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E23: Handling Difficult Subjects: An Interview with Dr. Matt Godfrey

This week we interview Dr. Matthew Godfrey, the Senior Managing Historian for Outreach and Engagement in the Church History Department of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Previously, he served for over eight years as the managing historian of the Joseph Smith Papers Project. His areas of specialty include Mormon history, environmental history, business and financial history, and the history of the American West.

In a nutshell, he has researched and taught subjects that are really difficult to handle.  In this episode we discuss how to have difficult conversations about what might seem as difficult subjects of the Church.  His experience gives us great insights into how to handle these subjects when we encounter them in our teaching a class, our family, or friends.

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