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

A new episode of TRC is here! The show starts off with Darren responding to a listener request to examine asexuality. Pat then leads the second installment of his new game, "Name That." Adam closes out the show with some analysis of whether HAL 9000 from "2001: A Space Odyssey" was meant to represent IBM.

Direct download: TRC_233.mp3
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If you thought episode 231 of The Reality Check was good, wait until you hear 232! The show starts off with Elan talking about the Happy Birthday Song and copyright. Adam then leads a spirited game of Science Fact or Science Fiction, Lent edition. Darren closes out the show by sharing his research on whether or not there is a cereal that helps improve sex drive.

Direct download: TRC_232.mp3
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Episode 231 of The Reality Check has it all: science, sex, celebrities, technology... you name it, this episode's got it! The show starts off with Darren looking into various comparisons of sex drives between men and women. Pat then introduces a story of successful skeptical activism in Ottawa and interviews Ottawa Skeptics big wig Chris Hebbern to tell us about it. Elan closes out the show by looking into whether Al Gore invented the internet.

Direct download: TRC_231.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:29pm EST

Episode 230 of TRC is a doozy plain and simple. The show starts off with Adam presenting a far from tired skeptical topic, hibernation. Elan then leads a hockey-themed game of Science Fact or Science Fiction. Pat closes out the show with some sleuthing regarding whether or not Beyonce lip-synced the national anthem at Obama's inauguration.

Direct download: TRC_230.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:49am EST