OTOS005: Death and the Afterlife

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In this episode, Chris, Blake, and Michelle compare their various perspectives on death, the afterlife, and Iceland. Is there a soul? Is there a Heaven, or a Hell, or a void? Is the world fundamentally “fallen,” and in need of redemptive grace? What does it feel like to grapple with different (post) theological answers to these questions over time, or …

OTOS004 – Naked Mormonism

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In this episode we have a great conversation with Bryce Blankenagel. Bryce will discuss some of the troubling aspects of Mormonism, past and present. Bryce grew up in the LDS faith and transitioned out during his teenage years. He finds it more fascinating now that he’s on the other side. Bryce is the host of the podcast “Naked Mormonism” and co-host of …

OTOS003 – Values, Sexuality, and Faith Transition

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In this episode, we chat with Chris Duce (the host of a sex-positive podcast about religion and personal stories) and Kristin Bennion (a clinical social worker and certified sex therapist). We talk about the interactions between exploring one’s sexuality, defining one’s personal values, and undergoing a faith transition. Specifically, we focus on the ways in which sexuality can be a …

OTOS001 – An Introduction “On The Other Side – Millennials and Religion”

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The On The Other Side Podcast is a weekly, hour-long podcast distributed by the Open Stories Foundation. It is a diverse panel representing varied voices within the millennial religious experience who will discuss topics relating to their personal spiritual journeys For our first episode, we introduce our three co-hosts (Chris, Michelle, and Blake) and we chat about how each of …