Penn & Teller, the ‘bad boys of magic’ known for exposing exactly how magic tricks are done, take it to the masses in this hot Showtime series.
Penn and Teller not only investigate how frauds, cons, charlatans and even officials in government operate, but they offer it with an easy to understand step by step discovery.
In past episodes, the myth of lack of landfill space on the planet made for heated debates everywhere. Undercover, hidden camera reports are included in the series with the typical Penn & Teller humor added. While Penn (the one who not just talks, but frequently yells) slams the scams and exposes the truth behind the media and hard sell, he seems genuinely concerned about protecting people from untruths. Even though a staunch atheist, he is gentle and even compassionate when addressing the frauds that abound in the religious realm, including faith healers and miracle makers.
The series is peppered with nudity, foul language and possibly some of their own motivations, but it’s informative, innovative and most certainly one of the most ‘real’ of reality shows.
When an article in a British medical journal made a link between the MMR vaccine and the rise in autism, it eventually built into a criticism of vaccinations from parents. Unfortunately, this paranoia has clouded the fact that the evidence was conducted unethically with no actual basis for its claims. And with ignorant spokespeople not bothering to investigate the science of immunization, there maybe a much greater threat: the spread of the diseases the vaccines were designed to stop in the first place.
Recaps5x5: Exorcism recap
: Join Penn & Teller as they battle Satan... and win. They visit three modern day American exorcists who perform their versions of the classic demonic exorcism with jaw- dropping results. Plus, the "The Black Pope," the leader of the Church of Satan, talks to us while feeding breadcrumbs to pigeons... read more.