So, I subscribed to Mormon Stories Podcast when I found out that Dan was hosting and I listened to the interview he did of Richard Deutcher (even though I had never seen any of his movies -or ANY Mormon Cinema movie if I am to be completely honest-). Anyway, I stopped listening to the podcast for a few reasons: 1) Dan stopped hosting and 2) that society just isn't my society, I don't have the hang ups that the people that listen have and it made me feel a bit like a voyeur in a way. I never did delete it from my podcast subscriptions and once in a while something will just download and I'll see it and usually think- I may as well delete that- but, kinda glad I didn't because what spontaneously downloaded the other day, but a four part interview of none other then Dan Wotherspoon (sharing his spiritual journey). I have only listened to part one so far but I really enjoyed it!
One thing I really liked about it Dan, was that a big reason you were interviewed was that listeners were asking for an interview of someone that had some struggles with their faith, but still manage to find a way to stay in Mormon society and go to church, etc. So I admire your willingness to be interviewed and I'm sure it will inspire people to know that they can do it and don't have to totally give up.
I have enjoyed listening to your experiences some of which I am familiar with and many I am not. Your mission stories were particularly inspiring and interesting. I have never heard any of those stories and they were amazing. I also noticed that you are a much better interviewer then the man (no disrespect meant) that interviewed you. I hope you don't mind me broadcasting this, but I just felt that some other members of the family may just be interested in listening to this too..........
ps I laughed so hard when you did the "quack and tremble" line. Your delivery followed by that Dan embarrassed laugh was so funny to me. I also laughed a short time later when you said God gave you a kind of "Atta boy". HA!
ps (again) I watched Brigham City last month and plan on doing a review on it someday, when I ever get around to January's edition of What Emily's Been Watching. Good grief I should really get on that, it's mid February! I have totally dropped the ball this month. Perhaps I will get around to it today since it doesn't look like Matt and B are going to make it since South Pass is closed. Boo South Pass! Boo Weather!