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  • 2022-02-21T04:00:00Z on HBO
  • 30m
  • 13h 45m (24 episodes)
  • United States
  • English
  • Comedy, Talk Show, News
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A half-hour satirical look at the week in news, politics and current events.
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27 episodes

Season Premiere

2022-02-21T04:00:00Z

9x01 Critical Race Theory

9x01 Critical Race Theory

  • Season Premiere

    2022-02-21T04:00:00Z34m

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. Plus, the Canadian trucker protests.

2022-02-28T04:00:00Z

9x02 Episode 241

9x02 Episode 241

  • 2022-02-28T04:00:00Z39m

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. Plus, Russian invasion into Ukraine, that has placed the whole world at the brink of WW3.

2022-03-07T04:00:00Z

9x03 Episode 242

9x03 Episode 242

  • 2022-03-07T04:00:00Z28m

John Oliver talks about the current practices of overturning wrongful convictions and how it is quite unsupportive of even apparently innocent people. He advocates for urgent reforms in the flawed system which is clearly not working in favor of the innocents. Plus, the heroic resistance of Ukrainians against the invasion of Russia.

2022-03-14T03:00:00Z

9x04 Episode 243

9x04 Episode 243

  • 2022-03-14T03:00:00Z29m

John Oliver explains why concert tickets are so expensive, who’s making money off of them, and which One Direction is his favorite. Plus, the introduction of some appalling anti-LGBT laws in several states.

2022-03-28T03:00:00Z

9x05 Harm Reduction

9x05 Harm Reduction

  • 2022-03-28T03:00:00Z39m

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. Plus, a rather odd yearly tradition in Nenana, Alaska.

2022-04-04T03:00:00Z

9x06 Trucks

9x06 Trucks

  • 2022-04-04T03:00:00Z34m

John Oliver explains how truck drivers get paid, how they often don’t, and how companies exploit them to increase profits. Plus, Republican congressman Madison Cawthorn's tales of GOP orgies and drug use has him in trouble with his own party.

2022-04-11T03:00:00Z

9x07 Data Brokers

9x07 Data Brokers

  • 2022-04-11T03:00:00Z34m

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. Plus, Russian State TV lies about the Ukraine war; DirecTV drops OAN; John says goodbye to AT&T.

2022-04-18T03:00:00Z

9x08 Police Interrogations

John Oliver discusses the tactics that can make police interrogations so damaging, particularly to the innocent. Plus, a look at Dr. Oz's campaign for U.S. Senate.

2022-05-02T03:00:00Z

9x09 Environmental Racism

9x09 Environmental Racism

  • 2022-05-02T03:00:00Z34m

John Oliver discusses environmental racism, how both government and industry are failing people of color and how zoning is manipulating the same people to live in adverse conditions. Plus, pandas doing some weird things and 'gas math' by Shaquille O'Neal.

John Oliver discusses the current presidential election in The Philippines and why Bongbong Marcos is - albeit in a very limited and unflattering way - sort of like Ant-Man. Plus, the leaked anti-abortion draft opinion that looks set to overturn Roe v. Wade, how we got to this point, and where we may be headed.

2022-05-16T03:00:00Z

9x11 Utilities

9x11 Utilities

  • 2022-05-16T03:00:00Z34m

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. Plus, a look at Alabama's extreme anti-trans law and some ridiculous participants of the Eurovision Song Contest 2022.

2022-05-23T03:00:00Z

9x12 Subway

9x12 Subway

  • 2022-05-23T03:00:00Z34m

John Oliver discusses one of the largest franchises in the U.S., how their business model doesn’t always serve franchisees, and what it all has to do with Korean dramas.

2022-06-06T03:00:00Z

9x13 School Police

9x13 School Police

  • 2022-06-06T03:00:00Z34m

In the wake of the mass shooting in Uvalde, John Oliver discusses the push for more police in schools and whether they are the answer to school safety issues, or a new problem altogether. Plus, John makes an offer for a banana sculpture in Australia.

2022-06-13T03:00:00Z

9x14 Tech Monopolies

9x14 Tech Monopolies

  • 2022-06-13T03:00:00Z34m

John Oliver discusses tech monopolies such as Apple, Google, Amazon, and Facebook, and how to address the hidden harm they can do. Plus, a look at the hotly contested U.S. Senate race in Arizona, which includes Trump-endorsed candidate Blake Masters.

2022-06-20T03:00:00Z

9x15 Rent

9x15 Rent

  • 2022-06-20T03:00:00Z34m

John Oliver discusses why rent has become increasingly unaffordable, what we can do to combat a system that is stacked against tenants, and, of course, Dakota Johnson’s complex relationship to limes. Plus, a look at GOP primary winners claiming the 2020 election was stolen.

2022-06-27T03:00:00Z

9x16 Water

9x16 Water

  • 2022-06-27T03:00:00Z35m

John Oliver discusses the water shortage in the American west; plus, the Supreme Court's decision to overturn Roe v. Wade.

2022-07-25T03:00:00Z

9x17 Inflation

9x17 Inflation

  • 2022-07-25T03:00:00Z35m

John Oliver discusses the causes of inflation and what we've done about it; plus, updates on the beach dolls and the banana sculpture.

2022-08-01T03:00:00Z

9x18 Mental Health Care

9x18 Mental Health Care

  • 2022-08-01T03:00:00Z34m

John Oliver discusses the cracks in our broken mental health care system; plus, a look at who's running to become the UK's prime minister.

2022-08-08T03:00:00Z

9x19 Monkeypox

9x19 Monkeypox

  • 2022-08-08T03:00:00Z34m

John Oliver discusses the recent monkeypox outbreak in the U.S., how the authorities have fumbled the response to it, and some aspirations for this coming autumn. Plus, Walter from Butler, Indiana, likes to share stuff, perhaps a little too much.

2022-08-15T03:00:00Z

9x20 Afghanistan

9x20 Afghanistan

  • 2022-08-15T03:00:00Z34m

John Oliver discusses what’s happened since the U.S. withdrew from Afghanistan, how their ongoing crisis has even more to do with our decisions than you might think, and how to properly modify the verb “feel”. Plus, some true masterpieces of an AI-generated art.

2022-08-22T03:00:00Z

9x21 Carbon Offsets

9x21 Carbon Offsets

  • 2022-08-22T03:00:00Z34m

John Oliver explains what carbon offsets are, what they claim to do, how they might be making climate change even worse, and, of course, how Oscar Isaac is getting hotter.

2022-09-12T03:00:00Z

9x22 Law & Order

9x22 Law & Order

  • 2022-09-12T03:00:00Z34m

John Oliver discusses the wildly popular television franchise, what it’s been teaching us about law enforcement, and how it differs from the reality. Plus, some important developments in British politics.

2022-09-26T03:00:00Z

9x23 Bolsonaro

9x23 Bolsonaro

  • 2022-09-26T03:00:00Z33m

John Oliver discusses Jair Bolsonaro, how he's run Brazil as president and how far he might go to maintain power after the upcoming election. Plus, the absurd stunt by Florida's Governor Ron DeSantis involving Martha's Vineyard and why people in Puerto Rico are getting fed up by the electric company Luma.

2022-10-03T03:00:00Z

9x24 Museums

9x24 Museums

  • 2022-10-03T03:00:00Z35m

John Oliver discusses some of the world's most prestigious museums, why they contain so many stolen goods, the market that continues to illegally trade antiquities, and a pretty solid blueprint for revenge. Plus, the disappearance of the British PM Liz Truss.

2022-10-10T03:00:00Z

9x25 Episode 264

9x25 Episode 264

  • 2022-10-10T03:00:00Z35m

2022-10-17T03:00:00Z

9x26 Episode 265

9x26 Episode 265

  • 2022-10-17T03:00:00Z35m

2022-10-31T03:00:00Z

9x27 Episode 266

9x27 Episode 266

  • 2022-10-31T03:00:00Z35m
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