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Season 01, Episode 01 POM Wonderful v. Coca-Cola

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Apr 28, 2014
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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.

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Season 01, Episode 02 Capital Punishment

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May 5, 2014
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Capital Punishment May 5, 2014 John talks about the recent issues of the death penalty, François Hollande and the rising issues happening in Brunei.

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Season 01, Episode 03 Climate Change Denial

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May 12, 2014
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Climate Change Denial May 12, 2014 John talks about Eurovision, Ukraine and Russia's relations and interviews Bill Nye about Climate Change.

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Season 01, Episode 04 The Right to Be Forgotten

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May 19, 2014
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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.

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Season 01, Episode 05 Net Neutrality

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Jun 2, 2014
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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.

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Season 01, Episode 06 FIFA and the World Cup

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Jun 9, 2014
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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.

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Season 01, Episode 07 Immigration Reform

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Jun 16, 2014
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Immigration Reform Jun 16, 2014 John talks about US Immigration and interviews Professor Stephen Hawking.

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Season 01, Episode 08 Dr. Oz

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Jun 23, 2014
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Dr. Oz Jun 23, 2014 John talks about Iraq, Antarctica tourism and Dr. Oz's "Miracle Drug".

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Season 01, Episode 09 Burwell v. Hobby Lobby

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Jun 30, 2014
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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.

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Season 01, Episode 10 Income and Wealth Inequality

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Jul 14, 2014
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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.

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Season 01, Episode 11 Incarceration in the United States

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Jul 21, 2014
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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.

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Season 01, Episode 12 Nuclear Weapons and the United States

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Jul 28, 2014
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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.

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Season 01, Episode 13 Native Advertising

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Aug 4, 2014
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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.

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Season 01, Episode 14 Payday Loans

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Aug 11, 2014
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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.

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Season 01, Episode 15 Shooting of Michael Brown and Police Militarization

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Aug 18, 2014
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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.

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Season 01, Episode 16 Student Debt

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Sep 8, 2014
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Student Debt Sep 8, 2014 John talks about ISIS and student loan debt. Musical group A Great Big World make a special appearance.

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Season 01, Episode 17 Scottish Independence Referendum

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Sep 15, 2014
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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.

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Season 01, Episode 18 United States Embargo Against Cuba, Miss America 2015

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Sep 22, 2014
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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.

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Season 01, Episode 19 Drones

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Sep 29, 2014
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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.

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Season 01, Episode 20 Civil Forfeiture

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Oct 6, 2014
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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.

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Season 01, Episode 21 Military Translators

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Oct 20, 2014
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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.

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Season 01, Episode 22 Sugar

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Oct 27, 2014
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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.

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Season 01, Episode 23 State Legislatures and ALEC

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Nov 3, 2014
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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!

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Season 01, Episode 24 The Lottery

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Nov 10, 2014
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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.

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