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Vox's The Weeds

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Rank #70 in News & Politics category

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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, Sarah Kliff, 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, Sarah Kliff, 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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By eastlawrence - May 16 2019
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Love this group of smart people and their conversation, dynamic and well informed.

Great insight

By Dr_Pooper - Apr 26 2019
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I learn a lot from this podcast. Sarah is the best.

iTunes Ratings

5348 Ratings
Average Ratings
4246
449
249
155
249

Great!

By eastlawrence - May 16 2019
Read more

Love this group of smart people and their conversation, dynamic and well informed.

Great insight

By Dr_Pooper - Apr 26 2019
Read more

I learn a lot from this podcast. Sarah is the best.

Cover image of Vox's The Weeds

Vox's The Weeds

Updated 20 days ago

Rank #70 in News & Politics category

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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, Sarah Kliff, 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: Trump Cabinet, Obamacare Update, and Heroin

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Sarah, Ezra, and Matt talk about the rush to hold hearings on Trump's cabinet appointees, the sudden emergence of trouble in repeal paradise, and an effort to cut down on pill abuse that backfired massively. 

Jan 10 2017
59 mins
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Rank #2: Ask Weeds Anything!

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Matt, Ezra, and Sarah answer your questions.

Dec 22 2017
54 mins
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Rank #3: EpiPen Prices, the Clinton Foundation, and Lead Exposure

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Why did EpiPen's price skyrocket 400 percent over the past decade? Sarah and Matt dive into the complex world of American drug pricing to find out. Also on this episode: understanding why the Clinton Foundation gets so much scrutiny, and a white paper of the week that shows how problematic a small level of lead exposure can be.

Aug 31 2016
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Rank #4: Assessing the Trump Cabinet — and Exploring How Recessions Affect Health

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Sarah and Matt take a deep dive into what Trump's cabinet picks say about how he will govern, with a particular focus on HHS Secretary-designate Tom Price. Also: an exciting white paper on recessions and health outcomes!

Nov 30 2016
54 mins
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Rank #5: Republican Convention Special

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Matt, Sarah, and Ezra take a deep dive into the many detailed policies proposals discussed at the RNC in Cleveland.

Jul 22 2016
54 mins
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Rank #6: Gender Wage Gap and the Mystery of State Legislatures

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Reunited after many summer vacations, Sarah, Ezra, and Matt take a deep dive into Claudia Goldin's theory of the gender pay gap and possible remedies. Plus hot new research that proves nobody cares about state government. 

Sep 08 2016
54 mins
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Rank #7: Brexit 2, SCOTUS on abortion, and the missing male workers

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Sarah, Ezra, and Matt discuss the United Kingdom's descent into political chaos, a big win for abortion rights at the high court, and a big labor market mystery.

Jul 01 2016
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Rank #8: Conflicts of Interest, Trump and the Media, and Rethinking Teen Pregnancy

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Sarah, Ezra, and Matt consider the extraordinary possibility of corruption during the Trump administration, the president-elect's unusual relationship with the media, and a new study debunking the old study about 16 and Pregnant. 

Nov 23 2016
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Rank #9: Second Presidential Debate Special

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The morning after Clinton and Trump's debate in St. Louis, Ezra, Sarah, and Matt head to the studio to talk about internal Republican divisions, Trump's threat to throw Clinton in jail, and the surprising amount of policy the two candidates covered.

Oct 10 2016
1 hour 1 min
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Rank #10: The Weeds Year-End Spectacular

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Sarah, Ezra, and Matt share what they learned in 2018, predictions for 2019, and their favorite research of the year. Links: Matt's white paper pick Sarah's white paper pick Ezra's white paper pick Sarah’s ER opus Ezra on white threat

Dec 28 2018
56 mins
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Rank #11: The most undercovered policy stories of 2017

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Sarah returns from New Zealand in time to reflect with Matt on the year in policy. White paper: Uniform Pricing in US Retail Chains

Dec 29 2017
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Rank #12: Welfare reform, SCOTUS deadlock, and health care jerk

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Sarah, Ezra, and Matt consider the alarming rise in deep poverty over the past 15 years, a fresh Supreme Court non-decision that imperils Obama's immigration policy, and what to make of the slowing rate of growth of health care spending.

Jun 25 2016
1 hour 5 mins
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Rank #13: 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.

Oct 06 2017
1 hour 2 mins
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Rank #14: Guns, Brexit, and Free Condoms

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Sarah and Matt discuss the nexus of terrorism and gun control, Britain's upcoming referendum, and an unintended consequence of school condom giveaways.

Jun 17 2016
57 mins
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Rank #15: CB-uh oh!

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Sarah, Ezra, and Matt talk about Donald Trump's taxes, the disastrous CBO score of the GOP health care bill, and a study on how Chinese imports reduce Americans' marriage rates. 

Mar 15 2017
1 hour 10 mins
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Rank #16: Trumpocalypse Now

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Sarah, Ezra, and Matt look at the causes and consequences of Donald Trump's shocking win.

Nov 09 2016
53 mins
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Rank #17: Inauguration Special

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Shortly after the inauguration ceremonies ended, Ezra, Matt, and Sarah gathered to analyze what it all means in the first Trump-era Weeds episode. 

Jan 21 2017
43 mins
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Rank #18: Interview with Atul Gawande

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With Ezra and Matt on summer vacation, Sarah is left to her own devices — and decides to share a fantastic interview from the Ezra Klein Show with surgeon and writer Atul Gawande.  Atul talks about the fascinating academic work he has in progress, attempting to improve end-of-life care and make hospitals safer, and how he became a writer in the first place.  

Aug 03 2016
1 hour 35 mins
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Rank #19: S******e special

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The mask slipped with Trump's "s******e" comments, and Matt and Dara take a hard look at what lies beneath it. Content warning: explicit policy discussions.

Jan 12 2018
58 mins
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Rank #20: 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.

Dec 21 2016
52 mins
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