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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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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

Oct 7, 2020

I mean, the title is pretty self-explanatory. Yeah, it’s that long because boiling down 10 hours of brainwashing stupefaction takes a while. But, we discuss what slipped through the cracks and why it matters for us to analyze every nook and cranny of each #GenCON.

 

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Sep 23, 2020

We take this week’s episode as a time to reflect on the incredible life and legacy of one of the nation’s brightest minds. SCOTUS lost a paragon of civil rights and gender equality in a contentious election year. We discuss the life and accomplishments of RBG, what her death in September 2020 means, and what we can expect moving forward. After that, Braden phones in to tell us about Pride, a movie about a GLB rights group protesting for miner’s rights in Magaret Thatcher’s U.K. Then we discuss the recent endorsement by Scientific American of Joe Biden, the first in the 175 years of the journal’s history.

 

Voting resources
https://vote.gov/
https://www.vote411.org/

 

RBG resources
https://www.npr.org/2016/07/14/486080234/listen-justice-ginsburg-expands-on-decision-to-apologize-for-trump-remarks
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/09/18/us/ruth-bader-ginsburg-dead.html?fbclid=IwAR30TLvfPs2wnPJHtPHoCfIvgm0WEnsln7NQ3FS4g83-oZmfj-mjWKxvseU

https://www.npr.org/2020/09/18/100306972/justice-ruth-bader-ginsburg-champion-of-gender-equality-dies-at-87

https://www.cnn.com/2020/09/19/politics/obama-ruth-bader-ginsburg-supreme-court-nominee/index.html

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-54214729?fbclid=IwAR3Dak-_TF8mbSH09SINNC4U09o8Oal0vvj82_8NkhS2gy6sJOCVBfAQ6OY
https://www.motherjones.com/2020-elections/2020/09/a-long-list-of-gop-senators-who-promised-not-to-confirm-a-supreme-court-nominee-during-an-election-year/?utm_source=twitter&utm_campaign=naytev&utm_medium=social
https://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2020/07/15/how-trump-compares-with-other-recent-presidents-in-appointing-federal-judges/
https://www.brookings.edu/blog/fixgov/2020/05/05/how-close-is-president-trump-to-his-goal-of-record-setting-judicial-appointments/

 

Happy news: https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/scientific-american-endorses-joe-biden/

 

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Sep 9, 2020

Shannon Grover joins us again for the next installment of The Naked Communist, why don’t we just make it official? Welcome to our new permanent co-host!! We start the show with a quick rundown of a recent talk given by Quentin L. Cook of the Quorum of Apostles about the current wave of civil rights protests we see across the nation. We transition seamlessly into The Naked Communist and it’s remarkable how similar the arguments are with 70 years separating them. Then we discussed an ad campaign by reddit to try and increase voter turnout this November.

 

Quentin L. Cook BYU talk https://www.deseret.com/faith/2020/8/24/21398349/elder-cook-to-byu-faculty-focus-on-building-faith-in-christ-church-brigham-young-provo-racial-unity?fbclid=IwAR3d20OGp68n-9MuLE-MFt8Yq6_67bPlP7cX6DuP1cxvJ8pM9saO_i4cazg

 

Happy news https://www.reddit.com/r/mildlyinteresting/comments/ikxsst/this_reddit_billboard_advertisement_for_their/

 

Voting resources
https://vote.gov/
https://www.vote411.org/

 

Show Links:

Website http://www.glassboxpodcast.com/index.html

Find us on Facebook and Twitter @Glass Box Podcast

Merch shop https://groundgnomes.launchcart.store/shop

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