A cheap promotion of my podcast with Terryl Givens

The handsome Terryl L. Givens

It seems to me the crowd here at FPR is a little more vocal, so I thought it would be nice to promote the podcast I did with Terryl Givens this summer to get some feedback. While volunteering for FAIR I suggested the need for a podcast, and as it works with most volunteer organizations, that meant I’d be the one to do it.

So during the 2010 Joseph Smith seminar at BYU, Professor Givens graciously spent some time listening to my babbling questions, doing his best to make them useful. We talk about nineteenth-century anti-Mormon literature, the Book of Mormon, prisca theologia, the paradox of searching and certainty, recent developments in Mormon studies, Parley P. Pratt, the preexistence, Mormonism and globalization, thoughtful faith, and dealing with difficult historical and theological puzzles as a believer.

Part 1
Part 2

We’re a week or two away from having a FAIR podcast link on iTunes, but in the meantime you can listen to this one by right-clicking and selecting “save as.”

Fear not, FPR readers, I pledge to return with some interesting and fresh guest-posting next week. In the meantime, listen to this and send along some feedback. The next FAIR podcast episode is a two-parter with Richard Bushman. If you have suggestions about other potential interviews, pass those along as well.

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  • Blair, fwiw, I listened to this podcast when you first put it up and enjoyed it immensely. Excellent contribution!

  • TT

    Thanks for the links! The perfect Sunday morning listening!

  • SmallAxe

    Yeah, this is great.

  • Way to go Blair! These were great.

  • thanks yo. Terryl is a great interviewee.

  • Well done BHodges. I am impressed. By the way, we do not mind cheap promotion, as long as it is faith-promoting cheap promotion…in this you have succeeded.

  • Promotion is good to go? Sweet. I hope everyone checks out the new BHodges hoodies. Tey are truly out of sight!


    (Also available on mousepads and coffee mugs.)

  • That might be too cheap.

  • Come to think of it, 42 dollars does seem a little low for the quality and awesomeness of that hoodie. I’ll talk to marketing and get back to you.