February 20, 2022: Critical Race Theory
John Oliver explains what critical race theory is, and what it isn’t; plus, the Canadian trucker protests.
February 27, 2022: Sex Work
John Oliver explains why criminalizing sex work hasn’t helped the most vulnerable people involved; plus, Russia's invasion of Ukraine.
March 6, 2022: Wrongful Convictions
John Oliver explains why it’s so difficult to be exonerated for a wrongful conviction, even when there’s compelling evidence to prove your innocence, and how we can correct the state’s mistakes.
March 13, 2022: Tickets
Why concert tickets are so expensive and who’s making money off them; plus, Florida's 'Don't Say Gay' bill and Disney's campaign donations.
March 27, 2022: Harm Reduction
John Oliver discusses why overdoses in the U.S. have been on the rise and what we should, and shouldn’t, be doing to prevent them; plus, a disastrous royal tour; Ketanji Brown Jackson faces inane questions from the GOP; the Nenana Ice Classic.
April 3, 2022: Trucks
John Oliver explains how truck drivers get paid, how they often don’t, and how companies exploit them to increase profits; plus Republican congressman Madison Cawthorn's tales of GOP orgies and drug use has him in trouble with his own party.
April 10, 2022: Data Brokers
John Oliver discusses how much data brokers know about us, what they’re doing with our personal information, and one… unusual way to change privacy laws. Plus, Russian State TV lies about the Ukraine war; DirecTV drops OAN; John says goodbye to AT&T.
April 17, 2022: Police Interrogations
John Oliver discusses the tactics that can make police interrogations so damaging, particularly for the innocent, and why he’s more of a Lorelai than a Rory. Plus, a look at Dr. Oz's campaign for U.S. Senate.
May 1, 2022: Environmental Racism
John Oliver discusses environmental racism, how both government and industry are failing people of color, and pandas.
May 8, 2022: Abortion Ruling/Philippines Election
John Oliver discusses the leaked draft opinion that looks set to overturn Roe v. Wade, how we got to this point, and where we may be headed. Plus, a look at the current presidential election in the Philippines and why Bongbong Marcos is – albeit in a very limited and unflattering way – sort of like Ant-Man.
May 15, 2022: Utilities
John Oliver discusses the incredible amount of power we give electric utility companies; how weakly regulated they are, and why they get such bad Yelp reviews. plus, a look at Alabama's extreme anti-trans law; highlights from the Eurovision Song Contest 2022.
May 22, 2022: Subway
John Oliver discusses the business model of one of the largest franchises in the U.S.; plus, a look at the Pennsylvania gubernatorial race.
June 5, 2022: School Police
John Oliver discusses school safety issues and the push for more police; plus, John makes an offer for a banana sculpture in Australia.
June 12, 2022: Tech Monopolies
John Oliver discusses tech monopolies such as Apple, Google, Amazon, and Facebook, and how to address the hidden harm they can do. Plus, a look at the hotly contested U.S. Senate race in Arizona, which includes Trump-endorsed candidate Blake Masters.
June 19, 2022: Rent
John Oliver discusses why rent has become increasingly unaffordable, what we can do to combat a system that is stacked against tenants, and, of course, Dakota Johnson’s complex relationship to limes. Plus, a look at GOP primary winners claiming the 2020 election was stolen.
June 26, 2022: Water
John Oliver discusses the water shortage in the American west; plus, the Supreme Court's decision to overturn Roe v. Wade.
July 24, 2022: Inflation
John Oliver discusses the causes of inflation and what we've done about it; plus, updates on the beach dolls and the banana sculpture.
July 31, 2022: Mental Health Care
John Oliver discusses the cracks in our broken mental health care system; plus, a look at who's running to become the UK's prime minister.
August 7, 2022: Monkeypox
John Oliver discusses how we’ve fumbled the monkeypox outbreak in the U.S.; plus, conspiracy theorist Alex Jones gets his comeuppance.
August 14, 2022: Afghanistan
John Oliver discusses what’s happened since the U.S. withdrew from Afghanistan; plus, the FBI visits Trump; a look at AI-Generated images.
August 21, 2022: Carbon Offsets
John Oliver explains what carbon offsets are and what they claim to do; plus, a look at the U.S. House and Senate elections in Alaska.
September 11, 2022: Law & Order
John Oliver discusses what the wildly popular TV franchise has been teaching us about law enforcement; plus, UK Prime Minister Liz Truss.
September 25, 2022: Bolsonaro
John Oliver discusses Jair Bolsonaro, the far-right president of Brazil; plus, Ron DeSantis's migrants stunt; Puerto Rico's blackouts.