Friday, November 18, 2011

Mormon Radio

As a mother, it's really difficult to find time to sit down and read.  However, there is ample time to listen--working around the house, in the car, playing with the kiddos, etc.  There are lots of wonderful online programs (ted for education or npr for news), but perhaps my favorite thing to listen to is the Mormon Channel.

Have you heard of it?  I have recently found that some of my close friends haven't heard of it, so I thought I'd do a post to help get the word out.

The URL for their homepage is:

For a live stream go to:

There are so many wonderful programs!  Here are a few of my favorites:

Conversations has interviews from LDS people with "an interesting story to tell," including apostles and other GA's.

Everything Creative is really fun.  They have featured LDS cartoonists, Mommy Bloggers, and many more!

Why I Believe is a really good one.  The title kind of says it all.  It is filled with interviews where people have an opportunity to share their testimonies, in essence, why they believe.

Ensign Preview is great if you have trouble getting through the Ensign, you can listen to it here! (They also have the Friend and New Era.)

Speaking of the youth, they have two of their own shows.  One is called Youth Voices, with kids talking about good, relevant Gospel topics.  The other is For the Youth.  I find it personally inspiring.  It features really great seminary teachers.

A big favorite at our house is "Kids Mormon Radio," formally known as Scripture Stories.  It's a group discussion with about the cutest kids around.  It follows the illustrated scripture books.

Of course I have to put in a personal plug for my dad!  He was interviewed on their program Legacy, episode 56 about Joseph Smith's City of Zion.

And that's really just getting started!  The live stream is speckled with fabulous old conference addresses, music from General Conference and if you're lucky, really wonderful old BYU devotionals or CES firesides.

Happy listening!


  1. Thanks Ariel! I look forward to checking it out.

  2. Ariel, what a great post! I am always looking around for positive things to listen to. I've found that George tends to need to be right with me whatever I'm doing when Joe is at work. I feel like it's due, in part, to the fact that our apartment is much more quiet when Joe isn't here. I think he gets lonely with the quietude. Has anyone else with only one child found this to be true?

  3. Awesome post Ariel. Always learning. Sometimes I think I'm hungry, and that food will solve my yearning. And really, I AM hungry, but food cannot satisfy. I'm hungry to learn something, to feed my spirit.

    This is inspiration.