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!
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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.
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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.)
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.
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 literally. Not literally literally.)
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.
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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!
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.