Category Archives: The Reality Check Episodes

TRC #581: Should You Try DIY Sanitizer? + Science x Sonic The Hedgehog + Naming COVID-19

Cristina looks into the proliferation of homemade hand sanitizer tutorials and whether it’s safe to even be promoting the practice. Adam brings us a segment he planned to do during TRC’s live show at Toronto Comicon this year…from a safe … Continue reading

Posted in The Reality Check Episodes | Leave a comment

TRC #580: COVID-19 Vs Flu + WHO COVID-19 Mythbusting + Toilet Paper Shortage?

How is everyone holding up out there? This week the whole crew is back…sort of. Darren tapes solo from his post-travel quarantine to bring us an in-depth look at COVID-19 versus the seasonal flu. Cristina shares some recent COVID-19 mythbusting … Continue reading

Posted in The Reality Check Episodes | 1 Comment

TRC #579: Mad Mike’s Rocket Crash + Mercury Precession x General Relativity + Revealed Preferences

With half the crew in isolation, we take a reprieve from coronavirus news. First, Adam digs into headlines about daredevil “Mad Mike” Hughes who died in a homemade rocket accident intended to “prove” the Earth is flat. One of our … Continue reading

Posted in The Reality Check Episodes | 1 Comment

TRC #578: Does 9-1-1 need 9-1-1? + Why Is Bagged Milk A Canadian Thing? + Keeping Up With Coronavirus

Producer Pat schools us on 9-1-1 and emergency numbers worldwide after a personal experience dealing with a medical emergency opens his eyes. Cristina finds a way to tie the Toronto Raptors into her segment, when she looks into why bagged … Continue reading

Posted in The Reality Check Episodes | 1 Comment

TRC #577: Talking Close Relationships with Dr. Cheryl Harasymchuk

Just in time for Valentine’s Day! Dr. Cheryl Harasymchuk is an Associate Professor at Carleton University in the Department of Psychology. She runs the “Positive Activities in Intimate Relationships Lab.” Adam and Darren sit down for a fascinating chat with … Continue reading

Posted in The Reality Check Episodes | Leave a comment

TRC #576: 10,000 Steps? + Transgender Violence A U.S. Epidemic? + The Master Algorithm

Cristina flexes her critical thinking muscles and investigates the legitimacy of why 10,000 steps a day is promoted as the magical number to stay healthy and fit. Adam looks at statistics to check claims that fatal anti-transgender violence is a … Continue reading

Posted in The Reality Check Episodes | 1 Comment

TRC #575: Impeachment + Future Of Work + Placenta-eating?

Producer Pat kicks off the show by clearing up some misconceptions about impeachment and looking at what it means to be impeached. Darren looks into the future of work and the key game changers covered in a report by foresight … Continue reading

Posted in The Reality Check Episodes | Leave a comment

TRC #574: Year End Wrap Up

Happy New Year, Checkers! The crew rings in the first show of 2020 with a laughter-filled look back at last year. First, a little navel gazing while we chat about our favourite segments. Next, Producer Pat challenges the panel to … Continue reading

Posted in The Reality Check Episodes | 2 Comments

TRC #573: Arizona Vortex + Home Alone Booby Traps + ‘The Devastating Consequences Of Urban Violence’ Overview

Darren sucks us into a segment about vortexes after a recent trip to Arizona leaves him scratching his head over their mystical ‘enhanced energy’ claims. Cristina looks behind the movie magic in “Home Alone” using science to assess the real … Continue reading

Posted in The Reality Check Episodes | Leave a comment

TRC #572: Blue Light Lens Mania + Donating Effectively + Marie Kondo’s Store

Cristina set her focus on some dubious sales pitches being made about blue light filtering lenses. Next, with Giving Tuesday right around the corner, Darren talks to us about giving to charities effectively.  Adam closes out the show with a … Continue reading

Posted in The Reality Check Episodes | Leave a comment