Last Week Tonight with John Oliver

  • Premiered: Apr 2014
  • Episodes: 260
  • Followers: 3299
  • Running
  • HBO
  • Sunday at 23
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Season 9
9x1
February 20, 2022: Critical Race Theory
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Feb 20, 2022
Main story: what critical race theory is, and what it isn’t; plus, the Canadian trucker protests.
9x2
February 27, 2022: Sex Work
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Feb 27, 2022
Main story: why criminalizing sex work hasn’t helped the most vulnerable people involved; plus, Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.
9x3
March 6, 2022: Wrongful Convictions
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Mar 06, 2022
Main story: why it’s so difficult to be exonerated for a wrongful conviction, even when there’s compelling evidence to prove your innocence, and how we can correct the state’s mistakes.
9x4
March 13, 2022: Tickets
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Mar 13, 2022
Main story: why concert tickets are so expensive and who’s making money off them; plus, Florida’s “Don’t Say Gay” bill, Disney’s campaign donations, and which One Direction is John’s favorite?
9x5
March 27, 2022: Harm Reduction
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Mar 27, 2022
Main story: why overdoses in the U.S. have been on the rise and what we should, and shouldn’t, be doing to prevent them; plus, a disastrous royal tour; Ketanji Brown Jackson faces inane questions from the GOP; the Nenana Ice Classic.
9x6
April 3, 2022: Trucks
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Apr 03, 2022
Main story: how truck drivers get paid, how they often don’t, and how companies exploit them to increase profits; plus Republican congressman Madison Cawthorn’s tales of GOP orgies and drug use has him in trouble with his own party.
9x7
April 10, 2022: Data Brokers
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Apr 10, 2022
Main story: how much data brokers know about us, what they’re doing with our personal information, and one unusual way to change privacy laws; plus, Russian State TV lies about the Ukraine war; DirecTV drops OAN; John says goodbye to AT&T.
9x8
April 17, 2022: Police Interrogations
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Apr 17, 2022
Main story: the tactics that can make police interrogations so damaging, particularly for the innocent, and why he’s more of a Lorelai than a Rory. Plus, a look at Dr. Oz’s campaign for U.S. Senate.
9x9
May 1, 2022: Environmental Racism
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May 01, 2022
Main story: environmental racism, how both government and industry are failing people of color, and pandas.
9x10
May 8, 2022: Abortion Ruling/Philippines Election
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May 08, 2022
Main story: the leaked draft opinion that looks set to overturn Roe v. Wade, how we got to this point, and where we may be headed. Plus, a look at the current presidential election in .. show full overview
9x11
May 15, 2022: Utilities
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May 15, 2022
Main story: the incredible amount of power we give electric utility companies; how weakly regulated they are, and why they get such bad Yelp reviews. Plus, a look at Alabama’s extreme anti-trans law; highlights from the Eurovision Song Contest 2022.
9x12
May 22, 2022: Subway
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May 22, 2022
Main story: the business model of one of the largest franchises in the U.S.; plus, a look at the Pennsylvania gubernatorial race.
9x13
June 5, 2022: School Police
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Jun 05, 2022
Main story: school safety issues and the push for more police; plus, John makes an offer for a banana sculpture in Australia.
9x14
June 12, 2022: Tech Monopolies
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Jun 12, 2022
Main story: tech monopolies such as Apple, Google, Amazon, and Facebook, and how to address the hidden harm they can do. Plus, a look at the hotly contested U.S. Senate race in Arizona, which includes Trump-endorsed candidate Blake Masters.
9x15
June 19, 2022: Rent
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Jun 19, 2022
Main story: why rent has become increasingly unaffordable, what we can do to combat a system that is stacked against tenants, and, of course, Dakota Johnson’s complex relationship to .. show full overview
9x16 Midseason finale
June 26, 2022: Water
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Jun 26, 2022
Main story: the water shortage in the American west; plus, the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade.
9x17
July 24, 2022: Inflation
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Jul 24, 2022
Main story: the causes of inflation and what we’ve done about it; plus, updates on the beach dolls and the banana sculpture.
9x18
July 31, 2022: Mental Health Care
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Jul 31, 2022
Main story: the cracks in our broken mental health care system, some of the inadequate ways we've tried to fill them, and what it all has to do with the gallbladder; plus, a look at who’s running to become the UK’s prime minister.
9x19
Episode 258
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Aug 07, 2022
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9x20
Episode 259
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Aug 14, 2022
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9x21
Episode 260
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Aug 21, 2022
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