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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, 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.

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    • 4.5, 6.5K 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.

    Defund the police?

    Defund the police?

    Ezra and Matt on reformism vs radicalism and reimagining law enforcement


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

    Credits:
    Jeff Geld, (@jeff_geld), Producer
    Jackson Bierfeldt, Editor

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    • 55 min
    The global class war

    The global class war

    Barron's economics commentary Matt Klein explains what's really behind international trade conflicts
    Guest:
    Matthew C. Klein (@M_C_Klein) Senior Writer, Barrons and author of Trade Wars Are Class Wars
    Host:
    Matthew Yglesias (@mattyglesias), Senior correspondent, Vox
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    • 1 hr 14 min
    Tweeting through it

    Tweeting through it

    Ezra and Matt on Trump's war on social media, plus Joe Biden's policy agenda.
    *This episode was recorded on Thursday, May 28th, 2020.
    Resources:
    "Twitter Must Cleanse the Trump Stain" by Kara Swisher, NYT
    "Joe Biden has a plan for that" by Matthew Yglesias, Vox

    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

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    • 1 hr
    Joe Biden ain't black

    Joe Biden ain't black

    Jane, Dara, and Matt on gaffes and the racial politics of 2020
    Resources:
    "Do Joe Biden’s “you ain’t black” comments ultimately matter?" by Fabiola Cineas, Vox
    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
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    • 1 hr 1 min
    The stimulus failure

    The stimulus failure

    Ezra and Matt on Trump's pseudo-federalism and Pelosi's strange aversion to automatic stabilizers.
    Resources:
    "Nancy Pelosi says Democrats opted against putting federal aid on autopilot in their $3 trillion coronavirus spending package to avoid amplifying sticker shock" by Joseph Zeballos-Roig, Business Insider
    "Trump Rewrites the Book on Emergencies" by Christopher DeMuth, WSJ
    "Federalism Is an Asset" by Danielle Allen, Anne-Marie Slaughter, Josh Simons, & Carmel Shachar, Harvard

    References:
    Recession Ready: Fiscal Policies to Stabilize the American Economy, The Hamilton Project
    Fix recessions by giving people money - The Weeds, featuring Claudia Sahm
    The case for subsidized jobs - The Weeds, featuring Indi Dutta-Gupta

    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
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    • 54 min
    Actual enumeration

    Actual enumeration

    Dara, Jane, and Matt take a look at America's first pandemic Census.

    Resources:
    "The pandemic may leave communities of color undercounted in the census — and cost them billions" by Donna M. Owens, Vox
    "Trump is still trying to collect citizenship data for redistricting" by Nicole Narea, Vox
    "A once-in-a-century pandemic collides with a once-in-a-decade census" by Andrew Whitby, Brookings
    "Over a million Hispanics turned white between the 2000 and 2010 Census" by Matthew Yglesias, Vox
    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.
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    Facebook group: The Weeds
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    • 53 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
6.5K Ratings

6.5K Ratings

bjohns383 ,

Where Are The Links!?!?

There were many good references in the episode on police defunding, but I didn’t see any links in the show notes.

Without good data how am I supposed to decide whether i should go out and help burn down the local precinct...

👮‍♂️ 🤷‍♀️ 🔥

Jumpshot24 ,

Police Reform Episode

I’m a big fan of the show and appreciate the topic being discussed but I really think that it’s important to bring on an expert on a topic instead of just the hosts sharing their opinion on topics that aren’t their strong suits. This episode is a prime example. That I know of, Matt and Ezra aren’t criminal justice reform experts but made a ton of assertions about what is going on and even were condescending to folks doing real work around the topic because it doesn’t line up with their assumptions. I hope this criticism is taken as a friendly suggestion because I do appreciate the show.

.____. ,

Centrist Shills

During the most recent episode on defunding the police, the discuss an elected official who tried to lower the funding of the police. The police responded by punishing that person constituents.

They use this as a reason for why you should be deferential to the police.

Shame on Vox.
Shame on Matt Yglesias.

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