Last Week Tonight with John Oliver

10 Best Episodes of Last Week Tonight with John Oliver - Season 10

Last Week Tonight with John Oliver is a popular half-hour satirical show broadcasted on HBO since 2014. It takes a humorous look at the week's news, politics and current events. After 11 seasons, Last Week Tonight with John Oliver has amassed countless episodes, leaving viewers wondering which ones are the best. We've compiled a list of the top-ranked episodes of Last Week Tonight with John Oliver, according to viewers. From the Emmy-winning monologue on the greed of pharmaceutical companies to the hilarious segment on the FCC's net neutrality repeal, these are the best episodes of Last Week Tonight with John Oliver rated by viewers.

Written by Sophie and last updated on jun 24, 2024.

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#15 - February 19, 2023: Psychedelic Assisted Therapy (Season 10 - Episode 1)

John Oliver discusses psychedelic assisted therapy: its history, its potential, and what it has to do with A$AP Rocky’s relationship to rainbows. Plus, the Fox News lawsuit and the Ohio train derailment.

The episode was rated 7.58 from 349 votes.

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#14 - October 15, 2023: Food Safety (Season 10 - Episode 13)

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John Oliver discusses the groups in charge of keeping our food safe – from the FDA, to the USDA, to, most crucially, the Association for Dressings and Sauces.

The episode was rated 7.58 from 288 votes.

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#13 - October 8, 2023: Homeschooling (Season 10 - Episode 12)

John Oliver discusses homeschooling, its surprising lack of regulation in many states, and, crucially, Darth Vader's parenting skills.

The episode was rated 7.59 from 294 votes.

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#12 - October 22, 2023: McKinsey (Season 10 - Episode 14)

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John Oliver discusses the oldest and largest management consulting firm: McKinsey & Company.

The episode was rated 7.63 from 297 votes.

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#11 - December 10, 2023: Freight Trains (Season 10 - Episode 20)

John Oliver discusses freight trains and railroads, how they've put profits over safety, and, crucially, what shows he watched as a child that explain … everything.

The episode was rated 7.64 from 283 votes.

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#10 - April 30, 2023: Biden and the Border (Season 10 - Episode 10)

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A look at the things Biden has promised to fix about our southern border, what he has and hasn’t done, and a magnificent pile of gators.

The episode was rated 7.65 from 315 votes.

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#9 - October 1, 2023: Prison Health Care (Season 10 - Episode 11)

John Oliver discusses the health care offered in prisons; plus, a look at the past five months, from the WGA strike to Lauren Boebert.

The episode was rated 7.65 from 301 votes.

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#8 - November 19, 2023: Dollar Stores (Season 10 - Episode 18)

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John Oliver discusses dollar stores and why Irish Spring is not his soap of choice.

The episode was rated 7.70 from 298 votes.

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#7 - March 5, 2023: Ron DeSantis (Season 10 - Episode 3)

John Oliver discusses Ron DeSantis, his track record as the governor of Florida, the pitfalls of comparing him to Donald Trump, and the supposed dangers of “woke math.” Plus, the hilarious advertising by a plumbing company called Radiant.

The episode was rated 7.70 from 317 votes.

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#6 - April 23, 2023: Cryptocurrencies II (Season 10 - Episode 9)

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John Oliver discusses cryptocurrency, the collapse of three big crypto companies, and what to do if your office gives off “crime vibes.”

The episode was rated 7.75 from 306 votes.

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#5 - April 2, 2023: Solitary Confinement (Season 10 - Episode 6)

John Oliver discusses solitary confinement, how prevalent it is, how damaging it can be, and, of course, how to hit the woah.

The episode was rated 7.75 from 308 votes.

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#4 - February 26, 2023: Artificial Intelligence (Season 10 - Episode 2)

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Artificial intelligence is increasingly becoming part of our lives, from self-driving cars to ChatGPT. John Oliver discusses how AI works, where it might be heading next, and, of course, why it hates the bus.

The episode was rated 7.75 from 330 votes.

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#3 - November 5, 2023: Abortion Rights (Season 10 - Episode 16)

John Oliver discusses the ongoing fallout from the overturning of Roe v. Wade as the November elections approach.

The episode was rated 7.80 from 291 votes.

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#2 - December 17, 2023: Elon Musk (Season 10 - Episode 21)

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John Oliver discusses Elon Musk, the influence he has over more than just his businesses, and the perfect place for him and Mark Zuckerberg to finally have that cage match.

The episode was rated 7.86 from 322 votes.

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#1 - November 12, 2023: Israel-Hamas War (Season 10 - Episode 17)

John Oliver discusses the ongoing war between Israel and Hamas.

The episode was rated 8.07 from 304 votes.

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