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Season 05, Episode 01 Trump vs. The World

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Feb 19, 2018
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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.

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Season 05, Episode 02 Italian Election

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Feb 26, 2018
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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.

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Season 05, Episode 03 NRA TV

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Mar 5, 2018
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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.

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Season 05, Episode 04 Cryptocurrencies

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Mar 12, 2018
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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.

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Season 05, Episode 05 Mike Pence

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Mar 19, 2018
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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.

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Season 05, Episode 06 Immigration Courts

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Apr 2, 2018
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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.

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Season 05, Episode 07 Crisis Pregnancy Centers

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Apr 9, 2018
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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.

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Season 05, Episode 08 Corporate Taxes

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Apr 16, 2018
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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.

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Season 05, Episode 09 Iran Deal

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Apr 23, 2018
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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.

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Season 05, Episode 10 Rudy Giuliani

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May 7, 2018
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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.

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Season 05, Episode 11 Venezuela

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May 14, 2018
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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.

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Season 05, Episode 12 Drug Rehabilitation Clinics

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May 21, 2018
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Drug Rehabilitation Clinics May 21, 2018 Other segments: Wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, proposed 2018 North Korea-United States summit

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Season 05, Episode 13 Guardianship

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Jun 4, 2018
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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.

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Season 05, Episode 14 Stupid Watergate II

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Jun 11, 2018
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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.

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Season 05, Episode 15 Xi Jinping

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Jun 18, 2018
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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.

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Season 05, Episode 16 Mexican Elections

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Jun 25, 2018
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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.

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Season 05, Episode 17 Gene Editing

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Jul 2, 2018
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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.

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Season 05, Episode 18 Workplace Sexual Harassment

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Jul 30, 2018
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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.

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Season 05, Episode 19 Prosecutors

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Aug 6, 2018
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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.

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Season 05, Episode 20 Astroturfing

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Aug 13, 2018
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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.

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Season 05, Episode 21 Trade

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Aug 20, 2018
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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.

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Season 05, Episode 22 Felony Disenfranchisement

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Sep 10, 2018
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Felony Disenfranchisement Sep 10, 2018 Many people with felony convictions are unfairly prohibited from voting, and the worst state for this — surprise — is Florida.

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Season 05, Episode 23 Facebook

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Sep 24, 2018
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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.

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Season 05, Episode 24 Brett Kavanaugh

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Oct 1, 2018
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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.

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Season 05, Episode 25 Brazilian Elections

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Oct 8, 2018
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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.

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Season 05, Episode 26 Saudi Arabia

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Oct 15, 2018
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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.

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Season 05, Episode 27 State Attorneys General

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Oct 29, 2018
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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.

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Season 05, Episode 28 Family Separation

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Nov 5, 2018
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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.

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Season 05, Episode 29 Drain the Swamp

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Nov 12, 2018
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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.

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Season 05, Episode 30 Authoritarianism

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Nov 19, 2018
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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.

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