Episode from the podcastThe Weeds


Released Tuesday, 23rd February 2021
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Vox's Emily Stewart joins Matt and Dara to unpack what's in the Covid relief bill, now that it's out of committee. They talk about state & local relief, UI extensions, the $15 minimum wage, and why Congress is perma-hamstrung to effect real change. Plus, some research is analyzed about popular trading app Robin Hood, and its possible affect on stock prices.

"The year that Congress just gave people money" by Dylan Matthews, Vox (Feb. 5, 2021)
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Matt Yglesias (@mattyglesias), Slowboring.com
Dara Lind (@DLind), Immigration Reporter, ProPublica
Emily Stewart (@EmilyStewartM), Business and Politics reporter, Vox

Erikk Geannikis, Editor and Producer

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