PENN & TELLER: BULLSHIT! “Self Esteem” Season 8 Episode 9

Penn & Teller: Bullshit - Season 8

Watch a sneak peek of the upcoming episode of PENN & TELLER: BULLSHIT! titled “Self Esteem” Season 8 Episode 9 which airs on Thursday, August 5, 2010 at 10 p.m. (ET/PT).

Episode Synopsis: PENN & TELLER: BULLSHIT! “Self Esteem” Season 8 Episode 9 – Research has proven that self-esteem-building does not work. However, misguided parents, coaches and social workers are using this flawed technique to create a generation of narcissistic losers who believe that they are “special.”

Show Description: By their own admission, Penn & Teller have been dying to do a show like this. Confirmed skeptics and pro-science atheists (they refer to God as “an imaginary friend”), these magicians are big fans of the art of debunking.
Whether demonstrating how history’s most perplexing magic acts are performed in their sell-out Las Vegas show and TV specials, or producing their own series that pulls the wool off the public’s eyes, Penn & Teller’s mission is to expose the truth to an otherwise desperate and gullible public.
In Penn & Teller: Bullshit!, the crusaders utilize principles of magic and trickery, as well as good old fashioned “hidden camera” sting operations, to smoke out these nonsense peddlers and reveal how they operate.
They also call upon the scientific community for back-up. Penn & Teller have discovered that the evidence debunking bogus operatives exists in countless books, scientific papers and government-sponsored exposés — research that nobody else has presented to the public with such zeal, passion, and conviction.

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