Month: December 2011

Episode #99 – Neil’s Squeals

The year in review, for we as individuals, for the Church, and for the podcast! What are your memories of 2011 and, more importantly, your memories of TWiM? We are the most important. Don’t forget that. David Archuleta decides to go on a mission! Woo hoo! Geoff has more beef with Deseret Book. It’s sad. It’s justified. Changes in YSA wards in terms of size, naming (_YSA Ward), and other issues. What is going on here? Doesn’t this all go against the whole concept of more, smaller, more manageable singles wards? Advice from LDS single men to the ladies. Really profound stuff. And a special segment: We’ve decided the Brethren all need blogs and Twitter accounts, but what should these accounts be named? This is where the genius of TWiM comes in. Links: Advice from single men Eating crow P Diddy quotes L. Tom Perry 2011: The Year Mormonism Went Mainstream Anti-Mormon website from GOP...

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Episode #98 – Sometimes I Wish You Would Accidentally Die

Merry Christmas from us! We hope you have a nice holiday. Should Al and Geoff walk the Camino de Santiago? SNL has a ball with Tim Tebow, finished with a random joke about Mormonism being right all along! Hooray! Times and Seasons‘ “Mormon of the Year” nominations are open. We want everyone to nominate and second Kevin Beckstrom for his fine work at Zarahemla Times. Or Rachel Vermillion. But really, Beckstrom. Come on! A new study shows a growing gender gap within the Church – a growing ratio of women to men. What are the reasons? What can be done? Likewise, another study officially proves every stereotype one has ever had about the Church. Letter to Utah State – “What about that ‘Mormon problem’?” Assorted news: An LDS father and son court investors for a Ponzi Scheme, using their “Mormonness” as incentive for trust; is multi-level marketing actually against Church teaching?; restored Provo Tabernacle “could be” a boon for Provo; Elder Cook urges a restoration of morality. Linkage: Letter to USU Mormon Choral Organization CD Gender gap widening Study confirms every LDS stereotype ever Mormonism used for investing Provo Tabernacle could be good for Provo Elder Cook urges a restoration of morality Mormon of the Year! Santaquin...

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Episode #97 – Like Porridge and Chairs and Goldilocks and Bears

Podcast: Play in new window | Download ()Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Email | Google Podcasts | RSSParty week! The guys behind Mom, I’m Dating a Mormon join us in the studio. It was surprisingly insightful to have them, not because their awesomeness is surprising, but because we at TWiM tend to act like dolts when we have guests on the show. BYU-Idaho and skinny jeans – The debacle of the century. Get the latest news here. Are they allowed? Are they not? Questions! Answers! Mitt Romney has an interesting few days, both in deciding to actually talk about his experiences in the Church, and also making unfortunate bets with Rick Perry. Assorted: The Quetzaltenango Temple is dedicated, a funny Mormon Reditt thread, a profile of the female drummer in Neon Trees, the George Albert Smith manual, and virtual Christmas cards! Links: Neon Trees Reditt Musical Christmas videos Skinny jeans George Albert Smith Romney talks...

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Episode #96 – Koriwhore

First Presidency Christmas Devotional recaps, along with our thoughts on the new Bible Videos site. The Kyiv Ukraine Temple receives a cool architectural award for being the best religious building constructed in Ukraine in 2010. Nasha Ukrayina! BYU quarterback Jake Heaps is out. Al gives us his analysis. The Student Review publishes a great article examining the political leanings of BYU professors, and how they are surprisingly balanced compared to most universities. Did Korihor actually fight for religious freedom amidst a repressive theocracy? Other items: Mitt Romney’s softer side; a call for the media to stop focusing on the sensational side of Mormonism; stop making fun of Mormons; and Donald Trump is a schmuck. Links: Kyiv Temple wins award Bible Videos BYU Professors and politics Goodbye, Jake Heaps Korihor – Freedom fighter? Moving beyond sensationalism Making fun of...

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