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

Jon covers the range of explanations for "spontaneous human combustion" from the silly to the downright plausible. Adam looks into claims of mass deaths in the North America due to Fukushima reactor fallout. Darren debunks the myth that Ben Franklin was struck by lightning while flying a kite.

Direct download: The_Reality_Check_Ep_181_-_2012-02-23.mp3
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Darren reviews the book Thinking Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman. Adam explores the origins of a supposed video of a wooly mammoth in Siberia. Elan answers the question "Did Einstein fail grade 6 math?"

Direct download: The_Reality_Check_Ep_180_-_2012-02-16.mp3
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Adam looks into whether mouthwash does what is claimed and if the term halitosis is manufactured by mouthwash manufacturers. Elan takes a skeptical look at the Dunning-Kruger Effect. Darren talks about a recent article in the Daily Mail that claims that wind farms contribute to climate change.

Direct download: The_Reality_Check_Ep_179_-_2012-02-08.mp3
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Darren debunks a recent article in the Wall street Journal about climate change. Adams talks about Groundhog day, the movie and the day. Jon looks into whether putting batteries and other non-food items in the fridge is worth doing.

Direct download: The_Releality_Check_Ep_178_-_2011-02-02.mp3
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