TRC: Special Announcement

big-newsThe TRC crew is taking a well deserved week off however we wanted to share some news with you.   Producer Pat offers a short explanation about why you may have noticed some recent changes on the podcast.   Have a listen!

 

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TRC #405: Spoon Bending 101 + Hillary vs. Bernie + Changing O Canada

Ev5UxThis week, Cristina gives us the scoop on a spoon bending workshop at the University of Alberta using nothing but the power of her mind. Darren looks behind the Hillary vs. Bernie democratic race to parse out the facts. Finally, Adam shows his patriotism by looking at the history of our anthem O Canada and the movement to make the lyrics gender-neutral.

 

 

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TRC #404: Lunar Effect + Name That: Apollo Missions + Are The Stars We See Dead?

Aldrin_Apollo_11This week’s show is all about space! Cristina looks into a listener email questioning whether the lunar cycle somehow influences human behaviour. Next, Pat delivers another game of Name That, testing the panel’s knowledge of the Apollo missions. Lastly, Adam checks out yet another listener email about whether the stars we see at night are so old that many of them are dead.

 

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TRC #403: Lamb Of God Vs Joel Osteen + ElbowGate + Dogs Detect Low Blood Sugar?

ElbowgateOn this week’s show, Pat looks into social media posts suggesting that heavy metal band, Lamb of God, received an award from televangelist Joel Osteen.  Next Darren digs into ElbowGate, where the Canadian Prime Minister is accused of manhandling Gordon Brown and elbowing Ruth-Ellen Brosseau.   Lastly, Adam examines claims that dogs can detect low blood sugar in people with diabetes.

 

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TRC #402: Helping Or Hurting Wildlife? + Is Uber A Scam? + Did A Teen Find A Lost Mayan City?

bison2On this week’s show, Darren examines recent stories about people who put a baby bison in their car in Yellowstone National Park.  Next, Cristina does the math on how much Uber drivers really make.   Last, Adam fact checks headlines claiming that a Quebec teenager found a lost Mayan city.

 

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TRC #401: Did Apple Steal Your Music? + Disaster Relief + Catterbox

maxresdefaultOn this week’s show, Pat looks into a recent story making the rounds on the internet about Apple stealing your music. Next, Darren revisits the best way to give during a disaster on the heels of the Fort McMurray wildfires. Finally, Adam talks about…what else? Cats! Is there really a new cat collar that will translate your cat’s meows? Collar me skeptical.

 

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TRC #400: Panel Questions + Do Dogs Hate Hugs? + Alberta Toddler Meningitis Case

hug1In celebration of our 400th episode, we take on a couple of listener questions.  Then Adam looks into whether your dog really hates it when you give them a hug. Lastly Cristina leads the panel in a discussion about the recent conviction of two Alberta parents who were found guilty in their 19-month-old son’s death from meningitis.

 

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TRC #399: Free Throw Distraction + Differentiating Science From Pseudoscience + Do Politicians Keep Promises

flow-stateThe whole crew is back together.  First Pat examines whether fans can affect the outcome of  basketball games by distracting players who are taking free throws.   Next Darren looks into the demarcation problem in the philosophy of science.  Lastly Cristina checks up on how well politicians do with keeping their campaign promises.

 

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TRC #398: The Physics of Superheroes + Name That: High School Edition + Green Moon

superheroscienceWhile Adam is galavanting in Europe, “Physics Commando” Barry Panas joins the crew to school us on the physics of superheroes. Pat discovers who showed up in class with a game of Name That: High School Quiz Edition. Finally, Darren investigates whether there’s any truth to a claim making the rounds on the internet about a rare green moon.

 

 

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TRC #397: Star Wars Droids with Jim Davies + Misleading Terms In Psych Fields + Star Wars Myths

bb8Friend of the show Jim Davies joins us this week to explore our psychology, and often conflicted feelings, about droids in the Stars Wars universe. Cristina schools us in terms often misused when reporting psychological science. Finally, Adam rounds out this week’s Geek factor by debunking some popular Star Wars myths.

 

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