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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Politics
News Commentary
Social Sciences
401
The great white panic
The racial panic tearing America apart and also salt
70 min
402
“Mission Accomplished,” trade war edition
47 min
403
What Republicans can do on Trump and Russia
61 min
404
It’s surprisingly easy to get away with murder ...
49 min
405
There’s collusion, and then there’s collusion
59 min
406
Republicans' plan for health care: ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
48 min
407
Brett Kavanaugh and the future of the Supreme C...
56 min
408
1,2,3,4 Trump declares a trade war
49 min
409
Family detention is the new family separation
59 min
410
America’s Next Top Supreme Court Justice
48 min
411
With borders wide open
46 min
412
The messy drama queens of the Supreme Court
55 min
413
Which children matter?
48 min
414
Ask Weeds Anything...Again!
82 min
415
Why 12-step programs work — and family separati...
52 min
416
Can we get tough on rapists without being “toug...
42 min
417
Cake Wars, Supreme Court edition
43 min
418
Trump isn’t losing immigrant kids, but he is ta...
52 min
419
The debate over “no excuses” charter schools, e...
57 min
420
Nobody has babies anymore (except Sarah)
51 min
421
Caught in the Intellectual Dark Web
61 min
422
Drugs! (But not the fun kind)
60 min
423
The many scandals of Michael Cohen
79 min
424
Did you read the memo about the TPS reports?
58 min
425
Should psychiatrists diagnose Trump? Should jou...
50 min
426
What if the government guaranteed everyone a job?
54 min
427
Ambien for all, Ronny Jackson and the VA, expla...
51 min
428
Speaker Ryan had a farm bill (E-I-E-I-O)
59 min
429
Boiling the frogs of war
55 min
430
Honor cults in the FBI and Norwegian military
64 min
431
All 👏 payer 👏 rate 👏 setting 👏
53 min
432
The imprudent Scott Pruitt
53 min
433
Sinclair’s alarming takeover of local TV news
48 min
434
Is Donald Trump ruining the Census?
53 min
435
The optimistic take is things have always been ...
61 min
436
Is Facebook bad?
66 min
437
Cambridge Analytica: Scandal, hype, or both?
61 min
438
The opioid debate: could reversing overdoses wo...
45 min
439
Abolish ICE
64 min
440
Trigger warning: Discussion of White House chao...
68 min
441
Nickname fights and wildcat strikes
54 min
442
Relief at last for America’s long-suffering banks
67 min
443
Guns, Weeds, and Steel
51 min
444
Medicare for Many More
52 min
445
The stupidest fucking idea I’ve ever heard
55 min
446
It's finally infrastructure week
63 min
447
DACApocalypse in the Senate
68 min
448
The gender pay gap is mostly about children
69 min
449
The six-hour shutdown, explained
54 min
450
What's up with Amazon's health venture — and th...
65 min
451
MS-13, explained
56 min
452
The state of our podcast is strong
50 min
453
The white genocide episode you’ve been waiting for
61 min
454
Shutdown deal special
47 min
455
The Shutdown Special
55 min
456
No one wants to take responsibility for sick ki...
58 min
457
Shithole special
58 min
458
Lie back, light up, and enjoy some executive time
43 min
459
Winter, explained
50 min
460
Why is US life expectancy falling?
51 min
461
The most undercovered policy stories of 2017
59 min
462
Ask Weeds Anything!
54 min
463
Tax reforms and garbage factories
56 min
464
The Great Awokening comes to Congress
57 min
465
Alabama senate special
54 min
466
Is the FBI good now?
56 min
467
Net neutrality, explained (Also! Why CVS is buy...
66 min
468
How the GOP is weaponizing the tax code
58 min
469
Five big problems with the GOP tax plan
50 min
470
A very Weeds Thanksgiving
49 min
471
Tax reform special
61 min
472
Republicans’ Roy Moore problem
60 min
473
Virginia is for Democrats
72 min
474
The vaunted, versatile VAT
60 min
475
The tax bill's winners and many, many losers
57 min
476
Indictment special! Plus: is Paul Ryan cowardly...
61 min
477
Purge 3: The Bannoning
46 min
478
Republicans: "Math" means you have to cut taxes...
59 min
479
How immigration took over Virginia’s governor race
71 min
480
The Impact: The curious case of the $629 Band Aid
8 min
481
How do you solve a problem like Harvey Weinstein?
61 min
482
Trump couldn't repeal Obamacare, so he's making...
67 min
483
CHIPping away at gerrymandering
65 min
484
Republicans have big dreams and big problems on...
62 min
485
Australia solved its gun problem. Could America?
73 min
486
The Puerto Rico disaster and Trump's inadequate...
54 min
487
What's budget reconciliation, and how did it ea...
68 min
488
Weeds Live: Canadian immigration and a health i...
82 min
489
The worst GOP healthcare bill yet
63 min
490
White House Chinese food summit leads to congre...
52 min
491
BernieCare and Hillary's abandoned UBI
75 min
492
Weeds Live: Atul Gawande on opioids, end of lif...
67 min
493
Trump's art of the sabotage
64 min
494
Deferred action podcasting
74 min
495
The policy origins of America's most expensive ...
68 min
496
Donald Trump vs the congressional GOP
50 min
497
How the rich ate all the growth
49 min
498
Statue limitations
56 min
499
A very meritorious podcast
65 min
500
Can John Kelly fix the Trump administration? Ca...
65 min