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

  • Published: 20 May 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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Comments • 5 962

  • Lavender Love
    Lavender Love  8 hours back

    I cannot fucking believe THIS!! 🤦🏿‍♀️🤬😔 I’m emphatically dumbfounded right now! The amount of corruption in this country is...innocent people are being jailed and murderers with badges are retiring with benefits! 😮

    • British Nerd
      British Nerd  12 hours back

      I go by my middle name.

      • SealTeam Ryx
        SealTeam Ryx  14 hours back

        "Okay! Look at it that way!" Lol that horrible coroner handled that like a boss! Hahah that's so awful... also, I'm a doctor so this is close to home... well when I say I'm a doctor, what I mean is I thought about going to veterinary school for a while. I didnt, but I realllllllyyyyyy thought about it and considered it. That counts right?

        • NickelCityPixels
          NickelCityPixels  16 hours back

          Lol That is entirely too spooky...

          • Gail Bull
            Gail Bull  16 hours back

            Is it just me or does Charles Harlan look like Archie Bunker? And doesn't allowing the dog to eat the body parts you brought home from work sound exactly like something Archie Bunker would do?

            • mafiacat88
              mafiacat88  17 hours back

              I feel like the sort of person who volunteers to cut up corpses in their spare time with no prior experience or training other than "they want to" is *exactly* the sort of person you DONT want to be a coroner.

              • crypto457
                crypto457  20 hours back

                Coroners are elected and they don’t need medical training or know basic anatomy? Just how many serial killers evade justice because the pathologist in question can’t tell the difference between a lung and penis?

                • Three Jewels
                  Three Jewels  1 days back

                  That soda ban in NYC really did its job on the worldview of sodas.

                  • icet99 804
                    icet99 804  1 days back

                    Hahahah single glade plug in totally missed that lmfao

                    • Nick Asbury
                      Nick Asbury  1 days back

                      Fuck usc haha

                      • Charlie Gittins
                        Charlie Gittins  1 days back

                        I actually enjoyed Forever 😅

                        • shortperson20
                          shortperson20  1 days back

                          That parcell guy should be in prison, and charged with all the investigations he botched

                          • john anastas
                            john anastas  1 days back

                            This is amazing

                            • Benjamin Hume
                              Benjamin Hume  2 days back

                              It troubles me how many people get their news from asshole comedians, whether Fox News or Jon Oliver

                              • Faolin Siannodel
                                Faolin Siannodel  2 days back

                                Does anything actualy get funded in the US? Other than the military i mean.

                                • Lincoln Rockwell
                                  Lincoln Rockwell  2 days back

                                  Ill keep my 3.75 thanks

                                  • Adventure!Media
                                    Adventure!Media  2 days back

                                    Hey, 'Forever' was a great show. It should have been renewed for a season 2.

                                    • Eric Lowe
                                      Eric Lowe  2 days back

                                      This is a common American problem. Many are anti tax and anti government. If Americans paid more taxes, they would robust public services. Imagine if they had public funded healthcare! Or maybe I'm just a communist...

                                      • BethAnn Mayberry
                                        BethAnn Mayberry  2 days back

                                        I feel like this should be addressed on Ask A Mortician. #WhereMyFellowDeathlingsAt

                                        • Kalil Illinois
                                          Kalil Illinois  2 days back

                                          Who needs play dough when daddy brings home THE BRAIN OF A SERIAL KILLING VICTIM

                                          • Captain Doomsday
                                            Captain Doomsday  2 days back

                                            You need a massively-overpriced university degree to get a job that'll actually support a family, but any egregious criminal scumbag can get into government jobs and erase the traces of their own crimes.

                                            • XauriEL Zwaan
                                              XauriEL Zwaan  2 days back

                                              As a Canadian, the idea that positions like coroner, sheriff, and district attorney are staffed via elections rather than via, I don't know, people being hired based on having the right qualifications for the job seems utterly absurd.

                                              • james88
                                                james88  2 days back

                                                USA truly is the best country ever

                                                • Fleurs Sv
                                                  Fleurs Sv  2 days back

                                                  Lmao the USC line

                                                  • h7opolo
                                                    h7opolo  2 days back

                                                    people with authority are scum. they abuse their power for personal gain.

                                                    • h7opolo
                                                      h7opolo  2 days back

                                                      • Tanu Hudson
                                                        Tanu Hudson  2 days back

                                                        Searched how to become a coroner in Australia because I have a health-related degree thought would be a good job. You need to be a Magistrate Judge and most have a double degree in the topic. Should probably go to America

                                                        • gretchen baker
                                                          gretchen baker  3 days back

                                                          He’s got to keep them warm

                                                          • gretchen baker
                                                            gretchen baker  3 days back

                                                            I almost became Angelia Jolie

                                                            • EFantasic
                                                              EFantasic  3 days back

                                                              Huh. I'm a little ashamed I thought coroners where medicaal doctors. 😦

                                                              • Sushant Saklani
                                                                Sushant Saklani  3 days back

                                                                Dr. HAAHAHAHHARLAN

                                                                • emily young
                                                                  emily young  3 days back

                                                                  squirt is delicious

                                                                  • moonmoonbirdcpt
                                                                    moonmoonbirdcpt  3 days back

                                                                    I only have TREE-FIFY

                                                                    • a d
                                                                      a d  3 days back

                                                                      trump 2020

                                                                      • Poker Face
                                                                        Poker Face  3 days back

                                                                        9:30 poor Dr. Harlan. His dog ate the body's spleen and kidney, while the cat got his tongue!

                                                                        • Benda Allan
                                                                          Benda Allan  3 days back

                                                                          I like to get high to this

                                                                          • Anaphriel
                                                                            Anaphriel  3 days back

                                                                            I had my heard set on being a forensic pathologist when I finally decided to up and go to college. Then, spent some time looking at the roadmap. Almost 12 years of schooling. So, I got my Journalism degree instead...shit, me and John have a lot in common.

                                                                            • Ankou
                                                                              Ankou  3 days back

                                                                              jon should do a video on chiropractic

                                                                              • Sam Sipe
                                                                                Sam Sipe  3 days back

                                                                                Dont come at squirt

                                                                                • Inmate Harley
                                                                                  Inmate Harley  4 days back

                                                                                  I live in the UK and this is literally my dream job. I can only hope they're better about it over here

                                                                                  • Inmate Harley
                                                                                    Inmate Harley  3 days back

                                                                                    @Mark Walker Little bit.. more geek tbf

                                                                                  • Mark Walker
                                                                                    Mark Walker  4 days back

                                                                                    Jessica Chubb your dream job? You must be a bit of a goth!

                                                                                • Joy Augustina Petinrin

                                                                                  5:30 those romantic stories about the small town sheriff also being the ME now makes sense!

                                                                                  • Scribonius Thursday
                                                                                    Scribonius Thursday  4 days back

                                                                                    What does "almost became a doctor" _mean_ if you didn't at least flunk out of medical school? hahahaha

                                                                                    • Scribonius Thursday
                                                                                      Scribonius Thursday  4 days back

                                                                                      Even 1,000 wouldn't seem like enough for over 300,000,000 people. There are 10,000 working philosophers associated with an academic body in the US. _Philosophers._

                                                                                      • MarkEdwardRom
                                                                                        MarkEdwardRom  4 days back


                                                                                        • Dean
                                                                                          Dean  4 days back

                                                                                          love this guy! =D

                                                                                          • virusguy5611
                                                                                            virusguy5611  4 days back

                                                                                            So... who immediately googled Hugh Grant's name to make sure John wasn't just making things up?

                                                                                            And then promptly had a laugh?

                                                                                            • Jacqueline White
                                                                                              Jacqueline White  4 days back

                                                                                              If you read novels by Kathy Reichs or Patrica Cornwell you will know that coroners are elected and can be anybody, it’s pretty scary.

                                                                                              • Ryan T
                                                                                                Ryan T  4 days back

                                                                                                Looks like another problem related to too many people and not enough money spread around. I guess that makes the solutions being spread more money around somehow, or having people just die and do less to prevent that? I guess we know what the decision was.