180 episodes

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.

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    • 4.8 • 4 Ratings

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.

    What If? with Randall Munroe

    What If? with Randall Munroe

    Would leaving your freezer door open help climate change? What would happen if you slid down a fire pole from the Moon down to Earth? And how has creativity on the Internet changed over the past few decades? Legendary XKCD cartoonist and author Randall Munroe joins Adam today to ask and answer some of the most mind-blowing questions you’ve ever heard.
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    • 1 hr 28 min
    What’s Happening in Iran and Why? with Reza Aslan

    What’s Happening in Iran and Why? with Reza Aslan

    Iran is currently being rocked by protests against the oppressive theocratic regime that rules the country. What is happening there, and what brought us to this point? Writer and scholar Reza Aslan joins Adam to explain how decades of bad American foreign policy created the Iran we know today, dispel media myths about the country and its people, and tell us the amazing story of martyr Howard Baskerville, an American missionary who joined the fight for freedom in Iran. 
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    • 1 hr 17 min
    How to Fix the Housing Crisis with Brian Hanlon

    How to Fix the Housing Crisis with Brian Hanlon

    The housing crisis seems like one of the most intractable problems threatening America. But slowly and surely, we’re solving it, and you can be a part of the solution. President of California YIMBY, Brian Hanlon, joins Adam to explain how his group is building a movement for fair housing, how to organize for your rights as a renter, and the two pieces of legislation that could dramatically expand housing in California. Check out welcomingneighbors.us to learn more.
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    • 1 hr 19 min
    How to Solve the Climate Crisis with Bill McKibben

    How to Solve the Climate Crisis with Bill McKibben

    Climate change is the biggest disaster facing humanity. And yet so often, our solutions seems to be limited to buying slightly better grocery bags and cars. How do we ACTUALLY fight back against climate change — and are our solutions working? One of America’s foremost climate experts and activists, Bill McKibben, joins Adam to explain what is being done, and more importantly what YOU can do, to protect our planet. factuallypod.com/books.
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    • 1 hr 4 min
    How to Organize a Movement with Mie Inouye

    How to Organize a Movement with Mie Inouye

    How do we fight back against those who are trying to take away Americans’ civil rights? Scholar and organizer Mie Inouye joins Adam to explain how American civil rights movements built political power, and how we can do the same by following their example. She gives practical tips for organizing in our daily lives, and explains how each of us can be part of the movement to restore rights in America.
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    • 1 hr 21 min
    Thinking Seriously About Comedy with Nick Marx and Matt Sienciwicz

    Thinking Seriously About Comedy with Nick Marx and Matt Sienciwicz

    Comedy is one of world’s oldest, most popular art forms, but almost no one thinks seriously about what comedy is or what it’s for. Is comedy inherently liberal? Does it actually convey truth, or is it just for entertainment? And what do we make of the rise of right-wing comedy in America? Researchers Nick Marx and Matt Sienkiewicz, authors of the new book That's Not Funny join Adam to discuss these topics and more.
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    • 1 hr 15 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
4 Ratings

4 Ratings

Midydoof ,

Very interesting!

Two days ago it hit me Adam’s last podcast hadn’t updated in a year and it saddened me because it was so informative. Imagine my face this morning checking the feed. This already sounds to be a great spiritual successor!

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