Boston Globe columnist Alex Beam joined Jim Braude and Margery Eagan for BPR's Open Mic on Thursday. Beam talked about his new Globe piece, "Don't Deplore — Think Positive." Beam is the author of American Crucifixion: Joseph Smith and the Fate of the Mormon Church. You can read more at his website, or follow him on Twitter.

Some quotes from Beam's BPR appearance:

Listen back to the entire interview with Alex Beam: