Last Week Tonight with John Oliver Season 8

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Last Week Tonight with John Oliver Season 8

First Air Date: February 14, 2021

First Aired on    :   2021
Episodes    :   19 episodes



Episodes

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8x19 Episode 228 (August 01, 2021)



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8x18 Episode 227 (July 25, 2021)



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8x17 Episode 226 (June 27, 2021)



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8x16 Episode 225 (June 20, 2021)


John Oliver explains how PACE, a program meant to pay for environmentally-friendly home renovations, is fundamentally flawed and can put people at risk of losing their homes. Plus, why hosting summer Olympics in Tokyo this year is a bad idea and why dog shows are weird.


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8x15 Episode 224 (June 13, 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. Plus, some truly unique local car dealership ads.


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8x14 Episode 223 (June 06, 2021)


John Oliver discusses the large and diverse group of people who fall under the term "Asian American", the history of the model minority stereotype, and why our conversations on the subject need to be better-informed.


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8x13 Episode 222 (May 23, 2021)


John Oliver explains why the integrity of local news is so important, how sponsored content could damage that integrity, and why the Venus Veil is so much more than a blanket. (It's not.)


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8x12 Episode 221 (May 16, 2021)


Main Story: John Oliver takes a look at why “stand your ground” laws were created, who they protect, and, crucially, who they don’t. Plus, a look at the past week’s events in Israel.


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8x11 Episode 220 (May 09, 2021)


John Oliver discusses the importance of black hair, the ways it can be a target of discrimination, and some ideas to address that.


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8x10 Episode 219 (May 02, 2021)


John Oliver explains why some people don't want to get the Covid-19 vaccine and how they might be reassured.


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8x09 Episode 218: Bankruptcy (April 18, 2021)


John Oliver details why people file for bankruptcy, how needlessly difficult the process can be, and the ways we can better serve people struggling with debt.


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8x08 Episode 217: Long-Term Care (April 11, 2021)


Main story: Why nursing homes and assisted living facilities need fixing; plus, the U.S. Refugee Admissions Program; Matt Gaetz and Venmo; R.I.P. Yahoo! Answers.


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8x07 Episode 216: The National Debt (April 04, 2021)


Main story: How national debt works and why it might be more helpful than you'd think; plus, Giuliani freaks over Lil Nas X; Amazon's anti-union tactics; Peeps and Pepsi form an unholy alliance.


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8x06 Episode 215: Plastics (March 21, 2021)


Main story: How plastics are harming the planet, and why recycling isn’t the solution you think it is; plus, the Atlanta mass shootings and hate crimes against Asian-Americans.


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8x05 Episode 214: Tucker Carlson (March 14, 2021)


Main story: Where Tucker Carlson came from and why he's admired by white nationalists; plus, reaction to the Biden COVID-19 relief bill.


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8x04 Episode 213: Unemployment (March 07, 2021)


Main story: The many obstacles that impede access to unemployment benefits; plus, Fox News freaks out over Dr. Seuss.


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8x03 Episode 212: Raids (February 28, 2021)


Main story: How few guardrails there are on the use of police raids; plus, New York governor Andrew Cuomo faces multiple scandals.


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8x02 Episode 211: Meatpacking (February 21, 2021)


Main story: Working conditions in the meatpacking industry; plus, the Texas power crisis in the wake of severe winter weather.


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8x01 Episode 210: The Next Pandemic (February 14, 2021)


Main 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.




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