I started this project 18 months ago with my co-host Kwaku El and a small team of producers and marketers (all of whom are university students). Within that time, Kwaku and I have written and filmed over 70 YouTube original videos and gained 3.7K subscribers, 1K followers on Twitter, and 3K followers on Instagram. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has a positive internet influence, but its presence on YouTube is far outweighed by the negative content produced against it. We felt it was time to create a member-driven YouTube show in order to address sensitive and nominal topics about the church's history, doctrine, culture, and diverse members. Our topics range from Star Wars to having an open-ended discussion with an atheist. The goal of the show is to help non-members approach the church in an entertaining and friendly manner. We also share content to encourage Mormons to feel more transparent and comfortable when sharing their beliefs online. To our own delight, the success of the show has brought others into the church in our own country, and in countries like Germany, the UK, and Poland.
Why make a Mormon talk show?
Why is it called 3 Mormons with just two hosts?
We wanted to be able to host guests so viewers didn't get tired of hearing the same two opinions. Some guests of note include:
Monica Moore Smith
James the Mormon
Peter Moosman from "Hug a Gay Mormon"
Al Fox Carraway "The Tattooed Mormon"
Here are a few episodes for you to enjoy.