Factually! with Adam Conover

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Subscribers: 1317
Reviews: 11

Jared Walter
 Sep 17, 2019
I really enjoy Adam Conover's personality & essay writing abilities but in podcast form he's kind of unbearable. Adam spends too much time prepping then ends up "spoiling" his guests' stories and stepping on everybody's points.

 Aug 15, 2019

 Aug 1, 2019
Factually is not just a deep dive into really interesting and important topics, it also provides clear perspective on how issues affect you, and what you can do about them. This is not my fav podcast, but I think it is my most valuable.

Dave K
 Jul 11, 2019
I love this show. Smart and thought provoking on interesting topics.

 Jul 10, 2019
this show is great!


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.

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

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.

Oct 16, 2019
When Modern Medicine is Wrong, Evidence-Based Care, and Trusting Our Doctors with Dr. Vinay Prasad

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).

Oct 09, 2019
Our Three Crises: Affordable Housing, Minimum Wage and Homelessness with Dr. Sam Tsemberis

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.

Oct 03, 2019
The Search for New Planets, Sun Blobs and Hot Jupiters w/ Sara Seager

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).

Sep 25, 2019
The Science of Addiction, How Brains React to Substance Abuse and Crossword Puzzles on Adderall with Judith Grisel

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).

Sep 18, 2019
The Intelligence Trap, Moral Algebra and Disrationalia with David Robson

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).

Sep 11, 2019
The Origin of Car Culture, “Horse Busses” and Sexy Bicycles! with Dan Albert

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).

Sep 04, 2019
Get Rich Nick Trailer

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.

Aug 30, 2019
Growing Up a Refugee, Foreign Aid, and the Price of Freedom with Sophal Ear

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).

Aug 28, 2019
How To Do Nothing with Jenny Odell

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).

Aug 21, 2019
How the Political Parties Have Changed Over Time, Conservativism and Bipartisan Cooperation w/ Dave Hopkins

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.

Aug 14, 2019
The Truth About Violent Video Games (...They Don't Cause Violence) with Dr. Patrick Markey

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).

Aug 07, 2019
Skewed Civil War Stories with Christy Coleman

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).

Jul 31, 2019
All Things Sleep, the Circadian Clock of Cells and Hormones of Darkness w/ Dr. Judith Owens

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. 

Jul 24, 2019
Solving the Climate Crisis, Preserving Biodiversity and the 6th Extinction with Emma Marris

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).

Jul 17, 2019
Mass Incarceration, Accountability and The Wire with James Forman Jr.

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).

Jul 10, 2019
Big Tech, Workism and Killing Companies in the Crib with Scott Galloway

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.

Jul 03, 2019
Homelessness, Building Empathy and the Lizard Man of Hollywood Blvd with Mark Horvath

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).

Jun 26, 2019
Poverty, the Housing Crisis and Lobster on Food Stamps w/ Matthew Desmond

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.

Jun 19, 2019
Trans Misconceptions, the Military and Space Force w/ Brynn Tannehill

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.

Jun 12, 2019
Transportation, Autonomous Cars and Nerdy Commuter Fantasies w/ Seleta Reynolds

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).

Jun 05, 2019
Guns, Corporations & The Constitution w/ Adam Winkler

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).

May 29, 2019
Factually! with Adam Conover - Sneak Peek!

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!

May 13, 2019