The Cut

The Cut

In Her Shoes from the Cut is a weekly conversation between a special guest and Lindsay Peoples, The Cut's Editor-in-Chief, exploring culture, style, sex, politics and more. 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 other Wednesday.


May 24, 2023 26 mins
Atsuko Okatsuka is the comedian whose video you’ve probably shared with one of your friends. She has this adorable innocence and instant relatability that makes her so charming and convincing on stage. On this episode, she talks about how she got into comedy, Asian American representation in media and what it’s like going viral. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
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Margaret Cho is undeniably a comedy giant and a stand up legend who paved the way for so many women in comedy we see today. She gave Asian American women the liberty to be loud, vulgar, quirky and outright hilarious. Her comedy hits on the topics of race, gender, politics, sexuality and all the controversial things we’re not supposed to talk about. On this episode she talks about her career and how race has shaped her comedy. Learn...
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April 26, 2023 30 mins
Shiza Shahid has been impressive pretty much all her life. At 14, she was working as a volunteer in women’s prisons. At 18, she was off to Stanford. A few years later, she returned to her home, Pakistan, where she co-founded the Malala fund with now Nobel Peace Prize Laureate, Malala Yousafzai. These days, she’s running the cookware company, Our Place that has all the Insta girlies in a frenzy. The all-in-one Always pan has been an...
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April 12, 2023 38 mins
Sit down, be humble? Naw, not Robin Thede. She's uncontestedly hilarious and she knows it. On this episode, she spills the details on the fourth season of a Black Lady Sketch Show, and gives us a little advice on how to take up space. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
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March 29, 2023 36 mins
Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley has been a trailblazer pretty much her entire political career. In 2010, she was the first Black woman elected to the Boston City council and then would later go on to become the first Black woman elected Congress from Massachusetts. As a member of congress, she’s been a constant voice on issues like reproductive rights, healthcare and criminal justice reform. In this episode, she talks about her polit...
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March 20, 2023 67 mins
As Hollywood’s most powerful stylist, Law Roach has been the image architect for the biggest names in the industry — Zendaya, Celine Dion, Priyanka Chopra, Anne Hathaway, Ariana Grande, and Anya Taylor-Joy, to name just a few — yet he still struggles as one of the few Black stylists working with A-list talent and luxury brands. This past weekend after the Oscars, Hollywood’s biggest night, Law posted on Instagram a stamp graphic of...
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Abby Phillip is a voice and a face that's guided us through the news an anchor on CNN. Two years ago, she graced the cover of The Cut and on this episode, Lindsay and Abby reminisce on what that moment in time was like. They talk about Lindsay's first cover as Editor in Chief of the The Cut and what's changed for both her and Abby since. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
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This week we’re sharing with you a panel Lindsay moderated at the New Museum a few months ago with artists Miles Greenberg and Salome Asega. Miles is a performance artist and sculptor who’s known for using the physical body as sculptural material. Salome is the Director of New Inc at the New Museum and her work explores and critiques the speed in which technology develops. In this episode, they talk about the role art plays in tech...
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February 15, 2023 34 mins
Tory Burch is one of the designers who defined the 2000s. From the timeless ballet flat, to the signature Tory Burch emblem, her brand put a mark on an era and continues to remain a household name. She does this all while empowering women along the way. We talked about her upcoming collection, the plight of ambitious women and the evolution of the Tory Burch Brand. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
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From Land of the Giants, here is the first episode of this season, Dating Games. When Tinder launched in 2012, it changed dating culture and our expectations around dating forever by leveraging the iPhone and gamifying the dating experience. But did the rise of dating apps make finding romance easier or harder, and what are the consequences of playing a game that never ends? Subscribe to Land of the Giants to get new episodes every...
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February 1, 2023 37 mins
Paulina Porizkova has been famous just about her entire life. As a model in the 80s, she was once one of the highest paid supermodels in the world. Back then, she was known for being seen and not heard. At this stage in her life, she’s more focused on telling her story. Her Book, NO FILTER: The Good, the Bad and the Beautiful, touches on her career as a model, unpacking the grief of her husband’s death and the way we see aging wome...
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January 18, 2023 38 mins
Kenya Moore sits on the Mount Rushmore of Real Housewives legends, but she’s been Gone With the Wind fabulous since before the show. The forever beauty queen has given us quality content since she joined the franchise in 2012 and now, she’s taking on a new challenge. Kenya is one of the participants on the New Fox reality show Special Forces, which puts celebrities through the test of what it’s like to be a military special forces ...
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January 4, 2023 34 mins
In the Lower East Side on Orchard Street, there’s a colorful little store with a bejeweled beaded banana handle. It’s Susan Korn’s baby, the Susan Alexandra Store. Susan’s aesthetic is like if Lisa Frank, Betsy Johnson and Hello Kitty had a baby. There’s beaded purses, key chains, dog collars, wallets, jewelry and all the little trinkets to delight your inner child. It’s a place you can’t just talk about, you have to experience it....
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December 21, 2022 28 mins
Alyssa Shelasky is a writer in the truest form. She's written for magazines, she's written her own book, and now, the Sex Diaries column she edits for New York Magazine is being made into a docu-series for HBO. In this episode, Alyssa talks about what it was like putting Sex Diaries on screen, the stories that have stuck with her through the years, and how she personally balances all she does while being a mom. Learn more about you...
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December 14, 2022 29 mins
What does it mean to make a binge-able show that people will rewatch for years to come? On this episode, Issa shares about what makes storytelling meaningful, why taking time to herself is so important, and what she has planned for her next steps. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
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December 7, 2022 30 mins
Eva Longoria Baston is a true renaissance woman. Most of us were first introduced to her as Gabrielle Solis in the Show Desperate Housewives but she’s walked many different paths since her time on Wisteria Lane. The actress, producer, director, activist, entrepreneur and most recently, podcast host, joined us to talk about all of her projects, stepping behind the scenes and how her activism has shaped her work. Learn more about you...
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November 23, 2022 34 mins
Audie Cornish is a journalism vet whose voice was our north star on NPR’s, All Things Considered for ten years. After being a public radio girl for most of her career, she’s embarking on a new journey. She’s now hosting a weekly Podcast on CNN called The Assignment with Audie Cornish. She talked about leaving NPR, her career in public radio and of course, what it’s been like starting something new. Learn more about your ad choices....
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November 9, 2022 34 mins
Carri Twigg understands how storytelling shapes our reality. She’s the Co-founder and Head of Development for Culture House media, a Black, Brown and woman owned production company that centers the voices of those most marginalized in the industry. Culture house is behind the series, Growing up on Disney plus which came out earlier this fall. It follows the lives of ten young adults as they navigate their adolescent years. Most rec...
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October 26, 2022 30 mins
Jurnee Smollett has been on screen since before she could talk. Her career spans three decades, from sitcoms, to thrillers, to feature film. She’s done it all and she’s only 36. This summer, she starred in the Netflix film Spiderhead alongside Chris Hemsworth and Miles Teller. In her latest film, LOU, she plays a desperate mother on the hunt to find her kidnapped daughter. On this episode, she about her journey through Hollywood, b...
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October 12, 2022 35 mins
Kristina Blahnik walks in the footsteps of her incomparable uncle, Manolo and as CEO of the Manolo Blahnik brand, those shoes are absolutely divine. After taking over the position in 2013, she’s been able to expand the company from six to 80 employees globally and two standalone shops to 20 boutiques, all while keeping the staple artistry of the luxury shoe brand Manolo started just over 50 years ago. In this episode, she talks abo...
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