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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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.
38 min
303
Ask Weeds Anything
ProPublica reporter Dara Lind joins Jane and Matt to answer your questions.
88 min
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A progressive case for globalism
Trade and the middle class.
56 min
305
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
307
What’s really going on with child detention?
The breakdown of trust that’s driving the latest crisis at the border.
46 min
308
What’s really happening in Central America
The deep roots of the migration crisis.
50 min
309
Jamestown: Utopia for Whom
11 min
310
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
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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.
47 min
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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.
52 min
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Monetary mysteries revealed
How the Federal Reserve’s errors discredited capitalism and how full employment can fix almost everything.
66 min
316
Building the Trump state
Trump's multi-front resistance to congressional oversight and increasing pressure on the civil service.
56 min
317
Rethinking education reform
Libby Nelson and Dylan Scott join Matt to talk about 2020 Democrats' K-12 policy
53 min
318
The loneliness of Justin Amash
The Michigan Republican's call to consider impeaching Trump.
54 min
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America's two housing crises
Subsidies, zoning reform, and much more.
60 min
320
Make America 2015 Again
Joe Biden's claim that Trump is an aberration
54 min
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Green New Weeds
The policy and politics of the Green New Deal.
80 min
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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
55 min
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Incels and bullshitters
50 min
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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
329
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
48 min
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Learning from Norway's lesbian mothers
46 min
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Infrastructure Week (and Farm Week and Teacher ...
38 min
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Mueller's investigation is over. Obamacare repe...
51 min
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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
345
Collusion and the Mueller endgame
66 min
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Emergency Weeds
58 min
347
What’s the best way to help the poor?
54 min
348
WTF, VA?
42 min
349
Do we need private insurance?
47 min
350
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
60 min
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Investigating ER bills and SNAP fraud
51 min
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You can't eat your principles for dinner
54 min
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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
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
366
Midwest Republicans lost in 2018 — but they’re ...
48 min
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Mexico was the wall all along
54 min
368
The many flavors of Medicare-for-all
54 min
369
The Impact: How do you make education funding f...
31 min
370
The future of conservatism is being forged in C...
55 min
371
Facebook is bad, please join our Facebook group
56 min
372
Jeff Sessions is gone but not forgotten
51 min
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About last night
54 min
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Seattle’s plan to save democracy
50 min
375
Bad for the Jews
54 min
376
Operation Win the Midterms
58 min
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Republicans’ health care message: Lie a lot
60 min
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Our elections are being hacked
45 min
379
What's next for House Democrats?
44 min
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Cory Booker’s plan to close the racial wealth gap
50 min
381
Trump versus the Caravan
56 min
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Republicans run everything, and they’re mad as ...
42 min
383
America’s moral failure on climate
55 min
384
I’mma let you finish
57 min
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As tough as Texas
37 min
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The craziest Obamacare lawsuit yet
60 min
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Alexa, raise the minimum wage
50 min
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When women run
40 min
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Death to NAFTA! Long live USMCA!
52 min
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Do Republicans even care if Kavanaugh is guilty?
46 min
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What Sarah learned on parental leave
53 min
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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
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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