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The Reality Check: Episodes

<p class="p1">Adam examines a few famous movie goofs that seem somewhat suspicious. Elan recounts the sham trial of a few nurses in Libya that were accused of infecting patients with HIV. Jon answers the question: Did Romans really have special rooms to vomit in? (eww)</p>
<p>Darren talks about "destiny". Jon interviews Sara Mayhew (Skeptic Manga Artist). Elan finds out if Tommy Hilfiger's really a racist.</p>
<p>Jon shows via statistics that the latest rash of bad earthquakes may not necessarily spell doom for Earth. Adam explains why people shouldn't be too worried about the radiation coming out of Fukushima. Darren reports on a Boston Fox affiliate's coverage of a supposed study that claims staring at breasts ...
<p>Elan goes back to the courtroom to argue that confessions aren't as reliable as most people think. Xander reviews the New York Times best seller "Heaven is for Real", a book that supposedly depicts a real view of heaven via a young child's near death experience. Darren answers the question: "Did Vikings ...
<p>Darren gets controversial when he wondered on facebook if the way a woman dresses can increase her likelihood of being sexually assaulted. This question is disucussed, as well as the larger issue of taboo questions. Adam takes a look at some claims being made in the media that video games can increase ...
<p>Elan confronts the 5 stages of grief. Adam wonders what human flesh might taste like and examines claims that others have figured it out. Xander will compare the health consequences of fruit juice vs soft drinks.</p>
<p>Adam romantically debunks the belief that Valentine's Day is a "made up" Hallmark holiday. Xander separates fact from myth when talking about contrails and chemtrails. Darren lies on his back and writes upside down to answer the question: Did NASA spend millions to develop a special pen when the Russians ...
<p>Jon skeptically analyzes, and tests, a crystal under-arm deodorant. Adam talks about mermaids. Elan investigates "placebo buttons"..</p>
<p>NOTE: At around the 30 minute point, a mysterious noisy distortion appears. There is nothing wrong with your iPod. Our microphone must have started to pick up EVP without our knowledge. No amount of exorcism or post-processing could resolve the issue. We apologize.&nbsp;</p>
<p class="p1">Darren reviews ...
<p>Darren received an interesting package in the mail, he thoroughly mocks it. Adam explores the ex-gay movement. Elan sees red over the myth that bulls hate red.</p>
<p>Darren calculates the odds of having 4 boys (and more). Adam talks about the recent news story about cloning a mammoth and why current objections are silly. Jon explores the myth the beautiful people are dumb, or is it that they're smart?</p>
<p>Elan gets groovy with biorhythms. Adam gossips about celebrities and whether their supposed sexual conquests add up. Jon answers the question: "Do sharks get cancer?"</p>
<p>Elan explains a fallacy all defense attorneys should know: The prosecutor's fallacy. Jon figures out why every other line at the grocery checkout seems to move faster than the one you chose. Darren, Adam, and Jon make bold predictions for what will happen</p>
<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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