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, host Matthew Yglesias is joined by Vox reporters and editors, ProPublica's Dara Lind, and some of the leading minds in policy 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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The opioid debate: could reversing overdoses worsen the epidemic?

An economics working paper finds that access to Naloxone, a drug to reverse opioid overdoses, may increase opioid abuse. Sarah and Ezra explain the paper that started a social media firestorm — and what it means for combating the opioid epidemic...


 2018-03-20  45m

Abolish ICE

Dara and Matt break down the history of Immigration & Customs Enforcement: how it got this way, and why some on the left want it to go away.


 2018-03-16  1h4m

Bonus: The disability belt

The news comes at us really fast. It can feel totally overwhelming sometimes. Luckily, Vox has a new podcast that will help you understand what's going on in the world: Today, Explained.  This is an episode we thought Weeds listeners would especially enjoy: an on-the-ground look at the disability belt — and the reality of America's disability insurance programs — with Vox's Dylan Matthews...


 2018-03-15  19m

Trigger warning: Discussion of White House chaos and political correctness

Vox senior politics reporter Jane Coaston joins Ezra and Matt to talk about Trump turmoil, political correctness and the latest research on the state of the parties.


 2018-03-13  1h8m

Nickname fights and wildcat strikes

Vox Politics & Policy reporter Alexia Fernandez-Campbell joins Dara and Matt to talk about the West Virginia teachers strike...


 2018-03-09  54m

Relief at last for America’s long-suffering banks

Sarah, Ezra, and Matt talk about a bipartisan bank deregulation bill, Medicaid work requirements, and constitutional hardball. References: Mark Tushner’s original constitutional hardball article Ron Chernow’s biography of Ulysses Grant Why there are two Dakotas Dylan Scott’s “Trump’s Hidden War on Medicaid”


 2018-03-06  1h7m

Guns, Weeds, and Steel

Vox senior politics reporter Jane Coaston joins Dara and Matt to talk about a week of extremely erratic policymaking from an increasingly chaotic Trump White House.


 2018-03-02  51m

BONUS: Today Explained "Give Us Your No One"

This bonus episode is from a new podcast called Today Explained, which comes out Monday through Friday. It tells you all about what happened in the news that day. This episode is Monday's edition of Today. On Monday, the United States Supreme Court denied a request from the Trump administration to expedite a decision on DACA...


 2018-02-28  18m

Medicare for Many More

Dylan Scott joins Sarah and Matt to talk about a new universal health care plan — plus some exciting administrative data from the good-old USA!


 2018-02-28  52m

The stupidest fucking idea I’ve ever heard

There are also some good ideas discussed. All of them are about guns. German Lopez joins Dara and Matt to talk about gun control in the wake of the Parkland shooting.


 2018-02-24  55m