Season Two Premiere. Topics: the demise of Radio Shack; pharmaceutical marketing; Ecuadorian President Rafael Correa.
Tobacco: 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.
Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue - How Is This Still a Thing? We've noticed that the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue still exists but can't quite figure out why.
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.
America's crumbling infrastructure: It's not a sexy problem, but it is a scary one.
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!.
The NCAA doesn't pay athletes because they consider them amateurs. The NCAA considers them amateurs because they don't get paid.
If you have money, committing a municipal violation may pose you a minor inconvenience. If you don't, it can ruin your life.
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.
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.
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!.
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.
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.
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.
John Oliver explains how chicken farming can be unfair, punishing, and inhumane. And not just for the chickens!.
After the arrests of numerous top officials, John Oliver decided to give an update on the state of FIFA.
John Oliver explains why America's bail system is better for the reality tv industry than it is for the justice system.
The US Senate Torture Report revealed horrifying details of America's interrogation program. Helen Mirren will fill you in.
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.
This week's gay rights victory was historic, but the transgender community still faces staggering challenges. John Oliver focuses on the "T" in "LGBT".
Cities spend massive amounts of public money on privately-owned stadiums. Cities issue tax-exempt municipal bonds that - wait, don't fall asleep!.
Producers, sellers, and consumers waste tons of food. John Oliver discusses the shocking amount of food we don't eat.
Mandatory minimums require fixed prison sentences for certain crimes. John Oliver explains why we treat some turkeys better than most low-level offenders.
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.
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.
U.S. tax law allows television preachers to get away with almost anything. We know this from personal experience.
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.
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.
Segments: Pope Francis' visit to the United States, David Cameron's alleged pig scandal, Volkswagen emissions violations, European migrant crisis
Segments: Russian-led military intervention in Syria, 2015 UN general assembly debate, Jason Chaffetz, Mental health in the United States, Peeple mobile application
Segments: 2015 FIFA corruption case, ISIS use of Toyota vehicles, North Dakota oil boom
Segments: President of Mexico Enrique Peña Nieto's public image, culling in Danish zoos, 2015 Canadian federal election, Misquoting
Segments: Syria peace talks in Vienna, 2015 Ukrainian local elections, tax credits in the United Kingdom, 2015 United States elections and Medicaid expansion, China's island building in the South China Sea
United Kingdom proposed online mass surveillance law, Veterans Day, Washington Redskins trademark dispute, Prisoner Reentry
November 2015 Paris attacks, Singles' Day in China, India's claim of ownership over Koh-i-Noor diamond, Daily Fantasy Sports
Responses and aftermath of Paris attacks, refugees of the Syrian Civil War, penny manufacturing costs