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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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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