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  • 2015-02-09T04:00:00Z on HBO
  • 30 mins
  • 17 hours, 38 mins (35 episodes)
  • United States
  • English
  • Comedy, Talk Show
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Last Week Tonight with John Oliver is an American late-night talk and news satire television program.

L.W.T draws its comedy and satire from recent news stories, political figures, media organizations, pop culture and often aspects of the show itself.

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35 episodes

2x01 Episode 1

  • Season Premiere

    2015-02-09T04:00:00Z — 30 mins

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.

2x02 Episode 2

  • 2015-02-16T04:00:00Z — 30 mins

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.

2x03 Episode 3

  • 2015-02-23T04:00:00Z — 29 mins

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.

2x04 Episode 4

  • 2015-03-02T04:00:00Z — 29 mins

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

2x05 Episode 5

  • 2015-03-09T03:00:00Z — 30 mins

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!

2x06 Episode 6

  • 2015-03-16T03:00:00Z — 30 mins

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

2x07 Episode 7

  • 2015-03-23T03:00:00Z — 30 mins

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.

2x08 Episode 8

  • 2015-04-06T03:00:00Z — 45 mins

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.

2x09 Episode 9

  • 2015-04-13T03:00:00Z — 30 mins

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.

2x10 Episode 10

  • 2015-04-20T03:00:00Z — 30 mins

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!

2x11 Episode 11

  • 2015-04-27T03:00:00Z — 30 mins

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.

2x12 Episode 12

  • 2015-05-04T03:00:00Z — 30 mins

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.

2x13 Episode 13

  • 2015-05-11T03:00:00Z — 29 mins

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.

2x14 Episode 14

  • 2015-05-18T03:00:00Z — 30 mins

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

2x15 Episode 15

  • 2015-06-01T03:00:00Z — 30 mins

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

2x16 Episode 16

  • 2015-06-08T03:00:00Z — 30 mins

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

2x17 Episode 17

  • 2015-06-15T03:00:00Z — 30 mins

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

2x18 Episode 18

  • 2015-06-22T03:00:00Z — 29 mins

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.

2x19 Episode 19

  • 2015-06-29T03:00:00Z — 30 mins

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

2x20 Episode 20

  • 2015-07-13T03:00:00Z — 29 mins

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

2x21 Episode 21

  • 2015-07-20T03:00:00Z — 30 mins

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

2x22 Episode 22

  • 2015-07-27T03:00:00Z — 29 mins

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

2x23 Episode 23

  • 2015-08-03T03:00:00Z — 30 mins

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.

2x24 Episode 24

  • 2015-08-10T03:00:00Z — 30 mins

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.

2x25 Episode 25

  • 2015-08-17T03:00:00Z — 30 mins

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

2x26 Episode 26

  • 2015-08-24T03:00:00Z — 29 mins

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.

2x27 Episode 27

  • 2015-09-14T03:00:00Z — 30 mins

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.

2x28 Episode 28

  • 2015-09-28T03:00:00Z — 29 mins

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.

2x29 Episode 29

  • 2015-10-05T03:00:00Z — 30 mins

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.

2x30 Episode 30

  • 2015-10-12T03:00:00Z — 30 mins

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.

2x31 Episode 31

  • 2015-10-19T03:00:00Z — 30 mins

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.

2x32 Episode 32

  • 2015-11-02T04:00:00Z — 30 mins

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.

2x33 Episode 33

  • 2015-11-09T04:00:00Z — 30 mins

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.

2x34 Episode 34

  • 2015-11-16T04:00:00Z — 31 mins

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.

2x35 Episode 35

  • 2015-11-23T04:00:00Z — 30 mins

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.

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