The Reality Check
Canada's weekly podcast that explores a wide range of controversies and curiosities using science and critical thinking.
TRC #20: Xmas Origins+Is Santa Real?+Holiday Suicide Myth For our inaugural X-mas episode, the gang discusses the true origins of Christmas, discuss with a mom the dilemma of telling kids that Santa Claus is real, and we dispel the myth that suicides rates are higher in the holiday season. If you would like to see this episode's show notes, with links to websites or articles we discuss, please visit ottawaskeptics.org. While your there, send us an email, we'd love to hear from you.
Direct download: The_Reality_Check_Ep_20_-_2008-12-18.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:27pm EST

This week we dig up Graham Hancock's theories about lost continents and their evidence in Egypt, we discuss how Feng Shui controls flow of money (rather than chi), and place a finger on the origin of the term "Rule of Thumb". If you would like to see this episode's show notes, with links to websites or articles we discuss, please visit ottawaskeptics.org. While your there, send us an email, we'd love to hear from you.
Direct download: The_Reality_Check_Ep_19_-_2008-12-18.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:35pm EST

This week we take a look at whether there is any evidence that prayer can heal, debate whether or not our safety laws are justified, and if there's is any point to collecting tabs from soda cans. Please visit ottawaskeptics.org 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_18_-_2008-12-04.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:59am EST

This week we discuss the plausibility of a zombie apocalypse, whether or not crime is as bad as 'they' say, and why the moon seems bigger some nights. Please visit ottawaskeptics.org 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_17_-_2008-12-04.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:57am EST