My newest podsession? Factually, with Adam Conover.
This summer, I’ve been on a bit of a podcast break. I listen to my daily pods for news, but I’ve been trying to take a break from my usual binges in the hope that I’ll be able to come back from our DYEP break with fresh eyes, revitalized. But one podcast has me repetitively hitting the ‘next episode’ button.
If you are a fan of Adam Ruins Everything or just Adam Conover in general, you’ll love Factually! with Adam Conover. Adam is known for, well, ruining everything. His short tv series dives into generalizations, old wives tales, misconceptions, or widely accepted facts and tells you why they aren’t always true. The episode I probably reference most is the one on malls and vitamins. Check it out…you may or may not thank me later. While this show is highly edited and Adam plays a hyperbolic version of himself, his new podcast is a little more conversational. I love deep dives and this podcast teaches you actual facts, usually reversing a belief you assumed to be true. It’s a great way to continue your obnoxious “well, I heard on a podcast…” rants that your friends hate (lovehate?) so much. That’s just me? Oh, well, they’ll get over it.
Here are some facts about the show:
Episode length: a little over an hour, usually
Date started: May 29, 2019
Episode make-up: Adam introduces the topic (with facts, obviously) and then interviews an expert.
Produced by: Earwolf
If you like…, you’ll like this one: Getting Curious with Jonathan Van Ness
(coincidentally, also an Earwolf podcast)
A few episode recommendations to start with:
“Mass Incarceration, Accountability and The Wire with James Forman Jr.”