In this week’s chapter we read about the outbreak of the First World War and the ongoing Mexican Revolution. Joining us today is Elder Hugo Montoya, a General Authority Seventy and a counsellor in the South America Northwest Area Presidency.
Kate Holbrook, a managing historian in the Church History Department, and Steve Harper, a professor of Church History and Doctrine at Brigham Young University, join us to discuss the life of Alma Richards, his accomplishments at the 1912 Olympics
Jed Woodworth is the managing historian of the Saints project. In today’s episode Jed shares insights into the issues surrounding post-manifesto marriage and the public’s opinion of the Church in the early twentieth century.
The erection of the Joseph Smith Memorial in Vermont, United States, was an exciting moment for the Church. Joining us in this episode is Keith Erekson, Director of Outreach in the Church History Department, who explains the symbolism
In this episode we explore the political crises surrounding the Church and the legacy of plural marriage. Joining us this week is Ken Cannon, a lawyer and independent historian. Ken shares his perspective on the way the Church deals with challenges
Matt Grow is the managing director of the Church History Department. In today’s episode, Matt brings his perspective to George Q. Cannon’s return to Hawaii and the growing concern about Latter-day Saint youth in Cardston, Canada.
The first Latter-day Saint women to serve as full-time missionaries arrived in England in 1898. Matt McBride, a director in the Church History Department, and Lisa Olsen Tait, a historian and general editor of volume 3, discuss this
Amber Taylor, Kate Holbrook, and Lisa Olsen Tait are historians in the Church History Department who join us in today’s episode to discuss the state of Mutual Improvement Associations at the end of the nineteenth century.
Cherry Silver is co-editor of the Emmeline B. Wells diaries and Tiffany Bowles is the Associate Curator of Education in the Church History Musuem. In today’s episode Cherry and Tiffany join us to shed more light on the Political Manifesto
Latter-day Saints in Great Britain seek to withstand persecution led by a disaffected former member. In Utah, church leaders try to better understand practices relating to the sealing of families and how to appeal to its younger members.
While the Tabernacle Choir enjoys success the Chicago World Fair, there are big challenges facing the Church. Michael Hicks, an emeritus professor of Music at Brigham Young University, Jed Woodworth, managing historian of the Saints project joins us
Welcome back to the 3rd season of the Saints podcast. In this episode we introduce our hosts, James Perry and Shalyn Back and talk about Saints volume 3 with Church Historian and Recorder, Elder LeGrand R. Curtis Jr. about what readers can hear.
Tensions between the citizens of Missouri and the newly located Saints reach tragic conclusions at the Battle of Crooked River and Hawn’s Mill.
Missouri Militia General refuses to kill innocent Latter-day Saint Men. Joseph Smith rebukes the vile guards in the Richmond Prison. Amanda Barnes Smith sees her son miraculously healed from the wound he received at Hawn’s Mill.
Joseph Smith is imprisoned in Liberty Jail, accused of treason. In this low point in his life and in the lives of the faithful Saints, the Lord shares a personal yet universal message of comfort.
The Saints move to Commerce, Illinois. Sickness envelops the settlers. Joseph travels to Washington, D.C. seeking restitution from President Martin Van Buren for the losses in Missouri.
Joseph Smith speaks at the funeral of Seymour Brunson and introduces proxy baptism for the dead.
In England, newlywed Mary Davis loses her husband to mob violence but courageously sets sail for Nauvoo on her own.
In this week’s episode we discuss missionary work in South Africa and the priesthood and temple restrictions for people of African descent.
In this week’s episode we learn about what later became known as the Walker War. Chelsea Henrie explains how deceit led to open conflict.
In this week’s episode we explore the experiences of Jacob and Ann Eliza Secrist.
In today’s episode we discuss the often-misunderstood timeline of the Willie and Martin companies and their rescuers.
In this week’s episode we learn more about the effort to rescue the stranded handcart pioneers.
In this week’s episode we explore the events that led some Church members to instigate this horrific crime and helps us understand more about the immigrants who were the victims.
Matt Grow is a historian and the managing director of the Church History Department. In this week’s episode Matt helps us better understand the Mountain Meadows Massacre. We discuss what we can learn from this terrible tragedy.
We discuss the conditions leading up to the so-called Utah War, the political climate of the day, and the aftermath.
In this week’s episode Chad helps us understand the Church’s efforts to improve its image in U.S. newspapers. We also discuss Joseph Smith’s prophecy of civil war in the United States.
In this week’s episode we learn about the construction of a theater in Salt Lake City and how entertainment fit into the lives of the early Saints.
In this week’s episode we learn about the corruption of Walter Gibson in Hawaii. Clint explains how Gibson used his ecclesiastical position to defraud the local Hawaiian saints.
In this episode we also explore the Black Hawk War, the arrival of the transcontinental railroad, the re-establishment of Relief Society, and the founding of the Sunday School Union.