Dialogue Podcasts

Dialogue Lectures #47 w/ Quincy Newell

In this Dialogue podcast Quincy Newell discusses “Your Sister in the Gospel: The Life of Jane Manning James, a Nineteenth-Century Black Mormon.” From the Miller Eccles website: A free black woman from Connecticut, Jane James positioned herself at the center of LDS history with uncanny precision. After her conversion, she traveled with her family and other converts from the region toRead More »

Dialogue Lectures #46 w/ Robin Jensen

In this Dialogue podcast Robin Scott Jensen discusses “A Window into Joseph Smith’s Translation: An Exploration of the Book of Abraham Manuscripts.” From the Miller Eccles website: The Joseph Smith Papers recently published the fourth volume in its Revelations and Translations series: Book of Abraham and Related Manuscripts. With this publication, readers will glean additional insight into the nineteenth-century coming forth of the BookRead More »

Dialogue Lectures #45 w/ Gary Bergera

In this Dialogue podcast Gary Bergera discusses “Confessions of a Mormon Historian: The Diaries of Leonard J. Arrington (1971 – 1997).” From the Miller Eccles website: Leonard Arrington (1917–1999) was born an Idaho chicken rancher whose early interests seemed not to extend much beyond the American west. Throughout his life, he tended to project a folksy persona, although nothing wasRead More »

Dialogue Lectures #44 w/ Thomas Wayment

In this Dialogue podcast Thomas Wayment discusses “The New Testament: A Translation for Latter-day Saints A Study Bible.” From the Miller Eccles website: “I would like to share the story that is not told in the introduction and how I arrived at the point of having produced a new translation for the Saints.” With these words, Thomas Wayment sums upRead More »

Dialogue Lectures #43 w/ Don Bradley

In this Dialogue podcast Don Bradley discusses “The 116 Lost Pages Re-Discovering the Book of Lehi.” From the Miller Eccles website: From an early age, Don Bradley has been intrigued with Mormon history. As an 11 year-old, he visited the Hill Cumorah with his parents and went looking for his own set of sacred records. While his search was unsuccessful,Read More »

Dialogue Lectures #42 w/ Jana Riess

In this Dialogue podcast Jana Riess discusses “Millennial Mormons: The Rising Generation of Latter-day Saints.” From the Miller Eccles website: How do young adult Mormons — the “Millennials” — differ politically from older Mormons, and how do they relate to authority? Research from the Next Mormons Survey (2016) indicates that young Mormons are less likely to vote Republican or adoptRead More »

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 »