The BEST episodes directed by Paul Pennolino

Episode 92
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7.85
1447 votes

#1 - Episode 92

Last Week Tonight with John Oliver - Season 4 - Episode 3

John Oliver Talks Health Care: Last Week Tonight explores why Congressional Republicans’ proposed Obamacare replacement works like a thong.

February 20, 2022: Critical Race Theory
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7.76
386 votes

#2 - February 20, 2022: Critical Race Theory

Last Week Tonight with John Oliver - Season 9 - Episode 1

Main story: what critical race theory is, and what it isn’t; plus, the Canadian trucker protests.

October 10, 2021: Misinformation
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7.73
356 votes

#3 - October 10, 2021: Misinformation

Last Week Tonight with John Oliver - Season 8 - Episode 26

Main story: how misinformation spreads among immigrant diaspora communities; plus, AT&T’s involvement with far-right One America News.

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November 7, 2021: The Power Grid
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7.73
355 votes

#4 - November 7, 2021: The Power Grid

Last Week Tonight with John Oliver - Season 8 - Episode 29

Main story: the state of the nation’s power grid; plus, how world leaders aren’t living up to their promises on climate action.

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October 3, 2021: PFAS
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7.72
354 votes

#5 - October 3, 2021: PFAS

Last Week Tonight with John Oliver - Season 8 - Episode 25

Main story: PFAS—a class of chemicals linked to an array of health issues—and why their widespread use isn’t as magical as it may seem.

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May 2, 2021: Vaccine Misinformation
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7.65
390 votes

#6 - May 2, 2021: Vaccine Misinformation

Last Week Tonight with John Oliver - Season 8 - Episode 10

Main story: Why some people don’t want to get the COVID-19 vaccine; plus, when governments try to tweet; Dana Perino grew up on a ranch.

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October 24, 2021: Taiwan
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7.64
350 votes

#7 - October 24, 2021: Taiwan

Last Week Tonight with John Oliver - Season 8 - Episode 27

Main story: Taiwan’s history of being governed by other countries, and its relationship with China; plus, why some cops are refusing vaccinations.

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February 21, 2021: Meatpacking
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7.64
458 votes

#8 - February 21, 2021: Meatpacking

Last Week Tonight with John Oliver - Season 8 - Episode 2

Main story: Working conditions in the meatpacking industry; plus, the Texas power crisis in the wake of severe winter weather.

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October 31, 2021: Homelessness
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7.57
352 votes

#9 - October 31, 2021: Homelessness

Last Week Tonight with John Oliver - Season 8 - Episode 28

Main story: With homelessness increasing nationwide, John Oliver examines the way we discuss the unhoused; plus, a look at Biden’s spending plan.

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April 11, 2021: Long Term Care
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7.53
389 votes

#10 - April 11, 2021: Long Term Care

Last Week Tonight with John Oliver - Season 8 - Episode 8

Main story: Why nursing homes and assisted living facilities need fixing; plus, the U.S. Refugee Admissions Program; Matt Gaetz and Venmo; R.I.P. Yahoo! Answers.

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April 18, 2021: Bankruptcy
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7.45
413 votes

#11 - April 18, 2021: Bankruptcy

Last Week Tonight with John Oliver - Season 8 - Episode 9

Main story: Why people file for bankruptcy and how difficult the process can be; plus, a look at police brutality in the U.S.

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