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Adam Ruins Everything

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First, on the Adam Ruins Everything TV show, Adam Conover broke down widespread misconceptions about everything we take for granted. Now, join Adam as he sits down with the experts and stars from the show to go into even more detail.
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Ep 47: Rachel Weil on Femicom and the Value of Preserving Classic 'Girl' Video Games
Do you remember all of those video games that were made for girls back in the 90s? Well they're not being archived the same way that stereotypical boy games are being preserved. They don't have value in the gaming community and many of these games are being forgotten even though they were just as creative and innovative for the industry. Our guest Rachel Weil is trying to change that by preserving these 'girl' games by going around the world and collecting these games and talking to the people who made them. She is a software developer for Microsoft and the founder of the Femicom Museum, a hybrid physical/digital museum and archive dedicated to the preservation and reimagination of femininity, girlhood, and the aesthetics of cute within twentieth-century video games, computing, and electronic toys. Rachel did not appear on the Adam Ruins Everything TV show but her work reminded us of the themes we explored in our Adam Ruins Summer Fun episode. And since we're in the off-season of the TV show, we'll be inviting more guests onto the podcast whose work relates to themes we explored on the TV show or who are doing fascinating work or research that's worth discussing anyway. On the podcast Adam and Rachel had a lively discussion about gender expectations, the negative effects of marketing towards girls and boys, their favorite classic games and even their favorite savory breakfasts.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
Ep 46: Dr. Azra Raza on Mouse Model Misconceptions & Other Ways We Can Improve Cancer Research
When we think of conducting science experiments on subjects, we immediately think of mice models. But today's guest, Dr. Azra Raza, who appeared on Adam Ruins Science, says there's a more effective way. On the TV show Dr. Raza discussed how the mouse model scientists use for their research is actually ineffective; even though a medicine might work well on a rodent, the results don't translate as well as we thought to humans - especially when it comes to cancer research which is what Dr. Raza studies. Even though humans and mice share over 90 percent of their DNA with one another, our bodies still differ in numerous ways; we metabolize food and medicine differently and humans are significantly bigger than mice in size. This wastes money from the limited amount of funding that already exists and encourages clinical trials that ultimately go nowhere. On the podcast, Dr. Raza proposes a different research method that she has used herself, to much success.Dr. Raza is a Professor of Medicine and Director of the MDS Center at Columbia University in New York. Previously she conducted her research at Rush University, Chicago, Illinois in 1992, where she was the Charles Arthur Weaver Professor in Oncology and Director, Division of Myeloid Diseases.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.
Ep 43: Professor Teresa Ghilarducci on the Future of 401(k)s
As humans, our inclination is to live in the present - not save 40 years down the line - which makes saving money for retirement hard. In the 90s many companies began offering 401(k) programs, a retirement savings plan sponsored by an employer which lets workers save and invest a piece of their paycheck before taxes. It seemed like the perfect solution to our retirement woes. But 401(k)s aren't the full proof saving plan we once thought. Even judiciously setting aside money in a 401(k) might not be enough to maintain one's lifestyle into retirement. There are also so many outside factors that can still diminish one's savings, including unexpected healthcare costs, recessions, or lost jobs. So how do we set ourselves up for a secure financial future?Our guest Professor Teresa Ghilarducci, who appeared on Adam Ruins the Future, is going to tell us how we entered into this financial mess and how we can get out of it. She suggests we do the best we can to save through 401(k)s, live within our means, start planning our financial future as young as we can, delay collecting social security as much as we can, and vote for representatives who can help reform this system. Teresa is a labor economist and nationally-recognized expert in retirement security. She's also a professor of economics at The New School for Social Research.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.
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James Lorenzen

I live in Tampa Bay and we have a pretty bad homeless problem here. I really wish we had more shelters to offer. But really also the cost of living here is ridiculous but that's all over the country

May 26th
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James Lorenzen

really love your show and podcast. when I was listening to this podcast I couldn't stop drinking water and now I have to go to the bathroom lol

May 13th
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Desire Ayer

Wow, I feel truly encouraged to know there is someone working in DOT that is working toward a progressive mass transportation goal. I grew up in CA and it's been an issue for as long as I can remember. Awesome podcast, thank you for sharing.

May 9th
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Gabriella Vogel

love this podcast! great info, interesting interviews!

Apr 6th
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Ace S.

Awesome podcast, so many great interviews with really passionate and smart people. Every episode is thought-provoking. Keep up the good work man!

Mar 28th
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Aaron Wallace

I work in public transit. This is a great podcast!

Mar 21st
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Charitie Nicholas

Ep.47 definitely brought back memories of childhood. I enjoyed video games, but wasn't one to follow the gender ideas. I remember being the one to teach my little brother how to play Pokemon on his gameboy and secretly loved it. The anime struggle was real, and I was teased for my being a DragonBall/DragonBall Z fan. Video games are still awesome!!

Mar 14th
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Andrea Will

MAMLS ....I agree with you Adam, that IS amazing! so ROFL! Seleta, you are a great personality for getting people into learning about transit. Fun & bubbly, excited about your work, which is contagious. With the whole global warming issue & (as you put it so well Adam) the car problems we have "saddled ourselves with," public transit is not discussed enough among the masses... What could be boring talk on transportation to the average person was made fascinatingly thought provoking. Thanks Adam for choosing a great first episode topic I haven't heard enough on (& has succeeded in getting me subscribed to your channel.)

Mar 14th
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Justin Bullard

I really love this podcast, but Jessica Huseman doesn't know shit about taxes.

Mar 3rd
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Kross

we fell in love with you adorible self on the show so much that when I saw you had a podcast i found myself full of gleeful excitment! Your cast has not disappointed me all! Thanks for teaching us something new each day and thanks for making it fun!

Feb 27th
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Georgia Ainslie-Hamblin

I love this podcast! Love the TV show too. It's so funny and informative! I really enjoy how this podcast takes the conversations from the show further, getting deeper into the topics.

Feb 9th
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Sha Hanson

Shahid Hanson Atlanta bought time⌚⏱️

Feb 7th
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Lauryn McCarter

Is it just me, or is Jolley saying "conspirity" 90% of the time?

Feb 3rd
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Serg Ter

Don't you know what corporate lobbying is? How can you trust the Gov that has been caught in corruption a million times?

Jan 27th
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Charitie Nicholas

Serg Ter Legal bribery. Sad.

Mar 14th
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Serg Ter

The government's "official stories" are harmful, the conspiracy truths are vital.

Jan 26th
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Serg Ter

Definitely my number one favorite.

Jan 26th
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JOey Camp

I would love a sit down and talk with this guy

Nov 14th
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Hal Hoeppner

enjoyed Adams talk on YouTube and enjoyed this follow up

Nov 3rd
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Rachael Ma

I like Adam's idea, blowing off your mind

Oct 17th
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