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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.

Latest Episodes

ABCDebate

After Vox's Tara Golshan reviews the third Democratic debate, Matthew Yglesias explains how Joe Biden wins even when he loses.News comes at you fast. Join us at the end of your day to understand it. Subscribe to Today, ExplainedLearn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

28 MIN3 days ago
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ABCDebate

50 shades of Green New Deal

Vox climate reporter David Roberts joins Jane and Matt live in Seattle to break down the 2020 candidates' climate change plans.Hosts:Matthew Yglesias (@mattyglesias), Senior correspondent, Vox Jane Coaston (@cjane87), Senior politics reporter, Vox David Roberts (@drvox), Writer, VoxMore to explore:Subscribe for free to the Ezra Klein Show, a Vox podcast where Ezra brings you far-reaching conversations about hard problems, big ideas, illuminating theories, and cutting-edge research. 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 WeedsLearn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

88 MIN3 days ago
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50 shades of Green New Deal

A plan to revive American unions

SEIU President Mary Kay Henry joins Matt to explain her push for sectoral bargaining.Matthew Yglesias (@mattyglesias), Senior correspondent, Vox Mary Kay Henry (@MaryKayHenry) , International President, Service Employees International Union (@SEIU)More to explore:Subscribe for free to the Ezra Klein Show, a Vox podcast where Ezra brings you far-reaching conversations about hard problems, big ideas, illuminating theories, and cutting-edge research. 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 WeedsLearn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

58 MIN6 days ago
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A plan to revive American unions

The left’s path to power

Data for Progress co-founder Sean McElwee explains his strategy for a left-wing takeover of American politics, and the data-driven path to winning elections.Matthew Yglesias (@mattyglesias), Senior correspondent, Vox Sean McElwee (@SeanMcElwee) , Co-founder, Data for ProgressMore to explore:Subscribe for free to the Ezra Klein Show, a Vox podcast where Ezra brings you far-reaching conversations about hard problems, big ideas, illuminating theories, and cutting-edge research. 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 WeedsLearn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

64 MIN1 weeks ago
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The left’s path to power

Trump's primary challengers

Jane, Dara, and Matt talk about Donald Trump’s potential 2020 presidential primary challengers — Joe Walsh, Bill Weld, Justin Amash, and others, and what their bids mean for the post-Trump future. We also ruminate on a white paper exploring potentially racist hiring practices. Links to resources discussed: “Former Massachusetts Gov. Bill Weld explains why he’s primarying Donald Trump” by Jane Coaston, Vox“The problem with primarying Trump” by Jane Coaston, Vox“Former Rep. Joe Walsh, once a Trump supporter and conspiracy theorist, is running for president” by Jane Coaston and Sean Collins, Vox“Decades before Trump, Marion Barry fooled D.C.” by Jane Coaston, MTV News“Ex-Newark Mayor Is Accused of Misusing Campaign Funds” by Richard Pèrez-Peña, New York TimesWhite paperHosts:Matthew Yglesias (@mattyglesias), Senior correspondent, Vox Ezra Klein (@ezraklein), Editor-at-large Vox Jane Coaston (@cjane87), Senior politics reporter, Vox Dara Lind (@DLind), Immigration reporte...

57 MIN1 weeks ago
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Trump's primary challengers

The case for foreign policy restraint

Emma Ashford, a research fellow in defense and foreign policy at the Cato Institute, joins Matt for a wide-ranging discussion on China and the Middle East, the United States’ relationship with Russia since the Cold War, and the defense budget. They also explore the difference between restraint and realism, and whether or not President Donald Trump is an isolationist.More to explore:Subscribe for free to the Ezra Klein Show, a Vox podcast where Ezra brings you far-reaching conversations about hard problems, big ideas, illuminating theories, and cutting-edge research. 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 WeedsLearn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

60 MIN2 weeks ago
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The case for foreign policy restraint

Trump's latest trade war

Ezra, Jane, and Matt talk about Trump's approach to China and what his critics get right and wrong.Links to resources discussed: “Making China Great Again” by Evan Osnos, The New Yorker“The past 3 wild days in Trump’s trade war with China, explained” by Matthew Yglesias, Vox“Trump’s puzzling trade war with China, sort of explained” by Matthew Yglesias, Vox“Why Elizabeth Warren is declaring war on an obscure trade policy” by Danielle Kurtzleben, Vox“Elizabeth Warren’s vision for changing America’s trade policy, explained” by Matthew Yglesias, Vox“The progressive case for free trade” by Hilary Matfess, Vox“The weak defenses of Elizabeth Warren’s trade plan” by Daniel W. Drezner, Washington PostWhite paperHosts:Matthew Yglesias (@mattyglesias), Senior correspondent, Vox Ezra Klein (@ezraklein), Editor-at-large Vox Jane Coaston (@cjane87), Senior politics reporter, VoxDara Lind (@DLind), Immigration reporter, ProPublicaMore to explore:Subscribe for free to the Ezra Kl...

59 MIN2 weeks ago
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Trump's latest trade war

Does America need trade deals?

Yale's Hilary Matfess joins Matt to debate Elizabeth Warren's trade proposals, and the role of trade policy in progressive politics.Recommended reading:“The progressive case for free trade” by Hilary Matfess-------------------------------------------------------Join the Weeds Facebook group!News comes at you fast. Join us at the end of your day to understand it. Subscribe to Today, ExplainedLearn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

58 MIN3 weeks ago
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Does America need trade deals?

Slavery and its legacy

Jane, Dara, and Matt discuss the 1619 project and its criticsRelated reading:“The 1619 Project” New York Times Magazine“Henry Clay, Edward Baptist, and the Whipping Machine” by Bradley A. Hansen“Cotton, Slavery, and the New History of Capitalism” by Alan L. Olmstead and Paul W. Rhode“Capitalism and Slavery” by John J. Clegg, New York University“Slavery and Anglo-American capitalism revisited” by Gavin Wright, Stanford UniversityWhite paper--------------------------------------Join the Weeds Facebook group!News comes at you fast. Join us at the end of your day to understand it. Subscribe to Today, ExplainedLearn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

55 MIN3 weeks ago
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Slavery and its legacy

Trump's war on Medicaid

The Center on Budget and Policy Priorities' Jessica Schubel explains how Medicaid works, and how the White House is trying to undermine it.Join the Weeds Facebook group!Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

55 MINAUG 16
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Trump's war on Medicaid

Latest Episodes

ABCDebate

After Vox's Tara Golshan reviews the third Democratic debate, Matthew Yglesias explains how Joe Biden wins even when he loses.News comes at you fast. Join us at the end of your day to understand it. Subscribe to Today, ExplainedLearn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

28 MIN3 days ago
Comments
ABCDebate

50 shades of Green New Deal

Vox climate reporter David Roberts joins Jane and Matt live in Seattle to break down the 2020 candidates' climate change plans.Hosts:Matthew Yglesias (@mattyglesias), Senior correspondent, Vox Jane Coaston (@cjane87), Senior politics reporter, Vox David Roberts (@drvox), Writer, VoxMore to explore:Subscribe for free to the Ezra Klein Show, a Vox podcast where Ezra brings you far-reaching conversations about hard problems, big ideas, illuminating theories, and cutting-edge research. 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 WeedsLearn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

88 MIN3 days ago
Comments
50 shades of Green New Deal

A plan to revive American unions

SEIU President Mary Kay Henry joins Matt to explain her push for sectoral bargaining.Matthew Yglesias (@mattyglesias), Senior correspondent, Vox Mary Kay Henry (@MaryKayHenry) , International President, Service Employees International Union (@SEIU)More to explore:Subscribe for free to the Ezra Klein Show, a Vox podcast where Ezra brings you far-reaching conversations about hard problems, big ideas, illuminating theories, and cutting-edge research. 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 WeedsLearn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

58 MIN6 days ago
Comments
A plan to revive American unions

The left’s path to power

Data for Progress co-founder Sean McElwee explains his strategy for a left-wing takeover of American politics, and the data-driven path to winning elections.Matthew Yglesias (@mattyglesias), Senior correspondent, Vox Sean McElwee (@SeanMcElwee) , Co-founder, Data for ProgressMore to explore:Subscribe for free to the Ezra Klein Show, a Vox podcast where Ezra brings you far-reaching conversations about hard problems, big ideas, illuminating theories, and cutting-edge research. 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 WeedsLearn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

64 MIN1 weeks ago
Comments
The left’s path to power

Trump's primary challengers

Jane, Dara, and Matt talk about Donald Trump’s potential 2020 presidential primary challengers — Joe Walsh, Bill Weld, Justin Amash, and others, and what their bids mean for the post-Trump future. We also ruminate on a white paper exploring potentially racist hiring practices. Links to resources discussed: “Former Massachusetts Gov. Bill Weld explains why he’s primarying Donald Trump” by Jane Coaston, Vox“The problem with primarying Trump” by Jane Coaston, Vox“Former Rep. Joe Walsh, once a Trump supporter and conspiracy theorist, is running for president” by Jane Coaston and Sean Collins, Vox“Decades before Trump, Marion Barry fooled D.C.” by Jane Coaston, MTV News“Ex-Newark Mayor Is Accused of Misusing Campaign Funds” by Richard Pèrez-Peña, New York TimesWhite paperHosts:Matthew Yglesias (@mattyglesias), Senior correspondent, Vox Ezra Klein (@ezraklein), Editor-at-large Vox Jane Coaston (@cjane87), Senior politics reporter, Vox Dara Lind (@DLind), Immigration reporte...

57 MIN1 weeks ago
Comments
Trump's primary challengers

The case for foreign policy restraint

Emma Ashford, a research fellow in defense and foreign policy at the Cato Institute, joins Matt for a wide-ranging discussion on China and the Middle East, the United States’ relationship with Russia since the Cold War, and the defense budget. They also explore the difference between restraint and realism, and whether or not President Donald Trump is an isolationist.More to explore:Subscribe for free to the Ezra Klein Show, a Vox podcast where Ezra brings you far-reaching conversations about hard problems, big ideas, illuminating theories, and cutting-edge research. 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 WeedsLearn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

60 MIN2 weeks ago
Comments
The case for foreign policy restraint

Trump's latest trade war

Ezra, Jane, and Matt talk about Trump's approach to China and what his critics get right and wrong.Links to resources discussed: “Making China Great Again” by Evan Osnos, The New Yorker“The past 3 wild days in Trump’s trade war with China, explained” by Matthew Yglesias, Vox“Trump’s puzzling trade war with China, sort of explained” by Matthew Yglesias, Vox“Why Elizabeth Warren is declaring war on an obscure trade policy” by Danielle Kurtzleben, Vox“Elizabeth Warren’s vision for changing America’s trade policy, explained” by Matthew Yglesias, Vox“The progressive case for free trade” by Hilary Matfess, Vox“The weak defenses of Elizabeth Warren’s trade plan” by Daniel W. Drezner, Washington PostWhite paperHosts:Matthew Yglesias (@mattyglesias), Senior correspondent, Vox Ezra Klein (@ezraklein), Editor-at-large Vox Jane Coaston (@cjane87), Senior politics reporter, VoxDara Lind (@DLind), Immigration reporter, ProPublicaMore to explore:Subscribe for free to the Ezra Kl...

59 MIN2 weeks ago
Comments
Trump's latest trade war

Does America need trade deals?

Yale's Hilary Matfess joins Matt to debate Elizabeth Warren's trade proposals, and the role of trade policy in progressive politics.Recommended reading:“The progressive case for free trade” by Hilary Matfess-------------------------------------------------------Join the Weeds Facebook group!News comes at you fast. Join us at the end of your day to understand it. Subscribe to Today, ExplainedLearn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

58 MIN3 weeks ago
Comments
Does America need trade deals?

Slavery and its legacy

Jane, Dara, and Matt discuss the 1619 project and its criticsRelated reading:“The 1619 Project” New York Times Magazine“Henry Clay, Edward Baptist, and the Whipping Machine” by Bradley A. Hansen“Cotton, Slavery, and the New History of Capitalism” by Alan L. Olmstead and Paul W. Rhode“Capitalism and Slavery” by John J. Clegg, New York University“Slavery and Anglo-American capitalism revisited” by Gavin Wright, Stanford UniversityWhite paper--------------------------------------Join the Weeds Facebook group!News comes at you fast. Join us at the end of your day to understand it. Subscribe to Today, ExplainedLearn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

55 MIN3 weeks ago
Comments
Slavery and its legacy

Trump's war on Medicaid

The Center on Budget and Policy Priorities' Jessica Schubel explains how Medicaid works, and how the White House is trying to undermine it.Join the Weeds Facebook group!Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

55 MINAUG 16
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Trump's war on Medicaid

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