Oh No Ross and Carrie

Ep 107 - Test Out God and Other Nonfiction with Ross Blocher and Carrie Poppy


Go Fact Yourself Bonus Episode with Ross Blocher & Carrie Poppy


Earl Pomerantz, Carrie Poppy, J. Keith van Straaten, Helen Hong, Dr. David H. Bailey

Max Fun Members, this episode is exclusively for you! The hosts of the podcast "Oh No Ross & Carrie!" compete to determine trivia supremacy in a special network crossover edition of "Go Fact Yourself"!

Ross Blocher is known for being an expert in the paranormal… and disproving it. As a member of the Independent Investigations Group, he investigates the paranormal from a scientific perspective. What's he discovered? Not much of the stuff that goes bump in the night holds up.

His opponent is Carrie Poppy. Like Ross, she's also extremely well-educated in the paranormal. But her education actually extends to the degrees that she's earned. And she's all to happy inform everyone about it.

In this episode, we'll learn about mathematics, comedy legends, and the subtleties of men's fashion.

This show is available EXCLUSIVELY to our Maximum Fun Members. To get the chance to listen as well, be sure to take part in the annual #MaxFunDrive and become a monthly member! You can sign up at maximumfun.org/donate to help support this and other Max Fun shows you listen to.

What’s the difference: Hanging on the rod

What’s the difference between a blazer and a sportcoat?

What’s the difference between drapes and curtains?

Areas of Expertise

Ross Blocher: The band The Smashing Pumpkins, The number Pi and the duck-billed platypus.

Carrie Poppy: "The Dick van Dyke Show", "The Mary Tyler Moore Show" and farm animals

Appearing in this episode:

J. Keith van Straaten
Helen Hong
Ross Blocher
Carrie Poppy

With guest experts:
Dr. David H. Bailey, author of the book Pi: The Next Generation.

Earl Pomerantz, TV writer whose credits include "The Cosby Show," "Cheers" and "The Mary Tyler Moore Show."

Go Fact Yourself was devised by Jim Newman and J. Keith van Straaten, and produced in collaboration with Maximum Fun. The show was recorded at The Angel City Brewery in Los Angeles.

Theme Song by Jonathan Green.
Maximum Fun's Senior Producer is Laura Swisher.
The show is edited by Julian Burrell.

The JV Club Ep. 310: Carrie Poppy

The JV Club
Carrie Poppy

Calling all giant-cross-necklace owners and cross-legged sitters! If you’ve been waiting for a very niche episode of The JV Club made just for you, this episode with the wonderful (Host of the podcasts "Oh No Ross & Carrie" and "Hidden Mickeys") is it.

Everyone else: never fear! There’s also plenty of whale-watching-out-for, summer camp revelations, and everyone’s favorite, pig dressage.

Hosted by Janet Varney.

Edited by Julian Burrell for Maximum Fun.

Ep 55 - Should You be Afraid of the Bermuda Triangle and Oh No Ross and Carrie!’s Ross Blocher!

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Books Mentioned -

Gulp by Mary Roach

Night Shift by Joanna Angel

The Singularity Is Near by Ray Kurzweil

Stories from the Messengers by Mike Clelland

The Alienist by Caleb Carr

Abominable Science! by Daniel Loxton and Donald R. Prothero

Stiff by Mary Roach

Ghost Hunters by Deborah Blum

The Poisoner’s Handbook by Deborah Blum

Ghostland by Colin Dickey

Trolls by John Lindow

Scream by Margee Kerr

The Demon Haunted World by Carl Sagan

Flim Flam by James Randi

Death from the Skies! by Philip Plait

Abducted by Susan A. Clancy

From Here to Eternity by Caitlin Doughty

The Devil in the White City by Erik Larson

Caesar’s Last Breath by Sam Kean

Psychic Blues by Mark Edward

Conspiracies Declassified by Brian Dunning

Dealing with Demons by Bob Larson

Paperbacks from Hell by Grady Hendrix

Mistakes Were Made (But Not By Me) by Carol Tavris and Elliot Aronson

The Martian by Andy Weir

The Girl with All the Gifts by M.R. Carey

ONRAC's Scientology episodes are makin' waves. E-meter waves.


Your buddies Ross Blocher and Carrie Poppy are getting a lot of attention for their insanely unnerving Scientology investigation, out now. If you haven't been keeping up with Oh No, Ross and Carrie, you're missing possibly their biggest exposé ever, wherein they spent over 90 cumulative hours taking classes, being audited, and generally immersing themselves in the world of Scientology.

The duo is on episode two of this multi-parter, which they expect to be at least five glorious episodes.

Check out what some of dem big media outlets have had to say about our brave and/or criminally insane pals:

"It's a great place to jump into Ross and Carrie's deep, long-running corpus of investigative work." - Boing Boing

"Blocher shines explaining the surreal Scientology texts with their pedantic, David Foster Wallace-style footnotes defining simple things like 'dispensable' and 'take a walk' to replace them with buzzwords from L. Ron Hubbard... The one message Blocher and Poppy always take pains to impart is the overwhelming sincerity of their subjects, and Scientology might be chief among them." - The Onion's A.V. Club

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Judge John Hodgman Episode 203: Habeas Spiritus

Carrie Poppy

Rachael brings the case against her boyfriend Anton. Rachael believes that psychics with real spiritual gifts do exist, and wants Anton to visit one with her. Anton is "an unshakeable realist" and says all psychics are faking it, and are just in it for the cash.

Should Anton give psychics a chance? Only one man can decide (with the assistance of expert witness Carrie PoppyTfor!)

This week's episode title suggested by Aurora Hannigan! Thank you!


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