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Adam Ruins Everything

Adam Ruins Mount Everest

Adam Ruins Mount Everest

The world’s highest peak is hitting rock bottom. Adam Conover shares how every year, about 100,000 tourists climb Mount Everest. They have left tons of trash and thousands of pounds of human waste, polluting local water sources in the process.

The Truth About Video Games & Violence

The Truth About Video Games & Violence

For once, Adam Ruins Everything ruins a bad thing. The show reminds us that numerous studies, surveys, and correlative data have shown no concrete evidence that playing violent video games causes people to become more violent or insensitive to violence.

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Adam Ruins Frequent Flyer Miles

Adam Ruins Frequent Flyer Miles

If you think your credit card’s frequent flyer miles program is a great deal, Adam Ruins Everything is here to make you think again. Airlines and banks create convoluted and ever-changing rules that make redeeming miles difficult and confusing.

Adam Ruins Tech

Adam Ruins Tech

Adam Ruins Everything tackles some of the frustrating aspects of “owning” a device in the modern day. Some companies make it nearly impossible for us to repair our devices, while others have lied about lethal errors in their products.

Adam Ruins Mattresses

Adam Ruins Mattresses

Shopping for a mattress can be a real pain. Between the nonsensical pricing, weird product names, and confusing features, the industry seems to be engineered to bewilder consumers. Adam Conover offers his take on the extra-slimy industry of sleep.

Adam Ruins Promos

Adam Ruins Promos

You might have seen Adam Conover, host of Adam Ruins Everything, pop up in shows and ads lately. Well, that’s because they’re promoting the new season of his show. Don’t let his honesty hide the fact that he’s manipulating you into watching it.

Adam Ruins Standing Desks

Adam Ruins Standing Desks

Standing here at our fancy height-adjustable desk, researching stories and typing away most of the day, we’re feeling a bit deflated after Adam Conover’s latest bubble-burster, in which he explains how the health benefits of standing while working may have been exaggerated.

Adam Ruins Loofahs

Adam Ruins Loofahs

Do you like scrubbing down with a loofah sponge in the shower? Well Adam Conover is here to destroy any illusion that you had that the things are good for your skin. Apparently, they just hold on to dirt and bacteria, and remove your skin’s natural moisturizing oils.

Adam Ruins Gladiators

Adam Ruins Gladiators

In this clip from Adam Ruins Everything‘s episode An Ancient History of Violence, the show points out that gladiators were actually treated and governed much like today’s combat athletes. Still, a small percentage of them did meet their end in the arena.

Adam Ruins Cul-de-Sacs

Adam Ruins Cul-de-Sacs

Perhaps it’s because Adam Conover is running out of things to ruin, but he decided to create a whole new point of worry for suburbanites who thought their quiet and peaceful dead-end streets actually were a good thing. Wrong!

Adam Ruins Everything Corrects Itself

Adam Ruins Everything Corrects Itself

If you believe everything you see on TV or the internet, you’re in for a rude awakening. Even serial debunker Adam Conover isn’t right all of the time, but at least he admits it. Let’s find out some of the things presented as fact which might not have been entirely correct.

Adam Ruins Hospitals

Adam Ruins Hospitals

Adam Ruins Everything explains why healthcare is expensive in the US and practically anywhere else that has medical insurance. Hospitals jacked up their prices so that insurance companies get “discounts”, i.e. the original prices. Check out the show’s sources here.

Adam Doesn’t Ruin Pregnancy

Adam Doesn’t Ruin Pregnancy

Adam Ruins Everything kicks off its second season by debunking myths about babies and pregnancy. Like how it’s actually perfectly fine and highly probable for a woman to get pregnant in her late 30s. Check out his sources here.

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Adam Ruins Hydration

Adam Ruins Hydration

Adam Ruins Everything washes out a seemingly harmless piece of advice: drinking 2L or eight glasses of water a day. It turns out no study has conclusively proven that standard. So why are we often told to stay hydrated? Because money.

Adam Ruins Funerals

Adam Ruins Funerals

Like weddings, Valentine’s Day and Christmas, dying has become needlessly expensive because of marketing and our desire to conform. Adam Ruins Everything reminds us that the dead don’t need to be embalmed and they certainly don’t need a swanky coffin.

Adam Ruins Video Games

Adam Ruins Video Games

Adam Conover takes a look at the way that early video games embraced women both behind the scenes and as players, and how the industry evolved to marginalize female players over the years. Man, we almost forgot about Roberta Williams.

Most Unpaid Internships Are Illegal

Most Unpaid Internships Are Illegal

Adam Ruins Everything ruins one of the few things that can break the vicious Need Experience to Get a Job, Need Job to Get Experience cycle: internships. If you’re an unpaid intern, check these criteria. If any of them don’t apply to you, you’re being screwed.

Adam Ruins Voting

Adam Ruins Voting

Adam Ruins Everything talks about the U.S. Electoral College. It was intended to give less populous states a voice and avoid problems should states support regional candidates. But it ended up being an undemocratic mess where a citizen’s vote hardly matters.

How Listerine Created Bad Breath

How Listerine Created Bad Breath

Adam Ruins Everything kills any possibility of Listerine ever being a sponsor, as he questions the idea that most of us even need mouthwash, and how marketing, and clever use of the ominous word “halitosis” convinced us otherwise. Well, it can always clean your floors.

Wine Snobs Are Faking It

Wine Snobs Are Faking It

Adam Ruins Everything points to two experiments where wine experts were easily fooled by cheap tricks. We don’t think all connoisseurs are frauds, but the truth is that it’s impossible to be purely objective when it comes to tasting food and drink.

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The Truth About Salmon and Tuna

The Truth About Salmon and Tuna

Adam Ruins Everything points out that some of the salmon served in restaurants could be cheaper… but you probably wouldn’t eat it. Then there’s the problem with tuna dishes: half the time, they don’t contain tuna at all.

Lie Detectors Don’t Work

Lie Detectors Don’t Work

Despite its mass media acceptance, Adam Ruins Everything would like to remind us that the polygraph test is more of a placebo than an accurate device. Even its inventor thought so, and you certainly don’t need a clean conscience to screw with its results.

Why Jaywalking Is a Crime

Why Jaywalking Is a Crime

Adam Conover of Adam Ruins Everything takes an cynical and amusing look at how the early days of the automobile industry managed to turn something as innocuous as crossing a street into a criminal act.

Adam Ruins the TSA

Adam Ruins the TSA

…not that it was great to begin with. This clip from professional cynic Adam Conover’s spinoff TV show Adam Ruins Everything reminds us that the TSA is actually the STA – the Security Theater of America. Seriously, you guys are paying to be lied to and harassed.

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