Vox's The Weeds

Everyone is always warning you not to get lost in the weeds. But not Vox's Ezra Klein, Sarah Kliff, and Matthew Yglesias. They love the weeds. That's where all the policy is. This is the podcast for people who follow politics because they love thinking about health care, economics, and zoning. It is not a podcast for people who like hearing talk about gaffes.

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      Senate Republicans' health care idea: Make the poor pay more for less


      The Senate health care bill is out — and Sarah, Ezra, and Matt are back in the studio to dive into the details of what it means for the marketplaces, Medicaid, and very rich people.


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      1h3m
       

      Georgia (and Obamacare repeal) on our minds


      Sarah, Ezra, and Matt talk about Tuesday's special elections and the soon-to-be-released Senate health care bill.


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      1h2m
       

      Trump’s “buck stops somewhere else” foreign policy


      Foreign editors Yochi Dreazen and Jennifer Williams join Matt to talk about the diplomatic crisis in Qatar and the never-ending war in Afghanistan.


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      51m
       

      Legends of the secret health care bill


      Sarah, Ezra, and Matt take the deepest look they can at Senate Republicans' secret health care bill, plus a quick look at Jeff Sessions’s non-answers on Russia and new research on the long-term impact of lead exposure.


      Links!



      White paper of the week from the Brookings Institution: New evidence that lead exposure increases crime


      Caitlin Owens in Axios on the Senate GOP not releasing their healthcare bill


      Dylan Scott on what it would look...


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      1h1m
       

      Infrastructure week (jk it's about Comey)


      Dara Lind and Yochi Dreazen join Matt to talk about Comey's testimony and the larger consequences of the Russia investigation.


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      52m
       

      Meet Sprinklecare


      Sarah, Ezra, and Matt talk about competing single-payer bills in Nevada and California, plus research on the value of access to the Obama White House.


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      1h5m
       

      Jared Kushner: International man of mystery


      Dylan Matthews and politics reporter Andrew Prokop join Matt to talk about the Paris Accords and the mysterious role of the First Son-in-Law.


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      59m
       

      A platinum get out of jail free card


      Sarah, Ezra, and Matt talk about the real causes of mass incarceration, Trump's move to roll back contraceptive coverage, and the mysterious world of high-end credit cards.

      Links!

      German Lopez’s piece about John Pfaff’s “Locked in” Mark A.R. Kleiman, Angela Hawken, and Ross Halperin on graduated reentry as prison reform.
      Today’s white paper, "Status Goods: Experimental Evidence from Platinum Credit Cards" Our Weeds in the Wild Episode about birth control
      Ezra...


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      52m
       

      Weeds in the Wild: Tennessee's Healthcare Bald Spot


      Sarah Kliff travels to Tennessee to see what it looks like when Obamacare explodes.

      Links!

      Sarah's piece about her trip to Tennessee

      More details about the Missouri bald spot

      An interactive map of the counties most at risk of losing all their insurers

      Our lovely Weeds Facebook group

      Email us at weeds@vox.com


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      19m
       

      CB--Oh, this bill stinks


      Sarah, Ezra, and Matt talk about the new CBO score of Trumpcare and the results of this week's special election in Montana.


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      53m