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The Reality Check: Episodes

<p>The Four Horsemen of the Skeptpocalypse are back with another fun and interesting episode for number 289. Darren leads things off with an analysis of the media&nbsp;coverage of the missing Malaysian Flight 370. Next Elan re-opens fallacy/bias school with an overview of&nbsp;congruence bias and how ...
<p>Episode 288 of The Reality Check is a prime example of why podcasting was invented. Elan leads off the show with an exploration into the claim that Andy Kaufman is&nbsp;still alive. Next, Adam&nbsp;answers whether or not there is a&nbsp;conspiracy by fishermen that has led to many people eating fish ...
<p>It's time for your weekly dose of skepticism with episode 287 of The Reality Check. Adam leads things off by looking into&nbsp;open concept offices and whether or not they deliver all of the productivity boosts that are claimed. Next, Pat leads a spirited game of Name That with questions on the topic ...
<p>Episode 286 is here!&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; First the gang discusses the book 'Moral Tribes' by Joshua Greene.&nbsp;&nbsp; Next Elan looks into whether bribing kids leads to better school grades.&nbsp;&nbsp; Lastly Adam looks into whether we commit three felonies a day.</p>
<p>With the full crew in attendance, episode 285 of The Reality Check delivers some top notch skeptical content. Adam starts things off by looking into the Raelian movement and their clitoral restoration efforts. Next, Pat brings us&nbsp;the second half of his journey into how to plan for your own death. ...
<p>With Adam away the gang is short-staffed for episode 284 but still deliver the goods! Pat leads things off with a&nbsp;very interesting segment about planning for your own death. Elan then answers a listener question about yawning. Darren ends the show with a segment about&nbsp;if&nbsp;chocolate&nbsp;contains ...
<p>With Adam away, the rest of the crew is joined by Owen Clarkin who knows an awful lot about trees.&nbsp;&nbsp; Next Elan hosts a game of 'Science Fact or Science Fiction" all about lying.&nbsp;&nbsp; Lastly Darren takes on videos which have been surfacing lately showing lighters burning snow.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p>
<p>The core TRC gang is back together for episode 282 of The Reality Check. Darren starts things off by looking into a recent viral Facebook post regarding positive thinking and its effect on rice. Next, Adam talks about the effect of colour on our perception of food. Elan closes out the show with a ...
<p>It's ladies' night at The Reality Check!&nbsp;&nbsp; With Darren away, the rest of the crew is joined by Cristina Roach and Dina Tsirlin.&nbsp;&nbsp; First Dina discusses the role of race in biomedical research.&nbsp;&nbsp; Cristina then looks at whether reality TV is really real.&nbsp; Lastly Adam ...
<p>With Darren away getting hipper, former TRC host Jon Abrams fills in to ensure that your weekly dose of skepticism is delivered. Jon starts off the show with a segment on the interesting history of the Fahrenheit temperature scale. Next Adam looks into whether cats actually care about their owners. ...
<p>Episode #279 of TRC arrives with a whole bunch of numbers.&nbsp;&nbsp; First Elan tries to explain infinity and why it is important to skeptics.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Next, Darren revisits placebo and finally Adam looks at whether Canada was recently colder than Mars. &nbsp;</p>
<p>The gang (minus Elan) rings in the new year with episode 278 of The Reality Check. Darren starts things off by reviewing the book "This Will Make You Smarter". This is followed by an analysis of the predictions the guys made last year as well as a new round of predictions for 2014. Pat closes things ...
<p>With most of the regular crew enjoying a week off, Pat and Cristina hijack the show for a third year to revisit some of the best parodies of the last 12 months.&nbsp; Listener and host favourites are highlighted while counting down to the #1 fave parody of the year.</p>
<p>Most people would take a break after blockbuster like episode 275, but not these guys! Episode 276 is off the map! Darren leads things off by analyzing recent research on whether mice inherit fear from their parents. Next, Pat leads a festive edition of his trademark game Name That. Adam closes out ...
<p>The gang brings out the big guns for episode 275 of the Reality Check as they give their special TRC take on some classic skeptical topics. Darren leads off the show with a segment analyzing the claims made by Astrology and whether or not they make sense. Next, Elan looks into the studies that have ...
<p>The gang is joined by special guest Dana Peters for episode 274 of The Reality Check. Dana starts off the show by providing an overview of all of cosmology. No biggie. Adam then discusses The Hulduf&oacute;lk, Icelandic elves. Elan closes out the show by looking into whether a marriage is eligible ...
<p>The guys at TRC Productions bring a different format for episode 273 and deliver a jammed packed episode! Darren starts things off with 3 short updates on Krokodil, his thoughts on an article about Effective Altruism and a recent tragedy involving homeopathy. Pat then recounts a recent story about ...
<p>Right on schedule, we present to you episode 272 of The Reality Check. We provide a brief overview of Rob Ford and why he is still in office. Then, Adam starts off the first main segment of the show with a look into if our ancestors slept twice per night, and if that's a healthier sleeping habit that ...
<p>It's the end of the week and that means it's time for another dynamic episode of The Reality Check. This week is a doozy featuring three fun segments. First, Elan looks into the Carpal Tunnel Syndrome epidemic of the 90's and whether or not computer use is in fact a cause of the ailment. Next, Pat ...
<p>It's episode 270 of The Reality Check and the gang is back with another solid dose of skepticism. Darren starts things off with an interesting look into the Effective Altruism movement and how one can be most effective when trying to do good. Adam then presents a segment on whether or not you should ...
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