TRC #293: Jenny McCarthy Isn’t Anti Vax? + Blast Processing + Darren’s Charity Update + Are Bats Blind?

Genesis-2Episode 293 of The Reality Check is action packed!   First Pat looks at whether Jenny McCarthy’s claims that she isn’t an anti vaxxer hold up.   Next special guest Sean Corse (aka Sean Orange) of the Famicom Dojo podcast joins the crew to answer a listener request about ‘Blast Processing.’   Darren then provides an update on the charitable campaign he started last year.   Lastly Elan looks into whether bats are actually blind.

 

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TRC #292: Are Parents Less Happy? + Is AA Effective? + Books At Harvard Bound In Human Skin

skepticalbaby2Episode 292 of The Reality Check is here!  First Darren examines whether parents are more or less happy than people without children.   Next Elan looks into the whether or not Alcoholics Anonymous is effective.   Lastly Adam takes on claims that Harvard has books in their library which are bound in human skin.   Pat just looks for opportunities to mention that he is quitting smoking.

 

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TRC #291: Mozi-Q + Does Rain Melt Snow + Cutting Boards

boardIf you don’t listen to episode 291 of The Reality Check you’ll probably regret it for the rest of your life. Pat leads off the show with a skeptical look at the product Mozi-Q which is a pill that claims to be a mosquito repellent. Next, Adam answers a listener question about whether or not rain melts snow. Darren closes out the show with an examination of what’s better between wood and plastic cutting boards.

 

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TRC #290: Smoking and Lung Cancer + Dogs Sensing Magnetic fields + Diet and Acne + Patterson Best Selling Author

dogPat starts things off by Reality Checking a  remark from a previous episode that it’s unlikely to get lung cancer if you’ve never smoked. Adam then looks into if dogs can sense magnetic fields. Next Elan answers a listener question regarding whether eating chocolate causes acne. Darren closes out the show by answering whether it’s true that James Patterson is a best selling author.

 

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TRC #289: Malaysian Flight 370 + Congruence Bias + Who is Dankey Kang?

hqdefaultThe Four Horsemen of the Skeptpocalypse are back with another fun and interesting episode for number 289. Darren leads things off with an analysis of the media coverage of the missing Malaysian Flight 370. Next Elan re-opens fallacy/bias school with an overview of congruence bias and how it affects our daily lives. Adam closes out the show by answering if someone really wrote the words “Dankey Kang” as an answer to a clue on Jeopardy.

 

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TRC #288: Is Andy Kaufman Dead + Fish Fridays + Sheri’s Berries

andy_kaufman_lEpisode 288 of The Reality Check is a prime example of why podcasting was invented. Elan leads off the show with an exploration into the claim that Andy Kaufman is still alive. Next, Adam answers whether or not there is a conspiracy by fishermen that has led to many people eating fish on Fridays. Pat closes out the show with a segment on a factual misrepresentation in ads for Sheri’s Berries.

 

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TRC #287: Open Concept Offices + Name That Smoking Edition + Alcohol to Sterilize Wound

WorkIt’s time for your weekly dose of skepticism with episode 287 of The Reality Check. Adam leads things off by looking into open concept offices and whether or not they deliver all of the productivity boosts that are claimed. Next, Pat leads a spirited game of Name That with questions on the topic of smoking. Darren closes out the show by answering the question of whether or not you should use alcohol to sterilize a wound.

 

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TRC #286: Review Of ‘Moral Tribes’ + Bribing Kids and Grades + Three Felonies A Day?

cash-for-grades1Episode 286 is here!    First the gang discusses the book ‘Moral Tribes’ by Joshua Greene.   Next Elan looks into whether bribing kids leads to better school grades.   Lastly Adam looks into whether we commit three felonies a day.

 

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TRC #285: Raelians and Clitoral Restoration + Planning Your Own Death 2 + Drinking Fluids For Cold

DSC_9710With the full crew in attendance, episode 285 of The Reality Check delivers some top notch skeptical content. Adam starts things off by looking into the Raelian movement and their clitoral restoration efforts. Next, Pat brings us the second half of his journey into how to plan for your own death. Elan closes out the show by answering a listener voicemail about drinking fluids when you’re sick.

 

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TRC #284: Planning Your Own Death + Yawning + Does Chocolate Contain Insects

Yawning Humor fun pictures (45)With Adam away the gang is short-staffed for episode 284 but still deliver the goods! Pat leads things off with a very interesting segment about planning for your own death. Elan then answers a listener question about yawning. Darren ends the show with a segment about if chocolate contains insects.

 

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