Last Week Tonight with John Oliver: The Power Grid
November 8, 2021 12:20 AM - Season 8, Episode 29 - Subscribe

This week... electorial problems for Democrats in last Tuesday's election, and, at the COP26 climate summit nations promised to limit emissions to stall global warming but are unlikely to actually do it. And Now: People On TV Saying Things Wrong. Main story (22 minutes): the power grid, a little-regarded engineering marvel, yet one beset by many threats, from squirrels to balloons to age to climate change, but its biggest problem is the push to renewable sources, and transporting that power from the places where it is generated over long distances to where it is needed.

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posted by JHarris (3 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I just wanted to note that the writing was quite sharp for this one. Sometimes the joke tropes get tired or the information sounds like index cards, but this was fun and educational.
posted by acrasis at 3:14 PM on November 8, 2021 [2 favorites]

I'd second that, I liked the humor in this one.
posted by JHarris at 7:25 PM on November 8, 2021

Tuvalu's got game. COP26 ought to be a bigger deal, but as an intro segment, hit the major points.

Bit of a cheap shot on Nikola Tesla, there are a lot of actually electricity-related wackiness too.

For sure, feels like the show hitting its stride again.
posted by porpoise at 9:28 PM on November 8, 2021 [1 favorite]

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