Morgan Spurlock Inside Man

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Morgan Spurlock Inside Man
GenreDocumentary
Directed byMorgan Spurlock
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons4
No. of episodes30
Production
Running time60 minutes
Production company(s)Warrior Poets
Release
Original networkCNN
Original release23 June 2013 (2013-06-23) –
August 12, 2016 (2016-08-12)
External links
Official website on CNN

Morgan Spurlock Inside Man is an American documentary series that airs on CNN. Episodes feature Morgan Spurlock investigating a range of topics from an insider's perspective.

Overview[edit]

In each one-hour episode, documentary filmmaker Morgan Spurlock investigates topics of national interest using participatory journalism. Topics explored include marijuana, gun control, migrant farm workers, and elder care.[1] In the premiere episode, Spurlock worked at a medical cannabis dispensary in Oakland, California.[2] In a Season 3 episode, Spurlock used only Bitcoin as currency for a week.[citation needed]

Reception[edit]

The first series won the IDA Documentary Award for best limited series.[3] The third series won the CINE Golden Eagle Award for Professional Media, Nonfiction Content.[4]

Episode list[edit]

Season 1: 2013[edit]

short summaries [5]
No.TitleOriginal air date
1"Marijuana"23 June 2013 (2013-06-23)
With numerous states like California severely strapped for cash, might the answer really be the legalization, and taxation, of Marijuana? Morgan explores the highs and lows of the entire medical Marijuana industry as he works in a dispensary.
2"Guns"30 June 2013 (2013-06-30)
It is estimated that over 10 million guns were sold in the US last year; couple that with the 10,000 deaths by gunfire, including headline-grabbing catastrophes like Colorado, and it is clear we have an epidemic that refuses to go away. To explore the issue of gun control, Morgan embeds in the world of gun dealers, culminating with a trip to the largest gun show in America.
3"Immigration"14 July 2013 (2013-07-14)
As states like Arizona crack down on illegal immigrants, Morgan joins the plight of the more than 1.3 million migrant workers that move from state to state each year, desperately in search of work and a safe place away from authorities.
4"Education"21 July 2013 (2013-07-21)
How does money influence education, even at the public school level? When it comes to their education, how disadvantaged are kids who grow up poor? Morgan substitute teaches at two public schools within walking distance of each other, one that is zoned for a wealthy town, and one that is zoned for the inner city.
5"Elder Care"28 July 2013 (2013-07-28)
To explore the complexities of dying in America, Morgan volunteers for an 'end of life' care organization. Our current Medicare debate, rising health care costs, and the systemic practice of prolonging life by any means necessary have made this an issue that every American must face.
6"Bankruptcy"11 August 2013 (2013-08-11)
Morgan goes to work for a bankrupt municipality and explores up close what severe budget cuts mean to a city. Morgan will spend a day in each of the city's departments - from the Mayor's staff of one, and the fire department that has cut its size by 90%, to the sanitation department that doesn't have the manpower to keep up with garbage removal.
7"Drought"18 August 2013 (2013-08-18)
Morgan Spurlock spends time living and working with a family of Nebraska ranchers affected by last year's severe drought.
8"Unions"25 August 2013 (2013-08-25)
t's impossible to turn on the news and not hear that we are a nation divided and on the decline. Black/White, North/South, Liberal or Conservative. Morgan Spurlock imbeds himself with a different fringe group within our country.

Season 2: 2014[edit]

No.TitleOriginal air date
1"Celebrity"13 April 2014 (2014-04-13)
Morgan explores America's obsession with celebrities; from high-speed chases to hunting down the great photo.
2"Futurism"20 April 2014 (2014-04-20)
Morgan embarks on a quest to live forever by trying genome hacking and creating an avatar.
3"Pets"27 April 2014 (2014-04-27)
Morgan takes a look at America's obsession with pets; from toy dogs in fancy purses to animals in shelters.
4"Privacy"4 May 2014 (2014-05-04)
Uncovering the truth about data collecting; Spurlock looks into how much information is kept on him.
5"The Book of Morgan"11 May 2014 (2014-05-11)
Morgan Spurlock travels to Nashville, Tenn. to become a guest preacher at an atheist church.
6"UFOs"18 May 2014 (2014-05-18)
Morgan Spurlock explores the history, theories, and photographic evidence of UFO sightings.
7"Income Inequality"1 June 2014 (2014-06-01)
Morgan Spurlock splits time living with America's richest citizens and the other 99 percent.
8"Student Athletes"8 June 2014 (2014-06-08)
Morgan Spurlock visits some of the top college sports programs in the U.S.

Season 3: 2015[edit]

No.TitleOriginal air date
1"MorganBot"22 January 2015 (2015-01-22)
Morgan explores the possibilities of a futuristic world where robots make autonomous decisions as he attempts to harness the power of robots and artificial intelligence.
2"Club Med"29 January 2015 (2015-01-29)
Morgan takes his shoulder injury from New York City to Bumrungrad Hospital in Bangkok, Thailand as he looks for a better alternative to America's medical care system.
3"Morgan See, Morgan Do"5 February 2015 (2015-02-05)
Morgan gets an insiders perspective on the lives of animals in zoo captivity and explores the future of these attractions.
4"Morgan the Matchmaker"12 February 2015 (2015-02-12)
Morgan aims to learn how people find love in the 21st century as he tries several online dating sites and apps including Three Day Rule, OK Cupid, and Grindr.
5"Morgan Makes 'Cents' Out of Bitcoin"19 February 2015 (2015-02-19)
Determined to understand the ins and outs of online digital money, Morgan lives off nothing but the e-currency Bitcoin for a week to figure out whether the world is ready for a new kind of money.
6"United States of Trash"26 February 2015 (2015-02-26)
Morgan learns what it means to throw something away by following his own trash; an inside look into the waste management industry, from the NYC Department of Sanitation to local trash in landfills.
7"Honey, Bee-Ware"12 March 2015 (2015-03-12)
Morgan becomes a commercial beekeeper to investigate the mysterious disappearance of the honey bees; what he uncovers is a web of international honey laundering schemes.
8"Ranger Spurlock"19 March 2015 (2015-03-19)
Morgan is joined by his young son, Laken, as he volunteers as a park ranger in Alaska to explore the viability of America's national parks in the face of a changing world.

Season 4: 2016[edit]

No.TitleOriginal air date
1"Double or Nothing"3 June 2016 (2016-06-03)
Spurlock investigates the gambling industry to find ways to beat the house and double his money. Morgan indulges in a week's worth of professional, Las Vegas gambling to see what makes that world so seductive.
2"One Giant Step for Morgan"10 June 2016 (2016-06-10)
Spurlock explores the space industry. Morgan explores the future of space travel and takes in a virtual experience as an astronaut.
3"CSI: Spurlock"24 June 2016 (2016-06-24)
Morgan tags along with a forensic unit to understand the difference between how crime scene investigations are really conducted and how TV portrays them.
4"The Truth About Toxins"5 August 2016 (2016-08-05)
Morgan jumps into the world of pro video gamers; a world where teenage gamers gain fame akin to rock stars and enthusiastic fans pack sold-out arenas.
5"Game Changers"12 August 2016 (2016-08-12)
Morgan gets a detox treatment to rid his body of contaminants, commonly found in food, cleaning products and furniture.
6"Seek and Disrupt!"19 August 2016 (2016-08-19)
Morgan looks into companies like Google, AirBnB and Spotify as he attempts to rewrite the rules and fill a void in the marketplace.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Lowry, Brian (18 June 2013). "Review: 'Inside Man'". Variety. Retrieved 12 February 2016.
  2. ^ "Morgan Spurlock Is now the Inside Man on Medical Marijuana". Huffpost Entertainment. The Huffington Post. 20 June 2013. Retrieved 12 February 2016.
  3. ^ Ford, Rebecca (6 December 2013). "'The Square,' Morgan Spurlock's 'Inside Man' Top IDA Doc Awards". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 12 February 2016.
  4. ^ "58th CINE Golden Eagle Awards Recipients and Finalists". CINE. Retrieved 12 February 2016.
  5. ^ https://play.google.com/store/tv/show?id=T93yDNHZF14&cdid=tvseason-yt00KLDWCJQ&gdid=tvepisode-QTZu8ncEuJI

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