Futó sorozat 2014.04 - 2019.11 | 30 perc @HBO, US
John Oliver (Presenter),
Psychics is something fun to talk about. But John Oliver talks about the alarming fact that 4 out of 10 believe in psychics (according to a research). And it is alarming that they swindle money out of desperate peoples. Additionally they often put people through severe emotional trauma about their loved ones. As John explains them in the show, these psychics use two simple tactics to do that: cold reading and hot reading.
Automation is a complicated blessing. It makes our life easier by creating safe and more productive environment but it also eliminates job opportunities. Rather than dealing with the issue tactfully President Trump is doing what he likes the most- 'Blaming Others'. John explains that even automation kills job but jobs are being created in new sectors. He suggests some ways to transition into these new sectors and initiatives need to be taken to accommodate older workers in the changing job sector.
Robocalls are one of the most annoying thing of having a cellphone. Over the recent years these robocalls are increased exponentially because of the advancement of the technology. There needs to be some sort effective policies to regulate these robocalls. If only Federal Communications Commission (FCC) cared a little more about this issue. So John take it upon his shoulder to give them the medicine of robocalls in small doses (after every 90 minutes).
Today John Oliver talks about the multi billion medical device industry, which lacks proper monitoring and necessary regulations. He explains the huge difference between the terms FDA approved and FDA cleared. Then he points out the loophole these industries use to bypass the flawed system.
Every week a new topic emerges and many starts the talk about impeachment. John explains the facts behind impeachment and how many ways it might effect the Trump presidency. Even though it has many risks but John suggests that it might be a good idea to uphold the fact that 'no one is above the law'.
In the wake of Theresa May's resignation, Boris Johnson became Britain's new prime minister, John Oliver explains how he came so far and what strategy he has to succeed despite his foolish nature, racist views, spreading false information, offensive quotes.
Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov, the president of Turkmenistan. He is an autocratic ruler of the country with an eccentric personality. While his country is competing for the bottom position in freedom of speech and human rights indicators, he is focused with setting new Guinness World Records and his strange obsession with horses.
Bias in medicine actually exists in USA and it really affecting the life of huge number of people every year who are seeking medical attention. John Oliver discusses the adverse effects that gender and racial bias can impose in treating medical illnesses.
In theory, the filibuster was created to ensure bipartisanship in the US Senate. In practice, it has become a way to kill bills with only 41 Senate votes. John explains the strange origin of the filibuster, how its overuse made the Senate a place where even bipartisan bills go to die, and why filibustering should be abolished altogether. Also, Trump's Hurricane Dorian Sharpie Scandal, the UK PM Johnson's clash with the Parliament over his No-deal Brexit strategy, and Fox News' Stu Varney fanboys over Trump.
Legal immigration is a term which was repeated throughout the Trump presidency. But John Oliver explains its absurdity as well as why people resort to illegal means to enter the country. He breaks down all the four ways a person can enter USA legally: Family, Employment, Good Luck (Visa Lottery), Bad Luck (Refugee).
China's one-child policy which is very renowned for its controversial approach. This policy was not implemented rather it was enforced to save China's economy. But it was done by without thinking the future implications. As a result there are more than 34 million men than women. And in near future four grandparents, two parents will be depending on one child. That is why John explains the absurdity of the new two-child policy.
Predicting the weather is always very important as it saves lives and protects resources. Despite their tiresome efforts National Weather Service takes a very little credit, where private companies make tremendous profit using their data. John Oliver talks about various angles of National Weather Service.
After a quick update on the 'Stupid Watergate' John Oliver dives into the main story of voting machines. He talks about the outdated voting machines which may be vulnerable to hacking. He showed the ways these machines could be manipulated to alter the result of elections.