Adam Conover explains how the electoral college system is unfair by favoring voters in states with smaller populations. He also contends that swing states have significantly more power than any other state and that 80% of votes have no impact on the outcome of presidential elections. He clarifies that the public votes for its state's electors, not the president, while the electors cast the vote for the president and vice president.
Though the Liebeck v. McDonald's Restaurants story, also known as the hot coffee lawsuit, has become a punchline, Adam argues that the facts of Liebeck's case are extremely serious and relevant to today. He clarifies misconceptions about the story and explains the implications of it.
Adam examines the population of the Americas on the eve of European voyages of exploration. He also clarifies misconceptions around the living situation of Native American tribes; some lived in organized settlements.
Adam explains the true story of Paul Revere's Midnight Ride, in which he and other individuals alerted the colonial militia to the approach of British forces before the battles of Lexington and Concord.