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.
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...
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...
Sarah, Ezra, and Matt talk about a bipartisan bank deregulation bill, Medicaid work requirements, and constitutional hardball.
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”
This bonus episode is from a new Vox.com 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...