Ep 202 – Sunstone 2015 – MoSide Out

Written by on August 9, 2015

What if the emotions from Pixar’s “Inside Out” got together in a Mormon-formed brain that experienced a faith crisis? Which emotion dominates in a pre, mid, or post-faith crisis mind? Those were the questions we playfully explored in our Sunstone panel on Aug 1 at the University of Utah. Listen in as Glenn narrates and the audience chooses exactly what will become of Joy (Jake), Sadness (Scott), Disgust (Matt), Fear (John), and Anger (Randy).

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  1. Caligurl2012   On   August 9, 2015 at 10:35 pm

    As always, loved this episode – made me laugh out loud.
    OK boys, you do need a female voice once in awhile. I’m not saying every episode because listening to you guys ramble on is just too funny! But if you need an angry Michigan gal that is educated, used to be a TBM and can talk like a sailor, give me a shout! HA! Dawn

    • Glenn   On   August 10, 2015 at 1:18 am

      Well… it was intended more as a “can’t we all just get along?” thing. But sure, OK, I can see why you heard it that way.

    • Malachi   On   August 11, 2015 at 4:31 pm

      I loved being “in” on the inside jokes. It felt almost like a return on the investment of time spent listening 😀

  2. Krystal   On   August 10, 2015 at 1:57 am

    I won’t lie–I avoided some of the episodes with women for a while after listening to a couple that were less entertaining to me than those without. I’d love to listen to you guys stay the same WITH a woman around. I’m sure there are some compatible personalities out there.

  3. Malachi   On   August 11, 2015 at 4:20 pm

    Dear John,
    I would be very interested to listen to your sermons. I think your take on religion is very unique and sometimes difficult to grasp. Hearing your sermons would just be fascinating because I can only imagine they’ll function as clearer snapshots of what you believe and how you unpack it for your congregation. The humor of IoT is awesome, but what also keeps me coming back is the deep/intelligent discussion. I often come away with much more than a few laughs, so in my opinion they would be a great addition to an already great podcast.

    • Randy_Snyder   On   August 13, 2015 at 3:25 am

      You don’t have to wish. Just look at my picture above wearing a red cone on my head hitting my forehead repeatedly with my mic. You know Leslie, despite a standing room only room laughing at me and fellow Infants mocking me, it really wasn’t complete until you piled on. 🙂

  4. Daved6   On   August 12, 2015 at 4:46 pm

    I skimmed it. Painfully dumb, guys. No offense. Just the one-note pony show is getting old for me. Sorry fellas. Might see me again, which I’m sure you’re all hoping for. Ya never know. I’ll always be sad that randy challenged me to a debate then tucked tail and ran when I said ok asking his preferred topic. I know he’s really upset and hurt and stuff so it’s tough, but I was eager to hear what he wanted to debate, exactly.

  5. Mike   On   August 12, 2015 at 6:08 pm

    I am SO GLAD I saw Book of Mormon musical last Saturday in DC. Other wise I would have missed some of the jokes! It was great guys, thanks for recording and sharing.

  6. Marc young   On   August 12, 2015 at 8:23 pm

    Am I the only one who cringes every time they try to explain why they won’t bring in a woman on the podcast. It has a very Christopher Hitchens-esque bias to it. At least, they own it, I guess.

    • Heather_ME   On   August 12, 2015 at 9:45 pm

      It seems that I’m on the opposite side of this issue to most people. I’m a woman. I’m also a podcaster. And I’m kinda tired of hearing people cavetch about the lack of women on Infants on Thrones. If having a podcast of both men and women is such an important thing to others, then they should go start one. There is nothing wrong or inherently sexist with a bunch of friends, who just happen to be dudes, starting their own podcast.

    • Saint Ralph   On   August 13, 2015 at 2:35 am

      I don’t personally know any of the IoT, but where I grew up you didn’t say anything in front of your sister—or anyone else’s sister—that you didn’t want your parents to hear. And older sister, younger sister, it didn’t matter. Girls are cut from the same cloth as grownups, and unless it’s an honest-to-god emergency where you need somebody with a car and a telephone and maybe some blood-stopping expertise, you just keep your mouth shut and move on. If you do something a little bit dumb and things get away from you for a minute, if a girl or a grownup sees it, you’ll be punished for all the shit that MIGHT have happened. Let’s say you shoot off a bottle rocket that fizzles and lands in a neighbor’s field and starts the dry weeds on fire. You know this is potentially a problem so you get over the fence as quick as you can and stomp out the fire. If no one with a vagina or a job saw you do this, you come back over the fence to your place and resume fooling with the fireworks you’re not supposed to have. If the incident was witnessed by a girl or a grownup, you will be punished because the fire COULD have spread to the neighbor’s chicken coup or to the edge of their property and into the National Forest. You’ll be punished (maybe severely) for what COULD have happened. So you learn to keep your mouth shut. You learn that there are things you do in front of girls and grownups and things you don’t. This applies even if you are, yourself, technically a grownup. A few years back a friend and I (in our forties) and his ten year-old son were standing out back of his house in the dark melting glass beer bottles on a bed of coals in a BBQ pit, having a great time and making a lot of noise. His wife finally came out and said, “What are you guys DOING?” In unison, unrehearsed, I swear, we all three replied, “Nuthin’.” The overall sense was that of having been busted.
      Anyway, I think this sort of pre-adolescent omertà
      creeps in and takes over when a bunch of guys are farting around with a project of some sort and it’s as much of a social scene as anything professional. It’s illogical, I know, because then you go and put it on the interwebs and your wife and mother and teenage daughters can all see and hear it if they want to. I’m just saying there’s something primal here. And there are other podcasts with lots of women on. Let the IoT be the IoT!

    • Allison   On   August 13, 2015 at 2:50 am

      Also a woman. And I’ve been on this podcast. Probably almost a dozen times in different capacities, but I never really counted. Anyway, I always felt welcome, and I thought there was good chemistry. I stopped coming on because I’ve largely moved past mormonism, and I find that I usually don’t have much to contribute when it comes to talking about it anymore. I still listen/read to some things. I was stoked to hear IOT’s Sunstone presentation and it didn’t disappoint!
      I think it’s exactly as they say: it’s a matter of *availability, *willingness to participate and contribute content/ideas and *chemistry. I can imagine that all three of those things are hard to find in one person.
      If I’m honest, I do like the boys club. And it’s a full club as it is. Adding more voices (male or female) wouldn’t inherently make it better, and might make it feel crowded. I honestly think it just boils down to a matter of preference/taste of the listeners and has nothing to do with sexism on the part of the podcasters, as much as people love to find faults and give labels. The product they produce is not lacking, in my opinion. If I thought it was, I wouldn’t listen. Or I would send in a creative piece of lady-awesomeness in hopes of blowing their minds and see if they wanted to have me on. Oh wait… I did do that. 😉 Nothing stopping any other ladies out there from doing the same.

      • Marc young   On   August 13, 2015 at 3:59 am

        “as much as people love to find faults and give labels.”
        I know. What a fault-finder and label-giver.

      • Allison   On   August 13, 2015 at 5:22 am

        Not sure what your comment means, either of them actually. But I wasn’t speaking directly to you, I apologize that it ceetainly seemed that way. Just speaking to the general criticism the podcast gets about lack of female voices. I should probably have made a separate comment and not a reply directly to you.

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