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Taboo

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Documentary18+2003 - 201310 SeasonsSeries Ended

Taboo is a documentary television series that premiered in 2002 on the National Geographic Channel. The program is an educational look into "taboo" rituals and traditions practiced in some societies, yet forbidden and illegal in others. Each hour long episode details a specific topic, such as marriage or initiation rituals, and explores how such topics are viewed throughout the world. Taboo generally focuses on the most misunderstood, despised, or disagreed-upon activities, jobs, and roles.

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28 Free Episodes

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Season 4

Tubi TV
Season 04, Episode 01 Initiation Rituals

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Aug 5, 2007
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Initiation Rituals Aug 5, 2007 Different cultures' initiation rituals. Included: a Brazilian tribe's bullet-ant glove; an urban Australian subculture's practice of suspension from fishhooks.

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Season 04, Episode 03 Sexual Identity

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Aug 8, 2007
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Sexual Identity Aug 8, 2007 Profiling people who push gender boundaries. Included: transsexuals in San Francisco; Thai katoey or “ladyboys”; Samoan fa'afafine.

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Season 04, Episode 04 Signs of Identity

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Aug 15, 2007
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Signs of Identity Aug 15, 2007 Profiling young women of Ethiopia's Hamar tribe who voluntarily submit to brutal beatings to show loyalty to male relatives as they participate in a coming-of-age ceremony. Also: the Japanese horimono; branding.

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Season 04, Episode 10 Gross Food

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Oct 31, 2007
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Gross Food Oct 31, 2007 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.

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Season 04, Episode 12 Jobs

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Nov 14, 2007
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Jobs Nov 14, 2007 Spotlighting less-than-desirable professions. Included: a man cleans up violent death scenes; a forensic anthropologist works with rotting corpses; an Indonesian miner extracts sulfur from an active volcano.

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Season 04, Episode 13 Mating

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Nov 21, 2007
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Mating Nov 21, 2007 A look at ancient and modern rituals humans use to demonstrate love and devotion.

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Season 5

Tubi TV
Season 05, Episode 01 Touching Death

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Aug 6, 2008
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Touching Death Aug 6, 2008 Profiling individuals whose jobs entail handling human remains in Manila; Los Angeles; and Bangkok.

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Season 05, Episode 02 Extreme Kids

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Aug 6, 2008
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Extreme Kids Aug 6, 2008 "Extreme Kids" explores child kickboxing matches in Thailand and a self-mutilation ritual for Shi'a Muslims in India.

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Season 05, Episode 03 Supreme Devotion

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Aug 13, 2008
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Supreme Devotion Aug 13, 2008 A look at religions that measure devotion by physical suffering.

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Season 05, Episode 04 Body Extremes

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Aug 20, 2008
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Body Extremes Aug 20, 2008 A thriving black market for human organs is examined in the Philippines. Also: a look at an intimate bond between humans and pigs in Papua New Guinea; an Australian health therapist who uses urine as a topical medicine is profiled.

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Season 05, Episode 05 Extreme Healing

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Aug 27, 2008
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Extreme Healing Aug 27, 2008 Exploring cultures where people entrust their health to faith rather than modern medicine in Venezuela, Arizona and the Philippines.

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Season 05, Episode 06 Trial by Fire

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Sep 3, 2008
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Trial by Fire Sep 3, 2008 Dangerous initiation rituals are spotlighted. Included: a fire dance in Papua New Guinea; riding untamed bulls in India.

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Season 05, Episode 10 The Third Sex

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Oct 22, 2008
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The Third Sex Oct 22, 2008 Exploring societies that recognize more than two genders in India, Indonesia and Albania.

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