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Adam Ruins Everything
Adam Ruins Everything

Adam Ruins Everything

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First, on the Adam Ruins Everything TV show, Adam Conover broke down widespread misconceptions about everything we take for granted. Now, join Adam as he sits down with the experts and stars from the show to go into even more detail.

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Ep 47: Rachel Weil on Femicom and the Value of Preserving Classic 'Girl' Video Games

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