Reviews
Very shabby job on the housing discrimination episode. The host and guest dishonestly elide the distinction between de facto and de jure segregation.
James Tripoli via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 02/01/23
I used to look forward to the deep dives on this show. Now it’s just an interview podcast. This show was great and unique, now it’s just plain terrible. Unfollowed.
Structure man 888 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 02/01/23
I appreciate the information and viewpoints shared in the show, but it makes me sad that their first solution is always to have the government who created our problems fix those same problems……………………………………………. Recently they highlighted how the government props up pharmaceutical companies with...Read full review »
justdanielle via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/29/23
This used to an insightful podcast that dissected complicated policies and provided in depth analysis. Now the analysis barely gets past the surface. The topics covered are no longer interesting or captivating.
Clionrock via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/26/23
I used to listen to “The Weeds” regularly but then Sarah Kliff left and then Ezra Klein and they were left with the barely useful Matthew Yglesias. Matthew was tolerable but then he left. And, I don’t miss him at all. I can catch Ezra on his new podcast but I still miss Sarah. She was the best...Read full review »
pwj7050 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/11/23
This podcast deals with extremely important subjects of our time and not at a superficial level but really delves deep and I learne so much from listening to this podcast. This type of programming makes me think about these Important issues in a serious serious way.
itunes-jan-rate via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/09/23
Sorry, but it has to be said: this is just another forum for spouting the “four legs good…two legs baaad” VOX party line without Matt on board. This was one of my favourite shows-it’s too bad that they pushed Matt out for having the courage to think heretical thoughts.
Pookathepoundhound via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 01/08/23
The show used to be good with its old hosts, but now it’s way too dumbed down. I would have thought their target audience to be a lot more well-informed than they seem to believe.
csw79 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 12/07/22
When Matthew Yglesias hosted this podcast, it was among the best available: great topics and guests and highly insightful and nuanced discussion. Now the topics are much less interesting and the analysis and discussions are fairly predictable...nothing that surprises me or makes me question or...Read full review »
river science via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 12/05/22
The Weeds began as the flagship podcast for Vox.com. With its wonky and earnest discussion of the minutiae of public policy, it embodied so much of what Vox was attempting to build as a digital publication: deep dives that explain the news in an accessible format. Week after week, hosts Ezra...Read full review »
Sam, longtime fan via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 11/29/22
Have listened weekly for years but I think it’s time to cut the cord. Feels like this podcast has abandoned its old audience in search of a few new listeners. Conversation has shifted to become very surface level.
17KJ17 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 11/26/22
Long time listener. This now feels like a high school class not a college level class. You all lost your way in a great brand Vox had. Rename or recast please!
MaddowFan via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 11/09/22
Has really gone down hill since all of the original hosts and their original replacements left. I couldn’t stand the new format
kwgraham8 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 11/04/22
When I first started listening to the weeds, I heard exciting, smart, and heterodox analysis that always made me think harder about the issues, and learn about new issues to boot. I don’t know who decided on this new host and format, but now it’s a basic explainer fare interview show that doesn’t...Read full review »
Liked it before, I like it now via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 11/02/22
I have listened to this podcast for a bit and have generally felt better informed, but I can no longer say that. The past couple have been subpar, but this one about inflation was maddening. Poor communication and bad answers, and little respect for the fact that the very rich are doing great. No...Read full review »
JW110607 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 11/02/22
The Weeds is a podcast I discovered via Fresh Air, and an interview with Sarah Kliff about health care insurance. This intrepid trio are so well-read, and so curious about the ways and means of economics and governance, that I often have to pause and rewind, so that I can grok the conversation....Read full review »
beejieweejie via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 10/26/22
Grit large? Writ Large! 😂
😉💙🙃 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 10/18/22
I used to go to the Weeds to learn more about a subject than I already knew.
echolocution via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 10/12/22
I used to love this podcast but find myself less and less excited to listen to it.
Whyaretheyalltaken12345 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 10/11/22
Jonathan Guyer is a pretty sub-par Weeds guest. Rather than going into specific alternative policies for the War on Terror, he simply jumps from one topic to the next always posing questions but never detailed alternatives. Zach is pretty good host.
2ManyMikesgivereviews via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 08/16/22
I’ve yet to hear many news sources speak about the churches involvement. You got six conservatives that are Catholic and what’s Vatican say no abortion or contraception and they have open border policy. And not to mention group prayers with one side presenting certain cases.
moonmanjohnson via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 07/25/22
Like, Dara and, like, the Dylans seem, like, in a competition with each other to, like, see who can, like, ya’ know, fit the most ‘likes’ into every sentence? And apparently in, like, this competition there’s, like, bonus points given for, ya know, additional Millennial speech artifacts, like...Read full review »
phairphair via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 06/08/22
I realize this is very side point, but why is the host saying “lawl?” It’s law. Not lawl. You pronounce words for a living. Fix it. Pleasel.
devil zilla via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 06/05/22
After listening the episode of “why we fight” I remembered a book I read that might help you think a bit deeper…Braiding Sweetgrass” and I especially direct your attention to the chapter “Allegiance to Gratitude.” pp105-117. The best conflict avoiding advice ever.
MJMJMJMJM12345 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 04/30/22
These kids sound like they grew up in a very sheltered environment and think they know everything. They’re like Clueless meets band camp. Everything is presented from a left view, without serious alternatives. They are obviously smart but it gets hard to listen to after a while. I preferred Matt...Read full review »
Reasonable Seattleite via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/24/22
Love this podcast…so informative…many perspectives…
Constanza from NY via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/14/22
Jerusalem is awesome - always enjoy hearing her thoughts. Appreciate the deep dives with subject matter experts too
go pirates! via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/11/22
I regularly skip episodes with the current lineup of hosts and guests. I used to love the show but I miss the days where the hosts would argue productively but fiercely with each other about issues; that fire is completely cold. Modern episodes sound almost choreographed rather than free flowing...Read full review »
ejduffman via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/09/22
I had to stop listening because Jerusalem talks WAY too fast!! I can’t be the first or only one to comment on this. I literally checked to see if I had accidentally hit the speed and had it playing on 2x speed. Holy cow.
Nonnie1971 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/05/22
Jerusalem has some good insights but needs to slow down. Take a breath! Seriously stresses me out just to listen to, something to work on if you’re going to be working in a audio medium.
Tombo_bom via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/04/22
In your latest podcast on the war in Ukraine. I cannot believe you started the podcast basically laughing when the topic you are covering is such a tragic one that has moved the whole world (for sure the west) and may in fact change the whole world stage.
daphneklo via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/02/22
This used to be required listening, and now my podcast app asks me if I’m still interested. I’m not. Jerusalem’s analysis is often too clever by half, particularly on urban policy. Overall the show has lost the intellectual playfulness it once had in favor of an endless parade of hot takes....Read full review »
provwit via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 02/28/22
Are you speeding up the podcast for time? The combo of fast-talking and high voices sounds like a cartoon and is hard to follow. I missed half of what she said but I can’t make it through a second listen for content because it’s really annoying.
Hilari via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 02/27/22
this show used to be informative. now it’s some smug lady who sounds like she’s tweaking off the addy.
nsled via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 02/27/22
I truly adored this podcast, however it has become too difficult to listen to just based on the host’s speed-please slow down!
n2sab via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 02/24/22
Amazing content. But every time Jane said YO, I cringed. That's not how an educated professional speaks. LADIES, s l o w D o w n ! Please! Especially Jerusalem; she talks waaaaaay too fast and doesn’t modulate. Her points are lost due to this.Read full review »
frankie2266 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 02/23/22
Show’s really not what it once was. No friction for debate. Everyone agrees on everything. Jerusalem speaks so quickly that it’s perturbing, so I sometimes skip over her contributions. Didn’t always agree with Iglesias, but at least his contrary points of view generated interesting discussion of...Read full review »
Comic Enthusiast via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 02/10/22
Really good show which explains complex ideas with clarity.
Dr Puffs via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 01/29/22
Show went a little downhill after Matt Yglesias left. Jerusalem talks waaaaaay too fast for me to understand and take in all the great info she has. There isn’t much disagreement so the conversations aren’t always fruitful. There’s a lot to learn each episode and it is interesting, but the show...Read full review »
helenjohn via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/19/22
Covid 19 podcast on 1918 flu taught me a lot about our response— the good, the bad, the ugly!
gray paw via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/16/22
Some of your guest talk to fast. Some times they south like Alvin snd the Chomunks on caffeine. Other than that good podcasts
dude dudr dude via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/12/22
great guest and discussion but Jerusalem Demsas needs to slow her speech down. where’s the fire? i checked my speed and it was normal so it is you. not thru the entire epi but ya kinda go nuts from time to time like you are doing speed.
midwestBlue via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/09/22
Agree with another reviewer that Jerusalem speaks too fast for ease of listening. Otherwise, your content is usually pertinent and of interest to me. Thanks
Cjbluebird via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/07/22
Great content. However, holy Christ in a can, Jerusalem—cool it with the continuous use of “like” and…SPEAK MORE SLOWLY. You come across as childish and I’m sure you aren’t.
KrisD4 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/05/22
The episode about education was well informed and went deep into the weeds, but Matt, always, talks too fast. Over the years, he seems to have increased the speed at which he talks. If I were an advertiser, I would insist that Matt not read my commercials because he speeds through them and is...Read full review »
Media Curmudgeon via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 12/22/21
I hate, hate, hate the host’s taking speed. If I wanted to listen to a podcast at 2x speed, I would set the speed myself. The show topics are interesting, but I listen to maybe one podcast a month and only come back after I’ve forgotten how jarring it is to listen to the guest speak at a normal...Read full review »
SmokeyMok via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 12/21/21
I’ve always loved the concept, but didn’t realize how great it could be without one person’s ego constantly getting in the way. It’s also refreshing to hear the new hosts not act condescending towards their guests or try to one up them. Just smart, thoughtful policy discussion, as it should be!
leahaislyn via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 12/19/21
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