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.

https://www.vox.com/the-weeds

Eine durchschnittliche Folge dieses Podcasts dauert 58m. Bisher sind 538 Folge(n) erschienen. Dieser Podcast erscheint alle 4 Tage.

Gesamtlänge aller Episoden: 21 days 19 hours 32 minutes

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The First Debate and Pet Health Care


Sarah, Ezra, and Matt try to take the policy content of the Trump-Clinton debate seriously and discuss important new research into out of control health care spending -- on pets.


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 2016-09-29  1h6m
 
 

An Interview with Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Burwell


The Weeds' Sarah Kliff heads to Capitol Hill to interview Secretary Burwell on all things health care. They talked about how to pay doctors to provide better care, the current state of the Obamacare marketplaces, and what she's learned about management running the federal government's largest agency. 


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 2016-09-21  45m
 
 

Best Census Ever, the Trump Foundation, and Class Discrimination


Sarah, Ezra, and Matt get deep into the weeds of the latest Census report on income and poverty, briefly consider Donald Trump's ridiculous charity, and discuss new research into class-based employment discrimination. 


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 2016-09-14  1h9m
 
 

Gender Wage Gap and the Mystery of State Legislatures


Reunited after many summer vacations, Sarah, Ezra, and Matt take a deep dive into Claudia Goldin's theory of the gender pay gap and possible remedies. Plus hot new research that proves nobody cares about state government. 


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 2016-09-08  54m
 
 

EpiPen Prices, the Clinton Foundation, and Lead Exposure


Why did EpiPen's price skyrocket 400 percent over the past decade? Sarah and Matt dive into the complex world of American drug pricing to find out. Also on this episode: understanding why the Clinton Foundation gets so much scrutiny, and a white paper of the week that shows how problematic a small level of lead exposure can be.


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 2016-08-31  55m
 
 

Obamacare Update and Aging America


Sarah, Ezra, and Matt are all together for a gloriously in-the-weeds discussion of the success and failure of the Affordable Care Act plus some hot new research with bad news for the future of economic growth.


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 2016-08-25  56m
 
 

Think Tanks, Transition, and What Drives Trumpkins


Ezra and Matt talk about conflicts of interest in think tank funding, Hillary Clinton's transition team, and the biggest study yet of who supports Donald Trump and why.


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 2016-08-18  1h6m
 
 

Trump's tax plan, democratic legitimacy, and the Freakonomics of decisionmaking


Ezra is joined by Dara Lind and Libby Nelson to talk about Donald Trump's new tax plan — how it shows the difference between Trump and reform conservatives, between the Donald and Ivanka, between Democrats and Republicans, and the similarities between Trump and Paul Ryan. The trio also talks about what happens when elections lose legitimacy, and mull over a fascinating new paper by Steven Levitt — yes, the Freakonomics economist — that could change how you make decisions. 


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 2016-08-12  1h1m
 
 

Interview with Atul Gawande


With Ezra and Matt on summer vacation, Sarah is left to her own devices — and decides to share a fantastic interview from the Ezra Klein Show with surgeon and writer Atul Gawande.  Atul talks about the fascinating academic work he has in progress, attempting to improve end-of-life care and make hospitals safer, and how he became a writer in the first place.  


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 2016-08-03  1h35m
 
 

DNC-Palooza


With Matt dispatched to Philadelphia, Sarah and Ezra are left to make sense of the Democratic National Convention. They discuss why it feels so different from the Republican National Convention last week, why it matters that a woman was just nominated for president, and whether Sanders could inspire a Tea Party of the left.


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 2016-07-28  58m