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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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Excellent material but can’t stand the delivery.

By pheeeeel - Dec 11 2019
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I want to love this show. Vox is my go-to news source online, I’ve heard every Today Explained episode, Ezra’s show is incredible, and the material discussed in this show is excellent... but the constant peppering of massive verbal fluctuations from Matt drives me away every episode. I personally find it as difficult as reading text “ThAtiSspElLedlIKetHis”. If it doesn’t bother you, enjoy the show. I would be back in an instant if he got some vocal-delivery lessons.

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By bjohns383 - Nov 26 2019
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Ep. 355 is excellent; ep. 360 is awful Somebody should make a version of Vox without all the millennial fake relatability... Stop pretending to be dumb. It’s insulting to your audience.

iTunes Ratings

6028 Ratings
Average Ratings
4701
520
296
192
319

Excellent material but can’t stand the delivery.

By pheeeeel - Dec 11 2019
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I want to love this show. Vox is my go-to news source online, I’ve heard every Today Explained episode, Ezra’s show is incredible, and the material discussed in this show is excellent... but the constant peppering of massive verbal fluctuations from Matt drives me away every episode. I personally find it as difficult as reading text “ThAtiSspElLedlIKetHis”. If it doesn’t bother you, enjoy the show. I would be back in an instant if he got some vocal-delivery lessons.

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By bjohns383 - Nov 26 2019
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Ep. 355 is excellent; ep. 360 is awful Somebody should make a version of Vox without all the millennial fake relatability... Stop pretending to be dumb. It’s insulting to your audience.

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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.

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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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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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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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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The worst GOP healthcare bill yet

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Ezra and Sarah parse through Graham-Cassidy, the latest Republican repeal bill.

White paper: https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=3025749

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Sep 20 2017

1hr 3mins

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Republicans have big dreams and big problems on tax reform

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Dylan Matthews and Andrew Prokop join Matt to talk about Republicans hopes, dreams, and nightmares on tax reform.

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Oct 06 2017

1hr 2mins

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What's budget reconciliation, and how did it eat the Senate?

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Sarah, Ezra, and Matt delve into Senate procedure arcana, break down the latest GOP repeal bill, and talk about a surprisingly easy way to reduce theft.

White paper: SNAP Benefits and Crime: Evidence from Changing Disbursement Schedules

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Sep 26 2017

1hr 8mins

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Single-payer federalism

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Rep. Ro Khanna joins Matt to make the case for his legislation encouraging state-based Medicare for All programs.

What to read:

Rep. Khanna's proposed legislation

Guest:

Rep. Ro Khanna (@RepRoKhanna), U.S. Representative from California's 17th congressional district

Host:

Matthew Yglesias (@mattyglesias), Senior correspondent, Vox

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Nov 22 2019

49mins

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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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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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Indictment special! Plus: is Paul Ryan cowardly or courageous?

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The gang talks about recent developments in the Russia investigation, and Sarah tells us what she learned visiting Canada with Bernie Sanders.

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Oct 31 2017

1hr 1min

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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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The Puerto Rico disaster and Trump's inadequate response

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Eliza Barclay and Alexia Fernández Campbell join Matt to talk about Hurricane Maria and its aftermath.

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Sep 29 2017

54mins

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All the Trump scandal drama you've been craving

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Yochi Dreazen and Jennifer Williams join Matt to talk about the new Trump/Russia special counsel and the latest scandal swirling around Michael Flynn.

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May 19 2017

48mins

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Weeds in the Wild: Postville

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It was the biggest workplace immigration raid the U.S. had seen to date. 389 workers, almost all of them Hispanic, were detained at a kosher meatpacking plant in Postville, Iowa on May 12, 2008.On this episode of Weeds in the Wild, we look at the effects that this raid had across the state of Iowa, and then take a step back to understand how our immigration policies made this kind of raid possible. 

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Mar 24 2017

27mins

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CB--Oh, this bill stinks

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Sarah, Ezra, and Matt talk about the new CBO score of Trumpcare and the results of this week's special election in Montana.

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May 26 2017

53mins

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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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Donald Trump vs the congressional GOP

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Tara Golshan and Andrew Prokop join Matt to talk about the bad blood between Trump and Mitch McConnell.

Links!

Andrew's interview with Dave Hopkins

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Aug 25 2017

50mins

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The Impact: The curious case of the $629 Band Aid

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Introducing The Impact, a new show from Vox hosted by Sarah Kliff. 

The Impact explores how policy affects real lives. This season, we’re focusing on healthcare, and the first episode tackles with one of thorniest questions in the American healthcare system: prices.

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Oct 18 2017

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Republicans: "Math" means you have to cut taxes on the rich. Weeds: Nope.

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Sarah, Ezra, and Matt talk more tax reform, John Kelly's failure to fix the Trump administration, and new research on dental scams.

White paper: Health Services as Credence Goods: A Field Experiment

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Oct 24 2017

59mins

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Policy by other means

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Georgetown’s Don Moynihan and Pamela Herd explain administrative burdens and why they matter.

Guest:

Don Moynihan (@donmoyn), Professor at Georgetown, Visiting Professor at Oxford & Aarhus

Pamela Herd (@Pamela_Herd), Professor of Public Policy, Georgetown University

Host:

Matthew Yglesias (@mattyglesias), Senior correspondent, Vox

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Dec 13 2019

1hr 10mins

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The free college debate

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Jane, Dara, and Matt on tuition, debt relief, and the role of major choice in the gender wage gap.

What to read:

"Democrats’ ongoing argument about free college, explained" by Matthew Yglesias, Vox

"‘Free’ College Is a Terrible Idea. Here’s a Better One." by David L. Bahnsen, National Review

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Hosts:

Matthew Yglesias (@mattyglesias), Senior correspondent, Vox

Dara Lind (@DLind), Immigration reporter, ProPublica

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

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Dec 10 2019

55mins

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Movement building in the Trump era

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Indivisible co-founder Leah Greenberg joins Matt to talk about her new book and the path forward for democratic reform.

Guest:

Leah Greenberg (@Leahgreenb), Co-Executive Director of Invisible

Host:

Matthew Yglesias (@mattyglesias), Senior correspondent, Vox

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Dec 06 2019

56mins

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You say "usmca," I say "U-S-M-C-A"

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Dara and Matt on the congressional debate over Trump's trade deal.

What to read:

"USMCA, the new trade deal between the US, Canada, and Mexico, explained" by Jen Kirby, Vox

"How the Trans-Pacific Partnership could drive up the cost of medicine worldwide" by Julia Belluz, Vox

"How Canada's supply management system works" by John Paul Tasker, CBC

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Hosts:

Matthew Yglesias (@mattyglesias), Senior correspondent, Vox

Dara Lind (@DLind), Immigration reporter, ProPublica

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Dec 03 2019

59mins

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Build housing near transit

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San Diego-area congressman Scott Peters joins Matt to talk about his plan to boost transit-oriented development.

Guest:

Rep. Scott Peters (@RepScottPeters), U.S. Representative from California's 52nd congressional district

Host:

Matthew Yglesias (@mattyglesias), Senior correspondent, Vox

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Nov 29 2019

40mins

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Impeachment's policy roots

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Andrew Prokop joins Dara and Matt to discuss the long shadow of Viktor Yanukovitch's downfall.


What to read:

"Top U.S. official visits protesters in Kiev as Obama admin. ups pressure on Ukraine president Yanukovich" NYT

"Paul Manafort has now been sentenced to a combined 7.5 years in prison" by Andrew Prokop, Vox

"Former CIA Director: We worried arming Ukraine would hand technology to Russian spies" by Ken Dilanian, NBC News

""Hillary is the worst option": How Moscow sees American politics" by Max Fisher, Vox


Hosts:

Matthew Yglesias (@mattyglesias), Senior correspondent, Vox

Andrew Prokop (@awprokop), Senior Politics Correspondent, Vox

Dara Lind (@DLind), Immigration reporter, ProPublica

More to explore:

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Nov 26 2019

1hr 15mins

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Single-payer federalism

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Rep. Ro Khanna joins Matt to make the case for his legislation encouraging state-based Medicare for All programs.

What to read:

Rep. Khanna's proposed legislation

Guest:

Rep. Ro Khanna (@RepRoKhanna), U.S. Representative from California's 17th congressional district

Host:

Matthew Yglesias (@mattyglesias), Senior correspondent, Vox

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Nov 22 2019

49mins

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Groypers vs. Conservatism Inc.

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Jane, Dara, and Matt on white nationalists' campus battles, plus a major scandal in Swedish administrative data.

What to read:

"Why alt-right trolls shouted down Donald Trump Jr." by Jane Coaston, Vox

"Democrats want Stephen Miller to resign after report exposes emails promoting white nationalism" by Michael Brice-Saddler, The Washington Post

"The groypers are American fascists" by Dominic Green, Spectator

"Stephen Miller planted anti-Rubio stories in Breitbart during 2016 campaign, leaked emails show" by Ben Collins and Anna Schecter, NBC News

"Immigration, Not White Suburbs, Turning VA Blue. GOP Still Can Win With Sailer Strategy—But Ultimately Needs An Immigration Moratorium" Anonymous, Vdare

"The real reason SAT scores are falling" by Libby Nelson

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Matthew Yglesias (@mattyglesias), Senior correspondent, Vox

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

Dara Lind (@DLind), Immigration reporter, ProPublica

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Nov 19 2019

1hr 1min

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The case for subsidized jobs

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Indi Dutta-Gupta of the Georgetown Center on Poverty and Inequality's big idea for turning Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) into an effective recession-fighting tool.


What to read:

"Recession ready: Fiscal policies to stabilize the American economy" by Heather Boushey, Ryan Nunn, and Jay Shambaugh, Brookings

"'If the goal was to get rid of poverty, we failed': the legacy of the 1996 welfare reform" by Dylan Matthews, Vox

"The Legacy of the TANF Emergency Fund" by LaDonna Pavetti, Ph.D.

"Why politicians should promise every American a job" by Matthews Yglesias, Vox


Guest:

Indi Dutta-Gupta (@IndivarD), Co-Executive Director at the Georgetown Center on Poverty & Inequality

Host:

Matthew Yglesias (@mattyglesias), Senior correspondent, Vox

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Nov 15 2019

1hr 2mins

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Introducing Reset

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Every story is a tech story. We live in a world where algorithms drive our interests, scientists are re-engineering our food supply, and a robot may be your next boss. Host Arielle Duhaime-Ross explores why–and how–tech is changing everything. Produced by Recode and Stitcher, and part of the Vox Media Podcast Network.

If you enjoyed these episodes, If you enjoyed this episode, subscribe to Reset for free on Apple PodcastsSpotify, StitcherOvercastPocket Casts, or your favorite podcast app to get new episodes every week.

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Nov 13 2019

46mins

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The billionaire backlash

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Jane, Dara, and Matt on Michael Bloomberg’s presidential aspirations and the case against billionaires.


What to read:

"Bashing Bill Gates lets the rest of the billionaire class off the hook" by Dylan Matthews, Vox

"AOC’s policy adviser makes the case for abolishing billionaires" by Dylan Matthews, Vox

"Anand Giridharadas on the elite charade of changing the world" by Ezra Klein, Vox

"A Michael Bloomberg presidential run is unlikely to help moderate Democrats’ cause" by Matthew Yglesias, Vox

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Hosts:

Matthew Yglesias (@mattyglesias), Senior correspondent, Vox

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

Dara Lind (@DLind), Immigration reporter, ProPublica

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Nov 12 2019

57mins

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The internet we lost

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Function's Anil Dash joins Matt to discuss how Big Tech broke the web and how we can get it back.

Guest:

Anil Dash (@anildash), CEO of Glitch and host of Function with Anil Dash

Host:

Matthew Yglesias (@mattyglesias), Senior correspondent, Vox

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Nov 08 2019

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Paying for single-payer

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Jane, Dara, and Matt on Elizabeth Warren's Medicare-for-all financing plan and its critics.

What to read:

"Elizabeth Warren’s plan to pay for Medicare-for-all, explained" by Ezra Klein, Vox

"The Sanders-Warren dispute about how to pay for Medicare-for-all, explained" by Matthew Yglesias, Vox

"From Incremental to Comprehensive Health Reform: How Various Reform Options Compare on Coverage and Costs" Urban Institute (white paper)

Hosts:

Matthew Yglesias (@mattyglesias), Senior correspondent, Vox

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

Dara Lind (@DLind), Immigration reporter, ProPublica

More to explore:

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Nov 05 2019

56mins

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Beyond the leaky bucket

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Heather Boushey of the Washington Center for Equitable Growth makes the case that a rise in equality would stimulate the economy.

Guest:

Heather Boushey (@HBoushey), Executive Director and Chief Economist at the Washington Center for Equitable Growth

Hosts:

Matthew Yglesias (@mattyglesias), Senior correspondent, Vox

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

Dara Lind (@DLind), Immigration reporter, ProPublica

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Nov 01 2019

58mins

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The fall of Katie Hill

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Jane, Dara, and Matt on the California representative’s resignation, power imbalances, and the problem of “revenge porn.”


Relevant links:

"Revenge porn, biphobia, and alleged relationships with staffers: The complicated story around Rep. Katie Hill, explained" by Anna North, Vox

"The Trauma of Revenge Porn" by Rebekah Wells, NYT

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Hosts:

Matthew Yglesias (@mattyglesias), Senior correspondent, Vox

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

Dara Lind (@DLind), Immigration reporter, ProPublica

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Oct 29 2019

47mins

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The scary truth about air pollution

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Gretchen Goldman of the Union of Concerned Scientists on the science and politics of clean air.

Hosts:

Matthew Yglesias (@mattyglesias), Senior correspondent, Vox

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

Dara Lind (@DLind), Immigration reporter, ProPublica

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Oct 25 2019

1hr 2mins

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The electability debate

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Jane, Dara, and Matt debate the idea of pundits trying to guess what the public thinks — plus research on what happens when doctors are patients.

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American Voter Bot (@american__voter)

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Hosts:

Matthew Yglesias (@mattyglesias), Senior correspondent, Vox

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

Dara Lind (@DLind), Immigration reporter, ProPublica

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Oct 22 2019

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The four words that will decide impeachment

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This was the week of confessions. Acting White House Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney admitted to a Trump administration quid quo pro with Ukraine, with cameras rolling. EU Ambassador Gordon Sondland confirmed that President Trump made Rudy Giuliani the hinge of America’s Ukraine policy. And then the administration announced that the location for the upcoming G7 summit: Trump’s own resort in Doral, Florida. We break down the three stories that mattered most in impeachment this week.

And then we dig into the four words that will shape the entire impeachment fight: “High Crimes and Misdemeanors.” What did they mean when they were added to the Constitution? How have they been interpreted through American history? And do Trump’s acts qualify?

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References:

"Indispensable Remedy: The Broad Scope of the Constitution’s Impeachment Power" by Gene Healy

"The case for normalizing impeachment" by Ezra Klein

Credits:

Producer and Editor - Jeff Geld

Researcher - Roge Karma

Engineers - Malachi Broadus & Jeremey Dalmas

Theme music composed by Jon Natchez 

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Oct 19 2019

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Debating the robot takeover

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Ezra and Matt break down some of the nerdier aspects of the fourth Democratic primary debate.

Hosts:

Matthew Yglesias (@mattyglesias), Senior correspondent, Vox

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

Dara Lind (@DLind), Immigration reporter, ProPublica

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Oct 16 2019

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Understanding the student debt crisis

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The Aspen Institute's Katherine Lucas McKay joins Matt to discuss the origins and consequences of America's ballooning student debt loan.

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Oct 15 2019

59mins

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