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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Main story: environmental racism, how both government and industry are failing people of color, and pandas.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
John Oliver discusses the water shortage in the American west; plus, the Supreme Court's decision to overturn Roe v. Wade.