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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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Episodes

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


The tax bill's winners and many, many losers

11/3/2017
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Dylan Scott and Dylan Matthews join Matt to talk about House Republicans’ tax plan.

Duration: 00:57:17


Indictment special! Plus: is Paul Ryan cowardly or courageous?

10/31/2017
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The gang talks about recent developments in the Russia investigation, and Sarah tells us what she learned visiting Canada with Bernie Sanders.

Duration: 01:01:59


Purge 3: The Bannoning

10/27/2017
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Andrew Prokop joins Matt to talk about Steve Bannon’s war on the GOP establishment.

Duration: 00:46:28


Republicans: "Math" means you have to cut taxes on the rich. Weeds: Nope.

10/24/2017
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Sarah, Ezra, and Matt talk more tax reform, John Kelly's failure to fix the Trump administration, and new research on dental scams. White paper: Health Services as Credence Goods: A Field Experiment

Duration: 00:59:36


How immigration took over Virginia’s governor race

10/20/2017
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Dara Lind and Andrew Prokop join Matt to talk about the surprisingly interesting governor’s election in Virginia.

Duration: 01:11:43


The Impact: The curious case of the $629 Band Aid

10/18/2017
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Introducing The Impact, a new show from Vox hosted by Sarah Kliff. The Impact explores how policy affects real lives. This season, we’re focusing on healthcare, and the first episode tackles with one of thorniest questions in the American healthcare system: prices. Subscribe to The Impact wherever you get your podcasts.

Duration: 00:08:31


How do you solve a problem like Harvey Weinstein?

10/17/2017
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Sarah, Ezra, and Matt dig into the Harvey Weinstein story, talk a bit about tax reform, and cover new research on Medicaid expansion and savings. White paper: Medicaid and Household Savings Behavior: New Evidence from Tax Refunds

Duration: 01:01:32


Trump couldn't repeal Obamacare, so he's making it worse

10/13/2017
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Dylan Scott joins Sarah and Matt to dive into the newest forms of Obamacare sabotage, and to talk about heroin.

Duration: 01:07:08

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