Adam Conover and the quest to make government accessible, funny and human

Political Theater, Episode 252

Adam Conover's new show, "The G Word with Adam Conover," is a limited series on Netflix that looks to demystify what government does.   (Phillip Faraone/Getty Images)
Adam Conover's new show, "The G Word with Adam Conover," is a limited series on Netflix that looks to demystify what government does. (Phillip Faraone/Getty Images)
Jason Dick
Posted May 26, 2022 at 8:12pm

Comedian Adam Conover made a name for himself with a variety of roles, including his star turn on “Adam Ruins Everything” to several character voices on “Bojack Horseman” to his podcast, Factually. And now he’s got a new show where he turns his self-styled “investigative comedy” to government. 

“The G Word with Adam Conover” is his new Netflix series about the government, how it works, what it does, and also how it fails. 

Among the topics he explores: food safety, weather prediction and disaster response, GPS, public health, the money supply, and more. 

Conover is here on Political Theater to talk about the show, including his interactions with one of its producers: a certain former president now in show biz.