The Iron Rod Podcast is the result of a collaboration between two bloggers. We believe the validity of the message stands for itself, regardless of who says it. For that and a few other reasons, we initially chose to work anonymously so the emphasis and scrutiny would be on the message instead of on the messenger. We used pseudonyms derived from the names of our blogs:


In March 2021, Searcher published his book, Joseph in the Gap, under his real name, and we shared our identities in episode 119.

Searcher: Taylor Drake
MD: Chris Hubbard

A core tenet of our approach to the gospel is to believe literally the promises of the Lord:

D&C 1:37-38
Search these commandments, for they are true and faithful, and the prophecies and promises which are in them shall all be fulfilled. What I the Lord have spoken, I have spoken, and I excuse not myself; and though the heavens and the earth pass away, my word shall not pass away, but shall all be fulfilled…

We believe that all the promises the Lord has made in the scriptures will come to pass. There were many promises made in the Doctrine and Covenants that have not yet come to pass, but we know that they will, even if they contradict the traditions we have been raised with. As we search the scriptures to understand what the Lord has really promised, we share our learnings with you.