In this episode we step into the hidden world of prostitution. Said to be one of the world's oldest professions… and it's most taboo. Prostitution - Its been called the world's oldest profession. Yet around the globe exchanging sex for money is considered taboo. And those who sell themselves are labelled Hookers and whores. This episode explores the factors that define the sex industry in the 21st century in order to understand why prostitution remains Taboo.
In all societies there are those who find themselves isolated from their fellow humans but they all have one thing in common… They're outsiders, misfits, and to live outside the walls of society is seen as taboo. In all societies there are those who find themselves isolated from their fellow humans. In Australia, a man's belief that his right leg is not part of his body, has devastating consequences. In Bangladesh an entire community is mistrusted, and cast adrift on the country's waterways. In England, a man rejects his society's rules on food by choosing to eat road kill. They all have one thing in common. They are outsiders, misfits … taboo.
In an industrialised world, where the body beautiful is a thin one, we ask why two thirds of the population are now overweight…. and why is fatness seen as taboo?
While some societies wage a war on drugs, other cultures embrace them for their medicinal, spiritual or even religious benefits. Despite their long history, drugs remain highly controversial. In one culture a drug may be sacred whilst in another that same drug can be taboo. In the United States, marijuana is illegal if taken for recreational purposes, but others are legally allowed to buy, prepare and take marijuana for medicinal purposes. Deep in the Amazon forest followers of the Santo Daime church believe that ayahuasca - a jungle hallucinogen used for centuries by shaman - is a holy sacrament that paves a spiritual pathway to enlightenment....
Beyond The Grave+
Death comes to us all, yet we deal with it in different ways. Enter a place where the world of the living crosses over with the world of the dead, beyond the grave. Each of us walks through life stalked by the same shadow: mortality. Some day, we will all die. In an effort to cope with death, we shroud it in ritual and surround it with taboos. And what one culture sees as a normal way to deal with the dead, for another might be forbidden. In Nepal, a body is burned beside a sacred river. In America, a corpse is beautified for an open casket funeral. In Germany, human bodies are plastinated and put on public display, and in Korea, workers get a...