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Join Trevor Current and Joseph Cristina each week as they talk about the art and business of photography. Get inspired by these working professionals as they discuss the creative side of photography and the tools you need to succeed in business.
 
Join Trevor Current and Joseph Cristina each week as they talk about the art and business of photography. Get inspired by these working professionals as they discuss the creative side of photography and the tools you need to succeed in business.
 
On Scholars & Saints we'll explore some of the most pressing issues and cutting-edge methods in Mormon Studies, and put them in conversation with scholarship from the discipline of Religious Studies. You might be wondering, what is Mormon Studies? Mormon Studies refers to the broad interdisciplinary efforts of scholars both within and outside the Latter Day Saint tradition to understand the religion founded by Joseph Smith, Jr. in 1830. Mormonism includes well known branches like the The Chu ...
 
How do complete strangers turn into perfect pairs? Real-life couples let us into their love stories, sharing the intimate, funny, joy-filled milestones of their relationship—without skipping over what’s been hard. Every Tuesday, cheer for the ups, brace for the downs, and celebrate the serendipity! Our Love Story is a Spotify Original from Parcast.
 
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Stranded at a party, Tianna introduced herself to the cute guy across the yard. It didn’t take long for things to get serious. Today, the couple recounts their sweet first date, how Nick’s mom (hilariously) spoiled his proposal plans, and the unpredictable chain of events on their wedding day. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.…
 
After a nearly doomed setup at a college reunion, Angie’s first date with Mike was “like straight out of ‘Serendipity’” — but the real movie-worthy moments may be the times their plans went off-script. Cue a perfectly executed proposal with a record-scratching response and a wedding day that weathered the unexpected. Learn more about your ad choice…
 
When giving into his insecurities became second nature for Jackson, Ryan made sure to amp up the patience and love — without foregoing his signature sarcastic humor. Today, the couple opens up about their awkward first date, their desert wedding full of surprises, and the big plans they have for their family! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit…
 
After a breakup, Cristina moved to a new city, started a new job, and made a friend who became the love of her life. From falling for Jairo’s family in the Dominican Republic, to a niece’s hilarious reaction upon meeting Cristina, to a spur-of-the-moment proposal, they’ve had thirteen (lucky!) years of making life wonderful. Learn more about your a…
 
Trying to gain the element of surprise before his proposal to Mabel, Aubrey took an out-of-left-field approach: he broke up with her. When he proposed the next day, she didn't say yes. But she didn't say no either! Aubrey and Mabel’s love story might best be summed up: Expect the unexpected. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.co…
 
In a story filled with impressionists and impersonators, Stephen and Joseph knew their love was the real deal. They share about the “one strange night” they met in New York, how they once racked up an $1800 phone bill, navigating show business, and the unexpected gesture that upstaged Susan Sarandon… Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastc…
 
As if catching heat from a coach and crying in a corner weren’t emotional enough, Melissa never expected to be comforted by the good-looking guy she pegged as one-night stand material. But Brock would turn out to be her real-life, Disney-certified Prince Charming — complete with fairytale proposal, jackpot wedding, and happily ever after. Learn mor…
 
Justin and Monica’s bicoastal romance made friends skeptical at first. Hadn’t they seen this plot end badly before? But the couple stayed their course, dating long-distance until they didn’t have to anymore. Today, they share the stories behind how they met, a life-changing trip to Solvang, and their quintessential New York City proposal. Learn mor…
 
On this episode of Scholars & Saints I’m chatting with Latter-day Saint philosopher Dr. Joseph Spencer about a book by Lebanese philosopher and poet Jad Hatem called Postponing Heaven: The Three Nephites, the Bodhisattva, and the Mahdi. Postponing is a comparative theological work drawing on the continental philosophical tradition that considers th…
 
Bek and Jessie spent their honeymoon at his parent’s house in Florida. Despite her culture shock — his family is originally from Uzbekistan — it turns out neither of them needed to be nervous. His mom embraced Jessie completely: “You brought us a daughter we never had.” Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices…
 
Take it from the host of Parcast Network’s “Superstitions”: sometimes it really does seem like fate is working in your favor. Alastair and Naomi met serendipitously in Scotland, kicking off a love story full of joy, laughter, and — fittingly, for them — a little bit of drama. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices…
 
Half of the podcasting power duo behind “Morbid” and “Crime Countdown,” Ash switches gears from talking murder and mayhem to open up about love. Joined by Drew, her boyfriend of three years, the couple takes us back to their “mock” first date, the breakup that helped them grow, and the Christmas surprise no one was expecting. Learn more about your …
 
Alaina took a break from co-hosting “Morbid” and “Crime Countdown” to share something decidedly less, well, morbid: her love story! Joined by her husband John, the couple give props to a sister’s sixth sense, recount their meet-cute at a furniture store, and share laughs over the proposal saga that had John sitting in the hot seat. Learn more about…
 
If anyone knows about the persuasions — and pitfalls — of love, it’s the host of Parcast Network’s “Crimes of Passion.” Lanie went into her first date with Brett with eyes wide open, giving the cybersecurity pro a chance after his sense of humor won her over via a dating app. Now married for 3 years, the couple reflects on their biggest milestones……
 
Today on Scholars & Saints, we’re chatting with McKay Coppins, a Latter-day Saint journalist who has covered American politics for Newsweek, Buzzfeed, and The Atlantic for the past decade. In December 2020, Coppins wrote a long-form essay for The Atlantic called “The Most American Religion,” in which he probes questions about Mormonism’s relationsh…
 
When she's not exploring mystifying murders and otherworldly events, Ashley Flowers is living her own truly surreal story... The host of “Crime Junkie” and “Supernatural” teams up with her husband Erik to dig into the realities of their love, including an unlikely reunion, a gift that said too much, and prank proposals that led to an impromptu wedd…
 
Can the voice of Parcast Network’s “Unexplained Mysteries” make sense of his decades-long love story? Together with Rahla, his wife of 33 years, Richard looks back on their most treasured memories — from crossing paths at The Groundlings, to the first-date test he passed, to the honeymoon outfit sewed by a limbo legend. Learn more about your ad cho…
 
Today on Scholars & Saints I’m chatting with Dr. Cristina Rosetti about a controversial new document making the rounds on Latter-day Saint social media called the Latter-day Saint Radical Orthodoxy manifesto. Today we’ll situate the manifesto within its broad historical context and compare it with similar groups among other Christian denominations.…
 
In the second part of our special episode on the Latter-day Saint Radical Orthodoxy Manifesto, I'm chatting with Dan Ellsworth, a signatory to the manifesto and a prominent writer and advocate within the Radical Orthodoxy community. This is part 2 of a 2-part special episode.By Stephen Betts
 
When Sam met Angie at a kickball league afterparty, they hit it off immediately. They both had comedy backgrounds, and they had both been on game shows — their first date would provide the proof. Married now for 7 years, the couple opens up about the early doubts that almost derailed them, and their record-breaking wedding day. Learn more about you…
 
It was supposed to be a casual meal with his family. Instead, his eyes met hers across the bar — and that was it. Now, newlyweds Jared, 29, and Alexis, 24, share the highlight reel of their relationship: who made the first move, how hiking together barefoot helped them break the ice, and what happened when they decided to foster an 8-year-old girl.…
 
Endless conversations — and a little divine intervention — tipped off Henzy and Nicole that their platonic relationship was meant for something more. With four engagements behind her, and four decades of bachelorhood behind him, falling in love was unhurried and full of trust. After twenty-two years of marriage, they wouldn’t have had it any other …
 
When Alan walked into a famed L.A. bar forty years ago, he had no idea he was about to meet his future wife. But Rachel captivated him from the start. “Love at first sight” grew into an easy comfort that’s lasted decades, sweetened by memories of a much-expected proposal, and a particularly memorable picnic in Ojai. Learn more about your ad choices…
 
On this episode of Scholars & Saints, we're chatting about Mormons and secularism. In his recent book Make Yourselves Gods: Mormons and the Unfinished Business of American Secularism, Peter Coviello argues that early Mormonism resisted the biopolitical disciplines of the secular nation-state, largely because of Joseph Smith's doctrine of human divi…
 
Today on Scholars and Saints we’re talking about the ways in which the American Frontier acted as a kind of religion of “Americanness” in 19th century America. We’ll talk about how Latter-day Saints fit into that American Frontier religion, and how they negotiated and contested the boundaries of Americanness and good religion in their encounters wi…
 
Today on Scholars & Saints, I’m chatting with Professor Michael MacKay of Brigham Young University and Dr. Mark Ashurst-McGee of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Joseph Smith Papers Project about Joseph Smith and what he termed “translations” of ancient documents. In this episode we review essays by Ann Taves, Michael MacKay, Jared H…
 
Today on Scholars & Saints, I’m chatting with Professor Stephen Taysom about former Latter-day Saint president Joseph F. Smith. The nephew of church founder, Joseph Smith, Jr., Joseph F. Smith witnessed many of the most striking events of early Mormonism from his childhood in Nauvoo, to his adolescence on the Midwestern plains, to the settlement of…
 
Today on Scholars & Saints, I’m chatting with Professor Ronit Stahl about the US military chaplaincy. During World War I, the unprecedented size of the US military, along with a mandatory draft meant that the military had to contend for the first time with large scale religious pluralism. Over the course of the twentieth century, the military chapl…
 
They met in junior high, dated when they were 16, and split after he kissed another girl. But twelve years later, she answered her phone and heard this: “Rashida. It’s Tristan. Do you forgive me?” Married now for five years, the artist couple opens up reconnecting, what the “good life” feels like, and why she’s always been his unicorn. Learn more a…
 
When Stephen proposed to Ann, it came after 31 years of marriage — epitomizing a relationship that has bucked conventions from the start. Their fondest memories are intimate, eccentric, and full of trust: acting together on stage, being married by an Elvis impersonator, and a yearly tradition involving mushrooms and jalapeños. Learn more about your…
 
After three tough years in the Navy, Roy moved to Los Angeles to reset. Cindy was engaged, but feeling “a little bit lost.” Something was missing, and she didn’t know what it was — until she met Roy. Now, over a decade later, the couple shares about the friendship that unfolded over email, their Star Trek convention first date, and the family motto…
 
For these two Black women, living in love feels “revolutionary.” They met thanks to mutual friends, connected through deep conversation, and over time, have found freedom — and a future — in the safe haven they’ve created with each other. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices…
 
After an on-again, off-again saga (for him) and a bleak review of the LA dating scene (for her), Kristy sent Jared a “wink” online — setting off a spree of fun dates, suggestive gifts, and a party they’ll never forget. Now, with five years of shared memories, the couple talks acing the proposal, pregnancy in a pandemic, and why they always make roo…
 
After their first date, Anthony wasn’t sure if Sean was even into him. Did he just find a friend? But they kept dating, and soon enough, sparks grew into fireworks. Together now for eight years, the couple opens up about meeting as colleagues, braving insecurities, and a paradigm-shifting first year of marriage. Learn more about your ad choices. Vi…
 
He was a self-described “wild man running the streets.” She was looking for some fun and a fresh start — not a soulmate. But after a dive bar date lasted 5 hours, Madilynn and Alan knew they’d found something special. Now, the pair pokes fun at his proposal, recalls their difficult and surprise-filled path to parenthood, and shares why they can’t w…
 
The body has always played a central role in Latter-day Saint religious experience: touching, seeing, building, walking, sweating, and even bleeding sculpt the ways Latter-day Saints think about God, the world, and themselves. From the Gold Plates, to the Mormon Trail, to the Salt Lake Temple, Latter-day Saints mark and interpret space in ways that…
 
What would you do if your date started rapping a Beastie Boys song in the middle of dinner? In Keith’s case, he married her. Now, the couple recounts early dating mishaps, answering probing questions from a parent, and choosing a first dance song for their decidedly un-stuffy wedding. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adcho…
 
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