The Best Episodes of Adam Ruins Everything

Adam Ruins Giving

#1 - 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.

Adam Ruins Forensic Science

#2 - Adam Ruins Forensic Science 8.01

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.

Adam Ruins Restaurants

#3 - 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.

Adam Ruins Security

#4 - 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.

Adam Ruins Cars

#5 - 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.