166 episódios

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

    • Religião

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!

    Evil Problems - 166

    Evil Problems - 166

    This week! Uncle Mark introduces us to a liar for laughs with Mike Warnke, Uncle Doug wonders if Evil is a problem with theodicy, and Uncle Dan asks our friend Eli Bosnick about our dumb brains. 

    • 1h 20 min
    The Ends of the World - 165

    The Ends of the World - 165

    This week! Uncle Mark lists the apocalypses that weren't, Uncle Dan tries to take your money with NLP, and Uncle Doug examines a life without meaning in Ecclesiastes. 

    • 1h 17 min
    The Big Factory - 164

    The Big Factory - 164

    This week! Special guest Audio-Auntie Lauren O'Neal joins us to blab about the beasts of the Bible, Uncle Dan shows us that knowing nothing has a long tradition in America, and Mitch Shira joins us to give some horrible old men what they richly deserve!
    Find our special Guest Auntie Lauren O'Neal on Twitter @laureneoneal and you can pick a copy of the excellent anthology Empty the Pews that she coedited with our friend @C_Stroop and why not submit an essay of your own for their second here: emptythepews2@gmail.com
    Find the very talented Mitch Shira on TikTok @genie_man

    • 1h 18 min
    Uncle Frank! - 163

    Uncle Frank! - 163

    This week! Uncle Mark shows us the inky horrors of Jack Chick, special guest Uncle Frank talks about teen suicide issues in Utah, and Uncle Dan ponders whether to kid or not to kid! 

    • 1h 32 min
    The Pain of Purity - 162

    The Pain of Purity - 162

    This week! Uncle Doug takes a much-needed break, Uncle Dan fulminates on the foundations of faith, and we're joined by purity culture expert Linda Kay Klein!

    • 1h 20 min
    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!

    • 1h 30 min

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