org/study/manual/gospel-topics-essays/translation-and-historicity-of-the-book-of-abraham?lang=eng

Discussions over Joseph “turning the key” to the Relief Society

https://exponentii.org/blog/daughters-in-my-kingdom-something-better-the-female-relief-society-of-nauvoo-chapter-2/

https://wheatandtares.org/2021/08/02/do-women-have-priesthood-keys/

https://exponentii.org/blog/daughters-in-my-kingdom-something-better-the-female-relief-society-of-nauvoo-chapter-2/

https://www.churchhistorianspress.org/the-first-fifty-years-of-relief-society/part-2/2-2#inline-note86

https://bycommonconsent.com/2015/03/17/establishment-of-the-relief-society/

RS Minute Book by Eliza R. Snow

https://www.josephsmithpapers.org/paper-summary/nauvoo-relief-society-minute-book/10#full-transcript

 

Mormon News Roundup Ep 76

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9BtfLgWkJB4

 

Come see us on Aron Ra’s YouTube channel! He’s doing a series titled Reading Joseph’s Myth BoM. This link is for the playlist:   https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLXJ4dsU0oGMKfJKvEMeRn5ebpAggkoVHf 

Check out his channel here: https://www.youtube.com/@AronRa

 

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Aug 30, 2023

We have a bit of an unconventional episode this time around. We invite Aron Ra onto the show to discuss a recent debate between Bryce and Kyle Adams, an apologist for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. We play a few clips, have a few laughs, and chat about the sport of debate in general. This episode is a rare exception because we know it isn’t everybody’s favorite thing; we’ll be getting back to regular programming soon! :-)

 

Show Notes

 

Come see us on Aron Ra’s YouTube channel! He’s doing a series titled Reading Joseph’s Myth BoM. This link is for the playlist:   https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLXJ4dsU0oGMKfJKvEMeRn5ebpAggkoVHf 

Check out his channel here: https://www.youtube.com/@AronRa

See Aron Ra debate live in Houston, TX Sept 16th 2023 https://www.eventcreate.com/e/mddliveandinperson

 

Email: glassboxpodcast@gmail.com 

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Aug 16, 2023

Continuing our media episodes, this time we’re taking aim at Mormon movies! Specific Mormon movies though! Movies made by Mormons for the purpose of gaining converts. These are just a small handful of the movies that missionaries for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints show in the homes of investigators in order to teach certain aspects of doctrine or articles of Mormon faith. After that we wrap with some good news that's HUGE in the realm of climate and green energy!

 

Show Notes

 

Hard to FInd Videos: https://www.youtube.com/@HardtoFindMormonVideos/videos 

 

Vincenzo Di Francesca: https://archive.org/details/improvementera7105unse/page/n8/mode/1up 

 

Happy News https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/in-a-first-wind-and-solar-generated-more-power-than-coal-in-u-s/ 

 

Other Appearances

 

Come see us on Aron Ra’s YouTube channel! He’s doing a series titled Reading Joseph’s Myth BoM. This link is for the playlist:   https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLXJ4dsU0oGMKfJKvEMeRn5ebpAggkoVHf 

 

Email: glassboxpodcast@gmail.com 

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Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/glassboxpodcast

Twitter: https://twitter.com/GlassBoxPod 

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Aug 2, 2023

Just as the title states! After two motherlode history episodes, we’re doing an all media episode! Shannon walks us through the history of feminist literature from the earliest surviving scraps of parchment to a recent 2022 best-seller about women turning into dragons! Join us to learn about everything in between! After that we discuss a dam removal project that’s showing great promise as an environmental remediation project.



Show notes

 

https://phys.org/news/2023-06-shattering-myth-men-hunters-women.html 

 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Protofeminism 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Feminist_movement 

 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Feminist_literature

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_feminist_literature 

 

Sappho: 

https://www.charlottemuseum.co.nz/post/who-was-sappho 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sappho 

 

Giovanni Boccaccio: 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/De_Mulieribus_Claris  

 

Christine de Pisan: 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Christine_de_Pizan 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Book_of_the_City_of_Ladies 

 

Heinrich Cornelius Agrippa: 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Heinrich_Cornelius_Agrippa 

https://www.jstor.org/stable/41298737 

 

Jane Anger: 

https://digital.library.upenn.edu/women/anger/protection/protection.html  

 

Aphra Behn: 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aphra_Behn 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oroonoko 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Rover_(play) 

 

Mary Astell: 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mary_Astell 

https://iep.utm.edu/mary-astell/ 

https://1000wordphilosophy.com/2018/06/03/mary-astells-a-serious-proposal-to-the-ladies-1694/ 

 

Blue Stockings Society: 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blue_Stockings_Society 

 

Judith Sargent Murray 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Judith_Sargent_Murray 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/On_the_Equality_of_the_Sexes 

 

Mary Wollstonecraft: 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mary_Wollstonecraft 

https://www.britannica.com/biography/Mary-Wollstonecraft 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A_Vindication_of_the_Rights_of_Men 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A_Vindication_of_the_Rights_of_Woman 

https://www.britannica.com/topic/A-Vindication-of-the-Rights-of-Woman 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Godwin 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Memoirs_of_the_Author_of_A_Vindication_of_the_Rights_of_Woman 

 

Virginia Woolf: 

https://www.bl.uk/people/virginia-woolf  

 

Beatrice Webb: 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Wages_of_Men_and_Women:_Should_They_be_Equal%3F 

 

Maya Angelou: 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maya_Angelou 

https://www.womenshistory.org/education-resources/biographies/maya-angelou 

 

Recommended book list 

 

Nonfiction and poetry: 

  • The Feminine Mystique by Betty Friedan 

  • In Search of Our Mothers’  Gardens by Alice Walker

  • Feminist Theory: From Margin to Center by Bell Hooks 

  • Gender Trouble: Feminism and the Subversion of Identity by Judith Butler

  • Why Women Have Better Sex Under Socialism by Kristen Ghodsee 

  • Dislocating Cultures: Identities, Traditions and Third Word Feminism by Uma Narayan  

  • The Seven Necessary Sins for Women and Girls by Mona Eltahawy 

  • I know My Name by Chanel Miller

  • Citizen: An American Lyric by Claudia Rankine

  • The Argonauts by Maggie Nelson 

  • Women, Culture & Politics by Angela Y. Davis

  • The Second Sex by Simone de Beauvoir

  • My Secret Garden by Nancy Friday 

  • The Vagina Monologues by Eve Ensler

  • The Female Eunuch by Germaine Greer 

  • The Bridge Called My Back by Multiple Writers

  • Men Explain Things to Me by Rebecca Solnit

  • Gender Outlaw by Kate Bornstein 



Fiction, for the most part: 

 

  • When Women Were Dragons by Kelly Barnhill

  • The Power by Naomi Alderman 

  • Broken Earth trilogy by N. K. Jemisin 

  • Parable of the Sower by Octavia E. Butler 

  • Manhunt by Gretchen Felker-Martin 

  • Herland by Charlotte Perkins Gilman

  • Diving into the Wreck by Adrienne Rich

  • Women who Run With the Wolves: Myths and Stories of the Wild Woman Archetype by Clarissa Pinkola Estés 

  • Wide Sargasso Sea by Jean Rhys

  • The Awakening by Kate Chopin

  • The Vegetarian by Han Kang

  • Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston

  • The Bloody Chamber by Angela Carter

 

Happy News https://apnews.com/article/klamath-dams-removal-tribes-restoration-seeds-1bffbd1c351992f0f164d81d92a81b47 

 

Listener mail link:

Duncan’s Ritual https://www.barnesandnoble.com/s/Duncans%20ritual

 

Other Appearances

 

Come see us on Aron Ra’s YouTube channel! He’s doing a series titled Reading Joseph’s Myth BoM. This link is for the playlist:   https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLXJ4dsU0oGMKfJKvEMeRn5ebpAggkoVHf 

 

Email: glassboxpodcast@gmail.com 

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Jul 19, 2023

The conclusion of the Missouri-Mormon war of 1838! Two events which are incredibly infamous in Mormon history, the Haun’s Mill Massacre, and the Liberty Jail stint, feature throughout this episode. But we discuss the context that led to the circumstances and the criminal proceedings that resulted from the war once Joseph Smith and the Mormons had surrendered. While certain figures are vilified for turning against the prophet, we spend a bit more time with those individuals to see what they had to say for themselves. The section ends with the Mormon resettlement in Quincy, Illinois and Joseph escaping prison to live the rest of his days a fugitive of murder, arson, robbery, larceny, and treason. Then we wrap with some good news about consumption, or TB!

 

Show notes

https://www.josephsmithpapers.org/paper-summary/letter-from-thomas-b-marsh-15-february-1838/2

https://www.josephsmithpapers.org/paper-summary/doctrine-and-covenants-1835/95

https://www.josephsmithpapers.org/paper-summary/revelation-12-january-1838-a/1

https://www.josephsmithpapers.org/paper-summary/minute-book-2/99

Pick up Stephen LeSueur’s book here! https://www.benchmarkbooks.com/

https://en.wikisource.org/wiki/Danite_Manifesto

http://boap.org/LDS/Early-Saints/BFJohnson.html

http://www.withoutend.org/missouri-sow-cannon-folis-folly

https://homepages.rootsweb.com/~livcomo/letters/mormon.html

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mormon_Extermination_Order

https://josephsmithspolygamy.org/oliver-cowdery-letter-to-warren-a-cowdery-olivers-brother-january-21-1838/

https://www.josephsmithpapers.org/paper-summary/appendix-1-letter-to-oliver-cowdery-and-others-circa-17-june-1838/1

https://user.xmission.com/~research/mormonpdf/article4.pdf

http://www.sidneyrigdon.com/rigd1838.htm

https://www.sos.mo.gov/archives/resources/findingaids/rg005-01

http://www.olivercowdery.com/smithhome/1840s/1841Misr.htm

https://www.sos.mo.gov/cmsimages/archives/resources/findingaids/fulltext/b02_f25_f01.pdf

https://www.sos.mo.gov/cmsimages/archives/resources/findingaids/fulltext/b02_f24_f01.pdf

https://www.sos.mo.gov/cmsimages/archives/resources/findingaids/fulltext/b02_f24_f15-16.pdf

https://www.sos.mo.gov/cmsimages/archives/resources/findingaids/fulltext/b02_f25_f03-06.pdf

https://www.sos.mo.gov/cmsimages/archives/resources/findingaids/fulltext/b47_f7_f03-04.pdf

 

NaMo Links: 

https://nakedmormonismpodcast.com/episode-40-second-mass-exodus-plus-marie-bom/

https://nakedmormonismpodcast.com/episode-41-gloria-ecclesia-fili-raptus-nominee-deorum/

https://nakedmormonismpodcast.com/episode-42-schism-grenade-john-hamer/

https://nakedmormonismpodcast.com/episode-43-red-sermon/

https://nakedmormonismpodcast.com/episode-44-battle-begins/

https://nakedmormonismpodcast.com/episode-45-militant-seekers-truth/

https://nakedmormonismpodcast.com/episode-46-mo-conquest-mythicist-milwaukee-pt2/

https://nakedmormonismpodcast.com/episode-47-executive-order-atrocity-andrew-torrez/

https://nakedmormonismpodcast.com/episode-48-hauns-mill-massacre-listen-ep-48/

https://nakedmormonismpodcast.com/episode-49-profit-high-treason/

https://nakedmormonismpodcast.com/episode-50-mo-justice-mo-peace/

 

Happy News:   Johnson & Johnson Letting Nonprofit Distribute Life-Saving Generic Tuberculosis Drug—Greatly Expanding Access In Poorer Countries: https://www.forbes.com/sites/willskipworth/2023/07/13/johnson--johnson-letting-nonprofit-distribute-life-saving-generic-tuberculosis-drug-greatly-expanding-access-in-poorer-countries/?sh=58a324e03dcd 

 

John Green videos

Barely Contained Rage: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tMhgw5SW0h4 

The Good News: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eywz5xYuNPo 

 

Stop TB Partnership non-profit: https://www.stoptb.org/ 

 

Other Appearances

 

Come see us on Aron Ra’s YouTube channel! He’s doing a series titled Reading Joseph’s Myth BoM. This link is for the playlist:   https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLXJ4dsU0oGMKfJKvEMeRn5ebpAggkoVHf 

 

Email: glassboxpodcast@gmail.com 

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Jul 5, 2023

This episode is basically a standalone Saints episode! Why? You may ask. Because the book covers a massive and controversial time of early Mormonism, when Joseph Smith incited a civil war and lost. We compare the Saints book to the documents of the time and see how it shakes out with the following issues: excommunications of Oliver Cowdery, David and John Whitmer, and William W. Phelps, land disputes, The Salt Sermon, the Danites, the Army of Israel, the July 4th Oration, the Gallatin election day brawl, the siege of De Witt, the Mormon depredations and raiding of militia supply depots and stealing a cannon, the Battle of Crooked River, David W. Patten (Captian Fearnought) and his glorious blaze, Thomas B. Marsh and milk strippings, and the Mormon Extermination Order, along with some of the militia movements along the way. There’s more to the story but that’s a little teaser for this reading of Saints: The Standard of Truth, the official history of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Then we wrap with some happy news about an activist sinking some marble statues!

 

Show notes

https://www.josephsmithpapers.org/paper-summary/letter-from-thomas-b-marsh-15-february-1838/2

https://www.josephsmithpapers.org/paper-summary/doctrine-and-covenants-1835/95

https://www.josephsmithpapers.org/paper-summary/revelation-12-january-1838-a/1

https://www.josephsmithpapers.org/paper-summary/minute-book-2/99

Pick up Stephen LeSueur’s book here! https://www.benchmarkbooks.com/

https://en.wikisource.org/wiki/Danite_Manifesto

http://boap.org/LDS/Early-Saints/BFJohnson.html

http://www.withoutend.org/missouri-sow-cannon-folis-folly

https://homepages.rootsweb.com/~livcomo/letters/mormon.html

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mormon_Extermination_Order

https://josephsmithspolygamy.org/oliver-cowdery-letter-to-warren-a-cowdery-olivers-brother-january-21-1838/

https://www.josephsmithpapers.org/paper-summary/appendix-1-letter-to-oliver-cowdery-and-others-circa-17-june-1838/1

https://user.xmission.com/~research/mormonpdf/article4.pdf

http://www.sidneyrigdon.com/rigd1838.htm

https://www.sos.mo.gov/archives/resources/findingaids/rg005-01

 

NaMo links: 

https://nakedmormonismpodcast.com/episode-40-second-mass-exodus-plus-marie-bom/

https://nakedmormonismpodcast.com/episode-41-gloria-ecclesia-fili-raptus-nominee-deorum/

https://nakedmormonismpodcast.com/episode-42-schism-grenade-john-hamer/

https://nakedmormonismpodcast.com/episode-43-red-sermon/

https://nakedmormonismpodcast.com/episode-44-battle-begins/

https://nakedmormonismpodcast.com/episode-45-militant-seekers-truth/

https://nakedmormonismpodcast.com/episode-46-mo-conquest-mythicist-milwaukee-pt2/

https://nakedmormonismpodcast.com/episode-47-executive-order-atrocity-andrew-torrez/

https://nakedmormonismpodcast.com/episode-48-hauns-mill-massacre-listen-ep-48/

https://nakedmormonismpodcast.com/episode-49-profit-high-treason/

https://nakedmormonismpodcast.com/episode-50-mo-justice-mo-peace/

 

Happy News https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2020/nov/17/underwater-museum-how-paolo-the-fisherman-made-the-meds-strangest-sight 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=faKQYPeVOl0 

 

Other Appearances

 

Come see us on Aron Ra’s YouTube channel! He’s doing a series titled Reading Joseph’s Myth BoM. This link is for the playlist:   https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLXJ4dsU0oGMKfJKvEMeRn5ebpAggkoVHf 

 

Email: glassboxpodcast@gmail.com 

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Jun 21, 2023

Happy PRIDE month, y’all! The main segment for today breaks down the history of the Children’s Primary Program and its first president, Louie “Ma” Felt and her lifelong partner, May Anderson. Then we discuss a sex scandal in the form of a gay witch hunt in the 1890s spearheaded by Rudger Clawson. The case is far more complicated than first blush would indicate and it serves as a case study for how the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has always had fucked up priorities when it comes to sex, gender, and relationships. After that we talk about To Won Foo, Thanks for Everything, a drag queen movie featuring Patrick Swayze and Wesley Snipes. Then we wrap with a story from Uruguay about proper use for N*zi memorabilia.

 

Show notes

 

https://catalog.churchofjesuschrist.org/assets/f8f0d3d6-8a5d-405a-b8b1-049808d50452/0/40

http://www.connellodonovan.com/abom.html#BM34

http://www.connellodonovan.com/hunsaker.html

https://lattergaystories.org/

 

MOGP

To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything, Julie Newmar https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0114682/?ref_=hm_rvi_tt_i_1 

 

Happy News: https://www.france24.com/en/live-news/20230616-uruguay-to-melt-nazi-bronze-eagle-recast-it-as-peace-dove

 

Other Appearances

 

Come see us on Aron Ra’s YouTube channel! He’s doing a series titled Reading Joseph’s Myth BoM. This link is for the playlist:   https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLXJ4dsU0oGMKfJKvEMeRn5ebpAggkoVHf 

 

Email: glassboxpodcast@gmail.com 

Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/GlassBoxPod 

Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/glassboxpodcast

Twitter: https://twitter.com/GlassBoxPod 

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Merch store: https://www.redbubble.com/people/exmoapparel/shop

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One time Paypal donation: bryceblankenagel@gmail.com

Jun 7, 2023

Another installment of cult mind control and Saints: The Standard of Truth! We start with discussing Thought control in Hassan’s BITE model of undue influence. That springs us into the period of 1836-1838 of early Mormon history from the church’s new “history” book. The Kirtland Safety Society, the uprising of Warren Parrish, a heist in Salem, Fanny Alger, so many controversies it’s hard to keep them all straight! Speaking of not keeping things straight, happy PRIDE month! Our happy news covers a LGBTQIAP+ play that was shut down by bigots but made a triumphant return in spite of the bigots!

Live hangout 6/12 at 6 p.m. Mountain Time!!! Find it on the Naked Mormonism YouTube channel: youtube.com/@bryceblankenagel7707/streams

 

Happy News: https://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?q=cache:dU4WbfUKQFMJ:https://www.washingtonpost.com/education/2023/05/31/marian-school-theater-lgbtq-indiana/&cd=13&hl=en&ct=clnk&gl=us

 

Other Appearances

 

Come see us on Aron Ra’s YouTube channel! He’s doing a series titled Reading Joseph’s Myth BoM. This link is for the playlist:   https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLXJ4dsU0oGMKfJKvEMeRn5ebpAggkoVHf 

 

Email: glassboxpodcast@gmail.com 

Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/GlassBoxPod 

Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/glassboxpodcast

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Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/glassboxpodcast/ 

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One time Paypal donation: bryceblankenagel@gmail.com 

 

May 26, 2023

The Plan of Salvation, Plan of Happiness, MORMON HEAVEN! We take a look at the doctrine and teachings compared to the text of Doctrine & Covenants 76. This revelation was given in the early years of Joseph Smith’s religious movement and the theology evolved significantly over time. Rusty’s heaven looks a bit different. After that we chat about Noah, a unique take on the Biblical flood story. We wrap with talking about a superhero compendium book!

 

Happy News: https://www.them.us/story/the-dc-book-of-pride-jadzia-axelrod-interview 

 

Other Appearances

 

Check out Joseph Smith vs Joseph’s Myth, where Aron and Bryce discuss the Joseph Smith story:

https://youtu.be/oD2Xhg6F-Js

 

Come see us on Aron Ra’s YouTube channel! He’s doing a series titled Reading Joseph’s Myth BoM. This link is for the playlist:   https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLXJ4dsU0oGMKfJKvEMeRn5ebpAggkoVHf 

 

Email: glassboxpodcast@gmail.com 

Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/GlassBoxPod 

Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/glassboxpodcast

Twitter: https://twitter.com/GlassBoxPod 

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/glassboxpodcast/ 

Merch store: https://www.redbubble.com/people/exmoapparel/shop

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One time Paypal donation: bryceblankenagel@gmail.com 

 

May 10, 2023

Behavior control from Steven Hassan’s BITE model of cult mind control. We discuss how Mormonism controls our behavior today and historically. That leads us into our next installment of Saints: The Standard of Truth review. The book covers 1832-1836 from the tarring and feathering of Joseph Smith to the Kirtland Temple Dedication ceremony. Then we wrap with some happy news about organizations fighting against book bans in schools and public libraries!

 

Show Notes

 

Steven Hassan: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Steven_Hassan 

Freedom of Mind Resource Center: https://freedomofmind.com/ 

BITE Model: https://freedomofmind.com/cult-mind-control/bite-model/ 

 

What to Know About the Psychology of Cults:   https://www.onlinepsychologydegree.info/what-to-know-about-the-psychology-of-cults/ 

 

Happy News

https://www.bklynlibrary.org/books-unbanned

https://www.ala.org/advocacy/intfreedom/freedomreadstatement

 

Mormon, Magic and Psychedelic Symposium in SLC 5/20/2023!!!

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/symposium-on-the-psychedelic-history-of-mormonism-tickets-622985204517?aff=ebdssbdestsearch

 

Other Appearances

 

Mormons on Mushrooms: https://www.mormonsonmushrooms.com/podcast/episode/7dc1c6bf/roughly-stoned-bryce-blankenagel-part-1-naked-mormonism-the-glass-box

 

Check out Joseph Smith vs Joseph’s Myth, where Aron and Bryce discuss the Joseph Smith story:

https://youtu.be/oD2Xhg6F-Js

 

Come see us on Aron Ra’s YouTube channel! He’s doing a series titled Reading Joseph’s Myth BoM. This link is for the playlist:   https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLXJ4dsU0oGMKfJKvEMeRn5ebpAggkoVHf 

 

Email: glassboxpodcast@gmail.com 

Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/GlassBoxPod 

Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/glassboxpodcast

Twitter: https://twitter.com/GlassBoxPod 

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/glassboxpodcast/ 

Merch store: https://www.redbubble.com/people/exmoapparel/shop

Or find the merch store by clicking on “Store” here: https://glassboxpodcast.com/index.html

One time Paypal donation: bryceblankenagel@gmail.com 

 

Apr 26, 2023

EXMO LEX WahOOOOO!!! We finally find a proper excuse to invite Exmo Lex onto the show to discuss ExMormon tiktok and social media. She shares a bit of her story and experiences online while discussing the future of Mormon-related social media. After that we chat about a whole bunch of media in aggregate for Media of Great Price segment. We wrap the show with some happy news about innovation in the space of battery-density and how it bodes well for slowing climate change.

 

Happy News

https://thedriven.io/2023/04/21/worlds-largest-battery-maker-announces-major-breakthrough-in-battery-density/

 

Mormon, Magic and Psychedelic Symposium in SLC 5/20/2023!!!

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/symposium-on-the-psychedelic-history-of-mormonism-tickets-622985204517?aff=ebdssbdestsearch

 

Other Appearances

 

Mormons on Mushrooms: https://www.mormonsonmushrooms.com/podcast/episode/7dc1c6bf/roughly-stoned-bryce-blankenagel-part-1-naked-mormonism-the-glass-box

 

Check out Joseph Smith vs Joseph’s Myth, where Aron and Bryce discuss the Joseph Smith story:

https://youtu.be/oD2Xhg6F-Js

 

Come see us on Aron Ra’s YouTube channel! He’s doing a series titled Reading Joseph’s Myth BoM. This link is for the playlist:   https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLXJ4dsU0oGMKfJKvEMeRn5ebpAggkoVHf 

 

Email: glassboxpodcast@gmail.com 

Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/GlassBoxPod 

Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/glassboxpodcast

Twitter: https://twitter.com/GlassBoxPod 

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/glassboxpodcast/ 

Merch store: https://www.redbubble.com/people/exmoapparel/shop

Or find the merch store by clicking on “Store” here: https://glassboxpodcast.com/index.html

One time Paypal donation: bryceblankenagel@gmail.com 

 

Apr 12, 2023

Yes, it’s that time of year again. We discuss General Conference of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in granular detail. Every single talk, every slur, every logical fallacy, all contained herewith. Enjoy! If you can, that is.

 

Other Appearances

 

Mormons on Mushrooms: https://www.mormonsonmushrooms.com/podcast/episode/7dc1c6bf/roughly-stoned-bryce-blankenagel-part-1-naked-mormonism-the-glass-box

 

Check out Joseph Smith vs Joseph’s Myth, where Aron and Bryce discuss the Joseph Smith story:

https://youtu.be/oD2Xhg6F-Js

 

Come see us on Aron Ra’s YouTube channel! He’s doing a series titled Reading Joseph’s Myth BoM. This link is for the playlist:   https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLXJ4dsU0oGMKfJKvEMeRn5ebpAggkoVHf 

 

Email: glassboxpodcast@gmail.com 

Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/GlassBoxPod 

Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/glassboxpodcast

Twitter: https://twitter.com/GlassBoxPod 

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/glassboxpodcast/ 

Merch store: https://www.redbubble.com/people/exmoapparel/shop

Or find the merch store by clicking on “Store” here: https://glassboxpodcast.com/index.html

One time Paypal donation: bryceblankenagel@gmail.com 

 

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