Next Episode of Consumer 101 is
Season 2 / Episode 3 and airs on 19 October 2019 15:00
Hosted by Jack Rico with the help of experts and scientists from the Consumer Reports labs and testing facilities, Consumer 101 gives viewers a behind-the-scenes look into the science used to test every kind of product - the obscure, the fascinating, the everyday. Each week, audiences will discover more about the surprising intricacy of product testing, learn more efficient ways to get the most out of everyday items and glimpse unique career paths in the fields of science and technology. Consumer 101 is an empowering series aimed at giving teens the tools they need to make smarter choices as consumers, exploring the how, where, when and why we spend our resources so we can all make educated decisions when it counts.
Jack Rico learns how much user information smart TVs gather; Consumer Reports experts teach Jack all about modern car safety features; Jack learns the secrets to making a delicious and healthy smoothie.
Host Jack Rico discovers how online ads are aimed at consumers, and some simple steps you can take to avoid being targeted. And, we hit the Consumer Reports Auto Test Center for a wild ride, as experts test a tire's slip and grip on wet pavement. Then, uncover the hidden sugar that could be lurking in your breakfast.
Smart speakers are everywhere - do you know what data they're collecting and sharing about you? Host Jack Rico gets a lesson on how to protect his privacy while using a smart speaker. And, you probably clean your pots and pans after every meal...but what about your grill? A Consumer Reports expert shows us how to keep your summer cookouts safe by keeping your grill clean. Then, with more people traveling with only one suitcase, we show you how to pack a carry-on like a pro.
Host Jack Rico spends a day at Consumer Reports being hounded by robocalls, until an expert shows him some easy steps to help minimize those pesky interruptions. And, a Consumer Reports expert gives us a deep dive into the world of online mattress shopping. Then, find out the best way to keep your kitchen appliances in tip-top shape.
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