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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    Weeds Live!


    In front of their first-ever live audience, Sarah, Ezra, and Matt talk about Trump surprises, Singapore's health care system, and the impact of longevity inequality on retirement programs.


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    1h29m
    Thursday

    Weeds in the Wild: Meet Joan, the Robotic Pelvis


    Sarah and Byrd take a look at some policy experiments working to drive down teen pregnancy and abortion rates. They're showing promising results — but they're also under threat.


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    23m
    last week

    The World's Worst Club


    Sarah and Matt are joined by Dara Lind for a discussion of the United fiasco, Trump-era immigration enforcement, and pre-K's surprising health benefits. 












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    53m
    last week

    Bonus Episode: The United States Attacks Syria


    The United States has just intentionally bombed a Syrian regime target for the first time since the country’s civil war began in 2011.  Zack Beauchamp joins Ezra Klein and Matt Yglesias to discuss how we got here, and the significance of chemical weapons, in this bonus episode of The Weeds.


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    30m
    this month

    Nuclear Winter


    Jim Tankersley joins Sarah and Matt to talk tax reform, senate procedure, and the most exciting Swedish administrative data yet.











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    55m
    this month

    A cheery discussion of global warming, Obamacare repeal, and death


    Ezra, Sarah, and Matt pick apart Trump's next executive order on climate, exhume the AHCA's corpse, and read a white paper about death.



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    1h11m
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    Weeds in the Wild: Postville



    It was the biggest workplace immigration raid the U.S. had seen to date. 389 workers, almost all of them Hispanic, were detained at a kosher meatpacking plant in Postville, Iowa on May 12, 2008.

    On this episode of Weeds in the Wild, we look at the effects that this raid had across the state of Iowa, and then take a step back to understand how our immigration policies made this kind of raid possible. 


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    27m
    last month

    Mad Dogs and Obamacare Repealers


    Ezra and Matt are joined by Yochi Dreazen to talk about national security policy in the Trump era, the latest on ACA repeal, and research indicating the internet's not to blame for political polarization. 


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    1h18m
    last month

    CB-uh oh!


    Sarah, Ezra, and Matt talk about Donald Trump's taxes, the disastrous CBO score of the GOP health care bill, and a study on how Chinese imports reduce Americans' marriage rates. 


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    1h8m
    last month

    AHCApalooza


    Sarah, Ezra, and Matt discuss how to pronounce the big new Republican health law, plus analyze its content and the puzzling politics surrounding its introduction. 


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    1h8m
    last month