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Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (2014)

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

Writing:
  • John Oliver
Stars:
Release Date: Sun, Apr 27, 2014

Country: US
Language: En
Runtime: 30

John Oliver
Himself - Host

Season 6:

Brexit III
Episode 1: Brexit III (Feb 17, 2019)
The UK could officially leave the European Union next month, which would be a huge change with hugely damaging consequences.
Psychics
Episode 2: Psychics (Feb 24, 2019)
Psychics may seem harmless and fun on TV, but they can make a lot of money by exploiting vulnerable people.
Automation
Episode 3: Automation (Mar 03, 2019)
Automation often seems like a scary new problem, but it’s neither entirely scary nor entirely new.
Robocalls
Episode 4: Robocalls (Mar 10, 2019)
Robocalls are a growing problem. If only we could make the FCC care a little bit more about fixing it.
Public Shaming
Episode 5: Public Shaming (Mar 17, 2019)
John Oliver talks about the power of public shaming, good and bad.
WWE
Episode 6: WWE (Mar 31, 2019)
John Oliver discusses how the WWE takes care of its wrestlers — and how it doesn’t.
Mobile Homes
Episode 7: Mobile Homes (Apr 07, 2019)
Mobile homes may seem like an affordable housing option, but large investment companies are making them less and less so.
Opioids II
Episode 8: Opioids II (Apr 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.
Mueller Report
Episode 9: Mueller Report (Apr 21, 2019)
Following the release of the Mueller Report, John Oliver discusses what we’ve learned.
Lethal Injections
Episode 10: Lethal Injections (May 05, 2019)
John Oliver discusses the lethal injection process, which is definitely not as pleasant as talking about a squeaking frog.
Green New Deal
Episode 11: Green New Deal (May 12, 2019)
With the Green New Deal sparking a national conversation about all the ways to combat climate change, John Oliver looks at a few potential solutions.
Death Investigations
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.
Medical Devices
Episode 13: Medical Devices (Jun 02, 2019)
John Oliver discusses the medical device industry, which is a huge business with a hugely troubling lack of regulation.
Equal Rights Amendment
Episode 14: Equal Rights Amendment (Jun 09, 2019)
There’s still nothing in our constitution that explicitly prohibits sex discrimination. John Oliver talks about how to fix that.
Impeachment
Episode 15: Impeachment (Jun 16, 2019)
With a national conversation underway about the possibility of impeachment, John Oliver discusses whether the benefits outweigh the potential risks.
Everest
Episode 16: Everest (Jun 23, 2019)
Climbing Mount Everest has become dangerously popular. John Oliver explains why.
Warehouses
Episode 17: Warehouses (Jun 30, 2019)
It’s easy to buy things online, and even easier not to think about how they get to you. John Oliver discusses what happens when you click “buy now.”
Boris Johnson
Episode 18: Boris Johnson (Jul 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.
Prison Labor
Episode 19: Prison Labor (Aug 04, 2019)
John Oliver explains how prisoners make and spend money, and how companies can profit at the expense of their families.
Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov
Episode 20: Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov (Aug 11, 2019)
John Oliver takes a look at the president of Turkmenistan, a dangerous autocrat with some notably strange obsessions.
Bias in Medicine
Episode 21: Bias in Medicine (Aug 18, 2019)
John Oliver discusses the roles that gender and racial bias can play in medical treatment.
Filibuster
Episode 22: Filibuster (Sep 08, 2019)
John Oliver explains why filibusters exist, why they shouldn't, and why it's stupid to drink coffee like a cat.
Episode 172
Episode 23: Episode 172 (Sep 15, 2019)
Legal immigration is a term which was repeated throughout the Trump presidency. But John Oliver explains its absurdity as well as why people resort to illegal means to enter the country. He breaks down all the four ways a person can enter USA legally: Family, Employment, Good Luck (Visa Lottery), Bad Luck (Refugee).
Episode 173
Episode 24: Episode 173 (Sep 29, 2019)
Compounding pharmacies create medication tailored to the specific needs of individual patients. John Oliver explains why this small corner of the drug market can cause big problems.
Episode 174
Episode 25: Episode 174 (Oct 06, 2019)
John Oliver discusses China’s one-child policy, and all its consequences, intended and not.
Episode 175
Episode 26: Episode 175 (Oct 13, 2019)
John talks about Weather forecasting, Barry Lee Myers and the National Weather Service
Episode 176
Episode 27: Episode 176 (Oct 27, 2019)
John Oliver discusses the alarming decision to pull U.S. troops away from the border between Turkey and Syria.
Episode 177
Episode 28: Episode 177 (Nov 03, 2019)
John Oliver discusses how voting machines work, how they don’t, and how we can fix them.
Episode 178
Episode 29: Episode 178 (Nov 10, 2019)
After winning a legal battle involving a coal executive and a giant squirrel, John Oliver explains how SLAPP suits are designed to stifle public dissent.
Episode 179
Episode 30: Episode 179 (Nov 17, 2019)
Main story: 2020 United States Census; plus, the impeachment inquiry against Donald Trump and Chiitan. Guests: Hugh Bonneville, Seth Meyers.

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