The BEST Episodes of How To with John Wilson

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Apr 17, 2021

Network: HBO

In a uniquely hilarious odyssey of self-discovery and cultural observation, documentary filmmaker and self-described “anxious New Yorker” John Wilson covertly and obsessively films the lives of his fellow New Yorkers while attempting to give everyday advice on relatable topics. The awkward contradictions of modern life are eased by Wilson’s candid, unpolished commentary. Building upon Wilson’s previously released “how to” short films, each episode takes wildly unexpected turns but is grounded in John’s refreshing honesty.

How To Cook The Perfect Risotto

#1 - How To Cook The Perfect Risotto

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired Nov 27, 2020

To thank his elderly landlord for all the times she has cooked and cleaned for him, John attempts to make her favorite dish.

star 8.28
98 votes
Directors: John Wilson
Writers: Alice Gregory, John Wilson, Michael Koman
How To Improve Your Memory

#2 - How To Improve Your Memory

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired Nov 6, 2020

John Wilson taps into his “Memory Palace” for an unforgettable exploration into our ability – or inability – to remember things.

star 7.87
97 votes
Directors: John Wilson
Writers: Alice Gregory, John Wilson, Michael Koman
How To Cover Your Furniture

#3 - How To Cover Your Furniture

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired Nov 13, 2020

While trying to live peacefully with his furniture destroying cat, John Wilson explores the challenges of keeping an object in pristine condition

star 7.85
86 votes
Directors: John Wilson
Writers: Alice Gregory, John Wilson, Michael Koman
How To Put Up Scaffolding

#4 - How To Put Up Scaffolding

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired Oct 30, 2020

John Wilson offers a unique history of New York’s hideous yet sprawling network of overhead “protection,” otherwise known as scaffolding – and contemplates what it might take to reduce its nearly 300-mile eyesore presently overtaking the city.

star 7.73
104 votes
Directors: John Wilson
Writers: Alice Gregory, John Wilson, Michael Koman
How To Split the Check

#5 - How To Split the Check

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired Nov 20, 2020

John Wilson attempts to make sense of the intricacies – and fairness practices – behind the complex art of splitting the check.

star 7.67
89 votes
Directors: John Wilson
Writers: Alice Gregory, John Wilson, Michael Koman
How To Make Small Talk

#6 - How To Make Small Talk

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired Oct 23, 2020

John Wilson reflects on the delicate balancing act of making – and safely redirecting – casual conversation, highlighting the rewards and risks of small talk.

star 7.54
151 votes
Directors: John Wilson
Writers: John Wilson