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Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (2014)

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TV Show Summary:A half-hour satirical look at the week in news, politics and current events.

  • Season 6
    • Episode 24Airs on September 29, 2019
    • Episode 23

      Episode 172 (September 15, 2019)

    • Episode 22

      Filibuster (September 08, 2019)John Oliver explains why filibusters exist, why they shouldn't, and why it's stupid to drink coffee like a cat.

    • Episode 21

      Episode 21 (August 18, 2019)

    • Episode 20

      August 11th 2019 (August 11, 2019)

    • Episode 19

      Episode 19 (August 04, 2019)

    • Episode 18

      Boris Johnson (July 28, 2019)John Oliver explains how Britain’s new prime minister, Boris Johnson, has succeeded – not despite his bumbling persona, but often because of it.

    • Episode 17

      Episode 17 (June 30, 2019)

    • Episode 16

      Everest (June 23, 2019)Climbing Mount Everest has become dangerously popular. John Oliver explains why.

    • Episode 15

      Episode 15 (June 16, 2019)

    • Episode 14

      Equal Rights Amendment and Phyllis Schlafly (June 09, 2019)Other segments: Donald Trump's trip to the United Kingdom, Theresa May's resignation as Conservative Party leader, 2019 Conservative Party (UK) leadership election (Boris Johnson, Michael Gove, and Rory Stewart)

    • Episode 13

      Medical Device Design (June 02, 2019)Other segments: Jared Kushner, Golan Heights, Glen Casada/Cade Cothren text message scandal Guests: Jane Krakowski

    • Episode 12

      Death Investigations (May 19, 2019)America’s system for conducting death investigations is a mess. John Oliver explains why we should all be a little more concerned about fixing it.

    • Episode 11

      Episode 11 (May 12, 2019)John Oliver takes a satirical look at the week in news, politics, and current events.

    • Episode 10

      Episode 10 (May 05, 2019)

    • Episode 9

      Mueller Report (April 21, 2019)Following the release of the Mueller Report, John Oliver discusses what we’ve learned.

    • Episode 8

      Opioids II (April 14, 2019)Following some recent revelations about the role of large companies in America’s ongoing opioid epidemic, John Oliver takes another look at the crisis.

    • Episode 7

      Mobile Homes (April 07, 2019)Mobile homes may seem like an affordable housing option, but large investment companies are making them less and less so.

    • Episode 6

      WWE (March 31, 2019)John Oliver discusses how the WWE takes care of its wrestlers — and how it doesn’t.

    • Episode 5

      Public Shaming (March 17, 2019)John Oliver talks about the power of public shaming, good and bad.

    • Episode 4

      Robocalls (March 10, 2019)Robocalls are a growing problem. If only we could make the FCC care a little bit more about fixing it.

    • Episode 3

      Automation (March 03, 2019)Automation often seems like a scary new problem, but it’s neither entirely scary nor entirely new.

    • Episode 2

      Psychics (February 24, 2019)Psychics may seem harmless and fun on TV, but they can make a lot of money by exploiting vulnerable people.

    • Episode 1

      Brexit III (February 17, 2019)The UK could officially leave the European Union next month, which would be a huge change with hugely damaging consequences.

  • Season 5
    • Episode 30

      Authoritarianism (November 18, 2018)John Oliver discusses the growing number of authoritarian leaders around the world, their common characteristics, and whether or not one of them is currently our president.

    • Episode 29

      Drain the Swamp (November 11, 2018)Donald Trump promised to “drain the swamp.” But considering the culture of corruption inside of his administration, Washington is looking awfully...swampy.

    • Episode 28

      Family Separation (November 04, 2018)John Oliver discusses the disturbing policy that separated migrant families detained at our southern border, and the disturbingly real chance that it could happen again.

    • Episode 27

      State Attorneys General (October 28, 2018)State AGs have become major partisan players in national politics, so the races to elect them are worth your attention.

    • Episode 26

      Saudi Arabia (October 14, 2018)Following the alarming disappearance of a Saudi journalist and political dissident, John Oliver examines America's uncomfortably comfortable relationship with Saudi Arabia.

    • Episode 25

      Brazilian Elections (October 07, 2018)Brazil is about to elect a new president during a turbulent period of political corruption and economic uncertainty. John Oliver urges the people of Brazil not to figuratively fingerbang their democracy.

    • Episode 24

      Brett Kavanaugh (September 30, 2018)John Oliver discusses the ongoing controversy surrounding Brett Kavanaugh, the sexual assault allegations against him, his Supreme Court nomination, and what that could all mean for the highest (mostly-dog) court in the land.

    • Episode 23

      Facebook (September 23, 2018)Facebook’s global expansion has been linked to political turmoil overseas, so maybe their ads should focus less on how they “connect the world” and more on why connecting people isn’t always the best idea.

    • Episode 22

      Felony Disenfranchisement (September 09, 2018)Many people with felony convictions are unfairly prohibited from voting, and the worst state for this — surprise — is Florida.

    • Episode 21

      Trade (August 19, 2018)Donald Trump is waging a trade war that hurts a lot of American workers. Maybe he would understand that if our heavy-handed documentaries about the global trading system were more informative.

    • Episode 20

      Astroturfing (August 12, 2018)Organizations can hire fake advocates who create the illusion of real support for their message. It’s a shady practice called astroturfing that can warp the public perception of anything...even astroturfing.

    • Episode 19

      Prosecutors (August 05, 2018)John Oliver explains how prosecutors use, or in some cases misuse, their power within our criminal justice system and why it’s important to know whether or not your district attorney is a dog.

    • Episode 18

      Workplace Sexual Harassment (July 29, 2018)With a national dialogue underway about sexual harassment in the workplace, John Oliver sits down with Anita Hill to discuss the recent response to a not-so-recent problem.

    • Episode 17

      Gene Editing (July 01, 2018)Scientists are developing new ways to alter the genetic code of living organisms. John Oliver explores the risks, rewards, and wolf-related hazards of gene editing.

    • Episode 16

      Mexican Elections (June 24, 2018)Mexico is on the verge of a major election. John Oliver discusses some things we should know about the races and one thing we should not know about Santa Claus.

    • Episode 15

      Xi Jinping (June 17, 2018)Chinese president Xi Jinping is amassing an alarming amount of political power. If only his propaganda videos made the idea of unrestricted authority seem as troubling as the concept of singing children.

    • Episode 14

      Stupid Watergate II (June 10, 2018)John Oliver explains how the president and his allies are going full O. J. in order to undermine the investigation of Russian interference in the 2016 election.

    • Episode 13

      Guardianship (June 03, 2018)It’s alarmingly easy for a total stranger to gain total control over the life of a senior citizen. We enlisted a group of celebrities to offer a warning about predatory behavior...in a legal guardian or a hippo.

    • Episode 12

      Drug Rehabilitation Clinics (May 20, 2018)Other segments: Wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, proposed 2018 North Korea-United States summit

    • Episode 11

      Venezuela (May 13, 2018)John Oliver discusses the devastating economic crisis in Venezuela and enlists the help of a large bird who bears a striking resemblance to Wilmer Valderrama.

    • Episode 10

      Rudy Giuliani (May 06, 2018)Rudy Giuliani is new to Trump’s legal team, but not to public controversy. Last Week Tonight examines his turbulent record in the wake of his recent political upsets.

    • Episode 9

      Iran Deal (April 22, 2018)Donald Trump could soon dismantle the agreement designed to curb the Iranian nuclear program. Our catheter cowboy will do his best to keep that from happening.

    • Episode 8

      Corporate Taxes (April 15, 2018)Many of America’s largest corporations shift a surprising portion of their profits overseas to avoid paying taxes. Even more surprisingly, that’s a legal thing to do.

    • Episode 7

      Crisis Pregnancy Centers (April 08, 2018)Crisis pregnancy centers deceptively steer woman away from abortion. They can be started way too easily by religious groups like, for instance, a late night talk show’s megachurch.

    • Episode 6

      Immigration Courts (April 01, 2018)America’s dysfunctional immigration court system forces many children to appear in court alone. That’s as ridiculous in real life as it would be on a courtroom television show.

    • Episode 5

      Mike Pence (March 18, 2018)John Oliver can't help but say nice things about the Vice President's rabbit, Marlon Bundo. Last Week Tonight even wrote a children's book about him.

    • Episode 4

      Cryptocurrencies (March 11, 2018)Digital currencies are generating a lot of excitement. John Oliver enlists Keegan-Michael Key to get potential investors equally excited about the concept of caution.

    • Episode 3

      NRA TV (March 04, 2018)The NRA's streaming lifestyle network aims to boost gun sales, often by using an ominous tone that would make just about anything sound terrifying...including muffins.

    • Episode 2

      Italian Election (February 25, 2018)Italy is in the throes of a turbulent race to elect a new prime minister. John Oliver discusses the colorful contenders and introduces an equally ridiculous candidate.

    • Episode 1

      Trump vs. The World (February 18, 2018)America's reputation is being damaged by its own president. John Oliver, several dinosaurs, and the NYC Gay Men's Chorus remind the world that our country is...complicated.

  • Season 4
    • Episode 30

      The Trump Presidency (November 12, 2017)One year after the presidential election, John Oliver discusses what we've learned so far and enlists our catheter cowboy to teach Donald Trump what he hasn't.

    • Episode 29

      Economic Development (November 05, 2017)State and local governments offer large financial incentives to attract employers to their part of the country. John Oliver explains what communities get, or often don't get, in return.

    • Episode 28

      Floods (October 29, 2017)John Oliver explains why our federal system for financing flood recovery perpetuates a pattern of destruction and why you should never offer a tortilla chip to a seagull.

    • Episode 27

      Equifax (October 15, 2017)John Oliver discusses the massive impact of the cybersecurity breach at Equifax and their massively misguided attempts to mitigate the damage.

    • Episode 26

      Confederacy (October 08, 2017)Confederate symbols are still celebrated despite the ugly history they symbolize. John Oliver suggests some representations of southern pride that involve less racism and more Stephen Colbert.

    • Episode 25

      Forensic Science (October 01, 2017)Forensic science used in criminal trials can be surprisingly unscientific. Maybe a new television procedural could help change the public perception.

    • Episode 24

      Corporate Consolidation (September 24, 2017)Big businesses are getting even bigger thanks to a rise in corporate mergers. John Oliver explains why that could make you want to physically destroy your cable box.

    • Episode 23

      Joe Arpaio (September 10, 2017)Donald Trump issued his first presidential pardon to the last person who should get one. John Oliver discusses the troubling record of former Arizona sheriff Joe Arpaio.

    • Episode 22

      Nuclear Waste (August 20, 2017)Nuclear waste poses a serious threat to public health if it's not stored in a safe place. John Oliver explains why the United States desperately needs to build a metaphorical toilet for all that waste.

    • Episode 21

      North Korea (August 13, 2017)As nuclear tensions continue to escalate between the United States and North Korea, John Oliver enlists "Weird Al" Yankovic to perform some accordion-based diplomacy.

    • Episode 20

      Border Patrol (August 06, 2017)Donald Trump's plan to hire more Border Patrol agents could lead to more corruption and misconduct. If only their recruitment ads were designed to attract the most suitable applicants.

    • Episode 19

      Alex Jones (July 30, 2017)Alex Jones is known for pushing conspiracy theories, but he also spends a lot of time promoting his own products. John Oliver and a “doctor” “from” M.I.T. test out his marketing strategy.

    • Episode 18

      Sinclair Broadcast Group (July 02, 2017)Sinclair Broadcast Group is the largest owner of local TV stations in the country. That's alarming considering that they often inject political views into local news.

    • Episode 17

      Vaccines (June 25, 2017)The benefits of vaccines far outweigh the minuscule risks, but some parents still question their safety. John Oliver discusses why some people may still feel uncertainty about childhood vaccinations.

    • Episode 16

      Coal (June 18, 2017)We’ve heard a lot of talk about coal miners in the last year, but what are the real issues surrounding coal? John Oliver and a giant squirrel look into it.

    • Episode 15

      Brexit II (June 11, 2017)In the wake of a divisive election, the UK will begin the process of leaving the European Union. John Oliver and an intergalactic space lord propose a plan.

    • Episode 14

      Paris Agreement (June 04, 2017)Donald Trump plans to withdraw the United States from the Paris agreement on climate change. That's bad news for anyone who happens to live on this planet.

    • Episode 13

      Stupid Watergate (May 21, 2017)John Oliver discusses the shocking magnitude and potential impact of the latest revelations surrounding the Russia investigation.

    • Episode 12

      Dialysis (May 14, 2017)For-profit dialysis companies often maximize their profits at the expense of their patients. John Oliver explores why a medical clinic is nothing like a Taco Bell.

    • Episode 11

      Net Neutrality II (May 07, 2017)Equal access to online information is once again under serious threat. John Oliver encourages internet commenters to voice their displeasure to the FCC by visiting www.gofccyourself.com.

    • Episode 10

      Ivanka & Jared (April 23, 2017)Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner hold an incredible amount of political power. That's troubling considering their incredibly small amount of political experience.

    • Episode 9

      French Elections (April 16, 2017)The presidential election in France could determine the political future of Europe. John Oliver visits an excessively French bistro to deliver an urgent message to voters.

    • Episode 8

      Gerrymandering (April 09, 2017)Lawmakers often reshape voting districts to shift the balance of political power. That's unfair to voters, even those of us with questionable judgment.

    • Episode 7

      Marijuana (April 02, 2017)Under federal law, even legal marijuana is illegal. John Oliver explains why conflicting drug laws pose serious problems.

    • Episode 6

      Federal Budget (March 19, 2017)Donald Trump's federal budget plan proposes large funding cuts with largely negative consequences. John Oliver examines the troubling priorities of the new administration.

    • Episode 5

      American Health Care Act (March 12, 2017)The Republican health care bill could leave many Americans without affordable coverage. Last Week Tonight's catheter cowboy returns to morning cable news to explain that to Donald Trump.

    • Episode 4

      Dalai Lama (March 05, 2017)Tibetan Buddhists have suffered deep persecution by the Chinese government. John Oliver sits down with the Dalai Lama to discuss China, the conditions in Tibet, and horse milk.

    • Episode 3

      Obamacare (February 26, 2017)Congressional Republicans could soon vote to repeal Obamacare. John Oliver explores why their replacement plans are similar to a thong.

    • Episode 2

      Putin (February 19, 2017)Vladimir Putin is known as a ruthless leader and master manipulator. John Oliver enlists a group of singing dancers to explain that to Donald Trump.

    • Episode 1

      Trump vs. Truth (February 12, 2017)Donald Trump spreads a lot of false information thanks to his daily consumption of morning cable news. If only we could sneak some facts into the president’s media diet.

  • Season 3
    • Episode 30

      President-Elect Trump (November 13, 2016)The presidential race has been a hell of a ride. ‘Last Week Tonight’ closes out the election and Season 3 with a bang.

    • Episode 29

      Multilevel Marketing (November 06, 2016)Multilevel marketing companies claim to be legitimate businesses, but some seems awfully pyramid shaped, and that's a problem.

    • Episode 28

      School Segregation (October 30, 2016)Public schools are increasingly divided by race and class. John Oliver discusses the troubling trend towards school resegregation.

    • Episode 27

      Opioids (October 23, 2016)John Oliver discusses the extent and root of the nation’s epidemic of opioid addiction.

    • Episode 26

      Third Parties (October 16, 2016)Third party candidates want to be serious contenders, so John Oliver considers them seriously as potential presidents.

    • Episode 25

      Guantánamo (October 09, 2016)John Oliver examines the legal and moral issues surrounding the military prison at Guantánamo Bay.

    • Episode 24

      Police Accountability (October 02, 2016)John Oliver discusses the systems in place to investigate and hold police officers accountable for misconduct.

    • Episode 23

      Scandals (September 25, 2016)Taking a walk down memory lane, 'Last Week Tonight' assesses Donald Trump's vs. Hillary Clinton's scandals.

    • Episode 22

      Charter Schools (August 21, 2016)Charter schools are privately run, publicly funded, and irregularly regulated. John Oliver explores why they aren’t at all like pizzerias.

    • Episode 21

      Auto Lending (August 14, 2016)Auto lenders can steer vulnerable people into crushing debt. Keegan-Michael Key and Bob Balaban help John Oliver show exactly how.

    • Episode 20

      Journalism (August 07, 2016)John Oliver has some bad news about the state of the industry that gives us our news.

    • Episode 19

      Democratic National Convention (July 31, 2016)Main segment: Democratic National Convention. Segments: Voter ID Laws, 2016 Turkish Purges

    • Episode 18

      Republican National Convention (July 24, 2016)Main segment: Republican National Convention. Segments: Hillary Clinton's VP Pick; Boris Johnson as Britain's Foreign Secretary; Roger Ailes Resignation; Unauthorised use of music by politicians

    • Episode 17

      Doping (June 26, 2016)Main segment: 2016 Summer Olympics and doping in sports. Segments: Aftermath of the United Kingdom EU membership referendum.

    • Episode 16

      Brexit (June 19, 2016)John Oliver on “Brexiting” from the EU: There might be an innate British desire to diss Europe, but Last Week Tonight lays out exactly why it’s a mistake to leave the EU.

    • Episode 15

      Retirement Plans (June 12, 2016)John Oliver Covers Ins and Outs of Retirement Plans: Saving for retirement means navigating a potential minefield of high fees and bad advice - Last Week Tonight is here to help.

    • Episode 14

      Debt Buyers (June 05, 2016)John Oliver Takes On Debt Buyers: Companies that purchase debt on the cheap will aggressively collect on it. 'Last Week Tonight’ took a hands-on approach to addressing this issue.

    • Episode 13

      Primaries and Caucuses (May 22, 2016)Last Week Tonight Tackles U.S. Primaries and Caucuses: The United States selection process for presidential nominees is convoluted — to say the least. Nevertheless, John Oliver reminds Americans that the "middle of the game" is the worst possible time to change the rules.

    • Episode 12

      911 (May 15, 2016)John Oliver on 911 Reliability: Things you never want to hear: there are no guarantees when you call 911. Emergency call centers are in desperate need of funding and new technology, so “no guarantees” is the unfortunate reality.

    • Episode 11

      Scientific Studies (May 08, 2016)John Oliver on Sticking to the Facts: Media outlets often report new findings from scientific studies, but how many are true?

    • Episode 10

      Puerto Rico (April 24, 2016)Puerto Rico is suffering a massive debt crisis. Lin-Manuel Miranda joins John Oliver to call for relief.

    • Episode 9

      Lead (April 17, 2016)Lead poisoning is a national problem. If only lawmakers were as concerned as the puppets on Sesame Street.

    • Episode 8

      Credit Reports (April 10, 2016)Credit reports play a surprisingly large role in our lives, but even more surprising is how often they contain critical mistakes. John Oliver helps credit agencies see why this is a problem.

    • Episode 7

      Congressional Fundraising (April 03, 2016)Lawmakers have to raise money to keep their jobs, but a surprising amount of their job now consists of raising money. John Oliver sits down with Congressman Steve Israel to discuss the costs of political spending.

    • Episode 6

      Border Wall (March 20, 2016)Donald Drumpf wants to build a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border. Is his plan feasible?

    • Episode 5

      Encryption (March 13, 2016)Strong encryption poses problems for law enforcement, is weakening it worth the risks it presents? It’s…complicated.

    • Episode 4

      Special Districts (March 06, 2016)Special districts spend more public money than all city governments combined. That's odd considering most of us don't know they exist.

    • Episode 3

      Donald Trump (February 28, 2016)Our main story was about Donald Trump. We can't believe we're saying that either.

    • Episode 2

      Abortion Laws (February 21, 2016)Abortion is theoretically legal, but some states make it practically inaccessible. And how is Hollywood whitewashing still a thing?

    • Episode 1

      Voting (February 14, 2016)John talks about Scalia's love of the Letter of the Law, Chipotle's avian mascot, and how Voter ID laws should be applied to those who write them.

  • Season 2
    • Episode 35

      Refugees (November 22, 2015)Summary for this episode coming soon!

    • Episode 34

      Daily Fantasy Sports (November 15, 2015)John talks about the recent Paris attacks, China's Singles Day, the Koh-i-Noor diamond and Daily Fantasy Sports.

    • Episode 33

      Prisoner Re-entry (November 08, 2015)United Kingdom proposed online mass surveillance law, Veterans Day, Washington Redskin trademark, Prisoner Reentry. Interview with Bilal Chapman.

    • Episode 32

      Elections (November 01, 2015)Summary for this episode coming soon!

    • Episode 31

      Canada (October 18, 2015)Canada is about to have a major election. John Oliver enlists Mike Myers, a beaver, and a moose to give voters some advice.

    • Episode 30

      North Dakota (October 11, 2015)North Dakota is known for being polite, but perhaps they’ve been a little too hospitable to oil companies.

    • Episode 29

      Mental Health (October 04, 2015)John Oliver explains how our national system of treating mental health works, or more often than not, how it doesn’t.

    • Episode 28

      Migrants and Refugees (September 27, 2015)Millions of migrants seeking asylum in Europe face hostility, racism, and red tape. John Oliver does one admittedly tiny thing for one of them.

    • Episode 27

      Public Defenders (September 13, 2015)The Miranda warning includes the right to a public defender. It doesn’t include the fact that public defenders are highly overworked and grossly underpaid.

    • Episode 26

      LGBT Discrimination (August 23, 2015)This year’s gay marriage ruling was a milestone, but LGBT discrimination is still surprisingly legal. John Oliver explains why we need a federal anti-discrimination law.

    • Episode 25

      Televangelists (August 16, 2015)U.S. tax law allows television preachers to get away with almost anything. We know this from personal experience.

    • Episode 24

      Sex Education (August 09, 2015)Sex education varies widely between school districts, leaving many teens without comprehensive information. We made a video that covers what some schools are too embarrassed to teach.

    • Episode 23

      Washington D.C. Statehood (August 02, 2015)Washington DC experiences taxation without representation. It's also missing from rhyming state songs. John Oliver and a group of singing children fix one of these problems.

    • Episode 22

      Mandatory Minimum Sentencing Laws (July 26, 2015)Mandatory minimums require fixed prison sentences for certain crimes. John Oliver explains why we treat some turkeys better than most low-level offenders.

    • Episode 21

      Food Waste (July 19, 2015)Producers, sellers, and consumers waste tons of food. John Oliver discusses the shocking amount of food we don’t eat.

    • Episode 20

      Stadiums (July 12, 2015)Cities spend massive amounts of public money on privately-owned stadiums. Cities issue tax-exempt municipal bonds that — wait, don’t fall asleep!

    • Episode 19

      Transgender Rights (June 28, 2015)This week’s gay rights victory was historic, but the transgender community still faces staggering challenges. John Oliver focuses on the “T” in “LGBT."

    • Episode 18

      Online Harassment (June 21, 2015)Online harassment is a major problem, but it’s rarely prosecuted. If only we’d been warned about this in the early days of the internet.

    • Episode 17

      Torture (June 14, 2015)The US Senate Torture Report revealed horrifying details of America's interrogation program. Helen Mirren will fill you in.

    • Episode 16

      Bail (June 07, 2015)John Oliver explains why America’s bail system is better for the reality tv industry than it is for the justice system.

    • Episode 15

      FIFA II (May 31, 2015)After the arrests of numerous top officials, John Oliver decided to give an update on the state of FIFA.

    • Episode 14

      Chickens (May 17, 2015)John Oliver explains how chicken farming can be unfair, punishing, and inhumane. And not just for the chickens!

    • Episode 13

      Paid Family Leave (May 10, 2015)Many American companies do not offer paid leave after the birth of a child, which means they probably shouldn’t run sappy Mother’s Day ads.

    • Episode 12

      Standardized Testing (May 03, 2015)American students face a ridiculous amount of testing. John Oliver explains how standardized tests impact school funding, the achievement gap, how often kids are expected to throw up.

    • Episode 11

      Fashion (April 26, 2015)Trendy clothes are cheaper than ever. That sounds great for the people who buy them, but it's horrible for the people who make them.

    • Episode 10

      Patents (April 19, 2015)For inventors, patents are an essential protection against theft. But when patent trolls abuse the system by stockpiling patents and threatening lawsuits, businesses are forced to shell out tons of money. CNN produced an actual doomsday video to broadcast when the world is ending and it’s incredibly dull. We've enlisted Martin Sheen to help make humanity’s final moments happier!

    • Episode 9

      The IRS (April 12, 2015)Nobody likes the IRS. But recent budget and staff cuts have made it increasingly difficult for the department to do its very important job. Don’t take our word for it. Ask Michael Bolton.

    • Episode 8

      Government Surveillance (April 05, 2015)There are very few government checks on what America’s sweeping surveillance programs are capable of doing. John Oliver sits down with Edward Snowden to discuss the NSA, the balance between privacy and security, and dick-pics.

    • Episode 7

      Municipal Violations (March 22, 2015)If you have money, committing a municipal violation may pose you a minor inconvenience. If you don’t, it can ruin your life. The New Hampshire legislature refused to make the red-tailed hawk the official raptor of their state...so we made it the official raptor of our show.

    • Episode 6

      The NCAA (March 15, 2015)The NCAA doesn’t pay athletes because they consider them amateurs. The NCAA considers them amateurs because they don’t get paid.

    • Episode 5

      U.S. Territories (March 08, 2015)A set of Supreme Court decisions made over 100 years ago has left U.S. territories without meaningful representation. That’s weird, right? Daylight saving time doesn’t actually benefit anyone. Strangely, it’s still a thing!

    • Episode 4

      Infrastructure (March 01, 2015)America's crumbling infrastructure: It's not a sexy problem, but it is a scary one.

    • Episode 3

      Elected Judges (February 22, 2015)The vast majority of US judges are elected, forcing many judges to pander to the electorate and accept campaign money in order to keep their jobs. This seems slightly troubling... The UK's Labour Party has painted a campaign van pink in an attempt to attract women voters. We are glad they didn't keep going with that strategy.

    • Episode 2

      Tobacco (February 15, 2015)Thanks to tobacco industry regulations and marketing restrictions in the US, smoking rates have dropped dramatically. John Oliver explains how tobacco companies are keeping their business strong overseas. We've noticed that the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue still exists but can’t quite figure out why.

    • Episode 1

      Marketing to Doctors (February 08, 2015)Pharmaceutical companies spend billions of dollars marketing drugs to doctors. We have a few issues with that. RadioShack has filed for bankruptcy. We've helped them create a farewell message. Ecuadorian President Rafael Correa.

  • Season 1
    • Episode 11

      Prisons (July 20, 2014)John talks about the Gaza crisis, the decay of American prisons and the gambling addiction problem in Singapore.

    • Episode 10

      Wealth Gap (July 13, 2014)John talks about modern American income inequality, Warren G. Harding's love letters and President Obama's "Day In The Life" tour.

    • Episode 9

      Uganda (June 29, 2014)John hosts an interview with Ugandan LGBT activist Pepe Julian Onziema.

    • Episode 8

      Dr. Oz and Nutrition Supplements (June 22, 2014)John talks about Iraq, Antarctica tourism and Dr. Oz's "Miracle Drug".

    • Episode 7

      Immigration (June 15, 2014)John talks about US Immigration and interviews Professor Stephen Hawking.

    • Episode 6

      FIFA and the 2014 World Cup (June 08, 2014)John talks about California Chrome and the Belmont Stakes, FIFA and the 2014 World Cup, and Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.

    • Episode 5

      Net Neutrality (June 01, 2014)John talks about the rise of the far-right political parties in Europe, the Ukrainian election, Afghanistan, Net Neutrality, Australia's hard-line right-wing Prime Minister Tony Abbott and the 2014 Scripps National Spelling Bee.

    • Episode 4

      India Elections 2014 Update (May 18, 2014)John talks about the product recall going on at General Motors, the EU Court of Justice "Right to be Forgotten" ruling and updates us on how the Indian election is going with help from Fareed Zakaria.

    • Episode 3

      Climate Change (May 11, 2014)John talks about Eurovision, Ukraine and Russia's relations and interviews Bill Nye about Climate Change.

    • Episode 2

      Death Penalty (May 04, 2014)John talks about the recent issues of the death penalty, François Hollande and the rising issues happening in Brunei.

    • Episode 1

      India Elections 2014 (April 27, 2014)John talks about the Indian election, Pom Wonderful and talks with the former NSA Director General Keith Alexander.

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