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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Skinny repeal and Trump's management by tweet

Sarah, Ezra, and Matt talk about yet another Obamacare repeal plan, Trump's feud with Jeff Sessions, and new research on retail health clinics.


 2017-07-26  1h1m

A deep dive on basic income

Dylan Matthews joins Matt to discuss the three different version of universal basic income, and why only one of them is good.


 2017-07-21  55m

At last, a Weeds about weed (also Obamacare)

Sarah, Ezra, and Matt talk about Democrats' plans to improve Obamacare and new evidence that smoking pot makes you bad at math. Links! White paper: ‘High’ Achievers? Cannabis Access and Academic Performance Ezra's conversation with Dr. Nneka Jones Tapia Latest Worldly episode Tell us (and other Weeds fans) what you thought about the episode in our Facebook group! Subscribe to VoxCare for healthcare news in your inbox daily! 


 2017-07-19  1h4m

McConnellCare II: Cruz Control

Matt and Sarah sit down with Dylan Scott to talk through all the nitty gritty details of the Senate's latest health care plan...


 2017-07-14  53m

Minimum wage research showdown (also Russia)

Sarah, Ezra, and Matt wonk out on the latest minimum wage research and Ted Cruz's new health plan — plus some Russia stuff, too. White Paper: Minimum Wage Increases, Wages, and Low-Wage Employment: Evidence from Seattle


 2017-07-12  1h4m

Understanding the opioid epidemic

Drug policy reporter German Lopez joins Matt for a close look at the biggest drug overdose crisis in American history.


 2017-07-07  47m

Trumpism and travel bans

Dara Lind and Dylan Matthews join Ezra to talk about the updated travel ban, how Trumpism has translated into policy, and the impact that increasingly awesome video games have had on young men's work habits. Links! White Paper: Leisure Luxuries and the Labor Supply of Young Men Peter Suderman's piece about young men playing video games instead of getting jobs


 2017-07-05  1h0m

Meanwhile, House Republicans are trying to write a budget

Jim Tankersley and Tara Golshan join Matt to talk about House Republicans' struggles to write a budget resolution and get their tax reform agenda on track.


 2017-06-30  45m

CB--Oh no this health care bill is terrible too

A new CBO score on the latest Obamacare repeal bill pushes Sarah to the breaking point!Links:Follow along as Matt, Ezra, and Sarah read through the CBO reportGraphs comparing silver insurance plan costs under different health care bills for different income brackets  White Paper: Health Insurance Coverage and Health — What the Recent Evidence Tells Us


 2017-06-28  1h9m

Senate Republicans' health care idea: Make the poor pay more for less

The Senate health care bill is out — and Sarah, Ezra, and Matt are back in the studio to dive into the details of what it means for the marketplaces, Medicaid, and very rich people.


 2017-06-23  1h3m