“You’re Just Babies!”: Jon Stewart Interviews ‘Book of Mormon Girl’ Joanna Brooks on The Daily Show

Thursday, August 23, 2012 - 12:41 pm

“You’re Just Babies!”: Jon Stewart Interviews ‘Book of Mormon Girl’ Joanna Brooks on The Daily Show

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With Mitt Romney on the verge of becoming the Republican presidential nominee, the media has been focusing in ever more tightly on the LDS Church and the Mormon faith. And Joanna Brooks has become a go-to voice during our national inspection of Mormonism during this election season. Particularly in the last month. She’s been featured on CNN, cited in a New Yorker piece by Adam Gopnik, and most notably appeared on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart.

If there’s one thing Jon Stewart does superbly, it’s poke fun at his Jewish upbringing — especially when he’s counseling Joanna Brooks on her “baby” religion of Mormonism. It’s a fun, lively conversation in which the author of The Book of Mormon Girl discusses the fears, tensions, and survivalist instinct of Mormons of today.
For a more in-depth conversation before Ms. Brooks hit the national spotlight, listen to her hour-long conversation with Krista Tippett. You’ll be moved.

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