The Reality Check
Canada's weekly podcast that explores a wide range of controversies and curiosities using science and critical thinking.
Apologies for the poor audio quality in this episode. Due to a mysterious technical problem during recording, the track had too much noise to remove cleanly, resulting in lots of digital artifacts. The interview at 13:50 sounds fine though.

This week Darren discusses Free Will and its implications, Jon interview Evan Bersntein of the Skeptics' Guide to the Universe podcast, and Adam explores the myth that blackouts cause baby booms.
Direct download: The_Reality_Check_Ep_57_-_2009-09-17.mp3
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TRC #56: Umami/MSG + Ray Hyman Interview + Baldness Myth Xander explains the origins of the 5th taste Umami and the safety of MSG, Jon interview Ray Hyman at TAM7, and Darren debunks the myth that baldness skips a generation.
Direct download: The_Reality_Check_Ep_56_-_2009-09-17.mp3
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TRC #55: Time Travel+Multitasking+Well Starseeing Myth On this week's show, Adam explores that plausibility of time travel and how they appear in movies/television, Darren takes to task multitasking, and Jon debunks the myth that you can see stars from the bottom of a well during the day. See this week's show notes and send us feedback at
Direct download: The_Reality_Check_Ep_55_-_2009-09-03.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:41pm EST

TRC #54: Jurassic Park + Consciousness + 21 Grams Jon explores the science and fiction of the 1993 movie Jurassic Park, Xander gives a primer on Consciousness, and Darren talks about the claim that the soul weighs 21 grams. Visit to give us feedback and to see the show notes.
Direct download: The_Reality_Check_Ep_54_-_2009-09-03.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:24am EST