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
Last Week Tonight with John Oliver
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.
In this week’s episode of “Last Week Tonight,” John Oliver takes a look at ransomware, why it’s on the rise, and what, if anything, can be done about it.
John Oliver explains how the Sackler family has been handling lawsuits related to the opioid crisis, how hard they’ve been fighting to defend their name, and why you should judge the situation for yourself.
John Oliver explains how emergency medical services function in the U.S., why they can be so expensive, and what we can do to fix things.
John Oliver breaks down the long history of housing discrimination in the U.S., the damage it’s done, and, crucially, what we can do about it.
Health Care Sharing Ministries, or HCSMs, advertise themselves as a more affordable, faith-based alternative to health insurance. But John Oliver explains some of the massive limitations these plans can have.
John Oliver explains 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.
John Oliver explains how the failure to air-condition prisons can cause both physical and mental health issues for incarcerated people, and why the solution is simpler than you might think.
John Oliver discusses the large and diverse group of people who fall under the term “Asian American”, the history of the model minority stereotype, and why our conversations on the subject need to be better-informed.
John Oliver Advertises “World’s First Sexual Wellness Blanket” In Crusade Against Sponsored Content
John Oliver takes a look at why “stand your ground” laws were created, who they protect, and, crucially, who they don’t.
John Oliver discusses the importance of Black hair, the ways it can be a target of discrimination, and some ideas to address that.
John Oliver explains why some people don’t want to get the Covid-19 vaccine and how they might be reassured. (Even you, Mike in Baltimore.)
John Oliver details why people file for bankruptcy, how needlessly difficult the process can be, and the ways we can better serve people struggling with debt.
John Oliver explains the industry behind nursing homes and assisted living facilities, and why long-term care needs fixing. Other segments: Matt Gaetz sexual misconduct allegations, Immigration policy of the Joe Biden administration
The national debt has long been portrayed as a burden we’re placing on future generations. John Oliver discusses how national debt works, why people are so concerned about it, and why it might be more helpful that you think.