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

Darren pulls out some stats to find out if we live in the most wonderful time. Adam changes his tune about Kawanzaa. Elan discusses the basics of Chanukkah and gets confused by lunar calendars.

Direct download: The_Reality_Check_Ep_121_-_2010-12-22.mp3
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Adam explains how to talk to babies using sign language. Xander talks about the difference between real toxins and made up toxins. Darren answers the question of whether homosexuals are more likely to be pedophiles than heterosexuals.

Direct download: The_Reality_Check_Ep_120_-_2010-12-16.mp3
Category:podcast -- posted at: 12:34am EST

Elan talks about the odd mathematical law Benford's Law. Darren reviews the book Whole Earth Discipline by Stewart Brand. Adam debunks a myth he's been spreading to friends, are titanium rings so strong that if the finger it's on gets swollen, it needs to be amputated.

Direct download: The_Reality_Check_Ep_119_-_2010-12-09.mp3
Category:podcast -- posted at: 11:58pm EST

Adam counts the mysteries surrounding number stations. Jon interview Bart Farks about the JREF, the million dollar challenge, and the Starcraft strategy guide? Elan has trouble figuring out why women wear high heels, do men even notice them?

Direct download: The_Reality_Check_Ep_118_-_2010-12-02.mp3
Category:podcast -- posted at: 12:03am EST