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!

006: Reading is Fundamental


This week!  We meet an unfortunate looking fellow, even by the much lower standards of the day, we are joined by the great Andrew Torrez of the Opening Arguments Podcast to pray the school day away, and learn to read all over again with Professor K.

St. Drogo - Find your Patron, Catholic saint, ugly

Prayer in School - Religion and the law with Andre Torrez, church and state

How-To read with Professor K


005: Quantum of Bullshit


This week we visit a recently vacated temple, we lose track of all reason and meaning with Uncle Doug in Watch Out for Woo, and our therapist friend Page helps us figure out How-To come out.

Deepak Chopra - Watch out for woo, Oprah 

Meet the People's Temple, Jim Jones, Guyana, mass suicide, cult 

How-To come out as an atheist - Page

004: Rabbi for Hire


This week!  We chat with Professor Jim about Hanlon and his razor, we learn some sad shit about yet another way people can be the wrong color in the wrong place, and Rabbi Gruber tells us about his exodus.

Hanlon's Razor fallacy with Professor Jim

Albinos in Africa - Oppression expressions, murder, witchcraft, dismemberment

Rabbi Gruber, Atheist rabbi and officiant 

003: Miss LaVerkin


This week, Uncle Dan and Uncle Mark welcome Auntie Mel to help us bury a boozy god, we roll a 3 on the commandment of the week, lament baldness and bears, and young Quinn tells how a little knowledge can be a dangerous thing.

The 3rd  Biblical commandment

Elisha and the bears, murder of children

Dionysus - Graveyard of the gods, Greek, wine, theater

Quinn Johnson, ex-missionary

002: Featherballs and Battle-axes


This week Uncle Mark and Uncle Dan warn you to watch out for woo, they go south of the border for the graveyard of the gods, they introduce us all to some really out there religious folks and have all the fun with Lot and his daughters.

Homeopathy - Watch out for woo, 

Coatlicue - graveyard of the gods, Aztec, blood, fertility

Meet the Raelians, flying saucers, cult 

Lot and his Daughters, Sodom and Gomorrah, rape, genocide