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Canada's weekly podcast that explores a wide range of controversies and curiosities using science and critical thinking.

The Reality Check The Reality Check

    • Natuurwetenschappen
    • 4.7 • 9 beoordelingen

Canada's weekly podcast that explores a wide range of controversies and curiosities using science and critical thinking.

    Trust U.S. Election Polls? + What Is The Red Pill + Skill Testing Questions

    Trust U.S. Election Polls? + What Is The Red Pill + Skill Testing Questions

    With the U.S. election on the horizon, can we really trust the election polls? Darren does a deep dive to find out. Next, Adam wonders what it means to ‘take the red pill’ after seeing a tweet by Elon Musk. Lastly, after Producer Pat wins a Raptors jersey in a scratch-and-win contest, Cristina ponders why he has to answer a skill-testing question before claiming the prize. 

    • 33 min.
    James Randi

    James Randi

    Yesterday we lost a giant in the critical thinking community. James Randi died at the age of 92. This is an interview with him from August 2010. Randi began his career as a magician and later devoted his life to investigating paranormal, occult and supernatural claims. He will be missed.

    • 19 min.
    Calculating The Mass Of Earth + Subway Bread Isn’t Bread?

    Calculating The Mass Of Earth + Subway Bread Isn’t Bread?

    This week we bring you two fascinating segments. First our resident planetary geophysics expert, Dr. Stuart Robbins, is back to help us with a listener email about how we calculate the mass of the earth. We also dig into the difference between weight and mass. Adam rounds out the show with a deep dive into whether an Irish court has ruled that Subway bread is not bread asking, ‘what is a sandwich anyways’?

    • 26 min.
    The ‘Benadryl Challenge’ + The Moon’s Luminosity

    The ‘Benadryl Challenge’ + The Moon’s Luminosity

    This week, we bring in the experts to bring YOU two great interviews! First, Cristina looks at the controversial ‘Benadryl challenge’ on TikTok and has a discussion with Dr. David Stukus about the potential danger of this over-the-counter medication. Dr. Stukus is a Paediatric allergy & asthma specialist and the Social Media Medical Editor for the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology. Next, our resident research scientist who studies planetary geophysics, Dr. Stuart Robbins, tells us some surprising information about the luminosity of the moon.

    • 28 min.
    Call To Cancel Netflix Over ‘Cuties’ + Is Jeff Bezos Too Rich?

    Call To Cancel Netflix Over ‘Cuties’ + Is Jeff Bezos Too Rich?

    After the huge backlash around the recent release of coming-of-age drama ‘Cuties’ on Netflix, Pat examines what this film is about. Darren rounds out the show with a deep dive on Amazon founder Jeff Bezos’ staggering wealth and wonders: is he too rich?

    • 27 min.
    Life On Venus? + David Bowie Art Hoax? + Book Reviews: Evolution, Oculus, and Google

    Life On Venus? + David Bowie Art Hoax? + Book Reviews: Evolution, Oculus, and Google

    Adam looks behind the latest headlines that suggest we may have discovered life on the planet Venus. Cristina takes us down a fun rabbit hole when she explores how David Bowie pulled off one of the biggest art hoaxes in history. Finally, Darren crushes three book reviews spanning wildly different, equally fascinating topics: ‘From Darwin to Derrida’, ‘The History of the Future: Oculus, Facebook, and the Revolution That Swept Virtual Reality’, and ‘Life After Google’.

    • 33 min.

Klantrecensies

4.7 van 5
9 beoordelingen

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Willem-Jan van Zeist ,

Great show

Always well researched en presented in a light way. Simply excellent!

Akoezie ,

Great show !!

Just finsished listening to all episodes. Took me 3 months....;-)

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