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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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Keep saying YO!

By Who took Inigo Montoya - Aug 13 2019
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Don’t care how you talk just keep doing your best work.

She needs to stop saying YO

By Muchacho Balderamma - Aug 07 2019
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I like her views but can she refrain from saying YO every freaking sentence.

iTunes Ratings

5764 Ratings
Average Ratings
4521
499
276
179
289

Keep saying YO!

By Who took Inigo Montoya - Aug 13 2019
Read more
Don’t care how you talk just keep doing your best work.

She needs to stop saying YO

By Muchacho Balderamma - Aug 07 2019
Read more
I like her views but can she refrain from saying YO every freaking sentence.
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The Weeds

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Rank #12 in 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, 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: The left’s path to power

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Data for Progress co-founder Sean McElwee explains his strategy for a left-wing takeover of American politics, and the data-driven path to winning elections.

Matthew Yglesias (@mattyglesias), Senior correspondent, Vox
Sean McElwee (@SeanMcElwee) , Co-founder, Data for Progress

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About Vox: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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Sep 06 2019
1 hour 4 mins
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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
57 mins
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Rank #3: 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
59 mins
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Rank #4: 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. This episode is brought to you by Squarespace. Start building your website today at Squarespace.com. Enter offer code WEEDS at checkout to get 10% off. Squarespace—Build it Beautiful.

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Nov 20 2015
1 hour 14 mins
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Rank #5: 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. This episode of The Weeds is brought to you by Squarespace. Start building your website today at Squarespace.com.  Enter offer code WEEDS at checkout to get 10% off. Squarespace: Build it Beautiful.

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Oct 23 2015
51 mins
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Rank #6: 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 Now Hear This registration (Promo code Weeds) Weeds Facebook group

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Aug 25 2017
50 mins
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Rank #7: 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. This episode is brought to you by Squarespace. Start building your website today at Squarespace.com. Enter offer code WEEDS at checkout to get 10% off. Squarespace: Build it Beautiful. This episode is also brought to you by Audible, with over 180,000 audiobooks and spoken-word audio products. Get a free audiobook of your choice at www.audible.com/weeds

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Nov 06 2015
1 hour 8 mins
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Rank #8: Australia solved its gun problem. Could America?

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Sarah, Ezra, and Matt talk about gun control in the wake of Las Vegas, the GOP tax reform blueprint, and job-sharing in Germany. White paper: The Employment and Output Effects of Short-Time Work in Germany Referenced articles: What Do We Know About the Association Between Firearm Legislation and Firearm-Related Injuries? A Dynamic Analysis of Permanent Extension of the President’s Tax Relief After a year of work, Republicans have decided nothing on corporate tax reform (Matt's piece)

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Oct 03 2017
1 hour 13 mins
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Rank #9: Trump's primary challengers

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Jane, Dara, and Matt talk about Donald Trump’s potential 2020 presidential primary challengers — Joe Walsh, Bill Weld, Justin Amash, and others, and what their bids mean for the post-Trump future. We also ruminate on a white paper exploring potentially racist hiring practices.

Links to resources discussed:
“Former Massachusetts Gov. Bill Weld explains why he’s primarying Donald Trump” by Jane Coaston, Vox

“The problem with primarying Trump” by Jane Coaston, Vox

“Former Rep. Joe Walsh, once a Trump supporter and conspiracy theorist, is running for president” by Jane Coaston and Sean Collins, Vox

“Decades before Trump, Marion Barry fooled D.C.” by Jane Coaston, MTV News

“Ex-Newark Mayor Is Accused of Misusing Campaign Funds” by Richard Pèrez-Peña, New York Times

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Hosts:
Matthew Yglesias (@mattyglesias), Senior correspondent, Vox
Ezra Klein (@ezraklein),  Editor-at-large Vox
Jane Coaston (@cjane87),  Senior politics reporter, Vox
Dara Lind (@DLind), Immigration reporter, ProPublica

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Subscribe for free to the Ezra Klein Show, a Vox podcast where Ezra brings you far-reaching conversations about hard problems, big ideas, illuminating theories, and cutting-edge research.

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

Follow Us:Vox.com

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Sep 03 2019
57 mins
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Rank #10: 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
59 mins
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Rank #11: 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
1 hour 1 min
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Rank #12: Trump chaos, UBI, and the fracking baby boom

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Dylan Matthews joins Sarah and Matt to talk about Trump's latest problems, his reporting on basic income in Kenya, and new research on fracking's impact on marriage and childbearing.

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May 17 2017
1 hour 16 mins
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Rank #13: 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
1 hour 1 min
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Rank #14: 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
1 hour 8 mins
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Rank #15: 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
1 hour 3 mins
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Rank #16: 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
1 hour 10 mins
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Rank #17: Trumpocalypse Now

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

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Nov 09 2016
53 mins
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Rank #18: 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
1 hour 4 mins
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Rank #19: Statue limitations

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Libby Nelson and German Lopez join Matt to discuss the politics and history of Confederate monuments.

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Aug 18 2017
56 mins
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Rank #20: Infrastructure week (jk it's about Comey)

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Dara Lind and Yochi Dreazen join Matt to talk about Comey's testimony and the larger consequences of the Russia investigation.

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Jun 09 2017
52 mins
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