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10 Feb. 2019
Censorship in China
Hasan analyzes Saudi Arabia's decision to ban his episode about the murder of Jamal Khashoggi, and covers the rising #MeToo movement in China and how their activists are evading the Communist Party's Orwellian online censorship system.
 
17 Feb. 2019
Drug Pricing
Hasan explains the broken drug pricing system in America by focusing on PBMs and the two US drug companies that hold the monopoly on insulin production and sales, inflating its price to the point that many people simply can not afford it.
 
24 Feb. 2019
Student Loans
Hasan explains how the student debt crisis is being exacerbated by the incompetency of the Department of Education, predatory loan servicers the department hires to manage loan payments, and the Trump administration's malicious policies.
 
3 Mar. 2019
Civil Rights Under Trump
Hasan shows how Trump's cronies Jeff Sessions (Justice Dept.), Ben Carson (Housing Dept.), Betsy DeVos (Education Dept.), Roger Severino (Health Dept.) and Wilbur Ross (Commerce Dept.) are trying to alter the outcome of the 2020 US Census.
 
10 Mar. 2019
Hip-hop & Streaming
Hasan shows how American rap music influences people around the world, especially anti-government protesters in both democracies like Spain and dictatorships like China and Thailand who use streaming to spread their message of rebellion.
 
17 Mar. 2019
Indian Elections
Hasan tackles the extremely divisive topic of Indian elections and explains why it would be bad for democracy in India if the ruling ultranationalist party 'BJP' and their populist leader Narendra Modi win a second term.
 
12 May 2019
Brazil, Corruption and the Rainforest
Hasan explains why Brazil's Trump-like president Bolsonaro and their corrupt largest meat company JBS are waging war on the Amazon rainforest and its peoples, and who the Philippines' Trump-like president Duterte picked for his Senate.
 
19 May 2019
The NRA's Global Impact
Hasan shows how the NRA lobbies countries around the world including Australia, New Zealand and most of South America to loose gun and gun-running laws even though it leads to more gun violence and increases illegal immigration to the US.
 
26 May 2019
Cricket Corruption
Hasan Minhaj unravels the climactic rise of Indian cricket and its subsequent hegemony over world cricket. Watch out, this cuts close to the bone.
 
2 Jun. 2019
Indian Elections Update and the 1MDB Scandal
Hasan gives a brief account of the Indian election results including some facts about the worst people who have been elected to the Indian Parliament. He also discussed how Goldman Sachs, allegedly, facilitated a billion dollar scandal in Malaysia.
 
9 Jun. 2019
Protests in Sudan
Hasan talks about how Sudan, recently, overthrew its dictator and is struggling to become a successful democracy. He talks about the head of the RSF, who can be the face of brutal military dictatorship in Sudan.
 
16 Jun. 2019
Why Your Internet Sucks
Hasan talks about how a big proportion of people in the United States don't have access to internet and how big telecom giants are lobbying the Congress to keep the situation as it is.
 
4 Aug. 2019
The Dark Side of the Video Game Industry
Hasan talks about the growing influence of video games, the toxic, sexist and exploitative side of the industry, and whether unionization could help protect employees from the industry's grueling, malicious work schedules aka crunch time.
 
11 Aug. 2019
Fentanyl
Hasan looks into the makers and distributors of the increasingly deadly drug Fentanyl, from cartels to pharmaceutical companies like Insys and Teva, to discern how it was able to wreak so much havoc on so many lives.
 
18 Aug. 2019
Why Your Public Transportation Sucks
Hasan shows how all across America the fossil fuels lobby personified by the Koch brothers directly influences the politicians and manipulates the public to downgrade the quality of public transportation or even abolish it entirely.
 
25 Aug. 2019
The Real Cost of Cruises
Hasan talks about how cruises are becoming a big part of the US tourism industry and how that is affecting the environment, the people who work at these cruises and much more.
 
1 Sep. 2019
The Two Sides of Canada
Hasan talks about how Canada grew under prime minister Justin Trudeau. However, due to a recent scandal, Trudeau's popularity is declining.
 
8 Sep. 2019
The Broken Policing System
Hasan looks at the culture and systems in place that help cops deny accountability for their actions.
 
10 Nov. 2019
Mental Health
Hasan talks about how a lot of people are suffering from mental illness and they don't have access to good health care and even if they do, their insurance companies don't cover the cost of the health care.
 
17 Nov. 2019
Trump's Worst Policy: Killing Asylum
Hasan talks about Trump's policy on asylum seekers. He goes deep into the problem of immigration in the U.S. and Latin America, showing that it goes beyond Cartel's violence, it also has a lot of racism and discrimination.
 
24 Nov. 2019
The Ugly Truth of Fast Fashion
Hasan talks about how fast fashion companies like Zara and H&M are harming the environment and how buying more clothes also affects the environment.
 
1 Dec. 2019
Why Billionaires Won't Save Us
Hasan talks about billionaire philanthropists and how they evade taxes by using grants and even if they genuinely donate, they have control over how the world will change in the future.
 
15 Dec. 2019
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22 Dec. 2019
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