List of Adam Ruins Everything episodes

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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 to air starting on August 23, 2016.[1][2][3] The series aims to debunk misconceptions that pervade U.S. society. As of October 1, 2019, 65 episodes of Adam Ruins Everything have aired.

Series overview[edit]

SeasonEpisodesOriginally aired
First airedLast aired
12712September 29, 2015 (2015-09-29)December 22, 2015 (2015-12-22)
15August 23, 2016 (2016-08-23)December 27, 2016 (2016-12-27)
22616July 11, 2017 (2017-07-11)November 7, 2017 (2017-11-07)
6March 20, 2018 (2018-03-20)April 24, 2018 (2018-04-24)
4November 27, 2018 (2018-11-27)December 18, 2018 (2018-12-18)
3124January 8, 2019 (2019-01-08)January 29, 2019 (2019-01-29)
8August 13, 2019 (2019-08-13)October 1, 2019 (2019-10-01)

Episodes[edit]

Season 1 (2015–16)[edit]

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11"Adam Ruins Giving"September 29, 2015 (2015-09-29)1000.523[5]

Emily intends to participate in her school's annual Give-A-Thon, only to be introduced to Adam Conover as he explains his show's premise. Adam then explains, to Emily's dismay, the monopoly De Beers has over diamond engagement rings; that "Toms Shoes" advertisements exploit empathy,[4] and how food drives could be problematic. Though Adam provides an expert to explain that the best way to help needy people is by donating money, he gets kicked out by the participants with Emily the only one to enjoy her educational journey.

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[6]

Adam discusses how the Transportation Security Administration does not prevent terrorist attacks and issues with Tylenol, tamper-resistant packaging, credit card signatures, and fraud prevention.

Experts: Sidney M. Wolfe, Bruce Schneier, and Kevin Poulsen.
33"Adam Ruins Cars"October 13, 2015 (2015-10-13)1020.488[7]

Adam reveals that car dealerships have an unstoppable monopoly over new car sales, how much time is really spent in traffic, that the automotive industry introduced jaywalking to kick people off of streets, how automobiles' false sense of security leads to more accidents than drunk driving, and why cars are a financial burden on the working poor.

Expert: Donald Shoup
44"Adam Ruins Forensic Science"October 20, 2015 (2015-10-20)1040.526[8]

Adam is a murder suspect as he 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[9]

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[10]

Adam invades Haley's bathroom as she prepares to go on a date. It elucidates that halitosis was a scare tactic, the irony of flushable wipes, and 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[11]

Adam elucidates why the Electoral College is undemocratic, that the founding fathers did not want most Americans to vote, and how candidates can use gerrymandering to rig elections in their favor.

Guest star: Betsy Randle as Donna Rehm
88"Adam Ruins Work"November 17, 2015 (2015-11-17)1100.438[12]

This episode explains why the 40-hour work week hinders productivity, why unpaid internships are exploitative, why freelancing is illegal, and why open disclosure of salaries is beneficial.

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[13]

Adam reveals that summer vacation inhibits learning, how a rodent destroyed creativity, 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 this episode's gender equality claims.

Expert: Kellee Santiago
1010"Adam Ruins Sex"December 8, 2015 (2015-12-08)1080.531[14]

Adam elucidates that circumcision is common in the United States due to fear of masturbation, that 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[15]

Adam shows why vitamin supplements are not healthful, that sugar outweighs the "balanced breakfast" scale, and that most nutritional science quoted by the media is unscientific.

Guest star: Sam Page as Dr. Todd Bodd

Expert: John Bohannon
1212"Adam Ruins Death"December 22, 2015 (2015-12-22)1110.614[16]

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 exploitative tactics, 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, Emily consoles Adam as he concedes that grappling with death's uncertainty can be just as healthy as clear-cut answers.

Expert: Caitlin Doughty
1313"Adam Ruins Hollywood"August 23, 2016 (2016-08-23)1140.472[17]

Adam reveals that everything celebrities wear is an advertisement, that movie awards are won not by talent but by bribery, the inconsistencies of MPAA ratings, 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"August 30, 2016 (2016-08-30)TBA0.506[18]

Adam reveals the truth about 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 debut.

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"September 6, 2016 (2016-09-06)TBA0.442[19]

Adam attends Emily's wedding to Murph, causing the groom grief by elucidating 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"September 13, 2016 (2016-09-13)TBA0.396[20]

Adam and Emily make a trip to the mall where Adam elucidates the origins of the modern enclosed shopping mall, the real difference between "outlet" and normal clothing stores, and the largely-unregulated supplement market. Emily in turn elucidates Luxottica's near-stranglehold on the entire vision care industry. Adam's sister appears at the beginning and end of the episode.

Guest Stars: Rhea Butcher as Rhea Conover, Robert R. Shafer as Ray
1717"Adam Ruins Animals"September 20, 2016 (2016-09-20)TBA0.419[21]

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
1818"Adam Ruins Immigration"September 27, 2016 (2016-09-27)TBA0.464[22]

Adam elucidates to a Mexican-American student and her mother over how increasing national border security does not deter 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"October 4, 2016 (2016-10-04)TBA0.503[23]

Adam discusses how buying a house is worse than renting one, how Airbnb enables crooks to run illegal hotels, and that 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 former is about tax breaks and the latter 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.
2020"The Adam Ruins Everything Election Special"October 25, 2016 (2016-10-25)TBA0.440[24]
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.
2121"Adam Ruins Drugs"November 15, 2016 (2016-11-15)1190.545[25]

In this episode, Adam exposes why cannabis incarcerates thousands of innocent minorities, 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 due to the many drugs she confiscated from her students.

This episode's "Ever Wonder Why" segments are about Fish Oil and Q-Tips
2222"Adam Ruins Prison"November 22, 2016 (2016-11-22)TBA0.521[26]

Adam visits Emily in prison. In this episode, Adam reveals that private prisons and the Corrections Corporation of America monetize inmates, 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
2323"Adam Ruins the Wild West"November 29, 2016 (2016-11-29)TBA0.382[27]

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
2424"Adam Ruins the Internet"December 6, 2016 (2016-12-06)1210.392[28]

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 how "free" websites that claim to protect privacy, like Facebook and Google, are total hypocrites.

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
2525"Adam Ruins Justice"December 13, 2016 (2016-12-13)1230.386[29]

Rhea, who works as a public defender, brings Kendra to court to clear her charges. In this episode, Adam talks about the McDonald's hot coffee lawsuit's false interperetation, 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
2626"Adam Ruins Christmas"December 20, 2016 (2016-12-20)1240.527[30]

Rhea and Adam attempt to prepare for the Conover parents to visit. In this episode, Adam reveals that Christians hijacked a Pagan holiday to create Christmas, why gift giving makes no economic sense, and Santa Claus' true history.

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
2727"Adam Ruins Going Green"December 27, 2016 (2016-12-27)1250.490[33]

In this episode, Adam talks about how big companies shifted the blame of littering onto people,[31] how electric cars can actually hurt the environment, and what to do now that climate change is happening.[32]

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 another 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.

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(millions)
281"Adam Ruins Having a Baby"July 11, 2017 (2017-07-11)TBA0.430[34]

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 author of "Lactivism" Courtney Jung and researcher Jean Twenge.
292"Adam Ruins Weight Loss"July 18, 2017 (2017-07-18)TBA0.523[35]

In this episode, Adam discusses the irony of low-fat diets, why counting calories is a waste of time and why extreme weight loss shows are totally fraudulent.

This episode's "Tell Me More" segment is 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.
303"Adam Ruins the Hospital"July 25, 2017 (2017-07-25)TBA0.423[36]

In this episode, Adam diagnoses a hypochondriac over how arbitrarily inflated hospital costs created an entirely unaffordable and unfair system, reveals how misuse of antibiotics could ruin modern medicine, and elucidates why mammograms might not be as helpful as commonly thought.

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.
314"Adam Ruins Dating"August 1, 2017 (2017-08-01)TBA0.386[37]

Adam participates in a date and 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.
325"Adam Ruins Art"August 8, 2017 (2017-08-08)TBA0.309[38]

In this episode, Adam asks an art student on what makes art great by illustrating why certain pieces are considered classics (regardless of merit), exposing that nothing is "original" and revealing how today's fine art market is primarily a tax dodge for the wealthy.

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.
336"Adam Ruins What We Learned in School"August 15, 2017 (2017-08-15)TBA0.392[39]

In his first fully animated episode, Adam teaches an cartoon teacher and her class that Christopher Columbus was a genocidal imbecile, King Tut was insignificant, and grammar rules are very flexible.

This episode's "Tell Me More" segment is an interview with Dr. Anne Curzan, a professor of English at University of Michigan.

Guest Stars: Carlos Alazraqui as Christopher Columbus.
347"Adam Ruins College"August 22, 2017 (2017-08-22)TBA0.392[40]

Class is in session as Adam elucidates the unfavorable chances of becoming a dropout billionaire, why "top college" lists are rigged with bias and why the once groundbreaking student loan system has created trillions of dollars in debt and ruined the lives of billions of graduates.

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 Jarvis, an attorney who specializes in student loan law.
358"Emily Ruins Adam"August 29, 2017 (2017-08-29)TBA0.357[41]

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. Adam promises to be better with his facts in the future, and ends up meeting Melinda.

This episode's "Tell Me More" segment is an interview with Dr. Stephan Lewandowsky, professor of Cognitive Science at University of Bristol.
369"Adam Ruins His Vacation"September 19, 2017 (2017-09-19)TBA0.422[42]

When he and Melinda decide to go on vacation, Adam shows to be bad at relaxing as he reveals 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.
3710"Adam Ruins the Suburbs"September 26, 2017 (2017-09-26)TBA0.353[43]

Adam elucidates to a family man how the idealized lawn is an unnatural monstrosity, that the design of the suburbs slowly kills people and how redlining 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.
3811"Adam Ruins the Economy"October 3, 2017 (2017-10-03)TBA0.320[44]

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 is now unachievable.

This episode's "Tell Me More" segment is an interview with Jessica Huseman, a staff reporter from ProPublica.
3912"Adam Ruins Conspiracy Theories"October 10, 2017 (2017-10-10)TBA0.373[45]

Adam debunks Melinda's notions of the fake moon landing theory, her insistence to believe causing him to discuss the Satanic Panic of the 1980s and 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.
4013"Adam Ruins Spa Day"October 17, 2017 (2017-10-17)TBA0.417[46]

Adam exposes to a spa-goer why pricey detox treatments are a rip-off, MSG's scary undeserved reputation, 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.
4114"Adam Ruins Halloween"October 24, 2017 (2017-10-24)TBA0.299[47]

Adam explains to a child that strangers with poisoned candy are nonexistent, the panic over Orson Welles' War of the Worlds broadcast never occurred and mediums are total frauds.

This episode's "Tell Me More" segment is an interview with Mark Edward, author of Midscape Unlimited.
4215"Adam Ruins Science"October 31, 2017 (2017-10-31)TBA0.347[48]

Adam shares the truth behind testing mice, scarce funding and reproducing results to a scientist fair participant.

This episode's "Tell Me More" segment is an interview with Brian Nosek, executive director of Center for Open Science.
4316"Adam Ruins the Future"November 7, 2017 (2017-11-07)TBA0.348[49]

Adam, nervous over his relationship to Melinda, attempts to change the subject by exposing 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.
4417"Give Me Liberty or Give Me Truth"March 20, 2018 (2018-03-20)TBA0.312[50]

Adam appears on Animated History mini-series to present startling facts about George Washington and the Revolutionary Army, Paul Revere's overrated ride, and how a slave contributed to America's Revolutionary War victory.

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.
4518"The First Factsgiving"March 27, 2018 (2018-03-27)TBA0.317[51]

Adam explains the true story behind Thanksgiving as the result of pilgrims occupying a dead village and helping the Wampanoag slaughter their enemies, the true story of Pocahontas, and how cities in the New World rivaled London in scale before most of the indigenous tribes were wiped out by disease 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.
4619"Mutually Assured Ruination"April 3, 2018 (2018-04-03)TBA0.244[52]

Adam reveals that the United States kicked off the Cuban Missile Crisis, how a lone female politician stood up to Joseph McCarthy, and how a bureaucratic mistake brought 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.
4720"An Ancient History of Violence"April 10, 2018 (2018-04-10)TBA0.419[53]

Adam shares that it was prohibited for gladiators to kill opponents, how Boudicca and the Celts brought the Roman Empire to its knees, and that the brave 300 Spartans tallied 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.
4821"The Copernican Ruin-aissance"April 17, 2018 (2018-04-17)TBA0.254[54]

Adam sheds some light on Copernicus and the reason his teachings were outlawed by the Catholic Church long after his death; a rogue dwarf Andreas Vesalius revolutionizing anatomy; and 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.
4922"100 Years Ago Today"April 24, 2018 (2018-04-24)TBA0.299[55]

Adam digs into the Panama Canal by revealing Theodore Roosevelt that orchestrated Panama's founding to build it; how Harvey Washington Wiley fought to keep food from killing people; and that the Spanish flu killed more Americans than all 20th-century wars combined.

This is the final fully-animated "Reanimated History" episode.
5023"Adam Ruins Guns"November 27, 2018 (2018-11-27)2230.444[56]
Adam gets a shot at both sides of the gun debate by enlightening a family on the scientific evidence on gun regulation's effectiveness which includes an assault weapons ban would be ineffective, showing the National Rifle Association's evolution and how it altered the interpretation of the Second Amendment, and that both sides of the gun debate ignore how guns and gun regulation affect minorities.
5124"Adam Ruins Sleep"December 4, 2018 (2018-12-04)2240.346[57]
Adam states to a businesswoman that the mattress industry was always a huge scam, that cheap school systems created sleep-deprived teenagers, how artificial light altered people's sleep schedules, and how "safe" sleep medications may actually be harmful.
5225"Adam Ruins Tech"December 11, 2018 (2018-12-11)2250.304[58]
Adam explores how tech monopolies like Amazon's over online shopping harm consumers; how consumers do not fully own their technology devices because of corporate abuse of copyright law; and that tech companies not only routinely evade taxes, but also outright eradicate competition and harm society by abusing their monopoly power.
5326"Adam Ruins Flying"December 18, 2018 (2018-12-18)TBA0.366[59]
Adam takes to the skies to elucidate how airline miles and other credit card rewards are huge ripoffs, the extremely sexist "golden age of flying," and how lack of government regulation allowed the four major airlines (American, United, Delta, and Southwest) to rule the skies with an iron fist.

Season 3 (2019)[edit]

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541"Adam Ruins a Plate of Nachos"January 8, 2019 (2019-01-08)3010.313[60]

Adam is invited to Murph's bros' night and takes a bite at foods with the worst truths by stating that Mexican drug cartels import most avocados, that the meat industry lies about health risks and manipulates opposers to side with them, and how corn subsidies changed the crop into the most overused and unhealthy food in American history.

Experts: Rodrigo Canales, Professor, Yale School of Management
552"Adam Ruins a Sitcom"January 15, 2019 (2019-01-15)3020.296[61]

Adam appears on a sitcom and tackles classic television stereotypes, such as the racist history behind public pools, the antisemitic history behind basketball, the factual reason Asian-Americans are commonly perceived to be smarter, and how on-screen toxic masculinity masks the problems young men face today.

Experts: Ellen Wu, Professor, Indiana University Bloomington; Wade Davis
563"Adam Ruins Games"January 22, 2019 (2019-01-22)3030.220[62]

Adam misunderstands a shopkeeper into revealing that video games do not correlate to violent behavior, how Monopoly was originally conceived to explain how capitalism damages society, and discusses how the Olympic Games economically harm almost everyone involved except the International Olympic Committee.

Guest star: "Weird" Al Yankovic (Devil)

Experts: Adam Nelson
574"Adam Ruins Nature"January 29, 2019 (2019-01-29)3040.250[63]
Adam elucidates to a nature-loving hiker how Mt. Everest became a common tourist trap, how many recent natural disasters were actually caused by human error, and how humans have a greater impact on nature than they realize.
585"Adam Ruins America"August 13, 2019 (2019-08-13)3050.285[64]

Adam visits Uncle Sam and reveals why American poverty is inescapable, why adhering to the Constitution hinders passing new amendments, and how the Reconstruction era was actually destructive.

Between the segments about the Constitution and Reconstruction, Adam discusses the show's usage of the term "America," its usage outside the United States, and how the term's usage in "Adam Ruins What We Learned in School" caused confusion for international audiences.
596"Adam Ruins A Night Out"August 20, 2019 (2019-08-20)306N/A

With Adam accompanying her on a night out with her college friend, Emily reveals why women are expected to shave, why most women's clothing lacks pockets, how alcohol consumption has no health benefits but many health risks, and some startling facts about friendships.

Between the segments about clothing pockets and alcohol, Emily discusses the noise levels of restaurants and later hang-overs.
607"Adam Ruins Doing Good"August 27, 2019 (2019-08-27)307N/A

Adam reveals to a dying philanthropist how Teach for America is killing the American school system, that most "recycled" materials are dumped in landfills, and that billionaires' charities only exist to boost their founder's credibility.

Between the segments about recycling and charities, Emily discusses panda conservation.
618"Adam Ruins A Murder"September 3, 2019 (2019-09-03)308N/A

Adam ends up in a murder scheme while revealing why drivers are rarely held accountable for vehicular collisions, how the Border Patrol legally violates the Fourth Amendment, and why preserving corpses can benefit medical research.

Between the segments about vehicular collisions and the Border Patrol, Emily discusses the dangers of deer; and, at the end of the episode, she discusses why lying is as healthy as telling the truth.
629"Adam Ruins Music"September 10, 2019 (2019-09-10)309N/A

Adam reveals to a music-lover that white artists in the early days of rock-and-roll profited off of plagiarism, that Ticketmaster and Live Nation Entertainment have an unstoppable monopoly over concerts, why many of today's musicians are forced to sell out, and how record labels extort their artists due to the advent of streaming services.

Between the segments about rock-and-roll and concerts, Emily discusses earworms; and, between the segments about concerts and today's artists, she discusses the legal status of Happy Birthday to You.
6310"Adam Ruins Little Bugs"September 17, 2019 (2019-09-17)310N/A

Adam reveals to a woman getting ready for a party how spiders actually benefit humanity, how bug parts are hidden inside everyday foods and a whole insect can be more nutritious than part of conventional livestock, and some bugs actually help the human body function properly.

Between the segments about food and the human body, Emily discusses what actually happens when a caterpillar becomes a butterfly; and, at the end of the episode, she discusses the eradication of mosquitoes.
6411"Adam Ruins Cops"September 24, 2019 (2019-09-24)311N/A

Adam reveals the serious issues behind SWAT teams, how school police officers send children into a life of crime, and that the issue of mass-incarceration was due to cops cherry-picking whom they arrest.

Guest star: Tom Kenny
6512"Adam Ruins Himself"October 1, 2019 (2019-10-01)312N/A

As Adam wraps up the show's third season to make way for the fourth season, his self-doubt gets the best of him to reveal the show's biases, the inconsistencies and mistakes in previous episodes, the sinister agenda of advertising, and how advertisers shift the focus of the show.

Between the correction and advertising segments, Adam discusses the truth about dopamine.

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