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The Reality Check: Episodes

<p>Special guest Dana Peters joins the show to discuss Fuel Savers.&nbsp; Adam buzzes about bug repellent and Darren offers up the chilling facts about losing weight by eating ice.&nbsp;</p>
<p class="p1">For a very special 200th episode the TRC crew discuss their personal favourite, and least liked, segments of the past 100 episodes. They then go over any mistakes that were uttered over the previous 100 episodes. Finally, they do a recap of all the myths debunked over the previous 100 episodes.</p>
<p class="p1">In the first post-Jon episode, Elan took a shot at hosting the show. First, Darren talked about sunscreen myths, then Adam discussed why prices often end in .99, and Elan closed out the show with the myth that when you get arrested you only get 1 phone call.</p>
<p class="p1">This is the final episode with Jon as a regular co-host. Adam looks into Tommy Chong's claims that marijuana cures cancer. Elan discovers the shocking truth behind Kobe beef. Jon answers a listeners email about how to start a skeptics organization.</p>
<p class="p1">Darren finds out whether he could potentially offer up life nourishing milk himself. Jon looks into a pet theory promoted by a legendary comic book artist. Adam rants against a common misconception about HD movies.</p>
<p class="p1">Adam examines some recent evidence claiming that Amelia Earhart survived a plane crash and lived the rest of her years on a deserted island. Elan figures out what causes athletes to perform poorly in the season after they agree to appear on the cover of video games. Darren learns that the ...
<p class="p1">Elan talks about the fascinating field of science called epigenetics, is there a force other than natural selection that can change your genes? Adam looks into whether people can actually claim sanctuary in a church. Darren examines the origins of the belief that "blue is for boys and pink ...
<p class="p1">Darren explores the history of slavery, and it's surprising prevalence in today's world. Jon digs into the topic of Hollow Earth Theory. Adam looks into whether or not you can fail a drug test by eating a poppy seed bagel.</p>
<p>Adam responds to a listener that wanted to know what sort of pain animals can experience. Darren talks about efficiencies, of the energy kind. Elan debunks the myth that Tim Hortons spikes their coffee with addictive chemical.</p>
<p class="p1">Adam explores the world of modern geocentrism. Elan reads from a Sky Mall catalogue, again. Darren examines that claims behind blackle.com</p>
<p class="p1">Darren looks into the sticky issue of science paper retractions. Adam exposes the true nature behind the expiry and "best before" dates you see on food packaging. Elan dips into the myths and facts behind your car's oil changes.</p>
<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>
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