The BEST Episodes of Patriot Act with Hasan Minhaj

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Sep 12, 2020

Network: Netflix

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

We Cannot Stay Silent About George Floyd

#1 - We Cannot Stay Silent About George Floyd

Season 6 - Episode 4 - Aired Jun 4, 2020

Hasan responds to the recent protests in America over police brutality.

star 8.71
65 votes
Amazon

#2 - Amazon

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired Nov 4, 2018

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 8.35
95 votes
The Two Sides of Canada

#3 - The Two Sides of Canada

Season 4 - Episode 5 - Aired Sep 1, 2019

In advance of Canada's election, Hasan talks with Justin Trudeau and scrutinizes the prime minister's reputation as a champion of progressive politics.

star 8.33
89 votes
The Ugly Truth of Fast Fashion

#4 - The Ugly Truth of Fast Fashion

Season 5 - Episode 3 - Aired Nov 24, 2019

Thanks to fast fashion brands, people are buying more new clothes than ever before. But our desire to look good is taking a huge environmental toll.

star 8.28
83 votes
Fentanyl

#5 - Fentanyl

Season 4 - Episode 2 - Aired Aug 11, 2019

As overdoses involving fentanyl continue to skyrocket, Hasan traces the origins of the synthetic opioid and how drug companies profit from its misuse.

star 8.25
83 votes
Why Billionaires Won't Save Us

#6 - Why Billionaires Won't Save Us

Season 5 - Episode 4 - Aired Dec 1, 2019

Hasan looks at how billionaires use philanthropy to enhance their fortunes, influence public policy and distract from questionable business ethics.

star 8.24
87 votes
Censorship in China

#7 - Censorship in China

Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired Feb 10, 2019

After addressing his Saudi Arabia controversy, Hasan highlights censorship in China and how a #MeToo movement has emerged despite government controls.

star 8.24
85 votes
Why Doing Taxes Is So Hard

#8 - Why Doing Taxes Is So Hard

Season 6 - Episode 8 - Aired Jun 28, 2020

Hasan exposes how TurboTax pushes taxpayers away from its free service to a paid option, and why efforts to simplify filing have repeatedly failed.

star 8.24
51 votes
Why Your Public Transportation Sucks

#9 - Why Your Public Transportation Sucks

Season 4 - Episode 3 - Aired Aug 18, 2019

Hasan examines how the U.S. government and the Koch brothers are sabotaging plans to revive and expand public transportation as infrastructure crumbles.

star 8.23
84 votes
The Dark Side of the Video Game Industry

#10 - The Dark Side of the Video Game Industry

Season 4 - Episode 1 - Aired Aug 4, 2019

Video games are bigger than ever, but the people who make them are often exploited. Hasan takes a look at the darker side of the gaming industry.

star 8.20
89 votes
Why Your Internet Sucks

#11 - Why Your Internet Sucks

Season 3 - Episode 6 - Aired Jun 16, 2019

As millions of Americans lack internet access, Hasan looks at the ways government and providers fail citizens and how some cities are fighting back.

star 8.20
82 votes
Immigration Enforcement

#12 - Immigration Enforcement

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired Nov 25, 2018

Hasan takes on immigration in America, going beyond the headlines to dissect disheartening policies and the Trump administration's motivations.

star 8.16
90 votes
How America is Causing Global Obesity

#13 - How America is Causing Global Obesity

Season 5 - Episode 7 - Aired Dec 22, 2019

Hasan explains how U.S. policies and companies help spread obesity and poor health around the world, then gives updates on topics from past shows.

star 8.14
78 votes
The Real Cost of Cruises

#14 - The Real Cost of Cruises

Season 4 - Episode 4 - Aired Aug 25, 2019

Cruise lines promise fun, inexpensive vacations, but Hasan discovers that major carriers are exploiting loose regulations on labor, safety and crime.

star 8.14
87 votes
Brazil, Corruption and the Rainforest

#15 - Brazil, Corruption and the Rainforest

Season 3 - Episode 1 - Aired May 12, 2019

A look at new dangers faced by the Amazon rain forest and Brazil's indigenous population. Also: a discussion of the Philippines election.

star 8.14
88 votes
Directors: Rich Preuss
Writers:
We're Doing Elections Wrong

#16 - We're Doing Elections Wrong

Season 6 - Episode 7 - Aired Jun 21, 2020

America's winner-take-all elections drive a divisive, two-party machine that limits choice. Hasan explains — and champions a viable alternative.

star 8.13
52 votes
Indian Elections Update and the 1MDB Scandal

#17 - Indian Elections Update and the 1MDB Scandal

Season 3 - Episode 4 - Aired Jun 2, 2019

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

star 8.13
77 votes
Civil Rights Under Trump

#18 - Civil Rights Under Trump

Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired Mar 3, 2019

Two years into the Trump administrations, Hasan spotlights how government officials have been quietly and systematically dismantling civil rights.

star 8.11
84 votes
The NRA's Global Impact

#19 - The NRA's Global Impact

Season 3 - Episode 2 - Aired May 19, 2019

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 8.08
84 votes
Why the News Industry Is Dying

#20 - Why the News Industry Is Dying

Season 6 - Episode 5 - Aired Jun 7, 2020

Local newspapers provide vital information in trying times, but as Hasan explains, private equity firms are pillaging these important institutions.

star 8.08
63 votes
Indian Elections

#21 - Indian Elections

Season 2 - Episode 6 - Aired Mar 17, 2019

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 8.08
90 votes
Oil

#22 - Oil

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired Nov 11, 2018

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 8.07
86 votes
Saudi Arabia

#23 - Saudi Arabia

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired Oct 28, 2018

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 8.04
106 votes
The Broken Policing System

#24 - The Broken Policing System

Season 4 - Episode 6 - Aired Sep 8, 2019

Five years after three high-profile killings by police, Hasan looks at the culture and systems in place that help officers avoid accountability.

star 8.02
86 votes
Student Loans

#25 - Student Loans

Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired Feb 24, 2019

As millions of Americans struggle with crushing student loan debt, Hasan digs deep to expose the negligent and dishonest practices of loan servicers.

star 8.02
92 votes