Adam Ruins Everything

2017
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Season 1 Episode 26 - Adam Ruins Going Green

Expired 4.0 37 x
Adam meets a young dad who is on a personal mission to save the world and end climate change, until Adam turns his world upside down. Learn why the famous 'Crying Indian' PSA wasn’t quite what we thought, while Adam also explores the surprising history behind the concept of 'Litterbugs,' and the reasons why electric cars and green products don't make the environmental impact you’ve been promised.
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Season 1 Episode 24 - Adam Ruins Justice

Expired 3.0 17 x
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, and the substantial problems with the jury duty system. Adam then goes on to explore the various ways prosecution teams are set up to succeed while your court-appointed lawyer is not.
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Season 1 Episode 23 - Adam Ruins The Wild West

Expired 4.0 10 x
Adam illustrates how, despite its macho man reputation, prostitutes actually helped settle the West. He then goes on to explain why the “All-American Cowboy” is a myth, and that the real hero of the west wasn’t a person at all; it was air conditioning.
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Season 1 Episode 22 - Adam Ruins The Internet

Expired 4.0 17 x
While on a magical technological journey, Adam shows that smartphones are not the society-killers you might believe they’ve become. He also illustrates how American cable service providers are cartels making us pay big bucks for the worst net speed in the world, and that most social media and "free" sites are actually extremely costly, just not how you think.
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Season 1 Episode 21 - Adam Ruins Prison

Expired 4.0 16 x
Adam and Emily talk about jail rehabilitation, solitary confinement, and corporations that make money from prison inmates.
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Season 1 Episode 20 - Adam Ruins Drugs

Expired 4.0 12 x
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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Season 1 Episode 19 - Adam Ruins Housing

Expired 3.0 26 x
Evicted from his apartment and blacklisted by every landlord in the city, Adam exposes the housing market, revealing that buying a home is a terrible investment, and unregulated housing share programs like Air BNB hurt city dwellers and open up hosts to massive liabilities. Adam then goes on to “ruin” homelessness programs, exploring why most of what we do to help those without homes doesn’t get them any closer to having a roof over their heads. (S.1 Ep.19) (From the US) (Comedy Series) (Class....
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Season 1 Episode 25 - Adam Ruins Christmas

Expired 4.5 11 x
Adam Conover employs a combination of comedy, history and science to dispel widespread misconceptions about everything we take for granted. In this episode, Adam ruins Christmas. (S.1 Ep.25) (From the US) (Comedy Series) (Class. tba)
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Season 1 Episode 18 - Adam Ruins Immigration

Expired 3.0 13 x
Adam embarks on a journey to illustrate that an expensive border wall wouldn't keep out the majority of immigrants who enter legally and overstay their visas. He then explores how the relatively recent militarisation of the border has created an illegal immigrant problem where there wasn't one before, racist mass deportations have historically led to disaster, and immigration courts are a huge mess that are broken from top to bottom.
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Season 1 Episode 17 - Adam Ruins Animals

Expired 3.0 17 x
Adam explores how purebred dogs are genetic monsters created by bored Victorians, domestic cats are hugely overpopulated, lethal killing machines that threaten other animals, and that wild animal trophy hunting can actually help endangered species in the long run.
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