Scholars & Saints Podcast

Hosted by doctoral student Stephen Betts, Scholars & Saints explores some of the most pressing issues and cutting-edge methods in Mormon Studies, and puts them in conversation with scholarship from the discipline of Religious Studies.



The Three Nephites, Comparative Theology, and Human Messianicity w/ Joseph Spencer
Season 3, Episode 1

March 9, 2021

Hosted by Stephen Betts. 

“On this episode of Scholars & Saints I’m chatting with Latter-day Saint philosopher Dr. Joseph Spencer about a book by Lebanese…

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The Most American Religion w/ McKay Coppins & Kathleen Flake
Season 2, Episode 8

February 6, 2021

Hosted by Stephen Betts.

“Today on Scholars & Saints, we’re chatting with McKay Coppins, a Latter-day Saint journalist who has covered American politics for Newsweek, Buzzfeed, and The…

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The Radical Orthodoxy Manifesto pt.2 w/ Dan Ellsworth
Season 2, Episode 7

January 26, 2021

Hosted by Stephen Betts.

“In the second part of our special episode on the Latter-day Saint Radical Orthodoxy Manifesto, I’m chatting with Dan Ellsworth, a…

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The Radical Orthodoxy Manifesto pt.1 w/ Cristina Rosetti
Season 2, Episode 6

January 25, 2021

Hosted by Stephen Betts. 

“Today on Scholars & Saints  I’m chatting with Dr. Cristina Rosetti about a controversial new document making the rounds on Latter-day…

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Mormons, Secularism, & Biopolitics w/ Peter Coviello & Kathleen Flake
Season 2, Episode 5

January 5, 2021

Hosted by Stephen Betts. 

“On this episode of Scholars & Saints, we’re chatting about Mormons and secularism. In his recent book Make Yourselves Gods: Mormons…

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Frontier Religion w/ Konden Smith Hansen:
Season 2, Episode 4

January 1, 2021

Hosted by Stephen Betts. 

“Today on Scholars and Saints we’re talking about the ways in which the American Frontier acted as a kind of religion…

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Enlisting Faith w/ Ronit Stahl:
Season 2, Episode 3

December 31, 2020

Hosted by Stephen Betts. 

“Today on Scholars & Saints, I’m chatting with Professor Ronit Stahl about the US military chaplaincy. During World War I, the…

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Like A Fiery Meteor: The Life of Joseph F. Smith w/ Stephen Taysom:
Season 2, Episode 2

December 30, 2020

Hosted by Stephen Betts.

“Today on Scholars & Saints, I’m chatting with Professor Stephen Taysom about former Latter-day Saint president Joseph F. Smith. The…

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Producing Ancient Scripture w/ Michael Hubbard MacKay and Mark Ashurst McGee:
Season 2, Episode 1

December 29, 2020

Hosted by Stephen Betts. 

“Today on Scholars & Saints, I’m chatting with Professor Michael MacKay of Brigham Young University and Dr. Mark Ashurst-McGee of the…

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Place & Memory Along the Mormon Trail w/ Sara Patterson:
Season 1, Episode 4

November 4, 2020

Hosted by Stephen Betts. 

“The body has always played a central role in Latter-day Saint religious experience: touching, seeing, building, walking, sweating, and even bleeding…

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