Big news: Adam Ruins Everything is now streaming on Netflix! The first batch to go up is a great big glorious grab bag of 20 episodes from our first two years; I’m told that more will be added in the future. (In the meantime, every episode we’ve ever made is still available to buy on Amazon and iTunes.)
And after you’re done catching up, get ready for new episodes coming this November on TruTV!
(And hey, while you’re on Netflix, check out the new season of Bojack Horseman – a little bird told me I play a little bird on it!)
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.