Taboo

October 2020
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Season 9 Episode 13 - Weird Weddings

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Marriage is as old as civilization, but today, some weddings turn their back on tradition. In Jamaica, nine couples tie the knot au naturale. While in California, the bride and groom are dressed, but it's even more bizarre - they're dogs. Some weddings can even be potentially deadly affairs. In Indonesia, a young man kidna...
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Season 9 Episode 12 - Weird Collections

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Collecting can be a harmless hobby, or it can become an obsession. In this episode, we look at extreme collectors: people that collect such vast quantities of unusual things that it impacts their lives, their relationships and their livelihood. Take the Las Vegas retired neurosurgeon who's spent over 30 years filling two h...
September 2020
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Season 9 Episode 11 - Ugly

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Who decides who is beautiful and who is not? Apparently, we all do. Standards of beauty differ across cultures, but it seems human beings may possess an innate preference for symmetrical faces. But imagine living without a face. In Texas, an electrical accident leaves Dallas Wiens' face grossly disfigured, and doctors atte...
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Season 9 Episode 10 - Strange Syndromes

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A woman eats mountains of junk food but can't put on weight. A young man's body is huge on one side and skinny on the other. Their looks and behavior seem bizarre to many, and some treat them as taboo.
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Season 9 Episode 9 - Strange Passions

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Love isn't always about romance and roses."Baba" Dez Nichols describes himself as a sexual healer. On a secluded New Zealand island, he leads an interactive workshop where participants are encouraged to share each other's bodies, all in the name of enlightenment. In Arkansas, piano teacher Dave is a loonera person who has ...
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Season 9 Episode 8 - Private Passions

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Human beings have a natural desire to pair bond, to find a mate. But not all matches are made from one mold. Fruitarians Aloma Shamanatrix and Matthew Miracles live off fruit they find in city dumpsters. Puppy play enthusiast, Liliane, takes her human puppy, Jen, aka Tyke, for a walk in the park. Freelance writer Erias wal...
August 2020
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Season 9 Episode 7 - Old Enough?

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Most people in the West share certain common perceptions about what childhood should be like: a child should be free to play, to explore, and to make mistakes. But sometimes childhood is complicated. In small town America, a teenage girl makes a decision that has irreversible consequences - she wants to become a man. In In...
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Season 9 Episode 6 - Nasty Jobs

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The grimy, nasty filth nobody wants to be around is an everyday sight for these dirty job cleaners. In Minneapolis, a team of heavy-duty house cleaners tackles a truly filthy foreclosed house, with one of the most disgusting basements you'll ever see - the laundry is full of cat feces, there's an appalling fridge freezer, ...
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Season 9 Episode 5 - Extreme Collectors

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Throughout history, people have expressed their passions and their personalities through their collections. But some collectors' passions cross the line into obsession. In London, Viktor Wynd fills his home with eccentric arrays of objects ranging from tiny human baby skeletons to shrunken heads. Calling them his children,...
July 2020
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Season 9 Episode 4 - Extreme Bodies

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Many in the West practice body modification to some degree, whether it's ear-piercing or breast implants. But when people go to extremes with body modification, they provoke fear and disbelief. Take for example, the world's most pierced woman, Elaine Davidson, with her 8000+ piercings; Mary Jose Cristerna, with horn implan...
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