In our first episode of the new year, we discuss the infiltration of Mormon culture into the online mainstream, from the highly engaging TikToks of Nara Smith to the reign of the Stanley Cup and the alchemical innovations that fill them. Why are there so many Mormon influencers? Since when do Mormons have kind of cool style? How is Lucky Blue Smith eating so much every day? We dive into snarky subreddits, genealogical archives, and obscure theological sources to bring you the answers; Sam also introduces her Class to Crass spectrum to make sense of Mormon content. 

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Nara Smith on TikTok
Taylor Frankie Paul on TikTok
Why So Many of Your Favorite Beauty Personalities Are Mormon – Allure
Influencer culture and LDS theology – The Christian Century
Polygamy Chic Tumblr
FLDS Hair Tutorial
Polygamist Hair – Huffington Post
Ex-Mormon Subreddit
Identify pioneer principles, apply them in modern times – LDS Church News
Pioneer Principles: Your Heritage – Latter-Day Soprano
Mormon history in the pioneer age: the mob assassination of Joseph Smith, the Mormon Wars, Brigham Young's wagon train
Mormonism and the color white – LDSLiving
The Granite Mountain Records Vault in Salt Lake City
Building Mormonism: History and Controversy in the Architecture of the Latter-day Saints – Art in America
Mormonism, Empathy, and Aesthetics – Beholding the Body
Toward a Mormon Aesthetic – Brigham Young University
Rational Faiths: Keeping Mormonism Weird
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