Last Week Tonight with John Oliver: Season 8

Last Week Tonight with John Oliver: Season 8

Last Week Tonight with John Oliver: Season 8

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.

Outstanding Variety Talk Series & Outstanding Writing for a Variety Series, Emmys 2021
2021USA
Comedy

Streaming (1 Provider)

EPISODE 8.1
15 February 2021

Episode 210: The Next Pandemic

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.

EPISODE 8.2
22 February 2021

Episode 211: Meatpacking

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

EPISODE 8.3
1 March 2021

Episode 212: Raids

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

EPISODE 8.4
8 March 2021

Episode 213: Unemployment

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

EPISODE 8.5
15 March 2021

Episode 214: Tucker Carlson

Today's star is Tucker Carlson who currently has a popular 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... MORE how he operates, how he convince his audience and how he got there.

EPISODE 8.6
22 March 2021

Episode 215: Plastics

Plastic is in everything, from the clothes we wear to 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... MORE consumers, corporations and policymakers.

EPISODE 8.7
5 April 2021

Episode 216: The National Debt

The national debt has long been portrayed as a burden 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... MORE helpful than you think.

EPISODE 8.8
12 April 2021

Episode 217: Long-Term Care

John Oliver talks about nursing homes and assisted living facilities 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... MORE both has to face here.

EPISODE 8.9
19 April 2021

Episode 218: Bankruptcy

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.

EPISODE 8.10
3 May 2021

Episode 219: Vaccine

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

EPISODE 8.11
10 May 2021

Episode 220: Hair

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

EPISODE 8.12
17 May 2021

Episode 221: Stand Your Ground

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.

EPISODE 8.13
24 May 2021

Episode 222: Sponsored Content

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.)

EPISODE 8.14
7 June 2021

Episode 223: Asian Americans

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.

EPISODE 8.15
14 June 2021

Episode 224: Prison Heat

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... MORE car dealership ads.

EPISODE 8.16
21 June 2021

Episode 225: PACE

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... MORE year is a bad idea and why dog shows are weird.

EPISODE 8.17
28 June 2021

Episode 226: Health Care Sharing Ministries

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

EPISODE 8.18
26 July 2021

Episode 227: Housing Discrimination

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

EPISODE 8.19
2 August 2021

Episode 228: Emergency Medical Services

John 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.

EPISODE 8.20
9 August 2021

Episode 229

John Oliver explains how the Sackler family has been handling 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
16 August 2021

Episode 230: Ransomware

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

EPISODE 8.22
23 August 2021

Episode 231: Afghanistan

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

EPISODE 8.23
13 September 2021

Episode 232: Lukashenko

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

EPISODE 8.24
27 September 2021

Episode 233: Voting Rights

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

EPISODE 8.25
4 October 2021

Episode 234: Chemicals

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

EPISODE 8.26
11 October 2021

Episode 235

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

EPISODE 8.27

Episode 236

Expected arrival: 25 October 2021 

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EPISODE 8.28

Episode 237

Expected arrival: 1 November 2021 

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EPISODE 8.29

Episode 238

Expected arrival: 8 November 2021 

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EPISODE 8.30

Episode 239

Expected arrival: 15 November 2021 

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