Why the 2016 Election Is Just a Big Rerun Special

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.

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.

Adam Ruins Justice

Adam Ruins the Internet

Adam Ruins the Wild West

Adam Ruins Prisons

Adam Ruins Drugs

Adam investigates marijuana, the War on Drugs and prescription pills.

Adam Ruins Housing

Adam Ruins Immigration

Adam Ruins Animals

In this episode, Adam explores how purebred dogs are genetic monsters created by bored Victorians, that domestic cats are hugely overpopulated lethal killing machines that threaten other animals, and how wild animal trophy hunting can actually help endangered species in the long run.

Adam Ruins Shopping Malls

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.

Adam Ruins Football

Adam hits the gridiron to show why the playoffs almost never determine which team is best, and explores how hydration myths that have been spread by sports drink companies are putting kids at risk. Adam also tackles the topic of football-related brain injuries, illuminating how much the game must change if it is to remain part of our culture.

Adam Ruins Hollywood

Adam Ruins Death

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

Adam Ruins Nutrition

Adam Ruins Sex

Adam Ruins Summer Fun

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.

Adam Ruins Voting

Adam Ruins Hygiene

Adam Ruins Restaurants

Adam Ruins Forensic Science

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 Cars

In this episode, Adam revealed the surprising truths behind car dealerships, unearthed the dirty little secrets of car ownership, explained how auto manufacturers turned "jaywalking" into a crime and much more. Here are his sources.

Adam Ruins Security

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.