Info

Changing Our Stories podcast

Changing Our Stories is a podcast about transformation. Forged in the Mountain West, it's a virtual campfire under the stars. Here we gather to reflect on where we came from... and imagine where we’re headed next. Each episode is an intimate, true story about what it takes to meaningful change. Hosted and produced by Andrea Smardon, an award-winning reporter and contributor to National Public Radio.
RSS Feed Subscribe in Apple Podcasts
Changing Our Stories podcast
2017
June
May
April
February
January


All Episodes
Archives
Now displaying: 2017
Jun 8, 2017

A woman loses her political party and her religion, but finds her voice.

May 31, 2017

It started with a phone blitz to Senator Orrin Hatch’s office, and now a 24-year-old woman is heading up a new organization for political accountability in Utah.

May 24, 2017

An author of erotic poetry loses her desire to pen verses after the election of Donald Trump.

May 17, 2017

One of the founders of Mormon Women for Ethical Government tells the story of how her commitment to God has been put to the test since the inauguration of President Trump.

May 9, 2017

After the November election, a group of stay-at-home moms in Salt Lake City wanted to go to the protest marches, but found it too difficult with young kids. Then they found their own way to be politically active.

May 2, 2017

"The errand of angels is given to women." So says a song about the Mormon Relief Society. But what would an angel do after the election of President Donald Trump? One Utah woman finds her answer.

 

Apr 26, 2017

They describe it as an awakening. They say it’s deeply personal, and that life will never be the same. The next season will be devoted entirely to changes in the lives of Utah women since the election.

Feb 23, 2017

Every other Friday in the Mormon town of Provo is drag night. Men who were once missionaries transform themselves into the Divine Sister Misters.

Feb 16, 2017

After decades of separation, a woman has an unexpected reconciliation with her abusive ex-husband.

Feb 9, 2017

When an undocumented immigrant creates a work of art, she comes to realize that she is drawing her own border crossing.

Feb 1, 2017

A gay man leaves his hometown because he doesn’t feel welcome. After more than two decades away, he returns to find a new center for LGBT people under construction.

Jan 25, 2017

One women has worked her whole life to be a physics professor, but now she's thinking of giving that up to run for office.

Jan 18, 2017

While some Americans seem to have resigned themselves to living in different worlds from their compatriots, one woman feels compelled to get out of her bubble.

Jan 11, 2017

Since the election, we've heard a lot about what divides us, but what happens when we come together? This episode starts with some sweet dates that traveled across the world in a suitcase and ends with two men confronting the religious divide in Utah.

Jan 5, 2017

Changing Our Stories is a podcast about transformation. Forged in the Mountain West, it's a virtual campfire under the stars. Here we gather to reflect on where we came from… and imagine where we’re headed next. Each episode is an intimate, true story about what it takes to make meaningful change.

1