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The Reality Check: Episodes

<p class="p1">Elan examines the claim that bisexuality doesn't actually exist. Adam talks all about hiccups, from their mysterious origins to their crazy "cures". Darren examines whether people should, or should not, have sex before playing sports like basketball.</p>
<p class="p1">Darren looks into the important claim that Batman never kills. Elan talks about the placebo effect's evil twin sister: The Hawthorne Effect. Jon conducts a game of Science Fiction or Science Fact about pirates, yarrr!</p>
<p class="p1">Adam explains how studios make crummy movies more attractive with bogus movie review quotes. Jon explains the history of the Illuminati and whether or not they are in control of society. Darren looks into whether there is less gravity near Hudson's Bay.</p>
<p class="p1">Adam covers the issue of the "uncanny valley", why do modern animated movies like "The Polar Express" look so creepy? Elan received a bit of hilarious pseudoscience as a daily deal in his email recently and skewers it on the show. The email of the week asks the hosts of TRC about the podcasts' ...
<p class="p1">Jon discusses recent ape movies and whether or not apes actually can talk to humans. Darren busts the myth that it takes years to digest a maraschino cherry.</p>
<p class="p1">Darren explores the most popular arguments for why it's ok to eat meat. Elan debunks the myth that you shouldn't wake up someone that is sleepwalking.</p>
<p class="p1">Elan hosts a round of "Science Fact or Science Fiction" about various English swear words. Adam discusses a recent study claiming that TV takes years off peoples' lives. Darren busts a few mosquito myths.</p>
<p class="p1">Darren explains how anti-oxidants work and whether they actually help you live longer. Elan explains the popular psychological concept of "The Prisoner's Dilemma". Adam talks about the sexuality of a couple of popular muppets.</p>
<p class="p1">Elan looks at the common belief that teams get an advantage when playing a match in their home city, the results may surprise you! Adam is a bit skeptical about a few talking animals on Youtube. Darren talks about a recent media fail involving a supposed study showing a lower IQ for Internet ...
<p class="p1">Darren covers the evidence (or lack thereof) for aspartame's supposed harms. Adam covers the latest trend in the NBA, cryotherapy, the use of experiencing cold to enhance athletic performance. Elan then looks at the claim that dentists have the highest suicide rate among professions.</p>
<p class="p1">Jon gives the top 3 scientific explanations for why we dream. Adam explains how mood rings work, or why they don't. Elan looks at the scientific literature to find out if the common claim that shoe size is an indicator of penis length.</p>
<p class="p1">Elan conducts another session of "Science Fiction or Science Fact&trade;" about divorce statistics. Adam addresses the claim that Cheeze Whiz&trade; is only one molecule away from plastic.</p>
<p class="p1">Elan debunks some gross myths about the contents of the food that McDonald's serves. Adam goes baby crazy when talking about necklaces that supposedly help with teething. Jon talks about a recent study that sheds light on the debate surrounding whether gas prices go up before a long weekend.</p>
<p class="p1">Adam talks about the dangerous, yet natural, substance asbestos and Canada's role interfering with international safety regulations of it. Jon discusses "fan death", the popular Korean belief that sleeping in an enclosed room with an electric fan can kill you. Darren answers the question ...
<p class="p1">Darren cuts through the hype to find out if micro-financing actually helps people. Adam takes a look at a light bulb that has supposedly been lit for over a hundred years, and then the rabbit hole goes deeper. Elan looks into whether your mom was right, does being cold cause you to get ...
<p class="p1">Elan talks about the Halo Effect, which is when a single attribute misrepresents the whole. Adam explores hypnosis, is it really a separate state of mind? Darren busts the myth that goldfish only have a short term memory of 3 seconds.</p>
<p class="p1">Darren examines competing studies and tries to answer whether or not chronic fatigue syndrome is caused by a particular virus. Adam looks into whether "risk compensation" reduces the effect of new safety policies/technologies. Elan debunks the myth that lightning never strikes twice.</p>
<p class="p1">Elan examines speed reading, is it even possible? Jon discuss Bitcoin, a new form of online currency, is it the most dangerous invention since the internet? Darren answers the question: Can people really rip a phone book in half?</p>
<p class="p1">Adam discusses the controversial issue of whether children's choice of toys are influenced by their gender. Jon interviews Jon Kay about his new book "Among the Truthers". Elan goes over a few myths about specific video games from 20 years ago.</p>
<p class="p1">Darren talks about a recent article going around the internet about a Brazilian woman that supposedly got the right to masturbate at work. Jon debunks claims that scientists in Alberta cured cancer (and no one took notice). Elan addresses the myth that humans only have 5 senses.</p>
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