Flunking Sainthood

Flunking Sainthood

Radio interview on Mormonism & Popular Culture

posted by Jana Riess

With two major events last week dealing with Mormonism and popular culture (the opening of the Book of Mormon musical on Broadway and the finale of the HBO series Big Love), I’ve been asked a lot of questions lately on Mormonism’s role in the public eye and whether outsiders’ depictions of Latter-day Saints are inaccurate or mean-spirited.

Today I did a radio interview with the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation’s show “Q,” which focuses on culture and entertainment. I’ll post a link when one is available, but apparently it will be on Sirius 137 today at 3:05 and 11 p.m. EST. It will also air on a number of American public radio stations tonight, including KCPW in Salt Lake City at 6 p.m. Cheers!  –JKR

Comments read comments(3)
post a comment

posted March 31, 2011 at 10:49 pm

I was so delighted to hear your interview on Q as I drove home the other day. I braced myself as he announced the day’s lineup, but I was totally put at ease by your fantastic with Gian. I loved your presentation, your perspective, loved it all. Thanks for being our voice on Canadian radio!

report abuse


posted April 1, 2011 at 8:20 am

Sarah, how kind of you to write to let me know. I appreciate it. –JKR

report abuse


posted April 2, 2011 at 12:42 am

Do you think any of these will be available for download as mp3s?

report abuse

Post a Comment

By submitting these comments, I agree to the beliefnet.com terms of service, rules of conduct and privacy policy (the "agreements"). I understand and agree that any content I post is licensed to beliefnet.com and may be used by beliefnet.com in accordance with the agreements.

Previous Posts

Another blog to enjoy!!!
Thank you for visiting Flunking Sainthood. This blog is no longer being updated. Please enjoy the archives. Here is another blog you may also enjoy: Fellowship of Saints and Sinners Happy Reading!!!

posted 3:12:01pm Jul. 05, 2012 | read full post »

Thank You, Flunking Sainthood Readers!
OK, I admit it. I have a Google Alert on the title Flunking Sainthood, so that the search engine lets me know when there are new reviews or discussions about the book. In the last few weeks it has been exciting -- and humbling -- to see the many different kinds of people who are reading and talking

posted 12:41:10pm Jan. 25, 2012 | read full post »

NYC Conference on Mormonism & American Politics, February 3-4
"First Mitt won Iowa, then he lost Iowa? That's a classic Romney flip-flop." --Stephen Colbert     Working with the theory that there hasn't been nearly enough attention to Mormonism and politics this year, what with it being in the news every single day and all, Randy Balmer and I

posted 11:09:19am Jan. 23, 2012 | read full post »

Writing Retreat
Friends, I will be offline until January 23 for a writing retreat. I'm bringing my computer, but the place where I am going doesn't have email access

posted 8:47:20pm Jan. 14, 2012 | read full post »

Fun with the Book of Lamentations
Actually, no. That title was just a teaser. There really aren't any fun moments in the Book of

posted 11:33:13am Jan. 13, 2012 | read full post »

Report as Inappropriate

You are reporting this content because it violates the Terms of Service.

All reported content is logged for investigation.