161 episodes

Your user's guide to life on the outside.

Leaving religion is the first step into a larger, better world. But it can also be a scary world. Things work differently now. Never fear: that's why we’re here!

We're your audio uncles, and with help from good friends and experts in all sorts of fields, we're going to share the stories and seek the knowledge we all need for building a great life! After all, you only get one (that we know of), so you'd better make the most of it!

The How-To Heretic Mark, Dan, and Doug

    • Religion
    • 5.0 • 61 Ratings

Your user's guide to life on the outside.

Leaving religion is the first step into a larger, better world. But it can also be a scary world. Things work differently now. Never fear: that's why we’re here!

We're your audio uncles, and with help from good friends and experts in all sorts of fields, we're going to share the stories and seek the knowledge we all need for building a great life! After all, you only get one (that we know of), so you'd better make the most of it!

    Strangers with Candy - 161

    Strangers with Candy - 161

    This week! Uncle Mark says we should chill out about the Halloween Candy Panic, Uncle Dan introduces us to the OG witch Ursula Soothtell, and Uncle Doug wants more atheists in office!

    • 1 hr 30 min
    Spooky Bible - 160

    Spooky Bible - 160

    This week! Uncle Doug tries to describe Biblically accurate angels and fails, Uncle Mark puts you to sleep in the twinkling of an eye with Mormon Conference culture, and Uncle Dan scares the children by reading directly from the Bible!

    • 1 hr 15 min
    Jay's Journal - 159

    Jay's Journal - 159

    This week! Uncle Mark reports on yet another work of Mormon fiction posing as something else with Jay's Journal, Uncle Doug dusts off Mormon Bolshevism with the United Order and Uncle Dan freaks us out with the People of Praise!

    • 1 hr 21 min
    We're doin' it Live(ish)!! - 158

    We're doin' it Live(ish)!! - 158

    This week we celebrate 3 wasted years of our podcast with a live Zoom audience of global Heretics, play a game, look in the mirror and take questions!

    • 1 hr 18 min
    Wicked Weather - 157

    Wicked Weather - 157

    This week! Uncle Mark questions Pat Roberston's skills as a weatherman, Uncle Dan copies a copy of a copy with St. Dominic, and Uncle Doug needs a handyman to help him fox his broken shelf!

    • 1 hr 15 min
    Heavenly Kingdom - 156

    Heavenly Kingdom - 156

    This week! Uncle Mark argues for easier standardized testing with the Taiping Heavenly Kingdom, Uncle Doug fails to make gold with Alchemy, and relationship consultant Tanya Jarvik joins us to talk about upping the ante!

    • 1 hr 16 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
61 Ratings

61 Ratings

itsmekatiemo ,

Highly recommend

I look forward to this podcast with excitement every week. Mark, Doug and Dan take you on a journey through leaving religion and use humour and empathy to explore topics that may have been too “sacred” or taboo for you to dive into solo. Become a niece, nephew or nibling today!

Pat in Montreal ,

A great listen

Our 3 "audio uncles" have such a great chemistry and are so fun to listen to.

Floatingincanada ,

Love my audio uncles

I started listening a few years ago and now Dan, Mark, a Doug are a regular part of my podcast diet. They are equal parts hilarious, informative, and thoughtful.

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