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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Meg Wiehe from the Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy explains the leading progressive tax plans in Congress and how they differ from Trump’s tax cuts.

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 14 June 2019  59m

Into the weeds with Elizabeth Warren

The Massachusetts senator joins Ezra Klein to explain her plans, and her plan to make the plans happen.


 11 June 2019  52m

A user's guide to antitrust

Matt sits down with Public Knowledge policy counsel Charlotte Slaiman to explain how US antitrust enforcement works and how it might better wrestle with Big Tech.


 07 June 2019  1h9m

Trump’s tariff triple option

Jane, Dara, and Matt discuss Trump's efforts to halt unauthorized immigration through Mexico by threatening tariffs, and a white paper on private prisons.

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 04 June 2019  58m

Monetary mysteries revealed

Bloomberg’s Karl Smith joins Matt to explain how the Federal Reserve’s errors discredited capitalism and how full employment can fix almost everything.


 31 May 2019  1h12m

Building the Trump state

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

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 28 May 2019  1h2m

Rethinking education reform

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


 24 May 2019  58m

The loneliness of Justin Amash

Jane, Dara, and Matt analyze the Michigan Republican's call to consider impeaching Trump.

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 21 May 2019  59m

America's two housing crises

Brookings's Jenny Schuetz joins Matt to discuss subsidies, zoning reform, and much more.


 17 May 2019  1h5m

Make America 2015 Again

Jane, Dara, and Matt discuss Joe Biden's claim that Trump is an aberration, plus some fresh research on the macroeconomics of bankruptcy.

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 14 May 2019  59m