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First, on the Adam Ruins Everything TV show, Adam Conover broke down widespread misconceptions about everything we take for granted. Now, join Adam as he sits down with the experts and stars from the show to go into even more detail.

First, on the Adam Ruins Everything TV show, Adam Conover broke down widespread misconceptions about everything we take for granted. Now, join Adam as he sits down with the experts and stars from the show to go into even more detail.
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First, on the Adam Ruins Everything TV show, Adam Conover broke down widespread misconceptions about everything we take for granted. Now, join Adam as he sits down with the experts and stars from the show to go into even more detail.

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Introducing: Factually! - Adam's new podcast

5/29/2019
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Adam has a brand new podcast! Factually! is a show full of fascinating facts that will make you see the world in an entirely new way. Adam sits down with experts, journalists, and Pulitzer Prize winners to talk about topics like big tech, trans issues, and gun control. If you liked this show, you're going to love Factually! Look up Factually! in your podcast app and subscribe now so you don't miss an episode.

Duration:00:04:23

Ep 47: Rachel Weil on Femicom and the Value of Preserving Classic 'Girl' Video Games

3/7/2018
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Do you remember all of those video games that were made for girls back in the 90s? Well they're not being archived the same way that stereotypical boy games are being preserved. They don't have value in the gaming community and many of these games are being forgotten even though they were just as creative and innovative for the industry. Our guest Rachel Weil is trying to change that by preserving these 'girl' games by going around the world and collecting these games and talking to the...

Duration:00:56:59

Ep 46: Dr. Azra Raza on Mouse Model Misconceptions & Other Ways We Can Improve Cancer Research

2/21/2018
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When we think of conducting science experiments on subjects, we immediately think of mice models. But today's guest, Dr. Azra Raza, who appeared on Adam Ruins Science, says there's a more effective way. On the TV show Dr. Raza discussed how the mouse model scientists use for their research is actually ineffective; even though a medicine might work well on a rodent, the results don't translate as well as we thought to humans - especially when it comes to cancer research which is what Dr....

Duration:01:10:14

Ep 45: Dr. Kathryn Hall on the Surprising Power of Placebos

2/9/2018
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Placebos are commonly dismissed as "fake" treatments that have no real power on you or your body. But scientists are realizing more and more that placebos are more powerful than we realized. New research shows that while placebos may not cure diseases, they can reduce symptoms of our ailments like irritable bowel syndrome and even Parkinson's disease, and in the process actually make us feel better. Even traditional medicine takes advantage of the placebo effect, which could mean the...

Duration:00:55:34

Ep. 45: Dr. Kathryn Hall on the Surprising Power of Placebos

2/7/2018
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Placebos are commonly dismissed as "fake" treatments that have no real power on you or your body. But scientists are realizing more and more that placebos are more powerful than we realized. New research shows that while placebos may not cure diseases, they can reduce symptoms of our ailments like irritable bowel syndrome and even Parkinson's disease, and in the process actually make us feel better. Even traditional medicine takes advantage of the placebo effect, which could mean the...

Duration:00:55:32

Ep 44: Dr. Daniel Jolley on Why Conspiracy Theories Are Harmful

1/24/2018
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What once seemed like a fringe movement, conspiracy theories appear more pervasive than ever. Our guest Dr. Daniel Jolley points out, conspiracy theories have been around for centuries; social media, however, has given them a wider platform and megaphone. Believing in such theories can seem like harmless speculation. But if enough people accept ideas like the faking of the moon landing or 9/11 being a government inside job, they'll feel they have no agency. This can lead to very dangerous...

Duration:00:53:42

Ep 43: Professor Teresa Ghilarducci on the Future of 401(k)s

1/10/2018
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As humans, our inclination is to live in the present - not save 40 years down the line - which makes saving money for retirement hard. In the 90s many companies began offering 401(k) programs, a retirement savings plan sponsored by an employer which lets workers save and invest a piece of their paycheck before taxes. It seemed like the perfect solution to our retirement woes. But 401(k)s aren't the full proof saving plan we once thought. Even judiciously setting aside money in a 401(k)...

Duration:01:03:25

Ep 42: Professor Ellen Dunham-Jones on Retrofitting Suburbia

12/28/2017
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While they may sport perfectly manicured lawns and beautiful white picket fences, suburbs are not the idyllic neighborhoods we think they are. They make us more sedentary, sometimes less safe, and they can even perpetuate segregation. But instead of leaving the suburbs we can actually address these issues and improve our suburbs through redevelopment and retrofitting neighborhoods to make them greener, healthier, safer and more affordable. Our guest Ellen Dunham-Jones, who appeared on Adam...

Duration:00:55:33

Ep. 41: Heather Jarvis on the Unsustainability of Student Loans

12/13/2017
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Student loans are an absolute necessity for many students in today's economy, but they're also among the worst forms of debt you can have, burdening students and sometimes permanently crippling their financial lives. Our guest Heather Jarvis, who appeared on Adam Ruins College, is going to tell us how we got here and give us practical tips on navigating the world of student loans. Heather is an attorney and student loan expert. She has practiced public interest law for more than a dozen...

Duration:01:00:36

Ep 40: Dr. Arjun Srinivasan on Antibiotic Resistance

11/29/2017
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Is the antibiotic resistance apocalypse approaching? This week's guest, Dr. Arjun Srinivasan, who appeared on Adam Ruins the Hospital, says yes.

Duration:00:42:31

Ep 39: Jessica Huseman on Why Filing Taxes Is Unnecessarily Difficult

11/15/2017
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We all know how filing taxes is a pain. Every April Americans dig through receipts, meet with accountants, claim their expenses, and pray they're not audited.

Duration:00:52:40

Ep. 38: Professor Brian Nosek On Science's Reproducibility Crisis and Opportunity

11/1/2017
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We've seen it time and time again. A journal publishes a seemingly significant scientific study which gains traction in the press only to be subsequently deemed irreproducible.

Duration:00:50:34

Ep 37: Professor Stephan Lewandowsky on the Backfire Effect

10/18/2017
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On Adam Ruins Everything, we're all about using persuasive, rational arguments to bring awareness to a topic and hopefully change some minds along the way.

Duration:00:52:49

Ep 36: Nikole Hannah-Jones on the Rippling Effects of Redlining and Segregation

10/4/2017
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Many people have an idyllic view of the suburbs. You can have a lawn! Access to good schools! Safety! But much of that American dream has been historically reserved for white people.

Duration:01:01:22

Ep 35: Professor Natasha Dow Schüll On How Casinos & Slot Machines Are Designed to Facilitate Gambling Addiction

9/20/2017
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When it comes to gambling, there's a perception people get addicted because there's always that glimmer of hope they can hit the big jackpot. But according to our podcast guest, Natasha Dow Schüll, many gamblers, and more specifically many slot machi

Duration:00:53:30

See You Soon

9/13/2017
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We'll be back next week with a brand new Adam Ruins Everything podcast episode. Thanks for tuning in!

Duration:00:00:22

Ep 34: Dr. Joann Elmore and Dr. Janie Lee on Why Mammogram Screenings are More Complex Than We Imagined

8/30/2017
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For decades women have been told that they should start getting yearly mammograms at age 35. We think of it as a no-brainer, and mammograms do save lives. But their effects are much more complicated than we originally anticipated.

Duration:00:58:57

Ep 33: Anne Curzan Talks Grammar and the Flexibility of Language

8/16/2017
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Professor Anne Curzan, who is this week's podcast guest, says it's normal to notice dialectical differences between different communities but we shouldn't shame people for talking as they do.

Duration:01:08:13

Ep 32: Kevin Hall Gives Us the Skinny - Losing Weight and Keeping it Off is Hard

8/2/2017
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It's rare to hear about a researcher from the National Institute of Health collaborating with a reality TV show. But that's exactly what Dr. Kevin Hall, a clinical researcher at the NIH, did after watching episodes of The Biggest Loser.

Duration:00:52:37