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, Dylan Matthews, Dara Lind, and other voices dig into the weeds on important national issues, including healthcare immigration, and housing.

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News Commentary
Social Sciences
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What’s really going on with child detention?
The breakdown of trust that’s driving the latest crisis at the border.
46 min
302
What’s really happening in Central America
The deep roots of the migration crisis.
50 min
303
Jamestown: Utopia for Whom
11 min
304
The “illiberal” right
The ongoing conservative crackup and the case of Parkland teen Kyle Kashuv.
64 min
305
5 big ideas to use tax credits to fight poverty
The leading progressive tax plans in Congress and how they differ from Trump’s tax cuts.
54 min
306
Into the weeds with Elizabeth Warren
Elizabeth Warren joins Ezra Klein to explain her plans, and her plan to make the plans happen.
47 min
307
A user's guide to antitrust
How US antitrust enforcement works and how it might better wrestle with Big Tech.
63 min
308
Trump’s tariff triple option
Trump's efforts to halt unauthorized immigration through Mexico by threatening tariffs.
52 min
309
Monetary mysteries revealed
How the Federal Reserve’s errors discredited capitalism and how full employment can fix almost everything.
66 min
310
Building the Trump state
Trump's multi-front resistance to congressional oversight and increasing pressure on the civil service.
56 min
311
Rethinking education reform
Libby Nelson and Dylan Scott join Matt to talk about 2020 Democrats' K-12 policy
53 min
312
The loneliness of Justin Amash
The Michigan Republican's call to consider impeaching Trump.
54 min
313
America's two housing crises
Subsidies, zoning reform, and much more.
60 min
314
Make America 2015 Again
Joe Biden's claim that Trump is an aberration
54 min
315
Green New Weeds
The policy and politics of the Green New Deal.
80 min
316
Sarah's Last Stand
Single-payer's big day on Capitol Hill and some hot administrative data from Rhode Island.
58 min
317
Mexico: America's waiting room
55 min
318
Incels and bullshitters
50 min
319
Was The Weeds on the wrong side of history?
31 min
320
What to obstruct when you’re obstructing
66 min
321
Maybe collusion, probably obstruction [Special ...
Ezra Klein joins Zack, Jenn, and Alex in a crossover episode with Worldly on Robert Mueller’s just-released report
35 min
322
Trump Family (Tax) Values
54 min
323
How Canada got Medicare-for-all done
52 min
324
The Purge: DHS
51 min
325
Attack of the clone bills
48 min
326
Learning from Norway's lesbian mothers
46 min
327
Infrastructure Week (and Farm Week and Teacher ...
38 min
328
Mueller's investigation is over. Obamacare repe...
51 min
329
Should presidential candidates get into the weeds?
48 min
330
The reparations primary
52 min
331
Live Weeds with Julián Castro
60 min
332
Introducing Switched on Pop
13 min
333
Live Weeds with Pete Buttigieg
59 min
334
The long con
41 min
335
But seriously, how are you going to pay for it?
52 min
336
The Weeds fixes racism
53 min
337
Amy Klobuchar and the Jill Robinson effect
49 min
338
Day care for all!
55 min
339
Collusion and the Mueller endgame
66 min
340
Emergency Weeds
58 min
341
What’s the best way to help the poor?
54 min
342
WTF, VA?
42 min
343
Do we need private insurance?
47 min
344
House Democrats’ plan to save democracy
55 min
345
Elizabeth Warren and the Two-Income Trap
54 min
346
The end of the shutdown
60 min
347
Investigating ER bills and SNAP fraud
51 min
348
You can't eat your principles for dinner
54 min
349
Taxing the rich
56 min
350
Tucker Carlson vs the free market
Jane, Dara, and Matt explain the argument over economic populism that’s roiling the conservative world.
59 min
351
Ask Weeds Anything
58 min
352
New year, no government
61 min
353
Classic Weeds: The great white panic
66 min
354
The Weeds Year-End Spectacular
56 min
355
Congress actually did something important
58 min
356
Bernie and Biden and Beto, oh my!
47 min
357
A big, beautiful podcast about the border wall
53 min
358
A Weeds farewell to Paul Ryan
52 min
359
Pod Save the US-Saudi alliance?
43 min
360
Midwest Republicans lost in 2018 — but they’re ...
48 min
361
Mexico was the wall all along
54 min
362
The many flavors of Medicare-for-all
54 min
363
The Impact: How do you make education funding f...
31 min
364
The future of conservatism is being forged in C...
55 min
365
Facebook is bad, please join our Facebook group
56 min
366
Jeff Sessions is gone but not forgotten
51 min
367
About last night
54 min
368
Seattle’s plan to save democracy
50 min
369
Bad for the Jews
54 min
370
Operation Win the Midterms
58 min
371
Republicans’ health care message: Lie a lot
60 min
372
Our elections are being hacked
45 min
373
What's next for House Democrats?
44 min
374
Cory Booker’s plan to close the racial wealth gap
50 min
375
Trump versus the Caravan
56 min
376
Republicans run everything, and they’re mad as ...
42 min
377
America’s moral failure on climate
55 min
378
I’mma let you finish
57 min
379
As tough as Texas
37 min
380
The craziest Obamacare lawsuit yet
60 min
381
Alexa, raise the minimum wage
50 min
382
When women run
40 min
383
Death to NAFTA! Long live USMCA!
52 min
384
Do Republicans even care if Kavanaugh is guilty?
46 min
385
What Sarah learned on parental leave
53 min
386
What could stop the next Botham Jean?
53 min
387
#MeToo goes to the Supreme Court
65 min
388
Can Elon Musk save Tesla from himself?
49 min
389
I am the Resistance inside The Weeds podcast
73 min
390
Colin Kaepernick, the most important election i...
46 min
391
What’s at stake in the midterms
51 min
392
America picked a lousy time to turn its back on...
47 min
393
John McCain vs. the idea of John McCain
60 min
394
The art of the squeal
53 min
395
Elizabeth Warren’s plan to save/destroy capitalism
64 min
396
We’re not gonna pay rent
52 min
397
Lordy, Omarosa has tapes
56 min
398
#FakeScience
43 min
399
The Great Twitter Wars of 2018
68 min
400
Paul Manafort, alleged ostrich-collar criminal
59 min