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

Adam arrived without a voice for this week's episode but we decided to record anyway. First, raspy voice Gardner talked about alkaline diets. Next, Darren gave a brief tutorial of GDP. To finish off the show, Elan discussed the myth of whether or not it is illegal to count cards in blackjack.

Direct download: trc_203.mp3
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Darren explores the claims made by various popular energy drink manufacturers. Elan finds flaws in the logical assumptions that were made by the nerds who created the Tommy Westphall Universe. Adam discusses whether plants die when given microwaved water.

Direct download: The_Reality_Check_Ep_202_-_2012-07-19.mp3
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Special guest Dana Peters joins the show to discuss Fuel Savers.  Adam buzzes about bug repellent and Darren offers up the chilling facts about losing weight by eating ice. 

Direct download: The_Reality_Check_Ep_201_-_2012-07-12.mp3
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For a very special 200th episode the TRC crew discuss their personal favourite, and least liked, segments of the past 100 episodes. They then go over any mistakes that were uttered over the previous 100 episodes. Finally, they do a recap of all the myths debunked over the previous 100 episodes.

Direct download: The_Reality_Check_Ep_200_-_2012-07-05.mp3
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In the first post-Jon episode, Elan took a shot at hosting the show. First, Darren talked about sunscreen myths, then Adam discussed why prices often end in .99, and Elan closed out the show with the myth that when you get arrested you only get 1 phone call.

Direct download: The_Reality_Check_Ep_199_-_2012-06-28.mp3
Category:podcast -- posted at: 12:58am EST