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The Reality Check: Episodes

<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>
<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>
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