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The How-To Heretic

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!

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Tip your Patriarch - 031

This week! Uncle Dan lays his hands on some soft serve Mormon Magic, Uncle Doug Explains the slippery slope from banana beer to mass murder, and together we have what will be the first of several How-To’s about how to leave homophobia when you leave religion.

1hr 33mins

25 Apr 2018

Rank #1

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Superdope - 169

This week! Uncle Doug examines a marginal Mormon menace with Superdell Schanze, Uncle Mark marvels over miracles and machetes with St. Peter of Verona and Uncle Dan discusses profound spiritual experiences and Temporal Lobe Epilepsy. 

1hr 20mins

16 Dec 2020

Rank #2

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Bull Burning - 130

This week! Uncle Doug and Meghan help you refocus your bookshelves with Feng Shui, Uncle Dan has bizarre bull-burning bullshit and bread rationing with Elijah, and Uncle Mark wants you to please see the meaninglessness of everything!

1hr 9mins

18 Mar 2020

Rank #3

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Flat Wrong - 177

This week! Uncle Mark asks "what's in the box?" with Orgone Energy, Uncle Dan puts 3rd Nephi out of our misery, and Uncle Doug makes us all want to jump off the edge of the flat Earth!

1hr 32mins

10 Feb 2021

Rank #4

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Who’s the Good Guy? - 120

This week! Uncle Dan talks about a real nice girl he met in Spain, uncle Doug weeps his way through a bunch of begats in Genesis, and uncle Mark goes viral (no, literally… like he caught a virus and couldn’t do the show).

1hr 6mins

8 Jan 2020

Rank #5

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The Littlest Limbo - 117

This Week! Uncle Mark ruins your baby shower with the Limbo of the Infants, Uncle Doug ruins your day with the Oppression of the Uyghurs, and our friend Paige returns to join us in some caroling! 

1hr 1min

18 Dec 2019

Rank #6

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UFOH? - 171

This week! Uncle Mark spins off into silly space with UFO cults, Uncle Dan gazes into your eyes for cult recruitment, and Uncle lets loose torrents of blood with Joshua part 1.

1hr 32mins

30 Dec 2020

Rank #7

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2012-ish - 114

This week! Uncle Mark has questions for the candidate, Uncle Doug helps us sleep with the Mayan calendar and Uncle Dan finds purity culture ain't so pure!

1hr 20mins

27 Nov 2019

Rank #8

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The Derp from the Deep - 102

This week! Uncle Doug tells us what's new with Q, Uncle Mark does an extended ad for the Lemurian Tourism Bureau and Uncle Dan does not read the Urantia Book and that's a good thing.

1hr 11mins

4 Sep 2019

Rank #9

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The End of the Beginning - 121

This week! Uncle Mark shows us the 'colored' entrance to Mormon heaven with Jane Manning James, Uncle Doug ends the beginning with Genesis part II, and Uncle Dan gives us a treatise on religious art!

1hr 21mins

15 Jan 2020

Rank #10

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The Devil went down to Orem - 128

This week! Uncle Doug welcomes student activist Virne to discuss bringing the Satanic Temple's Lucien Greaves to Mormon country, Uncle Dan talks about his basket fetish with Wicca, and Uncle Mark ruins everything with the Ant Hill Kids (extremely graphic content be warned).

1hr 25mins

4 Mar 2020

Rank #11

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Look out for Lamas! - 030

This week! Uncle Uncle Dan can barely speak through his oily mouthful of dumb, Uncle Mark casts a hard eye on the world's totes most bestest person ever, and together we explore the positive benefits of spontaneous roadside circumcision. 

1hr 15mins

18 Apr 2018

Rank #12

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Sardonic Laughter - 101

This week! Uncle Mark demonstrates a real time-saving gadget for all your sacrificial needs with Moloch, Uncle Doug recounts all the ways religion hurt the Smart Family, and Uncle Dan does Daniel part 2, the Re-Danieling!

1hr 9mins

28 Aug 2019

Rank #13

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100 Heresies! - 100

This week! The Uncles 3 look back over 100 episodes and decide to go for 100 more! Join us for all the centennial fun!

1hr 14mins

21 Aug 2019

Rank #14

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The Balls of Patriarchy. - 029

This week! Uncle Mark introduces us to a group of people who DID NOT fuck around - at all. And Bryce Blankenagel of the Naked Mormonism podcast joins two other men to challenge the idea of men controlling the conversation. http://nakedmormonismpodcast.com/index.html Mormon Stories episodes #883-885 https://www.mormonstories.org/podcast/mormonleaks_joseph_bis

1hr 19mins

11 Apr 2018

Rank #15

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Jawbone of an Asshole - 021

This week! Uncle Dan explains the long honored biblical prohibition against shaving babies and extols the virtues of carcass honey, Uncle Doug takes a knee like the commie pinko he is, and Andrew Seidel of the Freedom From Religion Foundation joins us to chat about the state of freedom in these United States and how we all can protect it. https://ffrf.org/

1hr 22mins

14 Feb 2018

Rank #16

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White Makes Right - 122

This week! Uncle Mark honors his culture and heritage with the Creativity Movement, Uncle Dan gets tangled in snakes with the Caduceus and Uncle Doug brings up to date with the latest religious derp!

1hr 8mins

22 Jan 2020

Rank #17

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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. 

1hr 20mins

25 Nov 2020

Rank #18

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Before Before the Flood - 053

This week! Uncle Dan asks us to hold his can, Uncle Mark takes us boating, and we begin to explore How-To push back against those who are used to doing all the pushing unopposed. 

1hr 40mins

26 Sep 2018

Rank #19

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The Devil You Don't Know - 048

This week! Uncle Mark dips us into a seven layer heaven, Uncle Doug has some kind of attitude issue, and Uncle Dan introduces us to a god that wasn’t but now kind of is. There’s a lot to unpack here. 

1hr 6mins

22 Aug 2018

Rank #20