The Cut

The Cut

The Cut is a weekly audio magazine 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.

Episodes

May 25, 2022 37 min
For over twenty years, Rebecca Traister has been a leading voice in gender issues and abortion politics. The Cut Columnist joined host Lindsay Peoples to talk about the leaked Supreme Court draft and what a post Roe future could mean for many Americans. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
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No, You Shut Up author, youngest national press secretary on record, and host of a new show on MSNBC- this heady resume belongs to this week's guest- the one and only Symone Sanders. Host Lindsay Peoples Wagner is joined by Symone for a discussion on boundaries, maintaining hope in politics, and their own relationships with ambition. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
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April 27, 2022 26 min
We're slowing things down this week with Celine Semaan an advocate, an author, and the founder of the climate innovation lab Slow Factory. Host Lindsay Peoples sat down with Celine to chat about career pivots, the future of sustainable fashion, and the value of hope in the fight against climate change. Check out Slow Factory Sign up for updates on Celine's book, A Woman Is a School, here Learn more about your ad choices. V...
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April 13, 2022 38 min
Sustainability is often framed as an obstacle to a successful business in today's world, but Leah Thomas- aka Green Girl Leah- has carved out a career marrying the two. On this episode, host Lindsay Peoples talks shop with Leah, diving into the coinage of Intersectional Environmentalist, bringing Black joy to the environmental movement, and how she's made a career out of making the world a little more equal for everyone and...
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March 30, 2022 27 min
How does a lady go from "breakout star" to established actress? This week, Lindsay Peoples sits down with the star of Atlanta, The Harder They Fall, and Deadpool 2, Zazie Beetz, to talk about that journey, avoiding burnout along the way, and the joys of facing fear head-on. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
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March 16, 2022 24 min
What does it take to sustain a legendary career? On this week’s episode, host Lindsay Peoples sits down with iconic designer Anna Sui to peek behind the curtain of her creative process, delve into her rich encyclopedic fashion knowledge, and celebrate New York City as an endless source of inspiration. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
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March 2, 2022 26 min
From How I Met Your Father, Younger, to (of course) Lizzie McGuire- In Her Shoes is breaking down what goes into building a stellar career full of iconic characters. Lindsay Peoples Wager is joined by the one and only Hilary Duff for a conversation on surviving teen stardom, aughts nostalgia, and the power in depicting positive female friendships onscreen. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
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February 23, 2022 28 min
In Her Shoes is taking over The Cut, interviewing the people we love, admire, or just find interesting. Each episode explores how our guest found their path, what got in their way, and how they think about bringing others along now that they’ve arrived. On this episode, Editor-in-Chief of the Cut, Lindsay People's Wagner sits down with CEO of Black Opal and Fashion Fair, former White House social secretary, and black makeup leg...
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February 16, 2022 29 min
On today’s In Her Shoes, host and Editor-in-Chief of The Cut Lindsay Peoples Wagner spoke with actor, reality TV star, podcaster, and author Garcelle Beauvais! Of Coming to America and Real Housewives of Beverley Hills fame, Garcelle spoke with Lindsay about immigrating to the U.S. at a young age, the trials of being the first black Housewife in her cast, and even explains the phenomenon that was requesting music videos on TV. Lear...
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December 29, 2021 22 min
The ideal man seems to have shifted from Mr. Darcy to Magic Mike. Someone who makes up for their intellectual blindspots with kindness and a hot bod. But do they exist outside of films and television? The Cut’s B.A. Parker goes on a mission to find out if himbos are real. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
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After years of experimenting with drugs, Lily discovers the psychedelic underground. It’s a world of shamans and guides - people illegally practicing psychedelic therapy to treat trauma. Their secret mission is to make this treatment more widely available in order to “promote the evolution of humankind.” But what will they overlook to get there? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
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December 18, 2021 40 min
In the latest episode of In Her Shoes, the Cut editor-in-chief Lindsay Peoples Wagner sat down with actor Gabourey Sidibe, know for her Oscar-nominated acting debut in 2009's Precious. Since Precious, Gabourey has continued to make a career for herself in movies and television: American Horror Story, Empire, Antebellum… and now, she’s entering the world of scripted podcasting with her new show: If I Go Missing, The Witches Did ...
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December 15, 2021 26 min
For model Emily Ratajkowski, there's a blurred line between empowerment and objectification. Coming up in the world of modeling, a harrowing experience with a photographer provided an early education in power dynamics, shame and what it means to be the object of desire. Her essay on that experience for The Cut went viral last year. Now, she's expanded on the ideas in that piece in a new memoir called "My Body." The ...
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December 11, 2021 35 min
In this episode of In Her Shoes, The Cut's Editor-in-Chief Lindsay Peoples Wagner sat down with actor and director Sanaa Lathan. Born and bred in New York City, Sanaa started out as a teen guest-starring on sitcoms like Family Matters and Moesha, before becoming a staple in rom-coms like Love And Basketball, The Best Man, and Brown Sugar. She also has appeared in blockbusters like Blade and Alien Vs. Predator, where, as she’s p...
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December 8, 2021 29 min
We trust our friends with the most intimate details of our lives. Yet for a lot of us, talking about finances feels off limits. So what happens when you find yourself in a friendship where money becomes an issue? In collaboration with NPR's Life Kit, the Cut's Jazmín Aguilera tries to find a solution. First, she talks to TikToker Tom Cruz, who went viral for showing the world a spreadsheet of his friends' incomes. He sa...
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December 1, 2021 21 min
More women are putting off having kids, which means the egg freezing business is booming. But with the process costing thousands and thousands of dollars, egg freezing is mostly a luxury good at this point. Unless you're willing to donate your eggs to someone else at the same time you freeze them for yourself. The Cut’s B.A. Parker talks to journalist Anna Louie Sussman about the logistics and ethics of egg freeze and share pro...
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November 24, 2021 41 min
Countertop kitchen appliances — cookers that range from slow to fast — promise healthier, easier, better ways to feed the body. These gadgets of convenience have raised the standards for how much variety and excitement one can reasonably expect from a meal. But what do we do with the time we’ve saved? Nice Try! Interior from Curbed heads into the kitchen and explores the anxiety-absolving promise of home-cooking equipment and how ...
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November 17, 2021 27 min
No matter who you are, inevitably there is someone telling you to “be nicer” or “stop being so nice”. Girlbosses preach that nice girls don't get the corner office, and yet Instagram slogans plead to "be nice." But what is niceness? Is it a virtue? A defense mechanism? A personality trait? And how can one try to be nice in a mean world? Avery Trufelman turns to Jonathan Van Ness for answers. Learn more about your ad cho...
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November 10, 2021 20 min
The pandemic has left a lot of us with this sense that our friends have disappeared. So Cut producer Noor Bouzidi goes in search of a new social life. She goes on friend dates with strangers she met on Bumble. And talks to friendship expert Dr. Miriam Kirmayer and lifestyle vlogger Katherine Berry about how to connect when you're self conscious about being the kind of person who needs to connect. Learn more about your ad choice...
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November 3, 2021 29 min
A new culture war is playing out in public in the form of antivax protests and an avalanche of social media posts from vaccine skeptics. But the divide is also playing out in private. And it's exploding relationships between people who've chosen to get vaccinated and those who have not. This week, The Cut's Jazmín Aguilera talks with Lux Alptraum about how she broke up with her longtime personal trainer. Then, The Cut&#...
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