Psychics: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO)

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  • Psychics may seem harmless and fun on TV, but they can make a lot of money by exploiting vulnerable people.
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  • Sebastian Rock
    Sebastian Rock Πριν 12 ώρες

    Go snitches get ghost stitches

  • Iris Crain
    Iris Crain Πριν 18 ώρες

    So, just in case anyone wonders, the individual *readers* on a psychic line service in nearly *every* case does NOT make a "killing" off their efforts. In fact, I'd say 95%-99% barely make anything, and certainly not federal minimum wage, much less "make bank." No, the big companies that *hire* these people, who for whatever reason feel they have some sort of "gift" they want to help humanity with - often young people wanting to feel special - do "interviews" over the phone where the interviewed person is asked to give whatever kind of reading (be it a cold reading, tarot, angel communication, pet psychic, whatever,) and then are told they're great, and they'll be added to the website's roster as soon as a non-disclosure, non-compete contract, self-employment agreement, and tons of other stuff is signed.
    After all this, the companies say they will market you, provide and route you the calls (to a landline YOU must provide and maintain separately from your regular line where normal calls might interrupt their service,) run the advertisements, provide you with "stellar" customer support and provide the credit card gateway services (how a CC is charged through the bank system, otherwise known as a "point-of-sale" terminal.) All you have to do (beyond signing all this paperwork that's created by *their* high paid lawyers) is agree that *they* can charge the "client" anywhere from $0.99 a minute to upwards of $6 to $8 dollars a MINUTE, but YOU get a base wage of usually around $0.33 a minute, which can go up to roughly $0.65 a minute DEPENDING ON HOW LONG YOU CAN KEEP THE CLIENT ON THE PHONE!!
    Some sites (not many) will pay you for the "first three minutes free" they offer (oh, and people are SO rude during that three mins, blowing air horns in your ear or cussing or saying you're going to hell) and even fewer will have a pay scale that is not dependant on individual call length, but overall number of minutes or hours you are *actively* talking on their service. So you can be logged into their service for 6 hours, and average an 8 min call per hour.
    If you're lucky, you'll get someone who wants to talk - usually about their problems, sometimes just talk - and if you've been around the block a few times in life, you can give them some basic common-sense advice (refraining from anything that could be construed as legal or medical advice, or professional mental health counselling) and they walk away feeling hopeful about life. Also if you're lucky, they'll take your advice, things will go right for them, and they'll think how amazing you were that you nailed their situation perfectly and they will be a repeat caller (which is the true bread and butter on a psychic line) IF you're lucky enough to *just happen* to be on when they call back, otherwise in most cases the company will route them to another "psychic" and you start at square one again. Over and over and over and over, day in and day out. This is why most psychic companies have an extremely high turn over.
    So hey, while high-profile (and extremely high paycheck) "psychics" like Sylvia Brown and her son and others are way fair game to do an expose on, maybe the best place to do a piece is on the companies that prey on BOTH the customers AND the people they hire, who just want to help people and maybe earn enough to supplement their SSI, or feed their kids because they're a stay-at-home mom (although there are much better SaH jobs now, there weren't back in the '90s.)
    The way things are going these days, it'd probably be more lucrative to start a service to dispense "common sense" since that's as rare these days as a true psychic. LOL

  • DoctorLazers
    DoctorLazers Πριν ημέρα

    Fuck you Oliver. Where the hell else am I supposed to get pancakes at 3am?

  • Bernie Bragg
    Bernie Bragg Πριν ημέρα

    There is no after life , psychics are fake

    CEEEEEEEEENA Πριν ημέρα

    Lmao fuck these psychic motherfuckers , hope they get fuckin raped and their fuckin believers .

  • Shariananda Adamz
    Shariananda Adamz Πριν ημέρα

    Thats why when I read for people, I do not guess. I touch and know. Circumstance comes through and the person's circumstance reveals itself. I am the Oracle Shariananda

    • Reb Short
      Reb Short Πριν 18 ώρες

      Actually, you are as full of shit as every other self proclaimed psychic. At best you're a failed psychologist giving stupid people a thrill.

  • The Feral Sage
    The Feral Sage Πριν ημέρα

    Ah, this is about fake and half-ass psychics. The real ones don't 'read' like that. Don't stereotype, people... Don't stereotype.

    • Reb Short
      Reb Short Πριν 18 ώρες

      Oh, you were so close! It's just that there are no real psychics. Nice try though.

  • MacTechG4
    MacTechG4 Πριν ημέρα

    “He’s telling me you used to do things.....and those things involved... stuff? “

  • abelucious
    abelucious Πριν ημέρα

    America has everything a third world country has .

  • Michael Conley
    Michael Conley Πριν 2 ημέρες


  • A V
    A V Πριν 2 ημέρες

    To be fair, the lady at the end was spot on about my grandma.

  • ExperiencedGhost
    ExperiencedGhost Πριν 2 ημέρες

    there are fake psychics and there are real ones. Just as there a fake hosts of a show and there are real ones. A real psychic does not go on TV and make a freak show out of it. 12:08 Meredith. Receiving messages differs from psychic to psychic and can be in different formats. It is also not the intention of a deceased person (spirits or entity) to give you names for each have a purpose in life. Even a person's death can be meaningful for someone, how crazy that may sound. If you change your way of thinking instead of being a narrow thinker, you'll be changing your life as well. It's hard to change your way of understanding of all the influences and the kind of education-thinking we had undergo. Dead people does not have the same goals as we have while still living in this physical body. They are not snitches or whistleblowers, that's something for our physical world not theirs. There's no heaven, it doesn't work that way. And once again, there are far more fakes than real ones, never forget that. Don't put them all in the same basket! Your goal to make the real psychics ridiculous has not succeeded.

  • jociah
    jociah Πριν 2 ημέρες

    Hello, psychics may seem harmless, but they actually use demonic spirits to get their info. Demons trick people into thinking it's their loved ones, (when it's not). Find Jesus, and you will know everything you want to know about the spiritual side of life.

  • Grumpy Oldfart
    Grumpy Oldfart Πριν 2 ημέρες

    What's the difference between a psychic and religious clergy?

  • N O
    N O Πριν 2 ημέρες +1

    This aired on my birthday

  • Cubby327 Gaming
    Cubby327 Gaming Πριν 3 ημέρες +1

    i thought the opposite of heaven was taco bell

  • Quinten Saunders
    Quinten Saunders Πριν 3 ημέρες

    I believe in some mediums/psychics. Sure there are tons of fakes but real ones cannot be ruled out. You and everyone else has a soul. There is a Heaven and a hell. I have lived in houses I knew had spirits in them. I often think about needing to do something small and think about it continuously just to find out it is done when I go to do it. I have heard things in church other people I asked never heard. I have seen something move just to find no one around. So yes I definetly believe in spirits and some psychics. I can't see God yet thousands of years and new technology prove he exists. Just because you yourself have never seen or do not believe does not mean it does not exist. I learn new things all the time I had no idea about. That doesn't mean they didn't exist before I found out about them. Don't be so skeptical. And yes John Edwards is a con artist. Furthermore, I recently read a newspaper article where 2 psychics helped solve a cold case they knew nothing about. Lastly, when my Grandma died 15 years ago I was fine with it. I was closer to her than anyone else. She had been in a nursing home for 10 years and was not able to communicate for most of it. I prayed to God to end her suffering and take her. The next day she died. I was fine going in to the funeral home and relieved her suffering had ended. Then like a ton of bricks I wept so much and so violently that everyone tried to calm me down. The director said I was going to go into shock if they couldn't calm me down. All I could say was "there is so much pain in here". As soon as we left the funeral home on the way to the cemetary I was fine and all the darkness I felt was gone. I am not saying I am psychic, but I can feel things, see and here things people around me can't.
    I like John Oliver. He is funny and the woman from Mad tv is too. The ending was hilarious. John does good investgative shows most times. He is a little off on this though.

    • Reb Short
      Reb Short Πριν 18 ώρες

      Actually, John is on point. It's you that's a lot off. All of that paranormal, psychic, and God, stuff is just not real. And there is no new technology or evidence that proves otherwise. You're just gullible. Sorry.

  • mehran showkat
    mehran showkat Πριν 3 ημέρες +1

    I thought it was PHYSICS

  • Joe Northstar
    Joe Northstar Πριν 3 ημέρες

    If you wanna know if psychic is real create a reality tv contest "real or fake psychics" and let the money roll.

  • Astro Wolvez
    Astro Wolvez Πριν 3 ημέρες

    So whatever happened to that missing girl?

  • chucky
    chucky Πριν 3 ημέρες

    don't you have ANYTHING new?????????? fucking stuff 1 or 2 plus years old man... what's up ???? is youtube censuring you????

  • Andrew Shelton
    Andrew Shelton Πριν 3 ημέρες

    I thought this was about physics (misread title). John: Can you do an episode on physics sometime?

  • Brandon Hall
    Brandon Hall Πριν 4 ημέρες

    South park already covered this, John Edwards is a douchebag.

  • DeepUndaInAmsterdam
    DeepUndaInAmsterdam Πριν 4 ημέρες


  • Mykl R
    Mykl R Πριν 4 ημέρες

    TLC really needs to change their fucking name. Channel of lies.

  • Reverend Rusty
    Reverend Rusty Πριν 4 ημέρες

    Many years ago I was watching some faith healer on TV using the same techniques. He was getting a message that there was someone with a groin injury watching and they needed to get up and put their hand on the TV to find relief. (Then send money.) I have no doubt that out of all the thousands of viewers, some did have such a mundane condition, and they got some placebo-like relief from doing as he said. And he couldn't get called out on it by anybody, because of course, it would just mean he wasn't referring to them if they had no such problem.

  • Kripta Aminamicon
    Kripta Aminamicon Πριν 4 ημέρες

    Here is how a real psychic works - Flaccid Egoβίντεο.html

  • Kripta Aminamicon
    Kripta Aminamicon Πριν 4 ημέρες +1

    I was drunk and I walked past and guy and said, Heloo my Norweigan brother. And apparently I was correct, because he asked how did you know that, I did not respond I was getting beer down the street.

  • Mistynne D Strong
    Mistynne D Strong Πριν 4 ημέρες +1

    I wonder if he’s ever heard of Nostradamus..

  • VeryStableGenius
    VeryStableGenius Πριν 5 ημέρες

    - i am a psychic care for a session
    - I am broke
    -i new that !

  • sparkliesky
    sparkliesky Πριν 5 ημέρες

    I get it. These people are scam artists. Still, I do believe in psychic phenomena as I have experienced it many times myself. The thing is though that it varies from person to person in what it looks like, and that it happens randomly. It is not someone you can call upon. Also, I was corrected once in that it can also be called prophecy, depending on who it is being sourced from. Now, make fun of me if you want. I do understand the lunacy on New Agey things. I laugh too, but still, I have been on the inside of this phenomena and used to think it was a joke.

  • Janusha
    Janusha Πριν 5 ημέρες

    10 out of 10 americans believe in really rather weird shit. Constitution gives you powers, the bible does too. Guns protect you from the government.... The list goes on and on.

  • Samantha Brown
    Samantha Brown Πριν 5 ημέρες

    Mathew looks like a security Wanda Joe is right my grama is a bitch 💁

  • anna neumann
    anna neumann Πριν 5 ημέρες

    There's a difference between a psychic and a professional who makes money claiming to be psychic. You'd have to be narcissistic or fake to be comfortable compromising enough integrity to reliably make money on it, especially very publicly. ....

    JAMES C Πριν 5 ημέρες

    Cleo.....those were the days

  • elvis316
    elvis316 Πριν 6 ημέρες +1

    Adding too much baking soda to Edie Falco. Spit coffee out on that one.

  • Little wizard
    Little wizard Πριν 6 ημέρες

    I just love this show the John Oliver effect is the best 😊👊🏼

  • Eu Xin Hong
    Eu Xin Hong Πριν 6 ημέρες

    Supprisingly i dont know that person at all.

  • TWSTF 8
    TWSTF 8 Πριν 6 ημέρες +5

    Hahaha I guess her psychic abilities didn't include predicting when she'd be utterly humiliated on national television!

  • Dylan Hall
    Dylan Hall Πριν 6 ημέρες

    I mean, to be fair, my grandmother is a bitch

  • Scott Perdue
    Scott Perdue Πριν 6 ημέρες

    This is great, the examples are hilarious, but South Park killed this lol

  • celticwolff
    celticwolff Πριν 7 ημέρες

    Psychics/Organized Religion...what's the difference? "God spoke to me and told me this is how you're supposed to live your life, this is who you're supposed to hate and this is who you're supposed to kill."

  • Johnny Blaze
    Johnny Blaze Πριν 7 ημέρες +10

    Oliver's episode on Televangelist and this one goes hand in hand.

  • The Foreigner
    The Foreigner Πριν 7 ημέρες

    Dam homie, just lost some respect for Dr Oz

  • TheBroughamLlac
    TheBroughamLlac Πριν 8 ημέρες

    My moms mom was a bitch

  • Jewzor
    Jewzor Πριν 8 ημέρες


  • John Linden
    John Linden Πριν 8 ημέρες


  • Renee Elias
    Renee Elias Πριν 8 ημέρες

    I like Dennys

  • Tahzi Bizimungu
    Tahzi Bizimungu Πριν 8 ημέρες

    There's a big D...
    What's on her mind?

  • Rendy De Schryver
    Rendy De Schryver Πριν 8 ημέρες +2

    Psychics are fake people who thinking to know about others

  • Predatorhousepet
    Predatorhousepet Πριν 8 ημέρες +1

    I breed praying mantises. Its actually not that common for a female to eat the male after or during sex but very common for them to eat the male beforehand when he's still trying to approach her either because she mistakes him for food or she doesn't accept him as a mate. The idea that females eat males during/after sex is based on a flawed study where they used starved females. If the female is well fed she is less likely to eat the male at any point.

    • The Foreigner
      The Foreigner Πριν 5 ημέρες

      @Predatorhousepet how interesting. Well I understand why you do not have a cat. You don't want it to eat or attack all of the bugs! lol. I never met anyone who had these types of pets. But one of my friends in college did want to major in etymology. He eventually did something else though I am not sure what.

    • Predatorhousepet
      Predatorhousepet Πριν 7 ημέρες

      @The Foreigner Praying mantises are just one of many different types of pets I've had at one point or another, the list is quite long. Right now, I also have two tailess whip scorpions (they look like they are straight out of a nightmare but are harmless) and a millipede but I do have more traditional pets too. I have two big goofy dogs, one is a staffordshire terrier and the other is a great dane mix. I also love cats, I've had many over the years and I've actually been thinking about getting another one but haven't found the right fuzzy buddy yet.

    • The Foreigner
      The Foreigner Πριν 7 ημέρες

      Hmmm interesting. I always preferred cats as pets. Because they are fluffy and you can pet them. But to each his own. Cheers!

    • The Foreigner
      The Foreigner Πριν 7 ημέρες

      Why do you breed them?

  • ruben1million
    ruben1million Πριν 8 ημέρες

    I like John Oliver but psychics are real indeed. Had one give me a reading 20 years ago and the lady knew many details of my life and even predicted stuff that ended up happening. I never had another reading again, that stuff is real and why fast forward the VHS tape of your life any way? Never again.

    • The Foreigner
      The Foreigner Πριν 7 ημέρες

      That show psychic detectives was pretty cool but I think most are not legit

    • The Foreigner
      The Foreigner Πριν 7 ημέρες

      Meh. Whatever.

  • Tristan Black Wolf
    Tristan Black Wolf Πριν 9 ημέρες +6

    "This week's meeting of the Clairvoyant Society has been cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances..."

  • Gabrielle Holt
    Gabrielle Holt Πριν 9 ημέρες

    Yo Wanda Jo, you tryna catch these hands talkin' bout my grandma?? 🤬

  • Robert Wright
    Robert Wright Πριν 9 ημέρες

    The thing with the "spirit" not liking the "older female"/mother is that while it's obviously hogwash--and the woman is saying this wasn't the case--loads of people in the audience will think John Edward got it right and the woman is just in denial or doesn't want to admit the truth. You have to admire these people's chutzpah.

  • Kedrick the Head Trip
    Kedrick the Head Trip Πριν 9 ημέρες

    Where's accountability for comedians pretending to be reporters? Shame on John Oliver for acting as a journalist with intent to deceive. Entitlements to opinions don't justify publicly lying to mislead the populace. LastWeekTonight is terrible.
    Accountability is avoided by liars who deliberately mislead a vulnerable populace and this is done with malicious intent. Freedom OF the press isn't FOR the press. The disastrous results of publicly lying are a valid concern regardless of entitlement to opinions, especially since misrepresenting a false claim as true couldn't be excused as a right to be wrong when done both publicly and usually while aware of the truth being the opposite.
    The liar John Oliver spews backwards claims and neglects to mention the most significant information. When denying the possibility of intuition with blanket statements, the fraud didn't mention the skeptics who lied when offering a reward to prove psychic powers exist without any intention to provide the award and without willing to have an open mind to consider evidence, and there are rigged tests, this has been admitted by skeptics who don't admit the possibility they're wrong; they're proud to be charlatans. The free readings debunk the presumption that profit could be a motivate in every case, while the precise readings verify it's not always vague. The ability doesn't always have to be readily accessible to exist, and nobody has to prove a psychic had ever won the lottery to prove their abilities exist. I haven't fully tapped into my own potential, I have my intuition and precognitive dreams.
    Anybody could get a free reading while only the more specific ones would cost anything,whereas mechanics wouldn't fix anything for free. Mediums who don't demonstrate on command are incorrectly presumed to be charlatans by the only known charlatans in this case.

  • elaine goad
    elaine goad Πριν 10 ημέρες

    You're right BUT I had some one give me information about 2 deceased dog and husband and a friend's brother. I went to this person for a massage and out of the blue she just asks me about them. She never knew thee dogs or husband because I never talked about them. She described them to a T. The message about my friend's brother just popped up out of the blue too. the message was " Tell Diane that a job is going to open up and her older brother should take it" I said " She doesn't have an older brother, she is the oldest' Psychic said " The oldest of the brothers" My friend wasn't there. BUT her Younger but oldest of the brothers, had been out of work for several years and lived in another state. The final thing is my psychic friend kept watch with me at my husband's bedside during his last hours. when he passed, she said that she some purplish like ciggarette smoke rise up from his chest and dissipate. At a later date, I was at the vet and I told my vet. My vet told me that she has seen the same thing with some animals that she euthanizes. What do you say about that ?

    • The Foreigner
      The Foreigner Πριν 7 ημέρες

      Purple smoke? I need some of that weed dam. Sounds like some good bud

  • Kasimier
    Kasimier Πριν 10 ημέρες

    my Grandma was the most loving person on the planet ur a bitch

  • Mohammad
    Mohammad Πριν 10 ημέρες
    Get your reading.

  • bobby bobberson
    bobby bobberson Πριν 11 ημέρες +1

    Psychics are losers that can't do anything except bullshit stupid people.

  • fjoa123
    fjoa123 Πριν 11 ημέρες +1

    Mother fuckers who make sad old lady widows cry for money should be flayed and covered with bleach

  • Northychen
    Northychen Πριν 11 ημέρες +13

    I thought Long Island medium was just an SNL sketch 😂

  • Janet Hockey
    Janet Hockey Πριν 11 ημέρες

    Gut feelings are the only psychic phenomena

  • Rich Sackett
    Rich Sackett Πριν 11 ημέρες

    I can't watch those evil scumbuckets manipulate unsuspecting, credulous people's emotions for their own advantage. Hang on, there's a Trump rally on the other channel.

  • Brownie lover
    Brownie lover Πριν 11 ημέρες

    If any once capitalizing on your pain ....asking you for MONEY they are fake! That goes for anyone!
    Point!Get a real job!

  • Nádia Ferreira
    Nádia Ferreira Πριν 11 ημέρες +1

    When my grandma was 20 y a psychic told her that she only had 5 years left. She is 88 now, and in better health than most!

    • The Foreigner
      The Foreigner Πριν 7 ημέρες

      Mine lived to 100. Although she wanted to pass years earlier. Best wishes!

  • nenamichelle
    nenamichelle Πριν 11 ημέρες +5

    “Sophisticated Manhattan sex monster...”
    One of the best descriptions I’ve ever heard. 😂

  • AutonomousVII
    AutonomousVII Πριν 11 ημέρες

    In all actuality science is proving that the future effects are present, It’s an extremely fascinating topic. The government also uses remote viewers. As for these psychics, they are sham.

    • The Foreigner
      The Foreigner Πριν 7 ημέρες

      I had a few dreams which actually came true. But in general I think psychics are a mostly a bunch of bs.

  • iamcoolalot
    iamcoolalot Πριν 12 ημέρες +1

    omg when he said the anime drawing of jared kushner i

  • Agustina Kazuyo
    Agustina Kazuyo Πριν 12 ημέρες +1

    I'm a tarot reader at events, and when people get intense I sit them down and explain how the whole divination industry is bullshit, how it works, how to do it, and why it's a quick buck. Once I told a woman who was pressuring me to tell her she was going to have twins "Sweetheart, I'm just an entertainer, you don't think the juggler actually breathes fire, do you? It's a psychological party trick".
    She wasn't happy.

    • The Foreigner
      The Foreigner Πριν 7 ημέρες

      You can read my cards any day dear! ;-) I used to have a deck.