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Season 1

  • S01E01 Episode 1

    • April 27, 2014
    • HBO

    John talks about the Indian election, Pom Wonderful and talks with the former NSA Director General Keith Alexander.

  • SPECIAL 0x1 General Keith Alexander Extended Interview

    • April 27, 2014
    • HBO

    John Oliver interviews General Keith Alexander, former head of the NSA. General Alexander discusses Edward Snowden and helps John rebrand a national security organization.

  • SPECIAL 0x2 President Obama Meets a Robot

    • April 27, 2014
    • HBO

    John Oliver discusses President Barack Obama's trip to Japan where he met a "scary" robot.

  • S01E02 Episode 2

    • May 4, 2014
    • HBO

    John talks about the recent issues of the death penalty, François Hollande and the rising issues happening in Brunei.

  • SPECIAL 0x3 Simon Ostrovsky Interview

    • May 4, 2014
    • HBO

    John Oliver interviews Vice news journalist Simon Ostrovsky who was held captive in Ukraine. This is still a comedy show, we promise.

  • SPECIAL 0x4 Letter of the Week: POM Wonderful

    • May 4, 2014
    • HBO

    In response to our segment in our premiere on food labeling, POM Wonderful sent us a refrigerator full of juice and an elegantly worded letter implying what we can do with it.

  • S01E03 Episode 3

    • May 11, 2014
    • HBO

    John talks about Eurovision, Ukraine and Russia's relations and interviews Bill Nye about Climate Change.

  • S01E04 Episode 4

    • May 18, 2014
    • HBO

    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.

  • SPECIAL 0x5 Fareed Zakaria Interview (Part 2)

    • May 18, 2014
    • HBO

    John Oliver and Fareed Zakaria further discuss the victory of Narendra Modi in India's recent election.

  • SPECIAL 0x6 Last Week's News... We Think

    • May 25, 2014
    • HBO

    John Oliver delivers last week's news, predicted two weeks ago. You get it. Just watch.

  • SPECIAL 0x7 #MutuallyAssuredHumiliation

    • May 29, 2014
    • HBO

    With this web exclusive video, the Last Week Tonight staff would like to thank some of the heroes and pioneers who helped make the internet a safer place through #MutuallyAssuredHumiliation.

  • S01E05 Episode 5

    • June 1, 2014
    • HBO

    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.

  • S01E06 Episode 6

    • June 8, 2014
    • HBO

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

  • S01E07 Episode 7

    • June 15, 2014
    • HBO

    John talks about US Immigration and interviews Professor Stephen Hawking.

  • SPECIAL 0x8 Stephen Hawking Extended Interview

    • June 15, 2014
    • HBO

    John Oliver talks to Stephen Hawking in the first installment of Last Week Tonight's new "People Who Think Good" series. They cover such topics as parallel universes, artificial intelligence, and Charlize Theron.

  • S01E08 Episode 8

    • June 22, 2014
    • HBO

    John talks about Iraq, Antarctica tourism and Dr. Oz's "Miracle Drug".

  • S01E09 Episode 9

    • June 29, 2014
    • HBO

    John hosts an interview with Ugandan LGBT activist Pepe Julian Onziema.

  • SPECIAL 0x9 Pepe Julian Onziema Interview (Part 2)

    • June 29, 2014
    • HBO

    John Oliver talks in depth with Ugandan LGBTI rights activist Pepe Julian Onziema about the oppressive anti-gay legislation in Uganda as well as the western involvement in inspiring those laws.

  • SPECIAL 0x10 Fireworks

    • July 6, 2014
    • HBO

    With Last Week Tonight on hiatus, John Oliver takes to the internet to cover the most important story of the past week: Fireworks.

  • S01E10 Episode 10

    • July 13, 2014
    • HBO

    John talks about modern American income inequality, Warren G. Harding's love letters and President Obama's "Day In The Life" tour.

  • S01E11 Episode 11

    • July 20, 2014
    • HBO

    John talks about the Gaza crisis, the decay of American prisons and the gambling addiction problem in Singapore.

  • S01E12 Episode 12

    • July 27, 2014
    • HBO

    John talks about human rights violations in the Middle East, nuclear disarmament and Russia's science satellite that lost communication.

  • S01E13 Episode 13

    • August 3, 2014
    • HBO

    John talks about Uganda's anti-gay laws, the CIA's recent report on their use of torture, the New York Port Authority, Argentina's default on debt and native advertising.

  • SPECIAL 0x11 #WeGotThoseGeckos

    • August 3, 2014
    • HBO

    Last week on Last Week Tonight, John Oliver told us to tell Vladimir Putin to #GoGetThoseGeckos. This week, there's some good news...#WeGotThoseGeckos.

  • S01E14 Episode 14

    • August 10, 2014
    • HBO

    John talks about the return of US military actions in Iraq, replacing all passwords due to a global security breach and an exploration of the Payday Loan industry.

  • S01E15 Episode 15

    • August 17, 2014
    • HBO

    John talks about the conflict in Ferguson, MO and the wage gap between the genders.

  • SPECIAL 0x12 John Oliver Literally Destroys Piñatas

    • August 24, 2014
    • HBO

    Watch John Oliver deliver an epic takedown of piñatas.

  • SPECIAL 0x13 Fan Mail Vol. 1

    • August 31, 2014
    • HBO

    John Oliver reads fan mail, but because no one sends mail anymore, it’s all from YouTube comments.

  • SPECIAL 0x14 Cookie Monster's Ideas

    • September 2, 2014
    • HBO

    Cookie Monster has a few ideas to share with John Oliver. John just wants you to watch their special news report on words, which can be found here: http://youtu.be/iLi2xB82ZyI Filmed in collaboration with Mashable.

  • S01E16 Episode 16

    • September 7, 2014
    • HBO

    John talks about ISIS and student loan debt. Musical group A Great Big World make a special appearance.

  • S01E17 Episode 17

    • September 14, 2014
    • HBO

    John talks about the NFL's decision on Ray Rice's contract, the international response to ISIS, Scotland's separation from the United Kingdom and Twitter hashtags that are being misused by corporations.

  • S01E18 Episode 18

    • September 21, 2014
    • HBO

    The Miss America Pageant… how is this still a thing? They claim to give more scholarships to women than any other organization, and, unfortunately, they’re right. To illustrate these problems, John Oliver stages his own pageant with the help of Kathy Griffin.

  • SPECIAL 0x15 Roger Goodell

    • September 21, 2014
    • HBO

    Roger Goodell spoke about the NFL’s recent controversies. And he spoke badly. Boo this man.

  • S01E19 Episode 19

    • September 28, 2014
    • HBO

    The United States has launched a huge number of drone strikes under President Obama. It’s widely accepted and extremely terrifying. Narendra Modi, the Prime Minster of India visited New York and did some classic New York things. Also, some weird, inexplicable things.

  • S01E20 Episode 20

    • October 5, 2014
    • HBO

    Did you know police can just take your stuff if they suspect it's involved in a crime? They can! It’s a shady process called “civil asset forfeiture,” and it would make for a weird episode of Law and Order.

  • SPECIAL 0x16 Pumpkin Spice

    • October 12, 2014
    • HBO

    Pumpkin spice. Why? John Oliver investigates. Well, he doesn't really investigate. He says things about it, though!

  • S01E21 Episode 21

    • October 19, 2014
    • HBO

    Translators who have aided the U.S. Military in Afghanistan and Iraq are in great danger in their home countries, but red tape is making it impossible for many of them to leave. John Oliver interviews Mohammad, one translator who made it out. Cameras aren’t allowed in the Supreme Court, so most coverage of our most important cases looks like garbage. We fixed that problem with real animals and fake paws.

  • SPECIAL 0x17 Real Animals, Fake Paws Footage

    • October 19, 2014
    • HBO

    We have provided this footage for you to do your own Supreme Court reenactments. Please feel free to use it, post your videos, and tag them #RealAnimalsFakePaws so we can find them.

  • S01E22 Episode 22

    • October 26, 2014
    • HBO

    John Oliver talks about a Russian submarine in Sweden, Ebola in New York, added sugar in food, Rob Ford's brother, and interviews Jane Goodall.

  • S01E23 Episode 23

    • November 2, 2014
    • HBO

    While midterm coverage is largely focused on the parts of Congress that do very little, vital (and bizarre) midterm elections are going unexamined. State legislators pass a lot of bills, and some of that efficiency is thanks to a group called ALEC that writes legislation for them. It’s as shady as it sounds!

  • SPECIAL 0x18 1,000,000 YouTube Subscribers

    • November 2, 2014
    • HBO

    We have accumulated 1,000,000 YouTube subscribers. We’re not really sure what that means!

  • S01E24 Episode 24

    • November 9, 2014
    • HBO

    The Lottery: State lotteries claim to be good for education and the general wellbeing of citizens. But are they? (Spoiler alert: No.) Salmon Canon: There is a cannon that shoots salmon over dams. It’s awesome. Check it out.

Season 2

  • SPECIAL 0x21 Fifty Shades #NotMyChristian Apology

    • January 25, 2015
    • HBO

    John Oliver apologizes to Jamie Dornan for perpetuating the #NotMyChristian hashtag...sort of.

  • S02E01 Episode 25

    • February 8, 2015
    • HBO

    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.

  • S02E02 Episode 26

    • February 15, 2015
    • HBO

    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.

  • S02E03 Episode 27

    • February 22, 2015
    • HBO

    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.

  • S02E04 Episode 28

    • March 1, 2015
    • HBO

    America's crumbling infrastructure: It's not a sexy problem, but it is a scary one.

  • S02E05 Episode 29

    • March 8, 2015
    • HBO

    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!

  • S02E06 Episode 30

    • March 15, 2015
    • HBO

    The NCAA doesn’t pay athletes because they consider them amateurs. The NCAA considers them amateurs because they don’t get paid.

  • S02E07 Episode 31

    • March 22, 2015
    • HBO

    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.

  • SPECIAL 0x22 April Fools' Day

    • March 29, 2015
    • HBO

    April Fools’ Day is awful. Please stand with John Oliver and take the Last Week Tonight No-Prank Pledge.

  • S02E08 Episode 32

    • April 5, 2015
    • HBO

    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.

  • SPECIAL 0x23 Edward Snowden on Passwords

    • April 9, 2015
    • HBO

    John Oliver and Edward Snowden talk password security.

  • S02E09 Episode 33

    • April 12, 2015
    • HBO

    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.

  • S02E10 Episode 34

    • April 19, 2015
    • HBO

    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!

  • S02E11 Episode 35

    • April 26, 2015
    • HBO

    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.

  • S02E12 Episode 36

    • May 3, 2015
    • HBO

    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.

  • S02E13 Episode 37

    • May 10, 2015
    • HBO

    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.

  • S02E14 Episode 38

    • May 17, 2015
    • HBO

    John Oliver explains how chicken farming can be unfair, punishing, and inhumane. And not just for the chickens!

  • SPECIAL 0x24 Lost Graphics

    • May 24, 2015
    • HBO

    John Oliver shows off some of his favorite graphics that never made it onto the show.

  • S02E15 Episode 39

    • May 31, 2015
    • HBO

    After the arrests of numerous top officials, John Oliver decided to give an update on the state of FIFA.

  • S02E16 Episode 40

    • June 7, 2015
    • HBO

    John Oliver explains why America’s bail system is better for the reality tv industry than it is for the justice system.

  • SPECIAL 0x25 The Mittens of Disapproval Are On

    • June 8, 2015
    • HBO

    John responds to former FIFA Vice President Jack Warner’s wild “The Gloves Are Off” paid political program by buying his own airtime on Trinidad television.

  • S02E17 Episode 41

    • June 14, 2015
    • HBO

    The US Senate Torture Report revealed horrifying details of America's interrogation program. Helen Mirren will fill you in.

  • S02E18 Episode 42

    • June 21, 2015
    • HBO

    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.

  • S02E19 Episode 43

    • June 28, 2015
    • HBO

    This week's gay rights victory was historic, but the transgender community still faces staggering challenges. John Oliver focuses on the “T” in “LGBT.”

  • SPECIAL 0x26 And Now - People Prematurely Declaring The End of Obamacare

    • June 28, 2015
    • HBO

    Five years of people prematurely declaring the end of Obamacare. (This is a web-exclusive video.)

  • SPECIAL 0x27 Shallow Dives

    • July 5, 2015
    • HBO

    Instead of covering 1 topic in 15 minutes, John Oliver covers 15 topics in 1 minute.

  • S02E20 Episode 44

    • July 12, 2015
    • HBO

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

  • S02E21 Episode 45

    • July 19, 2015
    • HBO

    Producers, sellers, and consumers waste tons of food. John Oliver discusses the shocking amount of food we don’t eat.

  • S02E22 Episode 46

    • July 26, 2015
    • HBO

    Mandatory minimums require fixed prison sentences for certain crimes. John Oliver explains why we treat some turkeys better than most low-level offenders.

  • S02E23 Episode 47

    • August 2, 2015
    • HBO

    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.

  • S02E24 Episode 48

    • August 9, 2015
    • HBO

    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.

  • S02E25 Episode 49

    • August 16, 2015
    • HBO

    U.S. tax law allows television preachers to get away with almost anything. We know this from personal experience.

  • S02E26 Episode 50

    • August 23, 2015
    • HBO

    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.

  • SPECIAL 0x28 History Lies

    • August 30, 2015
    • HBO

    John Oliver shares some of his favorite completely made-up history facts.

  • SPECIAL 0x29 Back To School

    • September 6, 2015
    • HBO

    John Oliver gives students a crash course in everything they will learn — or not learn — in school this year.

  • S02E27 Episode 51

    • September 13, 2015
    • HBO

    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.

  • S02E28 Episode 52

    • September 27, 2015
    • HBO

    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 interesting report on David Cameron and the Volkswagen emissions scandal.

  • SPECIAL 0x30 Facebook Privacy Hoax Debunked

    • September 30, 2015
    • HBO

    John Oliver explains that the Facebook privacy protection messages are a hoax and tells you how to actually protect your personal information.

  • S02E29 Episode 53

    • October 4, 2015
    • HBO

    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 the leaders of the future and Jason Chaffetz is embarressed. John Oliver also launches a brand new app.

  • S02E30 Episode 54

    • October 11, 2015
    • HBO

    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 rages on, FIFA is still rife with corruption and Toyota are asked to explain why ISIS has so many of their vehicles.

  • S02E31 Episode 55

    • October 18, 2015
    • HBO

    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 admits to some interesting habits, Mexico isn't happy with it's president and a zoo in Denmark tries to educate visitors by butchering animals.

  • S02E32 Episode 56

    • November 1, 2015
    • HBO

    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 Syria feature no Syrians, the link between the Ukraine and Star Wars, and Andrew Lloyd Webber has some opinions on UK tax credits.

  • S02E33 Episode 57

    • November 8, 2015
    • HBO

    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 advertising gimmick, and the Washington Redskins defend their trademark.

  • S02E34 Episode 58

    • November 15, 2015
    • HBO

    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 world, Singles Day in China features some questionable celebrity endorsements, and India want their diamond back.

  • S02E35 Episode 59

    • November 22, 2015
    • HBO

    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 attacks and their impact on refugee intake across the globe are also discussed.

Season 3

  • S03E01 Episode 60

    • February 14, 2016
    • HBO

    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.

  • S03E02 Episode 61

    • February 21, 2016
    • HBO

    Abortion is theoretically legal, but some states make it practically inaccessible. And how is Hollywood whitewashing still a thing?

  • S03E03 Episode 62

    • February 28, 2016
    • HBO

    Our main story was about Donald Trump. We can't believe we're saying that either.

  • S03E04 Episode 63

    • March 6, 2016
    • HBO

    Special districts spend more public money than all city governments combined. That's odd considering most of us don't know they exist.

  • S03E05 Episode 64

    • March 13, 2016
    • HBO

    Strong encryption poses problems for law enforcement, is weakening it worth the risks it presents? It’s…complicated.

  • S03E06 Episode 65

    • March 20, 2016
    • HBO

    Donald Drumpf wants to build a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border. Is his plan feasible?

  • SPECIAL 0x34 Conspiracies

    • March 27, 2016
    • HBO

    John Oliver delves into the world of conspiracies and the imagination required to create them. He attempts to wake up the sheeple by showing how Cadbury's Crème Egg is funding the Illuminati.

  • S03E07 Episode 66

    • April 3, 2016
    • HBO

    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.

  • S03E08 Episode 67

    • April 10, 2016
    • HBO

    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.

  • S03E09 Episode 68

    • April 17, 2016
    • HBO

    Lead poisoning is a national problem. If only lawmakers were as concerned as the puppets on Sesame Street.

  • S03E10 Episode 69

    • April 24, 2016
    • HBO

    Puerto Rico is suffering a massive debt crisis. Lin-Manuel Miranda joins John Oliver to call for relief.

  • SPECIAL 0x35 Cicadas

    • May 1, 2016
    • HBO

    A mass of cicadas will soon emerge after 17 years in the ground so John Oliver attempts to fill them in on what they have missed since 1999.

  • S03E11 Episode 70

    • May 8, 2016
    • HBO

    John Oliver on Sticking to the Facts: Media outlets often report new findings from scientific studies, but how many are true?

  • S03E12 Episode 71

    • May 15, 2016
    • HBO

    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.

  • S03E13 Episode 72

    • May 22, 2016
    • HBO

    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.

  • SPECIAL 0x36 How is this Not a Thing?

    • May 29, 2016
    • HBO

    John Oliver looks at some things that don't exist, but definitely should.

  • S03E14 Episode 73

    • June 5, 2016
    • HBO

    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.

  • S03E15 Episode 74

    • June 12, 2016
    • HBO

    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.

  • S03E16 Episode 75

    • June 19, 2016
    • HBO

    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.

  • S03E17 Episode 76

    • June 26, 2016
    • HBO

    Main segment: 2016 Summer Olympics and doping in sports. Segments: Aftermath of the United Kingdom EU membership referendum.

  • SPECIAL 0x37 Independence Day

    • July 3, 2016
    • HBO

    To celebrate the anniversary of America’s Independence John Oliver reminds us what they lost in the process.

  • SPECIAL 0x38 Fan Mail Vol. 2

    • July 10, 2016
    • HBO

    John Oliver reads some fan mail, once again they all come from YouTube comments.

  • SPECIAL 0x39 Endorsements

    • July 17, 2016
    • HBO

    John Oliver makes some official political endorsements.

  • S03E18 Episode 77

    • July 24, 2016
    • HBO

    John Oliver discusses last week's unsurprisingly surprising Republican convention. It was a four-day exercise in emphasizing feelings over facts.

  • S03E19 Episode 78

    • July 31, 2016
    • HBO

    John Oliver Talks DNC vs. RNC. 'Last Week Tonight' covers the Democratic convention and has choice words regarding the Republican presidential nominee.

  • S03E20 Episode 79

    • August 7, 2016
    • HBO

    Last Week Tonight on the Decline of Journalism. John Oliver has some bad news about the state of the industry that gives us our news.

  • S03E21 Episode 80

    • August 14, 2016
    • HBO

    John Oliver Takes Subprime Auto Lenders To Task: Keegan-Michael Key and Bob Balaban help show how auto lenders can steer vulnerable people into debt.

  • S03E22 Episode 81

    • August 21, 2016
    • HBO

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

  • SPECIAL 0x40 Johnny Strong

    • August 28, 2016
    • HBO

    Fed up with the constant stream of superhero movies, John Oliver pitches an original idea for a summer blockbuster based on the adventures of Johnny Strong.

  • SPECIAL 0x41 Labor Day

    • September 4, 2016
    • HBO

    Intrigued by the rule against wearing white after Labor Day, John Oliver suggests some other holiday rules to live by.

  • SPECIAL 0x42 Birds

    • September 11, 2016
    • HBO

    John Oliver isn’t fond of birds. So as they begin their migration for winter he gives them a piece of his mind.

  • S03E23 Episode 82

    • September 25, 2016
    • HBO

    John Oliver on Scandals: the 2016 presidential race is teeming with raisins. Sorry…scandals.

  • S03E24 Episode 83

    • October 2, 2016
    • HBO

    John Oliver discusses the systems in place to investigate and hold police officers accountable for misconduct.

  • S03E25 Episode 84

    • October 9, 2016
    • HBO

    John Oliver examines the legal and moral issues surrounding the military prison at Guantánamo Bay.

  • S03E26 Episode 85

    • October 16, 2016
    • HBO

    John Oliver considers third party candidates seriously as potential presidents.

  • S03E27 Episode 86

    • October 23, 2016
    • HBO

    John Oliver discusses the extent and root of the nation’s epidemic of opioid addiction.

  • S03E28 Episode 87

    • October 30, 2016
    • HBO

    Public schools are increasingly divided by race and class. John Oliver discusses the troubling trend towards school resegregation.

  • S03E29 Episode 88

    • November 6, 2016
    • HBO

    Multilevel marketing companies claim to be legitimate businesses, but some seem awfully…pyramid shaped. John Oliver and Jaime Camil demonstrate how they work.

  • S03E30 Episode 89

    • November 13, 2016
    • HBO

    Donald Trump will be the next president of the United States. How did we get to this point? And what do we do now?

Season 4

  • S04E01 Episode 90

    • February 12, 2017
    • HBO

    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.

  • S04E02 Episode 91

    • February 19, 2017
    • HBO

    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.

  • S04E03 Episode 92

    • February 26, 2017
    • HBO

    John Oliver Talks Health Care: Last Week Tonight explores why Congressional Republicans’ proposed Obamacare replacement works like a thong.

  • S04E04 Episode 93

    • March 5, 2017
    • HBO

    John Oliver sits down with the Dalai Lama to discuss China, the conditions in Tibet, and horse milk.

  • S04E05 Episode 94

    • March 12, 2017
    • HBO

    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.

  • S04E06 Episode 95

    • March 19, 2017
    • HBO

    Donald Trump’s federal budget plan proposes large funding cuts with largely negative consequences. John Oliver examines the troubling priorities of the new administration.

  • S04E07 Episode 96

    • April 2, 2017
    • HBO

    Under federal law, even legal marijuana is illegal. John Oliver explains why conflicting drug laws pose serious problems.

  • S04E08 Episode 97

    • April 9, 2017
    • HBO

    Lawmakers often reshape voting districts to shift the balance of political power. That’s unfair to voters, even those of us with questionable judgment.

  • S04E09 Episode 98

    • April 16, 2017
    • HBO

    2017 French presidential election, Sean Spicer Hitler–Assad controversy, Political positions of Donald Trump, and the 2017 Nangarhar airstrike.

  • S04E10 Episode 99

    • April 23, 2017
    • HBO

    Main story: Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner; plus, North Korean missile tests and the Turkish constitutional referendum.

  • S04E11 Episode 100

    • May 7, 2017
    • HBO

    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 and clicking “express” to file your comment.

  • SPECIAL 0x43 Net Neutrality Update

    • May 14, 2017
    • HBO
  • S04E12 Episode 101

    • May 14, 2017
    • HBO

    Main story: Dialysis and DaVita; plus, dismissal of James Comey, Bill English.

  • S04E13 Episode 102

    • May 21, 2017
    • HBO

    Main story: Stupid Watergate; plus, Donald Trump's disclosure of classified information to Russia, Comey memos, Transportation Security Administration.

  • S04E14 Episode 103

    • June 4, 2017
    • HBO

    Main story: U.S. pullout from the Paris Agreement; plus, London terror attacks; the week in Putin; And Now: 60 Minutes Anchors are Still Prompting People to Give Them the Exact Soundbites They Need.

  • S04E15 Episode 104

    • June 11, 2017
    • HBO

    Main story: U.K. elections and Brexit with special appearance by Lord Buckethead; plus, “Stupid Watergate” update: James Comey edition; And Now: There Is No Group More Easily Amazed Than the Audience of ’America’s Got Talent.’

  • S04E16 Episode 105

    • June 18, 2017
    • HBO

    Main story: coal industry; plus, the American Health Care Act bill; And Now: Things People’s Fathers Used to Say.

  • S04E17 Episode 106

    • June 25, 2017
    • HBO

    Main story: vaccines; plus, Trump on Comey tapes; health-care bill update; And Now: The Ongoing Controversy Over WNEP 16 Scranton’s Backyard Train.

  • S04E18 Episode 107

    • July 2, 2017
    • HBO

    Main story: Sinclair Broadcast Group’s conservative takeover of local TV news; plus, Trump’s travel ban; and Last Week Tonight unveils its collection of presidential wax statues and brings Warren G. Harding’s incredible life story to the big screen.

  • S04E19 Episode 108

    • July 30, 2017
    • HBO

    Main story: Alex Jones; plus, Trump Transgender military ban; Sen. McCain’s dramatic Obamacare repeal vote; amusing press coverage of Anthony Scaramucci’s expletive-filled interview.

  • S04E20 Episode 109

    • August 6, 2017
    • HBO

    Main story: Trump’s plan to hire 5,000 more Border Patrol agents could lead to corruption and misconduct; plus, Trump’s leaked phone calls; Stephen Miller’s feud with the press.

  • S04E21 Episode 110

    • August 13, 2017
    • HBO

    Main story: As nuclear tensions continue to escalate between the U.S. and North Korea, LWT enlists “Weird Al” Yankovic to perform some accordion-based diplomacy; plus, bipartisan criticism of Trump’s failure to explicitly condemn white supremacists at Virginia rally.

  • S04E22 Episode 111

    • August 20, 2017
    • HBO

    Main story: Nuclear waste poses a serious threat to public health if it’s not stored in a safe place; plus, White House Chief Strategist Steve Bannon’s firing; and local newscasters warn people not to stare at the sun.

  • S04E23 Episode 112

    • September 10, 2017
    • HBO

    Main story: Joe Arpaio; plus, Trump’s democrat deal; DACA; And Now: What the NFL Will and Will Not Tolerate; Scranton train update.

  • S04E24 Episode 113

    • September 24, 2017
    • HBO

    Main story: Corporate consolidation; plus, Trump’s NFL comments; Price and Mnuchin scandals; And Now: A Preview of Megyn Kelly’s New Morning Show; Scranton train update.

  • S04E25 Episode 114

    • October 1, 2017
    • HBO

    Main story: Forensic science flaws; plus, Trump’s response to Puerto Rico; tax reform plan; And Now: Guy Fieri Gives a Surprisingly Detailed Tour of His Favorite Place on Earth.

  • S04E26 Episode 115

    • October 8, 2017
    • HBO

    Main story: Confederate symbols are still celebrated despite the ugly history they symbolize; plus, Rex Tillerson reportedly calls Trump a ’moron’; Theresa May and Harvey Weinstein’s bad week.

  • S04E27 Episode 116

    • October 15, 2017
    • HBO

    Main story: Equifax; plus, Harvey Weinstein scandal; Trump’s latest strikes at Obamacare and the Iran nuclear deal; And Now: Pumpkin Spice Latte.

  • S04E28 Episode 117

    • October 29, 2017
    • HBO

    Main story: Floods; plus, opioid epidemic; Alabama Senate Republican candidate Roy Moore; Australian vote on legalizing same-sex marriage; And Now: Meat Loaf Butchering “America the Beautiful.”

  • S04E29 Episode 118

    • November 5, 2017
    • HBO

    Main story: Economic development; plus, the latest on “Stupid Watergate;” And Now: Morning Shows Celebrating Halloween; the U.S. Postal Service on TV.

  • S04E30 Episode 119

    • November 12, 2017
    • HBO

    Main story: The Trump Presidency; plus, a look back on the year’s segments.

Season 5

  • S05E01 Episode 120

    • February 18, 2018
    • HBO

    Main story: Trump vs. the World; plus, Parkland school shooting; leadership scandals in South Africa, Australia and Israel.

  • S05E02 Episode 121

    • February 25, 2018
    • HBO

    Main story: Italian election; plus, Trump’s idea to arm teachers; Canadian PM Justin Trudeau and Donald Trump Jr. in India; And Now: The Quiet Pain of Rachael Ray.

  • S05E03 Episode 122

    • March 4, 2018
    • HBO

    Main story: NRA TV; plus, the week in White House chaos; And Now: Would You Like to Be on The Maury Show?

  • S05E04 Episode 123

    • March 11, 2018
    • HBO

    Main story: Bitcoin, Blockchain, Cryptocurrencies; plus, the Week in Trump; the creepy side to International Women’s Day; And Now: An MSNBC Guest, Brought on to Discuss Gary Cohn’s Departure, Can’t Get Over “The Bachelor” finale.

  • S05E05 Episode 124

    • March 18, 2018
    • HBO

    Main story: John Oliver looks at Mike Pence’s past and creates his own children’s book about a rabbit to compete with Pence’s bunny book; plus, Trump fires Rex Tillerson; the Russian spy poisoning case; Putin wins re-election.

  • S05E06 Episode 125

    • April 1, 2018
    • HBO

    Main story: America’s dysfunctional immigration court system forces many children to appear in court alone; plus, Sinclair Broadcasting forces local TV news to air pro-Trump propaganda; Egypt’s sham presidential election.

  • S05E07 Episode 126

    • April 8, 2018
    • HBO

    Main story: Crisis pregnancy centers; plus, embattled EPA chief Scott Pruitt; Hungarian election; And Now: Coming Up on “The Doctors.”

  • S05E08 Episode 127

    • April 15, 2018
    • HBO

    Main story: corporate taxes; plus, James Comey interview; Michael Cohen raid; And Now: Ari Melber, Rap Genius; Alaska’s last Blockbuster store; Russell Crowe memorabilia.

  • S05E09 Episode 128

    • April 22, 2018
    • HBO

    Main story: Trump and the Iranian Nuclear Deal; plus, Michael Cohen; Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke; And Now: Somebody Please Tell Ryan Zinke He’s Not a Geologist.

  • S05E10 Episode 129

    • May 6, 2018
    • HBO

    Main story: Rudy Giuliani; plus, West Virginia Senatorial candidate Don Blankenship; And Now: The Inevitable Consequences of Combining Local News and the Fifth of May; Russell Crowe memorabilia update.

  • S05E11 Episode 130

    • May 13, 2018
    • HBO

    Main story: John Oliver discusses the devastating economic crisis in Venezuela; plus, more trouble for Trump’s lawyer Michael Cohen; local news gets real about Mother’s Day.

  • S05E12 Episode 131

    • May 20, 2018
    • HBO

    Main story: The addiction treatment industry is dangerously unregulated; plus, coverage of the Royal Wedding; and the planned North Korea summit is in jeopardy.

  • S05E13 Episode 132

    • June 3, 2018
    • HBO

    Main story: Guardianship for senior citizens; plus, North Korea summit; Russian journalist’s staged death; Royal Family expert Thomas J. Mace-Archer-Mills, Esq.; And Now: The Very British Put-Downs of Speaker of the House of Commons John Bercow.

  • S05E14 Episode 133

    • June 10, 2018
    • HBO

    Main story: Stupid Watergate update; plus, North Korea summit; Filipino President Rodrigo Duterte; And Now: Julie Chen has a Few Questions for the Audience of “The Talk”; Parliamentary footage issue.

  • S05E15 Episode 134

    • June 17, 2018
    • HBO

    Main story: China; plus, the Week in Trump; And Now: Senator Chuck Schumer is Caught in an Endless Graduation-Speech Time Loop.

  • S05E16 Episode 135

    • June 24, 2018
    • HBO

    Main story: Mexican elections; plus, Trump’s flip-flop on separating illegal immigrant families; Norway’s 7-Eleven condom ads; And Now: Local News is Concerned About Teens.

  • S05E17 Episode 136

    • July 1, 2018
    • HBO

    Main story: Scientists are developing new ways to alter the genetic code of living organisms; plus, Justice Anthony Kennedy’s retirement sets off a battle for Trump’s next Supreme Court nominee.

  • S05E18 Episode 137

    • July 29, 2018
    • HBO

    Main story: Workplace sexual harassment, including an interview with Anita Hill; plus, Michael Cohen tapes; Facebook’s stock dive.

  • S05E19 Episode 138

    • August 5, 2018
    • HBO

    Main story: Prosecutors; plus, Paul Manafort trial; And Now: Even More of Paul Manafort’s Jackets.

  • S05E20 Episode 139

    • August 12, 2018
    • HBO

    Main story: Organizations can hire fake advocates who create the illusion of real support for their message in a shady practice called astroturfing; plus, are President Trump and Laura Ingraham racists?; Saudi Arabia and Canada’s feud; Lithuania’s new tourism slogan hits the spot.

  • S05E21 Episode 140

    • August 19, 2018
    • HBO

    Main story: Donald Trump is waging a trade war that hurts a lot of American workers; Giuliani claims “truth isn’t truth;” Australia’s “final solution” to the immigration problem.

  • S05E22 Episode 141

    • September 9, 2018
    • HBO

    Main story: Many people with felony convictions are unfairly prohibited from voting, especially in Florida; plus, Trump’s reaction to the anonymous op-ed in the NY Times; the confirmation hearings for Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.

  • S05E23 Episode 142

    • September 23, 2018
    • HBO

    Main story: Facebook’s global expansion has been linked to political turmoil overseas; plus, the latest on the GOP’s defense of sexual misconduct allegations against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.

  • S05E24 Episode 143

    • September 30, 2018
    • HBO

    Main story: the Senate Judiciary Committee testimony by Christine Blasey Ford and Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh; plus, Donald Trump's speech at the UN General Assembly, new Philadelphia Flyers new mascot, Gritty.

  • S05E25 Episode 144

    • October 7, 2018
    • HBO

    Main story: Brazil is about to elect a new president during a turbulent period of political corruption and economic uncertainty. Plus, reaction to Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation; scenes from Sean Hannity’s midlife crisis; the Weather Channel’s over-the-top graphics.

  • S05E26 Episode 145

    • October 14, 2018
    • HBO

    Main story: Saudi Arabia and the death of journalist Jamal Khashoggi; plus, campaign ads for midterm elections; And Now: The Man from the Ted Cruz Ad Says 8 More Names with Total Contempt; news anchors on Instagram.

  • S05E27 Episode 146

    • October 28, 2018
    • HBO

    Main story: State Attorneys General; plus, Fox News speculation on package bombs; Saudi Arabia–Khashoggi fallout and WWE event.

  • S05E28 Episode 147

    • November 4, 2018
    • HBO

    Main story: Examining the disturbing policy that separated migrant families detained at our southern border, and the real chance that it could happen again. Plus, Trump’s scare tactics and flurry of false statements in the run-up to the midterm elections.

  • S05E29 Episode 148

    • November 11, 2018
    • HBO

    Main story: Washington is looking awfully swampy, despite Trump’s promise to “drain the swamp.” Plus, a recap of the midterm election results; a look at acting Attorney General Matt Whitaker’s past; ads masquerading as tweets from celebrity “influencers.”

  • S05E30 Episode 149

    • November 18, 2018
    • HBO

    Main story: A look at the growing number of authoritarian leaders around the world, including our president. Plus, the fate of Russell Crowe’s jockstrap; a Brexit update; Trump’s reaction to California’s wildfires.

Season 6

  • S06E01 Episode 150

    • February 17, 2019
    • HBO

    Main story: the effects of Brexit; plus, Drumpf’s border wall “national emergency”; and New Zealand’s ongoing map crisis.

  • S06E02 Episode 151

    • February 24, 2019
    • HBO

    Main story: TV psychics can make a lot of money by exploiting vulnerable people; plus, William Happer, 2018 North Carolina election fraud hearings.

  • S06E03 Episode 152

    • March 3, 2019
    • HBO

    Main story: Automation and technological unemployment; plus, 2019 North Korea–United States Hanoi Summit, Michael Cohen testimony, Jared Kushner, Ivanka Trump.

  • S06E04 Episode 153

    • March 10, 2019
    • HBO

    Main story: Pressuring the FCC to end the scourge of Robocalls; plus, the Brazilian president’s bizarre tweet; Trump signs bibles and welcomes Tim “Apple.”

  • S06E05 Episode 154

    • March 17, 2019
    • HBO

    Main story: A talk about the power of public shaming, good and bad, includes an interview with Monica Lewinsky; plus, Christchurch mosque shootings, Fraser Anning’s response to the shootings, a Brexit update.

  • S06E06 Episode 155

    • March 31, 2019
    • HBO

    Main story: World Wrestling Entertainment and its often-villainous owner, Vince McMahon; plus, fallout from the Mueller Report.

  • S06E07 Episode 156

    • April 7, 2019
    • HBO

    Main story: Mobile homes and Frank Rolfe; plus, Stephen Moore, Herman Cain, and the Catherine Pugh/Heather Holly scandal.

  • S06E08 Episode 157

    • April 14, 2019
    • HBO

    Main story: an update on opioid abuse and Richard Sackler; plus, Brexit gets a Halloween extension; Julian Assange gets arrested.

  • S06E09 Episode 158

    • April 21, 2019
    • HBO

    Main story: The Mueller Report; plus, Chiitan, the rogue Japanese mascot. Guests: Hugh Bonneville, Ryan Barger

  • S06E10 Episode 159

    • May 5, 2019
    • HBO

    Main story: lethal injection and the death penalty; plus, the various options in the Australian elections.

  • S06E11 Episode 160

    • May 12, 2019
    • HBO

    Main story: Green New Deal and carbon pricing; plus, GOP states are passing extreme anti-abortion bills in an attempt to overturn Roe v. Wade. Guests: Bill Nye

  • S06E12 Episode 161

    • May 19, 2019
    • HBO

    Main story: America’s system for conducting death investigations is a mess; plus, a look at the Eurovision 2019 Song Contest, Hatari, Trump’s tariff confusion. Guests: Glenn Close, Tracy Morgan

  • S06E13 Episode 162

    • June 2, 2019
    • HBO

    Main story: The medical design industry has a troubling lack of regulation; plus, Jared Kushner’s Israel visit, Golan Heights, Glen Casada/Cade Cothren text message scandal. Guests: Jane Krakowski

  • S06E14 Episode 163

    • June 9, 2019
    • HBO

    Main story: Equal Rights Amendment and Phyllis Schlafly; plus Donald Trump’s trip to the United Kingdom, Theresa May’s resignation as Conservative Party leader, 2019 Conservative Party (UK) leadership election.

  • S06E15 Episode 164

    • June 16, 2019
    • HBO

    Main story: The pros and cons of impeaching Trump; plus, Steve Bullock, Duncan D. Hunter campaign finance scandal.

  • S06E16 Episode 165

    • June 23, 2019
    • HBO

    Main story: Climbing Mount Everest has become dangerously popular; plus, Trump almost goes to war with Iran; and “Can Meghan McCain Say Just One Thing.”

  • S06E17 Episode 166

    • June 30, 2019
    • HBO

    Main story: E-commerce, warehouse working conditions and business logistics; plus, Trump’s foreign misadventures; Jared Kushner’s Mideast peace plan. Also guest Gilbert Gottfried (voice-over).

  • S06E18 Episode 167

    • July 28, 2019
    • HBO

    Main story: How Britain’s new prime minister, Boris Johnson, has succeeded; plus, Puerto Rico’s governor resigns following mass protests.

  • S06E19 Episode 168

    • August 4, 2019
    • HBO

    Main story: Penal labor in the United States and Securus Technologies; plus, Boris Johnson, John Ratcliffe, Sam Clovis. Note: This episode was preceded by a short monologue about the 2019 El Paso and Dayton shootings, both of which occurred earlier that weekend.

  • S06E20 Episode 169

    • August 11, 2019
    • HBO

    Main story: President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedow and Guinness World Records; plus, Trump’s inauspicious visits to Dayton and El Paso in the wake of mass shootings; gun control and the NRA’s recent scandals; stone-skipping competition.

  • S06E21 Episode 170

    • August 18, 2019
    • HBO

    Main story: The roles that gender and racial bias can play in medical treatment; plus, Trump wants to buy Greenland; Hong Kong protests continue; and Pumpkin Spice Lattes are back! Guests: Wanda Sykes, Larry David.

  • S06E22 Episode 171

    • September 8, 2019
    • HBO

    Main story: Legislation and the filibuster; plus, Trump’s weather map flub; Boris Johnson and British Brexit chaos; And Now: Fox Business’s Stu Varney Gets All Giddy Over the President.

  • S06E23 Episode 172

    • September 15, 2019
    • HBO

    Main story: Legal immigration; plus, corruption in Russian elections, And Now: Maria Bartiromo and Investigative Discovery’s Joe Kenda.

  • S06E24 Episode 173

    • September 29, 2019
    • HBO

    Main story: Why compounding pharmacies that create medication for individual patients can cause big problems; plus, “Stupid Watergate II: The Stupidest Watergate.” Guests: David Schwimmer, Method Man, Jimmy Kimmel, RuPaul, Michael Bolton, Kristen Bell, and Kiefer Sutherland.

  • S06E25 Episode 174

    • October 6, 2019
    • HBO

    Main story: The consequences of China’s one-child policy; plus, the latest on Trump’s impeachment inquiry and his plea for foreign meddling.

  • S06E26 Episode 175

    • October 13, 2019
    • HBO

    Main story: Tension between the public and private worlds of predicting the weather; plus, two of Giuliani’s cronies are arrested, and the NBA-China mess.

  • S06E27 Episode 176

    • October 27, 2019
    • HBO

    Main story: The alarming decision to pull U.S. troops from the Turkey-Syria border; plus, the killing of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi (the ISIS leader), Trump’s impeachment inquiry continues, and the latest on Brexit.

  • S06E28 Episode 177

    • November 3, 2019
    • HBO

    Main story: How voting machines work, how they don’t, and how we can fix them; plus, Trump and his allies attack witnesses in the impeachment saga. Guests: Ken Burns (voice-over).

  • S06E29 Episode 178

    • November 10, 2019
    • HBO

    Main story: How SLAPP suits are designed to stifle public dissent (including an update on Bob Murray’s lawsuit); plus, Trump “caught” the swamp; Lindsey Graham’s desperate defense of Trump; Roger Stone’s trial begins.

  • S06E30 Episode 179

    • November 17, 2019
    • HBO

    Main story: Why the census matters; plus, the return of Chiijohn; Republicans struggle to defend Trump in impeachment hearings. Guests: Hugh Bonneville, Seth Meyers.

Season 7

  • S07E01 Episode 180

    • February 16, 2020
    • HBO

    Main story: The pros and cons of Medicare for All; plus, Bill Barr does Trump’s personal bidding; and Flyers mascot Gritty is exonerated!

  • S07E02 Episode 181

    • February 23, 2020
    • HBO

    Main story: India’s controversial Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, and his government’s Hindu nationalism; plus, a look at Mike Bloomberg’s presidential campaign.

  • S07E03 Episode 182

    • March 1, 2020
    • HBO

    Main story: What’s being done to fight coronavirus as it spreads to the U.S.; plus, John offers the Phillie Phanatic a new job.

  • S07E04 Episode 183

    • March 8, 2020
    • HBO

    Main story: A look at how much power–and how little accountability–local sheriffs have; plus, Trump’s coronavirus incompetence; India’s self-censorship of “Last Week Tonight.”

  • S07E05 Episode 184

    • March 15, 2020
    • HBO

    Main story: 2019–20 coronavirus outbreak, governmental response in the US, and the prevention of COVID-19. This episode was filmed at an unspecified location with no live audience as the studio and the show's offices were shut down after employees tested positive for COVID-19. John Oliver stated the show will go on hiatus for an unspecified amount of time but will definitely return.

  • S07E06 Episode 185

    • March 29, 2020
    • HBO

    Main story: President Trump’s inconsistent response to the coronavirus pandemic; plus, John shows what he’s been watching at home and makes an offer to buy some unusual artwork.

  • S07E07 Episode 186

    • April 5, 2020
    • HBO

    Main story: One America News Network, a far-right news network being embraced by President Trump; plus, some GOP governors refuse to issue stay-at-home orders; “alt-right Pinocchio” Jared Kushner’s press conference; and Jeremy Renner drops a new album.

  • S07E08 Episode 187

    • April 12, 2020
    • HBO

    Main story: Essential workers and unemployment in the United States during the Coronavirus recession; plus, "Art 1992" and the works of Brian Swords of York, Elizabeth II coronavirus broadcast wearing green dress.

  • S07E09 Episode 188

    • April 19, 2020
    • HBO

    Main story: Various sources of misinformation about COVID-19, from televangelists and the right-wing media, to Trump himself; plus, Wendy Williams @home; Coming Up on “Inside Edition.”

  • S07E10 Episode 189

    • May 3, 2020
    • HBO

    Main story: How much coronavirus testing the US has done and why we need to do more; plus, Jared Kushner declares victory over the virus; Alex Jones goes full cannibal; cats love watching John.

  • S07E11 Episode 190

    • May 10, 2020
    • HBO

    Main story: the USPS faces financial catastrophe and what we can do to help; plus, William Barr vs the law; Trump’s “live and let die” moment; Axl Rose vs Steve Mnuchin.

  • S07E12 Episode 191

    • May 17, 2020
    • HBO

    Main story: The disappearance of sports due to COVID-19; plus, Dr. Bright blows the whistle; 2020 Congressional insider trading scandal; Marble racing; a special message for Adam Driver.

  • S07E13 Episode 192

    • May 31, 2020
    • HBO

    Main story: Why voting by mail is necessary in the United States; plus, the George Floyd protests, and some helpful trademark ideas for Dana White.

  • S07E14 Episode 193

    • June 7, 2020
    • HBO

    Main story: As nationwide protests over the deaths of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor are met with police brutality, John discusses how the histories of policing and white supremacy are intertwined, the roadblocks to fixing things, and some potential paths forward.

  • S07E15 Episode 194

    • June 14, 2020
    • HBO

    Main story: The dangers of facial recognition technology; plus, Black Lives Matter protests, NASCAR bans the confederate flag, Tucker Carlson gets triggered by “Sesame Street.”

  • S07E16 Episode 195

    • June 21, 2020
    • HBO

    Main story: Why COVID-19 has spread so rapidly behind bars and what we can do to stop it; plus, K-pop fans punk racist hashtags; Trump’s Tulsa rally flops; John Bolton’s new book drops.

  • S07E17 Episode 196

    • June 28, 2020
    • HBO

    Main story: evictions are on the rise due to coronavirus; plus, COVID-19 cases are surging in red states like Texas and Florida; Papa John Schnatter ruins Tik Tok.

  • S07E18 Episode 197

    • July 19, 2020
    • HBO

    Main story: The proliferation of conspiracy theories about COVID-19; plus, Trump and GOP governors push to open schools in the fall despite rising infection rates. Guests Alex Trebek, John Cena, Paul Rudd, and Billy Porter.

  • S07E19 Episode 198

    • July 26, 2020
    • HBO

    Main story: The Uighur people are facing human rights abuses in China; plus, Trump’s authoritarian show of force in Portland; Martha Stewart loosens up.

  • S07E20 Episode 199

    • August 2, 2020
    • HBO

    Main story: A look at how the history of race is taught in schools; plus, Trump pushes bad medicine; Louie Gohmert tests positive; and Steve Guttenberg has a “Cameo.”

  • S07E21 Episode 200

    • August 16, 2020
    • HBO

    Main story: people of color are routinely excluded from becoming jurors; plus, Republicans embrace QAnon; Trump brings back birtherism.

  • S07E22 Episode 201

    • August 23, 2020
    • HBO

    Main story: An update on Trump’s border wall; plus, The “Unconventional Convention”; the return of Pumpkin Spice.

  • S07E23 Episode 202

    • August 30, 2020
    • HBO

    Main story: a look at the Republican National Convention; plus a horrific series of shootings in Kenosha, Wisconsin, and a strike in professional sports.

  • S07E24 Episode 203

    • September 27, 2020
    • HBO

    Main story: the future of the Supreme Court; also, Trump’s plan to contest the election; Vin Diesel sings; Sean Penn reads; an important Peeps update.

  • S07E25 Episode 204

    • October 4, 2020
    • HBO

    Main story: A look at various efforts to destabilize the vote and how to ensure your ballot is properly counted; plus, Trump contracts COVID-19 and suffers a debate debacle.

  • S07E26 Episode 205

    • October 18, 2020
    • HBO

    Main story: the crucial role of the World Health Organization and why Trump’s plans to withdraw the U.S. could have dire consequences; plus, John visits Danbury, CT for a very special ceremony. Guests: Mark Boughton.

  • S07E27 Episode 206

    • October 25, 2020
    • HBO

    Main story: How the Trump administration has handled asylum seekers; plus, a recap of the last presidential debate; and Giuliani meets Borat.

  • S07E28 Episode 207

    • November 1, 2020
    • HBO

    Main story 1: how the Trump administration has handled the COVID-19 outbreak in the US, from lack of preparation, to mangled coordination, to harmful communication; main story 2, William Barr’s attitude toward authority and executive power, how that attitude has influenced Donald Trump’s presidency, and what it could mean if Trump wins a second term.

  • S07E29 Episode 208

    • November 8, 2020
    • HBO

    Main story: Joe Biden beating Donald Trump in the historic US presidential election; also, “And Now – At The End of a Long, Exhausting Week: Dumps.”

  • S07E30 Episode 209

    • November 15, 2020
    • HBO

    Main story: Trump’s spurious attempts to overturn the US presidential election results; plus, Jon Voight disgraces himself; FaceTime with Adam Driver; 2020 goes out with a bang.

Season 8

  • S08E01 Episode 210

    • February 14, 2021
    • HBO

    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.

  • S08E02 Episode 211

    • February 21, 2021
    • HBO

    Main story: Working conditions in the meatpacking industry; plus, the Texas power crisis in the wake of severe winter weather.

  • S08E03 Episode 212

    • February 28, 2021
    • HBO

    Main story: How few guardrails there are on the use of police raids; plus, New York governor Andrew Cuomo faces multiple scandals.

  • S08E04 Episode 213

    • March 7, 2021
    • HBO

    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.

  • S08E05 Episode 214

    • March 14, 2021
    • HBO

    Main story: Where Tucker Carlson came from and why he’s admired by white nationalists; plus, reaction to the Biden COVID-19 relief bill.

  • S08E06 Episode 215

    • March 21, 2021
    • HBO

    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.

  • S08E07 Episode 216

    • April 4, 2021
    • HBO

    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.

  • S08E08 Episode 217

    • April 11, 2021
    • HBO

    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.

  • S08E09 Episode 218

    • April 18, 2021
    • HBO

    Main story: Why people file for bankruptcy and how difficult the process can be; plus, a look at police brutality in the U.S.

  • S08E10 Episode 219

    • May 2, 2021
    • HBO

    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.

  • S08E11 Episode 220

    • May 9, 2021
    • HBO

    Main story: The ways Black hair can be a target of discrimination; plus, the race for governor in California, and GOP voter suppression.

  • S08E12 Episode 221

    • May 16, 2021
    • HBO

    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.

  • S08E13 Episode 222

    • May 23, 2021
    • HBO

    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.)

  • S08E14 Episode 223

    • June 6, 2021
    • HBO

    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.

  • S08E15 Episode 224

    • June 13, 2021
    • HBO

    Main story: How the failure to air-condition prisons can cause health issues for incarcerated people; plus, a look at the NYC mayoral candidates.

  • S08E16 Episode 225

    • June 20, 2021
    • HBO

    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.

  • S08E17 Episode 226

    • June 27, 2021
    • HBO

    Main story: The limitations of Health Care Sharing Ministries, a faith-based alternative to health insurance; plus, the ItalyGate conspiracy theory.

  • S08E18 Episode 227

    • July 25, 2021
    • HBO

    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.

  • S08E19 Episode 228

    • August 1, 2021
    • HBO

    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.

  • S08E20 Episode 229

    • August 8, 2021
    • HBO

    Main story: How the Sackler family has been handling lawsuits related to the opioid crisis; plus, Russia’s participation in the Tokyo Olympics.

  • S08E21 Episode 230

    • August 15, 2021
    • HBO

    Main story: ransomware attacks, why they’re on the rise, and what can be done about them; plus, the spread of the Delta variant.

  • S08E22 Episode 231

    • August 22, 2021
    • HBO

    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.

  • S08E23 Episode 232

    • September 12, 2021
    • HBO

    Main story: the longtime leader of Belarus, Alexander Lukashenko; plus, what a new abortion law in Texas means for Roe v. Wade.

  • S08E24 Episode 233

    • September 26, 2021
    • HBO

    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 Biden Administration needs to take a firmer stance on immigration reform; and a look at the federal duck stamp contest.

  • S08E25 Episode 234

    • October 3, 2021
    • HBO

    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.

  • S08E26 Episode 235

    • October 10, 2021
    • HBO

    Main story: how misinformation spreads among immigrant diaspora communities; plus, AT&T’s involvement with far-right One America News.

  • S08E27 Episode 236

    • October 24, 2021
    • HBO

    Main story: Taiwan’s history of being governed by other countries, and its relationship with China; plus, why some cops are refusing vaccinations.

  • S08E28 Episode 237

    • October 31, 2021
    • HBO

    Main story: With homelessness increasing nationwide, John Oliver examines the way we discuss the unhoused; plus, a look at Biden’s spending plan.

  • S08E29 Episode 238

    • November 7, 2021
    • HBO

    Main story: the state of the nation’s power grid; plus, how world leaders aren’t living up to their promises on climate action.

  • S08E30 Episode 239

    • November 14, 2021
    • HBO

    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.

Season 9

Additional Specials

  • SPECIAL 0x19 Turkey Pardoning

    • November 23, 2014
    • HBO

    Turkey pardoning is a weird tradition. They're basically all guilty... of being delicious.

  • SPECIAL 0x20 New Year's Eve

    • December 28, 2014
    • HBO

    New Year's Eve is the worst. John Oliver has some great excuses for getting out of it.

  • SPECIAL 0x31 Regifting

    • December 13, 2015
    • HBO

    You will receive at least one horrible gift this month. John Oliver has some tips for getting rid of it.

  • SPECIAL 0x32 Revised Resolutions

    • January 3, 2016
    • HBO

    John Oliver helps you revise the New Year’s resolutions you’ve already failed to keep.

  • SPECIAL 0x33 Lost Graphics Vol. 2

    • January 24, 2016
    • HBO

    John Oliver shares more of his favorite graphics that never made it on the show.

  • SPECIAL 0x44 Lost Graphics Vol. 3

    • July 15, 2018
    • HBO

    John Oliver shares another collection of his favorite graphics that never made it onto the show.

  • SPECIAL 0x45 Retractions

    • August 26, 2018
    • HBO

    John Oliver sets the record straight about some dubious claims he’s made in the past.

  • SPECIAL 0x46 SantaCon

    • December 8, 2019
    • HBO

    The holiday season brings with it a host of annual traditions. John Oliver discusses one of the worst.

  • SPECIAL 0x47 Push Notifications

    • January 20, 2020
    • HBO

    John Oliver explains what type of news should – and shouldn’t – warrant a push notification.

  • SPECIAL 0x48 Pringles Update

    • December 6, 2020
    • HBO

    With the help of viewers at home, John tries to get to the bottom of an important mystery.

  • SPECIAL 0x49 Lost Graphics Vol. 4

    • April 25, 2021
    • HBO

    John Oliver shares some of his favorite graphics that never made it to air.

  • SPECIAL 0x50 Cereal

    • May 31, 2021
    • HBO

    John Oliver explains why we need a fun new cereal, and makes a proposition for Cheerios.

  • SPECIAL 0x51 Octopuses

    • July 12, 2021
    • HBO

    John Oliver explains why octopuses are cool, great, and yes, called “octopuses”.

  • SPECIAL 0x52 John Dillermand

    • July 19, 2021
    • HBO

    John Oliver explains why a Danish children's cartoon resonates with him so much.

  • SPECIAL 0x53 Last Week Tonight's Masterpiece Gallery Tour

    • August 25, 2021
    • HBO

    You are cordially invited to attend Last Week Tonight's Masterpiece Gallery Tour. Visit lwtgallery.com or johnoliverhasyourraterotica.com for details.

  • SPECIAL 0x54 Local Car Commercials Update

    • October 18, 2021
    • HBO

    John Oliver reveals the brave local car dealership that agreed to produce Last Week Tonight’s commercial script, sight unseen.

  • SPECIAL 0x55 Snack Video Games

    • December 6, 2021
    • HBO

    John Oliver explores the lost world of snack-sponsored video games, and pitches some ideas to today’s snack brands.

  • SPECIAL 0x56 Da Vinci Code

    • January 10, 2022
    • HBO

    John Oliver discusses The Da Vinci Code: the book, the film, and, for some reason, the cultural phenomenon.