The Weeds

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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episode 348: ABCDebate

Matt joins Today, Explained to break down the third Democratic debate



episode 347: 50 shades of Green New Deal

David Roberts joins Jane and Matt for a special live episode from Seattle



episode 346: A plan to revive American unions

Matt sits down with SEIU's Mary Kay Henry to discuss the future of unions in America



episode 345: The left’s path to power

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...



episode 344: Trump's primary challengers

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...



episode 343: The case for foreign policy restraint

Emma Ashford and Matt Yglesias discuss all things foreign policy



episode 342: Trump's latest trade war

The Weeds team discusses the potential trade war with China, Elizabeth Warren's new trade plan, and a white paper about health care.



episode 341: Does America need trade deals?

Yale's Hilary Matfess joins Matt to debate Elizabeth Warren's trade proposals, and the role of trade policy in progressive politics.
Recommended reading:
“The progressive case for free trade” by Hilary Matfess

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episode 340: Slavery and its legacy

Jane, Dara, and Matt discuss the 1619 project and its critics

Related reading:
“The 1619 Project” New York Times Magazine

“Henry Clay, Edward Baptist, and the Whipping Machine” by Bradley A. Hansen

“Cotton, Slavery, and the New History of Capitalism” by Alan L. Olmstead and Paul W. Rhode

“Capitalism and Slavery” by John J...



episode 339: Trump's war on Medicaid

The Center on Budget and Policy Priorities' Jessica Schubel explains how Medicaid works, and how the White House is trying to undermine it.

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