January 2, 2020
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November 28, 2019
Brandon Metcalf is a researcher and writer with the Church History Department. In today’s episode Brandon explains why Brigham Young and other Church leaders were concerned about the early saints going back and forth from the trail to Nauvoo.
November 21, 2019
In today’s episode Jed explains how the migration from Nauvoo began with saints heading west and east.
November 14, 2019
Welcome to Season 2 of the Saints podcast. We are excited to be back! In our inaugural episode we talk with Church Historian and Recorder, Elder LeGrand R. Curtis Jr. about what to expect in volume 2.
March 12, 2019
Ben Godfrey, Sarah Eyring and Scott Hales, the Senior Story Editor for the Saints Project, talk about their favorite parts of Saints Volume 1. What did we learn? Who are the favorite people we met along the way?
March 5, 2019
The Nauvoo Charter is repealed leaving the saints with no official government or police force. Sydney Rigdon is excommunicated. Faced with uncertainty the Lord gives direction through Brigham Young, “Stay and finish the Temple.”
February 26, 2019
The Prophet Joseph Smith and his Brother Hyrum are killed while imprisoned in Carthage, Illinois.
February 19, 2019
William Law and others conspire to kill Joseph Smith. Joseph reveals new doctrine about the potential of humankind in a funeral sermon for King Follett.
February 12, 2019
Joseph Smith announces his candidacy for the Presidency of the United States under a platform of religious liberty for all.
February 5, 2019
Plural Marriage in Nauvoo tests the faith of Church members and leaders including Joseph Smith’s wife Emma Hale Smith and his brother Hyrum.
January 29, 2019
Joseph is taken to Springfield, Illinois for trial. His appearance fascinates its citizens, including one Mary Todd Lincoln
January 22, 2019
The founding of the Female Relief Society of Nauvoo - Margaret Cook’s desire to contribute to the effort of building the Nauvoo Temple leads to the organization of the Female Relief Society of Nauvoo.
December 18, 2018
In England, newlywed Mary Davis loses her husband to mob violence but courageously sets sail for Nauvoo on her own.
December 15, 2018
Joseph Smith speaks at the funeral of Seymour Brunson and introduces proxy baptism for the dead.
December 14, 2018
The Saints move to Commerce, Illinois. Sickness envelops the settlers. Joseph travels to Washington, D.C. seeking restitution from President Martin Van Buren for the losses in Missouri.
December 13, 2018
Joseph Smith is imprisoned in Liberty Jail, accused of treason. In this low point in his life and in the lives of the faithful Saints, the Lord shares a personal yet universal message of comfort.
December 12, 2018
Missouri Militia General refuses to kill innocent Latter-day Saint Men. Joseph Smith rebukes the vile guards in the Richmond Prison. Amanda Barnes Smith sees her son miraculously healed from the wound he received at Hawn’s Mill.
December 11, 2018
Tensions between the citizens of Missouri and the newly located Saints reach tragic conclusions at the Battle of Crooked River and Hawn’s Mill.
December 4, 2018
While Joseph Smith reveals the place in Missouri where Adam gathered his posterity, Heber C. Kimball and others preach in Britain. A British convert, Janetta Richards meets Willard Richards who proposes marriage.
November 27, 2018
Church members organize the Kirtland Safety Society bank which ultimately fails. Mary Fielding joins the Church in Canada and moves to Kirtland where she marries Hyrum Smith. Missionaries are sent to England and find great success
November 20, 2018
After much work and sacrifice the Kirtland Temple is dedicated. The Saints are endowed with power not shared since the days of God’s ancient prophets.
November 13, 2018
The Saints sacrifice to build the Kirtland Temple. The first Twelve Apostles of the Restoration are chosen by the three witnesses. Joseph Smith and his brother William resolve a difficult personal conflict.
November 6, 2018
The residents of Missouri become anxious as the church grows both in numbers and in strength. Two teenage girls, Mary Elizabeth and Caroline Rollings, risk their lives to save pages of the newly printed Book of Commandments.
October 30, 2018
Joseph Smith and Brigham Young meet for the first time. Joseph prophecies of the Civil War. The School of the Prophets is organized. The revelation known as the Word of Wisdom is received.
October 23, 2018
Insights regarding “The Vision” given to Joseph Smith and Sidney Rigdon. Early Saints had questions about this new and unfamiliar doctrine. Their seeking for understanding is an example of how to address questions today.
October 16, 2018
Sidney Rigdon, Oliver Cowdery, and William McLellin attempt to write a preface to The Book of Commandments. Their unsuccessful efforts, along with the subsequent revelation the Lord gives Joseph Smith are discussed.
October 9, 2018
From the steadfast faithfulness of Edward Partridge to the skepticism of Ezra Booth; the events discussed in this chapter detail the challenges of establishing the Church in a backwater trading post known as Independence, Missouri.
October 2, 2018
Joseph Smith teaches the Saints the proper use of spiritual gifts. Lucy Mack Smith uses her faith to lead 80 Saints along the Erie Canal from New York to Ohio.
September 25, 2018
The gathering begins. Missionaries arrive in the Ohio and introduce Isaac Morely, Sydney Rigdon and Edward Partridge to the restored gospel
September 18, 2018
Emma Smith is baptized. Joseph Smith miraculously heals Newel Knight. Oliver Cowdery brings the message of the Book of Mormon to the American Indians.
September 11, 2018
The Book of Mormon is published and the Church is officially organized. These monumental events put into historical perspective by Women’s History Specialist Brittany Chapman Nash of the Church History Library.
September 4, 2018
Joseph Smith and Oliver Cowdery pray to learn about baptism. In answer to their prayer, John the Baptist appears and restores the Aaronic priesthood.
August 28, 2018
What did the translation process of the Book of Mormon look like? In this episode of “Saints” story editor Angela Hallstrom explains what we know about how the Book of Mormon was translated.
August 21, 2018
Emma and Joseph lose their first child. 116 pages of the Book of Mormon are lost. In this episode, “Saints" writers Scott Hales and Angela Hallstrom share the background on these sorrowful events.
August 14, 2018
20-year old Joseph Smith meets Emma Hale. The story of how they meet and their courtship is just one of the events discussed.
August 7, 2018
The visit of the Angel Moroni, the discovery of the Gold Plates, the meaning and usage of seer stones - These are just three topics Scott A. Hales discusses in this episode.
July 31, 2018
In this episode, Historian Steven C. Harper discusses several of the accounts Joseph left throughout his lifetime of the event that ushered in the beginning of the Restoration.
July 24, 2018
Saints begins with the 1815 explosion of the volcano Mt. Tambora in faraway Indonesia. With this fiery beginning, Historian Lisa Olsen Tait discusses how an eruption, half-way around the world, plays an important part in the restoration.
July 17, 2018
Historian Steven C. Harper shares an insider’s peek into the groundbreaking new series, Saints. Steve is the managing historian of Saints. His rare perspective brings fascinating insights to the telling of this remarkable story.
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