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05 Jan 2008

Awesome TV: "Bullshit" by Penn & Teller

Maybe I'm the last person on the planet to discover this. But, I just found out yesterday that the magicians Penn & Teller have a TV show on Showtime called "Bullshit!"

Links to free episodes of Penn & Teller: Bullshit!

"Penn & Teller:Bullshit! aims to debunk an array of metaphysical, supernatural, and popular misconceptions and to apply critical thinking and scientific skepticism to these issues."

Dang, it's been on since 2003? I don't have Showtime so I suppose that's why I missed it. But... still. I've watched two episodes so far, and I've been seriously missing out.

The beauty of this show is its premise. You've got Penn & Teller, a well-known magician duo on TV. What can they talk about? Magicians never give away their secrets, so they don't talk about magic. However, magicians are experts at fooling people.

So they talk about how people get fooled, fleeced, and otherwise scammed. And they show how the scams work. Awesome!