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.

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No one wants to take responsibility for sick kids or fake news

Matt, Ezra, and Sarah talk about Mark Zuckerberg's recent announcement regarding what Facebook will focus on in 2018, and the state of the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP).


 2018-01-16  58m

Shithole special

The mask slipped with Trump's "shithole" comments, and Matt and Dara take a hard look at what lies beneath it. Content warning: explicit policy discussions.


 2018-01-12  58m

Lie back, light up, and enjoy some executive time

German Lopez joins Matt and Sarah to talk about Attorney General Jeff Sessions' most recent move on marijuana, how Trump spends his time, and child mortality in the US.


 2018-01-09  43m

Winter, explained

Brian Resnick joins Dara and Matt to talk about the 'bomb cyclone' and how it relates to the climate.


 2018-01-05  50m

Why is US life expectancy falling?

It's only the second day of 2018, and Matt, Ezra, and Sarah are already talking about alarming statistics--this time, to do with average American life expectancy. White paper: Bias in Perceptions of Public Opinion Among American Political Elites The GOP is trying to pass a super-unpopular agenda — and that's a bad sign for democracy Impact Policy Submission URL:


 2018-01-02  51m

The most undercovered policy stories of 2017

Sarah returns from New Zealand in time to reflect with Matt on the year in policy. White paper: Uniform Pricing in US Retail Chains


 2017-12-29  59m

Ask Weeds Anything!

Matt, Ezra, and Sarah answer your questions.


 2017-12-22  54m

Tax reforms and garbage factories

Matt and Ezra talk about what the tax bill actually does, whether the deficit matters, and a white paper about rugged individualism. White paper: Frontier Culture: The Roots and Persistence of “Rugged Individualism” in the United States Other referenced works: Albion's Seed: Four British Folkways in America (America: a cultural history) American Nations: A History of the Eleven Rival Regional Cultures of North America Dialect Diversity in America: The Politics of Language Change 


 2017-12-19  56m

The Great Awokening comes to Congress

Matt, Dara, and Tara Golshan talk about how Congress does and doesn’t handle sexual harassment allegations.


 2017-12-15  57m

Alabama senate special

Matt and Ezra talk about the result of the Alabama senate race and the state of the GOP.


 2017-12-13  54m