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

Jon gives the top 3 scientific explanations for why we dream. Adam explains how mood rings work, or why they don't. Elan looks at the scientific literature to find out if the common claim that shoe size is an indicator of penis length.

Direct download: The_Reality_Check_Ep_150_-_2011-07-21.mp3
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Elan conducts another session of "Science Fiction or Science Fact™" about divorce statistics. Adam addresses the claim that Cheeze Whiz™ is only one molecule away from plastic.

Direct download: The_Reality_Check_Ep_149_-_2011-07-17.mp3
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Elan debunks some gross myths about the contents of the food that McDonald's serves. Adam goes baby crazy when talking about necklaces that supposedly help with teething. Jon talks about a recent study that sheds light on the debate surrounding whether gas prices go up before a long weekend.

Direct download: The_Reality_Check_Ep_148_-_2011-07-07.mp3
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Adam talks about the dangerous, yet natural, substance asbestos and Canada's role interfering with international safety regulations of it. Jon discusses "fan death", the popular Korean belief that sleeping in an enclosed room with an electric fan can kill you. Darren answers the question "Does working out on an empty stomach burn more fat/calories?"

Direct download: The_Reality_Check_Ep_147_-_2011-06-30.mp3
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