The Weeds

The Weeds

The Weeds

CATEGORY: Society & Culture
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, 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.
  1. November 24, 2020
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    The post-election economy
    Emily Stewart joins Dara and Matt to discuss the prospects for Covid relief and Janet Yellen.Resources:"Janet Yellen's mistake" by Matthew Yglesias, Slowboring.com"Electoral politics on an unfair playing field"…
  2. November 23, 2020
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    Trump’s last stand
    Ezra and Matt on the final presidential debate.Hosts:Matthew Yglesias (@mattyglesias), Senior correspondent, VoxEzra Klein (@ezraklein), Editor-at-large, VoxCredits:Jeff Geld, (@jeff_geld), ProducerThe Weeds is…
  3. November 20, 2020
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    The Next Four Years: Joe Biden’s world
    The Atlantic Council’s Emma Ashford joins Matt to explain the president-elect’s approach to national security.Guest:Emma Ashford (@EmmaMAshford), Senior Fellow, Atlantic CouncilHost:Matthew Yglesias (@mattygles…
  4. November 17, 2020
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    Georgia on my mind
    Resources:"Why Georgia has runoff elections" by Jerusalem Demsas, Vox"David Perdue and Jon Ossoff advance to Georgia Senate runoff" by Ella Nilsen and Jerusalem Demsas"Detailed Turnout Data Shows How Georgia Tu…
  5. November 13, 2020
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    The Next Four Years: How to make a Biden Boom
    Vox’s new series THE NEXT FOUR YEARS delving into the policy prospects for the Biden Era kicks off with Bloomberg’s Karl Smith explaining a bipartisan approach to healing the labor market.Guest:Karl Smith (@kar…
  6. November 10, 2020
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    The never ending election story
    Jane, Dara, and Matt on Trump’s refusal to quit and his “surprising” Hispanic support.Resources:"How Democrats Missed Trump’s Appeal to Latino Voters" by Jennifer Medina"Why Democrats Lost So Many South Texas L…
  7. November 06, 2020
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    Democracy lost
    Ezra and Matt on the election results and the prospects for majority rule.Resources:Chris Hayes and I process this wild election, Ezra Klein ShowHosts:Matthew Yglesias (@mattyglesias), Senior correspondent, Vox…
  8. November 03, 2020
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    Election Day Special
    In this special live episode of the Weeds - Ella Nilsen joins Matt and Jane to highlight the most contested senate races, and what to watch for as results come in.Resources:2020 Election Coverage Live results f…
  9. October 30, 2020
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    Lessons learned from Trump’s first term
    Ezra and Matt look back on what’s surprised them. Resources:"Can anything change Americans’ minds about Donald Trump?" by Ezra Klein, Vox"Republicans are sowing the seeds of the next financial crisis" by Matthe…
  10. October 27, 2020
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    Biden’s border options
    Dara, Jane, and Matt on the big immigration questions that will face a new administration.Resources:"Would Biden 'rebuild the old program' to reduce Northern Triangle migration?" by Teresa Welsh, Devex"Inside t…
  11. October 20, 2020
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    Trump's second term agenda
    Dara, Jane, and Matt break down the policy stakes in 2020.Hosts:Matt Yglesias (@mattyglesias), Senior Correspondent, VoxJane Coaston (@cjane87), Senior politics correspondent, VoxDara Lind (@DLind), Immigration…
  12. October 17, 2020
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    Go For Broke: Inside the Dot-Com Bubble
    Go For Broke is a new narrative series from Epic Magazine and the Vox Media Podcast Network exploring the 2000 dot-com bubble... and what happened when the bubble popped. Listen wherever you get your podcasts.S…
  13. October 16, 2020
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    Email scandals are back!
    Ezra and Matt discuss Hunter Biden’s laptop, social media regulation, and the ongoing stimulus standoff.Hosts:Matthew Yglesias (@mattyglesias), Senior correspondent, VoxEzra Klein (@ezraklein), Editor-at-large,…
  14. October 13, 2020
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    What is critical race theory, anyway?
    Ian Haney Lopez joins Jane to discuss critical race theory: what it is and what it isn't.Resources:"Which Party Represents the Racial Future?" by Ross DouthatGuest:Ian Haney Lopez (@IanHaneyLopez), Professor of…
  15. October 10, 2020
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    By the People: The Supreme Court's war on democracy
    In this last episode of the By The People mini-series, host Ian Millhiser talks with legal scholar Pam Karlan about how the Supreme Court has harmed our democracy in the recent past, and what it's likely to do…
  16. October 09, 2020
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    The stimulus standoff
    Ezra and Matt on the deadlock in congress and the VP debate.Hosts:Matthew Yglesias (@mattyglesias), Senior correspondent, VoxEzra Klein (@ezraklein), Editor-at-large, VoxCredits:Erick Gomez, Schuyler Swenson (@…
  17. October 06, 2020
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    On biracial identity (with Thomas Chatterton William…
    Jane and Thomas Chatterton Williams talk about mixed-race identity, race and racism, and what being biracial means now.Resources:"My Family's Life Inside and Outside America's Racial Categories" by Thomas Chatt…
  18. October 03, 2020
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    By the People: Blame the Constitution
    Host Ian Millhiser talks with political scientist Norm Ornstein and Vox’s Matt Yglesias about the structural factors — many of them written into the Constitution itself — that impede a democratic majority from…
  19. October 02, 2020
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    Fighting back against factory farming
    On this special episode, we give you a preview of season 3 of the Future Perfect podcast. Vox's Dylan Matthews comes on to talk about meat and environmental justice.Subscribe to Future Perfect on Apple Podcasts…
  20. September 30, 2020
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    A dark, dangerous debate
    Ezra and Matt on the disturbing presidential showdown.Hosts:Matthew Yglesias (@mattyglesias), Senior correspondent, VoxEzra Klein (@ezraklein), Editor-at-large, VoxCredits:Jeff Geld, (@jeff_geld), Editor and Pr…

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