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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  • Anna Jany
    Anna Jany

    Life insurance would of played you anyways 😣. Just like they did with my family. Life isurance is horse shit.

  • Brendon Burgin
    Brendon Burgin

    Wow, wow & wow, for the so called best country to live in america has problems and lots of them. An idiot for a president, cops that murder the innocent, one of the most corrupt governments and this. That's just naming a few but you have to wonder how many homicides could have been solved. As a New Zealander I know our nation is not perfect but I wont be visiting the U.S any time soon.

  • Y B
    Y B

    Check which system is in your state:

  • JuICyBLiinGeR

    FYI no fan wanted Sheeran in GoT. No one. We were all rooting for Ayra to stab the fuck in the face.

  • Yeng Sabio
    Yeng Sabio

    Oh, this is the US&A, yeah? So I guess & apparently, this is what you get!

  • mostly cats 222
    mostly cats 222

    All he had to do was see if Mr. Glover had smoke in his lungs...if not, suspicious death.

  • Future Mapping
    Future Mapping

    Angry British man tells me how bad the world is, is a comedy, the TV show

  • August West
    August West

    That's it. That Squirt comment was out of line. I'm calling immigration on you. Squirt has the right to bear arms. Big furry Bear arms. Now you got a riot on your hands.

  • Mikayla Pastor
    Mikayla Pastor

    Can we please do a show on expert forensic testimony with no qualifications based on these faulty coroner's reports who send people away based on these faulty autopsys that send ppl to prison ..

  • Pan!c on
    Pan!c on

    Thats just me speaking personally aswell as correctly and objectively

  • Pan!c on
    Pan!c on

    No one doesn't talk to John quinoues no one

  • Max Friedman
    Max Friedman

    Forever was a great show and I hate him for saying otherwise.

  • Raafee Khan
    Raafee Khan

    Homeboy pleaded the 5th lmao

  • simone foster
    simone foster

    That is sick who douse that with human remains yuck.

  • Leland- BoB Palmer
    Leland- BoB Palmer

    You could get necrophiliacs to become medical examiners at least they'd love their work

  • Leland- BoB Palmer
    Leland- BoB Palmer

    In case you don't know Georgia "officials" & "Law" are usually crooked as hell

  • Ophelia Is My Name
    Ophelia Is My Name

    This comes up in crime dramas a lot. Criminal Minds- Reid yells at an elected sheriff/coroner bloke for being fundamentally useless and clueless. Bones- books and tv- Brennan gets sick of dealing with people who don't know their gluteus maximus from the intersection of their radius, ulna and humerus

  • Olivia esddms
    Olivia esddms

    You know, that really makes me wonder if I could become a coroner. I'm sure they take chemistry students.

    • Olivia esddms
      Olivia esddms

      @De Wet Olivier Dang it. Guess I'll have to finish the degree then.

    • De Wet Olivier
      De Wet Olivier

      Olivia esddms... It sounds like you are overqualified already... They would turn you down....

  • Pharohtime

    The end reminded me of Chef's parents in South Park talking about the monster who always needs $3.50

  • Isabelle Forstmann
    Isabelle Forstmann

    In a Trump era, I thought nothing was capable of surprising me anymore...but this is shocking. I thought ‘forensic pathologist’ was a career path- like if you want to be the coroner like the ones on CSI etc. you have completely med school, specialize in forensic pathology and get a bunch of specialized training, and then do a residency in the medical examiner’s office. I’m not sure I’d trust my primary care physician to determine COD. It just seems like it’s something that we could universally agree upon.

  • Magdalena Baumgartner
    Magdalena Baumgartner

    Those white containers in the back alley morgue are what hospitals use. They are air tight and don't let light in. That being said, his labeling leaves much to be desire. Most places would write it and also have a computer printed label.

  • mjc 427
    mjc 427

    People die of natural causes all of the time, like the man who burned up in a car parked behind the police station, the fire killed him, naturally.

  • Daniel P
    Daniel P state is ran by idiots, has been for a very long time, hell look at Tom Cotton. I'm ashamed of that piece of shit Edit: that's a 32 oz cup. Us Americans love our sodas, part of the reason most of us are fat as hell down south

  • Ella Kahl
    Ella Kahl

    "Look to your right." (Sees nobody). "Now look to your left." Also sees nobody because you're alone, always).

  • Mohamed Musse
    Mohamed Musse

    forensic files

  • Sealia McSebbath
    Sealia McSebbath

    I loved the show forever ;_;

  • William Hazelwood
    William Hazelwood

    Tennessee medical examiner? Good grief that makes us look so bad.

  • Alec nolastname
    Alec nolastname

    17:00 There are two ways to determine a horse's age. looking at the deed, or, looking at its teeth and guessing based on how worn they are. Don't look a gift horse in the mouth. Don't piss off the person that gave you a horse by only caring about how old it is.

  • Alec nolastname
    Alec nolastname

    13:00 "Saying I almost became a Neuro(Brain) surgeon doesn't meen I said I went to Medical school."

  • Mary Ann Fournier
    Mary Ann Fournier

    Currently going to school to be a Mortician, and I am in a funeral home management class, and I will be linking this video to my teacher and bringing up the problem in class.

    • Yoga Budiman
      Yoga Budiman

      Good luck and do it please...

  • nhprman

    Forever was an awesome show.

  • benjamin hoover
    benjamin hoover

    Lord Death laughs at you, every time you're in pain

  • benjamin hoover
    benjamin hoover

    Death is unpreventable. get used to it.

  • benjamin hoover
    benjamin hoover

    for everything that has a beginning, must also have an end

  • Lisa Marie Barker
    Lisa Marie Barker

    i think epstein had help faking his death and escaping!

  • Victor Ortiz
    Victor Ortiz

    I don't think it was the dog.

  • Mr Rodriguez
    Mr Rodriguez

    👀👀 that reporter got a ass on her fr Also...I'd sooo bang tf out of glen close👅👅🤫

  • AnnMarie Kerr
    AnnMarie Kerr

    Now I can’t stop thinking about iZombie.

  • Brooke W.
    Brooke W.

    You can say a degree from usc doesn’t mean anything but they still are one of the top 20 schools in the country, top 10 business schools in the world, and top 10 among ivies in producing Americans with net worths of at least 1 million. I get it, people scammed, it’s hilarious, but if you wanna check that it’s a real school, just apply. Most people get rejected and it’s acceptance rate is around 16%. These jokes are so tired and annoying because 98% of the kids there are insanely hard working. Maybe 2% used money and alumni to get there, but there’s a reason it’s ranked so high every year.

  • Metzy

    I think you should be fair and acknowledge that most people wouldn’t pay this, unless it’s done through sales tax. So, how much would it cost the average person WHO WOULD pay this? $20?

  • whiteninja 1024
    whiteninja 1024

    Pretty messed up and insensitive to say, "all it takes is 3.75. Who doesnt have 3.75?" Not everyone has money for things like this, even as little as 3.75. As an example, for years every day my neighbor was always asking me 3.50. Every. Single. Day. And one day I had some extra cash and I thought to myself, "you know what I can finally help my neighbor out." Then I realized he was a giant prehistoric water lizard in a red wig. That god damn lochness monster has been hounding me for tree fiddy for years! He doesnt have 3.75 for this.

  • Zappa Wench
    Zappa Wench

    The coroner in my local district was well-known to be an alcoholic in legal circles.

  • noah

    6 months is normal. 1 year is possible. It's the one field that's always hiring.

  • Exantius E
    Exantius E

    I thought he was going to talk about the company that offered to perform autopsy on the body of an old woman, but instead she was sold to the military to be used for explosives testing. Investigators found other horrors when searching the place, including a corpse of a woman hanging on the wall for "decoration" and a body of a large man that had its head cut off and replaced with the head of a small woman. I'm not joking, this actualy happened. The company charged money for its "services" as well

  • Emily Jones
    Emily Jones

    This is absolutely my ideal career. I'm in second year med school, but the student debt problem in this country might keep many of us from our dreams. Many others, like me, are over 1,000,000 in debt and when it comes to residency searching we may have to choose rural med for some sort of repayment plan. It sucks. It really does. @LastWeekTonight solve our education system too? K thanks :)

  • Anil Palan
    Anil Palan

    1. It is important to remember, especially as an audience member of a show that brings to light the dysfunction in our society, that our society on the whole is one of the most functional societies on the planet. Don't feel too cynical. 2. Having said that, there is always a need to bring to light dysfunction, and that's where this show exists. Just remember that it isn't all dysfunction, in fact it mostly functions.

  • Malcolm Antonio
    Malcolm Antonio

    that flash drive shit is

  • Inalienable Rights
    Inalienable Rights

    Dead people can't pay taxes. Therefore no one cares in the government about the dead.

  • Michael-Paul Thompson
    Michael-Paul Thompson

    "To you this is much more than a piece of paper?" SMACKS THE PAPER WITH A PEN LIKE SHE WANTS TO STAB IT THROUGH

  • Alex Gallegos
    Alex Gallegos

    While I ordinarily agree with what John says on the show, I think the coroner who was interviewed about the burned out car had a somewhat valid point. I'm going to do some more research to see where the coroner's responsibility is supposed to start and stop in the process but I think it's a problem that we ridicule that statement - "there's no way to say". To me, it sounds like what he's saying is, yes, if you consider all the evidence - where the car was in relation to the police station, possibly whether the car was tampered with or accelerants were used (don't know the case, just an example) then you can form a picture overall as to whether something is a crime or not. But that shouldn't be his job as a criminal investigator - it should be to examine the body and determine a cause of death - in this case, was it the fire, or was the body already dead when the car burned? Why did the car burn? Was it an accident? A faulty car? A homicide? An investigation will have to be done and I am not saying that it shouldn't - and it's wrong that the whole decision as to whether that happens or not is based on the cause of death the coroner identifies. But that doesn't change the fact that I think the coroner is correct to say that he cannot and should not be making any of those decisions based on the evidence he can see an examine: the corpse. Anything else would be nothing more than speculation.

  • WeedWhacker2010

    Glenn Close and Tracy Morgan...Add Meryl Streep and you'd have a Trifecta!

  • magnus nielsen
    magnus nielsen

    That forever joke is too soon 😭

  • Caitlyn Ford
    Caitlyn Ford

    As a fan of Daniel O’Brien I can totally hear his writing in this and I love it.

  • Theodore Manthovani
    Theodore Manthovani

    What's with USC?

  • Nobby Barnes
    Nobby Barnes

    You just know all those embarrassing dodgy fucks are Republicans.

  • Nobby Barnes
    Nobby Barnes

    America is appalling.

  • RaringYapper14

    10:00 “What would you do if the person your interviewing for negligence of a corpse just stops talking and stares at you with out so much as a peep?”

  • She Fain
    She Fain

    Ed Sheeran has a better story than Bran the useless.

  • f.Nienow ScribeofHorus
    f.Nienow ScribeofHorus

    Who else sees John Merrick in David Lynch's "The Elephant Man" as an analogy for mental illness? Perhaps, the illness is of the undiagnosed nature, not necessarily schizophrenia but a misrepresented psychopathy, or even one of a contagious sort. Who else thinks there is a Vasilius running body parts for Renaissance pharmacy on the black market?

  • End-Gamer

    You know Shawn was fucking those dead women.

  • Isabel Kalestiantz
    Isabel Kalestiantz

    this is one of my favorite episodes. i showed it to my friend while we were high and we binged half of your show while stoned as fuck.

  • Corey Welton
    Corey Welton

    As horrifying as it is, that clip of Charles Harlan being questioned about a dog eating a spleen just kills me. I'm 98 percent sure the interviewer was in danger of being eaten alive

  • Daniel Svendsen
    Daniel Svendsen

    I'm not American, but I really do appreciate the topics John Oliver and his show sheds some light on and my conclusion is that the USA has some serious issues about a lot of important matters.

  • Rutwik sakhare
    Rutwik sakhare

    It's my dick in a box!🎶 - Andy Samberg and Justin Timberlake.

  • Christopher Morley
    Christopher Morley

    just goes to show, people show no respect to you, even in death.

  • jimmy wrangles
    jimmy wrangles

    America is more and more 3rd world every day.

  • Happy Abby Arts
    Happy Abby Arts

    Looks to left and right. I guess Psyduck and a Shark are coroners

  • Dalton Gragg
    Dalton Gragg

    “Put some respect on her spleen!” Nice Birdman allusion Mr. Oliver.

  • Lenny the burger
    Lenny the burger

    being angry at Donald trump saying things in a truck is like being angry that the popcorn doesn't taste good from the dumpster fire behind the grocery store

  • FO Biggles
    FO Biggles

    Good Ol' Boys. Eeewwwwww! At least they don't talk much, or at all.