Adam Ruins Everything

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Adam Ruins Everything
Adam Ruins Everything logo.png
Genre Comedy
Educational television
Created by Adam Conover
Developed by CollegeHumor
Directed by Paul Briganti
Starring Adam Conover
Theme music composer Jesse Novak
No. of seasons 2
No. of episodes 48 (list of episodes)
Production
Executive producer(s) Jon Cohen
Adam Conover
Spencer Griffin
Sam Reich
Producer(s) Paul Briganti
Jeremy Reitz
Dave Oberg
Cinematography Matt Garrett
Editor(s) James Fitzpatrick
Kent Kincannon
Camera setup Single camera
Production company(s) Big Breakfast
CollegeHumor
Release
Original network truTV
Original release September 29, 2015 (2015-09-29) – present
External links
Adam Ruins Everything at truTV

Adam Ruins Everything is an American educational comedy television series starring Adam Conover that debuted on September 29, 2015, with a 12-episode season on truTV. On January 7, 2016, it was announced that the show had been picked up for 14 additional episodes of season 1 to air starting on August 23, 2016.[1][2][3] The series aims to shine light on common misconceptions and trends, debunking factoids that pervade U.S. society.

On December 7, 2016, truTV announced the renewal of Adam Ruins Everything for a 16-episode second season,[4] which premiered on July 11, 2017.[5] An additional miniseries of six animated episodes premiered on March 20, 2018.[6][7] On May 9, 2018, TruTV announced the show had been renewed for a third season, set to premiere in the fall of 2018.[8]

Format[edit]

Adam Ruins Everything is based on a CollegeHumor web series of the same name, and stars comedian Adam Conover (who was also the star of the CollegeHumor series) as the host. Each episode begins with an ordinary person (sometimes a recurring character, other times not) going about their daily lives before stating a common misconception regarding a certain topic. Adam will then appear seemingly out of nowhere and introduce himself, leading to the opening titles. Openly breaking the fourth wall, Adam will deconstruct three specific misconceptions related to the episode's topic, using his "magical TV host powers" to introduce sketch characters, time travel and animated segments, much to the other person's annoyance. To back up his claims, Adam will cite peer-review articles appearing in a corner of the screen and invite experts in the related fields, who will provide their educated insight. At the end of the third segment, the other person's frustration will reach the critical point, their new knowledge making everything related to the episode's topic seem pointless, useless and impossible to fix. Adam will then respond with a "positive takeaway", explaining how many aspects of the discussed topic are actually helpful, and others are being improved upon, telling them how they can do their part to improve the society and their lives. Their enthusiasm renewed, the other person will thank Adam for the experience, with the final scene often playing a part in the ongoing storyline.

The first season featured segments "Ever wondered why?" which briefly touched on subjects unrelated to the episode's main topic. The second season replaced these segments with "Tell me more", where Adam interviews one of the experts out of character and without any special effects.

Cast[edit]

  • Adam Conover as Himself, the main protagonist who serves as the guide for the audience and the secondary character of the episode. The reason he ruins popular ideas for people is because he believes that knowing the truth is always better. His social skills are somewhat limited by his need to bring up uncomfortable facts, and he constantly annoys people with his revelations but is genuinely kind-hearted.
  • Emily Axford as Herself, a high school teacher, friend to Adam, and wife to Murph. She is a frequent target of Adam's revelations and has gotten used to him. Compared to other characters, she is more on Adam's level: she will occasionally preempt Adam in debunking a false idea, such as in "Adam Ruins Sex" and "Adam Ruins Malls", and in "Emily Ruins Adam," she hosts the episode to debunk the premise of Adam's show.
  • Brian K. Murphy as Murph, a high school PE/health teacher, friend to Adam, and husband to Emily. His life events (marriage, children) are a frequent target of Adam's revelations.
  • Hayley Marie Norman as Haley, Emily's friend who started to date Adam until she was killed in "Adam Ruins Death".
  • Veronica Osorio as Veronica, One of Emily's friends and animal lover.
  • Rhea Butcher as Rhea Conover, Adam's younger sister and public defender, who owns a house where Adam lives. She made her debut in "Adam Ruins Football".
  • Nicole Roberts as Kendra Perkins, a former prisoner and a friend of both Emily and Adam. She acted as Adam's co-host in her debut episode "Adam Ruins Prison".
  • Punam Patel as Melinda, Adam's girlfriend starting at the end of "Emily Ruins Adam". She and Adam met online while editing the same Wikipedia page. In "Adams Ruins Conspiracy Theories", she expresses credence in Moon landing conspiracy theories, which Adam then debunks. She and Adam end their relationship in Adam Ruins the Future.
  • RuPaul as Gil, Melinda's boss at a luxurious water fountain company. He is introduced in "Adam Ruins His Vacation" and makes a reappearance in "Adam Ruins the Future", the same episode where Adam and Melinda end their relationship.[9]
  • Chris Parnell as the Narrator. He provides the conventional narration of the Reanimated History episodes which are ruined by Adam.[10]

Other[edit]

These actors appear in featured roles, often as historical figures that help illustrate the origins of the ideas that Adam scrutinizes.

Criticism[edit]

The Verge's Sean O'Kane stated in an op-ed that the episode "Adam Ruins Going Green" misrepresented a report on electric cars by Slate magazine. He writes, "But the biggest problem is that, when Conover makes this crucial argument in the video, he cites a piece written by Slate's senior technology writer Will Oremus in 2013 — a piece that's more about the difficulty of parsing all this information than it is about how electric cars might be dirty. What's more, Oremus spends a large chunk of his article explaining that how 'clean' your electric car is will vary depending on where you live, because different parts of the country use different percentages of these fuel sources to generate electricity."[11]

The show released a response to O'Kane's op-ed after facing a larger than usual response to the episode. Among a general defense of the claims of the episode, they stated, "Unfortunately, while the rise of EVs is an encouraging trend, the evidence shows that in many cases replacing an efficient working car with an EV like a Tesla will actually increase your carbon footprint. O'Kane's piece presents no evidence that refutes this. In fact, behind the strong words, O'Kane affirms nearly every major point from our segment, and he argues against points we do not actually make."[12] The show also responded on their Season 2, Episode 8, correction episode "Emily Ruins Adam," saying "If that many people misread our argument, we should have done a better job explaining it."[13]

Mai Thi Nguyen-Kim, a chemist and edutainer working for Germany's public broadcasting criticized a portion of the episode "Adam Ruins Science" about animal testing for making misleading claims about scientists and misquoting sources. According to Nguyen-Kim, contrary to the claims of the show, scientists are well aware of the limitations of laboratory mice as a model for the human organism. But despite their limitations, testing on laboratory mice has a positive cost-benefit ratio, since clinical trials would be orders of magnitudes more expensive.[14]

Episodes[edit]

SeasonEpisodesOriginally aired
First airedLast aired
126September 29, 2015 (2015-09-29)December 27, 2016 (2016-12-27)
222July 11, 2017 (2017-07-11)April 24, 2018 (2018-04-24)

Season 1 (2015–16)[edit]

No.
overall
No. in
season
TitleOriginal air dateProd.
code
US viewers
(millions)
11"Adam Ruins Giving"September 29, 2015 (2015-09-29)1000.523[16]

This episode examines issues with diamond engagement rings and De Beers as Murph proposes to Emily; the latter half of the episode deals with the problem with food drives, Toms Shoes, and a number of other giving-related ideas during a school "Give-A-thon", especially the theme of giving away castoffs.[15]

Guest star: D'Arcy Carden as future wife.

Experts: Edward Jay Epstein and Sophal Ear
22"Adam Ruins Security"October 6, 2015 (2015-10-06)1010.439[17]

This episode examines issues with the Transportation Security Administration, Tylenol and tamper-resistant packaging, credit card signatures and fraud prevention, and a number of other security-related ideas, especially the theme of "security theater."

Experts: Sidney M. Wolfe, Bruce Schneier, and Kevin Poulsen.
33"Adam Ruins Cars"October 13, 2015 (2015-10-13)1020.488[18]

This episode argues that car dealerships are not the best way to get cars, explains how much time people really spend in traffic, and deals with other car-related ideas.

Expert: Donald Shoup
44"Adam Ruins Forensic Science"October 20, 2015 (2015-10-20)1040.526[19]

This episodes examines truths in polygraph tests, eye witness testimonies, fingerprint analysis, and a number of other crime technique-related ideas.

Guest stars: Carlos Alazraqui as Jack Nash, Alison Becker as Liz Cormack, Raphael Bob-Waksberg as Cleve Backster, and Larry Hankin as Larry.

Expert: Elizabeth F. Loftus
55"Adam Ruins Restaurants"October 27, 2015 (2015-10-27)1030.422[20]

Emily and friends have their night ruined by Adam at a restaurant, talking about how wines are very similar regardless of labels, how seafood is not very healthy in restaurants and how tipping is a regressive custom. This episode also highlights how mislabeling fish is rampant in the restaurant industry. This episode featured the first appearance of Haley as Emily's friend.

Guest star: John Michael Higgins as sommelier.

Expert: David O. Conover
66"Adam Ruins Hygiene"November 3, 2015 (2015-11-03)1050.599[21]

Adam invades Haley's bathroom as she prepares to go on a date. It explains how halitosis was popularized in a 1920s ad campaign that used cruel ads to make people insecure about their breath, proves flushable wipes are not really flushable, and explains why running water is one of the greatest achievements of modern times.

Expert: Jack Sim
77"Adam Ruins Voting"November 10, 2015 (2015-11-10)1060.569[22]

The history of the Electoral College, explaining that the founding fathers did not want most Americans to vote, and how the result of elections are affected by gerrymandering.

Guest star: Betsy Randle as Donna Rehm
88"Adam Ruins Work"November 17, 2015 (2015-11-17)1100.438[23]

This episode explains why the 40-hour work week is bad for business, why unpaid internships are exploitive, why freelancing is illegal, and also argues that open disclosure of salaries is a good thing.

Guest stars: Oscar Nunez as Benny and Naomi Ekperigin as Shaina.

Experts: Robert Reich and Ryan Carson
99"Adam Ruins Summer Fun"December 1, 2015 (2015-12-01)1070.505[24]

Adam reveals that summer vacation inhibits learning, how Mickey Mouse ruined American copyright laws, and the unfair biased nature of video games for women.

Conover later appeared in a debate on The Rebel Media's Youtube channel when one of its hosts, Lauren Southern, disputed the gender equality claims made in this episode.

Expert: Kellee Santiago
1010"Adam Ruins Sex"December 8, 2015 (2015-12-08)1080.531[25]

This episode explains why circumcision is common in the United States, how Herpes is not as scary as the media makes it seem and how most people do not truly understand the hymen. It also argues that the worst problem with sex is people feeling ashamed of it.

Guest star: Kelly Marie Tran as Sharon
1111"Adam Ruins Nutrition"December 15, 2015 (2015-12-15)1090.508[26]

Adam shows why vitamin supplements are not healthful, that the "balanced breakfast" marketing term is a misnomer, and the unscientific nature of most nutritional science quoted by the media.

Guest star: Sam Page as Dr. Todd Bodd

Expert: John Bohannon
1212"Adam Ruins Death"December 22, 2015 (2015-12-22)1110.614[27]

Adam goes on a date with Haley, but Emily is hit by a truck in a freak accident. Adam discusses several failed attempts at terrestrial immortality, and reveals the American funeral industry's tactics which exploit mourners, such as embalming and the price of coffins. The episode also points to the importance to have a plan for last rites, as many do not notify their last ones about their preferences in case of a funeral or long-term life support and burden their families. After Haley dies in a freak accident, however, he concedes that grappling with uncertainty with death can be just as healthy as clear-cut answers.

Expert: Caitlin Doughty
1313"Adam Ruins Hollywood"[28]August 23, 2016 (2016-08-23)1140.472[29]

Adam reveals the truth about how money really wins movie awards, why MPAA ratings are pointless, and how "reality" shows are fake.

Guest Stars: Rachel Bloom as herself, Ariana Madix as herself, and Ray Wise as Netflix Executive.
1414"Adam Ruins Football"[28]August 30, 2016 (2016-08-30)TBA0.506[30]

Adam reveals the truth about various football-related topics. These include the NFL Playoffs, the supposed dangers and exaggerated fear of dehydration, and concussions. At the end of the episode, Adam's sister Rhea makes her first appearance.

Guest Stars: Rhea Butcher as Rhea Conover, Mo Gaffney as Patty (Murph's mom), Robert R. Shafer as Ray (Murph's dad), Erik Griffin as Ozzy.

Expert: Ann McKee
1515"Adam Ruins Weddings"[31]September 6, 2016 (2016-09-06)TBA0.442[32]

Adam attends Emily and Murph's wedding and explains the capitalist traditions behind modern ceremonies, how the feelings of newlyweds are susceptible to change and that divorce can be empowering in most cases.

Guest stars: Mo Gaffney as Patty, Robert R. Shafer as Ray

Expert: Stephanie Coontz
1616"Adam Ruins Malls"[33]September 13, 2016 (2016-09-13)TBA0.396[34]

Adam and Emily make a trip to the mall. There Adam explains the origin of the modern enclosed shopping mall, the real difference between "outlet" and normal clothing stores, and the largely-unregulated supplement market. Emily in turn explains the near-stranglehold Luxottica has on branded glasses frames and the stores that sell them. Adam's sister makes appearances at the beginning and end of the episode.

Guest Stars: Rhea Butcher as Rhea Conover, Robert R. Shafer as Ray
1717"Adam Ruins Animals"[35]September 20, 2016 (2016-09-20)TBA0.419[36]

Adam explains how purebred dogs are genetically abnormal, how stray cats are dangerous, and how monetizing the demand for trophy hunting can help animals.

Guest stars: Jeris Poindexter as homeless man, Sonya Eddy as the pet store owner

Expert: Doug Massey
1818"Adam Ruins Immigration"[37]September 27, 2016 (2016-09-27)TBA0.464[38]

Adam explains how increasing security at national borders does not help prevent illegal immigration, how the immigration courts are severely broken, and explores America's history with mass deportation.

Guest stars: Esai Morales as Alfonso, Mimi Davila as Gabriela

Expert: Doug Massey
1919"Adam Ruins Housing"[39]October 4, 2016 (2016-10-04)TBA0.503[40]

In this episode, Adam talks about how buying a house is worse than renting one, how Airbnb enables crooks to run illegal hotels, and how building houses for homeless people can actually save money.

Before the segments on Airbnb and homelessness, Adam hosts two segments called "Ever Wonder Why". The first segment is about tax breaks and the second one is about the Hollywood Sign.

Guest Stars: Rhea Butcher as Rhea Conover, Maribeth Monroe as Kheather, Jeris Poindexter as homeless man, Betsy Sodaro as Terry aka the squatter.
S1S1"The Adam Ruins Everything Election Special"[41]October 25, 2016 (2016-10-25)TBA0.440[42]
Filmed in front of a live audience, in this hour-long special, Adam discusses how the 2016 election is just a big rerun, the history of women in politics, why outsiders are worse than politicians, the impact of money on politics, and the one thing that makes this election unique from the others.
2020"Adam Ruins Drugs"[43]November 15, 2016 (2016-11-15)[44]1190.545[45]

In this episode, Adam exposes how marijuana is essentially harmless, how D.A.R.E actually increased drug use, and how legal drugs are just as dangerous as illegal ones leading to opioid epidemic. Emily is arrested at the end of the episode because of the many drugs she confiscated from her students.

This episode's "Ever Wonder Why" segments are about Fish Oil and Q-Tips
2121"Adam Ruins Prison"[46]November 22, 2016 (2016-11-22)TBA0.521[47]

Adam visits Emily in prison. In this episode, Adam reveals how private prisons and the Corrections Corporation of America make money, why Solitary confinement should be banned, and why prison keeps setting people up to fail. Emily is cleared of all charges, and promises to help her cellmate Kendra out.

This episode's "Ever Wonder Why?" segments are on cheese and treadmills.

Guest Stars: Rhea Butcher as Rhea Conover
2222"Adam Ruins the Wild West"[48]November 29, 2016 (2016-11-29)TBA0.382[49]

In this episode, Adam talks about how the modern image of the cowboy is wrong, how women shaped the wild west, and how the west's true hero was not even a person.

This episode's "Ever Wonder Why?" segments are about Johnny Appleseed and the Statue of Liberty.

Guest star: Peri Gilpin as Miss Pearl
2323"Adam Ruins the Internet"[50]December 6, 2016 (2016-12-06)1210.392[51]

In this episode, Adam discusses how the internet has been underrated for nearly all of history, why cable companies are to blame for slow internet, and supposedly "free" websites are not free at all.

This episode's "Ever Wonder Why?" segments are on the word "literally" and the standard paper size.

Guest stars: D.C. Pierson as Mitchell, Rhea Butcher as Rhea Conover
2424"Adam Ruins Justice"[52]December 13, 2016 (2016-12-13)1230.386[53]

Rhea, who works as a public defender, brings Kendra to court to clear her charges. In this episode, Adam talks about why the McDonald's hot coffee lawsuit is not what we think, why trial by jury is rigged with bias, and how public defenders are in a difficult line of work.

This episode's "Ever Wonder Why?" segments are on photographic memories and the Secret Service.

Guest Stars: Rhea Butcher as Rhea Conover, Kurt Braunohler as Judge Kurt
2525"Adam Ruins Christmas"[54]December 20, 2016 (2016-12-20)1240.527[55]

Rhea and Adam attempt to prepare for the Conover parents to visit. In this episode, Adam talks about Christmas's un-Christian origins, why gift giving makes no economic sense, and the true story of Santa Claus.

This episode's "Ever Wonder Why?" segments are about It's a Wonderful Life and snowflakes.

Guest Stars: Rhea Butcher as Rhea Conover, Betsy Randle as Donna Rehm, and Adam Savage as the narrator.

Expert: Joel Waldfogel
2626"Adam Ruins Going Green"[58]December 27, 2016 (2016-12-27)1250.490[59]

In this episode, Adam talks about how big companies shifted the blame of littering onto people,[56] how electric cars can actually hurt the environment, and what to do now that climate change is happening.[57]

This episode's "Ever Wonder Why?" segments are on "going paperless" and bananas.

Season 2 (2017–18)[edit]

On December 7, 2016, truTV announced that Adam Ruins Everything would return for a second season with sixteen episodes. The season premiered on July 11, 2017. An additional six episodes, animated and dubbed Reanimated History, premiered on March 20, 2018.

No.
overall
No. in
season
TitleOriginal air dateProd.
code
US viewers
(millions)
271"Adam Ruins Having a Baby"July 11, 2017 (2017-07-11)TBA0.430[60]

In this episode, Adam talks to Emily about the myth of being pregnant after 35, if breastfeeding is better or worse than formula, and postpartum depression.

Instead of last season's "Ever Wonder Why?" segments, there are new "Tell Me More" segments, where Adam interviews the experts seen on the show. This time Adam interviews Courtney Jung, author of "Lactivism" and Jean Twenge, a researcher.
282"Adam Ruins Weight Loss"July 18, 2017 (2017-07-18)TBA0.523[61]

In this episode, Adam discusses how low-fat diets can actually make you fatter, why counting calories is a waste of time and why you should not necessarily trust extreme reality shows that promote sustained weight loss.

This episode's "Tell Me More" segment features an interview with Dr. Kevin D. Hall, a senior investigator at the National Institutes of Health who conducted a six-year study on contestants of The Biggest Loser.
293"Adam Ruins the Hospital"[28]July 25, 2017 (2017-07-25)TBA0.423[62]

In this episode, Adam diagnoses how arbitrarily inflated hospital costs have created a system that is entirely unaffordable and unfair, reveals how misuse of antibiotics could ruin modern medicine, and explains why mammograms might not be as helpful as we think.

This episode's "Tell Me More" segment is an interview with Dr. Joann Elmore, a professor of medicine and epidemiology at the University of Washington.
304"Adam Ruins Dating"[28]August 1, 2017 (2017-08-01)TBA0.386[63]

In this episode, Adam swipes right on knowledge to expose the flaws in dating sites, reveal why alpha males do not really exist and explain how personality tests are a total failure.

This episode's "Tell Me More" segment is an interview with Dr. David Pittenger, a professor in psychology at Marshall University.
315"Adam Ruins Art"[64]August 8, 2017 (2017-08-08)TBA0.309[65]

In this episode, Adam asks what makes art great by illustrating why certain pieces are considered classics (regardless of merit), exposing the masters as clever copycats and revealing how today's fine art market is primarily a tax dodge for the super-rich.

This episode's "Tell Me More" segments are interviews with Dr. James E. Cutting, a professor of Psychology at Cornell University and Megan Fenton, one of the show's production designers.
326"Adam Ruins What We Learned in School"[66]August 15, 2017 (2017-08-15)TBA0.392[67]

In his first fully animated episode, Adam teaches us that Christopher Columbus did not discover the United States of America, King Tut was a dud, and the rules of grammar are not as ironclad as you would think.

This episode's "Tell Me More" segment is an interview with Dr. Anne Curzan, a professor of English at University of Michigan.
337"Adam Ruins College"[68]August 22, 2017 (2017-08-22)TBA0.392[69]

Class is in session as Adam explains why the chances of becoming a dropout billionaire are not in your favor, why selecting a top college is harder than you think and why the once groundbreaking student loan system has created trillions of dollars in debt.

This episode's "Tell Me More" segment is an interview with Cynthia Kao, one of the show staff writers, Peter Miller, a story producer for the show, and Heather Davis, an attorney who specializes in student loan law.
348"Emily Ruins Adam"[68]August 29, 2017 (2017-08-29)TBA0.357[70]

Adam's world gets turned on its head when Emily takes over to "ruin" him, pointing out where a few of his facts fall short. She debunks the idea that IQ tests measure intelligence and reveals their racist history, then does a rapid-fire battle against information that Adam has gotten wrong in previous episodes. Plus, she explains the "backfire effect," and why proving someone wrong, even with hard evidence, will not necessarily convince them to change their mind.

This episode's "Tell Me More" segment is an interview with Dr. Stephan Lewandowsky, professor of Cognitive Science at University of Bristol.
359"Adam Ruins His Vacation"[71]September 19, 2017 (2017-09-19)TBA0.422[72]

Americans are really bad at relaxing, as Adam demonstrates when he hits the road to reveal the surprising history behind Mount Rushmore, explain how Las Vegas slot machines are deliberately engineered addictions and uncover the strange story of Hawaiian statehood.

This episode's "Tell Me More" segment is an interview with Williamson B.C Chang, a law professor at University of Hawaii at Manoa.
3610"Adam Ruins the Suburbs"[71]September 26, 2017 (2017-09-26)TBA0.353[73]

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

This episode's "Tell Me More" segment is an interview with Nikole Hannah-Jones, a staff writer for The New York Times.
3711"Adam Ruins the Economy"[74]October 3, 2017 (2017-10-03)TBA0.320[75]

Adam exposes why filing taxes is hard, why the economic numbers that people focus on do not provide the whole story, and the possibility of a return of American manufacturing.

This episode's "Tell Me More" segment is an interview with Jessica Huseman, a staff reporter from ProPublica.
3812"Adam Ruins Conspiracy Theories"[76]October 10, 2017 (2017-10-10)TBA0.373[77]

Adam Conover debunks the fake moon landing theory, discusses the Satanic Panic of the 1980s, and reveals how to spot a false theory.

This episode's "Tell Me More" segment is an interview with Dr. Daniel Jolley, lecturer in Psychology, at Staffordshire University.
3913"Adam Ruins Spa Day"[78]October 17, 2017 (2017-10-17)TBA0.417[79]

Adam Conover expose the truth on how pricey detox treatments may do more harm than good, MSG's scary reputation is undeserved, and the placebo effect is way more powerful than people think.

This episode's "Tell Me More" segment is an interview with Dr. Gerard Mullin, gastroenterologist, at Johns Hopkins Hospital.
4014"Adam Ruins Halloween"[80]October 24, 2017 (2017-10-24)TBA0.299[81]

Strangers with poisoned candy don't exist, the panic over Orson Welles' War of the Worlds broadcast didn't happen and mediums are total frauds.

This episode's "Tell Me More" segment is an interview with Mark Edward, author of Midscape Unlimited.
4115"Adam Ruins Science"[80]October 31, 2017 (2017-10-31)TBA0.347[82]

Adam shares the truth behind testing mice, scarce funding and reproducing results.

This episode's "Tell Me More" segment is an interview with Brian Nosek, executive director of Center for Open Science.
4216"Adam Ruins the Future"[83]November 7, 2017 (2017-11-07)TBA0.348[84]

Adam exposes the truth on unregulated food expiration dates, 401(k) and retirement, and the unpredictable future.

This episode's "Tell Me More" segment is an interview with Teresa Ghilarducci, professor of Economics at The New School for Social Research.
4317"Give Me Liberty or Give Me Truth"March 20, 2018 (2018-03-20)TBA0.312

Adam presents startling facts about George Washington, Paul Revere's overrated ride, and the tale of a slave who helped America win.

Instead of the season's previous "Tell Me More" segments, there are new "Same Time, Different Place" segments, hosted by Emily Axford. This time, Emily talks about Toussaint Louverture and the Haitian Revolution.

This is the first of six fully animated "Reanimated History" episodes.
4418"The First Factsgiving"March 27, 2018 (2018-03-27)TBAN/A

The pilgrims did not break bread with the Native Americans, but did dig up their graves; no romance existed between Pocahontas and John Smith; cities in the New World rivaled London in scale before their discovery.

In this episode's "Same Time, Different Place" segment, Emily talks about Zheng He, the famed Chinese mariner, explorer, diplomat, fleet admiral, and court eunuch during China's early Ming dynasty.

This is the second of six fully animated "Reanimated History" episodes.
4519"Mutually Assured Ruination"April 3, 2018 (2018-04-03)TBAN/A

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.

In this episode's "Same Time, Different Place" segment, Emily talks about Nelson Mandela and his efforts to end the Apartheid legislation in South Africa.

This is the third of six fully animated "Reanimated History" episodes.
4620"An Ancient History of Violence"April 10, 2018 (2018-04-10)TBAN/A

Adam shares that it was against the rules for gladiators to kill opponents; the story of a Celtic woman who brought the Roman Empire to its knees; the brave 300 Spartans number closer to 7,000.

In this episode's "Same Time, Different Place" segment, Emily talks about Cai Lun and the invention of paper in China.

This is the fourth of six fully animated "Reanimated History" episodes.
4721"The Copernican Ruin-aissance"April 17, 2018 (2018-04-17)TBAN/A

Adam sheds some light on Copernicus; a rogue dwarf revolutionizes what people know about the human body; tulip mania.

In this episode's "Same Time, Different Place" segment, Emily talks about Akbar the Great and how he brought religious tolerance to 16th century India.

This is the fifth of six fully animated "Reanimated History" episodes.
4822"100 Years Ago Today"April 24, 2018 (2018-04-24)TBAN/A

Adam digs into the Panama Canal, where Teddy Roosevelt formed a new country to snag free land; one man fights to keep food from killing people; the Spanish Flu kills more Americans than all 20th-century wars combined.

This is the last of six fully animated "Reanimated History" episodes.

International broadcast[edit]

In Canada, the series premiered on January 12, 2017 on Much.[85] The series is also broadcast on SBS Viceland in Australia.[86]

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