Year of Polygamy

Episode 42: The Scandal of Soldiers, Wives, and Sex

TW: This podcast contains some discussions of rape. Join Lindsay as she discusses how women’s sexuality became the catalyst for a decade or more of Mormon violence, and the curious Victorian scandal involving Brigham Young’s daughter-in-law and a “Gentile” soldier.

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Episode 40: Heber C. Kimball

 Join Lindsay as talks with Bill McGee and Thomas Kimball about the life and polygamy of Heber C. Kimball. Links mentioned in this podcast: Buy the reading guide here. Buy the reading guide here. Buy the reading guide here.

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Episode 39: Early Utah Period Polygamy

Join Lindsay as she discusses how the practice of plural marriage evolved in early Mormon Utah in the 1850’s.Links mentioned in this podcast: Buy the reading guide here. Buy the reading guide here. Buy the reading guide here. Buy the

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Episode 38: Polygamy and Blood Atonement

Join Lindsay as she discusses the first public acknowledgement of polygamy, divorces and marriages, the Early Utah Period, and Blood Atonement. Links mentioned in this podcast: Read the transcript of this episode here. (h/t Kecia Gilliam) Sources for controversial sermons: 

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Episode 37: Polygamy and Winter Quarters

Join Lindsay as she discusses the preparation for the Saints to head West, their stay  in Winter Quarters, the organizations of Bishops and Wards, polygamous divorces and the trek West. Links mentioned in this podcast: Buy the reading guide here.

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Episode 36: Plural Marriage and the Martyrdom

Join Lindsay as she discusses the events leading up to the Martyrdom of Joseph Smith and how it affected the Saints and plural marriage afterwards. Links mentioned in this podcast: Buy the reading guide here. Buy the reading guide here.

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Episode 35: Interracial Polygamy and Lamanite Marriages

  Join Lindsay as she interviews historian Russell Stevenson about Interracial marriage in Winter Quarters and the rumored “Lamanite Marriages.” They also talk about the ordained “Lamanite Prophet” William McCary. Links mentioned in the podcast: Buy the reading guide here.

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Episode 34- Fanny Young

Join Lindsay for the primer series on Mormon Polygamy that will begin with the wives of Joseph Smith and eventually broaden to contemporary strains of the practice today. This episode deals with Fanny Young. Links mentioned in this podcast: Read

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