Last Week Tonight with John Oliver Season 1
S01 E01Apr 28, 2014
POM Wonderful v. Coca-Cola Apr 28, 2014 John talks about the Indian election, Pom Wonderful and talks with the former NSA Director General Keith Alexander.
S01 E02May 5, 2014
Capital Punishment May 5, 2014 John talks about the recent issues of the death penalty, François Hollande and the rising issues happening in Brunei.
S01 E03May 12, 2014
Climate Change Denial May 12, 2014 John talks about Eurovision, Ukraine and Russia's relations and interviews Bill Nye about Climate Change.
S01 E04May 19, 2014
The Right to Be Forgotten May 19, 2014 John talks about the product recall going on at General Motors, the EU Court of Justice "Right to be Forgotten" ruling and updates us on how the Indian election is going with help from Fareed Zakaria.
S01 E05Jun 2, 2014
Net Neutrality Jun 2, 2014 John talks about the rise of the far-right political parties in Europe, the Ukrainian election, Afghanistan, Net Neutrality, Australia's hard-line right-wing Prime Minister Tony Abbott and the 2014 Scripps National Spelling Bee.
S01 E06Jun 9, 2014
FIFA and the World Cup Jun 9, 2014 John talks about California Chrome and the Belmont Stakes, FIFA and the 2014 World Cup, and Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.
S01 E07Jun 16, 2014
Immigration Reform Jun 16, 2014 John talks about US Immigration and interviews Professor Stephen Hawking.
S01 E08Jun 23, 2014
Dr. Oz Jun 23, 2014 John talks about Iraq, Antarctica tourism and Dr. Oz's "Miracle Drug".
S01 E09Jun 30, 2014
Burwell v. Hobby Lobby Jun 30, 2014 John Oliver sheds light on recent Supreme Court cases and discusses gay rights in Uganda with activist Pepe Julian Onziema.
S01 E10Jul 14, 2014
Income and Wealth Inequality Jul 14, 2014 John talks about modern American income inequality, Warren G. Harding's love letters and President Obama's "Day In The Life" tour.
S01 E11Jul 21, 2014
Incarceration in the United States Jul 21, 2014 John talks about the Gaza crisis, the decay of American prisons and the gambling addiction problem in Singapore.
S01 E12Jul 28, 2014
Nuclear Weapons and the United States Jul 28, 2014 John talks about human rights violations in the Middle East, nuclear disarmament and Russia's science satellite that lost communication.
S01 E13Aug 4, 2014
Native Advertising Aug 4, 2014 John talks about Uganda's anti-gay laws, the CIA's recent report on their use of torture, the New York Port Authority, Argentina's default on debt and native advertising.
S01 E14Aug 11, 2014
Payday Loans Aug 11, 2014 John talks about the return of US military actions in Iraq, replacing all passwords due to a global security breach and the terrible practices of the Payday Loan industry.
S01 E15Aug 18, 2014
Shooting of Michael Brown and Police Militarization Aug 18, 2014 Focuses on the shooting of Michael Brown and police militarization in Ferguson, MO. John also discusses the topic of equal pay for equal work.
S01 E16Sep 8, 2014
Student Debt Sep 8, 2014 John talks about ISIS and student loan debt. Musical group A Great Big World make a special appearance.
S01 E17Sep 15, 2014
Scottish Independence Referendum Sep 15, 2014 John talks about the NFL's decision on Ray Rice's contract, the international response to ISIS, Scotland's separation from the United Kingdom and Twitter hashtags that are being misused by corporations.
S01 E18Sep 22, 2014
United States Embargo Against Cuba, Miss America 2015 Sep 22, 2014 John covers the results of the Scottish referendum that took place the week before and explains why the policy of United States having embargo against Cuba doesn't make sense . The main story focuses on the Miss America pageant and their scholarships to women. John explains how outdated and absurd the requirements for the contestants are and to illustrate these problems, stages his own pageant with the help of a guest star - Kathy Griffin.
S01 E19Sep 29, 2014
Drones Sep 29, 2014 John discusses U.S. military drones and the Kansas state budget shortfall. Also, Narendra Modi, the Prime Minster of India visited New York and did some classic New York things.
S01 E20Oct 6, 2014
Civil Forfeiture Oct 6, 2014 Main story: how desperate the American law enforcement is to make money out of everyone by using the process called the "civil asset forfeiture," and how it would make for a weird episode of "Law and Order." Plus, John wants to host the 2022 Winter Olympics and how is Columbus Day still a thing.
S01 E21Oct 20, 2014
Military Translators Oct 20, 2014 Translators who have aided the U.S. Military in Afghanistan and Iraq are in great danger in their home countries, but red tape is making it impossible for many of them to leave. John Oliver interviews FNU Mohammad, one translator who made it out. Plus, since cameras aren’t allowed in the Supreme Court discussions, most coverage of the important cases looks like garbage. John fixes that problem with real animals and fake paws.
S01 E22Oct 27, 2014
Sugar Oct 27, 2014 John Oliver talks about a Russian submarine in Sweden, ebola in New York, added sugar in food, Rob Ford's brother and interviews Jane Goodall.
S01 E23Nov 3, 2014
State Legislatures and ALEC Nov 3, 2014 While midterm coverage is largely focused on the parts of Congress that do very little, vital (and bizarre) midterm elections are going unexamined. State legislators pass a lot of bills, and some of that efficiency is thanks to a group called ALEC that writes legislation for them. It’s as shady as it sounds!
S01 E24Nov 10, 2014
The Lottery Nov 10, 2014 The Lottery: State lotteries claim to be good for education and the general wellbeing of citizens. But are they? (Spoiler alert: No.) Also, there is a cannon that shoots salmon over dams. It’s awesome. Check it out.