The Weeds

In politics, you’re often told not to get lost in the weeds. But we love the weeds! That’s where politics becomes policy – the stuff that shapes our lives. Every Tuesday and Friday, host Matthew Yglesias is joined by Vox reporters and editors, ProPublica's Dara Lind, and some of the leading minds in policy to dig into the weeds on important national issues, including healthcare, immigration, housing, and everything else that matters. Produced by Vox and the Vox Media Podcast Network.


episode 475: Lessons learned from Trump’s first term

Ezra and Matt look back on what’s surprised them. 


"Can anything change Americans’ minds about Donald Trump?" by Ezra Klein, Vox

"Republicans are sowing the seeds of the next financial crisis" by Matthew Yglesias, Vox

"Trump Is Losing Ground With White Voters But Gaining Among Black And Hispanic Americans" by Geoffrey Skelley and Anna Wiederkehr, FiveThirtyEight

"Nate Silver on why 2020 isn't 2016" Ezra Klein Show


Matthew Yglesias (@mattyglesias), Senior correspondent, Vox

Ezra Klein (@ezraklein), Editor-at-large, Vox


Jeff Geld, (@jeff_geld), Producer

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