Changing Our Stories podcast
By Andrea Smardon
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Changing Our Stories is a podcast about transformation. Forged in the Mountain West, it's a virtual campfire under the stars. Here we gather to reflect on where we came from… and imagine where we’re headed next.
||CleanCrowdsourcing Isolation||This is a bonus episode in our series LGBTQ Off The Grid, where we break from our usual format to listen to the wisdom of the crowd. We put the call out to people from all over Utah to send us voice memos. This is what they have to say to the young...||4/10/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRainbow Mutual||In the last episode of our series LGBTQ Off The Grid, a family turns a Mormon tradition on its head to find fellowship.||3/14/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTransgender in Brigham City||In the latest installment of our series LGBTQ Off The Grid, a lone transgender person in Brigham City finds community in a coven of witches.||3/6/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTwo Spirit||Our series LGBTQ Off The Grid explores the far corners of Utah where lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender people, and those questioning their sexuality are often isolated and unseen. In this story, a gay Navajo man decides to leave the reservation to...||2/27/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWaterfalls in Red Rock Country||This season, LGBTQ Off The Grid, explores the far corners of Utah where lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender people, and those questioning their sexuality are often isolated and unseen. In this story, a formerly homeless man tries to help young people...||2/20/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSeason 3 Preview||Off The Grid||2/14/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTo Be Heard||A woman loses her political party and her religion, but finds her voice.||6/7/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWoman vs. Cardboard Cutout||It started with a phone blitz to Senator Orrin Hatch’s office, and now a 24-year-old woman is heading up a new organization for political accountability in Utah.||5/31/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitThe End of Poetry||An author of erotic poetry loses her desire to pen verses after the election of Donald Trump.||5/23/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanA Calling||One of the founders of Mormon Women for Ethical Government tells the story of how her commitment to God has been put to the test since the inauguration of President Trump.||5/16/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPlaydates with Purpose||After the November election, a group of stay-at-home moms in Salt Lake City wanted to go to the protest marches, but found it too difficult with young kids. Then they found their own way to be politically active.||5/9/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Errand of Angels||"The errand of angels is given to women." So says a song about the Mormon Relief Society. But what would an angel do after the election of President Donald Trump? One Utah woman finds her answer.||5/2/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSeason 2 Preview||They describe it as an awakening. They say it’s deeply personal, and that life will never be the same. The next season will be devoted entirely to changes in the lives of Utah women since the election.||4/26/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 7: Missionary to Drag Queen||Every other Friday in the Mormon town of Provo is drag night. Men who were once missionaries transform themselves into the Divine Sister Misters.||2/23/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 6: Monster to Man||After decades of separation, a woman has an unexpected reconciliation with her abusive ex-husband.||2/15/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 5: Drawing the Border||When an undocumented immigrant creates a work of art, she comes to realize that she is drawing her own border crossing.||2/8/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 4: Making a Home||A gay man leaves his hometown because he doesn’t feel welcome. After more than two decades away, he returns to find a new center for LGBT people under construction.||2/1/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 3: Particle to Wave||One women has worked her whole life to be a physics professor, but now she's thinking of giving that up to run for office.||1/25/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 2: Outside the Bubble||While some Americans seem to have resigned themselves to living in different worlds from their compatriots, one woman feels compelled to get out of her bubble.||1/18/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 1: Together||Since the election, we've heard a lot about what divides us, but what happens when we come together? This episode starts with some sweet dates that traveled across the world in a suitcase and ends with two men confronting the religious divide in Utah.||1/11/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanChanging Our Stories Preview||Changing Our Stories is a podcast about transformation. Forged in the Mountain West, it's a virtual campfire under the stars. Here we gather to reflect on where we came from… and imagine where we’re headed next. Each episode is an intimate, true...||1/5/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
Smart, compelling and deep
In this time, when it is so easy to feel divided along party, religious and economic lines, I think this podcast does a great job of giving us conversations that break down barriers. It makes me feel more inspired to do that in my own life.
Well done, KUER!
Andrea Smardon offers a view of the diverse stories of this place I now call home. I appreciate her professionalosm and the ease with which she tells these unfolding stories.
I've missed this
I've always enjoyed Andrea Smardon's stories on our local NPR station and it is refreshing to have her back. I think you will find her interviews inviting and her stories compelling.