The Best Episodes of Patriot Act with Hasan Minhaj
Last Updated: Mar 27, 2019
Every Sunday, Hasan Minhaj brings an incisive and nuanced perspective to global news, politics and culture in his unique comedy series.
#1 - Amazon
Season 1 - Episode 3
Hasan takes time out from his Amazon addiction to analyze the relentless tactics the company used to become the largest online retailer in the world.
#2 - Censorship in China
Season 2 - Episode 1
After addressing his Saudi Arabia controversy, Hasan highlights censorship in China and how a #MeToo movement has emerged despite government controls.
#3 - Immigration Enforcement
Season 1 - Episode 6
Hasan takes on immigration in America, going beyond the headlines to dissect disheartening policies and the Trump administration's motivations.
#4 - Civil Rights Under Trump
Season 2 - Episode 4
Two years into the Trump administrations, Hasan spotlights how government officials have been quietly and systematically dismantling civil rights.
#5 - Oil
Season 1 - Episode 4
A massive but little-known oil spill off the U.S. Gulf Coast prompts Hasan to examine the serious consequences of expanding American oil production.
#6 - Student Loans
Season 2 - Episode 3
As millions of Americans struggle with crushing student loan debt, Hasan digs deep to expose the negligent and dishonest practices of loan servicers.
#7 - Content Moderation and Free Speech
Season 1 - Episode 7
As social media companies grow into worldwide behemoths, Hasan reveals how they take advantage of outdated laws to curate content and avoid regulation.
#8 - Supreme
Season 1 - Episode 5
Hasan investigates the economics and shelf life of cool as he turns his eye toward streetwear brand Supreme, which peddles hype as much as its clothes.
#9 - Saudi Arabia
Season 1 - Episode 2
In the wake of journalist Jamal Khashoggi's death, Hasan exposes grim truths about Saudi Arabia and the charismatic crown prince known as "MBS."
#10 - Drug Pricing
Season 2 - Episode 2
Hasan examines the major players in America's drug industry, and how the prices of life-saving medications like insulin continue to rise unabated.
#11 - Indian Elections
Season 2 - Episode 6
Just before voters head to the polls in India's national election, Hasan explains what's at stake for the world’s largest and most diverse democracy.
#12 - Hip-hop and Streaming
Season 2 - Episode 5
Hip-hop has already taken over America, but streaming platforms have allowed the genre to transform into a disruptive political force around the world.
#13 - Affirmative Action
Season 1 - Episode 1
Hasan breaks down how a lawsuit by Asian American students against Harvard could kill affirmative action, and where a conservative activist fits in.