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The Cut

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The Cut is a weekly audio magazine exploring culture, style, sex, politics and more. Each week, an ensemble of voices, led by host Avery Trufelman, engages in the conversations that matter most in our current moment. Intimate, provocative, and probing, the Cut aims to ask questions before listeners even know they have them, always with a generous wit and an expansive idea of what is possible. From New York Magazine and The Vox Media Podcast Network. New episodes every Wednesday.

The Cut is a weekly audio magazine exploring culture, style, sex, politics and more. Each week, an ensemble of voices, led by host Avery Trufelman, engages in the conversations that matter most in our current moment. Intimate, provocative, and probing, the Cut aims to ask questions before listeners even know they have them, always with a generous wit and an expansive idea of what is possible. From New York Magazine and The Vox Media Podcast Network. New episodes every Wednesday.

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Vox Media

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The Cut is a weekly audio magazine exploring culture, style, sex, politics and more. Each week, an ensemble of voices, led by host Avery Trufelman, engages in the conversations that matter most in our current moment. Intimate, provocative, and probing, the Cut aims to ask questions before listeners even know they have them, always with a generous wit and an expansive idea of what is possible. From New York Magazine and The Vox Media Podcast Network. New episodes every Wednesday.

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English


Episodes

Introducing Chicano Squad

2/24/2021
It's always exciting when there's a new first: the first Black President, the first Latinx Supreme Court Justice, the first woman Vice President. But when you're first, you're only just arriving at the starting line. Comedian and activist Cristela Alonzo talks with Avery Trufelman about how to be first, when to say no to being first, and discusses her new documentary podcast series, Chicano Squad. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:36:01

Are You Actually Kinky?

2/17/2021
Celebrities like Armie Hammer and Marilyn Manson have tried to deny allegations of abuse by excusing their behavior as just kink. So what is kink? And why is it considered either a super scary taboo thing or a nerdy pastime? Writers Lux Alptraum, R.O. Kwon, Garth Greenwell, and Roxane Gay weigh in on the power of kink. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:24:46

You Might Actually Be In Love With Your Best Friend

2/10/2021
Desire, commitment, passion — these are all words that often make up a romantic relationship. But what if you feel a strong, deep love for your best friend? This week, Cut producer Allison Behringer on what happens when your soul mate moves away. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:25:40

What a Time To Be Sober

2/3/2021
The burden of quarantine has made a lot of people question their drinking habits. Among them is producer Alex Sujong Laughlin, who has been cutting back on alcohol but isn't quite ready to be sober. This week, why we drink. And what happens when we don't. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:28:18

A Manual for Fearlessness (with Olivia Nuzzi and Maria Ressa)

1/27/2021
President Biden was sworn in a week ago, but we’re still dealing with the emotional and global turmoil left by the previous administration. The Cut talks to journalists Olivia Nuzzi and Maria Ressa, who both cover their country's presidents. And they have both learned ways to deal with the last four years of fear and anxiety. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:28:58

Do You Actually Miss the Yoga Studio?

1/20/2021
With yoga studios shuttered, people are practicing and teaching yoga in their living rooms and bedrooms. Or at least, they're trying to. This week, what yoga means without the studio- for students, for teachers, and for the entire culture of American Yoga. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:29:36

Your Friendly Black Sidekick

1/13/2021
Black girls growing up in the 90's grew up seeing actors who looked like them on film. But these child actors were rarely in the spotlight. Usually, the spunky black kids were cast as sidekicks on childhood adventures. Producer B.A. Parker navigates the feeling of being relegated to the sidelines with a little help from her favorite ‘90s Black child actresses. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:21:19

The Truth About False Memories

1/6/2021
The Lost in the Mall experiment is a classic case study in Psych 101 classes. The study's conclusion: if you are told something happened to you as a child, you're inclined to believe it and that we're all susceptible to false memories being implanted in our minds. But the story behind this study is complicated. And so is the nature of memory. Cut writer Katie Heaney and host Avery Trufelman investigate how an accusation of sexual assault turned shakey science into widely accepted truth....

Duration:00:38:13

Five Reasons To Get Married On Zoom

12/16/2020
For richer or for poorer, in sickness and in health, people continue to get married. The way that people have been getting married in 2020 might change weddings forever. And that's for the better—or at least, that's what host Avery Trufelman is trying to convince her friend, who is wondering what kind of pandemic bride she's going to be. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:26:41

Would You Move Back Home? Could You?

12/9/2020
For more than a decade now, NYM Editor-at-Large Stella Bugbee has lived with her parents, and raised a family in the home she grew up in. But for a long time, she kept that a secret, perhaps because it's so stigmatized in American culture. But the percentage of people living multigenerational households has been on the rise since the 1980s. In this episode, we'll hear from people who've done it out of necessity, and by choice—even when it's not the easy choice. Learn more about your ad...

Duration:00:22:01

In Her Shoes: Tamron Hall

12/5/2020
Tamron Hall made daytime television history becoming the first Black woman to host the Today Show. After her well-publicized exit, her next step was to host her own talk show, currently in its second season. The Cut’s Stella Bugbee talked to Tamron about her ever-evolving mission as a journalist , not feeling liberated after leaving the Today Show, and what she’s learned from boxing. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:34:24

The Dangerous Legacy Of White Male America (with Ijeoma Oluo)

12/2/2020
Why do white men get so many chances, but marginalized groups get so few? Author Ijeoma Oluo talks with the Cut’s Avery Trufelman about her new book Mediocre: The Dangerous Legacy of White Male America, why we need white men to believe in their ability to grow, and why cancel culture doesn't actually exist. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:31:57

The Border Patrol Agent I Know

11/25/2020
Ana is an activist and a reporter. Art is an active duty border patrol agent. Their two worlds collided in the Arizona desert, over a series of conversations. When it comes to the border, what does it mean to see the other side? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:40:00

In Her Shoes: Jenna Lyons

11/23/2020
While president of J. Crew, Jenna Lyons was once labeled the “The Woman Who Dresses America.” But in 2017, she left the company and there’s been this question of what she’s going to do next. The answer: starting her own company called Lyons L.A.D. and hosting her own reality show Stylish with Jenna Lyons premiering December 3rd on HBO Max. Both showcasing what style, beauty and living could look like through the lens of Jenna Lyons. Izzy Grinspan, Deputy Style Editor for The Cut, talked to...

Duration:00:40:22

Being An Anxious Weirdo with Cazzie David and Zoe Lister-Jones

11/18/2020
These days, it's easy to forget how to be with other people. And it's hard not to feel like a solipsistic weirdo all the time. But writer Cazzie David and filmmaker Zoe Lister-Jones are embracing that uncomfortable feeling. Cazzie is publishing a new book of essays about her anxiety, her family, and heartbreak. And Zoe has made a teen horror film about the collective female trauma of high school. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:24:22

In Her Shoes: Erica Chidi

11/14/2020
Erica Chidi went from being a doula to a women’s health entrepreneur. All of this culminated in the creation of Loom, an inclusive platform dedicated to sexual and reproductive health education. There, Erica is the CEO and gained recognition when she recently raised $3 million for Loom’s digital relaunch. Noteworthy because only 0.3% of venture capital dollars goes to Black female CEOs. Izzy Grinspan, Deputy Style Editor for The Cut, talked to her about giving women the tools to educate...

Duration:00:31:16

She Had COVID For Months. No One Believed Her.

11/11/2020
Chimere's fingers were tingling. She was losing her vision. She could barely get out of bed. She was pretty sure she had COVID. But again and again, the COVID tests came back negative. Doctors told her it was all in her head and she started to question herself too. Until she found a community of people exactly like her. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:31:53

In Her Shoes: Aya Kanai

11/9/2020
Aya Kanai been a fashion editor for nearly 20 years. She worked at Teen Vogue when it first launched. She was fashion director at Nylon, Cosmopolitan, 17, chief fashion director at Hearst. She’s styled countless celebrities and worked on fashion ads. And she just went from being editor-in-chief of Marie Claire to a whole new world, taking on the role of Head of Content and Editorial Partnerships at Pinterest. Aya’s own social media presence is incredibly fun and authentic, with frequent...

Duration:00:39:36

Turning to Tarot

11/4/2020
We don’t know what the future holds, but we're dying to know. From polls and surveys and weather reports, there's a burning desire to know what will happen next. This week, a case study in three different tarot card readers, and three very different theories of how we should approach the future. We're nominated for three Discover Podcast Awards! vote here: https://www.surveygizmo.com/s3/5978795/2020-Discover-Pods-Awards-Finalists Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:26:57

The Last Four Years, The Last Five Decades (with Rebecca Traister)

10/28/2020
This week’s appointment of Amy Coney Barrett will change the United States Supreme Court for generations to come. What will happen to Roe v. Wade? Host Avery Trufelman talks with Rebecca Traister about how we got to this precarious moment for reproductive rights. And how the battle may be steep, but all is not lost. We're nominated for three Discover Podcast Awards! vote here: https://www.surveygizmo.com/s3/5978795/2020-Discover-Pods-Awards-Finalists Learn more about your ad choices. Visit...

Duration:00:35:13