Death Investigations: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO)


America’s system for conducting death investigations is a mess. John Oliver explains why we should all be a little more concerned about fixing it.
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  • StoreWTF


    Il y a heure

    Taxes are for businesses to pay the “easy to not be part of life, when you’re not a business

  • josh656


    Il y a 2 heures

    If you want to know the meaning of horrific death investigations, look up Japanese Unit 731.

  • Ali Elamin

    Ali Elamin

    Il y a 5 heures

    lol USC got fleeced 😂😂😂

  • niller


    Il y a 6 heures

    Only in america...

  • Nicole Bush

    Nicole Bush

    Il y a 20 heures

    My dad died 7 months ago and I never realized how much we needed his death certificate. Anything that pertained to my dad, we had to whip out his death certificate. Utilities, mortgage, car insurance, cellphone, life insurance, pension, social security... the faster you get it, the sooner everything runs smoother for an easier grieving process. I couldnt imagine waiting 6 months for a death certificate. :(

  • InformationIsTheEdge


    Il y a jour

    I was almost a Samurai, almost a Pirate and almost a Ninja all at the same time! I could have settled a LOT of bets.

  • InformationIsTheEdge


    Il y a jour

    Glenn Close AND Tracy Morgan in the same episode! John Oliver is coming up in the world!

  • Danny Big D

    Danny Big D

    Il y a jour

    Listening to some that are SO far left and about to fall over. Its not different then those that ONLY listen to Fox. You watched for over 2 years about pres Trump and RUSSIA.. then oops ALL of that was lie. John here we can play past clips and find he out right LIED..and its OK! Now.. we have impeach... ok great.. if Trump did something GET HIM! But what crime?.. you know what trump is covering up.... ok covering up what? You know.. hes covering up pffft We listen to a DEM for two years had PROOF TRUMP AND RUSSIA. DEM's.. out right lied and.. its OK! Wait till Trump wins 2020.. IMPEACH PART 2. Am I the only one that LISTENED to what the DEMS were going to do if they won the house? They've done nothing and its OK! We hear a leading DEM say "he should be in prison".. great.. for what? Here you are making sure that COP JUDGE looks at YOU as innocent 1st. Yet Pres Trump.. we dont. We find Obama year ago said "Americas dream is to be like Trump"..strange how that never got talked about much haha

  • Callthemonster


    Il y a jour

    This makes me sick. I am from Kansas City, MO and I even almost went to the same college as that moron. I have had relatives and friends that have died there. I cannot believe they allow these conditions.

  • Anssi_Ilari


    Il y a jour

    What 3rd world nation was this from?

  • Brotherhood of Steel

    Brotherhood of Steel

    Il y a 2 jours

    14:27 That lady has an ass for days.

  • Cathryn Petryk

    Cathryn Petryk

    Il y a 2 jours

    2020 technology shall regress to the technology if 2010, except for the ability to send interviews back in time to Last Week Tonight

  • D


    Il y a 3 jours

    Ducky!!! Wassup man.

  • Vincent Ciccone

    Vincent Ciccone

    Il y a 3 jours

    Most county funds, (75%) go to government workers, worthless lazy government workers.

  • Caroline Morris

    Caroline Morris

    Il y a 4 jours

    I am in the wrong line of work. I can make more in something completely unrelated to my job and get a good job doing something I am totally unqualified for. It's like a bankrupt casino owner thinking he can be president.

  • casey clark

    casey clark

    Il y a 4 jours

    I need a judge to say who's to say if they did it or not🙄

  • Anita Leary

    Anita Leary

    Il y a 4 jours

    OMG, this is scary.

  • EveryThingGirl238


    Il y a 4 jours

    "Look to your left, and look to your right, those people can be, and ARE, coroners in Arkansas." So a lamp and a bookbag, the world is a strange one.

  • A Serr

    A Serr

    Il y a 5 jours

    My grandmother died 5 weeks ago and we are still waiting on the death certificate. America

  • Lisa Hart

    Lisa Hart

    Il y a 5 jours

    Every time I watch this show, it makes me Crack up while simultaneously pissing me off at the stupidity of the human race... LOL

  • Natnael Demil

    Natnael Demil

    Il y a 5 jours

    A Conservatives, by definition, loves their country. They want to preserve the political, economic and cultural systems that make it what it is. Leftists, by definition, hate their country. They hate the governmental, economic and cultural systems that make it what it is. Leftists are like someone saying they love a person whose appearance, habits and personality they dislike. It makes literally no sense. Oliver looks at a few abuses and excoriates an entire system- one which works well far more than the isolated exceptions he chose to appeal, well, to idiots like you incapable of research or logic. It's the one thing he knows how to do to ve funny. What Oliver knows, being of British birth, is that coroners go back a very long way. What he also knows, being an intelligent if profoundly dishonest man, is that entrenched systems usually are workable if only because they've been in place serving a necesary function a very long time. People simply wouldn't put up with incompetence here past viability

  • Jason Reed

    Jason Reed

    Il y a 5 jours

    Today I learned that my cat on my left, and my cat on my right, are in fact coroners

  • FireOccator


    Il y a 5 jours

    Is there something in America that isn't fucked?

  • Tanja Van Abel

    Tanja Van Abel

    Il y a 5 jours

    This is the real face of american CSI. No fancy ME labs and evidence labs. The various CSI series probably have more money to through around, than the real ME and evidence labs in the USA.

  • Victoria Victoria

    Victoria Victoria

    Il y a 5 jours

    8:25 more examples of terrorist police slop polluting the world ....

  • Tenshi NoAkuma

    Tenshi NoAkuma

    Il y a 6 jours

    Man I liked forever. Too bad it got canned but atleast it had an ending

  • Ying D

    Ying D

    Il y a 6 jours

    John, can you do an episode about new california free health care for the illegals? How do you spin this far left action?

  • Matthew Trevett

    Matthew Trevett

    Il y a 6 jours

    The funding mentioned at the end of the video works out to roughly $375-$400 per *dead* person per year. Seems like a pretty reasonable amount of funding?

  • Ted Dernekxis

    Ted Dernekxis

    Il y a 6 jours

    Anyone else hear hairdresser and think Sweeney

  • Ted Dernekxis

    Ted Dernekxis

    Il y a 6 jours

    Anyone else hear hairdresser and think Sweeney

  • Jan Sitkowski

    Jan Sitkowski

    Il y a 6 jours

    Well, O.J. Simpson investigation was botched, exactly because of this problem to be honest...

  • Jan Sitkowski

    Jan Sitkowski

    Il y a 6 jours

    To be honest, I don't care, because I'm cynical, and I say if my body won't rise from the dead and kill the man, it means I don't care. Also I don't care because I don't live in USA. So good luck, USA'ians...

  • Zabeer Farid

    Zabeer Farid

    Il y a 7 jours

    I did not expect Tracy Morgan to appear

  • AFox739


    Il y a 7 jours

    Cliff Steele Robotman voice: THE FUCK?! *It's all in your head...all in your head...*

  • Z T

    Z T

    Il y a 7 jours

    Oh hi.

  • vanessa perez

    vanessa perez

    Il y a 7 jours


  • S HH

    S HH

    Il y a 7 jours

    On my left is a bush and my right is a dog

  • Youtube University

    Youtube University

    Il y a 4 jours

    Arkansas Coroners

  • George Costarica

    George Costarica

    Il y a 7 jours

    You're nobody till some body kills you.

  • Austin Anderson

    Austin Anderson

    Il y a 7 jours

    to be fair, 3.75 doesn't sound like a lot individually but 1 billion can give lawmakers sticker shock

  • Finn Joey

    Finn Joey

    Il y a 7 jours

    How is the US still a thing?

  • Dolph Youngin

    Dolph Youngin

    Il y a 8 jours

    The US is as fucked up as all those countries we think we're better than.

  • Sunny Ling

    Sunny Ling

    Il y a 8 jours


  • Petitio Principii

    Petitio Principii

    Il y a 8 jours

    I wonder how it compares with other developed countries.

  • TrueMetis


    Il y a 8 jours

    America, why does your solution to "how to we find specialists" always seem to be "elect them"? Between judges, sheriffs, and coroners I'm really quite worried about you.

  • Patrick Baker-Evens

    Patrick Baker-Evens

    Il y a 8 jours

    The USA, the 1st world developing country.

  • rejvaik


    Il y a 8 jours

    This is why professional criminals prefer to not leave bodies behind for death investigators and forensic autopsies

  • iNvRG


    Il y a 8 jours

    Coroners are needed when the state needs to cover up a death or two or a few. I mean some high ranking politicians have come from Arkansas who have shady death trails behind them.

  • Random Lesbian On the Internet Yeet

    Random Lesbian On the Internet Yeet

    Il y a 8 jours

    2 spoopy!!

  • JCD


    Il y a 8 jours

    sorry man, you should have used Michael C. Hall for that last bit... just sayin'

  • Heather Wade

    Heather Wade

    Il y a 8 jours

    Just wait until someone you love dies and you want answers. The process will crush your soul.

  • Viktor Engelmann

    Viktor Engelmann

    Il y a 9 jours

    Is there any - ANY job that the US government doesn't delegate to the private sector without quality-requirements?

  • happyswedme


    Il y a 9 jours

    Here is a fun thing that happend This past may i was accepting votes in the eu elections when someone showed up with both their and their parents voting card stating that their parent had died and this should not have received a voting card for this election Turned out this was a standing problem since they died in the us during early 2000 and there was still no official death certificates the electoral authority still cannot count the as dead and strike them from the voter roll Since the voting age is 18 people born in May of 2001 had the right to vote in this election people who died before some voters were even born still can be used to commit voter fraud in Europe because the us administration is so massively inefficient

  • Bryce Adams

    Bryce Adams

    Il y a 9 jours

    " please write down whatever is killing you on a Post-It note." That's a law in lovecraftian literature.

  • JamesCPotter13


    Il y a 10 jours

    Thank you for depressing me, John. I had buried my feelings about FOREVER long ago.

  • ArachCobra


    Il y a 10 jours

    I just knew the moment you said they were outsourcing to private contractors that this was gonna get a whole lot worse. This shit is definitely not helping your ratio of solved to unsolved cases.

  • Chris Honard

    Chris Honard

    Il y a 10 jours

    Dear Mr. Grant, two words...Mungo Jerry.

  • Stephen Hodge

    Stephen Hodge

    Il y a 10 jours

    Once again how is that possible, coroners not medically qualified, goes with house inspectors in SC not certified? Why is the United States not united!!!!!!

  • zerolosi


    Il y a 10 jours

    Anyone ever added up the amount of money it would take to solve all the problems John brings up? Very curious to see the actual figure

  • Wilmer Henao

    Wilmer Henao

    Il y a 10 jours

    Hey John Oliver. Why don't you talk about the homelessness in california. Oh! I forgot!. It's a democrat state.

  • Srirra Cha

    Srirra Cha

    Il y a 10 jours

    The format of the show is such that they tackle one topic at a time. Maybe he will talk about your subject who’s to say? I mean “yes, he didnt talk about all the possible subjects in the world yet?”

  • Mel The Mom

    Mel The Mom

    Il y a 10 jours

    I love the Marlon Bindi reference...I'm mentally clinging to it, while trying not to cry about all the other things he talked about, like the poor man burned in the car, and the medical examiner just like 🤷‍♂️

  • Scott Jewett

    Scott Jewett

    Il y a 10 jours

    Forever was a good show, damn it!!!

  • DesertDaisy Marie

    DesertDaisy Marie

    Il y a 10 jours

    America is not a civilised country 😡

  • fishballchikuwa


    Il y a 11 jours

    tree fiddy and 25 cents

  • ACoolDragon


    Il y a 11 jours

    I thought I had a strong stomach for this stuff but even with all the jokes it took me 3 WEEKS to finish this episode. Jon Oliver some topics are too heavy for the argument that this is a comedy show to be valid lol

  • Kayleigh


    Il y a 11 jours

    I miss the show Forever :’(

  • Bryant Moore

    Bryant Moore

    Il y a 11 jours

    Squirt is the best!

  • Bald Arrow

    Bald Arrow

    Il y a 12 jours

    Seeing so many U.S. citizens in the comments angrily responding to non US citizens when the latter point out how problematic things in US seem to be,is the very reason why this,and every other country in this world,is going to CONTINUE to be run by assholes,incompetents and greedy people,and progress will come slowly and at great cost. Instead of throwing the good,ol' ''well,your country sucks too,so...'' bullshit rant,maybe try and focus on becoming a BETTER country? Crazy idea,right? But I guess you'd be content on living in hell on earth,as long as everyone else lived the same way,too. Exactly how far removed are you from middle ages simpletons and peasants? Think about it.

  • Vangundy


    Il y a 12 jours

    “New Orleans coroner his name is frank minyard fuck with me wrong you’ll be waking up in his yard”- Run this town remix Lil Wayne.

  • Richard Bastuck

    Richard Bastuck

    Il y a 12 jours

    So he's just one dangling light bulb... OVER HIS DEAD BODY

  • Mike Fincher

    Mike Fincher

    Il y a 12 jours

    Robot examiners on the way! 🤖

  • Karthik Rajendran

    Karthik Rajendran

    Il y a 12 jours

    Does the 'gift horse in the mouth' expression really apply in this case? 🤔

  • Simone Scuderi

    Simone Scuderi

    Il y a 12 jours

    Forever was a great show, too bad it was a badly copied plot.

  • feito_de_poeira_estelar_original_[TM]


    Il y a 12 jours

    The private, profit-oriented US prison industry is apparently leaving large profit margins on the sidelines. I need to set up a shell company in Delaware quickly and skim off big profits. See you, MAGAs ;)

  • Acrii Nightstalker

    Acrii Nightstalker

    Il y a 12 jours


  • heywannaexo


    Il y a 12 jours

    This really makes me think about Sandra Bland.

  • Amin Negm-Awad

    Amin Negm-Awad

    Il y a 12 jours

    Saying no word in an interview:

  • TinyMessyKitchen


    Il y a 12 jours

    Happy to say my coroner is a primary care physician, so she is legit. Whew!

  • TreueApostel


    Il y a 12 jours

    I love him really - greetings from Germany :-)

  • Savanna Violets

    Savanna Violets

    Il y a 12 jours

    wow, this is actually SUCH a big deal, this is not okay. It’s disguisting and we need to take it very seriously. The fact that there was an uncovered and unrefrigerated body in the corner that there was no big deal about. These are people’s bodies for fuck sake! We have to have proper doctors, facilities, and autopsies.

  • Varga Olivér - Iparbűvész

    Varga Olivér - Iparbűvész

    Il y a 12 jours

    Only tree fiddy!

  • hefeelslikeivan


    Il y a 12 jours

    I thought medical examiners were doctors ???

  • Robert Richardson

    Robert Richardson

    Il y a 10 jours

    They are by definition, coroner's are elected and require no medical training

  • Hans K

    Hans K

    Il y a 13 jours

    What the fuck America?!? So ugly Johny English is telling us that in the USA the murderer can be also the coroner of the deceased OR you can end up in Jeffrey Dahmer Jr.s hobby shed???

  • t brown

    t brown

    Il y a 13 jours

    Dog ate his homework too

  • t brown

    t brown

    Il y a 13 jours

    We are the prophets of prime time Our oracles are tv guides We need the right time and channel Cause we are dying to see who survives New trends in substance abuse? Who would have guessed that drug abusers are innovators seeking to exand an activity i had myself considered sufficiently effective How about the violations of the rules which describe which bodies may be resold A home buisness which buys bodies and sells the valuable parts to medical schools was fined for using bodies of people who died of some disease

  • Laurence


    Il y a 13 jours

    That was most times I’ve ever heard John’s audience - or any audience - groan.

  • Andy Luo

    Andy Luo

    Il y a 13 jours

    Forever was such a good show; I would do anything to get a Season 2

  • VeritasVirtus Libertas

    VeritasVirtus Libertas

    Il y a 8 jours

    You can watch Harrow tv series..same actor,same job

  • Tenshiko374


    Il y a 10 jours

    yes me too 😫

  • Matt Clark

    Matt Clark

    Il y a 13 jours

    Awww Squirt is one of my favorite sodas! Though I wouldn't ever drink 40 ounces of it at once >

  • Niko Bellic

    Niko Bellic

    Il y a 13 jours

    When the guy was asked about his dog eating organs he almost smiles. Dudes a psycho.

  • Dusty Trails

    Dusty Trails

    Il y a 13 jours

    shawn parcells is a piece of shi*

  • The4blu


    Il y a 13 jours

    Fun fact: the Los Angeles county coroner has a gift shop.

  • DesertDaisy Marie

    DesertDaisy Marie

    Il y a 10 jours

    That’s repugnant 😖

  • KhamulYT


    Il y a 13 jours

    WTF is wrong with these horrible systems??? First World country MY ASS!

  • ytviewerLem 998

    ytviewerLem 998

    Il y a 13 jours

    Disappointed John Oliver didn't mention the corrupt coroners in Florida falsely reporting Kratom as a cause of death despite the pharmacology not supporting this conclusion being possible from kratom alone.

  • bcool


    Il y a 13 jours

    why cant i watch that in austria?

  • Jennifer Taylor

    Jennifer Taylor

    Il y a 13 jours

    Hugh mungo mistake

  • titlewave


    Il y a 13 jours

    okay....this guy is definitely fucking dead bodies...

  • sir capitano

    sir capitano

    Il y a 14 jours

    Who's awards where those at Tracy's is my question.

  • Spookay T'is Me

    Spookay T'is Me

    Il y a 14 jours

    $3.75 ??? To expensive for the average American who likes to pay little to no tax, regardless of the community benifits. Think of something else, vid that expensive ass idea ain't gonna fly

  • Michael O'Connell

    Michael O'Connell

    Il y a 14 jours

    Only in America.

  • Hat Man

    Hat Man

    Il y a 14 jours

    I was eating mashed potatoes when they played the part about taking a brain home for kids to play with :/

  • oluwole saadu

    oluwole saadu

    Il y a 14 jours

    John Oliver shading the shit Game of Thrones season 8