The How-To Heretic

A User's Guide to Life Beyond Religion

Whether you're just thinking about leaving your religion, or you're a dyed-in-the-wool decades-long atheist, your audio uncles Mark and Dan are here to help. With the aid of wise friends and experts in all sorts of fields, The How-To Heretic Podcast will guide you through the scary worlds of heathen living, and make sure you have fun in your new heretical life! We're here for you, friend; so kick off your shoes and join us!

026: Where is John Frum from?


This week! Uncle Mark tracks down a very bizarre shipment, Uncle Dan gets his guts all wound up, and Page returns for the first of our How-To’s about the final curtain. 

025: Of Oxen, Asses & 400 Drunk Boys.


This week! Uncle Mark shows us how to rock and party like it’s 900 AD in the Graveyard of the Gods. Uncle Dan wants so much in the Commandment of the Week, and Sarah Ponto Rivera from The Satanic Temple’s Grey Faction helps watch out for some insidious woo.

024: Cathedrals of Cannibals


This Week, Uncle Doug gets up on his Rameumptom to yell about big buildings, Professor Jim stops by to see what's fallen through the cracks and Uncle Dan shows us one simple trick for for getting pan-fresh man-flesh every time.

023: Who’s afraid of Hell’s worst poet?


This week! Is that a bustle in Uncle Mark's hedgerow? He is sore afraid! Uncle Dan violates both the spirit and the letter of the rules of his own goddamned podcast, and Seth Andrews of the Thinking Atheist joins us to talk about a journey from faith to freedom.

Find Seth at his website-

The infuriating Frontline Documentary about recovered memory and multiple personality malpractice.

The hilariously terrible police training video about Satanic crimes.


022: We come for the Queen.


On this week's show! Uncle Doug, Uncle Dan, and Uncle Mark combine forces to take on the Queen of woo and her snake-oil hatchlings. Are you feeling hungover but don’t want to be a lesbian? There’s a murder for that. And science and reason activist Aron Ra joins for an Evolution How-To that will make you want to adapt all over again.

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