In Adam Ruins Everything, host and investigative comedian Adam Conover embarks on a comically inventive yet unrelentingly serious quest to reveal the hidden truths behind everything you know and love. Tackling topics ranging from the workplace and voting to forensic science and security, he gives you not just fun facts to share with your friends, but information that will make you see the world in a whole new way. If knowledge is power, then Adam Conover will have you laughing all the way to the top.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Reanimated History: The Pilgrims didn't break bread with Native Americans, but did dig up their graves! There was no romance between Pocahontas and John Smith, and cities in the New World rivaled London in scale before their "discovery."
Reanimated History: Adam Conover reveals that the US kicked off the Cuban Missile Crisis, and that you've probably never heard of the lone female politician who stood up to McCarthy! Plus, a bureaucratic mistake brought down the Berlin Wall.