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The Reality Check: Episodes

<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 ...
<p>An experiment with extra content.&nbsp;&nbsp; Darren's appearance on the Ron Corbett show "Unscripted" on Halloween. &nbsp; Let us know what you think!</p>
<p>If you like well produced and thought provoking podcasts, then episode 269 of The Reality Check is the show for you! Pat leads things off with a fascinating interview with Stephan Guyenet where they discuss&nbsp;Gary Taubes' model of good vs. bad calories and how the evidence for it stacks up compared ...
<p>The gang celebrates Halloween in skeptical fashion in episode 268 of The Reality Check. Darren starts things off by looking into the so-called "flesh-eating 'zombie' drug" Krokodil. Adam then looks into the recent media coverage stating that Oreos are more addictive than cocaine. Elan closes the show ...
<p>Episode 267 is here!&nbsp;&nbsp; First the gang is joined by Dina Tsirlin who explores supervised injection sites such as Insight in Vancouver. &nbsp;Next the panel has a heated discussion about the book "Who Owns The Future" by Jaron Lanier.&nbsp; Finally, Adam examines an episode of Punky Brewster ...
<p>Episode 266 is awesome!&nbsp;&nbsp; First Elan responds to a listener request to look into whether you should let your young children watch television, next Pat leads us in a game of "Name That" with a famous scientists theme.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Lastly, Darren tells us about the leading cause of bird ...
<p>The gang is joined by former TRC host Jon Abrams for a doozy of an episode. Darren leads things off by discussing a recent paper on motivated numeracy. Adam then looks into if cat purring heals bones. Jon closes things out by challenging Adam's claim from a previous episode that when you eat Chinese ...
<p>Episode 264 has arrived.&nbsp;&nbsp; First, Elan turns a critical eye to the documentary film "Super Size Me".&nbsp; Next Pat interviews Jamie Williams of <em>Bad Science Watch</em> about a recent activism win for the skeptic community, and lastly Darren asks if Superman coins from the mint are legal ...
<p>Episode 263 of The Reality Check has arrived. The show starts up with Darren looking into a recent UN report about intimate partner violence. Elan then discusses the (urban?) legend of the arcade game Polybius. Adam closes out the show by answering whether or not General Tso invented his chicken dish ...
<p>Episode 262 of the Reality Check is quite the humdinger. Adam starts off the show by revisiting the effects of the Fukushima&nbsp;Daiichi nuclear disaster and looking into whether it has caused some fruits to mutate into monster fruits. Next Darren looks into whether stress causes one's hair to go ...
<p>Cristina fills in for a vacationing Elan to tell us all about common pregnancy myths.&nbsp;&nbsp; Pat interviews Dr. Paul McAndrews and corresponds with a couple of other dermatologists to get to the bottom of a listener request about whether exercising causes hair loss.&nbsp;&nbsp; Lastly, Adam answers ...
<p>Episode 260 of TRC is a thrill ride.&nbsp;&nbsp; First Darren investigates whether wood fires pose a danger to your health.&nbsp;&nbsp; Then the gang takes on not one but two listener requests! &nbsp; Elan looks into the question of whether it is better to sit or squat when going to the bathroom and ...
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span>On the heels of celebrating 5 years as a podcast, TRC delivers another great episode.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Adam takes a look at area 51 in the wake of the CIA admitting it exists,&nbsp;Elan investigates the accuracy of weather reports and Darren complains about Vector ...
<p>Episode 258 of The Reality Check is a special one as the gang celebrates the five year anniversary since episode #1 was released. After a bit of navel gazing, Darren discusses how to debate skeptical topics and Elan hosts a game of Science Fact or Science Fiction. The show ends with a couple voices ...
<p>With Elan away to celebrate his recent marriage, the rest of the crew soldiers on with a great new episode!&nbsp;&nbsp; Darren follows up on a promise to examine unreported crime, Adam takes on a listener request to look into the benefits and risks of declawing cats and Pat explores if there is any ...
<p>The gang does some shuffling for Episode 256 of The Reality Check as Elan joins Adam and Darren to record in Ottawa while Pat sits lonely in his lofty Toronto studio. The show starts off with Elan discussing the latest diet fad, going gluten-free. Adam then leads a game of Science Fact or Science ...
<p>255 Episodes in and TRC is still bringing the skepticism in a big way. The show starts off with Pat covering some commonly believed myths about our home country of Canada. Darren then presents some non-traditional ways to keep cool in the summer. Elan closes things out by answering whether the cesarean ...
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