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ExMormon Bookclub

47 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.

47 Episodes | 2019 - 2021

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

May 26th, 2021

1:03:09

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

40:36

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

45:11

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

1:20:42

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

45:05

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

52:12

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

1:00:57

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

1:06:33

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

1:22:44

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.

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The Queer Ward- With Ver

January 6th, 2021

1:04:32

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

59:17

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

58:33

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

51:56

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

39:44

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

56:57

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

1:02:57

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

45:07

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

9:39

Our Halloween episode takes a spiritual turn.

Fit To Be Loved

October 12th, 2020

21:02

Misty Monday morning thoughts on self worth and boundaries

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

October 8th, 2020

1:18:35

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

1:01:06

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

19:53

Monday mindfulness thought episode with host Sabrina Smith

Eric Pratt, Ex-Radical Mormon

August 24th, 2020

1:39:33

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

19:21

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

29:59

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

50:24

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

1:19:45

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

1:16:39

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

1:27:01

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

1:32:57

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

52:42

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

41:36

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

43:42

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

1:31:36

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

55:53

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

1:03:24

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

1:07:14

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

50:45

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

22:06

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

53:53

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

1:12:41

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

57:59

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

50:32

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 …

#BlightTheWorld

December 11th, 2019

1:10:21

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

53:32

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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