The Best Episodes of Patriot Act with Hasan Minhaj

Last Updated: Jun 25, 2019

Every Sunday, Hasan Minhaj brings an incisive and nuanced perspective to global news, politics and culture in his unique comedy series.

Amazon

#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.

star 8.37
60 votes
Censorship in China

#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.

star 8.22
51 votes
Indian Elections Update and the 1MDB Scandal

#3 - Indian Elections Update and the 1MDB Scandal

Season 3 - Episode 4

Hasan discusses India's election results, then relays the astonisfing story of a multibillion-dollar scandal involving Goldman Sachs and Malaysia.

star 8.21
39 votes
Why Your Internet Sucks

#4 - Why Your Internet Sucks

Season 3 - Episode 6

As millions of Americans lack internet access, Hasan looks at the ways government and providers fail citizens and how some cities are fighting back.No Description yet.

star 8.15
41 votes
Civil Rights Under Trump

#5 - 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.

star 8.14
49 votes
Student Loans

#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.

star 8.12
58 votes
Immigration Enforcement

#7 - 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.

star 8.11
56 votes
Brazil, Corruption and the Rainforest

#8 - Brazil, Corruption and the Rainforest

Season 3 - Episode 1

star 8.10
49 votes
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The NRA's Global Impact

#9 - The NRA's Global Impact

Season 3 - Episode 2

Though the NRA is best known for its agenda in the U.S., Hasan explores how the organization has been exporting its gun culture around the world.

star 8.04
47 votes
Oil

#10 - 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.

star 8.02
55 votes
Indian Elections

#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.

star 8.00
57 votes
Drug Pricing

#12 - 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.

star 7.96
56 votes
Content Moderation and Free Speech

#13 - 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.

star 7.96
53 votes
Saudi Arabia

#14 - 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."

star 7.91
68 votes
Supreme

#15 - 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.

star 7.87
55 votes
Hip-hop and Streaming

#16 - 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.

star 7.72
54 votes
Protests in Sudan

#17 - Protests in Sudan

Season 3 - Episode 5

In the aftermath of an April 2019 coup in Sudan, pro-democracy groups have faced extreme violence from a military desperate to hold on to power.

star 7.69
45 votes
Cricket Corruption

#18 - Cricket Corruption

Season 3 - Episode 3

Once a tool of British colonialism, cricket is now India's major sport. But greed and corruption threaten to undermine the game's global growth.

star 7.50
48 votes
Affirmative Action

#19 - 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.

star 7.12
75 votes