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The Weeds

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Rank #95 in News & Politics category

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News & Politics
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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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Very Informative

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Current news explained in a broad way.

Great

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It’s great. You should listen.

iTunes Ratings

5451 Ratings
Average Ratings
4316
464
254
157
260

Very Informative

By Crews Control! - Jun 10 2019
Read more
Current news explained in a broad way.

Great

By Brub55555 - Jun 01 2019
Read more
It’s great. You should listen.
Cover image of The Weeds

The Weeds

Updated about 1 month ago

Rank #95 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, 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
Dec 11 2018
57 mins
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Rank #2: Building the Trump state

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Jane, Dara, and Matt break down Trump's multi-front resistance to congressional oversight and increasing pressure on the civil service.

Related reading:
Trump vs. IRS lawyers
The shift at USCIS
White Paper
May 28 2019
1 hour 2 mins
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Rank #3: 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
1 hour 14 mins
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Rank #4: 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
Apr 24 2018
59 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.
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Oct 23 2015
51 mins
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Rank #6: 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
1 hour 8 mins
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Rank #7: Rethinking education reform

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Libby Nelson and Dylan Scott join Matt to talk about 2020 Democrats' K-12 policy

Bernie's charter school plan - link
Harris' teacher pay plan - link
Elizabeth Warren's case against the neighborhood school - link
Online charter schools are bad - link

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May 24 2019
58 mins
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Rank #8: 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 #9: All the Trump scandal drama you've been craving

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Yochi Dreazen and Jennifer Williams join Matt to talk about the new Trump/Russia special counsel and the latest scandal swirling around Michael Flynn.
May 19 2017
48 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
Jan 11 2019
59 mins
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Rank #11: Best Census Ever, the Trump Foundation, and Class Discrimination

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Sarah, Ezra, and Matt get deep into the weeds of the latest Census report on income and poverty, briefly consider Donald Trump's ridiculous charity, and discuss new research into class-based employment discrimination.
Sep 14 2016
1 hour 9 mins
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Rank #12: 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 #13: 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 #14: Trump is the Republican nominee. What happens next?

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Trump is the last man standing in the Republican nominating contest — so Ezra, Matt, and Sarah spend this week's entire episode taking stock of what that means. How did the rise of Trump happen? What does it mean for the Republican party? And how much potential does this have to reshape America's political parties?This episode is brought to you by Texture, an app to help you binge-read your favorite magazines. get a free trial right now when you visit Texture.com/Weeds.This episode is also brought to you by Club W, which will give you $20 off your first order when you go to ClubW.com/Weeds, and will pay your shipping on orders of four bottles or more.And by Goldman Sachs. To learn about developments currently shaping markets, industries, and the global economy, subscribe to the firm’s podcast, ‘Exchanges at Goldman Sachs,’ available on iTunes.
May 06 2016
1 hour
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Rank #15: 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
Aug 21 2018
1 hour 10 mins
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Rank #16: Trigger warning: Discussion of White House chaos and political correctness

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Vox senior politics reporter Jane Coaston joins Ezra and Matt to talk about Trump turmoil, political correctness and the latest research on the state of the parties.
Mar 13 2018
1 hour 8 mins
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Rank #17: 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.
Feb 19 2016
1 hour 6 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
Apr 17 2018
1 hour 4 mins
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Rank #19: Will taxing the rich hurt growth – and will third parties save politics?

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It’s one of the most fundamental disputes in Washington: what effect do taxes have on the economy? On this week's episode of the Weeds, Ezra, Matt, and Sarah work through some of the top papers to explain. Also on this episode: why a third party won't save American politics, and a new working paper that shows a surprising way to encourage students to attend high school.This episode is brought to you by Squarespace. Start building your website today atSquarespace.com. Enter offer code WEEDS at checkout to get 10% off. Squarespace—Build it Beautiful.For a limited time, The Great Courses Plus is offering The Weeds listeners a chance to stream The Fundamentals of Photography and hundreds of other courses for free! Go to TheGreatCoursesPlus.com/WEEDS to take advantage of this special offer.
Jan 29 2016
1 hour 24 mins
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Rank #20: 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.
Oct 31 2017
1 hour 1 min
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