Season 1
Last Week Tonight with John Oliver
24 EPISODES • 2014
Season 1 of Last Week Tonight with John Oliver was released on April 27 and consists of 24 episodes.

Episodes

1: POM Wonderful v. Coca-Cola
Apr 27, 2014
John talks about the Indian election, Pom Wonderful and talks with the former NSA Director General Keith Alexander.
2: Capital Punishment
May 4, 2014
John talks about the recent issues of the death penalty, François Hollande and the rising issues happening in Brunei.
3: Climate Change Denial
May 11, 2014
John talks about Eurovision, Ukraine and Russia's relations and interviews Bill Nye about Climate Change.
4: The Right to Be Forgotten
May 18, 2014
John talks about the product recall going on at General Motors, the EU Court of Justice "Right to be Forgotten" ruling and updates us on how the Indian election is going with help from Fareed Zakaria.
5: Net Neutrality
Jun 1, 2014
John talks about the rise of the far-right political parties in Europe, the Ukrainian election, Afghanistan, Net Neutrality, Australia's hard-line right-wing Prime Minister Tony Abbott and the 2014 Scripps National Spelling Bee.
6: FIFA and the World Cup
Jun 8, 2014
John talks about California Chrome and the Belmont Stakes, FIFA and the 2014 World Cup, and Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.
7: Immigration Reform
Jun 15, 2014
John talks about US Immigration and interviews Professor Stephen Hawking.
8: Dr. Oz
Jun 22, 2014
John talks about Iraq, Antarctica tourism and Dr. Oz's "Miracle Drug".
9: Burwell v. Hobby Lobby
Jun 29, 2014
John Oliver sheds light on recent Supreme Court cases and discusses gay rights in Uganda with activist Pepe Julian Onziema.
10: Income and Wealth Inequality
Jul 13, 2014
John talks about modern American income inequality, Warren G. Harding's love letters and President Obama's "Day In The Life" tour.
11: Incarceration in the United States
Jul 20, 2014
John talks about the Gaza crisis, the decay of American prisons and the gambling addiction problem in Singapore.
12: Nuclear Weapons and the United States
Jul 27, 2014
John talks about human rights violations in the Middle East, nuclear disarmament and Russia's science satellite that lost communication.
13: Native Advertising
Aug 3, 2014
John talks about Uganda's anti-gay laws, the CIA's recent report on their use of torture, the New York Port Authority, Argentina's default on debt and native advertising.
14: Payday Loans
Aug 10, 2014
John talks about the return of US military actions in Iraq, replacing all passwords due to a global security breach and the terrible practices of the Payday Loan industry.
15: Shooting of Michael Brown and Police Militarization
Aug 17, 2014
Focuses on the shooting of Michael Brown and police militarization in Ferguson, MO. John also discusses the topic of equal pay for equal work.
16: Student Debt
Sep 7, 2014
John talks about ISIS and student loan debt. Musical group A Great Big World make a special appearance.
17: Scottish Independence Referendum
Sep 14, 2014
John talks about the NFL's decision on Ray Rice's contract, the international response to ISIS, Scotland's separation from the United Kingdom and Twitter hashtags that are being misused by corporations.
18: United States Embargo Against Cuba, Miss America 2015
Sep 21, 2014
John covers the results of the Scottish referendum that took place the week before and explains why the policy of United States having embargo against Cuba doesn't make sense . The main story focuses on the Miss America pageant and their scholarships to women. John explains how outdated and absurd the requirements for the contestants are and to illustrate these problems, stages his own pageant with the help of a guest star - Kathy Griffin.
19: Drones
Sep 28, 2014
John discusses U.S. military drones and the Kansas state budget shortfall. Also, Narendra Modi, the Prime Minster of India visited New York and did some classic New York things.
20: Civil Forfeiture
Oct 5, 2014
Main story: how desperate the American law enforcement is to make money out of everyone by using the process called the "civil asset forfeiture," and how it would make for a weird episode of "Law and Order." Plus, John wants to host the 2022 Winter Olympics and how is Columbus Day still a thing.
21: Military Translators
Oct 19, 2014
Translators who have aided the U.S. Military in Afghanistan and Iraq are in great danger in their home countries, but red tape is making it impossible for many of them to leave. John Oliver interviews FNU Mohammad, one translator who made it out. Plus, since cameras aren’t allowed in the Supreme Court discussions, most coverage of the important cases looks like garbage. John fixes that problem with real animals and fake paws.
22: Sugar
Oct 26, 2014
John Oliver talks about a Russian submarine in Sweden, ebola in New York, added sugar in food, Rob Ford's brother and interviews Jane Goodall.
23: State Legislatures and ALEC
Nov 2, 2014
While midterm coverage is largely focused on the parts of Congress that do very little, vital (and bizarre) midterm elections are going unexamined. State legislators pass a lot of bills, and some of that efficiency is thanks to a group called ALEC that writes legislation for them. It’s as shady as it sounds!
24: The Lottery
Nov 9, 2014
The Lottery: State lotteries claim to be good for education and the general wellbeing of citizens. But are they? (Spoiler alert: No.) Also, there is a cannon that shoots salmon over dams. It’s awesome. Check it out.
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