The BEST episodes of Patriot Act with Hasan Minhaj

Every episode of Patriot Act with Hasan Minhaj ever, ranked from best to worst by thousands of votes from fans of the show. The best episodes of Patriot Act with Hasan Minhaj!

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

Last Updated: 7/14/2023Network: NetflixStatus: Ended
We Cannot Stay Silent About George Floyd
77 votes

#1 - We Cannot Stay Silent About George Floyd

Season 6 - Episode 4 - Aired 6/4/2020

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

102 votes

#2 - Amazon

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired 11/4/2018

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.

The Two Sides of Canada
93 votes

#3 - The Two Sides of Canada

Season 4 - Episode 5 - Aired 9/1/2019

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

The Ugly Truth of Fast Fashion
87 votes

#4 - The Ugly Truth of Fast Fashion

Season 5 - Episode 3 - Aired 11/24/2019

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.

85 votes

#5 - Fentanyl

Season 4 - Episode 2 - Aired 8/11/2019

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

Why Billionaires Won't Save Us
95 votes

#6 - Why Billionaires Won't Save Us

Season 5 - Episode 4 - Aired 12/1/2019

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

Censorship in China
91 votes

#7 - Censorship in China

Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired 2/10/2019

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

The Dark Side of the Video Game Industry
89 votes

#8 - The Dark Side of the Video Game Industry

Season 4 - Episode 1 - Aired 8/4/2019

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.

Why Your Internet Sucks
87 votes

#9 - Why Your Internet Sucks

Season 3 - Episode 6 - Aired 6/16/2019

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

Immigration Enforcement
97 votes

#10 - Immigration Enforcement

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired 11/25/2018

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

Why Your Public Transportation Sucks
87 votes

#11 - Why Your Public Transportation Sucks

Season 4 - Episode 3 - Aired 8/18/2019

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

Why the News Industry Is Dying
74 votes

#12 - Why the News Industry Is Dying

Season 6 - Episode 5 - Aired 6/7/2020

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

The Real Cost of Cruises
89 votes

#13 - The Real Cost of Cruises

Season 4 - Episode 4 - Aired 8/25/2019

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

Brazil, Corruption and the Rainforest
90 votes

#14 - Brazil, Corruption and the Rainforest

Season 3 - Episode 1 - Aired 5/12/2019

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

Directors: Rich Preuss
How America is Causing Global Obesity
84 votes

#15 - How America is Causing Global Obesity

Season 5 - Episode 7 - Aired 12/22/2019

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.

We're Doing Elections Wrong
61 votes

#16 - We're Doing Elections Wrong

Season 6 - Episode 7 - Aired 6/21/2020

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

Indian Elections
96 votes

#17 - Indian Elections

Season 2 - Episode 6 - Aired 3/17/2019

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.

91 votes

#18 - Oil

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired 11/11/2018

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.

Civil Rights Under Trump
88 votes

#19 - Civil Rights Under Trump

Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired 3/3/2019

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

Indian Elections Update and the 1MDB Scandal
82 votes

#20 - Indian Elections Update and the 1MDB Scandal

Season 3 - Episode 4 - Aired 6/2/2019

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

Why Doing Taxes Is So Hard
63 votes

#21 - Why Doing Taxes Is So Hard

Season 6 - Episode 8 - Aired 6/28/2020

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

The NRA's Global Impact
87 votes

#22 - The NRA's Global Impact

Season 3 - Episode 2 - Aired 5/19/2019

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.

Content Moderation and Free Speech
93 votes

#23 - Content Moderation and Free Speech

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired 12/2/2018

As social media companies grow into worldwide behemoths, Hasan reveals how they take advantage of outdated laws to curate content and avoid regulation.

Student Loans
97 votes

#24 - Student Loans

Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired 2/24/2019

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

The Broken Policing System
88 votes

#25 - The Broken Policing System

Season 4 - Episode 6 - Aired 9/8/2019

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

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