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Vox's The Weeds

Rank #46 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.

iTunes Ratings

5104 Ratings
Average Ratings
4076
428
230
141
229

I feel smarter

By micahgaleg - Feb 16 2019
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Even if I’m not. Thanks!!

The content is great, but...

By DFSpolitics - Feb 15 2019
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...Matt needs to stop talking like a Valley girl. It’s really annoying and distracts from the subject. It’s hard to finish an episode...

iTunes Ratings

5104 Ratings
Average Ratings
4076
428
230
141
229

I feel smarter

By micahgaleg - Feb 16 2019
Read more

Even if I’m not. Thanks!!

The content is great, but...

By DFSpolitics - Feb 15 2019
Read more

...Matt needs to stop talking like a Valley girl. It’s really annoying and distracts from the subject. It’s hard to finish an episode...

Cover image of Vox's The Weeds

Vox's The Weeds

Rank #46 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.

Top Episodes

Most Popular Episodes of Vox's The Weeds

Rank #1: Trump Cabinet, Obamacare Update, and Heroin

Jan 10 2017
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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. 

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Rank #2: Ask Weeds Anything!

Dec 22 2017
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Matt, Ezra, and Sarah answer your questions.

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Rank #3: Assessing the Trump Cabinet — and Exploring How Recessions Affect Health

Nov 30 2016
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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!

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Rank #4: Conflicts of Interest, Trump and the Media, and Rethinking Teen Pregnancy

Nov 23 2016
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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. 

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Rank #5: The Weeds Year-End Spectacular

Dec 28 2018
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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

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Rank #6: Trumpocalypse Now

Nov 09 2016
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Sarah, Ezra, and Matt look at the causes and consequences of Donald Trump's shocking win.

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Rank #7: The most undercovered policy stories of 2017

Dec 29 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

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Rank #8: Republicans have big dreams and big problems on tax reform

Oct 06 2017
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Dylan Matthews and Andrew Prokop join Matt to talk about Republicans hopes, dreams, and nightmares on tax reform.

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Rank #9: CB-uh oh!

Mar 15 2017
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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. 

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Rank #10: Inauguration Special

Jan 21 2017
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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. 

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Rank #11: S******e special

Jan 12 2018
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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.

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Rank #12: Kentucky, the Rust Belt, and the Big Picture on Trade

Dec 21 2016
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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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Rank #13: Want to fix inequality by taxing the rich? Good luck.

Oct 23 2015
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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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Rank #14: Tax reforms and garbage factories

Dec 19 2017
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Matt and Ezra talk about what the tax bill actually does, whether the deficit matters, and a white paper about rugged individualism. White paper: Frontier Culture: The Roots and Persistence of “Rugged Individualism” in the United States Other referenced works: Albion's Seed: Four British Folkways in America (America: a cultural history) American Nations: A History of the Eleven Rival Regional Cultures of North America Dialect Diversity in America: The Politics of Language Change 

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Rank #15: What's up with Amazon's health venture — and the stock market

Feb 06 2018
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Matt, Ezra, and Sarah talk about the Amazon, Berkshire Hathaway, and JP Morgan announcement about their joint healthcare venture, as well as the recent volatility in the stock market. White paper: From the Bargaining Table to the Ballot Box: Political Effects of Right to Work Laws Referenced Works: Ben Thompson's Stratechery piece: Amazon Health

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Rank #16: Is the FBI good now?

Dec 08 2017
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Matt, Dara, and German Lopez discuss the (shallow, according to some) politics of pro-FBI liberals.

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Rank #17: Death Panel If You Do, Death Panel If You Don't

Feb 22 2017
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Sarah, Ezra, and Matt talk fake news, town hall protests, and research on why your cell phone bill is so high. 

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Rank #18: Trump is the Republican nominee. What happens next?

May 06 2016
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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.

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Rank #19: Year-End Spectacular

Dec 28 2016
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Sarah, Ezra, and Matt each review one big thing they learned in a tumultuous year for policy and politics. 

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Rank #20: Basic Income and Police Shootings

Jul 15 2016
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Andy Stern joins Ezra, Sarah, and Matt to talk about his new book, Raising the Floor: How a Universal Basic Income Can Renew Our Economy and Rebuild the American Dream. Then, the regular cast considers new research on police use of force.

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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: Assessing the Trump Cabinet — and Exploring How Recessions Affect Health

Podcast cover
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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 #4: 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
1 hour 10 mins
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Rank #5: 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 #6: 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 #7: 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
59 mins
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Rank #8: 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 #9: 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 #10: 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 #11: 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 #12: 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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Rank #13: Want to fix inequality by taxing the rich? Good luck.

Podcast cover
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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.

Oct 23 2015
51 mins
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Rank #14: Tax reforms and garbage factories

Podcast cover
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Matt and Ezra talk about what the tax bill actually does, whether the deficit matters, and a white paper about rugged individualism. White paper: Frontier Culture: The Roots and Persistence of “Rugged Individualism” in the United States Other referenced works: Albion's Seed: Four British Folkways in America (America: a cultural history) American Nations: A History of the Eleven Rival Regional Cultures of North America Dialect Diversity in America: The Politics of Language Change 

Dec 19 2017
56 mins
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Rank #15: What's up with Amazon's health venture — and the stock market

Podcast cover
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Matt, Ezra, and Sarah talk about the Amazon, Berkshire Hathaway, and JP Morgan announcement about their joint healthcare venture, as well as the recent volatility in the stock market. White paper: From the Bargaining Table to the Ballot Box: Political Effects of Right to Work Laws Referenced Works: Ben Thompson's Stratechery piece: Amazon Health

Feb 06 2018
1 hour 5 mins
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Rank #16: Is the FBI good now?

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Matt, Dara, and German Lopez discuss the (shallow, according to some) politics of pro-FBI liberals.

Dec 08 2017
56 mins
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Rank #17: Death Panel If You Do, Death Panel If You Don't

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Sarah, Ezra, and Matt talk fake news, town hall protests, and research on why your cell phone bill is so high. 

Feb 22 2017
1 hour 15 mins
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Rank #18: Trump is the Republican nominee. What happens next?

Podcast cover
Read more

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 #19: Year-End Spectacular

Podcast cover
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Sarah, Ezra, and Matt each review one big thing they learned in a tumultuous year for policy and politics. 

Dec 28 2016
1 hour 2 mins
Play Now

Rank #20: Basic Income and Police Shootings

Podcast cover
Read more

Andy Stern joins Ezra, Sarah, and Matt to talk about his new book, Raising the Floor: How a Universal Basic Income Can Renew Our Economy and Rebuild the American Dream. Then, the regular cast considers new research on police use of force.

Jul 15 2016
58 mins
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