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

Darren looks into how life expectancies in various countries are calculated, and how to compare them. Adam explains how "Hollywood Math" works. Elan puts the rest of hosts through an arduous game of "Science Fact or Science Fiction: Onion Crying Cures Edition".

Direct download: The_Reality_Check_Ep_185_-_2011-03-22.mp3
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Elan and Adam take turns bashing popular topics from psychology 101. Elan explains why you may not need Maslow's Hierachy and Adam show that Myers-Briggs' tests lack personality. Darren is jealous that when Oprah recommends a book, people listen.

Direct download: The_Reality_Check_Ep_184_-_2012-03-15.mp3
Category:podcast -- posted at: 9:59pm EST

Elan sizes up the drug Valium, is it as bad as people think, or as good as people say? Adam looks into whether the concept of "dog years" makes any sense. Darren talks about gravity.

Direct download: The_Reality_Check_Ep_183_-_2012-03-01.mp3
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Darren sizes up the supposed benefits of organic farming - is it really better than conventional farming? Jon gets geeky about the leap year, and other interesting calendar trivia. Adam debunks The Beach Boys.

Direct download: The_Reality_Check_Ep_182_-_2012-03-01.mp3
Category:podcast -- posted at: 10:35pm EST