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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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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 Jenna along with L.A.D.’s stylist Sarah Clary and chief of staff Kyle DeFord about trying to make the world a more stylish place. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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
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 themselves about their sexual health and the intimacy of digital spaces. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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
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 cameos by her small daughter. Izzy Grinspan, Deputy Style Editor for The Cut, talked to her about career change, taking risks, the highs and lows of working in fashion, and where she thinks social media might go from here. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Turning to Tarot

Turning to Tarot

2020-11-0427:212

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
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 megaphone.fm/adchoices
Protesting Without Rules

Protesting Without Rules

2020-10-2128:591

When Michelle Lhooq stumbled onto a protest outside her door, it didn't look like a protest at all. It looked like a party. Or a music festival. In fact, people were calling it "protestchella," and it got a lot of backlash. This summer, when protesting felt both dangerous and at times joyous, many activists started to wonder: is there a right way to protest? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Am I Radical Enough?

Am I Radical Enough?

2020-10-1431:441

Society is in need of a radical change. And yet, still, we are constantly told that we need to lower our expectations, be reasonable, and be practical. To vote for the moderate, to fall in line. But what do we gain and what do we lose in compromising? This week on The Cut, host Avery Trufelman wonders: am I radical enough? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Being a snob takes too much energy. This is the time for the comfort food of culture. The Cut host Avery Trufelman talks with author Raven Leilani about Leilani’s debut book Luster and the importance of being earnest. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
It feels like everyone’s moving. The Cut host Avery Trufelman talks with Chanel Miller, author of Know My Name, about what it’s like to move to a new neighborhood when it feels like a shadow of itself and whether we can become our new selves in a new place. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Rich People Problems

Rich People Problems

2020-09-2324:462

From Jane Austen novels to Schitt’s Creek, rich people have been a source of fascination and perverse envy. But there was this moment during our time in lockdown, where the rich and famous seemed so tone deaf, so out of touch, so bad at singing John Lennon songs, that there seemed to be a turn against them. So why can’t we stop looking at rich people? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Emily Ratajkowski is a model. In her line of work, her image is not always treated as her own. Ratajkowski wrote an essay for The Cut about the ways her likeness has been bought and sold and separated from her. Now she talks with the Cut host Avery Trufelman about what it’s like to try and take back her own power. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Finding love in the city already has its own set of hurdles without adding a global pandemic to the mix. But that hasn’t deterred Tamara, our heroine. When she meets her potential dream man online, she makes the ultimate leap of faith and asks: Would you like to quarantine with me? And what happens next is straight out of a rom com… or is it? The Cut is made possible by the team at New York Magazine. Subscribe today to support their work at thecut.com/subscribe We are conducting an audience survey to better serve you. It takes no more than five minutes, and it really helps out the show. Please take our survey here: voxmedia.com/podsurvey Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
The Joy of Sext

The Joy of Sext

2020-09-0222:562

Now that hookup culture is on pause, sexting has become a true form of intimacy. And it’s really highlighted how terrible dick pics can be. Aesthetically. We're talking terrifying angles. Ghastly use of flash. Toilets in the background. This week on The Cut: the art of the nude, and why people socialized as male aren’t allowed to see themselves as desirable. The Cut is made possible by the team at New York Magazine. Subscribe today to support their work at thecut.com/subscribe We are conducting an audience survey to better serve you. It takes no more than five minutes, and it really helps out the show. Please take our survey here: voxmedia.com/podsurvey Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nature is Healing

Nature is Healing

2020-08-2625:19

The images of dolphins in the Venice canals and coyotes parading through Chicago and elephants asleep in a field were held up as the silver lining of 2020. And from these nature memes emerged a sort of mantra: “nature is healing, we are the virus.” But is humanity the virus we’ve condemned ourselves to be? The Cut looks at how people see themselves in the environment, and who is allowed to have access to the outdoors. The Cut is made possible by the team at New York Magazine. Subscribe today to support their work at thecut.com/subscribe We are conducting an audience survey to better serve you. It takes no more than five minutes, and it really helps out the show. Please take our survey here: voxmedia.com/podsurvey Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Optimism

Optimism

2020-08-1929:391

Being an optimist seems ridiculous right now. Especially because the meaning of the word itself is slipping, amid polite talks of "optimistic" reopening schedules and "optimistic" vaccine timelines. The word has become a euphemism for... delusional. In this inaugural episode of the new podcast of The Cut, host Avery Trufelman tries to navigate what it means to begin a new chapter in 2020. Maybe it doesn't matter if the glass is half empty or half full. Maybe we should just throw the liquid out all together. Or maybe we've all just been defining optimism wrong, and the people who have come to represent optimism incarnate have a lot to teach us. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Reintroducing the Cut

Reintroducing the Cut

2020-08-0646:531

Every week, host Avery Trufelman and The Cut's editorial team bring you interviews and stories about the moment we live in. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
The Ghost of Emails Past

The Ghost of Emails Past

2019-12-1747:092

Old emails are a fossil record of our lives. What were you doing this time last year, or two years ago, or ten? Even if you don’t keep a diary, you’ve got email... and this week, we're digging through ours. With Allison P. Davis, Mona Chalabi, Maddie Aggeler, Lisa Miller, Andrea Long Chu, and Stella Bugbee. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Some Personal News

Some Personal News

2019-12-1041:406

Meet a stranger, get married, do LSD, follow a band, buy a van, swear off men, go sit on a pyramid.... and other ways to change your life forever. Two women look back over decades of committing to big change, and Molly’s husband demonstrates the fathomless mysteries of the people we know best. Plus, a show announcement. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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Whitney Ivanoff

This is a great show. Nice portraits, very informative. So glad I subbed!

Oct 24th
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Whitney Ivanoff

How perfectly you were able to capture the essence of sickness in it all!

Sep 23rd
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Gwendolyn Higgins

I never listened to the previous incarnation of this podcast, but I loved Avery Trufelman on 99% invisible, so I decided to check it out. Looking forward to more!

Aug 20th
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angedeklerk

merry christmas

Dec 16th
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angedeklerk

happy

Dec 16th
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angedeklerk

woman

Dec 16th
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Inna Pak

Wait. But what about therapy?

Oct 18th
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Barry Murphy

Episode 60 of The Cut: Your Driver is Here. Shocking, brilliant episode, reflects so well on all participants, especially the victim; please post updates

Oct 15th
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Zamhe Obi

I love you guys. /ladies lol

Sep 10th
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AdSense DeKlerk

history repeats itself.

Jul 10th
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AdSense DeKlerk

innocent people

Jul 10th
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James Michael Thaxton, CST

With the heels of my feet on Netflix's, 'THE ACT'. A docudrama tightly based on both an psychological condition, and the reapercussions found in its wake. As well, the insight INTO the disease that effects and affects meeting on the side lines. It's so spooky to hear such similarities from this case in relation to Gypsy Rose's.

Jul 7th
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AdSense DeKlerk

)):(( hello

Jul 6th
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KateSos75

I am so glad I listened to this story. thank you for sharing her story 👏

Jul 3rd
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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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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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