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  • Beast Worship

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    S 1 : Ep 3 - 5/28/12

    Go inside the divine and sometimes taboo ways humans worship animals as Henry Rollins investigates why some animals are expendable in one culture but considered holy in another. In India, the connection to cattle is spiritual, nutritional and medicinal even cow urine is believed to have healing qualities when consumed a theory Henry tests firsthand. And visit a Hindu temple where hundreds of rats, believed to be holy, crawl underfoot as visitors come to feed them and pay their respects.moreless
  • Fatal Obsession

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    S 1 : Ep 2 - 5/28/12

    Henry Rollins examines everything from dangerous pets to gator wrestling to illegal animal fighting. What drives someone to wrestle a 10-foot croc? Or handle cobras every day? Or hunt and capture a wild boar? Henry digs deep into people's pastimes to uncover where the boundary lies between civilized and wild, safe and deadly, coddling and cruel.moreless
  • Wild Hunger

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    S 1 : Ep 1 - 5/28/12

    In North Carolina, Henry Rollins tags along with people who make meals from roadkill. In Vietnam, Henrys afternoon snack of snake blood, heart and bile is considered a delicacy and believed to bring strength. And a trip to the local market reveals a shop where animals are used to create special medicinal wines believed to have healing powers.moreless