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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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It is a good podcast. It would be better if Matt would reduce the number of times he says the word "right" during an episode.

Great Podcast!

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iTunes Ratings

5964 Ratings
Average Ratings
4651
515
294
191
313

Listner

By Greg7030 - Nov 15 2019
Read more
It is a good podcast. It would be better if Matt would reduce the number of times he says the word "right" during an episode.

Great Podcast!

By PacificExpress - Nov 15 2019
Read more
👍
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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.

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

57mins

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Rank #2: 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

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Rank #3: 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

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Rank #4: 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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About Vox

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Oct 29 2019

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Rank #5: 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

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Rank #6: 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

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Rank #7: 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 #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: 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 #10: The great white panic

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Jane Coaston joins Dara, Ezra, and Matt to talk about the racial panic tearing America apart and also salt. References and further reading: Ezra's piece on the changing demographics in America Identity Crisis book mentioned by Ezra Salt white paper 

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Jul 31 2018

1hr 10mins

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Rank #11: 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 #12: 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

More to explore:

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Oct 25 2019

1hr 2mins

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Rank #13: There’s collusion, and then there’s collusion

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Dara, Ezra, and Matt discuss President Trump's remarkable performance in Helsinki and new research on employers colluding to hold down pay.

Links:

Dara mentioned Quinta Jurecic's piece tying Trump in Helsinki to Trump on Charlottesville.

Here's the Ari Fleischer tweet Ezra referenced.

Ezra walked through what we know about Trump's dealings with Russia. Here's that rundown (and more analysis) in text form.

Trump tweeted during recording — here's the full text Matt read.

Matt mentioned Adam Entous's New Yorker piece on Israel, Saudi Arabia, and the Emirates.

The 2015 Morning Joe interview Ezra mentioned. Joe Scarborough says Putin has a record of killing journalists and political opponents, and invading countries. Trump responds, "At least he's a leader."

White paper: "Theory and Evidence on Employer Collusion in the Franchise Sector" (Alan B. Krueger, Orley Ashenfelter)

More on the news about the no-poaching agreement in Washington state.

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Jul 17 2018

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Rank #14: 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

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Rank #15: The First Debate and Pet Health Care

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Sarah, Ezra, and Matt try to take the policy content of the Trump-Clinton debate seriously and discuss important new research into out of control health care spending -- on pets.

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Sep 29 2016

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: 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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Rank #18: 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.

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Oct 10 2016

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Rank #19: 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 #20: The Supreme Court vacancy and the possible collapse of American democracy

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Sarah, Ezra, and Matt consider the case for reforming America's current practice of granting life tenure to Supreme Court Justices, discuss the political fight over replacing the late Justice Scalia, and ponder a 25 year-old work of political science that implies the United States is heading for a coup.Today’s episode is brought to you by The Great Courses Plus. Go to TheGreatCoursesPlus.com/Weeds for a special limited-time offer to stream hundreds of courses for free!This episode is also brought to you by Club W. Visit ClubW.com/weeds and get fifty percent off your first order today, and don’t ever come home to a wine-free house again. 

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Feb 19 2016

1hr 6mins

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