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The Weeds

A News and Science podcast featuring Sarah Kliff, Matthew Yglesias and Dara Lind
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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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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, Explained
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!
Epstein conspiracy time
Jane, Dara, and Matt try to offer actual facts about prison suicide and new research on hot weather and crime.Related reading:“Jeffrey Epstein’s Death, in Context”’ by Ken White, the Atlantic"Jeffrey Epstein’s Death Underlines A Nationwide Problem" by Jesselyn Cook, Huffington PostWhite paper**********************************National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255Join the Weeds Facebook group!


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Sarah Breau reviewed this podcast on Mar 13th, 2019
"This podcast focused on political ideas, as opposed to partisan politics. If you're more interested in public policy than the horse race, this might be a good fit for you. It has inspired some good conversations for me. I would recommend this one."

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Sep 22nd, 2015
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Aug 20th, 2019
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