63 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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    • Comedy
    • 4.6, 1.2K 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.

    The Science of How COVID-19 Affects Us Differently with Sabra Klein

    The Science of How COVID-19 Affects Us Differently with Sabra Klein

    How does COVID-19 affect men and women differently — and what the heck is a virus in the first place? Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health microbiologist Sabra Klein joins Adam this week to explain.

    • 1 hr 4 min
    The Cult of Policing and What Defunding Means with Larry Smith

    The Cult of Policing and What Defunding Means with Larry Smith

    Former Baltimore City police officer Larry Smith joins Adam to dig deep on the causes of police violence and racism, what stops fellow cops from speaking up about it and what needs to change about policing in America. 

    • 1 hr 21 min
    Where Does Our Second-Hand Stuff Actually Go?! with Adam Minter

    Where Does Our Second-Hand Stuff Actually Go?! with Adam Minter

    Author of Secondhand and Junkyard Planet, Adam Minter, joins Adam to talk about the hidden world of globalized recycling, where our trash actually goes, and the trash, recycling and secondhand economy.

    • 1 hr 15 min
    How to (Actually) Protect Yourself from COVID-19 with Immonologist Erin Bromage

    How to (Actually) Protect Yourself from COVID-19 with Immonologist Erin Bromage

    States, stores, and workplaces are reopening. But how can we tell which spaces and activities are safe, and which aren’t? UMass Dartmouth immunologist Erin Bromage joins Adam to reveal what situations to avoid, how to protect yourself, and which risky-seeming form of transportation is actually surprisingly safe.

    • 1 hr 12 min
    Why the Black Lives Matter Protests are Different with Adam Serwer

    Why the Black Lives Matter Protests are Different with Adam Serwer

    Writer and reporter Adam Serwer joins Adam to talk about why the protests of the past two weeks go way beyond Trump, why the system behind racist police abuse is the problem and how recent events could affect the November election. 

    • 1 hr 17 min
    Do Violent Protests Work? with Daniel Gillion

    Do Violent Protests Work? with Daniel Gillion

    In this special edition of Factually!, UPenn political scientist Daniel Gillion joins Adam to discuss the role that violence plays in protest movements both historical and present-day, the truth about what “the right way to protest” is, and gives an optimistic analysis of what’s going on in America right now. 

    • 1 hr 11 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
1.2K Ratings

1.2K Ratings

The Lady Gnome ,

Fascinating and important

This podcast is an incredibly important source of trustworthy information from actual experts. I am truly grateful for Mr. Conover for providing me with an entertaining and educational experience each week. It’s like fun college that makes me a better citizen of the world!

robin1042 ,

Diverse range of topics

I appreciate the different topics and the research that goes into each show. This show got me hooked on the Ear Hustle podcast! I also listen to a podcast that has a different lean on similar topics which I recommend doing to get a more complete picture. Unfortunately, this leads to the understanding that sharing a country is complicated...and worth it!

rowdymouse ,

Informative but never boring

Adam is great at asking the right questions and not letting guests off the hook, while also keeping it light and entertaining. I’ve learned so much from this podcast.

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