Welcome to Oh No, Ross and Carrie!, the show where we don’t just report on spirituality, fringe science and claims of the paranormal, but take part ourselves. We join religions, undergo alternative medical treatments, and hunt for ghost, goblins, demons, and deities. If it has an extraordinary claim attached to it, we’ll check it out.
Since starting the show in 2011, we have been ear-candled, fire-cupped, energy-healed, sensory-deprived, exorcised, overheated, and more. We’ve joined Scientology, Mormonism, Raëlism, Eckankar, the Ordo Templi Orientis, and others. We’ve looked for ghosts on the Queen Mary, the future in our palms, and the past in our subconscious. Our unlikely, exciting adventures have been celebrated by The Guardian, NPR, Gizmodo, Boing Boing, Mental Floss, The Onion’s AV Club, The LA Press Club, and others.
Ross Blocher (Co-host)
Ross 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. You can learn more about Ross at http://rossblocher.com.
Carrie Poppy (Co-host)
Carrie is an investigative journalist whose work sits at the corner of belief and behavior. She is most curious about why we believe extraordinary things, and which of those extraordinary things might actually be true. She is an accomplished performer who is regularly seen around Los Angeles in comedy, journalism, and storytelling contexts.
Carrie completed the Groundlings advanced comedy performance track in 2013. She earned a master's degree in investigative journalism from the University of Southern California in 2015. In 2016, she earned a hosting award from the LA Press Club. 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.
Ian Kremer (Producer, Co-editor)
As a child, Ian never believed in ghosts, goblins, spirits or deities and for years thought he was the only one. As an adult, he found a community of like-minded people who, rather than dismissing a belief or accepting it without question, asked for evidence.
Ian holds a Bachelors degree in Computer Science from the University of California, Riverside, and works as a software developer in Olympia Washington. He prides himself on collecting a wide array of media (from Carl Sagan’s Cosmos to Santa vs. the Martians), loves video games, and is always training for his next, most challenging marathon. If Ian’s not recording, editing and producing Oh No, Ross and Carrie!, you might find him taking photos, attending lectures, or trying to get eight hours of sleep. As you can see, Ian wears many hats. No, seriously… he wears many hats.
Brian Keith Dalton (Theme Music)
Brian is an award-winning composer, writer, director, and editor, as well as the writer and star of the wildly popular web series, Mr. Deity. Brian is (as he likes to say) a "Formon" — a former Mormon. In his mid-twenties, he began to question his devotion to both Mormonism and religion in general. This questioning led him to a life of skepticism and a deep reverence for science, the scientific method, and the value of free thought and critical thinking. He is extremely passionate about the importance, and governing role, of reason in our lives and in our society.