Episode 13

Emma, A Woman Scorned: The Heartbreak of Polygamy with Ron Yorgason

This week's episode of Mormonish Podcast is a SPECIAL VALENTINE'S DAY EDITION as Landon and Rebecca sit down with Ron Yorganson to do a deeper dive than usual into Joseph Smith's polygamous relationships and more importantly, Emma's documented perspective on each one. Ron is a brilliant historian who focuses on the quirky, unusual and little known stories of Mormon history. He recently started creating hilarious retro newspaper memes that provide humorous comnentary on Mormonism of the past. You can check out "Mormon Weekly News" on Instagram @vintageexmo and some were recently posted by RFM on his Facebook page. We had such an interesting time talking to Ron and delving into the topic, just in time for Valentine's Day. We hope you are as fascinated as we are by this rarely seen glimpse into Joseph and Emma's past.

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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!