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.
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.
Abortion is theoretically legal, but some states make it practically inaccessible. And how is Hollywood whitewashing still a thing?
Our main story was about Donald Trump. We can't believe we're saying that either.
Special districts spend more public money than all city governments combined. That's odd considering most of us don't know they exist.
Strong encryption poses problems for law enforcement, is weakening it worth the risks it presents? It’s…complicated.
Donald Drumpf wants to build a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border. Is his plan feasible?
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.
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.
Lead poisoning is a national problem. If only lawmakers were as concerned as the puppets on Sesame Street.
Puerto Rico is suffering a massive debt crisis. Lin-Manuel Miranda joins John Oliver to call for relief.
John Oliver on Sticking to the Facts: Media outlets often report new findings from scientific studies, but how many are true?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Main segment: 2016 Summer Olympics and doping in sports. Segments: Aftermath of the United Kingdom EU membership referendum.
John Oliver discusses last week's unsurprisingly surprising Republican convention. It was a four-day exercise in emphasizing feelings over facts.
John Oliver Talks DNC vs. RNC. 'Last Week Tonight' covers the Democratic convention and has choice words regarding the Republican presidential nominee.
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.
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.
Charter schools are privately run, publicly funded, and irregularly regulated. John Oliver explores why they aren’t at all like pizzerias.
John Oliver on Scandals: the 2016 presidential race is teeming with raisins. Sorry…scandals.
John Oliver discusses the systems in place to investigate and hold police officers accountable for misconduct.
John Oliver examines the legal and moral issues surrounding the military prison at Guantánamo Bay.
John Oliver considers third party candidates seriously as potential presidents.
John Oliver discusses the extent and root of the nation’s epidemic of opioid addiction.
Public schools are increasingly divided by race and class. John Oliver discusses the troubling trend towards school resegregation.
Multilevel marketing companies claim to be legitimate businesses, but some seem awfully…pyramid shaped. John Oliver and Jaime Camil demonstrate how they work.
Donald Trump will be the next president of the United States. How did we get to this point? And what do we do now?