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Season 02, Episode 01 Marketing to Doctors

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Feb 9, 2015
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Marketing to Doctors Feb 9, 2015 John Oliver discusses the growing issues of pharmaceutical companies marketing directly to and through doctors. Also, since RadioShack has filed for bankruptcy, John has created a farewell message for them. Plus, the online sessions by Ecuadorian President Rafael Correa to address the public aren't going too well.

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Season 02, Episode 02 Tobacco

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Feb 16, 2015
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Tobacco Feb 16, 2015 Thanks to tobacco industry regulations and marketing restrictions in the U.S., smoking rates have dropped dramatically. John Oliver explains how tobacco companies are keeping their business strong overseas and how Phillip Morris International in particular is employing some unethical legal practices while suing some of the world's poorest countries. Plus, we've noticed that the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue still exists but can’t quite figure out why.

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Season 02, Episode 03 Elected Judges

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Feb 23, 2015
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Elected Judges Feb 23, 2015 The vast majority of US judges are elected, forcing many judges to pander to the electorate and accept campaign money in order to keep their jobs. This seems slightly troubling... The UK's Labour Party has painted a campaign van pink in an attempt to attract women voters. We are glad they didn't keep going with that strategy.

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Season 02, Episode 04 Infrastructure

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Mar 2, 2015
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Infrastructure Mar 2, 2015 America's crumbling infrastructure: It's not a sexy problem, but it is a scary one.

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Season 02, Episode 05 U.S. Territories

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Mar 9, 2015
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U.S. Territories Mar 9, 2015 A set of Supreme Court decisions made over 100 years ago has left U.S. territories without meaningful representation. That’s weird, right? Plus, daylight saving time doesn’t actually benefit anyone. Strangely, it’s still a thing!

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Season 02, Episode 06 The NCAA

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Mar 16, 2015
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The NCAA Mar 16, 2015 The NCAA doesn’t pay athletes because they consider them amateurs. The NCAA considers them amateurs because they don’t get paid.

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Season 02, Episode 07 Municipal Violations

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Mar 23, 2015
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Municipal Violations Mar 23, 2015 If you have money, committing a municipal violation may pose you a minor inconvenience. If you don’t, it can ruin your life. Also, the New Hampshire legislature refused to make the red-tailed hawk the official raptor of their state... so Last Week Tonight made it the official raptor of the show.

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Season 02, Episode 08 Government Surveillance

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Apr 6, 2015
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Government Surveillance Apr 6, 2015 There are very few government checks on what America’s sweeping surveillance programs are capable of doing. John Oliver sits down with Edward Snowden to discuss the NSA, the balance between privacy and security, and dick-pics.

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Season 02, Episode 09 The IRS

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Apr 13, 2015
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The IRS Apr 13, 2015 Nobody likes the IRS. But recent budget and staff cuts have made it increasingly difficult for the department to do its very important job. Don’t take our word for it. Ask Michael Bolton.

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Season 02, Episode 10 Patents

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Apr 20, 2015
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Patents Apr 20, 2015 For inventors, patents are an essential protection against theft. But when patent trolls abuse the system by stockpiling patents and threatening lawsuits, businesses are forced to shell out tons of money. Also, CNN produced an actual doomsday video to broadcast when the world is ending and it’s incredibly dull. We've enlisted Martin Sheen to help make humanity’s final moments happier!

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Season 02, Episode 11 Fashion

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Apr 27, 2015
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Fashion Apr 27, 2015 John explores the concept of changing and cheap fashion and some of the ugliest truths of the manufacturing process.

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Season 02, Episode 12 Standardized Testing

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May 4, 2015
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Standardized Testing May 4, 2015 American students face a ridiculous amount of testing. John Oliver explains how standardized tests impact school funding, the achievement gap, how often kids are expected to throw up.

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Season 02, Episode 13 Paid Family Leave

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May 11, 2015
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Paid Family Leave May 11, 2015 Many American companies do not offer paid leave after the birth of a child, which means they probably shouldn’t run sappy Mother’s Day ads.

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Season 02, Episode 14 Chickens

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May 18, 2015
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Chickens May 18, 2015 John Oliver explains how chicken farming can be unfair, punishing, and inhumane. And not just for the chickens!

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Season 02, Episode 15 FIFA II

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Jun 1, 2015
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FIFA II Jun 1, 2015 After the arrests of numerous top officials, John Oliver decided to give an update on the state of FIFA.

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Season 02, Episode 16 Bail

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Jun 8, 2015
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Bail Jun 8, 2015 John Oliver explains why America’s bail system is better for the reality tv industry than it is for the justice system.

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Season 02, Episode 17 Torture

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Jun 15, 2015
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Torture Jun 15, 2015 The US Senate Torture Report revealed horrifying details of America's interrogation program. Helen Mirren will fill you in.

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Season 02, Episode 18 Online Harassment

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Jun 22, 2015
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Online Harassment Jun 22, 2015 Online harassment is a major problem, but it’s rarely prosecuted. If only we’d been warned about this in the early days of the internet.

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Season 02, Episode 19 Transgender Rights

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Jun 29, 2015
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Transgender Rights Jun 29, 2015 This week’s gay rights victory was historic, but the transgender community still faces staggering challenges. John Oliver focuses on the “T” in “LGBT."

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Season 02, Episode 20 Stadiums

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Jul 13, 2015
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Stadiums Jul 13, 2015 Cities spend massive amounts of public money on privately-owned stadiums. Cities issue tax-exempt municipal bonds that — wait, don’t fall asleep!

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Season 02, Episode 21 Food Waste

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Jul 20, 2015
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Food Waste Jul 20, 2015 Producers, sellers, and consumers waste tons of food. John Oliver discusses the shocking amount of food we don’t eat.

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Season 02, Episode 22 Mandatory Minimum Sentencing Laws

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Jul 27, 2015
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Mandatory Minimum Sentencing Laws Jul 27, 2015 Mandatory minimums require fixed prison sentences for certain crimes. John Oliver explains why we treat some turkeys better than most low-level offenders.

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Season 02, Episode 23 Washington D.C. Statehood

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Aug 3, 2015
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Washington D.C. Statehood Aug 3, 2015 Washington DC experiences taxation without representation. It's also missing from rhyming state songs. John Oliver and a group of singing children fix one of these problems.

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Season 02, Episode 24 Sex Education

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Aug 10, 2015
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Sex Education Aug 10, 2015 Sex education varies widely between school districts, leaving many teens without comprehensive information. We made a video that covers what some schools are too embarrassed to teach.

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Season 02, Episode 25 Televangelists

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Aug 17, 2015
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Televangelists Aug 17, 2015 U.S. tax law allows television preachers to get away with almost anything. We know this from personal experience.

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Season 02, Episode 26 LGBT Discrimination

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Aug 24, 2015
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LGBT Discrimination Aug 24, 2015 This year’s gay marriage ruling was a milestone, but LGBT discrimination is still surprisingly legal. John Oliver explains why we need a federal anti-discrimination law.

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Season 02, Episode 27 Public Defenders

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Sep 14, 2015
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Public Defenders Sep 14, 2015 The Miranda warning includes the right to a public defender. It doesn’t include the fact that public defenders are highly overworked and grossly underpaid.

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Season 02, Episode 28 Migrants and Refugees

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Sep 28, 2015
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Migrants and Refugees Sep 28, 2015 Millions of migrants seeking asylum in Europe face hostility, racism, and red tape. John Oliver does one admittedly tiny thing for one of them.

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Season 02, Episode 29 Mental Health

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Oct 5, 2015
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Mental Health Oct 5, 2015 John Oliver explains how our national system of treating mental health works, or more often than not, how it doesn’t.

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Season 02, Episode 30 North Dakota

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Oct 12, 2015
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North Dakota Oct 12, 2015 North Dakota is known for being polite, but perhaps they’ve been a little too hospitable to oil companies.

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Season 02, Episode 31 Canada

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Oct 19, 2015
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Canada Oct 19, 2015 Canada is about to have a major election. John Oliver enlists Mike Myers, a beaver, and a moose to give voters some advice.

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Season 02, Episode 32 Elections

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Nov 2, 2015
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Elections Nov 2, 2015 John Oliver hosts this comedy series that takes a satirical look at the week in news, politics and current events.

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Season 02, Episode 33 Prisoner Re-entry

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Nov 9, 2015
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Prisoner Re-entry Nov 9, 2015 United Kingdom proposed online mass surveillance law, Veterans Day, Washington Redskin trademark, Prisoner Reentry. Interview with Bilal Chapman.

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Season 02, Episode 34 Daily Fantasy Sports

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Nov 16, 2015
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Daily Fantasy Sports Nov 16, 2015 John talks about the recent Paris attacks, China's Singles Day, the Koh-i-Noor diamond and Daily Fantasy Sports.

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Season 02, Episode 35 Refugees

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Nov 23, 2015
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Refugees Nov 23, 2015 John Oliver hosts this comedy series that takes a satirical look at the week in news, politics and current events.

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