The Weeds

The Weeds is Vox's podcast for politics and policy discussions. Every Tuesday, Jonquilyn Hill and guests take a deep dive into the policies shaping our world — from immigration to climate change to crypto and more. 

Produced by Vox and the Vox Media Podcast Network.

Politics
News Commentary
Social Sciences
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Debating the robot takeover
Ezra and Matt break down the fourth Democratic primary debate.
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Understanding the student debt crisis
The Aspen Institute's Katherine Lucas McKay joins Matt to discuss the origins and consequences of America's ballooning student debt loan.
54 min
303
Progressives' Supreme Court problem
Vox's judiciary reporter Ian Millhiser joins Matt to analyze the Supreme Court's new term and what the left gets wrong about the courts.
59 min
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Mayor Pete explains his prescription drug plan
Matt sits down with Mayor Pete Buttigieg to discuss the rollout of his new prescription drug plan.
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305
What to expect when you’re impeaching
Dara, Jane, and Matt answer your questions on the impeachment inquiry
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Homelessness and how to fix it
Part two of homelessness week
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Trump's war on the homeless
Jane, Dara, and Matt discuss the strange revival of interest in punitive approaches to the housing crisis.
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308
America's missing babies
Lyman Stone of the Institute for Family Studies joins Matt to discuss why Americans have fewer kids than they say they want.
58 min
309
The Kiev Caper
Jane, Dara, and Matt break down the scandal that seems to have set Trump on the road to impeachment.
56 min
310
Did economists break America?
Matt sits down with The New York Times' Binyamin Appelbaum to discuss the impact of economists on markets
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Out of sight, out of mind
Dara, Jane, and Matt explore how Trump “fixed” the asylum crisis.
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ABCDebate
Matt joins Today, Explained to break down the third Democratic debate
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50 shades of Green New Deal
David Roberts joins Jane and Matt for a special live episode from Seattle
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A plan to revive American unions
Matt sits down with SEIU's Mary Kay Henry to discuss the future of unions in America
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The left’s path to power
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Trump's primary challengers
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The case for foreign policy restraint
Emma Ashford and Matt Yglesias discuss all things foreign policy
55 min
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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.
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Does America need trade deals?
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Slavery and its legacy
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Trump's war on Medicaid
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Epstein conspiracy time
The Weeds team discusses the implications of Jeffrey Epstein's apparent suicide
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The case for a Green New Deal
Matt and Julian Brave NoiseCat discuss the inner workings of the Green New Deal.
58 min
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Domestic terrorism after El Paso
Dara, Matt, and Jane discuss domestic terrorism in the aftermath of the mass shooting in El Paso
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The second Democratic debate
Matt and Ezra break down round 2 of the Democratic debates
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The many mysteries of Jeffrey Epstein
The many mysteries of Jeffrey Epstein
51 min
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Dysfunctional federalism
Yale law professor David Schleicher joins Matt to talk about why state and local politics don’t work anymore.
64 min
328
Go back to Cincinnati
President Trump’s rhetoric around the small group of congresswomen known as “the Squad."
45 min
329
Why everyone hates Big Tech, with The Verge's N...
Matt and Nilay discuss big tech in this special Weeds/Vergecast crossover episode
55 min
330
Space Force all the way!
Trump's more-tedious-than-it-sounds plan for military domination of the final frontier.
42 min
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School’s out for summer
Child care disruptions and possible solutions.
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Ask Weeds Anything
ProPublica reporter Dara Lind joins Jane and Matt to answer your questions.
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A progressive case for globalism
Trade and the middle class.
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Democracy's week in court
Two big Supreme Court cases on gerrymandering and the census.
45 min
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Debate Weeds: Ezra and Matt on the long-awaited...
The first Democratic presidential debate of the 2020 cycle.
60 min
336
What’s really going on with child detention?
The breakdown of trust that’s driving the latest crisis at the border.
46 min
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What’s really happening in Central America
The deep roots of the migration crisis.
50 min
338
Jamestown: Utopia for Whom
11 min
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The “illiberal” right
The ongoing conservative crackup and the case of Parkland teen Kyle Kashuv.
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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.
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Into the weeds with Elizabeth Warren
Elizabeth Warren joins Ezra Klein to explain her plans, and her plan to make the plans happen.
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A user's guide to antitrust
How US antitrust enforcement works and how it might better wrestle with Big Tech.
63 min
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Trump’s tariff triple option
Trump's efforts to halt unauthorized immigration through Mexico by threatening tariffs.
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Monetary mysteries revealed
How the Federal Reserve’s errors discredited capitalism and how full employment can fix almost everything.
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Building the Trump state
Trump's multi-front resistance to congressional oversight and increasing pressure on the civil service.
56 min
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Rethinking education reform
Libby Nelson and Dylan Scott join Matt to talk about 2020 Democrats' K-12 policy
53 min
347
The loneliness of Justin Amash
The Michigan Republican's call to consider impeaching Trump.
54 min
348
America's two housing crises
Subsidies, zoning reform, and much more.
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349
Make America 2015 Again
Joe Biden's claim that Trump is an aberration
54 min
350
Green New Weeds
The policy and politics of the Green New Deal.
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Sarah's Last Stand
Single-payer's big day on Capitol Hill and some hot administrative data from Rhode Island.
58 min
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Mexico: America's waiting room
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Incels and bullshitters
50 min
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Was The Weeds on the wrong side of history?
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What to obstruct when you’re obstructing
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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
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Trump Family (Tax) Values
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How Canada got Medicare-for-all done
52 min
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The Purge: DHS
51 min
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Attack of the clone bills
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Learning from Norway's lesbian mothers
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Infrastructure Week (and Farm Week and Teacher ...
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Mueller's investigation is over. Obamacare repe...
51 min
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Should presidential candidates get into the weeds?
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The reparations primary
52 min
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Live Weeds with Julián Castro
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Introducing Switched on Pop
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Live Weeds with Pete Buttigieg
59 min
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The long con
41 min
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But seriously, how are you going to pay for it?
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The Weeds fixes racism
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Amy Klobuchar and the Jill Robinson effect
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Day care for all!
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Collusion and the Mueller endgame
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Emergency Weeds
58 min
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What’s the best way to help the poor?
54 min
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WTF, VA?
42 min
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Do we need private insurance?
47 min
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House Democrats’ plan to save democracy
55 min
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Elizabeth Warren and the Two-Income Trap
54 min
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The end of the shutdown
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Investigating ER bills and SNAP fraud
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You can't eat your principles for dinner
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Taxing the rich
56 min
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Tucker Carlson vs the free market
Jane, Dara, and Matt explain the argument over economic populism that’s roiling the conservative world.
59 min
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Ask Weeds Anything
58 min
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New year, no government
61 min
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Classic Weeds: The great white panic
66 min
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The Weeds Year-End Spectacular
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Congress actually did something important
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Bernie and Biden and Beto, oh my!
47 min
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A big, beautiful podcast about the border wall
53 min
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A Weeds farewell to Paul Ryan
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Pod Save the US-Saudi alliance?
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Midwest Republicans lost in 2018 — but they’re ...
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Mexico was the wall all along
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The many flavors of Medicare-for-all
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The Impact: How do you make education funding f...
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The future of conservatism is being forged in C...
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