Season 1 Episodes

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Environmental Hysteria

Season 1, Episode 13 - Air Date: 4/18/2003
Here Penn & Teller explore the truth behind fears about global warming, air quality, water quality, acid rain, species extinction, and take a look at Greenpeace's activities.
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Ouija Boards / Near Death Experiences

Season 1, Episode 12 - Air Date: 4/1/2003
There's a physiological explanation that debunks it all. We'll switch the letters around on the board and see how the "spirits" like that!
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Eat This!

Season 1, Episode 11 - Air Date: 4/4/2003
Penn & Teller will try to prove that many diet products and diet claims are complete nonsense. Also, a look at the obsession with products that claim to be healthier for you such as organic foods, fat free foods, etc.
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Season 1, Episode 10 - Air Date: 3/28/2003
We'll attend a class in "remote viewing," a form of ESP that is all the rage. We'll test the teacher and the students to reveal that the "hits" they get are so vague, it's all nonsense.
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Season 1, Episode 9 - Air Date: 3/21/2003
Motivational speakers, books, videos, relationship seminars, do they really help? We'll take a look.
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Season 1, Episode 8 - Air Date: 3/14/2003
This episode takes a look into a Georgia school board debate about whether or not they should teach what's in the Bible about the creation of living things.
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Feng Shui / Bottled Water

Season 1, Episode 7 - Air Date: 3/7/2003
Penn & Teller put three Feng Shui home consultants to the test and feature a visit to a Feng Shui hairstylist.
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Sex, Sex, Sex

Season 1, Episode 6 - Air Date: 2/28/2003
This show checks out penis and breast enlargement products, techniques and myths. Also aphrodisiacs: do they work?
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Second Hand Smoke / Baby Bullshit

Season 1, Episode 5 - Air Date: 2/21/2003
We'll go to a hearing in NYC, where the dangers of second-hand smoke, and legislating human behavior, is being hotly debated and stage a hidden-camera sting that shows just how rabid people are about this topic.
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End of the World

Season 1, Episode 4 - Air Date: 2/14/2003
A look at "The Sky is Falling" people from Nostradamus and his misinterpreted quatrains, to the "Left Behind" publishing phenomenon, to various crackpot rapture groups.
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Alien Abductions

Season 1, Episode 3 - Air Date: 2/7/2003
This show features three days spent at a UFO convention and a visit to an alien abduction group therapy session.
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Alternative Medicine

Season 1, Episode 2 - Air Date: 1/31/2003
A look at chiropractic medicine, reflexology, magnet therapy,and a trip to an alternative medicine fair that ends in a "sting" operation at a crowded mall.
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Talking to the Dead

Season 1, Episode 1 - Air Date: 1/24/2003
A look into the practices of popular psychics of today reveals how those who claim to be in contact with the dead are actually performing an age-old trick called "cold reading.