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TRC #397: Star Wars Droids with Jim Davies + Misleading Terms In Psych Fields + Star Wars Myths

Friend of the show Jim Davies joins us this week to explore our psychology, and often conflicted feelings, about droids in the Stars Wars universe. Cristina schools us in terms often misused when reporting psychological science. Finally, Adam rounds out … Continue reading

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TRC #365: Reproducibility of Psychological Science + Are Octopuses Aliens? + Happy Birthday TRC!

The Reality Check celebrates its 7th birthday! This week we’re bringin’ the science and the sci-fi with two fact-filled segments. First, Darren kicks things off with an analysis of the Reproducibility Project which looks at experimental and correlational studies published … Continue reading

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TRC #362: Simpson’s Paradox + Name That: GMO Edition + Traveller’s Diarrhea Myths

Hey TRC’ers!  While Adam is away this week, friend of the show Dallas Card joins us once again in studio to explain Simpson’s Paradox. Pat challenges the panel to another game of Name That: GMO Edition. Finally, Cristina flushes out … Continue reading

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TRC #309: WWI Myths + Great Outdoors Game + Toasting to Avoid Poisoning

With Darren away at a conference, former TRC host Jon Abrams steps in to take over the hosting duties for episode 309 of The Reality Check, and leads things off with a segment where he discusses a number of World … Continue reading

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TRC #296: Did Life On Earth Begin On Another Planet? + Foreign Aid Myths + Drinking Beer With A Straw?

The whole gang is back together and what a show!  First Adam explores whether life on earth began on another planet.   Next, Darren shares his talk from skepticamp about foreign aid myths with us.   Lastly Pat intoxicates us with a … Continue reading

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TRC #272: Rob Ford + Sleeping Twice Per Night + Vaccine Myths + George Washington Wooden Teeth

Right on schedule, we present to you episode 272 of The Reality Check. We provide a brief overview of Rob Ford and why he is still in office. Then, Adam starts off the first segment of the show with a … Continue reading

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TRC #261: Common Pregnancy Myths + Exercise and Hair Loss + Bra Burning

Cristina fills in for a vacationing Elan to tell us all about common pregnancy myths.   Pat interviews Dr. Paul McAndrews and corresponds with a couple of other dermatologists to get to the bottom of a listener request about whether exercising … Continue reading

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TRC #255: Canada Myths + Quirky Ways to Cool Down + Cesarean Section

255 Episodes in and TRC is still bringing the skepticism in a big way. The show starts off with Pat covering some commonly believed myths about our home country of Canada. Darren then presents some non-traditional ways to keep cool … Continue reading

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TRC #248: Australia Myths + Moral Thought Experiments + Elevator Mirrors

TRC #248 is ready for your listening pleasure.   Pat takes a look at some common myths about the “land down under,” Darren confuses the panel with some moral thought experiments and Adam takes a look at why there are mirrors … Continue reading

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TRC #242: Cosmetics Industry + Dinosaur Myths + Kitchen Sink vs. Toilet

With Elan unable to make the recording for episode 242 of The Reality Check, Pat’s wife Cristina stands in and delivers a great opening segment taking a skeptical look at the cosmetics industry. Next, Darren looks into a number of … Continue reading

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