Last Week Tonight With John Oliver
Season 8

s08e01 / Episode 210: The Next Pandemic

15th Feb '21 - 4:00am
Episode 210: The Next Pandemic

Main story: What could cause the next pandemic, what we can do to avoid it, and why you shouldn't kiss pigs; plus, fallout from Trump's second impeachment trial.

1793 have watched this episode

s08e02 / Episode 211: Meatpacking

22nd Feb '21 - 4:00am
Episode 211: Meatpacking

Main story: Working conditions in the meatpacking industry; plus, the Texas power crisis in the wake of severe winter weather.

1680 have watched this episode

s08e03 / Episode 212: Raids

1st Mar '21 - 4:00am
Episode 212: Raids

Main story: How few guardrails there are on the use of police raids; plus, New York governor Andrew Cuomo faces multiple scandals.

1667 have watched this episode

s08e04 / Episode 213: Unemployment

8th Mar '21 - 4:00am
Episode 213: Unemployment

Main story: The many obstacles that impede access to unemployment benefits; plus, Fox News freaks out over Dr. Seuss; Texas lifts its mask mandate; Neil Cavuto really loves Adele.

1668 have watched this episode

s08e05 / Episode 214: Tucker Carlson

15th Mar '21 - 3:00am
Episode 214: Tucker Carlson

Main story: Where Tucker Carlson came from and why he's admired by white nationalists; plus, reaction to the Biden COVID-19 relief bill.

1642 have watched this episode

s08e06 / Episode 215: Plastics

22nd Mar '21 - 3:00am
Episode 215: Plastics

Main story: How plastics are harming the planet, and why recycling isn't the solution you think it is; plus, the Atlanta mass shootings and hate crimes against Asian-Americans.

1585 have watched this episode

s08e07 / Episode 216: The National Debt

5th Apr '21 - 3:00am
Episode 216: The National Debt

Main story: How national debt works and why it might be more helpful than you'd think; plus, Giuliani freaks over Lil Nas X; Amazon's anti-union tactics; Peeps and Pepsi form an unholy alliance.

1596 have watched this episode

s08e08 / Episode 217: Long-Term Care

12th Apr '21 - 3:00am
Episode 217: Long-Term Care

Main story: Why nursing homes and assisted living facilities need fixing; plus, the U.S. Refugee Admissions Program; Matt Gaetz and Venmo; R.I.P. Yahoo! Answers.

1549 have watched this episode

s08e09 / Episode 218: Bankruptcy

19th Apr '21 - 3:00am
Episode 218: Bankruptcy

John Oliver details why people file for bankruptcy, how needlessly difficult the process can be, and the ways we can better serve people struggling with debt.

1523 have watched this episode

s08e10 / Season 8, Episode 10

3rd May '21 - 3:00am
Season 8, Episode 10

Main story: Why some people don't want to get the COVID-19 vaccine; plus, when governments try to tweet; Dana Perino grew up on a ranch.

1516 have watched this episode

s08e11 / Season 8, Episode 11

10th May '21 - 3:00am
Season 8, Episode 11

John Oliver talks about issues revolving around black hair and how the various black hairstyles are actually a part of black people's cultural heritage which has evolved through generations. He brings up white people's lack of understanding and lack of interest in understanding about black hair and their attempts to erase this cultural heritage by reinforcing the idea that black hair was dirty and unkempt by marketing products like hair straighteners and skin lightener creams which has resulted in real life consequences for black people and has become yet another...

1489 have watched this episode

s08e12 / Season 8, Episode 12

17th May '21 - 3:00am
Season 8, Episode 12

Main Story: John Oliver takes a look at why "stand your ground" laws were created, who they protect, and, crucially, who they don't. Plus, a look at the past week's events in Israel.

1461 have watched this episode

s08e13 / Season 8, Episode 13

24th May '21 - 3:00am
Season 8, Episode 13

Main Story: John Oliver explains why the integrity of local news is so important; plus, how some red states are trying to overturn Roe v. Wade and why the Venus Veil is so much more than a blanket. (It's not.)

1413 have watched this episode

s08e14 / Season 8, Episode 14

7th Jun '21 - 3:00am
Season 8, Episode 14

John Oliver discusses the large and diverse group of people who fall under the term "Asian American", the history of the model minority stereotype, and why our conversations on the subject need to be better-informed.

1399 have watched this episode

s08e15 / Season 8, Episode 15

14th Jun '21 - 3:00am
Season 8, Episode 15

John Oliver explains how the failure to air-condition prisons can cause both physical and mental health issues for incarcerated people, and why the solution is simpler than you might think. Plus, some truly unique local car dealership ads.

1360 have watched this episode

s08e16 / Season 8, Episode 16

21st Jun '21 - 3:00am
Season 8, Episode 16

John Oliver explains how PACE, a program meant to pay for environmentally-friendly home renovations, is fundamentally flawed and can put people at risk of losing their homes. Plus, why hosting summer Olympics in Tokyo this year is a bad idea and why dog shows are weird.

1313 have watched this episode

s08e17 / Season 8, Episode 17

28th Jun '21 - 3:00am
Season 8, Episode 17

Health Care Sharing Ministries, or HCSMs, advertise themselves as a more affordable, faith-based alternative to health insurance. But John Oliver explains some of the massive limitations these plans can have.

1216 have watched this episode

s08e18 / Season 8, Episode 18

26th Jul '21 - 3:00am
Season 8, Episode 18

Main story: the long history of housing discrimination in the U.S., the damage it's done, and, crucially, what we can do about it; plus, John is headed back to the studio and makes a new friend along the way.

1051 have watched this episode

s08e19 / Season 8, Episode 19

2nd Aug '21 - 3:00am
Season 8, Episode 19

Coming Soon...

792 have watched this episode

s08e20 / Season 8, Episode 20

9th Aug '21 - 3:00am

s08e21 / Season 8, Episode 21

16th Aug '21 - 3:00am

s08e22 / Season 8, Episode 22

23rd Aug '21 - 3:00am
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