The BEST Episodes of Hacking the System
Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!
Last Updated: Mar 8, 2021
Network: National Geographic
For 15 years, Brian Brushwood has made a career out of social manipulation and thinking like a criminal and now he’s here to reveal how to avoid people who cheat the system and show you how to use the legal tips, tricks, and shortcuts to get ahead in life. One hack at a time.
#1 - Personal Security
Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired Jan 19, 2015
Your personal identity is probably less secure than you think. But with inside tricks, host Brian Brushwood will show you all the ploys you need to keep your personal information protected.
#2 - Travel Tricks
Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired Jan 26, 2015
Host Brian Brushwood shares his inside secrets and tricks that can turn your travel experience from painful to pleasant. Learn the “hacks” you need to upgrade your flight, beat airport aggravations and shave time off your travel.
#3 - Restaurant Ruses
Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired Feb 2, 2015
Host Brian Brushwood takes viewers inside the restaurant industry, exposing the tricks of a trade that employs 10 percent of the U.S. workforce. Brian shows the subtle psychological manipulations that restaurants employ to get you to empty your pockets.
#4 - Survival Hacks
Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired Jan 19, 2015
Host Brian Brushwood shares the helpful “hacks” he has gathered from scientists and specialists so you too can “hack the system” and learn the skills to endure a natural disaster.
#5 - Holiday Hacks
Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired Feb 9, 2015
Host Brian Brushwood takes a trip through the calendar as he offers up tips, tricks and hacks to help you make the most of all your holidays throughout the year. From New Year’s Day to New Year’s Eve there are dozens of ways to hack your holidays.
#6 - Hacking Crime
Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired Jan 26, 2015
Host Brian Brushwood demonstrates how to protect yourself from criminals waiting to target you when you least expect it. Using inside information from spies, criminals and con artists, these “hacks” will help you to spot bogus valets, sneaky street performers and tactical thieves.
#7 - Hacking to Win
Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired Feb 2, 2015
Competition is an innate trait in humans. Everyone wants to be No. 1 and some will do anything to get ahead. Host Brian Brushwood takes us through various real-life scenarios, from getting the dream job to winning big at the races, using his hacks to get the upper hand.
#8 - Hacking the Outdoors
Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired Feb 16, 2015
Survival is a basic instinct wired into all human beings. We all want to be able to endure any hardship, but sometimes that’s easier said than done, especially in the unfamiliar great outdoors. Follow host Brian Brushwood through a weekend in the woods with nothing but a broken cell phone, the shirt on his back and the hacks in his head.
#9 - Money Hacks
Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired Feb 23, 2015
Host Brian Brushwood is here to show you how to pinch pennies and cut corners in order to save a few bucks on things you use every day.
#10 - Scam Artist Hacks
Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired Feb 9, 2015
Every day scammers and con artists take advantage of people who don’t know any better. These suckers can lose their money and even their dignity. Host Brian Brushwood is here to take us through some scenarios where we are likely to get suckered.