Founded at the start of 2010, This Week in Mormons (TWiM) has been a leader in podcasts, blogs, humor, and commentary relevant to the Mormon (Latter-day Saint) community. We tend to take a jovial and somewhat irreverent stance when it comes to dealing with the many issues that face Mormonism today, so don’t be offended when we joke about wanting to be a part of a polyandrous relationship or rip on Utah. Why get all serious?
Our primary show is the eponymous This Week in Mormons, a roughly 45-minute podcast consisting of a roundup of news and cultural items relevant to the Mormon community during any given week. We love being active members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, but that doesn’t stop us from being able to tease ourselves about our own LDS subculture.
Also found on the site is Sunday School Bonanza, a 10-minute review of forthcoming Gospel Doctrine lessons. Most people are too busy and/or lazy to actually study for Gospel Doctrine, so we bring the studying to you.
We’ve also partnered with the folks over at This Mormon Life to bring you the Third Hour of Power! podcast, which basically brings the Sunday School Bonanza treatment to the lessons from the Teachings of the Presidents of the Church manuals.
We hope you enjoy the podcasts and the supporting material with each post. Please contact us with any questions or comments by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. We welcome any and all feedback.
The TWiM Team
About the Hosts:
Geoff Openshaw works in international development and is also the head of marketing and communications for a prominent foreign policy organization. He is a graduate of the University of Edinburgh, having obtained a master’s in nationalism studies; as well as a BA in political science from BYU. Geoff has worked in international affairs, senior level communications, journalism, and market research. When he’s not TWiMing it up, he enjoys writing and performing music, as well as photography, writing, and advocacy work. He is a native of Orange County, CA. Follow him on Twitter.
Al Doan is the owner of numerous companies and works as a business consultant, particularly with start-up companies. He has extensive experience in the technology sector, serving as a point man to numerous organizations. Al holds a BS in information systems from BYU-H, where he was the leader of just about everything on campus. In his spare time he enjoys traveling, being better educated about Church things than Geoff, and listening to the band Cake (for reasons unknown). He is from Kansas City, MO.
Sunday School Bonanza Co-Hosts
*This is not an official product of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. In no way do we intend to represent the Church’s views or positions. Besides, we’re funnier.