TRC #351: DNR Revisited + Penile Duplication + Vulcan Salute & Death Grip

neildegrasse (1)Pat kicks off this week’s show revisiting an older segment on DNR with some new information about the mortality rate in DNR patients. Darren looks into the phenomenon of men having more than one penis. Finally, Adam hands us a segment about the interesting origin of the Vulcan Salute and the Death Grip myth.
 

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TRC #350: Ontario’s Sex-Ed Curriculum + Magic School Bus Meme + Medical Procedures You May Not Need

abstinence-only-sex-ed (1)Hello TRC’ers! This week’s show is a veritable potpourri of topics! Darren studies Ontario’s new Sex-Ed Curriculum and addresses its critics. Adam tackles the meme keeping us all up at night…did the kids from Magic School Bus grow up to be Captain Planet’s Planeteers? Lastly, Cristina dissects some commonly prescribed medical procedures that we may not actually need.

 

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TRC #348: Earth-Sized Exoplanets + Name That: Which Came First + Israeli Stamps In Passports

israel-passport-stampDr. Stuart Robbins from Exposing PseudoAstronomy is back to discuss the search for Earth-sized exoplanets.  Pat then leads the crew in another game of Name That and lastly Darren looks into whether an Israeli stamp in passports can affect travel to Arab and Muslim countries.

 

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TRC #347: Nepal Disaster Relief + Fecal Transplants + Diamonds + Star Trek Red Shirts

adamstartrekDarren touches on recent events in Nepal and offers suggestions on how to help during disaster relief efforts. Guest host Dina drops a segment we can all get behind regarding promising research around fecal transplants, aka transpoosions.  Next up, Adam goes where no TRC segment has gone before…does wearing a red shirt on Star Trek equal impending doom? Finally, Cristina shines a light on why diamonds are really nobody’s friend.

 

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TRC #346: The Grape Ice Cream Debate + QRay Wellness Bracelets + Things Women Couldn’t Do Before The 70’s + Eye Floaters

rosierivet2What a jam-packed show! After kicking things off with a beloved TV show theme parody, Pat dips into a long standing myth about grape ice cream, while Adam breaks down QRay Wellness Bracelet claims. Cristina highlights how far women have come since the 70’s and Darren dissects eye floaters. Can you guess the TV theme parody this week? Email us!
 

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TRC #345: Trigger Warnings + Food Labelling + Poland’s Enigma Code Breakers

Image converted using ifftoanyOn this week’s show, Darren explores trigger warnings, how they’re used, and whether they should be. Cristina bites into a segment about misleading product claims and food labelling. Finally, Pat takes on a listener’s suggestion to tap into Poland’s Enigma Code Breakers.

 

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TRC #344: Animal Memory + Name That: Random Technology Quiz + The Humidex

level1july303Just in time for the weekend!  First Adam attempts to recall whether or not animals have memory, next Pat tests your knowledge of random technology with another game of ‘name that’ and lastly Cristina gets the crew to work up a sweat about the humidex.

 

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TRC #343: Voluntourism + Higher Thread Counts + Sleepwalking 101

2032116-skeeowakHappy Spring Equinox! Darren kicks off the show by exposing the disturbing downside of well-intentioned Voluntourism. Cristina lays out the truth behind whether higher thread counts are really indicative of bed sheet quality. Finally, Adam stirs the panel with an in-depth segment about Sleepwalking.
 

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TRC #342: Talking Pluto with Dr. Stuart Robbins + Name That: Grade 9 Edition + Arsenic Levels in California Wines

pluto-lolcatGuest panelist Dr. Stuart Robbins from “Exposing PseudoAstronomy” launches this week’s show by tackling a listener’s email regarding Pluto and the IAU’s definition of a planet. Pat grades our knowledge of high school Science with a game of Name That: Grade 9 Edition. Finally, Darren dips into a recent news story claiming dangerously high levels of arsenic in California wine.

 

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