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

The TRC crew have a fun and light round table discussion about the supposed "war on Christmas". Adam quizzes the other co-hosts on their knowledge of Christmas season shopping myths. Darren explores the arguments for using artificial Christmas trees vs real ones.

Direct download: The_Reality_Check_Ep_172_-_2011-12-15.mp3
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Darren talks about bad stats in science. Jon looks into ley lines. Elan finds out whether anyone got an A on a philosophy exam by writing only one word.

Direct download: The_Reality_Check_Ep_171_-_2011-12-15.mp3
Category:podcast -- posted at: 11:13pm EDT

Jon looks at whether the science of "microexpressions" (popularized by the TV show Lie To Me) works as claimed. Darren turns his skeptical eye to the media's reporting of child homicide stats. Adam finds out if Marie Antoinette actually said "Let them eat cake".

Direct download: The_Reality_Check_Ep_170_-_2011-12-01.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:31am EDT

Darren describes which animal provides the most calories per life. Adam looks into what Tourette Syndrome is, and what it is not. Elan wonders whether you can make someone pee the bed by putting their hand in warm water.

Direct download: The_Reality_Check_Ep_169_-_2011-12-01.mp3
Category:podcast -- posted at: 10:55pm EDT