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 58m. Bisher sind 537 Folge(n) erschienen. Alle 4 Tage erscheint eine Folge dieses Podcasts.

Gesamtlänge aller Episoden: 21 days 18 hours 24 minutes


Inauguration Special

Shortly after the inauguration ceremonies ended, Ezra, Matt, and Sarah gathered to analyze what it all means in the first Trump-era Weeds episode. 


 2017-01-21  43m

DeVos, Rigged Polls, and Quitting Bureaucrats

Sarah, Ezra, and Matt are joined by Libby Nelson to discuss Trump's not-so-great hires, not-so-great polls, and new research into how career staff act during presidential transitions.


 2017-01-19  1h3m

Trump Cabinet, Obamacare Update, and Heroin

Sarah, Ezra, and Matt talk about the rush to hold hearings on Trump's cabinet appointees, the sudden emergence of trouble in repeal paradise, and an effort to cut down on pill abuse that backfired massively. 


 2017-01-10  59m

Sarah and Ezra Interview Obama About Obamacare

Two weeks before he leaves office, President Obama sits down for a lengthy conversation about the lessons of the Affordable Care Act and the law's uncertain future.


 2017-01-07  1h13m

Happy New Year

Sarah and Matt offer predictions for 2017, and offer tax wonk tips about when to time your child's birth. 


 2017-01-04  50m

Year-End Spectacular

Sarah, Ezra, and Matt each review one big thing they learned in a tumultuous year for policy and politics. 


 2016-12-28  1h2m

Kentucky, the Rust Belt, and the Big Picture on Trade

Sarah, Ezra, and Matt talk about what Obamacare-using Trump voters are hoping for, which regions really need help, and a massive overview of the evidence on globalization and inequality.


 2016-12-21  52m

Russia and the American Dream

Ezra and Matt discuss Russian hacking, Rex Tillerson, and inequality's role in reducing social mobility.


 2016-12-15  57m

Trump's Surprisingly Ambitious Education Agenda

Matt is joined by Libby Nelson to discuss Donald Trump's big plans for K-12 education and his massive financial conflicts of interest.


 2016-12-07  1h16m

Assessing the Trump Cabinet — and Exploring How Recessions Affect Health

Sarah and Matt take a deep dive into what Trump's cabinet picks say about how he will govern, with a particular focus on HHS Secretary-designate Tom Price. Also: an exciting white paper on recessions and health outcomes!


 2016-11-30  54m