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Godcast exists to share our stories about the presence or absence of religion in our lives. Each episode focuses on a particular issue or experience in the hopes of acknowledging that we are in a continued conversation with the religion/ worldview with which we were raised—whether that conversation happens from a place of reception or rejection. Here at Godcast, we believe that religion and spirituality should be a part of the public conversation; we recognize, however, that religion can be ...
 
Welcome to Oh No, Ross and Carrie, the show where we don’t just report on fringe science, spirituality, and claims of the paranormal, but take part ourselves. Follow us as we join religions, undergo alternative treatments, seek out the paranormal, and always find the humor in life's biggest mysteries. We show up - so you don’t have to.
 
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Ross and Carrie follow up their rage room experience with a discussion on anger featuring social psychologist Dr. Carol Tavris, author of Anger: The Misunderstood Emotion. Is anger meant to be released, best to keep bottled up, or is the truth far more subtle and situation-dependent than what can fit on a bumper sticker? Dr. Tavris shares the resea…
 
Ross and Carrie head to downtown Los Angeles, seize their weapons, and give vent to their colossal RAGE. Their targets: about a dozen votive candle holders, a crate of leftover glass bottles, and an old car. Will their towering fury finally abate as they wail on an Impala at a rage room? Or will they discover they’d rather read a book and take a wa…
 
Looking for a shortcut to fame, wealth, sex and - most importantly - influence? Ross shares all the tips and tricks you’ll need to create your own cult, including how to claim divine authority, a connection to source, lots of important-sounding catch phrases, a trove of testimonials, and a dash of miracles… in this talk delivered at SkeptiCal 2021.…
 
Inspired by some all-too-serious videos on Tik Tok, Ross and Carrie buy a popular lie-detecting toy and put each other in the hot seat. Will either of them suffer the genuine, battery-powered electric shock reserved for only the most hardened liars? Will they learn who among them is a Truth Teller and who bears false witness? Or will they discover …
 
In honor of Maximum Fun’s Block Party, Ross and Carrie welcome new listeners with a return to one of their favorite investigations: laughter yoga! In 2014, they attended a handful of events put on by organizers of the movement to laugh for no reason. Now, they invite listeners new and old to time travel with them as they revisit this enduring, clas…
 
NEW EPISODE! Carrie speaks with UK journalist, organizer, host, and long-time friend of the show, Michael Marshall. “Marsh” recently wrote a three-part series of articles in which he revealed the results of his systematic lurking within one online anti-vaccine group. The White Rose Movement has been stickering lampposts around the world with their …
 
Ross meets up with former guests Susan Gerbic and Mark Edward to get the juicy details on their latest sting operation centered on the “Seatbelt Psychic” Thomas John. Can they stop him from holding a workshop aimed at children ages 5-12? Will they have to pretend to be kids themselves? How does one join a Zoom call without anyone noticing? It’s an …
 
Ross and Carrie try the Shakti Mat, a foam pad studded with ABS plastic discs wielding thousands of sharp, stabby points. Will this modern spin on the classic bed of nails improve sleep, relax muscles, ease recovery from headaches, and increase circulation? And just how long can [Americans!] Ross and Carrie stand on the mat in their bare feet? For …
 
Ross and Carrie connect with Pyradyne proprietor Megan Bell. Megan is the daughter of the late Fred Bell, inventor of the famous “pyradome” and other creations. In this refreshing conversation, Megan honors her father’s memory, while facing head-on Ross and Carrie’s concerns about the Pyradyne product line, their marketing materials, and Fred Bell’…
 
Ross and Carrie have spent a few weeks now, trying out their Pyradyne pyramid hats, to stave off headaches, fatigues, and yucky blood. Now, they turn their attention to Pyradyne’s founder and discoverer, Fred Bell. According to Pyradyne materials, Bell was an inventor, alien contactee, former NASA rocket scientist, Air Force veteran, and PhD. Ross …
 
Ross and Carrie spend a few weeks wearing metal pyramid hats on their heads in order to “gently detoxify” their bodies by “creating a field of negative ions” around their craniums. Choosing different models, Ross aims to cleanse his blood, stimulate his adrenal glands, and give himself an “extreme energy boost,” while Carrie’s promises blood pressu…
 
Have you ever wondered who is more psychic, Ross or Carrie? Well, thanks to The Amazing Kreskin’s mid-century board game, “Kreskin’s ESP,” the two have now been formally tested using completely unimpeachable scientific methods. Together, in under two hours’ time, they put to bed the age-old question of whether telepathy, clairvoyance and divination…
 
Ross and Carrie prick their fingers, bleed onto some card stock, and send it off to Everlywell, to be evaluated for various food “sensitivities.” Will Carrie’s documented food reactions show up in her blood? Will Ross confirm that he’s sensitive only to that one thing he ordered for lunch one time? And will the results be the same if the same blood…
 
Ross and Carrie visit a local psychic who is able to read their past lives simply by glancing at their birth dates and then having them hold a crystal. Which very obvious points in history will they be placed in? How did Ross once gruesomely die? To whom was Carrie once a servant? How do past life readers preserve their energy? And have Ross and Ca…
 
Carrie, recovering from her recent tonsil removal, tells Ross how she treated her pain and “enhanced” her “wellness” with homeopathy and Peggy Huddleston’s pre-surgical autohypnosis tapes. Plus she explains the bizarre and somewhat rare experience she had, waking up from anesthesia and not speaking her native language! This is gonna go good, and is…
 
Ross, recovering from his recent wisdom tooth removal, tells Carrie how he treated his pain and “enhanced” his “wellness” with homeopathy and Peggy Huddleston’s pre-surgical autohypnosis tapes. Then he helps Carrie prepare for her tonsillectomy, using same. This is gonna go great, and is a good idea. For pics and videos, follow us on Facebook!…
 
Ross and Carrie chat with Lucien Greaves, co-founder and spokesperson of The Satanic Temple, a non-theistic religious group which uses the character of Satan as a symbol of rebellion and critical thought. Lucien tells us about the organization’s early days, its work fighting pseudoscience, and how exactly one comes to found a religion. For pics and…
 
Ross talks with Mick West, creator of Metabunk.org and author of Escaping the Rabbit Hole. We break down some of the popular UFO/UAP footage that’s been making the news, and then share tips on how to effectively and respectfully communicate with friends and family who have fallen down rabbit holes of 9/11 Truth, Chemtrails, Flat Earth, and other co…
 
David Beckmann reviews what we've learned from the Poverty, God & Politics series, talks about the students in his UC Berkeley class, and thanks the people—about 3,000 a week—who have watched webcasts and read the companion blog posts. He stresses the importance of advocacy with Congress this year and active participation in next year's elections. …
 
Ross and Carrie follow up with Claire Knowlton to see how her first-ever vaccination went, which shot she got, how her family reacted, and whether her arm is now magnetized (with a special shout-out to a former Flat Earth guest). Plus, how does Claire remember the story of Carrie’s haunted house and how they finally lifted the curse of the Psychic …
 
Eugene Cho, president of Bread for the World, explains how this nationwide Christian citizens' movement repeatedly wins large-scale change for people struggling with hunger in this country and around the world. He concludes with Bread's current campaign to strengthen U.S. support for progress against child malnutrition worldwide. Eugene is introduc…
 
John Carr provides a witty and incisive assessment of the liabilities and strengths of the Catholic community and its role in the politics of poverty. Its strengths include the leadership of Pope Francis and the rich tradition of Catholic social teaching. Carr is director of the Initiative on Catholic Social Teaching and Public Life at Georgetown U…
 
We’ve reached the climax of Ross and Carrie’s conversation with Clint Ober, one of the leading proponents of Earthing. As the room heats up, so do the questions. Clint is beginning to doubt his ability to tell if his devices are on, Carrie’s hand is swelling up, and Ross is collecting data based on one maverick penny’s whims. How will Clint do on h…
 
Tom Hart, acting CEO and North American Executive Director of the ONE Campaign, explains how a strong advocacy community, including people of faith and faith-based organizations, have helped to reduce poverty, hunger, and disease around the world over the last generation. David Beckmann and Tom Hart open and close with lively discussions of two adv…
 
Ross and Carrie drive into the 100+ degree desert to interview Clint Ober, the founder and discoverer of Earthing. Surrounded by wires and a rapidly heating room, Ross devises a basic experiment to test Clint’s claims, and Carrie gets hooked up to a surefire anti-inflammation device that is definitely gonna work. Plus, they ask some awkward questio…
 
Many faith bodies and faith-related groups organize legislative advocacy. Amy Reumann, director of Witness and Society for the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA), explains how the ELCA's legislative advocacy is rooted in faith and theology, collective study of policy concerns, and ELCA ministries at the local, national, and international…
 
Ross and Carrie further test an Earthing mat and body band by assessing the voltage in their bodies before and after grounding, and checking whether the process lowers their blood pressure. Plus, Ross examines the confidently titled, “Earthing: The Most Important Health Discovery Ever!” (Formerly titled “Earthing: The Most Important Health Discover…
 
Anna Eng, a senior organizer for the Industrial Areas Foundation (IAF), explains from experience how faith-based community organizing works. David Beckmann argues that the faith-based community organizing movement has contributed to increasing political participation among low-income Americans. He also talks about the Poor People's Campaign and the…
 
Ross and Carrie explore “the most important health discovery ever,” Earthing. Earthing (also known as Grounding) is an alternative-medicine process in which the participant makes direct contact with the Earth in their bare feet, thus connecting themselves to Mother Earth’s healing electrons. Don’t have time to go outside in your bare feet? No probl…
 
Galen Carey, Vice President for Government Relations for the National Association of Evangelicals, explains the Evangelical movement, its ministries to people in poverty, and its relationship to politics. Then David Beckmann probes how it's possible that most White Christians, including a large majority of White Evangelicals, voted repeatedly for D…
 
Eric Sapp, a pioneer in the use of digital communications for good purposes, explains uses of digital technology to repair the divide between the Democratic Party and many faith-based voters, to communicate with vaccine-hesitant people, and to counter Russian digital propaganda. He stresses the importance of really listening to people. Series: "UC …
 
Carrie tells Ross about her faith journey, from latchkey kid who finds Jesus at camp to unbeliever who hides in her friend’s trunk to get a glimpse of a mega-pastor. Featuring tragic death, a terrifying exorcism, and how realizing you don’t believe in God is like being on shrooms. For pics and videos, follow us on Facebook!…
 
Henry Brady, Dean of Berkeley’s Goldman School of Public Policy, draws a data-based picture of how religious attendance affects politics. Churchgoers tend to be more charitable and engaged in civic organizations than other Americans. But they tend to prefer elections and negotiations to conflict and protests -- even though conflict is important in …
 
Ross tells Carrie about his faith journey, from Bible study leader who thinks evolution is bunk, to nonreligious churchgoer who sleeps with a haunted doll by his head. Featuring talking in tongues, the JFK assassination, and ripping up phone books for Jesus. For pics and videos, follow us on Facebook!…
 
Ross and Carrie take the official Hartman Institute Color Code Personality Science assessment, which divides all of humanity into four personality “colors”: red, blue, yellow, and white. These color types are based on each person’s “driving core motive.” And as we know, every single person is driven by power, peace, intimacy, or fun. Once they know…
 
Rev. Gabriel Salguero, Founder and President of the National Latino Evangelical Coalition (NALEC), explains the religious and political diversity among Latinos. Although Latinos are an important source of support for immigration reform, it is not a top priority political issue for most Latinos. Salguero explains how NALEC has amplified the voice of…
 
Ross and Carrie each pay strangers to tell them whether they are psychic, based on very little information, then try to make sense of the reports they receive as a result. Who will have more psychic abilities: Ross or Carrie? Can Ross smell the future? Will Carrie finally be able to communicate with dads? For pics and videos, follow us on Facebook!…
 
Dr. Barbara Williams-Skinner and U.S. Representative Barbara Lee speak from the heart about how the Black Church has helped to build African American electoral power. It’s a powerful story with practical lessons for present times. Dr. Williams-Skinner is head of the Skinner Institute and Co-convener of the African American Clergy Network. Rep. Lee …
 
As countries around the world roll out COVID-19 vaccines to ever-widening populations, Ross and Carrie talk to Claire Knowlton, who at age 38 will be receiving the first vaccine of her life. Immunity expert Dr. Paul Offit joins them to answer Claire’s remaining questions, and offer some comfort as she struggles with the unfamiliar process. Plus, th…
 
Hear remarks by Joshua Dickson to Berkeley's graduate seminar "Poverty and Communities of Faith in the Politics of 2021," taught by David Beckmann. Josh was the National Faith Engagement Director of the Biden-Harris campaign and is now Deputy Director of the White House Office of Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships. Josh discusses the importa…
 
Experts address altered states of the mind that are deliberately induced by humans. We will address what is known about origins and mechanisms of these mind-altering practices. In doing so, we hope to gain new insights into the origins and workings of the human mind. Series: "CARTA - Center for Academic Research and Training in Anthropogeny" [Human…
 
In this joyful review, Ross and Carrie discuss the mystery of Mystery of the Kingdom of God, a Christian movie of unknown provenance that appeared across the United States for two weekends, then suddenly disappeared. This animated feature boasts a unique theology, scathing commentary on the FRAUD that is charitable giving, talking in tongues, real-…
 
Experts address altered states of the mind that are deliberately induced by humans. We will address what is known about origins and mechanisms of these mind-altering practices. In doing so, we hope to gain new insights into the origins and workings of the human mind. Series: "CARTA - Center for Academic Research and Training in Anthropogeny" [Human…
 
David Beckmann explains the purpose of his “Poverty, God, Politics” series—to highlight spiritual and political strategies that can move us from the current crisis in a way that puts us on track to end hunger and poverty. They are drawn from a joint seminar on poverty, communities of faith, and politics cosponsored by UC Berkeley Goldman School of …
 
Welcome back to Flavor Babies, the show where we eat two things that don’t (or do?) go together and see how gross they are. This week, they try hash browns and icing, lemon Oreos and Diet Coke, mustard and yogurt, and more. How will they taste? Really gross? Just kinda gross? Surprisingly good? Only your two favorite chefs, Ross and Carrie, know th…
 
In this Episode Steve explores different aspects of Jesus' resurrection. Was Jesus' body physically resuscitated, bodily transformed, or spiritually resurrected? Give a listen and expand your ideas about what happened 2,000 years ago.על ידי cowboyjesus
 
Ross and Carrie meet the great psychologist and memory expert, Elizabeth Loftus. Loftus, never one to shy away from the most difficult topics, tells us how bad our memories are at doing what they’re supposed to do; why we can’t simply “believe” one person’s version of events; and why we should approach concepts like repression with skepticism. For …
 
In this episode Steve draws upon his personal experience, as well as 38 years helping guide people through the process of faith deconstruction. Steve offers different insights and ideas you can use when you're looking for ways to reconstruct your faith into something new.על ידי cowboyjesus
 
In a touching and at times wrenching interview, Carrie and Ross talk to Dr. Jenny Rice, an archivist and rhetoric professor who studies the intersection of evidence and persuasion… and who happens to be a former patient of Dr. Jerry Mungadze. She shares how his methods impacted her mental health, what a questionable diagnosis did to her and others,…
 
In this episode Steve continues the conversation on the differences between Progressive Christians and Evangelicals. Today he explores the different views of the Bible. He asks, Why didn't Jesus write a book? Why do we need the Bible? How do we interpret the Bible? Is the Bible authoritative in the same way that the Koran is for Muslims. Steve expl…
 
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