Dialogue Podcasts

Dialogue Lectures #41 w/Patrick Mason

In this Dialogue podcast Patrick Mason discusses “Religion, Violence, and Peace: A Latter Day Saint View.” From the Miller Eccles website: For more than a decade, the bestselling book on Mormonism has been Jon Krakauer’s Under the Banner of Heaven. Krakauer suggests that Mormonism offers an excellent case study for telling “a story of violent faith.” It is true thatRead More »

Dialogue Lectures #40 w/ Thomas Simpson

In this Dialogue podcast Thomas Simpson discusses “American Universities and the Birth of Modern Mormonism.” From the Miller Eccles website: In the closing decades of the nineteenth century, college-age Latter-day Saints began undertaking a remarkable intellectual pilgrimage from Utah to the nation’s elite universities, including Harvard, Columbia, Michigan, Chicago, and Stanford. Thomas W. Simpson chronicles the academic migration of hundreds of LDSRead More »

Dialogue Lectures #39 w/ William MacKinnon and Richard E. Turley

In this Dialogue podcast William MacKinnon and Richard E. Turley discuss insights from their research on the Utah War and the Mountain Meadows Massacre. From the Miller Eccles website: Rick Turley was formerly Assistant Church Historian and is currently managing director of the Public Affairs Department of the Church. Bill MacKinnon is an independent, award winning historian of the American West, whoRead More »

Dialogue Lectures #38 w/ D. Michael Quinn

In this Dialogue podcast Michael Quinn discusses findings from his new book The Mormon Hierarchy: Wealth and Corporate Power. From the Miller Eccles website: “The first two volumes of Dr. Quinn’s best-selling Mormon Hierarchy series were titled Origins of Power (1994) and Extensions of Power (1997). Now, after 20 years, the long-anticipated third volume of the trilogy, Wealth & Corporate Power, has arrived. Always an entertaining and well-informed speaker, Dr. Quinn’sRead More »

Dialogue Lectures #37 w/ Christine Durham

Christine Durham was the first-ever female Chief Justice of the Utah Supreme Court. In this Dialogue podcast she discusses how she has dealt with stereotyping and bias based on religion, from outsiders, and occasionally on gender and ideology, from insiders. From the Miller Eccles website: “Christine Durham graduated from law school in 1971, when fewer than two percent of lawyersRead More »

Dialogue Lectures #36 w/ Bryce Cook

Part two of Bryce Cook’s “What Do We Know of God’s Will for His LGBT Children? An Examination of the LDS Church’s Position on Homosexuality.” Note that this is a recording of his version found on Mormon LGBT Questions although it is very similar to his Dialogue article. The recording has been split into two pieces for ease of listening.Read More »

Dialogue Lectures #35 w/ Bryce Cook

As a companion to Bryce Cook’s Summer 2017 article “What Do We Know of God’s Will for His LGBT Children? An Examination of the LDS Church’s Position on Homosexuality” we bring you a recording of his article for Dialogue podcasts #35 and #36. Note that this is a recording of his version found on Mormon LGBT Questions although it isRead More »

Dialogue Lectures #34 w/ Laurel Thatcher Ulrich

In the newest Dialogue podcast Pulitzer Prize-winning author, and Harvard University professor, Laurel Thatcher Ulrich, discusses her new book A House Full of Females – Plural Marriage and Women’s Rights in Early Mormonism, 1835 -1870.  From the Miller Eccles website: In January 1870, three or four thousand Latter-day Saint women gathered in the old tabernacle in Salt Lake City to protest federalRead More »

Dialogue Lectures #33 w/ Matthew Garrett

In the newest Dialogue podcast Matthew Garrrett, Professor of History at Bakersfield College and winner of the 2015 Juanita Brooks Prize in Mormon Studies, discusses his research on the Indian Student Placement Program sponsored by the Church and documented in his recent book, Making Lamanites: Mormons, Native Americans, and the Indian Student Placement Program, 1947-2000, published by The University of UtahRead More »

Dialogue Lectures #32 w/ John Christopher Thomas

John Christopher Thomas is a Pentecostal who studies the Book of Mormon. He spoke at the Miller Eccles group on his new book “A Pentecostal Reads the Book of Mormon: A Literary and Theological Introduction.” Enjoy his fascinating insights in the 32nd Dialogue podcast. From the Miller Eccles site: “Dr. Thomas (PhD, University of Sheffield) is Clarence J. Abbott Professor ofRead More »