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

Darren talks about "destiny". Jon interviews Sara Mayhew (Skeptic Manga Artist). Elan finds out if Tommy Hilfiger's really a racist.

Direct download: The_Reality_Check_Ep_133_-_2011-03-16.mp3
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Jon shows via statistics that the latest rash of bad earthquakes may not necessarily spell doom for Earth. Adam explains why people shouldn't be too worried about the radiation coming out of Fukushima. Darren reports on a Boston Fox affiliate's coverage of a supposed study that claims staring at breasts is good for you.

Direct download: The_Reality_Check_Ep_132_-_2011-03-16.mp3
Category:podcast -- posted at: 9:08pm EDT

Elan goes back to the courtroom to argue that confessions aren't as reliable as most people think. Xander reviews the New York Times best seller "Heaven is for Real", a book that supposedly depicts a real view of heaven via a young child's near death experience. Darren answers the question: "Did Vikings really wear horns on their helmets?"

Direct download: The_Reality_Check_Ep_131_-_2011-03-09.mp3
Category:podcast -- posted at: 11:12pm EDT

Darren gets controversial when he wondered on facebook if the way a woman dresses can increase her likelihood of being sexually assaulted. This question is disucussed, as well as the larger issue of taboo questions. Adam takes a look at some claims being made in the media that video games can increase the incidence of sexual assault. Jon examines the common belief that women's menstrual cycles synchronize when they live together.

Direct download: The_Reality_Check_Ep_130_-_2011-03-03.mp3
Category:podcast -- posted at: 1:41am EDT