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<p class="p1">Adam examines the bold claims of the movie and music industry regarding online piracy. Elan debunks the outrageous claim that Pepsi uses human fetuses to add flavouring. Darren figures out WTF a blue moon actually means.</p>
<p class="p1">Darren talks about a recent news story about a genius 4 year old, what does her IQ actually mean? Jon examines the truth and fiction surrounding truth serum, can it actually get people to spill the truth? Adam runs a game of science fact or science fiction about the origins of "420".</p>
<p class="p1">Adam goes into the history and absurdity of HIV Denial, the belief that HIV does not cause AIDS. Elan looks into the story of the Jewish exodus from Egypt, did it happen? Could it have happened? Darren goes over a few common Titanic myths in remembrance of the sinking of the ship 100 years ...
<p class="p1">Darren explains the controversy surroundingTuring Test, a supposed way to determine if computers have reached "human level" intelligence. Elan brings to light a heavily debated topic from computer science, does "P = NP"? Adam looks into the plausibility of the 1999 movie "Double Jeopardy".</p>
<p class="p1">Jon looks into if gas boycott emails actually have a chance of working. Chris Hassall is interviewed about his (and CASS' ) role in exposing climate change denial at Carleton University. Adam explains why it's illegal to remove mattress tags, or does he?</p>
<p class="p1">Darren looks into how life expectancies in various countries are calculated, and how to compare them. Adam explains how "Hollywood Math" works. Elan puts the rest of hosts through an arduous game of "Science Fact or Science Fiction: Onion Crying Cures Edition".</p>
<p>Elan and Adam take turns bashing popular topics from psychology 101. Elan explains why you may not need Maslow's Hierachy and Adam show that Myers-Briggs' tests lack personality. Darren is jealous that when Oprah recommends a book, people listen.</p>
<p class="p1">Elan sizes up the drug Valium, is it as bad as people think, or as good as people say? Adam looks into whether the concept of "dog years" makes any sense. Darren talks about gravity.</p>
<p class="p1">Darren sizes up the supposed benefits of organic farming - is it really better than conventional farming? Jon gets geeky about the leap year, and other interesting calendar trivia. Adam debunks The Beach Boys.</p>
<p class="p1">Jon covers the range of explanations for "spontaneous human combustion" from the silly to the downright plausible. Adam looks into claims of mass deaths in the North America due to Fukushima reactor fallout. Darren debunks the myth that Ben Franklin was struck by lightning while flying a kite.</p>
<p class="p1">Darren reviews the book Thinking Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman. Adam explores the origins of a supposed video of a wooly mammoth in Siberia. Elan answers the question "Did Einstein fail grade 6 math?"</p>
<p class="p1">Adam looks into whether mouthwash does what is claimed and if the term halitosis is manufactured by mouthwash manufacturers. Elan takes a skeptical look at the Dunning-Kruger Effect. Darren talks about a recent article in the Daily Mail that claims that wind farms contribute to climate change.</p>
<p class="p1">Darren debunks a recent article in the Wall street Journal about climate change. Adams talks about Groundhog day, the movie and the day. Jon looks into whether putting batteries and other non-food items in the fridge is worth doing.</p>
<p class="p1">Adam looks into whether there exist real vampires among us. Darren finds out what would actually happen to you if you were ejected into space. Elan debunks a few celebrity related myths dealing with rib removal surgery.</p>
<p class="p1">Elan looks into whether there's any point to allowing fights in hockey games; do they actually affect a team's performance? Adam weighs the pros and cons of the "Paleo Diet". Darren imbibes the myth that drinking alcohol causes warmth.</p>
<p class="p1">Darren goes over some practical types on how to debunk topics when talking to friends, taken from the <a href="http://www.skepticalscience.com/Debunking-Handbook-now-freely-available-download.html">Debunking Handbook</a>. Jon looks into "alien implants". Adam rants about coloured pencils.</p>
<p class="p1">The award winning skeptic manga artist Sara Mayhew joins as a guest host for the show. Elan runs a game of "Science Fact or Science Fiction" about new years resolutions. Darren debunks the claim that reboiling water can be dangerous. Adam checks the hosts' predictions for 2011 to see if ...
<p>In this special episode of TRC Pat and Cristina talk about their skeptic music parodies that have been featured on TRC over the years. They feature fan favourites, and the favourites of the various show contributors.</p>
<p class="p1">The TRC crew have a fun and light round table discussion about the supposed "war on Christmas". Adam quizzes the other co-hosts on their knowledge of Christmas season shopping myths. Darren explores the arguments for using artificial Christmas trees vs real ones.</p>
<p class="p1">Darren talks about bad stats in science. Jon looks into ley lines. Elan finds out whether anyone got an A on a philosophy exam by writing only one word.</p>
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