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Taboo

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Taboo documents those rituals and practices which are still practiced in the world today, which people might think is forbidden or illegal.

Premiered: September 30, 2002

Rating: TV-PG

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Devils and Demons Season 8, Episode 21 Nov 19, 2012 Paid

In Phoenix, Arizona, a battle for the souls of those said to be possessed is being waged, not by priests, but by five teenage girls. In the Potosi silver mines of Bolivia miners believe the best way to survive the extreme working conditions is to cut a deal with the devil. In Colombia, a man's life is crumbling away. Believing he is tortured by demons, he feels he has only two options: suicide or an exorcism. But this exorcism isn't sanctioned by the Church. It's a bizarre and elaborate ritual that has to be seen to be believed. And in Florida, an ex-prostitute and drug addict has become the leader of an evangelical ministry that promises salvation through deliverance from demonic possession.

Bizarre Burials Season 8, Episode 20 Oct 30, 2012 Paid

In Gurgaon, India a 82-year-old nun voluntarily fasts to the death in a religious ritual, attended by her children; a Taiwanese man honors his dead father with exotic dancers gyrating at the graveside; and an octogenarian in San Francisco lives with death every day amongst his vast collections of skeletal remains.

Strange Syndromes Season 8, Episode 19 Oct 23, 2012 Paid

Lizzie's rare condition is neonatal progeroid syndrome. No matter what she eats, she cannot gain weight, causing her to look much older than her age. At 350 pounds, James is hiding under his plus-size clothing with an asymmetrical condition that makes his left side dramatically larger than his right.

Private Passions Season 8, Episode 18 Oct 9, 2012 Paid

Fruitarians Aloma and Matthew 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 walks his dog too, when his sex-worker girlfriend Jessi has company. In Chicago, Matt Daniel and his fiance Casey Levan share an unusual fetish for skintight body suits known as zentai.

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Extreme Rituals(Season 5, Episode 12) NGC

Rituals that mark the passage from one phase of life to another are examined. Included: boys leap headfirst from a 70-foot-tall tower on an island in the South Pacific; a young girl tattoos her face before marriage in Papua New Guinea; a man in West Africa (more…)

Mon Apr 6 4:00am
Gross Food(Season 4, Episode 10) NGC

A look at food customs that are practiced in some cultures but rejected in others. Included: the lethal fugu in Japan; a six-course insect meal in rural Vietnam; tarantulas and bear claws at a dining club in Manhattan; deadly serpents in Hanoi.

Mon Apr 6 5:00am
Booze(Season 8, Episode 7) NGC

A recovering alcoholic sends her 14-year-old son on a booze-fueled trip to Spain, believing a vacation of excess may teach him a lesson.