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Factually! with Adam Conover

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Factually! with Adam Conover

Factually! with Adam Conover

Earwolf & Adam Conover

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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.

Latest Episodes

The Surprising Path to Women's Suffrage with Ellen Carol DuBois

EJust in time for the 100 yearanniversary of the passage of the Nineteenth Amendment, author and professor Ellen Carol DuBois joins Adam to discuss the history of the women's suffrage, the movement’s difficult history with the issue of race, how thetemperancemovement helped the cause, andthewinding path America took to win women the power to vote.

58 MIN6 d ago
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The Surprising Path to Women's Suffrage with Ellen Carol DuBois

Why Giving Cash Works with GiveDirectly’s Michael Faye

ESo many charities try to fix poverty by giving away goods, services, and training. But why not address the actual problem and give away… money? Michael Faye,President and co-founder of the charityGiveDirectly, joins Adam to explain the evidence behind direct cash giving, and wrestles with the question of whether philanthropy can ever create systemic change.

71 MIN1 w ago
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Why Giving Cash Works with GiveDirectly’s Michael Faye

Why Philosophy is like Comedy with Quill Kukla

EPhilosophy isn't exactly a science; so what is it? In this fascinating interview, Georgetown philosopher Quill Rebecca Kukla argues that it's more like comedy than you might think, and explains what being an amateur competitive boxing has taught them about how to think.

77 MIN2 w ago
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Why Philosophy is like Comedy with Quill Kukla

Immersion Journalism with Ted Conover

EJournalist Ted Conover joins Adam to talk about his experience becoming a prison guard to report on Sing Sing Prison, and how his unique form of immersion can help develop empathy in his audience and encourage real change.

71 MIN3 w ago
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Immersion Journalism with Ted Conover

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

EHow 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.

64 MINJUL 8
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The Science of How COVID-19 Affects Us Differently with Sabra Klein

The Cult of Policing and What Defunding Means with Larry Smith

EFormer 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.

81 MINJUL 1
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The Cult of Policing and What Defunding Means with Larry Smith

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

EAuthor ofSecondhandandJunkyard 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.

75 MINJUN 24
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Where Does Our Second-Hand Stuff Actually Go?! with Adam Minter

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

EStates, 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.

72 MINJUN 17
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How to (Actually) Protect Yourself from COVID-19 with Immonologist Erin Bromage

Why the Black Lives Matter Protests are Different with Adam Serwer

EWriter 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.

77 MINJUN 11
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Why the Black Lives Matter Protests are Different with Adam Serwer

Do Violent Protests Work? with Daniel Gillion

EIn 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.

71 MINJUN 6
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Do Violent Protests Work? with Daniel Gillion

Latest Episodes

The Surprising Path to Women's Suffrage with Ellen Carol DuBois

EJust in time for the 100 yearanniversary of the passage of the Nineteenth Amendment, author and professor Ellen Carol DuBois joins Adam to discuss the history of the women's suffrage, the movement’s difficult history with the issue of race, how thetemperancemovement helped the cause, andthewinding path America took to win women the power to vote.

58 MIN6 d ago
Comments
The Surprising Path to Women's Suffrage with Ellen Carol DuBois

Why Giving Cash Works with GiveDirectly’s Michael Faye

ESo many charities try to fix poverty by giving away goods, services, and training. But why not address the actual problem and give away… money? Michael Faye,President and co-founder of the charityGiveDirectly, joins Adam to explain the evidence behind direct cash giving, and wrestles with the question of whether philanthropy can ever create systemic change.

71 MIN1 w ago
Comments
Why Giving Cash Works with GiveDirectly’s Michael Faye

Why Philosophy is like Comedy with Quill Kukla

EPhilosophy isn't exactly a science; so what is it? In this fascinating interview, Georgetown philosopher Quill Rebecca Kukla argues that it's more like comedy than you might think, and explains what being an amateur competitive boxing has taught them about how to think.

77 MIN2 w ago
Comments
Why Philosophy is like Comedy with Quill Kukla

Immersion Journalism with Ted Conover

EJournalist Ted Conover joins Adam to talk about his experience becoming a prison guard to report on Sing Sing Prison, and how his unique form of immersion can help develop empathy in his audience and encourage real change.

71 MIN3 w ago
Comments
Immersion Journalism with Ted Conover

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

EHow 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.

64 MINJUL 8
Comments
The Science of How COVID-19 Affects Us Differently with Sabra Klein

The Cult of Policing and What Defunding Means with Larry Smith

EFormer 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.

81 MINJUL 1
Comments
The Cult of Policing and What Defunding Means with Larry Smith

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

EAuthor ofSecondhandandJunkyard 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.

75 MINJUN 24
Comments
Where Does Our Second-Hand Stuff Actually Go?! with Adam Minter

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

EStates, 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.

72 MINJUN 17
Comments
How to (Actually) Protect Yourself from COVID-19 with Immonologist Erin Bromage

Why the Black Lives Matter Protests are Different with Adam Serwer

EWriter 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.

77 MINJUN 11
Comments
Why the Black Lives Matter Protests are Different with Adam Serwer

Do Violent Protests Work? with Daniel Gillion

EIn 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.

71 MINJUN 6
Comments
Do Violent Protests Work? with Daniel Gillion

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