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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 #531: Lincoln Memorial Incident + Puffery + Bohemian Rhapsody & Brian May

It’s a brand new TRC! First, Darren looks at the backlash over a recent confrontation between protesters and school kids at the Lincoln Memorial. Cristina examines ‘puffery’ and its implications in the world of advertising. Pat rounds out the show … Continue reading

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TRC #508: Politicians Use Songs Without Permission? + Plastic Straws and the Great Pacific Garbage Patch + Wear Sunscreen

Cristina looks into whether politicians can use a song without first obtaining the artist’s permission.  The answer may surprise you. Next, Adam looks into the great Pacific garbage patch and whether banning plastic straws is the answer. Lastly, Darren brings … Continue reading

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TRC #475: Age Of Consent + Elections Signs + ‘Allah’ Found At Viking Burial Site?

Given the troubling sexual harassment and assault allegations in the news involving minors, Darren takes a look at age of consent laws worldwide. Cristina fields a Checker’s question regarding whether election campaign signs have any measurable impact on voter share. … Continue reading

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TRC #472: Blue Moonlight In Movies? + Halloween Myths + Fake Melania Trump?

On this week’s show, Darren wonders: why do filmmakers colour grade moonlight to be blue? Next, Cristina explores Halloween folklore vs Halloween facts.  Lastly, Adam asks: is there a Melania Trump double or doppelganger out there pretending to be her … Continue reading

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TRC #460: Sam Harris vs Scott Adams On Trump + Highway Signs + Consequences Of Animal Activism

This week Darren gives us an impassioned critical overview of a recent interview on Waking Up with Sam Harris featuring Dilbert creator Scott Adams who makes a case for Trump. Cristina looks into how businesses get their logos on those … Continue reading

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TRC #448: Justin Trudeau & Cupping + Ask An Astronomer ft Dr. Stuart Robbins + Duct Tape

What’s up, Checkers! This week, Adam takes a closer look at cupping therapy after Prime Minister Trudeau is spotted doing an interview with cup-shaped bruises on his arms. Our favo(u)rite resident astronomer Dr. Stuart Robbins joins the crew to explain … Continue reading

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TRC #424: Harambe For President? + Moving To Canada + Trump Predictions

Pat kicks off The Reality Check’s first post-US election show looking into claims that voters may have thrown off the election results by voting Harambe 2016. Adam gives any disgruntled American friends the 411 on how to move to Canada. … Continue reading

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TRC #421: US Election Polls + Fake Academic Papers + Plain Cigarette Packaging

Darren kicks off the show by taking a look at election polls and their real-world margin of error. Next, Pat digs into predatory publishers and fake academic articles. Lastly, Adam fans the flames on the debate around the effectiveness of … Continue reading

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TRC #409: Melania Trump vs Science + Pokemon Go + Our Mathematical Universe

Cristina takes us back to high school to explore the probability that Melania Trump plagiarized part of Michelle Obama’s 2008 Democratic convention speech. Adam travels across the land searching far and wide to debunk recent news stories about Pokémon Go. … Continue reading

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