Last Week Tonight With John Oliver
Season 9

s09e01 / February 20, 2022: Critical Race Theory

21st Feb '22 - 4:00am
February 20, 2022: Critical Race Theory

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.

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s09e02 / February 27, 2022: Sex Work

28th Feb '22 - 4:00am
February 27, 2022: Sex Work

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.

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s09e03 / March 6, 2022: Wrongful Convictions

7th Mar '22 - 4:00am
March 6, 2022: Wrongful Convictions

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.

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s09e04 / March 13, 2022: Tickets

14th Mar '22 - 3:00am
March 13, 2022: Tickets

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.

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s09e05 / March 27, 2022: Harm Reduction

28th Mar '22 - 3:00am
March 27, 2022: Harm Reduction

Main story: 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 disastrous royal tour; Ketanji Brown Jackson faces inane questions from the GOP; the Nenana Ice Classic.

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s09e06 / April 3, 2022: Trucks

4th Apr '22 - 3:00am
April 3, 2022: Trucks

Main story: 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.

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s09e07 / April 10, 2022: Data Brokers

11th Apr '22 - 3:00am
April 10, 2022: Data Brokers

Main story: how much data brokers know about us, what they are 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.

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s09e08 / April 17, 2022: Police Interrogations

18th Apr '22 - 3:00am
April 17, 2022: Police Interrogations

Main story: the tactics that can make police interrogations so damaging, particularly for the innocent, and why he's more of a Lorelai than a Rory. Plus, a look at Dr. Oz's campaign for U.S. Senate.

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s09e09 / May 1, 2022: Environmental Racism

2nd May '22 - 3:00am
May 1, 2022: Environmental Racism

Main story: environmental racism, how both government and industry are failing people of color, and pandas.

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s09e10 / May 8, 2022: Abortion Ruling/Philippines Election

9th May '22 - 3:00am
May 8, 2022: Abortion Ruling/Philippines Election

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.

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s09e11 / May 15, 2022: Utilities

16th May '22 - 3:00am
May 15, 2022: Utilities

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.

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s09e12 / May 22, 2022: Subway

23rd May '22 - 3:00am
May 22, 2022: Subway

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.

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s09e13 / School Police

6th Jun '22 - 3:00am
School Police

Main story: 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 our school safety issues, or a new problem altogether.

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s09e14 / June 12, 2022: Tech Monopolies

13th Jun '22 - 3:00am
June 12, 2022: Tech Monopolies

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.

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s09e15 / June 19, 2022: Rent

20th Jun '22 - 3:00am
June 19, 2022: Rent

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.

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s09e16 / June 26, 2022: Water

27th Jun '22 - 3:00am
June 26, 2022: Water

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

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s09e17 / Season 9, Episode 17

25th Jul '22 - 3:00am

s09e18 / Season 9, Episode 18

1st Aug '22 - 3:00am

s09e19 / Season 9, Episode 19

8th Aug '22 - 3:00am

s09e20 / Season 9, Episode 20

15th Aug '22 - 3:00am

s09e21 / Season 9, Episode 21

22nd Aug '22 - 3:00am
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