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USU Podcast 'The Foyer' Brings New Perspectives On Latter-day Saint History, Culture

What started as a way to adapt university talks to COVID-19 precautions may continue as a new forum for Latter-day Saint history and culture.

Podcast “The Foyer” began last year as Patrick Mason was looking for ways to continue discussions about The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and the larger movement of Mormonism. As Utah State University’s Leonard J. Arrington Chair of Mormon Studies, Mason felt a responsibility to keep bringing people content that they could normally get from the school’s religious studies guest speakers and panels.


“When the pandemic shut everything down this past year, we were no longer able to have on-campus events like we normally do,” Mason said. “So ‘The Foyer’ was a way that we thought about how do we still reach out to the public, because of course USU, as a state university part of its mission is public outreach.” Read the rest of the story on


This story is made possible thanks to a community reporting partnership between The Herald Journal and Utah Public Radio.