Amanda Montell

Amanda Montell is a a writer, linguist, and podcast host living in Los Angeles. She is the author of the book Cultish: The Language of Fanaticism and co-host of the Spotify Top 20 podcast, “Sounds like a cult.”

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Cherish Families

Cherish Families is a nonprofit founded and largely staffed by people from polygamist backgrounds. According to the organization’s website, Cherish Families aims to “connect individuals and families, primarily those from polygamist cultures, with tools and resources for generational success.” Alina Darger is executive director and Shirlee Draper is director of operations.

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Lindsay Hansen Park

Lindsay Hansen Park is host of the “Year of Polygamy” podcast and executive director of the Sunstone Education Foundation, which is a platform to discuss the diverse range of Mormon belief and practice through scholarship, art, short fiction and poetry.

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Ashley LeBaron-Black

Ashley LeBaron-Black is assistant professor at Brigham Young University’s School of Family Life. She has published her original research on how religious involvement can alleviate or exacerbate financial stress.

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Camille Baker

Camille Baker is a member of Mormon Women for Ethical Government. She published a column in the Deseret News in October 2020 titled “What Mr. Rogers can teach about healing our toxic political climate.” Contact Mormon Women for Ethical Government for interviews.

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Sharon Eubank

Sharon Eubank directs LDS Charities, the humanitarian arm of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. She also serves as first counselor in the first presidency of the church’s Relief Society, an organization for female Latter-day Saints. Arrange an interview through Eric Hawkins.

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Chris D. Stewart

Rep. Chris D. Stewart is a Republican congressman from Utah. He is the lead sponsor of the Fairness for All Act, which tries to balance religious freedom protections with LGBTQ rights. Arrange an interview through Madison Shupe.

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Benjamin Knoll

Benjamin Knoll is a politics professor at Centre College in Danville, Kentucky. He partnered with Jana Riess on surveys of millennial members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

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Rosemary Card

Rosemary Card is a millennial member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. She is the author of Model Mormon, a book about her experience as an international model, and runs Q. Noor, a shop that specializes in temple dresses.

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