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

What a show!  First Elan loads our skeptical rifles with the Bradford Hill Criteria.   Next, special guest Julian Janes gives us an excellent overview of the dark art of cold reading.   Lastly, Darren asks does the earth really orbit the sun?

Direct download: TRC_320.mp3
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Cristina joins the panel to explore mothers' milk and asks whether some breastfeeding advocates take things too far.    Next Adam examines recent news reports of the claim: red wine is better than going to the gym.   Lastly, Pat looks at whether or not the book 'Green Eggs and Ham' was banned.

Direct download: TRC_319.mp3
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Even when short-staffed, the guys deliver the skepticism.   First Pat takes an arm's length look at whether wearing glasses weakens eyes.   Next, Darren tries to get a grip on smoking in movies and its effect on ratings.   But both those segments may be dwarfed by Adam's look into whether or not Pluto is again a planet.

Direct download: TRC_318.mp3
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Episode 317 of The Reality Check is really fantastic. Elan leads things off by looking into the claim that excellent programmers can be more than 10 times more productive than average ones. Next, Adam looks into some "parody" websites. Darren closes out the show by answering if it's true that the iPhone 6 bends.

Direct download: TRC_317.mp3
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