Last Week Tonight With John Oliver
Season 2

s02e01 / Marketing to Doctors

9th Feb '15 - 4:00am
Marketing to Doctors

Season Two Premiere. Topics: the demise of Radio Shack; pharmaceutical marketing; Ecuadorian President Rafael Correa.

3526 have watched this episode

s02e02 / Tobacco

16th Feb '15 - 4:00am
Tobacco

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.

3489 have watched this episode

s02e03 / Elected Judges

23rd Feb '15 - 4:00am
Elected Judges

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.

3425 have watched this episode

s02e04 / Infrastructure

2nd Mar '15 - 4:00am
Infrastructure

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

3505 have watched this episode

s02e05 / U.S. Territories

9th Mar '15 - 3:00am
U.S. Territories

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!.

3460 have watched this episode

s02e06 / The NCAA

16th Mar '15 - 3:00am
The NCAA

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

3442 have watched this episode

s02e07 / Municipal Violations

23rd Mar '15 - 3:00am
Municipal Violations

If you have money, committing a municipal violation may pose you a minor inconvenience. If you don't, it can ruin your life.

3415 have watched this episode

s02e08 / Government Surveillance

6th Apr '15 - 3:00am
Government Surveillance

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.

3475 have watched this episode

s02e09 / The IRS

13th Apr '15 - 3:00am
The IRS

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.

3451 have watched this episode

s02e10 / Patents

20th Apr '15 - 3:00am
Patents

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!.

3412 have watched this episode

s02e11 / Fashion

27th Apr '15 - 3:00am
Fashion

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.

3393 have watched this episode

s02e12 / Standardized Testing

4th May '15 - 3:00am
Standardized Testing

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.

3440 have watched this episode

s02e13 / Paid Family Leave

11th May '15 - 3:00am
Paid Family Leave

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.

3417 have watched this episode

s02e14 / Chickens

18th May '15 - 3:00am
Chickens

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

3395 have watched this episode

s02e15 / FIFA II

1st Jun '15 - 3:00am
FIFA II

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

3398 have watched this episode

s02e16 / Season 2, Episode 16

8th Jun '15 - 3:00am
Season 2, Episode 16

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

3384 have watched this episode

s02e17 / Torture

15th Jun '15 - 3:00am
Torture

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

3376 have watched this episode

s02e18 / Online Harassment

22nd Jun '15 - 3:00am
Online Harassment

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.

3368 have watched this episode

s02e19 / Transgender Rights

29th Jun '15 - 3:00am
Transgender Rights

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

3285 have watched this episode

s02e20 / Stadiums

13th Jul '15 - 3:00am
Stadiums

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

3366 have watched this episode

s02e21 / Food Waste

20th Jul '15 - 3:00am
Food Waste

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

3341 have watched this episode

s02e22 / Mandatory Minimums

27th Jul '15 - 3:00am
Mandatory Minimums

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

3297 have watched this episode

s02e23 / Washington DC Statehood

3rd Aug '15 - 3:00am
Washington DC Statehood

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.

3363 have watched this episode

s02e24 / Sex Education

10th Aug '15 - 3:00am
Sex Education

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.

3381 have watched this episode

s02e25 / Televangelists

17th Aug '15 - 3:00am
Televangelists

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

3362 have watched this episode

s02e26 / LGBT Discrimination

24th Aug '15 - 3:00am
LGBT Discrimination

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.

3330 have watched this episode

s02e27 / Public defenders in the United States

14th Sep '15 - 3:00am
Public defenders in the United States

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.

3385 have watched this episode

s02e28 / European migrant crisis

28th Sep '15 - 3:00am
European migrant crisis

Segments: Pope Francis' visit to the United States, David Cameron's alleged pig scandal, Volkswagen emissions violations, European migrant crisis

3348 have watched this episode

s02e29 / Mental health in the United States

5th Oct '15 - 3:00am
Mental health in the United States

Segments: Russian-led military intervention in Syria, 2015 UN general assembly debate, Jason Chaffetz, Mental health in the United States, Peeple mobile application

3414 have watched this episode

s02e30 / North Dakota oil boom

12th Oct '15 - 3:00am
North Dakota oil boom

Segments: 2015 FIFA corruption case, ISIS use of Toyota vehicles, North Dakota oil boom

3370 have watched this episode

s02e31 / 2015 Canadian federal election

19th Oct '15 - 3:00am
2015 Canadian federal election

Segments: President of Mexico Enrique Peña Nieto's public image, culling in Danish zoos, 2015 Canadian federal election, Misquoting

3329 have watched this episode

s02e32 / 2015 United States elections

2nd Nov '15 - 4:00am
2015 United States elections

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

3328 have watched this episode

s02e33 / Prisoner Reentry

9th Nov '15 - 4:00am
Prisoner Reentry

United Kingdom proposed online mass surveillance law, Veterans Day, Washington Redskins trademark dispute, Prisoner Reentry

3315 have watched this episode

s02e34 / Daily Fantasy Sports

16th Nov '15 - 4:00am
Daily Fantasy Sports

November 2015 Paris attacks, Singles' Day in China, India's claim of ownership over Koh-i-Noor diamond, Daily Fantasy Sports

3296 have watched this episode

s02e35 / Syrian Civil War

23rd Nov '15 - 4:00am
Syrian Civil War

Responses and aftermath of Paris attacks, refugees of the Syrian Civil War, penny manufacturing costs

3250 have watched this episode
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