SERIESMOVIESDOCSHBO MAXPODCASTSSCHEDULESIGN INGET HBOSERIESMOVIESDOCSHBO MAXPODCASTSSCHEDULESIGN INGET HBOSIGN INStream all of HBO plus more TV, movies, and Max Originals at no additional cost.SIGN INHBO MaxLooking for HBO only? Last Week Tonight with John Oliver ExploreAbout Season Season 8Last Week Tonight with John Oliver | Season 8 | Episode 12May 16, 2021: Stand Your Ground TV-MA | 32 MIN WATCH NOWHBO MaxJohn Oliver examines why ''stand your ground'' laws were created. Plus, a look at the past week’s events in Israel. Season 8 EpisodesSeason 8 Episodes1. February 14, 2021: Next PandemicMain story: What could cause the next pandemic, what we can do to avoid it, and why you shouldn’t kiss pigs; plus, Impeachment Part 2.2. February 21, 2021: MeatpackingMain story: Working conditions in the meatpacking industry; plus, the Texas power crisis in the wake of severe winter weather.3. February 28, 2021: RaidsMain story: How few guardrails there are on the use of police raids; plus, New York governor Andrew Cuomo faces multiple scandals.4. March 7, 2021: UnemploymentMain story: The many obstacles that impede access to unemployment benefits; plus, Fox News freaks out over Dr. Seuss.5. March 14, 2021: Tucker CarlsonMain story: Where Tucker Carlson came from and why he's admired by white nationalists; plus, reaction to the Biden COVID-19 relief bill.6. March 21, 2021: PlasticsMain story: How plastics are harming the planet, and why recycling isn’t the solution you think it is; plus, the Atlanta mass shootings.7. April 4, 2021: DebtHow national debt works; plus, Giuliani freaks over Lil Nas X; Amazon's anti-union tactics; Peeps and Pepsi form an unholy alliance.8. April 11, 2021: Long Term CareMain story: Why nursing homes and assisted living facilities need fixing; plus, the U.S. Refugee Admissions Program; Matt Gaetz and Venmo.9. April 18, 2021: BankruptcyMain story: Why people file for bankruptcy and how difficult the process can be; plus, a look at police brutality in the U.S.10. May 2, 2021: Vaccine MisinformationMain 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.11. May 9, 2021: HairMain story: The ways Black hair can be a target of discrimination; plus, the race for governor in California, and GOP voter suppression.12. May 16, 2021: Stand Your GroundJohn Oliver examines why ''stand your ground'' laws were created. Plus, a look at the past week’s events in Israel.13. May 23, 2021: SponconJohn Oliver explains why the integrity of local news is so important; plus, how some red states are trying to overturn Roe v. Wade.14. June 6, 2021: Asian AmericansJohn Oliver discusses the large and diverse group of people who fall under the term ''Asian American.'' Plus, COVID, Brazil, and Soccer.15. June 13, 2021: Prison HeatHow the failure to air-condition prisons can cause health issues for incarcerated people; plus, a look at the NYC mayoral candidates.16. June 20, 2021: PACEHow PACE, a program meant to pay for environmentally-friendly home renovations, is fundamentally flawed; plus, John talks Tokyo Olympics.17. June 27, 2021: Health Care Sharing MinistriesThe limitations of Health Care Sharing Ministries, a faith-based alternative to health insurance; plus, the ItalyGate conspiracy theory.18. July 25, 2021: Housing DiscriminationJohn Oliver breaks down the history of housing discrimination in the U.S.; plus, John is headed back to the studio and makes a new friend.19. August 1, 2021: Emergency Medical ServicesJohn Oliver explains how emergency medical services function in the U.S., why they can be so expensive, and what we can do to fix things.20. August 8, 2021: Opioids III – The SacklersHow the Sackler family has been handling lawsuits related to the opioid crisis; plus, Russia’s participation in the Tokyo Olympics.21. August 15, 2021: RansomwareJohn Oliver discusses ransomware attacks, why they’re on the rise, and what can be done about them; plus, the spread of the Delta variant.22. August 22, 2021: AfghanistanJohn Oliver discusses the end of America’s war with Afghanistan; plus, how two steely attorneys could end their heated dispute.23. September 12, 2021: LukashenkoJohn Oliver discusses the longtime leader of Belarus, Alexander Lukashenko; plus, what a new abortion law in Texas means for Roe v. Wade.24. September 26, 2021: Voting RightsA look at the current attacks on voting rights; plus, how migrants were treated at the border last week; the federal duck stamp contest.25. October 3, 2021: PFASJohn Oliver discusses PFAS—a class of chemicals linked to an array of health issues—and why their use isn’t as magical as it may seem.26. October 10, 2021: MisinformationA look at how misinformation spreads among immigrant diaspora communities; plus, AT&T's involvement with far-right One America News.27. October 24, 2021: TaiwanTaiwan’s history of being governed by other countries, and its relationship with China; plus, why some cops are refusing vaccinations.28. October 31, 2021: HomelessnessWith homelessness increasing nationwide, John Oliver examines the way we discuss the unhoused; plus, a look at Biden’s spending plan.29. November 7, 2021: The Power GridJohn Oliver discusses the state of the nation’s power grid; plus, how world leaders aren’t living up to their promises on climate action.30. November 14, 2021: Union BustingJohn Oliver discusses union busting, and why companies who do it face so few consequences; plus, an update on the insurrection.