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

Dubrofsky’s back! Elan drops by TRC Studios this week to play co-host and examine whether a Stradivarius violin lives up to its reputation. Pat tests our knowledge of inventions with a game of “Science Fact or Science Fiction”. Finally, Adam explains how anyone can flawlessly make predictions on the internet.

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With Adam at the helm this week, we kick off with a segment from Cristina highlighting the challenges women face forging a path in Science-related fields, we feature part 2 of our interview with guest Brian Tomasik about Wild Animal Suffering and finally, Adam sheds some light on why our veins look blue.

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With Cristina filling in as host, Adam slings a segment about the real story behind American Sniper, while guest Brian Tomasik opens our eyes to Wild Animal Suffering in part 1 of 2 interview segments. Finally (last yet again…) Pat crunches the real math of Rent-To-Own business models, shocking Adam and Cristina in the process.

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When Darren’s away, the panel will play! On this week’s show, guest host Dina reflects on claims surrounding Meditation, Pat tests our knowledge of Anatomy with another edition of Name That, and Cristina blows off steam regarding the recent controversial blog post on Gwyneth Paltrow’s lifestyle blog Goop. But first...a parody in Ms. Paltrow’s honour.  Enjoy!

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