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Adam Ruins Everything
S3 | E12 Adam Ruins Himself 24 min
S3 | E12 Adam Ruins Everything 24 min
In the season finale, Adam battles with his inner self-doubt over how biases affect the show. He then exposes the shortcomings of story-telling, and the influence (or lack thereof) of advertising on the series' integrity. ..More
Adam Ruins Everything
S3 | E11 Adam Ruins Cops 24 min
S3 | E11 Adam Ruins Everything 24 min
Adam polices the truth behind the overuse of SWAT Teams, illustrates how using school officers can create a pipeline for prisons, and examines the origins and intended purpose of police officers. ..More
Adam Ruins Everything
S3 | E10 Adam Ruins Little Bugs 24 min
S3 | E10 Adam Ruins Everything 24 min
Don't let Adam's facts bug you as he uncovers the benefits of spiders, serves up knowledge on why we should be eating more bugs as a protein source, and illustrates the benefits of little bugs on your gut health. ..More
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S3 | E9 Adam Ruins Music 24 min
It's time to face the music, as Adam reveals the racism behind rock & roll's origins and the egregious fees of Live Nation's monopoly. He then defends musicians who "sell out" to make a living in today's digital landscape. ..More
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S3 | E8 Adam Ruins a Murder 24 min
Adam shines a headlight on why drivers are rarely prosecuted for car accidents that result in death. He breaks down border patrol's problematic search policies and examines the messed-up history of corpses and medical studies. ..More
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S3 | E7 Adam Ruins Doing Good 24 min
Adam takes down the do-gooders and reveals how Teach For America is harmful to both students and teachers. He then uncovers the ineffectiveness of recycling and calls out the billionaires who create charities for tax breaks. ..More
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S3 | E6 Adam Ruins a Night Out 24 min
Adam and Emily prepare for a big night out by revealing the marketing ploy that led to women shaving and the fashion agendas that created pockets. Then, the two friends pour back the truth on alcohol consumption. ..More
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S3 | E5 Adam Ruins America 24 min
Adam lets his freedom flag fly by examining why America doesn't have higher rates of social mobility. He then uncovers the flaws within our constitution and examines our country's progression and regression. ..More
Adam Ruins Everything
S3 | E4 Adam Ruins Nature 24 min
Adam digs up the dirt on nature, revealing that Mount Everest is a frozen pile of poop, natural disasters are actually man-made, and there is no such thing as untouched wilderness. ..More
Adam Ruins Everything
S3 | E3 Adam Ruins Games 24 min
Adam hits pause on the myth that connects video games to real-life violence, and reveals that Monopoly was a rip-off of an anti-capitalist teaching game. Plus, Olympic organizers get rich while athletes struggle to get by. ..More
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S3 | E2 Adam Ruins a Sitcom 24 min
Adam tackles classic television stereotypes, from the racism behind public pools, to the "model minority" myth of Asian Americans, to the on-screen toxic masculinity that's masking the problems young men face today. ..More
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Adam dishes out the facts on the avocado trade being ruled by drug cartels, and Big Pork making bacon a pop culture hit while covering up its huge health risks. Plus, America's food problems stem from corn. ..More
Adam Ruins Everything
S2 | E26 Adam Ruins Flying 24 min
S2 | E26 Adam Ruins Everything 24 min
Adam causes turbulence when he reveals that reward miles drive up costs, and revisits the "golden age" of air travel to uncover smoky, sexist death traps in the sky. Plus, airline mergers are crippling smaller cities. ..More
Adam Ruins Everything
S2 | E25 Adam Ruins Tech 24 min
S2 | E25 Adam Ruins Everything 24 min
Adam Conover downloads you on how the tech industry isn't really as helpful as you think - or wants you to think. ..More
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S2 | E24 Adam Ruins Sleep 24 min
S2 | E24 Adam Ruins Everything 24 min
Adam Conover has a rude awakening for everything you thought you knew about sleep (or lack of it), from the mattress industry to supposedly lazy teens to sleep aids. ..More
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S2 | E23 Adam Ruins Guns 24 min
S2 | E23 Adam Ruins Everything 24 min
Adam Conover is back to take aim at critics on both sides of the gun debate in America. He explains why an assault weapons ban would not be effective and demonstrates how the Second Amendment has been twisted to fit the NRA's agenda. ..More
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S2 | E22 100 Years Ago Today 24 min
S2 | E22 Adam Ruins Everything 24 min
Reanimated History: Adam digs into the Panama Canal, death by food, and the even deadlier Spanish Flu. ..More
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S2 | E21 Adam Ruins Everything 24 min
Reanimated History: Adam sheds some light on Copernicus, a rogue dwarf revolutionized what we know about the human body, and wait until you hear about Tulip Mania! ..More
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S2 | E20 Adam Ruins Everything 24 min
Reanimated History: Gladiators were barred from killing opponents, one Celtic woman nearly brought down the Romans, and the brave "300" Spartans were really 7000. ..More
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S2 | E19 Adam Ruins Everything 24 min
Reanimated History: The Cuban Missile Crisis was started by the US, a female politician stood up to McCarthy, and a mistake actually brought down the Berlin Wall. ..More
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S2 | E18 The First Factsgiving 24 min
S2 | E18 Adam Ruins Everything 24 min
Reanimated History: The Pilgrims were grave robbers, Pocahontas and John Smith's romance never happened, and huge cities in the New World existed before its "discovery." ..More
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S2 | E17 Adam Ruins Everything 24 min
Reanimated History: Adam Conover undermines everything you thought you knew about the American Revolution. ..More
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S2 | E16 Adam Ruins the Future 24 min
S2 | E16 Adam Ruins Everything 24 min
Unregulated food expiration dates lead to massive waste, your 401(k) won't be enough to support your retirement and the future is unpredictable. ..More
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S2 | E15 Adam Ruins Science 24 min
S2 | E15 Adam Ruins Everything 24 min
Testing on mice is a waste, and scarce funding stops scientists from seeking cures and proving their findings. ..More
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S2 | E14 Adam Ruins Halloween 24 min
S2 | E14 Adam Ruins Everything 24 min
Strangers with poisoned candy don't exist, the panic over Orson Welles' War of the Worlds broadcast didn't happen and mediums are total frauds. ..More
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S2 | E13 Adam Ruins Spa Day 24 min
S2 | E13 Adam Ruins Everything 24 min
Pricey detox treatments may do more harm than good, MSG's scary reputation is undeserved, and the placebo effect is way more powerful than you think! ..More
Adam Ruins Everything
S2 | E12 Adam Ruins Everything 24 min
Adam Conover debunks the fake moon landing theory, discusses the Satanic Panic of the 1980s and reveals how to spot a false theory. ..More
Adam Ruins Everything
S2 | E11 Adam Ruins The Economy 24 min
S2 | E11 Adam Ruins Everything 24 min
Adam explains why doing taxes is unnecessarily complicated, the economic numbers we hear don't reveal much, and American manufacturing can't return. ..More
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S2 | E10 Adam Ruins the Suburbs 24 min
S2 | E10 Adam Ruins Everything 24 min
Adam explains that your lawn is an unnatural monstrosity, suburban design is killing you, and the racist past of suburbs led to segregation in schools. ..More
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S2 | E9 Adam Ruins His Vacation 24 min
Get ready for some R&R (Ruining and more Ruining!), as Adam Conover and his girlfriend take a journey across America. ..More
Adam Ruins Everything
S2 | E8 Emily Ruins Adam 24 min
Emily takes over to "ruin" Adam, pointing out where his facts fall short. She debunks the idea that IQ tests measure intelligence and points to information Adam has gotten wrong in the past. Plus, she explains the "backfire effect." ..More
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S2 | E7 Adam Ruins College 24 min
Adam explains why the odds of becoming a dropout billionaire are not in your favor, how manipulated school rankings have little to do with education quality and why the privatization of student loans created a massive debt crisis. ..More
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In his first animated episode, Adam teaches a crew of kids and their teacher that Christopher Columbus didn't discover America, King Tut was a dud, and the rules of grammar are not as ironclad as you'd think. ..More
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S2 | E5 Adam Ruins Art 24 min
Adam shows why popular art is revered, regardless of merit. He also exposes the masters as copycats and reveals the art market to be a moneymaking scheme. ..More
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S2 | E4 Adam Ruins Dating 24 min
Adam swipes right on knowledge by exposing the flaws in dating sites. Plus, alpha males (and wolves) don't exist, and personality tests are a failure. ..More
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S2 | E3 Adam Ruins the Hospital 24 min
Adam Conover explains that inflated hospital costs have created a system that's unaffordable and unfair. Plus, the reckless prescription of antibiotics is making them worthless, and you might not need a mammogram. ..More
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S2 | E2 Adam Ruins Weight Loss 24 min
Host Adam Conover illustrates all the reasons low-fat diets can actually make you fatter, and why counting calories is a waste of time. ..More
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Adam dispels the myth about getting pregnant after 35, delves into breastfeeding vs formula, and explores postpartum depression for women - and men. ..More
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S1 | E26 Adam Ruins Going Green 24 min
S1 | E26 Adam Ruins Everything 24 min
Adam meets a young dad on a personal mission to save the world and end climate change until Adam turns his world upside down. Find out why electric cars and green products don't make the impact you've been promised. ..More
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S1 | E25 Adam Ruins Christmas 24 min
S1 | E25 Adam Ruins Everything 24 min
Ho ho huh?! Adam teaches his sister that the real St. Nick story is a lot creepier than she thought, and modern Santa was created by commercialism only a century ago. Adam also reveals how gift-giving actually hurts the economy. ..More
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S1 | E24 Adam Ruins Justice 24 min
S1 | E24 Adam Ruins Everything 24 min
After getting Emily out of prison, Adam and his sister Rhea take on the Justice system, showing that juries simply can't be impartial and the prosecution team is way better and well funded than your court appointed lawyer. ..More
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S1 | E23 Adam Ruins the Internet 24 min
S1 | E23 Adam Ruins Everything 24 min
While on a magical technological journey, Adam shows smartphones are not the society killers you'd think they are, American cable service providers are basically cartels, and most free sites are actually very costly. ..More
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S1 | E22 Adam Ruins the Wild West 24 min
S1 | E22 Adam Ruins Everything 24 min
Adam reveals how prostitution, despite its reputation, actually helped settle the West. He then explains why the All-American Cowboy is a myth and the real western hero wasn't a person. It was air conditioning. ..More
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S1 | E21 Adam Ruins Prison 24 min
S1 | E21 Adam Ruins Everything 24 min
When Emily gets tossed in the slammer, her cellmate reveals corporations make money off prison inmates while the system does nothing to reduce crime. Adam then sheds light on jail rehabilitation and solitary confinement. ..More
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S1 | E20 Adam Ruins Drugs 24 min
S1 | E20 Adam Ruins Everything 24 min
Adam weeds through the misconceptions of marijuana and exposes the blunt truth about the War on Drugs. It stemmed from a racist and political agenda. Plus, Adam illustrates why prescription pills are the true gateway drug. ..More
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S1 | E19 Adam Ruins Housing 24 min
S1 | E19 Adam Ruins Everything 24 min
Adam gets evicted from his home, and while searching for a new place, he exposes the harsh realities of real estate. Plus, Adam explains why helping the homeless is a lot simpler and more straightforward than you might think. ..More
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S1 | E18 Adam Ruins Immigration 21 min
S1 | E18 Adam Ruins Everything 21 min
Adam illustrates how a border wall wouldn't keep out legal immigrants who overstay their visas, racist mass deportations have historically led to disaster, and immigration courts are a huge mess. ..More
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S1 | E17 Adam Ruins Animals 21 min
S1 | E17 Adam Ruins Everything 21 min
Adam explores how purebred dogs are genetic monsters created by bored Victorians, domestic cats are overpopulated killing machines that threaten other animals and wild animal trophy hunting can actually help endangered species. ..More
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S1 | E16 Adam Ruins Everything 21 min
Adam and Emily go on a shopping spree of knowledge and find that malls were created as tax loopholes, nutrient supplements are often unregulated, and most eyeglasses are made by one manufacturer that inflates its prices. ..More
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S1 | E15 Adam Ruins Weddings 21 min
S1 | E15 Adam Ruins Everything 21 min
Emily and Murph's wedding day is here but Adam's gift of information may rain on their parade. Adam reveals how most wedding traditions were recently created by consumerism, and divorce is actually a wonderful thing. ..More
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S1 | E14 Adam Ruins Football 21 min
S1 | E14 Adam Ruins Everything 21 min
Adam hits the gridiron to explain why the playoffs rarely determine which team is best, and then explores how hydration myths spread by sports drink companies put kids at risk. Adam also tackles football-caused brain injuries. ..More
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S1 | E13 Adam Ruins Hollywood 21 min
S1 | E13 Adam Ruins Everything 21 min
Straight from the red carpet, with help from celebrity guests Rachel Bloom and Ariana Madix, Adam exposes the hidden truths behind Hollywood's glitz and glamour, from the clothes stars wear to the process behind movie ratings. ..More
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S1 | E12 Adam Ruins Death 21 min
S1 | E12 Adam Ruins Everything 21 min
Adam explains the end is inevitable, shows why immortality is a fantasy and reveals that the American funeral industry is a racket that exploits mourners' grief and fear of dying. ..More
Adam Ruins Everything
S1 | E11 Adam Ruins Nutrition 21 min
S1 | E11 Adam Ruins Everything 21 min
Adam shows why vitamin supplements don't make us any healthier, and that the "balanced breakfast" we've been sold is anything but. Later, he reveals how most of the nutritional science the media reports on isn't science at all. ..More
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S1 | E10 Adam Ruins Sex 20 min
S1 | E10 Adam Ruins Everything 20 min
Adam reveals that circumcision was popularized by a bunch of masturbation-curbing 19th century prudes. Plus, he reveals why the fear of having herpes is overblown and explores why the term "pop your cherry" is a bunch of nonsense. ..More
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S1 | E9 Adam Ruins Summer Fun 21 min
Adam crashes the last day of summer by revealing extended vacations makes you dumber, and Mickey Mouse has made a mess of our copyright laws. Adam also unveils a surprising gender bias in the world of videogames. ..More
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S1 | E8 Adam Ruins Work 21 min
Adam shows how the 40-hour work week not only exhausts employees but also arms businesses, reveals the legal mess of hiring interns and freelancers, and explores how discussing your salary with co-workers is actually a good thing. ..More
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S1 | E7 Adam Ruins Voting 20 min
Adam explores the twisted history of the Electoral College, explaining that the Founding Fathers did not want most Americans to vote. He also takes a stab at fixing a political system that seems rigged against true democracy. ..More
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S1 | E6 Adam Ruins Hygiene 20 min
Adam reveals that the term halitosis was popularized in a 1920s ad campaign that used cruel ads to make people insecure about their breath, and explains why running water is one of the greatest miracles of the modern age. ..More
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S1 | E5 Adam Ruins Restaurants 20 min
Adam dives deep into the hidden truths of dining out. He explains why tipping we'd be better off without, experts can't tell the difference between wines, and reveals fraudulently labeled seafood is rampant. ..More
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Adam Ruins Forensic Science: Adam uncovers the scary truth behind unreliable methods used to build evidence in criminal cases - which often send innocent people to jail. ..More
Adam Ruins Everything
S1 | E3 Adam Ruins Cars 20 min
Adam dives into the much-beloved auto industry and exposes the surprising truths behind car dealerships, car ownership and the concept of "jaywalking." ..More
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S1 | E2 Adam Ruins Security 20 min
Adam sets his sights on security theater, explaining that airport security wastes too much of our time and money, medicine safety seals do nothing to protect us, and your credit card number isn't remotely secure. ..More
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S1 | E1 Adam Ruins Giving 21 min
Adam Conover dispels widespread misconceptions about everything from diamond engagement rings to canned goods. ..More