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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Deferred action podcasting

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


 2017-09-01  1h14m

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


 2017-08-30  1h8m

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


 2017-08-25  50m

How the rich ate all the growth

Ezra and Matt discuss two big papers that help explain America's economic malaise: Income and Wealth Inequality: Evidence and Policy Implications The Rise of Market Power and the Macroeconomic Implications


 2017-08-23  49m

Statue limitations

Libby Nelson and German Lopez join Matt to discuss the politics and history of Confederate monuments.


 2017-08-18  56m

A very meritorious podcast

Sarah, Ezra, and Matt break down Trump's plan to slash legal immigration, a new way to sabotage Obamacare, and research on ER scams. Got a bill from an emergency room? We want to hear about it. The Company Behind Many Surprise Emergency Room Bills from The New York Times Surprise! Out-of-Network Billing for Emergency Care in the United States from NBER


 2017-08-16  1h5m

Can John Kelly fix the Trump administration? Can anyone?

Dara Lind and Andrew Prokop join Matt to talk about Kelly's record as DHS Secretary and Trump's bizarre Twitter feud with Mitch McConnell.


 2017-08-11  1h5m

Is Google in an "ideological echo chamber"?

Matt, Ezra, and Sarah talk about the now-infamous Google memo, the Democrats' plan for prescription drug pricing, and a study on opioid prescriptions and medical schools.


 2017-08-09  1h18m

The bacon fat theory of school segregation, and some White House chaos

Ezra, Sarah and Alvin Chang talk about the quiet return of segregation in schools, chaos in the Trump White House, and taxing marijuana. Links!The Washington Post article on school desegregation and the Supreme Court.Alvin's piece on school desegregation and gerrymanderingAlvin's article on living in poor neighborhoodsAlvin's article on white America self-segregatingAlvin's piece on Obamacare repeal splitting neighborhoods


 2017-08-02  54m

ACA repeal is finally dead (maybe)

Sarah, Matt, and Dylan Scott analyze the night Trumpcare died and what's next for health care.


 2017-07-28  50m