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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

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