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The Reality Check

Nov 27, 2008

This week we discuss fear of mortality vs actual risk, the nature of scientific evidence, and the myth that toilets work differently in Australia. Please visit to see this episode's show notes and to send us your questions or comments, we'd love to hear from you.

Nov 20, 2008

This week the crew discuss the 45th anniversary of President Kennedy's assassination (and the lingering conspiracy theories), the science of pesticides and cancer (should you worry?), and the inaugural episode of "as if you need more evidence for evolution". To read the show notes and to get in touch with us please...

Nov 13, 2008

This week the regular crew discuss the trouble with astrology, the double standard applied to scientific medicine with respect to prevention, and we reexamine the claim that sea captains can perform marriages. This episode we're trying a shorter format, please let us know what you think. You can reach us via our...

Nov 6, 2008

This week Adam, Cat, Darren, Jon, and Xander discuss calorie restriction diets, wedding superstitions, bisphenol A, and the world of unlucky numbers. Due to time constraints no logical fallacy of the week was discussed. For show notes, and to send us feedback or questions, visit: