Last Week Tonight with John Oliver

  • Score 9.2
  • Premiered: Apr 2014
  • Episodes: 239
  • Followers: 3315
  • Rank #235
  • Running
  • HBO
  • Sunday at 11

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Season 8
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Episode 210
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Feb 14, 2021
Main story: What could cause the next pandemic, what we can do to avoid it, and why you shouldn’t kiss pigs; plus, fallout from Trump’s second impeachment trial.
8x2
Episode 211
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Feb 21, 2021
Main story: Working conditions in the meatpacking industry; plus, the Texas power crisis in the wake of severe winter weather.
8x3
Episode 212
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Feb 28, 2021
Main story: How few guardrails there are on the use of police raids; plus, New York governor Andrew Cuomo faces multiple scandals.
8x4
Episode 213
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Mar 07, 2021
Main story: The many obstacles that impede access to unemployment benefits; plus, Fox News freaks out over Dr. Seuss; Texas lifts its mask mandate; Neil Cavuto really loves Adele.
8x5
Episode 214
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Mar 14, 2021
Main story: Where Tucker Carlson came from and why he’s admired by white nationalists; plus, reaction to the Biden COVID-19 relief bill.
8x6
Episode 215
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Mar 21, 2021
Main story: How plastics are harming the planet, and why recycling isn’t the solution you think it is; plus, the Atlanta mass shootings and hate crimes against Asian-Americans.
8x7
Episode 216
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Apr 04, 2021
Main story: How national debt works and why it might be more helpful that you think; plus, Giuliani freaks over Lil Nas X; Amazon’s anti-union tactics; Peeps and Pepsi form an unholy alliance.
8x8
Episode 217
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Apr 11, 2021
Main story: Why nursing homes and assisted living facilities need fixing; plus, the U.S. Refugee Admissions Program; Matt Gaetz and Venmo; R.I.P. Yahoo! Answers.
8x9
Episode 218
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Apr 18, 2021
Main story: Why people file for bankruptcy and how difficult the process can be; plus, a look at police brutality in the U.S.
8x10
Episode 219
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May 02, 2021
Main story: Why some people don’t want to get the COVID-19 vaccine; plus, when governments try to tweet; Dana Perino grew up on a ranch.
8x11
Episode 220
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May 09, 2021
Main story: The ways Black hair can be a target of discrimination; plus, the race for governor in California, and GOP voter suppression.
8x12
Episode 221
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May 16, 2021
Main story: why “stand your ground” laws were created, who they protect, and, crucially, who they don’t. Plus, a look at the past week’s events in Israel.
8x13
Episode 222
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May 23, 2021
Main story: why the integrity of local news is so important; plus, how some red states are trying to overturn Roe v. Wade and why the Venus Veil is so much more than a blanket. (It's not.)
8x14
Episode 223
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Jun 06, 2021
Main story: Examining the diverse group of people who fall under the term “Asian American,” and the history of the model minority stereotype. Plus, Jair Bolsonaro is jeopardizing the national and global health.
8x15
Episode 224
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Jun 13, 2021
Main story: How the failure to air-condition prisons can cause health issues for incarcerated people; plus, a look at the NYC mayoral candidates.
8x16
Episode 225
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Jun 20, 2021
Main story: How PACE, a program meant to pay for environmentally-friendly home renovations, is fundamentally flawed and can put people at risk of losing their homes; plus, a look at the upcoming Tokyo Olympics.
8x17
Episode 226
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Jun 27, 2021
Main story: The limitations of Health Care Sharing Ministries, a faith-based alternative to health insurance; plus, the ItalyGate conspiracy theory.
8x18
Episode 227
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Jul 25, 2021
Main story: the long history of housing discrimination in the U.S., the damage it’s done, and, crucially, what we can do about it; plus, John is headed back to the studio and makes a new friend along the way.
8x19
Episode 228
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Aug 01, 2021
Main story: how emergency medical services function in the U.S., why they can be so expensive, and what we can do to fix things.
8x20
Episode 229
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Aug 08, 2021
Main story: How the Sackler family has been handling lawsuits related to the opioid crisis; plus, Russia’s participation in the Tokyo Olympics.
8x21
Episode 230
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Aug 15, 2021
Main story: ransomware attacks, why they’re on the rise, and what can be done about them; plus, the spread of the Delta variant.
8x22
Episode 231
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Aug 22, 2021
Main story: the end of America’s war with Afghanistan, and the humanitarian crisis being left behind; plus, why two attorneys are locked in a legal battle, and how they could come to a resolution outside of court.
8x23
Episode 232
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Sep 12, 2021
Main story: the longtime leader of Belarus, Alexander Lukashenko; plus, what a new abortion law in Texas means for Roe v. Wade.
8x24
Episode 233
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Sep 26, 2021
Main story: the current attacks on voting rights, who’s behind them, and what we can do about it. Plus, how thousands of migrants were treated at the U.S. border last week, and why the .. show full overview
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Episode 234
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Oct 03, 2021
Main story: PFAS a class of chemicals linked to an array of health issues and why their widespread use isn’t as magical as it may seem.
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Episode 235
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Oct 10, 2021
Main story: how misinformation spreads among immigrant diaspora communities; plus, AT&T’s involvement with far-right One America News.
8x27
Episode 236
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Oct 24, 2021
Main story: Taiwan’s history of being governed by other countries, and its relationship with China; plus, why some cops are refusing vaccinations.
8x28
Episode 237
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Oct 31, 2021
Main story: With homelessness increasing nationwide, John Oliver examines the way we discuss the unhoused; plus, a look at Biden’s spending plan.
8x29
Episode 238
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Nov 07, 2021
Main story: the state of the nation’s power grid; plus, how world leaders aren’t living up to their promises on climate action.
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Episode 239
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Nov 14, 2021
Main story: the mechanics of union busting, and why the companies who do it face so few consequences; plus, John checks in on the insurrection: —the story that kicked the year off wrong.

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