Oh No Ross and Carrie

Oh No Ross and Carrie

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Meet Terry and Jannicke: Orbital Edition
Dec 1 • 59 min
Ross and Carrie interview Terry Virts, brilliant astronaut or NASA shill, depending on who you ask. Virts is joined by cutting-edge cinematographer Jannicke Mikkelsen to talk about their new film, “One More Orbit.”
Listen to Love: 528 Hertz Edition
Nov 25 • 66 min
Ross and Carrie pay pennies a day for a “Frequency of Love Healing Set,” starring a reiki-infused, monk-blessed tuning fork that vibrates love (which we all know is 528 Hz). Now, they’re ready to woo their partners, who are definitely not deeply annoyed.
Ross Meets Nathan H. Lents: Human Errors Edition
Nov 18 • 73 min
Ross sits down at CSICon 2019 with scientist, professor and author Nathan H. Lents to talk about his latest book Human Errors. Find out why we no longer make our own Vitamin C, can’t absorb our own B12, and what’s up with sinuses, childbirth and junk DNA.
Meet Jimmy Stewart: Celebrity Medium Edition
Nov 10 • 106 min
Ross and Carrie attend a séance with Jill Marie Morris, a “comedium” who specializes in late celebrity readings. What do Divine, Vincent Price, and Natalie Wood have to say? Who will disrupt Carrie and Drew’s wedding? And WHAT is Lon Chaney’s nickname?!
Ross Meets David Mikkelson: Snopes Edition
Oct 27 • 47 min
Ross sits down at CSICon 2019 with David Mikkelson, the creator of Snopes.com, to talk about fact checking, Disney urban legends, waging internet debates and finding reliable information in the post-truth age of fake news and alternative facts.
Tune Their Brains: Vital Tones Edition
Oct 20 • 82 min
Ross and Carrie try out a family of apps that claim to treat dozens of physical and psychological complaints, using nothing but a pair of earphones and a specially selected “brain wave therapy” sound.
Detox their Soles (Part 2): Foot Pads Edition
Oct 13 • 56 min
Ross and Carrie sleep away their toxins and collect their germy juices in a disgusting stew on the soles of their feet, with the help of detox foot pads. They examine the ingredients, patent, relevant studies, and history of these mysterious devices.
Detox their Soles (Part 1): Ionic Foot Bath Edition
Oct 6 • 50 min
Ross and Carrie go to a local spa for a miraculous cure heretofore unknown to science: the detoxification of the entire body through the soles of the feet! Will medicine be changed forever?! Probably. Plus, Carrie’s getting married, but whatever.
Read Susan and Mark: Psychic Blues Edition
Sep 30 • 86 min
Ross and Carrie are joined by activists Susan Gerbic and Mark Edward, who share a long history of exposing allegedly fake psychics and their methods. They talk faux mediums, psychic stings, ethics, and Susan’s team’s recent coverage in The New York Times.
and the Evidential Medium (Part 2): “Can’t Change It” Edition
Sep 22 • 102 min
Armed with psychic medium bingo cards, the top 75 American names, and a very special surprise guest, Ross and Carrie revisit “evidential medium” Cindy Kaza to see if she uses the same names and details to prove that she is conversing with the dead.
and the Evidential Medium (Part One): “Hi” Edition
Sep 15 • 98 min
Cindy Kaza calls herself an evidential medium. That’s someone who can PROVE they’re talking to your dead loved ones — relatives, friends, pets — with solid evidence. Can Cindy convince Ross and Carrie that she’s in communication with the great beyond?
Meet Britt Hermes: Former Naturopath Edition
Sep 2 • 50 min
Ross and Carrie connect with Britt Hermes about her journey from practicing naturopath, to naturopathy critic. With blunt honesty, Britt shares her journey from believer to critic, and the slings and arrows she’s endured since she walked away.
Read the Greats: Ladies Night Edition
Aug 26 • 69 min
It’s story time, again. Pull up a chair in the nearest potato patch, as Ross and Carrie share passages from some of their favorite female writers from the world of spirituality, including Teal Swan, Mary Baker Eddy, Ellen White, and more!
and Lessons From the World of Belief: Cherry Picking Edition
Aug 18 • 47 min
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.
Have Problems: Migraine and Eczema Edition
Aug 12 • 53 min
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.
Join Eckankar (Part 10): Untold Misfortunes Edition
Aug 4 • 95 min
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. Plus, Ross gets a personal letter from Eckankar.
Color Their Minds: Right Brain Therapy Edition
Jul 29 • 103 min
Live from Austin, Texas, Ross and Carrie recount their unparalleled experience having a therapist analyze their brain maps to look for signs of repressed memory, trauma, homosexuality, and demons. Featuring two unexpected neuroscientists in the audience!
and Stephen Get Smudged: House Blessing Edition
Jul 21 • 66 min
Live from PodX! Ross, Carrie, a Reiki Master, a Christian rocker, three Brits and a potentially clairvoyant child sweep a lovely home with spells and scents, banning bad energy, and invoking blessings. Plus, Stephen Mason (Jars of Clay) plays music!
Join Eckankar (Part 9): David Lane Interview Edition
Jul 13 • 90 min
Ross and Carrie visit philosophy professor David Lane, who wrote an influential exposé on Eckankar and its origins. They discuss Lane’s personal interest in Eckankar, the secrets he says he uncovered, and the official Eckankar response to his claims.
Join Eckankar (Part 8): Sri Harold Edition
Jul 5 • 71 min
Surrounded by hundreds of Eck devotees, Ross and Carrie wait with bated breath as the Living Eck Master appears in the physical realm to bestow on them the greatest wisdom the world has ever known. For example, learn how to get free dog food!
Join Eckankar (Part 7): Wonderful Life Edition
Jun 28 • 87 min
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.
Join Eckankar (Part 6): I Dream of Mahanta Edition
Jun 21 • 65 min
Ross and Carrie learn how the next generation of Eckists is preparing to share HU with the world. Plus, an evening of Eck speakers sharing Eck stories. Does Carrie see Sri Harold in her dreams? Does Ross join the Eck dance conga line? It’s all here!
Take Homeopathic Vaccines: Los Angeles Live Show Edition
Jun 16 • 72 min
Ross and Carrie are joined by a bevy of funny, smart Angelenos in “overdosing” on a homeopathic version of the MMR vaccine, live on stage at the Bootleg Theater in Los Angeles. Plus, they self-hypnotize with Unspoil Me to forget Beauty and the Beast.
Join Eckankar (Part 5): HU-mor and Storytelling Edition
Jun 9 • 58 min
Ross and Carrie finally learn the secrets of humor and stories, when they attend some special discussions at the Eckankar Spring Seminar. Will Ross and Carrie finally know how to tell an anecdote? Is humor good for us or bad? Find out!
Get Counted: Numerology Edition
May 27 • 73 min
Ross and Carrie hit their landmark 200th episode. In celebration of this inexplicable numerical achievement, they visit LA’s preeminent numerologist who will tell them their personality type, emotional needs, and fundamental life purpose.
Join Eckankar (Part 4): Minneapolis Arrival Edition
May 20 • 71 min
Ross and Carrie take part in the 2019 Eck Springtime Seminar in Minneapolis. 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
Join Eckankar (Part 3): Sound of Soul Edition
May 12 • 62 min
Ross and Carrie join their fellow Eckists in singing “the sacred sound that can help you meet life’s challenges.” After a long HU, they chat with longtime chelas, and continue their studies of the inspired writings by and about the Living Eck Masters.
Join Eckankar (Part 2): God is Love Edition
May 6 • 70 min
Ross and Carrie stop by their local Eckankar Center for an informal conversation about two key Eck principles. They talk about the nature of love, God, and bees. Plus, learn the Easy Way technique, a way to connect with God every night! Hu gotta listen.
Join Eckankar (Part 1): Chris Stedman and the Temple of Eck Edition
Apr 29 • 107 min
Ross and Carrie visit the spiritual center of the universe, with their good friend (and live show guest) Chris Stedman. They take two private tours, learn where we really go when we dream, and discover why spiritual leaders are usually men.
Invest in the Mental Bank (Part 2): Free Will Edition
Apr 19 • 93 min
Ross and Carrie make deposits at the Mental Bank (at the Hypnosis Motivation Institute), learning to fool their brains into SUCCESS! Find out how suggestible each of them is and whether success is or is not the mental bank an concept accident.
Invest in the Mental Bank (Part 1): Income Doubling Edition
Apr 13 • 71 min
Ross and Carrie return to the Hypnosis Motivation Institute for a self-improvement class. With the help of the proprietary Mental Bank program, the duo will learn to get better at life by using fake money, a ledger, and the power of the subconscious mind.
Ross and Carrie’s April Fools’ Prank and Update Bonanza: MaxFunDrive 2019 Edition
Apr 3 • 33 min
Happy April! We offer an update on our very 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.
and Beth Explore Judeo-Fitness: Low BMI Edition
Apr 1 • 46 min
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.
and Jennings Visit Healing Rooms Ministries: Boston Live Show Sexpert Edition
Mar 28 • 111 min
Ross and Carrie visit the Healing Rooms Ministries of Boston on a quest to heal all their usual complaints, and then share the tale with a live audience. Featuring the great Jennings Brown (Gizmodo, The Gateway), who is afraid of death and not a sexpert.
Get In Shape (House): Sweat Sleeve Edition
Mar 21 • 94 min
Ross and Carrie pack their bodies into the world’s hottest sleeping bag and sweat their toxins, fat, and stress away at Shape House, “the first and only urban sweat lodge.” Plus, help earn one of the most ridiculous MaxFunDrive rewards ever!
Haunt Haunted Seattle: Epigenetics Edition
Mar 16 • 66 min
Live from PodCon 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.
Practice The Art of Living: Subtly Snoring Edition
Mar 10 • 51 min
Ross and Carrie attend an introductory session at the Art of Living, Sri Sri Ravi Shankar’s organization, which claims to use special breathing techniques and meditation practices to make people happier.
Get (Haunted) Dolled Up: Portland Live Show Edition
Mar 2 • 87 min
Live from Portland OR, Ross and Carrie describe the last few 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 a surprise haiku slam!
Become Naturopaths: Centre of Excellence Edition
Feb 23 • 104 min
Ross and Carrie get certified as naturopathic healthcare providers in the most reputable way: using a website. How long will it take two eager learners to pass the final exam at the Centre of Excellence Online, and become official naturopaths?
Give Feldenkrais a Felden-try: SF Sketchfest Edition
Feb 16 • 90 min
Ross tells Carrie about his date with Drew to get the Feldenkrais Method, an exercise therapy that proposes using gentle movement to increase awareness and benefit people with physical disabilities. With guests Lawrence Carter-Long and Drew Spears!
Analyze their Auras: Written Report Edition
Feb 8 • 75 min
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.
and the Aura Appointment: Brooklyn Live Show Edition
Jan 31 • 108 min
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.”
Read the Greats: Dramatic Performance Edition
Jan 11 • 43 min
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.
and Psychic Sister Rocky: Clairdoyant Edition
Jan 6 • 101 min
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.
Meet Trevor: Rogues’ Gallery Edition
Dec 29, 2018 • 62 min
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.
Have A Moment of Séance: Tummi Returns Edition
Dec 21, 2018 • 90 min
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?
Meet Jennings Brown: Teal Swan Edition
Dec 15, 2018 • 67 min
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?
Offend Prince: Minneapolis Live Show Edition
Dec 7, 2018 • 83 min
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).
Take a Sound Bath: Crystal Singing Bowl Edition
Nov 30, 2018 • 85 min
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!
and Carrie Get Salty: Himalayan Salt Cave Edition
Nov 16, 2018 • 64 min
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.
and Carrie’s Australian Talk: Hypocrisy Edition
Nov 9, 2018 • 60 min
Carrie takes a hard look at hypocrisy: how we handily recognize it in others but overlook it in ourselves, and some charitable ways to respond to hypocrisies we encounter. A recording of Carrie’s talk at the Australian Skeptics convention on October 13th.
Visit Hale House: Spooky Halloween Edition
Oct 31, 2018 • 66 min
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.
Synchronize With Teal Swan (Part 2): Two Steps Ahead Edition
Oct 28, 2018 • 86 min
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.
Synchronize With Teal Swan (Part 1): Shadow Work Edition
Oct 21, 2018 • 93 min
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.
Meet Brother Sage
Oct 12, 2018 • 48 min
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.
Ross and Carrie, Urine Trouble (Part 2): Pee-Swap Edition
Oct 6, 2018 • 80 min
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.
Ross and Carrie, Urine Trouble: Urine Therapy Edition
Sep 28, 2018 • 102 min
Join us as we read two books about an ancient therapy, then improve our general health with nature’s perfect medicine: our own pure, unadulterated urine. Fair warning: episode contains disgusting descriptions, disgusting sounds, and liters of pee.
Contour their Cellulite: Ionithermie Edition
Sep 21, 2018 • 69 min
Carrie can’t pass up the latest cosmetic fad taking cruises by storm: Ionithermie cellulite contouring. Ross seeks out the same treatment at a pricy local spot. Will electrical currents, special oils, and dehydrated clay rid them of their love handles?
Clear Things Up: E-meter Edition
Sep 13, 2018 • 79 min
A listener sends Ross and Carrie a vintage E-Meter, so they try some basic auditing on the hard-to-obtain machine. Then, they compare it to a later model with an 80s flair. Will Ross be electrocuted by old wiring? Can Carrie achieve a floating needle?
Meet the Aliens: Extra Terrestrial Meditation Edition
Sep 7, 2018 • 49 min
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.
Go Out Of Body (Part 8): Serenissimus Edition
Sep 1, 2018 • 97 min
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!
Go Out Of Body (Part 7): Get With The Existential Program
Aug 24, 2018 • 68 min
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.
Go Out Of Body (Part 6): I Love Lucid Edition
Aug 16, 2018 • 76 min
Ross and Carrie are back at the IAC for two and a half hours covering five slides. We learn about cosmoethical holomaturity and how to take everything until the last holokarmic consequence, then try some new techniques for astral travel.
Go Out Of Body (Part 5): Psychosoma vs Mentalsoma Edition
Aug 10, 2018 • 57 min
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 the golden cord and all the ways that the psychosoma differs from the mentalsoma. Is that too much conscientese?
Traverse Flat Earth (Part 8): A Better Experiment?
Aug 3, 2018 • 75 min
Ross and nine others return to the Salton Sea to attempt a second flat earth test, hoping to eliminate some of the perceived problems with the first, then tells Carrie the outrageous story. Everyone goes home happy and convinced, obviously.
Traverse Flat Earth (Part 7): The Jeran Campanella Interview
Jul 20, 2018 • 94 min
Ross and Carrie talk with prominent Flat Earther Jeran Campanella. Join us for a wide-ranging exploration of religion, the nature of science, rice experiments, intercontinental flights, polar circumnavigations, pendulums, and the Salton Sea test.
Go Out Of Body (Part 4): Intruders and Tricksters Edition
Jul 13, 2018 • 49 min
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.
Go Out Of Body (Part 3): Paranormal Phenomena Edition
Jul 6, 2018 • 88 min
Ross and Carrie return to the IAC for a class about the paranormal. Are psychic surgeries, bilocation, remote viewing and telekinesis all real phenomena? Plus, we engage in psychophysiological self-relaxation. Don’t knock it till you try it 15 times!
Go Out Of Body (Part 2): Imponderability Edition
Jun 28, 2018 • 33 min
Ross and Carrie return to the IAC CDP for another day of class with new instructors. Learn the finer points of ectoplasm, how to host meetups in the astral realm, ways to navigate the paratroposphere, and tips for getting into an out of body state.
Go Out Of Body (Part 1): International Academy of Consciousness
Jun 23, 2018 • 65 min
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!
Traverse Flat Earth (Part 6): The Salton Sea Test
Jun 15, 2018 • 89 min
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.
and Travis Make Running Harder: Elevation Training Mask Edition
Jun 7, 2018 • 62 min
Ross and Carrie invite their friend Travis McElroy over to go on a run through Carrie’s neighborhood with a mask that makes you look like you’re about to rob a bank, while it restricts your oxygen intake. Don’t worry, it’s good for you! (Apparently.)
In Spiritual Ecstasy: Crystal Skull Edition
Jun 2, 2018 • 83 min
Ross, Carrie and Drew head to the Hollywood Fringe Festival for Spiritual Ecstasy, a two-woman show featuring a crystal skull named Skully, another named Jesus, potent life advice, and lots of musical instruments to put Carrie’s migraine at ease.
Haunt Chris Shelton: Electromagnetic Field of Dreams Edition
May 24, 2018 • 58 min
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.
and Claire Get Straightened Out (Part 2): “What Was God Thinking?”
May 11, 2018 • 86 min
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.
and Claire Get Straightened Out (Part 1): Ex-Gay Therapy Edition
May 4, 2018 • 80 min
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.
Hunt for Ghosts: Arizona Haunted House Edition
Apr 26, 2018 • 86 min
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?
Meet The Owl Guy: The Mike Clelland Interview
Apr 20, 2018 • 76 min
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!
Visit the Underworld: Hellevator Edition
Apr 13, 2018 • 41 min
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?
Find Their Rythmia (Part 13): Last Shoe Edition
Apr 13, 2018 • 68 min
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.
Find Their Rythmia (Part 12): Transformational Breathwork Edition
Apr 11, 2018 • 69 min
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.
Find Their Rythmia (Part 11): The Dr. Jeff Interview
Apr 7, 2018 • 74 min
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.
Find Their Rythmia (Part 10): The Gerry Powell Interview
Apr 4, 2018 • 54 min
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.
Find Their Rythmia (Part 9): Ross in Peace Edition
Apr 3, 2018 • 88 min
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.
Find Their Rythmia (Part 8): Bob Nu-Heart Edition
Mar 29, 2018 • 61 min
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.
Find Their Rythmia (Part 7): Ladies’ Night Edition
Mar 24, 2018 • 67 min
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!
Find Their Rythmia (Part 6): Amorous Yogurt Edition
Mar 16, 2018 • 72 min
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!
Find Their Rythmia (Part 5): Dancing With Orion Edition
Mar 8, 2018 • 59 min
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!
Find Their Rythmia (Part 4): HemaLucent Edition
Mar 2, 2018 • 87 min
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.
Find Their Rythmia (Part 3): Ayarossca Edition
Feb 23, 2018 • 85 min
Ross and Carrie attend their first ayahuasca ceremony. Will they reunite with their souls, ask the moon for a new heart, and face the reality of who they have become? Will Carrie’s homeopathic tincture be just as potent as the real deal? Will Ross vomit?
Find Their Rythmia (Part 2): Shit the Moon Said Edition
Feb 18, 2018 • 89 min
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.
Find Their Rythmia (Part 1): Plant Medicine Edition
Feb 8, 2018 • 56 min
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.
Are Suppressive: Mike Rinder Interview Edition
Feb 1, 2018 • 65 min
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?
Do It Over (Part 2): Solved Mysteries Edition
Jan 27, 2018 • 45 min
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.
Do It Over (Part 1): Burnt Foot Edition
Jan 20, 2018 • 50 min
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!
Get Rich Slow(ly): Michael Schaffer Interview Edition
Jan 13, 2018 • 59 min
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.
Get Rich Quick (Part 3): Sound of Love Edition
Jan 5, 2018 • 72 min
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.
Get Rich Quick (Part 2): Fake Clapping Edition
Dec 22, 2017 • 70 min
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.
Get Rich Quick (Part 1): Magic Tax Liens Edition
Dec 16, 2017 • 59 min
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.
Audit Scientology (Part 10): All Are Welcome
Dec 8, 2017 • 49 min
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?!
Traverse Flat Earth (Part 5): The Mark Sargent Interview
Nov 30, 2017 • 94 min
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.
Traverse Flat Earth (Part 4): Ahead of the Curve
Nov 28, 2017 • 72 min
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.
Traverse Flat Earth (Part 3): Flat Earth International Conference 2017
Nov 20, 2017 • 47 min
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.
Traverse Flat Earth (Part 2): Nasholes Edition
Nov 11, 2017 • 52 min
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.
Traverse Flat Earth (Part 1): Pizza-Shaped Earth Edition
Nov 7, 2017 • 65 min
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.
High-perventilate (Part 2): Holotropic Breathwork Edition
Oct 31, 2017 • 51 min
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.
High-perventilate: Holotropic Breathwork Edition
Oct 21, 2017 • 60 min
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.
Ring in the Apocalypse: Forerunner Ministries International Edition
Oct 15, 2017 • 79 min
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.
Electrocute John Hodgman: Thync Edition
Oct 9, 2017 • 54 min
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’s Purium Transformation (Part 2): Before and After Edition
Sep 30, 2017 • 57 min
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’s Purium Transformation (Part 1): Shakes and Pills Edition
Sep 22, 2017 • 59 min
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.
Make Contact (Part 7): Reptilian Edition
Sep 17, 2017 • 82 min
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.
Make Contact (Part 6): Alien Implants Edition
Sep 10, 2017 • 75 min
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!
Make Contact (Part 5): FAKE Edition
Sep 2, 2017 • 60 min
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.
Make Contact (Part 4): Ancient Aliens Edition
Aug 26, 2017 • 59 min
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.
Remember Sri Mrinalini Mata: SRF Memorial Edition
Aug 19, 2017 • 57 min
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.
Make Contact (Part 3): Disclosing Steven Greer
Aug 10, 2017 • 35 min
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.
Make Contact (Part 2): Smoking That Wilcock Joint
Aug 4, 2017 • 65 min
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.
Make Contact (Part 1): Blue Dwarves Edition
Jul 27, 2017 • 65 min
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.
Meet David Steward: Seventh Day Adventist Edition
Jul 20, 2017 • 62 min
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.
March Against Vaccines (Part 2): The Sickest Generation
Jul 14, 2017 • 53 min
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.
March Against Vaccines (Part 1): Parents Call the Shots!
Jul 6, 2017 • 53 min
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?
and the Ozark UFOs (Part 5): Fire In The Sky
Jun 29, 2017 • 42 min
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.
and the Ozark UFOs (Part 4): Betty Hill and the Great Dick Drawing
Jun 23, 2017 • 45 min
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).
and the Ozark UFOs (Part 3): OWL OWL OWL OWL
Jun 15, 2017 • 54 min
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.
and the Ozark UFOs (Part 2): Downloaded From Aliens
Jun 9, 2017 • 54 min
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.
and the Ozark UFOs (Part 1): Arkansas Edition
Jun 1, 2017 • 56 min
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.
Await the End Times (Part 5): The End Is Here
May 4, 2017 • 127 min
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.
Await the End Times (Part 4): Mark of the Beast Edition
Apr 5, 2017 • 108 min
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.
and the 2017 Stretch Goals
Mar 27, 2017 • 7 min
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.
Await the End Times (Part 3): When Is Hell Edition
Mar 21, 2017 • 82 min
Ross and Carrie learn more Amazing Facts: what happens to our bodies, spirits and souls when we die (those are all different things), how the TWO resurrections are going down, who we will reign over for a 1000 years, and what the hell is up with Hell.
and Louis Theroux: My Scientology Movie
Mar 12, 2017 • 28 min
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.
Await the End Times (Part 2): Saturday Edition
Mar 5, 2017 • 96 min
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
Await the End Times (Part 1): Amazing Facts Edition
Feb 3, 2017 • 102 min
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!
Cure Cancer: Tijuana Edition
Jan 2, 2017 • 120 min
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.
Audit Chris Shelton: It’s Actually Xemu
Dec 16, 2016 • 92 min
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.
Gaze at Braco: Say It’s Not So!
Dec 1, 2016 • 93 min
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.
and Pastor Melissa Scott (Part 2): Junk in the Trunk
Nov 2, 2016 • 90 min
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!
And Pastor Melissa Scott (Part 1): Enigmatic Evangelical Edition
Oct 2, 2016 • 74 min
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.
Vape Essential Oils: MONQ Edition
Sep 1, 2016 • 65 min
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.
Are Information: Dream Reality Cinema Edition
Aug 3, 2016 • 71 min
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.
Become Limitless: Nootropics Edition
Jul 3, 2016 • 59 min
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?
Audit Scientology (Part 9): Getting the Boot
Jun 2, 2016 • 112 min
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).
Audit Scientology (Part 8): The Purification Rundown Rundown
May 21, 2016 • 97 min
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?
Audit Scientology (Part 7): The Way to Happiness
May 3, 2016 • 73 min
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.
Audit Scientology (Part 6): The Celebrity Center
Apr 17, 2016 • 70 min
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!
Audit Scientology (Part 5): L. Ron Hubbard Life Exhibition
Apr 3, 2016 • 77 min
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.
Audit Scientology (Part 4): Dianetics and Volcanoes
Mar 22, 2016 • 138 min
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.
Audit Scientology (Part 3): Create-Create-Create
Mar 9, 2016 • 88 min
Ross tells the story of being the only student in Scientology’s “advanced” personal efficiency course.
Audit Scientology (Part 2): We Stand Tall
Feb 21, 2016 • 85 min
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?
Audit Scientology (Part 1): Going Preclear
Feb 1, 2016 • 74 min
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?
Inventory Their Personalities: Myers-Briggs Edition
Jan 2, 2016 • 73 min
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!
and the Ouija Board: Cate Planchette Edition
Dec 3, 2015 • 55 min
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?
Get Gorgeouspil: Immortal Alex Chiu Edition
Nov 1, 2015 • 54 min
Ross and Carrie, sick of being moderately gorgeous, take Alex Chiu’s reverse-aging products: Gorgeouspil, Immortality Foot Clamps, and Immortality Rings.
Justin and Sydnee Enter the Mystery Hole: Great Switcheroo Edition
Oct 13, 2015 • 44 min
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?
and the Self-Realization Fellowship (Part 2): Overpaying For Silence
Oct 2, 2015 • 60 min
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.
and the Self-Realization Fellowship (Part 1): Meditate, Meditate, Meditate
Sep 1, 2015 • 59 min
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?
Cure Clubfoot: Essential Oils Edition
Aug 1, 2015 • 64 min
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.
Freeze: Cryotherapy Edition
Jul 1, 2015 • 54 min
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.
Subsist on Soylent: It’s Not People Edition
Jun 3, 2015 • 48 min
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.
Visit Praagh: Non-European Edition
May 1, 2015 • 64 min
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!
Get Ripped: Flex Belt Edition
Apr 2, 2015 • 61 min
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?
Get Sick: Christian Science Part 2
Mar 17, 2015 • 56 min
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!
Study Christian Science: The Germ Delusion
Mar 1, 2015 • 82 min
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!
Pick Up Strangers: Synthetic Pheromones Edition
Feb 1, 2015 • 55 min
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!
Float: Isolation Tanks Edition
Jan 1, 2015 • 50 min
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.
See Theresa Caputo: Greatest Living American Edition
Dec 1, 2014 • 66 min
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.
Bust a Gut: Laughter Yoga Edition
Nov 1, 2014 • 56 min
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.
Meet Jon Ronson: Butt Edition
Oct 21, 2014 • 49 min
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!
Take the Voice Polygraph: Lying for Satan Edition
Oct 7, 2014 • 51 min
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.
Hunt Ghosts on the Queen Mary: EVP Mystery Edition
Sep 9, 2014 • 63 min
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!
Meet Paul and Oscar
Aug 16, 2014 • 90 min
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!
and The Aetherius Society (Part 2): Give Peace Some Chants
Aug 1, 2014 • 60 min
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!
and The Aetherius Society (Part 1): Batteries Included
Jul 1, 2014 • 58 min
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.
Try Oil Pulling: Swish and Spit Edition
Jun 1, 2014 • 49 min
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!
and the PIHOP Prayer Prophecy: Pizza Edition
May 1, 2014 • 59 min
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.”
Creep People Out: Reiki Test Edition
Apr 1, 2014 • 57 min
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?
Remember Tony Alamo (Part Two): Unnecessary Walking and Talking Edition
Mar 18, 2014 • 65 min
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!
Remember Tony Alamo (Part One): No Skirts Allowed
Mar 2, 2014 • 59 min
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!
Book It: Speed Reading Edition
Feb 1, 2014 • 59 min
Ross and Carrie take a speed reading class, where they learn to stop subvocalizing, and groupwordstogethersoyoureadthematthesametime. But will they actually comprehend what they read?
Meet Fire Lyte!
Jan 17, 2014 • 38 min
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.
Strike Water: Dowsing and Pendulum Edition
Jan 1, 2014 • 68 min
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?
and the Christmas Miracle
Dec 28, 2013 • 25 min
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!
Purify their Soles: Reflexology Edition
Dec 2, 2013 • 61 min
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!
Meet Taylor!
Nov 28, 2013 • 31 min
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.
Go OTO (Part 2): You’re Always Unwelcome Here
Nov 1, 2013 • 58 min
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.
Play Truther Dare: 9/11 Conspiracy Edition
Oct 1, 2013 • 60 min
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.
Get Drunk: Blowfish for Hangovers Edition
Sep 3, 2013 • 69 min
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?
Go OTO (Part 1): Nudity and Dark Rituals Edition
Aug 1, 2013 • 64 min
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.
On the Juice: Cleansing Toxins
Jul 1, 2013 • 55 min
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.
Take A Sound Bath: The Integratron Experience
Jun 1, 2013 • 56 min
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.
At The Oxygen Bar: Paying to Breathe Air
May 1, 2013 • 39 min
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!
Meet Meghan!
Apr 29, 2013 • 37 min
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.
Genotype Their DNA: The Neanderthal Connection
Apr 1, 2013 • 44 min
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.
and the Palmistry Mystery
Mar 1, 2013 • 51 min
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.
Get Saged: Reiking in the Dough Edition?
Feb 1, 2013 • 57 min
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!
Break Up: The Sedona and Bigfoot Edition
Jan 1, 2013 • 66 min
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.
Get Some Exorcise: Teenage Exorcist Edition
Dec 1, 2012 • 59 min
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.
Touch Themselves: Breast and Penis Enlargement Edition
Nov 1, 2012 • 55 min
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!
Make Babies: The Pro-Life Pregnancy Clinic Investigation
Oct 2, 2012 • 57 min
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.
Engage in Cupping: Our Skin Runneth Over
Sep 1, 2012 • 46 min
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.
Ask Astrologers: What’s Your Sign?
Aug 6, 2012 • 60 min
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.
Colon-ize: Colon Cleansing and Hydrotherapy Edition
Jul 1, 2012 • 54 min
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!
Meet Spencer!
Jun 15, 2012 • 44 min
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.
Go Raelian (Part 2): Keepin’ It Rael
Jun 2, 2012 • 55 min
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?
Go Raelian: Joining A World-Famous Alien Movement
May 1, 2012 • 72 min
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.
Meet Eugenie!
Apr 16, 2012 • 46 min
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.
Pet the Psychic: The Case of the Transgender Dog
Apr 1, 2012 • 43 min
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.
Ross Meets Emery and Don
Mar 15, 2012 • 42 min
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.
Unearth Creationism: Eye Muscles Don’t Think
Mar 1, 2012 • 48 min
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!
Meet Phil!
Feb 15, 2012 • 54 min
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.
are African: And So are You
Feb 1, 2012 • 40 min
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.
Meet Mark!
Jan 15, 2012 • 50 min
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!
Try Tarot: Don’t Let the Tarot-rists Win
Jan 1, 2012 • 58 min
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.
Review 2011: The Apocryphal Apocalypse
Dec 1, 2011 • 59 min
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.
and the Homeopathic Overdose: The Watered Down Edition
Nov 1, 2011 • 55 min
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!
Are Getting Sleepy: Hypnosis and Hypnotherapy
Oct 1, 2011 • 55 min
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!
Oh No, Ross and Carrie Meet Roger!
Sep 15, 2011 • 49 min
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.
Poke at Acupuncture: Multiple Penetration Edition
Sep 1, 2011 • 52 min
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!
Meet Brian!
Aug 15, 2011 • 47 min
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.
Go Mormon (Part 2): What, No Underwear?
Aug 1, 2011 • 54 min
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.
Go Mormon (Part 1): And it Came to Pass
Jul 8, 2011 • 54 min
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.
Seek the Sikhs: Warm Oatmeal Edition
Jun 1, 2011 • 38 min
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.
Get Ear Candled: Wax Springs Eternal
Apr 11, 2011 • 38 min
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!
Try Kabbalah: Did You Know The Sun is Green?
Mar 11, 2011 • 38 min
Ross and Carrie attend a lecture at the Kabbalah Center of Los Angeles, ask probing questions, and learn some curious things about the universe.