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Gluttony and Sloth full Episode
Terry is a 400 pound, stand-up comedian who wants to make a "big" impact on his audience; Karen is a competitive fitness model with surreal body and sculpted frame. What could they possibly have in common? Ac...View more
Terry is a 400 pound, stand-up comedian who wants to make a "big" impact on his audience; Karen is a competitive fitness model with surreal body and sculpted frame. What could they possibly have in common? According to our religious scholars, both are considered gluttons, obsessed by food impulses. While Karen will binge eat, Terry methodically fills space with food. Under the guidance of cutting-edge scientists, Terry and Karen will undergo a series of tests to reveal their inner sinner. What we find out, is what can happen to all of us if we give in to the eternal sin of gluttony. When it comes to the sin of sloth we meet Aidan, a 17-year-old video gamer who spends most of his life time in front of a plasma screen. He routinely falls asleep on the couch after playing video games and social networking on his computer late into the night. He is chronically tired and underperforming at school, the true picture of sloth. But Dr. Mariana Figueiro thinks otherwise. Since the industrial revolution, artificial lighting and a myriad of technologies has brightened our evenings -- could this be affecting our sleep patterns? Terry Devallano: Terry, an aspiring stand-up comedian, is using his large stature and self deprecating humour to help him on stage. But is his humour masking a genuine concern about his weight? He tries to find out what the underlying cause is of his obesity is and struggles to overcome it. Karen Kryzanowski: Karen Kryzanowski is a professional fitness model who is also a self proclaimed binge eater. Karen is working hard to find balance within her obsession for food, and the world of health and fitness. Aidan Fantinatto: Aidan is a typical teenager struggling with the temptation that addictive technology offers today's youth. Often staying up late into the wee hours of the morning, Aidan is struggling to find a balance between healthy sleep patterns, leisure and the responsibilities of school and life.