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 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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 16 August 2019  55m

episode 338: Epstein conspiracy time

The Weeds team discusses the implications of Jeffrey Epstein's apparent suicide


 13 August 2019  51m

episode 337: The case for a Green New Deal

Matt and Julian Brave NoiseCat discuss the inner workings of the Green New Deal.


 09 August 2019  1h3m

episode 336: Domestic terrorism after El Paso

Dara, Matt, and Jane discuss domestic terrorism in the aftermath of the mass shooting in El Paso


 06 August 2019  52m

episode 335: The second Democratic debate

Matt and Ezra breakdown round 2 of the Democratic debates


 01 August 2019  1h1m

episode 334: The many mysteries of Jeffrey Epstein

The many mysteries of Jeffrey Epstein


 30 July 2019  56m

Dysfunctional federalism

Yale law professor David Schleicher joins Matt to talk about why state and local politics don’t work anymore.


 26 July 2019  1h9m

Go back to Cincinnati

ProPublica reporter Dara Lind joins Jane and Matt to discuss President Trump’s rhetoric around the small group of congresswomen known as “the Squad”: Reps. Ayanna Presley, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Ilhan Omar, and Rashida Tlaib. They also dive into Trump's crackdown on refugee resettlement and a white paper about the connection between student debt and job satisfaction...


 23 July 2019  51m

Why everyone hates Big Tech, with The Verge's Nilay Patel

Matt and Nilay discuss big tech in this special Weeds/Vergecast crossover episode


 19 July 2019  1h1m

Space Force all the way!

Worldly's Alex Ward joins Jane and Matt to explain Trump's more-tedious-than-it-sounds plan for military domination of the final frontier.

Recommended reading:
“Trump really, really wants troops in space” by Alex Ward
“Trump wants a ‘Space Force.’ We have many questions.” by Alex Ward
“Trump’s call for a Space Force, explained” by Alex Ward

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 16 July 2019  48m