Episode 22: Responding to listeners' questions

This week, Cari and Kelsae answer listener questions, since the crazy is too strong to be trusted with answering email and PMs. Plus, find out how to join Club F#ck Packer! Cari and Kelsae talk about existential crises, anger, and the frustrations of trying to communicate with TBMs about negative experiences with Mormonism. Sounds like fun, right? We’re just barrels of laughs. 

Opening thought by Gloria Steinem

Closing thought by Andrea Gibson 

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Episode 21: LDS website on suicide prevention, part 2

Cari and Kelsae continue their discussion about the LDS church’s recently updated website on suicide prevention. This week, they focus on the messages being sent to people whose lives are personally touched by suicide. Unfortunately, the church does not exceed our expectations. The website is blame-y, vague, and contradictory. This is not the most or the best the Mormon church could do, especially on such an important topic. CONTENT WARNING: Discussion of suicide attempts and ideation, including personal experience. 

Opening thought by Neil Hilborn 

Closing thought by Marya Hornbacher 

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Episode 20: LDS website on suicide prevention, part 1

This week, Cari and Kelsae talk about the recent updates targeted to local LDS leadership made to suicide.lds.org. Recently, Elder Rasband was added to a statewide committee meant to address the growing problem of suicide in Utah. Does the Mormon church give good resources, enough training, or good guidance to its local leadership? No, no it does not. And it’s dangerous.  

Opening thought by Mary Oliver 

Closing thought by by Seirra DeMulder 

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Episode 19: How the LDS church fails at informed consent

This week, Cari and Kelsae discuss the topic of informed consent (as in social work, medicine, and BDSM [surprise!]) as it pertains to the Mormon Church. Spoiler alert: the Mormon Church does not meet even the basic standards in giving informed consent, leaving its membership without adequate information to make decisions about their participation. 

Opening thought by Andrea Gibson 

Closing thought by Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg

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Episode 18: Josh and Lolly Weed announce their plan to divorce

Yesterday, Josh and Lolly Weed (a prominent Mormon couple in a mixed-orientation marriage) publicly announced their plan to divorce. Considering the massive impact that this couple’s marriage has had on LGBTQIA Mormons, Cari and Kelsae recorded an impromptu minisode (that isn’t actually mini at all) and process some feelings. In order to make this information more accessible to ex-Mormons and active Mormons alike, Cari and Kelsae depart from NMKMH’s typical tone and format and refrain from swearing. It’s a big dill. Don't fret, they'll be back to their swear-y selves on Sunday. 

CONTENT WARNING: this episode includes discussion of suicidal ideation and suicide attempt(s) throughout, and we read a quote that contains a gay slur.

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