This episode examines the historical, religious, medical and ethical arguments associated with circumcision.
Explores the family structure that is reported on by the Media and politicians that a traditional family must be a Father, Mother, Two kids and a Dog.
Explores the growing belief in conspiracy theories, which stems from the lack of trust in government leaders. Also the ease of the internet to instantly spread those theories around the world.
Are new-age therapists just spouting psychobabble? Penn & Teller take on people who call themselves "Life Coaches". Are they really helping people or just offering their services for over inflated prices.
The guys take on Mother Teresa, Gandhi and the Dalai Lama to reveal the truth about the so-called enlightened spiritual leaders.
A look at college education, viewed by many as a must for those looking for success. In reality a 0 billion-per-year industry driven by fear and more interested in espousing leftist dogma than in learning.
A look at how the Land of the Free has been transformed into a surveillance society where citizens are photographed, X-rayed, sound-recorded, spied upon, measured, tracked, indexed and archived 24 hours a day. Who is watching the watchers?
Penn and Teller feather their locks, trim their bangs and set off to explore one of the most ego-challenging subjects of all: hair, and the billion-dollar-per-year industry spawned by those who want to change it, want to shed it, or just want to grow it back.
The fearless hosts tackle the facts, the stats, and the truth to find out who's right in the raging controversy over the Second Amendment and gun control.
They've often been accused of being other than normal themselves, but Penn and Teller diligently set about debunking the world of paranormal ghosts, spooks and phantoms - and those who claim they can detect or exorcise such flights of fancy.
The magicians take a hard look at the fight to save endangered species, an expensive and fruitless exercise to preserve critters that may already be on the road to extinction through natural selection; also, examining the Endangered Species Act.
Penn & Teller take a look at how people seem to see religious symbols with in all kinds of object for example doors and grilled cheese sandwiches.
Penn and Teller skewer our pursuit of "the best" in everything, from neighborhoods to electronics to automobiles to spouses, and demonstrate how such rampant consumerism is a race designed so that the runners never win.