Mormon Mythbustin’ Ep. 51 The Cultural Hall

Did professor Mynhardt gain a testimony of the Book of Mormon while translating it into Afrikaans?

Did Elder Bednar claim that a Mitt Romney nomination will lead to greater persecution?

Gladys Knight was baptized and is a member of the Church?

David Archuleta to serve a mission?

The creators of Yo Gabba Gabba are LDS?

Did a missionary in Australia survive a 230-foot fall off a cliff?


Questions like these and a whole lot more are answered in this episode of:


The Cultural Hall

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  • Luke B. says:

    I really enjoyed this episode. This was the fun, lighthearted, thought-provoking kind of Cultural Hall episode that this podcast started out as. Thanks for keeping me entertained and debunking some of the crazy myths out there. I learned some new things and plan on using as a regular resource whenever I hear a new myth.

  • Scott says:

    The Cain/Big foot story actually comes from the David W. Patten account (which you guys alluded to). David Patten was an original member of the Quorum of the Twelve, and is considered to be the first “martyr” of the Church in this dispensation (he was killed at the battle of Crooked River). Anyway, Pres. Kimball actually refers to Patten’s story of meeting Cain in “The Miracle of Forgiveness” (

    “As I was riding along the road on my mule I suddenly noticed a very strange person walking beside me…. His head was about even with my shoulders as I sat in my saddle. He wore no clothing, but was covered with hair. His skin was very dark. I asked him where he dwelt and he replied that he had no home, that he was a wanderer in the earth and traveled to and fro. He said he was a very miserable creature, that he had
    earnestly sought death during his sojourn upon the earth, but that he could not die, and his mission was to destroy the souls of men. About the time he expressed himself thus, I rebuked
    him in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and by virtue of the Holy Priesthood, and commanded him to go hence, and he immediately departed out of my sight….

  • Sasheen H. says:

    My favorite episode so far! I’m making my way through all of the podcasts and by far this one has been my favorite. Being a convert in real life and hearing some of these crazy stories over the years, it was nice to get the truth and the actual scriptures and doctrine behind them. I also think this episode was so light-hearted and everything rolled smoothly. Love you guys and thanks for all you do:)

  • Andy H says:

    I served with Elder Weirich who fell from the cliff in Australia. It was a pretty crazy day on the mish.