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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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Now displaying: June, 2022
Jun 22, 2022

EPISODE 100!!! We’re celebrating this achievement with a different style of show. We’re talking all about hymns and music. What does music do to our brains? How can it be used for benevolent or, conversely, malevolent, purposes? Why is music easier to remember than just about any other media we create or consume? We also discuss some history of hymns and folk music in the Mormon culture and tradition as markers for significant events or used to ensure conformity or battle public perceptions. We round out the episode with some parodies of hymns we wrote to help break the spell!

 

Show Links: 

Hymn Parodies by Bryce & Shannon: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1095C1WDVWjOU0I2LVa7bm0Ob-r9e3EORPqJavZd7gd4/edit?usp=sharing 

 

We were on episode #333 of Serious Inquiries Only!: https://seriouspod.com/ 

 

Music, Rhythm, and the Brain: https://brainworldmagazine.com/music-rhythm-brain/ 

The Power of Music: MInd Control, by Rhythmic Sound: https://blogs.scientificamerican.com/guest-blog/the-power-of-music-mind-control-by-rhythmic-sound/ 

Why Does Music Give You Chills? https://www.mentalfloss.com/article/51745/why-does-music-give-us-chills 

How Cult Leaders Use Music for Mind Control: https://www.refinery29.com/en-us/2018/08/206497/cult-music-mind-control-brainwash 

Genetically Modified Skeptic: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7btz0ocXDeg 

Your Brain on Music: A Popular class breaks down how our brain responds to music: https://www.ucf.edu/pegasus/your-brain-on-music/ 

Your Brain on Music | Alan Harvey | TEDxPerth: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MZFFwy5fwYI 

What the Latter-Day Saint Hymn ‘Love at Home’ has to do with Blackface: https://www.sltrib.com/religion/2022/06/12/what-latter-day-saint/ 

 

Bryce’s links:

Mormon Songs by Levette J. Davidson

https://www.jstor.org/stable/537180

History of hymns

https://www.churchofjesuschrist.org/study/history/topics/hymns?lang=eng

Emma Smith hymn compilation revelation

https://www.josephsmithpapers.org/paper-summary/revelation-july-1830-c-dc-25/2

Emma 1835 hymnal

https://www.josephsmithpapers.org/paper-summary/collection-of-sacred-hymns-1835/8

1880s Psalmody

https://archive.org/details/latterdaysaintsp00unse/page/n90/mode/2up?view=theater

 

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Jun 21, 2022

I'm uploading this as a token of gratitude for all you listeners showing up for 100 episodes! Plus, people have been asking for our review on the main feed but UtBoH is just too big a topic for the regular show, so here's a standalone episode taken from our YouTube broadcast!

This is the next installment of our quarterly live Q&A broadcasts! We have our lovely patrons to thank over at https://www.patreon.com/GlassBoxPod for helping us reach our goal to make these possible.

This time around we're reviewing the new Hulu series, Under the Banner of Heaven, based on Jon Krakauer's book by the same title. SPOILER ALERT!!!

Thank you so much for spending your evening with us.

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Jun 8, 2022

Hey it’s Pride Month! We all hear about Prop 8 and how the LDS church paid a boatload of money to make it go their way. We thought the actions the church took in the past which led to these actions needed to be brought to light. We also discuss Patriarch Joseph Fielding Smith who was called to the office while known to be gay, then was fired from the job once the bigots spoke out against him. Then, in our Media section, Shannon brings you a large list of books you should look into written by Mary Renault. And finally, we bring you some excellent news out of New York



Show notes

 

Links

Memories of Being Gay at BYU by Earl Kofoed

https://web.archive.org/web/20060617213245/http://www.affirmation.org/memorial/memories_of_being_gay.shtml

LGBTQIAP+ history in America

https://www.lgbtqhistory.org/lgbt-rights-timeline-in-american-history/

Chronology of Events Patriarch Joseph Fielding Smith’s Homosexuality

https://web.archive.org/web/20100122080551/http://www.affirmation.org/memorial/joseph_fielding_smith.shtml

Queering the LDS Archive by K. Mohrman

https://read.dukeupress.edu/radical-history-review/article-abstract/2015/122/143/22262/Queering-the-LDS-Archive?redirectedFrom=fulltext

History of Sodomy Laws

https://www.glapn.org/sodomylaws/history/history.htm#:~:text=All%20states%20had%20laws%20against,effect%20in%201962%20without%20fanfare.

LDS Officials Seek to Join Hawaii Suit

https://www.deseret.com/1995/4/14/19169785/3-lds-officials-seek-to-join-hawaii-suit

Mormon campaign against gay marriage in Alaska

https://www.lds-mormon.com/gaylds-shtml/

The Mormon Proposition by Doe Daughtrey

https://www3.trincoll.edu/csrpl/RINVol11No3/Mormon%20Proposition.htm

LDS Cash Carries Gay-Marriage Fight

https://www.newspapers.com/clip/96367929/lds-cash-carries-gay-marriage-fight/

Improvement Era 113th semiannual conference report

https://archive.org/details/improvementera4511unse/page/n39/mode/2up?view=theater

Prelude to the National “Defense of Marriage” Campaign: Civil Discrimination Against Feared or Despised Minorities by D. Michael Quinn

https://www.jstor.org/stable/45226709?seq=11

Single men a “menace to society”?

https://www.ldsliving.com/are-single-lds-men-really-a-menace-to-society/s/76642



MOGP 

 

Mary Renault: A Biography, by Daniel Sweetman

 

Books and series by Mary Renault: 

 

Purposes of Love

The Friendly Young Ladies

Kind are her Answers

Return to Night

North Face

The Charioteer

The Last of the WIne

The Lion in the Gateway

The Nature of Alexander (Non-fiction)

The Mask of Apollo

The Praise Singer

 

(Theseus series) The King Must Die and The Bull from the Sea

(Alexander the Great series) Fire from Heaven, The Persian Boy, and Funeral Games 




Happy News: “X” Gender Markers Coming to New York State IDs This June: https://www.them.us/story/x-gender-markers-coming-to-new-york-state-ids-this-june 

 

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