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Adam Gopnik and Avi Steinberg on how Mormonism is going mainstream.

August 6th, 2012

Episode 275 of 447 episodes

In the August 13th & 20th issue, Adam Gopnik looks at the history of Mormonism and its place in American life. Here Gopnik talks with Sasha Weiss and Avi Steinberg, who is currently writing a book that explores the Book of Mormon by visiting sites from the Mormon story. They discuss the history of Mormonism, how the church has managed to move from a fringe religious movement into a more mainstream position, and what Mormonism can tell us about Mitt Romney. Also, Lauren Collins takes advantage of Olympic hospitality.

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