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The Reality Check: Episodes

<p class="p1">Jon looks at whether the science of "microexpressions" (popularized by the TV show Lie To Me) works as claimed. Darren turns his skeptical eye to the media's reporting of child homicide stats. Adam finds out if Marie Antoinette actually said "Let them eat cake".</p>
<p class="p1">Darren describes which animal provides the most calories per life. Adam looks into what Tourette Syndrome is, and what it is not. Elan wonders whether you can make someone pee the bed by putting their hand in warm water.</p>
<p class="p1">Elan covers the outrageous website "Quantum Jumping". Adam looks into a recent news item, whether the US Congress really decided to make pizza a vegetable. Darren examines the belief that twins "skip a generation".</p>
<p class="p1">Adam looks into whether glasses designed for "gamers" can actually make you better at video games. Elan talks about "radionics", a popular medical pseudoscience invented by Albert Abrams a century ago (no relation to Jon Abrams!). Darren looks into the common TV/move trope of "Are you a ...
<p class="p1">Elan talks about the cognitive bias "Fundamental Attribution Error" where people don't see situational causes for why people do what they do. Darren complains about a chain letter he received about giving yourself CPR. Adam looks into why Canada had poppy pins with green centres for so long.</p>
<p class="p1">Darren explores a recent paper that looked into if there is in fact a small group of people that control the biggest corporations, and therefore the world! Adam looks into whether the "7 billionth" person is named Caidan. Elan takes a shower and learns to not fear the flush.</p>
<p class="p1">Adam discusses whether or not black cats are at risk for abuse on Halloween. Darren looks into why humans have red blood and not blue blood. Jon takes a critical looks at what would happen if vampirism really existed, would it take over the world?</p>
<p class="p1">Darren defines and discusses consciousness. Elan looks at some data that says that maybe it's not strangers that we should be afraid of. Adam looks into who created the Gregorian calendar, was it Gregorian Monks?</p>
<p class="p1">Adam talks about Elvis, myths about what he ate, how he died, and if he died. Elan interviews the editor/founder of the new "science lifestyle" magazine Guru. Jon looks into the difference between hair and fur, the difference may surprise you!</p>
<p class="p1">Adam examines the plausibility of "gaydar". Darren review Massimo Pigliucci's book "Nonsense on Stilts". Elan then rips apart a ridiculous "chain status" from facebook.</p>
<p class="p1">Elan examines the claim that bisexuality doesn't actually exist. Adam talks all about hiccups, from their mysterious origins to their crazy "cures". Darren examines whether people should, or should not, have sex before playing sports like basketball.</p>
<p class="p1">Darren looks into the important claim that Batman never kills. Elan talks about the placebo effect's evil twin sister: The Hawthorne Effect. Jon conducts a game of Science Fiction or Science Fact about pirates, yarrr!</p>
<p class="p1">Adam explains how studios make crummy movies more attractive with bogus movie review quotes. Jon explains the history of the Illuminati and whether or not they are in control of society. Darren looks into whether there is less gravity near Hudson's Bay.</p>
<p class="p1">Adam covers the issue of the "uncanny valley", why do modern animated movies like "The Polar Express" look so creepy? Elan received a bit of hilarious pseudoscience as a daily deal in his email recently and skewers it on the show. The email of the week asks the hosts of TRC about the podcasts' ...
<p class="p1">Jon discusses recent ape movies and whether or not apes actually can talk to humans. Darren busts the myth that it takes years to digest a maraschino cherry.</p>
<p class="p1">Darren explores the most popular arguments for why it's ok to eat meat. Elan debunks the myth that you shouldn't wake up someone that is sleepwalking.</p>
<p class="p1">Elan hosts a round of "Science Fact or Science Fiction" about various English swear words. Adam discusses a recent study claiming that TV takes years off peoples' lives. Darren busts a few mosquito myths.</p>
<p class="p1">Darren explains how anti-oxidants work and whether they actually help you live longer. Elan explains the popular psychological concept of "The Prisoner's Dilemma". Adam talks about the sexuality of a couple of popular muppets.</p>
<p class="p1">Elan looks at the common belief that teams get an advantage when playing a match in their home city, the results may surprise you! Adam is a bit skeptical about a few talking animals on Youtube. Darren talks about a recent media fail involving a supposed study showing a lower IQ for Internet ...
<p class="p1">Darren covers the evidence (or lack thereof) for aspartame's supposed harms. Adam covers the latest trend in the NBA, cryotherapy, the use of experiencing cold to enhance athletic performance. Elan then looks at the claim that dentists have the highest suicide rate among professions.</p>
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