Last Week Tonight with John Oliver

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  • Premiered: Apr 2014
  • Episodes: 200
  • Followers: 3309
  • Rank #233
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  • HBO
  • Sunday at 11


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Episode 25
Air date
Feb 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.
Episode 26
Air date
Feb 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 .. show full overview
Episode 27
Air date
Feb 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 .. show full overview
Episode 28
Air date
Mar 01, 2015
America's crumbling infrastructure: It's not a sexy problem, but it is a scary one.
Episode 29
Air date
Mar 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 30
Air date
Mar 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 31
Air date
Mar 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 .. show full overview
Episode 32
Air date
Apr 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 33
Air date
Apr 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 34
Air date
Apr 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 .. show full overview
Episode 35
Air date
Apr 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 36
Air date
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 37
Air date
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 38
Air date
May 17, 2015
John Oliver explains how chicken farming can be unfair, punishing, and inhumane. And not just for the chickens!
Episode 39
Air date
May 31, 2015
After the arrests of numerous top officials, John Oliver decided to give an update on the state of FIFA.
Episode 40
Air date
Jun 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 41
Air date
Jun 14, 2015
The US Senate Torture Report revealed horrifying details of America's interrogation program. Helen Mirren will fill you in.
Episode 42
Air date
Jun 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 43
Air date
Jun 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 44
Air date
Jul 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 45
Air date
Jul 19, 2015
Producers, sellers, and consumers waste tons of food. John Oliver discusses the shocking amount of food we don’t eat.
Episode 46
Air date
Jul 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 47
Air date
Aug 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 48
Air date
Aug 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 49
Air date
Aug 16, 2015
U.S. tax law allows television preachers to get away with almost anything. We know this from personal experience.
Episode 50
Air date
Aug 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 51
Air date
Sep 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 52
Air date
Sep 27, 2015
The European migrant crisis sees millions of refugees face hostility, racism, and red tape so John Oliver does something small for them. In other news Pope Francis visited the U.S., an .. show full overview
Episode 53
Air date
Oct 04, 2015
John Oliver investigates the treatment of mental health in the US and discovers the system doesn't always work. In other news Russia gets involved in the bombing of Syria, the UN trains .. show full overview
Episode 54
Air date
Oct 11, 2015
North Dakota's reputation for politeness has led to oil companies taking advantage so John Oliver offers the people of the 'legendary' state a solution. In other news the war in Syria .. show full overview
Episode 55
Air date
Oct 18, 2015
In order to help Canada with their upcoming election, John Oliver enlists Mike Myers, a beaver, and a moose to give some advice to voters. In other news the New Zealand Prime Minister .. show full overview
Episode 56
Air date
Nov 01, 2015
John Oliver discusses the impact of the upcoming US elections on the status of Medicaid and tries to calm tensions in the East China Sea through Kenny G. In other news the peace talks in .. show full overview
Episode 57
Air date
Nov 08, 2015
John Oliver explains the hurdles for prisoner re-entry in the US with help from a real life ex-convict. In other news, the UK introduces new surveillance measures, US patriotism is an .. show full overview
Episode 58
Air date
Nov 15, 2015
John Oliver investigates the murky world of Daily Fantasy Sports and creates an advertisement to help explain the positives. In other news, the terrorist attacks in Paris shocked the .. show full overview
2x35 Season finale
Episode 59
Air date
Nov 22, 2015
John Oliver starts a campaign to remove the penny from circulation and takes a look back at the highlights of the season with appearances from some of our favorite characters. The Paris .. show full overview

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