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.

https://art19.com/shows/the-weeds

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      What's budget reconciliation, and how did it eat the Senate?


      Sarah, Ezra, and Matt delve into Senate procedure arcana, break down the latest GOP repeal bill, and talk about a surprisingly easy way to reduce theft.

      White paper: SNAP Benefits and Crime: Evidence from Changing Disbursement Schedules


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      Weeds Live: Canadian immigration and a health insurance experiment


      Dara Lind joins Matt and Sarah at the Now Hear This Festival to discuss the Canadian immigration system, and the audience chooses a white paper (https://www.rand.org/pubs/research_briefs/RB9174.html) for them to talk about.


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      The worst GOP healthcare bill yet


      Ezra and Sarah parse through Graham-Cassidy, the latest Republican repeal bill.

      White paper: https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=3025749


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      White House Chinese food summit leads to congressional chaos


      Congressional reporters Jeff Stein and Tara Golshan join Matt to talk about congressional Democrats' hopes and Republicans' fears.


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      BernieCare and Hillary's abandoned UBI


      Sarah, Ezra, and Matt discuss Bernie Sanders' Medicare for All bill and Hillary Clinton's musings on creating a national version of the Alaska Permanent Fund.


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      Weeds Live: Atul Gawande on opioids, end of life care, and rock and roll


      Atul Gawande is a surgeon and the author of Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End. Sarah interviewed him live, asking about the opioid epidemic, his work with end of life patients, and his terrible college rock band.


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      Trump's art of the sabotage


      Sarah and Matt discuss DACA, ACA implementation, and some game-changing new research on the real history of all-payer rate setting.

      White paper:

      Uncompensated care and the collapse of hospital payment regulation: An illustration of the Tinbergen Rule by Jeffrey Clemens and Benedic Ippolito

      Paper on Maryland and hospital rate setting:

      Tracking the demise of state hospital rate setting by John McDonough


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      Deferred action podcasting


      Dara Lind joins Matt to talk about the past, present, and future of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.


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      The policy origins of America's most expensive natural disaster


      Sarah and Matt talk about the policy errors behind Hurricane Harvey's devastation, the single-payer wonk gap, and new research on kindergarten red shirting.

      White paper: School Starting Age and Cognitive Development


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      Donald Trump vs the congressional GOP


      Tara Golshan and Andrew Prokop join Matt to talk about the bad blood between Trump and Mitch McConnell.

      Links!

      Andrew's interview with Dave Hopkins

      Now Hear This registration (Promo code Weeds)

      Weeds Facebook group


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       2017-08-25