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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, host Matthew Yglesias is joined by Vox reporters and editors, ProPublica's Dara Lind, and some of the leading minds in policy 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.

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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, host Matthew Yglesias is joined by Vox reporters and editors, ProPublica's Dara Lind, and some of the leading minds in policy 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 plan for more free school

    The plan for more free school

    Matt is joined by New York Times education reporter Dana Goldstein to talk about what Biden's American Families Plan will do to bolster and expand public education access in this country. They talk about the plan for universal preschool, free community college, and also talk about how the administration has been involved in pandemic-related school reopening decisions behind the scenes.
    Resources:
    "Schools Are Open, but Many Families Remain Hesitant to Return" by Dana Goldstein (New York Times, May 9)
    The Teacher Wars: A History of America's Most Embattled Profession by Dana Goldstein (Anchor; 2015)
    "Biden Directs Education Funding to Community Colleges, a Key Lifeline" by Stephanie Saul and Dana Goldstein (New York Times, Apr. 28)
    Learning in Public: Lessons for a Racially Divided America from My Daughter's School by Courtney E. Martin (Little, Brown; August 2021)

    Guest:
    Dana Goldstein (@DanaGoldstein), national correspondent, New York Times
    Host:
    Matt Yglesias (@mattyglesias), Slowboring.com
    Credits:
    Erikk Geannikis, Editor and Producer

    As the Biden administration gears up, we'll help you understand this unprecedented burst of policymaking. Sign up for The Weeds newsletter each Friday: vox.com/weeds-newsletter.

    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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    Facebook group: The Weeds
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    Homelessness and the rising tide

    Homelessness and the rising tide

    Matt and Dara are joined by Vox Politics and Policy Fellow Jerusalem Demsas to talk about homelessness, and the policies that have failed to even properly confront this problem. They talk about the decline of SRO housing, the progressives who seem to oppose any way to help out, and the 1951 sci-fi classic The Day the Earth Stood Still. Then, some research is discussed that takes a look at how Italian workers responded to a 2011 pension reform.
    Resources:
    "Iowa is making it harder to be a low-income renter" by Jerusalem Demsas (Vox, May 5)
    "Homeless Reflect on Life in a New York City Hotel Room, One Year Later" by Claudia Irizarry Aponte (The City, May 10)
    "The effort to recall California Gov. Gavin Newsom, explained" by Jerusalem Demsas (Vox, Apr. 26)
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    Hosts:
    Matt Yglesias (@mattyglesias), Slowboring.com
    Dara Lind (@DLind), Immigration Reporter, ProPublica
    Jerusalem Demsas (@JerusalemDemsas), Politics and Policy Fellow, Vox

    Credits:
    Erikk Geannikis, Editor and Producer

    As the Biden administration gears up, we'll help you understand this unprecedented burst of policymaking. Sign up for The Weeds newsletter each Friday: vox.com/weeds-newsletter.

    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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    Facebook group: The Weeds
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    The app store war

    The app store war

    Matt is joined by Makena Kelly of The Verge to talk about some recent stories at the intersection of policy and tech. She discusses the Facebook Oversight Board's ambivalent "ruling" on Trump's ban from the platform, Apple's ongoing antitrust court battles, and the prospect for a sweeping antitrust overhaul foreshadowed by Rep. David Cicilline (D-RI).
    Resources:
    "Facebook's Trump ban can stay in place, says Oversight Board" by Makena Kelly and Adi Robertson (The Verge, May 5)
    "As Epic v. Apple approaches the courtroom, Valve is getting sued over Steam too" by Sean Hollister (The Verge, May 1)
    "Amazon's Antitrust Paradox" by Lina M. Khan (Yale Law Journal, Jan. 2017)
    "Facebook's shadow court" (The Weeds, March 5)
    "Apple Accused of 'Power Grab' in Senate App Store Hearing" by David McLaughlin and Anna Edgerton (Bloomberg, Apr. 21)

    Guest:
    Makena Kelly (@kellymakena), policy reporter, The Verge
    Host:
    Matt Yglesias (@mattyglesias), Slowboring.com
    Credits:
    Erikk Geannikis, Editor and Producer

    As the Biden administration gears up, we'll help you understand this unprecedented burst of policymaking. Sign up for The Weeds newsletter each Friday: vox.com/weeds-newsletter.

    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.
    Follow Us: Vox.com
    Facebook group: The Weeds
    Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    The "hundred days" myth

    The "hundred days" myth

    Matt and Dara are joined by Vox's Andrew Prokop to talk about the very notion of a president's "first hundred days," whether or not it is a useful or important metric for their performance. Andrew talks about the history of the term, originating with F.D.R., and our hosts evaluate some of the recent lines of comparison between Biden and Roosevelt that have been floating around in the discourse lately. Plus, some research is analyzed that examines the effect of the channel placement of Fox News in certain areas, and Republican performance in federal elections.
    Resources:
    "The myth of a president's 'first 100 days'" by Andrew Prokop, Vox (Apr. 29, 2021)
    "Biden's first 100 days, explained in 600 words" by German Lopez, Vox (Apr. 30, 2021)
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    Hosts:
    Matt Yglesias (@mattyglesias), Slowboring.com
    Dara Lind (@DLind), Immigration Reporter, ProPublica
    Andrew Prokop (@awprokop), Senior Politics Correspondent, Vox

    Credits:
    Erikk Geannikis, Editor and Producer

    As the Biden administration gears up, we'll help you understand this unprecedented burst of policymaking. Sign up for The Weeds newsletter each Friday: vox.com/weeds-newsletter.

    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.
    Follow Us: Vox.com
    Facebook group: The Weeds
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    • 1h 8 min
    There's lead in your turmeric

    There's lead in your turmeric

    Matt is joined by Rachel Silverman, a policy fellow at the Center for Global Development, who talks about the extreme dangers and high prevalence of lead contamination globally. Despite the manifest health benefits that would be served by Biden's plans to finally replace lead pipes in the U.S., this is marginal compared to the lead poisoning occurring due to unregulated electronics recycling, traditional ceramics glazing, and by bright, yellow turmeric.
    Resources:
    "Biden Wants to Eliminate Lead Poisoning in American Children. We Propose an Even More Ambitious Goal: Global Eradication" by Susannah Hares, Rachel Silverman, and Lee Crawfurd (Apr. 20, 2021)
    "Your old phone is full of untapped precious metals" by Bianca Nogrady, BBC (Oct. 18, 2016)
    "Ground Turmeric as a Source of Lead Exposure in the United States" by Whitney Cowell, Thomas Ireland, Donna Vorhees, and Wendy Heiger-Bernays, Public Health Reports (May-Jun 2017)
    Choked: Life and Breath in the Age of Air Pollution by Beth Gardiner (U. Chicago, 2019)
    "New evidence that lead exposure increases crime" by Jennifer L. Doleac, Brookings Institution (June 1, 2017)

    Guest:
    Rachel Silverman (@rsilv_dc), policy fellow, Center for Global Development

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

    Credits:
    Erikk Geannikis, Editor and Producer

    As the Biden administration gears up, we'll help you understand this unprecedented burst of policymaking. Sign up for The Weeds newsletter each Friday: vox.com/weeds-newsletter.

    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.
    Follow Us: Vox.com
    Facebook group: The Weeds
    Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    • 47 min
    A Manchin for all seasons

    A Manchin for all seasons

    Matt and Dara are joined by Vox's Andrew Prokop, author of an in-depth revelatory profile on America's swingiest Senator: Mr. Manchin in the Middle. Andrew brings Manchin's history as a legislator to bear in discussion, shedding light on what Manchin's policy goals as a legislator in this Congress might be (if he has any, that is), what his governing ideology might be beyond the mere politics of his re-election, and why, ultimately, he is being so weird about the filibuster right now. Joe, if you're out there: please get in touch. Also, some research is discussed that explores the connection between the partisan identity of members of the so-called "deep state" (non-political-appointee civil servants) and their performance at their jobs.
    Resources:
    "Joe Manchin wants to save Democrats from themselves" by Andrew Prokop, Vox (Apr. 27, 2021)
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    Hosts:
    Matt Yglesias (@mattyglesias), Slowboring.com
    Dara Lind (@DLind), Immigration Reporter, ProPublica
    Andrew Prokop (@awprokop), Senior Politics Correspondent, Vox

    Credits:
    Erikk Geannikis, Editor and Producer

    As the Biden administration gears up, we'll help you understand this unprecedented burst of policymaking. Sign up for The Weeds newsletter each Friday: vox.com/weeds-newsletter.

    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.
    Follow Us: Vox.com
    Facebook group: The Weeds
    Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    • 1h 7 min

Avis d’utilisateurs

4.3 sur 5
14 notes

14 notes

Subsidyman ,

Would give this 5 stars, but for Matt

The Weeds does some great deep dives, but Matthew Yglesias’s way of speaking — his grating, sing-song voice, with unexplainable pauses and emphasis — makes my teeth grind. I wish, too, that he would learn to speak without all the extraneous words and phrases, like “like”, “I mean”, “sort of”, etc. Other than that, he and his co-hosts are clearly smart, do their homework, and come up with thoughtful insights.

Brit in Paris ,

Invaluable

Best US politics podcast - and there's serious competition these days

Rodrigomrc ,

A really outstanding podcast.

The Weeds is an excellent one-of-a-kind podcast. If you enjoy thinking about policy, this podcast is for you.

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