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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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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 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
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    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
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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

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    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
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    • 1 hr 8 min
    The never ending election story

    The never ending election story

    Jane, Dara, and Matt on Trump’s refusal to quit and his “surprising” Hispanic support.

    Resources:
    "How Democrats Missed Trump’s Appeal to Latino Voters" by Jennifer Medina
    "Why Democrats Lost So Many South Texas Latinos—the Economy" by Elizabeth Findell, Wall Street Journal
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    Hosts:
    Matt Yglesias (@mattyglesias), Senior Correspondent, Vox
    Jane Coaston (@cjane87), Senior politics correspondent, Vox
    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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    • 55 min
    Democracy lost

    Democracy lost

    Ezra and Matt on the election results and the prospects for majority rule.

    Resources:
    Chris Hayes and I process this wild election, Ezra Klein Show

    Hosts:
    Matthew Yglesias (@mattyglesias), Senior correspondent, Vox
    Ezra Klein (@ezraklein), Editor-at-large, 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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    • 54 min

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