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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 B.A. Parker and Jazmín Aguilera, engage 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 B.A. Parker and Jazmín Aguilera, engage 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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The Cut is a weekly audio magazine exploring culture, style, sex, politics and more. Each week, an ensemble of voices, led by B.A. Parker and Jazmín Aguilera, engage 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

In Search of Himbos

12/29/2021
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

Duration:00:23:40

I See a Sh-tshow, from Cover Story: Power Trip

12/22/2021
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

Duration:00:35:48

In Her Shoes: Gabourey Sidibe

12/18/2021
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 It. We spoke about Gabourey’s new gig, life after her Oscar nom,...

Duration:00:41:25

Emily Ratajkowski's Body

12/15/2021
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 Cut's executive producer Hanna Rosin talked to Emily about starring in an...

Duration:00:26:50

In Her Shoes: Sanaa Lathan

12/11/2021
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 pointed out before, she is one of the only Black women to save the...

Duration:00:33:18

How Do I Deal With My Rich Friends?

12/8/2021
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 says radical transparency is the key to managing friends and money. Then...

Duration:00:29:10

Would You Freeze and Share Your Eggs?

12/1/2021
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 programs, and how different women feel about giving away their eggs...

Duration:00:25:03

The Crock-Pot, from Nice Try!

11/24/2021
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 these inventions embody a battleground over what and how we...

Duration:00:41:40

Why Bother Being Nice?

11/17/2021
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 choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Duration:00:28:01

How Do I Make Friends Now?

11/10/2021
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 choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Duration:00:20:23

The Antivaxxer In Your Life

11/3/2021
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's Angelina Chapin tells the story of one woman whose parents picked their...

Duration:00:28:53

You and I Are in a Parasocial Relationship

10/27/2021
When it comes to our investment in celebrities and who we follow on social media, the word “parasocial” has been coming up a lot lately. But when it comes down to it, where is the line between stanning and creeping? This week, the Cut’s B.A. Parker talks to popular podcast host Sam Sanders about a fan letter he couldn’t get out of his head, and to social media star Connor Franta about what it means to have 20 million followers. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit...

Duration:00:30:41

In Her Shoes: Garcelle Beauvais

10/25/2021
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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit...

Duration:00:30:18

Talking About Abortion With My Mom

10/20/2021
It's easy to dismiss your pro life mom. But what if it feels like the very reason she is pro-life, is YOU. This week, a family feud that's more intimate and impossible than the usual. The Cut's Jazmín Aguilera sits down with journalist Kathleen Walsh ...and her mother. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Duration:00:27:19

In Her Shoes: Cynthia Erivo

10/16/2021
On this week’s installment of In Her Shoes, the Cut’s editor-in-chief Lindsay Peoples Wagner spoke with English actor and singer/songwriter Cynthia Erivo about her history playing legendary women, what it’s like to be so close to an EGOT, the inspiration behind her new children’s book, and the challenges she faced in creating her brand new debut album, Ch. 1 Vs. 1. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Duration:00:29:19

Going Back to a Theater Near You

10/13/2021
With the Fall movie season in full swing, more and more films are back to being released “exclusively in theaters.” For some there’s a feeling of relief and for others a feeling of trepidation. For the Cut's B.A. Parker, an avid moviegoer and film buff, the return of the big screen means a cautious reunion. Because there’s one film that she felt drawn to -- the French thriller “Titane.” Parker talks with the film’s star Agathe Rousselle about cars, psychopaths, and “whatever French...

Duration:00:21:12

In Her Shoes: Gabourey Sidibe

10/11/2021
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 It. We spoke about Gabourey’s new gig, life after her Oscar nom,...

Duration:00:39:49

20 Years Ago, She Warned Us About R. Kelly

10/6/2021
Sparkle knew R. Kelly as a mentor and friend. She introduced her 12-year-old niece, an aspiring rapper, to him 20 years ago. And then a sex tape surfaced—a tape that Sparkle said showed Kelly was abusing her niece. When she raised the alarm, no one listened. Instead, Dave Chappelle made a parody of it, and we all laughed it off. For decades, Sparkle has been paying the price for speaking out. She spoke to us about her role in bringing Kelly to justice and her reaction to the verdict. Learn...

Duration:00:33:00

Who Gets to Be Safe at HBCUs?

9/29/2021
After a deleted tweet from actress Phylicia Rashad, discourse around how Historically Black Colleges have dealt with sexual assault has intensified. B.A. Parker -- an HBCU grad -- talks with those who’ve navigated the struggles for survivors to be believed, and seeks advice from professor and attorney Anita Hill. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Duration:00:32:30

Why Do I Feel Weird Saying I’m Bisexual?

9/22/2021
The Cut’s Jazmín Aguilera has fought to be able to call herself bisexual, only to find out that the term might be a little… passé. So what label fits now? From Gen X-ers to Gen Z and even filmmaker Desiree Akhavan of "The Bisexual,” Jazmín seeks answers. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Duration:00:29:16