A post-Mormon friend of mine, who I’ll call Eliza R. Snowden, is an avid podcast listener. She was instrumental in helping me put together this quick-start guide to useful podcast episodes for transitioning Mormons. She isn’t ready to put her real name on a post-Mormon website, but I want her to have full credit for her work. Thank you, Eliza!

Of course, this is not meant to be a comprehensive list of amazing podcast content. It’s meant to give new podcast listeners a place to start and long-time podcast listeners a few new ideas.

These episodes are not ranked in any particular order. They’re a mix of church history, science, philosophy, psychology, and what Eliza calls “just-for funsies.” We found every episode on this list useful in some way.

Note: A few episodes may contain swearing.

63 Favorite Podcast Episodes

  1. Infants on Thrones #182 Lowry Nelson VS George Albert Smith
  2. Mormon Discussion #227 Warning Signs of an Unsafe Group
  3. Mormon Discussion #288 Lucy Walker and Spiritual Experiences
  4. Cognitive Dissidents #8 Testimony Gained in the Bearing of It
  5. Cognitive Dissidents #9 Doubt and the Internet
  6. Cognitive Dissidents #11 Gaslighting [Bill Reel reads and responds to this article.]
  7. Radio Free Mormon #3 Hiding Church History
  8. Radio Free Mormon #5 Make Way for Milk Strippings
  9. Radio Free Mormon #18 Faith Not To Be Healed
  10. Radio Free Mormon #33: Selling your soul for apologetics
  11. Year of Polygamy #10 Polygamy in Nauvoo
  12. Year of Polygamy #43 Violent 1850’s Utah
  13. Year of Polygamy #48 Southern Utah Polygamy…Cedar City and Violence
  14. ExMormon Conference 2007 Steven Hassan Releasing the Bonds
  15. ExMormon Conference 2012 Grant Palmer My Aha Moments
  16. ExMormon Conference 2013 Micah McAllister Exit Strategy…with Your Integrity Intact
  17. No Man Knows My HerStory #34 A Secular Come-to-Jesus-Meeting for White Ex-Mormons…
  18. No Man Knows My HerStory #30 Substance Abuse 101
  19. Mormon Happy Hour #21 Yo Mama’s So Mormon She Thinks…
  20. Mormon Happy Hour #59 What We’d Love to Hear from Believers
  21. Naked Mormonism CC – The Book of Mormon [found between SpEdEp #13 and SpEdEp #14]
  22. Naked Mormonism #59-60 Smith Entheogen Theory Sunstone Presentation
  23. Naked Mormonism #105-106 Book of Abraham Logical
  24. A Thoughtful Faith #159 Lindsay Hansen Park: Critiquing Progressive Mormonism
  25. A Thoughtful Faith #178-179 The Truth About Marital Intimacy: A Critique…
  26. A Thoughtful Faith #258 Taking the Mormons to Court…
  27. Mormon Mental Health #65 Recommendations from Two Mormon Sex Therapists
  28. Mormon Mental Health #130 Why the Church Holds the Positions it Does on Gay Marriage
  29. Mormon Mental Health #141 A Story of a Transgender Woman in the Church
  30. Ask An Ex-Mormon Therapist 3 Secrets to Having Happy Healthy Relationships…
  31. The Thinking Atheist Religious Trauma Syndrome [Learn more about RTS here.]
  32. NPR’s Hidden Brain I’m Right, You’re Wrong
  33. NPR’s Hidden Brain The Ostrich Effect
  34. The Liturgist #5 Spiral Dynamics
  35. Secular Buddhism #29 What Happens When We Die
  36. Secular Buddhism # 69 Sitting with Sadness
  37. 99% Invisible #240 Plat of Zion
  38. You Are Not So Smart #122 Tribal Psychology
  39. All in the Mind (ABC Radio) The Creation of Emotions
  40. The Jordan Harbinger Show #16: Unpacking the Science of the Influential Mind
  41. The Jordan Harbinger Show #18 Four Tendencies: The Framework for a Better Life
  42. The Jordan Harbinger Show #28 How to Spot a Psychopath
  43. The Joe Rogan Experience #974 Megan Phelps-Roper (Former Member of the Westboro Baptist Church)
  44. Oh No Ross and Carrie Go Mormon (Part 1 and 2) from July 2011
  45. The Art of Charm #675: Rotten Psychology
  46. TED Radio Hour: A Better You
  47. Mormon Stories #209-213 Dr. William Bradshaw: A Life of Science, Service, and Compassion
  48. Mormon Stories #313-316 John and Brooke Mclay (From CES to Ex-Mormons)
  49. Mormon Stories #317-318 BYU Professor Charles Harrell and the Evolution of Mormon Doctrine
  50. Mormon Stories #430-434 Hans Mattsson- Former LDS Area Authority Seventy (Sweden)
  51. Mormon Stories #472-475 Sandra (and Jerald) Tanner
  52. Mormon Stories #483-486 Christine Jeppsen Clark, Daughter of a General Authority
  53. Mormon Stories #493-494 Brent Metcalfe (Early Years, Mark Hofmann and the Bombings)
  54. Mormon Stories #535-539 Tom Phillips, the Second Anointing, and …Jeffrey R. Holland
  55. Mormon Stories #616-617 Thirteen Years of Silence
  56. Mormon Stories #650-652 One Ordinary Family’s Extraordinary Mormon Transition
  57. Mormon Stories #671-672 Amy McPhie Allebest, author of “Dear Mormon Man…”
  58. Mormon Stories #688 How to Communicate with Orthodox/Believing Mormons
  59. Mormon Stories #744 “Broken Open” by Margi Dehlin
  60. Mormon Stories #759 The Courage of Savannah
  61. Mormon Stories #762-764 Natasha Helfer Parker- Mormon Sex Therapist
  62. Mormon Stories #785-786 Jon Ogden – Author of “When Mormons Doubt”
  63. Mormon Stories #913-915 Shawn McCraney Interviews John Dehlin

 Bonus Episodes Especially for Women 40 and Over

Mormon Stories #701-704 Kim Sandberg Turner, Founder of WOCA

Mormon Stories #706 Women of a Certain Age (WOCA)

[You may also be interested in How to Tell Your LDS Friends and Family You No Longer Believe.]