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

This week's show is all about numbers.   Pat Roach faces his fears regarding Avogadro's number, Elan Dubrofsky tells us about the Golden Ratio and Darren McKee explains the Astronomical Unit.

Direct download: TRC_212__27-09-2012.mp3
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Darren McKee asks whether it is better to walk or run in the rain. Adam Gardner looks into the Global Consciousness Project and Elan Dubrofsky explains what winning a year or lifetime supply of something actually means.

Direct download: TRC_211__20-09-2012.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:13pm EST

Jon looks into the pairing of the Pink Floyd's The Dark Side of the Moon with The Wizard of Oz.  Adam taken on reports of toxic school supplies and Darren discusses the Post Hoc Fallacy.

Direct download: TRC_210-13_09_2012.mp3
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Jon rejoins the gang this week as the guest host.   Elan discusses whether you can influence the gender of your baby while conceiving, Pat takes on whether instant noodles or noodle containers are coated in harmful wax and Adam looks at whether sniper rifles have laser sights. 

Direct download: TRC_209-2012_09_09.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:32pm EST

Chris Hassall joins the show one last time (before moving to England) to discuss reproductive pills and mate preference.   Adam connects the dots on whether or not we are all related and Darren asks whether you know how long ago dinosaurs went extinct.  

Direct download: The_Reality_Check_Ep_208_-_2012-08-30.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:01am EST