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Census

John explains why everyone's participation in the 2020 U.S. Census is of crucial importance for the country, and how the Trump administration is trying to influence its results in their favor.
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8 Feb. 2015
Marketing to Doctors
John Oliver discusses the growing issues of pharmaceutical companies marketing directly to and through doctors.
 
15 Feb. 2015
Tobacco
John riffs on Ecuadorian President Rafael Correa, '50 Shades of Grey', and the unethical legal practices of tobacco company Phillip Morris International.
 
22 Feb. 2015
Judicial Elections
John discusses United Kingdom general elections, judicial elections, and the Chinese New Year.
 
1 Mar. 2015
Infrastructure
John demonstrates the importance of infrastructure with a special sketch starring Edward Norton, Vincent D'Onofrio, and Steve Buscemi. He also discusses Boris Nemstov.
 
8 Mar. 2015
U.S. Territories
John Oliver discusses a Fanta controversy in Germany, citizenship grievances for those in U.S. territories, and cigarette packaging.
 
15 Mar. 2015
The NCAA
The NCAA doesn't pay students athletes because they are considered to be amateurs. They are considered to be amateurs because they don't get paid.
 
22 Mar. 2015
Municipal Violations
If you have money, committing a municipal violation may pose you a minor inconvenience. If you don't, it can ruin your life.
 
5 Apr. 2015
Government Surveillance
John heads to Russia to interview Edward Snowden as part of a segment on government surveillance.
 
12 Apr. 2015
IRS
John discusses the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), with a special appearance from Michael Bolton.
 
19 Apr. 2015
Patents
John discusses patents, Earth Day, and doomsday, with a special appearance from Martin Sheen.
 
26 Apr. 2015
Fashion
John Oliver explores the concept of changing and cheap fashion and some of the ugliest truths of the manufacturing process.
 
3 May 2015
Standardised Testing
John discusses standardized testing.
 
10 May 2015
Paid Family Leave
John discusses Victory Day in Russia, paid parental leave, and Japanese government mascots.
 
17 May 2015
Chickens
John discusses chicken farming.
 
31 May 2015
FIFA
John discusses the 2015 FIFA corruption case.
 
7 Jun. 2015
Bail
John explains why America's bail system is better for the reality TV industry than it is for the justice system.
 
14 Jun. 2015
Torture
John discusses the 2015 European Games, the Canadian Senate expenses scandal, and torture with the voice of special guest Helen Mirren.
 
21 Jun. 2015
The Internet
Online harassment is a major problem, but it is rarely prosecuted. If only we'd been warned about this in the early days of the internet.
 
28 Jun. 2015
Transgender Rights
John discusses US Supreme Court decisions on gay marriage and Obamacre, former President of Ukraine, Viktor Yanukovych, transgender rights and leap second.
 
12 Jul. 2015
Stadiums
John discusses how taxpayer money is funding private sports stadiums.
 
19 Jul. 2015
Food Waste
Iran nuclear treaty; El Chapo prison escape; North Korea hosting Laibach band; food waste.
 
26 Jul. 2015
Mandatory Minimums
John explains why mandatory minimum sentences, especially for drug-related crimes, are in desperate need of reform.
 
2 Aug. 2015
District of Columbia
John explains why Washington, D.C. deserves to be the 51st state - or at least get full voting rights in Congress.
 
9 Aug. 2015
Sex Ed
Sex education in America; GOP Debate; India's short-lived porn-site ban; overpricing at Whole Foods.
 
16 Aug. 2015
Church
John discusses predatory churches and TV evangelism, the raising of the American flag in Cuba, the redesign of New Zealand's flag, and President Harding's illegitimate child.
 
23 Aug. 2015
LGBT Anti-Discrimination
Despite the victory for marriage equality this summer, there is a long way to go to end LGBT discrimination, as John explains.
 
13 Sep. 2015
Public Defenders
John talks about problems concerning public defenders in the American Judicial system, a Michigan state legislature scandal, Guatemala's unusual election, and Queen Elizabeth II and delivers a message from the Lady of Perpetual Exemption.
 
27 Sep. 2015
Migrants and Refugees
John talks about Pope Francis visiting the USA and the immigration crisis in Europe.
 
4 Oct. 2015
Mental Health
John discusses Russia's involvement in Syria, the U.N. General Assembly, and the problems with the national system for treating mental illness.
 
11 Oct. 2015
North Dakota
John takes a look at the harmful effects of the oil boom in North Dakota.
 
18 Oct. 2015
Canada
John discusses the upcoming Canadian election and urges Canadians not to vote for Stephen Harper.
 
1 Nov. 2015
Medicaid Gap
Main story: Election 2015 and the Medicaid Gap; plus, China & Kenny G.; Syria peace talks; 'Star Wars' impact on Ukraine elections; United Kingdom tax credit vote.
 
8 Nov. 2015
Prisoner Re-Entry
United Kingdom proposed online mass surveillance law, Veterans Day, Washington Redskin trademark, Prisoner Reentry. Interview with Bilal Chapman.
 
15 Nov. 2015
Daily Fantasy Sports
John talks about the recent Paris attacks, China's Singles Day, the Koh-i-Noor diamond and Daily Fantasy Sports.
 
22 Nov. 2015
Pennies
John reflects about the Paris attacks aftermath and how useless the U.S. penny is.
 

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