The BEST Episodes of Patriot Act with Hasan Minhaj
Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!
Last Updated: Sep 12, 2020
Every Sunday, Hasan Minhaj brings an incisive and nuanced perspective to global news, politics and culture in his unique comedy series.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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."
#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.
#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.