Last Week Tonight with John Oliver Season 6

Season 6

Last Week Tonight with John Oliver Season 6

First Air Date: February 17, 2019

First Aired on    :   2019
Episodes    :   30 episodes



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Episodes

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6x30 The Census (November 17, 2019)


Main story: 2020 United States Census; plus, the impeachment inquiry against Donald Trump and Chiitan.


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6x29 SLAPP Suits (November 10, 2019)


After winning a legal battle involving a coal executive and a giant squirrel, John Oliver explains how SLAPP suits are designed to stifle public dissent.


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6x28 Voting Machines (November 03, 2019)


John Oliver discusses how voting machines work, how they don’t, and how we can fix them.


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6x27 Trump & Syria (October 27, 2019)


John Oliver discusses the alarming decision to pull U.S. troops away from the border between Turkey and Syria.


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6x26 Weather (October 13, 2019)


John talks about Weather forecasting, Barry Lee Myers and the National Weather Service


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6x25 One Child Policy (October 06, 2019)


John Oliver discusses China’s one-child policy, and all its consequences, intended and not.


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6x24 Compounding Pharmacies (September 29, 2019)


Compounding pharmacies create medication tailored to the specific needs of individual patients. John Oliver explains why this small corner of the drug market can cause big problems.


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6x23 Legal Immigration (September 15, 2019)


Legal immigration is a term which was repeated throughout the Trump presidency. But John Oliver explains its absurdity as well as why people resort to illegal means to enter the country. He breaks down all the four ways a person can enter USA legally: Family, Employment, Good Luck (Visa Lottery), Bad Luck (Refugee).


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6x22 Filibuster (September 08, 2019)


John Oliver explains why filibusters exist, why they shouldn't, and why it's stupid to drink coffee like a cat.


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6x21 Bias in Medicine (August 18, 2019)


John Oliver discusses the roles that gender and racial bias can play in medical treatment.


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6x20 Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov (August 11, 2019)


John Oliver takes a look at the president of Turkmenistan, a dangerous autocrat with some notably strange obsessions.


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6x19 Prison Labor (August 04, 2019)


John Oliver explains how prisoners make and spend money, and how companies can profit at the expense of their families.


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6x18 Boris Johnson (July 28, 2019)


John Oliver explains how Britain’s new prime minister, Boris Johnson, has succeeded – not despite his bumbling persona, but often because of it.


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6x17 Warehouses (June 30, 2019)


It’s 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 “buy now.”


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6x16 Everest (June 23, 2019)


Climbing Mount Everest has become dangerously popular. John Oliver explains why.


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6x15 Impeachment (June 16, 2019)


With a national conversation underway about the possibility of impeachment, John Oliver discusses whether the benefits outweigh the potential risks.


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6x14 Equal Rights Amendment (June 09, 2019)


There’s still nothing in our constitution that explicitly prohibits sex discrimination. John Oliver talks about how to fix that.


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6x13 Medical Devices (June 02, 2019)


John Oliver discusses the medical device industry, which is a huge business with a hugely troubling lack of regulation.


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6x12 Death Investigations (May 19, 2019)


America’s system for conducting death investigations is a mess. John Oliver explains why we should all be a little more concerned about fixing it.


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6x11 Green New Deal (May 12, 2019)


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.


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6x10 Lethal Injections (May 05, 2019)


John Oliver discusses the lethal injection process, which is definitely not as pleasant as talking about a squeaking frog.


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6x09 Mueller Report (April 21, 2019)


Following the release of the Mueller Report, John Oliver discusses what we’ve learned.


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6x08 Opioids II (April 14, 2019)


Following some recent revelations about the role of large companies in America’s ongoing opioid epidemic, John Oliver takes another look at the crisis.


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6x07 Mobile Homes (April 07, 2019)


Mobile homes may seem like an affordable housing option, but large investment companies are making them less and less so.


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6x06 WWE (March 31, 2019)


John Oliver discusses how the WWE takes care of its wrestlers — and how it doesn’t.


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6x05 Public Shaming (March 17, 2019)


John Oliver talks about the power of public shaming, good and bad.


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6x04 Robocalls (March 10, 2019)


Robocalls are a growing problem. If only we could make the FCC care a little bit more about fixing it.


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6x03 Automation (March 03, 2019)


Automation often seems like a scary new problem, but it’s neither entirely scary nor entirely new.


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6x02 Psychics (February 24, 2019)


Psychics may seem harmless and fun on TV, but they can make a lot of money by exploiting vulnerable people.


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6x01 Brexit III (February 17, 2019)


The UK could officially leave the European Union next month, which would be a huge change with hugely damaging consequences.




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