300 episodes

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, Jane Coaston 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

    • Politics
    • 4.5, 6.6K 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, Jane Coaston 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 Covid resurgence

    The Covid resurgence

    Ezra and Matt on how America failed while the world made progress on the pandemic, and what on earth is going on with the republican party.
    Resources:
    "Reopening schools safely is going to take much more federal leadership" by Matthew Yglesias
    "Trumpism, not polarization, drives America’s disastrous coronavirus politics" by Ezra Klein

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

    Credits:
    Jeff Geld, (@jeff_geld), Editor and 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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    Facebook group: The Weeds
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    • 53 min
    Contagious enthusiasm

    Contagious enthusiasm

    Dara, Jane, and Matt on Biden’s excitement gap.
    Resources:
    "So … About That Supposed Lack Of Enthusiasm For Biden?" Five Thirty Eight
    "Social conservatives feel betrayed by the Supreme Court — and the GOP that appointed it" by Jane Coaston, Vox
    "Trump’s surprising resilience with Hispanic voters, explained" by Matthew Yglesias, Vox


    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 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 4 min
    Land of the Giants: The Netflix Effect

    Land of the Giants: The Netflix Effect

    Land of the Giants is a podcast from our friends at Recode and the Vox Media Podcast Network that examines the most powerful tech companies of our time.
     
    The second season is called The Netflix Effect, and it’s hosted by Recode editors Rani Molla and Peter Kafka.
     
    The Netflix Effect explores how a company that began as a small DVD-by-mail service ultimately upended Hollywood and completely changed the way we watch TV.
     
    It’s a fascinating look at what really goes on behind the scenes at Netflix, one of the few companies that’s actually growing during the pandemic, and how they’re continuing to transform entertainment for you and me.  
     
    New episodes are released every Tuesday morning. 
    Want to support The Weeds? Please consider making a contribution to Vox: bit.ly/givepodcasts

    About Vox
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    • 22 min
    The war on bad statues

    The war on bad statues

    Jane, Dara, and Matt on Confederate Memorials, Woodrow Wilson, and the battle for historical memory.
    Resources:
    "Woodrow Wilson was extremely racist — even by the standards of his time" by Dylan Matthews, Vox
    "Inside the growing movement to ditch Columbus Day and celebrate Native Americans instead" by Victoria M. Massie, Vox
    "The battle over Confederate statues, explained" by German Lopez, Vox
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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 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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    • 1 hr 1 min
    The Veepstakes

    The Veepstakes

    Ezra and Matt on Warren, Abrams, Harris, and the Tammies and the links between racial and economic justice.

    Resources:
    "The Second Defeat of Bernie Sanders" by Ross Douthat, NYT
    "The Black-White Wage Gap Is as Big as It Was in 1950" by David Leonhardt, NYT
    "What is Owed" by Nikole Hannah-Jones, NYT
    "The Triumph of Black Lives Matter and Neoliberal Redemption" by Cedric Johnson, Nonsite.org


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

    Credits:
    Jeff Geld, (@jeff_geld), Editor and 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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    • 56 min
    Talking about talking

    Talking about talking

    Jane, Dara, and Matt explain “intersectional,” “structural” and the new language of identity discourse.
    Resources:
    "The intersectionality wars" by Jane Coaston, Vox
    "The Origins of “Privilege”" by Joshua Rothman, The New Yorker
    "Toward Black Liberation " National Humanities Center
    White paper


    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 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 megaphone.fm/adchoices

    • 43 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
6.6K Ratings

6.6K Ratings

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Decent convo

Decent convo, lots of one up-ing. Is there anybody at vox that doesn’t have a lisp?

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Back in business

This was teetering on oblivion, but it’s back, baby. Matt, Ezra, Jane and the crew are incredibly smart and on point, and the discourse is back to being solid and informed.

Keep it up, Vox!

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this pod is good

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