Congratulations Brodie Award Winners 2015!!!

The votes are in, and here’s the list of talented people and impressive works that won the coveted Brodie Awards this year!!

Year-Long Awards for overall quality:

Best New Blog 2015: Zelph on the Shelf

Best New Podcast 2015: Naked Mormonism Podcast

Best Discussion Forum 2015: r/exmormon

Best Humor Blog/Site/Channel/Podcast 2015: Brother Jake

Best LDS-Interest Interview-and-discussion Podcast 2015: Mormon Stories Podcast

Best LDS Church Watch/Analysis Blog/Site/Channel/Podcast 2015: Thoughts on Things and Stuff

Best Scripture Study Blog/Site/Channel/Podcast 2015: My Book of Mormon Podcast

Best Faithful-Perspective Blog/Site/Channel/Podcast 2015: A Thoughtful Faith Podcast

Awards for Individual Works:

Best LDS-Interest Book (Fiction) 2015: Their Works Shall Be in the Dark, by Alex Hansen

Best LDS-Interest Book (Non-fiction) 2015: The Book of a Mormon: The Real Life and Strange Times of an LDS Missionary, by Dr. Scott D. Miller

Best LDS-Interest Comic or Image 2015: Brutally Honest Mormon Coloring Pages, by Gileriodekel

Best Mormon-Themed Meme 2015: Nephi, Mormon and Moroni discuss the seer stone on Facebook and they’re not happy, by xoanan

Funniest Humor Piece 2015: Infants on Thrones song series: Disney Songs for Alienated Mormon Kids and Church House Rock: Polly Polly Gamy

Best Parody 2015: Updated Primary Songs for Children of Gay Parents, by the Debrief Society Podcast

Best Allegory or Analogy 2015: 50 Shades of Grey: Mormonism’s Accidental Allegory, by Gina Colvin

Best Post Title 2015: If You’re a Pharisee and You Know it Wash Your Hands, by Tanner Gilliland

Best Original Research Regarding Mormonism 2015: Joseph Smith Disorderly Disgrace, by Naked Mormonism Podcast

Best Mormon Scoop or Leak 2105: Handbook policy leak, by FearlessFixxer

Best Personal Recording 2015: An audio recording of the Boise Rescue Mission, by cagelessbird

Best Church Watch 2015: New Church Essay is Lies, by Kate Kelly

Best Response to Apologetics 2015: Now We’re Blaming the Victims? by Natasha Helfer Parker

Best History Piece 2015: How the Book of Mormon Translation Story Changed over Time, by Christopher Smith

Most Insightful Commentary on the CoJCoL-dS 2015: Any Opposed, Please Sit Down and Shut Up, by Alan Rock Waterman

Best Scripture-Study Piece 2015: CC – The Book of Mormon, by Naked Mormonism Podcast

Best Mormonism-and-Orientation Piece 2015: Michael Ferguson, Seth Anderson/ Fighting Gay Conversion Therapy, by Mormon Stories

Best Mormonism-and-Race Discussion 2015: Lowry Letters: The Follow-up Discussion, by Infants on Thrones

Best Mormonism-and-Gender Discussion 2015: What Mormon Women Get, by Thinker of Thoughts and Jamie Hanis Handy

Best Exit Story 2015: Leaving the Church: A Compilation of the Evidence Against the LDS Church, by Eric Nelson

Best Faith Journey Piece 2015: Why I Love the LDS Church Enough to Both Criticize It AND Step Away From It, by Clean Cut

Best Advice 2015: 10 DOs and DON’Ts For Thanksgiving With Your Mormon Family, by Zina Jacobs-Smith-Young

Most Poignant Personal Story 2015: 234 LDS Mass Resignation Interviews, by Sage Turk

Best Mormon Parenting Piece 2015: Dad’s Primal Scream’s series on his kids and the policy

Best Real-Life Act or Activism 2015: Chubs Gato offering free resignation services

Most Interesting Interfaith Interaction 2015: Interfaith service at the opening of the 2015 Salt Lake Pride Festival, hosted by Community of Christ (Linkhart, Bryant)

Best from-the-pulpit speech/sermon 2015: a speech at the First Unitarian Church in Salt Lake City, by John Dehlin

Most fantastic r/mormon AMA 2015: church employee Daniel Miller

Best Poem 2015: Dear Dad, by Alice_McCann

Congratulations to everyone who participated!! There were tons of votes this year — some categories had more than 400, and only a handful had less than 100 — and some really tight races!! See for yourself.

Congratulations especially to the winners!! Here are the winner buttons you can post on your websites:

To everyone else — better luck next year! :D


C. L. Hanson is the friendly Swiss-French-American ExMormon atheist mom living in Switzerland! Follow me on mastadon at or see "letters from a broad" for further adventures!!

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