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The Reality Check: Episodes

<p>Episode #279 of TRC arrives with a whole bunch of numbers.&nbsp;&nbsp; First Elan tries to explain infinity and why it is important to skeptics.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Next, Darren revisits placebo and finally Adam looks at whether Canada was recently colder than Mars. &nbsp;</p>
<p>The gang (minus Elan) rings in the new year with episode 278 of The Reality Check. Darren starts things off by reviewing the book "This Will Make You Smarter". This is followed by an analysis of the predictions the guys made last year as well as a new round of predictions for 2014. Pat closes things ...
<p>With most of the regular crew enjoying a week off, Pat and Cristina hijack the show for a third year to revisit some of the best parodies of the last 12 months.&nbsp; Listener and host favourites are highlighted while counting down to the #1 fave parody of the year.</p>
<p>Most people would take a break after blockbuster like episode 275, but not these guys! Episode 276 is off the map! Darren leads things off by analyzing recent research on whether mice inherit fear from their parents. Next, Pat leads a festive edition of his trademark game Name That. Adam closes out ...
<p>The gang brings out the big guns for episode 275 of the Reality Check as they give their special TRC take on some classic skeptical topics. Darren leads off the show with a segment analyzing the claims made by Astrology and whether or not they make sense. Next, Elan looks into the studies that have ...
<p>The gang is joined by special guest Dana Peters for episode 274 of The Reality Check. Dana starts off the show by providing an overview of all of cosmology. No biggie. Adam then discusses The Hulduf&oacute;lk, Icelandic elves. Elan closes out the show by looking into whether a marriage is eligible ...
<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 ...
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