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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TRC #328: Superintelligence Overview + Guinness Two-Pour + Is Grumpy Cat a ‘100-millionaire’?

2573eb42f39927c2030a247ae50fecc791d52f5f7991dd56be5cf6d4d606da0eTRC drops another informative show with some hilarious outtakes! Darren takes over the world show with an in-depth overview of Nick Bostrom’s book Superintelligence, Cristina gives us a sobering look at whether the Guinness Two-Pour is a must or a myth, and Adam brings us a purr-fectly delivered segment about Grumpy Cat that had us all in stitches.

 

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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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