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The Reality Check: Episodes

<p>Darren pulls out some stats to find out if we live in the most wonderful time. Adam changes his tune about Kawanzaa. Elan discusses the basics of Chanukkah and gets confused by lunar calendars.</p>
<p>Adam explains how to talk to babies using sign language. Xander talks about the difference between real toxins and made up toxins. Darren answers the question of whether homosexuals are more likely to be pedophiles than heterosexuals.</p>
<p>Elan talks about the odd mathematical law Benford's Law. Darren reviews the book Whole Earth Discipline by Stewart Brand. Adam debunks a myth he's been spreading to friends, are titanium rings so strong that if the finger it's on gets swollen, it needs to be amputated.</p>
<p>Adam counts the mysteries surrounding number stations. Jon interview Bart Farks about the JREF, the million dollar challenge, and the Starcraft strategy guide? Elan has trouble figuring out why women wear high heels, do men even notice them?</p>
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<p class="p1">Darren looks at a couple claims surrounding English's most famous playwright. Elan looks at whether money is associated with happiness. Adam takes on extreme mattress claims.</p>
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<p class="p1">Elan explains MLM marketing schemes and why they may not be the road to getting rich quick. Adam looks at the risk of electrocution. Darren debunks the myth that touching baby birds will cause the birds' mother to reject it.</p>
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<p class="p1">Darren reviews Sam Harris' new book The Moral Landscape. Jon debunks nose blowing. Elan finds out if you really do need 8 hours of sleep every night.</p>
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<p class="p1">Adam tames Cesar Millan (the Dog Whisperer). Elan jumps in a Delorean to figure out what the deal is with the internet's most famous time traveller John Titor. Jon debunks the myth that Alice in Wonderland is all about drugs.</p>
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<p class="p1">Darren answers a listener's email asking if 30 000 kids are actually dying every day in Africa. Jon judges the energy shavings from observing daylight savings. Adam finally gets around to debunking the 1999 claim that Cindy Margolis is the most downloaded woman on the internet.</p>
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<p class="p1">Adam explores the mythic history of Wicca. Elan challenges his fellow podcasters to a rousing game of Science Fiction or Science Fact: Fear Edition. Darren finds out whether or not wolves actually howl at the moon.</p>
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<p class="p1">Darren discusses the psychological concept of framing. Adam weighs the risks of peanut allergies. Jon debunks the myth that McDonald's food doesn't decompose due to nefarious reasons.</p>
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<p class="p1">Adam explains the causes of baldness and covers some supposed cures. Elan goes deep into chain letters. Darren definitively tells you whether you should put bread in the fridge or not.</p>
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<p class="p1">Elan figures out which dating tips are supported, or debunked, by science. Adam talks about NLP (Neural Linguistic Programming). Darren digs deep to find the truth behind the common belief that ostriches hide their heads in the ground.</p>
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<p>Adam tells you everything you need to know about space elevators. Darren talks about the recent event at the UN when the president of Iran mentioned 9/11 conspiracies. Jon debunks the myth that Walt Disney was an anti-semite.</p>
<p>Elan discusses the controversy of whether language affects how people think. Darren uses scientific language to share a cool anecdote from his recent trip to Rio Dejanero. Adam examines the myth that fruit flies only live for an hour.</p>
<p>Elan talks about the latest fad called "photo analysis". Adam debunks fear surrounding the Bermuda Triangle. Jon answers the question "Was Hitler Jewish?".</p>
<p>Adam explains what an EMP is, and how to survive it. Jon and Elan interview skeptical investigate Ben Radford at TAM8. Darren examines the myth that there are 215 bones in the human body.</p>
<p>Darren talks about the evidence behind chiropractic care as well as his visit to a chiropractor's office. James Randi is interviewed at TAM8 and tells all about the event that led to him leaving Canada. Elan examines the myth that half of the internet por</p>
<p>Jon covers some recent unfounded fears in the Canadian press, both WiFi and BPA (Bisphenol A). Elan looks at the leading theories for why allergies seem to be on the rise. Darren settles the question of whether Mars will appear in the sky to be the same size.</p>
<p><span>Darren looks at a study about whether being deaf leads to better eye sight. Adam talks about the latest drug scare: Kids getting high off of binaural beats. Jon addresses the myth that dropping a penny from the top of the CN Tower (or the Empire State Building) could kill a person.</span></p>
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