The Reality Check
Canada's weekly podcast that explores a wide range of controversies and curiosities using science and critical thinking.

Xander reports on Senator Mike Duffy's disparaging remarks about critical thinking, Adam scolds the media's coverage of a recent high fructose corn syrup study, and Darren debunks the myth that frowning takes more muscles than smiling.

Direct download: The_Reality_Check_Ep_82_-_2010-03-25.mp3
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Adam exposes the practice of charging people to name stars and buy property on the moon. Elan explains how TV ratings are calculated and Darren debunks the myth that people lose 45% of their heat through their head.

Direct download: The_Reality_Check_Ep_81_-_2010-03-18.mp3
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Darren talks about a recent study that claimed that high IQs are correlated with liberalism, atheism and monogamy. Jon interview local weight loss and nutrition expert Dr. Yoni Freedhoff about milk and other weight loss issues. Adam discusses the myth that it is illegal to pick Ontario's flower: the trillium.

Direct download: The_Reality_Check_Ep_80_-_2010-03-04.mp3
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Darren stops celebrating Canada's performance at the recent Olympics and gets all critical thinky, Adams gets tired of running on the Euphamism Treadmill, and Elan takes a look at whether it's better to read books or listen to audio books.

Direct download: The_Reality_Check_Ep_79_-_2010-03-04.mp3
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TRC #78: Chicken/Egg Precedent Problem + Weasle Words + Gutenberg

Elan spins in circles trying to figure out what came first: the chicken or the egg? Jon complains about weasle words. Darren talks about who really invented the printing press.

Direct download: The_Reality_Check_Ep_78_-_2010-02-18.mp3
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