Oh No Ross and Carrie
About the Podcast
Welcome to Oh No, Ross and Carrie!, the show where we don’t just report on fringe science, spirituality, and claims of the paranormal, but take part ourselves. Follow us as we join religions, undergo alternative treatments, seek out the paranormal, and always find the humor in life’s biggest mysteries. We show up - so you don’t have to. Every month we share a new investigation, along with occasional bonus interviews and updates.
About the Host
Ross Blocher and Carrie Poppy
Ross Blocher was born into a family of evangelical Christians and spent a good amount of time in churches of various denominations, singing in choirs, serving as an acolyte, and memorizing lots of scripture. Meanwhile, he busied himself reading books about ghosts, vampires, aliens and chupacabras. In college, while serving as president of a Bible study group, he started attending skeptical lectures and reading science books, coming to the conclusion that he'd been wrong about reality his whole life. While the beliefs went away, his interest in them didn't, and Ross has spent the time since trying to find out why people believe what they do and participating in the Independent Investigations Group, which investigates claims of the paranormal from a scientific viewpoint. Ross is an accomplished animation professional and has worked on award-winning films including The Princess and the Frog and The Simpsons Movie. Carrie Poppy wasn’t raised in a religious home, but became engrossed in religion at the age of 13, when she accepted Jesus into her heart (although he no longer works there). She once exorcised a demon, used to own a chakra chart, and has spent countless dollars on “detoxifying” foot baths, Bach flower remedies, homeopathic “medicine” and psychics. She doesn't believe any of that stuff any more, but she often hopes she's wrong. Carrie lives in Los Angeles with her boyfriend, rescued doggy (Ella Poppy TM), and a healthy collection of books on religion, paranormal studies, philosophy and science. She earned a master's degree in investigative journalism from the University of Southern California in 2015. In 2017, she was featured on NPR's TED Radio Hour, where she discussed her TED talk about the hunt for the paranormal. The talk has been seen by over a million people.