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
501
Kentucky, the Rust Belt, and the Big Picture on...
52 min
502
Russia and the American Dream
57 min
503
Trump's Surprisingly Ambitious Education Agenda
76 min
504
Assessing the Trump Cabinet — and Exploring How...
54 min
505
Conflicts of Interest, Trump and the Media, and...
70 min
506
Sneak peak: a new Vox podcast, about how policy...
22 min
507
The Trump Agenda
55 min
508
Trumpocalypse Now
53 min
509
The Massive Policy Stakes of 2016
50 min
510
Is Obamacare Failing?
64 min
511
Final Debate Special
55 min
512
Second Presidential Debate Special
61 min
513
Veep Debate and Cranky Judges
52 min
514
The First Debate and Pet Health Care
66 min
515
An Interview with Health and Human Services Sec...
45 min
516
Best Census Ever, the Trump Foundation, and Cla...
69 min
517
Gender Wage Gap and the Mystery of State Legisl...
54 min
518
EpiPen Prices, the Clinton Foundation, and Lead...
55 min
519
Obamacare Update and Aging America
56 min
520
Think Tanks, Transition, and What Drives Trumpkins
66 min
521
Trump's tax plan, democratic legitimacy, and th...
61 min
522
Interview with Atul Gawande
95 min
523
DNC-Palooza
58 min
524
Republican Convention Special
54 min
525
Basic Income and Police Shootings
58 min
526
Hillary Clinton. Yes, that Hillary Clinton.
43 min
527
Free College, Email Extravaganza, and the China...
60 min
528
Brexit 2, SCOTUS on abortion, and the missing m...
63 min
529
Welfare reform, SCOTUS deadlock, and health car...
65 min
530
Guns, Brexit, and Free Condoms
57 min
531
5uper Tue5day
55 min
532
Accountable Care Organizations, more Swedish ad...
57 min
533
Health care innovation, did Dems rig the primar...
68 min
534
90s nostalgia, Obamacare lawsuits, and the trut...
55 min
535
Competition in Obamacare marketplaces and how l...
49 min
536
Trump is the Republican nominee. What happens n...
60 min
537
Interview with Secretary of Defense Ash Carter
47 min
538
Land value taxes, soda taxes, and carbon taxes ...
69 min
539
Our undemocratic primaries, Obama's new fiducia...
64 min
540
Interview with Jason Furman
30 min
541
Why inequality matters, Trump's delegate proble...
72 min
542
What the hell is going on with tax havens, expl...
59 min
543
A medical struggle to digitize, a tax calculato...
78 min
544
Replacing No Child Left Behind, wonky March Mad...
65 min
545
Super(b) Tuesday special
51 min
546
The productivity slowdown, TrumpCare, and bette...
84 min
547
Super Tuesday/Exhausted Wednesday special!
83 min
548
TPP, the Nevada Caucus, and the Great Texas Abo...
69 min
549
The Supreme Court vacancy and the possible coll...
66 min
550
Could more corruption fix American politics?
72 min
551
The Iowa Caucuses
73 min
552
Will taxing the rich hurt growth – and will thi...
84 min
553
Ross Douthat on campus conservatism, being than...
73 min
554
Campaign finance and global inequality — with l...
72 min
555
Obama's Legacy, debating single payer, and Obam...
79 min
556
Immigration and the minimum wage — with an arme...
77 min
557
Teen births are plummeting — and economists are...
63 min
558
Gentrification, a budget deal, and the decline ...
76 min
559
Ezra interviews Ben Bernanke
40 min
560
Why health premiums rise, and how partisans dis...
76 min
561
Dietary fat and climate change
57 min
562
Childbirth, retirement, and terror in between
74 min
563
We know how to eliminate poverty. So why don't we?
66 min
564
How politics is making us stupid
68 min
565
Are we counting poverty all wrong?
73 min
566
Want to fix inequality by taxing the rich? Good...
51 min
567
The Weeds: Can the government trick you into di...
81 min
568
Arthur Brooks on think tanks, happiness, and ma...
54 min
569
Would single payer health care work in America?
63 min
570
Ezra, Matt and Sarah Try to Podcast
55 min