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.

Eine durchschnittliche Folge dieses Podcasts dauert 59m. Bisher sind 566 Folge(n) erschienen. Alle 4 Tage erscheint eine Folge dieses Podcasts.

Gesamtlänge aller Episoden: 23 days 1 hour 12 minutes


episode 123: 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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit


 2017-08-09  1h18m

episode 122: 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 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices...


 2017-08-02  54m

episode 121: ACA repeal is finally dead (maybe)

Sarah, Matt, and Dylan Scott analyze the night Trumpcare died and what's next for health care. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit


 2017-07-28  50m

episode 120: 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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit


 2017-07-26  1h1m

episode 119: 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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit


 2017-07-21  55m

episode 118: 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!  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices...


 2017-07-19  1h4m

episode 117: 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

episode 116: 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 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit


 2017-07-12  1h4m

episode 115: Understanding the opioid epidemic

Drug policy reporter German Lopez joins Matt for a close look at the biggest drug overdose crisis in American history. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit


 2017-07-07  47m

episode 114: 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 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit


 2017-07-05  1h0m