Politics

The subsequent 4 years: a collection of weeds

What is actually at stake for Americans as the new Biden administration consolidates and approaches a handover of power by Trump’s White House in January?

Matt Yglesias is hosting a special, eight episode limited series of Vox’s original politics talk show, The Weeds. It runs for eight weeks on Fridays, beginning November 13, 2020 and ending in mid-January 2021. Matt is joined by policy makers and experts to discuss the likely consequences of the elections and the challenges facing the future Biden administration.

We’ll cover everything from cabinet appointments to relations with Congress to the points of tension and boundaries imposed by political and procedural reality as the Biden government begins developing and implementing strategies related to pandemic, economy, immigration and climate change as well as possible changes to the Supreme Court.

How to do a Biden Boom

Episode 1 | Karl Smith, Bloomberg columnist and associate researcher with the Tax Foundation, provides an overview of what worked on the pre-Covid-19 labor market, how Republicans in Congress feel about budgetary issues, and the prospects for bipartisan collaboration on full employment.

Joe Biden’s world

Episode 2 | Emma Ashford, of the Atlantic Council, casts a critical eye on President-elect Biden’s approach to national security – an area where he is most likely to find consensus with GOP leaders but tensions with his own base.

The Covid-19 transition

Episode 3 | Emperor Jennifer Kates and Matt explain the next steps to take to fight the pandemic.

Future episodes on what’s left of the green agenda under a likely split government and how the new government will deal with ongoing antitrust litigation are in the works.

Subscribe to The Weeds anywhere you listen to podcasts – including Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, and Spotify – to automatically receive new episodes as they publish. Make sure to join the Weeds Facebook group to talk to our growing Weeds community about the aftermath and more.

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