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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Republicans’ Roy Moore problem

Matt and Sarah discuss allegations against Roy Moore, Trump's new pick for Health and Human Services secretary, and a slightly better work week. White paper: Time as a Network Good: Evidence from Unemployment and the Standard Workweek


 2017-11-14  1h0m

Virginia is for Democrats

Dara Lind and Andrew Prokop join Matt to talk about this week’s election results and the implications for 2018.


 2017-11-10  1h12m

The vaunted, versatile VAT

Matt, Ezra, and Sarah talk about the possibility of a Value-Added Tax, midterm elections, and acid rain. Mentioned works: A Fine Mess: A Global Quest for a Simpler, Fairer, and More Efficient Tax System by T. R. Reid Creating an American Value-Added Tax The People Left Behind When Only the ‘Deserving’ Poor Get Help Mortality and Access to Care among Adults after State Medicaid Expansions White paper: Long-Run Pollution Exposure and Adult Mortality: Evidence from the Acid Rain Program


 2017-11-07  1h0m

The tax bill's winners and many, many losers

Dylan Scott and Dylan Matthews join Matt to talk about House Republicans’ tax plan.


 2017-11-03  57m

Indictment special! Plus: is Paul Ryan cowardly or courageous?

The gang talks about recent developments in the Russia investigation, and Sarah tells us what she learned visiting Canada with Bernie Sanders.


 2017-10-31  1h1m

Purge 3: The Bannoning

Andrew Prokop joins Matt to talk about Steve Bannon’s war on the GOP establishment.


 2017-10-27  46m

Republicans: "Math" means you have to cut taxes on the rich. Weeds: Nope.

Sarah, Ezra, and Matt talk more tax reform, John Kelly's failure to fix the Trump administration, and new research on dental scams. White paper: Health Services as Credence Goods: A Field Experiment


 2017-10-24  59m

How immigration took over Virginia’s governor race

Dara Lind and Andrew Prokop join Matt to talk about the surprisingly interesting governor’s election in Virginia.


 2017-10-20  1h11m

The Impact: The curious case of the $629 Band Aid

Introducing The Impact, a new show from Vox hosted by Sarah Kliff.  The Impact explores how policy affects real lives. This season, we’re focusing on healthcare, and the first episode tackles with one of thorniest questions in the American healthcare system: prices. Subscribe to The Impact wherever you get your podcasts.


 2017-10-18  8m

How do you solve a problem like Harvey Weinstein?

Sarah, Ezra, and Matt dig into the Harvey Weinstein story, talk a bit about tax reform, and cover new research on Medicaid expansion and savings. White paper: Medicaid and Household Savings Behavior: New Evidence from Tax Refunds


 2017-10-17  1h1m