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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 battles with self-doubt over how biases affect the show; he shares the shortcomings of story-telling and the influence of advertising on the series' integrity.
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Adam polices the truth behind the overuse of SWAT teams, illustrates how using school officers can create a pipeline for prisons and examines the origins and intended purpose of police officers.
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Adam uncovers the benefits of spiders, explains why people should be eating more bugs as a protein source and illustrates the benefits of little bugs on gut health.
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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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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 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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Unregulated food expiration dates; 401(k) and retirement; the unpredictable future.
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Strangers with poisoned candy; the panic over Orson Welles' War of the Worlds broadcast; mediums.
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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 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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Emily debunks IQ tests and points out information Adam has gotten wrong in the past; an explanation of the "backfire effect."
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Adam explains how the idealized lawn is an unnatural monstrosity, and that the design of the suburbs slowly kills; how the racist history of suburban planning led to today's institutionalized segregation in schools.
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Adam shares the truth behind testing mice, scarce funding and reproducing results.
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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 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 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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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 shares why becoming a dropout billionaire is unlikely, how school rankings have little to do with education quality, and student loans.
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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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