Last Week Tonight with John Oliver: Psychedelic Assisted Therapy
February 22, 2023 8:03 AM - Season 10, Episode 1 - Subscribe

Welcome back, John Oliver! This week... Fox News is being sued by Dominion Voting Systems for amplifying conspiracy theories involving them about Trump losing the election, revealing that privately, the people at Fox mocked Trump's lies. "Multiple Fox hosts seem to see telling the truth as a possible existential threat." The story after that was on the train derailment in East Palistine, Ohio and the burn from it, causing burning eyes and dead animals, despite not being termed a "high hazardous material train." And Now: Jim Cramer Will Not Shut Up About His Brioni Suits. Main story: Psychedelic drugs, like Psilocybin, LSD and MDMA, and their transformative use in therapy in treating conditions like depression and PTSD. The potential is vast, can we avoid stigma this time? And Now: A Retirement Tribute To NBC4 Washington's Beat Poet Pat Collins.

I have gone back and forth on whether to document the "Figure 37" illustrations at the end of the opening, that are different every time. I think they have a historical use in showing a thing that had just happened in the news before that point. So:

F. 37: Spy Balloon
posted by JHarris (4 comments total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
Please keep documenting "Figure 37". I usually can't see fast enough to make them out.
posted by still_wears_a_hat at 2:27 PM on February 23, 2023 [2 favorites]

I felt that it was a strong season premiere.

Glad that they brought up E. Palestine again, to refresh consciousness. I'm super surprised how little coverage that disaster had received.

still_wears_a_hat, fig 37 s10e01.
posted by porpoise at 9:46 PM on February 23, 2023 [2 favorites]

Glad this show is back and that they kicked off the new season with a main story that wasn't entirely depressing. I've scaled back on my news consumption (and social media) this winter, so I'm looking forward to adding a little bit of comedy news back in.
posted by the primroses were over at 4:04 PM on February 24, 2023 [3 favorites]

Oh, man, Pat Collins. I lived in the DC area for the first 40 years of my life - Pat was a news institution.
posted by hanov3r at 3:40 PM on February 27, 2023 [1 favorite]

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