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Factually! with Adam Conover

Factually! with Adam Conover


Comedian Adam Conover talks to exceptional experts, revealing shocking truths and thought-provoking new perspectives. It’s an investigative comedy podcast for curious people who never stop asking questions.

Link: www.earwolf.com/show/factually-with-adam-conover/




The Racist Roots of America’s Incarceration and Immigration Laws

Feb 19, 2020 2809


MacArthur fellow and UCLA professor, Kelly Lytle Hernández, joins Adam to explain how explictly racist policies of the past created the incarceration and immigration systems we still have today.

Where Beliefs Come From with Celeste Kidd

Feb 12, 2020 5486


Adam sits down with Celeste Kidd, Professor of Psychology and head of the Kidd Lab at UC Berkeley to discuss how humans form beliefs and knowledge, and how easily that process can be corrupted by outside forces.

The World Philosophy Made with Scott Soames

Feb 5, 2020 3230


Professor of Philosophy at the University of Southern California, Scott Soames, joins Adam this week to for a deep dive into how philosophy shaped the modern world, the relationship between philosophy and physics, and the age old question: “What are numbers?"

The Flood, the ARkStorm and Why Weather Science is Amazing with Daniel Swain

Jan 29, 2020 4527


Climate scientist Dr. Daniel Swain joins Adam this week to shed light on how climate change affects the chances of more extreme weather events, the main misconceptions surrounding weather and climate and the importance of weather science as climate change thunders forward. 

Why Search Engines Aren’t Unbiased with Safiya Noble

Jan 22, 2020 4131


UCLA Professor Safiya Noble joins Adam this week to discuss how racism is expressed through supposedly neutral algorithms, the real-life “Minority Report” technology that’s being used today in our cities, and why we all need to stop implicitly trusting technology just because it uses a lot of math.

Adam Meets Beakman with Paul Zaloom

Jan 15, 2020 2371


On a very special FACTUALLY! Adam sits down with political satirist, puppeteer, former children's show host and personal hero, Paul Zaloom aka Beakman of Beakman's World. Adam and Paul talk about the inspiration and development behind the show, the Children's Television Act, the environment today for comedic educational programming and much more!

Actually Solving the Housing Crisis with Heather Worthington

Jan 8, 2020 3188


Think the housing crisis is intractable? Heather Worthington, Director of Long Range Planning for the City of Minneapolis, is here to prove to you that it’s not. She joins Adam to tell us how she helped pass the revolutionary Minneapolis 2040 Plan, how it will make her city more equitable and affordable, and the rest of us can make change in our own communities.

The Truth about Brain Injuries and Football with Dr. Ann McKee

Jan 1, 2020 3789


Neuropathologist and Director of Boston University's CTE Center, Dr. Ann McKee, joins Adam to discuss CTE or chronic traumatic encephalopathy, a neurodegenerative disease caused by repeated head injuries that affects the NFL and other sports. Dr. McKee explains just how common and devastating CTE is, why we can't yet identify CTE in living patients, and the origins of her "Brain Bank."

How the Student Debt Complex Crushes Students Potential with Caitlin Zaloom

Dec 25, 2019 4436


NYU professor Cailtin Zaloom joins Adam discuss the student debt industry, why we shouldn't force students to think about finances when pursuing their education, and what steps we can take to change higher education for the better.

Why Our Economy and Democracy Have Gone Haywire with Mark Blyth

Dec 18, 2019 3629


If you feel like you live in a world that’s more chaotic and unequal, than the one your parents did: You’re right. Political scientist Mark Blyth joins Adam to explain the how we got here and why, the true mistakes of the 2008 financial crisis, and the effects that climate change will have on the global economic and political system going forward.



This episode is brought to you by National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Atlas Coffee Club (www.atlascoffeclub.com/factually), Acuity (www.acuityscheduling.com/factually).

Why Monopoly Power is Killing Hollywood with Matt Stoller

Dec 11, 2019 3568


This week on Factually!, author Matt Stoller joins Adam to discuss corporate monopolies in entertainment, why we should be breaking up Disney and how concentrated power is so problematic. 

A.I. Doesn’t Run the Internet; Exploited Humans Do, with Sarah T. Roberts

Dec 4, 2019 4589


Technology expert and UCLA professor of information studies Sarah T. Roberts joins Adam to discuss the oversold fantasy of artificial intelligence, the real humans who labor behind the scenes to moderate your social media feeds, and the psychological effects the work takes on them. 


This episode is sponsored by Acuity (www.acuityscheduling.com/factually), KiwiCo (www.kiwico.com/FACTUALLY), and Parcast - Natural Disasters (www.parcast.com/NATURALDISASTERS).

The Reawakening of American Labor Unions with Steven Greenhouse

Nov 27, 2019 4825


Labor and workplace journalist, Steven Greenhouse, joins Adam this week to explain the comeback of labor unions in recent times, the disconnect between politicians and common workers, the advantages of unionizing and much more.


This episode is sponsored by Atlas Coffee Club (www.atlascoffeeclub.com/factually) and Exploding Kittens (www.ExplodingKittens.com/factually code: FACTUALLY).

The Extraordinary History of the Disability Rights Movement with Judy Heumann

Nov 20, 2019 4926


Disability rights activist, Judy Heumann, joins Adam this week to discuss the mentality shift and history of disability rights and the Americans with Disabilities Act, acts of protest and the Ugly Laws. 



This episode is sponsored by Atlas Coffee Club (www.atlascoffeeclub.com/factually), KiwiCo (www.kiwico.com/FACTUALLY), and Acuity (www.acuityscheduling.com/factually).

Why It’s Legal to Kill Someone with Your Car, and Other Ways Our Laws Make Driving Mandatory with Greg Shill

Nov 13, 2019 4500


Professor at the University of Iowa College of Law, Greg Shill, sits down with Adam to explain about why our legal system prioritizes car travel and punishes those who don’t or aren’t able to drive.


This episode is sponsored by Exploding Kittens (www.explodingkittens.com/factually code: FACTUALLY) and Dashlane (www.dashlane.com/factually code: FACTUALLY)

Online Extremism, White Supremacy and the Myth of the “Lone Wolf” with J.M. Berger

Nov 6, 2019 4308


Author and extremism researcher J.M. Berger joins Adam this week to discuss the surprising similarities between white supremacist and Islamist extremists, the ways extremist groups frame their hatred to seem more appealing and what social media services need to do to stop its spread.  


This episode is sponsored by KiwiCo (www.kiwico.com/FACTUALLY).

The Model Minority Myth with Ellen Wu

Oct 30, 2019 3714


History professor and director of Asian Studies at Indiana University Ellen Wu joins Adam this week to discuss the model minority myth, how the stereotype has shifted over history and why it still exists today.

This episode is brought to you by Acuity (www.acuityscheduling.com/factually) and The Next Big Idea podcast.

Why It’s Not Too Late to Fight Climate Change, Weather Science, and Overcoming Denialism with Michael Mann

Oct 23, 2019 4371


Eminent climatologist and geophysicist Michael Mann joins Adam to explain the science behind climate change, how to fight denialism, and much more! 

This episode is brought to you by The Next Big Idea podcast, Kiwi Co (www.kiwico.com/FACTUALLY), and Acuity (www.acuityscheduling.com/factually).

Why Incompetent People Don’t Know They Suck and Other Brain Biases with David Dunning

Oct 16, 2019 01:04:22


Experimental social psychologist, former Cornell University professor and current professor of psychology at the University of Michigan, David Dunning, joins Adam this week to discuss our brain's incredible power to be unaware of being wrong, the Dunning-Kruger Effect, and why the first rule of "Dunning-Kruger Club" is you don't know you're in the "Dunning-Kruger Club"!

This episode is brought to you by Dashlane (www.dashlane.com/factually), Bombas (www.bombas.com/factually), and No Such Thing as a Fish Podcast.

When Modern Medicine is Wrong, Evidence-Based Care, and Trusting Our Doctors with Dr. Vinay Prasad

Oct 9, 2019 00:59:49


Hematologist-oncologist, author and evidence-based medicine expert Vinay Prasad MD MPH, joins Adam this week to talk about medical reversals, the addiction of helping someone while making money, decision-making with suboptimal evidence, what questions to ask your doctor, and much more.

This episode is brought to you by Acuity (www.acuityscheduling.com/factually).

Our Three Crises: Affordable Housing, Minimum Wage and Homelessness with Dr. Sam Tsemberis

Oct 3, 2019 01:16:18


Founder and executive director of Pathways to Housing, a Housing First program, Dr. Sam Tsemberis joins Adam this week to discuss the misconceptions about how to address the homelessness crisis, the economics of homelesness and why there are people on the street when we know how to fix it. 

This episode is brought to you by Kiwi Co.

The Search for New Planets, Sun Blobs and Hot Jupiters w/ Sara Seager

Sep 25, 2019 00:59:05


Astrophysicist and planetary scientist at MIT, Prof. Sara Seager, joins Adam on earth this week to discuss the process of finding and looking for Earth cousins, the chance of discovering life on other planets, liquid lava lakes, "Star Shade" and so much more! 

This episode is brought to you by Acuity (www.acuityscheduling.com/factually).

The Science of Addiction, How Brains React to Substance Abuse and Crossword Puzzles on Adderall with Judith Grisel

Sep 18, 2019 01:12:47


Renowned behavioral neuroscientist, recovering addict and author of the NY Times Bestseller Never Enough, Judith Grisel joins Adam to discuss her early battle with addiction, the neuroscience on how the brain adapts negatively to substance abuse, ending up in treatment by mistake and how life can be wonderful after recovery. 

This episode is brought to you by Kiwi Co (www.kiwico.com/FACTUALLY), Bombas (www.bombas.com/FACTUALLY), and Invitae (www.invitae.com).

The Intelligence Trap, Moral Algebra and Disrationalia with David Robson

Sep 11, 2019 01:06:07


Science journalist and author of the book The Intelligence Trap – Why Smart People Make Stupid Mistakes, David Robson joins Adam this week to discuss how being intelligent can actually amplify your errors, the definition of disrationalia, how to stay intellectually humble, and more! 

This episode is brought to you by Super Size Me 2, Invitae (www.invitae.com), Acuity (www.acuityscheduling.com/factually), and Dashlane (www.dashlane.com/factually).

The Origin of Car Culture, “Horse Busses” and Sexy Bicycles! with Dan Albert

Sep 4, 2019 01:10:24


Historian and author of the book "Are We There Yet?: The American Automobile Past, Present, and Driverless", Dan Albert joins Adam this week to talk about what led to the universal car, the 1890's bike craze, selling more than just a mode of transportation, and more!

This episode is brought to you by Kiwi Co (www.kiwico.com/FACTUALLY).

Get Rich Nick Trailer

Aug 30, 2019 00:03:13


Nick Turner and Nick Vatterott clumsily try every get-rich-quick scheme under the sun in an attempt to profit while teaching listeners the ins and outs of each money-making endeavor. With a new scheme every week and interviews with friends/specialists, we will see if the Nicks can get rich beyond their mildest dreams.

Growing Up a Refugee, Foreign Aid, and the Price of Freedom with Sophal Ear

Aug 28, 2019 01:36:26


Political scientist, Occidental College professor and former Cambodian refugee, Sophal Ear, joins Adam this week to discuss his journey escaping Cambodia with his family, the price people are willing to pay to find freedom, the immigration system after WWII, and what it means when you turn people away.

This episode is brought to you by Beach Too Sandy, Water Too Wet Podcast, The Great Courses Plus (www.thegreatcoursesplus.com/FACTUALLY), and Bombas (www.bombas.com/FACTUALLY).

How To Do Nothing with Jenny Odell

Aug 21, 2019 01:27:51


Artist, writer and author of the book "How To Do Nothing: Resisting the Attention Economy" Jenny Odell, joins Adam this week to discuss different types of attention, art and contemplation being challenged, how doing nothing is doing something, and the mysterious bowerbird! 

This episode is brought to you by Blinkist (www.blinkist.com/FACTUALLY), The Great Courses Plus (www.thegreatcoursesplus.com/FACTUALLY), Hawthorne (www.hawthorne.co code: FACTUALLY), and Kiwi Co (www.kiwico.com/FACTUALLY).

How the Political Parties Have Changed Over Time, Conservativism and Bipartisan Cooperation w/ Dave Hopkins

Aug 14, 2019 01:26:05


Political scientist, professor at Boston College and author of Red Fighting Blue: How Geography and Electoral Rules Polarize American Politics Dave Hopkins, joins Adam this week to discuss the structure of America's political parties, partisanship and party loyalty, how conservatism has changed, and more!

This episode is brought to you by KiwiCo (www.kiwico.com/FACTUALLY) and National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

The Truth About Violent Video Games (...They Don't Cause Violence) with Dr. Patrick Markey

Aug 7, 2019 01:13:58


Professor of Psychology at Villanova University and author, Dr. Patrick Markey, joins Adam this week to discuss the real science and research behind violent video games and violent behavior, how correlation doesn't mean causation, and whether or not video games are "release valves" for violent behavior. 

This episode is brought to you by Kiwi Co (www.kiwico.com/FACTUALLY) and The Great Courses (www.thegreatcoursesplus.com/FACTUALLY).

Skewed Civil War Stories with Christy Coleman

Jul 31, 2019 01:10:29


Public historian and CEO of the American Civil War Museum, Christy Coleman, joins Adam this week to discuss skewed stories from the Civil War and their influence in history, the real success story of reconstruction and what else we’re missing in history.

This episode is sponsored by KiwiCo (www.kiwico.com/FACTUALLY), Blinkist (www.blinkist.com/FACTUALLY), and The Great Courses Plus (www.thegreatcoursesplus.com/FACTUALLY).

All Things Sleep, the Circadian Clock of Cells and Hormones of Darkness w/ Dr. Judith Owens

Jul 24, 2019 01:17:49


Dr. Judith Owens, the Director for the Center for Pediatric Sleep Disorders at Boston Children's Hospital, joins Adam this week to discuss sleep deprivation and mortality, the circadian clock of cells, jet lag tips and more. Plus, Judith answers burning sleep questions from the Factually! crew. 

Solving the Climate Crisis, Preserving Biodiversity and the 6th Extinction with Emma Marris

Jul 17, 2019 01:18:34


Environmental journalist and thinker, Emma Marris, joins Adam this week to discuss how drastic our impact is on the natural environment, being a "reducetarian", the issues with purism in conservation, and herons! 

This episode is brought to you by Away (www.awaytravel.com/factually code: FACTUALLY), Blinkist (www.blinkist.com/FACTUALLY), and The Great Courses Plus (www.thegreatcoursesplus.com/factually).

Mass Incarceration, Accountability and The Wire with James Forman Jr.

Jul 10, 2019 00:58:54


James Forman Jr., Professor of Law at Yale Law School and author of the book Locking Up Our Own, joins Adam this week to discuss the history of how mass incarceration became so distorted, juvenile court, confronting problems in criminal justice system, and more.  

This episode is brought to you by Kiwi Co (www.kiwico.com/FACTUALLY) and The Great Courses (www.thegreatcoursesplus.com/factually).

Big Tech, Workism and Killing Companies in the Crib with Scott Galloway

Jul 3, 2019 01:26:58


Author, public speaker, and clinical professor of marketing at NYU's Stern School of Business, Scott Galloway, joins Adam to talk about breaking up big tech, billionaires being the new Jesus Christ, a Hunger Games economy and Amazon lobbyists. Plus, The Algebra of Happiness [amazon.com] and "impossible" being latin for "improfitable" in the world of big tech.

Homelessness, Building Empathy and the Lizard Man of Hollywood Blvd with Mark Horvath

Jun 26, 2019 01:23:19


As the founder of Invisible People, Mark Horvath conducts intimate, groundbreaking interviews with people experiencing homelessness. This week he joins Adam to talk about homelessness as a symptom not a cause, the stress and anxiety of sleeping rough, and how he survived homelessness himself.

This episode is brought to you by Kiwi Co (www.kiwico.com/FACTUALLY) and Helix Sleep (www.helixsleep.com/factually).

Poverty, the Housing Crisis and Lobster on Food Stamps w/ Matthew Desmond

Jun 19, 2019 01:13:43


Pulitzer Prize winning sociologist, professor at Princeton University and author of the book Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City, Matthew Desmond joins Adam this week to discuss the physical effects poverty has on the people living in it, the lack of a national conversation about the housing crisis, and how the "American Dream" story is hurting us.

Trans Misconceptions, the Military and Space Force w/ Brynn Tannehill

Jun 12, 2019 01:17:28


Brynn Tannehill, former naval aviator, Senior Defense Analyst, leading trans activist and author of "Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Trans* joins Adam this week to discuss trans and gender identity problems in the military, her journey with gender dysphoria, misconceptions about trans issues, and more.

Transportation, Autonomous Cars and Nerdy Commuter Fantasies w/ Seleta Reynolds

Jun 5, 2019 01:22:51


Seleta Reynolds, General Manager of the LADOT joins Adam this week to talk about Elon Musk's boring tunnel, the "vomit rule" and induced demand. Plus, learning from The Lord of the Rings, the issues with Uber and Lyft and being a subway boy vs a bus boy.

This episode is brought to you by Kiwi Co (www.kiwico.com/FACTUALLY).

Guns, Corporations & The Constitution w/ Adam Winkler 

May 29, 2019 01:14:34


Adam Winkler, professor of constitutional law at the UCLA School of Law and author of Gunfight: The Battle over the Right to Bear Arms in America, joins Adam on the premiere episode of Factually! to talk about the history of the 2nd amendment, corporations and the constitution and being a Nintendo loyalist. 

This episode is brought to you by Kiwi Co (www.kiwico.com/FACTUALLY) and Away (www.awaytravel.com/factually code: FACTUALLY).

Factually! with Adam Conover - Sneak Peek!

May 13, 2019 00:02:01


You might know Adam Conover from his hit show “Adam Ruins Everything”, but now he’s going deeper as the host of the new show FACTUALLY!, where Adam interviews exceptional experts to reveal shocking truths and thought-provoking new perspectives. It’s a podcast for curious people who never stop asking questions. Subscribe now and get ready for the premiere on Wednesday, May 29th on Earwolf!