Adam Ruins Everything
Season 1

s01e01 / Adam Ruins Giving

30th Sep '15 - 2:00am
Adam Ruins Giving

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.

609 have watched this episode

s01e02 / Adam Ruins Security

7th Oct '15 - 2:00am
Adam Ruins Security

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.

603 have watched this episode

s01e03 / Adam Ruins Cars

14th Oct '15 - 2:00am
Adam Ruins Cars

Adam exposes the surprising truths behind car dealerships, and the fact that the concept of 'jaywalking' was created by auto manufacturers to blame pedestrians for car crashes.

592 have watched this episode

s01e04 / Adam Ruins Forensic Science

21st Oct '15 - 2:00am
Adam Ruins Forensic Science

Adam uncovers the scary truth behind unreliable methods used as evidence in criminal cases. He exposes the flaws of fingerprinting, hair strand matches and bite mark analysis - which often send innocent people to jail.

591 have watched this episode

s01e05 / Adam Ruins Restaurants

28th Oct '15 - 2:00am
Adam Ruins Restaurants

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.

589 have watched this episode

s01e06 / Adam Ruins Hygiene

4th Nov '15 - 3:00am
Adam Ruins Hygiene

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.

588 have watched this episode

s01e07 / Adam Ruins Voting

11th Nov '15 - 3:00am
Adam Ruins Voting

The twisted history of the Electoral College, explaining that the Founding Fathers did not want most Americans to vote.

581 have watched this episode

s01e08 / Adam Ruins Work

18th Nov '15 - 3:00am
Adam Ruins Work

Adam shows how the 40-hour work week not only exhausts employees but also harms businesses, reveals the legal mess of hiring interns and freelancers, and explores how discussing your salary with co-workers is actually a good thing.

578 have watched this episode

s01e09 / Adam Ruins Summer Fun

2nd Dec '15 - 3:00am
Adam Ruins Summer Fun

Adam reveals that extended vacation makes you dumber, and that iconic rodent Mickey Mouse has made a mess of our copyright laws.

575 have watched this episode

s01e10 / Adam Ruins Sex

9th Dec '15 - 3:00am
Adam Ruins Sex

Adam reveals that circumcision was popularized by a bunch of masturbation-curbing 19th century prudes. Plus, he reveals why the fear of having herpes is overblown and explores why the term 'pop your cherry' is a bunch of nonsense.

579 have watched this episode

s01e11 / Adam Ruins Nutrition

16th Dec '15 - 3:00am
Adam Ruins Nutrition

Adam explores nutrition. Included: truths about vitamin supplements; a look at balanced breakfasts; the lack of science in 'nutritional science'.

567 have watched this episode

s01e12 / Adam Ruins Death

23rd Dec '15 - 3:00am
Adam Ruins Death

Adam explores death in the Season 1 finale. Included: immortality; the American funeral industry; medical decisions.

568 have watched this episode

s01e13 / Adam Ruins Hollywood

24th Aug '16 - 2:00am
Adam Ruins Hollywood

Adam Ruins everything about Hollywood from award shows to reality television.

563 have watched this episode

s01e14 / Adam Ruins Football

31st Aug '16 - 2:00am
Adam Ruins Football

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.

568 have watched this episode

s01e15 / Adam Ruins Weddings

7th Sep '16 - 2:00am
Adam Ruins Weddings

A couple's wedding day is here, but Adam's gift of information, like the fact that most wedding "traditions'" were created by consumerism, may rain on the parade.

641 have watched this episode

s01e16 / Adam Ruins Malls

14th Sep '16 - 2:00am
Adam Ruins Malls

Adam illustrates that malls were created as tax loopholes for greedy developers, outlet stores are a scam selling low quality merchandise and nutrient supplements are often dangerously unregulated.

638 have watched this episode

s01e17 / Adam Ruins Animals

21st Sep '16 - 2:00am
Adam Ruins Animals

Adam explores how purebred dogs are genetic monsters created by bored Victorians, and reveals how domestic cats are overpopulated lethal killing machines.

630 have watched this episode

s01e18 / Adam Ruins Immigration

28th Sep '16 - 2:00am
Adam Ruins Immigration

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.

639 have watched this episode

s01e19 / Adam Ruins Housing

5th Oct '16 - 2:00am
Adam Ruins Housing

Adam gets evicted from his home, and while searching for a new place, he exposes the harsh realities of real estate. Plus, Adam explains why helping the homeless is a lot simpler and more straightforward than you might think.

634 have watched this episode

s01e20 / Adam Ruins Drugs

16th Nov '16 - 3:00am
Adam Ruins Drugs

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.

618 have watched this episode

s01e21 / Adam Ruins Prison

23rd Nov '16 - 3:00am
Adam Ruins Prison

When Emily gets tossed in the slammer, her cellmate reveals that corporations make money off prison inmates while the system does nothing to reduce crime. Adam then sheds light on jail rehabilitation and solitary confinement.

609 have watched this episode

s01e22 / Adam Ruins The Wild West

30th Nov '16 - 3:00am
Adam Ruins The Wild West

Adam reveals how prostitution - despite its reputation - actually helped settle the West. He then explains why the "All-American Cowboy" is a myth and that the real western hero wasn't a person; it was air conditioning.

570 have watched this episode

s01e23 / Adam Ruins The Internet

7th Dec '16 - 3:00am
Adam Ruins The Internet

While on a magical technological journey, Adam shows that smartphones are not the society-huggers you'd think they are, American cable service providers are basically cartels, and most "free" sites are actually very costly.

591 have watched this episode

s01e24 / Adam Ruins Justice

14th Dec '16 - 3:00am
Adam Ruins Justice

After getting Emily out of prison, Adam and his sister Rhea take on the justice system; shining a spotlight on the infamous McDonalds hot coffee lawsuit and the substantial problems with the jury duty system.

584 have watched this episode

s01e25 / Adam Ruins Christmas

21st Dec '16 - 3:00am
Adam Ruins Christmas

Ho ho... huh?! Adam teaches his sister that the real St. Nick story is a lot creepier than she thought, and modern Santa was created by commercialism only a century ago. Adam also reveals how gift-giving actually hurts the economy.

576 have watched this episode

s01e26 / Adam Ruins Going Green

28th Dec '16 - 3:00am
Adam Ruins Going Green

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.

533 have watched this episode
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