Collecting Nominations for the 2019 Brodie Awards!!

2018-Brodies-200px I am just about to post the polls for X-Mormon of the Year — so now it’s also time to start on the Brodie Awards!!

The Brodie Awards are a fun little yearly activity intended to give some extra recognition and signal boost to the best LDS-interest content published/posted during the past year. I know I haven’t kept this blog as lively as I’d like, but I hope people are still interested in participating in nominating and voting for these awards. This is your opportunity to review your favorite pieces, find out about great works you may have missed, and even promote your own work!

As usual, I will start by posting a list of suggested categories (from last year), but the precise list of award categories depends on your suggestions. Please feel free to browse the sidebar for ideas on award categories we’ve used in the past for ideas. Below the suggested categories, I will post the nomination guidelines.

Year-long awards for people and groups:

  • Best New Podcast
  • Best New Blog/Channel/Site
  • Best Podcast
  • Best Humor/Satire Blog/Channel/Podcast
  • Best Site of Images/Memes/Comics
  • Best Mormon History Blog/Channel/Podcast
  • Best Exmormon Reddit Contributor

Awards for Individual Works:

  • Best LDS-Interest Book (fiction)
  • Best LDS-Interest Book (non-fiction)
  • Best LDS-Interest Song
  • Best LDS-Interest Comic or Image
  • Funniest Humor Piece
  • Best Parody or Metaphor
  • Most Poignant Personal Story
  • Best Life Journey Piece
  • Best History Piece
  • Best Activist Action or Movement Within Mormonism
  • Best Leak or Personal Recording
  • Best Watchdog Piece
  • Best Discussion of Activism
  • Best Op-Ed
  • Best Film or Media Presentation
  • Best Scripture Study Piece
  • Best From the Pulpit Sermon
  • Best LDS-Culture Piece
  • Most Insightful Commentary on the CoJCoL-dS
  • Best Theological Discussion
  • Best Discussion on Race
  • Best Discussion on Polygamy and/or Sexual Abuse within Mormonism
  • Best Discussion on Gender and/or Orientation

And here are the nomination guidelines:

  • Please nominate as many people, books, blogs, sites, podcasts, songs, articles, images, etc. as you want. However, please do not nominate more than two individual works by any one author/artist.
  • You are encouraged to nominate your own works. No one knows better than you do which pieces were your best. No more than two, though.
  • Please nominate works that first appeared during 2019.
  • Please try to nominate people and works that have some connection with Mormonism (eg. either the work touches on Mormonism, or the author is a current or former Mormon and/or is an active participant in our community).
  • A category must have at least three nominations in order to be included in the voting and awards phase.
  • You may suggest your own categories — however please do it as early as possible in the nominations process, to give others plenty of time to add nominations in your proposed categories.
  • Any other proposed changes to the categories or to the guidelines are welcome — feel free to discuss it in the comments.
  • The nominations will be open until mid-January, 2020, depending on my schedule. I will finalize the dates and categories and add my own nominations a few days before the nominations close and voting begins.

How to nominate: Just post your nominations as comment to this thread, but please include links to the works you nominate. If your nomination comment ends up in the spam filter, please email me (chanson dot exmormon at gmail dot com) and I will fish it out.

I look forward to reviewing the best works from 2019!!!


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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43 Responses

  1. I would like to nominate Sam young. Sam was excommunicated from CoJCoLDS for speaking out about sexual abuse that has been repeatedly whitewashed and hidden by the church

  2. Faith says:

    Best OpEd: “LDS Church Officials Are Practicing Spiritual Extortion” by Lesley Butterfield

  3. Best Op-ed nomination, “The LDS Church Should Pay Off the Medical Debt of Its Members,” published in the Salt Lake Tribune on November 2, 2019.

  4. Gileriodekel says:

    Mindy Gledhill for Best LDS-Interest Song with her album “Rabbit Hole”

  5. Gileriodekel says:

    Most Poignant Personal Story: Jeremy Runnells’s stake president’s kid

    Best Leak or Personal Recording: the $100 billion leak

  6. chanson says:

    Thanks for the great nominations!!! Keep ’em coming!!

    BTW, please include links to the works you’re nominating, and ideally a category you’re nominating the work in. 😀

  7. 4blockhead says:

    Best LDS comic or Image: Conversion Therapy by Pat Bagley, The Salt Lake Tribune

  8. Veristitalian says:

    And it came to sass new podacst

  9. Kelsey says:

    Best new podcast Mormon Sabbatical

    Best Op-Ed: Jana Reiss

    Best LDS-Culture piece: Mette Harrison

    Best Podcast: Not So Molly-Mormon Podcast

  10. 4blockhead says:

    Best Life Journey: Brittany Mangelson by Project Zion Podcast

  11. 4blockhead says:

    Best Op-Ed: Heather Scott: Accurate understanding of sex is a basic right that all young people deserve defacto rebuttal to the LDS/Eagle Forum influence in Utah politics

  12. bwv549 says:

    Best Discussion on Sexuality (slightly new topic): A more effective approach to masturbation and pornography: for teens and adults by Natasha Helfer Parker, interviewed by John Dehlin on Mormon Stories

  13. bwv549 says:

    Best Critical Analysis (suggested individual award topic): The Book of Mormon’s dependence on the KJV by ImTheMarmotKing

  14. bwv549 says:

    Response to January 2019 Worldwide Devotional for Young Adults with Elder and Sister Renlund on Overcoming Doubts with Faith is by Fuzzy_Thoughts

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  15. bwv549 says:

    Best History Piece: Truth of the Book of Abraham 8 part video series by Dan Vogel (begun in 2018 but completed in 2019)

  16. 4blockhead says:

    Most Insightful Commentary: A rebuttal to the Renlunds’ worldwide devotional featuring more boat metaphors. by Radio Free Mormon, a three part series

  17. 4blockhead says:

    Most Insightful Commentary: Should health advice ever be elevated to a commandment in a Christian context? by Mormonism Research Ministry, a five part series

  18. Logan Hill says:

    I nominate myself for two works

    Best New Blog/Channel/Site – has been revamped and is now more user friendly than ever. It is a resource for doubters to share with their loved ones in non-aggressive ways. It also doubles as a safe resource for believers to investigate some of the issues of their doubting friends or family member’s issues. I have announced my upcoming book, “Lone Will Be The Night” which is a guide on how to tell the most important people in your life that you’ve left the church. The book is coming April 2020 and will be free upon release.

    Best LDS-Culture Piece – My Apostate Live Tweet Sessions of General Conference. Every six months I subject myself to 10 hours of torment by listening to General Conference and live-tweeting my apostate’s commentary. This makes it so people can stay up with talks, quotes, and news without having to listen in themselves. I give suggestions on what talks people can say was their favorite if people ask, as well as give times where they can say, “I must have slept through that one.”

    Here are the highlights:

  19. Donna Banta says:

    Best LDS-Interest Book (fiction): “I Will, Through the Veil” by Johnny Townsend

  20. chanson says:

    Thanks everyone for all the great nominations!!

    A couple of nomination comments got stuck in the filter and I fished them out. If any of your nominations are still missing, please email me at chanson dot exmormon at gmail dot com. Thanks!!

  21. Adam Daly says:

    New podcast: and it came to sass: the most correct of any podcast on earth

  22. Eric says:


    Parody: “Gaslighting” by Weird Alma

    LDS interest song: “Do Some Good” by Weird Alma the Younger

  23. chanson says:

    Thanks for all of the fantastic nominations!!! I have just posted my initial roundup of the nominations so far. Please post further nominations here:

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