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TRC #366: Accent Bias + Electroshock Therapy + Did A Cat Take A Bullet For A Kid?

Three interesting segments this week.  First, Cristina addresses a listener email ‘aboot’ cultural stereotypes and subjective judgments based on people’s accents. Next, the gang is once again joined by Dina Tsirlin who looks into some shocking facts about electroconvulsive therapy. … Continue reading

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TRC #345: Trigger Warnings + Food Labelling + Poland’s Enigma Code Breakers

On this week’s show, Darren explores trigger warnings, how they’re used, and whether they should be. Cristina bites into a segment about misleading product claims and food labelling. Finally, Pat takes on a listener’s suggestion to tap into Poland’s Enigma … Continue reading

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TRC #339: Was Everyone In The Middle Ages Drunk? + Lie Detection + Dressgate

Former TRC host Jon Abrams returns to examine whether everyone in the Middle Ages drank liquor because water was so dirty and polluted.   Next Adam tells us the truth about lie detection.  Or does he?   Lastly Cristina pits the blue-blacks … Continue reading

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TRC #305: Null Hypothesis Significance Testing + Racist Dogs + UFO Sighting Distribution

Pat’s away but the guys still pull off one of the greatest episodes of all time with #305. Elan starts off the show with an overview of Null Hypothesis Significance Testing (NHST). P-values galore! Next, Adam looks into whether some … Continue reading

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TRC #304: Productivity Hacks + Name That Topical Edition + Sheng Long

Episode 304 of The Reality Check will likely break every podcast record ever set. Darren leads things off by analyzing some productivity hacks he read on the internet. Pat then leads a game of Name That, with a totally topical theme. … Continue reading

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TRC #303: Earlobe Creases + Is Venus The Cat A Chimera? + Why Do Our Fingers Prune?

Episode 303 of TRC is here.   First, Pat takes a ‘frank’ look into whether earlobe creases are a sign of heart disease.   Next, Adam purrrrrsues an answer to whether the beloved internet cat, Venus, is truly a chimera.   Lastly, Elan … Continue reading

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TRC #302: Female vs. Male Hurricanes + Airplane Food + Surgical Masks

The gang is fully recovered from the episode 300 celebration (301 was the hangover episode) and explodes which their best episode yet with number 302. Darren leads the way with a segment about some recent research on whether female-named hurricanes … Continue reading

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TRC #301: Finish Your Plate + Fertility Game + Turing Test News

Episode 301 of The Reality Check is the pinnacle of audio media. The show begins with Adam looking into whether parents should tell their kids to “finish their plates”. Next, Elan hosts an exciting rendition of the classic TRC game, … Continue reading

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TRC #300: Vanessa’s Law + Mistakes Were Made + Bad Student Writing + Best and Worst Segments

All four panelists are back together to celebrate 300 episodes of The Reality Check!  Pat starts us off with a look a Vanessa’s Law.   Adam then takes us through some mistakes that were made in the last 100 episodes.   Darren … Continue reading

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TRC #299: Godzilla + Book Reviews + Snuff Films

Episode 299 has arrived!   With Elan away, the rest of the crew still delivers.   First Adam looks into whether on not Godzilla could exist.  Darren then gives us not one, not two, not three but FOUR book reviews.  Lastly Pat … Continue reading

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