Reviews
Too many reviews say it is false, but I am leaning towards the other end. It could be true, but I have questioned whether it really was. After listening, I bet I will have a new experience.
Lauryna Denny via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 08/28/20
This podcast is exactly what I’ve needed to refocus on the greatest most important message in the world.
jon_wayne22 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 08/27/20
I feel that listening to this podcast was time well spent
pqrut via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 08/08/20
Thank you for this new informative information. I loved it
sd844011 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 04/25/20
We truly are watched over and loved by our savior and redeemer, Jesus Christ, and Father in Heaven. Love this podcast and it’s simplicity
Jed Colvin via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 04/20/20
He’s an adulterous false prophet. Not fit to even be an elder much less a prophet!
Coolfool33 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 04/16/20
It’s been proven, time and time again, that he story of Joseph Smith is full of lies and falsehoods. Smith made up a religion for person profit. Why can’t I go to a museum and see Lamanite archeological evidence?
Zinnerfonda via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 04/10/20
Looking at the history and events of the time, the way people lived and experienced religion really gives context and explains why things happened the way they did. I am so glad they put this podcast together and it has strengthened my faith in God, Christ, and the restoration of the Gospel in...Read full review »
BreeinAF via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 04/02/20
Very well done I would highly recommend!
Realbosskaksmfn via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/27/20
Fabulously done! Well researched, beautifully explained- I loved this! It’s a podcast series I’ll be revisiting in the future
orgnlredling via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/11/20
I love listening to Spencer W. McBride, and all the fascinating insights and details provided by he and others. I pray that this podcast continues on and on.
momtomany09 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/10/20
Great details. An honest clear look into the history of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saint.
Lemew10 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/03/20
This caused me to think about events I’ve heard about my whole life in a brand new way.
Shanda75892 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/01/20
More please!
shesco7 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/01/20
This is a wonderful, informative, historical telling of the history of Joseph Smith’sfirst vision. Loved it! Great details of what lead to this vision, and what knowledge we have of it and where those sources came from. So interesting!! Wish it were longer! Still great synopsis of it.
Gildz6o via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 02/25/20
Just wish they were longer. Great insight.
utahpadre via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 02/15/20
Well done and offered context that I hadn’t considered before. Well done podcast.
tim el via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 02/14/20
So bad! Missing so much information. Lies of omission and straight lies continue.
Shayjakec via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 02/13/20
We are certainly living in a golden age of gospel scholarship. The ease of access to sources, productions, materials, and so on is matches only by their increasingly improving quality! The abundance of books, lectures, podcasts, institutions, publications, shows, and commentaries presents a...Read full review »
ewayne91 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 02/13/20
Thank you for putting together a wonderful, insightful and informative podcast.
getty9 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 02/10/20
What a wonderful presentation of various sources of information. Very well done. I hope more podcasts on other topics are released by these Church historians and same host.
arogerswi via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 02/07/20
Thank you for creating such a great historical resource.
Errrrcabear via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 02/05/20
Please do more of these excellent podcasts.
mormonjj via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 02/04/20
I thoroughly enjoyed this series! Thanks to all who helped compile and produce it! It was beautifully executed. I appreciated the cultural history mixed in with the theological. I’m looking forward to more series from the Joseph Smith Papers Project!
RRieb via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 02/04/20
I’m not a deep thinker or gospel scholar and usually take things for face value. This podcast provided historical facts and insight in a clear way that gave the first vision a whole new meaning to me.
PCMJMN via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/29/20
5 stars for the content of this podcast, I love the research and depth here. My only complaint is the music that plays every 5 minutes when you are transitioning between topics. It is too loud and very out of place in the middle of the podcast. I would prefer to hear nothing, or much quieter...Read full review »
ConversionChris via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/27/20
Great podcast with a lot of things I didn’t know about the restoration and first vision.... I also agree with the other review that I was hoping for more references other than BYU professors.
cjhoemke via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/27/20
The Mormon church and the story of Joseph Smith is nothing more than the enemy trying to distort and add to the Lord’s already perfect work that was accomplished on the cross by Jesus Christ- the one and only Son of God- who came to earth, lived a perfect life, and was crucified on the cross as a...Read full review »
JKempLovesJesus via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/27/20
I’m about to start the third episode and I’m lovin’ it. Easy to listen to, perfect length, not the same old retelling, thought provoking, love the music and pace. This is just so soo good!
Shelicesaves via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/22/20
No doubt that some solid effort went into making this podcast, but I was a little disappointed at how bias it is. I was hoping for a mixture of inputs from members and non members, but this essentially felt like a BYU lecture series. In fact, I wouldn’t be surprised if that’s why it has had so...Read full review »
Benjison12564 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/22/20
Great podcast with cool insights. The restoration is a marvelous thing!
MatthewPE via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/20/20
I really enjoyed this podcast. I don’t know much about the history other than what you hear every 4 years or so in Sunday school, so it was refreshing to hear from historians. I loved the way the information is broken up too, into 6 episodes, each with a strong theme. I have learned a lot from...Read full review »
Blahmahnah via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 01/17/20
I like how all of the episodes lead up to and explain more of what the events and circumstances were in Joseph’s life that prompted the first vision.
Drewbie_ via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 01/16/20
This podcast is a scholarly take on the First Vision, and it explains the history of Joseph Smith and the First Vision. You will only find what you are looking for. If you want to find ways to build your faith and learn about the vision, you will find it. Come with an open mind, and learn of the...Read full review »
salsusie via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/16/20
Clearly well researched and thought out. Historical contexts I’ve never heard before. Super interesting, highly recommend.
bigbert123 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/16/20
Beautifully done! So grateful for Joseph Smith and all he went through! I’m hoping more episodes will come soon.
Tarlesthom82 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/15/20
Great way to gain a better understanding of the First Vision.
MILESJN via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/15/20
I enjoyed the first 5 episodes of this podcast. The six episode was a bit of a departure from the others and it was not interesting to me. I recommend the first five episodes!
runzil via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/15/20
I really liked how this podcast was done. I learned a lot and it clarified some questions, but even more it left me with a desire to learn more. After listening I couldn’t help but find myself reading the Joseph Smith papers and all his accounts of the First Vision. And now after reading those,...Read full review »
JessG55555 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/15/20
What a great tool to increase my understanding and testimony of the First Vision and the Prophet Joseph Smith. Especially as Pres. Nelson has encouraged a greater study prior to the April General Conference Bicentennial. Thank you!
Spoonshot via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/14/20
I loved listening to this. I gained a deeper understanding of Joseph’s account. I feel more connected and feel more love for Joseph and my Heavenly Father. Thank you for sharing the insights and history. Narrator was great and the pictures and ideas were painted clearly.
betsyanela via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/14/20
Need view of the first vision. I will be forever grateful to a young boy and his courage!
ItalianJew1972 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/14/20
Really enjoyed the mix of narration and interviews, and the podcast did a great job of balancing academic research with a gospel perspective. Educational and uplifting—the best combo.
FitzDawg via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/14/20
The content was good but the host’s cadence drove me bonkers. He talks as if he’s the smartest guy in the room and wants to make sure you know it.
Imanjuya via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/13/20
Love this and love the Prophet! Great research and informatively presented.
Dbcookster via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/12/20
This is a good podcast, if a little fluffy. The sound track is a little too Kurt Bestor-ish, and the guest that does up-talk is a little too much. I was hoping this was going to be a bit more meaty but alas, it’s produced for the masses.
I'm Chase… via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/12/20
Thank you for producing these wonderful, rich podcasts. They are brief and well researched and I appreciate what they add to my life.
jecc47 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/11/20
Joseph Smith was a heretic. The object of his worship was an idol and he las led many into the grips of a false gospel. Repent and believe on Jesus Christ, who, out of love for us and for His own glory, died as the perfect sacrifice for His people, who could by no means save themselves. He is...Read full review »
dr.awesome2412 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/11/20
Joseph Smith never mentioned the first vision until a decade after it supposedly happened. Then he kept changing the story depending on who he was talking to. I don’t know, if I was visited by God or other spirits, I’d remember who they were.
Brigz Yung via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/11/20
The research of all the scholars including Spencer McBride’s narration and historical detail has given Joseph Smith’s life new life and understanding in my mind. Job well done. Fingers crossed there is more to come.
B&Clamb via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/11/20
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