Last Week Tonight with John Oliver Season 5
S05 E01Feb 19, 2018
Trump vs. The World Feb 19, 2018 America's reputation is being damaged by its own president. John Oliver, several dinosaurs, and the NYC Gay Men's Chorus remind the world that our country is...complicated.
S05 E02Feb 26, 2018
Italian Election Feb 26, 2018 Italy is in the throes of a turbulent race to elect a new prime minister. John Oliver discusses the colorful contenders and introduces an equally ridiculous candidate.
S05 E03Mar 5, 2018
NRA TV Mar 5, 2018 The NRA's streaming lifestyle network aims to boost gun sales, often by using an ominous tone that would make just about anything sound terrifying...including muffins.
S05 E04Mar 12, 2018
Cryptocurrencies Mar 12, 2018 Digital currencies are generating a lot of excitement. John Oliver enlists Keegan-Michael Key to get potential investors equally excited about the concept of caution.
S05 E05Mar 19, 2018
Mike Pence Mar 19, 2018 John Oliver can't help but say nice things about the Vice President's rabbit, Marlon Bundo. Last Week Tonight even wrote a children's book about him.
S05 E06Apr 2, 2018
Immigration Courts Apr 2, 2018 America’s dysfunctional immigration court system forces many children to appear in court alone. That’s as ridiculous in real life as it would be on a courtroom television show.
S05 E07Apr 9, 2018
Crisis Pregnancy Centers Apr 9, 2018 Crisis pregnancy centers deceptively steer woman away from abortion. They can be started way too easily by religious groups like, for instance, a late night talk show’s megachurch.
S05 E08Apr 16, 2018
Corporate Taxes Apr 16, 2018 Many of America’s largest corporations shift a surprising portion of their profits overseas to avoid paying taxes. Even more surprisingly, that’s a legal thing to do.
S05 E09Apr 23, 2018
Iran Deal Apr 23, 2018 Donald Trump could soon dismantle the agreement designed to curb the Iranian nuclear program. Our catheter cowboy will do his best to keep that from happening.
S05 E10May 7, 2018
Rudy Giuliani May 7, 2018 Rudy Giuliani is new to Trump’s legal team, but not to public controversy. Last Week Tonight examines his turbulent record in the wake of his recent political upsets.
S05 E11May 14, 2018
Venezuela May 14, 2018 John Oliver discusses the devastating economic crisis in Venezuela and enlists the help of a large bird who bears a striking resemblance to Wilmer Valderrama.
S05 E12May 21, 2018
Drug Rehabilitation Clinics May 21, 2018 Other segments: Wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, proposed 2018 North Korea-United States summit
S05 E13Jun 4, 2018
Guardianship Jun 4, 2018 It’s alarmingly easy for a total stranger to gain total control over the life of a senior citizen. We enlisted a group of celebrities to offer a warning about predatory behavior...in a legal guardian or a hippo.
S05 E14Jun 11, 2018
Stupid Watergate II Jun 11, 2018 John Oliver explains how the president and his allies are going full O. J. in order to undermine the investigation of Russian interference in the 2016 election.
S05 E15Jun 18, 2018
Xi Jinping Jun 18, 2018 Chinese president Xi Jinping is amassing an alarming amount of political power. If only his propaganda videos made the idea of unrestricted authority seem as troubling as the concept of singing children.
S05 E16Jun 25, 2018
Mexican Elections Jun 25, 2018 Mexico is on the verge of a major election. John Oliver discusses some things we should know about the races and one thing we should not know about Santa Claus.
S05 E17Jul 2, 2018
Gene Editing Jul 2, 2018 Scientists are developing new ways to alter the genetic code of living organisms. John Oliver explores the risks, rewards, and wolf-related hazards of gene editing.
S05 E18Jul 30, 2018
Workplace Sexual Harassment Jul 30, 2018 With a national dialogue underway about sexual harassment in the workplace, John Oliver sits down with Anita Hill to discuss the recent response to a not-so-recent problem.
S05 E19Aug 6, 2018
Prosecutors Aug 6, 2018 John Oliver explains how prosecutors use, or in some cases misuse, their power within our criminal justice system and why it’s important to know whether or not your district attorney is a dog.
S05 E20Aug 13, 2018
Astroturfing Aug 13, 2018 Organizations can hire fake advocates who create the illusion of real support for their message. It’s a shady practice called astroturfing that can warp the public perception of anything...even astroturfing.
S05 E21Aug 20, 2018
Trade Aug 20, 2018 Donald Trump is waging a trade war that hurts a lot of American workers. Maybe he would understand that if our heavy-handed documentaries about the global trading system were more informative.
S05 E22Sep 10, 2018
Felony Disenfranchisement Sep 10, 2018 Many people with felony convictions are unfairly prohibited from voting, and the worst state for this — surprise — is Florida.
S05 E23Sep 24, 2018
Facebook Sep 24, 2018 Facebook’s global expansion has been linked to political turmoil overseas, so maybe their ads should focus less on how they “connect the world” and more on why connecting people isn’t always the best idea.
S05 E24Oct 1, 2018
Brett Kavanaugh Oct 1, 2018 John Oliver discusses the ongoing controversy surrounding Brett Kavanaugh, the sexual assault allegations against him, his Supreme Court nomination, and what that could all mean for the highest (mostly-dog) court in the land.
S05 E25Oct 8, 2018
Brazilian Elections Oct 8, 2018 Brazil is about to elect a new president during a turbulent period of political corruption and economic uncertainty. John Oliver urges the people of Brazil not to figuratively fingerbang their democracy.
S05 E26Oct 15, 2018
Saudi Arabia Oct 15, 2018 Following the alarming disappearance of a Saudi journalist and political dissident, John Oliver examines America's uncomfortably comfortable relationship with Saudi Arabia.
S05 E27Oct 29, 2018
State Attorneys General Oct 29, 2018 State AGs have become major partisan players in national politics, so the races to elect them are worth your attention.
S05 E28Nov 5, 2018
Family Separation Nov 5, 2018 John Oliver discusses the disturbing policy that separated migrant families detained at our southern border, and the disturbingly real chance that it could happen again.
S05 E29Nov 12, 2018
Drain the Swamp Nov 12, 2018 Donald Trump promised to “drain the swamp.” But considering the culture of corruption inside of his administration, Washington is looking awfully...swampy.
S05 E30Nov 19, 2018
Authoritarianism Nov 19, 2018 John Oliver discusses the growing number of authoritarian leaders around the world, their common characteristics, and whether or not one of them is currently our president.