Adam Ruins Everything

Jul 23 2017

Adam Ruins the Hospital

Not feeling well? In this episode, Adam diagnoses how arbitrarily inflated hospital costs have created a system that’s entirely unaffordable and unfair, reveals why antibiotics are worthless and explains why mammograms might not be as helpful as we think.

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Aug 21 2016

Adam Ruins Hollywood

From the glitzy red carpet to behind the scenes at the biggest awards to the sets of not-so-real reality shows, Adam flips the script on the entertainment biz. Here are his sources. Rated JWA… just as weird and arbitrary as the motion picture ratings system.

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Jul 16 2017

Adam Ruins Weight Loss

Buckle up as Adam goes on a dieting roller coaster ride to illustrate how low-fat diets can actually make you fatter, why counting calories is a waste of time and why you shouldn’t necessarily trust extreme reality shows that promote sustained weight loss.

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Jul 30 2017

Adam Ruins Dating

In this episode, Adam swipes right on knowledge to expose the flaws in dating sites, reveal why alpha males don’t really exist and explain how personality tests are a total failure.

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Aug 13 2017

Adam Ruins What We Learned in School

In his first animated episode, Adam teaches us 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. Here are his sources.

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Aug 20 2017

Adam Ruins College

Class is in session as Adam explains why the chances of becoming a dropout billionaire are not in your favor, why selecting a top college is harder than you think and why the once groundbreaking student loan system has created trillions of dollars in debt.

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Aug 06 2017

Adam Ruins Art

In this episode, Adam asks what makes art great by illustrating why certain pieces are considered classics (regardless of merit), exposing the masters as clever copycats and revealing how today’s fine art market is primarily a tax dodge for the super-rich.

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Aug 27 2017

Emily Ruins Adam

On this special episode, Emily turns the tables on Adam to reveal how IQ tests don’t determine intelligence before looking back at mistakes the show has made and explaining the backfire effect of trying to convince someone they were wrong.

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Sep 17 2017

Adam Ruins His Vacation

Americans are really bad at relaxing, as Adam demonstrates when he hits the road to reveal the surprising history behind Mount Rushmore, explain how Las Vegas slot machines are deliberately engineered addictions and uncover the strange story of Hawaiian statehood.

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Sep 24 2017

Adam Ruins the Suburbs

Adam gets out of the city to uncover the truth lurking in the suburbs, explaining why some homeowners are so obsessed with their lawns, revealing the high cost of suburban sprawl and excavating the racist history of the ‘burbs.

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