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 and Friday, Dylan Matthews, Jerusalem Demsas, German Lopez, 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
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The gender pay gap is mostly about children
69 min
402
The six-hour shutdown, explained
54 min
403
What's up with Amazon's health venture — and th...
65 min
404
MS-13, explained
56 min
405
The state of our podcast is strong
50 min
406
The white genocide episode you’ve been waiting for
61 min
407
Shutdown deal special
47 min
408
The Shutdown Special
55 min
409
No one wants to take responsibility for sick ki...
58 min
410
Shithole special
58 min
411
Lie back, light up, and enjoy some executive time
43 min
412
Winter, explained
50 min
413
Why is US life expectancy falling?
51 min
414
The most undercovered policy stories of 2017
59 min
415
Ask Weeds Anything!
54 min
416
Tax reforms and garbage factories
56 min
417
The Great Awokening comes to Congress
57 min
418
Alabama senate special
54 min
419
Is the FBI good now?
56 min
420
Net neutrality, explained (Also! Why CVS is buy...
66 min
421
How the GOP is weaponizing the tax code
58 min
422
Five big problems with the GOP tax plan
50 min
423
A very Weeds Thanksgiving
49 min
424
Tax reform special
61 min
425
Republicans’ Roy Moore problem
60 min
426
Virginia is for Democrats
72 min
427
The vaunted, versatile VAT
60 min
428
The tax bill's winners and many, many losers
57 min
429
Indictment special! Plus: is Paul Ryan cowardly...
61 min
430
Purge 3: The Bannoning
46 min
431
Republicans: "Math" means you have to cut taxes...
59 min
432
How immigration took over Virginia’s governor race
71 min
433
The Impact: The curious case of the $629 Band Aid
8 min
434
How do you solve a problem like Harvey Weinstein?
61 min
435
Trump couldn't repeal Obamacare, so he's making...
67 min
436
CHIPping away at gerrymandering
65 min
437
Republicans have big dreams and big problems on...
62 min
438
Australia solved its gun problem. Could America?
73 min
439
The Puerto Rico disaster and Trump's inadequate...
54 min
440
What's budget reconciliation, and how did it ea...
68 min
441
Weeds Live: Canadian immigration and a health i...
82 min
442
The worst GOP healthcare bill yet
63 min
443
White House Chinese food summit leads to congre...
52 min
444
BernieCare and Hillary's abandoned UBI
75 min
445
Weeds Live: Atul Gawande on opioids, end of lif...
67 min
446
Trump's art of the sabotage
64 min
447
Deferred action podcasting
74 min
448
The policy origins of America's most expensive ...
68 min
449
Donald Trump vs the congressional GOP
50 min
450
How the rich ate all the growth
49 min
451
Statue limitations
56 min
452
A very meritorious podcast
65 min
453
Can John Kelly fix the Trump administration? Ca...
65 min
454
Is Google in an "ideological echo chamber"?
78 min
455
The bacon fat theory of school segregation, and...
54 min
456
ACA repeal is finally dead (maybe)
50 min
457
Skinny repeal and Trump's management by tweet
61 min
458
A deep dive on basic income
55 min
459
At last, a Weeds about weed (also Obamacare)
64 min
460
McConnellCare II: Cruz Control
53 min
461
Minimum wage research showdown (also Russia)
64 min
462
Understanding the opioid epidemic
47 min
463
Trumpism and travel bans
60 min
464
Meanwhile, House Republicans are trying to writ...
45 min
465
CB--Oh no this health care bill is terrible too
69 min
466
Senate Republicans' health care idea: Make the ...
63 min
467
Georgia (and Obamacare repeal) on our minds
66 min
468
Trump’s “buck stops somewhere else” foreign policy
51 min
469
Legends of the secret health care bill
64 min
470
Infrastructure week (jk it's about Comey)
52 min
471
Meet Sprinklecare
67 min
472
Jared Kushner: International man of mystery
59 min
473
A platinum get out of jail free card
57 min
474
Weeds in the Wild: Tennessee's Healthcare Bald ...
19 min
475
CB--Oh, this bill stinks
53 min
476
Trump's budget has landed, and it's terrible
64 min
477
All the Trump scandal drama you've been craving
48 min
478
Trump chaos, UBI, and the fracking baby boom
76 min
479
Weeds in the Wild: Free Money... For Everyone!
15 min
480
The wall in our hearts
63 min
481
AHCApocalypse III
58 min
482
High-Risk Podcasting
59 min
483
AHCApocalypse II
59 min
484
French elections, national service, and Queens ...
68 min
485
Weeds Live!
90 min
486
Weeds in the Wild: Meet Joan, the Robotic Pelvis
23 min
487
The World's Worst Club
55 min
488
Nuclear Winter
57 min
489
A cheery discussion of global warming, Obamacar...
72 min
490
Weeds in the Wild: Postville
27 min
491
Mad Dogs and Obamacare Repealers
80 min
492
CB-uh oh!
70 min
493
AHCApalooza
69 min
494
Don't Call It a State of the Union
64 min
495
Death Panel If You Do, Death Panel If You Don't
75 min
496
Weeds in the Wild: Sarah Goes to Kentucky
14 min
497
Privet, Amerika!
67 min
498
The Time Traveling Emanuel Brothers
81 min
499
SCOTUS, DBCFT, and Hitler's Highways
72 min
500
The Don't-Call-It-A-Muslim-Ban
41 min