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Tony Ortega wrote an article in February that outlined Ross Blocher and Carrie Poppy who explore fringe beliefs and pseudoscience by experiencing it for themselves.

‘Are you 100 percent American?’ — ‘Ross & Carrie’ investigate joining Scientology
http://tonyortega.org/2016/02/06/are-you-100-percent-american-ross-and-carrie-investigate-joining-scientology/

These two gutsy journalists made an 8-part podcast series about their investigations and adventures while checking out the Church of Scientology. They start with taking a personality test (February 2016) and get up to the purification rundown (May 2016). This is an excellent 8 part podcast series and so worth listening to whether you are an ex-scientologist, a never-in, or scientology watcher.

Here are the links and synopsis of all 8 parts of the podcast....

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Ross & Carrie OH NO
Ross and Carrie Audit Scientology


Part 1: Going Preclear
Ross and Carrie stop by “Big Blue”, Scientology’s L.A. Ideal Org. They come for the free personality test, but stay for two additional tests and a sales pitch. Do they sign up for classes? Does Carrie need to fix her relationship before it’s broken? Is Ross 100% American? Find out in the first part of the investigation you’ve all been waiting for.
http://ohnopodcast.com/investigations/2016/2/1/ross-and-carrie-audit-scientology-part-1-going-preclear

Part 2: We Stand Tall
Ross continues taking his Personal Efficiency course, and Carrie visits the semi-exclusive Scientology New Year's party. Which one of them is accidentally sent into a Sea Org meeting? Who is given a free Church membership? What on Earth is an "upset"? And who the heck is Ross Blocker? The answers are within.
http://ohnopodcast.com/investigations/2016/2/21/ross-and-carrie-audit-scientology-part-2-we-stand-tall

Part 3: Create-Create-Create
It's the next leg in our bizarre and amazing Scientology journey. Ross moves on to Scientology's "advanced" personal efficiency course, and finds it anything but efficient. As the only student in the entire class, he gets the chance to ask a lot of good questions, and get a lot of strange answers. Meanwhile, Carrie listens along with you and marks every inefficient teaching with a slide whistle. Plus, we learn that the Scientologists already lied to Ross about one of their teachings. Check it out, and get confused!
http://ohnopodcast.com/investigations/2016/3/9/k0e9r4o4ww7lnpju3l163q62m56uuj

Part 4: Dianetics and Volcanoes
The "fun" continues as Ross and Carrie get certified in Dianetics. The pair spend 22 hours at the Church over a single weekend, learning how experiences are encoded in our cells, what an "engram" is, and how to audit your friends for neither fun, nor profit. Plus, find out the secret menu item for Scientologist vegetarians.
http://ohnopodcast.com/investigations/2016/3/22/ross-and-carrie-audit-scientology-part-4-dianetics-and-volcanoes

Part 5: L. Ron Hubbard Life Exhibition
Join Ross and Carrie on a visit to the L. Ron Hubbard Life Exhibition. Let your eyes widen as you hear the various questionable biographical details of the founder's life, from being the youngest-ever Eagle Scout to performing microbiological studies... by himself. Plus, Carrie tests the e-meter, Ross recounts a previous visit where he was ejected from the building, and we review the official Scientology literature on the controversial practice of "disconnecting" from loved ones who question the Church.
http://ohnopodcast.com/investigations/2016/4/3/ross-and-carrie-audit-scientology-part-5-l-ron-hubbard-life-exhibition

Part 6: The Celebrity Center
We can't think of a better way to spend a Sunday morning than to enjoy a nice brunch at the Scientology Celebrity Center. We can think of few worse ways than to attend a breaking-into-the-industry seminar that starts 40 minutes late and goes for two hours. Find out how Tom Hanks made it big, and learn how to maximize your confront!
http://ohnopodcast.com/investigations/2016/4/17/ross-and-carrie-audit-scientology-part-6-the-celebrity-center

Part 7: The Way to Happiness
We've finally got what you've been looking for: the meaning of life. Yes, you've been thinking to yourself, "How can I be ultimately happy?" Well, the answer is in a 70-page booklet called "The Way to Happiness," that is IN NO WAY affiliated with the Church of Scientology, other than being written by its founder, L. Ron Hubbard. And the organization which distributes said booklet is IN NO WAY Scientologist, other than being run by members of the Church.
http://ohnopodcast.com/investigations/2016/5/3/ross-and-carrie-audit-scientology-part-7-the-way-to-happiness

Part 8: The Purification Rundown Rundown
Ross prepares for Scientology's hardcore detoxification program, in which he will sweat out his toxins in a sauna, chug niacin, and drink gross water until he's free of the harmful effects of... peas? Meanwhile, Carrie digs into the dirt of what actually happens in one's body during the rundown, and gets a formal invitation to Sunday Service. Then, join our duo as they attend the weekly service and read LRH's hilariously redundant words of wisdom. And finally, find out how they're found out. Will Ross and Carrie be kicked out of Scientology? Who knows!
http://ohnopodcast.com/investigations/2016/5/21/ross-and-carrie-audit-scientology-part-8-the-purification-rundown-rundown






Scientology Through The Door - my interview (#316) - http://alley.ethercat.com/cgi-bin/door/door.cgi?316

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Thanks, aegerprimo for keeping us up to date on this great series of podcasts.
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I heard there will be a Part 9. I will post it as soon as it is released.  ;D
Scientology Through The Door - my interview (#316) - http://alley.ethercat.com/cgi-bin/door/door.cgi?316

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I heard there will be a Part 9. I will post it as soon as it is released.  ;D

Ross and Carrie are probably about to be ejected in the next episode. It's too bad that scientology can't stand up to any level of scrutiny.

Adding an article from Tony Ortega's Underground Bunker from this morning on the series:
‘Ross & Carrie’ conclude their Scientology investigation by calling it ‘ridiculously creepy’
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Ross and Carrie Audit Scientology (Part 9): Getting the Boot
You've waited, you've suffered, and here it is: the final episode of our Scientology investigation. Find out how David Miscavige and his team gently kick Ross out of a church rally, what happens when Carrie tries to go back to attend an anti-psychiatry event at the church, and which of them accidentally gets invited to L. Ron Hubbard's birthday party (and goes). Plus, a few facts from Scientology's past, their kooky anti-psychiatry museum, some book recommendations, the inside scoop on who the heck Xenu is, and your questions about our investigation answered.
http://ohnopodcast.com/investigations/2016/6/2/ross-and-carrie-audit-scientology-part-9-getting-the-boot

Check out Tony Ortega's article about Ross & Carrie....
‘Ross & Carrie’ conclude their Scientology investigation by calling it ‘ridiculously creepy’
http://tonyortega.org/2016/06/03/ross-carrie-conclude-their-scientology-investigation-by-calling-it-ridiculously-creepy/
Scientology Through The Door - my interview (#316) - http://alley.ethercat.com/cgi-bin/door/door.cgi?316