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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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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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Some of the Best Insights on US Politics

By Man With Nice Temperament - Mar 31 2020
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Matt Yglesias has a sharp mind and a high voice. I wish Ezra Klein were still on the show more, but all the hosts are great. Sometimes in an attempt to secure some mic time, they interupt each other, but still one of the most informative political podcasts out there. The explain-y nature of the show is a key feature.

Good Podcast

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For what it’s worth, I prefer the old schedule.

iTunes Ratings

6288 Ratings
Average Ratings
4859
563
306
213
347

Some of the Best Insights on US Politics

By Man With Nice Temperament - Mar 31 2020
Read more
Matt Yglesias has a sharp mind and a high voice. I wish Ezra Klein were still on the show more, but all the hosts are great. Sometimes in an attempt to secure some mic time, they interupt each other, but still one of the most informative political podcasts out there. The explain-y nature of the show is a key feature.

Good Podcast

By bjohns383 - Mar 09 2020
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For what it’s worth, I prefer the old schedule.
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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.

Rank #1: Rescuing the economy from coronavirus

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Jane, Dara, and Matt discuss President Trump’s new more serious tone and competing economic stimulus proposals.

Resources:

"Coronavirus’s threat to the global economy — and what to do about it" by Matt Yglesias, Vox

"Dear Congress: Send Americans cash. Send it now." by Dylan Matthews, Vox

"Mitt Romney’s coronavirus economic plan: $1,000 to each American adult" by Dylan Matthews, Vox

"Restaurants Are Fucked — Unless They Get a Bailout" by Hillary Dixler Canavan, Eater

"A family of 4 could get $18,000 this year under a cash bill by Senate Democrats" by Dylan Matthews, Vox


Hosts:

Matt Yglesias (@mattyglesias), Senior Correspondent, Vox

Jane Coaston (@cjane87), Senior politics correspondent, Vox

Dara Lind (@DLind), Immigration reporter, ProPublica


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Mar 17 2020

53mins

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Rank #2: A Weeds farewell to Paul Ryan

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Jane, Ezra, and Matt consider Paul Ryan’s legacy and new research on crime and the minimum wage. References and further reading: Ezra’s piece on House Speaker Paul Ryan’s legacy Matt’s essay following the announcement of Paul Ryan’s retirement Ted Cruz’s confusing tweet of Beto O’Rourke speaking on the shooting of Botham Jean A white paper examines the effects on criminal recidivism when states increase minimum wages Annie Lowrey’s piece in the Atlantic on a jobs guarantee 

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Dec 11 2018

57mins

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Rank #3: Kentucky, the Rust Belt, and the Big Picture on Trade

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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.

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Dec 21 2016

52mins

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Rank #4: Year-End Spectacular

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

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Dec 28 2016

1hr 2mins

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Rank #5: Sarah and Ezra Interview Obama About Obamacare

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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.

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Jan 06 2017

1hr 13mins

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Rank #6: Death Panel If You Do, Death Panel If You Don't

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Sarah, Ezra, and Matt talk fake news, town hall protests, and research on why your cell phone bill is so high. 

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Feb 22 2017

1hr 15mins

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Rank #7: Speaker Ryan had a farm bill (E-I-E-I-O)

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Sarah, Dara and Matt discuss a Republican farm bill that would impose work requirements on SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) beneficiaries. Then they turn to a white paper on OxyContin and the heroin epidemic.

References and further reading:

Good Politico article summarizing the farm bill

Marion Nestle's piece on the farm bill

White paper on OxyContin's impact on the heroin epidemic

German Lopez's piece on the OxyContin white paper

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Apr 24 2018

59mins

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Rank #8: Childbirth, retirement, and terror in between

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This week, Ezra, Sarah, and Matt discuss the flaws in the DC elite's favorite idea: raising the retirement age, consider how to respond to terrorist attacks (with a bonus digression about 19th century anarchist assassins), and debate a striking new data set that shows the baffling variation in how frequently different hospitals perform c-sections rather than traditional childbirths.
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Nov 20 2015

1hr 14mins

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Rank #9: Weeds 2020: The coronavirus election

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Ezra and Matt on dueling pandemic response plans from Sanders and Biden, and Trump's disastrous speech.

Resources:

President Trump's oval office address

Joe Biden's coronavirus address

Bernie Sanders' coronavirus address

Hosts:

Matthew Yglesias (@mattyglesias), Senior correspondent, Vox

Ezra Klein (@ezraklein), Editor-at-large, Vox


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Mar 14 2020

54mins

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Rank #10: Want to fix inequality by taxing the rich? Good luck.

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In this week's episode of the Weeds, Ezra, Matt, and Sarah dive head first into a new Brookings white paper about income inequality (and how to not to fix it). We also imagine what a Joe Biden administration could have been, with a commander-in-chief who considers Republicans friends rather than enemies.
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Oct 23 2015

51mins

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Rank #11: The road to polarization

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Ezra Klein joins Matt to discuss his forthcoming book; Why We're Polarized.

Guest:

Ezra Klein, (@ezraklein) Co-founder and Editor-at-Large, Vox

Host:

Matthew Yglesias (@mattyglesias), Senior correspondent, Vox

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Jan 24 2020

1hr 23mins

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Rank #12: How politics is making us stupid

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Facts rarely seem to win any political debate — and on this episode of the Weeds, Matt, Ezra, and Sarah use political science research to explain why. Also: the case for softball debate questions and a troubling new study on rising death rates among white, middle-aged men.
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Nov 06 2015

1hr 8mins

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Rank #13: The World's Worst Club

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Sarah and Matt are joined by Dara Lind for a discussion of the United fiasco, Trump-era immigration enforcement, and pre-K's surprising health benefits. 

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Apr 12 2017

55mins

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Rank #14: Tucker Carlson vs the free market

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Jane, Dara, and Matt explain the argument over economic populism that’s roiling the conservative world

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Jan 11 2019

59mins

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Rank #15: Trump's tax plan, democratic legitimacy, and the Freakonomics of decisionmaking

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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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Aug 12 2016

1hr 1min

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Rank #16: The First Debate and Pet Health Care

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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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Sep 29 2016

1hr 6mins

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Rank #17: French elections, national service, and Queens at war

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Libby Nelson and Dylan Matthews join Matt to talk about the global nationalist tide, forcing integration across class and ethnic lines, and research on gender and foreign policy dynamics.

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Apr 26 2017

1hr 8mins

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Rank #18: Elizabeth Warren’s plan to save/destroy capitalism

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Dara, Ezra, and Matt discuss a big idea to make the economy great again. References and further reading: Matt's piece on Elizabeth Warren's corporate accountability bill Matt's piece on Kevin Williamson's attack on Warren's accountability bill The Varieties of Capitalism, book mentioned by Matt David Ciepley's writing on corporations, mentioned by Dara Dylan Matthews' piece on co-determination , mentioned by Ezra Sam Hammond's piece on Warren's bill, mentioned by Ezra and Dara Aaron Klein's analysis of Warren's accountability plan, mentioned by Ezra 

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Aug 21 2018

1hr 10mins

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Rank #19: AHCApocalypse II

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Live at Vox Conversations, Sarah, Ezra, and Matt discuss the GOP's doomed effort to reboot Obamacare repeal and the White House's "new" tax reform "plan." 

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Apr 28 2017

59mins

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Rank #20: Honor cults in the FBI and Norwegian military

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Matt, Sarah and Dara work backward from James Comey through FBI history and discover an 18th-century demon hidden in the Constitution. No, really.

References and further reading:

Dara's piece on the tension between the rule of law and political leadership

Recent PBS poll on how Americans view the FBI

Max Weber, explained

White paper on gender integration in the Norwegian military

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Apr 17 2018

1hr 4mins

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The mask fiasco

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Jane, Dara, and Matt on the evidence for mask wearing, and a totally non-coronavirus white paper.

Resources:

"Why America ran out of protective masks — and what can be done about it" by German Lopez, Vox

"Why Telling People They Don’t Need Masks Backfired" by Zeynep Tufekci, NYTimes

"It's Time to Face Facts, America: Masks Work" by Ferris Jabr, Wired

"Masks for Coronavirus Will Not Last Long in the West" by Michael Brendan Dougherty, National Review

"FACE MASKS: MUCH MORE THAN YOU WANTED TO KNOW" by Scott Alexander, Slate Star Codex

"the global coronavirus epidemic: commentary on east asia’s response" by Rashawn Ray and Fabio Rojas, Contexts

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Hosts:

Matt Yglesias (@mattyglesias), Senior Correspondent, Vox

Jane Coaston (@cjane87), Senior politics correspondent, Vox

Dara Lind (@DLind), Immigration reporter, ProPublica


More to explore:

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Mar 31 2020

1hr

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When $2 trillion isn’t enough

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Ezra and Matt analyze the huge but inadequate stimulus bill


Hosts:

Matthew Yglesias (@mattyglesias), Senior correspondent, Vox

Ezra Klein (@ezraklein), Editor-at-large, Vox

More to explore:

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Mar 27 2020

57mins

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Fighting coronavirus with corporate conscription

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Jane, Dara, and Matt on the Defense Production Act, wartime mobilization, and pandemic-induced autarky.

Resources:

"Trump’s excuses for not using the Defense Production Act are wrong — and dangerous" by Alex Ward, Vox

"“We are desperate”: Trump’s inaction has created a crisis with protective medical gear" by Caroline Hopkins, Vox

"The Defense Production Act, the law Trump is using to boost coronavirus supplies, briefly explained" by Alex Ward, Vox

"How Ford's Willow Run Assembly Plant Helped Win World War II" by Tim Trainor, Assembly Magazine

Willow Run

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Hosts:

Matt Yglesias (@mattyglesias), Senior Correspondent, Vox

Jane Coaston (@cjane87), Senior politics correspondent, Vox

Dara Lind (@DLind), Immigration reporter, ProPublica


More to explore:

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Mar 24 2020

57mins

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The story of Trump's swamp

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Jane talks to Asawin Suebsaeng and Lachlan Markay about their new book "Sinking in the Swamp" on chaos at the White House and how President Trump differs (and doesn't) from prior administrations.


As a note - this episode was recorded on February 26, 2020.


Resources:

"Too Many Trump Books Are Like Eagles Records. These Daily Beast Reporters Wanted Theirs to Feel Like a Mudhoney Album" by Andrew Beaujon, Washingtonian


Sinking in the Swamp by Asawin Suebsaeng and Lachlan Markay


Guests:

Lachlan Markay, (@lachlan) Reporter, Daily Beast

Asawin Suebsaeng, (@swin24) White House Reporter, Daily Beast

Host:

Jane Coaston (@cjane87), Senior politics reporter, Vox



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Mar 21 2020

59mins

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Devaluing black assets

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Brookings’ Andre Perry explains his research on how racism cripples black entrepreneurs and homeowners

Guest:

Andre Perry, (@andreperryedu) Fellow in the Metropolitan Policy Program, Brookings

Host:

Matthew Yglesias (@mattyglesias), Senior correspondent, Vox

More to explore:

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Mar 20 2020

50mins

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Rescuing the economy from coronavirus

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Jane, Dara, and Matt discuss President Trump’s new more serious tone and competing economic stimulus proposals.

Resources:

"Coronavirus’s threat to the global economy — and what to do about it" by Matt Yglesias, Vox

"Dear Congress: Send Americans cash. Send it now." by Dylan Matthews, Vox

"Mitt Romney’s coronavirus economic plan: $1,000 to each American adult" by Dylan Matthews, Vox

"Restaurants Are Fucked — Unless They Get a Bailout" by Hillary Dixler Canavan, Eater

"A family of 4 could get $18,000 this year under a cash bill by Senate Democrats" by Dylan Matthews, Vox


Hosts:

Matt Yglesias (@mattyglesias), Senior Correspondent, Vox

Jane Coaston (@cjane87), Senior politics correspondent, Vox

Dara Lind (@DLind), Immigration reporter, ProPublica


More to explore:

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Mar 17 2020

53mins

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Weeds 2020: The coronavirus election

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Ezra and Matt on dueling pandemic response plans from Sanders and Biden, and Trump's disastrous speech.

Resources:

President Trump's oval office address

Joe Biden's coronavirus address

Bernie Sanders' coronavirus address

Hosts:

Matthew Yglesias (@mattyglesias), Senior correspondent, Vox

Ezra Klein (@ezraklein), Editor-at-large, Vox


About Vox

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Mar 14 2020

54mins

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Meet the YIMBYs

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Conor Dougherty on his new book "Golden Gates: Fighting for Housing in America"

Guest:

Conor Dougherty, (@ConorDougherty) Economics reporter, New York Times

Host:

Matthew Yglesias (@mattyglesias), Senior correspondent, Vox

More to explore:

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Mar 13 2020

1hr 6mins

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Mayor Pete and the state of LGBTQ politics

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Jane, Dara, and Matt on queer politics after marriage equality.

Resources:

"Before Stonewall" by Jane Coaston, MTV News

"My Mayor Pete Problem" by Dale Peck, New Republic

"Last Men Standing" by Erin Allday, SF Chronicle

"You Wanted Same-Sex Marriage? Now You Have Pete Buttigieg." by Shannon Keating, BuzzFeed

"The Struggle for Gay Rights Is Over" by James Kirchick, Atlantic

Census & LGBT Demographic Studies Archive, The Williams Institute

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Hosts:

Matt Yglesias (@mattyglesias), Senior Correspondent, Vox

Jane Coaston (@cjane87), Senior politics correspondent, Vox

Dara Lind (@DLind), Immigration reporter, ProPublica


More to explore:

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Mar 10 2020

51mins

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A "titan" of social conservatism on the courts and his battles ahead

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Conservative thinker Robert George joins Jane to talk about abortion, marriage, the Supreme Court, and wielding the power of the federal government. 

Guest:

Robert George, (@McCormickProf) Professor of Jurisprudence, Princeton University

Host:

Jane Coaston (@cjane87), Senior politics reporter, Vox

More to explore:

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Mar 07 2020

1hr

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Behind the Covid-19 curve

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The Kaiser Foundation's Josh Michaud explains what the US is — and should be — doing to fight coronavirus. 

Guest:

Josh Michaud, (@joshmich) Associate Director, Global Health Policy, The Kaiser Foundation

Host:

Matthew Yglesias (@mattyglesias), Senior correspondent, Vox

More to explore:

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Mar 06 2020

1hr 5mins

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Coronavirus 101

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Jane, Dara and Brian Resnick talk about COVID-19 -- how it started, its potential impact, and where we go from here.

Resources:

"11 questions about the Covid-19 coronavirus outbreak, answered" by Julia Belluz, Vox

"If the coronavirus hits America, who’s responsible for protecting you?" by Brian Resnick, Vox

"“This is not the bat’s fault”: A disease expert explains where the coronavirus likely comes from" by Brian Resnick, Vox

"The coronavirus diagnostic testing snafu, explained" by Julia Belluz and Brian Resnick, Vox

"Ebola will make Americans more likely to give up civil liberties" by Shana Gadarian and Bethany Albertson, WaPo


Hosts:

Jane Coaston (@cjane87), Senior politics correspondent, Vox

Dara Lind (@DLind), Immigration reporter, ProPublica

Brian Resnick (@B_resnick), Science reporter, Vox


More to explore:

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Mar 03 2020

46mins

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Weeds 2020: The Bernie electability debate

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Welcome to Weeds 2020! Every other Saturday Ezra and Matt will be exploring a wide range of topics related to the 2020 race. 

Since the Nevada caucuses, Bernie Sanders has become the clear frontrunner in the 2020 Democratic primary, spurring lots of debate over whether he could win in the general election. We discuss where the electability conversation often goes off-the-rails, why discussing electability in 2020 is so different than 1964 or 1972, the case for and against Bernie’s electability prospects, and the strongest attacks that Trump could make against Sanders and Joe Biden. 

Then, we discuss Ezra’s favorite topic of all time: the filibuster. Ezra gives a brief history of this weird procedural tool, and we discuss why so many current Senators are against eliminating it.


Resources:

"Bernie Sanders can unify Democrats and beat Trump in 2020" by Matthew Yglesias, Vox

"The case for Elizabeth Warren" by Ezra Klein, Vox

"How the filibuster broke the US Senate" by Alvin Chang, Vox

"Running Bernie Sanders Against Trump Would Be an Act of Insanity" by Jonathan Chait, Intelligencer

"The Sixty Trillion Dollar Man" by Ronald brownstein, Atlantic

"The Day One Agenda" by David Dayen, American Prospect


Hosts:

Matthew Yglesias (@mattyglesias), Senior correspondent, Vox

Ezra Klein (@ezraklein), Editor-at-large, Vox


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Feb 29 2020

57mins

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Going nuclear

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Jessica Lovering joins Matt to discuss nuclear power's role in combatting climate change.

Guest:

Jessica Lovering, (@J_Lovering) Fellow, Energy for Growth

Host:

Matthew Yglesias (@mattyglesias), Senior correspondent, Vox

More to explore:

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Feb 28 2020

1hr 4mins

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Black voters take the stage

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The New Republic's Osita Nwanevu joins Jane and Matt to discuss black voting patterns and the South Carolina primary.

Hosts:

Matthew Yglesias (@mattyglesias), Senior correspondent, Vox

Osita Nwanevu (@OsitaNwanevu), Staff writer, New Republic

Jane Coaston (@cjane87), Senior politics correspondent, Vox

More to explore:

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Feb 25 2020

57mins

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The year of housing reform

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Mercatus' Emily Hamilton on what's working and what isn't to increase housing abundance.

Guest:

Emily Hamilton, (@ebwhamilton) Research Fellow, Mercatus

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Matthew Yglesias (@mattyglesias), Senior correspondent, Vox

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Feb 21 2020

59mins

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Mike can get what done?

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Jane, Dara, and Matt on Michael Bloomberg’s record as mayor of New York City.

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"The quiet, massive rezoning of New York" by Sarah Laskow, Politico


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Matthew Yglesias (@mattyglesias), Senior correspondent, Vox

Dara Lind (@DLind), Immigration reporter, ProPublica

Jane Coaston (@cjane87), Senior politics correspondent, Vox

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Feb 18 2020

1hr 4mins

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Private equity, explained

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Vox business and politics reporter Emily Stewart on the mysteries of one of America's most powerful industries.

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Emily Stewart, (@EmilyStewartM) Reporter, Vox

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Matthew Yglesias (@mattyglesias), Senior correspondent, Vox

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Feb 14 2020

53mins

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After asylum

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Jane and Matt join as Dara explains her reporting on the new reality at the border.

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"The demise of America’s asylum system under Trump, explained" by Nicole Narea, Vox


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Matthew Yglesias (@mattyglesias), Senior correspondent, Vox

Dara Lind (@DLind), Immigration reporter, ProPublica

Jane Coaston (@cjane87), Senior politics correspondent, Vox

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Feb 11 2020

49mins

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How we pick a president

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University of Maryland political scientist David Karol joins Matt to explain the consequences of presidential nomination reform.

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David Karol, (@DKarol) Government & Politics professor, University of Maryland

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Matthew Yglesias (@mattyglesias), Senior correspondent, Vox

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Feb 07 2020

1hr 29mins

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Some of the Best Insights on US Politics

By Man With Nice Temperament - Mar 31 2020
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Matt Yglesias has a sharp mind and a high voice. I wish Ezra Klein were still on the show more, but all the hosts are great. Sometimes in an attempt to secure some mic time, they interupt each other, but still one of the most informative political podcasts out there. The explain-y nature of the show is a key feature.

Good Podcast

By bjohns383 - Mar 09 2020
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For what it’s worth, I prefer the old schedule.