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First, on the Adam Ruins Everything TV show, Adam Conover broke down widespread misconceptions about everything we take for granted. Now, join Adam as he sits down with the experts and stars from the show to go into even more detail.

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First, on the Adam Ruins Everything TV show, Adam Conover broke down widespread misconceptions about everything we take for granted. Now, join Adam as he sits down with the experts and stars from the show to go into even more detail.

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Best podcast

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Please add more I love ur show and podcast

Wonderful

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Delightful, informative, wonderful!

iTunes Ratings

1189 Ratings
Average Ratings
934
131
37
18
69

Best podcast

By ajgb392 - May 23 2020
Read more
Please add more I love ur show and podcast

Wonderful

By Happy Katie :) - Oct 13 2019
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Delightful, informative, wonderful!
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Adam Ruins Everything

Latest release on May 29, 2019

The Best Episodes Ranked Using User Listens

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Rank #1: Ep 32: Kevin Hall Gives Us the Skinny - Losing Weight and Keeping it Off is Hard

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It's rare to hear about a researcher from the National Institute of Health collaborating with a reality TV show. But that's exactly what Dr. Kevin Hall, a clinical researcher at the NIH, did after watching episodes of The Biggest Loser.

Aug 02 2017

52mins

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Rank #2: Ep 3: Mass Extinction and Video Game Music with Emily Axford

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Emily Axford of Adam Ruins Everything Talks Mass Extinction and Video Game Music.

Jun 22 2016

46mins

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Rank #3: Ep 35: Professor Natasha Dow Schüll On How Casinos & Slot Machines Are Designed to Facilitate Gambling Addiction

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When it comes to gambling, there's a perception people get addicted because there's always that glimmer of hope they can hit the big jackpot. But according to our podcast guest, Natasha Dow Schüll, many gamblers, and more specifically many slot machi

Sep 20 2017

53mins

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Rank #4: Ep 9: Matrimony Myths with Stephanie Coontz

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You've seen it from rom-coms to Hallmark cards - our society is obsessed with everyone finding their soulmate. But did you know the idea of 'the one' is a relatively new concept in our culture? In fact, marriage and love were completely separate entities

Sep 15 2016

47mins

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Rank #5: Ep 4: Security and Big Data with Bruce Schneier

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Bruce is a brilliant cryptographer and security expert. He and Adam talk about current problems facing the TSA, gun control, and how data and security intersect.

Jul 06 2016

53mins

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Rank #6: Ep 36: Nikole Hannah-Jones on the Rippling Effects of Redlining and Segregation

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Many people have an idyllic view of the suburbs. You can have a lawn! Access to good schools! Safety! But much of that American dream has been historically reserved for white people.

Oct 04 2017

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Rank #7: Ep 22: Why Fast Fashion Fails Us

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If you wear clothes, you're going to love this Adam Ruins Everything podcast.

Mar 15 2017

54mins

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Rank #8: Ep 16: The Failure of the War on Drugs

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Just say no...to the War on Drugs! On this week's Adam Ruins Everything, we talk to Sheriff John Urquhart who appeared on the Drugs episode of the TV show.

Dec 21 2016

47mins

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Rank #9: Ep 19: Rachel Bloom On Why Awards Shows and Red Carpets Aren't As Glamorous As You Think

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On Adam Ruins Hollywood, Adam shattered the facade of awards shows, red carpets, and reality TV.

Feb 01 2017

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Rank #10: Ep 21: Jan MacKell Collins On How Prostitution Built The Wild West

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So much of what we've seen on TV and in film about the Wild West depicts the rugged cowboy who is always ready for a showdown. But the Wild West was much more nuanced than that.

Mar 01 2017

51mins

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Rank #11: Ep 43: Professor Teresa Ghilarducci on the Future of 401(k)s

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As humans, our inclination is to live in the present - not save 40 years down the line - which makes saving money for retirement hard. In the 90s many companies began offering 401(k) programs, a retirement savings plan sponsored by an employer which lets workers save and invest a piece of their paycheck before taxes. It seemed like the perfect solution to our retirement woes. But 401(k)s aren't the full proof saving plan we once thought. Even judiciously setting aside money in a 401(k) might not be enough to maintain one's lifestyle into retirement. There are also so many outside factors that can still diminish one's savings, including unexpected healthcare costs, recessions, or lost jobs. So how do we set ourselves up for a secure financial future?

Our guest Professor Teresa Ghilarducci, who appeared on Adam Ruins the Future, is going to tell us how we entered into this financial mess and how we can get out of it. She suggests we do the best we can to save through 401(k)s, live within our means, start planning our financial future as young as we can, delay collecting social security as much as we can, and vote for representatives who can help reform this system. Teresa is a labor economist and nationally-recognized expert in retirement security. She's also a professor of economics at The New School for Social Research.

Adam is on Twitter @AdamConover and you can find past episodes and bonus content from the TruTV show at AdamRuinsEverything.com.

Produced by Shara Morris for MaximumFun.org.

Jan 10 2018

1hr 3mins

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Rank #12: Ep 33: Anne Curzan Talks Grammar and the Flexibility of Language

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Professor Anne Curzan, who is this week's podcast guest, says it's normal to notice dialectical differences between different communities but we shouldn't shame people for talking as they do.

Aug 16 2017

1hr 8mins

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Rank #13: Ep 28: Jean Twenge and Adam Discuss Their Differences on Generational Differences

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Jun 07 2017

1hr 2mins

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Rank #14: Ep 17: Dale Jamieson Tells Us Why 'Going Green' Won't Stop Global Warming (And Why He Still Has Hope for Our Planet)

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Professor Dale Jamieson debunks the myth that 'going green' will stop global warming.

Jan 04 2017

56mins

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Rank #15: Ep 20: Doug Massey Gives Us the Facts on Immigration

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From the push to build a border wall to the recent executive order temporarily banning immigrants from Muslim-majority countries, there are so many emotions associated with the current immigration policy proposals. But what are the real facts regarding immigration history in this country? And what are immigrants'  actual impacts on our society? Today we try to answer those questions with our guest Professor . Doug is a Sociology Professor who appeared on His research focuses on international migration, race and housing, discrimination, education, urban poverty, and Latin America, especially Mexico. On the episode, Doug and Adam discuss the net migration flow of immigrants coming into United States from Mexico, the United States' reliance on migrant labor, and what reasonable immigration policy looks like.

Feb 15 2017

58mins

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Rank #16: Ep. 41: Heather Jarvis on the Unsustainability of Student Loans

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Student loans are an absolute necessity for many students in today's economy, but they're also among the worst forms of debt you can have, burdening students and sometimes permanently crippling their financial lives. Our guest Heather Jarvis, who appeared on Adam Ruins College, is going to tell us how we got here and give us practical tips on navigating the world of student loans. Heather is an attorney and student loan expert. She has practiced public interest law for more than a dozen years and has contributed to student debt relief policy for the House Education Committee and others in Congress.

Adam is on Twitter @AdamConover and you can find past episodes and bonus content from the TruTV show at AdamRuinsEverything.com.

Produced by Shara Morris for MaximumFun.org.

Dec 13 2017

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Rank #17: Ep 6: The Malleability of Memory with Elizabeth Loftus

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Professor Elizabeth Loftus joins Adam to discuss collective memory, repressed memory, and even some of Adam's own memories.

Aug 03 2016

53mins

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Rank #18: Ep 7: Elections and Voting Rights with Ed Ayers

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Adam is joined by historian Ed Ayers to talk about our forefathers' democratic vision for the United States, the historical implications of our current election, and misconceptions about the discipline of history.

Aug 17 2016

59mins

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Rank #19: Ep 5: Science Journalism with John Bohannon

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Science journalist John Bohannon is a contributing correspondent for Science magazine and has a Ph.D. in molecular biology from Oxford University. John discusses his fake chocolate study, his latest expose on Sci-Hub, and much more.

Jul 20 2016

49mins

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Rank #20: Ep 11: Bad Forensic Science with Chris Fabricant

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Chris Fabricant is Director of Strategic Litigation at the Innocence Project. Adam and Chris discuss outdated forensic techniques such as bite mark analysis, why DNA analysis works, and Chris' bizarre deposition with bite mark "expert" Michael West.

Oct 12 2016

52mins

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