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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Domestic terrorism after El Paso
Dara, Matt, and Jane discuss domestic terrorism in the aftermath of the mass shooting in El Paso
47 min
302
The second Democratic debate
Matt and Ezra break down round 2 of the Democratic debates
61 min
303
The many mysteries of Jeffrey Epstein
The many mysteries of Jeffrey Epstein
51 min
304
Dysfunctional federalism
Yale law professor David Schleicher joins Matt to talk about why state and local politics don’t work anymore.
64 min
305
Go back to Cincinnati
President Trump’s rhetoric around the small group of congresswomen known as “the Squad."
45 min
306
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
307
Space Force all the way!
Trump's more-tedious-than-it-sounds plan for military domination of the final frontier.
42 min
308
School’s out for summer
Child care disruptions and possible solutions.
38 min
309
Ask Weeds Anything
ProPublica reporter Dara Lind joins Jane and Matt to answer your questions.
88 min
310
A progressive case for globalism
Trade and the middle class.
56 min
311
Democracy's week in court
Two big Supreme Court cases on gerrymandering and the census.
45 min
312
Debate Weeds: Ezra and Matt on the long-awaited...
The first Democratic presidential debate of the 2020 cycle.
60 min
313
What’s really going on with child detention?
The breakdown of trust that’s driving the latest crisis at the border.
46 min
314
What’s really happening in Central America
The deep roots of the migration crisis.
50 min
315
Jamestown: Utopia for Whom
11 min
316
The “illiberal” right
The ongoing conservative crackup and the case of Parkland teen Kyle Kashuv.
64 min
317
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
318
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
319
A user's guide to antitrust
How US antitrust enforcement works and how it might better wrestle with Big Tech.
63 min
320
Trump’s tariff triple option
Trump's efforts to halt unauthorized immigration through Mexico by threatening tariffs.
52 min
321
Monetary mysteries revealed
How the Federal Reserve’s errors discredited capitalism and how full employment can fix almost everything.
66 min
322
Building the Trump state
Trump's multi-front resistance to congressional oversight and increasing pressure on the civil service.
56 min
323
Rethinking education reform
Libby Nelson and Dylan Scott join Matt to talk about 2020 Democrats' K-12 policy
53 min
324
The loneliness of Justin Amash
The Michigan Republican's call to consider impeaching Trump.
54 min
325
America's two housing crises
Subsidies, zoning reform, and much more.
60 min
326
Make America 2015 Again
Joe Biden's claim that Trump is an aberration
54 min
327
Green New Weeds
The policy and politics of the Green New Deal.
80 min
328
Sarah's Last Stand
Single-payer's big day on Capitol Hill and some hot administrative data from Rhode Island.
58 min
329
Mexico: America's waiting room
55 min
330
Incels and bullshitters
50 min
331
Was The Weeds on the wrong side of history?
31 min
332
What to obstruct when you’re obstructing
66 min
333
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
334
Trump Family (Tax) Values
54 min
335
How Canada got Medicare-for-all done
52 min
336
The Purge: DHS
51 min
337
Attack of the clone bills
48 min
338
Learning from Norway's lesbian mothers
46 min
339
Infrastructure Week (and Farm Week and Teacher ...
38 min
340
Mueller's investigation is over. Obamacare repe...
51 min
341
Should presidential candidates get into the weeds?
48 min
342
The reparations primary
52 min
343
Live Weeds with Julián Castro
60 min
344
Introducing Switched on Pop
13 min
345
Live Weeds with Pete Buttigieg
59 min
346
The long con
41 min
347
But seriously, how are you going to pay for it?
52 min
348
The Weeds fixes racism
53 min
349
Amy Klobuchar and the Jill Robinson effect
49 min
350
Day care for all!
55 min
351
Collusion and the Mueller endgame
66 min
352
Emergency Weeds
58 min
353
What’s the best way to help the poor?
54 min
354
WTF, VA?
42 min
355
Do we need private insurance?
47 min
356
House Democrats’ plan to save democracy
55 min
357
Elizabeth Warren and the Two-Income Trap
54 min
358
The end of the shutdown
60 min
359
Investigating ER bills and SNAP fraud
51 min
360
You can't eat your principles for dinner
54 min
361
Taxing the rich
56 min
362
Tucker Carlson vs the free market
Jane, Dara, and Matt explain the argument over economic populism that’s roiling the conservative world.
59 min
363
Ask Weeds Anything
58 min
364
New year, no government
61 min
365
Classic Weeds: The great white panic
66 min
366
The Weeds Year-End Spectacular
56 min
367
Congress actually did something important
58 min
368
Bernie and Biden and Beto, oh my!
47 min
369
A big, beautiful podcast about the border wall
53 min
370
A Weeds farewell to Paul Ryan
52 min
371
Pod Save the US-Saudi alliance?
43 min
372
Midwest Republicans lost in 2018 — but they’re ...
48 min
373
Mexico was the wall all along
54 min
374
The many flavors of Medicare-for-all
54 min
375
The Impact: How do you make education funding f...
31 min
376
The future of conservatism is being forged in C...
55 min
377
Facebook is bad, please join our Facebook group
56 min
378
Jeff Sessions is gone but not forgotten
51 min
379
About last night
54 min
380
Seattle’s plan to save democracy
50 min
381
Bad for the Jews
54 min
382
Operation Win the Midterms
58 min
383
Republicans’ health care message: Lie a lot
60 min
384
Our elections are being hacked
45 min
385
What's next for House Democrats?
44 min
386
Cory Booker’s plan to close the racial wealth gap
50 min
387
Trump versus the Caravan
56 min
388
Republicans run everything, and they’re mad as ...
42 min
389
America’s moral failure on climate
55 min
390
I’mma let you finish
57 min
391
As tough as Texas
37 min
392
The craziest Obamacare lawsuit yet
60 min
393
Alexa, raise the minimum wage
50 min
394
When women run
40 min
395
Death to NAFTA! Long live USMCA!
52 min
396
Do Republicans even care if Kavanaugh is guilty?
46 min
397
What Sarah learned on parental leave
53 min
398
What could stop the next Botham Jean?
53 min
399
#MeToo goes to the Supreme Court
65 min
400
Can Elon Musk save Tesla from himself?
49 min