Welcome to Oh No, Ross and Carrie!, the show where we don’t just report on spirituality, fringe science and the paranormal (from a scientific, evidence-based standpoint), but dive right in by joining religions, attending spiritual events, undergoing “alternative” treatments, partaking in paranormal investigations, and more. At Oh No, Ross and Carrie!, we show up, so you don’t have to.
Each episode of our show deals with an investigation of a religion, fringe group, or fringe science practice. Join us as we ask tough questions, explore the nature of belief, and always find the humor in life’s biggest mysteries.
Meet the Cast
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 wasn’t raised in a religious home, but became engrossed in religion at the age of 13, when she accepted Jesus into her heart (although he no longer works there). She once exorcised a demon, used to own a chakra chart, and has spent countless dollars on “detoxifying” foot baths, Bach flower remedies, homeopathic “medicine” and psychics. She doesn't believe any of that stuff any more, but she often hopes she's wrong.
Carrie lives in Los Angeles with her boyfriend, rescued doggy (Ella Poppy TM), and a healthy collection of books on religion, paranormal studies, philosophy and science. She earned a master's degree in investigative journalism from the University of Southern California in 2015. In 2017, she was featured on NPR's TED Radio Hour, where she discussed her TED talk about the hunt for the paranormal. The talk has been seen by over a million people.
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.
Mr. Deity offers a humorous (if slightly irreverent) look at the day-to-day operations of the universe and the "Big Man" in charge. It's a behind-the-scenes look at how Mr. Deity (the god of this universe) and his long-suffering assistant, Larry, grapple with the complications of their new Creation. See http://mrdeity.com/ to watch the show for free.