Unofficial Big Love

Real Mormons Talking About Fictional Mormons

Archive for January, 2011

Questions and Comments for Episode 4

Have any reactions to the third Big Love episode? Is there something you’d like us to cover on our fourth podcast or want to say about our last one? Ask away!

Episode 3, part 2: Women and the Priesthood, Pornography, Dating

In part 2 of our third podcast, we continue discussing the many Mormon references in the second episode and address some listener questions. We give background on Barb’s attempts to give a priesthood blessing to Margie and get one from her Mom, and cover just how radical and subversive an act that is by Barb. [...]

Episode 3, part 1: Sunstone & Liberal Mormons, Multiple Mortal Progressions, Depression

Two episodes into the fifth season of Big Love, the show has been heavy on deep Mormon references. We’re here to walk you through them, but it’ll take us two parts. Here’s part 1. What does it mean for Barb and her mother to be members of Sunstone? Why did Betty Ford and the ERA [...]

Questions and Comments for Episode 3

Have any reactions to our second episode? Is there something you’d like us to cover on Episode 3? Ask away!

Episode 2: Review of Premiere, Word of Wisdom, Multi-Level Marketing

The Big Love season has finally come! And our review of the premiere is here now too. It’s great to have the Henricksons–and the crowd down at Juniper Creek–back in our lives. We spend a lot of time recapping and reviewing the episode from a Mormon perspective, pointing out some language and actions that rang [...]

Questions and Comments for Episode 2

Have a question you’d like us to address on episode 2? We’d love to hear from you! Use this thread to ask us anything about Big Love or Mormonism, or leave any reactions you have to the show. Or, email us at We’ll draw on listener feedback for future episodes.

Episode 1: Panel Intros, Historical Mormon Context, Why We LOVE Big Love!

Greetings! This is the first episode of our new podcast: Unofficial Big Love. We’re really excited about this and we hope you love it. As Mormons, we get asked all the time about what we think of Big Love. Now we can get the word out using our own shiny, new podcast! In this episode, [...]

Coming Soon! Unofficial Big Love Podcast (Promo)

What do a bunch of real Mormons have to say about a family of fictional ones? A lot! Listen to Unofficial Big Love. Look for our initial introductory podcast this week, and a new one discussing each week’s episode, starting with the premiere on Sunday, January 16. For now, here’s our promo: