Season 8 Episodes

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Season 8, Episode 10 - Air Date: 8/12/2010
In the Season 8 finale, vaccination is considered modern medicine's greatest weapon against disease but thanks to pseudo-science and public gullibility, the debate over vaccination safety rages on.
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Season 8, Episode 9 - Air Date: 8/5/2010
Research has proven that self-esteem-building does not work. However, misguided parents, coaches and social workers are using this flawed technique to create a generation of narcissistic losers who believe that they are "special.
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Old People

Season 8, Episode 8 - Air Date: 7/29/2010
According to Penn and Teller, America's seniors are stripped of their dignity thanks to ongoing stereotypes about old people.
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Criminal Justice

Season 8, Episode 7 - Air Date: 7/22/2010
Is America's criminal justice system weighed down with bad science, ineffective methods, incompetence and corruption?
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Area 51

Season 8, Episode 6 - Air Date: 7/15/2010
Is the government hiding alien spaceships? Follow a team of UFO hunters on an overnight expedition in search of mysterious aircraft flying above a secret military facility known as Area 51.
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Easy Money

Season 8, Episode 5 - Air Date: 7/8/2010
Everyone wants to get rich quick, but are multilevel marketing schemes really the answer? Penn & Teller reveal the truth about direct-sales companies that market everything from sausages to sex toys.
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Teen Sex

Season 8, Episode 4 - Air Date: 7/1/2010
Every generation worries about teen sex, but today's parents are more hysterical than ever. The duo will look at the drastic measures adults are taking to combat the perceived dangers of teenage promiscuity, "sexting," and gay-straight alliances.
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Martial Arts

Season 8, Episode 3 - Air Date: 6/24/2010
Thanks to centuries of Eastern mystique, the martial arts may appear spiritual and special. The mischievous magicians take a more skeptical look at a bunch of guys in pajamas breaking boards with their feet and overweight housewives learning to "defend" themselves.
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Fast Food

Season 8, Episode 2 - Air Date: 6/17/2010
Hold on to your cheeseburger! Public Health agencies, food activists and special interest groups have launched an all-out war against fast food restaurants.
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Season 8, Episode 1 - Air Date: 6/10/2010
In the Season Eight premiere, it's as all-American as apple pie, but cheerleading is also responsible for 65% of all catastrophic female sport injuries, with competitive coaches, fanatic parents, and a multimillion dollar industry concerned with its bottom line.