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                                                          Ross and Carrie Audit Scientology

Ross Blocher and Carrie Poppy wrapped up their podcast series on Scientology with a ninth and final episode, describing how ultimately they were found out as infiltrators and were shooed away from church events. But not before they had managed to take several courses, do some auditor training, and had attended both the New Year’s Eve and LRH Birthday events, two of the biggest Scientology happenings of the year.

The two Los Angeles podcasters are associated with the Center for Inquiry, which exists to debunk pseudoscience. In their show, “Oh No, Ross & Carrie,” the duo take on magical thinking by experiencing fringe beliefs for themselves. And over the course of their five year podcast, they say that they had constantly been asked, when are you going to take on Scientology?

They began their adventure in Scientology last year, and didn’t broadcast their first episode in February until they had been outed and were no longer doing courses. But in this final episode, Ross reveals that even after their shows had begun airing, they were still getting invitations from Scientologists to attend events. And that’s how he found himself at the LRH Birthday event in March at the Kodak Theater in Hollywood.

As usual, the story that unfolds is really fun to listen to. We’ll let you discover how their investigation wrapped up. We just wanted to point out that their shows were consistently great, and they filled in a gap in Scientology watching that we just don’t get from reading Scientology materials or interviewing ex-members.

Scrupulously fair, Ross and Carrie admitted that they could only report what they saw, and couldn’t confirm what ex-Scientologists are saying about disconnection or Fair Game or the mistreatment of Sea Org workers. But what they did capture perhaps more brilliantly than anyone before them is simply how inane Scientology is.

Hearing their accounts of what it was like to take courses and try to negotiate Scientology’s weird rules and hyper selling techniques, it’s really hard to understand why anyone in Scientology doesn’t immediately see that they are marks in a very outdated con game.

As Ross observes at one point, if this group really were helping the world, that’s what they’d be talking about when they get together, and not constantly asking you for your information so you can be sold yet more expensive classes.

In the end, the duo summed up and measured their experience. Carrie pronounced Scientology “ridiculously creepy,” and on a creepiness scale of 1 to 10, gave it a 45.

Sounds about right.

 A series of podcasts

                http://maximumfun.org/tags/shows/oh-no-ross-and-carrie

Ross and Carrie Audit Scientology (Part 1): Going Preclear
http://maximumfun.org/oh-no-ross-and-carrie/ross-and-carrie-audit-scientology-part-1-going-preclear

Ross and Carrie Audit Scientology (Part 2): We Stand Tall
http://maximumfun.org/oh-no-ross-and-carrie/ross-and-carrie-audit-scientology-part-2-we-stand-tall

Ross and Carrie Audit Scientology (Part 3): Create-Create-Create
http://maximumfun.org/oh-no-ross-and-carrie/ross-and-carrie-audit-scientology-part-3-create-create-create

Ross and Carrie Audit Scientology (Part 4): Dianetics and Volcanoes
http://maximumfun.org/oh-no-ross-and-carrie/ross-and-carrie-audit-scientology-part-4-dianetics-and-volcanoes

Ross and Carrie Audit Scientology (Part 5): L. Ron Hubbard Life Exhibition
http://maximumfun.org/oh-no-ross-and-carrie/ross-and-carrie-audit-scientology-part-5-l-ron-hubbard-life-exhibition

Ross and Carrie Audit Scientology (Part 6): The Celebrity Center
http://maximumfun.org/oh-no-ross-and-carrie/ross-and-carrie-audit-scientology-part-6-celebrity-center

Ross and Carrie Audit Scientology (Part 7): The Way to Happiness
http://maximumfun.org/oh-no-ross-and-carrie/ross-and-carrie-audit-scientology-part-7-way-happiness

Ross and Carrie Audit Scientology (Part 8): The Purification Rundown Rundown
http://maximumfun.org/oh-no-ross-and-carrie/ross-and-carrie-audit-scientology-part-8-purification-rundown-rundown

Ross and Carrie Audit Scientology (Part 9): Getting the Boot
http://maximumfun.org/oh-no-ross-and-carrie/ross-and-carrie-audit-scientology-part-9-getting-boot
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                                   Sensibly Speaking Podcast #55: Oh No, It's Ross and Carrie and Scientology!
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sD54ZjOmSDQ
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