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What's Your Favorite Podcast?

Postby PaintedbyRoses » Wed Apr 11, 2018 10:34 pm

I love podcasts. If you don't, you should.

Post a link to just one of your favorite podcasts at a time and explain what makes it so great that you spend hours of your time listening to people talk.

Please remember this is a family friendly forum so use some common sense about it.

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Here's the podcast I am most excited about at the moment. It's called Oh No, Ross and Carrie! http://ohnopodcast.com/

To start with their very first podcast on March 9, 2011 go here: http://ohnopodcast.com/?offset=1313471933419

These two perform amazing feats of undercover investigative journalism. Most recently, they were invited to an "all expenses paid" new-age retreat in Costa Rica called Rythmia to participate in four sessions of Ayahuasca (an hallucinogenic plant "medicine"). They normally investigate without the group or person knowing who they are but, in this case, made an exception on the condition that they would only tell the truth about what they saw. And man, it was eye-opening in so many ways. They have just posted the 12th of 13 podcasts about this place. Start listening from the first podcast about Rythmia to get the full story.

I'd like to add that Ross and Carrie always treat their investigative subjects with a great deal of respect but are completely honest about their opinions and the results of their research. They are very funny people, though, and also make a lot of jokes about the things they discover.

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From their description:

"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."

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.
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Re: What's Your Favorite Podcast?

Postby Millhouse » Sun Apr 15, 2018 10:24 pm

I've been listening to the Lore podcast lately. It's pretty good if you're in to history and creepy stuff. http://www.lorepodcast.com
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Re: What's Your Favorite Podcast?

Postby Millhouse » Tue Apr 24, 2018 8:27 pm

Potterless: www.potterlesspodcast.com

A grown man reads The Harry Potter series for the first time.
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Re: What's Your Favorite Podcast?

Postby Finch » Wed Apr 25, 2018 12:32 am

If you’re into murder mysteries, one of my favourites is Serial :) It’s available for free on the Apple Podcast app thing.

Basically, it picks apart the case from a murder from the early 2000s, where the convicted suspect has professed his innocence the whole time he’s in prison. They interview alternative suspects and witnesses, and it points out heaps of flaws in the prosecutor’s case, and it’s a really interesting listen.
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Re: What's Your Favorite Podcast?

Postby PaintedbyRoses » Wed Apr 25, 2018 12:44 am

I've listened to Serial and it's really good.

The Harry Potter one sounds interesting just because I've never read any of the books. I saw the first movie but I don't remember it at all. I'll give it a try. Thanks!
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