The Best Episodes of Adam Ruins Everything

#1 - Adam Ruins Hollywood

Season 1 - Episode 13

Adam Ruins everything about Hollywood from award shows to reality television


#2 - Adam Ruins Giving 8.06

Season 1 - Episode 1

Adam exposes why shoe companies that give away free footwear do more harm than good, and explains why you should stop giving food pantries your leftover canned goods.


#3 - Adam Ruins Football

Season 1 - Episode 14

Adam hits the gridiron to illustrate why the playoffs rarely determine which team is best, then he explores how hydration myths spread by sports drink companies are putting kids at risk. Adam also tackles football-caused brain injuries.


#4 - Adam Ruins Immigration

Season 1 - Episode 18

Adam illustrates how: a border wall wouldn't keep out legal immigrants who overstay their visas, racist mass deportations have historically led to disaster, and immigration courts are a huge mess.


#5 - Adam Ruins Animals

Season 1 - Episode 17

Adam explores how purebred dogs are genetic monsters created by bored Victorians; domestic cats are overpopulated killing machines that threaten other animals; and wild animal trophy hunting can actually help endangered species.


#6 - Adam Ruins Death

Season 1 - Episode 12

Adam explores death. Included: immortality; the American funeral industry; medical decisions.


#7 - Adam Ruins Voting

Season 1 - Episode 7

Adam explores the twisted history of the Electoral College, explaining that the Founding Fathers did not want most Americans to vote. He also takes a stab at fixing a political system that seems rigged against true democracy.


#8 - Adam Ruins Hygiene

Season 1 - Episode 6

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.


#9 - Adam Ruins Forensic Science

Season 1 - Episode 4

Adam uncovers the scary truth behind unreliable methods that are commonly used to build evidence in criminal cases. He explains why polygraph machines are pseudoscientific hokum, demonstrates why your memories cannot be trusted, and exposes the flaws of forensic sciences like fingerprinting, hair strand matches and bite mark analysis - which often send innocent people to jail.


#10 - Adam Ruins Going Green

Season 1 - Episode 26


#11 - Adam Ruins Drugs

Season 1 - Episode 20

Adam weeds through the misconceptions of marijuana and exposes the blunt truth about the War on Drugs - that it stemmed from a racist and political agenda. Plus, Adam illustrates why prescription pills are the true gateway drug.


#12 - Adam Ruins Restaurants 7.99

Season 1 - Episode 5

Adam explains why tipping is a custom worth ditching, shows that experts can't tell the difference between wines, and reveals that mislabeled seafood is rampant in the industry.


#13 - Adam Ruins Security 7.93

Season 1 - Episode 2

Adam sets his sights on security, explaining that airport security wastes too much of our time and money, medicine safety seals do nothing to protect us, and your credit card number isn't remotely secure.


#14 - Adam Ruins Cars 7.87

Season 1 - Episode 3

Adam exposes the surprising truths behind car dealerships, unearths the dirty little secrets of car ownership, and reveals that the concept of "jaywalking" was created by auto manufacturers to blame pedestrians for car crashes.


#15 - Adam Ruins Justice

Season 1 - Episode 24