Last Week Tonight with John Oliver: Season 8

Last Week Tonight with John Oliver: Season 8

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Former Daily Show presenter John Oliver returns for an eighth season of his hit, HBO, weekly late night show. The satirical look at the week in news, politics and current events has won of over 20 Emmys, including best Variety Show - a crown it's won every year since 2016.

2021USA
Comedy

Episodes

EPISODE 8.1

Episode 210: The Next Pandemic

Main story: What could cause the next pandemic, what we... More can do to avoid it, and why you shouldn’t kiss pigs; plus, Impeachment Part 2.

EPISODE 8.2

Episode 211: Meatpacking

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

EPISODE 8.3

Episode 212: Raids

John Oliver explains how raids became a favorite tool of... More police, how few guardrails there are on their use, and what we should do about that.

EPISODE 8.4

Episode 213: Unemployment

John Oliver details the many obstacles that impede access to... More unemployment benefits in the US - often by design - and why the entire system needs to be rethought.

EPISODE 8.5

Episode 214: Tucker Carlson

Today's star is Tucker Carlson who currently has a popular... More show with million of viewers in Fox news. He is admired by white supremacists because of his contribution from a national platform. John Oliver explains how he operates, how he convince his audience and how he got there.

EPISODE 8.6

Episode 215: Plastics

Plastic is in everything, from the clothes we wear to... More the water we drink. John explains how plastics are harming the planet, why recycling isn't the solution, and why fixing the problem will be up consumers, corporations and policymakers.

EPISODE 8.7

Episode 216: The National Debt

The national debt has long been portrayed as a burden... More we're placing on future generations. John Oliver discusses how national debt works, why people are so concerned about it, and why it might be more helpful than you think.

EPISODE 8.8

Episode 217: Long-Term Care

John Oliver talks about nursing homes and assisted living facilities... More which are providing long term care for elders. He also states how these things operate without much accountability and what dire situations staffs and residents both has to face here.

EPISODE 8.9

Episode 218: Bankruptcy

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

EPISODE 8.10

Episode 219: Vaccine

John Oliver explains why some people don't want to get... More the Covid-19 vaccine and how they might be reassured. (Even you, Mike in Baltimore.)

EPISODE 8.11

Episode 220: Hair

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

EPISODE 8.12

Episode 221: Stand Your Ground

Main Story: John Oliver takes a look at why “stand... More 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.

EPISODE 8.13

Episode 222: Sponsored Content

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

EPISODE 8.14

Episode 223: Asian Americans

John Oliver discusses the large and diverse group of people... More 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.

EPISODE 8.15

Episode 224: Prison Heat

John Oliver explains how the failure to air-condition prisons can... More 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.

EPISODE 8.16

Episode 225: PACE

John Oliver explains how PACE, a program meant to pay... More 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.

EPISODE 8.17

Episode 226: Health Care Sharing Ministries

Health Care Sharing Ministries, or HCSMs, advertise themselves as a... More more affordable, faith-based alternative to health insurance. But John Oliver explains some of the massive limitations these plans can have.

EPISODE 8.18

Episode 227: Housing Discrimination

John Oliver breaks down the long history of housing discrimination... More in the U.S., the damage it's done, and, crucially, what we can do about it.

EPISODE 8.19

Episode 228: Emergency Medical Services

John Oliver explains how emergency medical services function in the... More U.S., why they can be so expensive, and what we can do to fix things.

EPISODE 8.20

Episode 229

John Oliver explains how the Sackler family has been handling... More lawsuits related to the opioid crisis, how hard they've been fighting to defend their name, and why you should judge the situation for yourself.

EPISODE 8.21

Episode 230: Ransomware

John Oliver discusses ransomware attacks, why they're on the rise,... More and what can be done about them.

EPISODE 8.22

Episode 231: Afghanistan

John Oliver discusses the end of America's war with Afghanistan... More and the humanitarian crisis being left behind.

EPISODE 8.23

Episode 232: Lukashenko

John Oliver discusses the longtime leader of Belarus, Alexander Lukashenko,... More and the many reasons his country's citizens have not to like him.

EPISODE 8.24

Episode 233: Voting Rights

John Oliver discusses the current attacks on voting rights, who's... More behind them, and what we can do about it.

EPISODE 8.25

Episode 234: Chemicals

John Oliver discusses PFAS - a class of chemicals linked... More to an array of health issues - and why their widespread use isn't as magical as it may seem.

EPISODE 8.26

Episode 235

John Oliver discusses how misinformation spreads among immigrant diaspora communities,... More how little some platforms have done to stop it, and, most importantly, how to have a very good morning.

EPISODE 8.27

Episode 236

John Oliver discusses Taiwan's history of being governed by other... More countries, its fraught present-day relationship with China, and what its citizens would want their future to look like.

EPISODE 8.28

Episode 237: Homelessness

With homelessness increasing nationwide, John Oliver takes a look at... More the way we discuss the unhoused, what policy failures are making the problem worse, and how we can help.

EPISODE 8.29

Episode 238: Power Grid

John Oliver discusses the current state of the nation's power... More grid, why it needs fixing, and, of course, how fun balloons are.

EPISODE 8.30

Episode 239: Union Busting

John Oliver discusses the mechanics of union busting, why the... More companies who do it face so few consequences, and what it really means when your manager wants to talk to you about "your attendance."

Last Week Tonight with John Oliver: Season 8 | Awards

Award Winner
Outstanding Variety Talk Series & Outstanding Writing for a Variety Series, Emmys 2021

Last Week Tonight with John Oliver: Season 8 | Release Details

Last Week Tonight with John Oliver: Season 8 is available to stream in New Zealand now on Neon.