Dialogue Podcasts

Dialogue Fireside #6 w/Terryl Givens

A New York native, Terryl Givens did his graduate work in intellectual history (Cornell) and comparative literature (UNC Chapel Hill). In 2019 he retired from the Jabez A. Bostwick Chair at the University of Richmond to be Neal A. Maxwell Senior Research Fellow in Provo. He has been a commentator on CNN, NPR, and in the PBS/Frontline documentary, The Mormons.Read More »

Dialogue Topic Pages Podcast #3: Feminism

Editor’s Note: This transcript has been lightly edited from the podcast format. The I used in the text signifies Taylor Petrey and most of the historical narrative was written by him. Some extra context has been given where he worked from notes and may differ slightly from the podcast. This article should not be considered a scholarly or academic attemptRead More »

Dialogue Sunday Study #38 w/Melody Newey Johnson

Melody Newey Johnson works as a certified nurse case manager for University of Utah Health. Her decades-long nursing career in cardiology, nephrology, epidemiology, oncology, infusion specialties, behavioral medicine, and clinical management have provided a rich environment for her foundational commitment toward understanding and improving the human condition. She is a writer and poet with numerous works published in literary journalsRead More »

Dialogue Sunday Study #37 w/Cathy Stokes

Catherine Stokes is a pioneering African-American member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church). She is also a retired deputy director of the Illinois Department of Public Health and a community volunteer. She lived in Chicago much of her life and became the first member of her family to graduate from college. She attended the MichaelRead More »

Dialogue Topic Pages Podcast #2: Race

Editor Taylor Petrey takes listeners into the conversations on race and civil rights within the pages of Dialogue. Since its inception, Dialogue has bravely entered conversations and cultural moments with integrity, hope, and charity. Petrey’s narrative shows that these conversations occurred in five different acts, each with its own influence and context. Note: The term “Negro” is used in theRead More »

Dialogue Fireside #5 w/Jill Mulvay Derr

Jill Mulvay Derr has studied the history of Latter-day Saint women for more than four decades. She worked in the History Department of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints under the direction of two Church Historians: Leonard J. Arrington and Marlin K. Jensen. In the course of research and teaching at Brigham Young University she became Associate ProfessorRead More »

Dialogue Sunday Study #36 w/Elray Henriksen

Elray Henriksen on D&C 12-17 and JS History 1:66-75 Elray Henriksen grew up in an LDS family in Norway and Switzerland, and served as a sergeant in the Norwegian Air Force before doing an undergraduate degree in Peace and Development Studies focused on religious peacebuilding at Bradford University in the UK. He then completed a master’s degree in 2007 in Peace Operations at GeorgeRead More »

Dialogue Topic Pages #1: First Vision

Dialogue is proud to launch a new monthly podcast series on the dialoguejournal.com/topicpages, exploring key issues in the history of LDS scholarship. Join host Taylor Petrey, editor of Dialogue and associate professor of religion at Kalamazoo College as he studies The First Vision as viewed through the scholarship found within Dialogue’s pages.

Dialogue Book Report #9: Novels of polygamy and the Great Basin frontier

Andrew Hall converses with three remarkable novelists, all of whom have recently published novels set in 19th century Mormon settlements on the Great Basin frontier. Phyllis Barber, John Bennion, and Dean Hughes write in widely different styles, but all of their recent novels feature characters struggling with polygamy. They talk about their novels, the realities of polygamy and the UnitedRead More »

Dialogue Sunday Study #35 w/Kif Augustine

January 24: Kif Augustine on D&C 3-9 Kif Augustine is Ivan Meitus Chair and Professor of Law at BYU Law School. She was the Associate Dean for Research and Academic Affairs from 2008 to 2013. She has twice been a Fulbright Scholar, first in Argentina and later in Beijing. Her scholarship focuses on intersections among citizenship, immigration, gender, and race.Read More »