Last Week Tonight with John Oliver Season 4

Season 4

Last Week Tonight with John Oliver Season 4

First Air Date: February 12, 2017

First Aired on    :   2017
Episodes    :   30 episodes



Episodes

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4x30 The Trump Presidency (November 12, 2017)


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.


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4x29 Economic Development (November 05, 2017)


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.


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4x28 Floods (October 29, 2017)


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.


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4x27 Equifax (October 15, 2017)


John Oliver discusses the massive impact of the cybersecurity breach at Equifax and their massively misguided attempts to mitigate the damage.


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4x26 Confederacy (October 08, 2017)


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.


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4x25 Forensic Science (October 01, 2017)


Forensic science used in criminal trials can be surprisingly unscientific. Maybe a new television procedural could help change the public perception.


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4x24 Corporate Consolidation (September 24, 2017)


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.


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4x23 Joe Arpaio (September 10, 2017)


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.


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4x22 Nuclear Waste (August 20, 2017)


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.


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4x21 North Korea (August 13, 2017)


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.


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4x20 Border Patrol (August 06, 2017)


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.


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4x19 Alex Jones (July 30, 2017)


Alex Jones is known for pushing conspiracy theories, but he also spends a lot of time promoting his own products. John Oliver and a “doctor” “from” M.I.T. test out his marketing strategy.


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4x18 Sinclair Broadcast Group (July 02, 2017)


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.


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4x17 Vaccines (June 25, 2017)


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.


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4x16 Coal (June 18, 2017)


We’ve 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.


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4x15 Episode 15 (June 11, 2017)


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.


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4x14 Paris Agreement (June 04, 2017)


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.


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4x13 Stupid Watergate (May 21, 2017)


John Oliver discusses the shocking magnitude and potential impact of the latest revelations surrounding the Russia investigation.


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4x12 Dialysis (May 14, 2017)


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.


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4x11 Net Neutrality II (May 07, 2017)


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 www.gofccyourself.com.


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4x10 Ivanka & Jared (April 23, 2017)


Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner hold an incredible amount of political power. That's troubling considering their incredibly small amount of political experience.


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4x09 French Elections (April 16, 2017)


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.


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4x08 Gerrymandering (April 09, 2017)


Lawmakers often reshape voting districts to shift the balance of political power. That's unfair to voters, even those of us with questionable judgment.


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4x07 Marijuana (April 02, 2017)


Under federal law, even legal marijuana is illegal. John Oliver explains why conflicting drug laws pose serious problems.


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4x06 Federal Budget (March 19, 2017)


Donald Trump's federal budget plan proposes large funding cuts with largely negative consequences. John Oliver examines the troubling priorities of the new administration.


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4x05 American Health Care Act (March 12, 2017)


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.


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4x04 Dalai Lama (March 05, 2017)


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.


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4x03 Obamacare (February 26, 2017)


Congressional Republicans could soon vote to repeal Obamacare. John Oliver explores why their replacement plans are similar to a thong.


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4x02 Putin (February 19, 2017)


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.


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4x01 Trump vs. Truth (February 12, 2017)


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’s media diet.




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