Adam Ruins Everything

The WORST episodes of Adam Ruins Everything

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

In Adam Ruins Everything, host Adam Conover employs a combination of comedy, history and science to dispel widespread misconceptions about everything we take for granted. A blend of entertainment and enlightenment, Adam Ruins Everything is like that friend who knows a little bit too much about everything and is going to tell you about it… whether you like it or not.

Last Updated: 6/2/2022Network: truTV
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Adam Ruins the Future
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7.43
194 votes

#1 - Adam Ruins the Future

Season 2 - Episode 16 - Aired 11/7/2017

Adam explains that unregulated food expiration dates lead to waste and that your 401(k) won't be enough to support your retirement. Plus, Adam's girlfriend Melinda proves that even with research, the future is unpredictable.

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Adam Ruins Little Bugs
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7.44
78 votes

#2 - Adam Ruins Little Bugs

Season 3 - Episode 10 - Aired 9/17/2019

All New Don't let Adam's facts bug you as he uncovers the benefits of spiders, serves up knowledge on why we should be eating more bugs as a protein source, and illustrates the benefits of little bugs on your gut health.

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The Copernican Ruin-aissance
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7.44
112 votes

#3 - The Copernican Ruin-aissance

Season 2 - Episode 21 - Aired 4/17/2018

Adam sheds some light on Copernicus, who was actually supported (NOT persecuted) by the Catholic Church. Plus, a rogue dwarf revolutionized what we know about anatomy, and just wait until you hear about Tulip Mania!

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An Ancient History of Violence
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7.45
114 votes

#4 - An Ancient History of Violence

Season 2 - Episode 20 - Aired 4/10/2018

Adam shares that it was against the rules for gladiators to kill opponents, and tells the story of a Celtic woman who brought the Roman Empire to its knees. Plus, the brave "300" Spartans numbered closer to 7000.

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Adam Ruins a Murder
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7.45
86 votes

#5 - Adam Ruins a Murder

Season 3 - Episode 8 - Aired 9/3/2019

Adam shines a light on why drivers are rarely prosecuted for car accidents that result in death; he breaks down border patrol's search policies; Adam examines the messed-up history of corpses and medical studies.

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Mutually Assured Ruination
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7.46
128 votes

#6 - Mutually Assured Ruination

Season 2 - Episode 19 - Aired 4/3/2018

Adam reveals that the United States kicked off the Cuban Missile Crisis; a lone female politician stands up to Joseph McCarthy; a bureaucratic mistake brings down the Berlin Wall.

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Adam Ruins America
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7.48
94 votes

#7 - Adam Ruins America

Season 3 - Episode 5 - Aired 8/13/2019

Adam lets his freedom flag fly by examining why America doesn't have higher rates of social mobility. He then uncovers the flaws within our constitution and examines our country's progression and regression.

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Give Me Liberty or Give Me Truth
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7.49
136 votes

#8 - Give Me Liberty or Give Me Truth

Season 2 - Episode 17 - Aired 3/20/2018

Adam Conover undermines everything you thought you knew about the American Revolution with startling facts about George Washington, Paul Revere's overrated ride, and the tale of a slave who helped America win.

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Adam Ruins a Sitcom
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7.50
125 votes

#9 - Adam Ruins a Sitcom

Season 3 - Episode 2 - Aired 1/15/2019

Adam tackles classic television stereotypes, from the racism behind public pools, to the model minority myth of Asian Americans, to the on-screen toxic masculinity that's masking the problems young men face today.

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Adam Ruins Going Green
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7.52
416 votes

#10 - Adam Ruins Going Green

Season 1 - Episode 26 - Aired 12/27/2016

Adam meets a young dad on a personal mission to save the world and end climate change...until Adam turns his world upside down. Find out why electric cars and green products don't make the impact you've been promised.

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Adam Ruins Guns
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7.58
91 votes

#11 - Adam Ruins Guns

Season 2 - Episode 23 - Aired 11/27/2018

Adam Conover is back to take aim at critics on both sides of the gun debate in America. He explains why an assault weapons ban would not be effective and demonstrates how the Second Amendment has been twisted to fit the NRA's agenda.

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Adam Ruins the Suburbs
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7.59
270 votes

#12 - Adam Ruins the Suburbs

Season 2 - Episode 10 - Aired 9/26/2017

Adam explains how the idealized lawn is an unnatural monstrosity, and that the design of the suburbs is slowly killing you. Plus, the racist history of suburban planning led to today's institutionalized segregation in schools.

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Adam Ruins Spa Day
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7.59
238 votes

#13 - Adam Ruins Spa Day

Season 2 - Episode 13 - Aired 10/17/2017

Pricey "detoxifying" treatments cleanse you of cash (and may do more harm than good), while MSG's scary reputation is undeserved. Plus, the placebo effect is way more powerful than you think!

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Adam Ruins the Economy
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7.60
258 votes

#14 - Adam Ruins the Economy

Season 2 - Episode 11 - Aired 10/3/2017

Adam explains why lobbying makes filing your taxes so complicated, and why the economic numbers we focus on don't provide the whole story. Plus, American manufacturing can't come back because it was a fluke to begin with.

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Adam Ruins His Vacation
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7.62
283 votes

#15 - Adam Ruins His Vacation

Season 2 - Episode 9 - Aired 9/19/2017

Adam Conover and his girlfriend take a journey across America, where he reveals that Mount Rushmore was built on stolen Native American land, Vegas slot machines are purposely designed to be addicting, and a whole lot more!

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Adam Ruins Games
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7.62
119 votes

#16 - Adam Ruins Games

Season 3 - Episode 3 - Aired 1/22/2019

Adam hits pause on the myth that connects video games to real-life violence, and reveals that Monopoly was a rip-off of an anti-capitalist teaching game. Plus, Olympic organizers get rich while athletes struggle to get by.

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100 Years Ago Today
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7.63
126 votes

#17 - 100 Years Ago Today

Season 2 - Episode 22 - Aired 4/24/2018

Adam digs into the Panama Canal, where Teddy Roosevelt formed a new country to snag free land. Plus, one man fought to keep food from killing us, while the Spanish Flu killed more Americans than all 20th century wars combined!

Adam Ruins Music
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7.64
88 votes

#18 - Adam Ruins Music

Season 3 - Episode 9 - Aired 9/10/2019

It's time to face the music, as Adam reveals the racism behind rock & roll's origins and the egregious fees of Live Nation's monopoly. He then defends musicians who "sell out" to make a living in today's digital landscape.

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Adam Ruins a Night Out
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7.64
81 votes

#19 - Adam Ruins a Night Out

Season 3 - Episode 6 - Aired 8/20/2019

Adam and Emily prepare for a big night out by revealing the marketing ploy that led to women shaving and the fashion agendas that created pockets. Then, the two friends pour back the truth on alcohol consumption.

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Adam Ruins a Plate of Nachos
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7.65
130 votes

#20 - Adam Ruins a Plate of Nachos

Season 3 - Episode 1 - Aired 1/8/2019

Adam dishes out the facts on the avocado trade being ruled by drug cartels, and Big Pork making bacon a pop culture hit while covering up its huge health risks. Plus, America's food problems stem from corn.

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Adam Ruins Himself
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7.65
81 votes

#21 - Adam Ruins Himself

Season 3 - Episode 12 - Aired 10/1/2019

In the season finale, Adam battles with his inner self-doubt over how biases affect the show. He then exposes the shortcomings of story-telling, and the influence (or lack thereof) of advertising on the series' integrity.

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Adam Ruins College
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7.65
281 votes

#22 - Adam Ruins College

Season 2 - Episode 7 - Aired 8/22/2017

Adam explains why the odds of becoming a dropout billionaire are not in your favor, how manipulated school rankings have little to do with education quality and why the privatization of student loans created a massive debt crisis.

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Adam Ruins Art
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7.66
300 votes

#23 - Adam Ruins Art

Season 2 - Episode 5 - Aired 8/8/2017

Adam poses the question of what makes great art and shows why pieces visible to the masses are revered, regardless of artistic merit. He then exposes the masters as copycats and reveals that today's art market is a moneymaking scheme.

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Adam Ruins Tech
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7.66
118 votes

#24 - Adam Ruins Tech

Season 2 - Episode 25 - Aired 12/11/2018

Adam logs in to dulge into monopolistic tech companies by stating that Amazon's monopoly over online shopping harms consumers; that copyright law is abused to prevent unauthorized repairs; and that tech companies not only routinely evade taxes, but also downright eradicate competition.

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Adam Ruins Halloween
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7.66
231 votes

#25 - Adam Ruins Halloween

Season 2 - Episode 14 - Aired 10/24/2017

Adam reveals why you have nothing to fear from strangers with candy and how the "panic" over Orson Welles' War of the Worlds broadcast was the clickbait of the 1930s. And, mediums and séances have a long history - of being fake.

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