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The Weeds

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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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Not for me

By Vinniediego1 - May 29 2020
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Like someone commented earlier, and I agree in the sense that I have tried very hard to like this show, but honestly I can’t take Matt’s voice, no pun intended. God bless

Matt's voice

By bsheehy1071 - May 29 2020
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Matt's just plain voice is not necessary the problem. It's the constant "upspeak" or "uptalk". It drives me crazy. You're not a 16 year old girl don't talk like one. Statements are not to be spoken as questions.

iTunes Ratings

6482 Ratings
Average Ratings
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582
318
224
368

Not for me

By Vinniediego1 - May 29 2020
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Like someone commented earlier, and I agree in the sense that I have tried very hard to like this show, but honestly I can’t take Matt’s voice, no pun intended. God bless

Matt's voice

By bsheehy1071 - May 29 2020
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Matt's just plain voice is not necessary the problem. It's the constant "upspeak" or "uptalk". It drives me crazy. You're not a 16 year old girl don't talk like one. Statements are not to be spoken as questions.
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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: 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

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Rank #2: 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 #3: The psychology of opening up

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Ezra and Matt on the deep roots (or not) of the lockdown debate.


Resources:

"Experts’ 7 best ideas on how to beat Covid-19 and save the economy" by Matthew Yglesias, Vox

"This drawing explains a surprising amount about your political views" by Matthew Yglesias, Vox

"America’s coronavirus testing numbers are really improving — finally" by German Lopez

"The Density Divide" by Will Wilkinson, Niskanen Center

"Trump Rewrites the Book on Emergencies" by Christopher DeMuth, WSJ

"Without More Tests, America Can’t Reopen" by Ezekiel J. Emanuel &Paul M. Romer


Books referenced:

Prius or Pickup? by Jonathan Weiler & Marc Hetherington

Open versus Closed by Christopher M. Federico, Howard G. Lavine, & Christopher D. Johnston


Hosts:

Matthew Yglesias (@mattyglesias), Senior correspondent, Vox

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


Credits:

Jeff Geld, (@jeff_geld), Editor and Producer

The Weeds is a Vox Media Podcast Network production


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About Vox

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May 15 2020

58mins

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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: 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 #8: 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 #9: 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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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

More to explore:

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About Vox

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Pre order Why We’re Polarized at ezraklein.com

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Jan 24 2020

1hr 23mins

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Rank #12: Virginia is for Democrats

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Dara Lind and Andrew Prokop join Matt to talk about this week’s election results and the implications for 2018.

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Nov 10 2017

1hr 12mins

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Rank #13: 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 #14: 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 #15: Will the economy bounce back?

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Dara, Jane, and Matt on the road ahead for the worst labor market since the Great Depression.


Resources:

"As deaths mount, Trump tries to convince Americans it’s safe to inch back to normal" by Josh Dawsey, Ashley Parker, Philip Rucker and Yasmeen Abutaleb, Washington Post


"Get ready for a second wave of economic pain" by Matthew Yglesias, Vox


"The economy is in free fall. So why isn’t the stock market?" by Emily Stewart, Vox


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Hosts:

Matt Yglesias (@mattyglesias), Senior Correspondent, Vox

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

Dara Lind (@DLind), Immigration reporter, ProPublica


Credits:

Jeff Geld, (@jeff_geld), Editor and Producer

The Weeds is a Vox Media Podcast Network production


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May 12 2020

1hr 6mins

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Rank #16: 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 #17: What if the government guaranteed everyone a job?

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Vox's Dylan Matthews joins Sarah and Matt to break down the jobs guarantee debate and discuss research on a promising school desegregation initiative undermined by racist police practices.

References and further reading

Dylan's jobs guarantee explainer (with links to Stephanie Kelton's writing)

Dylan's explainer of Sen. Cory Booker's jobs guarantee proposal (with links to Darrick Hamilton and Sandy Darity's writing)

Bryce Covert's piece on the case for a jobs guarantee

Gallup poll on workers getting a sense of identity from their jobs

White paper on school integration "risks and benefits"

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May 01 2018

54mins

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Rank #18: 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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Rank #19: CHIPping away at gerrymandering

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Sarah, Ezra, and Matt talk about CHIP reauthorization, the Supreme Court's big gerrymandering case, and a seminal Richard Thaler paper (Mental Accounting and Consumer Choice).

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Oct 10 2017

1hr 5mins

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Rank #20: 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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Land of the Giants: The Netflix Effect

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Land of the Giants is a podcast from our friends at Recode and the Vox Media Podcast Network that examines the most powerful tech companies of our time.

The second season is called The Netflix Effect, and it’s hosted by Recode editors Rani Molla and Peter Kafka.

The Netflix Effect explores how a company that began as a small DVD-by-mail service ultimately upended Hollywood and completely changed the way we watch TV.

It’s a fascinating look at what really goes on behind the scenes at Netflix, one of the few companies that’s actually growing during the pandemic, and how they’re continuing to transform entertainment for you and me.  

New episodes are released every Tuesday morning. 

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Jul 03 2020

22mins

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The war on bad statues

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Jane, Dara, and Matt on Confederate Memorials, Woodrow Wilson, and the battle for historical memory.

Resources:

"Woodrow Wilson was extremely racist — even by the standards of his time" by Dylan Matthews, Vox

"Inside the growing movement to ditch Columbus Day and celebrate Native Americans instead" by Victoria M. Massie, Vox

"The battle over Confederate statues, explained" by German Lopez, Vox

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Hosts:

Matt Yglesias (@mattyglesias), Senior Correspondent, Vox

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

Dara Lind (@DLind), Immigration reporter, ProPublica


Credits:

Jeff Geld, (@jeff_geld), Editor and Producer

The Weeds is a Vox Media Podcast Network production


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Jun 30 2020

1hr 1min

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The Veepstakes

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Ezra and Matt on Warren, Abrams, Harris, and the Tammies and the links between racial and economic justice.


Resources:

"The Second Defeat of Bernie Sanders" by Ross Douthat, NYT

"The Black-White Wage Gap Is as Big as It Was in 1950" by David Leonhardt, NYT

"What is Owed" by Nikole Hannah-Jones, NYT

"The Triumph of Black Lives Matter and Neoliberal Redemption" by Cedric Johnson, Nonsite.org



Hosts:

Matthew Yglesias (@mattyglesias), Senior correspondent, Vox

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


Credits:

Jeff Geld, (@jeff_geld), Editor and Producer

The Weeds is a Vox Media Podcast Network production


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Jun 26 2020

56mins

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Talking about talking

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Jane, Dara, and Matt explain “intersectional,” “structural” and the new language of identity discourse.

Resources:

"The intersectionality wars" by Jane Coaston, Vox

"The Origins of “Privilege”" by Joshua Rothman, The New Yorker

"Toward Black Liberation " National Humanities Center

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Hosts:

Matt Yglesias (@mattyglesias), Senior Correspondent, Vox

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

Dara Lind (@DLind), Immigration reporter, ProPublica


Credits:

Jeff Geld, (@jeff_geld), Editor and Producer

The Weeds is a Vox Media Podcast Network production


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Jun 23 2020

43mins

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The legal doctrine that protects brutal policing

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Cato's Clark Neily joins Jane to discuss Qualified Immunity - where is came from, why it exists, and what's being done to eliminate it. Clark details how the Supreme Court invented the civil doctrine to protect public workers from personal liability, and details hows it's being used to cloak police officers from being held accountable for unlawful practices.

*This interview was recorded on Monday, June 15th 2020


Relevant cases:

Amy Corbitt, Petitioner v. Michael Vickers, United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit

Jessop v. City of Fresno, United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit

Sims v. Labowitz, United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit


Relevant articles:

"To Make Police Accountable, End Qualified Immunity" by Clark Neily, The Bulwark

"Is Qualified Immunity Unlawful?" by William Baude, California Law Review

"Jury Rejects Damages for Victims of Pot Raid Based on Wet Tea Leaves" by Jacob Sullum, Reason

"George Floyd’s Death Must Be a Catalyst for Accountability" by Clark Neily, Cato


Please visit https://www.unlawfulshield.com/ for more information on Cato's efforts to eliminate Qualified Immunity


Guest:

Clark Neily (@ConLawWarrior) Vice President of Criminal Justice, Cato Institute

Host:

Jane Coaston (@cjane87), Senior Politics Reporter, Vox

Credits:

Jeff Geld, (@jeff_geld), Editor and Producer

The Weeds is a Vox Media Podcast Network production


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Jun 19 2020

44mins

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Fixing the police

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Jane, Dara, and Matt on what we know about police reform and its limits

Resources:

"Unbundle the Police" by Derek Thompson, The Atlantic

"Why Are the Police in Charge of Road Safety?" by Alex Tabarrok, Marginal Revolution

Collective Bargaining Rights and Police Misconduct: Evidence from Florida, by Dhammika Dharmapala, Richard H. McAdams, & John Rappaport, University of Chicago

Reducing Racial Disparities in Crime Victimization, by Anna Harvey & Taylor Mattia, NYU

The Impact of Racial and Ethnic Diversity in Policing by Bocar Ba, Dean Knox, Jonathan Mummolo, & Roman Rivera

Police Employment, Officers Per Capita Rates for U.S. Cities

Glossary of Nonviolence

A Force More Powerful

Gandhi on Non-Violence


Hosts:

Matt Yglesias (@mattyglesias), Senior Correspondent, Vox

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

Dara Lind (@DLind), Immigration reporter, ProPublica


Credits:

Jeff Geld, (@jeff_geld), Editor and Producer

The Weeds is a Vox Media Podcast Network production


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Jun 16 2020

1hr 12mins

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America gives up on Covid-19

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Ezra and Matt on the return of a virus that never went away.

Resources:

"America Is Giving Up on the Pandemic" by Alexis C. Madrigal & Robinson Meyer, WaPo

"14 states and Puerto Rico hit highest seven-day average of new coronavirus infections" by Kim Bellware & Jacqueline Dupree, WaPo

"How Trump uses a crisis: Repeal rules while nobody is looking" by Rachel Augustine Potter, WaPo


Hosts:

Matthew Yglesias (@mattyglesias), Senior correspondent, Vox

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


Credits:

Jeff Geld, (@jeff_geld), Editor and Producer

The Weeds is a Vox Media Podcast Network production


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Jun 12 2020

52mins

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After George Floyd

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Jane, Dara, and Matt on America's dual reckonings with racism and police impunity

Resources:

"It's Time To Bust Police Unions" by Peter Suderman, Reason

"Libertarianism For Me, Authoritarianism For Thee" by Chris Arnade, American Compass

A Colony in a Nation by Chris Hayes

"10 Events that Shaped Cincinnati: Timothy Thomas is Shot and Killed" by Cedric Rose, Cincinnati Magazine

"The data proves that school segregation is getting worse" by Alvin Chang, Vox

"NYC delays controversial rezoning of 7 Brooklyn elementary schools" by Christina Veiga, Chalkbeat New York

"Restrictive Zoning Promotes Racial Segregation" by Matthew Yglesias, Slate

Mapping Police Violence

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Hosts:

Matt Yglesias (@mattyglesias), Senior Correspondent, Vox

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

Dara Lind (@DLind), Immigration reporter, ProPublica


Credits:

Jeff Geld, (@jeff_geld), Editor and Producer

The Weeds is a Vox Media Podcast Network production


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Jun 09 2020

1hr 4mins

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Defund the police?

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Ezra and Matt on reformism vs radicalism and reimagining law enforcement



Hosts:

Matthew Yglesias (@mattyglesias), Senior correspondent, Vox

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


Credits:

Jeff Geld, (@jeff_geld), Producer

Jackson Bierfeldt, Editor


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Jun 05 2020

55mins

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The global class war

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Barron's economics commentary Matt Klein explains what's really behind international trade conflicts

Guest:

Matthew C. Klein (@M_C_Klein) Senior Writer, Barrons and author of Trade Wars Are Class Wars

Host:

Matthew Yglesias (@mattyglesias), Senior correspondent, Vox

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Jun 02 2020

1hr 14mins

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Tweeting through it

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Ezra and Matt on Trump's war on social media, plus Joe Biden's policy agenda.

*This episode was recorded on Thursday, May 28th, 2020.

Resources:

"Twitter Must Cleanse the Trump Stain" by Kara Swisher, NYT

"Joe Biden has a plan for that" by Matthew Yglesias, Vox


Hosts:

Matthew Yglesias (@mattyglesias), Senior correspondent, Vox

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


Credits:

Jeff Geld, (@jeff_geld), Editor and Producer

The Weeds is a Vox Media Podcast Network production


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Vox is a news network that helps you cut through the noise and understand what's really driving the events in the headlines.


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May 29 2020

1hr

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Joe Biden ain't black

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Jane, Dara, and Matt on gaffes and the racial politics of 2020

Resources:

"Do Joe Biden’s “you ain’t black” comments ultimately matter?" by Fabiola Cineas, Vox

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Hosts:

Matt Yglesias (@mattyglesias), Senior Correspondent, Vox

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

Dara Lind (@DLind), Immigration reporter, ProPublica


Credits:

Jeff Geld, (@jeff_geld), Editor and Producer

The Weeds is a Vox Media Podcast Network production


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Vox is a news network that helps you cut through the noise and understand what's really driving the events in the headlines.

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May 26 2020

1hr 1min

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The stimulus failure

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Ezra and Matt on Trump's pseudo-federalism and Pelosi's strange aversion to automatic stabilizers.

Resources:

"Nancy Pelosi says Democrats opted against putting federal aid on autopilot in their $3 trillion coronavirus spending package to avoid amplifying sticker shock" by Joseph Zeballos-Roig, Business Insider

"Trump Rewrites the Book on Emergencies" by Christopher DeMuth, WSJ

"Federalism Is an Asset" by Danielle Allen, Anne-Marie Slaughter, Josh Simons, & Carmel Shachar, Harvard


References:

Recession Ready: Fiscal Policies to Stabilize the American Economy, The Hamilton Project

Fix recessions by giving people money - The Weeds, featuring Claudia Sahm

The case for subsidized jobs - The Weeds, featuring Indi Dutta-Gupta


Hosts:

Matthew Yglesias (@mattyglesias), Senior correspondent, Vox

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


Credits:

Jeff Geld, (@jeff_geld), Editor and Producer

The Weeds is a Vox Media Podcast Network production


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May 22 2020

54mins

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Actual enumeration

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Dara, Jane, and Matt take a look at America's first pandemic Census.


Resources:

"The pandemic may leave communities of color undercounted in the census — and cost them billions" by Donna M. Owens, Vox

"Trump is still trying to collect citizenship data for redistricting" by Nicole Narea, Vox

"A once-in-a-century pandemic collides with a once-in-a-decade census" by Andrew Whitby, Brookings

"Over a million Hispanics turned white between the 2000 and 2010 Census" by Matthew Yglesias, Vox

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Hosts:

Matt Yglesias (@mattyglesias), Senior Correspondent, Vox

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

Dara Lind (@DLind), Immigration reporter, ProPublica


Credits:

Jeff Geld, (@jeff_geld), Editor and Producer

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May 19 2020

53mins

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The psychology of opening up

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Ezra and Matt on the deep roots (or not) of the lockdown debate.


Resources:

"Experts’ 7 best ideas on how to beat Covid-19 and save the economy" by Matthew Yglesias, Vox

"This drawing explains a surprising amount about your political views" by Matthew Yglesias, Vox

"America’s coronavirus testing numbers are really improving — finally" by German Lopez

"The Density Divide" by Will Wilkinson, Niskanen Center

"Trump Rewrites the Book on Emergencies" by Christopher DeMuth, WSJ

"Without More Tests, America Can’t Reopen" by Ezekiel J. Emanuel &Paul M. Romer


Books referenced:

Prius or Pickup? by Jonathan Weiler & Marc Hetherington

Open versus Closed by Christopher M. Federico, Howard G. Lavine, & Christopher D. Johnston


Hosts:

Matthew Yglesias (@mattyglesias), Senior correspondent, Vox

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


Credits:

Jeff Geld, (@jeff_geld), Editor and Producer

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May 15 2020

58mins

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Will the economy bounce back?

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Dara, Jane, and Matt on the road ahead for the worst labor market since the Great Depression.


Resources:

"As deaths mount, Trump tries to convince Americans it’s safe to inch back to normal" by Josh Dawsey, Ashley Parker, Philip Rucker and Yasmeen Abutaleb, Washington Post


"Get ready for a second wave of economic pain" by Matthew Yglesias, Vox


"The economy is in free fall. So why isn’t the stock market?" by Emily Stewart, Vox


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Hosts:

Matt Yglesias (@mattyglesias), Senior Correspondent, Vox

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

Dara Lind (@DLind), Immigration reporter, ProPublica


Credits:

Jeff Geld, (@jeff_geld), Editor and Producer

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May 12 2020

1hr 6mins

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Reopening without a plan

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Ezra and Matt on America's lost month and what happens next.

Resources:

"April was another lost month for Trump’s coronavirus response" by German Lopez, Vox

"Flattening the curve isn’t good enough" by Matthew Yglesias, Vox

"COVID-19: The CIDRAP Viewpoint" by Peter M. Sandman & Jody Lanard, Cidrap

"Canada succeeded on coronavirus where America failed. Why?" by Zack Beauchamp, Vox

"US coronavirus data is at odds with Trump’s push to get the economy back up and running" by Aaron Rupar, Vox


Hosts:

Matthew Yglesias (@mattyglesias), Senior correspondent, Vox

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


Credits:

Jeff Geld, (@jeff_geld), Editor and Producer

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May 08 2020

54mins

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How to win elections

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Dara, Jane, and Matt break down the great mobilization vs persuasion debate.


Resources:

"What Happened in the Georgia Gubernatorial Election?" Catalist Analytics, Medium

"The case for taking Trump’s black outreach seriously" by Matthew Yglesias, Vox

"Michelle Obama Is Mad at ‘Our Folks,’ Not Trump Voters: ‘That’s My Trauma’" by Kevin Fallon, Daily Beast

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Hosts:

Matt Yglesias (@mattyglesias), Senior Correspondent, Vox

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

Dara Lind (@DLind), Immigration reporter, ProPublica


Credits:

Jeff Geld, (@jeff_geld), Editor and Producer


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May 05 2020

1hr 9mins

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Are Democrats getting rolled?

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Ezra and Matt on congressional bargaining strategy and the China blame game.

Resources:

"Congressional Democrats are governing from the minority" by Ezra Klein, Vox

"Many world leaders have seen double-digit polling surges amid coronavirus. Trump isn’t one of them." by Roge Karma, Vox


Hosts:

Matthew Yglesias (@mattyglesias), Senior correspondent, Vox

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


Credits:

Jeff Geld, (@jeff_geld), Editor and Producer


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May 01 2020

54mins

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A faster Covid-19 vaccine

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Jane, Dara, and Matt discuss the possibility of "human challenge trials" to speed vaccine development.

Resources:

"How Anthony Fauci Became America’s Doctor" by Michael Specter, The New Yorker

"What Each Side of the COVID-19 Debate Should Understand About the Other" by Brian Doherty, Reason

"Special Report: Peruvian coca farmers to Paris pushers, coronavirus upends global narcotics trade" by Gabriel Stargardter, Drazen Jorgic, Reuters

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Hosts:

Matt Yglesias (@mattyglesias), Senior Correspondent, Vox

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

Dara Lind (@DLind), Immigration reporter, ProPublica


Credits:

Jeff Geld, (@jeff_geld), Editor and Producer


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Apr 28 2020

53mins

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Not for me

By Vinniediego1 - May 29 2020
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Like someone commented earlier, and I agree in the sense that I have tried very hard to like this show, but honestly I can’t take Matt’s voice, no pun intended. God bless

Matt's voice

By bsheehy1071 - May 29 2020
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Matt's just plain voice is not necessary the problem. It's the constant "upspeak" or "uptalk". It drives me crazy. You're not a 16 year old girl don't talk like one. Statements are not to be spoken as questions.