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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Debate Weeds: Ezra and Matt on the long-awaited...
The first Democratic presidential debate of the 2020 cycle.
60 min
302
What’s really going on with child detention?
The breakdown of trust that’s driving the latest crisis at the border.
46 min
303
What’s really happening in Central America
The deep roots of the migration crisis.
50 min
304
Jamestown: Utopia for Whom
11 min
305
The “illiberal” right
The ongoing conservative crackup and the case of Parkland teen Kyle Kashuv.
64 min
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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.
54 min
307
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
308
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.
52 min
310
Monetary mysteries revealed
How the Federal Reserve’s errors discredited capitalism and how full employment can fix almost everything.
66 min
311
Building the Trump state
Trump's multi-front resistance to congressional oversight and increasing pressure on the civil service.
56 min
312
Rethinking education reform
Libby Nelson and Dylan Scott join Matt to talk about 2020 Democrats' K-12 policy
53 min
313
The loneliness of Justin Amash
The Michigan Republican's call to consider impeaching Trump.
54 min
314
America's two housing crises
Subsidies, zoning reform, and much more.
60 min
315
Make America 2015 Again
Joe Biden's claim that Trump is an aberration
54 min
316
Green New Weeds
The policy and politics of the Green New Deal.
80 min
317
Sarah's Last Stand
Single-payer's big day on Capitol Hill and some hot administrative data from Rhode Island.
58 min
318
Mexico: America's waiting room
55 min
319
Incels and bullshitters
50 min
320
Was The Weeds on the wrong side of history?
31 min
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What to obstruct when you’re obstructing
66 min
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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
54 min
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How Canada got Medicare-for-all done
52 min
325
The Purge: DHS
51 min
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Attack of the clone bills
48 min
327
Learning from Norway's lesbian mothers
46 min
328
Infrastructure Week (and Farm Week and Teacher ...
38 min
329
Mueller's investigation is over. Obamacare repe...
51 min
330
Should presidential candidates get into the weeds?
48 min
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The reparations primary
52 min
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Live Weeds with Julián Castro
60 min
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Introducing Switched on Pop
13 min
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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?
52 min
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The Weeds fixes racism
53 min
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Amy Klobuchar and the Jill Robinson effect
49 min
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Day care for all!
55 min
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Collusion and the Mueller endgame
66 min
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Emergency Weeds
58 min
342
What’s the best way to help the poor?
54 min
343
WTF, VA?
42 min
344
Do we need private insurance?
47 min
345
House Democrats’ plan to save democracy
55 min
346
Elizabeth Warren and the Two-Income Trap
54 min
347
The end of the shutdown
60 min
348
Investigating ER bills and SNAP fraud
51 min
349
You can't eat your principles for dinner
54 min
350
Taxing the rich
56 min
351
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
56 min
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Congress actually did something important
58 min
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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
52 min
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Pod Save the US-Saudi alliance?
43 min
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Midwest Republicans lost in 2018 — but they’re ...
48 min
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Mexico was the wall all along
54 min
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The many flavors of Medicare-for-all
54 min
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The Impact: How do you make education funding f...
31 min
365
The future of conservatism is being forged in C...
55 min
366
Facebook is bad, please join our Facebook group
56 min
367
Jeff Sessions is gone but not forgotten
51 min
368
About last night
54 min
369
Seattle’s plan to save democracy
50 min
370
Bad for the Jews
54 min
371
Operation Win the Midterms
58 min
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Republicans’ health care message: Lie a lot
60 min
373
Our elections are being hacked
45 min
374
What's next for House Democrats?
44 min
375
Cory Booker’s plan to close the racial wealth gap
50 min
376
Trump versus the Caravan
56 min
377
Republicans run everything, and they’re mad as ...
42 min
378
America’s moral failure on climate
55 min
379
I’mma let you finish
57 min
380
As tough as Texas
37 min
381
The craziest Obamacare lawsuit yet
60 min
382
Alexa, raise the minimum wage
50 min
383
When women run
40 min
384
Death to NAFTA! Long live USMCA!
52 min
385
Do Republicans even care if Kavanaugh is guilty?
46 min
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What Sarah learned on parental leave
53 min
387
What could stop the next Botham Jean?
53 min
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#MeToo goes to the Supreme Court
65 min
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Can Elon Musk save Tesla from himself?
49 min
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I am the Resistance inside The Weeds podcast
73 min
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Colin Kaepernick, the most important election i...
46 min
392
What’s at stake in the midterms
51 min
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America picked a lousy time to turn its back on...
47 min
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John McCain vs. the idea of John McCain
60 min
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The art of the squeal
53 min
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Elizabeth Warren’s plan to save/destroy capitalism
64 min
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We’re not gonna pay rent
52 min
398
Lordy, Omarosa has tapes
56 min
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#FakeScience
43 min
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The Great Twitter Wars of 2018
68 min