Welcome to Oh No, Ross and Carrie, the show where we don’t just report on fringe science, spirituality, and claims of the paranormal, but take part ourselves. Follow us as we join religions, undergo alternative treatments, seek out the paranormal, and always find the humor in life's biggest mysteries. We show up - so you don’t have to.
In this presentation given at Atheists United, Ross extols the benefits of intellectually consistent cherry picking and details some of the helpful lessons learned from the world of belief, including Scientology, Mormonism, Laughter Yoga and Eckankar.
Ross and Carrie review some of the many treatments that listeners, spiritualists, alternative medicine practitioners, and doctors have advised they take for migraines and eczema. Plus, they try two new homeopathic treatments, with SHOCKING results.
Our Eck adventure comes to an end as we recall our last day at the group's annual spring seminar, and share some gems from the THOUSAND PAGES OF ECKANKAR READING we did so you wouldn't have to. Find out which foods are evil, who is the greatest person of all time, and why women are so destructive and power-hungry (am I right, fellas?). Plus, Ross gets a personal letter from Eckankar. Will he and Carrie be visited by untold misfortunes? For pics, vids, and kicks, follow us on Facebook!
A delightful and delighted Austin audience joins Ross and Carrie as they recount their unparalleled experience having a therapist analyze their brain maps to look for signs of repressed memory, trauma, homosexuality, and demons. You won't believe how this neuroimaging is collected and analyzed, not to mention what's special about the analyst. Like Ross' brain map, this episode is full of surprises, including an update on a lawsuit from Rythmia . For pics, vids, and kicks, >follow us on Facebook...more
Ross and Carrie visit Professor David Lane, who wrote what is still the most thorough exposé on Eckankar and its origins... back when he was an undergrad student! They discuss his personal interest in Eckankar, the secrets he says he uncovered, and the official Eckankar response to his claims. Plus, hear what Lane is up to now, and how his Eck-zamination all those years ago have informed his work today. You can support this very expensive investigation by going to www.maximumfun.org/donate! For...more
Ross and Carrie finally get to be in the same room with the the Mahanta himself, Sri Harold Klemp. Surrounded by hundreds of Eck devotees, the duo watches with bated breath as the Living Eck Master appears in the physical realm to bestow the greatest wisdom the world has ever known. For example, did you know you can get a coupon for free dog food with one simple trick? This and more revelations as the Dream Master unravels the secrets of the universe. You can support this very expensive investi...more
Ross and Carrie return to Eckankar's Spring Seminar to improve their writing and music skills, ask their toughest questions, figure out how to lead a wonderful life, HU some more, and of course hear more inspiring anecdotes, none of which are about birds. Will Ross and Carrie meet Sri Harold in the dream state as they prepare to see him in the physical realm? You can support this very expensive investigation by going to www.maximumfun.org/donate! For pics, vids, and kicks, follow us on Facebook...more
Ross and Carrie learn how the next generation of Eckists is preparing, as Arahatas, to share the sound and light of Sugmad with the world. Also, there's an entire evening of Eck speakers sharing Eck stories. Does Carrie see Sri Harold in her dreams? Does Ross join the conga line at the Eck dance? Did we find the worst illustration in a published book? This and more in Eckankar part 6. You can support this very expensive investigation by going to www.maximumfun.org/donate! For pics, vids, and ki...more
Ross and Carrie are joined by a bevy of funny, smart Angelenos in taking a homeopathic version of the MMR vaccine, live on stage at the Bootleg Theater in Los Angeles. After being warned about the side effects, they "overdose" on the questionable treatment, alongside special guests including Adam Conover, Natalie Palamides, J. Keith Van Straaten, and Drew Spears. Plus, the Candy Crushers live-crush some Junior Mints, Ross and Carrie use Unspoil Me, a hypnotherapy service, to try to forget Beaut...more
Ross and Carrie finally learn the secrets of humor and stories, when they attend some special discussions at the Eckankar Spring Seminar. Carrie attends a roundtable discussion on the importance of comedy in our lives, and Ross gets some tips and tricks from Eck's master storytellers. Will Ross and Carrie finally know how to tell an anecdote? Is humor good for us or bad? Find out! You can support this very expensive investigation by going to www.maximumfun.org/donate! For pics, vids, and kic...more
Ross and Carrie fly to Minneapolis, Minnesota, to take part in the 2019 Eck Springtime Seminar, one of two major annual meetings for Eckists and their loved ones. Surrounded by hundreds of fellow chelas (students of Eckankar), they dive head first into workshops, classes, round tables, and of course, the hu-biquitous singing of the Hu. You can support this very expensive investigation by going to ">www.maximumfun.org/donate! For pics, vids, and kicks, follow us on Facebook at facebook.com/o...more
Ross and Carrie cross town on a weeknight to join their fellow Eckists in singing "the sacred sound that can help you meet life's challenges." After a lengthy HU, they chat with longtime chelas (students of Eck) and continue their studies of the inspired writings by and about the Living Eck Masters. PLUS, what's up with that missing mahanta? You can support this very expensive investigation by going to >www.maximumfun.org/donate! For pics, vids, and kicks, follow us on Facebook at facebook.c...more
Ross and Carrie stop by their local Eckankar Center to participate in an informal conversation about two key principles from the ECK Essentials. They talk about the nature of love, the nature of God, and the nature of bees. Plus, Carrie teaches Ross the Easy Way technique, a way to connect with God and the Mahanta (spirit of the Living Eck Master) every night! Hu gotta listen. You can support this very expensive investigation by going to >www.maximumfun.org/donate! For pics, vids, and kicks,...more
Ross and Carrie visit the spiritual center of the universe, thanks to a recommendation from their good friend (and live show guest) Chris Stedman. Thanks to a couple of welcoming tour guides, they take two personalized tours, learn where we really go when we dream, and discover why spiritual leaders are usually men. PLUS, the trio uses an old Bible trick to see if they can find tailored advice in any book. You can support this very expensive investigation by going to www.maximumfun.org/donate!...more
Ross and Carrie continue their deposit at the Mental Bank (a subsidiary of the Hypnosis Motivation Institute), where they'll learn to do some very fuzzy math to fool their brains into SUCCESS! Find out how suggestible each of them is, which multilevel marketing companies we all should mimic, and whether success is or is not the mental bank an concept accident! You can support this investigation AND the exciting investigation we're on RIGHT NOW by going to www.maximumfun.org/donate! For pics,...more
Ross and Carrie return to the Hypnosis Motivation Institute, more than seven years after their first trip, to attend a self-improvement class. With the help of the proprietary Mental Bank program, the duo will learn to get better at relationships, work, health... anything, really... using fake money, a ledger, and the power of the subconscious mind. The important thing is: you should read Factfulness. Follow us on Facebook at >facebook.com/onrac!
Thank you times one million (well, times approximately 3,153) to all our new and upgrading ONRAC listeners, not to mention the champions who have sustained us for years! We offer an update on our successful drive, a recap of how our eventful April Fools episode came to be, a check-in on our recent faith healing results, and more. Plus, Ella Poppy eats some kibble. Follow us on Facebook at facebook.com/onrac!
Ross and Carrie invite Beth Appel to share the secrets of Judeo-Fitness, her spiritual fitness program based on the ancient teachings of the Torah, and the divine inspiration granted to her through holy fasting and rigorous exercise. After a few months in Beth's program, Ross and Carrie have transformed their bodies, minds, and attitudes. Join us for an episode that surprised us as much as it will surprise you! And see the pics by liking us on Facebook at >facebook.com/onrac!
Ross and Carrie visit the Healing Rooms Ministries of Boston on a quest to heal eczema, migraines, allergies, and myopia, and then share the tale with a live Boston public radio audience... and also all the people walking by who overhear their buttfisting references. The great Jennings Brown (Gizmodo, The Gateway) also shares his recent exposé of a fake sex expert, and comes along to the healing rooms to cure his thanatophobist malady. Plus, Carrie tests her new allergy cure in front of a horrif...more
Ross and Carrie pack their bones and flesh into the world's hottest sleeping bag and sweat their toxins, fat, and stress away, thanks to Shape House, "the first and only urban sweat lodge." Along with their friend Allan Amato, they strap themselves into individual infrared sauna beds, raise the temperature to mega-sweat levels, and bake out all the grody stuff built up in their disgusting, Los Angeles-infested bodies. Plus, MaxFunDrive has begun! Help us reach our membership goals, and earn o...more
Live with a wonderful audience at PodCon in Seattle, Ross and Carrie share their local tour of spooky spots with Haunted Seattle. They learn the hidden history of the area, including who died where and why they won't leave. They test the electromagnetic field of a local bar, listen to recordings that are definitely ghosts coughing, and learn s how reincarnation works! See the pics by liking us on Facebook here.
On a tip from a listener, Ross and Carrie attend an introductory session at the Art of Living, a self-improvement organization that claims to use special breathing techniques and meditation practices to make people happier. They find themselves inside one of the most beautiful (and overheated) buildings in Los Angeles, for an introduction to some basic techniques, and an invitation to their PROPRIETARY Happiness Program. Are Ross and Carrie happier now? That information is proprietary. See pics,...more
Live from the Mission Theater in Portland, Oregon, Ross and Carrie describe the last several days being "haunted" by possessed dolls from eBay. They discuss the tender art of picking your own cursed toys, and perform a few ersatz experiments with the crowd. Plus, audience members take part in an impromptu poetry slam, and Carrie springs a musical duet on Ross.
Ross and Carrie get certified as naturopathic healthcare providers in the most reputable way: using a website. Thanks to their old friend Groupon, they take a lengthy class at the Centre of Excellence Online, and come out ready to treat all that ails you, without ever having to do pesky stuff like interact with actual humans, or learn basic anatomy. How long will it take two eager learners to pass the final exam and become official naturopaths?
Live from Sketchfest, Ross and Drew tell Carrie and a bunch of wet San Franciscans about their date to get the Feldenkrais Method, an exercise therapy that proposes using gentle movement to increase awareness and benefit people with physical disabilities. (Plus, Ross and Drew touch each other a lot?) Then, they are joined by long-time friend Lawrence Carter-Long, an expert in disability issues who has tried the method himself.
After visiting an aura reader in Brooklyn, Ross and Carrie head home to their loved ones... and to about thirty pages of insight into their emotions, sex lives, and other things you probably shouldn't be able to tell from a machine you put your hand on for less than a minute. Here, they review Carrie's report, and Ross' TWO reports. A reports report, if you will. (And you will.) Read our aura reports here
Ross and Carrie tell a packed Brooklyn crowd about their stop at a local holistic center to have their auras read. Plus, the hilarious Dan and Stuart from MaxFun's own The Flop House join in to review Carrie's favorite Christian movie, "The Appointment."
Sit down and eat some cookies as Ross and Carrie pull literature from their odd collections and share passages from the investigations you all know and love. Hear from Rael, Tony Alamo, Bob Larson, and LRH in this dramatic reading edition.
Can Hollywood storefront psychic Sister Rocky predict the events of 2019, yes or no? Find out what false accusation will be leveled at Ross, where Carrie will develop cancer, and the secret ingredient for any spiritual healing.
Former Scientology staffer Trevor Heasley quit his job and his church after listening to our Scientology investigation. He joins us to share his momentous story, and bravely disclose what he says he witnessed during his short, but intense, time there.
Ross and Carrie visit a local séance, where Carrie gets in touch with her dead dog (of course), and Ross reaches out to an old friend. Hey, what's that rush of cold air? Is it the specter of a being who haunts these Hollywood halls? Or is it the A/C?
You've heard our coverage of Teal Swan's synchronicity workshop. NOW hear Ross and Carrie's discussion with The Gateway's creator and host Jennings Brown. What got cut? What is Teal's real appeal? What would someone who truly loved themselves do?
Ross and Carrie sell out the IceHouse Minneapolis for a the first stop on their live show tour! Featuring goofy experiments with the audience, plus a little help from special guests Chris Stedman (author of Faitheist) and Drew Spears (not an author).
Ross and Carrie stop by the local Philosophical Research Society for a quick group (sound) bath, and an introductory lecture on sound as medicine going back to the days of Atlantis. Take three deep breaths, and have a listen!
Ross and Carrie journey attend a healing session at "the largest salt cave in North America." Carrie's migraines are toast FOR SURE, and Ross' fire-walking-enduced eczema is definitely going to be cured by rubbing them in "hydrating" piles of rock salt.
Carrie takes a hard look at hypocrisy: how we handily recognize it in others but overlook it in ourselves, and some charitable ways to consider and respond to the hypocrisies we encounter. It's an online-exclusive sharing of Carrie's talk at the Australian Skeptics convention on October 13th. Plus, Ross and Carrie share the winners of the owl art contest and announce some upcoming live shows!
Ross and Carrie investigate the haunting of Hale House, a historical, Victorian style home in the hills of Los Angeles. Armed with an EMF meter and their inner sense of eeriness, they tour the grounds and participate in a heebie-jeebies survey.
Ross and Carrie return to Teal Swan's Synchronization Workshop for more analysis of their memories, hangups, and fears. They'll learn the emotional cause of cystic acne, how Teal decided to go into her line of work, and how to deal with fear of intimacy.
Ross and Carrie attend a Synchronization Workshop offered by the mysterious Teal Swan, a beautiful "spiritual luminary," who claims to use her extrasensory abilities to see into your soul and offer the exact advice you need... whether you know it or not.
Ross and Carrie talk with Brother Sage, a Urine Therapy practitioner and author of the book Healing Water From Within. He explains his calling from Shiva, why he will never die, his own urine habits, and whether or not you should spray urine on bus seats.
Can Ross and Carrie find a way to one-up drinking your own pee? Find out as they review Ross' experience drinking his urine, and soaking his foot in days-old urine to cure his eczema. Then, they find a way to make the situation worse for no good reason.
You really did it. By getting us past 4,000 new and upgrading "Oh No, Ross and Carrie" supporters in the most recent MaxFunDrive, you earned our most disgusting investigation yet. Join us as we treat Ross' eczema and Carrie's headaches, as well as improve our general health with nature's perfect medicine: our own urine. Fair warning: this episode contains disgusting decisions, disgusting descriptions, disgusting sounds, and lots of pee. And we hold nothing back... literally. (Well, almost liter...more
While on vacation on a Love Boat themed cruise, Carrie can't pass up the latest fad taking cruisers by storm: Ionithermie cellulite contouring. Meanwhile, back at the ranch, Ross seeks out the same treatment - branded as BodyMelt - at a pricy local spot in Los Angeles. Will a combination of electrical currents, special oils, and dehydrated clay rid Ross and Carrie of their love handles? (Probably.)
An incredible listener sends Ross and Carrie a vintage Scientology E-Meter, and after screaming with glee, the duo turns it on to do some basic auditing. Then, they compare it to a later model Electropsychometer that a friend has on hand. Will Ross be electrocuted by old wiring? Can Carrie achieve a floating needle? Is the only way out, through?
Ross and Carrie attend a guided meditation so they can have a close encounter with "positively aligned extra terrestrial races." For only $11, they will meet a breed of cat gods, learn about secret space programs, and find out why aliens love casinos.
In the final class of the CDP, Ross and Carrie learn secrets from the IAC, including the existence of a serenissimus (you've never even heard of one) and the nonexistence of God. Also, we don't leave the room, but we do get outside our bodies!
We've reached the final module! Or have we? In CDP4 we learn about the nature of the afterlife and how our existential program should focus on polykarma, not just group or egokarma. Join us for more adventures outside the body.
Ross and Carrie are back at the International Academy of Consciousness for two and a half hours covering five slides. Thankfully those slides are full of information about cosmoethical holomaturity: we wrestle with trolley problems and learn to take everything until the last holokarmic consequence. There's a whole lot to learn in out of body part 6.
Ross and Carrie hop back out of their bodies to rehearse for the third desoma, which is another way of saying death. They also learn about a second cord (the golden cord) and all the ways that the psychosoma differs from the mentalsoma. Sorry, is that too much conscientese? Join us for another helping of out of body instruction!
In our last episode, we spoke with flat earther Jeran Campanella about what, in his view, was wrong with the Salton Sea earth-shape test, and how it could be better performed in the future. A week later, Ross, two friends, and seven flat earthers return to the Salton Sea to attempt a second test, hoping to eliminate some of the perceived problems with the first. Everyone goes home happy, having honestly confronted the gaps in their knowledge and challenges of investigative work; and Earth's shap...more
Ross and Carrie take a break from their out of body adventures to bring you this interview with prominent Flat Earth proponent Jeran Campanella. He takes a different tack than much of that community and sparks a distinct conversation from our interview with Mark Sargent. Join us in an exploration of religion, the nature of science, rice experiments, intercontinental flights, and the Salton Sea test
Ross and Carrie make small moves out of their bodies as they continue their investigation of astral travel. A new lesson includes theological implications for the afterlife, and we are introduced to some astral figures who can help... and harm.
Ross and Carrie make their way back to the IAC and enroll in CDP2. This first day's class is all about the paranormal. Will our vehicles remain in coincidence? Will we see ectoplasm? Are psychic surgeries, bilocation, remote viewing and telekenesis all real phenomena? Plus, we try our first OOBE technique: psychophysiological self-relaxation. Don't knock it till you try it 15 times! See all the pics and vids, by >liking us on Facebook.
Ross and Carrie return to the International Academy of Consciousness for another day of class with two new instructors. They learn the finer points of ectoplasm, how to host meetups in the astral realm, ways to navigate the paratroposphere, and good tips for getting into an out of body state. All that, an exercise that requires staring at the instructor in the dark!
In order to astral travel out of their bodies, Ross and Carrie must first physically visit the International Academy of Consciousness to learn the concepts of Conscientiology: psychosoma, energosoma, phytoenergy and morphothosenes, oh my!
While Carrie is out of town, Ross and his cohorts at the Independent Investigations Group set up a fair and simple test of earth's shape at the unusually flat Salton Sea. And they invite Mark Sargent, and a cadre of flat earthers to join them.
Ross, Carrie and Drew head to the Hollywood Fringe Festival for Spiritual Ecstasy, a two-woman show featuring a crystal skull named Skully, another skull named Jesus, life advice for anyone's problems, and lots of musical instruments to put Carrie's migraine at ease. See all the pics and vids, by liking us on Facebook.
Ross and Carrie meet up with Chris Shelton to talk about their Arizona ghost hunting investigation. They share how Zachary's doing lately, and chat about faith, fear, and friendship. It's a friends-sit-and-chat show: something podcasting needs more of.
We return to Living Stones Ministries, a Christian group that believes God can "heal" homosexuality. Claire attends a talk about transgender issues, and Carrie and Claire attend a closing talk and Q&A, wherein they learn to surrender their wombs to God.
When Ross is out of town during an ex-gay ministry event, Carrie convinces her best friend Claire to spend her own birthday being tortured by confusing and distressing talks about "the freedom to grow into heterosexuality." Warning: this one is tough.
Ross and Carrie pack up their ghost hunting gear (and a carbon monoxide detector) and head to Arizona, with their friend Chris, to visited a haunted house. What's haunting Zachary... a spirit, a gas leak, or an old relationship?
Mike Clelland, "The Owl Guy" from our UFO investigation, joins us to chat about his information-gathering strategy, the interplay of science and personal experience, and, of course... owls. This episode brought to you by new/upgrading 2018 ONRAC donors!
We pull off a fun and silly experiment at MaxFun HQ, where we use an elevator to attempt to shoot straight to Hell. Will MaxFun staffers Kira and Danny get stuck in the underworld? Will Ross find the secret extra floor? Will Carrie have a heart attack?
We bring you our final thoughts on Rythmia. What happened after we got home? What does Gerry's book contain? And how did Rythmia attempt to stifle this series? Plus, a very sad story illuminates how promises of a "miracle" can come at a high cost.
Carrie attends Paola's final talk, and Ross joins her for a breathwork session that is NOT AT ALL like holotropic breathwork, except in the ways that it is. Plus, Gerry sums up the week with a closing talk, and one attendee has a dramatic owl encounter.
Ross and Carrie interview Rythmia's Dr. Jeff McNairy, to get his take on what happened to Ross, his perspective on "miracles," and what services exactly you can get at the Rythmia ICU.
Here it is: the much-awaited "lost audio" recording of our interview with Rythmia's Gerry Powell. Plus, find out [beat] what. Happened. To. The. SD. Card.
Ross participates in his fourth and final ayahuasca ceremony, with frightening and dangerous results. Will Rythmia live up to its reputation as a "really safe environment" that is "very attentive to whatever it is you might need medically"? Find out.
The Rythmia guests wake up early to attend Gerry's "Nu-heart" talk, wherein he reveals what color our auras will soon be, explains what questions to ask of Mother Ayahuasca tonight, and tells everyone to ignore any suspicions that they're overdosing.
Ross returns for his third ayahuasca ceremony at Rythmia. A group of female shamans and assistants sends him off on a quest to hang out with insects, meet a cartoon rodent, see inside his own brain, and dance with a poisonous animal. Suffer the illusion!
It's Wednesday morning at Rythmia, and Ross and Carrie head off to find out what question they are the answer to, and to improve their relationships through love gardening. Plus, they ride bikes to the ocean and MEET DOGS!
Ross takes three cups of ayahuasca, the potent hallucinogen. After suffering the depths of disgust, solitude and confusion, he dances with the stars, meets an alien/human hybrid, and passes out in front of the bathroom. This and more in Rythmia part 5!
Ross and Carrie recover from their EQUALLY TAXING ayahuasca trips with good talks and great food. Ross gets his own butt cleanse, and attends a lecture about a very questionable medical procedure. Plus, Carrie learns which evil dictator invented fluoride.
Ross and Carrie attend the MANDATORY introductory talk by founder Gerry Powell. They learn that the moon is female, can talk, and has a crucial message for everyone. Plus, Carrie does the most disgusting thing she's ever endured for this show.
Ross and Carrie accept an invitation to Rythmia Life Advancement Center in Costa Rica, where they will spend a week healing their hearts, reuniting with their souls, and learning what the moon yearns to teach humanity, all through the power of Ayahuasca.
Ross and Carrie invite ex-Scientology exec Mike Rinder on the show to discuss the history and future of the church, his personal experiences with L. Ron Hubbard, and the most pressing question on everyone's minds: Are Ross and Carrie suppressive or WHAT?
Ross and Carrie share more memories and updates on their investigations over the years. They find out just how tainted Carrie’s Purium was, hear from Mad Mike Hughes about his rocket launch, and bring you up to speed on the Flex Belt, OTO, and more.
After almost seven years of the show, Ross and Carrie take a step back and look at tthe Mormons, Scientology, Tony Alamo, Laughter Yoga, firewalking, and more. Plus, they make amends with the late B.F. Skinner. Join us for a rare update episode!
Podcaster and experienced real estate flipper Michael Schaffer discusses with us the ins and outs of ethical house flipping and examines what the Real Estate Wealth Expo presenters might be doing behind closed doors... er, internet tabs... er, you get it.
Ross and Carrie clap, shout, and massage their way into the next hour of Tony Robbins' motivational talk. They attempt to make the sound of falling in love, get to know their customers better than they know themselves, and try their luck at Heart Math.
Ross and Carrie return to the Real Estate Wealth Expo. They learn that the best way to keep your wealth is to not-lose-money. Then, the moment we've all been waiting for: Tony Robbins appears in a blast of fire, and begins to change our lives.
Ross and Carrie follow a slew of billboards to the Real Estate Wealth Expo, where they will hear, "hundreds of ways to make money!" They learn the art of buying tax liens, get wealth management lessons from Magic Johnson, and get ready to flip houses.
Ross and Carrie return to Scientology to watch a play authored by L. Ron Hubbard, and check out the largest Scientology church in North America: the less than a year old Church of Scientology of the Valley. Are Ross and Carrie SPs? Will there be quiche?!
Ross and Carrie are delighted to have Flat Earth theorist Mark Sargent on for a lively conversation about everything under the dome, including NASA's lies, how the firmament's projection system works, and some of his other "favorite" conspiracy theories.
We're back at the Flat Earth International Conference. Ross and Carrie learn that the sun is just a projection, The Truman Show is basically a true story, the Chicago skyline proves the earth is flat, and Islam is wrong. But this isn't a religious thing.
Ross and Carrie tune in for the first Flat Earth conference in 500 years and get served a huge helping of mashed potatoes from speakers D. Marble and Jeranism. Hear disclaimers that this is not a religious thing, alternated with religious proclamations.
Back at the Flat Earth meetup, Ross and Carrie learn how the powers-that-be brainwash us into believing that the Earth is round, consider how tough it would be to make a train run around a globe, and hear about mind control at Disneyland.
Ross and Carrie join their local flat earth meetup group and learn why NASA has been lying all this time, which quick tests prove our "planet" is flat, and where Antarctica REALLY is.
This time it's Ross's turn to breath deeply and quickly until his mind, depleted of carbon dioxide, produces vivid visions of Carl Sagan, dead rabbits, a dancing saguaro cactus, and a trip around the solar system.
Ross and Carrie learn a breathing technique that provokes spiritual visions (or mild hallucinations) within minutes. Hear what happens to Carrie when she "goes under," what Ross fears will happen during his session, and what death looks like.
Ross and Carrie are invited to a church that believes a major apocalypse event is coming September 23rd. They show up on September 22nd, sing and dance their hearts out, watch some very bad faith healing, and hear very little about the coming apocalypse.
We electrocute John Hodgman with the Thync device, a transdermal electrical neurosignaling device that (supposedly) makes you really, really PUMPED or really, really zonked, depending on what settings you apply. This episode was recorded live in Chicago.
Ross and Carrie continue their Purium diets, losing confidence more quickly than pounds. Meanwhile, the staff nutritionist explains why everything going wrong is our fault. Plus, Carrie reads the founder's book, and we have a sample tested for lead.
Ross and Carrie try to lose a few surplus pounds with the help of a multi-level marketing company called Purium. Armed with shakes made of sea garbage, they go on a ten-day diet to purify their bodies and get rich quick.
Carrie and Ross examine an alien skeleton, hear an inexplicable story about Shirley MacLaine, and try to stump a professor (or maybe accidentally hit on him). Plus, crop circle expert Patty Greer finally shows up and BOY HOWDY does she make an impression.
After hearing contactee stories of honey, hangers and Christ power, Ross listens to Senator Mike Gravel talk about everything except aliens while Carrie investigates Area 51, cold fusion, and alien implants. Plus, scammers sell us cell phone protectors!
Carrie attends a talk called "Everything is Fake," about the falsity of GMOs, money, and more. Then your hosts head off to psychically connect with aliens and watch in horror and glee as the world's biggest bug crawls across the world's quietest singer.
Join Ross and Carrie on their spacecraft to the interplanetary federation, where aliens experiment on 7th Day Adventists. What? Yes. Also, a panel of experts explains ancient aliens (the best aliens), and Giorgio Tsoukalos takes your questions.
After two years away, Ross and Carrie return to the Self-Realization Fellowship for the memorial of late president Sri Mrinalini Mata. They have just one burning question... well, really just nine questions... they'd like answered.
Ross attends a two-hour lecture by former physician, ufologist, and super buff guy Steven Greer. Greer explains scalar energy, MKUltra Babies, the government's adoption of alien technology, and why everyone at this conference is wrong except for him.
On the 2nd day of Contact in the Desert, we hear about the Catholics' E.T. conversion plan, cattle mutilation, and more. Then, David Wilcock defends Pizzagate, explains what the "Cabal" really is, and teaches us how to be beamed to Heaven in 13 years.
We attend Contact in the Desert, a massive UFO and metaphysical festival with a classic California hippy vibe. We hear about the Navy's Secret Space Program, meet one of the most famous abductees in the world, and learn the secrets of the pyramids.
A very special interview with Amazing Facts instructor David Steward, the most mild-mannered guy who ever warned you about the Antichrist. We discuss his seminars, Seventh Day Adventist theology, vegetarianism, and our approach to investigating religions.
Ross and Carrie bake in the sun for three hours while listening to feminine mommas and masculine papas teach us that this generation is the sickest ever, pregnant women should get their silver fillings removed, and vaccines are full of aborted fetuses.
Ross and Carrie attend the Children's March for Humanity, an anti-vaccine rally. Plus, what event would be complete without a chair that beams EMF radiation into your blood, an anti-vegetarianism table, and a very expensive juice cleanse?
On our final day of the Ozark Mountain UFO Conference we hear from famous abductee Travis Walton and ask some of our own questions of the speakers. We also learn about the Battle of 1996 and how we're all 200 years older than we think we are.
Retired nuclear physicist Stanton Friedman lends extra scientific credibility to the Ozark Mountain UFO Conference. Then, presenter Grant Cameron tells us about Trump, dimensional portals, and disclosure. Plus, Ross goes searching for aliens (or owls).
UFO Conference speaker Mike Clelland says owls are sometimes alien visitors in disguise. Then, David Marler speaks on the Battle of L.A., in which air raid wardens fired on what may have been a flying saucer... or a lost weather balloon.
Hear about Linda Moulton Howe, who believes we all live in computer simulation; Grant Cameron, who says all your favorite art was made by angels or aliens; and Debra Kauble, who says she was abducted onto a flying saucer thirty-four years ago.
We attend the Ozark Mountain UFO Conference, listen to a talk from a scientific investigator who analyzes strange sightings, and another from the niece of Betty and Barney Hill, the first alleged UFO abductees. Plus, a stop at the vendors for goodies.
Our faithful teachers finally admit they're here to convert us to Seventh Day Adventism. Cringe along as Carrie, Ross, and their friend Jim awkwardly decline to join, then learn to stop wearing jewelry, eating meat, and watching Disney movies.
Join us as we round our fiftieth hour at Amazing Facts, learn about 19th-century prophetess Ellen White, get highly annoyed by a man in a gold suit, and finally, FINALLY find out what the Mark of the Beast is. Plus, Ross is moved to convert... his diet.
You guys blew us past our initial goal! With four days left in the 2017 MaxFunDrive, we announce four outstanding stretch goals for 3000, 3500, 4000, or even 5000 new and upgrading members. Plus, a bizarre promise from Carrie if a million people sign up.
Ross and Carrie talk to Louis Theroux, filmmaker and journalist extraordinaire, about his new film: "My Scientology Movie." Learn about the Church's response, Louis' relationship with Marty Rathbun, and more in a dialog between Louis and his biggest fans.
The end of the world is still coming, and it's never been so tedious. Join us as we attend several more talks from Amazing Facts
Sick of alternative facts? Good news! In this episode, Ross and Carrie respond to a junk-mail ad for an end times prophecy seminar, and show up to learn from the Bible, via a semi-mysterious group called Amazing Facts. Find out who the antichrist is!
Ross and Carrie board a bus to Tijuana with cancer patients and their families to tour "alternative" cancer treatments that Mexico offers but the U.S. currently bans. Are they cures or cons? Find out in this bummer-but-important episode.
Ross and Carrie talk with 17-year Sea Org veteran Chris Shelton about his time within Scientology, including over 3 years in the punishing Rehabilitation Project Force. Learn about upper OT levels and how we've been getting the name Xenu wrong all along.
Ross and Carrie go international to check out Braco, a Croatian man who heals his followers by "gazing" at them. Plus, hear the dark side of Braco's story: his bizarre theology, end-times prophecies, and the mysterious death of his beloved mentor.
Ross and Carrie continue their investigation of Pastor Melissa Scott and her late husband Gene by poring through hours of "Doc's" old sermons. Then they shove Carrie in Ross's trunk and go on a wild adventure. Plus, the devil keeps them out of church!
Ross and Carrie go to a church run by the mysterious Pastor Melissa Scott: questionable Bible scholar, secretive profiteer, and former porn star. Learn how she inherited the ministry from her late husband, and what Ross and Carrie found when they arrived.
Essential oils may smell nice and cure clubfoot… but what if you atomize the oils and run them through your nasal passages? Ross and Carrie team up with Jesse and Jordan to see if vaping the MONQ makes them healthy, vibrant, happy, sleepy, and bashful.
Ross and Carrie try "dream therapy," a treatment where they sit in a recliner in Beverly Hills and are put into a half-sleep state for an hour, while a guy (or gal) says vaguely scientific things in their ears. What's it supposed to do? Heck if we know.
Ross and Carrie try to enhance their brain power through nootropics. They down Neuro drinks, take Alpha Brain pills, and swallow L-Theanine, resulting in some very interesting findings. Will their IQs and memories improve?
Scientology leader David Miscavige and his team gently kick Ross out of a church rally, Carrie tries to go back to attend an anti-psychiatry event at the church, and one of them accidentally gets invited to L. Ron Hubbard's birthday party (and goes).
Ross prepares for Scientology's hardcore detox program, in which he'll sweat out his toxins in a sauna and chug niacin until he's free of the harmful effects of... peas? Plus, when they're found out, will Ross and Carrie be kicked out of Scientology?
Ross and Carrie review "The Way to Happiness," a 70-page booklet that is IN NO WAY affiliated with Scientology, other than being written by its founder, L. Ron Hubbard. Hear about their visit to the group that distributes this life-changing tome.
We can't think of a better way to spend a Sunday morning than to enjoy brunch at the Scientology Celebrity Center. Just try to avoid the breaking-into-the-industry course down the hall. Learn how Tom Hanks made it, and learn how to maximize your confront!
Ross and Carrie visit the L. Ron Hubbard Life Exhibition. Let your eyes widen as you hear the various questionable biographical details of the founder's life, from being the youngest-ever Eagle Scout to performing microbiological studies... by himself.
The "fun" continues as Ross and Carrie get certified in Dianetics. The pair spend 22 hours at the Church over one weekend, learning how experiences are encoded in our cells, what an "engram" is, and how to audit your friends for neither fun, nor profit.
Ross tells the story of being the only student in Scientology's "advanced" personal efficiency course.
Ross continues taking his Personal Efficiency course, and Carrie visits the semi-exclusive Scientology New Year's party. Who's accidentally sent into a Sea Org meeting? Who gets a free Church membership? What's an "upset"? And who the heck is Ross Blocker?
Ross and Carrie walk over to “Big Blue”, Scientology’s L.A. Ideal Org. They come for the free personality test, but stay for two additional tests and a sales pitch. Do they sign up for classes? Is this the investigation we’ve all been waiting for?
Ross and Carrie take the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator to find out what makes them tick. Is personality testing an unscientific fad, or are there really 16 kinds of people? Is Carrie secretly introverted? Does Ross have commitment problems? Let's see!
Ross and Carrie unwrap a brand new Hasbro edition of the Ouija Board and invite their loved ones to consult with the local spirits. Do they make contact? Does the planchette even move? Does Drew have dandruff? Will Cara finally have that baby?
Ross and Carrie, sick of being moderately gorgeous, take Alex Chiu's reverse-aging products: Gorgeouspil, Immortality Foot Clamps, and Immortality Rings.
Sydnee and Justin, the hosts of "Sawbones," take over our show for this rad episode as part of MaxFun's Great Switcheroo! What is the Mystery Hole? Why does water roll uphill there? Will Sydnee lose her lunch? How much will Justin spend at the gift shop?
After months of anticipation, Ross and Carrie attend the Self Realization Fellowship Convocation, where they learn to meditate better, chant for hours at a time, try to get surly strangers to smile, and fight with oranges.
Ross and Carrie immerse themselves in the Self Realization Fellowship, an eastern-inspired religion that urges little eating, little sleeping, and lots of meditation. Can Carrie and Ross survive in a group where "restlessness of mind" is a cardinal sin?
By popular request, we delve into the smelly enterprise of essential oils. Listen as we use stinky goo to treat Carrie's headaches and broken arm, Ross's acne and sore shoulder, and elite special guest star and comedian Drew Spears's his cerebral palsy.
By popular demand: Ross and Carrie try out cryotherapy, the cold front that's taking the world by storm. Find out whether standing, naked and alone, in a -240 degree Fahrenheit room cures Ross's shoulder pain and Carrie's insomnia. Or kills them.
Ross and Carrie drink the latest innovation in meal replacement technology: Soylent. And no, it's not people. And no, it's also not soy. Find out what's in there, what it tastes like, and just how much it can make you fart.
It's our first live episode, ever! Hear about our psychic kids workshop with famous medium James Van Praagh, who guides us in relaying messages from the dead and using our poop chutes. Special guest star: Ross's son, Andrew Blocher!
Ross and Carrie try out the "Flex Belt," an Electrical Muscle Stimulation (EMS) device, also known as a belt that shocks your ab muscles into flexing, thereby making you ripped, or so the theory goes. Will Ross and Carrie be the new American Gladiators?
Ross and Carrie get sick, turn to Christian Science for help, and learn more about the religion, like how Mary Baker Eddy, the discoverer and founder of Christian Science, kinda sorta maybe a little stole the whole thing. And MAXFUNWEEK pandemonium!
Ross and Carrie visit a local Christian Science church, learn disease is all in your head, disability is an illusion, germs don't exist, and peeing on the floor is gross. Plus, hear about the discoverer and founder of Christian Science, Mary Baker Eddy!
Ross and Carrie douse themselves in artificial sex pheromones, head to the bars, and wait for strangers to approach them. Will sex juice make these nerds hot? Is bringing a 400-page book into a bar a good way to meet people? Find out!
Ross and Carrie get enclosed in salt-water filled, pitch black pods and float for an hour, in an attempt to "find themselves." Learn how sensory deprivation tanks allegedly replace sleep, speed healing, remove toxins, and basically make you Mozart.
Ross and Carrie attend the Long Island Medium's sold-out show, The Experience, where the famed psychic medium claims to channel ghosts and deliver messages to their surviving loved ones. And what they see leaves more questions than answers.
Ross and Carrie giggle for three days straight when they join the delightfully odd world of laughter yoga. Join them for a gibberish party, a laughter yoga phone meeting, and a laughter yoga concert. Extra points to anyone who doesn't giggle.
Carrie has a chat with bestselling author Jon Ronson. And by a chat, we mean they devise horribly accusatory questions and make each other take lie detector tests. It's all fun and games until Jon's butt gets brought up. Plus, Ross listens along with you!
Has Ross lied on the podcast? Does he eat his boogers? Find out in our voice polygraph episode! Carrie asks Ross some very personal (and a few silly) questions, and an expert analyzes his voice to see if he's a truth-teller or a stinkin' liar.
The Queen Mary might be the most haunted place in Southern California. Ross and Carrie join a seasoned paranormal investigator and a ragtag team of recruits on a five hour adventure, exploring the retired ship's secrets. EVP and EMF included!
Ross and Carrie sit down with Paul and Oscar, members of the Aetherius Society, for an insightful conversation about George King, rocks of attainment, and this show’s investigation methods. Find out what happens when four people all want to talk at once!
Ross and Carrie finish up their 5 months undercover in the alien-centered religion, The Aetherius Society. Join them as they climb a holy mountain and attempt to chant away climate change and war. Plus, an update on what the Aetherians thought of part 1!
Ross and Carrie spend five months undercover in a mysterious and delightful religious sect, where Jesus is an alien and global warming can be fixed by praying into a battery. It's all here in this episode about the UFO religion, the Atherius Society.
Curious about the latest oral hygiene fad based on ancient Ayurvedic practice? The one predating tooth brushes and floss? By popular demand, Ross and Carrie spend a month swishing oil and looking for somewhere to spit. Find out if they still have teeth!
Ross and Carrie enter the world of Christian prophecy, where lay ministers say they receive messages directly from God, and He has a message for YOU. Join us as we find out which of us makes God think of pizza, and who makes Him single "Jingle Bells."
While the charming Lindsay Pavlas rattles off her ailments, Ross and Carrie each give her a reiki treatment, then make her guess which of them secretly got certified as a reiki healer. Can she tell the difference? Is the healing energy real? Who shot JR?
In part 2 of this undercover investigation of Tony Alamo Ministries, Carrie and Ross roam the secret grounds of the church's California compound, learn more about the case that sent the pastor to prison, and ask to be baptized. Plus, fund drive fun!
Ross and Carrie visit Tony Alamo Christian Ministries, a cult led by an imprisoned child sex offender and one-time denim jacket maker. They board a creepy van, learn why environmentalism is Satanic, and are told you can never get saved too many times!
Ross and Carrie take a speed reading class, where they learn to stop subvocalizing, and groupwordstogethersoyoureadthematthesametime. But will they actually comprehend what they read?
We talk to our favorite pagan, Fire Lyte, about pendulums, prognostication and paganism. Plus, he sets us straight on some things we got wrong and shows us his downright insane mask collection. No one gets kidnapped.
We join Los Angeles' biggest dowsing group, a coterie of colorful characters who believe that rods and pendulums can help tap into our inner wisdom to locate any item or substance, fix our solar plexuses, and most importantly help find... running water?
Ho ho ho! Our Christmas present to you is an update episode, with exciting news from the Raelians, the Kabbalah Center, Carrie's documentary, and a very very exciting announcement about our new podasting family! It's all here, in the last episode of 2013!
Reflexologists say the foot is a map of the body, and that pressing on certain points can have a dramatic impact on our health and wellness. But some scientists say it's just a glorified foot massage. Ross and Carrie try it out in this soleful episode!
Ross and Carrie have received Mormon baptism and partaken in the OTO Gnostic Mass, but here’s someone who’s lived it! Meet Taylor, a practiced Thelemite raised in the LDS Church, and learn some surprising similarities between the two philosophies.
Carrie and Ross sit through a long meeting on the finer points of Thelema, learn that "Do What Thou Wilt" does not extend to reporting on the proceedings of the OTO, then are unceremoniously excommunicated from the order without so much as a hot drink.
Ross and Carrie covertly join LA's most prominent 9/11 “Truther” group, full of diverse characters who believe the September 11th attacks were planned by the US government. Plus, we steal a painting, witness anti-Semitism, and get yelled at about AIDS.
Ross and Carrie drink way too much rum, stumble through some listener questions and third grade math problems, and wake up with jackhammers in their skulls, all to test a new hangover remedy. Which of them will puke first, and who knows long division?
Carrie and Ross join the dark fraternity of the Ordo Templi Orientis, a Masonic offshoot with a penchant toward mysterious rituals, naked priestesses, sperm-eating, and the spirit of independence. It's all in our latest episode.
We all like juice, right? Then what’s so bad about drinking nothing else for three days? Find out how bad Ross has to pee and how much Carrie’s head hurts when they try to rid themselves of toxins by chugging squeezed cucumber, kale, beet and celery.
We know what you're thinking. Is that Robert Downey Jr. And Drew Barrymore at the alien-designed sound bath in the middle of the California desert? No, it's Ross and Carrie, healing themselves with sound. Miss this, and you'll lose a ton of negative ions.
Ross and Carrie travel to LA's finest (read: only?) oxygen bar to suck double the normal amount of oxygen into their noses. Or is it 4% more? No one seems to know. In any case, Ross inhales Sex on the Beach and Carrie asks what a toxin is... again!
After our DNA tests said Carrie was Native American and Ross has Secret Restless Legs (TM), we thought we better see an expert. Meghan Gillespie, a geneticist, politely tells us all we got wrong, and why genotyping can be great... and also infuriating.
Ross and Carrie swap spit with the fine folks at 23andMe and find out all kinds of interesting information about the diseases they will and won’t die from, as well as which celebrities and famous hominids they can call family.
Ross and Carrie travel to the heart of Los Angeles' psychic district to have their palms read. Is Carrie going to Hell? Is Ross a loving husband or a passionless bore? Plus, in a battle of charm, one of our psychics wins HANDILY over the other.
Carrie and Ross pay $240 to talk to a hot older woman about how great they are, have her vaguely wave her hands over them, and send them on their way. Just a hot date? Nope, it's actually the Reiki practitioner's solution to migraines and back pain!
Carrie travels to Sedona, AZ, to see if it really contains four special energy 'vortexes' to send her into a euphoric tizzy and bring her in contact with her masculinity. Plus, join Ross at the Bigfoot Discovery Museum as he tries to spot the Sasquatch.
Feeling rejected? Depressed? Been the victim of abuse? Well, you just may have a demon. Join Ross and Carrie as they meet Bob Larson and his team of teenage exorcists. They will shout, hit you with their Bibles and fix all your problems.
EXTEND YOUR PODCAST ENJOYMENT GUARANTEED! Try this episode RISK-FREE and see the results YOU desire in minutes. Feel confident! Meet the new you! Join Ross and Carrie as they attempt to enlarge their naughty bits with creams, stretchers, pumps and more!
Carrie and Ross pop into an anti-abortion counseling clinic, pretend Carrie is knocked up, ask questions about fetal pain, and cry. Plus, Carrie is forced to read the Sinner's Prayer.
You know those days when you want to get all your back fat sucked into several small cups with FIRE, and then leave the cups there to bruise? In this episode, Ross and Carrie use the ancient art of cupping to try to ease their neck pain.
This month, Leo and Cancer align to investigate the ancient practice of astrology and learn the function of a conjunction. With their star charts decoded, Carrie visits an astrologer to the stars while Ross looks for love in all the wrong places.
In this episode, Carrie endures the Master Cleanse lemonade/laxative fast and almost ends up in the hospital, and Ross lets a nice young woman insert a tube in his rectum, pump him full of water, and watch him poop into a tube. Now that's entertainment!
It's been 2.5 months since our Raelian baptism, and the dust is still settling. Join us as we we meet fellow Raelian investigator Spencer Marks, a four-year veteran of the alien movement. Plus, learn why the Raelians want us to stfu.
We attended their meetings, learned about our alien creators, and asked probing questions. Now join us as we transmit our DNA to extra terrestrials in this one-of-a-kind Raelian baptism episode! Plus, what happens when the Raelians listen to the show?
1973: A French racecar driver is visited by an alien, and told the secret history of humanity. 1975: His religion gains thousands of sexually free followers. 2012: We don all-white clothes, hum vowels for 45 minutes, and officially become Raelians.
You: I wish evolution had a superhero defender. Us: It does! She's all "Whoopshah!" with a whip made of evidence. Listen as we try to hold a candle to her wit and wisdom in this interview with the National Center for Science Education's Dr. Eugenie Scott.
You: I wish evolution had a superhero defender. Us: It does! She's all "Whoopshah!" with a whip made of evidence. Listen as we try to hold a candle to her wit and wisdom in this interview with the National Center for Science Education's Dr. Eugenie Scott.
Find out what happens when Ross meets famed fossil expert Donald Prothero and notorious standup comic Emery Emery, to talk creation science, American education, and the silliest museums in the US. Subliminal messages and optimistism included.
Carrie and Ross show up at a creationist meeting and learn that evolution is bunk and beavers were made for fur coats. Then they proceed to a creationist museum, abounding with misspelled dinosaur names and fake fossils. As close to goat sperm as it gets!
You: "Boy, I'm running low on funny, insightful conversations with religious experts." Us: "POW!" We show up at author, professor, sociologist, and goofball Phil Zuckerman's door, demand booze, and ask why he hates America. Miss it and you're dead to us.
Join our hosts as they haul their 700-page We Are All Africans book to a Pan-African meeting! Find out why Moses isn't all that, how the human brain is proof of God, how eager Ross is to share Yahweh stories, and just how small Carrie's bladder is.
Ross and Carrie meet up with famous mentalist and author Mark Edward in his "blissfully creepy" Southern California home. Hear how Mark made a living as a "psychic"... all while not believing a word he said. Hot drinks included!
What's in the cards for 2012? In this episode, Ross and Carrie visit four different tarot readers, asking what the future holds. Carrie learns she's not likely to die soon, and Ross gets a BIG surprise. Listen to this episode, or tarot-rism will win.
As 2011 slams the money down on the coffee table and tells us to get the hell outta here, we review this year’s investigations: hypnotherapy, ayurveda, the Mormons and more. Plus, questions from famous people, and you (yes, you!) the loyal listener.
Ross and Carrie take 280 homeopathic pills live on the air, chase them with wine, and discuss their first visit to a combination homeopath and Ayurvedic practitioner. Will Ross and Carrie survive the overdose? Find out in this one-of-a-kind episode!
You're getting very sleepy. So wake up and listen as Ross and Carrie get hypnotized! Carrie gets her brain fixed for only $150 an hour, Ross learns that he is the ideal candidate for putting people to sleep, and to everyone's delight... free hot drinks!
Roger Nygard has traveled the world asking people from myriad faiths, "Why do we exist?" and 84 more existential questions. Now, the director of The Nature of Existence talks to Ross and Carrie about his quest to find the meaning of life. With poop jokes.
Ross and Carrie each pay a complete stranger to prod them with needles and then tell them to "relax." Will Carrie's chronic neck pain improve and Ross' running strains go away? Is it all the result of stagnant Chi? Find out in this deeply probing episode!
In this interview special, we probe Mr. Deity's Brian Keith Dalton about his Mormon upbringing, leaving the faith, and his life today as an atheist. Learn about Brian's special underwear, a top-secret handshake, and how he handles a bad hair day.
After a six-month investigation, Ross and Carrie get baptized, take vows of chastity, swear off hot drinks, and become official members of the Mormon Church. And then… they tell their missionaries what brought them to church in the first place.
Ross and Carrie ring the Mormons' doorbell, and spend five months taking the classes, attending the services, reading the scriptures, and even setting up their baptism, in this first part of a two-part groundbreaking investigation.
Ross and Carrie enjoy free Indian food, a surprisingly good concert, and a lot of bowing. That’s right, it’s an episode about the Sikhs.
Ross goes in for an ear candling session while a concerned Carrie looks on. Alleged aura-cleansing, sinus-cleaning and wax removal make this episode a three-in-one!
Ross and Carrie attend a lecture at the Kabbalah Center of Los Angeles, ask probing questions, and learn some curious things about the universe.