Episode 14

Disinherited For Leaving Mormonism: Janice Formichella's New Life Today

In this episode of Mormonish Podcast, Landon and Rebecca sit down with the amazing Janice Formicello of "Ex-Philes" podcast! Janice has an incredible story of determination, resilience and making life joyful despite very difficult circumstances once she left Mormonism. We delve into her experiences growing up in the LDS church at the mercy of "bishop roulette," and her time in the Young Womens' program with a very surprising end. We also talk with her about her time at BYU and the pivitol decisions she made there, as well as her family dynamics as a post Mormon. Janice now heads up Thrive Beyond Religion chapter in the Denver, Colorado region, in addition to hosting a very successful break up and relationship podcast, "Ex Philles." Janice is an example of thriving and finding joy against the odds. We had an absoutely wonderul time getting to know Janice and we know you will too! And we can guarantee that she'll be our guest again sooner than later, there's so much more to cover!

Ex-Philes Podcast: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCZJGX3WcsyrxHnGbXVEipiA/videos

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Rebecca Bibliotheca

Rebecca Bibliotheca is a mother or three boys, co-founder of "The Good Book Club," a virtual reading group for post and nuanced Mormons, cohost of "Mormon Media Reviews," and leader of the "Mormon Stories Book Club." She has a Masters of Library and Information Science from BYU and worked for many years at the BYU Library. She and her husband, Tom, also founded a youth theater program that is in its 19th year. Rebecca loves the theater, reading, film, spending times outdoors, church watching and iced coffee!
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Landon Brophy

Landon Brophy is the proud father of four children, two grandchildren, three ATVs and a boat. He's a former military officer, the co-founder of The Good Book Club, a reading group for post and nuanced Mormons, ann international manager for a global defense contractor, and a worldwide traveler. He and his wife founded "Utah Wanderers," an online travel guide to exploring Utah. Landon loves the outdoors, ATVing, boating, flying, reading, observing the "ongoing restoration" and second Saturdays!