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The Reality Check: Episodes

<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 ...
<p>Episode 254 is pretty wild. First of all, Adam and Pat both coincidentaly do segments about being barefoot. Adam looks into if there are any benefits to barefoot running and Pat discusses whether or not it is illegal to drive barefoot. In between these two gems, Darren hosts a game of Science Fact ...
<p>Once again we have an amazing episode of The Reality Check ready for your consumption. Adam starts things off by looking into the science behind the policy of not letting men who have had sex with other men to give blood. Next Elan discusses a recent Twitter hoax involving Katy Perry. Special guest ...
<p>With Darren and Adam away, former TRC host Jon Abrams joins Pat and Elan for an evening of skeptical musings. Pat leads off the show by answering a listner submitted question, whether or not you need to wash your fruits and vegetables before eating them. Jon then talks about wine competitions and ...
<p>With Adam away the remaining TRCers were privledged to be joined by Cristina Roach for episode 251. Elan leads things off with a look into whether buying local food is really all it's cracked up to be. Cristina then dives into the world of aphrodisiacs to find out which ones, if any, actually work. ...
<p>Episode 250 of The Reality Check is better than the previous 149 episodes COMBINED! Darren leads things off with a discussion of whether or not drinking alcohol increases the chances of a woman getting breast cancer. Elan then looks into the true odds of flipping a coin, as well as some other odds ...
<p>Episode 249 is explosive!&nbsp;&nbsp; First Adam looks into the Oak Island Money Pit in Nova Scotia then Pat and Elan have a chat with Teddy Wilson from "<a href="http://www.discovery.ca/article.aspx?aid=50969">Never Ever Do This At Home</a>" and lastly Darren tells us whether or not cell phone signals ...
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