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Adam Ruins Everything: Episode 6 The Malleability of Memory with Elizabeth Loftus

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Guests: 
Adam Conover
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Elizabeth Loftus

Professor Elizabeth Loftus is a pioneering and legendary cognitive psychologist who first appeared on the forensic science episode of Adam Ruins Everything.

Her ground-breaking work studies how memories can be changed and altered. She's specifically focused on the weaknesses of eyewitness testimony.

What makes Elizabeth's work even more interesting is that she's ventured beyond academia to understand human memory, testifying and consulting in over 250 legal cases.

Adam and Elizabeth discuss collective memory, repressed memory, and even some of Adam's own memories.

Adam Conover is on Twitter @AdamConover. You can find past episodes of Adam Ruins Everything and bonus content from the TruTV show at AdamRuinsEverything.com.

Produced by Shara Morris for MaximumFun.org.

Adam Ruins Everything: Episode 5 Science Journalism with John Bohannon

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Guests: 
Adam Conover
Guests: 
John Bohannon

Science journalist John Bohannon, who appeared on the nutrition episode of Adam Ruins Everything, joins us on this week's podcast!

John is fascinating - he's a contributing correspondent for Science magazine and has a Ph.D. in molecular biology from Oxford University. His experience in both academia and journalism has led to an inventive approach to exposing the flaws of science journalism and specifically nutrition journalism.

On the episode, John and Adam discuss John's fake chocolate study, his latest expose on Sci-Hub, and much more.

Adam Conover is on Twitter @AdamConover and you can find past episodes and bonus content from the TruTV show at AdamRuinsEverything.com.

Produced by Shara Morris for MaximumFun.org.

Adam Ruins Everything: Episode 4 Security and Big Data with Bruce Schneier

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Adam Conover
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Bruce Schneier

Adam is joined by Bruce Schneier to talk about current problems facing the TSA, gun control, and how data and security intersect.

One of the topics that resonated deeply with last season's Adam Ruins Everything viewers was Bruce Schneier's take on security and "security theater". So we had to bring Bruce on the podcast. Bruce is a brilliant cryptographer and security expert, who's written countless articles and academic papers and published 13 books, including Data and Goliath: The Hidden Battles to Collect Your Data and Control Your World.

Adam Conover is on Twitter @AdamConover and you can find past episodes and bonus content from the TruTV show at AdamRuinsEverything.com.

Produced by Shara Morris.

Adam Ruins Everything: Episode 003 Mass Extinction and Video Game Music with Emily Axford

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Adam & Emily
Guests: 
Adam Conover
Guests: 
Emily Axford

Emily Axford plays Adam's foil on Adam Ruins Everything, but on this week's podcast, Emily's front and center. She also happens to be just as hilarious and charming in person as she is on the show.

Adam and Emily go way back - they began working together at College Humor - and the laughs never stopped.

On the episode, the two go from deep discussions on aliens and dreams to Emily's yet-to-be-created video game called Space Bears.

You can find more of Emily's comedy over on her YouTube channel.

Adam is on Twitter @AdamConover and you can find past episodes and bonus content from the TruTV show at AdamRuinsEverything.com.

Produced by Shara Morris for MaximumFun.org.

Adam Ruins Everything: Episode 2 Death Acceptance with Caitlin Doughty

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Caitlin & Adam
Guests: 
Adam Conover
Guests: 
Caitlin Doughty

Adam talks to Caitlin Doughty, who appeared on the Death episode of the TV show.

Caitlin is a mortician, a death acceptance advocate, and the founder of the non-profit funeral home, Undertaking L.A. She's also the author of The New York Times bestseller Smoke Gets in Your Eyes.

Adam and Caitlin discuss the bizarre world of funeral conventions, body compositing, and get deep about the afterlife.

Adam Conover is on Twitter @AdamConover and you can find past episodes and bonus content from the TruTV show at AdamRuinsEverything.com.

Produced by Shara Morris for MaximumFun.org.

Adam Ruins Everything: Ep 1 Municipal Transit with Seleta Reynolds

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Adam & Seleta
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Adam Conover
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Seleta Reynolds

Adam is joined by general manager of the Los Angeles Department of Transportation, Seleta Reynolds to talk about municipal transit and reducing our reliance on cars.

Seleta appears on the Cars episode of the Adam Ruins Everything TV show. You can find out more about Seleta and her work at the LADOT here.

Adam is on Twitter @AdamConover and you can find past episodes and bonus content from the TruTV show at AdamRuinsEverything.com.

Produced by Shara Morris for MaximumFun.org.

International Waters: Episode 31 Stiff as a Varnished Eel

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Phill Jupitus and Sadie Hasler in London
Guests: 
Rhea Butcher
Guests: 
Adam Conover
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Sadie Hasler
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Phill Jupitus

Americans Rhea Butcher and Adam Conover take on Brits Sadie Hasler and Phill Jupitus for pop-culture quizzing with Dave Holmes.

Find out about the rude image currently branded on British Milkybars, whether Phill will finally make his sexual switch and why Back to the Future III was a truly ground-breaking film.

Written by Sarah Morgan and Asterios Kokkinos.

Useful links this week:

Sadie Hasler has two plays on a this year’s Edinburgh Fringe Festival, you can see a promo film for The Bastard Children of Remington Steele and there's one for The Secret Wives of Andy Williams up here. Sadie also recommends the new novel Vulgar Things by Lee Rourke.

Phill Jupitus is taking two shows to the Edinburgh Fringe: Shirking Progress is on at The Stand (maybe the best comedy club in the UK) and he’s also doing a Free Fringe run as Porky the Poet. Phill recommends you catch Elvis Costello’s current tour.

Rhea Butcher has some upcoming tour dates, with more being announced soon on her Twitter,
@RheaButcher
. She’s good at Instagram and is co-host of brilliant MaxFun podcast Wham Bam Pow. Rhea recommends specifically Tilda Swinton’s performance in the movie Snowpiercer.

Adam Conover is @AdamConover on Twitter, hosts Fresh Out! LA: Stand-up Comedy at the UCB and recommends Last Week Tonite with John Oliver.

Dave thinks you should check out new Irish film The Stag (or The Bachelor Weekend as it is in the US), which is now available on VoD.

And International Waters co-writer, Sarah Morgan was just on the latest episode of MaxFun show One Bad Mother which is funny, informative, sweet and out now!

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