John Oliver discusses the incredible amount of power we give electric utility companies, how weakly regulated they are, and why they get such bad Yelp reviews.
Last Week Tonight with John Oliver
John Oliver discusses the leaked draft opinion that looks set to overturn Roe v. Wade, how we got to this point, and where we may be headed.
John Oliver discusses environmental racism, how both government and industry are failing people of color, and pandas.
John Oliver discusses the tactics that can make police interrogations so damaging, particularly for the innocent, and why he’s more of a Lorelai than a Rory.
John Oliver discusses how much data brokers know about us, what they’re doing with our personal information, and one….unusual way to change privacy laws.
John Oliver explains how truck drivers get paid, how they often don’t, and how companies exploit them to increase profits.
John Oliver discusses why overdoses in the U.S. have been on the rise and what we should, and shouldn’t, be doing to prevent them.
John Oliver explains why concert tickets are so expensive, who’s making money off of them, and which One Direction is his favorite.
John Oliver explains 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. Other segment: 2022 Russian invasion of Ukraine
As long as sex work has existed, so have efforts to end it. John Oliver explains why criminalizing the trade hasn’t helped the most vulnerable people involved, and why we should start listening to those at the center of the conversation: sex workers.
John Oliver explains what critical race theory is, what it isn’t, and why we can expect to hear more about it in the coming months.
John Oliver discusses The Da Vinci Code: the book, the film, and, for some reason, the cultural phenomenon.
John Oliver discusses the mechanics of union busting, why the companies who do it face so few consequences, and what it really means when your manager wants to talk to you about “your attendance.”
John Oliver discusses the current state of the nation’s power grid, why it needs fixing, and, of course, how fun balloons are.
With homelessness increasing nationwide, John Oliver takes a look at the way we discuss the unhoused, what policy failures are making the problem worse, and how we can help. Other segments: Build Back Better Act. Guest: George Clooney
John Oliver discusses Taiwan’s history of being governed by other countries, its fraught present-day relationship with China, and what its citizens would like their future to look like. Other segments: Police resignations due to COVID-19 related precautions
John Oliver discusses how misinformation spreads among immigrant diaspora communities, how little some platforms have done to stop it, and, most importantly, how to have a very good morning.
John Oliver discusses 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.
John Oliver discusses the current attacks on voting rights, who’s behind them, and what we can do about it.
John Oliver discusses the longtime leader of Belarus, Alexander Lukashenko, and the many reasons his country’s citizens have not to like him.
John Oliver opened Sunday’s edition of Last Week Tonight with his main story: America’s botched withdrawal from Afghanistan.