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The Reality Check: Episodes

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<p dir="ltr"><span>Hello TRC’ers! This week’s show is a veritable potpourri of topics! Darren studies Ontario’s new Sex-Ed Curriculum and addresses its critics. Adam tackles the meme keeping us all up at night...did the kids from Magic School Bus grow up to be Captain Planet’s Planeteers? ...
<p id="docs-internal-guid-9db19b7c-5d68-8f1d-f15e-9c51239477ef" dir="ltr"><span>TRC is bringin’ it! Cristina bites into a segment about dubious Health, or self-professed “wellness” bloggers and the potential hazards of their claims, and in some cases lies. Adam touches down with a detailed look ...
<p>Dr. Stuart Robbins from <a href="http://podcast.sjrdesign.net/">Exposing PseudoAstronomy</a> is back to discuss the search for Earth-sized exoplanets.  Pat then leads the crew in another game of Name That and lastly Darren looks into whether an Israeli stamp in passports can affect travel to Arab ...
<p dir="ltr"><span>Darren touches on recent events in Nepal and offers suggestions on how to help during disaster relief efforts. Guest host Dina drops a segment we can all get behind regarding promising research around fecal transplants, aka transpoosions. Next up, Adam goes where no TRC segment has ...
<p><span>What a jam-packed show! After kicking things off with a beloved TV show theme parody, Pat dips into a long standing myth about grape ice cream, while Adam breaks down QRay Wellness Bracelet claims. Cristina highlights how far women have come since the 70’s and Darren dissects eye floaters. ...
<p><span id="docs-internal-guid-56c4a093-ccf6-cab4-9b1a-ff0c3609d347"><span>On this week’s show, Darren explores trigger warnings, </span><span>how they’re used, and whether they should be. </span><span>Cristina bites into a segment about misleading product claims and food labelling. Finally, Pat ...
<p>Just in time for the weekend!  First Adam attempts to recall whether or not animals have memory, next Pat tests your knowledge of random technology with another game of 'name that' and lastly Cristina gets the crew to work up a sweat about the humidex.  </p>
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<p dir="ltr"><span>Happy Spring Equinox! Darren kicks off the show by exposing the disturbing downside of well-intentioned Voluntourism. Cristina lays out the truth behind whether higher thread counts are really indicative of bed sheet quality. Finally, Adam stirs the panel with an in-depth ...
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<p dir="ltr"><span>Guest panelist Dr. Stuart Robbins from “Exposing PseudoAstronomy” launches this week’s show by tackling a listener’s email regarding Pluto and the </span><span>IAU’s definition of a planet. </span><span>Pat grades our knowledge of high school Science with a game ...
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<p dir="ltr"><span>Darren is back on home turf and kicks off this week’s show by putting Health Canada’s licensing of natural remedies under the microscope. Adam digs into race and gender-based food stereotypes. Finally, Cristina slices through a segment on why paper cuts hurt so much.</span></p>
<p>A few months ago Darren and Adam had the opportunity to interview Thomas Clark from The Center for Naturalism.    We hope you enjoy this interview while the regular crew takes a well deserved week off!</p>
<p>Former TRC host Jon Abrams returns to examine whether everyone in the Middle Ages drank liquor because water was so dirty and polluted.   Next Adam tells us the truth about lie detection.  Or does he?   Lastly Cristina pits the blue-blacks against the white-golds with a look at the viral picture ...
<p><span id="docs-internal-guid-28eb390d-d1b2-0c85-754a-b18596c56a2b"><span>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”. ...
<p><span>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 ...
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<p dir="ltr"><span>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 ...
<p><span id="docs-internal-guid-ab644752-602b-8431-bd77-fb90e8abffba"><span>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 </span><span>Name That</span><span>, and ...
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<p dir="ltr"><span>On this week’s fun and fact-filled show, Darren kicks things off swearing Blasphemy is alive and well in Canada. Cristina breaks out in a segment about why debunked allergy myths continue to persist. Lastly, Adam mixes it up by asking if adding an egg to boxed cake mixes ...
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<p dir="ltr"><span>Adam is back from his vacation/reconnaissance mission in California where he investigates why everything in the State purports to cause cancer or birth defects. Pat addresses gender identity in an interview with friend of the show Sebastien LeBel. Lastly, Darren drops the ...
<p><span id="docs-internal-guid-f1127486-f4c0-4a07-7513-76aea65a9227"><span>Even with Adam away, TRC delivers!  Cristina blows in with an interesting breakdown of the Wind Chill Index, while Darren probes the book “Bad Pharma” by </span><span>British physician and academic Ben Goldacre.</span><span> ...
<p><span>Happy New Year from TRC!  On this week’s episode, Darren doubles down on whether cancer is mostly the result of bad luck, while Adam looks into his crystal ball for our Annual Predictions. Pat rounds out the show with the raw facts on sushi and wasabi and rings in 2015’s inaugural episode ...
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