Last Week Tonight with John Oliver - Season 7 Episode 4

Former Daily Show host and correspondent John Oliver brings his persona to this new weekly news satire program.

Genre: Comedy

Country: USA

Episode: 4/239 eps

Duration: 30 min

Quality: HD

Release: 2014

IMDb: 8.9

Season 1 - Last Week Tonight with John Oliver
"John talks about the Indian election, Pom Wonderful and talks with the former NSA Director General Keith Alexander."
"John talks about the recent issues of the death penalty, Fran\u00e7ois Hollande and the rising issues happening in Brunei."
"John talks about Eurovision, Ukraine and Russia's relations and interviews Bill Nye about Climate Change."
"John talks about the product recall going on at General Motors, the EU Court of Justice \"Right to be Forgotten\" ruling and updates us on how the Indian election is going with help from Fareed Zakaria."
"John talks about the rise of the far-right political parties in Europe, the Ukrainian election, Afghanistan, Net Neutrality, Australia's hard-line right-wing Prime Minister Tony Abbott and the 2014 Scripps National Spelling Bee."
"John talks about California Chrome and the Belmont Stakes, FIFA and the 2014 World Cup, and Syrian President Bashar al-Assad."
"John talks about US Immigration and interviews Professor Stephen Hawking."
"John talks about Iraq, Antarctica tourism and Dr. Oz's \"Miracle Drug\"."
"John hosts an interview with Ugandan LGBT activist Pepe Julian Onziema."
"John talks about modern American income inequality, Warren G. Harding's love letters and President Obama's \"Day In The Life\" tour."
"John talks about the Gaza crisis, the decay of American prisons and the gambling addiction problem in Singapore."
"John talks about human rights violations in the Middle East, nuclear disarmament and Russia's science satellite that lost communication."
"John talks about Uganda's anti-gay laws, the CIA's recent report on their use of torture, the New York Port Authority, Argentina's default on debt and native advertising."
"John talks about the return of US military actions in Iraq, replacing all passwords due to a global security breach and an exploration of the Payday Loan industry."
"John talks about the conflict in Ferguson, MO and the wage gap between the genders."
"John talks about ISIS and student loan debt. Musical group A Great Big World make a special appearance."
"John talks about the NFL's decision on Ray Rice's contract, the international response to ISIS, Scotland's separation from the United Kingdom and Twitter hashtags that are being misused by corporations."
"The Miss America Pageant\u2026how is this still a thing?\n\nThey claim to give more scholarships to women than any other organization, and, unfortunately, they\u2019re right.\n\nTo illustrate these problems, John Oliver stages his own pageant with the help of Kathy Griffin."
"The United States has launched a huge number of drone strikes under President Obama. It\u2019s widely accepted and extremely terrifying.\n\nNarendra Modi, the Prime Minster of India visited New York and did some classic New York things. \n\nAlso, some weird, inexplicable things."
"Did you know police can just take your stuff if they suspect it's involved in a crime? They can!\n\nIt\u2019s a shady process called \u201ccivil asset forfeiture,\u201d and it would make for a weird episode of Law and Order."
"Translators who have aided the U.S. Military in Afghanistan and Iraq are in great danger in their home countries, but red tape is making it impossible for many of them to leave. John Oliver interviews Mohammad, one translator who made it out.\n\nCameras aren\u2019t allowed in the Supreme Court, so most coverage of our most important cases looks like garbage. We fixed that problem with real animals and fake paws."
"John Oliver talks about a russian submarine in Sweden, ebola in New York, added sugar in food, Rob Fords brother and interviews Jane Goddall."
"While midterm coverage is largely focused on the parts of Congress that do very little, vital (and bizarre) midterm elections are going unexamined. State legislators pass a lot of bills, and some of that efficiency is thanks to a group called ALEC that writes legislation for them. It\u2019s as shady as it sounds!"
"The Lottery: State lotteries claim to be good for education and the general wellbeing of citizens. But are they? (Spoiler alert: No.)\n\nSalmon Canon: There is a cannon that shoots salmon over dams. It\u2019s awesome. Check it out."
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Season 2 - Last Week Tonight with John Oliver
"Pharmaceutical companies spend billions of dollars marketing drugs to doctors. We have a few issues with that. \n\nRadioShack has filed for bankruptcy. We've helped them create a farewell message. \n\nEcuadorian President Rafael Correa."
"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. \n\nWe've noticed that the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue still exists but can\u2019t 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... \n\nThe 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\u2019s weird, right?\n\nDaylight saving time doesn\u2019t actually benefit anyone. Strangely, it\u2019s still a thing!"
"The NCAA doesn\u2019t pay athletes because they consider them amateurs. The NCAA considers them amateurs because they don\u2019t get paid."
"If you have money, committing a municipal violation may pose you a minor inconvenience. If you don\u2019t, it can ruin your life.\n\nThe New Hampshire legislature refused to make the red-tailed hawk the official raptor of their we made it the official raptor of our show."
"There are very few government checks on what America\u2019s 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\u2019t 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. \n\nCNN produced an actual doomsday video to broadcast when the world is ending and it\u2019s incredibly dull. We've enlisted Martin Sheen to help make humanity\u2019s 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\u2019t run sappy Mother\u2019s 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\u2019s 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\u2019s rarely prosecuted. If only we\u2019d been warned about this in the early days of the internet."
"This week\u2019s gay rights victory was historic, but the transgender community still faces staggering challenges. John Oliver focuses on the \u201cT\u201d in \u201cLGBT.\""
"Cities spend massive amounts of public money on privately-owned stadiums. Cities issue tax-exempt municipal bonds that \u2014 wait, don\u2019t fall asleep!"
"Producers, sellers, and consumers waste tons of food. John Oliver discusses the shocking amount of food we don\u2019t 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\u2019s 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\u2019t include the fact that public defenders are highly overworked and grossly underpaid."
"Millions of migrants seeking asylum in Europe face hostility, racism, and red tape. John Oliver does one admittedly tiny thing for one of them."
"John Oliver explains how our national system of treating mental health works, or more often than not, how it doesn\u2019t."
"North Dakota is known for being polite, but perhaps they\u2019ve been a little too hospitable to oil companies."
"Canada is about to have a major election. John Oliver enlists Mike Myers, a beaver, and a moose to give voters some advice."
"United Kingdom proposed online mass surveillance law, Veterans Day, Washington Redskin trademark, Prisoner Reentry. Interview with Bilal Chapman."
"John talks about the recent Paris attacks, China's Singles Day, the Koh-i-Noor diamond and Daily Fantasy Sports."
Season 3 - Last Week Tonight with John Oliver
"John talks about Scalia's love of the Letter of the Law, Chipotle's avian mascot, and how Voter ID laws should be applied to those who write them."
"Abortion is theoretically legal, but some states make it practically inaccessible. And how is Hollywood whitewashing still a thing?"
"Our main story was about Donald Trump. We can't believe we're saying that either."
"Special districts spend more public money than all city governments combined. That's odd considering most of us don't know they exist."
"Strong encryption poses problems for law enforcement, is weakening it worth the risks it presents? It\u2019s\u2026complicated."
"Donald Drumpf wants to build a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border. Is his plan feasible?"
"Lawmakers have to raise money to keep their jobs, but a surprising amount of their job now consists of raising money. John Oliver sits down with Congressman Steve Israel to discuss the costs of political spending."
"Credit reports play a surprisingly large role in our lives, but even more surprising is how often they contain critical mistakes. John Oliver helps credit agencies see why this is a problem."
"Lead poisoning is a national problem. If only lawmakers were as concerned as the puppets on Sesame Street."
"Puerto Rico is suffering a massive debt crisis. Lin-Manuel Miranda joins John Oliver to call for relief."
"John Oliver on Sticking to the Facts: Media outlets often report new findings from scientific studies, but how many are true?"
"John Oliver on 911 Reliability: Things you never want to hear: there are no guarantees when you call 911. Emergency call centers are in desperate need of funding and new technology, so \u201cno guarantees\u201d is the unfortunate reality."
"Last Week Tonight Tackles U.S. Primaries and Caucuses: The United States selection process for presidential nominees is convoluted \u2014 to say the least. Nevertheless, John Oliver reminds Americans that the \"middle of the game\" is the worst possible time to change the rules."
"John Oliver Takes On Debt Buyers: Companies that purchase debt on the cheap will aggressively collect on it. 'Last Week Tonight\u2019 took a hands-on approach to addressing this issue."
"John Oliver Covers Ins and Outs of Retirement Plans: Saving for retirement means navigating a potential minefield of high fees and bad advice - Last Week Tonight is here to help."
"John Oliver on \u201cBrexiting\u201d from the EU: There might be an innate British desire to diss Europe, but Last Week Tonight lays out exactly why it\u2019s a mistake to leave the EU."
"Main segment: 2016 Summer Olympics and doping in sports.\n\nSegments: Aftermath of the United Kingdom EU membership referendum."
"Main segment: Republican National Convention. Segments: Hillary Clinton's VP Pick; Boris Johnson as Britain's Foreign Secretary; Roger Ailes Resignation; Unauthorised use of music by politicians"
"Main segment: Democratic National Convention. Segments: Voter ID Laws, 2016 Turkish Purges"
"John Oliver has some bad news about the state of the industry that gives us our news."
"Auto lenders can steer vulnerable people into crushing debt. Keegan-Michael Key and Bob Balaban help John Oliver show exactly how."
"Charter schools are privately run, publicly funded, and irregularly regulated. John Oliver explores why they aren\u2019t at all like pizzerias."
"Taking a walk down memory lane, 'Last Week Tonight' assesses Donald Trump's vs. Hillary Clinton's scandals."
"John Oliver discusses the systems in place to investigate and hold police officers accountable for misconduct."
"John Oliver examines the legal and moral issues surrounding the military prison at Guant\u00e1namo Bay."
"Third party candidates want to be serious contenders, so John Oliver considers them seriously as potential presidents."
"John Oliver discusses the extent and root of the nation\u2019s epidemic of opioid addiction."
"Public schools are increasingly divided by race and class. John Oliver discusses the troubling trend towards school resegregation."
"Multilevel marketing companies claim to be legitimate businesses, but some seems awfully pyramid shaped, and that's a problem."
"The presidential race has been a hell of a ride. \u2018Last Week Tonight\u2019 closes out the election and Season 3 with a bang."
Season 4 - Last Week Tonight with John Oliver
"Donald Trump spreads a lot of false information thanks to his daily consumption of morning cable news. If only we could sneak some facts into the president\u2019s media diet."
"Vladimir Putin is known as a ruthless leader and master manipulator. John Oliver enlists a group of singing dancers to explain that to Donald Trump."
"Congressional Republicans could soon vote to repeal Obamacare. John Oliver explores why their replacement plans are similar to a thong."
"Tibetan Buddhists have suffered deep persecution by the Chinese government. John Oliver sits down with the Dalai Lama to discuss China, the conditions in Tibet, and horse milk."
"The Republican health care bill could leave many Americans without affordable coverage. Last Week Tonight's catheter cowboy returns to morning cable news to explain that to Donald Trump."
"Donald Trump's federal budget plan proposes large funding cuts with largely negative consequences. John Oliver examines the troubling priorities of the new administration."
"Under federal law, even legal marijuana is illegal. John Oliver explains why conflicting drug laws pose serious problems."
"Lawmakers often reshape voting districts to shift the balance of political power. That's unfair to voters, even those of us with questionable judgment."
"The presidential election in France could determine the political future of Europe. John Oliver visits an excessively French bistro to deliver an urgent message to voters."
"Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner hold an incredible amount of political power. That's troubling considering their incredibly small amount of political experience."
"Equal access to online information is once again under serious threat. John Oliver encourages internet commenters to voice their displeasure to the FCC by visiting"
"For-profit dialysis companies often maximize their profits at the expense of their patients. John Oliver explores why a medical clinic is nothing like a Taco Bell."
"John Oliver discusses the shocking magnitude and potential impact of the latest revelations surrounding the Russia investigation."
"Donald Trump plans to withdraw the United States from the Paris agreement on climate change. That's bad news for anyone who happens to live on this planet."
"In the wake of a divisive election, the UK will begin the process of leaving the European Union. John Oliver and an intergalactic space lord propose a plan."
"We\u2019ve heard a lot of talk about coal miners in the last year, but what are the real issues surrounding coal? John Oliver and a giant squirrel look into it."
"The benefits of vaccines far outweigh the minuscule risks, but some parents still question their safety. John Oliver discusses why some people may still feel uncertainty about childhood vaccinations."
"Sinclair Broadcast Group is the largest owner of local TV stations in the country. That's alarming considering that they often inject political views into local news."
"Alex Jones is known for pushing conspiracy theories, but he also spends a lot of time promoting his own products. John Oliver and a \u201cdoctor\u201d \u201cfrom\u201d M.I.T. test out his marketing strategy."
"Donald Trump's plan to hire more Border Patrol agents could lead to more corruption and misconduct. If only their recruitment ads were designed to attract the most suitable applicants."
"As nuclear tensions continue to escalate between the United States and North Korea, John Oliver enlists \"Weird Al\" Yankovic to perform some accordion-based diplomacy."
"Nuclear waste poses a serious threat to public health if it's not stored in a safe place. John Oliver explains why the United States desperately needs to build a metaphorical toilet for all that waste."
"Donald Trump issued his first presidential pardon to the last person who should get one. John Oliver discusses the troubling record of former Arizona sheriff Joe Arpaio."
"Big businesses are getting even bigger thanks to a rise in corporate mergers. John Oliver explains why that could make you want to physically destroy your cable box."
"Forensic science used in criminal trials can be surprisingly unscientific. Maybe a new television procedural could help change the public perception."
"Confederate symbols are still celebrated despite the ugly history they symbolize. John Oliver suggests some representations of southern pride that involve less racism and more Stephen Colbert."
"John Oliver discusses the massive impact of the cybersecurity breach at Equifax and their massively misguided attempts to mitigate the damage."
"John Oliver explains why our federal system for financing flood recovery perpetuates a pattern of destruction and why you should never offer a tortilla chip to a seagull."
"State and local governments offer large financial incentives to attract employers to their part of the country. John Oliver explains what communities get, or often don't get, in return."
"One year after the presidential election, John Oliver discusses what we've learned so far and enlists our catheter cowboy to teach Donald Trump what he hasn't."
Season 5 - Last Week Tonight with John Oliver
"America's reputation is being damaged by its own president. John Oliver, several dinosaurs, and the NYC Gay Men's Chorus remind the world that our country is...complicated."
"Italy is in the throes of a turbulent race to elect a new prime minister. John Oliver discusses the colorful contenders and introduces an equally ridiculous candidate."
"The NRA's streaming lifestyle network aims to boost gun sales, often by using an ominous tone that would make just about anything sound terrifying...including muffins."
"Digital currencies are generating a lot of excitement. John Oliver enlists Keegan-Michael Key to get potential investors equally excited about the concept of caution."
"John Oliver can't help but say nice things about the Vice President's rabbit, Marlon Bundo. Last Week Tonight even wrote a children's book about him."
"America\u2019s dysfunctional immigration court system forces many children to appear in court alone. That\u2019s as ridiculous in real life as it would be on a courtroom television show."
"Crisis pregnancy centers deceptively steer woman away from abortion. They can be started way too easily by religious groups like, for instance, a late night talk show\u2019s megachurch."
"Many of America\u2019s largest corporations shift a surprising portion of their profits overseas to avoid paying taxes. Even more surprisingly, that\u2019s a legal thing to do."
"Donald Trump could soon dismantle the agreement designed to curb the Iranian nuclear program. Our catheter cowboy will do his best to keep that from happening."
"Rudy Giuliani is new to Trump\u2019s legal team, but not to public controversy. Last Week Tonight examines his turbulent record in the wake of his recent political upsets."
"John Oliver discusses the devastating economic crisis in Venezuela and enlists the help of a large bird who bears a striking resemblance to Wilmer Valderrama."
"Other segments: Wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, proposed 2018 North Korea-United States summit"
"It\u2019s alarmingly easy for a total stranger to gain total control over the life of a senior citizen. We enlisted a group of celebrities to offer a warning about predatory a legal guardian or a hippo."
"John Oliver explains how the president and his allies are going full O. J. in order to undermine the investigation of Russian interference in the 2016 election."
"Chinese president Xi Jinping is amassing an alarming amount of political power. If only his propaganda videos made the idea of unrestricted authority seem as troubling as the concept of singing children."
"Mexico is on the verge of a major election. John Oliver discusses some things we should know about the races and one thing we should not know about Santa Claus."
"Scientists are developing new ways to alter the genetic code of living organisms. John Oliver explores the risks, rewards, and wolf-related hazards of gene editing."
"With a national dialogue underway about sexual harassment in the workplace, John Oliver sits down with Anita Hill to discuss the recent response to a not-so-recent problem."
"John Oliver explains how prosecutors use, or in some cases misuse, their power within our criminal justice system and why it\u2019s important to know whether or not your district attorney is a dog."
"Organizations can hire fake advocates who create the illusion of real support for their message. It\u2019s a shady practice called astroturfing that can warp the public perception of anything...even astroturfing."
"Donald Trump is waging a trade war that hurts a lot of American workers. Maybe he would understand that if our heavy-handed documentaries about the global trading system were more informative."
"Many people with felony convictions are unfairly prohibited from voting, and the worst state for this \u2014 surprise \u2014 is Florida."
"Facebook\u2019s global expansion has been linked to political turmoil overseas, so maybe their ads should focus less on how they \u201cconnect the world\u201d and more on why connecting people isn\u2019t always the best idea."
"John Oliver discusses the ongoing controversy surrounding Brett Kavanaugh, the sexual assault allegations against him, his Supreme Court nomination, and what that could all mean for the highest (mostly-dog) court in the land."
"Brazil is about to elect a new president during a turbulent period of political corruption and economic uncertainty. John Oliver urges the people of Brazil not to figuratively fingerbang their democracy."
"Following the alarming disappearance of a Saudi journalist and political dissident, John Oliver examines America's uncomfortably comfortable relationship with Saudi Arabia."
"State AGs have become major partisan players in national politics, so the races to elect them are worth your attention."
"John Oliver discusses the disturbing policy that separated migrant families detained at our southern border, and the disturbingly real chance that it could happen again."
"Donald Trump promised to \u201cdrain the swamp.\u201d But considering the culture of corruption inside of his administration, Washington is looking awfully...swampy."
"John Oliver discusses the growing number of authoritarian leaders around the world, their common characteristics, and whether or not one of them is currently our president."
Season 6 - Last Week Tonight with John Oliver
"The UK could officially leave the European Union next month, which would be a huge change with hugely damaging consequences."
"Psychics may seem harmless and fun on TV, but they can make a lot of money by exploiting vulnerable people."
"Automation often seems like a scary new problem, but it\u2019s neither entirely scary nor entirely new."
"Robocalls are a growing problem. If only we could make the FCC care a little bit more about fixing it."
"John Oliver talks about the power of public shaming, good and bad."
"John Oliver discusses how the WWE takes care of its wrestlers \u2014 and how it doesn\u2019t."
"Mobile homes may seem like an affordable housing option, but large investment companies are making them less and less so."
"Following some recent revelations about the role of large companies in America\u2019s ongoing opioid epidemic, John Oliver takes another look at the crisis."
"Following the release of the Mueller Report, John Oliver discusses what we\u2019ve learned."
"John Oliver discusses the lethal injection process, which is definitely not as pleasant as talking about a squeaking frog."
"With the Green New Deal sparking a national conversation about all the ways to combat climate change, John Oliver looks at a few potential solutions."
"America\u2019s system for conducting death investigations is a mess. John Oliver explains why we should all be a little more concerned about fixing it."
"John Oliver discusses the medical device industry, which is a huge business with a hugely troubling lack of regulation."
"There\u2019s still nothing in our constitution that explicitly prohibits sex discrimination. John Oliver talks about how to fix that."
"With a national conversation underway about the possibility of impeachment, John Oliver discusses whether the benefits outweigh the potential risks."
"Climbing Mount Everest has become dangerously popular. John Oliver explains why."
"It\u2019s easy to buy things online, and even easier not to think about how they get to you. John Oliver discusses what happens when you click \u201cbuy now.\u201d"
"John Oliver explains how Britain\u2019s new prime minister, Boris Johnson, has succeeded \u2013 not despite his bumbling persona, but often because of it."
"John Oliver explains how prisoners make and spend money, and how companies can profit at the expense of their families."
"John Oliver takes a look at the president of Turkmenistan, a dangerous autocrat with some notably strange obsessions."
"John Oliver discusses the roles that gender and racial bias can play in medical treatment."
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17 Nov 2019
"John explains why everyone's participation in the 2020 U.S. Census is of crucial importance for the country and how the Trump administration is trying to influence its results in their favor. Also, Chiitan and Chiijohn make their return."
Season 7 - Last Week Tonight with John Oliver
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01 Mar 2020
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Season 8 - Last Week Tonight with John Oliver
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14 Mar 2021
"Tucker Carlson is admired by white nationalists, elected officials, and some of your relatives or coworkers. Since he has the ear of so many Americans, John explains where Tucker came from, what his tactics are, and what he represents."
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04 Apr 2021
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13 Jun 2021
"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."
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03 Oct 2021
"This week John Oliver takes a look at PFAS a.k.a 'forever chemicals'. PFAS are chemicals that make surfaces which do not stick to other surfaces. But these chemicals have links to many health issues including cancer and decreased res"
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