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

Darren talks about the evidence behind chiropractic care as well as his visit to a chiropractor's office. James Randi is interviewed at TAM8 and tells all about the event that led to him leaving Canada. Elan examines the myth that half of the internet por

Direct download: The_Reality_Check_Ep_104_-_2010-08-25.mp3
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Jon covers some recent unfounded fears in the Canadian press, both WiFi and BPA (Bisphenol A). Elan looks at the leading theories for why allergies seem to be on the rise. Darren settles the question of whether Mars will appear in the sky to be the same size.

Direct download: The_Reality_Check_Ep_103_-_2010-08-19.mp3
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Darren looks at a study about whether being deaf leads to better eye sight. Adam talks about the latest drug scare: Kids getting high off of binaural beats. Jon addresses the myth that dropping a penny from the top of the CN Tower (or the Empire State Building) could kill a person.

Direct download: The_Reality_Check_Ep_102_-_2010-08-12.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:17pm EST

Darren weighs the evidence on whether or not people should take vitamin D supplements. Elan will find out if brainstorming is effectiveness. Adam answers the question: Does it cost more to insure red cars?

Direct download: The_Reality_Check_Ep_101_-_2010-08-05.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:38pm EST

Full song by Pat and Cristina Roach "Don't Start Believin'" based on Journey's "Don't Stop Believin'". Adam reminds everyone of all the mistakes that had been made on the show up to this point. Darren gives a rundown of all the myths covered on the show.

Direct download: The_Reality_Check_Ep_100_-_2010-07-22.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:49pm EST