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 • 921 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
921 Ratings

921 Ratings

kenai_h ,

Wow love this show

Learning so much about so much about the crazy that is known as religion. Miss you guys.

Clhaughey ,

Cathartic

I miss this show!

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Great while it lasted

Miss the show but understand why no longer able to continue

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