(PG-13: Language) You wouldn’t think that weather forecasting would be a very controversial subject. But as John Oliver explains, there’s a tenuous balance between the government agency that provides much US weather data, and private companies, and the battle brewing between useful information and hype.
Last Week Tonight
(PG-13: Language) While Last Week Tonight tries to be accurate and truthful with their stories, John Oliver and his research crew are only human, and from time to time, they make mistakes. So with that in mind, John is here to apologize for some of his erroneous reporting.
(PG-13: Language) Last Week Tonight takes on the formidable fortresses of douchebaggery that are multilevel marketing companies. With lobbyists and money on their side, it’s up to us to raise awareness about their employees-as-customers pyramid (shaped) schemes.
(PG-13: Language) Last Week Tonight takes on credit reports, i.e. quantified prejudice. If there are errors in a credit company’s report, the burden of correcting those is inexplicably placed on the victims. So the show gave these vile companies a dose of their own medicine.
(PG-13: Language) Last Week Tonight looks at daily fantasy sports companies, which let you bet – and win – real money on short term performances of athletes or teams. They’re using a legal loophole so that they won’t be classified as gambling, and remain unregulated.
(PG-13: Language) Last Week Tonight looks at government policies and stigmas that make it very hard for even low-level offenders in the US to rehabilitate, causing many of them to eventually end up in jail once again – an inefficient and most of all inhumane system.
(PG-13: Language) Last Week Tonight indulges in the dying tradition of gossiping about one’s neighbor. On the eve of the Canadian federal election, LWT takes a look at the candidates for prime minister and urges Canadians to stop supporting the incumbent Stephen Harper.