Adam Ruins Everything

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Adam Ruins Everything
File:Adam Ruins Everything logo.png
Genre Educational television, sketch comedy
Created by Adam Conover
Developed by CollegeHumor
Directed by Paul Briganti
Starring Adam Conover
No. of seasons 1
No. of episodes 12
Executive producer(s) Jon Cohen
Adam Conover
Kathy Egan
Spencer Griffin
Sam Reich
Producer(s) Paul Briganti
Jeremy Reitz
Cinematography Matt Garrett
Editor(s) James Fitzpatrick
Kent Kincannon
Camera setup Single camera
Production company(s) Big Breakfast
Original network truTV
Original release September 29, 2015 (2015-09-29) – present
External links
Adam Ruins Everything at truTV

Adam Ruins Everything is a sketch comedy/educational television show starring Adam Conover that debuted on September 29, 2015 on truTV. On January 7, 2016, it was announced that the show had been picked up for 14 additional episodes to air starting on August 23, 2016.[1][2][3] The series aims to shine light on popular false impressions and trends, debunking false ideas in society.

In Australia, the series is broadcast on SBS 2.[4]


Adam Ruins Everything is based on a CollegeHumor web series of the same name, and stars comedian Adam Conover (who was also the star of the CollegeHumor series) as the host. In the show, Conover debunks misconceptions with what the show calls "annoying facts", backing up his points by lecturing the audience, appearing in skits, interviewing experts, and citing references on-screen.[5] Adam has said on a stream that DVDs could potentially be released.[6]


No. in series Title Original air date U.S. viewers
1 "Adam Ruins Giving" September 29, 2015 (2015-09-29) 0.523[8]
This episode examines issues with diamond engagement rings, food drives, Tom's Shoes, and a number of other giving-related ideas, especially the theme of giving away castoffs, which has similarly been attacked in the mainstream media.[7]
2 "Adam Ruins Security" October 6, 2015 (2015-10-06) 0.439[9]
This episode examines issues with the Transportation Security Administration, Tylenol and tamper-resistant packaging, credit card signatures and fraud prevention, and a number of other security-related ideas, especially the theme of "security theater."
3 "Adam Ruins Cars" October 13, 2015 (2015-10-13) 0.488[10]
This episode explains why car dealerships aren't the best way to get cars, how much time people really spend in traffic, and other car-related ideas.
4 "Adam Ruins Forensic Science" October 20, 2015 (2015-10-20) 0.526[11]
This episodes examines truths in polygraph tests, eye witness testimonies, fingerprint analysis, and a number of other crime technique-related ideas.
5 "Adam Ruins Restaurants" October 27, 2015 (2015-10-27) 0.422[12]
This episode's main topic is restaurants, talking about how wines are very similar regardless of labels, how fish isn't very healthy in restaurants and how tipping is a custom we could do without.
6 "Adam Ruins Hygiene" November 3, 2015 (2015-11-03) 0.599[13]
Adam reveals that the term halitosis was popularized in a 1920's ad campaign that used cruel ads to make people insecure about their breath, and explains why running water is one of the greatest miracles of modern times.
7 "Adam Ruins Voting" November 10, 2015 (2015-11-10) 0.569[14]
The twisted history of the Electoral College, explaining that the founding fathers did not want most Americans to vote.
8 "Adam Ruins Work" November 17, 2015 (2015-11-17) 0.438[15]
This episode explains why the 40-hour work week is bad for business, why unpaid internships are just a trick, why freelancing is breaking the law, and how telling people your salary is actually a good thing.
9 "Adam Ruins Summer Fun" December 1, 2015 (2015-12-01) 0.505[16]
Adam reveals summer vacation actually makes you dumber, how Mickey Mouse ruined our nation's copyright laws, and the unfair bias nature of video games for females.
10 "Adam Ruins Sex" December 8, 2015 (2015-12-08) 0.531[17]
This episode explains why circumcision is common in the United States, how Herpes isn't as scary as the media makes it seem, how most people do not truly understand the hymen, and explains the worst sexual problem of all.
11 "Adam Ruins Nutrition"[18] December 15, 2015 (2015-12-15) 0.508[19]
Adam shows why vitamin supplements don't make us any healthier, that the "balanced breakfast" we've been sold is anything but, and reveals how most of the nutritional science the media reports on isn't science at all.
12 "Adam Ruins Death"[20] December 22, 2015 (2015-12-22) 0.614[21]
In a limbo setting, Adam exhibits several failed attempts at terrestrial immortality, and reveals the American funeral industry's more exploitive tactics of mourners. After his date dies in a freak accident, however, he concedes that grappling with uncertainty with death can be just as healthy as clear-cut answers.


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