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

Darren explores the most popular arguments for why it's ok to eat meat. Elan debunks the myth that you shouldn't wake up someone that is sleepwalking.

Direct download: The_Reality_Check_Ep_155_-_2011-08-25.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:19pm EST

Elan hosts a round of "Science Fact or Science Fiction" about various English swear words. Adam discusses a recent study claiming that TV takes years off peoples' lives. Darren busts a few mosquito myths.

Direct download: The_Reality_Check_Ep_154_-_2011-08-18.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:45am EST

Darren explains how anti-oxidants work and whether they actually help you live longer. Elan explains the popular psychological concept of "The Prisoner's Dilemma". Adam talks about the sexuality of a couple of popular muppets.

Direct download: The_Reality_Check_Ep_153_-_2011-08-11.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:24am EST

Elan looks at the common belief that teams get an advantage when playing a match in their home city, the results may surprise you! Adam is a bit skeptical about a few talking animals on Youtube. Darren talks about a recent media fail involving a supposed study showing a lower IQ for Internet Explorer users.

Direct download: The_Reality_Check_Ep_152_-_2011-08-01.mp3
Category:podcast -- posted at: 12:58am EST

Darren covers the evidence (or lack thereof) for aspartame's supposed harms. Adam covers the latest trend in the NBA, cryotherapy, the use of experiencing cold to enhance athletic performance. Elan then looks at the claim that dentists have the highest suicide rate among professions.

Direct download: The_Reality_Check_Ep_151_-_2011-07-28.mp3
Category:podcast -- posted at: 11:57pm EST