Last Week Tonight with John Oliver

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[HBO] Comedian John Oliver returns for Season 8 of his acclaimed half-hour series.
Starring
John OliverDavid KayeH. Jon Benjamin
Genres
UnscriptedComedyHistoricalTalk Show and Variety
Subtitles
English [CC]
Audio languages
English
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  1. 1. 210
    February 13, 2021
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    Main story: What could cause the next pandemic, what we can do to avoid it, and why you shouldn’t kiss pigs; plus, Impeachment Part 2.
  2. 2. February 21, 2021: Meatpacking
    February 20, 2021
    31min
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    [HBO] HD. Main story: Working conditions in the meatpacking industry; plus, the Texas power crisis in the wake of severe winter weather.
  3. 3. February 28, 2021: Raids
    February 28, 2021
    35min
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    [HBO] HD. Main story: How few guardrails there are on the use of police raids; plus, New York governor Andrew Cuomo faces multiple scandals.
  4. 4. March 7, 2021: Unemployment
    March 7, 2021
    33min
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    [HBO] HD. Main story: The many obstacles that impede access to unemployment benefits; plus, Fox News freaks out over Dr. Seuss.
  5. 5. March 14, 2021: Tucker Carlson
    March 14, 2021
    35min
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    [HBO] HD. Main story: Where Tucker Carlson came from and why he's admired by white nationalists; plus, reaction to the Biden COVID-19 relief bill.
  6. 6. March 21, 2021: Plastics
    March 21, 2021
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    [HBO] HD. Main story: How plastics are harming the planet, and why recycling isn’t the solution you think it is; plus, the Atlanta mass shootings.
  7. 7. 216
    April 10, 2021
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    How national debt works; plus, Giuliani freaks over Lil Nas X; Amazon's anti-union tactics; Peeps and Pepsi form an unholy alliance.
  8. 8. 217
    April 17, 2021
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    Why nursing homes and assisted living facilities need fixing; plus, the U.S. Refugee Admissions Program; Matt Gaetz and Venmo
  9. 9. 218
    April 24, 2021
    33min
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    Main story: Why people file for bankruptcy and how difficult the process can be; plus, a look at police brutality in the U.S.
  10. 10. May 2, 2021: Vaccine Misinformation
    May 2, 2021
    32min
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    [HBO] HD. Main story: Why some people don’t want to get the COVID-19 vaccine; plus, when governments try to tweet; Dana Perino grew up on a ranch.
  11. 11. May 9, 2021: Hair
    May 9, 2021
    32min
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    [HBO] HD. Main story: The ways Black hair can be a target of discrimination; plus, the race for governor in California, and GOP voter suppression.
  12. 12. May 16, 2021: Stand Your Ground
    May 16, 2021
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    [HBO] HD. John Oliver examines why ''stand your ground'' laws were created. Plus, a look at the past week’s events in Israel.
  13. 13. May 23, 2021
    May 22, 2021
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    [HBO] HD. John Oliver explains why the integrity of local news is so important; plus, how some red states are trying to overturn Roe v. Wade.
  14. 14. 223
    June 12, 2021
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    John Oliver discusses the large and diverse group of people who fall under the term ''Asian American.'' Plus, COVID, Brazil, and Soccer.
  15. 15. 224
    June 12, 2021
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    How the failure to air-condition prisons can cause health issues for incarcerated people; plus, a look at the NYC mayoral candidates.
  16. 16. 225
    June 19, 2021
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    How PACE, a program meant to pay for environmentally-friendly home renovations, is fundamentally flawed; plus, John talks Tokyo Olympics.
  17. 17. 226
    June 26, 2021
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    The limitations of Health Care Sharing Ministries, a faith-based alternative to health insurance; plus, the ItalyGate conspiracy theory.
  18. 18. 227
    July 24, 2021
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    John Oliver breaks down the history of housing discrimination in the U.S.; plus, John is headed back to the studio and makes a new friend.
  19. 19. 228
    July 31, 2021
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    John Oliver explains how emergency medical services function in the U.S., why they can be so expensive, and what we can do to fix things.
  20. 20. 229
    August 14, 2021
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    How the Sackler family has been handling lawsuits related to the opioid crisis; plus, Russia’s participation in the Tokyo Olympics.
  21. 21. 230
    August 21, 2021
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    John Oliver discusses ransomware attacks, why they’re on the rise, and what can be done about them; plus, the spread of the Delta variant.
  22. 22. 231
    August 28, 2021
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    John Oliver discusses the end of America’s war with Afghanistan; plus, how two steely attorneys could end their heated dispute.
  23. 23. 232
    September 18, 2021
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    John Oliver discusses the longtime leader of Belarus, Alexander Lukashenko; plus, what a new abortion law in Texas means for Roe v. Wade.
  24. 24. 233
    October 2, 2021
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    A look at the current attacks on voting rights; plus, how migrants were treated at the border last week; the federal duck stamp contest.
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    October 9, 2021
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    John Oliver discusses PFAS—a class of chemicals linked to an array of health issues—and why their use isn’t as magical as it may seem.
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Directors
Paul PennolinoChristopher WernerJim HoskinsonJoe PerotaBruce LeddyFrank PrinziDanny JelinekEric AppelLaura MurphyElliot Mendelson
Supporting actors
Richard Kind
Producers
Not Specified
Season year
2021
Purchase rights
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Format
Prime Video (streaming online video)
Devices
Available to watch on supported devices

Reviews

4.5 out of 5 stars

116 global ratings

  1. 78% of reviews have 5 stars
  2. 9% of reviews have 4 stars
  3. 5% of reviews have 3 stars
  4. 1% of reviews have 2 stars
  5. 6% of reviews have 1 stars
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A. BarnatReviewed in the United States on February 15, 2021
1.0 out of 5 stars
Last Week Tomorrow Night with John Oliver
How is it that HBO is still unable to get new episodes posted to Amazon the actual night they air? It can't be *that* hard.

There really doesn't seem to be any explanation other than that HBO is doing this intentionally. Practically every other show, even from HBO, shows up more or less when it airs. Yet here we are again in Season 8, more than 6 hours after airing the first episode, with no episode in sight on Amazon.
73 people found this helpful
William CiancanelliReviewed in the United States on February 23, 2021
1.0 out of 5 stars
Episodes are not immediately available
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I paid $19.99 for Season 8 and the Sunday episode wasn't available to view through at least Monday night. When I clicked to play the episode I did get an ad to pay an additional amount for HBO so I could watch it immediately. I'd have been better off watching the episode for free on YouTube. You only get half the episode but at least it is immediately available.

I wouldn't pay to watch a video 2 or 3 days after I pay for it. So I am disappointed that they set up their system the way they did. I won't be purchasing any future seasons.
20 people found this helpful
ShawnReviewed in the United States on March 28, 2021
5.0 out of 5 stars
Awesome show
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I love this show I watch it every week. The only issue I have is new shows don't get posted to Amazon when they come out. HBO waits a week to let these post.
5 people found this helpful
akqueen01Reviewed in the United States on March 29, 2021
3.0 out of 5 stars
On YouTube first for free
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Episodes air on YouTube directly from HBO before I can watch my subscription.

Really want a refund🧐
4 people found this helpful
M CReviewed in the United States on November 20, 2021
1.0 out of 5 stars
irreversible accidental download
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played the first 5 seconds only to realize it was the wrong episode. can't reverse the charge.
One person found this helpful
CocoReviewed in the United States on October 20, 2021
5.0 out of 5 stars
Very funny and educational at the same time
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I learned and lol at the time ! Can’t get any better than that ! Love you John !
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Alley CatReviewed in the United States on December 29, 2021
1.0 out of 5 stars
I did not order this!
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I would not watch this if it was the only thing on tv.
John MorrisonReviewed in the United States on February 8, 2021
5.0 out of 5 stars
John Oliver is why I pay extra for HBO!!!
Not only hilarious, but very informative too.
14 people found this helpful
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