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

Elan covers the outrageous website "Quantum Jumping". Adam looks into a recent news item, whether the US Congress really decided to make pizza a vegetable. Darren examines the belief that twins "skip a generation".

Direct download: The_Reality_Check_Ep_168_-_2011-11-24.mp3
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Adam looks into whether glasses designed for "gamers" can actually make you better at video games. Elan talks about "radionics", a popular medical pseudoscience invented by Albert Abrams a century ago (no relation to Jon Abrams!). Darren looks into the common TV/move trope of "Are you a cop? You have to tell me if you are."

Direct download: The_Reality_Check_Ep_167_-_2011-11-17.mp3
Category:podcast -- posted at: 11:33pm EST

Elan talks about the cognitive bias "Fundamental Attribution Error" where people don't see situational causes for why people do what they do. Darren complains about a chain letter he received about giving yourself CPR. Adam looks into why Canada had poppy pins with green centres for so long.

Direct download: The_Reality_Check_Ep_166_-_2011-11-10.mp3
Category:podcast -- posted at: 12:39am EST

Darren explores a recent paper that looked into if there is in fact a small group of people that control the biggest corporations, and therefore the world! Adam looks into whether the "7 billionth" person is named Caidan. Elan takes a shower and learns to not fear the flush.

Direct download: The_Reality_Check_Ep_165_-_2011-11-03.mp3
Category:podcast -- posted at: 9:12pm EST