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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 reveals the racism behind the origins of rock and roll; he explores the monopolistic practices of entertainment company Live Nation; Adam defends musicians who "sell out" to make a living in today's digital landscape.
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Strangers with poisoned candy; the panic over Orson Welles' War of the Worlds broadcast; mediums.
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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 and Emily prepare for a big night out by revealing the marketing ploy that convinced women to shave and the fashion agendas that created pockets; then, the two friends probe the truth about alcohol consumption.
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Adam shows that Columbus didn't discover America, King Tut was a dud and the rules of grammar are not as ironclad as people think.
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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 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 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 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 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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Adam takes down do-gooders and reveals how Teach For America is harmful to both students and teachers; he uncovers the ineffectiveness of recycling and calls out the billionaires who create charities for tax breaks.
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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 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 explores how purebred dogs are genetic monsters created by bored Victorians, and reveals how domestic cats are overpopulated lethal killing machines.
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Adam shines a light on why drivers are rarely prosecuted for car accidents that result in death; he breaks down border patrol's search policies; Adam examines the messed-up history of corpses and medical studies.
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Adam lets his freedom flag fly by examining why the United States doesn't have higher rates of social mobility; he then uncovers the flaws within the U.S. Constitution and examines the country's progression and regression.
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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 illustrates the big problem a border wall wouldn't address, explores the history of racist deportations, and explains how immigration courts are a huge mess.
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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 shares the truth behind testing mice, scarce funding and reproducing results.

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