On Last Week Tonight with John Oliver, John Oliver presents a satirical look at the week in news, politics and current events.
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Episode 173 07x24
U.S. History 07x20
John Oliver takes a look at how the history of race in America is taught in schools, how we can make those teachings more accurate, and why it's in everyone's best interest to understand the most realistic version of the past.
China & Uighurs 07x19
John Oliver discusses the human rights abuses the Uighur people are facing at the hands of the Chinese government, and why those atrocities are worth our undivided attention.
Coronavirus: Conspiracy Theories 07x18
Conspiracy theories are the hotcakes of the internet. John talks about why people like these conspiracy theories and why in the age of internet it spreads so quickly. He also explains the detrimental effect can have on people's life. Finally celebrities urges people to be more vigilant and inquisitive about these theories as majority of these theories are baseless and created to create unrest among people.
Coronavirus IX: Evictions 07x17
Like coronavirus and unemployment issues evictions is something that USA could prepared for. While people are choosing between rent and food due to the pandemic, John Oliver presented the flaws of current system and flawed solution. He urges federal government to come with a proper solution for the affected soon. Also, some people refuse to wear masks, and Papa John embraces TikTok.
Coronavirus VIII: Prisons & Jails 07x16
John talks about US prisons and jails. These confined spaces have frightening number of COVID-19 infections. And there has been insufficient initiatives to address the matter. Consequently, in some cases inmates are taking matters in their own hand to raise concern about situation behind bars.
Facial Recognition 07x15
Facial recognition is no longer an issue of a thriller movie. It has become a part of our life. John Oliver talks about various aspects and global practice of facial recognition technology. He explains how dangerous it could be by addressing the questionable activities of facial recognition company Clearview AI.
This episode tackles the hard truth about the history of Police in the United States and the many problems that are faced in fixing those problems.
Voting By Mail 07x13
With the 2020 presidential election nearing and a pandemic in full swing, John Oliver discusses why voting by mail is necessary, the fearmongering surrounding it, and why we need to start planning for November right now.
Coronavirus VII: Sports 07x12
John Oliver discusses the sudden disappearance of sports due to coronavirus, how their absence is impacting people emotionally and financially, and the complications of bringing them back anytime soon.