Last Week Tonight With John Oliver
Season 1

s01e01 / Army 4-star General Keith Alexander

28th Apr '14 - 3:00am
Army 4-star General Keith Alexander

John talks about the Indian election, Pom Wonderful and talks with the former NSA Director General Keith Alexander.

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s01e02 / Simon Ostrovsky, Fran├žois Hollande, Death Penalty

5th May '14 - 3:00am
Simon Ostrovsky, Fran├žois Hollande, Death Penalty

A comedic review of the week's political news hosted by John Oliver. Featuring a look at the latest in the fallout between Russia and Ukraine and a segment on people falling asleep behind politicians.

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s01e03 / Climate Change

12th May '14 - 3:00am
Climate Change

John talks about Eurovision, Ukraine and Russia's relations and interviews Bill Nye about Climate Change.

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s01e04 / India Elections 2014 Update

19th May '14 - 3:00am
India Elections 2014 Update

John talks about the product recall going on at General Motors, the EU Court of Justice "Right to be Forgotten" ruling and updates us on how the Indian election is going with help from Fareed Zakaria.

3247 have watched this episode

s01e05 / Net Neutrality

2nd Jun '14 - 3:00am
Net Neutrality

John talks about the rise of the far-right political parties in Europe, the Ukrainian election, Afghanistan, Net Neutrality, Australia's hard-line right-wing Prime Minister Tony Abbott and the 2014 Scripps National Spelling Bee.

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s01e06 / FIFA and the 2014 World Cup

9th Jun '14 - 3:00am
FIFA and the 2014 World Cup

John covers China's obsession with the show Friends and erasing Tiananmen Square; the corruption and abuses of FIFA; quickly covers Tim Matthew's name-dropping; and mocks Syria's "President" Assad's musical tastes.

3315 have watched this episode

s01e07 / Stephen Hawking

16th Jun '14 - 3:00am
Stephen Hawking

John talks about US Immigration and interviews Professor Stephen Hawking.

3288 have watched this episode

s01e08 / Dr. Oz and Nutrition Supplements

23rd Jun '14 - 3:00am
Dr. Oz and Nutrition Supplements

John discusses the last 26 royal families. John teaches Dr. Oz how not to make misleading medical claims and also points out how lobbying has weakened FDA's regulatory zeal. In a short segment politicians tell us what they are not.

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s01e09 / Pepe Julian Onziema

30th Jun '14 - 3:00am
Pepe Julian Onziema

John hosts an interview with Ugandan LGBT activist Pepe Julian Onziema.

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s01e10 / Wealth Gap, Warren G. Harding's Love Letters

14th Jul '14 - 3:00am
Wealth Gap, Warren G. Harding's Love Letters

John talks about modern American income inequality, Warren G. Harding's love letters and President Obama's "Day In The Life" tour.

3314 have watched this episode

s01e11 / Israeli-Palestinian Conflict, Commonwealth Games, America's Prisons

21st Jul '14 - 3:00am
Israeli-Palestinian Conflict, Commonwealth Games, America's Prisons

John talks about the Gaza crisis, the decay of American prisons and the gambling addiction problem in Singapore.

3289 have watched this episode

s01e12 / Nuclear Weapons and the United States

28th Jul '14 - 3:00am
Nuclear Weapons and the United States

John talks about human rights violations in the Middle East, nuclear disarmament and Russia's science satellite that lost communication.

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s01e13 / Argentine Debt Restructuring, Native Advertising

4th Aug '14 - 3:00am
Argentine Debt Restructuring, Native Advertising

John talks about Uganda's anti-gay laws, the CIA's recent report on their use of torture, the New York Port Authority, Argentina's default on debt and native advertising.

3315 have watched this episode

s01e14 / Predatory Lending

11th Aug '14 - 3:00am
Predatory Lending

John talks about the return of US military actions in Iraq, replacing all passwords due to a global security breach and an exploration of the Payday Loan industry.

3305 have watched this episode

s01e15 / Police Militarization in Ferguson, Gender Pay Gap

18th Aug '14 - 3:00am
Police Militarization in Ferguson, Gender Pay Gap

John talks about the conflict in Ferguson, MO and the wage gap between the genders.

3304 have watched this episode

s01e16 / Student Loan Debt, Russian Space Geckos

8th Sep '14 - 3:00am
Student Loan Debt, Russian Space Geckos

John Oliver covers the growing student debt and the horrific practices of for-profit colleges that make up the bulk. Two shorts point out how often interview subjects mimic the words of 60 minutes correspondents. John delivers a eulogy for the sex geckos.

3335 have watched this episode

s01e17 / Scottish Independence, Ray Rice, Corporations' Misuse of Twitter

15th Sep '14 - 3:00am
Scottish Independence, Ray Rice, Corporations' Misuse of Twitter

John talks about the NFL's decision on Ray Rice's contract, the international response to ISIS, Scotland's separation from the United Kingdom and Twitter hashtags that are being misused by corporations.

3327 have watched this episode

s01e18 / The U.S. Trade Embargo with Cuba, Miss America Pageant

22nd Sep '14 - 3:00am
The U.S. Trade Embargo with Cuba, Miss America Pageant

The Miss America Pageant... how is this still a thing?
They claim to give more scholarships to women than any other organization, and, unfortunately, they're right.
To illustrate these problems, John Oliver stages his own pageant with the help of Kathy Griffin.

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s01e19 / Drone Strikes, Ayn Rand, Kansas State Budget Shortfall

29th Sep '14 - 3:00am
Drone Strikes, Ayn Rand, Kansas State Budget Shortfall

The United States has launched a huge number of drone strikes under President Obama. It's widely accepted and extremely terrifying.

Narendra Modi, the Prime Minster of India visited New York and did some classic New York things.
Also, some weird, inexplicable things.

3314 have watched this episode

s01e20 / Civil Forfeiture

6th Oct '14 - 3:00am
Civil Forfeiture

Did you know police can just take your stuff if they suspect it's involved in a crime? They can!
It's a shady process called "civil asset forfeiture", and it would make for a weird episode of Law and Order.

3375 have watched this episode

s01e21 / Military Translators, Supreme Court

20th Oct '14 - 3:00am
Military Translators, Supreme Court

Translators who have aided the U.S. Military in Afghanistan and Iraq are in great danger in their home countries, but red tape is making it impossible for many of them to leave. John Oliver interviews Mohammad, one translator who made it out.

Cameras aren't allowed in the Supreme Court, so most coverage of our most important cases looks like garbage. We fixed that problem with real animals and fake paws.

3345 have watched this episode

s01e22 / Sugar in Food, Dr. Jane Goodall, Doug Ford

27th Oct '14 - 3:00am
Sugar in Food, Dr. Jane Goodall, Doug Ford

John Oliver talks about a Russian submarine in Sweden, Ebola in New York, added sugar in food, Rob Ford's brother, and interviews Jane Goodall.

3328 have watched this episode

s01e23 / U.S. State Legislatures, ALEC

3rd Nov '14 - 4:00am
U.S. State Legislatures, ALEC

While midterm coverage is largely focused on the parts of Congress that do very little, vital (and bizarre) midterm elections are going unexamined. State legislators pass a lot of bills, and some of that efficiency is thanks to a group called ALEC that writes legislation for them. It's as shady as it sounds!.

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s01e24 / The Lottery

10th Nov '14 - 4:00am
The Lottery

The Lottery: State lotteries claim to be good for education and the general wellbeing of citizens.
But are they? (Spoiler alert: No.)

Salmon Canon: There is a cannon that shoots salmon over dams.
It's awesome. Check it out.

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