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

Elan discusses health claims made by POM Wonderful. Pat joins the crew again this week to lead a music themed Science Fact or Science Fiction (TM) game.  Finally, Adam explores whether or not birds die from eating gum.

Direct download: The_Reality_Check_Ep_207_-_2012-08-16.mp3
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In this week's episode Pat Roach joins in as a guest.  Darren starts things off with a discussion on whether violence is declining; a review of Steven Pinker's The Better Angels of Our Nature.   Adam passes judgment on courtroom television shows and Pat explores the myth that Steve Jobs stole the mouse from Xerox Parc. 

Direct download: The_Reality_Check_Ep_206_-_2012-08-16.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:37am EST

The gang was once again joined by Chris who led the show off with a segment about allergy tests. Adam then kept his promise from last week and looked into bottled water and how it compares to tap water. Darren then did a quick rant about the single cause fallacy, and Elan closed out the show exploring what ADIDAS really stands for.

Direct download: trc_205.mp3
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In this week's episode, Chris Hassall dropped by and joined the gang as a special guest. Chris started things off by presenting a completely uncontroversial segment about water fluoridation. Next, Elan led a Science Fact or Science Fiction (TM) game about Olympics and sport (during which Darren complained the whole time). Finally, Darren discussed whether or not it is better to leave a light on or turn it off and then on again.

Direct download: trc_204.mp3
Category:podcast -- posted at: 5:26pm EST