The Reality Check
Canada's weekly podcast that explores a wide range of controversies and curiosities using science and critical thinking.
TRC #24: Social Class/Health+Chemophobia+Black Belt Myth This week we discuss the health effects of poverty, why it is that people fear synthetic chemicals, and debunk the myth that black belts need to register their fists as deadly weapons. 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_24_-_2009-01-22.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:00am EDT

TRC #23: Cancer Epidemic Fears + Acupressure + The Myth of Gum Digestion This week we discuss whether or not we should worry about a cancer epidemic, what the deal is with acupressure, and we debunk the myth that it takes 7 years to digest chewing gum. 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.
We apologize for our tardiness in the uploading of this week's episode, as payback, we shall upload next week's episode early!
Direct download: The_Reality_Check_Ep_23_-_2009-01-22.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:00am EDT

TRC #22: Big Pharma Inconcistencies+Alien Faces+Drink 8 Glasses of Water a Day This week we discuss he discrepancies between Pharmaceutical submissions to the FDA and to medical journals, the plausibility of intelligent aliens looking like us, and the myth that people need to drink 8 glasses of water a day. 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_22_-_2009-01-15.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:00am EDT

TRC #21: Angels+Celebrities+Spider Eating Myth Back for the new year, the gang discusses a supposed Christmas miracle involving an angel, pseudoscience promoted by celebrities, and the myth that people who sleep with their mouth open ingest 8 spiders a year. 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_21_-_2009-01-08.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 4:37pm EDT