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.

Eine durchschnittliche Folge dieses Podcasts dauert 58m. Bisher sind 513 Folge(n) erschienen. .

Gesamtlänge aller Episoden: 20 days 18 hours 3 minutes


Freedom from markets

Author Mike Konczal joins Matt to talk about the history and future of public benefit programs in America



Biden's rescue plan

What's in Biden's $1.9 trillion Covid relief stimulus plan? Emily Stewart joins Matt and Dara to explain.



The Next Four Years: Fighting tech monopolies

Charlotte Slaiman joins Matt to discuss the ongoing antitrust cases against Google and Facebook, and the prospects for tech regulation in the Biden administration.



episode 492: Will the GOP be Q-pilled or Coup-pilled?

Zack Beauchamp joins Matt and Dara to discuss the attempted overthrow of American democracy.



episode 491: Unemployment Insurance in the pandemic, and beyond

Matt is joined by Employ America policy advisor Elizabeth Pancotti to discuss U.I.'s history, its recent expansion during the pandemic, and a vision for its future.



episode 490: America's vaccine distribution needs a shot in the arm

Umair Irfan joins Dara and Matt to discuss some challenges and obstacles to the Covid vaccine rollout



episode 489: Best of: Homelessness and how to fix it

A look back at one of our favorite episodes from the archives


 2020-12-22  56m

episode 488: The Next Four Years: Beyond the student debt debate

New America’s Kevin Carey explains loan forgiveness and the deeper problems with American higher education


 2020-12-18  56m

episode 487: Build Back Exactly The Same

Dylan Matthews joins Matt and Dara to discuss Covid’s impact on poverty and the road to recovery


 2020-12-15  1h1m

episode 486: An optimistic climate agenda

Third Way’s Josh Freed and Jackie Kempfer explain a path forward for low-carbon policy in a time of divided government


 2020-12-11  1h7m