Last Week Tonight with John Oliver

10 Best Episodes of Last Week Tonight with John Oliver - Season 11

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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Last Week Tonight with John Oliver - S11E9

#15 - April 21, 2024: UFOs (Season 11 - Episode 9)

John Oliver explains why we need honest inquiry into UFO sightings, covers the week's protests in the US over the war in Gaza, and recaps Adeel Mangi's confirmation hearing.

The episode was rated 7.44 from 266 votes.

Last Week Tonight with John Oliver - S11E8

#14 - April 14, 2024: Medicaid (Season 11 - Episode 8)

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John Oliver discusses why millions of people have been kicked off of Medicaid, why Medicaid access was difficult even before the current "unwinding," and what would happen if fruits and vegetables could talk.

The episode was rated 7.45 from 259 votes.

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#13 - May 12, 2024: Opioid Settlements (Season 11 - Episode 11)

John Oliver discusses how state and local governments in the US are spending opioid settlements, a new deportation plan in the UK, and, of course, his favorite contestant at Eurovision.

The episode was rated 7.49 from 230 votes.

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#12 - March 10, 2024: State Medical Boards (Season 11 - Episode 4)

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John Oliver discusses how state medical boards fail to protect patients, Kamala Harris' awkward call for a ceasefire in Gaza, the North Carolina Republican running for governor, and which reality show would benefit from becoming a government psyop.

The episode was rated 7.54 from 262 votes.

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#11 - May 19, 2024: Corn Production (Season 11 - Episode 12)

John Oliver discusses the financial and environmental impact of corn in the U.S., recent commencement ceremony mishaps, and the rise of the far-right AfD party in Germany.

The episode was rated 7.57 from 242 votes.

Last Week Tonight with John Oliver - S11E13

#10 - June 2, 2024: India Elections (Season 11 - Episode 13)

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John Oliver discusses the ongoing elections in India, Trump's guilty verdict, and the decline of Red Lobster.

The episode was rated 7.62 from 242 votes.

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#9 - March 17, 2024: Student Loan Debt (Season 11 - Episode 5)

John Oliver discusses the state of student loans, the House vote to ban TikTok, why House Republicans refused to attend their work retreat, and, of course, Left Shark.

The episode was rated 7.68 from 278 votes.

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#8 - March 31, 2024: Food Delivery Apps (Season 11 - Episode 6)

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John Oliver discusses the downsides of food delivery apps, Donald Trump's latest attempt to pay off his legal debts, and why one southern California police department got in trouble with Lego.

The episode was rated 7.70 from 274 votes.

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#7 - March 3, 2024: Airplanes (Season 11 - Episode 3)

John Oliver discusses how Boeing went from being a company known for quality craftsmanship to one synonymous with crashes, mishaps and "quality escape." Whatever that means.

The episode was rated 7.78 from 308 votes.

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#6 - April 7, 2024: Death Penalty (Season 11 - Episode 7)

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John Oliver discusses new information about the methods used to carry out the death penalty, plus this week's earthquake in New Jersey, and John's new celebrity crush. It's not who you think. Whoever you're thinking of, you're wrong.

The episode was rated 7.79 from 265 votes.

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#5 - February 25, 2024: Pig Butchering (Season 11 - Episode 2)

John Oliver discusses a popular internet scam, why it's easier to fall for it than you might think, and, of course, boner alerts.

The episode was rated 7.82 from 327 votes.

Last Week Tonight with John Oliver - S11E14

#4 - June 9, 2024: Deep-Sea Mining (Season 11 - Episode 14)

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John Oliver discusses the environmental risks of deep-sea mining, France's preparation for the Olympics, and an update on Red Lobster.

The episode was rated 7.83 from 215 votes.

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#3 - May 5, 2024: Public Libraries (Season 11 - Episode 10)

John Oliver explains why public libraries are under attack, where those challenges are coming from, and how you really spell "Berenstain." Trust us, it's not how you think.

The episode was rated 7.85 from 253 votes.

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#2 - June 16, 2024: Trump's Second Term (Season 11 - Episode 15)

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John Oliver discusses the plans for Donald Trump's second term, an interesting campaign choice from a conservative congressional candidate in Michigan, and the bakery that has very successfully turned John into a cake bear.

The episode was rated 8.03 from 211 votes.

Last Week Tonight with John Oliver - S11E1

#1 - February 18, 2024: Supreme Court (Season 11 - Episode 1)

John Oliver discusses the Supreme Court, the ethically questionable gifts some of the justices receive, and an offer for Clarence Thomas that could ruin John's life. Genuinely. You'll see.

The episode was rated 8.12 from 340 votes.

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