TRC #320: Bradford Hill Criteria + Cold Reading + Does The Earth Orbit The Sun?

Fortune tellerWhat a show!  First Elan loads our skeptical rifles with the Bradford Hill Criteria.   Next, special guest Julian Janes gives us an excellent overview of the dark art of cold reading.   Lastly, Darren asks does the earth really orbit the sun?

 

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TRC #319: Mothers’ Milk Vs Mothers’ Guilt + Red Wine Health Benefits + Green Eggs And Ham Banned?

greeneggsbannedCristina joins the panel to explore mothers’ milk and asks whether some breastfeeding advocates take things too far.    Next Adam examines recent news reports of the claim: red wine is better than going to the gym.   Lastly, Pat looks at whether or not the book ‘Green Eggs and Ham’ was banned.

 

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TRC #318: Do Glasses Weaken Eyes? + Smoking in Movies = R-rating + Pluto A Planet Again?

sailorplutoEven when short-staffed, the guys deliver the skepticism.   First Pat takes an arm’s length look at whether wearing glasses weakens eyes.   Next, Darren tries to get a grip on smoking in movies and its effect on ratings.   But both those segments may be dwarfed by Adam’s look into whether or not Pluto is again a planet.

 

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TRC #317: Programmer Productivity + Parody Websites + iPhone Bending

bending-iphone-wallpapers_35262_640x960Episode 317 of The Reality Check is really fantastic. Elan leads things off by looking into the claim that excellent programmers can be more than 10 times more productive than average ones. Next, Adam looks into some “parody” websites. Darren closes out the show by answering if it’s true that the iPhone 6 bends.

 

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TRC #316: Three-Breasted Woman + Name That: Cryptozoology Edition + Cow Tipping

cowtippingEpisode 316 is awesome.   First Darren covers a salacious and titillating news story about a three breasted woman.   Next Pat mystifies the panel with a new edition of “name that,” all about cryptozoology.   Lastly, Elan examines the underbelly of claims about cow tipping.

 

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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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