Episode 1: “An Unusual Excitement”
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“Episode 1: ‘An Unusual Excitement,’” The First Vision (2020)

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Joseph Smith Papers Podcast: Episode 1: “An Unusual Excitement”

Episode 1: “An Unusual Excitement”

What caused the “unusual excitement on the subject of religion” in Joseph Smith’s community? This episode explains how social, cultural, and economic changes created an environment in which Americans were actively engaged in conversations about the state of their souls.

Guests: Rachel Cope, Christopher Jones, Brent Rogers

Read the full transcript of the episode here.