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The Best Episodes of Adam Ruins Everything

Every episode of Adam Ruins Everything ranked from best to worst. Let's dive into the Best Episodes of Adam Ruins Everything!

Host Adam Conover employs a combination of comedy, history and science to dispel widespread misconceptions about everything we take for granted.

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The best episode of "Adam Ruins Everything" is "Adam Ruins Death", rated 8.5/10 from 263 user votes. It was directed by N/A and written by N/A. "Adam Ruins Death" aired on 12/22/2015 and is rated 0.1 point(s) higher than the second highest rated, "Adam Ruins Giving".

  • Adam Ruins Death
    8.5/10 263 votes

    #1 - Adam Ruins Death

    Season 1 Episode 12 - Aired 2015-12-22

    In a limbo setting, Adam exhibits several failed attempts at terrestrial immortality, and reveals the American funeral industry's more exploitive tactics of mourners. After his date dies in a freak accident, however, he concedes that grappling with uncertainty with death can be just as healthy as clear-cut answers.

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  • Adam Ruins Giving
    8.4/10 284 votes

    #2 - Adam Ruins Giving

    Season 1 Episode 1 - Aired 2015-09-29

    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.

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  • Adam Ruins Sex
    8.4/10 195 votes

    #3 - Adam Ruins Sex

    Season 1 Episode 10 - Aired 2015-12-08

    This episode explains why circumcision is common in the United States, how Herpes isn't as scary as the media makes it seem, how most people do not truly understand the hymen, and explains the worst sexual problem of all.

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  • Adam Ruins Forensic Science
    8.3/10 220 votes

    #4 - Adam Ruins Forensic Science

    Season 1 Episode 4 - Aired 2015-10-20

    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.

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  • Adam Ruins Restaurants
    8.3/10 215 votes

    #5 - Adam Ruins Restaurants

    Season 1 Episode 5 - Aired 2015-10-27

    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.

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  • Adam Ruins Drugs
    8.3/10 164 votes

    #6 - Adam Ruins Drugs

    Season 1 Episode 20 - Aired 2016-11-15

    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.

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  • Adam Ruins Security
    8.2/10 244 votes

    #7 - Adam Ruins Security

    Season 1 Episode 2 - Aired 2015-10-06

    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.

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  • Adam Ruins Cars
    8.2/10 245 votes

    #8 - Adam Ruins Cars

    Season 1 Episode 3 - Aired 2015-10-13

    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.

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  • Adam Ruins Work
    8.2/10 188 votes

    #9 - Adam Ruins Work

    Season 1 Episode 8 - Aired 2015-11-17

    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.

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  • Adam Ruins Nutrition
    8.2/10 179 votes

    #10 - Adam Ruins Nutrition

    Season 1 Episode 11 - Aired 2015-12-15

    Adam shows why vitamin supplements don't make us any healthier, that the "balanced breakfast" we've been sold is anything but, and reveals how most of the nutritional science the media reports on isn't science at all.

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  • Adam Ruins Weddings
    8.2/10 167 votes

    #11 - Adam Ruins Weddings

    Season 1 Episode 15 - Aired 2016-09-06

    Emily and Murph's wedding day is finally here - but Adam's gift of information may rain on their parade. Adam reveals how most wedding "traditions" were recently created by consumerism, and that divorce is actually a wonderful thing.

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  • Adam Ruins Voting
    8.1/10 209 votes

    #12 - Adam Ruins Voting

    Season 1 Episode 7 - Aired 2015-11-10

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

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  • Adam Ruins Hollywood
    8.1/10 165 votes

    #13 - Adam Ruins Hollywood

    Season 1 Episode 13 - Aired 2016-08-23

    Straight from the red carpet (and with the help of celebrity guests Rachel Bloom and Ariana Madix), Adam exposes the hidden truths behind Hollywood's glitz and glamour, from the clothes stars wear to the process behind movie ratings.

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  • Adam Ruins Prison
    8.1/10 129 votes

    #14 - Adam Ruins Prison

    Season 1 Episode 21 - Aired 2016-11-22

    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.

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  • Adam Ruins Hygiene
    8.0/10 208 votes

    #15 - Adam Ruins Hygiene

    Season 1 Episode 6 - Aired 2015-11-03

    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.

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  • Adam Ruins Summer Fun
    8.0/10 188 votes

    #16 - Adam Ruins Summer Fun

    Season 1 Episode 9 - Aired 2015-12-01

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

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  • Adam Ruins Animals
    8.0/10 139 votes

    #17 - Adam Ruins Animals

    Season 1 Episode 17 - Aired 2016-09-20

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  • Adam Ruins Himself
    8.0/10 51 votes

    #18 - Adam Ruins Himself

    Season 3 Episode 12 - Aired 2019-10-01

    As Adam wraps up the show's third 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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  • Adam Ruins Football
    7.9/10 155 votes

    #19 - Adam Ruins Football

    Season 1 Episode 14 - Aired 2016-08-30

    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.

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  • Adam Ruins the Internet
    7.9/10 121 votes

    #20 - Adam Ruins the Internet

    Season 1 Episode 23 - Aired 2016-12-06

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

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  • Adam Ruins Justice
    7.9/10 120 votes

    #21 - Adam Ruins Justice

    Season 1 Episode 24 - Aired 2016-12-13

    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.

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  • Adam Ruins the Hospital
    7.9/10 140 votes

    #22 - Adam Ruins the Hospital

    Season 2 Episode 3 - Aired 2017-07-25

    Adam Conover explains that inflated hospital costs have created a system that's unaffordable and unfair. Plus, the reckless prescription of antibiotics is making them worthless, and you might not need a mammogram.

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  • Emily Ruins Adam
    7.9/10 141 votes

    #23 - Emily Ruins Adam

    Season 2 Episode 8 - Aired 2017-08-29

    Emily takes over to “ruin” Adam, pointing out where his facts fall short. She debunks the idea that IQ tests measure intelligence and points to information Adam has gotten wrong in the past. Plus, she explains the “backfire effect.”

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  • Adam Ruins Malls
    7.8/10 158 votes

    #24 - Adam Ruins Malls

    Season 1 Episode 16 - Aired 2016-09-13

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

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  • Adam Ruins the Wild West
    7.8/10 137 votes

    #25 - Adam Ruins the Wild West

    Season 1 Episode 22 - Aired 2016-11-29

    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.

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