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October 13, 2019
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.
October 6, 2019
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.
September 30, 2019
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.
September 23, 2019
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.
September 16, 2019
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?
September 2, 2019
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.
August 26, 2019
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!
August 18, 2019
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.
August 12, 2019
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.
August 4, 2019
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.
July 29, 2019
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!
July 21, 2019
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!
July 13, 2019
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.
July 5, 2019
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!
June 29, 2019
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.
June 21, 2019
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!
June 17, 2019
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.
June 9, 2019
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!
May 27, 2019
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.
May 20, 2019
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
May 12, 2019
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.
May 6, 2019
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.
April 29, 2019
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.
April 19, 2019
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.
April 14, 2019
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.
April 3, 2019
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.
April 1, 2019
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.
March 29, 2019
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.
March 21, 2019
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!
March 16, 2019
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.
March 10, 2019
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.
March 2, 2019
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!
February 23, 2019
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?
February 16, 2019
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!
February 8, 2019
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.
January 31, 2019
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."
January 12, 2019
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.
January 7, 2019
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.
December 29, 2018
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.
December 21, 2018
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?
December 15, 2018
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?
December 7, 2018
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).
November 30, 2018
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!
November 16, 2018
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.
November 9, 2018
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.
October 31, 2018
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.
October 28, 2018
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.
October 21, 2018
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.
October 13, 2018
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.
October 6, 2018
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.
September 28, 2018
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.
September 22, 2018
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?
September 13, 2018
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?
September 7, 2018
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.
September 1, 2018
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!
August 24, 2018
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.
August 16, 2018
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.
August 10, 2018
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?
August 3, 2018
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.
July 20, 2018
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.
July 13, 2018
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.
July 6, 2018
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!
June 28, 2018
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.
June 24, 2018
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!
June 16, 2018
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.
June 8, 2018
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.)
June 2, 2018
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.
May 25, 2018
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.
May 11, 2018
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.
May 4, 2018
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.
April 27, 2018
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?
April 20, 2018
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!
April 13, 2018
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?
April 13, 2018
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.
April 11, 2018
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.
April 7, 2018
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.
April 4, 2018
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.
April 3, 2018
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.
March 30, 2018
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.
March 24, 2018
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!
March 16, 2018
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!
March 8, 2018
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!
March 2, 2018
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.
February 23, 2018
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?
February 18, 2018
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.
February 8, 2018
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.
February 1, 2018
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?
January 28, 2018
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.
January 20, 2018
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!
January 13, 2018
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.
January 5, 2018
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.
December 22, 2017
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.
December 16, 2017
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.
December 8, 2017
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?!
November 30, 2017
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.
November 28, 2017
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.
November 20, 2017
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.
November 11, 2017
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.
November 7, 2017
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.
October 31, 2017
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.
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