Author Archives: Pat

TRC #556: Talking Irish Famine Myths With Professor Buzzkill

This week we bring you a special episode after an Irish listener writes in and asks us to fact-check myths surrounding the Irish Famine. Luckily friend of the show, historian and author Joe Coohill, literally wrote the book on Ireland. … Continue reading

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TRC #555: Quantum Uncertainty + Lost NASA Tapes? + Storming Area 51

Your fave fact-checking crew is back with a new show! First, Darren kicks things off by most certainly looking at quantum uncertainty…or not…or both. Next, Cristina celebrates the 50th anniversary of Apollo 11’s historic moon landing by probing whether a … Continue reading

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TRC #554: Talking Flat Earth With Stuart Robbins And Ed Robertson

Not your typical episode of The Reality Check. We bring you a conversation with friends of the show Dr. Stuart Robbins and Ed Robertson.  We discussed conspiracy theories and Ed’s recent run in with a flat earther. Stuart is a … Continue reading

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TRC #553: Talking Germs with Jason Tetro

This week we bring you an interview with Jason “The Germ Guy” Tetro which was recorded earlier this month. Jason is a researcher in microbiology and immunology. He is a best selling author of “The Germ Code” and “The Germ … Continue reading

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TRC #552: Surprising Loch Ness Proof? + Drake Curse + Where Does Space Begin?

Adam dives deep into recent headlines suggesting that the Loch Ness monster could possibly be real based on some murky DNA research. Cristina throws her hands in the air and tries to set the record straight on the alleged Drake, … Continue reading

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TRC #551: Talking Brain Tumours With Dr. Stuart Farrimond

Stuart has been on the show many times discussing food science and food myths but this interview is different. Some Checkers may not know that the Doctor before his name is because he is a medical doctor.  Two days before … Continue reading

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TRC #550: Did NBA’er Manute Bol Coin ‘My Bad’? + Unmarried People Happier? + Fortnite Vs The Doppler Effect

Cristina kicks off the show with a basketball related myth in honour of her beloved Toronto Raptors; did NBA legend Manute Bol really coin the phrase ‘My Bad’? As the only TRC co-host who is not married, Darren scrutinizes an … Continue reading

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TRC #549: Forever Fries & Onion Tears With Dr. Stuart Farrimond + Name That: British Food Edition

Our favourite Food Scientist is back to tackle some of your most pressing food-related questions. Ever find a 3 week old fry under a car seat? Stuart breaks down why fast food seems to last forever without going bad. Next, … Continue reading

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TRC #548: Presidential War On Press? + Science Proves Hip Hop Is Most Influential Genre? + Energy Costs Vs Waste

Darren kicks off the show dropping a bombshell on the panel when he looks into reporting around the U.S. government seizing records for phone lines assigned to the Associated Press  and its journalists. Cristina finds out if we can prove … Continue reading

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TRC #547: What Is A SIN? + Global Population Growth + Sonic Doll Made Of Human Skeleton?

This week Pat looks at the Social Insurance Number, what it is and who can ask for it. Darren ponders how many humans there are now, how many there were and how many there will be. Adam checks out rumours … Continue reading

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