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

Episode 260 of TRC is a thrill ride.   First Darren investigates whether wood fires pose a danger to your health.   Then the gang takes on not one but two listener requests!   Elan looks into the question of whether it is better to sit or squat when going to the bathroom and Pat tackles the question of whether cracking your knuckles leads to arthritis.  

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On the heels of celebrating 5 years as a podcast, TRC delivers another great episode.    Adam takes a look at area 51 in the wake of the CIA admitting it exists, Elan investigates the accuracy of weather reports and Darren complains about Vector cereal.    

 

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Episode 258 of The Reality Check is a special one as the gang celebrates the five year anniversary since episode #1 was released. After a bit of navel gazing, Darren discusses how to debate skeptical topics and Elan hosts a game of Science Fact or Science Fiction. The show ends with a couple voices from the past.

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Category:general -- posted at: 12:34pm EDT

With Elan away to celebrate his recent marriage, the rest of the crew soldiers on with a great new episode!   Darren follows up on a promise to examine unreported crime, Adam takes on a listener request to look into the benefits and risks of declawing cats and Pat explores if there is any truth to the rhyme about a red sky predicting the weather.  

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Category:general -- posted at: 12:06pm EDT

The gang does some shuffling for Episode 256 of The Reality Check as Elan joins Adam and Darren to record in Ottawa while Pat sits lonely in his lofty Toronto studio. The show starts off with Elan discussing the latest diet fad, going gluten-free. Adam then leads a game of Science Fact or Science Fiction™ about weddings. Darren closes things off by looking into whether Toronto is the most dangerous city in Canada.

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Category:general -- posted at: 4:01pm EDT