TRC 327: Racial Disparity + Perception Quiz + The Cheerleader Effect

spartan-cheerleadersThis week’s show is #1!  Dina stirs the melting pot and gives us a taste of racial disparity as it relates to education, employment, and the penal system, Darren tests our knowledge of key social issues in our own backyard, and Cristina kicks in with a segment about The Cheerleader Effect. Goooooooo TRC!

 

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TRC #326: Bates Method + Outlet Malls + Does Roomba Map a Room + Hope & Resurrection

Sale-SignsThis week’s awesome episode kicks off with Pat focusing on The Bates Method. Cristina shops for facts about outlet malls, while Adam cleans up with a segment about Roombas. Lastly, Darren raises our awareness with a recent troubling news story.

 

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TRC #325: Cells On A Plane + Effective Donating Revisited + Sad Music

sadmusicbabyOn this week’s show, Adam rings in about whether we really have to turn off cell phones on a plane, Darren contributes by revisiting effective donating, and Cristina conducts a minor segment about why we listen to sad music when we’re sad.

 

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TRC #324: Serial Killer Myths + Name That: Weights and Measures + Is Chocolate Poison To Dogs?

tablespoonchocolateAnother great episode!   First Cristina slays a few misconceptions about serial killers, next Pat sizes up the panel’s knowledge about weights and measures with another game of ‘name that.’   Lastly, Adam sniffs out the truth about dogs and chocolate.

 

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TRC #323: Mashup Episode: SkyMall + Mattress Doubles In Weight + Almond Joy’s Got Nuts

laugh-now-cry-later-10Elan is your DJ for this “humour” themed mash-up episode.   Unfortunately it is also his last appearance as a regular panelist on the podcast.

 

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TRC #322: Fewer Kids Trick or Treating? + SFoSF: Coffee + BDSM Illegal? + Losing Elan

hallocoffeeThe TRC boys deliver another great show with Adam kicking things off by slaughtering myths around trick or treating.  Elan challenges the guys to a java-fuelled science fact or science fiction while Darren dominates a segment about the legalities around BDSM.

 

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TRC #321: Ebola + Google Traffic + Sexy Ebola Nurse Costume

sexy-breaking-bad-costume-ideaOn this week’s show, Darren explores whether it’s time to hit the panic button on Ebola, Adam navigates us through how Google Traffic really works, and Pat examines whether the Sexy Ebola Nurse Costume is a trick.

 

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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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