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Glass Box Podcast

Join Bryce Blankenagel, Braden Hamm, and Shannon Grover as we walk through deep Mormon doctrine, headlines in and out of the LDS Church (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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Dec 30, 2020

End-of-the-shit-year-of-2020 fun episode! We want to end the year on a high note and what better way to do that than to spend the entire episode talking about fun things! And what might those be, you ask? Some favorite movies and books, of course! 

 

Survey about BOUNDARIES!: https://forms.gle/bHUugqgdtiRxU9nw7 

 

Bryce: Movie: Parasite: https://www.imdb.comhttps://www.imdb.com/title/tt6751668/?ref_=nv_sr_srsg_0/title/tt6751668/?ref_=nv_sr_srsg_0 

Book: Outbreak: A Crisis of Faith:  How Religion Ruined Our Global Pandemic

 

Braden: Movie: Happiest Season: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt8522006/?ref_=nv_sr_srsg_0 

Movie: Jojo Rabbit: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt2584384/?ref_=nv_sr_srsg_0 

 

Shannon: Movie: The Truman Show: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0120382/?ref_=nv_sr_srsg_0 

Book: Double Whammy, by Carl Hiaasen

 

Show links

Why Do We Go to the Movies?: https://www.theguardian.com/film/2001/sep/05/artsfeatures.arts 

 

Neil Gaiman on Why We Read and What Books Do for the Human Experience: https://www.brainpickings.org/2016/08/03/neil-gaiman-view-from-the-cheap-seats-reading/ 

 

The View from the Cheap Seats: Selected Nonfiction, by Neil Gaiman: https://www.amazon.com/View-Cheap-Seats-Selected-Nonfiction-ebook/dp/B00RLRLB26/ref=tmm_kin_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=&sr= 

 

Isaac Asimov on Fiction vs Science Fiction: https://explore.brainpickings.org/post/82036562960/isaac-asimov-on-fiction-vs-science-fiction-one 

 

Outbreak: A Crisis of Faith:  How Religion Ruined Our Global Pandemic: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B08KWN3VKF/ref=dbs_a_def_rwt_hsch_vapi_tkin_p1_i0 

 

Double Whammy by Carl Hiassen:  https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1538729520?ref_=dbs_m_mng_rwt_calw_tmmp_0&storeType=ebooks 

 

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Dec 16, 2020

We do a brief deep-dive into Book of Mormon archaeology, but probably not a story you’ve heard before. Thomas Stuart Ferguson was hired by BYU and the Mormon church to study Mesoamerica for ties to ancient Book of Mormon cities and artifacts. His findings will SHOCK you! Then we dive into the next installment of The Naked Communist with more background on post WWII history and the rise of fear and loathing of Communism in America. Finally we wrap with a feel-good story about a remote village in Canada supplementing their reliance on fossil fuels with tons of solar power!

 

Links:

 

Thomas Stuart Ferguson
https://www.sciencemag.org/news/2018/01/how-mormon-lawyer-transformed-archaeology-mexico-and-ended-losing-his-faith

http://www.ancientamerica.org/library/media/HTML/1bvanve9/30.%20IN%20HONOR%20OF%20THOMAS%20STUART%20FERGUSON.htm?n=0

https://www.fairmormon.org/answers/Book_of_Mormon/Archaeology/Thomas_Stuart_Ferguson

 

NWAF
https://byuorg.lib.byu.edu/index.php/New_World_Archaeological_Foundation#Assets_and_Administrative_Structure

 

Hitler’s invasion of Russia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Operation_Barbarossa 

 

Harry Hopkins: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harry_Hopkins

 

George Racey Jordan: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_Racey_Jordan 

 

Lend-Lease —   https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lend-Lease 

 

1936 Communist Constitution of Russia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1936_Constitution_of_the_Soviet_Union 

 

United Nations Charter: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charter_of_the_United_Nations 

 

Yalta Conference AKA Crimea Conference: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yalta_Conference 

 

Julius and Ethel Rosenberg:  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Julius_and_Ethel_Rosenberg 

 

Happy News:

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/edmonton/indigenous-owned-solar-farm-fort-chip-1.5807721

 

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Dec 2, 2020

The Mormon Moses, Russel M. Nelson, recently released a video to all the social medias about a new ad campaign the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is running. We discuss the video, the campaign as a whole, and some of our takeaways watching the campaign play out over the past week. Then, Braden tells us about “Yes, God, Yes!,” a coming of age story of a woman raised in a sexually repressive religion streaming now on Netflix. Then we round out the show with some happy news about the coming COVID-19 vaccine.

 

Happy news: https://uk.reuters.com/article/uk-health-coronavirus-vaccines-pfizer/pfizer-ends-covid-19-trial-with-95-efficacy-to-seek-emergency-use-authorization-idUKKBN27Y1HK?utm_source=reddit.com


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