Love, love, love it! Thank you for all the interesting investigations and please pay little mind to the naysayers... anyone who expects you both to somehow be all-knowing deities and gets butt-hurt when you get info wrong does not deserve your podcast! You two are the best and I hope to catch a live show, once the world starts up again.
I've followed this podcast for several years but recently when I critiqued Ross (It's "Ross," right?) for a very clear mistake -- he had no idea what a "double blind" study was and congratulated his guest for the wrong answer -- he sent me a Facebook message calling me a jerk. This is not the sort of treatment a listener expects.
Because you make me laugh out loud and my brain more smarter. Ross and Carrie, you both rock!
The Girl Defined song is blatant pandering to their target audience. I have a ten year old daughter, so I’ve watched both of the DCOM “Zombies” movies several dozen times. And that’s exactly what the GD song reminds me of. Also, calling it “the GD song” makes it easier to swallow.
I look forward to this weekly.
I really genuinely enjoyed this podcast for years, but lately it’s been getting kind of awkward and increasingly rude towards the people they’re investigating. It was one thing when they were checking out Satanic churches or exorcisms or aliens. That was all fun. But the live interviews with psychics are sooo awful. Plus Carrie keeps saying that she feels bad for non-acting pedophiles (MAPs, though she never says the acronym exactly, that’s clearly what she’s talking about), and it’s honestly so creepy and disturbing for that to be mentioned on a podcast about truth and harmful ideologies. I used to tell my friends about this podcast, now here I am unsubscribing.
Listened to #38, re: 911 and other conspiracies. Somewhat entertaining but pointless. Doubtful that a club of moms and pops know the actual details of much at all. Try Architects and Engineers for 911 truths if you’d like to consider alternative viewpoints.
Blessssss youuuu! A guy told me he could hold his breath for eighteen minutes and I was thinking “this is weird”. He told me to try Wim Hoff myself - and THEN, oh then, you did it so I don’t have to. Thank you
I love a podcast that helps people question things but don’t have guests on if you’re going to be blatantly disrespectful to them. Even if you don’t agree with them, there’s a way to have a constructive conversation without being condescending and rude.
Love this podcast!
I really really want to like this, but every time I listen, they talk about this Maximum Fun Drive thing as much as they talk about the actual topic of the podcast. And for being so critical of people, they get some facts wrong, too.
They're the best in class. That's why they're #1 in religious podcasts. I agree they should investigate PETA. I've heard they're shady and would like to know the truth. A lot of people complain Ross and Carrie don't Google for info before they start an investigation- and they make that clear. Babies raised in a faith, vulnerable people led into "something", things your friends do- a lot of people just follow along … hopefully they'll examine what they're in before they get too deep. Some people stick to a faith/pseudoscience/whatever, despite seeing the holes- others don't but it just seems logical, as part of their model, to not do a lot of digging beforehand. Some people complain about their irreverent attitude on the pod... couple thoughts: I'd be surprised if RnC were anything other than respectful to the practitioners/believers/whatever. It's not supposed to be dry, factual... I love podcasts with long time friends working together. Try "The Friendly Atheist" for another dynamic duo. If they speak a truth you don't like, back up your truth. Non-theist, secular, skeptical, humanist, left of center (even moderate) compassionate people are seen as a normal and fair game for attacks & ridicule. Standing up for constitutional rights is construed as belligerent and atheists speak of "coming out". The people who complain they're not allowed to post their "essays" attacking the hosts ought to know it's appropriate to not allow that. Find your forum. Put it there. Don't piggyback on other people, ok? Give it a chance. They're giving a lot of beliefs a chance to the point I'm impressed by how open they are. Good job guys!
I admire Ross and Carrie an inordinate amount. They are courageous in the challenges and people they take on, unflinching in pursuing the truth and the facts, and at the same time demonstrate immense compassion, openness, good humor, and humanity towards all the people they encounter. It would be so easy to slide into snide intellectualism in a podcast with a mission like this, but they don’t. They show respect to everyone they encounter and save their skepticism and snark for the ideas that spread harm or the people who intentionally profit from such. I love this podcast—I learn something from every episode, laugh along with them in almost every episode, and get great book recommendations from these two. The warmth that they both emit that invites their listeners to share in their delight at absurdity gives me warm fuzzies. Give it a listen and I promise you’ll learn something new and never regret it. Carrie and Ross—you are amazing and genuinely are two of my heroes.
The only issue I have is some guests that identify as skeptics and rationalists seem self righteous when it comes to God’s existence.
It’s a high quality show, but the hosts can come off a bit condescending sometimes. To their credit, they usually call themselves out on any mistakes. I will say the last show had a film maker who seemed weirdly against marriage. It felt like he was a bit salty.
I appreciate Ross and Carrie bringing to light some of the wacky groups and claims out there, things I knew very little about. While they may poke fun at certain snake oil salesman and hacks, they are still respectful in their approach, which is refreshing. Anyone who says they are rude or just mean are just horribly wrong. Love this podcast and have been binging it the past 2 months. Give it a listen if you haven’t. And remember: OWL OWL OWL OWL OWL!
After I was turned on to this show, I listened from the beginning. Overall, I really enjoyed it, and I thought the Scientology episodes were particularly informative. I think their comments in private are sometimes disrespectful, but I appreciate that they are generally able to remain calm while interviewing people who have very different beliefs than themselves. I don't think I would be able to do that. I wish they would return to Eureka Springs and stay at the Crescent Hotel.
ONRAC was the first pod I got into and I’ve been listening for years! Ross and Carrie are both kind and sincere in their investigations even when something seems really batty. They get into things like ghosts homeopathy Scientology and other things that are easy to write off and give them an honest chance. I’m wearing my “I’m sure it’s owl tour” tshirt right now! I highly recommend
I think it’s important to be respectful. Even if you don’t believe in something or you think it’s silly, it’s just polite to curb your enthusiasm and be polite. These two basically sit for an hour and rag on/make fun of people. Honestly, listening to a couple of episodes made me feel a little sick. How can two people be so full of themselves? Their giggling and constantly talking over one another is distracting. Ultimately, the audio is okay which is why I awarded 2 stars. It’s just not fun to listen to two people put others down for an hour. It’s not funny. It’s not cute. It’s completely rude and ridiculous.
I’ve heard this show advertised constantly on other shows I listen to, but avoided it for a while because I *am* moderately religious and a lot of skeptics of this variety are... really rude and disrespectful towards religious people? so I kind of expected a lot of “lol you’re christian? you believe in a sky fairy you’re so dumb and gullible hur hur,” but Ross and Carrie are generally very respectful of religion as long as it’s not blatantly absurd or hurting people, and I really appreciate that. They’re perfectly willing to make fun of things when things need to be made fun of, but it doesn’t feel mean-spirited and I never felt like I was being insulted by the way they talk about religious believers, even the ones in the weirder fringe groups. Plus they’re always asserting during the investigations of religious groups that they’d still be willing to believe if they found something they could genuinely get behind. It’s a nice breath of fresh air to hear from rational skeptics who don’t sound like a personification of r/atheist circa 2013. They do a nice job walking the line between entertaining and sincere. Plus, they’re VERY funny when they do tease. I love the episodes about the alien stuff especially. I *can* get how some people might feel hurt by Carrie’s sense of humor, but really it’s not that bad most of the time. I think she’s hilarious. keep up the great work!
Ultimately it’s irresponsible to give a platform to a delusional huckster like Lori Spagna. I appreciate that you fact-checked in a postscript, but was hoping you would at least challenge some of her more dangerous assertions during the interview.
Ross and Carrie are perfectly skeptical while also being kind and funny. This is a great podcast for anyone who is interested in the world of the paranormal or not quite mainstream who wants to keep one foot firmly planted in the scientific method. Thank you for going there so I don’t have to.
Ross and Carrie are hilarious and informative, and I never get tired of listening to their podcast
Thank you Ross and Carrie!
I want to love this show more. I love the premise, and I enjoy the tone just fine. But Carrie cannot keep casually name dropping PETA, the Scientology of the animal welfare world, like it’s in any way normal or okay to work there, have friends who work there, or take any grounded advice from them! It’s bizarre, guys. I get that there’s some apparent vegan millitancy happening between the two of them, which, whatever, live your life, but PETA is exactly as nuts as everything else they get into. AND YET. Seriously, this drove me so bonkers I’ve left a review on a podcast app for the first time in my entire life. Please self examine before you go on examining others, Carrie.
I keep seeing reviews that are missing stars because “Carrie is mean.” Wrong. She is not mean. Carrie just happens to like dogs more than she likes people. And that’s correct.
It’s so so so good! The reason I gave it four stars is that Carrie is kind of mean, both in the show and emails, but Ross is super nice!
I love this podcast so much. Carrie and Ross are fearless and personable and so, so good at this. All the episodes are good, but don’t miss the recent series of Carrie’s 1-on-1 interviews with so-called spiritual leaders, healers, etc.—they’re not comfortable listens, but they’re incredible interviews.
We need it for comic relief during the coronavirus age but also to help shine the light on modern snake oil salespeople and cult organizations that take advantage of people.
LOVE LOVE LOVE. I listen to episodes multiple times and I look forward to it every week. This podcast has made me laugh and really helped me see the world in a more skeptical way. I feel like these are the kind of voices we need to tune into right now. Thank you for all the hard work Ross and Carrie.
thanks tremendously to carrie, ross, families and affiliates for digging into everything i’ve ever had questions about
This has been my favorite podcast for years, and now it’s also one of the most important podcasts. In particular, Carrie’s recent interviews deconstructing the false claims of those who deny science and prey on pandemic-related fears to promote their false claims are a must-listen. She provides a model for all of us who may end up dealing with this misinformation! Thank you!
In these trying times, it is so important to have voices of reason that are also compassionate. Ross and Carrie are great at balancing open-mindedness, skepticism, empathy and strength. When they investigate something that isn’t too harmful, they are just the right amount of funny mixed with genuine interest. Sometimes, the show gets more serious as they investigate dangerous practices and ideas, and they are still able to empathize with the people they investigate while simultaneously standing strong against harmful beliefs. They would both be the first to admit that they aren’t perfect, but they are really trying to find the truth and take us along for the journey. I will continue to listen as long as episodes continue to be released.
One of my fav podcasts. I can't recommended it enough. I’ve listened to each episode at LEAST 3 times! Love them both.
Smart, funny, fascinating. Carrie and Ross make me feel more sane in an increasingly questionable world. I named my bearded dragons after them.
I started listening to ONRAC in November and have now listened to every episode. Listening to this podcast has helped me work through questions about my beliefs and the way I look at the world. When I listen to ONRAC, I feel like I have 2 (or more) friends in the room with me. Ross’s background is so similar to my own and I am ever impressed by Carrie’s interviews. (Oh btw if you have an issue with Carrie specifically pls take 2 seconds to consider you maybe just have an issue with women :)) The friendship between these two hosts is profoundly felt and I so appreciate their ability to own up to mistakes in their pursuit of truth and justice.
This podcast is the podcast I will listen to in any mood and re-listen to my favorite old episodes when I don’t feel like listening to anything else. I’ve introduced my mom, gf, friends, and plenty of coworkers to this show. It is a great informative listen with irreverent banter, and the hosts are charismatic, quick with humor, have a super rapport, and they really do their research. Thanks for brightening up my life every week, Ross and Carrie!
A friend recommended the Mormon episodes to me and it was so fascinating and fun to hear about it from an outside perspective. I’ve been binging the other episodes since then. These two are hilarious, dedicated, and knowledgeable. Thank you for the work you do!
This is a day-of listen for me! It’s so hard to walk the tightrope of critical skepticism about ideas and good-humored optimism about people that ONRAC nails almost every episode. Carrie and Ross are delightful, thoughtful, funny people seemingly unafraid to put their bodies at risk, to ask tough questions, or to open their minds to unexpected conclusions. Also, my sensitive ears thank you for no longer yelling OH NO!—y’all are the best, for real.
I have loved this podcast for years, but I need to leave a glowing review for the downright incredible investigation skills Carrie has been able to showcase in the past few episodes! She comes armed with impressive research, shows compassion when the conversation start to get uncomfortable, and stands her ground when confronted with the wild ego and untested/untestable claims of a faith healer. Wonderful work to both of you, but shout out especially to Carrie these past few episodes - you are such a role model of mine!
I like Ross, but Carrie is the one to listen to ❤️
The way that Ross and Carrie are able to investigate these claims is amazing. I have a tremendous amount of respect for Carrie’s grace and thoughtfulness as she interviews practitioners and peddlers of pseudoscience.
What started as a scrappy, amateurish, and gonzo adventure has blossomed into a truly professional (if irreverent) journalistic operation. If you are looking for skeptical deep-dives into fringe groups, this is literally the best show out there. However, for me, a lot of the charm has worn off. I think the show has been hurt immeasurably by the transition to weekly episodes. Years ago, I fell in love with ONRAC for their investigation of the Mormon church. It was vulnerable, daring, and ethically dubious in its methodology—a problem the show inherently cannot shake, though something that doesn't bother me. Despite being the product of months of painstaking research (they literally joined the LDS church!), the entire investigation was condensed into just several modest episodes. Today, a single investigation is spread across a dozen, hour-plus-long episodes which seldom coalesce into a coherent, engaging narrative. Admittedly, they’ve been doing a weekly release for the majority of the show’s history at this point, but I simply do not have time to listen to five hours of investigative reporting a month and find myself tuning out the show for half a year at a time, only returning to it to listen to binge one of the shorter new investigations. It's been pointed out by many, but I do tend to agree that the tone of the show is jokier and meaner than it once was. Perhaps my tastes have simply changed as I have drifted further from my high horse of angry, adolescent atheism, but pressuring interviewees who are obviously suffering from a mental illness to divulge empirical evidence of their fringe beliefs, having joked about how "crazy" they were the episode prior, is just gross. TL;DR, I love this show but its investigations are far too long and snarky for me to recommend to friends, or even consistently listen to anymore.
I used to listen to this podcast but got turned off by some mean spirited episodes in which Carrie clearly has a preconceived notion about a topic, is set on casting her target in a bad light, deceives people to get her content and then like a true elitist makes fun of people who were trusting of her and acted in good faith. Not my thing anymore.
This important, we’ll-researched, insightful, and funny podcast is all the more important in times like these, in which people are dying due to false claims!
I can’t say enough good things about this podcast! The investigations are thorough as well as entertaining. Love these two!
I haven’t written a review before (why?! How?!) but after reading some recent negative reviews, I wanted to jump in. I’ve been listening to ONRAC for many years and am a MaxFun donor. In my opinion, this show has only gotten better with time, as the hosts have more time, means, and support in pursuing their investigations. Their humor has evolved over the years, as has their on-air relationship, and it’s ever more delightful. Most criticism I have seen focuses on Carrie, with people stating they feel her attitudes and humor are inappropriate or off-putting. I strongly disagree—I appreciate Carrie’s determination, straightforward approach, and willingness to be silly when describing others as well as herself. Both hosts are gems and my life would be significantly poorer without this incredible show.
Their attempt to take down the nearly 80 year old Linda Moulton Howe was mean and pathetic. Not like the Pentagon just released UFO footage and admits as much. I guess they couldn’t have seen 20 days into the future. Dumb, lazy, narcissism laced audio that isn’t funny or informative in the least. Nothing about this podcast isn’t stolen from other podcasts. If they were creative, funny, or remotely intelligent I wouldn’t have given it the only 1 star review I’ve ever given a podcast.
How have I forgotten to write a review?! I’ve been listening for about 6 months now, and ONRAC is the absolute best. Now it is keeping me sane during the pandemic in a lot of ways, the best of which is the feeling of being in a room with two good friends. Oh, and helping me learn tips for compassionately challenging misinformation and bad logic, too! Thanks for doing what you do, guys!
Been my fave for years now
Thank you! It’s so refreshing to see skeptics like myself who legitimately seek the paranormal! Thank you for all the science you and the Independent Investigations group do!
I thought I was only going to listen to the Scientology episodes but was quickly taken by the personalities of Ross and Carrie and. listened to the entire show, now i wait eagerly for every new episode which I listen to immediately.
Ross and Carrie investigate a wide range of pseudoscientific or paranormal claims. With humor and hard work. I love this show.
Come for the Scientology episodes, stay for the charming banter. Endlessly entertaining, I couldn’t recommend this podcast enough. Also 10/10 for hot drinks 👍
My two favorite skeptics. I really feel like I know them. Carrie has emailed me back very comprehensive and sweet emails when I’ve written in with questions (but don’t expect that of her; I’m special!!! Lol). It’s my joy to pay a bit each month to support their investigations. Amazing that we now get weekly updates! Thank you both for your work! I have no idea how you stay so optimistic and good-natured, rarely if ever losing it when interacting with kooks. And congratulations to Carrie and Drew... I think I missed the spot where you discuss recommitting, but I read about it in the descriptions. I recently listened to a podcast analyzing Caroline Calloway and only at the end went, “Oh my goodness, that’s Drew Spears who I know from Oh No, Ross and Carrie!” It’s exciting to have my world feel a little more intimate thanks to you folks. Don’t quit! I love your connection and your work sooo much.
I am listening for the first time ( I started w evidential medium) and I love it! Cary and Ross have great chemistry and I can’t help laughing out loud at some of the psychic “hits” she made on the audience. Well done, a welcome break from my usual true crime listens.
Generally enjoy this podcast. Appreciate their research and investigation. They aren’t journalists and that’s okay. Sometimes Carrie’s voices *note: not her voice but the mocking/mimicking voices are too harsh for my ears. It’s a bummer because I lose something —and when she’s going on and on I have to skip ahead. I’ll keep trying to listen though.
Loved in the beginning but they have gotten so condescending. Most of us are probably listening because we want to hear them debunk baseless trends, but they could bring their egos down a notch or two or ten.
Seems like the attitude has changed a little... less investigative and more opinionated. overall, the show is good and it is entertaining. Their commentary on “gmo’s” is annoying because we get it gmo’s are a natural thing and aren’t dangerous. It’s the genetic engineering that isn’t great - before you freak too hear me out - they may or may not be safe to eat (whatever, do your thing) what I’m concerned about is the injustice towards 3rd world countries / the heavy usage of pesticides on the environment. GE seeds are patented that means people cannot save seeds and they also arguing in legal battles for the right to own RNA/DNA which is terrifying. Anyway, the earlier episodes are fun to listen to and they really do a lot of investigation work.
Read the non-5 star reviews. Aside from some stars lost to audio levels, to the last, the critical reviews are from people who were offended to hear their particular belief revealed as evidence-less whackadoolery. Ross and Carrie respect everyone’s right to their beliefs, but that does not mean they ( or I) have to respect what you believe. There’s a difference, and it’s an important distinction.
I like the show but there are way too many ads and they go on for like FIVE MINUTES. It is awful to have an hour podcast with multiple ads of multiple minutes breaking it up. It makes me not want to keep listening because it's so stressful putting up with that and having to stop what I'm doing to hit the fast forward button 40 times to get past the annoying overly-long ads. Ugh. Maximum fun is listener supported? Nope. It's a sell-out, apparently. I would pay real money for ad-free episodes but I'm not joining maximum fun specifically because of the horrible ads.
Perfect for spiritually curious skeptics.
Can’t say enough good stuff.
Ross and Carrie are both very open-minded, intelligent people giving fringe religious and medical treatments their fair shake from an initiate lens. Their episodes on Scientology are fantastic, but I think the series on Amazing Facts and the Rythmia collection are as intellectually stimulating as they are entertaining to listen to. I've come to think of Ross and Carrie as my fun, brainy friends with good recommendations for books and other podcasts to boot.
Original review from 2014: Ross and Carrie are intelligent, amusing and persistent folks who have put together a podcast that blows my socks off. The investigations are fascinating, Ross and Carrie are endearing, and the production value of this podcast is through the roof. Update, 2019: I have to say, I think the pod was better when it was published ever month rather than every week. Both because it seemed to force them to be a bit more concise (the Amazing Facts series was interminable), and because some recent episodes seem a bit like filler (I'm not a big fan of the "we read other people's writing" episodes). Still my top podcast, though.
Where 1 is something not at all entertaining, like watching paint dry on a fence you just painted and 10 is something VERY entertaining, like listening to an investigative podcast with hosts that investigate fringe groups & theories you’ve always been interested in infiltrating or researching infiltration attempts by others, Oh No Ross & Carrie is a 10.5 Give it a listen.
An unique take on skeptical investigation! Super fun and informative!
My old roommate turned me on to this pod. And it’s become a staple for a skeptic who loves being a fly on the wall while Ross & Carrie go on various adventures. Especially great for road trips with their many multi-part investigations. Also met them on their live tour stop though Portland, they’re just really nice people.
I love this show so much, I haven’t binge-listened to a show like this in years. You know how people love My Favorite Murder because they didn’t realize other people were as interested in true crime as they were? I feel the same about Oh No, Ross and Carrie, I didn’t know people were fascinated by fringe religions, pseudoscience, and paranormal claims. ALSO, CARRIE POPPY is a gift and a joy.
I wish this was just Ross, because any time he speaks I listen, any time Carrie speaks I cringe. Still worthwhile. Looks like others agree.
Not every episode applies to my interests, but the great thing is they have such a large catalogue that I can pick from plenty of episodes for the ones most interesting to me. All have great production quality regardless of content subject matter. Ross and Carrie provide and empathetic but still skeptical window into some really wild stuff. I personally love the Teal Swan episodes.
Absolutely my favorite. Also, hot drinks are the best.
Carrie was raving about sofritas from Chipotle in an episode and it gave me a craving, so the next time we were out running errands I dragged my fiance to Chipotle and we got tacos. He got diarrhea and I didn’t. In all seriousness, a very fun show. Informative and thorough. Compassionate to the harmless and brutal to the fake medicine that may actually hurt people. As a recovering new-age pagan and future medical health professional, I appreciate the work they put in and the skepticism that never wavers. Not to mention the powerful “squad goals” energy that Carrie and Ross exude. Keep it up, you two!
These people changed my life. They’re my heroes. They are my heroes; my personal savior-suh.
I love this podcast! Ross and Carrie are smart, thoughtful, and have great chemistry. Most of their investigations are so interesting .I love how they find some of the folks they encounter so endearing. Sometimes there is too much detail about the aesthetics of the places they visit. But, overall the conversations are enlightening and funny while still being kind.
This may be one of my favorite podcasts, as I binge to catch up. I used to have an irrational fear of religious people, thinking that they were all brainwashed and dangerous. Listening to the investigations helped me realize what they actually believe, and that they are just people looking for answers or peace. I especially love the interviews woven between episodes where the leaders come and talk with Ross and Carrie. This show is very enlightening and entertaining.
Thanks Ross and Carrie for the years of enlightening content!
I am in sync with laughing at ourselves and taking a real look at groups that clearly fall into the harmful cult like category, yet I find myself out of sync with how carelessly the hosts can sometimes cast aside a viewpoint or a possibility whether it is related to the group being studied or people in general. It is all a bit divisive for my taste and seems to play into the current meme of pitting one group against another because of something that is outside of their norm. Their humor often comes at the cost of another person who might have interacted with them in good faith and I find that an opportunistic cheap shot that plays into tabloid divisiveness and sensationalism.
One of my all-time favorites. I’ve been a fan for years. Thanks guys.
I can’t get enough of Oh No
Love it! This is one of the podcasts that I listen to weekly!
Ross and Carrie seeking out and joining organizations and “”treatments”” like Scientology and Ear Candling are always delightful, and they’re always very honest. You don’t have to agree with them on everything to enjoy their content and overviews. I don’t listen to all their episodes (I avoid anything that has to do with antivaxxers because they make me upset) but I do listen to every big series they do and eagerly await each episode.
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Liked the podcast in the beginning but they have totally soled out, or maybe they are just completely ignorant. Both have become more and more opinionated as their egos continue to grow. If something isn’t written in a government supplied textbook then it most certainly isn’t true to them. Hope they keep getting their vaccines to protect themselves against healthy people.
I’ve listened to 4 of the Scientology eps. I’m binging it now . The hosts have put a lot of time and research in this, and they make it fun & interesting.
I love Ross and Carrie so much! They present their investigations fairly, humorously and factually. When I listen, I fee like I’m a part of a conversation with friends. Further, they both have a lot of time for their fans. A couple of years I reached out on Facebook looking for guidance in a matter about which they’re knowledgeable, and Ross sent me a long, thoughtful, and wonderful message. They’ve responded to other Facebook posts and tweets I’ve sent their way. They make such an effort to engage with their listeners that I feel even more connected to them (not in a weird way-haha). I thoroughly enjoy their podcast and the community they’ve created. I’m a lifetime listener!!
Please. This show is so good but the random yelling (i.e. “OH NO!” for the promo code during ads) is so hard to listen to. A five star show, but three stars because of the shouting.
I’m not into any alternative practices or anything that has ever been covered by this show, but sometimes they come across as insensitive to the beliefs of others, particularly in regards to religion. Open to learning about it, but personally insensitive. I enjoy that this podcast exists though and it’s pretty much always interesting.
I really like the show and all the thought that goes into each investigation, but the sound is driving me nuts. One minute they’ll whisper and the next they SCREAM into the mic. It’s so painful listening with headphones. Please please fix this!
Oh No Ross and Carrie is hands-down my favorite podcast. The uniqueness of the concept is matched with the joy that radiates from the hosts. If you’re interested in fringe science, religions, and paranormal claims you have to check out Ross and Carrie’s adventures. I’ve learned and laughed and enjoyed literally every second of every episode. Where else will you find skeptical people literally joining cults... and then joking about it?! You can’t afford to miss this one.
I give 1000 stars. 5 stars for each episode. I have listened to every episode in 3 months. They are very good. You can trust me I am a scientist.
5 Stars for Carrie’s Jewel Impression
These two are hilarious and the podcast itself it incredibly well made and thought out. The amount of research and investigation that goes on is also worth noting. Highly recommend!
This is a great show
After listening for over a year, it finally dawned on us to write a review. We think it’s because we were so busy listening, re-listening, brushing tears of laughter from our eyes caused by Carrie’s razor sharp wit, and looking up every 5th word in the dictionary said by Ross we had little time left to show our deep devotion to ONRAC. Well here goes: ONRAC at bedtime Long dreams of Science and God Questions for breakfast Just listen...like any good cult, you’ll be a follower before you know what’s happening. ♥️All Hail ONRAC♥️ Jen & Em Leaders of the ONRAC Mother/Daughter Indoctrination Network* *Review sponsored by Tongue-N-Cheek Inc., TM, © 2019, patent number: 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10....11,12 (sing to song from The Electric Company - the original 70s version)
As somebody who has always been fascinated by the worlds of different subcultures and fringe science this podcast is wonderful. Ross and Carrie are delightful hosts and the way they approach subjects with genuine curiosity is inspiring in a field where people often give in to cynicism and bitterness. Also, they’re really funny. Highly recommended.
While I was attracted to show initially for the overall skeptical take on sundry fringe-y topics (and it is certainly that), the show has given me a new appreciation and understanding for why people are attracted to various beliefs and ideas. Ross and Carrie are a great team, and both are very good at getting to heart of the matter on their investigations. They combine a genuine desire to learn and understand with critical examination, and compassion. The show is very entertaining, informative, and not at all creepy. Except for Tony Alamo, that dude was creepy. I would give it more stars if I could. But I can’t. But I would.
This podcast is seriously one of my favorites. Ross and Carrie are both fun, creative journalists with immense amounts of talent that come together to create a truly enjoyable show. They both do their research thoroughly and I personally appreciate the way they approach new investigations with an open, yet critical, mind. Yes, their early episodes are a little chunkier than the later ones, but who doesn’t grow over time? As for the episodes I don’t personally agree with (as someone who believes in spirits, for one), I just skip them. There’s no point in getting angry over one episode when there are dozens of wonderful ones I can listen to instead. I personally recommend the holotropic breathing episodes for new listeners, as one where they go in skeptical and leave (spoiler!) experiencing something. Or creationism, for a truly funny episode about refusing to admit evolution happened.
My wife and I love when a new Ross and Carrie pop-up on our podcast list. We listen to them when we laying in bed, before we go to sleep. They do many things that are funny as hell, Scientology is the first thing that pops to mind, but also the flat Earth society. They immerse themselves into what ever they are doing and report back to us. You should start with the Scientology podcast, if you are new. Listen to every single one of them, as they are a riot!!! "But, that person over there just told me I am impulsive!" Two gripes though - 1) Carrie and get screechy (loud) and we are trying to listen calmly before we sleep 🤣. But, she is funny during much of the podcast. 2) Some the things they do, are not interesting. Ross, usually is very immersed into what they are doing, but the subject may be somewhat uninteresting to us, but may be interesting to many others. We so look forward to the Jehovah's Witnesses podcast. We love them! And they have the greatest rapport.
Great podcast. I love exploring with these two!
Ross and Carrie approach some of the most difficult topics with kindness and humor. I’ve loved listening to their investigations on my daily commute. Especially if you’ve grown up in an evangelical and moved away from that, you’ll really click with this pair as they investigate!
I don’t really write podcast reviews, but ONRAC is my #1 favorite and these people just drank pee so it’s kind of the least I can do.
If you are able to look past Ross & Carrie’s haughty and prideful approach to investigation, you find a podcast with a bold premise that is unlike anything else on the internet. The way that they go into and report on situations that many consider to be taboo is brilliant and in many cases well-executed and well-reported. However, Ross & Carrie’s holier-than-thou attitudes really hold this show back from being an endlessly enjoyable listen.
Carrie is funny AF. Ross is so sweet it hurts. They’re both incredible people who treat their “entry-level”/“layperson” investigations with humor and respect. I listen to several episodes a week. As a result: I’ve softened up a lot on the logical foibles of humanities including my own. Much love to the whole ONRAC team.
I did not find this podcast to be smart or funny. Seemed simplistic and offensive at times.
And I listen to a lot of podcasts. The world would be a better place if it were played at schools. I recommend starting with their Flat Earth series.
Can anyone see recent reviews? I can only ever see the oldest reviews, not just for this podcast but for all podcasts. Is it just me? Is everyone else able to see recent reviews? So anyway, since this podcast is many years old I’m assuming no one else is going to read this review. Unless I’m wrong, then the jokes on me, ha ha.
Ross and Carrie are just two goofy/curious friends looking to explore some of the crazy ideas out there. Frankly, they can go on a bit long sometimes, but I think it's because of how much they are genuinely interested by their experiences.
While some parts like the intro and ratings can seem forced (listen to find out!!), they really are FANTASTICALLY funny and are very sincere. They always have an open mind but are skeptical (when often needed). It’s a great show for anyone who want to explore the reaches of human beliefs and practices, but not have to “show up” as they say. I really can’t say enough positives about it but this really is a great show! I’m always interested, no matter what the topic, just because I know they’ll make it interesting. Also, great audio and audio editing! I’m not sure what equipment they have but it sure works great. The conversation flows well even when you might be able to tell that they cut a section (sometimes I wish they didn’t edit out the parts where they laugh though 😀). Keep it up!
I really like your guys energy and passion for food. I feel like your relatable as a couple and it’s interesting to hear your wife’s perspective with all the stuff you have going on. She seems to have a lot of food knowledge as well. I did watch you on your season of top chef and happy you are still out there killing it
Awesome show guys! I just discovered your show via apple podcasts. Can’t stop laughing when listening to your show. Started listening from episode 1 season 1 and now I’m in season 4 can’t remember what episode. My favorite episode so far was your visit to the Tony Alamo ministries. Love your show, keep up the great work!
So entertaining!! Definitely in my top 3 favorite podcasts.
I like listening to this show to exercise my critical thinking and analytical skills.
Such a necessary podcast for these trying times of fake news and rampant conspiracy theories... Ross and Carrie are a great duo.
I love this show so much, but in bingeing lately I've noticed a pattern that bothers me. Ross and Carrie seem to have a bias against fat people, maybe even against people who aren't movie-star "fit." Starting with Ross's misogynist comments about the "very overweight" (and so, in his estimation, unattractive) women on the OTO altar and going all the way to Carrie's uncritical use of the phrase "thigh gap," the hosts, usually so wonderfully skeptical, seem to take the conflation of societal beauty standards with "health." A great place to start looking into this bias (though I know you have reams of investiagtion ideas already) would be to look into the Health at Any Size Movement, read The Body Is Not an Apology by Sonya Renee Taylor, and giving the She's All Fat Podcast a listen. Thanks so much for your work! I look forward to more episodes. <3
This show just gets better! I’ve listen to these folks for over 2 years now, I enjoy the fact that it’s weekly. It’s such a treat.
Keep up the great work!
Nice tone for skeptics, snarky, not mean & nasty. Cute banter. Loses one star because they have to gratuitously mention vegan something every episode. I guess former fundies gotta have some religious somethin’ no matter what. I hope Carrie’s dog gets an appropriate diet.
This podcast was interesting and highly entertaining. Something went wrong. The feed is now disjointed and many episodes are ten minutes of content stretched into 45 minutes of publishable audio. Listen at 2x speed and you might find it interesting. I wish they would go back to the genuine conversation that made the podcast so uniquely wonderful. Maximum Fun will probably put the back catalogue behind a paywall; hence, new listeners will get chested by not hearing the best of this show. Ross and Carrie had a great podcast. I miss that.
I started listening a few years ago and have JUST caught up in real time. Love Ross and Carrie and the topics they investigate. Stuff I would never dig into on my own, but when they do it I get hooked and start reading up and learning more. Also, love the hosts’ rapport. Highly recommend!
You are making fun of “gun lady” which is not very becoming. Mainly Carry and it makes it hard to listen. I got your stance but it has nothing to do with the topic. I enjoy the show but Carry’s need to put people with different views down makes it hard to listen.
This show is just pure fun. I love the way Ross and Carrie go so totally in depth in their investigations to provide a show that tells you all you need to know about the fringes of society. The information is always presented in a great way that allows you to understand the topic at hand without *too much* judgement. It's also hilarious which helps it out a lot. The interview episodes are a bit tough to listen to given that those they speak with tend to be a bit... frustrating... but the show itself is still just too good to turn off.
Serious and funny in all the right places. And even educational to boot.
I love this show. They go and experience fringe science and various related fields and then have a conversation about what they did and how it went. The hosts have great chemistry and they always keep me invested in whatever they're talking about. If you're just getting in, find a topic that sounds interesting to you, and jump in there. You'll be hooked and have to listen to the rest.
I love this podcast and recommend it to everyone I know. Love that you guys actually get in there and do all these crazy things. Update 8/21/18: still my favorite podcast after all these years. You guys are just in point!
This podcast is for the curious, the skeptical, and anyone who wants to have a good time. Ross and Carrie are perfect co-hosts, whose banter keeps the show relentlessly entertaining. Not only do they add a comedic element to the occult, they provide a scientific perspective that keeps the listener grounded in the face of extraordinary claims. Whether you want to binge-listen to every episode (like I did), or start with the newest investigation, I can guarantee that you will have a great time! I'm so thankful I found this gem of a podcast; keep doing what you're doing, guys! <3
Truly an amazing podcast. Outstanding investigation of pseudo sciences and religion.
I started listening to Oh No! Ross and Carrie a couple of years ago and loved it so much I went back and listened to every single episode! They are funny, witty, and investigate topics that are fascinating.
I like these people
I saved my judgement until I had listened to at least ten episodes. These two are just negative and mean-spirited towards the things they “investigate”. I’m all for science and facts, and I’m decidedly un-religious, but don’t want to hear two people snickering about how dumb the people they are interacting with are. The level of pretentiousness has turned me off completely. Yes, flat earthers are delusional and Scientology is absurd, but 6+ episodes on these subjects that only serves to make Ross and Carrie feel superior just isn’t for me. Once Ross said that people who talk about their IQ score are obnoxious, then went on to say that he has scored a 147 on multiple tests, I gave up.
They make a lot of great points and have very interesting and entertaining conversations but Carrie is horrible at controlling her volume. One sentence she’s whispering into the mic & the next she’s screaming. Please please please stopppp lol I want to hear what you’re saying without breaking my eardrums
I love carries lectures outside of the podcast, two really cool generous people decidedly up for analysis and experience and evidence.
Start with Scientology and then jump around and have fun. They work very hard to give a solid representation of their experiences without being dismissive of what they’re investigating. There is nothing pretentious about them. They have found a way to strike the balance of investigating people’s beliefs and having fun without bashing their fellow human. Dude, I don’t know how they do it, but I’m thankful they do. You’ll have a blast and you’ll learn something :)
The way these two degrade others with different beliefs and backgrounds is not a good look. I am not religious, and I hate how militant they come across. Sometimes they are fun to listen to. Sometimes they really cross the line. I’m still trying to like them, but sometimes they make it really hard. (Also, they are really into Western medicine and don’t seem to ever mention the many unethical/unscientific things that have been embraced by the scientific community historically) They really seem to think they know everything about everything. Sometimes it’s still interesting. 🤷🏻♀️
I like these people
I like a weird trend or two. These two witty journalists have brought me laughs and educated me about world I would never dare to saunter into with a note pad. I’ve really enjoyed the stories that have been told with respect but with a sprinkle of cynicism.
I evangelize this show to all my friends. A jovial pair of skeptics explore the world of questionable claims with thoroughness and a cheerful attitude.
ONRC is easily my favorite podcast of all time. The hosts have a wonderful chemistry, and their topics are genuinely interesting. Even though it’s super long, their series on Scientology should win some kind of award. They mix humor, science and a little danger to come up with witty, informative coverage of a whole host of paranormal, religious and medical claims. So we don’t have to. ;)
Love the show! The subjects you guys cover are always entertaining and interesting. The only thing I can’t stand is when describing something of impersonating what someone said when you go very quiet and soft so I have to turn my volume way up and then shout right after that...I really can’t take it! Usually I’m listening while driving and it “drives me” NUTS! Not to mention about blows out my speakers! Pleeeeeeaae stop doing this! Other than that, love what you guys do and your take on things most of us are too scared or grossed out by to try!
Great show that covers a wide variety of strange topics. When they say fringe science, spirituality, and claims of the paranormal they mean it - there’s such a wide range of topics that almost anyone can find something interesting to them. Ross and Carrie approach most of their subjects with a critical eye but are open to hearing others out as well, and often have even interviewed subjects of their investigations after the fact to let them say their piece. Definitely worth the time to give it a listen - you might learn something new!
I enjoy the show, but I’m incredibly far behind(years in fact). I’ve been raised Roman Catholic and am shaky in my religious belief/practice at best, but have no problems with it or any other religion on a fundamental basis (assuming it isn’t used to promote hatred or violence on large scale as it has been in the past, of course). I enjoy Ross and Carrie’s generally unapologetic but at least somewhat tactful approach to checking out all the craziness out there. However, I’m pretty disappointed after listening to the episode “Ross meets Don and Emery”. Even though both Don and Emery (I apologize for forgetting your last names and therefore being unable to call you by your proper titles) stated it’s important to choose their words carefully and a general theme of the show, established by both Ross and Carrie, is to be reasonably respectful; they spent the vast majority of the time massaging each other’s egos, calling every person that has any kind of religious belief essentially ignorant garbage, and laughing at their own refusal to try to educate the ignorant instead of using them as a tool to affirm their own elitist beliefs. Don’t get me wrong, I do believe that the hardcore creationists who believe that evolution is not a real thing are truly ignorant and to a degree laughable but that wasn’t the focus of the episode. The creationist museum became a small detail and a jumping off point to preach about individual political views, extreme societal speculation, and showcase an almost radical clutching to science at the thought of anyone having beliefs or faith in anything contrary (not unlike the religious zealots you guys were making fun of). I’m continuing to listen because I believe at this point it was an isolated misfire and am unafraid of listening to different or even opposing views and hope that the show stays more on track and in line with that mindset (as it did before) as it continues.
Thanks for all the work you do!
I like these guys!
This podcast is easily one of my top shows. Admittedly, it took me a little bit of time to get into, looking for podcasts with specific interests of mine as topics, but I've found that their entire catalogue is entertaining and totally worth a listen. Even when I don't agree on everything they have to say, they do admittedly seem to ask serious and honest questions during their investigation, and I appreciate their politeness to the individuals that are involved, especially by keeping names of these individuals private. While they're bound to stir up some controversy with their episodes on religions, the hosts' backgrounds mean that that this commentary offers more than silly nitpicking. A great show all around, if you're willing to have an open mind, don't get too easily offended, and share their sense of humour!
Ross and Carrie are tons of fun! This is the podcast for anyone fascinated by the many ways humans express belief, superstition, spirituality, skepticism, and curiosity. Every investigation has me on the edge of my seat. Ross and Carrie are as enthusiastic as their audience and delightfully witty. The lengths they go to for this podcast are impressive (—and occasionally alarming!) There are too many great things about Oh No, Ross and Carrie than I can easily list. Give it a listen (start with Scientology) and hear it for yourself. On a scale from goat sperm to evolution, I’d rate this podcast fantastic.
Great show for anyone at all interested in anything cultish or fringe, for skeptics, agnostics, atheists, or transitioning faiths or beliefs. All delivered with care, kindness, wit, and healthy doses of humor. Love it 😍
Ross and Carrie are amazing! I can (and have) listen(ed) to them all day. Such fun and interesting investigations, I love their approach and the humor they bring to these adventures.
A fun podcast examining fringe religions and pseudoscience movements. I was raised Mormon, and found their investigation into Mormonism to be fair and mostly accurate. They did misrepresent themselves a little during their investigation so that they could be baptized—something that they've expressed some regret about and used to modify their approach subsequently. Ross and Carrie come across as real people who are trying their best to handle tricky subject matter. Lately they've started doing excessively long series on a single subject (13 episodes on rhythmia?), but there is a great back catalogue of episodes covering a wide variety of interesting beliefs.
I have been listening for ages. I love several things about Ross and Carrie. For one, they genuinely seem to be open hearted with everyone they meet even though they most likely won’t agree. They approach each subject curious and respectful. I also giggle when their encounters can turn a bit snarky. They are both well read, intelligent, scientifically-minded fun people who make you think and laugh at the same time. I applaud their bravery and insatiable inquisitive minds. Keep up the important work.
I am waiting for that moment when ONRAC goes after something I believe. How about the inherently murderous nature of most birds? The biggest downside of the show is that you are the choir, and RAC are the preachers. It is still fun to hear about their investigations, though.
Really good show. Fascinating investigations of the uncommon cultural and religious practices of our society. Often, this show uncovers how marginalized people fall victim to scams and exploitation, but sometimes, the show ends up being a non judgemental report on a culture very different to our own.
Definitely a really great podcast, it's balanced between being very fun, while also critically analysing various movements. I love reccomending it to friends, particularly those with some proclivity towards the subjects mentioned.
I just realized that I have listened to every episode (that’s a lot of episodes!) and have yet to leave a review. Ross and Carrie are intelligent, relatable, and hilarious! I hope they never run out of things to investigate.
The work these two are doing is important. I find one of the two hosts to be annoying at times to the point where I have turned off certain episodes where it has gotten too much for me. But, it’s important work and they both do better than I could. Eat plants and vaccinate your kids AND yourself.
I binged like 10 episodes a couple weeks ago when I was sick and now I’m obsessed. Really funny and interesting.
Funny, well-researched, interesting stories from two very amiable hosts. I want to be like them when I grow up.
This is nothing that hasn’t been said before, and it’s obviously not going to change, but the sound on this podcast is a nightmare. The concept is good, and the hosts are occasionally funny, but Carrie’s delivery is just awful. She’s all over the place, whispering and mumbling and vocal frying into her lap, then she’ll get right on the mic and start screaming and yelling about things that aren’t that big of a deal. There’s no telling what she will freak out about. You can’t leave your device on one volume, because you’ll either miss half of the hosts’ mumbled ramblings, or have an eardrum burst by one of Carrie’s fits. She’s like a 90s sketch comedy character except less entertaining. She also likes to interrupt Ross, or if she knows what he’s about to say, she will shout it in unison for dramatic effect. She may be quite intelligent, but her childish shouting and weird voices are so grating and needy. I’d like to hear more of their adventures, but after a few episodes my ears can’t take it anymore. If Carrie can’t get her theatrics under control (and let’s be honest, she can’t), Ross needs to audition new co-hosts like Kelly Ripa did. I’d be here for Oh No Ross and Strahan.
I used to be a member of a group that these guys investigated and I feel they gave them a fair and respectful chance while also making an amazing podcast. Listening to their stuff has been great!
They are the best. Amigo forever.
Ross and Carrie are making more than just an entertaining podcast. This is a gift to society, spreading considerate and inquisitive thought.
Ross and Carri are a breath of fresh air in a time of increasing fake news, climate deniers, and conspiracy cults. As a grad student studying science education this show is pertinent and timely. And funny!
but I'm really glad I don't have too, so thanks for satiating my curiousity
Love this podcast so much! I look forward to every new episode. You guys do such a great job. I appreciate what you do and love your personalities.
Equal parts hilarious and thought provoking. It takes a special talent and warmth to tackle all the topics they do and to humanize those whose ideas they (and most of us) don’t agree with.
This podcast takes delight in mocking the beliefs of essentially anyone who disagrees with their liberal beliefs, but don’t you dare challenge Ross or Carrie’s beliefs. Wish they were a teensy bit TOLERANT of others; I was born this way, too.
I can’t believe I spent the last several years unaware of this show!
I’m so torn about this show! Ross and Carrie are both fun and engaging hosts and their show is so entertaining. I’m a relatively new listener (started about a year or so ago, but I have listened to many of the older episodes) and I’ve had so much fun listening, but I don’t think I can continue to listen anymore. Just too much single-mindedness and egocentrism to be helpful in any of these important discussions. Instead of giving these different groups a thoughtful forum to discuss their beliefs and then respectfully engage in rebuttal, they simply systematically make fun of each one. I’m sure there are plenty of people who already agree with their world-view, so they no doubt with find many like-minded listeners, but sadly they are just perpetuating the “us vs them” mentally. We already live in a world of people who are unwilling to talk to each other and as much as I like them, Ross and Carrie are only making it worse.
Oh No! Ross and Carrie is always interesting and always informative. This podcast is a must listen for those interested in understanding the many human experiences of our planet.
I have listened to them all, for quite some time now. They are evaluate all sorts of topics in a fun and fair-minded manner. They even welcome people from the groups/topics they review when they want to defend their point of view or take issue with what they reported. Very fun show, worth listening to.
Ross and Carrie do an incredible job diving into all sorts of wild investigations, from ghost ships to miracle weight loss treatments, to Scientology, and UFOs. And they always do it with an open mind and lots of humor. It was the first podcast I ever downloaded and I'm still an avid listener several years later!
I had listened to a few episodes and really enjoyed the investigations, so I decided to listen to it from the beginning. Carries sense of humor wasn’t exactly my cup of tea, but I tolerated it for the sake of the interesting content. I made it all the way to the Tony Alamo episode before I decided to call it quits. Carrie used the word “faggy”, and that was my limit. As a member of the LGBT community, I was completely offended and taken aback. I couldn’t focus on the episode anymore and had to turn it off. I knew this was an old episode, so I tried giving her the benefit of the doubt. I googled it to see if there was any kind of post or apology or acknowledgment of this, but I came up short. I will no longer be listening. I can not tolerate the use of that word.
It would be very easy for a podcast like Oh No Ross and Carrie to be about teasing and ridiculing people with fringe beliefs and claims. Fortunately, the hosts, Ross and Carrie, treat their investigations with an open mind and respect to those involved. While they wear their skeptical nature very openly, and they make light hearted goofs about the strange situations they get in, it never feels mean spirited. They make great efforts not to deceive anyone during their investigations, and they give the groups they investigate ample opportunity to explain their side in interviews. Overall, Oh No Ross and Carrie is a smart, funny and interesting show that will have you laughing and learning something new every week, with hosts who have wonderful chemistry and a great sense of integrity. I recommend this show to anyone who is interested in spirituality and the paranormal, and would like to learn more.
I love this show so much! Not only are the topics fascinating, but Ross and Carrie do such an amazing job at relating their experiences. When I tune in, I feel like I’m right there beside them on their investigations! This podcast has broadened my horizons, given me a deep appreciation for the scientific method, and a instilled a healthy dose of respectful skepticism. Thanks, you guys!
I love these guys, they have the perfect combination of natural curiosity, openness, and scientific/critical thinking skills to tackle each subject with grace, empathy, and humor. I suggest this show to anyone I can, and I look forward to each episode! Thanks for what you do and the content you make!
I don’t remember what life was like without Ross & Carrie. Their podcast makes me laugh, ask questions, seek answers, and feel like a better/smarter/cooler human.
So full of science and laughter. Plus, everyone loves going to the pool!
I've really enjoyed this podcast but I wish Carrie would ton down some of her girlish madcap highjinks. She thinks she's so clever, which she is, but would be less annoying if she dialed the volume down a bit. She's funny but that humor would come through even sharper if she weren't so thirsty for attention all the time. Just because these dials go to 11 doesn't mean they need to be set there. "Set it and forget it!" I can hear Carrie scream that now.
This show is wonderfully put together and does a great job explaining why things are pseudoscience. Ross and Carrie care about the topics and on top of that, they’re hilarious! Don’t ever stop!
Ross & Carrie are absolutely two of the best podcast hosts. They investigate everything from Scientology to alien religions to DoTerra oils, and they manage to do it with both a practical skepticism and the graciousness of an open mind. I admire their curiosity and appreciate that even when they encounter the zaniest people with the fringiest ideas, Ross and Carrie speak to and about them with kindness. Seriously, it’s a rare gift. I’ve been listening for two years and they’ve inspired me to ask more questions of the people I meet. My favourite thing is when the two of them get the giggles as they recount their exploits and quote the outrageous things people say in their presence. Give Ross & Carrie a listen!
ONRAC is like listening to a version of the X Files in which both of the agents are Scully. Which is to say...awesome. Ross and Carrie are hilarious and charming, and their investigations are super thorough. I know more than I ever thought I would about regional alien conferences.
I found out about this podcast at the beginning of March 2018. Just three weeks later, I had listened to all the episodes from their catalog. They started out as a monthly podcast, and eventually it was weekly, so it wasn't that difficult. Anyway, the point is that it was so much fun to hear about their experiences as they got to know various groups, fringe practices, or questionable products. Now I am listening in the present, and looking forward to their future adventures.
Hosts have great rapport and create a really fun and informative podcast. Would love to have drinks with these two (and Drew)!
I'm really in love with this podcast. I always had such a hard time getting into podcasts, and even podcasts that I really enjoy I often don't finish - audio is not my best medium (hehehe) for information. But Ross and Carrie are the ABSOLUTE BEST. They are funny, dedicated, informative, and willing to admit when they've possibly made mistakes. Also, they are totally willing to listen to their fans requests and messages. I have learned so much from them, and am always eager to hear more and more and more!
I wanted to like this . Learned about the podcast from TED Radio. Ross and Carrie have a great opportunity here and they’re blowing it. when defending the truth in the war against science, condescension does nothing to support an argument and alienates the ones who can most benefit from their “investigations”. This podcast is validation for those who already accept scientific explanation but wont convince those who have not. Quite the opposite.
This is one of my favorite podcasts. It is top notch investigative journalism with a personal and hilarious approach. Would love to share a drink with these two :-) Thanks for inviting us into your world every week!
Great show - one of my favorites! The topics they take on are so interesting and both hosts have great senses of humor.
I was your 2,000th review. Yay!
My son recommended this show when you did the reporting on your he Mormon church, I’ve been an avid fan ever since! Love this podcast.
Ross and Carrie try the most interesting things and (usually) can have good conversations with followers of some pretty extreme ideas.
This podcast is so good. Ross and Carrie investigate such interesting and weird things/people/groups and it’s fascinating to hear about what it’s like from an outsiders perspective. They’re funny and entertaining, making even the (to most) mundane worth listening to. A seriously great podcast. Please listen to this and not Joel Osteen, thanks.
This podcast's hosts, Ross and Carrie, have an amazing, thoughtful and entertaining way of investigating spirituality, health fads, science and more! They know what outsiders are curious about and take us inside great topics while staying tough on the facts but also being open minded and kind to the people on the inside. I highly recommend this! Please keep up the great work, Ross and Carrie! Bravo to you both.
I love this show. Super funny and fascinating, and the dynamic between the hosts is great. I’m pregnant and in nursing school and this show does a whole lot to keep me sane. Thanks, Ross and Carrie, for showing up so I don’t have to!!
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I just recently starting listening to the backlog and have been really enjoying it. The scientology episodes and Purium Transformation episodes are some personal favorites. (My only complain is that I sometimes wish there was more in-the-field recording of the events they go to, though I understand that's difficult if not impossible in most places they're investigating.)
Great, witty hosts tackle these topics in search of the truth. Engaging and enlightening.
There are so many weird religions and bizarre New Age practices out there, I can't keep up! I love that they take a hands-on approach to exploring all these things but without being jerks about it. We are so lucky to have Ross and Carrie!!
A delightful and entertaining show that is also informative. Big plus for production value.
You guys are great!!
I love the humor you guys put into what you do. Keep up the great work!
And I would even if I were made of goat sperm
I listen to oh no every day on my commute to work (I’m catching up with old episodes), Ross and Carrie are great in their investigations and provide a very good understanding of the topics while being funny at the same time. Great show, keep up the good work.
I listen and re-listen to this show constantly. It’s so entertaining and Ross and Carrie are both such sweet people. In love their friendship and shenanigans.
I started listening with Scientology series and with every new one I get just as into it. Love you guys
I recommend this to anyone who is interested in hearing about religions/fringe ideas/etc from an outside investigative perspective but in a lighthearted and intelligent (typically pretty damned respectful) standpoint. Ross and Carrie are two delightful funny people who make me laugh and keep me plugged into whatever they are doing. I hope they continue this podcast till the end of time. Amen.
Ross and Carrie's persistant fantastic attitudes are great to listen to as they explore a variety of fringe science and occultish activities. They're a good team and worth your time to try.
Great speaking voices Very interesting Just started listening to Ross and Carrie and I enjoy their shows quite a lot
This is a fun podcast by two entertaining people. I find them extremely open to every experience they attempt, and they present exactly what they go through as they are introduced to the topics by the participants in that topic. Any time they seem uneducated about something, it’s because the people they are investigating either fail to present the facts or purposefully conceal them. Highly recommend.
Ross & Carrie walk the walk and talk the talk. I honestly just love to hear them converse with each other, whether I am particularly interested in the topic or not. I enjoy both their personalities, and anecdotal experiences mixed with research and knowledge. I appreciate their bravery in breaking the ice, confrontation, and disclosing honesty. In addition, I particularly enjoy Carrie's snarky intellectual humor. If its possible to throw shade is a fun and well-meaning way, Carrie can do it. I appreciate Ross's commitment to meeting schedules and friendship fostering, and, on a side note, find his voice very pleasing. Great podcast. Keep up the great work!
This is such an amazing show and they do great work. Though if I'm being honest i don't feel like the monthly format suits them well. But I understand why they made the switch and I will continue to listen and enjoy!
I can't say enough. The show is so entertaining! Ross and Carrie are so quick and funny, not to mention they pack so much information into each podcast. I feel like I’m smarter by association. Please keep the podcasts coming!
I really appreciate them showing up so I don't have to. Obviously this is a show made for entertainment purposes, so their methods aren't the most rigorous, but I feel like they do a good job presenting the off-the-street experience of a variety of different fringe beliefs. I do occassionaly have trouble with apparently flippant treatment of the subject material, but for the most part the hosts are respectful when respect is due.
I love these peeps- the show is always entertaining, a little informational, and never disappoints. What makes Ross and Carrie my faves is their transparency and willingness to be honest (to an extent since they must take their personal safety into account) throughout investigations, even if they use some clever wording at times.
These two approach everything with an open mind and ready to see the comedy in everything!
Kids these days do an excellent job of explaining the crazy in our world. No judgments. Okay, maybe a few judgements but they seem soooo nice about it
They're smart. They're hilarious. And they investigate with an open-mindedness and grace that is absent in so many people in the world today.
Ross, while firmly planted in the materialistic world view, is balanced and fair. He explores the many worlds of woo woo with humor and a nod to the human condition. Carrie is a snarky know it all who definitely looks down on anyone with a differing opinion or belief.
You make me think, laugh and just completely entertain me.
I'm a religious person and I find this podcast amazing! I think they really offer the view point of a new comer, and show how a religion or movement can really look kind of strange to someone who is looking for the truth. I'm of the universalist belief so I'm not too worried about their souls haha. I love to hear about all the other denominations and religions out there. Hearing about their first hand experiences is much more entertaining than picking up a book that might be dry and sterile.
I laugh out loud almost every episode, and I usually learn a lot. My only complaint is that they are sometimes disrespectful. Sometimes they try to sound like they genuinely have open minds about the topics they investigate, but it usually feels like lip service and instead they just sounds like jerks. Overall though, I look forward to listening and I'd recommend there podcast to anyone with an interest in fringe science.
i love the weekly format! having to set aside time like 2 hours at a time made it hard to comit to listening to an entire show. now i listen to four shows in a row but somehow it doesn't feel like such a commitment. nah uh, am not afraid of commitment! it's just, ummmm, i can only do it an on an hour to hour basis.
I really like this podcast! Many are critical about Ross and Carrie's banter but I actually think they are kind to the people and groups they interact with during their investigations. They also only speak directly to their experiences and not about things they've heard from other people. I think this show is fun and I always look forward to the next episode!
Binge listening. I feel like Ross and Carrie are besties.
I've been marathoning the episodes about Scientology and really enjoying it. I've wanted to do what they're doing for so long but had been too scared. So, thanks, Ross and Carrie!
If you love science or pseudoscience or mysticism or the unexplainable, this is the podcast for you. These two are my absolute favorite paranormal investigators!
Hands down my favorite podcast. Ross and Carrie are natural broacasters, their obvious enjoyment for what they are doing comes across and is a a joy to listen to. They are doing an oustanding job of engaging with pseudoscience and paranormal on it's own terms, with patience and an open mind, and reporting what they find. Rather than "debunking" things they let the claims and their experience speak for itself. This show is on my "desert island" list for sure.
Seriously. I love this podcast. I could listen to Ross and Carrie talk all day about anything because they're so funny and genial, but I love the topics they cover too!
Love their investigations. It's interesting to learn about other faiths at a 30k feet level. Plus investigations into the fringe sciences are fun and interesting. So glad they are releasing episodes weekly.
Both Carrie and Ross give funny and honest experiences in various religious, spiritual, and (pseudo)science contexts. Also their willingness to bring on guests with different views is admirable.
I started listening to this show with high hopes at learning about the various fringe religions and ideas out there but in a matter of a few episodes and was quickly repulsed. I just decided to give the latest episodes a chance and, surprise! The show is still gross. Ross and Carrie are wholly unpleasant, close-minded folks who constantly carry a constant tone of smug superiority towards anything not totally aligned with their world view. In at least every episode one of them will give a smug comment "it didn't work for me" or "I didn't feel anything". It brings to memory Christians or atheists with an attitude of supreme superiority. Oh and let's not leave out how flagrantly unethical this show is. They lie blatantly to the people they're studying so they can make unfunny, mean-spirited jokes and profit off of them. Literally the worst Max Fun show available.
One of my favorite podcasts. I love learning about fridge groups that I was oblivious to.
The show is still getting 5 stars, because I love it, but I feel like the hosts can get a little extra mean at times and then only sort of parden themselves for it. They show geniune empathy at times which I adore, but then other times I feel they lose the tread that many of the folks in these cults or who have weird beliefs already feel isolated and it feels like picking on these people. It is both hosts who can fall into the us vs them of the show and that bums me out. Specifically in the UFO shows, it just feels like they're making fun of a lot of these people in a way I'm not comfortable with and resulted in me just skipping these eps. Still love the show though. It's complicated I suppose.
I admit to being gullible sometimes and I have had interest in a lot of weird, new-age products that probably don't work. I love listening to your hilarious banter and fun storytelling while helping reinforce that I shouldn't spend my money on gimmicky things. Keep doing what you're doing!
Sarcastic, funny and great journalism
I look forward to every episode and am so happy they recently changed to a weekly schedule!
I'm so happy to say there is a nice big back catalog, because I can't stop listening to this funny and insightful podcast. The team is witty and approachable, and I find them asking the questions I would have wanted to ask. My super skeptical family (adults and teens) find this podcast a great one for group listening and discussions, too!
I was a bit skeptical at first but I'm truly grateful that my friend convinced me to listen. Very informative first hand perspectives on lots of interesting topics. I am amazed at how well these guys handle themselves when confronted by the people they have had shows on. Keep on showing up so I don't have to!
This show is one of my favorites. You don't have to be knowledgeable about any of their topics to be able to enjoy this funducational podcast.
This podcast is equally entertaining and important.
I love this podcast and thorougly recommend it. It's informative, funny, and talks about things I didn't know I was interested in but find thoroughly fascinating. The only thing I find lacking is that Ross and Carrie focus almost strictly on the experiential. That is, they take the scientology courses and tell us about them but don't tell us anything about scientology's history or politics. They get their palms read but don't tell us WHY the palm readers believe what they believe. And so on. I get it, the theme is "Here's what someone of the street would discover," which is fine as a focus but even just a little context would help, like what their fellow MaxFun podcast Shmanners does about ettiquette topics. But, that is my only request of this show. It's fun, it's informative, and it can point you in new directions! (I write as an Episcopal seminarian, so a devout Christian but one who's pretty progressive and tolerant.)
Adore it :)
The interplay between Ross and Carrie is excellent. They have a good sense of humor and dig into the topic they're covering. The show covers a variety of investigations. I look forward to every episode and am stoked that the show is now weekly.
I always enjoy listening to them recount their odd experiences!
They manage to balance joking about the sometimes crazy beliefs of groups and having respect for the people within them. Their friendliness and well meaning nature is somewhat unexpectedly one of the best things about the show - as well as investigations on unique topics of course!
Witty, fun, and entertaining. Thank you for moving to a weekly format.
You read that right. They got baptized Mormon for their series on Mormomism. That's dedication to a bit. Plus Carrie Poppy is my podcasting hero!!!
...pation But seriously I get really excited when I see this in my podcast feed. I listen to about 100 podcast regularly per week and this is one of the few that I know the dates they will drop well in advance and anticipate it anxiously. Ross and Carrie are hilarious, and Ross plays the straight man to Carrie so well. Legitimately hilarious, fairly nonjudgmental about the stuff being investigated, although they just call it like they see it. If you're wanting a fair discussion about the existence of the supernatural, you won't really find that here, but there's little to no malice in the opinions of Ross and Carrie and they give everything a fair shake.
This podcast is everything I'd hoped for and more: fun, informative and truly logic-based. Despite what some other reviewers have said, I don't find anything condescending (or "bullying" as one person put it) about Ross and Carrie. They are both very well-informed and educated, and, as advertised, they will try out spiritual and paranormal claims. I first started listening during the Scientology episodes and was hooked (but, thankfully not on Scientology!) They have a great rapport with each other, and I always enjoy their banter. I'm not ashamed to admit that I eagerly await each new episode. Especially now, when laughter and logic, both, are hard to come by, Oh No Ross and Carrie never disappoints.
This is one of my favorite podcasts and that one guy who thinks Carrie makes dumb jokes can go take a hike.
Skeptics have a not completely-unwarranted reputation for being cold and/or arrogant. Ross and Carrie, however, are good-natured and pleasant as they check out various medical claims, religious gatherings, and other groups that claim to have fixes and answers. In a world growing ever more reliant on flimflammery and snake oil, Ross and Carrie are checking it out so we don't have to. With a smile.
A wonderful show hosted by wonderful people! I absolutely love it.
Yep, I listen to them first when they come up in the list.
Ross and Carrie are two of the most sincerely open-hearted people I've ever heard host a podcast. No matter how absurd the claim or how ridiculous the messenger, Ross & Carrie listen with empathy and a sincere desire to understand. The best episodes are when they sit down to interview people who they met in previous investigations; you can really tell that they can respect people they disagree with, and that respect is often reciprocated. Honestly anybody who cares about truth should listen to this .
I found this podcast because I heard about the Scientology investigation and immediately downloaded those eps. Now I've gone back and listened to every episode, and this has easily become one of my favorite podcasts. Ross and Carrie are great, hilarious personalities who do a great job sharing what they experience on each investigation. You don't have to be a skeptic to find their investigations interesting and informative, and they do a great job approaching the humor of wacky beliefs and claims without dehumanizing or making fun of those involved with those beliefs. A bit of a warning though: I now have difficulty referring coffee and tea as anything other than "hot drinks."
Ross and Carrie are amazing and this podcast is the best one
ONRAC is entertaining and informative. The hosts seem genuinely invested in learning about their topics, and they do their research well. They also have great chemistry. Funny and I always learn something new!
Love the chemistry and the subject matter is always interesting. Great show!
Unique, fun podcast with two very talented hosts. Carrie is awesome.
I love how Ross and Carrie go through all these topics while being entertaining and still respectful of those who are involved. Totally hooked, thanks for all the great shows!
Oh No is such a fun listen!!! Not only are the both hilarious, they're also incredibly curious and give every detail that the listener might want to hear. Oh no is incredible because Ross and Carrie are so respectful of everything they study. We laugh with Ross and Carrie and not AT the religions or paranormal things they talk about. Their curiosity inspires me to take part in things that I may not believe in or follow. Thank you Ross & Carrie!
I've been a fan for a long time. They are two smart people talking thoughtfully about subjects that really intrest them, and they make it fun. Their most recent episode, an interview with Amazing Facts instructor David Steward, was one of their best ever.
Previously, ONR&C was a slightly mean-spirited but very witty investigation of spiritually oriented groups from a skeptics perspective. The one frustrating aspect of the show was the hosts not-owning up to the fact that they often belittle their subjects. This carried through even when doing one-on-one interviews. This last show (David Steward interview) changed all that. They managed to keep the show thoroughly entertaining, while having an even, open and respectful discussion with a religious leader. If you are new to the show I would recommend starting with ONR&C Await the End of the World (Part I through Part 5) and then concluding with the Steward interview. Overall, this podcast is factually amazing!
We need more skeptics like Ross and Carrie.
They don't seem to approach topics from an unbiased point of view, and their snark is a little too superior for my taste :-/ I really wanted to like it, and gave it a solid ten episodes, but just couldn't do it *shrug*
It's a funny show, and while it definitely has its problems re: maybe a little too mean towards some things, I find it fun to listen to. Not for everyone, but I'd recommend starting with a topic they cover that's really interesting to you, rather than just starting at the beginning or end.
I enjoy the witty hosts and find their topics and thorough reporting fascinating!
I like this podcast
Very descriptive recounting of their experiences with different religions and other events. They're really funny too. If you like multi-part stories, try it out!
I like these guys
I originally found ONRAC through a recommendation of a friend who had told me about the Scientology series. I feel in love quickly, as I find Ross and Carries humor refreshing. Imagine my disappointment when the Ozarks UFO episodes aired, as I knew exactly where each thing was, because I live very close to Eureka Springs! I was so sad that I could've almost met Ross and Carrie, on accident! Haha! I recommend ONRAC to all my skeptic friends, or friends seeking humor, and I thank ONRAC for helping me to find the MaxFun network.
I like these people! :)
I wasn't sure how I'd like this but I LOVE IT. Admittedly they are a bit condescending at times, but come on, who isn't. They have great chemistry. Every time I listen I'm laughing along with them. I just started listening to them and I'm so happy I have a lot of episodes to listen to.
I'm still back in the 2012 part of the archives, but I assume it's just gonna get better and better
I like these people
This planet and Mars need more like them.
I like these people.
I saw some reviews saying they don't give a fair look at the groups they look at. But come on, they aren't looking at different ways to run the government or what kind of pizza is their favorite, they scout out groups which reject science and what science has to say and explaining in detail why these groups are wrong with a level of hilarity that continues to get me to laugh every episode. So I would like to say thank you, and I want to urge everyone to please take a listen!
I really like these people.
I LOVE LOVE LOVE this podcast. Probably my favorite one of all time. I love finding out about cults and weird fringe groups especially. Thay take a great approach to it and treat all of their "subjects" with respect and patience. Good job guys! Highly recomend!
I was told I could just say "I like these people", so I am doing just that... because it's true.
Blah blah blah listen to the show.
This is one of my all-time favorite podcasts. Give it a listen!
Great show, glad it's now once a week. Am so very happy when I see a new episode has dropped!
I find my self cracking up, quite loudly, every time I listen to this podcast. So good!!
Finally, a podcast that shows up so I don't have to.
One of my favorite podcasts, I almost always pause other ones to listen to a new episode of ONRAC when it drops!!
Seriously, they're great! Entertaining, interesting, and fascinating topics (they make even the 'not so fascinating' interesting, or at least, amusing!). We love you Ross and Carrie (and Drew and Ross' hot wife!)! ~ The Bugglers
I like these people.
Podcasts. I thought they would never last. Also, I got kicked in the face by a horse when I was a child. I worked on a farm for a bit, it was fun, till that horse thing. Anyway, I was wrong about podcasts, and thank god I was, because Oh No Ross and Carrie makes me forget the awful hell that was: getting kicked in my childhood face by a horse.
Hey, just sayin.
This has quickly become one of my favorite podcasts. Ross and Carrie do the dirty work of investigating pseudoscience, cults, and other such phenomena and report back in this charming, witty podcast. They are irreverant, jokey, and yet generally remain respectful of the good people who are caught up in these organizations while being appropriately disdainful of the organizations wheren necessary. I'm taking a break from current events podcasts (for perhaps obvious reasons!), and this is a lovely diversion. Along with new episodes every week, it's got a large back catalog which provides dozens of hours of entertainment as well.