189 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 & Spirituality
    • 4.9 • 906 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!

    Gimme a Break - 189

    Gimme a Break - 189

    This week! Uncle Mark thinks we need to take a long, hard look at Medusa, Uncle Doug tells us about the most hopeless Pope with Clement VII, and we break the news about a much-needed break.

    • 1 hr 7 min
    20/20 Revision - 188

    20/20 Revision - 188

    This week! Uncle Mark can't see too good with the Urim and Thummim, Uncle Doug chooses to slow rather than fast with Ramadan, and Uncle Dan cracks all things chiropractic. 

    • 1 hr 21 min
    Burnt by the Sun - 187

    Burnt by the Sun - 187

    This week, Mark asks you to wear eye protection with the Miracle of Fatima, Uncle Dan spills the beans on the secrets of the Rosicrucians, and Uncle Doug loses all meaning (or does he?) with Kabbala. 

    • 1 hr 36 min
    Dr. Death - 186

    Dr. Death - 186

    This week! Uncle Mark rolls snake-eyes with Pascal's Wager, Uncle Doug gets into a fishy mystery with the Jesus Fish, and Dr. Terri Daniel joins us to talk about grieving and death from a non-religious perspective.
    To find the Amazing Dr. Terri Daniel and explore her work and services, check out her website: 
    https://spiritualityandgrief.com/

    • 1 hr 15 min
    Triangle Talk - 185

    Triangle Talk - 185

    This week! Uncle Mark bends belief with spoon bending, Uncle Doug warns against the wrath of the Bermuda Triangle and professor Jim returns to help us understand the theories behind conspiracies. 

    • 1 hr 32 min
    Nate Phelps - 184

    Nate Phelps - 184

    This week! Uncle Doug runs wild and lives to regret it with Rumspringa, Uncle Dan tries to explain Easter and fails, and Nate Phelps joins us to talk about waking from his nightmare.

    • 1 hr 32 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
906 Ratings

906 Ratings

Skeptical Keith ,

Great show

About as good as they come. Packed full of information you may not know. From ancient religious text, to modern issues. With a mix of seriousness and the best sense of humor. Can’t recommend it enough.

I hope this isn’t the Irish goodbye. Miss you guys.

Auzzie T ,

How are our uncles doing??

I think it’s pretty obvious that we miss you guys and we really hope you guys come back and continue on with the show when you’re ready. In the mean time will you please consider letting us know how you’re doing and if there any plans for the future of the show? Much love Uncles!!

OptimusStone ,

Love it. Waiting for the second coming.

Look, I’m not going to lie. I fell in love with all three of my audio uncles. They gave me hours of entertainment, support, and one of them even made me laugh (maybe that was another show, I can’t be sure).

Here is the punchline. They left me, cold and I’m the dark. I left my religious cult, only to find a different kind of cult. Podcasts. Specifically this one. Now they are gone and I’ve decided to start a new religion, the Cult of the Audio Uncles of Saint Stone the Wild. We worship all things Thank God I’m Atheist and we prophesy of their return. We have very specific dates and events laid out for their return and we promise (like fo’ real) that we won’t ever miss an event or a date and everything we say like for sure comes from God and you shouldn’t ever doubt what we say or look for other information on the internet because only we know the truth. K? You should totally believe me by now if you’ve even thought about it, and if you think I’m wrong you’ve come to the wrong co conclusion so try again until you get it right.

Please contact me immediately for my Venmo information so you can get into my heaven. I’m the name of Mark and the Uncles. Ramen.

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