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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, Matthew Yglesias is joined by Ezra Klein, Dara Lind, and other Vox voices to dig into the weeds on important national issues, including healthcare, immigration, housing, and everything else that matters. Produced by Vox and the Vox Media Podcast Network.

The Weeds Vox

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    • 4.5 • 253 Ratings

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, Matthew Yglesias is joined by Ezra Klein, Dara Lind, and other Vox voices to dig into the weeds on important national issues, including healthcare, immigration, housing, and everything else that matters. Produced by Vox and the Vox Media Podcast Network.

    The Next Four Years: The Covid transition

    The Next Four Years: The Covid transition

    Kaiser’s Jennifer Kates joins Matt to explain the next steps in countering the pandemic.

    Guest:
    Jennifer Kates (@jenkatesdc), Senior VP/Director, Global Health & HIV Policy, Kaiser Foundation

    Host:
    Matthew Yglesias (@mattyglesias), Slowboring.com


    Credits:
    Jeff Geld, (@jeff_geld), Producer
    Jackson Bierfeldt, Editor
    The Weeds is a Vox Media Podcast Network production

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    About Vox
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    • 53 min
    The job nobody wants

    The job nobody wants

    Dara and Matt on Biden’s choice to run Homeland Security and the many challenges he’ll face.

    Resources:
    "Biden picks Alejandro Mayorkas, a son of Jewish Cuban refugees, to lead the Department of Homeland Security" by Nick Miroff and 
    Maria Sacchetti, Washington Post

    "How an Obama appointee helped influential Democrats get visas for rich immigrants" by Dara Lind, Vox

    White paper


    Hosts:
    Matt Yglesias (@mattyglesias), Slowboring.com
    Dara Lind (@DLind), Immigration Reporter, ProPublica

    Credits:
    Jeff Geld, (@jeff_geld), Editor and Producer
    The Weeds is a Vox Media Podcast Network production

    Want to support The Weeds? Please make a contribution to Vox: bit.ly/givepodcasts

    About Vox
    Vox is a news network that helps you cut through the noise and understand what's really driving the events in the headlines.
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    • 1 hr 1 min
    The post-election economy

    The post-election economy

    Emily Stewart joins Dara and Matt to discuss the prospects for Covid relief and Janet Yellen.
    Resources:
    "Janet Yellen's mistake" by Matthew Yglesias, Slowboring.com
    "Electoral politics on an unfair playing field" by Aaron Strauss, Slowboring.com
    White paper


    Hosts:
    Matt Yglesias (@mattyglesias), Slowboring.com
    Dara Lind (@DLind), Immigration Reporter, ProPublica
    Emily Stewart (@EmilyStewartM), Business and Politics Reporter, Vox

    Credits:
    Jeff Geld, (@jeff_geld), Editor and Producer
    The Weeds is a Vox Media Podcast Network production

    Want to support The Weeds? Please make a contribution to Vox: bit.ly/givepodcasts

    About Vox
    Vox is a news network that helps you cut through the noise and understand what's really driving the events in the headlines.
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    • 1 hr 1 min
    The Next Four Years: Joe Biden’s world

    The Next Four Years: Joe Biden’s world

    The Atlantic Council’s Emma Ashford joins Matt to explain the president-elect’s approach to national security.

    Guest:
    Emma Ashford (@EmmaMAshford), Senior Fellow, Atlantic Council

    Host:
    Matthew Yglesias (@mattyglesias), Slowboring.com


    Credits:
    Jeff Geld, (@jeff_geld), Producer
    Jackson Bierfeldt, Editor
    The Weeds is a Vox Media Podcast Network production

    Want to support The Weeds? Please consider making a contribution to Vox: bit.ly/givepodcasts

    About Vox
    Vox is a news network that helps you cut through the noise and understand what's really driving the events in the headlines.

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    • 1 hr 12 min
    Georgia on my mind

    Georgia on my mind

    Resources:
    "Why Georgia has runoff elections" by Jerusalem Demsas, Vox
    "David Perdue and Jon Ossoff advance to Georgia Senate runoff" by Ella Nilsen and Jerusalem Demsas
    "Detailed Turnout Data Shows How Georgia Turned Blue" by Nate Cohn, New York Times
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    Hosts:
    Matt Yglesias (@mattyglesias), Slowboring.com
    Dara Lind (@DLind), Immigration Reporter, ProPublica
    Ella Nilsen (@ella_nilsen), Politics & Policy Reporter, Vox

    Credits:
    Jeff Geld, (@jeff_geld), Editor and Producer
    The Weeds is a Vox Media Podcast Network production

    Want to support The Weeds? Please make a contribution to Vox: bit.ly/givepodcasts

    About Vox
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    • 51 min
    The Next Four Years: How to make a Biden Boom

    The Next Four Years: How to make a Biden Boom

    Vox’s new series THE NEXT FOUR YEARS delving into the policy prospects for the Biden Era kicks off with Bloomberg’s Karl Smith explaining a bipartisan approach to healing the labor market.

    Guest:
    Karl Smith (@karlbykarlsmith), Bloomberg Columnist
    Host:
    Matthew Yglesias (@mattyglesias), Senior correspondent, Vox


    Credits:
    Jeff Geld, (@jeff_geld), Producer
    The Weeds is a Vox Media Podcast Network production

    Want to support The Weeds? Please consider making a contribution to Vox: bit.ly/givepodcasts

    About Vox
    Vox is a news network that helps you cut through the noise and understand what's really driving the events in the headlines.

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    • 1 hr 8 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
253 Ratings

253 Ratings

a_mclellan ,

Informative.

Thanks. Great job.

martie1223 ,

I miss Jane!!!

Dara works for another outlet, why can’t Jane stay on? She was honestly the best part of the show. I am very sad

Margaret in Canada ,

Please finish sentences

I like listening to you, as you have great insights individually and as a group in most episodes. Please finish a sentence when you start one. Sometimes this goes on for five or six sentences and I cannot follow what the thought behind that is - you seem to either get a new thought, or a further expansion of the thought you had. Please just finish sentences and you’ll be so much better

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