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Last Week Tonight With John Oliver Season 2 Episodes

35 Episodes 2015 - 2015

John Oliver's satirical look at the previous week's news, politics and headlines.

Episode 1

Marketing to Doctors

Sun, Feb 8, 2015 30 mins

Pharmaceutical companies and their relationships with doctors are discussed in the Season 2 premiere.

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Episode 2

Tobacco

Sun, Feb 15, 2015 30 mins

The tobacco industry is discussed.

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Episode 3

Judicial Elections

Sun, Feb 22, 2015 30 mins

Judicial elections in the U.S.; and general elections in the United Kingdom are discussed.

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Episode 4

Infrastructure

Sun, Mar 1, 2015 30 mins

America's crumbling infrastructure is discussed.

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Episode 5

U.S. Territories

Sun, Mar 8, 2015 30 mins

U.S. territories; and daylight saving time are discussed.

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Episode 6

The NCAA

Sun, Mar 15, 2015 30 mins

The National Collegiate Athletic Association is discussed.

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Episode 7

Municipal Violations

Sun, Mar 22, 2015 30 mins

Municipal violations are discussed.

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Episode 8

Government Surveillance

Sun, Apr 5, 2015 44 mins

A discussion of government surveillance includes an interview with former NSA contractor Edward Snowden.

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Episode 9

IRS

Sun, Apr 12, 2015 30 mins

The Internal Revenue Service is discussed. Also: Michael Bolton performs.

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Episode 10

Patents

Sun, Apr 19, 2015 30 mins

Earth Day; and patent trolls are discussed. Also: a doomsday video featuring Martin Sheen.

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Episode 11

Fashion

Sun, Apr 26, 2015 30 mins

The fashion industry; and the Armenian genocide are discussed.

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Episode 12

Standardized Testing

Sun, May 3, 2015 30 mins

Standardized testing in schools; the media's coverage of unrest in Baltimore; and an advertising campaign for beer are discussed.

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Episode 13

Paid Family Leave

Sun, May 10, 2015 30 mins

Maternity and paternity leave in the U.S.; and government mascots are discussed.

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Episode 14

Chickens

Sun, May 17, 2015 30 mins

Chicken contract farming in the U.S. is discussed.

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Episode 15

FIFA

Sun, May 31, 2015 30 mins

The 2015 FIFA corruption scandal is discussed.

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Episode 16

Bail

Sun, Jun 7, 2015 30 mins

The U.S. bail system; and Sepp Blatter's resignation as FIFA president are discussed.

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Episode 17

Torture

Sun, Jun 14, 2015 30 mins

A torture report released by the U.S. Senate; and the Canadian Senate spending scandal are discussed.

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Episode 18

The Internet

Sun, Jun 21, 2015 30 mins

Online harassment; revenge porn; the Confederate flag; and the redesign of the $10 bill are discussed.

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Episode 19

Transgender Rights

Sun, Jun 28, 2015 30 mins

Transgender rights are discussed.

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Episode 20

Stadiums

Sun, Jul 12, 2015 30 mins

The Greek economic crisis; public funding for sports stadiums; and team mascots are discussed.

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Episode 21

Food Waste

Sun, Jul 19, 2015 30 mins

The Iran nuclear agreement; food waste; and drug kingpin Joaquín "El Chapo" Guzmán's escape from a Mexican jail are discussed.

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Episode 22

Mandatory Minimums

Sun, Jul 26, 2015 30 mins

Mandatory minimum prison sentences for certain crimes are discussed.

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Episode 23

District of Columbia

Sun, Aug 2, 2015 30 mins

Voting rights and the statehood movement in Washington, D.C.; and reports of the death of Taliban leader Mullah Omar are discussed.

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Episode 24

Sex Ed

Sun, Aug 9, 2015 30 mins

Sex education in the U.S.; and the first Republican presidential debate are discussed.

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Episode 25

Church

Sun, Aug 16, 2015 30 mins

Televangelism; and the redesign of New Zealand's flag are discussed.

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Episode 26

LGBT Anti-Discrimination

Sun, Aug 23, 2015 30 mins

LGBT rights in the U.S.; and rising tension between North and South Korea are discussed.

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Episode 27

Public Defenders

Sun, Sep 13, 2015 30 mins

The public defender system in the U.S.; the reign of Queen Elizabeth II; and the 2015 Guatemalan general election are discussed. Also: John Oliver closes Our Lady of Perpetual Exemption.

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Episode 28

Migrants and Refugees

Sun, Sep 27, 2015 30 mins

The migrant crisis in Europe; and Pope Francis' visit to the U.S. are discussed.

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Episode 29

Mental Health

Sun, Oct 4, 2015 30 mins

Mental health in the U.S.; Russian air strikes in Syria; and a new app called Peeple are discussed.

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Episode 30

North Dakota

Sun, Oct 11, 2015 30 mins

North Dakota's oil boom; and the FIFA corruption case are discussed.

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Episode 31

Canada

Sun, Oct 18, 2015 30 mins

The 2015 Canadian elections; the unpopularity of Mexican president Enrique Peña Nieto; and dead animals in Danish zoos are discussed.

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Episode 32

Medicaid Gap

Sun, Nov 1, 2015 30 mins

The 2015 U.S. elections and their impact on Medicaid expansion; Syria peace talks in Vienna; and tax credits in the United Kingdom are discussed.

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Episode 33

Prisoner Re-Entry

Sun, Nov 8, 2015 30 mins

Prisoner reentry in the U.S.; Veterans Day; and the Washington Redskins trademark dispute are discussed.

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Episode 34

Daily Fantasy Sports

Sun, Nov 15, 2015 30 mins

Daily fantasy sports; Singles' Day in China; and the Nov. 13, 2015, terrorist attacks in Paris are discussed.

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Episode 35

Pennies

Sun, Nov 22, 2015 30 mins

The cost of making pennies; and the aftermath of the Nov. 13, 2015, terrorist attacks in Paris are discussed in the Season 2 finale.

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