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Latest Podcast 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.
Adam Ruins Everything - Ep 47: Rachel Weil on Femicom and the Value of Preserving Classic ‘Girl’ Video Games

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Adam Ruins Everything in the Pacific Standard
September 18, 2018

The Pacific Standard’s Andy Dehnart has written a thoughtful piece on how our show attempts to use comedy to change minds:

It’s that sense of humanity that makes the show work. There is so much resistance to having our ideological and filter bubbles popped that we protect them and fight off any perceived threats. But instead of coming at our bubbles with sharp swords of facts and judgment, Adam Conover sidles up in his own bubble, tells us a story, mocks himself, and lays out some facts. He’s humble, informed, and human. With that combination, he’s demonstrating a formula we might all use to attract, not repel, each other.

(Not too humble to post this flattering pull-quote on my own site, of course!) There are also some interesting thoughts in the piece on the pitfalls of satire, which has been shown to reinforce existing beliefs rather than puncture them.

My appearance on Real Time with Bill Maher
August 25, 2018

Last week I appeared on Real Time with Bill Maher. We discussed the upcoming season of Adam Ruins Everything, the Catholic Church abuse scandal, and the real cause of California’s wildfires. See the clip above; and another clip here.

I’m an Innocence Project Ambassador
August 12, 2018

Nearly four years ago, we featured Chris Fabricant and the work of the Innocence Project on Adam Ruins Forensic Science. Today, I’m very happy to say that the Innocence Project has asked me be an Innocence Ambassador. If you’re not familiar with their work, Chris and the team of lawyers at the IP work to free innocent people who are suffering wrong imprisonment, using the legal system to fight back against the immense injustices of our criminal justice system. It’s important work that literally changes lives; I’m proud to offer them my support, and I hope you will too.

I Was Very Upfront About Our Emmy Awards Campaign with Gold Derby
June 20, 2018

Gold Derby interviewed me about Adam Ruins Everything and our Emmy campaign:

“Emmy voters, drop us a nom!” declares Adam Conover, a contender for Best Informational Program and Best Nonfiction Writing for the truTV series “Adam Ruins Everything.” The series comically debunks myths and misconceptions that viewers may take for granted, and in its previous season it even tackled award shows, so Conover understands the value of an awards campaign. “I’ll just be real upfront and say, toss us a nomination if you think the show deserves it because I’d sure appreciate it.” Watch our exclusive video interview with Conover above.

Check out the video above for the full interview.

I’ll be at XOXO in September!
June 19, 2018

I’m very excited to reveal that I’ll be giving talk at this year’s XOXO Festival in Portland, OR this September! For those of you who don’t know, XOXO is an incredible event featuring some of the coolest independent artists and creative people from around the Internet. I’ve been a fan for years and I’m over the moon to be invited. Register for your chance to attend!

I Sh*t You Not! – Issue One
June 16, 2018

The first issue of my newsletter, I Sh*t You Not, is here! Why start a newsletter in 2018? Well, as I write:

I’ve had enough of social media. What was once a promising new way to communicate with your fans and loved ones has become a screaming wind-tunnel that sucks your words away before the people you care about even have a chance to see them.
It’s time to get back to basics.
If you took the effort to subscribe to this newsletter, I’m guessing you give a shit about what I have to say. That means I give a shit about making sure you get to hear it. That’s what we’re doing here – direct communication.

If that sounds appealing to you, subscribe today.

June 5, 2018

I appeared on HuckerPunch, Emily Fleming and Micah Gordon’s new podcast where we punch up Mike Huckabee’s rather, uh, comedy-challenged Twitter jokes. It was a great time – check it out.