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Everyone is always warning you not to get lost in the weeds. But not Vox's Ezra Klein, Sarah Kliff, and Matthew Yglesias. They love the weeds. That's where all the policy is. This is the podcast for people who follow politics because they love thinking about health care, economics, and zoning. It is not podcast for people who like hearing talk about gaffes.

Everyone is always warning you not to get lost in the weeds. But not Vox's Ezra Klein, Sarah Kliff, and Matthew Yglesias. They love the weeds. That's where all the policy is. This is the podcast for people who follow politics because they love thinking about health care, economics, and zoning. It is not podcast for people who like hearing talk about gaffes.
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Everyone is always warning you not to get lost in the weeds. But not Vox's Ezra Klein, Sarah Kliff, and Matthew Yglesias. They love the weeds. That's where all the policy is. This is the podcast for people who follow politics because they love thinking about health care, economics, and zoning. It is not podcast for people who like hearing talk about gaffes.

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English


Episodes

No one wants to take responsibility for sick kids or fake news

1/16/2018
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Matt, Ezra, and Sarah talk about Mark Zuckerberg's recent announcement regarding what Facebook will focus on in 2018, and the state of the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP).

Duration: 00:58:37


Shithole special

1/12/2018
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The mask slipped with Trump's "shithole" comments, and Matt and Dara take a hard look at what lies beneath it. Content warning: explicit policy discussions.

Duration: 00:58:40


Lie back, light up, and enjoy some executive time

1/9/2018
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German Lopez joins Matt and Sarah to talk about Attorney General Jeff Sessions' most recent move on marijuana, how Trump spends his time, and child mortality in the US.

Duration: 00:43:39


Winter, explained

1/5/2018
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Brian Resnick joins Dara and Matt to talk about the 'bomb cyclone' and how it relates to the climate.

Duration: 00:50:11


Why is US life expectancy falling?

1/2/2018
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It's only the second day of 2018, and Matt, Ezra, and Sarah are already talking about alarming statistics--this time, to do with average American life expectancy. White paper: Bias in Perceptions of Public Opinion Among American Political Elites The GOP is trying to pass a super-unpopular agenda — and that's a bad sign for democracy Impact Policy Submission URL: bit.ly/impact-season-two

Duration: 00:51:31


The most undercovered policy stories of 2017

12/29/2017
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Sarah returns from New Zealand in time to reflect with Matt on the year in policy.

Duration: 00:59:06


Ask Weeds Anything!

12/22/2017
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Matt, Ezra, and Sarah answer your questions.

Duration: 00:54:49


Tax reforms and garbage factories

12/19/2017
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Matt and Ezra talk about what the tax bill actually does, whether the deficit matters, and a white paper about rugged individualism. White paper: Frontier Culture: The Roots and Persistence of “Rugged Individualism” in the United States Other referenced works: Albion's Seed: Four British Folkways in America (America: a cultural history) American Nations: A History of the Eleven Rival Regional Cultures of North America Dialect Diversity in America: The Politics of Language Change

Duration: 00:56:29


The Great Awokening comes to Congress

12/15/2017
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Matt, Dara, and Tara Golshan talk about how Congress does and doesn’t handle sexual harassment allegations.

Duration: 00:58:09


Alabama senate special

12/13/2017
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Matt and Ezra talk about the result of the Alabama senate race and the state of the GOP.

Duration: 00:54:35


Is the FBI good now?

12/8/2017
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Matt, Dara, and German Lopez discuss the (shallow, according to some) politics of pro-FBI liberals.

Duration: 00:56:30


Net neutrality, explained (Also! Why CVS is buying Aetna)

12/5/2017
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Matt, Ezra, and Sarah talk through the argument around net neutrality, the possible CVS-Aetna merger, and a white paper about who becomes an inventor in America. Ben Thompson's defense of Ajit Pai Who Becomes an Inventor in America? The Importance of Exposure to Innovation

Duration: 01:06:09


How the GOP is weaponizing the tax code

12/1/2017
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Matt, Dara Lind, and Vox contributor Mike Konczal talk tax reform and Democrats' sexual harassment problem.

Duration: 00:58:42


Five big problems with the GOP tax plan

11/28/2017
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Matt and Ezra parse through the many flaws of the tax bill.

Duration: 00:50:13


Fax reform [Bonus]

11/24/2017
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No, it's not a typo! On this holiday bonus episode of the Weeds, we're bringing you an episode of The Impact, Sarah Kliff's podcast about how policy affects real lives. In this episode, we tackle the question: Why are fax machines still such a staple of American health care? We talk to a pair of policy makers who hatched a plan to replace paper files and fax machines with electronic medical records. We explain why that plan backfired. And we go into clinics to understand why the fax's...

Duration: 00:24:20


A very Weeds Thanksgiving

11/21/2017
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Sarah, Ezra, and Matt talk about what they're thankful for this year — plus disturbing new research about gender bias in surgical referrals. White paper: Interpreting Signals in the Labor Market: Evidence from Medical Referrals

Duration: 00:49:22


Tax reform special

11/17/2017
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Tara Golshan and Dylan Scott join Matt to break down the two different GOP tax bills.

Duration: 01:01:43


Republicans’ Roy Moore problem

11/14/2017
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Matt and Sarah discuss allegations against Roy Moore, Trump's new pick for Health and Human Services secretary, and a slightly better work week. White paper: Time as a Network Good: Evidence from Unemployment and the Standard Workweek

Duration: 01:00:12


Virginia is for Democrats

11/10/2017
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Dara Lind and Andrew Prokop join Matt to talk about this week’s election results and the implications for 2018.

Duration: 01:12:58


The vaunted, versatile VAT

11/7/2017
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Matt, Ezra, and Sarah talk about the possibility of a Value-Added Tax, midterm elections, and acid rain. Mentioned works: A Fine Mess: A Global Quest for a Simpler, Fairer, and More Efficient Tax System by T. R. Reid Creating an American Value-Added Tax The People Left Behind When Only the ‘Deserving’ Poor Get Help Mortality and Access to Care among Adults after State Medicaid Expansions White paper: Long-Run Pollution Exposure and Adult Mortality: Evidence from the Acid Rain Program

Duration: 01:00:08

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