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The Weeds
The Weeds
Vox

In politics, you’re often told not to get lost in the weeds. But we love the weeds! That’s where politics becomes policy... more

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Episodes

ConGRADulations, fellow kids

Hey, Weeds listeners: Today, we are bringing you an episode of Today, Explained that originally aired in early June.  Ten months... more

21 Jun 2022 · 27 minutes
How the world became rich

Dylan Matthews sits down with economic historians Jared Rubin and Mark Koyama to discuss their new book, How the World... more

14 Jun 2022 · 1 hour, 3 minutes
Does the US need a National Guard of nurses?

Dylan Matthews and Dara Lind are joined by Vox senior correspondent Dylan Scott (@dylanlscott) to discuss the shortage of nurses... more

07 Jun 2022 · 46 minutes
The gun control stalemate, explained

Dylan Matthews and Dara Lind are joined by Vox politics reporter Nicole Narea (@nicolenarea) to talk about gun violence. They... more

31 May 2022 · 48 minutes
The Most Dangerous Branch: A well-regulated militia

This episode originally published in October 2021 as the second installment of our “Most Dangerous Branch” miniseries about the Supreme... more

27 May 2022 · 1 hour, 8 minutes
Immigration, democracy, and the rise of the Western far right

This special episode of The Weeds was taped live at TruCon 2022! Join Dara Lind, Zack Beauchamp, and Jen Kirby... more

24 May 2022 · 1 hour, 16 minutes
The scourge of the “time tax”

Dylan Matthews and Dara Lind are joined by Annie Lowrey (@annielowrey), a staff writer at the Atlantic, to talk about... more

17 May 2022 · 53 minutes
Ukraine and the global food supply crisis

Dylan Matthews and Dara Lind talk with Washington Post economic columnist Heather Long (@byHeatherLong) about the global food supply crisis... more

10 May 2022 · 47 minutes
What the Alito leak means for Roe — and everything else

Dara Lind sits down with Vox Supreme Court correspondent Ian Millhiser (@imillhiser) for a deep dive into the leaked draft... more

05 May 2022 · 58 minutes
The Most Dangerous Branch: Roe v. Wade

This episode originally published in October 2021 as the first installment of our “Most Dangerous Branch” miniseries about the Supreme... more

03 May 2022 · 1 hour, 13 minutes
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ConGRADulations, fellow kids
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