Penn & Teller: Bullshit! - Season 2

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  • P.E.T.A.
    Episode 1
    4/1/04
    9.4
    People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (P.E.T.A.) plays on our compassion for other living things while laying a trap to turn the tables on us: P.E.T.A. is against all forms of medical testing involving animals-regardless of the potential benefits to human beings...it's enough to make a vegetarian eat meat! Special Guest Experts include: Jackie David (Public Information Director of City of LA Animal Services Department) Dennis Prager (Nationally Syndicated Radio Talk Show Host and Columnist) David Martosko (Research Director, Center for Consumer Freedom) Pamelyn Ferdin (Former Actor, Animal Activist with Animal Defense League) Dr. Jerry Vlasack (Member of Animal Defense League Los Angeles) Dr. Steven Best (Associate Professor and Chair of Philosophy, University of Texas El Paso) Gary Yourofsky (PETA advocate, Official Orator for PETA) Dr. Ray Greek (President of Americans for Medical Advancment, former PETA Supporter) Tee L. Guidotti, MD, MPH (Professor of Medicine and Public Health, George Washington Univeristy Medical Center) Brian Levin (Director, Center for the Study of Hate and Extremism) Ingrid Newkirk (Founder of PETA [stock footage]) Patti Strand (President of National Animal Interest Alliance) Jerry Greenwalt (General Manager, LA Animal Services) Rodney Adam Coronado (Member of A.L.F, Sea Shepard, and Earth First Movement) Patty Wood (Survivor Through Animal Research)moreless
  • Safety Hysteria
    Episode 2
    4/8/04
    7.9
    Penn and Teller examine the hucksters that tap into hysteria over personal safety to make big bucks from such products as gas masks, paper toilet seat covers and cell phones - while the average person is four times more likely to be struck by lightning than to be killed violently at school. Special Guest Experts include: Laurene Mascola (Chief of the Acute Communicable Disease Control Program, Los Angeles County Dept. of Health Services) Katrina Miller, MD (Doctor) Paige Anderson (Car Model, Test Subject) Dr. Edward Hotchkiss (Internal Medicine Specialist/General Practitioner) Peter Hart (Media Analyst, FAIR) Ben Wizner (Attorney, American Civil Liberties Union) Cyril Houri (Co-founder/Chief Operating Officer, Safer America) Dr. Sam Milham (Former Chronic Disease Epidemiologist) David Ropeik (Risk Analysis, Harvard Center) Shelly Kalnitsky (Founder and President, Waveshield) Steven Milloy (Adjunct Scholar, CATO Institute) Dr. Michael Thun (Epidemiologic Research, American Cancer Society) Joshua Wright (Test Subject)moreless
  • 4/15/04
    8.1
    Penn and Teller explore the concept of romantic love - a fantasy akin to believing in Santa Claus - and expose the truth that love is a chemical reaction that, like all drugs, wears off after a while. Also: the myth of monogamy, the internet and physical dating industries, and love advice books. Special Guest Experts include: Dr. Julia Hare (Psychologist) Dr. Trish McDermott (V.P. of Romance, Match.com) Dr. Helen Fisher (Anthropologist / Author) Sherrie Schneider (Author) Dr. David Barash (Professor of Psychology, University of Washington) John Gray (Author)moreless
  • War on Drugs
    Episode 4
    4/22/04
    9.0
    Penn and Teller examine the ongoing drug prohibition (the war on drugs), "Voodoo Pharmacology" (clips from the film Reefer Madness and "this is your brain on drugs" commercials are used as examples), and the theory of medical marijuana. Special Guest Experts include: Lester Grinspoon, M.D. (Professor of Psychiatry Emeritus, Harvard Medical School) Jane Weirich (Medical Cannabis Advocate, San Fracisco Bay Area) Irvin Rosenfeld (Federal Medical Marijuana Patient) Keith Stroup (Marijuana Advocate, President of NORML) Jacob Sullum (Senior Editor, Reason Magazine) Sheriff Joe Arpaio (Sheriff, Maricopa County, Arizona) Richard Stratton (Editor in Chief, High Times Magazine) Nick Hentoff (Criminal Defense Attorney, Phoenix, Arizona) David Evans II (Executive Director, The Drug Free Schools Coalition) Robert Weiner (Drug Issues Strategist)moreless
  • Recycling
    Episode 5
    4/29/04
    8.4
    Exposing the reality behind recycling, a supposedly pro-environment activity that in actuality creates pollution, has to be subsidized by the government because it's cost ineffective, and is completely unnecessary because, contrary to popular belief, our landfills are not running out of space. Special Guest Experts include: Amanda Enclade (Recycler) Neil Seldman (President, Institute for Local Self-Reliance) David Wood (Executive Director, GrassRoots Recycling Network) Daniel Benjamin (Professor of Economics, Clemson University) J. Winston Porter (Former Assistant Administrator, EPA) Angela Logomasini (Director of Risk and Environmental Policy, Competitive Enterprise Institute) Joe Howard (Information Officer, Sanitation District, Los Angeles County) Kreigh Hampel (Recycling Coordinator, City of Burbank)moreless
  • Profanity
    Episode 6
    8/12/04
    9.0
    A whole show on words and the power we give them, focusing on the latest actions of the FCC and other anti-profanity groups. The First Amendment is under attack. Hey, what country do we live in? Special Guest Experts for this episode include: Ginny Foster (President, Hush-Up.Com) Jim Lafferty (The Traditional Values Coalition) John Morse (President and Publisher, Merriam-Webster Dictionary) Jim O'Connor (Author) Robert Corn Revere (First Amendment Attorney) Ron Collins (Author, The Trials of Lenny Bruce) John McWhorter (Linguist) Mancow Muller (Radio Talk Show Host)moreless
  • 5/13/04
    8.8
    From yoga to crystals to herbs, New Age crap is everywhere. The hosts gleefully expose the B.S. of Tarot Cards, then travel to the Mecca of the New Age movement: Sedona, Arizona, where they chant, sing, and unsuccessfully seek a higher consciousness. Special Guest Experts include: Mark Wexler (Tarot Test Reader #1) Sasha Lessin (Tantric Sex Instructor) Alma Lopez (Tarot Test Reader #3) Reginah Perlmutter (Tarot Test Reader #2) Jim Underdown (Investigator, Center for Inquiry West) Beth Shaw (Yoga Fit Training Systems Worldwide) Tim Porter (Scientist/Professor of Physics, Northern Arizona State University) Suzanne McMillan-McTavish (Sedona Heart Center) Pete Sanders (MIT Honors Grad, Author, Scientific Vortex Lecturer) Janet Lessin (Tantric Sex Instructor) Rick Ross (Cult and New Age Researcher) Otis Sherrington (Herbalist)moreless
  • Fountain of Youth
    Episode 8
    5/20/04
    9.0
    From nutty diets to expensive facial creams that don't do anything, the magicians blow apart the efforts by those who are living longer than ever to turn back the clock, whether they are lining up for Botox injections or extensive plastic surgery.

    Special Guest Experts include:
    Dr. Renee Garfinkel: (Clinical Psychologist)
    Dr. Dean Edell: (Medical Journalist)
    Richard Linnett: (Reporter, Advertising Age Magazine)
    Dr. Ron Kennedy: (Anti-Aging Specialist)
    Paula Begoun: (Consumer Expert, Author)
    Dr. S. Jay Olshansky: (Professor of Public Health, U. of Illinois at Chicago)
    Dr. Edward Schneider: (Dean of the Leonard Davis School of Gerontology at the University Of Southern California)
    Cindy Jackson: (Human Barbie)
    Miles Kendall: (Himself)
    Dr. Rod Rohrich: (President of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons and Chairman of the Department of Plastic Surgery at the U. Of Texas at Southwestern Medical Center)
    Dr. David Rahimi: (Dermatologist and Plastic Surgeon)
    Dean Parmelo: (Salad Lover)moreless
  • Death, Inc.
    Episode 9
    8/5/04
    9.0
    Penn and Teller face their fears to deal with the subject of the impending demise that awaits us all - and the efforts of a highly profitable industry of death to profit from it. Special Guest Experts Include: Father Henry Wasielewski (Priest) Darryl Roberts (Author, Profits of Death) Toni Pallet Riss (Breast Cancer Patient & President, Death Becomes You) Mary Roach (Author, Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers) David Kessler (Death Care Expert/Writer) John Segall (Trans Time Inc.) Dark Rose and Donald (Vampires) Mony Vital, Ph. D (Believes Himself to Be Immortal) Robert Bryce (Author, Journalist) Karen Leonard (Consumer Advocate) Wallace Sampson (Editor-in-Chief, Scientific Review of Alternative Medicine)moreless
  • 12-Stepping
    Episode 10
    8/19/04
    8.6
    The hosts step into the debate between those that espouse the efficacy of 12-step programs such as Alcoholics Anonymous and those who assert that there is no proof that such programs are any more effective than seeking traditional medical help. Also: is alcoholism really a "disease?" Guest Experts featured in this episode include: Wally Paton {Founder- Back to Basics) Jim Christopher (Founder and Director- SOS) Ben Wizner (ACLU Attorney) Jeffrey Schaler (Author of "Addiction is a Choice", Psychologist and Asst. Prof. at American University) Lloyd Vacosky (Director- Assisted Recovery) Dee-Dee Stout (Substance Abuse Professional, Recovered Alcoholic and Drug Addict) Skip Davis (Recovering Alcoholic) Dr. Lance Dodes (Author of "The Heart of Addiction") Mike Jones (Piano player for Penn and Teller, Formerly overweight) Steve Mack (Legal Researcher) Sue Ellen Calderwood (Assisted Recovery Member) Dr. Samuel Walker (Physician)moreless
  • 5/6/04
    8.7
    Noting its contradictions and implausibilities, the boys question the reliability of the Bible as a true historical record. Special Guest Experts include: Dr. Paul Maier (Professor of Ancient History, Western Michigan University) Michael Shermer (Publisher of Skeptic Magazine and Director of The Skeptics Society)
  • 8/26/04
    8.8
    Penn & Teller interview various fitness gurus such as Clack Bartram and Tamilee, and catch them in contradictions, in order to prove that genetics is really more important than fitness. Guest Experts and Actors Include: Dr. Nil Elatrash (Himself-Orthopedic Surgeon, Sports Medicine Specialist) Clark Bartram (Himself-Author and Trainer) Dr. Cedric Bryant (Himself-Chief Exercise Physiologist/Vice President Of Educational Services for the American Council on Exercise) Ryan Murakoshi (Himself-Personal Trainer) Tamilee Webb (Herself-"Buns of Steel" spokesperson) John Abdo (Himself-Inventor of several infomercial fitness products, including the AbDoer and Instant Abs) Wendi Cooper (Herself-CEO of C Spot Run Entertainment)moreless
  • Hypnosis
    Episode 13
    9/2/04
    8.1
    While there is some truth to the power of hypnosis in helping patients relax and focus mentally, Penn and Teller explore the more outrageous claims of hypno-charlatans that assert they can enlarge the size of male genitals and achieve other impossible results. Special guest experts and guest stars include: CJ Johnson (Himself-Stage Hypnotist) Dr. Mike Stower (Himself-Hypnotherapist) Wendi Friesen (Herself-Clinical Hypnotherapist) Dr. Linda Reid (Herself-Primary Care Physician at UCLA) Cindy (Herself-Panic-Anxiety Disorder Sufferer) Joline Jaffe (Model in penis enlargement scene) Shera Pollins (Model in penis enlargement scene)moreless
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