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Adam Ruins Everything

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  • Last episode S2E16 aired 2017-11-08
    1 month ago
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aired 2017-11-08 (1 month ago)
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Season: 2 | Episode: 16
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Show Summary

In Adam Ruins Everything, host Adam Conover employs a combination of comedy, history and science to dispel widespread misconceptions about everything we take for granted. A blend of entertainment and enlightenment, Adam Ruins Everything is like that friend who knows a little bit too much about everything and is going to tell you about it... whether you like it or not.

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Genres: Comedy
Country: US US
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  • s02e16
    • 4.00/5
    1 month ago
    03:00

    Adam explains that unregulated food expiration dates lead to waste and that your 401(k) won't be enough to support your retirement. Plus, Adam's girlfriend Melinda proves that even with research, the future is unpredictable.

  • s02e15
    • 5.00/5
    1 month ago
    02:00
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  • s02e14
    • 5.00/5
    2 months ago
    02:00

    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.

  • s02e13
    • 4.00/5
    2 months ago
    02:00
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  • s02e12
    • 4.00/5
    2 months ago
    02:00

    Adam debunks the fake moon landing theory, proving that with 1969 technology, it would have been easier to land on the moon than to fake it.

  • s02e11
    • 5.00/5
    2 months ago
    02:00

    Adam explains why doing taxes is unnecessarily complicated, the economic numbers we hear don't reveal much, and American manufacturing can't return.

  • s02e10
    • 4.00/5
    3 months ago
    02:00
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  • s02e09
    • 3.00/5
    3 months ago
    02:00

    Adam Conover and his girlfriend take a journey across America, where he reveals that Mount Rushmore was built on stolen Native American land, Vegas slot machines are purposely designed to be addicting and more.

  • s02e08
    • 4.00/5
    3 months ago
    02:00
    Adam Ruins Everything - S2E16

    This week, Adam's world gets turned on its head when his friend Emily takes over to 'ruin' him, pointing out where a few of his facts fall short. She debunks the idea that IQ tests measure intelligence and reveals their racist history, then does a rapid fire battle against information that Adam has gotten wrong in previous episodes. Plus, she explains the 'backfire effect,' and why proving someone wrong, even with hard evidence, won't necessarily convince them to change their mind.


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  • s02e07
    • 4.00/5
    4 months ago
    02:00
    Adam Ruins Everything - S2E16

    School's in session with Adam Conover, as he explains why the chances of becoming a drop out billionaire are not in your favor. A college degree is a necessity in today's economy, but selecting a top school is harder than you think since rankings are manipulated by a system that has little to do with the quality of education. Plus, the formerly groundbreaking student loan system has created trillions of dollars in debt through shady privatization signed off on by Uncle Sam.


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  • s02e06
    • 3.00/5
    4 months ago
    02:00
    Adam Ruins Everything - S2E16

    Adam takes a crew of kids and their teacher on a ride through the toon-iverse in his first animated episode. He shares how Christopher Columbus didn't discover America and would have been forgotten to history if not for the work of an American author well known for his tall tales. Then they visit the pyramids and learn why King Tut was a dud in the annals of Egyptian History. Plus, the rules of grammar are not as iron clad as you'd think.


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  • s02e05
    • 5.00/5
    4 months ago
    02:00
    Adam Ruins Everything - S2E16

    Adam poses the question of what makes great art and shows why pieces visible to the masses are revered, regardless of artistic merit. He exposes the masters as copycats, and reveals that today's art market is a moneymaking scheme.


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  • s02e04
    • 4.00/5
    4 months ago
    02:00
    Adam Ruins Everything - S2E16

    This week, Adam swipes right on knowledge by exposing the major flaws in dating sites. Plus, infamous alpha males - and the wolves that inspired them - don't really exist, and personality tests are a total failure.


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  • s02e03
    • 5.00/5
    5 months ago
    02:00
    Adam Ruins Everything - S2E16

    Adam Conover explains that inflated hospital costs have created a system that's unaffordable and unfair. Plus, reckless prescription of antibiotics is making them worthless, and you might not need a mammogram.


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  • s02e02
    • 5.00/5
    5 months ago
    02:00
    Adam Ruins Everything - S2E16

    Host Adam Conover takes us on a dieting roller coaster ride, illustrating all the reasons low-fat diets can actually make you fatter, and why counting calories is a waste of time.


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  • s02e01
    • 3.00/5
    5 months ago
    02:00
    Adam Ruins Everything - S2E16

    In the Season 2 premiere of Adam Ruins Everything, host Adam Conover interrupts the lives of Emily and Murph by delivering some unexpected baby news. With the help of top experts, Adam shatters the belief that getting pregnant after 35 is next to impossible, and uncovers the truth about the age-old argument of breastfeeding vs formula. Plus, Adam explores what you didn't know about postpartum depression - for both women and men.


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  • s01e26
    • 5.00/5
    11 months ago
    03:00
    Adam Ruins Everything - S2E16

    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.


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  • s01e25
    • 4.00/5
    12 months ago
    03:00
    Adam Ruins Everything - S2E16

    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.


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  • s01e24
    • 4.00/5
    12 months ago
    03:00
    Adam Ruins Everything - S2E16

    Rhea takes on helping Emily's cellmate Kendra, and reveals the struggles public defenders face, while Adam shows how juries are never completely impartial, and everything you heard about the McDonald's coffee lady was wrong.


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  • s01e23
    • 5.00/5
    1 year ago
    03:00

    Adam shows how complaints about the Internet are as old as society itself, people in Europe and Asia pay less for faster Internet than in the U.S., and how we pay for sites like Facebook and Google with every keystroke of our information.

  • s01e22
    • 4.00/5
    1 year ago
    03:00

    Prostitutes actually helped settle the West; explaining why the All-American Cowboy is a myth; that the real hero of the west wasn't a person at all, but air conditioning.

  • s01e21
    • 4.00/5
    1 year ago
    03:00
    Adam Ruins Everything - S2E16

    Adam and Emily shed light on jail rehabilitation, solitary confinement and the fact that corporations make money off of prison inmates.


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  • s01e20
    • 4.00/5
    1 year ago
    03:00
    Adam Ruins Everything - S2E16

    Adam investigates marijuana, the War on Drugs and prescription pills.


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  • s01e19
    • 4.00/5
    1 year ago
    02:00
    Adam Ruins Everything - S2E16

    Adam Ruins Housing: 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.


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  • s01e18
    • 3.00/5
    1 year ago
    02:00
    Adam Ruins Everything - S2E16

    Adam takes us on a journey to illustrate that an expensive border wall wouldn't keep out the majority of immigrants who enter legally and overstay their visas. He then explores how the relatively recent militarization of the Mexican-American border has created an illegal immigrant problem where there wasn't one before, racist mass deportations have historically led to disaster, and immigration courts are a huge mess that are broken from top to bottom.


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  • s01e17
    • 4.00/5
    1 year ago
    02:00
    Adam Ruins Everything - S2E16

    In this episode, Adam explores how purebred dogs are genetic monsters created by bored Victorians, that domestic cats are hugely overpopulated lethal killing machines that threaten other animals, and how wild animal trophy hunting can actually help endangered species in the long run.


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  • s01e16
    • 3.00/5
    1 year ago
    02:00
    Adam Ruins Everything - S2E16

    Adam and Emily go on a shopping spree of knowledge. He illustrates that malls were created as tax loopholes for greedy developers and are now crumbling under their own weight, and outlet stores are a scam selling purpose-made, low quality merchandise. Also, Adam shows how nutrient supplements are often dangerously unregulated concoctions of garbage ingredients. Emily bursts Adam's bubble by showing that nearly all eyeglasses are made by one manufacturer that hugely inflates prices thanks to their monopoly on the industry.


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  • s01e15
    • 4.00/5
    1 year ago
    02:00
    Adam Ruins Everything - S2E16

    A couple's wedding day is here, but Adam's gift of information, like the fact that most wedding 'traditions'' were created by consumerism, may rain on the parade.


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  • s01e14
    • 0.00/5
    1 year ago
    02:00
    Adam Ruins Everything - S2E16

    Adam hits the gridiron to show why the playoffs almost never determine which team is best, and explores how hydration myths that have been spread by sports drink companies are putting kids at risk. Adam also tackles the topic of football-related brain injuries, illuminating how much the game must change if it is to remain part of our culture.


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  • s01e13
    • 3.00/5
    1 year ago
    02:00
    Adam Ruins Everything - S2E16

    Adam unveils some hidden truths in Hollywood including a discussion about reality programming.


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  • s01e12
    • 0.00/5
    2 years ago
    03:00
    Adam Ruins Everything - S2E16

    Adam explores death in the Season 1 finale. Included: immortality; the American funeral industry; medical decisions.


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  • s01e11
    • 0.00/5
    2 years ago
    03:00
    Adam Ruins Everything - S2E16

    Adam explores nutrition. Included: truths about vitamin supplements; a look at balanced breakfasts; the lack of science in 'nutritional science.'


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  • s01e10
    • 0.00/5
    2 years ago
    03:00
    Adam Ruins Everything - S2E16

    Adam puts the focus on sex. Topics include circumcision and herpes.


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  • s01e09
    • 0.00/5
    2 years ago
    03:00
    Adam Ruins Everything - S2E16

    Summer fun is the focus. Included: the impact of extended vacations on one's intelligence; video games; and a gender bias.


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  • s01e08
    • 0.00/5
    2 years ago
    03:00
    Adam Ruins Everything - S2E16

    Adam shows how the 40-hour work week not only exhausts employees but also harms businesses, reveals the legal mess of hiring interns and freelancers, and explores how discussing your salary with co-workers is actually a good thing.


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  • s01e07
    • 0.00/5
    2 years ago
    03:00
    Adam Ruins Everything - S2E16

    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.


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  • s01e06
    • 0.00/5
    2 years ago
    03:00
    Adam Ruins Everything - S2E16

    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.


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  • s01e05
    • 0.00/5
    2 years ago
    02:00
    Adam Ruins Everything - S2E16

    In this episode, Adam dives deep into the hidden truths of dining out. He explains why tipping is a custom we'd be better off without, shows that even experts can't tell the difference between fancy wines, and reveals that fraudulently labeled seafood is rampant in the restaurant industry.


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  • s01e04
    • 0.00/5
    2 years ago
    02:00
    Adam Ruins Everything - S2E16

    Adam uncovers the scary truth behind unreliable methods that are commonly used to build evidence in criminal cases. He explains why polygraph machines are pseudoscientific hokum, demonstrates why your memories cannot be trusted, and exposes the flaws of forensic sciences like fingerprinting, hair strand matches and bite mark analysis - which often send innocent people to jail.


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  • s01e03
    • 0.00/5
    2 years ago
    02:00
    Adam Ruins Everything - S2E16

    In this episode, Adam revealed the surprising truths behind car dealerships, unearthed the dirty little secrets of car ownership, explained how auto manufacturers turned 'jaywalking' into a crime and much more. Here are his sources.


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  • s01e02
    • 0.00/5
    2 years ago
    02:00
    Adam Ruins Everything - S2E16

    Adam sets his sights on security, 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.


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  • s01e01
    • 0.00/5
    2 years ago
    02:00
    Adam Ruins Everything - S2E16

    Adam exposes why shoe companies that give away free footwear do more harm than good, and explains why you should stop giving food pantries your leftover canned goods.


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