Infants on Thrones
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An entertaining podcast about self-awareness and discovery. The title Infants on Thrones is an homage to the Mormon Founder Joseph Smith who said, in his lesser-known King Follet discourse, that eternity is full of thrones, upon which dwell thousands of children, reigning on thrones of glory, with not one cubit added to their stature. It is a funny image, but it also suggests that we, as amateur podcasters, do not really have all the answers we may think we do. We can't take ourselves too seriously. We are also Infants on Thrones.
||ExplicitEvaluating Evidence: Deconstructing the Trump Dossier – Part 1||What is the difference between “fake news” and “real news?” What is the impact of “alternative facts?” Is there really anything to this buzzfeed-leaked Dossier about Trump’s alleged connections with Russia? What is believable?||2/19/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitMindfulness and Music: A Recipe for an Intimate and Passionate Valentine’s Day||Are you planning the perfect date this V-Day? You know, a date that’s the perfect combination of thoughtful, playful, cute, and sexy? Kristin and Matt (but mostly Kristin) suggest one way to turn a lame holiday into a day you and your partner (or pa||2/13/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitGirls Gone Thrones||In this femisode, Heather, her sister Jennifer, Jennifer’s friend Crys and Crys’s friend Charlie get together to form the largest women’s Infants on Thrones panel in the world–presided over and mansplained by priesthood holder Brother Jake.||2/12/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitInfants, Immigration, and Captain EO||Who says you should avoid talking about politics and religion? Matt and Glenn interview Melinda “Mindy” Butler, an immigration attorney for The Florence Project in Arizona, to learn more about the three recent Executive Orders on immigration.||2/5/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitDisciples After Dark: Aunt Wendy and the Worldly Sex||What happens when parody meets smackdown? This. Matt and Kristin and Glenn (and a special guest or two) take some time to delicately mock and smackdown the Jan 8 2017 World Wide Devotional for Young Adults.||1/27/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitThe Alarming Truth Behind Anti-Mormonism: The Smackdown||Glenn, Matt, and Scott smack down a blog post because many of you asked us to. So we did. In front of about 50 lovely listeners. And now the rest of you can hear it. This episode was recorded January 8, 2017. The Alarming Truth Behind Anti-Mo||1/24/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitMormon Hypocrisy Disguised as Legitimacy||Bob is joined by himself to discuss the latest attack on John Dehlin’s research aka “John Dehlin and the Weaponization of Scientific Research” aka some Mormon blogger really wanting to be taken seriously.||1/22/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitThe New Atheist’s Guide to Not Being a Total A*****e: Episode 8 (Family)||It’s hard enough parenting kids when Jesus is your co-pilot. What do you do when he jumps ship? (or after you mutiny and throw him to the crocodiles — maybe that’s a better metaphor). Sage is back to interview APEs Matt and Kristin (Atheist Par||1/16/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitMormon Leaks||Matt and Tom sit down with Ryan McKnight and Privacy P Pratt (not his real name) to discuss General Authority pay stubs, the difference between mormon- and wiki- leaking, and leaks and leakers and just a bunch of leaking stuff in general.||1/13/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitOffended||Don’t you miss Sunday School? Don’t you miss frantically preparing your gospel doctrine lesson during sacrament meeting? Don’t you miss showing off your knowledge in class by citing scripture and verse or showing off your testimony with a well-reh||1/8/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitReflections on Guilt||Hop into the Infant time machine back to August 2012 when Tom, Glenn, Randy, Matt, and Bob explore the concept of guilt.||12/28/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitLight the World Christmas Smackaround||Jesus listens to Infants on Thrones, and so can you. So open up your gift from the Infants a little early this year and gird up your loins against the war on Secularistmas. ‘Cuz today Glenn, Randy, Jake, and John read through the recent “Light t||12/22/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHinduism||Guest host Drew takes a break from his patented Godly Google Goggles to walk us through this obscure little religious thingy from the country that brought us Tandoori Chicken and Tikka Masala. Unofficially subtitled “Everything You Never Knew You Di||12/20/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanA Very Atheist Christmas||You get to be a fly on the wall in this very special episode of Infants on Thrones. And you get to hear Matt sing with his wife Kristin. Totally worth the price of admission. This was recorded at a live Christmas musical event on Dec 18, 2016.||12/18/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitRated R Movies and Mormons||Bob is joined by fellow Infants Randy, Jake, and Heather — plus special guest Logan — to discuss why Mormons tend to avoid Rated R movies, including fun side-track topics like degrading music, sabbath day observance, and violent video games.||12/11/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitInfants on Westworld||Lindsay Hansen Park and Andrew Ainsworth join Glenn, Matt, Scott and John to geek out all over the HBO series Westworld. SPOILERS included free of charge. And plenty of existential “what is reality?” discussions for those not following the show.||12/7/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitThe Hazards of SHONE||Glenn provides an update on the SHONE project (Short History of Nearly Everything) and asks for some SHONEY volunteers. And then – since it is December and all — Glenn also shares some music from The Decembrists (get it?) He may even sing for you||12/5/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitThe New Atheist’s Guide to Not Being a Total A*****e: Episode 7 (The Grand Inquisitor)||Infant buddy Sage Turk is back to talk with Heather about one of her favorite things. From wikipedia: “The Grand Inquisitor” is a poem in Fyodor Dostoyevsky‘s novel The Brothers Karamazov (1879–1880). It is recited by Ivan,||12/4/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitThe Definitive Meaning of Life. Period.||Now that you all have a few days of Thanksgiving leftovers digesting away away in your guts, maybe it’s time to reflect on “why” we are so thankful instead of just “what” we are so thankful about. So tune in to Brothers Snyder and Hamer (Rand||11/27/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitInfant Mannequin Challenge||Listen in as all nine Infants hold HILARIOUS poses for the current all-the-rage Mannequin Challenge. You’ll never believe who shows up to pose along with us!||11/21/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitPost Trump Morality||Michael Adam Ferguson joins Jake and Glenn to talk about the moral mind. And tastebuds. Can’t we all just get along?||11/20/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSecular Buddhism||Take a break from all the post-election fallout. Calm your mind. Breathe. And then listen in as Noah Rasheta delivers a talk to the Nautilus Community in Mesa, Arizona. Noah is the host of the Secular Buddhism podcast.||11/12/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitReligious Freedom Smackdown Pt 2||Heather, Jake, Matt, and Glenn finally circle back to finish the smackdown they started with Religious Freedom Pt 1. Jerks of various shapes take place.||11/6/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
|24||ExplicitVideoI Don’t Belong Here: The Movie||A year ago today, the LDS Church enacted a policy placing restrictions on the membership of children living in same-sex households. The year since has been one of anguish for those affected, those that love them,||11/5/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitInfants on SHONE Pt.1||Glenn pitches an idea for reviewing the book “A Short History of Nearly Everything.” Tell us what you think. Is this something you’d like to hear more of, or not?||11/4/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitStoicism||Trick or Treat? Jimmy joins Randy, Heather, and Glenn to talk about stoicism.||10/31/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitThe NEW Book of Abraham: Chapter 3||Glenn dazes into his peep stone for yet another far out translation of Chapter 3, man. Seriously. This is totally real, you guys. And this time it’s all about… time.||10/27/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitBonus General Conference 2016||Follow our beloved President Boyd K Packer for his annual All Hallow’s return from the eternal hereafter to lead us all through some bonus listener generated conference content (mingled with a few little Infant-generated tricks and treats,||10/23/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitThe New Atheist Guide to Not Being a Total A$shole – Episode 6: Belief||In this, the sixth episode of the NAG, join Sage and fellow ‘nobody’ Drew as they explore the concepts of belief, wonder and spirituality as Atheists. They’ll ask poignant questions such as ‘What is the ultimate truth of the universe?||10/21/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitI Don’t Belong Here (“Creep”)||By popular demand, here is Heather’s moving remix of Scala & Kolacny Brothers’s cover of “Creep,” featured at the end of our latest General Conference episode. Consider it a nod to the upcoming 1-year anniversary of the infamous policy change.||10/17/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitInfant General Conference – Oct 2016||It’s time for Infant General Conference again. You know the drill.||10/16/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitRemarkable Development||Matt and Glenn try (and maybe sorta momentarily succeed, we hope) to sift away all partisanship from conversations from this past crazy week and focus on the one unifying message that everyone should agree on.||10/15/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitFear 2016: Trumpocalypse||In the outstanding tradition of Infant October Fear episodes, Glenn explains his very real fear of the potential impending Trumpocalypse. No kitty cats were grabbed in the making of this episode.||10/11/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitApocalypse||Randy, John, and Heather welcome siblings Jimmy and Ben to talk about the End of the World and to laugh and giggle. A lot. It’s a smart, funny discussion that will have you hoarding wheat, powdered milk, and liquor in no time. Enjoy.||10/9/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitThe ExMo Guru Part Deux: Meditation as a Place to Go||Infants on Thrones proudly presents Tom Perry once again as The ExMo Guru in the most relevant brilliant earth-shattering performance of Brother Perry’s storied career (yes I am a huge homer of a Tom Perry fan, Rock Star that he is).||10/5/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitUnrighteous Dominion defeated by Kick(butt) Michelle||Want to hear the real reason Mormon leaders don’t want women to hold the priesthood? In a follow-up interview to last week’s “Unrighteous Dominion” episode, Michelle and Adam join Glenn, Jake, and Matt to explain why they secretly recorded the bi||10/1/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEducation and Faith||This is the audio to Glenn’s Sunstone presentation given on July 30, 2016, where Glenn explains the type of Mormon he was before and after his graduate studies (culminating in a MA Thesis Japanese Lost Tribes stories and a half-finished dissertation on||9/28/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitUnrighteous Dominion: The Smackdown||Should LDS Bishops ask 7-year-old children if they “touch themselves” or if they show their private parts to others? Jake, Matt and Glenn dramatically and critically re-enact a real live secretly recorded bishops interview with a real live secretly re||9/25/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitConversations with My Past, Present, and Future Gay Self: The Mormon Matrix||Benji takes us on a journey of the Mormon Matrix and tackles the ever-growing accounts of suicide ravaging the LGBT Mormon youth. Featuring conversations with a mother and a father of gay teens and mixed with badass music.||9/22/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitReligious Freedom Smackdown Pt 1||Who puts the dumb in religious freedumb? Listen in as Heather, Jake, Matt, and Glenn take on recent comments from Dallin H. Oaks, Todd D. Christofferson, and (almost) Alexander “no-middle-initial-cuz-he’s-just-a-lawyer-not-a-friggin-apostle-of-jesu||9/18/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitThe New Atheist’s Guide to Not Being a Total A*****e: Episode 5 (Labels)||In the 5th episode of the NAG, Sage and Glen explore the labels that define us (or don’t) and how it may or may not be possible to redeem or redefine the term ‘Atheist’. Featured Song: God – John Lennon cover by the Bluebeat||9/16/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitSmackup: BYU in the Big 12||In a manly display of manly manliness, Matt, Tom, Randy, and Glenn discuss BYU’s bid for the Big 12 conference and read through a letter signed by multiple LGBT advocacy groups urging the Big 12 to pass on BYU due to its anti-LGBT policies.||9/11/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitThe New Atheist’s Guide to Not Being a Total A*****e: Episode 4 (Music)||Tune in this week as Sage interviews the wildly talented R. John Williams from the band Faded Paper Figures. Together they talk about the power of music to transform us, to enlighten us and to best express all of our pent up ex-Mormon angst.||9/2/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitThe Word of Wingdom||Glenn makes a few announcements, reads a few listener emails, and shares the earth shattering new scripture for serious Wing Eaters: The Word of Wingdom. Yes. It is every bit as stupid as it sounds. Text can be found here: The Word of Wingdom||9/1/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitSunstone Panel 2016: Many Infants on Multiple Thrones||This is the recording of the live IOT panel at Sunstone, July 30, 2016. So listen in to Glenn, Heather, Jake, John, Matt, Scott, and Tom do their thing live. Or watch the video on our IOT Youtube Channel: https://youtu.be/CsMnGuCPQHE||8/28/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitInfants on Road Trips: The Weirdness||Matt and Glenn continue their in-car post-Sunstone discussion — this time about magic, marijuana, and three patterns. And rituals. And what it means for something to be weird. And other things. And Matt demonstrates the gracious way to embrace||8/26/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitInfants on Road Trips: The Sunstone||Matt and Glenn talk about their recent experience at Sunstone and a bunch of other fun, thought-provoking, interesting stuff — including three-patterns like that one — and tease a few future episode topics.||8/23/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEducation WEAK: The Smackdown||Glenn, Jake, Randy, and John give Elder Holland’s recent Education Week address, “Bound by Loving Ties,” the Olympic-sized smacking down it needs. And the one it deserves.||8/20/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitThe New Atheist’s Guide to Not Being a Total A*****e: Episode 3 (The Devil)||Listen in on the latest installment of the New Atheist’s Guide as Jake and Sage discuss The Devil–with a cameo appearance from the Lord o’ Darkness himself. (Spoiler alert: he has issues.)||8/19/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitR.M. Contract Smackdown||Glenn, Heather, and Jake get together to smack down a “Returned Missionary Contract” that has been circulating the bloggernacle recently. Fun times and terrifying flashbacks ensue.||8/14/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
Best ExMo podcast
These guys are hilarious. I can't get enough of them. This podcast is what helped my wife & I deal with leaving the church & come out of the "Mormon closet". Give these guys a listen, you won't regret it.
This is Ex-Mo Therapy
This is far and away my absolute favorite podcast. These guys keep it real while being funny, smart, and thoughtful. They also help me stay sane. When all my Facebook friends were posting things on their feed the week after General Conference, and I was thinking I might just go postal on them all, Infants shows up to save the day with an amazing General Conference parody. Just hearing someone say, "Because anyone who's left the Church knows it was the easiest thing they've ever done," in a mocking tone ... Soothes my sometimes-angry soul.
I should be paying these guys for therapy sessions. Seriously.
Also, I have a crush on Jon Hamer. He is AWESOME! He's clearly way, way better than all the other Infants, and I don't know how they convinced him to be on the show. And Heather is a super star. So magnanimous.
Listen to this podcast! Laughing is good for you.
I say amen to this approach of exploring the enlightenment process.