TRC #338: Stradivarius Debate + SFoSF Inventions + How To Predict The Future On The Internet

unnamed-1Dubrofsky’s back! Elan drops by TRC Studios this week to play co-host and examine whether a Stradivarius violin lives up to its reputation. Pat tests our knowledge of inventions with a game of “Science Fact or Science Fiction”. Finally, Adam explains how anyone can flawlessly make predictions on the internet.

 

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TRC #337: Women In Science + Brian Tomasik on Wild Animal Suffering Part 2 + Blue Blood

likeagirlWith Adam at the helm this week, we kick off with a segment from Cristina highlighting the challenges women face forging a path in Science-related fields, we feature part 2 of our interview with guest Brian Tomasik about Wild Animal Suffering and finally, Adam sheds some light on why our veins look blue.
 

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TRC #336: American Sniper + Brian Tomasik on Wild Animal Suffering + Rent-To-Own

squirrelsniperWith Cristina filling in as host, Adam slings a segment about the real story behind American Sniper, while guest Brian Tomasik opens our eyes to Wild Animal Suffering in part 1 of 2 interview segments. Finally (last yet again…) Pat crunches the real math of Rent-To-Own business models, shocking Adam and Cristina in the process.
 

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TRC #335: Meditation + Name That: Anatomy Edition + V-Steam & Gwyneth Paltrow

gwynethWhen Darren’s away, the panel will play! On this week’s show, guest host Dina reflects on claims surrounding Meditation, Pat tests our knowledge of Anatomy with another edition of Name That, and Cristina blows off steam regarding the recent controversial blog post on Gwyneth Paltrow’s lifestyle blog Goop.  But first…a parody in Ms. Paltrow’s honour.  Enjoy!
 

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TRC #334: Blasphemy in Canada + Why Allergy Myths Persist + Does Cake Mix Really Need an Egg?

imagesOn this week’s fun and fact-filled show, Darren kicks things off swearing Blasphemy is alive and well in Canada. Cristina breaks out in a segment about why debunked allergy myths continue to persist.  Lastly, Adam mixes it up by asking if adding an egg to boxed cake mixes is a marketing ploy.

 

 

 

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TRC #333: Cali Causes Cancer? + Talking Transgender + The Most Bombed Country is…

genderneutralAdam is back from his vacation/reconnaissance mission in California where he investigates why everything in the State purports to cause cancer or birth defects. Pat addresses gender identity in an interview with friend of the show Sebastien LeBel. Lastly, Darren drops the question, “Which is the most bombed country on Earth?”  The answer may surprise you…

 

 

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TRC #332: Wind Chill + Bad Pharma Overview + Does Bottled Water Expire?

wind-chillEven with Adam away, TRC delivers! Cristina blows in with an interesting breakdown of the Wind Chill Index, while Darren probes the book “Bad Pharma” by British physician and academic Ben Goldacre.  Finally, Pat flushes out the truth behind why bottled water has an expiration date.

 

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TRC #331: Bad Luck & Cancer + Annual Predictions + Sushi & Wasabi

futurecrystalballHappy New Year from TRC!  On this week’s episode, Darren doubles down on whether cancer is mostly the result of bad luck, while Adam looks into his crystal ball for our Annual Predictions. Pat rounds out the show with the raw facts on sushi and wasabi and rings in 2015’s inaugural episode with some ‘Rap Bravado’. Check it…

 

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TRC #330: The Fourth Annual Holiday Parody Spectacular

pandcWith half of the regular TRC crew off for the holidays, Pat and Cristina hijack the show for a fourth year running and revisit some of the best parodies and highlights of the year.

 

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TRC #329: Murder Down Under + Cake or Death + The Sitting Dead + #HomicideTheNorth

christmas_grim_reaper_ornament_roundThe Reality Check panel delivers a morbidly merry episode this holiday season! Pat goes down under to see if Adelaide is worthy of its ‘murder capital’ rep, while Cristina presents the odds of dying on your birthday. Next, Adam relaxes into a segment about the dangers of sitting, and Darren investigates recent homicide rates in Canada.

 

 

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