Episode 61: Oaks is the worst

This week, Cari and Kelsae discuss the nonsense one Elder Oaks got into during the month of February. But Sisters, you may say, it is now March. That’s right, it is. And honestly they’re still upset about what he said, so chances are you are too.

Opening thought by Andrea Gibson
Closing thought by Dentata

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Episode 60: Endure to the end, suckers

TRIGGER/CONTENT WARNING: Mentions of suicidal ideation/other consequences of poor mental health due to participating in a cult.

This week, Cari and Kelsae discuss that old Mormondy Mormon favorite, enduring to the end and the myriad ways it can mess up your mental health. It’s almost like being told to just hold on in spite of everything being awful to get some imaginary benefit after you die is bad for meaty monkey brains. In fact, it isn’t almost like that. It is that. In case you haven’t figured it out yet, Mormon-Mormon-Mormonism is bad for brains, so just stop already and get a therapist.

Opening thought by @jenoaharlow
Closing thought by Burt Hellinger

Featured: An amazing embroidery piece by our friend and felllow BYU survivor, Meg. It lives in our coffee corner, obvs.

Featured: An amazing embroidery piece by our friend and felllow BYU survivor, Meg. It lives in our coffee corner, obvs.

Fuck yes.

Fuck yes.

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Episode 59: PTSD, neuroception, and mormonism


This week, Cari and Kelsae discuss post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and how it pertains to the ex-Mormon experience (hint: all cult survivors have trauma!). Sisters Cari and Kelsae (but mostly Kelsae, let’s be real, yay for MSWs!) discuss symptoms, brain chemistry, and one special part of your brain that may interpret your history of trauma as meaning that you are in danger only all the time. Join us on this journey, though lo, it is fraught.

Opening thought by Anne Lamott
Closing thought by Marianne Wilson

Parts of the brain involved in neuroception: 5. Amygdala - Assess for safety; 10. Brainstem - Fight / flight / freeze; 13. Hippocampus - Learn / memorize new info; 14. Cingulate Gyrus - Focus brain attention

Parts of the brain involved in neuroception: 5. Amygdala - Assess for safety; 10. Brainstem - Fight / flight / freeze; 13. Hippocampus - Learn / memorize new info; 14. Cingulate Gyrus - Focus brain attention

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Episode 58: Russell Mormon Nelson changes the temple ceremony to be maybe kinda a little less sexist

This week, Cari and Kelsae discuss the recent changes to the temple ceremony which remove some of the most overt sexism. This is clearly cause ol’ Rusty has the red phone to Jesus and not because of the work of exMos, progressive Mormons, or, oh I dunno, Ordain Women, am I right? Tangents abound, as does rage at anyone telling anybody to give the Mormon cult any kind of credit for these changes.

Opening thought by Andrea Gibson
Closing thought by @thefatsextherapist

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A good reminder.

A good reminder.

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Episode 57: Survey and goodbye 2018

This week, Cari and Kelsae review the results of a survey they put out into their Facebook group regarding negative experiences within Mormonism. They also say goodbye to 2018, both for the podcast and themselves, and set some intentions for 2019. There have been big changes, which we are proud of, and we hope you have some to be proud of, too.

Opening thought by The Mountain Goats
Closing thought by Andrea Gibson

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