Don’t apostatize alone.
Apostasy can be hard, especially if you spent your formative years in church. A lot of us have parted ways with the creeds and communities that raised us, but it isn’t always easy to make a clean break. There’s a lot at stake. Friendships. Family ties. A sense of belonging. Our psychological, emotional, and - yes - spiritual well-being.
You have your reasons for defecting. You left the church - or maybe it left you. That story matters. And it’s what HEATHEN is all about.
This is a podcast for folks who need to talk about the faiths we abandoned, but can't seem to fully shake. Who have walked away from church, but want community. Who reject the dogma, but are open to meaning and hope. Who may or may not believe in a god, but feel it’s still worth asking the question.
Our mission: to be solid ground—and a soft place to land—for folks taking steps away from bad religion.
We’ll be hanging out with some great people. Fellow heathens. Spiritual optimists. Believers in recovery. Doubters doing their best.
HEATHEN is a podcast about how we move on from bad religion. We often feature guests and conversation about that person's experience with apostasy or spiritual deconstruction. Other times, we’re diving into spiritual practices that have helped us move on from fundamentalism—meditation, sex-positive work, therapy, even a shamanic drum journey now and then. Regardless, we'll always be looking at the spiritual journey after bad religion, what it means to have a soul, and where we go from here—together.
We're glad you’re here. Let’s do some godforsaken good.
Here’s to the heathens.