The Weeds

The Weeds is Vox's podcast for politics and policy discussions. Every Tuesday, Jonquilyn Hill and guests take a deep dive into the policies shaping our world — from immigration to climate change to crypto and more. 

Produced by Vox and the Vox Media Podcast Network.

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1
$14 trillion and no mules
A framework for paying reparations.
51 min
2
The Biden policy that could change your neighbo...
How Biden wants to revamp the Fair Housing Act.
47 min
3
Insulin is for the world
What some states are trying to do to lower the cost of insulin.
41 min
4
Weeds Time Machine: The Voting Rights Act
The legislative and judicial history of the VRA, explained.
50 min
5
The great American gerrymander
Our messy history with election maps, explained.
27 min
6
The scourge of the “time tax”
The miserable sludge of applying for government aid.
46 min
7
Climate optimism in 2023
Finally, some good climate news.
40 min
8
Our mental health doom loop
The revolving door of mental health care in the US.
42 min
9
The bipartisan bill that could protect elections
Why lawmakers are trying to reform a 135-year-old law.
41 min
10
The rebirth of industrial policy
Supply-side economics, explained.
36 min
11
It’s time to regulate crypto
The FTX crash, explained.
51 min
12
The Weeds’ weed episode
Let’s be blunt: Weed policy is complicated.
44 min
13
How to call an election
Hint: Let the math people do the work.
50 min
14
How to fix inflation
Hint: Let the Fed do the work.
55 min
15
Why scaring voters works
Republicans are hitting Democrats on crime. It’s working.
44 min
16
The most interesting issues on the ballot
The 2022 ballot initiatives, explained.
40 min
17
The candidates haunting the GOP
It’s campaign spooky season.
40 min
18
AMERICA HAS A (POLLING) PROBLEM
Why are the polls so wrong so often?
51 min
19
Abbott and DeSantis: Stunt queens or policy mak...
Could relocating migrants in the US be a policy solution?
44 min
20
The fastest growing voting bloc in America
What do we know about how Latinos and Hispanics will vote in 2022 and beyond?
54 min
21
Who decides how we’ll save the future?
The case for – and against – longtermism
60 min
22
Vitamin X
The wild and unregulated west of dietary supplements.
32 min
23
It’s a policy team takeover!
Student loans, inflation, and back-to-school (oh my!)
38 min
24
The rebirth of industrial policy
And a new era of industrialism.
46 min
25
Could the war on terror be over?
What Zawahiri’s death means for US foreign policy.
59 min