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Latter-Day Lesbian

Latter-Day Lesbian

By Latter Day Lesbian
An ex-Mormon gay girl trying to figure out life.

Hosts Mary and Shelly tackle religious trauma and later-in-life LGBTQ issues while laughing their asses off on a weekly podcast.

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89: Welcome to the Stage: Lucifer!
Yup, we're back in the temple with Eden's most dramatic thespian: Lucifer! Get ready to give Shelly your biggest golf clap for her amazing adversary impression. We also read a wild letter (buckle up) and pirate god even makes an appearance. Or perhaps we should say, "Even...Pirate God." Enjoy! Music provided by Purple Planet: https://purple-planet.com.
1:04:58
September 6, 2020
88: Pirate God, A.K.A. the F-Bomb Episode
We're back in the temple once again for the start of the riveting endowment movie, which turns out to pretty much be the regular ol' creation story with a bit of poetic license. We also roast a troll, talk like a pirate and Shelly stumps Mary on this week's FUMPOTD. Join us! Music provided by Purple Planet: https://purple-planet.com.
56:24
August 29, 2020
87: Check Out My Endowment
This week we're still in the wacky LDS temple. If new names and endowment ceremonies are your thing (whatever those are) then you're in for a treat. There's also a FUMPOTD that Mary nails for a change. So pop a mint and get comfortable - we're going to the temple! Music provided by Purple Planet: https://purple-planet.com.
1:16:03
August 23, 2020
86: Temple Pt 2: Get Your Hands Out of My Poncho
In this week's episode Mary learns about more mid 1990s Mormon Temple creepiness, er, rituals, this time involving inappropriate touching. Plus, we're also horrified to find out what Hitler is promised in his afterlife. There's also a FUMPOTD, and we want to remind listeners about clean and explicit "call of the day" ringtones for all Patrons and Marco Polo Channels members! Music provided by Purple Planet: https://purple-planet.com.
57:47
August 15, 2020
85: Hitler Becomes a Mormon & Other LDS Temple Wackiness
We're finally FINALLY getting around to discussing LDS temple rituals. These are neither sacred nor secret since Shelly's spilling the beans on this goofy stuff. This will be part 1 of a multi-part series. We also have a great FUMPOTD and an inspiring letter to read. Please join us! Music provided by Purple Planet: https://purple-planet.com.
53:59
August 8, 2020
84: Patriarchal Blessing B.S.
In today's episode we get up close and personal with the cut and pasted splendor that is the Mormon Patriarchal Blessing. Is everyone throwing up in their mouths? Because that's the appropriate response. We kick things off with our good friend and Mormon history buff, Bryce Blankenagel. We also roast a troll or two, and stump Shelly with a FUMPOTD, courtesy, once again of Mr. Blankenagel. Bryce, are your ears burning? They should be.  Music provided by Purple Planet: https://purple-planet.com.
52:53
August 2, 2020
83: COVID Couples Counseling Part Deux
Looks like we needed to head back to the counseling couch this week for another session of "therapy without a therapist." Maybe don't try that at home. We also have a FUMPOTD courtesy of Alice, a "He Said What" that's particularly douchey and a letter from Cole that we think you'll find inspirational. It's a good time, y'all, so please join us! Music provided by Purple Planet: https://purple-planet.com.
1:06:35
July 25, 2020
82: The Newly-Les Game!
Welcome to the first (and probably only) installment of the Newly-Les Game hosted by our good friend Diana! We'd like to say we crushed this game...we really would...but it soon turned into a total shit show. We discovered that Shelly is a hopeless romantic and that Mary doesn't understand what junk food is for some reason. We also have a super intellectual and cringey FUMPOTD from Bryce Blankenagel that Shelly would like to announce to everyone that she won (for a change). So be informed of this miraculous victory, and please join us! Music provided by Purple Planet: https://purple-planet.com.
59:15
July 19, 2020
81: Mary Gets Vulnerable About Kids
In this episode Mary gives Shelly a break and takes over the planning. She quizzes her on a FUMPOTD (thanks Bryce Blankenagel) and comes up with an evangelical mad lib. Also Sister Fanny Fact-Check pays a visit with another installment of "Deep Dives into Dire Doctrine." This one's chock full, so please join us!  Music provided by Purple Planet: https://purple-planet.com
1:02:23
July 12, 2020
80: Suicide Safety and Prevention with Kimberly Anderson, MFA, MA, AMFT
After receiving an email from a listener who let us know that her girlfriend (also a listener) had recently died by suicide, we felt that we wanted to bring on therapist and friend, Kimberly Anderson, to help us navigate this topic. So this episode is dedicated to Charly. If someone you care about is contemplating suicide, please reference the links below for help. Thank you. Kimberly is holding an open-to-the-public LGBTQ+ and Trauma Informed Suicide Education/Prevention workshop on July 12th at 7pm PST. Come one, come all. Also, please share: https://www.facebook.com/events/265060641466169/ QPR Institute: 800-273-TALK / Question. Persuade. Refer. https://qprinstitute.com Safety Plan Template: https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/Brown_StanleySafetyPlanTemplate.pdf National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 800-273-8255 / https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org Trans Lifeline: 877-565-8860 / https://www.translifeline.org The Trevor Project: 1-866-488-7386 / https://www.thetrevorproject.org Project Semicolon: https://projectsemicolon.com American Foundation for Suicide Prevention: 800-273-8255 / Support groups: https://afsp.org/find-a-support-group/ Suicide Awareness Voices of Education: 800-273-8255 / Support groups: https://save.org/what-we-do/grief-support/ Alliance of Hope support groups: https://allianceofhope.org/find-support/find-a-support-group/ American Association of Suicidology support groups: https://suicidology.org/resources/support-groups/ LGBTQ+ subsidized therapy: https://flourishtherapy.org Find a therapist: https://www.psychologytoday.com/us DBT explained: https://psychcentral.com/lib/an-overview-of-dialectical-behavior-therapy/ “Same Sex Attracted” – LGBT BYU documentary: 7/10 – 7/19 film festival tickets: https://www.utahfilmcenter.org/damntheseheels/dth2020/
1:19:13
July 5, 2020
79: Tired of the Transgender Bathroom Debate
Seriously, can we all just get over this subject and move on to more important topics, like learning how to love one another? This week's "He Said What" is a real treat, not really. We also have a fun Mormon Mad Lib and we read a couple of great letters. Please join us! Music provided by Purple Planet: https://purple-planet.com.
51:32
June 28, 2020
78: Reaction to the 6/15 Supreme Court Decision
This week we interview our friend, LDL Podcast Discussion Group moderator and transgender activist, Alice Ashton, about her thoughts surrounding the recent Title VII Supreme Court ruling. We also roast a literal crap-ton of FB trolls (pretty sure that’s a metric unit). Please join us. Shelly references a recent post about Dallin H. Oaks by Latter Gay Stories: https://www.facebook.com/LatterGayStories/posts/3266348586751666 Music provided by Purple Planet: https://www.purple-planet.com
59:34
June 21, 2020
77: Interview with Musician, Writer, Activist: Courtney Ariel
In today's episode we are fortunate to have with us the inspiring and talented, a.k.a "loving blossom" (Shelly's term for her), Courtney Ariel. As you may remember, Courtney wrote the article we read last week, "For Our White Friends Desiring To Be Allies." Please join us for this enlightening conversation.  Courtney's recommendations and contact info: BOOKS: The New Jim Crow by Michelle Alexander  Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates (additionally he has written amazing/insightful articles featured in the news publication: The Atlantic)  Citizen by Claudia Rankine   Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie The Color Purple by Alice Walker White Fragility by Robin J. DiAngelo  FILM: Must watch Film based off of James Baldwin works: "I am not your Negro" SOJOURNERS PUBLICATION FEATURED ARTICLES:  https://sojo.net/biography/courtney-ariel MUSIC:                                                                Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/48wwNodTzVibSVGkuX8MjF Apple Music: https://itunes.apple.com/us/artist/courtney-ariel/id283282575 Tidal: https://tidal.com/browse/artist/7342329 YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/courtneyariel Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/courtney-ariel SOCIAL MEDIA: Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/courtneyarielmusic Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/courtneyarielmusic Twitter: https://twitter.com/carielmusic
59:42
June 14, 2020
76: Hey White People, Let’s Learn to Be Better Allies
In this episode we read from various racist LDS documents, including the BOM and the words of various "prophets" of the Mormon church. But even though that's part of our history, in many cases, that's not where the story has to end. Let's do something about it! We start with a fantastic article by Courtney Ariel entitled, For Our White Friends Desiring to Be Allies. It's informative and eye opening; hopefully you get as much out of it as we did.  We also recommend the list of books, below. Michelle Alexander: The New Jim Crow Ta-Nehisi Coates: Between the World and Me Claudia Rankine: Citizen Ibram X. Kendi: Stamped from the Beginning / How to Be an Antiracist Crystal M. Fleming: How to Be Less Stupid About Race Ruby Hamad: White Tears/Brown Scars Robin DiAngelo: White Fragility
22:40
June 7, 2020
75: Jesus Wants Me For a Lounge Chair
This week we officially debut our Mormon Mad Libs segment, so take a load off on our lounge chair and enjoy. We also break out not three, but FOUR whole Ds for Sister Fanny Fact Check's: Deep Dives into Dire Doctrine. And finally, we finish a listener letter and read a "She Said What" that seems sort of like a cry for help. Poor, poor Wendy Nelson. Music provided by Purple Planet: https://www.purple-planet.com.
1:06:50
May 30, 2020
74: In Plain Sight [WARNING: Intense Themes]
This week's episode features our interview with multiple kidnapping and abuse survivor, Jan Broberg. Jan speaks candidly about her family's relationship with Robert "B" Berchtold, and the often negative reactions her parents had to endure (including hate mail) in order to let the truth come out. Her story is complicated, heartbreaking and intense, so please be advised. Music provided by Purple Planet: https://purple-planet.com.
1:00:15
May 24, 2020
73: Shelly's Journal Journey
In this episode we dust off the LDL singers to introduce a brand-new segment entitled (cue music): "Shelly's Journal Journey" (yeehaw)! Hopefully, you won't curse us for getting yet another musical stinger stuck in your head. Also, Sister Fanny Fact Check stops by for a visit, and we begin part 1 of a letter from a listener named Jenna. Grab a cup of devil's brew and enjoy! Music provided by Purple Planet: https://purple-planet.com.
1:03:51
May 17, 2020
72: Mother's Day Mad Libs
Yes, you read correctly - this week we play a fun Mad Libs game from a ridiculous brain washy LDS child's song that's somehow supposed to celebrate motherhood. We also read a letter from one kick-ass grandma (you have to be a mother to later be a grandmother, so it counts). So moms (and non moms), grab a generous pour of Apostate Coffee and join us! Music provided by Purple Planet: https://purple-planet.com.
1:07:10
May 10, 2020
71: Girding Up Our Loins For Mother's Day
Happy early Mother's Day everybody! Once again we read from the book "Woman" (written by 15 men) to learn all about how to be a good mother, and Shelly relates it to her own experience. Should be a good time. Also, we read a letter from a listener who's related by marriage to one of the aforementioned authors/experts on how to be female: Boyd K. Packer. Somebody's gotta be I guess. Nutty. Music provided by Purple Planet: https://purple-planet.com.
1:00:17
May 3, 2020
70: Kimberly's Coping Tips
Once again we are thrilled to welcome our good friend and therapist (not that she's our therapist or anything), the lovely, kind and compassionate, Kimberly Anderson. This time Kimberly offers some really good advice for thriving during the pandemic, and she also fills us in on what she's been up to.  To find Kimberly's CTR group, just head to Facebook and search for Conversion Therapy Recovery. For self care, Kimberly recommends everyone Google Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT). Check out Story Time with Miss Kimberly on YouTube: https://youtu.be/8zFW5LkcTuc Music provided by Purple Planet: https://www.purple-planet.com
1:01:38
April 26, 2020
69: COVID Couples Counseling
In this episode Mary and Shelly take part in a couples counseling session without the help of a therapist (you're welcome, listeners). Also, Diana joins us for a fun Q & A, and Mary may or may not stump Diana and Shelly with this week's FUMPOTD. Hope you enjoy! Music provided by Purple Planet: https://www.purple-planet.com
59:25
April 19, 2020
68: Next Stop - Gay Town
In this episode we learn how to be a WOMAN with the help of some old Mormon dudes who evidently wrote the book on the subject. Also Sister Fanny Fact Check enlightens us during this week's FUMPOTD. And we read a letter from a listener named Taylor who might live in a magical place known as Gay Town (she's at least stopped by a time or two). Music provided by Purple Planet: https://www.purple-planet.com
58:44
April 12, 2020
67: TED Talkin' With Elena Joy Thurston
Please join us for this week's interview with conversion therapy survivor, ex-Mormon and out lesbian: Elena Joy Thurston. Elena gave a TEDx Talk about her conversion therapy experience that you can view on YouTube: https://youtu.be/rIhPZMC4UEg. She's also a mindfulness coach and public speaker. Check out her website for more info at elenajoyexperience.com. Music provided by Purple Planet: https://www.purple-planet.com
1:08:51
April 5, 2020
LDL Letters 35: Someone's in the Kitchen With Dinah
Today we read a letter from Dinah who's led quite the life! After battling an attraction for women and serving a mission, she finally gave a big middle finger to the church and started her life back over in San Francisco during the 1960s, eventually becoming an activist. It's a good one, so we hope you join us. Each week we read and discuss 1-2 letters (depending on length) from listeners just like you! So please get in touch with us through our website at http://latterdaylesbian.org/contact. We'd love to hear from you. Thanks! Music provided by Purple Planet: https://www.purple-planet.com
29:04
April 1, 2020
66: Taste the Forbidden Apple
An ex Hasidic Jew, an ex Catholic, an ex Evangelical and an ex Mormon walk into a bar...except for the bar part (cuz it's COVID-19). Meet Melissa and Pelayo, hosts of the Forbidden Apple podcast! It's all about life after religion. Fanny Fact Check shows up too! So please join us for a great episode. Music provided by Purple Planet: https://www.purple-planet.com
1:05:36
March 29, 2020
LDL Letters 34: Bible-Believing Baptists and Birthing Advice
Today we hear from Marie about her strict, King James Version Baptist upbringing. Who knew that was a thing? Also, Trishelle talks about her entire extended Mormon family being present for the birth of at least one of her children. Yikes! Each week we read and discuss 1-2 letters (depending on length) from listeners just like you! So please get in touch with us through our website at http://latterdaylesbian.org/contact. We'd love to hear from you. Thanks! Music provided by Purple Planet: https://www.purple-planet.com
31:34
March 25, 2020
65: A True Prophet of the Lard!
In today's episode we talk about some Mormon reactions to COVID-19. Hey, guess what? Russell M. Nelson is NOT an actual prophet, people. He's just a dude with way too much authority (in our opinion). We also have a terrific FUMPOTD, and Sister Fanny Fact Check helps us out with that one. So put in your earbuds and practice social distancing with your favorite ex-Mo-lesbo podcast, won't you? Music provided by Purple Planet: https://www.purple-planet.com
51:12
March 22, 2020
LDL Letters 33: Bussing in the Missionaries
In this episode we read a letter from Amber, a Southern Baptist, who as a kid learned to catalog her sins and ask forgiveness for each one. Sounds like a good time. Hope you join us. Each week we read and discuss 1-2 letters (depending on length) from listeners just like you! So please get in touch with us through our website at http://latterdaylesbian.org/contact. We'd love to hear from you. Thanks! Music provided by Purple Planet: https://www.purple-planet.com
23:23
March 18, 2020
64: Time to Flourish
In this episode we learn all about a cause near and dear to us: Flourish Therapy. Part of every LDL Patreon dollar goes to to support this organization. We interview Lisa Hansen PHD, LMFT and Clinical Director of Flourish Therapy. We also talk to Blaire Ostler, a self described queer, Mormon Transhumanist and author, with a book in the works about queer Mormon theology set to be published this summer.  Find out more at https://flourishtherapy.org and http://www.blaireostler.com. Music provided by Purple Planet: https://www.purple-planet.com
1:06:21
March 15, 2020
LDL Letters 32: Crushing Christian Ethics Class
Today we read a letter from Natalie S, who attended a fundamentalist Christian high school. What a good time that must have been. She has a great story to tell, so enjoy! Each week we read and discuss 1-2 letters (depending on length) from listeners just like you! So please get in touch with us through our website at http://latterdaylesbian.org/contact. We'd love to hear from you. Thanks! Music provided by Purple Planet: https://www.purple-planet.com
29:50
March 11, 2020
63: Zelph Hung Out On Our Shelf
As the episode title implies, we interviewed Samantha and Tanner from Zelph on the Shelf! Aw hell yeah! What a fun time as we got to know these two and heard their amazing insights into spirituality and their journeys out of Mormonism and into the inspiring humans they are today.  Some Zelph on the Shelf YouTube videos of note: Provo's Most Eligible, High on a Mountain Top, and Mormonforcement Exposes Zelph on the Shelf. Samantha references Sapiens by Yuval Noah Harare and Inner Bonding by Margaret Paul. Tanner references British writer and lecturer, Alan Watts, poet Mary Oliver, and American ethnobotanist and mystic, Terence McKenna. Music provided by Purple Planet: https://www.purple-planet.com
1:04:16
March 8, 2020
LDL Letters 31: Amy's Handbook Outrage
Turns out we're not finished discussing the updated LDS handbook. This week we read a letter from our good friend Amy who has some definite thoughts on the subject. Get riled up with us, won't you? Each week we read and discuss 1-2 letters (depending on length) from listeners just like you! So please get in touch with us through our website at http://latterdaylesbian.org/contact. We'd love to hear from you. Thanks! Music provided by Purple Planet: https://www.purple-planet.com
28:11
March 4, 2020
62: A Big Fetch You to the Handbook!
This episode is all about the Mormon handbook's new policies against transgender people. Let's all raise a middle finger in the general direction of the LDS temple (it's as if Moroni is flipping a bird instead of blowing his trumpet). Along these lines, we also read a letter to the SLC Tribune written by our good friend Kimberly Anderson. So please grab a generous cup of outrage and join us, won't you?  Music provided by Purple Planet: https://www.purple-planet.com
1:00:53
March 1, 2020
LDL Letters 30: Pass the Gravy and the Guilt-n-Shame
This episode features letters from new name Laverne and Katheryn. Laverne was told by her church leaders to take on more and more responsibility (including raising her siblings) in order to please her deceased step mother. Makes total sense and seems about right for the Mormon church (insert eye rolling emoji). And we read about Katheryn bravely walking out on her abusive adoptive father's Thanksgiving dinner. Way to go, Katheryn! Each week we read and discuss 1-2 letters (depending on length) from listeners just like you! So please get in touch with us through our website at http://latterdaylesbian.org/contact. We'd love to hear from you. Thanks! Music provided by Purple Planet: https://www.purple-planet.com
24:54
February 26, 2020
61: Something About Mary
This episode is pretty much all about Mary. In recognition of her recent interview on the Brave Files Podcast (episode #101 available on your favorite podcast app), we decided to dedicate this show to the Ed McMahon, or in more relevant terms, the Andy Richter of podcast hosts: Mary Rutt. Warning: it gets heavy and downright depressing at times. There. You've been warned. We also have a FUMPOTD, a He Said What, and Sister Fanny Fact Check pays us a visit. Music provided by Purple Planet: https://www.purple-planet.com
55:27
February 23, 2020
LDL Letters 29: My Pastor Wanted to Kill People
This episode features a letter from Elizabeth. She's a never Mo, ex evangelical...which is also fun (uh, that was sarcasm). Her minister compared her interest in women to his interest in murdering people. Sounds like a great guy (also sarcastic). Give a listen, won't you? Each week we read and discuss 1-2 letters (depending on length) from listeners just like you! So please get in touch with us through our website at http://latterdaylesbian.org/contact. We'd love to hear from you. Thanks! Music provided by Purple Planet: https://www.purple-planet.com
25:58
February 19, 2020
60: Purity Culture Can Suck It!
In this episode we interview Linda Kay Klein, author of  Pure: Inside the Evangelical Movement That Shamed a Generation of Young Women and How I Broke Free. This was a fascinating episode and one to not miss (in our humble opinions). Linda references her website: lindakayklein.com, her non profit organization: breakfreetogether.org and David Dickerson who authored: House of Cards: The True Story of How a 26-Year-Old Fundamentalist Virgin Learned about Life, Love, and Sex by Writing Greeting Cards. Music provided by Purple Planet: https://www.purple-planet.com
1:06:19
February 16, 2020
LDL Letters 28: Rocky Little Shop of Horrors
This week's letter is from Ari, a never-mo transgender woman who met her fiancé during a performance of a very iconic cult classic. Can you guess which one based on the title of this episode? Pretty sure Shelly is still confused. Hint: there's no Venus flytrap character. So grab a cup of Apostate Coffee and give a listen, won't you? Music provided by Purple Planet: https://www.purple-planet.com
28:23
February 12, 2020
59: We're Feeling A Bit Trunky
In this episode we read a series of reports from our plant inside the Mission Training Center (we're sneakier than the Mormon Strengthening Church Members Committee). Also, we have an amazing FUMPOTD, and we hear from Sister Fanny Fact Check. Then special guest, Annie, recounts the best ways to manipulate potential converts (you crushed it, Annie). Please join us, won't you? Music provided by Purple Planet: https://www.purple-planet.com
56:07
February 9, 2020
LDL Letters 27: What's In A Name?
This week's letter writer cracks Mary up, as in, a big belly laugh. Shelly is left a bit baffled, proving what a difference an 8-year age gap can make. Confused? Give a listen to the episode and see what we mean. Each week we read and discuss 1-2 letters (depending on length) from listeners just like you! So please get in touch with us through our website at latterdaylesbian.org/contact. We'd love to hear from you. Thanks! Music provided by Purple Planet: https://www.purple-planet.com
31:56
February 5, 2020
58: Mary & Shelly Break the Any-Ol'-Gram Test
Diana joins us for another fast and testimony episode, and this time she tells us all about the Enneagram Test. We can't seem to get the name right though...Banana Gram? Wait - Candy Gram? Uh...Teddy Grahams? And no, Shelly, you're not a "yellow" (no idea what test she's taking). In this episode Diana references The Complete Enneagram by Beatrice Chestnut PhD, Neurobiologist Dr. Jerome Lubbe, and The Road Back to You by Ian Morgan Cron and Suzanne Stabile. Music provided by Purple Planet: https://www.purple-planet.com
1:01:15
February 2, 2020
LDL Letters 26: Cult or Club? Chris Helps Us Decide.
This week we hear from Chris on nude paintings, that caused the spirit to leave (and frightened neighborhood children), and rocking a Jesus beard. Way to break those Mormon norms, hairy Chris.  Each week we read and discuss 1-2 letters (depending on length) from listeners just like you! So please get in touch with us through our website at latterdaylesbian.org/contact. We'd love to hear from you. Thanks! Music provided by Purple Planet: https://www.purple-planet.com
25:07
January 29, 2020
57: Jerry Springer Inspired Me To Come Out
Please give a listen to our amazing interview with special guest, Amy Stephens, cohost of the Transformation Thursday Podcast (available wherever you listen to podcasts). Amy is a hilarious stand-up comic, and her story is amazing! You will crack up and be inspired at the same time.  Music provided by Purple Planet: https://www.purple-planet.com
57:16
January 26, 2020
LDL Letters 25: Molly Un-Mormon Makes Shelly Trigger
This week we find out what if feels like to be considered past your marrying prime at the ripe old age of 31 and are asked to leave the singles ward. Yet another reason to feel shamed by Mormonism (but we expect no less at this point).  Each week we read and discuss 1-2 letters (depending on length) from listeners just like you! So please get in touch with us through our website at latterdaylesbian.org/contact. We'd love to hear from you. Thanks! Music provided by Purple Planet: https://www.purple-planet.com
29:49
January 22, 2020
56: Ordinary Equality, Talking ERA with Kate Kelly
Hey everybody, we're super excited about this week's interview with ex-Mormon activist and all around badass, Kate Kelly! We hear all about what she's been up to, and she wasn't afraid to tackle the tough questions we threw at her, like, "So Kate, is it true ya like the ladies?" We learned so much, and laughed of course...ya know, the usual. Also, want to express a heartfelt congratulations to the state of Virginia for finally getting their shit together! Join us, won't you? Kate's references in this show: www.equalitynow.org/era, author Sonia Johnson: "From Housewife to Heretic", Kate's article: "The ERA is Queer", and of course her new podcast: Ordinary Equality (available wherever you listen to podcasts). Music provided by Purple Planet: https://www.purple-planet.com
1:08:43
January 19, 2020
LDL Letters 24: Dorothy on Pregnant Mare Urine and Other Beauty Tips
The drug, Premarin, is not a good idea. In fact, it's really inhumane to manufacture. We advise against taking it. And in this week's Latter-Day Lesbian letter, Dorothy tells us all about that and other Mormon prescribed opposite-sex-attracting methods and treatments. Should be a good time. Each week we read and discuss 1-2 letters (depending on length) from listeners just like you! So please get in touch with us through our website at latterdaylesbian.org/contact. We'd love to hear from you. Thanks! Music provided by Purple Planet: https://www.purple-planet.com
22:45
January 15, 2020
55: How Mo Tab Ruined Sleigh Ride
Did you know the LDS church changed a bunch of Christmas songs to sound more Mormony? We discuss a couple of them this week with the help of Sister Fanny Fact Check and Hermana Concha. We also roast a troll and talk about Mary's wacky holiday with her family. Please join us for our 2019 year-end wrap up.  Should be a good one. Music provided by Purple Planet: https://www.purple-planet.com
1:05:35
January 12, 2020
LDL Letters 23: Annetta on Pirate Porn and The Priesthood
Because one leads naturally to the other, right? Kidding. But somehow both are topics for this week's Latter-Day Lesbian Letters episode. And when your husband gives you tips for dating women, that's not awkward at all, right? Wowsers. Each week we read and discuss 1-2 letters (depending on length) from listeners just like you! So please get in touch with us through our website at latterdaylesbian.org/contact. We'd love to hear from you. Thanks! Music provided by Purple Planet: https://www.purple-planet.com
34:36
January 8, 2020
54: Resolve to Not Resolve: A Better New Year's Tradition
Diana joins us once again for our first podcast in 2020! In this episode we resolve to screw resolutions, embrace that inner child, and more hippy-dippy crap like that. Kumbaya listeners. You're welcome. Once again Diana references Holistic Psychologist Dr. Nicole LePera. Check her out here: https://yourholisticpsychologist.com Music provided by Purple Planet: https://www.purple-planet.com
48:24
January 5, 2020
FUMPOTD FESTIVUS: a 2019 Holiday Special (for the rest of us)
Surprise! It's a gift from us to you in the form of an unexpected episode. We're revisiting our favorite FUMPOTDs of 2019. With the help of Sister Fanny Fact-Check, and of course, Brother Ben, we'll take a look back at the phrases that made us chuckle or just scratch our heads and wonder what Brother Joe was smokin. We hope you enjoy, and have a very happy holiday season!  Music provided by Purple Planet: https://www.purple-planet.com
55:42
December 23, 2019
53: Trauma Bonding, a.k.a. Mary & Shelly's Intervention
Today we are joined by therapist and good friend, Kimberly Anderson, who helps us to breathe and process a few of our issues. Should be a triggering good time. Once again we encourage you to pour a generous serving of Apostate Coffee's Les-BEAN blend (https://apostatecoffee.com) and snuggle up. Music provided by Purple Planet: https://www.purple-planet.com
1:09:55
November 23, 2019
LDL Letters 22: Shelly Learns the Difference Between Scotland and Ireland
In this episode, Sarah describes her life going from the American West to way across the pond, and then to her ultimate destination: discovering she was a transgender woman. Shelly, meanwhile, is either confused about geography or about alcohol. We're not sure. So grab a cup of Les-BEAN Apostate Coffee (https://apostatecoffee.com), with or without Bailey's IRISH Cream, and have a listen! Each week we read and discuss 1-2 letters (depending on length) from listeners just like you! So please get in touch with us through our website at www.latterdaylesbian.org/contact. We'd love to hear from you. Thanks! Music provided by Purple Planet: https://www.purple-planet.com
31:15
November 20, 2019
52: When Your A-Hole Ex Is Still Dragging Your Kids To Church
In this episode we are joined once again by Ammy and Jennifer, who speak candidly about Jennifer's TBM ex and her kids who are continuing to be brainwashed by the LDS church and their bigoted father. This conversation is cathartic for anyone in this same situation, so grab a cup of Apostate Coffee's Les-BEAN blend (https://apostatecoffee.com) and get comfy. Music provided by Purple Planet: https://www.purple-planet.com
1:11:32
November 16, 2019
LDL Letters 21: Melody Joy on Knowing Too Much and Learning to Lie
In this episode, listener Melody Joy provides us with a list of past superlatives, because after all, Mormons have to be the best, right? Speaking of...we also talk about how Joseph Smith was the best treasure hunter, scoundrel, philanderer, pedophile, adulterer, presidential wannabe, and charmer of women of all ages…for starters (and those were his good points). Join us, won’t you? Each week we read and discuss 1-2 letters (depending on length) from listeners just like you! So please get in touch with us through our website at www.latterdaylesbian.org/contact. We'd love to hear from you. Thanks! Music provided by Purple Planet: https://www.purple-planet.com
23:56
November 13, 2019
51: Lady Brains Are Like Pancakes and Spaghetti
Did you know that women's minds are like pancakes and men's are like waffles? That was the teaching from one seminar. Another said they're more like spaghetti. To which we say YUM - brains have never sounded more delicious! Join guests Ammy and Jennifer for a rousing discussion about our carbo-loaded grey matter. The article discussed in this episode: https://www.huffpost.com/entry/women-ernst-young-how-to-dress-act-around-men_n_5da721eee4b002e33e78606a Music provided by Purple Planet: https:purple-planet.com
57:18
November 9, 2019
LDL Letters 20: Molly writes, "Don't judge my mom bod"
Welcome to Episode 20 of LDL Letters! In this episode Molly (Not So Mormon) talks about being a single "menace to society," to quote brother Brigham. What a douche!  Each week we read and discuss 1-2 letters (depending on length) from listeners just like you! So please get in touch with us through our website at www.latterdaylesbian.org/contact. We'd love to hear from you. Thanks! Music provided by Purple Planet: https://www.purple-planet.com
28:19
November 6, 2019
50: Meet Your New Bestie: BOUNDARIES!
Nothing beats a good boundary...except maybe another boundary. Diana and Ben join us as we figure out what these things are and why we need `em. Should be a good time. Further study mentioned in this episode: Dr. Nicole LePer, The Holistic Psychologist: https://yourholisticpsychologist.com, and "You Are Your Own": A Reckoning with the Religious Trauma of Evangelical Christianity by Jamie Lee Finch Music provided by Purple Planet: https:purple-planet.com
1:14:57
November 2, 2019
LDL Letters 19: Glen, the "Pasthole"
Welcome to Episode 19 of LDL Letters! In this episode Glen describes his journey from a-hole (or "pasthole") to ally. What a total transformation! We perhaps "letter shamed" Glen when we met him at the Protect Every Child rally, so we really appreciate him writing in and being willing to share his story! Each week we read and discuss 1-2 letters (depending on length) from listeners just like you! So please get in touch with us through our website at www.latterdaylesbian.org/contact. We'd love to hear from you. Thanks! Music provided by Purple Planet: https://www.purple-planet.com
33:05
October 30, 2019
49: "It Shouldn't Be Hard" (cuz we're lesbians, get it?)
This week, Fanny Fact Check recorded here in person! She and her "companion" were our visiting teachers. Mary felt a bit funny about the visit, to which she was reminded that "the spirit" was simply letting her know she was misbehaving. Glad we could clear that up.  Also, the FUMPOTD is obviously fake, and Bednar is the subject of a self-righteous, "He Said What?!?" Should be a good time! Music provided by Purple Planet: https://purple-planet.com
1:00:11
October 27, 2019
LDL Letters 18: Charly and Dayna
Welcome to Episode 18 of LDL Letters! In this episode we hear from Charly, a teenager who can't wait to move out of what she refers to as the "stupid" state of Utah. And Dayna only took two years to transition from Mormon missionary to out lesbian. Good job! Should be a great one, so please join us! Each week we read and discuss 1-2 letters (depending on length) from listeners just like you! So please get in touch with us through our website at www.latterdaylesbian.org/contact. We'd love to hear from you. Thanks! Music provided by Purple Planet: https://www.purple-planet.com
32:21
October 24, 2019
48: Conversion therapy for kids? Suck it, Mormon church!
On this episode we discuss the LDS recent opinions over the debate about the ban on conversion therapy. Uh yeah. Just when you think this crap can't get any crazier. Ugh! Also, Fanny Fact Check helps figure out what a Zelph it is. Turns out it has nothing to do with a shelf. Go figure. All that and more, so please give a listen! Music provided by Purple Planet: https://purple-planet.com
45:35
October 20, 2019
LDL Letters 17: Melissa and Lara
Welcome to Episode 17 of LDL Letters! In this episode Melissa compares her Presbyterian upbringing to Mormonism, and Lara talks about being raised as both Mormon and Fundamentalist Christian. Nutty! Mary's starting to think it's all fake.  Each week we read and discuss 1-2 letters (depending on length) from listeners just like you! So please get in touch with us through our website at www.latterdaylesbian.org/contact. We'd love to hear from you. Thanks! Music provided by Purple Planet: https://www.purple-planet.com
36:24
October 16, 2019
47: Practically Live from the Protect Every Child Rally
Join us for an amazing Testimony Meeting from our Utah meet-n-greet the day after the Protect Every Child March and Rally in Salt Lake City. Mary enjoys her first sip of "Pay Lay Ale," which is not actually a Joseph Smith inspired micro brew, it's the most recent FUMPOTD. Also, the audience helps us with a special Butthole Bednar, "He Said What" segment. Please join us! We desire all to partake. Music provided by Purple Planet: https://purple-planet.com
56:22
October 12, 2019
LDL Letters 16: Amy's Tribute
Welcome to Episode 16 of LDL Letters! In this episode Amy writes in with a tribute to her first love, Jean Anne. It's a heartbreaking story of the intense pressure churches often inflict in an effort to get us to conform to their impossible religious standards. Stories like this can be terribly sad, but can also provide a way for us to heal and help put an end to the oppressive control and abuse doled out in the name of God. Each week we read and discuss 1-2 letters (depending on length) from listeners just like you! So please get in touch with us through our website at www.latterdaylesbian.org/contact. We'd love to hear from you. Thanks! Music provided by Purple Planet: https://www.purple-planet.com
23:17
October 9, 2019
46: Leaving Religion? Here's What To Pack.
Diana's back! And she has some great tips on what to take with you when you leave religion. Some stuff is actually cool, and it's yours to keep! Find out what during this super interesting conversation (well, at least we think so). Also, Fanny Fact Check enlightens us once again, and Mary (the never mo) stumps Shelly and Diana on an amazing FUMPOTD (thanks, Bryce Blankenagel). Recommended reading:  Faith: Trusting Your Own Deepest Experience by Sharon Salzberg and Finding God in the Waves by Mike McHargue (Science Mike) Music provided by Purple Planet: https://purple-planet.com
1:06:04
October 6, 2019
LDL Letters 15: Ben and Martie
Welcome to Episode 15 of LDL Letters! This week: Ben comes out to his wife as asexual, and Martie discloses sexual abuse by a family member and later by a Mormon bishop. Warning: this episode discusses violent themes, but we feel it's important to shed light on the abuse that can occur within religious institutions. As a reminder, we will be at the Protect Every Child march in Salt Lake City on October 5th. Please join us as we bring awareness to this really important issue. Each week we read and discuss 1-2 letters (depending on length) from listeners just like you! So please get in touch with us through our website at www.latterdaylesbian.org/contact. Thanks! Music provided by Purple Planet: https://www.purple-planet.com
29:37
October 2, 2019
45 - Living Bravely with Heather Vickery
Please join us for a fun, engaging and enlightening conversation with dear friend, fellow podcaster and success coach, Heather Vickery! We are super pumped to have Heather as a guest. We fell head over heels in love with her and think you will too. Music provided by Purple Planet: https://www.purple-planet.com
1:03:03
September 29, 2019
LDL Letters 14: Heather and Madyson
Welcome to Episode 14 of LDL Letters! This week: Heather almost gets sucked into hell by an earthquake, and Madyson asks for advice on how to stay strong surrounded by TBM family members. Yikes! Each week we read and discuss 1-2 letters (depending on length) from listeners just like you! So please get in touch with us through our website at www.latterdaylesbian.org/contact. Thanks! Music provided by Purple Planet: https://www.purple-planet.com
26:10
September 25, 2019
44 - Unpacking Conversion Therapy
Join us for an intimate conversation with special guests Angela and Alli, as we discuss Angela's upbringing in the Catholic Church, her horrifying conversion therapy experience, and how the couple view spirituality today. Warning: this episode covers violent themes; it's raw, at times hilarious, painful and inspiring all at once. We hope you agree. Music provided by Purple Planet: https://www.purple-planet.com
1:14:18
September 22, 2019
LDL Letters 13: Elise and Kim
Welcome to Episode 13 of LDL Letters! This week: Kim researches various faiths in Salt Lake City, and Elise asks for Shelly's advice on keeping her cool when dealing with Mormons. Hmm...Shelly's advice? Interesting. Good luck, Elise. Just kidding.  Each week we read and discuss 1-2 letters (depending on length) from listeners just like you! So please get in touch with us through our website at www.latterdaylesbian.org/contact. Thanks! Music provided by Purple Planet: https://www.purple-planet.com
38:24
September 18, 2019
43 - Live from Sister Space
Join us live from Sister Space - a women's retreat held annually the first weekend after Labor Day in the Delaware Valley. This was our first "rustic retreat," which involved sleeping in cabins with a bunch of other women, and recording our podcast in a barn (no farm animals were injured as a result of making this episode)...and of course, the sex tent. Intrigued yet? We think it turned out pretty amazing in spite of the primitive conditions. For more information about Sister Space, please visit https://www.sisterspace.org.  Music provided by Purple Planet: https://www.purple-planet.com
48:00
September 15, 2019
LDL Letters 12: Clark and Laurie - it's Portlandia day!
Welcome to Episode 12 of LDL Letters! This week: Clark and Laurie - excommunication and winning at bishopric roulette. Warning: the second half of the episode deals with violent themes, so please be advised. Each week we read and discuss 1-2 letters (depending on length) from listeners just like you! So please get in touch with us through our website at www.latterdaylesbian.org/contact. Thanks! Music provided by Purple Planet: https://www.purple-planet.com
32:15
September 11, 2019
42 - No Crime in Sin: Interview with Kristy Johnson
Hey everybody, this episode features our much anticipated interview with abuse survivor, Kristy Johnson. Her documentary, No Crime in Sin addresses the sexual abuse Kristy and her siblings underwent growing up in their ultra Mormon household. We hope you tune in for the interview, and we also encourage you to check out this life-changing film now playing on Amazon Prime Video.  Music provided by Purple Planet: https://www.purple-planet.com
1:01:58
September 8, 2019
LDL Letters 11: Taylor and Elizabeth - still Mormon, but not necessarily TBM
Welcome to Episode 11 of LDL Letters! This week: Taylor and Elizabeth - still Mormon, but not necessarily TBM. In fact, Taylor is gay and Elizabeth is pretty done. Still attending church, but feels done with it (it's complicated). Each week we read and discuss 1-2 letters (depending on length) from listeners just like you! So please get in touch with us through our website at www.latterdaylesbian.org/contact. Thanks! Music provided by Purple Planet: https://www.purple-planet.com
37:35
September 4, 2019
41 - Talking Trans part 2, with special guests: Carolyn and Jamie
We are back for part 2 of our interview with Carolyn and Jamie, two amazing listeners and members of the trans community. In this episode you'll learn about some of the things you may actually be saying to trans people when you misgender them. It's an informative and loving conversation, and we hope you join us! Music provided by Purple Planet: https://www.purple-planet.com
47:28
September 1, 2019
LDL Letters 10: Richard and Jen - we met you at Utah pride
Welcome to Episode 10 of LDL Letters! Each week we read and discuss 1-2 letters (depending on length) from listeners just like you! As a reminder, you can get in touch with us through our website at www.latterdaylesbian.org/contact. Thanks! Music provided by Purple Planet: https://www.purple-planet.com
18:55
August 28, 2019
40 - Coming Out? What a "Smart" Idea!
As in, Ed Smart, obviously. Join us for a discussion about the coming out story that everyone's talking about. We admire Ed's courage and interest in living an authentic life. Also, things heat up a bit when Sister Fanny Fact Check waxes poetically about...um, what exactly is she talking about? We're not quite sure, but we like it. And finally -- ringtones are here. Or should we say, "hear?" Check 'em out. Music provided by Purple Planet: https://www.purple-planet.com
1:04:31
August 25, 2019
LDL Letters 9: Kole and Kirsten on bishop confessions and other horrors
Welcome to Episode 9 of LDL Letters! Each week we read and discuss 1-2 letters (depending on length) from listeners just like you! Warning: this week's episode contains violent themes; some parts may be difficult to hear.  As a reminder, you can get in touch with us through our website at www.latterdaylesbian.org/contact. Thanks! Music provided by Purple Planet: https://www.purple-planet.com
31:48
August 21, 2019
39 - Talking Trans part 1, with special guests: Carolyn and Jamie
Join us for part 1 of our interview with Carolyn and Jamie, two amazing listeners and members of the trans community. It's an episode full of love, laughter and learning. Or as we like to say, the three Ls (we actually never say that, truth be told). Enjoy! Music provided by Purple Planet: https://www.purple-planet.com
56:40
August 18, 2019
LDL Letters 8: Meet Jill: sixteen-years-old and crushing it!
Welcome to Episode 8 of LDL Letters! Each week we read and discuss 1-2 letters (depending on length) from listeners just like you! As a reminder, you can get in touch with us through our website at www.latterdaylesbian.org/contact. Thanks! Music provided by Purple Planet: https://www.purple-planet.com
33:30
August 14, 2019
38 - Fanny Fact-Check, Anti-Nephi-Lehies, Bryce Blankenagel
Say that three times fast! Please help us welcome the host of Naked Mormonism, Bryce Blankenagel. Also, we turn the time over to Sister Fanny Fact-Check, and Shelly teaches Mary a lesson about covenants and obedience (i.e. guilt and shame). It's a real treat.  Music provided by Purple Planet: https://www.purple-planet.com
1:03:52
August 11, 2019
LDL Letters 7: Carolyn and Erika
Carolyn and Erika: Correct Pronouns & Christmas Present Apostasy Welcome to Episode 7 of LDL Letters! Each week we read and discuss 1-2 letters (depending on length) from listeners just like you! As a reminder, you can get in touch with us through our website at www.latterdaylesbian.org/contact. Thanks! Music provided by Purple Planet: https://www.purple-planet.com
17:36
August 7, 2019
37 - Christianity Casserole with special guest: Grace
Four Square, Quaker, Reiki, Charismatic, Anglo-Catholicism, and a bunch of other isms... Meet Grace...who has pretty much tried 'em all - except for Mormonism (though, she did go into a temple once). Learn all about Grace's fascinating and varied religious background, and how agnosticism may be the best "ism" of them all.   Music provided by Purple Planet: https://www.purple-planet.com
1:24:05
August 4, 2019
LDL Letters 6: Maeri-Jo and Savannah: Starting Over
Welcome to Episode 6 of LDL Letters! Each week we read and discuss 1-2 letters (depending on length) from listeners just like you! As a reminder, you can get in touch with us through our website at www.latterdaylesbian.org/contact. Thanks! Music provided by Purple Planet: https://www.purple-planet.com
29:40
July 31, 2019
36 - Introduction to Calvinism with special guest: Jessah
Listeners, raise your hand if you think John Calvin was a nut job! If you're not familiar with Calvinism, then this episode should provide a bit of a primer. Our thanks to our friend and patron, Jessah, for her interesting point of view. You are predestined to enjoy it! Music provided by Purple Planet: https://www.purple-planet.com
1:00:36
July 28, 2019
LDL Letters 5: Abagail and Justin: Sexual Shaming and Shelves Breaking
Welcome to Episode 5 of LDL Letters! Each week we read and discuss 1-2 letters (depending on length) from listeners just like you! As a reminder, you can get in touch with us through our website at www.latterdaylesbian.org/contact. Thanks! Music provided by Purple Planet: https://www.purple-planet.com
25:45
July 24, 2019
35 - Happy Pioneer Day with Special Guest: Rachel
Hey everybody, meet Rachel, a friend from Shelly's former ward and Trek survivor -- barely. She has a fantastic pioneer story to tell, plus we read a listener letter about Trekking through a foot of snow and burying a baby doll. Yup, that's a thing, apparently. Ah, Trek...what a special time in a young Mormon's life. Am I right? That was sarcasm, people.  Music provided by Purple Planet: https://www.purple-planet.com
1:11:05
July 21, 2019
LDL Letters 4: Kris on Changing Yourself/Changing the World
Welcome to Episode 4 of LDL Letters! Each week we read and discuss 1-2 letters (depending on length) from listeners just like you! As a reminder, you can get in touch with us through our website at latterdaylesbian.org/contact. Thanks! Music provided by Purple Planet: https://www.purple-planet.com
20:56
July 17, 2019
34 - Spirituality Discussion #2, Interview with Diana
Meet Diana, our Executive Director of Organization and the newest member of the team. And though she may not be a guest on our podcast every week, she definitely merits a full episode by way of introduction. Also, it's kinda fun when 3 extroverts with microphones vie for attention. So give it a listen...if you dare. Music provided by Purple Planet: https://purple-planet.com
1:15:31
July 14, 2019
LDL Letters 3: Ammy's Story
Welcome to Episode 3 of LDL Letters! Each week we will read and discuss 1-2 letters (depending on length) from listeners just like you! As a reminder, you can get in touch with us through our website at latterdaylesbian.org/contact. Thanks! Music provided by Purple Planet: https://www.purple-planet.com
30:53
July 10, 2019
33 - Spirituality Discussion #1, A.K.A. You Two Slay Me (in the spirit)
From charismatic spiritual types to the satanic temple...this topic truly is all over the place. Where have our listeners landed after religion? Give a listen and find out as we begin part 1 of our spirituality discussion. Enjoy! Music provided by Purple Planet: https://purple-planet.com
1:00:40
July 7, 2019
LDL Letters 2: Katherine & Summer
Welcome to Episode 2 of LDL Letters! Each week we will read and discuss 1-2 letters (depending on length) from listeners just like you! As a reminder, you can get in touch with us through our website at latterdaylesbian.org/contact. Thanks! Music provided by Purple Planet: https://www.purple-planet.com
24:36
July 3, 2019
32 - Don't Brainwash My Kids (oh, and Philip pees down a waterslide)
Shelly loses her sh*t (again), the toaster oven saga continues. and you may never want to visit the kiddie pool at Great Wolf Lodge. You've been warned.  Music provided by Purple Planet: https://www.purple-planet.com
53:40
June 30, 2019
LDL Letters 1: Matt & Jessy
Welcome to Episode 1 of LDL Letters! At least that's what we're calling it for now. Each week we will read and discuss 1-2 letters (depending on length) from listeners just like you! As a reminder, you can get in touch with us through our website at latterdaylesbian.org/contact. Thanks! Music provided by Purple Planet: https://www.purple-planet.com
17:02
June 26, 2019
31: Beehives, Mia Maids and Laurels - oh my!
Ever wonder what the female equivalent of a priesthood holder is? Oh wait - there is no equivalent. Whoops, our bad. Oh well, it's fun to talk about it anyway. At least we think so. And maybe with this hint you can take a shot at this week's FUMPOTD...or at least guess at it better than Mary did. And considering she failed miserably you have a really good shot. You're welcome! Music provided by Purple Planet: https://www.purple-planet.com
58:30
June 23, 2019
30: Gettin' Our Drink on with Jesus at Adam's Crib
This could be our most effed up FUMPOTD yet. Brother Joseph, how do you propose Adam and Eve got to the midwest? We're still trying to figure this out. Meanwhile, the deacons are passing out bread and WATER at sacrament meetings? Water?? Really? That's just insulting. If H20 can be turned into wine, we plan to partake while listening to the latest episode of LDL. Enjoy! Music provided by Purple Planet: https://www.purple-planet.com
1:08:20
June 16, 2019
29: Almost Live from Utah Pride
Hey friends, did you swing by our SLC pride booth to say hi AND did we get a recording of you? Then take a listen to episode 29 - you might just hear yourself! We had such a blast visiting with so many of our current and future listeners! It was so great meeting all of you, and we'll see ya again next year! Music provided by Purple Planet: https://www.purple-planet.com
46:12
June 9, 2019
28: Speaking In Tongue Twisters
Mary describes some more of her crazy evangelical past, Dallin H. Oaks gets a stern reprimand, and it's pride weekend in Salt Lake City, everybody. Time to celebrate! Music provided by Purple Planet: https://www.purple-planet.com
1:02:25
June 2, 2019
27: Not Your Typical Lipstick Lesbian
If we would just put on a little lipstick we'd be much more charming...or at least some people think so. Find out who in our brand new segment: He Said What??? Also...*spoiler alert* we briefly talk about the Game of Thrones finale (consider yourself warned). And who knew a discussion about Trek would be so darn entertaining. Shelly in a bonnet?? You definitely want to hear about this one. Enjoy!  Music provided by Purple Planet: https://www.purple-planet.com
52:08
May 26, 2019
26: The Little Factory ...um, that's gross
Do you know the answer to today's FUMPOTD? If not, you're about to. Ew. And...you're welcome. In this episode we also ask for listener submissions to be included in an upcoming ex-Mormon expose. Plus we unpack reactions to Matt Easton coming out during his BYU valedictorian speech. Hope you enjoy. Music provided by Purple Planet: https://www.purple-planet.com
55:25
May 19, 2019
25: Age of Accountability (or...are you out of pull-ups yet)
This week's FUMPOTD especially sucks if you're Philip, or some other 8-year old who can barely navigate the school bus. We also discuss the follow up to Martinsburg, WV, and the families affected by sexual abuse covered up by the Mormon church. Yep, that happened. Why, Mormons, why???  Music provided by Purple Planet: https://www.purple-planet.com
57:47
May 12, 2019
24: Spiritual Shaming, A.K.A Mary's Rant
Are you as sick of spiritual shaming as we are? Yeah?? We're fired up and wanna talk about it! We also share an excellent listener letter and a funny Philip story. So grab a sinful cup o' caffeine and lend an ear or two. Hope you enjoy! Music provided by Purple Planet: https://www.purple-planet.com
53:37
May 5, 2019
23: Protect Every Child with special guest Sam Young
This is a really meaningful episode for us that features our very first guest, Sam Young. You'll hear all about his issues with the Mormon church, and the questions and objections that ultimately led to his excommunication. But Sam's story doesn't end there. His Protect Every Child initiative is changing hearts and lives, and we are excited to be part of it! Music provided by Purple Planet: https://purple-planet.com
1:08:16
April 28, 2019
22: Lehi's Brass Balls
Who was Lehi and what was his brass ball doing outside of his tent? Find out on this weeks FUMPOTD! That's a whole lot of fun, and so is roasting this week's troll: President Russell M. Nelson himself! So pull up a seat and enjoy whatever beverage that will make the prophet's garments bunch up in the biggest knot. It's a good one! Music provided by Purple Planet: https://purple-planet.com
54:47
April 21, 2019
21: Heart Sell
No, we're not peddling the Wilson sisters' latest rock ballad. It's this week's FUMPOTD. Check it out! Also, Shelly gets real about the "Exclusion Policy" and unexpected reversal. Get comfy, folks. It's a good one. Music provided by Purple Planet: https://www.purple-planet.com 
1:07:55
April 14, 2019
20: Turn It Off (Like a Light Switch)
Hey, look at that - we made it through 20 episodes! Wowsers! In this one we discuss seeing Book of Mormon (the musical) for the first time - hopefully the first of many times. Funny stuff! We also read a listener letter from a transgender fan, and pose the question, is it easier to come out as gay/lesbian or trans within the Mormon church? Hmm...something to think about. Hope you enjoy it. Music provided by Purple Planet: https://www.purple-planet.com
54:19
April 7, 2019
19: Tangy Pork Chops
In this episode, Shelly reveals a secret family recipe. Maybe don't try this one at home, kids. Also, we read a listener letter to a parent, and Shelly talks about one of her own. And will Mary guess the FUMPOTD or will she just sort of guess it? Either way, it's worth a listen - at least we think so. Enjoy! Music provided by Purple Planet: https://purple-planet.com
57:56
March 31, 2019
18: Modest is Hottest
Endure to the End, Quietly Obey, Modest is Hottest. All of these were contenders for our Effed Up Mormon Phrase of the Day. Which one made the cut? Listen and find out! In this episode we roast a troll, discuss double earring commentary by douchey elders, and realize that no matter how tough life gets, we could always be a leper, so maybe things aren't so bad after all. Enjoy! Music provided by Purple Planet: https://www.purple-planet.com 
37:24
March 24, 2019
17: Hie to Kolob, A.K.A. the planet where God hangs out
Where the heck is Kolob? We're still not sure, but we definitely talk about it ad nauseam in this episode. Put on your spacesuits and get ready to blast off to wherever God is... Or maybe just have a blast spending 45 minutes with Mary and Shelly. Enjoy! Music provided by Purple Planet: https://www.purple-planet.com
44:51
March 17, 2019
16: The Effed-Up Mormon Phrase of the Day
In 16, Shelly and Mary discuss family connections (or lack thereof), coincidence stories, another ridiculous tale about tithing, Temple Square panhandlers, and our fun new segment: The Effed-Up Mormon Phrase of the Day. Enjoy! Music provided by Purple Planet: https://www.purple-planet.com
54:56
March 10, 2019
15: Guilting Kids, er, "Strengthening Youth"...right Mormons?
In this episode Shelly reads from the "For the Strength of Youth" manual...the same pamphlet her Bishop cited as "scripture," which he used to justify taking away her temple recommend. Wait a minute -- is this stuff completely fake? We also started a new segment called "The Mormon Phrase of the Day." Aw man, how do you pick just one??? Thanks for listening, hope you enjoy! Music provided by: https://www.purple-planet.com
1:01:49
March 3, 2019
14: Wait, sister missionaries can finally wear pants?? Blasphemy!
Sister missionaries, it's time to step into some trousers (one leg at a time). And Shelly gets all up in her feels about her divorce. Also, we read an amazing listener email about "reparative" or conversion therapy. What???? No thanks, Mormons. We're all good on that front. Music provided by: https://www.purple-planet.com
45:06
February 24, 2019
13: Girl, You'll Be A Woman Soon / A.K.A. Shelly's Rant
Welcome to lucky number 13! In this episode Shelly talks about that very special time when she blossomed into womanhood. Warning: this description gets a bit graphic (as usual, Shelly's mouth filter is on the fritz). We also continue the saga of the big church exit, which gets her a bit riled up (breathe, Shelly). Buckle up kids, this ride is bumpy! Music provided by Purple Planet: https://www.purple-planet.com
50:24
February 17, 2019
12: Cadaver Gums
Shelly's undergoing gum surgery soon, and in this episode we discuss where those things come from. Ew. We also talk about the first time we both encountered a gay person, and Shelly continues her story about leaving the church and her interview with that beer-hating bishop. It's a good one - enjoy! Music provided by Purple Planet: https://www.purple-planet.com
42:58
February 10, 2019
11: Shower Beer
What, you don't drink beer in the shower? Some say it makes a great conditioner. In fact, Shelly claimed that once when her kids asked her if she'd been drinking. True story. In this episode, Shelly also begins the painful retelling of leaving the church, and Mary describes her second coming...out. Oy! But now the spoilers are over and it's time to get to the actual listening. Hope you enjoy! Music provided by Purple Planet: https://www.purple-planet.com
49:50
February 3, 2019
10: Pizza Porn
Don't worry, we're not giving up the podcast to be porn stars. But if we did, let's just say pizza would be involved. Yep, it seems strange to us too.  Welcome to our 10th episode! Shelly comes out again, this time to her parents. Since we've been teasing this one for weeks we thought it was time to get to it already. Jeez. Hope you enjoy, and please share with a friend if you feel like it...and maybe even if you don't. Spanks, er, thanks! Music provided by Purple Planet: https://www.purple-planet.com 
45:00
January 27, 2019
9: I Hope They Call Me on a Mission
What's the big deal about Mormon Missions, anyway? Well, we tackle 'em head on in our 9th podcast, so check it out! Also, we discuss professional recycling, sinful, costly tattoos, and dehydrating yogurt (yes, that's a thing). Hope you enjoy it. Music provided by Purple Planet: https://www.purple-planet.com
59:56
January 20, 2019
8: Men In Suits
This episode stumbled upon a big trigger for Shelly. It gets emotional, but we managed to balance the discussion with a revelation about racist panty hose. Ridiculous. Also, we read a sweet yet slightly heartbreaking letter from Angelica. Hang in there, though, because it has a happy ending. Thanks for writing in, Angelica! Music provided by Purple Planet: https://www.purple-planet.com
45:16
January 13, 2019
7: The Christmas Letter
Shelly talks about the annual Christmas letter from her "perfect Mormon family." Insert eye-rolling emoji. Mary is starting to think this Mormon stuff might actually be fake. Hmm... Music provided by Purple Planet: https://www.purple-planet.com
41:17
January 6, 2019
6: the Holiday Episode
Happy Holidays! Shelly gives her children an amazing gift by coming out to them. Also, nothing says Merry Christmas like ridiculously strong cocktails set on fire! Find out how we survived the restaurant of the meandering men. Music provided by Purple Planet: https://purple-planet.com
35:57
December 30, 2018
5: Coming Out, part 2
In this episode we talk about coming out to Shelly's husband. What a treat that was. And will Mary and Shelly ever find the perfect canine companion for Eddie? Decisions, decisions... Music provided by Purple Planet: https://www.purple-planet.com
41:29
December 30, 2018
4: Coming Out, part 1
Shelly answers listener questions about her first Mormon memory, then we dive into part 1 of her coming out story. Maybe grab a cocktail and get comfortable for this one. It's at least a two-parter.  Music provided by Purple Planet: www.purple-planet.com
45:38
December 23, 2018
3: First Date
People wonder how an ex-Mormon mother of 7 ended up on a date with a "career lesbian." We actually wonder the same thing. Give a listen and find out.  Music provided by Purple Planet: www.purple-planet.com
28:12
December 9, 2018
2: The Prequel
Welcome back! Mary and Shelly back up a little and describe Mormonism a bit better. Mary's still confused though. Is this stuff actually crazy? All signs point to yes.  Music provided by Purple Planet: https://www.purple-planet.com
19:50
December 2, 2018
1: Intro Revised (brought to you by beer)
Welcome to our very first episode! Thanks for listening.  Music provided by Purple Planet: https://www.purple-planet.com
42:59
November 24, 2018