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TRC #281: Race In Biomedical Research + Is Reality TV Real? + Skeptical Newlywed Game

It’s ladies’ night at The Reality Check!   With Darren away, the rest of the crew is joined by Cristina Roach and Dina Tsirlin.   First Dina discusses the role of race in biomedical research.   Cristina then looks at whether reality TV … Continue reading

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The Reality Check Episode 13 – Calorie Restriction, Wedding Superstitions, BPA, and Unlucky Numbers

This week Adam, Cat, Darren, Jon, and Xander discuss calorie restricted diets, wedding superstitions, bisphenol A, and the world of unlucky numbers. Due to time constraints no logical fallacy of the week was discussed. Listen now: http://media.libsyn.com/media/therealitycheck/The_Reality_Check_Ep_13_-_2008-11-06.mp3 download mp3

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The Reality Check Episode 12 – Persinger’s God Helmet and Halloween Dangers

In this ‘spooky’ halloween episode Darren, Xander, and Jon discuss if maybe Dr. Michael Persinger’s claims deserve a bit of skepticism, and we discuss the real stats behind the dangers of ‘trick or treating’. The logical fallacy of the week … Continue reading

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The Reality Check Episode 11 – Franken-foods, Acai Berries, and UK UFO Documents Revealed!

We discuss genetically modified foods (aka “franken-foods”) and find out if there’s anything to worry about, the growing in popularity Brazilian fruit called the acai (a-sa-ee), and the latest release of UFO documents from a major government (in this case … Continue reading

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The Reality Check Episode 10 – Islamic Doll, What Energy Is Essay, and Cognitive Dissonance

In this episode Adam discusses a Fisher-Price doll that apparently says some ‘shocking’ things, Darren shares with us an essay he wrote about energy (and it’s misuse), and Jonathan discusses the psychological theory of cognitive dissonance. We then finish with … Continue reading

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The Reality Check Ep 9 – Vitamin C + Chemotherapy, Maggie the Counting Dog, and Out of Body Study

On this week’s show we discuss a news report that vitamin C may interfere with chemotherapy drugs’ ability to fight cancer, a dog that can supposedly do math, and the announcement of a new study that will figure out if … Continue reading

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The Reality Check Episode 8 – Ogopogo, Bigfoot vs Politicians, and Pond Scum

On this week’s show we discuss Ogopogo (Canada’s own Loch Ness monster), the recent survey that claimed that Canadians believed that it was more likely that scientists would discover Bigfoot than politicians would keep their promises, and the health benefits … Continue reading

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The Reality Check – Episode 7 – Cancerous Cell Phones, Conspiracy Videos, and Ghosts with Rich Taste

In this episode we discuss the latest report that cell phones may cause cancer, some online conspiracy videos, and a rich guy in the UK getting scared out of his home by a poltergeist. Listen now: http://media.libsyn.com/media/therealitycheck/The_Reality_Check_Ep7_-_2008-9-25.mp3 download mp3

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The Reality Check – Episode 6 – The Placebo Effect, Science on TV, and the art of persuasion

This week we discuss the placebo effect, science in entertainment, Science Debate 2008, and the art of persuasion in politics. Listen now: http://media.libsyn.com/media/therealitycheck/Reality_Check_6_Ep_6_-_2008-09-18.mp3 download mp3

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The Reality Check – Episode 5 – Alt. Med. Primer, Aspartame, and Creatine

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