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The Reality Check: Episodes

<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>
<p class="p1">Criminal profiling definitely works in TV shows like Criminal Minds and The Mentalist, but does it work in real life? Adam profiles criminal profiling to get at the truth. Darren reads a lot... about happiness. Darren reviews a few recent books about happiness. Jon's never been in a plane ...
<p class="p1">Elan talks about the decline effect, does it explain declining effects in replicated scientific studies? Adam talks about the "birther" movement. Darren tracks the origins of a Martin Luther King Jr "quote" that spread around twitter after Osama Bin Laden death.</p>
<p class="p1">Jon talks about whether dogs can detect cancer. Darren review the book Love and Sex with Robots by David Levy. Adam answers whether or not you can send in special Tootsie Pop wrappers for a prize.</p>
<p class="p1">Adam explores whether e-cigarettes are effective or even safe. Elan goes into the conspiracy that Paul McCartney has been dead for years. Darren address the myth that chocolate contains caffeine.</p>
<p>Darren goes over a study that explains why medical advice may not be as reliable as we would hope. Adam responds to people complaining on the internet about Sesame Street changing the Cookie Monster character.</p>
<p class="p1">Adam talks about the recent "craze" of brushing teeth with soap instead of toothpaste. Jon turns back the clock and figures out what caused all those Toyota cars to accelerate unintentionally. Darren answers the question: Do people flail about when drowning?</p>
<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>
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