Last Week Tonight with John Oliver: Season 5

Season 5 Episode 90

Last Week Tonight focuses on the growing number of authoritarian leaders around the world, their common characteristics, and just how many qualities are applicable to President Donald Trump.


Season 5 Episode 89

Donald Trump promised to “drain the swamp.” But considering the culture of corruption inside of his administration, Washington is looking awfully...swampy.


Season 5 Episode 88

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.


Season 5 Episode 87

State AGs have become major partisan players in national politics, so the races to elect them are worth your attention.


Season 5 Episode 86

Following the alarming disappearance of a Saudi journalist and political dissident, John Oliver examines America's uncomfortably comfortable relationship with Saudi Arabia.


Season 5 Episode 85

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.


Season 5 Episode 84

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.


Season 5 Episode 83

Facebook’s global expansion has been linked to political turmoil overseas, so maybe their ads should focus less on how they “connect the world” and more on why connecting people isn’t always the best idea.


Season 5 Episode 82

Many people with felony convictions are unfairly prohibited from voting, especially in Florida.


Season 5 Episode 81

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.


Season 5 Episode 80

Organizations can hire fake advocates who create the illusion of real support for their message. It’s a shady practice called astroturfing that can warp the public perception of anything...even astroturfing.


Season 5 Episode 79

John Oliver explains how prosecutors use, or in some cases misuse, their power within our criminal justice system and why it’s important to know whether or not your district attorney is a dog.


Season 5 Episode 78

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.


Season 5 Episode 77

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.


Season 5 Episode 76

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.


Season 5 Episode 75

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.


Season 5 Episode 74

Last Week Tonight explains how the president and his allies seek to undermine Robert Mueller’s inquiry into Russian interference in the 2016 election.


Examining the highly unregulated system around guardianship for senior citizens, Last Week Tonight enlists a few celebrities to help warn against such predatory behavior.


Season 5 Episode 72

John Oliver uncovers the dangerously unregulated rehab industry, which offers little evidence-based care and too many horse-based therapies.


Season 5 Episode 71

Last Week Tonight looks at the devastating economic crisis in Venezuela and makes an unconventional appeal to the country’s leader, Nicolás Maduro.


Season 5 Episode 70

Rudy Giuliani is new to Drumpf’s legal team, but not to public controversy. Last Week Tonight examines his turbulent record in the wake of his recent political upsets.


Season 5 Episode 69

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.


Season 5 Episode 68

As the deadline to file rapidly approaches, Last Week Tonight looks at how many of America’s largest corporations shift a surprising portion of their profits overseas to avoid paying taxes. Even more surprisingly — it’s legal.


Season 5 Episode 67

Crisis pregnancy centers deceptively steer women away from abortion. They can be started way too easily by religious groups like, for instance, a late night talk show’s megachurch.


Season 5 Episode 66

America’s dysfunctional immigration court system forces many children to appear in court alone. That’s as ridiculous in real life as it would be on a courtroom television show.


Season 5 Episode 65

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.


Season 5 Episode 64

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.


Season 5 Episode 63

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.


Season 5 Episode 62

Main story: Trump vs. the World; plus, Parkland school shooting; leadership scandals in South Africa, Australia and Israel.

Season 5 Episode 61

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.


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