The Reality Check
Canada's weekly podcast that explores a wide range of controversies and curiosities using science and critical thinking.
TRC #53: Pet Domestication + Joe Nickell Interview + Monkey Descent Myth Adam explains how pets like cats and dogs got domesticated and look soooo cute, we interview skeptical investigator Joe Nickell at TAM7, and Darren busts the myth that humans descended from monkeys. As always, visit for show notes and to send us feedback.
Direct download: The_Reality_Check_Ep_53_-_2009-08-20.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:00pm EST

TRC #52: Scifi vs UFO Reporting Interview (David Clarke) + Zombies! Study Interview (Robert Smith?) This episode is a bit unusual. It consists of two interviews. The first is with Professor David Clarke about his recent discovery of a correlation between sci-fi film popularity and UFO reporting frequency. The second is with Professor Robert Smith about his recent published study about Zombies. Please visit for show notes and to send us feedback.
Direct download: The_Reality_Check_Ep_52_-_2009-08-20.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:01am EST

TRC #51: What the Bleep Review + Richard Saunders Interview + Usa Myth Darren review the pseudo-movie "What the Bleep Do We Know?", Jon and Adam interview Richard Saunders at TAM 7, and Jon busts the myth that a town in Japan was named "Usa" so that goods could be marked "Made in Usa". Please visit for show notes and to provide feedback.
Direct download: The_Reality_Check_Ep_51_-_2009-08-06.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:50pm EST

TRC #50: Spot Reduction + Aquatic Ape Theory Interview + More People Alive Now Than In All History Darren examines whether or not working a spot on the body will make it lose fat faster, Jon interviews Jim Moore about the Aquatic Ape theory, and Adam tackles the myth that there are more people alive now than ever before. For show notes and to give us feedback please visit
Direct download: The_Reality_Check_Ep_50_-_2009-08-06.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:47pm EST

TRC #49: Homeopathy 101 + Harriet Hall Interview + Sex on the Mind Myth Adam explains homeopathy, we interview Harriet Hall (the Skepdoc), and Darren busts the myth that men think of sex every 7 seconds. Please see the show notes and send us feedback at
Direct download: The_Reality_Check_Ep_49_-_2009-07-23.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:45pm EST