Hotel Bar Sessions

What is the significance of the origin stories we tell, whether they are true or not, and what happens when they fall apart?

Show Notes

For Episode 4, the HBS hosts look into the stories we tell, whether or not they are true, and what happens when those stories fall apart. Specifically, they discuss the various ways that origins are grounded in myths, documents, and self-narratives. By way of access into these problems, they take on the new Netflix series, Murder Among the Mormons, which centers around the story of Mark Hoffman, a master forger and murderer. What does it mean to have a physical document versus an oral tradition? How much of any given origin is truth or fiction and how do we know? How does authority function in the anchoring of any given origin story and its propagation? 

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