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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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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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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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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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Prostitutes actually helped settle the West; explaining the myth of the "All-American Cowboy"; revealing the real hero of the west: not a person, but air conditioning.
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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 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 digs up the dirt on nature, revealing that Mount Everest is a frozen pile of poop, natural disasters are actually man-made, and there is no such thing as untouched wilderness.
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Adam hits pause on the myth that connects video games to real-life violence, and reveals that Monopoly was a rip-off of an anti-capitalist teaching game; Olympic organizers get rich while athletes struggle to get by.
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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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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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Adam shares the truth behind testing mice, scarce funding and reproducing results.
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Adam Conover debunks the fake moon landing theory, discusses the Satanic Panic of the 1980s and reveals how to spot a false theory.
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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 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 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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Unregulated food expiration dates; 401(k) and retirement; the unpredictable future.
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Adam interrupts a canoodling couple to explain that circumcision was popularized by a bunch of 19th century prudes.
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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.
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A couple's wedding day is here, but Adam's gift of information, like the fact that most wedding "traditions" were created by consumerism, may rain on the parade.
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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 explains why lobbying makes filing taxes so complicated, and why the economic numbers that are focused on do not provide the whole story; the possibility of a return of American manufacturing.

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