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ExMormon Bookclub

56 EpisodesProduced by Sabrina SmithWebsite

A friendly chat about what it is like to grow up in Mormonism and leave the faith. The fun, the struggles, and the frustrations. A chat with an Ex-mo and her never mo (mormon), fringe-mo, and formerly mormon friends. Humor mixed with rage, but mostly fun times. For never-mo's and ex-mo's alike.

56 Episodes | 2019 - 2022

Finding Peace in the Woods With Alex

August 27th, 2022


Never Mo Alex tells us about her retreats to the woods and finding her own spirituality. 


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Amy's Anger. Not A Bad Thing.

July 12th, 2022


Amy grew up in an abusive Latter-Day Saint home and was made safe and at home by a black neighbor. Decades later the contrast of safety and danger teamed with racist and homophobic church doctrine to lead to her exit …

Welcome Back Friends!

June 14th, 2022


Kicking off Season 3 of Ex Mormon book club with a solo Episode Host Sabrina discusses the changes in spiritual leanings she has experienced over the …

Faith Crisis? Nah! Doubt Your Doubts And Trust Your Gut!

November 16th, 2021


Sabrina and Meredith trouble shoot a post Mormonism faith crisis, wading through how much to believe in and what and who to trust or not trust and …

Love. Love? Love! With Ali

October 10th, 2021


We talk a lot about toxic Mormon culture- meat, soda, soaking, and how true happiness is found by being your authentic self.  If it works for you, …

Processing the Anger with Stacy

September 15th, 2021


Today we have someone who is in the process of leaving the church, and is still in that very raw anger phase. Join us as Stacy shares this part of her journey.

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Dear StakePrez.Com by Royce

August 29th, 2021


Our old friend and fellow Aggie, Royce, stops in for a visit to tell us about his new website turned Reddit subthread and we …

Sarah Smith- Be Who You Are.

August 10th, 2021


Sarah Smith talks to Sabrina about growing up in a part member convert family, and how the military played a role in her exit from the church.


Pie and Beer Day with Scarlet

July 27th, 2021


TW: Kidnapping, sexual abuse, mental and physical abuse, Child abuse.... Pretty much, if something dealing with horrible things that can happen to people in life trigger you, this is not the episode for you. 

Scarlet …

Best Two Years My ASS!!! With Skylar

June 27th, 2021


Skylar had some crazy experiences on her mission, and at a church school. But the thing that ultimately lead her out of the church? Meeting her wife …

To Pioneer Trek or to Star Trek? A very Sci-Fi influneced convo with Kyle

May 26th, 2021


Kyle, Host of a Doctor Who podcast Joins us to talk about his experienced growing up Mormon, and why he left.  Come geek out with us!

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Scott part 2: In the Name Of Dolly

May 2nd, 2021


Scott and I continue our discussion, hitting the importance of story telling for humans, and the importance of finding the positives as well as the negatives in our lived experiences, especially as it relates to our …

Scott Part 1: A Mormon Reformation? Please!

May 2nd, 2021


In part 1 of a two part series we talk to Scott, a gay man from the Salt Lake Valley who grew up believing and has searched for a way to connect to …

A Non-Mormon Goes To Utah State University

April 19th, 2021


Nancy, Originally from Illinois, goes to Utah States and meets the love of her life and learns all sorts about mormonism.  Also in this episode, an introduction to a different kind of Jesus. What is the penal …

Murder, Mormonism, Nihilism and Freia

March 24th, 2021


A true crime fan, and a woman that loves to learn about religion just to understand the culture. Our chat with Freia was an adventure like no other, …

Ex-Mormon TiK Tok With Aunt Lydia

March 4th, 2021


Aunt Lydia is one of many in the popular wave of Ex-mormon Tik Tokers and today she takes more than her usual allotted Tik Tok minute to tell us how …

Elle- Master of Divinity, Polyglot of Religion

February 22nd, 2021


Elle Milles-Warner grew up in a jack mormon home, tried to give the church a real run but the ridiculousness of Kolob and Missionary work brought out …

A Mixed Faith Marriage, With Keith

February 6th, 2021


Keith was all in, until racism, church history and finally homophobic policies and church actions destroyed all hope of "staying in the boat." But …

Britton and Carolee

January 22nd, 2021


Britton and Carolee are our first married couple on the show. Both return missionaries they are in the process of an official church exit now.


The Queer Ward- With Ver

January 6th, 2021


Ver is a non-binary asexual young adult that is finding zer way to  stay active in the church by taking it a la carte and figuring out what zie wants …

Noah Isaacs: Find The Box Thats Gay And Throw A Fab Party On Your Mission!

December 25th, 2020


Noah Isaacs was a queer LDS guy in Utah, struggling to find a testimony and a place to fit in. Eventually he found his spot, still in Northern Utah, but outside of the Mormon faith of his parents.


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Quite A Spiritual Trip! With McLean Taylor

December 11th, 2020


Decended from a Prophet, a Divorce and the CES Letter was the beginning of the end for McLean. Or was it just a new beginning?


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Everyone Is Going To Hell! Growing Up Evangelical With Leslie

December 4th, 2020


Leslie is a Never-Mo Member of the IRL book club.  Grew up in the Quaker and a couple of Evangelical churches and eventually broke free. In the last of our Non-Member November series we take a look at some similarities …

Living through the Moonie Experience With Author Lisa Kohn

November 28th, 2020


Lisa Kohn, author of To the Moon and Back shares her life experiences and compares notes between the Moonies and the Mormons

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Jessie Shedden and the Plymouth Brethren Church

November 23rd, 2020


Jessie Shedden shares her experiences growing up in the Plymouth Brethren Church, how she left and talks about her memoir-Tomorrow's Never Promised


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Finding Healing Through Music With Ben Grace

November 23rd, 2020


Ben Grace grew up in the Christadelphian faith. When that no longer worked for him, he used music to find healing and a help create a new faith home …

Leaving the Brotherhood

November 5th, 2020


Season 2 of Ex-Mormon Book Club kicks off with Non-Member November and a chat with a former Catholic Dominican Brother.


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Blessed Samhain

November 1st, 2020


Our Halloween episode takes a spiritual turn.

Fit To Be Loved

October 12th, 2020


Misty Monday morning thoughts on self worth and boundaries

America! When West Side Story Breaks Your Shelf, with Henry.

October 8th, 2020


Henry has had one of the most interesting and unique journeys through and then out of Mormonism. Born in Arizona, with a good chunk of life in Sanpete County, UT and a mission to Pittsburgh. Henry has seen some things. …

Word To The Wise- Dumb! With Tricia Hansen

September 26th, 2020


We chatted with an exmormon convert who's whole family was impacted by her flirt to convert moment. Plus and I depth convo on the word of wisdom and …

When Smoke Gets In Your Eyes: Learning to Breathe In Bad Airq

September 14th, 2020


Monday mindfulness thought episode with host Sabrina Smith

Eric Pratt, Ex-Radical Mormon

August 24th, 2020


Eric Pratt is a Police Officer in Central Utah, a hopeful restaurateur, a return missionary and a self-identified ex-radical Mormon. How did he go …

Broken Mirrors and Love

August 9th, 2020


A Sunday thoughtfulness episode where our host discusses platonic love and embracing being human and imperfect


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Sunday mindful ramblings, a worship service.

August 2nd, 2020


Thoughts and feelings about aligning with the universe, and my first experience as an ordanined minister of the universal life church (non religious affiliated) creating my own religious rite, a sage smudging walking …

Recovering Agency, With Author Luna Corbden

August 1st, 2020


Luna Corbden (Pen name Luna Lindsay) joins us to tell some of her personal story and journey, and talk about her book Recovering Agency: Lifting the …

Taking a Pause With Sara

July 4th, 2020


Reiki Practicioner and nurse Sara talks about her new path and spiritual journey from a childhood raised in Utah as a Mormon to her spiritual rebirth in Seattle and continued journey in L.A.


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"Honey, I Don't Think Utah Was Made For Me." Danessa Jones Colides With Utah.

June 20th, 2020


Danessa is a queer person of color, originally from New York, currently living in Utah. She covers her experiences with racism, sexism, homophobia, …

Ditching the Cult and Tackling Life, Leaving the Witnesses And Becoming a Pro Athlete With Erica

June 11th, 2020


Ex- Jehovas Witness member, pro football player, and Transgender rights activist Erica tackles a conversation about leaving her childhood religion, owning her life as an out and proud transgender woman, and athlete. We …

Covering All The Bases, With Steve

May 31st, 2020


Steve joins us to talk about his journey in to and out of Mormonism, being a journalist in Utah, Church history issues, being the parent of a transgender child in mormonism, mormon racism history and issues, surviving …

Setting boundaries, aggressive grandparents and your kids, with Olivia.

May 22nd, 2020


Olivia talks about her journey out of the church and we trouble shoot grandparents aggressively trying to baptize her kid against her wishes.


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Finding Your Own Spiritual Path With Carmen

May 10th, 2020


Never-Mormon Carmen talks about growing up in the south, going to Christian school, and finding her own spiritual path. Plus a discussion on the …

Game Night With The Ethical Slut: Polyamory with Seth

April 28th, 2020


Seth joins us to discus how he became polyamorus, why he left the Mormon church, how to deal with jealousy, and why you should read The Ethical Slut. …

Mommy's Tired, Fast For Jesus

April 13th, 2020


Sabrina has a conversation with two Never-mormons trying to understand the churches World Wide Fast on Good Friday. The group also discusses the Word of Wisdom, EFY and Mormon pop music, and how to survive quarantine …

Holding on to the Good and Letting Go of the Bad With Darkwing

April 12th, 2020


We talk about choosing to watch Tiger King over General Conference. To fast or not to fast? And how to stay in the church and not be of the church when you disagree with racism and homophobia in the church and its …

Kissing on the A, and Cans of Gold: Becoming Rich in Friendship With Royce

March 31st, 2020


Royce recaps his adventures with Utah State's Conference Championship victory, and trying to get back home mid-COVID-19. He shares his story, growing up in a Mormon family of ten kids, and leaving the church as the …

Just Don't Bother! With Moana

March 25th, 2020


Moana, a Pacific Iander who grew up in Utah discusses privilege, racism, sexism, and family within Mormon culture. Laughter lightens this heavy …

A Crime Walk and A Drunken Ramble With Hillary

March 12th, 2020


1st generation Never-Mo Hillary Joins our host on a local tour of 911, the coroners office, and a meet up with the bomb squad. After we talk death and mormonism over a beer.


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Booze and Magical Frogs with Jessica

March 5th, 2020


Jessica, a never-mo friend, talks about serving our host her first wine tasting, working for budwiser, and seeing the Book of Mormon on Broadway.


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Sister Pigeon and BYU Rainbows

February 28th, 2020


We speak with fringe mormon Sister Pigeon, who has moved across multiple states to settle in Provo and help provide a safe space for the LGBTQ …

There Are Not Enough Cookies to Make Up For This! Fresh Out of Fucks With Stevie

February 11th, 2020


Stevie, life long Mormon talks about the things that drove her from the church. Creepers coming after her kids, how weird garments are, betrayal from ward "friends" and what she believes now.


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Q&A with a never-Mo (Part 1)

January 29th, 2020


Sabrina Smith has an open discussion with her Never-Mormon friend Crystal, covering general questions from what a typical mormon week looks like, to …

HAPPY PHOENIX FESTIVAL, and other holidays!

January 7th, 2020


We have our first Never-Mo on to discuss Christmas and New Years traditions, something called Phoenix Festival, the Netflix movie Kalus, the LDS Churches reaction to fires in Austrailia, and entitled boomers at Sheri's …


December 11th, 2019


Kathy Carlston meets with us to discuss her life experiences as a queer former member of the LDS faith, a Columbine survivor, her involvement with …

Coffee In The Face of Shame

November 24th, 2019


A chat with host Sabrina Smith and long time friend and former fellow ward (congregation) member Anna about her recent journey out of Mormonism, current event- Housewives SLC, and an assortment of important readings and …

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