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Consumer 101

TVG • Lifestyle & Culture • TV Series • 2018

Host Jack Rico explores the science used to test every kind of product -- from the obscure to the fascinating to the everyday -- as well as more effic...more

Host Jack Rico explores the science used to test every kind of product -- from the obscure to the fascinating to the everyday -- as well as more effic...more

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1 season available (15 episodes)

1 season available

(15 episodes)

Season2
Episode 1

Sweet Ride

Jack Rico discovers how online ads are aimed at consumers and shares simple steps to avoid being targeted; Consumer Reports experts test a tire's slip and grip on wet pavement; Jack uncovers hidden breakfast sugar.
Episode 2

Smart Summer

Jack Rico learns what data smart speakers are collecting and how to protect his privacy while using them; a Consumer Reports expert shares how to keep summer cookouts safe by keeping the grill clean; how to pack a carry-on suitcase like a pro.
Episode 3

Out of the Box

Jack Rico learns easy steps to help minimize pesky robocalls; a Consumer Reports expert shares a deep dive into the world of online mattress shopping; how to keep kitchen appliances in tip-top shape.
Episode 4

American Suds Warrior

A Consumer Reports expert shares how to protect online accounts by using a password manager; Jack Rico faces off against two teens to see who can get their dirty car the cleanest in five minutes; secrets behind making a healthy, delicious smoothie.
Episode 5

Permission to Scoot

Jack Rico climbs aboard the newest advancement in micro-mobility: shared-ride scooters; Consumer Reports experts share how to protect digital privacy by taking control of smartphone permissions; modern car safety features at the Auto Test Center.
Episode 6

Sound Check

Jack Rico discovers Consumer Reports tire testing taking place in an unexpected location; how to choose headphones; how to get the most out of vacuums.
Episode 7

Lawn and Order

When a neighbor is spotted with a suspiciously lush lawn, Jack Rico uncovers dozens of tips on how to get the most out of his own yard; two teens drive with a top instructor at the Consumer Reports Auto Test Center; how to keep Wi-Fi routers secure.
Episode 8

Information Superhighway

Jack Rico learns how to make the ride easier for both him and his car on a long road trip; how to remove nasty allergens from one's home; a Consumer Reports expert shares how mesh networks can help when one Wi-Fi router doesn't cover an entire house.
Episode 9

Digital Traps

Jack Rico plays the game "That Sounds Shady" to guess which scenarios sound like online privacy traps; the Consumer Reports Auto Test Center dives into drivetrains to learn what's powering car wheels; and smooth sounds in the speaker-testing lab.
Episode 10

Super Charged

Jack Rico gets a blast from the past and a peek at the future of electric vehicles at the Consumer Reports Auto Test Center; how to be a Super Snacker in the kitchen; how snowblowers are tested year-round and how to pick the right one.
Episode 11

How to Protect Deer and Passwords

Jack Rico learns a few lessons about how to avoid a deer strike while driving; plus, how a password manager keeps passwords private; packing a carry-on like a pro; five things to definitely recycle.
Episode 12

Under Pressure

Jack Rico learns how smoke detectors are tested and how to use a fire extinguisher; plus how to cook a delicious meal using only countertop appliances and learning how to drive like a pro with a top car tester at the Auto Test Center.
Episode 13

Take Care

Consumer 101 shares a behind-the-scenes look at a story meeting as producers pitch their best ideas for learning how to safeguard digital privacy; an expert shares kitchen safety tips; how to steer clear of hydroplaning when driving in the rain.
Episode 14

Tires, Ticks, and Tips

Jack Rico gets tips on how to get the most out of his own yard; a Consumer Reports tire test in an unexpected location; how to protect digital privacy by taking control of smartphone permissions; and how to keep ticks out of the yard.
Episode 15

Precious Cargo

Jack Rico shares how car seats are tested for safety and learns how to install a car seat; while on vacation at a lake house, Jack discovers the benefits of a DIY home security system; Jack enters a game show and races to become healthier in a snap.

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