TRC #315: Grounding Mats + Sweetener vs. Cocaine + Tooth Colour

trcThe core group of 4 is back together again to bring you another dose of premium skeptical content in episode 315 of The Reality Check. Elan leads things off by exploring the health claims of grounding mats. Next Adam analyzes yet another study comparing  cocaine to sweetener. Darren closes out the show by answering what colour our teeth should be.

 

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TRC #314: Parasites & Multiple Sclerosis + How Big Is The Universe? + Tim Hortons Cup Sizes

timcupsEpisode 314 has not one but TWO guests!   First Dina tells us all about parasites, multiple sclerosis and clinical trials.   Next Dana takes a look at the vastness of the universe.  Lastly, Adam investigates a viral video about cup sizes from Tim Hortons.

 

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TRC #313: Mashup Episode: Canned Food Drives + Blowing In Nintendo Cartridges + Van Halen M&Ms

mash-upMost of the crew gets a much deserved week off while Pat provides a mash-up of segments based on the theme of “firsts.”   We would love to get your feedback on whether you liked the format!  Let us know at:  info@trcpodcast.com

 

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TRC #312: Gamer Stats – Adult Women Vs Teenage Boys + Deer + Puff The Magic Dragon Is About Pot?

puff-dragon-sizedEpisode 312 is all that and more!  First Adam frags some headlines claiming that adult women gamers outnumber teenage boy gamers.   Next Pat hunts for the facts to answer a listener’s questions about deer.  Lastly Darren clears the smoke on whether Puff The Magic Dragon is about marijuana.

 

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TRC #311: Suicide + Small vs. Big Meals + Sharks Smelling Blood

finding-nemoEpisode 311 of The Reality Check is really amazing. Darren leads it off with a discussion about some misconceptions people have about suicide. Next, Elan looks into whether you should eat 3 regular meals a day or multiple small meals. Adam closes things out by answer whether it’s true that sharks can smell blood from a long distance away.

 

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TRC #310: Vanity Awards + Afghan 9/11 Awareness + Jackie Mitchell

310awardpicThis episode of The Reality Check is the best piece of content on the internet. Pat leads things off by going in depth into his investigation of a vanity award scam. Next Darren discusses if people in Afghanistan know about the events of 9/11. Finally Elan answers whether it’s true that a 17 year old woman named Jackie Mitchell struck out Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig consecutively.

 

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TRC #309: WWI Myths + Great Outdoors Game + Toasting to Avoid Poisoning

cheers1With Darren away at a conference, former TRC host Jon Abrams steps in to take over the hosting duties for episode 309 of The Reality Check, and leads things off with a segment where he discusses a number of World War 1 myths. Next, Elan leads a game of Science Fact or Science Fiction: Great Outdoors Edition. Adam closes things out by looking into the origin of toasting glasses comes from people trying to avoid getting poisoned.

 

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TRC #308: Crossfit + SETI + Dogs And Ice Water

SETI-radio-arrayEpisode 308 is here.   First Darren tries to work out whether Crossfit is suing scientists.   Next Adam searches for answers in reply to a listener’s email about the search for extraterrestrial intelligence (SETI).   Lastly, Pat pours over evidence on whether or not it is safe for dogs to drink ice water.

 

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TRC #307: Bananas and Fishing + Deer Whistles + Air Bud + Alcohol in Ontario

No_BananasThe core four are back together for the best 307th episode of any podcast ever! Pat leads things off with a superstition he learned about on his vacation regarding fishing and bananas. Next, Elan answers a listener email about deer whistles and whether they actually work. This is followed by an in-depth fact-checking of the movie Air Bud by Adam. Darren closes things out by informing the world how alcohol sales work in Ontario.

 

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TRC #306: Facebook Mood Manipulation Study + Steven Spielberg Dinosaur Hunter + Wage Gap Between Sexes

Director Steven Spielberg with TriceratopsWith Pat away for the second week in a row, the gang calls in the big guns in the form of public health and stats professional Dina Tsirlin to sub in. Darren leads off the show by answering if Facebook deliberately made people sad and what, if anything, was learned. Next Adam discusses the odd reactions some people had to a photo of Steven Spielberg beside a triceratops. Dina closes things out by answering a listener email about whether there is a wage gap between men and women.

 

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