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Zero Percent Scared

52 EpisodesProduced by Dr. Kelly Ruggles and Sarah CoxWebsite

Where science meets the paranormal: A Believer, A Scientist, and the things that go bump in the night. Sarah Cox and Dr. Kelly Ruggles explore the tales and the truth behind all things strange and unexplained--join them as they laugh, drink, argue, and get pushed outside their comfort zones.

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52: Parasitic Half Life

March 22nd, 2020


In a unfortunately timely episode, we talk about the fact that viruses are essentially magic. Dark. Science. Magic. 

Everyone be safe out there. Wash your hands, stay inside, and email us. We’re quarantined and lonely.

51: Alien Butt Bullets

March 6th, 2020


Today we are going straight to the good stuff and talking Alien Implants with our fave M.D., Dr. Mysteryface!

She is here to break down the science and no-so-science to the bat-shiz crazy world of apodiatrist who …

50: Leave a message at the BooOOOOooop

February 28th, 2020


WHAT?? We're up to 50 episodes! You guys! Thanks so much for listening!

Join us for another solo episode by Sarah -- this week we discuss the strange …

49: Blue Eyed Death Rays

February 21st, 2020


Guess what, Dr. Kelly is back! This week join us as we discuss The EVIL EYE, how it's having a moment, it's history, and the weird science Kelly dug …

48: La Llorona and her fireball fang baby

February 15th, 2020


Join us today for a terrifying, depressing and somehow funny voyage into all things La Llorona -- aka 'the weeping woman', a child stalking madwoman who OBVI has postpartum psychosis like a mofo.

We have so many insane …

47: Bizarro News Roundup

January 31st, 2020


Sarah reads the strangest stuff sometimes, and lucky you, she shares it with you this week. Join her in another solo episode to hear about endangered …

46: Mass Hysteria!! We hate that term!!

January 24th, 2020


Today we explore the insane, disturbing and occasionally frickin adorable world of mass psychogenic disorders, aka Mass Hysteria.

Meowing nuns, dancing plagues, dogs and cats living together!! MASS HYSTERIA!!!

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45: Ed and Lorraine Warren - a diabolically adorable couple

January 17th, 2020


Today Sarah gives us a solo look at Ed and Lorraine Warren, the original ghost busters! They're also the most adorable demonologist couple ever, …

44: Listener Stories take 2

January 10th, 2020


We have SO MANY AWESOME stories for you on our second listener stories episode. Thanks everyone for writing in and please keep the stories coming! …

43: Drug Bushes and Wormholes (time slips)

January 2nd, 2020


People seem to experience time-slips all of the time, but is it really just a troupe of victorian era cosplayers or heaps of concentrated …

42: Krampus: The Christmas hell-demon

December 26th, 2019


What’s more christmasy than a kid devouring, giant tongued goat demon carrying a hell-bound basket?  Pretty much everything! But we’re here for all you christmas haters with some Krampus love.

We are here for you, email …

41: Sonic boom Santa and his flaming reindeer

December 19th, 2019


Santa is a macroscopic quantum particle!

Join us as we discuss the weird world of real Santa sightings!

Also, happy holidays and how you guys doing? …

40: The Winchester Mansion

December 12th, 2019


And the “Most Amazing House in the Galaxy” award goes to... the Winchester Mystery House! But from what we can tell, probably not haunted. Ghosts, …

39: Ed, make me an alien love castle

December 6th, 2019


Coral Castle is a relatively unknown marvel of the world, in the dangly part of Florida, made by a tiny malnourished tubercular man all by himself. …

38: Get in the canoe, Steve! (the lost colony of Roanoke)

November 28th, 2019


Happy Thanksgiving to all you awesome people! To celebrate, we’re covering the Lost Colony of Roanoke and what sounds like a whole bunch of people …

37: Ghostly Love Hugs (Guardian Angels)

November 22nd, 2019


Guardian angels are rad, even if they’re just hallucinations from the temporoparietal junction. Say yes to ghostly love hugs, no to floating intestines.

This week we're talking about Guardian Angels and the 3rd man …

36: Black Eyed Rude AF Kids

November 15th, 2019


Guys, eyes are the CREEPIEST. Do you know what’s creepier than just normal eyes? Giant iris black eyes. On children. Like bad willow, but eerie AF.

Join us today as we cover BLACK EYED KIDS, and just FYI you're totally …

35: Bunnyman Bunnyman Bunnyman!

November 7th, 2019


According to the internet, every single bridge is haunted. But the most haunted of the bridges is definitely bunnyman bridge. Sounds cute right?

Well jokes on you, because that bunny has an axe and isn’t afraid to use …

34: Let's Do Clowns Tonight

October 31st, 2019



Second: It’s unanimous, nobody likes clowns. Or Disney World. OK fine that last one is just Kelly, but the clown thing is real. Especially when they’re trying to murder you. …

33: Shut up, Jodi (Amityville Horror)

October 24th, 2019


Join us as we discuss the true(ish) Amityville Horror story! Did demonic forces drive the Lutz family from their murder house? Get the facts and Kelly's review of the movie here! Spoiler -- she isn't a fan.

Also, email …

32: The Haunted Monkey Situation

October 18th, 2019


Have you seen Pet Sematary? No? Cool definitely keep it that way. We have some NUTS animal stories for you. Nature is metal. Ghost dogs are metal. 

31: Zombies: Definitely Real!

October 11th, 2019


GUYS. We're back and it's the most paranormal month of the year!

Tune in to hear about how the Zombie Apocalypse is definitely inevitable and all about crazy drugs that apparently you can only get in Florida. 

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30: Mad (Cool) Scientists

September 13th, 2019


Nobel laureates totally dig the paranormal!! Ok maybe just a few of them do...but still. 

We talk about Francis Crick’s love of panspermia, Charles Richet’s devotion to extrasensory perception, and Ray Kurzweil’s tech …

29: Kristina Semos, Astrologer Extraordinaire

September 6th, 2019


We have a real astrologer with us today, Kristina Semos! Kristina specializes in astrology and essential oils and schools us on the planets, the …

28: Gingers == Atlanteans

August 29th, 2019


Get ready for more agreement on a topic then you’ve ever heard. And Mendelian genetics. Also red heads. And aliens. Red headed aliens. 

On this week's episode we discuss the evidence pointing to the truth of Atlantis!!

27: The Scariest, Deviliest Triangle!

August 22nd, 2019

  Whats a vile vortex, you ask? It's a triangle where crazy stuff happens! You thought it was just the Bermuda triangle but there are SO MANY MORE TRIANGLES. But not really, most of them seem pretty normal. Or maybe …

26: Incompetent Floor Ghosts

August 15th, 2019


Ever found a Jesus on your grilled cheese? Toast with your mom's face on it? Well, these small-town Spaniards have faces popping up on their freaking floor! Just throw a rug on it people. Throw a rug on it.

Very special …

25: Tinder for Vampires

August 8th, 2019


We've talked about pop culture vamps, and old school vamps, but what about modern-day blood drinkers? Well, good old Stephen Kaplan delved into this …

24: Rad Listener Stories

August 2nd, 2019


Today we talk about our favorite listener stories! Guys, you’re THE best. Keep sending us your scary and paranormal experiences and Kelly will keep …

23: Vampires, corpses, and our freaky AF circulatory system

July 22nd, 2019


Does anyone actually believe in vampires? No, right? Well if you do, don’t worry, eBay and goop have you covered with vampire hunting kits and anti-vamp elixir! Thanks Gwyneth! 

On this episode we discuss the insane …

22: Buffy vs Twilight (answer: Buffy)

July 15th, 2019


This went from a conversation about TV to a giant feminist rant so get excited people.

Main question for the listeners: Are straight women actually super into being stalked by pasty emo dudes? Please tell us, we want to …

21: Taurus Rising (whatever that means)

July 8th, 2019



Who doesn't love a newspaper horoscope? You know you read them. Don't even pretend. We're all bff here.

Once you're done reading your horoscope, make an opposite friend! Also, Evangeline Adams is the podcast's …

20: Tarot, like Carrot

July 1st, 2019


We all know by now that Dr. Kelly loves a good tarot card reading. And being a "gifted psychic", she can tell you that your future holds a …

19: Slenderman Mania!

June 24th, 2019


Guys. Middle school is the actual worst. Slenderman, a creepy suit-wearing string bean, has apparently figured out how to fill the middle school …

18: Even haunted elevators are very safe

June 17th, 2019


On this mini-episode, we discuss several haunted elevators across the nation, what the deal is with skipping floor numbers in elevators, and Kelly's secret weirdo love for elevator engineering.

Conclusions: Apparently, …

17: Ghosts, mold, and those gd physicists

June 10th, 2019


Most people believe in ghosts, but is it just wishful thinking? Or are we all just living in moldy, infrasound ridden houses with a creepy neighbor …

16: You can curse anything, especially dolls

June 3rd, 2019


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This is more of a medium-sode but whatever, right? There are a lot of cursed things out there, people. 

Dolls …

15 - The Curse of Bathsheba Ruggles

May 27th, 2019


Has Kelly been cursed by her murderous ancestor, Bathsheba? And if so did her over the top witch ceremony lift the curse for her and all the Ruggles women? For once we both agree - definitely real! Also, we spill the …

Luck of the Irish...and that one Croatian dude (ep 14, Minisode 6)

May 20th, 2019


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Do you think you're a lucky person? Apparently, we both think we are! Sarah is clearly lucky because of her commitment to superstitions and lucky charms and Kelly's luck is I …

13 - Riot Girls at Sea

May 13th, 2019


GUYS. This is SO exciting. Mermen, mermaids, dugongs, manatees. This is the topic that started it all people. 

Join us today as we discuss Sarah's real life Merman sighting, plus all the evidence for or against aquatic …

Watch Bray Road Beast with us (ep 12, Minisode 5)

May 6th, 2019


This experimental minisode has us live watching the documentary "The Bray Road Beast". We have a cute dog in attendance and wine on hand, so listen up then go get the dang thing and watch! 

We'd love to hear your …

11 - Real Life Incredibles

April 29th, 2019


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This week, we try and recover from the bummer of satanic panic with superpowers! Super smellers, folks who …

The Total Absurdity of the Satanic Panic (ep 10, Minisode 4)

April 21st, 2019


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This episode was sort of a bummer, sorry folks.

Major take homes: the Satanic Panic was bonkers, go nuts with …

9 - Love Spells are a Hard No

April 15th, 2019


Sorry for the technical difficulty, our episode was screwed up, but it's all fixed now -- redownload it if you need to!

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8 - Don't Buy Haunted Houses, Nic! (Minisode 3)

April 8th, 2019


New episodes every sunday!

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What do Nicolas Cage and serial killer Delphine LaLaurie have in common? A shared …

7 - Houdini for President

April 1st, 2019


New episodes every Sunday night!

Email us! We honestly would love to hear from you guys!

Or check out the website: 

6 - Possession ... it'll make your head spin - (Minisode 2)

March 25th, 2019


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Minisode #2 …

5 - Get it together, Spirits!

March 16th, 2019


Should Kelly burn an Ouija board? Should Sarah chill the eff out and let Kelly burn an Ouija board?

Sarah's note - no, friends don't let friends …

4 -Murder House Hypothesis - (Minisode 1)

March 9th, 2019


On today’s first official minisode, Kelly gives us the lowdown on the scientific method. Tune in to learn what a real-life scientist thinks about …

3 - Heal me, Crystals!

February 27th, 2019


Can crystals cure a coma? Does putting porous rocks in your genitals increase your sex drive? Can amber necklaces reduce teething pain? Was Sarah a …

2 - Werewolf Community Board

February 27th, 2019


Do werewolves have meetings to discuss how to avoid human detection? When will one go rogue? (Answer: Never, because they’re not real).

In this …

1 - Bring it, Skinwalkers!

February 27th, 2019


Are werewolves just lonely lions? Should Kelly stop instigating skinwalkers? Does mold cause everything paranormal?

In this episode, we discuss the …

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