Vox's 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, Matthew Yglesias is joined by Ezra Klein, Dara Lind, Jane Coaston and other Vox voices 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.

https://www.vox.com/the-weeds

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Live Weeds with Julián Castro


Dara, Jane, and Matt sit down with the former US secretary of housing and urban development and 2020 presidential candidate, live from South by Southwest.

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 2019-03-15  1h6m
 
 

Introducing Switched on Pop


Vox takes culture seriously. Our coverage seeks to understand how our cultural touchstones work — and what they reveal about who we are.
That's why we’re excited to introduce you to Switched on Pop. It's a podcast that digs into the cultural context and musical theory of pop music, and it's now part of the Vox Media Podcast Network.
In this episode, you'll meet hosts Nate Sloan and Charlie Harding...


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 2019-03-13  13m
 
 

Live Weeds with Pete Buttigieg


Dara, Jane, and Matt sit down with the South Bend, Indiana, mayor and presidential candidate, live from South by Southwest.

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 2019-03-12  1h4m
 
 

The long con


Jane and Matt discuss Jacob Wohl and the intermingling of grift and conservative politics.

Jane's article on Jacob Wohl
Iraqi dinar on YouTube
Casey Newton's newsletter - The Interface

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 2019-03-08  47m
 
 

But seriously, how are you going to pay for it?


Sarah, Dylan, and Matt discuss Pramila Jayapal’s Medicare-for-all bill, its lack of pay-fors, and an interesting white paper on income transparency.

Sarah on private insurance in other countries
Dylan's interview with Matt Bruenig
Sarah's interview with Rep. Jayapal on her bill
White paper

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 2019-03-05  57m
 
 

The Weeds fixes racism


Jane, Dara, and Matt excavate the most contentious moment in the Cohen hearing in a hunt for "racist bones."
Recommended reading:Dara on the Meadows/Tlaib standoff
Jane on Steve King 


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 2019-03-01  58m
 
 

Amy Klobuchar and the Jill Robinson effect


Sarah and Matt discuss the recent spate of stories about the Minnesota senator — and an announcement from Ezra!

Relevant articles:

Paper on the Jill Robinson Effect
Buzzfeed Klobuchar story
Huffington Post Klobuchar story
Kelsey Piper story on the fake white paper


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 2019-02-26  55m
 
 

Day care for all!


Sarah, Dara, and Matt discuss Elizabeth Warren's universal child care plan — and the other options on the table.

Relevant articles:

Alvin Chang wealth tax explainer
Jonathan Cohn day care story
Quebec day care study
Warren's child care plan
The Family Fun Pack
Head Start negative evaluation
Head Start positive evaluation


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 2019-02-22  1h0m
 
 

Collusion and the Mueller endgame


Andrew Prokop joins Dara and Matt to explain what we've learned from the latest developments in the Russia investigation.

Andrew's article on Jerome Corsi's unreliable book
Article on the redacted Manafort transcript
Marcy Wheeler article
Special counsel regulation text
Trump Tower Moscow explainer


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 2019-02-19  1h11m
 
 

Emergency Weeds


Dara, Sarah, and Matt explain the border security deal and Trump’s plan to bypass Congress.

Dara's article
Matt's article on non-legislative priorities


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 2019-02-15  1h3m