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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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Great podcast!

By Carrig80 - Jan 26 2020
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Highly recommended for interesting information and engaging, intelligent commentary.

Keep Jane!

By Mikelqaz - Jan 25 2020
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Jane is my favorite host for sure. She’s insightful and interesting. Do not ever get rid of Jane.

iTunes Ratings

6203 Ratings
Average Ratings
4808
550
304
207
334

Great podcast!

By Carrig80 - Jan 26 2020
Read more
Highly recommended for interesting information and engaging, intelligent commentary.

Keep Jane!

By Mikelqaz - Jan 25 2020
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Jane is my favorite host for sure. She’s insightful and interesting. Do not ever get rid of Jane.
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The Weeds

Latest release on Feb 21, 2020

All 399 episodes from oldest to newest

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

Host:

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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"National education ratings show NYC student test scores stagnant since 2013, ranks them about average for big cities" by Michael Elsen-Rooney, New York Daily News


"Boost for Congestion Pricing in Manhattan as de Blasio Supports Cuomo Plan" by Emma G. Fitzsimmons and Jesse McKinley, NYT


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


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Hosts:

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.

Guest:

Emily Stewart, (@EmilyStewartM) Reporter, Vox

Host:

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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"“Women to One Side, Men to the Other”: How the Border Patrol’s New Powers and Old Carelessness Separated a Family" by Dara Lind, ProPublica


"Two Gay Immigrants Left Everything For Safety In The US. Instead, They Were Sent To Guatemala." by Hamed Aleaziz, Buzzfeed


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


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Hosts:

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.

Guest:

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

Host:

Matthew Yglesias (@mattyglesias), Senior correspondent, Vox

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Feb 07 2020

1hr 29mins

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Iowapocalypse Now

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Vox politics reporter Andrew Prokop joins Dara and Matt to explain Monday night's disaster.

Hosts:

Matthew Yglesias (@mattyglesias), Senior correspondent, Vox

Dara Lind (@DLind), Immigration reporter, ProPublica

Andrew Prokop (@awprokop), Senior politics correspondent, Vox

More to explore:

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Feb 04 2020

1hr 10mins

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Fix recessions by giving people money

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Claudia Sahm from the Washington Center for Equitable Growth joins Matt to explain a surprisingly simple strategy to stabilize the economy.

Guest:

Claudia Sahm, (@Claudia_Sahm) Director of Macroeconomic Policy, Washington Center for Equitable Growth

Host:

Matthew Yglesias (@mattyglesias), Senior correspondent, Vox

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Jan 31 2020

1hr 16mins

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A conversation about anti-Semitism

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Matt, Dara and Jane talk about the rise in anti-Semitic violence aimed at Hassidic communities, and what the political implications may be. 

Related reading:

"The conspiracy theories behind the anti-Semitic violence in New York" Jane Coaston, Vox

Hosts:

Matthew Yglesias (@mattyglesias), Senior correspondent, Vox

Dara Lind (@DLind), Immigration reporter, ProPublica

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

More to explore:

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Jan 28 2020

52mins

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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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Green New Germany

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Introducing season 3 of The Impact!

The 2020 candidates have some bold ideas to tackle some of our country's biggest problems, like climate change, the opioid crisis, and unaffordable health care. A lot of their proposals have been tried before, so, in a sense, the results are in. 

This season, The Impact has those stories: how the big ideas from 2020 candidates succeeded — or failed — in other places, or at other times. What can Sen. Elizabeth Warren's proposal to fight the opioid crisis learn from what the US did to fight the AIDS epidemic? How did Germany — an industrial powerhouse that invented the automobile — manage to implement a Green New Deal? How did public health insurance change Taiwan?


In this bonus episode Jillian and team fly to Germany to investigate a law that looks a lot like part of the Green New Deal some Democrats are proposing in the US.

Subscribe to The Impact on Apple PodcastsSpotify, or your favorite podcast app to automatically get new episodes of the latest season each week.


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Jan 22 2020

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