The Reality Check
Canada's weekly podcast that explores a wide range of controversies and curiosities using science and critical thinking.
TRC #16-Mortality/Risk+Evidence/Falsifiability+Coriolis Effect/Toilets This week we discuss fear of mortality vs actual risk, the nature of scientific evidence, and the myth that toilets work differently in Australia. Please visit to see this episode's show notes and to send us your questions or comments, we'd love to hear from you.
Direct download: The_Reality_Check_Ep_16_-_2008-11-29.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:10am EST

The Reality Check Ep 15 - JFK Assassination, pesticides+cancer, and does the brain prove evolution? This week the crew discuss the 45th anniversary of President Kennedy's assassination (and the lingering conspiracy theories), the science of pesticides and cancer (should you worry?), and the inaugural episode of "as if you need more evidence for evolution". To read the show notes and to get in touch with us please visit
Direct download: The_Reality_Check_Ep_15_-_2008-11-20.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:57pm EST

The Reality Check Ep 14 - The Trouble With Astrology, Scientific Medical Preventions Under Attack, and "Yes Captain, I do" This week the regular crew discuss the trouble with astrology, the double standard applied to scientific medicine with respect to prevention, and we reexamine the claim that sea captains can perform marriages. This episode we're trying a shorter format, please let us know what you think. You can reach us via our website at
Direct download: The_Reality_Check_Ep_14_-_2008-11-13.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:09pm EST

The Reality Check Ep 13 - Calorie Restrictited Diets, Wedding Superstitions, Bisphenol A, and Unlucky Numbers This week Adam, Cat, Darren, Jon, and Xander discuss calorie restriction diets, wedding superstitions, bisphenol A, and the world of unlucky numbers. Due to time constraints no logical fallacy of the week was discussed. For show notes, and to send us feedback or questions, visit:
Direct download: The_Reality_Check_Ep_13_-_2008-11-06.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:42am EST