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June 15, 2015

The U.S. Senate Torture Report is a long read of unpleasant and horrific information that most of us would rather not read. But because it's important to know what our great nation is up to behind closed doors, John Oliver had Helen Mirren do an audio recording of this great piece of literature.

America done fucked up, y'all. Rational TV man John Oliver had a segment on his show last night about our country’s misuse of torture techniques in the years following the terrorist attacks of September 11th, 2001. The U.S. Senate Torture Report, which outlines the employment and ineffectiveness of various torture techniques on detainees, is a tough read to stomach. Perhaps that’s why so many people haven’t gotten through the 6,700 page report. For example, Former CIA director Porter Goss, a lead character in the report, hasn’t even opened it.

Well, rather than wait around for Sparknotes to tackle it, have no fear because the kind people at Last Week Tonight have gotten Dame Helen Mirren to record an audio book of the U.S. Senate Torture Report. Now you can listen to the horrific methods the U.S. used in retaining information described as if the two parties were simply taking a stroll in the rolling hills of the English countryside having a chat before tea.