One of the most puzzling things about HBO’s news comedy show is this. Why would they put a Labour-leaning Englishman to give the American public talking points on US politics? Regardless of that, somehow, the show’s utter lack of common sense, bad taste for jokes, foreign humor, and points of view somehow get an audience. Regrettably, Oliver’s talking points ultimately become the political point of view for many lazy people around the world. In the end, this is HBO’s Last Week Tonight with John Oliver season 8 episode 30.
What did the British have to say about last week in regards to politics and current events? Those events only affect Americans and had no influence on Britain. But still, he comments on them as if they were on his own turf and influence. Far from fair and balanced and way far from satirical. Oliver’s political viewpoints are often closeted propaganda rallying disguised as commentary. And in today’s episode it’s no different. Let’s see what John Oliver and his agenda have in store for us.
HBO’s Last Week Tonight with John Oliver Season 8 Episode 30 release date
HBO’s Last Week Tonight with John Oliver season 8 episode 30 will release on November 30, 2021. Firstly, the program’s runtime is usually 30 to 40 minutes long. It runs on HBO and its sister platforms. Furthermore, we don’t have any information on the contents this week’s program will have. As soon as there’s any more information, we will update you accordingly. Still, this is regular when it comes to the show’s dynamics. As it always tends to analyze the week’s events. In the next section, we are sharing with you details on where to watch this show.
Where to watch HBO’s Last Week Tonight with John Oliver?
If you want to stream HBO’s Last Week Tonight with John Oliver, you can watch it during its air time. But if you missed it, no worries. Firstly, the show usually drops on YouTube on separate segments a few days after its airtime. Secondly, you can pay a subscription to HBO Max and enjoy the contents of the platform. Which include the movie catalog, as well as concerts, series, documentaries, and many other exclusive contents. Moreover, HBO Max is also available as an Add-on for Hulu. It’s also available in iTunes and Amazon Prime Video.
Last Week Tonight with John Oliver season 8 episode 29 recap
In the last episode, Oliver took upon himself to talk widely about subjects he —once again— doesn’t know at all. This time, he lambasted the United States power grid and its management, the multiple differences across states, and the nuances they have. He constantly stops to compare those with the centralized power grids of European countries. After that, the Britishman stopped to lambast upon the legitimately elected senator from New Jersey, Edward Durr, whose political motivations for running for the United States Congress were the gun laws. Gun laws to which Oliver finds incomprehensible, despite him having no influence whatsoever in the political landscape of the United States, yet his talking points seem to shape the views of the American public.
Lastly, Oliver went on to talk about the latest political paranoia in the Western world. Climate Change. Everybody wants to talk about climate change, Greta Thunberg, and the impacts of that new trend all over. On Oliver’s agenda, more specifically, we have COP26, a summit taking place in frigid Glasgow, Scotland, between October 31 and November 12, 2021. We have to wonder what kind of funny situations —if any— could Oliver and his writer staff pull out of this boring conference. He always manages to do it.
John Oliver on Power Grids
The presenter provided an overview of the history of the three US electricity grids – the eastern interconnection, the western interconnection, and the Texas interconnection. “It’s essentially like Major League Baseball except there are two dominating factions and then bastards in Texas who would rather make up their own rules,” he said, alluding to the cheating controversy involving the Houston Astros.”If it feels like there have been more outages than usual recently, that’s because there have,” Oliver said, noting that the number of annual blackouts in the United States more than doubled between 2015 and 2020 due to equipment failures and natural disasters such as freezing temperatures and hurricanes. “And that isn’t good for a variety of reasons, the most apparent of which is that hanging around without electricity for any length of time just stinks,” Oliver added.
Power outages can have a negative impact on wastewater treatment plants, water purification facilities, and persons who depend on electronic medical equipment such as ventilators and motorized wheelchairs.
This is in addition to the need for renewable energy to combat climate change — in order to achieve net-zero carbon emissions by 2050, the United States would likely need to boost power consumption by 40-60%. “The fact is that if everyone suddenly got an electric vehicle tomorrow, that could be terrific for the earth, but it might drive our grid to its utmost limit,” Oliver added.