Levi Peterson is one of the most important LDS authors of the 20th century. His book entitled “The Backslider” is perhaps the most significant piece of Mormon fiction ever written. This is his story.
(While this podcast is best experienced through iTunes, you can also access the audio/video directly below. Also, I STRONGLY urge you to consider reading The Backslider before you listen to these interviews. You will enjoy them much, much more if you do.)
- Part 1: The Early Years (Audio, Video)
- Part 2: Mom, Mission and School (Audio, Video)
- Part 3: The Fruits of Anxiety (Audio, Video)
- Part 4: The Backslider (Audio, Video)
- Part 5: Cowboy Jesus and Mormon Literature/Art (Audio, Video)
- Part 6: Juanita Brooks, Sunstone and Mormon Liberalism (Audio, Video)
- Part 7: The Chicken Story, Eugene England and Final Thoughts (Audio, Video)
Please let Levi know how much you enjoyed the interviews!!!! Also, if you have any questions for Levi, we may be able to convince him to drop by — so please do comment!