Brodies 2018 – intermediate nomination roundup!

2018-Brodies-200px Thanks for all of the great nominations so far!! I haven’t added my own nominations yet, but I plan to do so this weekend, and then I’ll make the polls. So you have one more week (from this posting) to nominate and then two weeks to vote.

It would appear that the most hotly-contested race this year will be for “Best Podcast Episode” — with whole lists of episodes getting nominated per podcast!! It looks like people are maybe suggesting that each podcast should get its own category (eg. “Best Mormon Happy Hour Podcast Episode”, “Best Drunk Mormon Podcast Episode”). I could potentially do that if that’s what folks here want (feel free to discuss in the comments) — but I’d really prefer to keep the Brodies a little tiny bit competitive.

Here’s what I’d prefer to do: For each podcast, the podcaster can select (in the comments below) their best episode to go in the “Best Podcast Episode” category, and then we can move the others to the more specific categories based on the content (eg. humor, history, church watch, race/gender discussions, best title, etc.). Some of the specific categories haven’t gotten any nominations yet, but can still go to the voting phase if people nominate some pieces this week.

Here are the nominations so far:

Year-long awards for people and groups:

Best New Blog/Channel/Podcast This category could use some more nominations — note it is limited to blogs/channels/podcasts that first started posting during 2018 (or very late in 2017, eg. December).

Best Podcast

Best Humor/Satire Blog/Channel/Podcast

Best Mormon History Blog/Channel/Podcast

  • Drunk Mormon Podcast
  • This category needs two more nominations in order to go on to the voting phase

Best Exmormon Reddit Contributor

Other potential categories that could use nominations: Best LDS-Church-Info Site, Best LDS-interest Discussion Forum

Awards for Individual Works:

Best Podcast Episode

Best LDS-Interest Book (Fiction)

  • Mormon Erotica, by Donna Banta
  • This category needs two more nominations, otherwise it will be merged with the “Best LDS-Interest Book (non-fiction)” category.

Best LDS-Interest Book (non-fiction)

  • Educated,
    by Tara Westover
  • This category needs two more nominations, otherwise it will be merged with the “Best LDS-Interest Book (fiction)” category.

Best LDS-Interest Song

Best LDS-Interest Comic or Image

Funniest Humor Piece or Parody

Most Poignant Personal Story

Best Life Journey Piece

Best Activist/Activtist Movement Within Mormonism

Best Leak or Personal Recording

Best LDS Church Watch Piece

Best Op-Ed

Best Full-Length Media Presentation

Here are some potential categories that haven’t gotten nominations yet:

  • Best Post or Episode Title
  • Best Exit Story
  • Best Metaphor/Analogy/Allegory
  • Best Poem
  • Best From the Pulpit Sermon
  • Best Response to Apologetics
  • Best LDS-Culture Piece
  • Best History Piece
  • Best Scripture Study Piece
  • Best Discussion on Parenting
  • Best Discussion on Race/Gender/Orientation
  • Most Insightful Commentary on the CoJCoL-dS
  • Best Philosophical/Theological Discussion
  • Best Short Media Presentation
  • Best Book Review

For any category that has at least two nominations by January 27, 2019, I will either try to find an appropriate third nomination myself or I will merge it with another category so that reader nominations will not get lost. That said, it would be really nice if people who are following this could encourage their friends on social media to swing by and add their own nominations for the best LDS-interest content of 2018. 😀


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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23 Responses

  1. Scott m says:

    You have missed several nominations in this list. Please go back to your previous comments on the nom page and check this. Nearly all of Rational Faiths nominations are missing here as well as websites and other op Ed’s that were nominated.

  2. PolygamyPorter says:

    You missed 4 or 5 best op Ed nominations.

  3. 4blockhead says:

    As others have said, some of the nominations are missing, including the Mormon Stories episode with Brooke and Josh Miller as a “Life Journey” nomination.

  4. Charlene Stott says:

    Your entries should be from post Mormons who have gotten over their anger and can put something out that is helpful.

  5. Julie says:

    Best History Podcast: Naked Mormonism

    Funniest Humor Piece: Weird Alma, You Can’t Touch This (COB)

  6. Hi Carole, I know there’s a lot to keep track of, and not enough time to do it. I did nominate two other op-eds from the Salt Lake Tribune in a comment on Jan 4, including links to both of them, if that helps the op-ed category. Thanks!

  7. chanson says:

    Thanks for all of the additional nominations and corrections!!

    If anyone else sees nominations that are missing or any other errors, please tell me in the comments here. Also, there are probably additional nominations on the corresponding thread in the reddit r/exmormon — I want to include them, but I wasn’t able to find the thread again, even using the search. If anyone reading this knows where that reddit thread is and can post the link here, I would really appreciate it.

    As always, if your nomination gets caught in the spam filter, please email me: chanson dot exmormon at gmail dot com

    And thanks for your participation in this fun event!

  8. Donna Banta says:

    I’ll nominate “The Moat Around Zion” by Johnny Townsend for the LDS fiction category.–Unless there’s a category for short fiction collections this year.

  9. Devin Sunde says:

    I know it’s very poor etiquette to nominate something I worked on, but the webcomic “Love & Sects” is a nice, slow-burn meditation on how religion fucks with people. Chapters 9, 10, and 12 are the most relevant from 2018.

  10. Thomas Shaffer says:

    From the pulpit sermon 3 nominations given:
    Thomas Shaffer

  11. FG says:

    Best discussion on race, gender, orientation:

    Mormon Women Speak, featuring Mica McGriggs, PhD and the Hushed Ones Documentarians

  12. FG says:

    Best LDS culture piece: Why Its Not Helpful To Tell Me To Leave

  13. Me says:

    Best Blog Posts:

    I nominated Jeremy Runnels and Johnny Stephenson for the “Irrational World of Brian Hales’ Polygamy.”

    And James Patterson for “A Signed Open Letter to John Dehlin”

  14. chanson says:

    @Devin Sunde — it is not at all bad etiquette to nominate your own work — it is actually recommended. See the guidelines at the bottom of the original post:

    BTW, I’ve been following your comic — I think it’s great!

  15. chanson says:

    BTW, stay tuned — the last call for nominations (with the missing nominations restored) is almost ready to go!

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