In this episode, Adam Conover explains how unregulated food expiration dates leads to waste, why your 401(k) won't be enough to support your retirement and how the future is unpredictable.
Comedian Adam Conover continues to combine history, comedy and science to dispel widespread misconceptions about everything we take for granted.
Adam reveals why you have nothing to fear from strangers with candy and how the "panic" over Orson Welles' War of the Worlds broadcast was the clickbait of the 1930s. And, mediums and seances have a long history - of being fake.
Comedian Adam Conover uses a combination of comedy, history and science to dispel widespread misconceptions about everything we take for granted.
Did they fake the moon landing in 1969? Who really shot JFK? Adam's here to reveal why conspiracy theories are dangerous and irrational.
Adam explains why lobbying makes filing your taxes so complicated, and why the economic numbers we focus on don't provide the whole story. Plus, American manufacturing can't come back because it was a fluke to begin with.
Adam explains how the idealised lawn is an unnatural monstrosity, and that the design of the suburbs is slowly killing you. Plus, the racist history of suburban planning led to today's institutionalised segregation in schools.
Host and investigative comedian Adam Conover continues his comically inventive yet unrelentingly serious quest to reveal the hidden truths behind everything we know and love.
Emily gives Adam the greatest birthday gift of all by ruining his own show. Emily debunks IQ tests, tells Adam what the show's gotten wrong in the past, and explains why it's so hard to change people's minds.
Adam gets zapped into the world of his favourite cartoon, The Magic Van. With the help of the magical witch Ms Dazzle, Adam tells the kids the real truth behind Christopher Columbus, King Tut, and the rules of grammar.
Adam heads to college, where he helps a prospective freshman realise why he needs a college degree. Adam also uncovers the truth behind college rankings, and dives deep into the story of how the current student loans system got so out of control.
Adam deflates the notions of fine art, from cultural obsessions with the Mona Lisa to the idea that all art heroes were originals. Also, Adam shows how fine art markets are fixed to reach big ticket prices.
Adam goes on a date, but not without unmasking the truth behind online dating websites and their compatibility claims, disproving the alpha male myth, and revealing the dangers behind the ubiquitous Meyers-Briggs Test.
Alex Gibney turns his gaze to Scientology in this provocative documentary based on the book by Pulitzer Prize winner Lawrence Wright - a tale of ego, exploitation and lust for power. Gibney profiles eight former members of the Church of Scientology, whose most prominent adherents include A-list Hollywood celebrities, shining a light on how the church cultivates true believers, including their experiences and what they are willing to do in the name of religion. Fearless and fascinating, this latest cinematic opus is a powerful exploration of the psychological impact of blind faith: what Lawrence Wright calls the prison of belief.
Adam drops by to explain why our hospital visits rack up huge bills and why antibiotics won't solve all our medical problems. Also, we learn about the truth behind mammograms.
Sandra is a young woman assisted by her husband, who has only one weekend to convince her colleagues to give up their much-needed bonuses so that she can keep her job.
From the sugar industry to how we count calories, host Adam Conover lampoons how we approach losing weight. Also, Adam shows how the extreme weight loss we see on reality television shows like The Biggest Loser doesn't actually work.
Host and investigative comedian Adam Conover continues his comically inventive yet unrelentingly serious quest to reveal the hidden truths behind everything we know and love. Tackling a range of topics, Adam gives us not just fun facts to share with our friends, but information that will make us see the world in a whole new way.
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