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

  • Published on May 20, 2019
  • 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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  • Adri C
    Adri C Day ago

    Omg 😱 movies have more money to get a walk-in fridge to use it just for a clip instead of the people that actually need it. I feel like movies have made it seem as if American is much more sophisticated than it really is.

  • Zappa Wench
    Zappa Wench 2 days ago

    Our local Coroner is a notorious alcoholic.

  • Ganieda Morgan
    Ganieda Morgan 4 days ago

    not just a problem in the US..."The Alberta government has launched an investigation after a refrigeration trailer was used to store bodies near the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner (OCME) in Edmonton." (Alberta) date: September, 2019

  • sugarcayenne seVen
    sugarcayenne seVen 4 days ago

    ...anytime someone says "honestly..really, to be perfectly honest..." ..lies follow.

  • PhanGot NoJams
    PhanGot NoJams 5 days ago

    Off topic but.. 9:38 IS THAT JOHN QUIÑONES FROM WWYD 😔✊🏻

  • Vasco Apolonio
    Vasco Apolonio 5 days ago

    Usa, in its best. Being the worse country in the world for common people...

  • Kokos Nuss
    Kokos Nuss 6 days ago

    How exactly do people actually come to the conclusion that the US is the best country in the World?

  • AusMade
    AusMade 8 days ago

    The US elect coroner's? WHAT THE FUCK IS WRONG WITH YOU?
    I thought electing judges was bad enough.

  • boeingdriver29
    boeingdriver29 8 days ago

    Ah that’s how Famy Malik got his job. Makes sense.

  • razony
    razony 8 days ago

    Hey people... Their Dead!

  • Mousek801
    Mousek801 9 days ago

    The lack of of Shawn's self awareness is staggering.

  • ArtemisMoon12
    ArtemisMoon12 9 days ago basically I could move to Arkansas and be a better coroner just because I wouldn’t play with the corpse?
    Fuck, just because I was the only one in Grade 10 Science Class who didn’t toss the heart around like a dumbass doesn’t make me a coroner.
    Fucking hell. I want to go to medical school just to go and show them how its done- purely out of spite! Dammit.
    But then again my brother’s second year University class got banned from the anatomy lab because someone took a selfie with the corpse... so even medical folks don’t have a high standard...

  • Art Lokita
    Art Lokita 10 days ago

    20:08 jokes on him I don't have a spleen for the dog to eat

  • Karen E. Sofan
    Karen E. Sofan 10 days ago

    Glen Close responding was hilarious...and the big gulp!!!

  • S1deH0e101
    S1deH0e101 10 days ago

    You said learn from movies but I just yelled 'Andy's home through my bedroom door and when I went in all the shit was still out.

  • Lewku Dluffy
    Lewku Dluffy 10 days ago

    in arkensaw the term to use a corriner to write scuicide next to the "reason of death" is called arkenside and is the method used by the Clinton crime family to murder their political/drug opponents

  • Mana Montana
    Mana Montana 11 days ago

    lets cut needless welfare programs then and fund things that are actually important.

  • da Gobbo Grotto
    da Gobbo Grotto 11 days ago

    Municipal spending = evil socialism.... US logic

  • Natalie
    Natalie 12 days ago

    I wonder how many of these people are necrophiliacs...

  • Nicholas Ellerbrook
    Nicholas Ellerbrook 12 days ago +8

    I wanted his intro to be "Death; The number one cause of death in the world."

  • Murpaderp
    Murpaderp 14 days ago

    As a Georgian, when he said Georgia, I knew it was gonna be shit.

  • Skeptic Musings
    Skeptic Musings 14 days ago

    Holdup, coroners aren't trained professionals? Jesus

  • Skeptic Musings
    Skeptic Musings 14 days ago

    Nah, trump's family avoids paying taxes.

  • james fiaco
    james fiaco 15 days ago

    One thing is for sure if life is not free why the hell would death be any cheaper? The question your feeble mind may be able to ponder is how souls and spirits are paying out picking up the tab on a diminished quality of life primarily due to dirty low-paying jobs which come from outdated power sources inferior materials poisonous toxic substances pesticides chemicals that never change their killing composition which means simpleton whether it is a solid liquid burnt off into our airways atmosphere as a vapor it is always going to be poisonous debilitating deadly to the body at the same time polluting corrupting devastating to mother Earth and all the various different forms of life that live within this world.

  • cromusic ibra
    cromusic ibra 17 days ago

    OK... even though Hugh Grant is undeniably a great actor with a great voice, there's a reason he won't go by the name Mungo. We all saw what happened when Rudy Pantoja told a -maniac- -idiot- -cunt- -lady- feminist that his name was "Hugh Mungus."

  • Flame that Sings to the Wind

    I have watched a few of his videos... the USA is messed up! What happened to you guys? My condolences.

  • Hunter Spalenka
    Hunter Spalenka 21 day ago +4

    Plot twist: that license plate was supposed to say "Auto-Psy." Turns out the guy fancies himself a mechanic, and calls himself the Auto Psychic.

  • Einomar
    Einomar 21 day ago

    Wtf America.... get your shit together!

  • Colin Skelding
    Colin Skelding 23 days ago +1

    Dear Professor Lynn is a psychopath. Typical looking neighbor. Quietly soft spoken (eew). Severly over calm (shiver). Drinking a 64oz Squirt (OMG! RUN AWAY).

  • Babysah O
    Babysah O 23 days ago +1

    I liked "Forever", wish it hadn't been cancelled. •~•

  • Shadow Gamer
    Shadow Gamer 24 days ago +1

    Smart is always good when partnered with sexy wow
    Disgusting such fucking blatant sexism at work here. Gotta be a sexy police investigator but only if you're a woman

  • E Rust
    E Rust 24 days ago

    John, PLEASE do a follow up on this story! There’s more interest than ever in all things criminology due to all the shows about it! Seems to me that can help to capitalize the absolute need for it..publicly shaming legislators seems to be the only way to fix deep seated messes. You know; it’s the American way!

  • Adah Beehler
    Adah Beehler 24 days ago

    I remember hearing a story on the radio about a man who just got a job as a coroner with no training. At one point he put a metal pole in a leg where he had to take out a bone (for a sample). Then the guy was cremated and the pole was left behind his nose came in yelled at him to use a chair leg that they keep in a cupboard.

  • Pommie bears
    Pommie bears 26 days ago

    Omg...those look like stomach contents in that Tupperware.

  • Pommie bears
    Pommie bears 26 days ago

    13:00 assisted the autopsy on Michael Brown. He got it wrong.

  • Pommie bears
    Pommie bears 26 days ago

    The burnt out car....should have been left undetermined then. Obviously, he’s covering for police.

  • Pommie bears
    Pommie bears 26 days ago

    We don’t have this problem in Britain. I can’t believe that in Arkansas ANYONE, as long as they’re not a felon, can have access to this. Wow.

  • TheNinthGeneration
    TheNinthGeneration 26 days ago +3

    There’s a point to having clowns outside of the kid thing, it’s to teach people that we live in a society

  • Cassidy Eckman
    Cassidy Eckman 27 days ago

    Aaaaand this is why I wanna do this

  • skoony
    skoony 28 days ago +1

    My mother died in California and since the state had to pay for it they cremated her before they even called me. When i asked what happened they told me she had diabetes so it was probably that. By the way she was only 50. The way they handle bodies is horrible and its all about money to them.

  • BladesWillxBleed
    BladesWillxBleed 29 days ago

    I'm now accepting venmo in the amount of $3.75 from anybody who would like to cherish Glenn's spleen

  • Liam W
    Liam W 29 days ago +1

    Why can we only stomach this with humour?

  • Sweet Williams
    Sweet Williams 29 days ago

    Santa's dick was in that box because Mrs. Claus had been a naughty naughty girl this year 😉

  • mrogan
    mrogan Month ago

    why does tracy morgan look like shrek

  • wa ge
    wa ge Month ago +1

    John Quiñones

  • Mimi Zilliacus
    Mimi Zilliacus Month ago +1

    Even Papua New Guinea doesn't use hairdressers to sign death certificates! Also clearly Dr Harlan ate that spleen not the dog!

  • elina halla
    elina halla Month ago

    John Oliver is the reason why I pay for HBO❤️

  • Margarita M.
    Margarita M. Month ago +2

    14:35 even serial killers are more professional and well-equipped than this guy. At least they have decent fucking fridges.

  • Abby Wojtaszek
    Abby Wojtaszek Month ago +3

    As a forever fan that LOVED the show.......that still hurt

  • City of Roses 1845
    City of Roses 1845 Month ago

    Hugh John Mungo Grant, born Sep. 09, 1960 in England.

  • slitor
    slitor Month ago

    His middle name is Professor?

  • Roberta Winter
    Roberta Winter Month ago +1

    Thanks for reminding me why I don't live in a southern state.

  • Anna
    Anna Month ago

    Oh god. Sean. I’m sick

  • Anna
    Anna Month ago +1

    Wow. Wake up people. How can rich people just keep making the rules when rich people r usually crooked lying pieces of shit

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  • Luuk van den Doel
    Luuk van den Doel Month ago +1


  • Vibhor Bajpai
    Vibhor Bajpai Month ago +2

    What the fuck is wrong with you people? How can you let a person who knows nothing about biology handle an entire dead body? DO YOU HAVE COMMON SENSE?

  • Kayla Lee
    Kayla Lee Month ago +2

    While on the topic of changing the death industry, "ask a mortician" is a great youtube channel that covers a lot of death-related issues worth being informed about. Highly recommend.

  • cumquatrct3
    cumquatrct3 Month ago +1

    It's amazing how the USA can claim to be so wealthy and have such a large military, yet still have public services of such an abysmally poor quality that they would be the shame of the poorest of countries. Autopsies in a garage lit by a single light-bulb performed by a corrupt cop? No it's not Somalia, it's the USA!

  • cumquatrct3
    cumquatrct3 Month ago +4

    It's amazing how the USA can claim to be so wealthy and have such a large military, yet still have public services of such an abysmally poor quality that they would be the shame of the poorest of countries. Autopsies in a garage lit by a single light-bulb performed by a corrupt cop? No it's not Somalia, it's the USA!