Adam crashes the last day of summer only to reveal that summer vacation makes you dumber, that everyone's favourite rodent Mickey Mouse has altered our copyright rules for the worse, and there is a serious gender bias in marketing video games.
Adam reveals how the 40-hour work week not only exhausts employees and but actually harms businesses; demonstrates that if you are working as a freelancer or an intern, your workplace is probably illegally taking advantage of you; and that discussing how much you make with your co-worker is actually a healthy thing for you and for the workplace.
Adam takes the viewer back in time to explore the history of the electoral college, explains that the Founding Fathers did not want most Americans to vote, and teaches viewers how to fix a political system that seems rigged against democracy.
Thinking of trying one of those 'celebrity endorsed' detox diets?You might want to exercise a bit of your critic thinking first.
Adam exposes hidden secrets found in the bathroom. He reveals that the notion of halitosis was popularised as part of a 1920s ad campaign in which Listerine used cruel ads to make people feel insecure about their breath, explains that flushable wipes are not flushable, and details why running water is actually one of the greatest miracles of the modern age, having arguably saved more lives than any other invention in human history.
Adam dives deep into the hidden truths of dining out. He explains why tipping is a custom that wed be better off without, shows that even experts can't tell the difference between fancy wines, and reveals that fraudulently labelled seafood is rampant in the restaurant industry.
Adam sets out to uncover the awful truth behind the unreliable methods commonly used to build evidence in criminal cases. He explains why polygraph machines are pseudoscientific hokum, demonstrates why our memories can't be trusted, and exposes how flawed forensic sciences like fingerprinting, hair strand matches and bite mark analysis often send innocent people to jail.
Adam investigates the auto industry. He explains how car dealerships are essentially an unfair government-protected monopoly, reveals that the concept of 'jaywalking' was a marketing creation by the auto industry designed to shift the blame for auto accidents onto pedestrians, and explores the hidden burdens of car ownership on people and cities.
Two pairs of strangers are dropped in the Bermuda Triangle with one goal: survive on a life raft with no food or water. Episode Four: To the Bone On the orange raft, professional sailor Ceci Hindley is teamed up with a true fish out of water, Dan Eller. Ceci soon comes through for her raftmate, catching and gutting a triggerfish, and the duo decides to make a fire to cook their catch. But while Dan lights the fire, Ceci cuts open her finger. With the fire burning out of control, and Ceci's finger gushing blood, the orange raft faces serious peril. On the yellow raft, former NFL linebacker David Vobora and former police officer Jackie Person appear to be a promising team. But the constant wetness and frigid nights prove to be nearly unmanageable for Jackie, who begs David to let her tap out. With a partner on the verge of submission, David puts all his energy toward catching a fish, and his body soon wears down. While diving underwater, he endures a paralyzing leg cramp, and finds himself flailing for his life in the open ocean. (From the US) (Documentary Series) PG Follow the conversation on Twitter: #SBS2
Adam takes on 'security theatre'. He reveals that TSA screenings don't really help keep us safe, explores the history of tamper-resistant seals on medication, and explains why putting your signature on a credit card receipt doesn't do anything to protect you from fraud.
On the yellow raft, biologist Will Calver and lobster fisherman Danielle Delano are polar opposites. Danielle is outspoken, while Will is polite. Tempers flare and the duo must find a way to survive the elements - and each other. On the orange raft, former Marine Mark Zambon is teamed with former Peace Corps volunteer Sara Moore. Mark fears that fishing will attract sharks, but Sara ignores his wishes, and a shark appears. Startled and afraid, the team abstains from fishing. But with no food to fuel them, their days on the raft are numbered.
Host Adam Conover employs a combination of comedy, history and science to dispel widespread misconceptions about everything we take for granted. In the first episode, Adam tackles the secret history of diamond engagement rings, exposes why shoe companies that give away free footwear do more harm than good, and explains why there should be a stop to giving food pantries leftover canned goods.
A huge night of entertainment with Eddie Perfect at the helm, featuring TV personalities, musical numbers by the likes of Missy Higgins, and hilarious sketches by comedians including Frontline's Mike Moore and Shaun Micallef.
David Walsh is the genius gambler, entrepreneur and eccentric who founded MONA, the Museum of Old and New Art, which is located in Hobart. Recently Walsh has published his biography, A Bone of Fact, and it's not unlike a wander through his gallery. Here he is in conversation with Julian Morrow at the Wheeler Centre in Melbourne.
A great session in the art of Australian gothic cinema, with Terry Hayes of Mad Max fame and Aaron Stern, co-writer of Wolf Creek 2.
Who really is Edward Snowden? The Guardian's Luke Harding talks about why Snowden did what he did and how he came to be the world's most wanted man.
Bill Henson discusses art and its relationship with technology with Simon Longstaff at the St James Ethics Centre.
This is the story of the aboriginal men who served overseas in WW1. They joined up even though, at the time, they had no voting rights and didn't count as humans in any national census. A powerful and moving session.
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