Hayden Davis and Dustin Larsen are young professionals living in new york city, they are both active members of the LDS church, openly gay and have been foundational in starting a movement toward inclusion within the church by starting and promoting a weekly scripture study group for LGBTQ members and their friends within their wards. The program has spread like wildfire and not only strengthened testimonies, but helped people find a comfortable place where they can find common ground and help each other along their journey. On this episode...Read More
Jenn Blosil is an incredibly talented singer/songwriter/musician based out of Orem Utah. born in Vienna, Austria Jenn discovered her love of music at age 4 when she began playing piano. Jenn grew up in Orem, Utah and began writing her own songs at age 12. She took her technical training and transitioned her love of music from classical to rock and has crafted songs of a unique sound that blends every genre in between. Initially shy about performing, Jenn was peer-pressured into her first solo performance at Velour at the age of 16 - and she knew then and there that music was her calling. Jenn used a Kickstarter campaign to launch her first album at the age of 21, and released it days before leaving on an LDS mission to New York. Since then she has performed all over the country, touring and working with some of the most well known artists in the industry. She even had a stint on American Idol, placing in the top 14. On this episode,Read More
May is Mental Health awareness month, and with so many people struggling with their mental health and stigmas surrounding talking about it, we felt it was a great time to have a podcast about the topic. this issue affects everyone, but particularly the youth and particularly LDS youth. You Got This is a not for profit organization who’s mission is to build, improve and maintaining relationships in schools, business, and communities to establish an early suicide prevention system.Read More
Judy Pham is a convert to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints who grew up Buddhist in Northern California as a child of Vietnamese Immigrants. She moved to New York as a teenager and lived there for 10 years before moving back to the West Coast. Judy has was chosen to share her experiences at the recent Mormon Studies Conference at Claremont University as part of a panel of 4 LDS people discussing Millennials and mormonism.
Keaton Hill is a BYU student from Arizona, studying politics and living the college life in Provo, UT. He is a member of the LDS church, and also runs the hilarious and highly popular instagram account @basicprovobro, which uses memes to parody the Peculiarities of LDS culture, particularly those of young single adults living in Utah. His instagram account has almost 40,000 followers and, in combination with other LDS focused meme accounts, has received a lot of attention for hilarious content as well as stirring some controversy.Read More
Richard Ostler is a 58 year old small business owner, former YSA bishop, husband and father of 6 children. He started a podcast in February 2018 called Listen, Learn and Love which shares the stories of the LGBTQ community within the LDS Church . From their website, “Listen, Learn, and Love was created out of the desire to better understand our LGBTQ+ brothers and sisters. We believe in God and in His decree to love one another, and this website is one of the ways in which we hope to foster that love and understanding”. Richard has posted almost 100 episodes of his podcast in just over a year!Read More
Saints Unscripted is a popular YouTube television program that uses a roundtable format of 3-4 “hosts” to discuss a myriad of topics relevant to members or investigators of the LDS church. The program was founded in 2016 by BYU students and has since released 231 videos, with topics ranging from the comical to the spiritual, the doctrinal to the cultural and everything in between.Read More
Morgan Reber is a professional marketer and advertiser. in her free-time she hosts a podcast called “She Speaks”, which tackles feminist issues young women in the LDS church face today.Read More