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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  • Dichtsau

    Forever was a good show, so sad it had only 1 season :/

  • Scaramouche

    Oh gee who ownes this large box? Oh it's Hugh Mungo's. I know it is, but who owns it?

  • jreze cordero
    jreze cordero

    america is bad

  • Razar Campbell
    Razar Campbell

    Oooooh. Foreshadowing..... (the bit at 1:45 about the medical examiner combating epidemics).

  • gamingfox98

    What the fuck is it with the US needing or wanting to outsource stuff to private contractors or trying to run public services as a business ... currently it shows it does not work

  • Wutzmyname Mike
    Wutzmyname Mike

    14:48 is actually a Gatorade bottle repurposed as a disinfectant.

  • Wutzmyname Mike
    Wutzmyname Mike

    I worked as a removal specialist for the Coroner's Office in the Bay Area for years. Our families are massively underrepresented. Thank you for this expose. This makes me sick but it's a stupid reality.

  • TheHighNoonSaloon

    There are some things that souldnt be decided democratically.

  • Death Prime
    Death Prime

    Wowww WTH?

  • Pat Fitch
    Pat Fitch

    Did somebody say... Infectious disease?

  • Misan Thrope
    Misan Thrope

    Ah desecration of bodies, what a way to print your name in history.

  • Emily Speck
    Emily Speck

    “Almost” requires them to have rolled in college take courses to become a doctor and fall just short

  • Ghostcamel

    Yea.... Wonder how this awesome system is affecting our COVID-19 response and tracking....

  • Disney Princess of Mars
    Disney Princess of Mars

    A Degree from,"University" is actually more certificate of subhumanism, and less a statement of ignorance than you might think. Though they were dumb enough to at one time believe the false validity, they did realize it at some point to be a hoax...and graduated anyway... ... because of a lack of Humanism. If they fail to die/getthemselveskilled ,They eventually get over the Stupidity, but they're never able to get over the lack of thumbs... Which makes a degree all the more necessary/comforting as a blanket to guard against reality with. But that's old news.

  • ralph dozer
    ralph dozer

    A John oliver documentary would be dope like how he went from almost neural surgeon to the best news show

  • The Captain0117
    The Captain0117

    Oh... I’m dumb. I always thought Glenn Close was Scottish. Turns out I was thinking of Glenn Coe. Which is a mountain.

  • mrsulaiman19

    Forever was a good show

  • Steven Smith
    Steven Smith

    The coroner can't even pronounce homicide at 8:15. No, it's not homocide, it's homicide.

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  • Veronika B
    Veronika B

    When my dad died, I needed a lot of death certificates in order to get his life insurance money and also to put money in their joint accounts to my mom. That Process took so long that my mom couldn’t use any of it to pay for the funeral. Oh and a death certificate was needed to transfer his bonds to my mom.

  • Gaius 1968
    Gaius 1968

    Murica hands over essential tasks such as security in countries they recently invaded, death investigations, or the guarding of criminals in prisons to private companies ... and then acts all surprised when chaos ensues. The whole system, from courts to taxation to health to schools to ... just fill in anything ... looks like something an eight-year-old with a severe case of ADS has designed. Pathetic.

  • jumbo juice
    jumbo juice

    My grandpa is a forensic pathologist in grand rapids. I've been in there and its pretty dope

  • Kain Vanagandr
    Kain Vanagandr

    I almost became a space neurosurgeon. I was so close to operating on astronauts in space.

  • Raining Lands
    Raining Lands

    my dog and no one is a coroner in Arkansas

  • Phischer Kross
    Phischer Kross

    So what are we funding if we are not even funding the fucking coroner’s offices. Really?!?

    • Ghostcamel

      Wars and Tax Breaks.

  • Yormp Birdhouse
    Yormp Birdhouse

    Gotta love how people just keep saying “fuck forensics” when it’s not the way it looks on tv

  • stephen hooks
    stephen hooks

    njjj j

  • Celi Whaaat?
    Celi Whaaat?

    Is nobody going to talk about Hugh Mungo Grant? I mean that’s a humongous opportunity!

  • Caffinna's Creations
    Caffinna's Creations

    My husband's body was donated to science, death examine (not an autopsy!) was done by a medical examiner, remainder of body cremated, ashes returned and death certificates in about 38 days.

  • Steve-USMCVET

    Jeffrey Epstein didn't kill himself. .... Well somebody had to say it.....😁

  • Juliette Frediere
    Juliette Frediere

    Of COURSE the sheriff is from the SJV. I grew up in the San Joaquin Valley and trust me, it’s exactly as bad of a place to live in as you think it is.

  • Diane O'Donovan
    Diane O'Donovan

    this is a relic of the English system where the coroner was a legal person, or the most important person in town, and the doctor's medical information was part of what was submitted to the coroner - along with police evidence. There was also a jury. This was certainly the system still into the 1940s.

  • Jithin Jacob
    Jithin Jacob

    Forever was a good show! I was gutted when i found out it was cancelled

  • Ay_ RAB
    Ay_ RAB

    He should investigate John Lang’s case it’s been like 7y since any one look in to it

  • Dan O'Neill
    Dan O'Neill

    Anyone else watching this a year later amid corona? 17:29 "...Epidemics being missed..." Makes me wonder about US covid 19 mortality data if the system that determines cause of death is this flawed.

  • MiamiNotorious

    Damn that news reporter can get it !!

  • Dave

    Electing people for jobs outside of politics is just weird !!

  • Daniel Lawson
    Daniel Lawson

    I almost became a pilot. But then I realized that I'm afraid to fly and I've never seen an airplane in person.

  • Topi Linkala
    Topi Linkala

    One thing to remember about death is that it's not the opposite of life. The opposite of death is birth and life is the time between birth and death.

  • Nina Mimi
    Nina Mimi

    How can you be a coroner without any degree or training? That's crazy. How does that even work? You just get an anatomy book and start cutting? That's so scary and weird.

  • Wasse Asmlash
    Wasse Asmlash

    Wth doing an autopsy with kitchen knives

  • Addds Muhammmed
    Addds Muhammmed

    I liked forever they cancelled it after 1 season

  • Jackson T83
    Jackson T83

    Forever seems like a halfway decent show honestly

  • Kagome90

    We need to start asking question about every system in our country.

  • enterthehatch2

    Omg he referenced "Forever", now I know I'm not the only person who saw that show lol

  • Sarah Ngegwe
    Sarah Ngegwe

    Run for president!!!!

  • William Kelly
    William Kelly

    that blonde reporter THICC though.... Gotta say I am not surprised that a lowly funded aspect in the system has bottom of the barrel types inhabiting it. I mean if, by comparison, you were paid half what a specialist makes would you be "good" at it?


    Was shawn running an autopsy buisness, or a roadside motel for intestines

  • Tau Alpha Beta
    Tau Alpha Beta

    This is so fucked up.

  • Claudio Salcido
    Claudio Salcido

    I would love to have this videos subtitled.

  • Karmabitchable

    Oh my gods.

  • Viking

    11:27 Looks like a grown *McLovin* aka *Christopher Mintz Plasse* 😂😂

  • Steve the Pirate
    Steve the Pirate

    When I tell people I could have been a doctor, at least i was at one time in med school.

  • Danae Boyce
    Danae Boyce

    My 27 year old brother died in his sleep and didn’t even get an autopsy.

    • Black Water
      Black Water

      That's awful. I hope you had some sense of closure.

  • Kriste Isopahkala
    Kriste Isopahkala

    Well this has aged like fine wine.

  • Vlad the III
    Vlad the III

    America scares the shit out of me. thank god I wasn't born there. I always thought that America was this beacon on of civilisation, ahead of everyone else in many fields, particularity because of its wealth, but these days it really seems like a third world country to me,

  • holyhand 1123
    holyhand 1123

    Hugh mungo's vs. Hugh mungus

  • Abel Syltz the Flask Dagger
    Abel Syltz the Flask Dagger

    It's the WALT P.I. dark persuasion media inciting loophole warfare in the public and turning them against the police! Provocation! Spying! Manipulation! It's ALL legal. Do you know what their excuse is? BIGGER conspiracies. Roman bathtubs and watches. They're born colonies under Egypt with old town clock economic stimulators.

  • SigmaGaming123

    The weird and wonderful thing about these clips, they’re educational, they’re funny as hell, and I always somehow forget this is a television production and not a TR-my show, then fucking glen close shows up and I’m like “WOAH HOW DID HE GET THAT ACTRESS” when she literally is cast in like two HBO shows

  • veryarmed verydangerous
    veryarmed verydangerous

    #fuckahs said 🤩🤩🤩🤩

  • jon oblivious
    jon oblivious

    Great show

  • jon oblivious
    jon oblivious

    This guy is always funny

  • Ian Ford
    Ian Ford


  • HarlemPixie33

    This whole story gave off serious serial killer vibes.

  • Thomas Paiva
    Thomas Paiva

    That dude ate that guy for sure

  • Cheryl Lakin
    Cheryl Lakin

    OMG what the heck talk about unqualified for a job.

  • Steven Suther
    Steven Suther

    Excessive relevance, suddenly.

  • Legendary Relly
    Legendary Relly

    Anyone else watching this in 2020 after the medical examiner in Minnesota said that George Floyd WASN'T killed by asphyxiation?

    • jack Maher
      jack Maher

      Tim Tucker yes, but cities dont need to burn over it, murals depicting him as a literal saint, theres now more people dead from blacks rioting than unarmed blacks killed by cops this year

    • Tim Tucker
      Tim Tucker

      @jack Maher All of that may be true but it's irrelevant and only used by whites to find a reason to justify the cop for killing an arrestee. Nothing there is worthy of suspending the criminal law system of innocent until proven guilty. The cop cannot be judge, jury and executioner no matter what the suspect has done. Sure maybe he wasn't a nice guy but he was an American and deserved equal treatment under the Law. His death was a murder.

    • jack Maher
      jack Maher

      the threeladdies oh no not the hecking crackhead

    • the threeladdies
      the threeladdies

      @jack Maher even if that is true he stopped resisting arrest and yet they kept putting pressure on his neck. Watch the video. George Floyd was crying. #BlackLivesMatter

    • Kerry Pearson
      Kerry Pearson

      Actually, for me it was Chavis Carter who somehow committed suicide by shooting himself in the temple while he was handcuffed in the backseat of a police car. WTAF?!

  • alexmayday007

    Forever had only one season and i‘m still mad about it being cancelled.

  • Feist77

    in arkansas most coroners run for the job so they can get kickbacks from funeral homes. The coroner decides where the body goes.

    • Feist77

      @Deb Schwer The family decides where to hold the funeral, but not usually where the body is first stored. That way they have to contact the funeral home where the body was sent to make arrangement and because of this they normally get the families business. More often than not.

    • Deb Schwer
      Deb Schwer

      Doesn’t the family decide?