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