mythology

Where Mormonism Meets Mythicism Part 1 w/ Bryce Blankenagel

Bryce Blankenagel, host of the very poplar Naked Mormonism podcast, joins us in the studio for a two part interview where we discuss the history and current state of the church as well as the traditions, beliefs and practices of Mormonism.

Bryce takes us from Joseph Smith starting Mormonism to the South Park creators writing a musical about it. We learn of the horrible murders and genocides that took place in its early days as well as how it is still destroying lives in the U.S. We discuss some of the outrageous concepts such as the “garments” or magic underwear that protect from bullets and the devil as well as Joseph Smith talking to god in a hat etc. We recorded over two hours of audio and delve into many topics. You can find part two of this interview on the Naked Mormonism podcast. Don’t miss these shows!

Bryce is an ex-Mormon and has spent years studying everything the Church tells you not to. He does not hold back when criticizing Mormonism and has the facts to back up his arguments. If you want to learn more about the actual history and state of Mormonism listen to his podcast and become a patron today

When Did Mythology Become Religion? w/ John K. Lundwall

John K. Lundwall on the Mythicist Milwaukee Show

John K. Lundwall received his BA in English Literature from Brigham Young University, and his MA and PhD in Mythological Studies from Pacifica Graduate Institute in Carpenteria, California. Dr. Lundwall has presented numerous lectures at symposiums, conferences, and public classes in myth studies, and has served as an editor for several academic publications. He specializes in the connections between oral cosmology, myth, and cultus. 

His book “Mythos and Cosmos: Mind and Meaning in the Oral Age” reexamines ancient myth through the template of oral thinking and oral cosmology. Contradicting decades of assumptions about the purpose and function of ancient mythology, Lundwall defines myth as "the oral imprinting press of pre-literate peoples" and shows that myth belongs to a complex and rational method of information transmission amongst oral peoples. 

During this interview John shares his research into the ancient myths, traditions, and rituals. He explains what we know about the earliest forms or religious writings and how they still showcase their oral roots. If you ever wondered about how ancient orals religions compare to what we deem as modern day religions, don't miss this interview!