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VICE
Air Date: Friday, October 05, 2018
Time Slot: 7:30 PM-8:00 PM EST on HBO
Episode Title: (#107/624) "Voodoo Wrestling / Big Placebo"
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Show #107 (season 6, show 24)

Debut: FRIDAY, OCT. 5 (7:30-8:00 p.m. ET/PT)

"Voodoo Wrestling": Mystical voodoo rituals and professional wrestling converge in Catch Fétiche, a popular, polarizing sport in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Until recently it was an all-male pursuit, but women have been getting into the ring lately, pushing the definition of gender roles in a country where violence against women is high. Dexter Thomas travels to Kinshasa to see the battles firsthand and meet the women who are emerging as the sport's new champions.

"Big Placebo": Americans spend billions of dollars every year on alternative medicine. While products such as dietary supplements are nothing new, a wave of lucrative endorsements from celebrities like Gwyneth Paltrow and influencers on social media have made wellness a booming industry. Charlet Duboc meets devotees and skeptics to figure out what's going on with the country's wellness obsession.

VICE goes on hiatus after this week's show, and returns with new editions starting Nov. 9.

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VICE (HBO)
BROADCAST HISTORY:
4/5/13 - ???
STATUS:
on hiatus or fate to be determined
TIME SLOT:
completed airing its current season
CURRENT SEASON:
6 (30 episodes)
ADDITIONAL NOTES:
completed airing its sixth season on 12/14/18; has yet to be renewed for a seventh season
DESCRIPTION:
(from HBO's press release, October 2018) VICE: HBO partners with VICE on this innovative weekly news magazine show, covering the kinds of stories often overlooked by mainstream media outlets. Now in its sixth season, the Emmy(R)-winning weekly series is executive produced by Bill Maher, Shane Smith, Josh Tyrangiel; executive producer, Subrata De; consulting producer, Fareed Zakaria.
PRINCIPAL CAST INFORMATION:
· Shane Smith as Host
CREW INFORMATION:
· Bill Maher as EP
· Eddy Moretti as EP
· Fareed Zakaria as CP
· Jonah Kaplan as EP
· Josh Tyrangiel as EP
· Shane Smith as EP
· Tim Clancy as EP
GENRE(S):
· newsmagazine
STUDIO INFORMATION:
· Vice Media