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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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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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Nov 18, 2020

In light of a recent Twitter op-ed, we invite Dr. Cristina Rosetti onto the show to discuss a polygamist group in Utah (the Kingston Group) who’ve recently contributed to political campaigns, shot rifles with POTUS’s son, and opposed the decriminalization of polygamy which recently passed the Utah legislature. Rosetti helps us navigate the tumultuous waters of Mormon polygamy and discusses the recently-passed bill. Then we jump into our next installment of The Naked Communist before wrapping with some happy news about the recent Presidential Election.

 

Links mentioned in the interview:

https://cherishfamilies.org/?fbclid=IwAR1P2QDwOaqIonSZUAgpepQwrJ3CH1N5AU9_jIHXUBrdQs7s5OfFXs5GiQw

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Apostolic_United_Brethren?fbclid=IwAR0Hgna6chGnE7HbnBKPsVkXCwBBTRGNcYuaNw5b7MfWMhMFODarx7Ei_A4

https://www.sltrib.com/news/politics/2020/11/06/utah-attorney-general/?fbclid=IwAR0r7qQVu_WARC1bGwdDQWCSrszYpZ25eXAhBLmR8GvrNI853FgveH4cx2M

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Short_Creek_raid?fbclid=IwAR18g9FS-5zcBzeHeGxxNG4oNBJ5MgfMOj_iVoAdzm0vmCd66WpKh4jcJZg

https://www.jstor.org/stable/45227157?seq=1&fbclid=IwAR0zfQsegBUAqAeNedCj8USTc2kq_0YWIL_mnuDp9OHgDiv21n0T5h5-t4c#metadata_info_tab_contents

 

Follow Cristina Rosetti here! https://twitter.com/CristinaMartaR


Show Links:
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Nov 3, 2020

You heard it right, Justice Dallin H. Oaks said “Black lives matter”! Buuuuuuut, he said ‘but’ after it. We go top to bottom on Oaks’ recent BYU speech titled “Racism and Other Challenges” to see what slipped through the cracks and talk generally about masks, voting, protests, statues, and the works. Then we talk about “The Social Dilemma,” a new doc on Netflix about the problems of social media and how it has fueled and shaped modern politics. Then Shannon tells us about the Duwamish river in Seattle healing after 2 decades of environmental conservation efforts. Hey everybody, get out and vote!

 

Links:

James Randi Educational Foundation
https://web.randi.org/

 

Justice Dallin Oaks “Racism and Other Challenges”

https://newsroom.churchofjesuschrist.org/article/president-oaks-byu-devotional-october-2020-talk

https://www.deseret.com/faith/2020/10/27/21536493/black-lives-matter-dallin-h-oaks-byu-devotional-first-presidency-latter-day-saints-mormon-lds?fbclid=IwAR0CAz_O_gyvg1-hybL4nVx-Z3XUpO_b1LP1fxhmRJxrQSc1mpZqM9bLGCc

 

Trump compared to Captain Moroni:

https://www.newsweek.com/mike-lee-donald-trump-captain-moroni-book-mormon-1543117

 

Happy news:

https://www.seattlemet.com/news-and-city-life/2020/10/sodo-s-duwamish-river-is-visibly-healing-seattle

 

Show Links:
Website http://www.glassboxpodcast.com/index.html
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Oct 21, 2020

A whole episode about Ezra Taft Benson and Cleon Skousen! We invite Dr. Matt Harris, author of the recent “Watchman on the Tower; Ezra Taft Benson and the Making of the Mormon Right” along with friend of the show, Joseph Geisner, to discuss the life and influences of Mormon Prophet, Ezra Benson. A product of the red scare and McCarthyism, Benson rose to prominence as Dwight Eisenhower’s Secretary of Agriculture and continued to gain status as a radical right-wing conspiracy theorist general authority, eventually becoming prophet of the church in 1985. Arguably, no other individual has had more influence making Mormonism a conservative religion than Benson himself. Please pick up a copy of Matt’s book from Benchmark Books here: https://www.benchmarkbooks.com/ or ring them up and have them send you a copy at 801-486-3111. After that, we do our next installment of Cleon Skousen’s “The Naked Communist” with added context from the interview. Then we round out the show with some happy news about high early-voter turnout during our important 2020 election.

 

Benson speeches:

https://sites.google.com/site/heavenlybanner/crtool

https://speeches.byu.edu/speakers/ezra-taft-benson/

https://speeches.byu.edu/talks/ezra-taft-benson/safety-face-danger/

https://speeches.byu.edu/talks/ezra-taft-benson/lds-church-politics/

https://speeches.byu.edu/talks/ezra-taft-benson/jesus-christ-gifts-expectations/

https://www.churchofjesuschrist.org/media/video/2013-05-1250-ezra-taft-benson-documentary?lang=eng

https://speeches.byu.edu/talks/ezra-taft-benson/people-world-celebration-iran/

 

If you HAVE to buy the book from Amazon, here’s the link: https://www.amazon.com/Watchman-Tower-Benson-Making-Mormon/dp/1607817713

 

Happy news: https://www.voanews.com/episode/coronavirus-fuels-unprecedented-early-voting-us-4451251

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