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.



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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Mormons & American Politics w/ David Campbell & Kathleen Flake:
Season 1, Episode 3

October 12, 2020

Hosted by Stephen Betts. 

“From the early days of Joseph Smith’s religious movement, Mormons have creatively navigated tensions with American culture and government through political…

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Jane Manning James: Nineteenth-Century Black Mormon w/ Quincy Newell:
Season 1, Episode 2

September 19, 2020

Hosted by Stephen Betts. 

“In this episode, Quincy Newell joins me to talk about her book Your Sister in the Gospel: The Life of Jane…

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Mormon Apocalypticism w/ Christopher James Blythe:
Season 1, Episode 1

August 21, 2020

Hosted by Stephen Betts. 

“We explore Mormon ideas about the end of the world. In his recent book, Terrible Revolution: Latter-day Saints and the American Apocalypse,…

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