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TRC #542: Social Influencers Vs The FDA + Critical Thinking In Practice + Closest Planet To Earth?

My very excellent mother says it’s a new TRC! Cristina kicks off the show with a look at the dicey world of social influencers and sponsored medical content. Next, Darren tells us more about his trip to Egypt and considers … Continue reading

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TRC #541.5: First Image Of A Black Hole With Dr. Stuart Robbins

A little extra content for all you checkers this week! Given the recent headlines about the first image of a black hole, Pat and Cristina give our favourite astronomer a call to help us understand what it means. Dr. Stuart … Continue reading

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TRC #541: Shen Yun & Falon Gong + Is Disney On Ice? + Bad Astronomy

This week Adam looks at Shen Yun Performing Arts and investigates its ties to the Falon Gong, the Chinese Government, Communism and organ harvesting. Next, Cristina examines a longstanding notion that Walt Disney arranged to have his corpse frozen in … Continue reading

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TRC #540: What We Learned This Week Ft Greg & Mitch of AsapSCIENCE & Sidenote + Name That: Spot The Fake

This week, Greg Brown and Mitch Moffit, the dynamic duo behind the hugely successful AsapSCIENCE YouTube channel and Sidenote podcast, grace TRC’s studio for a fun and fact-filled show! Mitch kicks things off with their popular Sidenote segment, “What Did … Continue reading

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TRC #539: The Centrifuge Brain Project + Damaged Egyptian Sculpture + Police and DNA Databases

Happy Spring, Checkers! Pat kicks off the show with one of his fun deep dives and looks into a suspicious online video of an amusement park ride that has gone viral to the tune of over 100 million views. Next … Continue reading

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TRC #538: Ancient Egypt + J.D. Power Awards + Hocus Pocus

The whole crew is back on the cast this week! Fresh from his trip to Egypt and Jordan, Darren digs into some fascinating ancient Egyptian myths. After seeing car commercials lauding J.D. Power & Associates awards for the umpteenth time, … Continue reading

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TRC #537: Food Allergies with Dr. David Stukus

We are thrilled to have Dr. David Stukus back on TRC!  He tells us what the science has to say about introducing allergenic foods into an infant’s diet plus he answers some checker’s questions.  Dave is a pediatric allergy and … Continue reading

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TRC #536: Food Science with Dr. Stuart Farrimond

Dr. Stuart Farrimond is back and we are chuffed! Specializing in food science, Stuart is a former medical doctor turned science and medical writer, presenter, and educator who makes regular appearances on British TV, radio and international publications including the … Continue reading

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TRC #535: Border Walls In History with Professor Buzzkill

With Darren and Adam away, Pat and Cristina have a chat with historian and author Joe Coohill.  Better known as Professor Buzzkill from the podcast of the same name, Joe recently put out an interesting episode about border walls in … Continue reading

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TRC #534: Measles vs Anti-Vax Parents + Canada’s Forests & Carbon Emissions + Quebec Politician Falls Flat?

Cristina brings the stats and facts behind recent measles outbreaks and highlights the importance of teaching young people how to think critically. Darren explores whether Canada’s forests actually emit more carbon than they absorb. Lastly, Adam investigates whether comments about … Continue reading

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