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Adam Ruins Everything

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Comic Adam Conover, a cast member and writer at the popular comedy website CollegeHumor, brings his original online series to TV, expanding upon his efforts to poke fun at everyday things that people accept or assume without question. In the half-hour investigative comedy, Conover uses a not-quite-deadly combination of comedy, history and science to debunk widespread misconceptions about topics and ideas that are routinely taken for granted.

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Adam shows why vitamin supplements don't make us any healthier, that the "balanced breakfast" we've been sold is anything but, and reveals how most of the nutritional science the media reports on isn't science at all.
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Adam illustrates that malls were created as tax loopholes for greedy developers, outlet stores are a scam selling low quality merchandise and nutrient supplements are often dangerously unregulated.
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Adam evicts our misconceptions by revealing how homes are terrible investments, why housing share programs hurt city dwellers and how trying help the homeless can make the problem worse.
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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.
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Unregulated food expiration dates; 401(k) and retirement; the unpredictable future.
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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.
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Adam swipes right on knowledge by exposing the flaws in dating sites; the existence of alpha males (and wolves); personality tests.
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Adam Conover illustrates all the reasons low-fat diets make people fatter and why counting calories is a waste of time.
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Adam explains that the story of the real St. Nick is a lot creepier than most think, while modern Santa was created by commercialism only a century ago; why gift-giving actually hurts the economy; exposing truth behind holiday traditions.
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After getting Emily out of prison, Adam and his sister Rhea take on the justice system; shining a spotlight on the infamous McDonalds hot coffee lawsuit; the substantial problems with the jury duty system.
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Adam shares how inflated hospital costs created an unfair system, reckless antibiotic prescriptions make them worthless and whether a woman needs a mammogram.
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Adam dishes about the avocado trade's relationship to drug cartels; he suggests that "Big Pork" made bacon a pop culture hit while covering up its health risks; an examination of corn.
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After meeting a young dad on a mission to save the planet, Adam shows why electric cars and green products don't make the impact they promise.
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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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Adam weeds through the myths of marijuana, exposes the blunt truth about the War on Drugs, and explains how prescription pills are the true gateway drug.
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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.
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Pricey detoxifying treatments cleanse you of cash and may do more harm than good; MSG's scary reputation is undeserved; the placebo effect is way more powerful than you think.
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Adam shares the truth behind testing mice, scarce funding and reproducing results.
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Adam exposes the hidden truth behind Hollywood's glitz and glamour with help from actress Rachel Bloom and TV personality Ariana Madix.
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Adam hits the gridiron to show why the playoffs almost never determine the best team; exploring how hydration myths put kids at risk; tackling the topic of football-related brain injuries.
aired 11 days ago
Adam reveals that an extended holiday makes you dumber, and that iconic rodent Mickey Mouse has made a mess of our copyright laws.

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