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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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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 

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One time Paypal donation: bryceblankenagel@gmail.com 

 

Mar 29, 2023

With a new year under the control of Revision Rusty M. Nailz we have a new Temple Endowment for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints! What’s new? What’s not new?! Why did they make the changes?!?! We dive deep into the new endowment with comparisons from older versions to see what’s slipped through the cracks about the new Mormon ritual. After that we review a movie with another secret combination as its center, Angels and Demons, based on the Dan Brown novel. Then we wrap with happy news about the Bible possibly being banned in Utah public schools.

 

Happy news: https://www.standard.net/news/education/2023/mar/24/davis-county-critic-seeks-bible-ban-in-swipe-at-utah-school-library-policy/

https://www.davis.k12.ut.us/academics/library/library

 

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

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

One time Paypal donation: bryceblankenagel@gmail.com 

 

Mar 15, 2023

Next on the block is the “Emotion” component of Steven Hassan’s BITE model of cult mind control. This launches us into the next installment of Saints: The Standard of Truth, covering the visionary era of the early Mormon movement and the move from New York to Ohio. Sidney Rigdon and Parley P. Pratt are introduced, as are the Partridge family, including 7 and 11 year-old Emily and Eliza. The book casually introduces the subject of polygamy, presumably to smooth over the subject in the coming chapters when the practice becomes more controversial and widespread. We end the segment discussing Ezra Booth and his expose letters after he was excommunicated from the church for speaking out against Joseph Smith. The episode ends with some good news from Minnesota about transgender health care!

 

Show Notes

 

6 Highly Effective Tactics Cult leaders Use to Build a Raving Audience:    https://bettermarketing.pub/6-highly-effective-tactics-cult-leaders-use-to-build-a-raving-audience-ff3111c4bbf3 

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/ 

 

Books: 

Combating Cult Mind Control: The #1 Best Selling Guide to Protection, Rescue and Recovery from Destructive Cults, by Steven Hassan 

Freedom of Mind: Helping Loved Ones Leave Controlling People, Cults and Beliefs, by Steven Hassan

Releasing the Bonds: Empowering People to Think for Themselves, by Steven Hassan 

The Cult of Trump: A Leading Cult Expert Explains How the President Uses Mind Control, by Steven Hassan 

 

Saints links:

Ezra Booth letters

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

Jacob 2 “exception clause” links

https://oneclimbs.com/2017/01/05/a-proposed-reinterpretation-of-jacob-230/

https://bookofmormonism.com/2022/01/31/jacob-230-raising-up-seed-and-the-polygamy-question/

https://www.fairlatterdaysaints.org/archive/publications/contradiction_between_jacob_and_dc_132

https://www.churchofjesuschrist.org/study/manual/book-of-mormon-seminary-teacher-manual-2017/jacob/lesson-44-jacob-2-12-35?lang=eng

 

Happy news:  

https://abcnews.go.com/US/transgender-health-care-now-protected-minnesota/story?id=97739240

 

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

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

One time Paypal donation: bryceblankenagel@gmail.com 

 

Mar 1, 2023

This is kind of an unusual episode. Shannon’s still in recovery so Bryce is making a solo run for better or worse (definitely the latter). We run through the stories of some early African-American members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Their stories are remarkable, their struggles real, their histories vague but inspiring. We try to place their stories within the larger context of slavery in Utah and what life might have been like at the time. Thank you to Century of Black Mormons project at the University of Utah for creating a wonderful resource with biographies of these historical figures. After that, we go through the 2000 movie, Remember the Titans (mighty, mighty, ti-tans!) and discuss how this football movie isn’t really a football movie at all, but a movie about racism. Then we wrap with happy news about the recent SEC filing which charged the Mormon church with hiding assets and unfair investment practices.

 

Show Notes

Century of Black Mormons

https://exhibits.lib.utah.edu/s/century-of-black-mormons/page/welcome

Black Saints and the Priesthood

https://mormonr.org/qnas/BT5Sk/black_saints_and_the_priesthood_brigham_young_early_utah_era/research

Besty Brown Fluellen

https://exhibits.lib.utah.edu/s/century-of-black-mormons/page/fluellen-betsy-brown#?c=&m=&s=&cv=&xywh=-848%2C-36%2C2224%2C837

John Priesly

https://exhibits.lib.utah.edu/s/century-of-black-mormons/page/priesly-john#?c=&m=&s=&cv=&xywh=-2836%2C-127%2C7382%2C2799

Edward “Ned” Leggroan

https://exhibits.lib.utah.edu/s/century-of-black-mormons/page/leggroan-edward-ned#?#_ftn16&c=&m=&s=&cv=&xywh=-253%2C-19%2C1084%2C411

Nancy Smith

https://exhibits.lib.utah.edu/s/century-of-black-mormons/page/smith-nancy#?c=&m=&s=&cv=&xywh=-1998%2C-132%2C6955%2C2662

Isaac Lewis Manning

https://exhibits.lib.utah.edu/s/century-of-black-mormons/page/manning-isaac-lewis#?#_ftn21&c=&m=&s=&cv=&xywh=-1381%2C-96%2C5053%2C1934

Utah 1852 slave code

https://www.blackpast.org/african-american-history/primary-documents-african-american-history/utah-slave-code-1852/

History of slave codes

https://www.nps.gov/ethnography/aah/aaheritage/histContextsE.htm#:~:text=There%20were%20numerous%20restrictions%20to,or%20possess%20%E2%80%9Cinflammatory%E2%80%9D%20literature.

More slave codes

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

The Sounds of Slavery by T. David Franklin; Featured public domain slave songs and hollers 

https://archive.org/details/TDavidFranklinTheSoundsofSlavery/02__Levee_Holler.mp3

 

MOGP:

Remember the Titans 

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0210945/

 

Happy news:  

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

 

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

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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