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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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

Trump couldn't repeal Obamacare, so he's making it worse

Dylan Scott joins Sarah and Matt to dive into the newest forms of Obamacare sabotage, and to talk about heroin.


 2017-10-13  1h7m

CHIPping away at gerrymandering

Sarah, Ezra, and Matt talk about CHIP reauthorization, the Supreme Court's big gerrymandering case, and a seminal Richard Thaler paper (Mental Accounting and Consumer Choice).


 2017-10-10  1h5m

Republicans have big dreams and big problems on tax reform

Dylan Matthews and Andrew Prokop join Matt to talk about Republicans hopes, dreams, and nightmares on tax reform.


 2017-10-06  1h2m

Australia solved its gun problem. Could America?

Sarah, Ezra, and Matt talk about gun control in the wake of Las Vegas, the GOP tax reform blueprint, and job-sharing in Germany. White paper: The Employment and Output Effects of Short-Time Work in Germany Referenced articles: What Do We Know About the Association Between Firearm Legislation and Firearm-Related Injuries? A Dynamic Analysis of Permanent Extension of the President’s Tax Relief After a year of work, Republicans have decided nothing on corporate tax reform (Matt's piece)


 2017-10-03  1h13m