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The Cut on Tuesdays brings you women’s voices on culture, style, sex, politics, and people: It’s everything The Cut can’t stop talking about. Join host Molly Fischer every week for arguments, obsessions, dissections, reflections, confessions, and other deep dives. From New York Magazine and Gimlet Media.
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Everyone Is Getting Divorced

Everyone Is Getting Divorced

2019-06-1800:36:062

Taffy Brodesser-Akner is perhaps best known for her profiles of celebrities like Gwyneth Paltrow, Tonya Harding, and Jonathan Franzen — turning her subjects into characters through the irresistible drama of being famous. Now, she's turned to fiction, and has just published her first novel, Fleishman Is In Trouble, about the painful dissolution of a marriage. Taffy talks about her long-standing fascination with divorce, intensified as she's watched her peers go through the process in the age of dating apps, and shares an excerpt of her novel.
"I Love America"

"I Love America"

2019-06-1100:39:402

What is life really like inside an immigrant detention facility? In this episode, we talk to Karla, who came from Honduras to the United States as part of the much-discussed migrant caravan. When she walked over the US border six months ago, she thought she’d be reunited with her kids in South Carolina. Instead, she spent months in a terrible limbo. And when Karla's family is finally reunited, she discovers exactly how much has changed while she’s been gone.
We Are All Idiots

We Are All Idiots

2019-06-0400:30:122

Filmmaker Sandi Tan told the Cut that her next project would be an adaptation of Elif Batuman's novel The Idiot — it's a book about a hapless college freshman. So we brought Elif and Sandi into the studio to talk. Sandi pumped Elif for autobiographical details, Elif told us her big revelation of 2018, and they agreed that people who lose touch with their past selves — however idiotic — are the worst.
How To Do An Abortion

How To Do An Abortion

2019-05-2800:37:145

Cynthia Nixon joins us this week as we consider the past and future of abortion. What does it look like to end a pregnancy when the law stands in your way? Wendy Zukerman from Science Vs tells us about a group of women in the 60s who developed their own safe abortion kit. And we hear from a Dutch doctor who’s made it her mission to distribute abortion pills in countries without access... which has meant taking to the seas, and taking on the US government.
The spring thaw is here... or is it? The Cut staff tries to figure out what it means to be horny in 2019. (The answer involves asking Adam Driver to run you over with a bus.)
Call Your Mom

Call Your Mom

2019-05-1400:37:21

When you see "Mom" in your missed calls, do you start to sweat? Does a voicemail that starts "Hi, sweetie, it's me, so sorry to bother you..." make you twitch? You're not alone. Whether you have a great relationship with your mom or a predominantly shouting-based one, calls between moms and their kids are complicated. And on this episode, we hear from friends, colleagues, and listeners about how they navigate their mom calls.And, we want to hear from you! We are planning an episode about being horny. We’re interested in are the unexpected triggers: you know, the things that you personally are horny for that no one else gets. Whether that’s exposed ankles, pinkie rings, or bike messengers with their little hats, leave us a message at (920) 368-3341, and tell us what’s got you horned up in spring 2019. 
Cynthia Rowley is a fashion designer, author, and successful businesswoman, despite not having a background in business. Stella Bugbee talks with Cynthia about balancing work and life, hustling Andy Warhol at the start of her career, taking risks in fashion and business, and much more.
This week, we listen in on a conversation between Dr. Alexandra Sacks, host of the new podcast Motherhood Sessions, and Anne. Anne never wanted to be a mom. For years, her family, friends, and husband all told her, "When the baby comes, you'll change your mind" — but the change never came. Anne's now the mother of a toddler, and she's still struggling with lingering doubts about motherhood. You can listen to more episodes of Motherhood Sessions, on Spotify, or wherever you listen. 
Topeka Sam and Holly Harris are two women on opposite sides of the political spectrum who’ve worked together to pass criminal justice reform. They both played a part in passing the First Step Act, which reduced mandatory minimums, made it easier for families to visit loved ones, and allowed people who’ve been incarcerated to leave jail early for good behavior. Stella, Topeka and Holly discussed how to get it done across the aisle, when it’s time to put family first, and more. 
Nicole Cliffe and Daniel Mallory Ortberg met in the Hairpin comments section and quickly became long-distance friendship soulmates--they went on to start the website The Toast together. This week, they tell us about everything that's happened since they first bonded over Rebecca, answering questions like: How does a friendship change when one of you transitions? What about when one of you finds God? And who the fuck is Loretta? 
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Allison Bothley

Brave and challenging episode. thanks

May 29th
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AdSense DeKlerk

sometimes you just have to strike a cord with people

May 20th
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Virginia Harkin

Torcherous to listen to does the moderater have the educational background to talk this mother ? Her questions and comments Are so accusatory to this woman it was obvious she was trying to make a miraculous recovery for this woman who just got more guarded and emotional and full of regret for the way she feels as the interview went on. she was relentless with this is how you should feel and do with bad advice. Just interview her not try to fix her you have no idea how obnoxious and superior you come off

May 16th
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vittoria violetta

Virginia Harkin it's therapy... the job of the therapist is to help you learn to address the issue in question, to emapthetically challenge you to grow, not just be a non speaking wall. I disagree that the therapist was trying to miraculously paint over things, rather she was helping her unpack by stating truths the woman can hold onto rather than walking her further down the despair she is feeling which is a self defeating emotion

May 29th
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AdSense DeKlerk

AdSense DeKlerk everybody come from different walks of life so this is strangers talking deepest thoughts. sometimes people have to hear themselves say things allowed and have a unibias undersatdning. Alexandria Yu did a good job. therapeitic levels isn't instant like a pill or pharmaceuticals. so what Yu do takes alot of care and heart. thank Yu for ppl like Yu and GodBless

May 20th
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asong

Quite a bit of vocal fry..

Apr 25th
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Jerri Damey

I learned So much more! Thought I knew the story.

Apr 7th
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Erika Myers

how scary is that?

Apr 5th
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angedeklerk

@instagram 💪

Mar 26th
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Shannon Candido

Absolutely fantastic episode thank you so much for speaking your truths. As a white woman I vow to never stop listening, advocating and being grateful for how difficult and painful those conversations are for women of colour to have. Thank you

Mar 21st
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Facts Don't Care About Your Feelings

Shannon Candido Just don't start feeling guilty for being white. That is a slippery slope. Cheers from Belgium.

Apr 24th
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angedeklerk

Shannon Candido Have you happen to listen to episode 21?? its great it literallly made me #Laugh #out #Loud

Mar 27th
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WrenWilder

loved the first episode! looking forward to more

Nov 17th
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