The Cut

The Cut

By Vox Media Podcast Network

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.

Episodes

In Her Shoes: Natalie Johnson and Black Love Letters

Today's episode illuminates an essential foundation of Black life: namely, Black love.  A new book from Zando Press assembles letters and original illustrations on the topic from celebrated Black writers and thinkers. The collection, Black Love Letters, explores the concept of Black love in all its facets, from diasporic connection to familial and community care to romance. Its array of contributors includes Dr. Imani Perry, Michael Eric Dyson, Tarana Burke, and the Reverend Al Sharpton. Lindsay spoke to Natalie Johnson, who conceived of and co-edited Black Love Letters with Cole Brown, about the process of bringing the idea to life. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
28/02/24·16m 26s

In Her Shoes: Jamila Wideman

Jamila Wideman has a fascinating career trajectory that's spanned law, advocacy, and basketball—and mentorship has been a thread stitched through all of it.  Wideman made history in 1997 when she was drafted for the inaugural WNBA season by the Los Angeles Sparks. While there, she launched an afterschool program for marginalized teens, "Hoopin' With Jamila." After playing four years in the league, she went on to attend NYU Law.  As an attorney, she represented incarcerated people and low-income populations facing eviction. Now, Wideman works for the NBA, as Senior Vice President for Player Development. She works with rookies to help them acclimate to life as a professional athlete, and guides players in thinking about their lives holistically off the court. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
08/02/24·21m 12s

In Her Shoes: Geraldine Chung

Our guest on In Her Shoes this week is Geraldine Chung, the founder of the beloved online fashion brand LCD.  It began as an online destination, showcasing an inspired mix of emerging independent designers. The brand grew fast—within a few years, Chung went on to open a brick and mortar location in Los Angeles.  But like so many other small businesses, LCD took a big revenue hit during the pandemic. It's been difficult for small brands like it to regain stability, much less profitability. Earlier this month, Chung announced in a very candid Instagram post that she's shutting down the business. We wanted to talk to her about how she reached this decision, and ask her to reflect on what she learned in a decade of building and evolving the brand in a changing retail landscape. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
22/11/23·25m 41s

In Her Shoes: Cathy Horyn

It's been a little over a month since the Cut wrapped its coverage of Paris Fashion Week. It's time to take the long look back at the full year in fashion. With industry vet and Cut Editor-At-Large Cathy Horyn, we review the standout designers and trends of 2023.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
15/11/23·34m 28s

In Her Shoes: Mara Hoffman

Mara Hoffman started her eponymous label in 2002 out of her Upper East Side apartment. More than a decade in, she had an epiphany about the fashion industry: without sustainable practices, it was a toxic business that was bad for the earth.  And with the perspective of becoming a new mom, she was also thinking about her legacy differently. Hoffman began transforming her business practices, with a commitment to sustainability as a core principle.  This fall, Hoffman was awarded the Environmental Sustainability Award from the Council of Fashion Designers of America. On today's episode of In Her Shoes, we'll explore how she thinks about sustainable growth, and talk about the impact she wants to make on the wider fashion industry. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
08/11/23·36m 5s

In Her Shoes: Ayanna Pressley

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 political career, her journey dealing with alopecia and what she’s hopeful about in this current political climate. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
25/10/23·37m 9s

In Her Shoes: Audie Cornish

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. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
11/10/23·32m 40s

In Her Shoes: 50 Years of Hip Hop

This year marks the 50th anniversary of hip hop since the genre first erupted on the scene in the Bronx. On this episode, we hear from Bevy Smith, Debra Lee and music writer Kiana Fitzgerald on how far hip hop has come and how much work still needs to be done when it comes to women in the industry. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
04/10/23·36m 45s

Into It: Olivia Rodrigo and the year of the girl

As Olivia Rodrigo releases Guts, we take stock of the singer-songwriter who seemed to come out of nowhere, fully realized as an artist, back in 2021. How did Olivia surprise us so much before, and can she repeat her success a second time? Sam chats with Lindsay Zoladz, pop music critic at The New York Times, about the dualities of Olivia Rodrigo: She's an artist who is both quiet and loud, young and old at heart, and a former Disney child star whose lyrics are a gut punch. We also trace her inspirations from Alanis Morisette to Taylor Swift and explore why we can't get enough of Olivia's music in a year that's seen the pop culture power of women and girls. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
27/09/23·41m 5s

In Her Shoes: Tracy Reese

Five years ago, host Lindsay Peoples wrote a piece called Everywhere and Nowhere, What it’s Really Like to be Black and Work in Fashion. It shook the table and ushered in a conversation on race in the industry. She interviewed over 100 people, one of them being designer Tracy Reese who's been working in fashion for over five decades. For the fifth anniversary of the piece, Lindsay spoke to Tracy about what's changed, how far the industry has come and how much work still needs to be done. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
13/09/23·38m 32s

Into It: #FreeBritney’s Dark Turn

At the end of Britney Spears’s conservatorship in November of 2021, most of her fans rejoiced. But conspiracy theories have a subset of #FreeBritney fans convinced she’s still not really free. They focus on what they see as oddities or glitches in some of her Instagram posts. Vox reporter Rebecca Jennings says there are even theories that Britney has been replaced with AI or a body double. Rebecca and Sam talk about her current piece for New York Magazine and get into the TikTok sleuthing of this extreme set of Britney fans, how the conspiracy theories mirror QAnon, and what Britney herself thinks about her fans’ actions. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
30/08/23·44m 10s

In Her Shoes: Tracy Margolies

Tracy Margolies is the Chief Merchandising Officer at Saks Fifth Avenue. She continues to create innovative conversations and connections in fashion, changing the way we think about brands and shop them too. In this episode, Tracy talks about her career, her start in the industry and what it’s like balancing motherhood. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
16/08/23·20m 35s

In Her Shoes: Kenya Moore

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. On This episode from January, Kenya talks about her career, her journey through motherhood and what it was like going through those grueling challenges when she starred in the Reality TV show, Special Forces. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
02/08/23·37m 16s

In Her Shoes: Katori Hall

Katori Hall has a way of making the most dynamic, interesting characters come to life and there’s been no better display of that than the world she’s created on the show P-Valley. On this episode, Katori talks about her career, her writing process and what's next in her journey. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
19/07/23·30m 6s

In Her Shoes: Bevy Smith

Bevy Smith knows how to command a room and she’s had our attention for over two decades. Her Ted Talk was one of the most viewed of 2022 and her book, Bevelations: Lessons From a Mutha, Auntie Bestie serves as the ultimate guide in reinventing yourself. On this episode, Lindsay and Bevy get a chance to catch up and talk about why it gets greater later. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
05/07/23·49m 31s

In Her Shoes: Maggie Smith

In 2016, Maggie Smith experienced what it was like to go viral. Her poem, Good Bones was shared all over the internet. Celebrities shared it. Mothers who could relate shared it. Even Meryl Streep read at an award show. After that moment, her life changed. In her memoir, You Could Make This Place Beautiful, She details for us exactly how her life changed in the most painful but necessary ways. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
21/06/23·30m 6s

Into It: Christy Carlson Romano Turns Disney Nostalgia to Her Advantage

Christy Carlson Romano was ubiquitous on the Disney Channel in the early 2000s, starring in ‘Even Stevens,’ ‘Kim Possible,’ and ‘Cadet Kelly.’  But after the roles stopped and the checks dried up, she lost money to psychics, struggled with family relationships, and grappled with addiction. Now she processes those experiences on her popular YouTube channel, with videos like “Why I Don't Talk to Shia LaBeouf.” She talks with Sam about overcoming her past, tapping into nostalgia to find new audiences, and advocating for changes in the entertainment industry for child actors. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
14/06/23·37m 21s

In Her Shoes: Debra Lee

Debra Lee is truly in a league of her own. With over 30 years of experience in the entertainment business, she was often one of the first and only women in the room. As the former CEO of BET, she was at the forefront of curating Black culture with fidelity. Now she finally gets a chance to tell her story. On this episode, she talks about her new memoir, I am Debra Lee, which details her rise to the top and the struggles along the way. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
07/06/23·32m 47s

In Her Shoes: Atsuko Okatsuka

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 podcastchoices.com/adchoices
24/05/23·26m 7s

In Her Shoes: Margaret Cho

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 more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
10/05/23·29m 49s

In Her Shoes: Shiza Shahid

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 internet fave since it popped up on the scene, but the brand has a larger mission of telling stories through meals that bring people together. On this episode, Shiza talks about her business, transitioning from the nonprofit world and what her day-to-day is like running a company. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
26/04/23·30m 47s

In Her Shoes: Robin Thede

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 podcastchoices.com/adchoices
12/04/23·38m 29s

In Her Shoes: Ayanna Pressley

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 political career, her journey dealing with alopecia and what she’s hopeful about in this current political climate. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
29/03/23·36m 24s

In His Shoes: Law Roach

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 one word: “retired.” The caption read, in part, “The politics, the lies, and false narratives finally got me.” On this episode, we take a stroll in his shoes. Law sat down with the Cut’s editor-in-chief, Lindsay Peoples, to give us the details on everything from what led to this moment in his life and retirement to what will happen to all of his clients at the Met Gala, racism in fashion, and what’s next. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
20/03/23·1h 7m

In Her Shoes: Abby Phillip - Behind the Cover

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 podcastchoices.com/adchoices
15/03/23·46m 13s

In Their Shoes: Miles Greenberg and Salome Asega

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 technology and what that means for the future of art. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
01/03/23·30m 42s

In Her Shoes: Tory Burch

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 podcastchoices.com/adchoices
15/02/23·34m 40s

Tinder Changed the Game - from Land of the Giants: Dating Games

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 Wednesday.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
08/02/23·39m 37s

In Her Shoes: Paulina Porizkova

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 women in society. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
01/02/23·37m 32s

In Her Shoes: Kenya Moore

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 recruit. We talked about her career, her journey through motherhood and of course, what it was like going through those grueling challenges. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
18/01/23·38m 16s

In Her Store: Susan Alexandra

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. So Lindsay and her producers took a little field trip. For the first time on In Her Shoes, we go In Her Store. On this episode, we get to tour the Susan Alexandra store, learn more about Susan as a designer and how she got started in the industry. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
04/01/23·34m 59s

In Her Shoes: Alyssa Shelasky

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 your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
21/12/22·28m 22s

In Her Shoes: Issa Rae

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 podcastchoices.com/adchoices
14/12/22·29m 31s

In Her Shoes: Eva Longoria

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 your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
07/12/22·30m 50s

In Her Shoes: Audie Cornish

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. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
23/11/22·34m 25s

In Her Shoes: Carri Twigg

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 recently, Culture House produced Hair Tales on Hulu and OWN, which tells the story of Black hair through the decades and features women like Issa Rae, Oprah and Ayanna Presley as they walk us through their own personal hair journeys. We talked to Carri about shifting careers, how she started Culture House and the importance of telling our own stories. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
09/11/22·34m 33s

In Her Shoes: Jurnee Smollett

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, breaking through being pigeon-holed in her career and her new film, LOU out now on Netflix. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
26/10/22·30m 3s

In Her Shoes: Kristina Blahnik

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 about maintaining the Manolo Blahnik legacy, the brand's impact in pop culture and what she hopes for the future. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
12/10/22·35m 52s

In His Shoes: Michael R. Jackson

For this episode of In Her Shoes, we’re doing something a bit different. This summer Lindsay interviewed Michael R. Jackson in partnership with The New Museum. He’s a renowned playwright, composer, lyricist and the creative, brilliant mind behind the Broadway musical, A Strange Loop. The show has been a giant hit on Broadway for the past year and has been a critic fave for its entire run. It won a 2020 Pulitzer prize for Drama and a 2022 Tony Award for Best Musical. They talked about what it was like writing the show, his personal creative influences and representation in art. This is a taped recording of their live conversation. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
28/09/22·37m 26s

In Her Shoes: Eva Longoria

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 your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
14/09/22·30m 50s

In Her Shoes: Kristen Meinzer and Jolenta Greenberg

Kristen Meinzer and Jolenta Greenberg are really good at testing things out. On their podcast, By The Book, they apply the advice given from different self help books to their own lives to see what’s actually helpful. From their discoveries, they went on to write How to be fine: What We Learned from Living by the Rules of 50 Self-Help books. Now, on their latest podcast, Romance Road Test, they’ve extended the experimenting to their partners. Their new show tests out relationship hacks in their marriages. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
31/08/22·34m 16s

In Her Shoes: Tamera Mowry-Housley

Tamera Mowry-Housley has been a household name since her rise to fame in the early nineties. She’s an actress, producer, entrepreneur and lifestyle expert, who’s truly done it all. On this episode, we talked about starting over, the importance of family and how Tamera stays her best self despite everyday stressors. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
17/08/22·35m 24s

Into It: The Business of Beyoncé (with Sam Sanders)

Obsess better. Into It is a new podcast from Vulture and New York Magazine about the pop culture we can't stop thinking about. It's hosted by Sam Sanders, and the first episode explores How Beyonce changed the industry with her 2013 self-titled release. Find new episodes every Thursday where ever you get your podcasts. Listen on Apple Podcasts: https://bit.ly/3Q08ogS Listen on Spotify: https://bit.ly/3bv0xZI Listen elsewhere: https://bit.ly/3Q0rYtd Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
04/08/22·39m 57s

In Her Shoes: Issa Rae

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 podcastchoices.com/adchoices
03/08/22·31m 16s

In Her Shoes: Nili Lotan

Nili Lotan is a New York-based fashion designer who found success after launching her namesake label in 2003, making her own brand of classics for women. On this episode, the fashion designer talked about how she stitched her way through the industry, what makes good womenswear and her plans to shake up menswear. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
20/07/22·36m 48s

In Her Shoes: Jia Tolentino

Jia is a staff writer at the New Yorker and a bestselling author of the nine-part essay collection “Trick Mirror: Reflections on Self-Delusion,”. On this episode, Jia talks about her latest writing on the Supreme Court’s abortion decision, coping as a new mother, and how her religious past influenced her writing. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
13/07/22·47m 25s

In Her Shoes: Jen Statsky

Jen Statsky has been writing her way through the industry punchline by punchline. On this episode, the co-creator of Hacks on HBO Max talks about her start in the industry, how the show got green-lit and the homage it pays to women in the business who were maligned by media. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
22/06/22·42m 33s

In Her Shoes: Margaret Cho

Margaret Cho is a comedy legend who paved the way for so many recognizable names we see today. On this episode of In Her Shoes, she talks about her career, how race has shaped her comedy and her new film, Fire Island. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
08/06/22·28m 53s

In Her Shoes: Rebecca Traister

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
25/05/22·37m 2s

In Her Shoes: Symone Sanders

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
11/05/22·30m 32s

In Her Shoes: Celine Semaan

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. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
27/04/22·26m 20s

In Her Shoes: Leah Thomas

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 a little nicer to our home planet. Check out https://www.intersectionalenvironmentalist.com/ for more about the Intersectional Environmentalist Hub. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
13/04/22·38m 23s

In Her Shoes: Zazie Beetz

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
30/03/22·27m 28s

In Her Shoes: Anna Sui

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
16/03/22·24m 28s

In Her Shoes: Hilary Duff

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
02/03/22·26m 52s

In Her Shoes: Desiree Rogers

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 legend Desiree Rogers for a conversation about career shifts, the Obama White House, and the future of black cosmetics. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
23/02/22·28m 3s

In Her Shoes: Garcelle Beauvais

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 podcastchoices.com/adchoices
16/02/22·29m 18s

In Search of Himbos

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
29/12/21·22m 22s

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

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
22/12/21·34m 59s

In Her Shoes: Gabourey Sidibe

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, and so much more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
18/12/21·40m 2s

Emily Ratajkowski's Body

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 infamous music video, growing up with a woman's body and taking control of how that body was viewed as an adult. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
15/12/21·26m 50s

In Her Shoes: Sanaa Lathan

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 world in a movie. The pair spoke about embracing natural hair, Sanaa's directorial debut, and how much she loves transcendental meditation. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
11/12/21·35m 14s

How Do I Deal With My Rich Friends?

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 she talks to Otegha Uwagba, author of "We Need To Talk About Money," on how to deal with friends who are much wealthier than you. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
08/12/21·29m 2s

Would You Freeze and Share Your Eggs?

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 in order to gain a shot at becoming parents later in life. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
01/12/21·21m 22s

The Crock-Pot, from Nice Try!

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 eat. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
24/11/21·41m 48s

Why Bother Being Nice?

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
17/11/21·27m 51s

How Do I Make Friends Now?

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
10/11/21·20m 50s

The Antivaxxer In Your Life

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 antivax ideology over going to their daughter's wedding. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
03/11/21·29m 36s

You and I Are in a Parasocial Relationship

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 podcastchoices.com/adchoices
27/10/21·30m 14s

In Her Shoes: Garcelle Beauvais

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 podcastchoices.com/adchoices
25/10/21·29m 18s

Talking About Abortion With My Mom

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
20/10/21·27m 9s

In Her Shoes: Cynthia Erivo

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
16/10/21·28m 34s

Going Back to a Theater Near You

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 bullshit.” Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
13/10/21·20m 35s

In Her Shoes: Gabourey Sidibe

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, and so much more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
11/10/21·38m 6s

20 Years Ago, She Warned Us About R. Kelly

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 more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
06/10/21·31m 29s

Who Gets to Be Safe at HBCUs?

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
29/09/21·31m 34s

Why Do I Feel Weird Saying I’m Bisexual?

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
22/09/21·27m 4s

Smutty TV Has Changed and So Have We

It feels like people are getting more comfortable expressing their horniness on main... especially when it comes to the shows they're streaming. The Cut’s B.A. Parker talks about how shows like Bridgerton, Normal People and Sex/Life are capturing viewers’ attention with their intimacy. But what does it mean for how we express our desires out loud? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
15/09/21·22m 41s

Maybe You Should Go Outside

A few years back Stephanie Foo found herself burned out and anxious at the state of the world. So she decided to return to the one thing that always gave her peace: nature. But finding nature in New York City is... actually, not as hard as you think. In conversation with The Cut's Jazmin Aguilera, Stephanie describes how becoming a park steward helped her ease her climate anxiety. Then, she spends time with a horticultural therapist who uses gardening to heal. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
08/09/21·30m 2s

We Are All Burnt Out

We are all fried. Doctors, teachers, therapists, activists and even white collar workers and podcasts hosts are working longer hours and smashing into a wall of depletion. But what does it mean to be so burnt out, even if you have a job where you just sit in front of a computer all day? What if you’re feeling burnout in a job you’re supposed to love? And is there any way to break free? Host Avery Trufelman sets out for answers, guided by a Japanese novel, a mastermind of self care, and the one and only Esther Perel. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
01/09/21·28m 58s

Kat Chow Sees Ghosts

With this past year being one of loss, the Cut’s B.A. Parker seeks guidance in grief. Author and journalist Kat Chow discusses her new memoir "Seeing Ghosts." After the loss of her mother, Kat discovers the depths of family history that lie just beneath the surface. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
25/08/21·23m 10s

Stay Out of My Hijabi Business

The choice to wear hijab is a personal one, but oftentimes, it's also something you need to square with the people in your life. The Cut producer Noor Bouzidi talks with Maryam Jones about being a hijabi influencer and then removing hijab, and with Radiolab's Sarah Qari about the baggage that comes with shifting your identity. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
18/08/21·30m 34s

In Her Shoes: Sanaa Lathan

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 world in a movie. The pair spoke about embracing natural hair, Sanaa's directorial debut, and how much she loves transcendental meditation. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
14/08/21·33m 19s

How Coachella Took the Woodstock Look, from Switched on Pop

The Cut’s Jazmín Aguilera and B.A. Parker stop by Vulture’s podcast Switched on Pop. Jazmín and Parker help Nate Sloan and Charlie Harding break down the connections between festival fashion, music, and culture. We discuss how festival fashion came to be just as important as the music itself, and whether that's a problem for the real music heads. And, of course, we all discuss the iconic looks -- and performances -- of the festival to end all festivals: Coachella. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
11/08/21·26m 36s

Why Does the Internet Hate Black Women?

In the past year, we've seen at least three high-profile Black women -- Simone Biles, Naomi Osaka and Megan Thee Stallion -- talk publicly about the mental health strain of their lives in the public eye. It’s shed light on how Black women are targeted both in real life and online. The Cut’s B.A. Parker talks with Moya Bailey and Zeba Blay about the mental health impact of misogynoir and what it means for the future of Black women online. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
04/08/21·31m 40s

Transracial Adoptees Are Tired of TV

Finding stories in pop culture about transracial adoption are few and far between. But finding characters and storylines that reflect the complexities of growing up in white families is almost impossible. Cut producer Schuyler Swenson talks with writer Rebecca Carroll and consultant Angela Tucker about why it’s so rare to see narratives of adoption that feel accurate and how they’re bringing their experiences as transracial adoptees to the screen. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
28/07/21·33m 6s

So Now You Wanna Free Britney Too, Huh?

Long before Britney Spears’s shocking testimony, her diehard fans had been sounding the alarm. For years they made hashtags and videos demanding the courts to “Free Britney" while the rest of the world just walked on by. But now those fans -- and maybe Britney herself-- are finally seeing redemption. The Cut’s Jazmín Aguilera and Angelina Chapin tap into the Britney fandom and explore how its devotion turned to activism. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
21/07/21·24m 5s

Where’s My F--king Teenage Dream?

A lot of people have been sweet on Olivia Rodrigo’s new teen breakup album “Sour.” The Cut’s B.A. Parker finds a teenager who created a way to appreciate the album through a fake relationship, and reminisces about the teen heartbreak music that makes her nostalgic for being a sad girl with big feelings. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
14/07/21·23m 19s

The Lovers, from Tabloid

From a home video locked in a safe, to an industry of performing our most intimate lives online, host Lux Alptraum traces how the heist of Pamela Anderson and Tommy Lee's sex tape in the mid-90s forever warped the culture. The first episode of Tabloid: The Pam and Tommy Sex Tape, a series from Luminary and New York Magazine, is out now. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
07/07/21·24m 28s

Update: Maybe You Should Run For Office

A few months ago the Cut's Jazmín Aguilera talked with NY 23 Congressional candidate Jaslin Kaur about what it's really like to say "fuck the old white guy political establishment," and run for office as a woman of color. Now, in the midst of New York City's rank choice electoral purgatory, we're revisiting that conversation and updating with what it's like to crash toward a finish line and just suddenly... have nothing to do but wait. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
30/06/21·33m 34s

Into the Thicc of It

Gaby Grossman is no stranger to weight gain. From her childhood stint at a fat camp to the daily struggles of daring to wear a (gasp!) cute shirt in public, she's never been allowed to get totally comfortable in her body. That is until she tried one last thing: not trying to lose weight at all. As many of us emerge from quarantine a few pounds heavier, Gaby tells us what she's learned about gaining weight and loving herself. Check out Intuitive Eating Dietitian Nicole Grohman @thehungryclementine and Jessamyn Stanley's new book "Yoke: My Yoga of Self Acceptance" Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
23/06/21·27m 36s

In Her Shoes: Katey Sagal

This week on In Her Shoes, Executive Producer of the Vox Media Podcast Network Nishat Kurwa sat down with acclaimed actor Katey Sagal. A fixture on prime time TV for more than thirty years, Sagal began her reign with Married Children, one of the longest-running sitcoms on Fox. In her most recent leading role, she played the title character of the Erin Brockovich-inspired ABC drama “Rebel.” Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
19/06/21·17m 17s

Why Try?

For the Cut's B.A. Parker, the pandemic was going to be the time to learn to play the guitar or do yoga or study French...but how do you even start? For the past year especially, it's felt impossible to try. Parker talks to an Olympic skier who went viral for being a perpetual trier, and a friend who tried all the way to a baking competition on national television. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
16/06/21·24m 16s

In Her Shoes: Rachel Bloom

In this episode of In Her Shoes, New York Magazine Editor at Large Stella Bugbee sat down with Crazy Ex Girlfriend star Rachel Bloom. The American actor and comedy singer/songwriter spoke to us about motherhood, writing a memoir in quarantine, and why she hates when people call her show *MY* Crazy Ex Girlfriend. Here’s how it went. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
12/06/21·41m 17s

Hola Papi Sets Me Straight

John Paul Brammer isn't your typical advice columnist. As Hola Papi, he answers questions like "is space gay?" and "I saw my manager on Grindr, do I say something?" But what started out as a spoof became a source of joy, comfort, and commiseration for so many. The Cut's Jazmín Aguilera sits down with John Paul Brammer to discuss the powerful nature of advice and who, if anyone, is qualified to give it. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
09/06/21·26m 40s

Can Poker Help You Win at Life?

They say in life you gotta know when to hold 'em and know when to fold 'em. But like... could you be more specific? This week, the Cut's Jazmín Aguilera talks to professional poker player Melanie Weisner about approaching life with poker strategies, and when to walk away. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
02/06/21·26m 58s

The Other Side of Optimism

In a lot of ways, things are kind of starting to look up. The summer is here and so is the vaccine. The world is coming back... for better and for worse. This week, for her last episode with The Cut, Avery Trufelman revisits what it means to be optimistic, with the help of a Palestinian peace activist who can’t help but look on the bright side. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
26/05/21·32m 43s

When Working Out Doesn’t Work Out (with Alison Bechdel)

Like many people during lockdown, the Cut host Avery Trufelman thought she’d emerge extremely buff. That this time alone would be a moment to do pushups, or start jogging. But the motivation just wasn’t there. So what does it take to work out? And why do we work out in the ways that we do? These are the questions cartoonist Alison Bechdel seeks to answer in her newest book, The Secret To Superhuman Strength: an autobiography told through decades of workout trends and exercise. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
19/05/21·28m 50s

How Do I Know If I Want Kids?

Some people just know if they want to grow up to have kids. And there are those who never want to entertain the idea. And then, there are some people who are strictly, truly, exactly on the fence about parenthood. The Cut host Avery Trufelman is one of the undecided people, and this week she collaborates with Anna Sale, a mother and the host of the podcast Death, Sex, and Money. Together, they explore the decision whether or not to have children, and how it balances with creative ambition. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
12/05/21·28m 2s

Cooking Without My Mother

Michelle and her mother were nothing alike. Now the lead singer of Japanese Breakfast, Michelle Zauner grew up as a little punk kid running around the Pacific Northwest wearing Daniel Johnston T-shirts and patched overalls. Her mother was glamorous, refined, and secretly homesick for her hometown of Seoul, Korea. The bridge between them, however, was their shared love of adventurous eating and Korean food. Although Michelle only realized how significant this connection was once she had to learn to cook for herself. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
05/05/21·31m 8s

Here We Go Aftertimes

As soon as producer Jazmín Aguilera got vaccinated, she felt like she could daydream again. The possibilities for a life post-vaccination seemed endless. A summer of love! Debauchery! Parties! Travel! Jazmín finally felt there was a light at the end of the tunnel. And so she followed that light to somewhere she never expected to go. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
28/04/21·22m 56s

Does This Poster Make Me Look Racist?

When producer B.A. Parker was looking to decorate her apartment, she wanted to buy a poster of one of her favorite films from 1943. And upon revisiting the poster she realized... it was just a little more racist than she felt comfortable with. So what do we do with the problematic art of the past? B.A. Parker goes in search of answers. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
21/04/21·27m 4s

We Are All Burnt Out

We are all fried. Doctors, teachers, therapists, activists and even white collar workers and podcasts hosts are working longer hours and smashing into a wall of depletion. But what does it mean to be so burnt out, even if you have a job where you just sit in front of a computer all day? What if you’re feeling burnout in a job you’re supposed to love? And is there any way to break free? Host Avery Trufelman sets out for answers, guided by a Japanese novel, a mastermind of self care, and the one and only Esther Perel. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
14/04/21·28m 38s

In Her Shoes: Lindsay Peoples Wagner

Lindsay Peoples Wagner's meteoric career in fashion and media is impressive. She was the youngest Editor In Chief of a Conde Nast publication while Editor In Chief of Teen Vogue magazine. She is an ASME Next Winner and a Forbes 30 under 30 recipient. She authored the highly acclaimed piece on The Cut "Everywhere and Nowhere: What It's Really Like To Be Black And Work In Fashion" and started The Black In Fashion Council with Sandrine Charles, a nonprofit dedicated to holding the fashion industry accountable for change. And, she is the new Editor In Chief of The Cut. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
07/04/21·39m 56s

Why Bother Being Nice? (with Jonathan Van Ness)

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? Host Avery Trufelman turns to Jonathan Van Ness for answers. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
31/03/21·27m 13s

We're All Failing At Being Women

There is so much to say about Detransition, Baby by Torrey Peters. Lauded as the first book by a trans author to be released by a major publishing house, Detransition, Baby is a novel about queerness, motherhood, mothering, and, ultimately, the way we all present our genders. This week, Torrey speaks about how the Kardashians have “transitioned” from female to female, the impossible performance of womanhood, and how the common feeling of “failing at gender” can bridge divides between cis and trans women. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
24/03/21·22m 40s

Maybe You Should Run For Office?

U.S. politics are starting to look a little bit more like the United States itself. More queer people, women, and POCs. People who have never worked in politics before, have no corporate backers and are running campaigns out of their kitchen. So, what about you, or your friends? Producer Jazmin Aguilera tests whether she could actually run and what she would have to give up in the process. Writer Brock Colyar profiles Sarah McBride. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
17/03/21·40m 2s

Get Out of Your Head

It's been an awful year for almost every single person on the planet. And at the one year mark of the pandemic, Cut producer B.A. Parker decided to try to escape the stress and trauma by getting out of her own head. But it turns out getting out of your own head is a real mindf--k. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
10/03/21·24m 37s

Thirty, Flirty and Thriving

When Avery Trufelman was a pre-teen, the film 13 Going on 30 was like a roadmap to everything she wanted to be as a grown up: "thirty and flirty and thriving." But as Avery enters her third decade, she revisits the movie and grapples with what 30 means today. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
03/03/21·34m 23s

Introducing Chicano Squad

It's always exciting when there's a new first: the first Black President, the first Latinx Supreme Court Justice, the first woman Vice President. But when you're first, you're only just arriving at the starting line. Comedian and activist Cristela Alonzo talks with Avery Trufelman about how to be first, when to say no to being first, and discusses her new documentary podcast series, Chicano Squad. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
24/02/21·35m 29s

Are You Actually Kinky?

Celebrities like Armie Hammer and Marilyn Manson have tried to deny allegations of abuse by excusing their behavior as just kink. So what is kink? And why is it considered either a super scary taboo thing or a nerdy pastime? Writers Lux Alptraum, R.O. Kwon, Garth Greenwell, and Roxane Gay weigh in on the power of kink. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
17/02/21·25m 57s

You Might Actually Be In Love With Your Best Friend

Desire, commitment, passion — these are all words that often make up a romantic relationship. But what if you feel a strong, deep love for your best friend? This week, Cut producer Allison Behringer on what happens when your soul mate moves away. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
10/02/21·26m 50s

What a Time To Be Sober

The burden of quarantine has made a lot of people question their drinking habits. Among them is producer Alex Sujong Laughlin, who has been cutting back on alcohol but isn't quite ready to be sober. This week, why we drink. And what happens when we don't. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
03/02/21·30m 1s

A Manual for Fearlessness (with Olivia Nuzzi and Maria Ressa)

President Biden was sworn in a week ago, but we’re still dealing with the emotional and global turmoil left by the previous administration. The Cut talks to journalists Olivia Nuzzi and Maria Ressa, who both cover their country's presidents. And they have both learned ways to deal with the last four years of fear and anxiety. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
27/01/21·28m 58s

Do You Actually Miss the Yoga Studio?

With yoga studios shuttered, people are practicing and teaching yoga in their living rooms and bedrooms. Or at least, they're trying to. This week, what yoga means without the studio- for students, for teachers, and for the entire culture of American Yoga. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
20/01/21·30m 19s

Your Friendly Black Sidekick

Black girls growing up in the 90's grew up seeing actors who looked like them on film. But these child actors were rarely in the spotlight. Usually, the spunky black kids were cast as sidekicks on childhood adventures. Producer B.A. Parker navigates the feeling of being relegated to the sidelines with a little help from her favorite ‘90s Black child actresses. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
13/01/21·20m 12s

The Truth About False Memories

The Lost in the Mall experiment is a classic case study in Psych 101 classes. The study's conclusion: if you are told something happened to you as a child, you're inclined to believe it and that we're all susceptible to false memories being implanted in our minds. But the story behind this study is complicated. And so is the nature of memory. Cut writer Katie Heaney and host Avery Trufelman investigate how an accusation of sexual assault turned shakey science into widely accepted truth. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
06/01/21·37m 4s

Five Reasons To Get Married On Zoom

For richer or for poorer, in sickness and in health, people continue to get married. The way that people have been getting married in 2020 might change weddings forever. And that's for the better—or at least, that's what host Avery Trufelman is trying to convince her friend, who is wondering what kind of pandemic bride she's going to be. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
16/12/20·26m 11s

Would You Move Back Home? Could You?

For more than a decade now, NYM Editor-at-Large Stella Bugbee has lived with her parents, and raised a family in the home she grew up in. But for a long time, she kept that a secret, perhaps because it's so stigmatized in American culture. But the percentage of people living multigenerational households has been on the rise since the 1980s. In this episode, we'll hear from people who've done it out of necessity, and by choice—even when it's not the easy choice. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
09/12/20·22m 15s

In Her Shoes: Tamron Hall

Tamron Hall made daytime television history becoming the first Black woman to host the Today Show. After her well-publicized exit, her next step was to host her own talk show, currently in its second season. The Cut’s Stella Bugbee talked to Tamron about her ever-evolving mission as a journalist , not feeling liberated after leaving the Today Show, and what she’s learned from boxing. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
05/12/20·36m 13s

The Dangerous Legacy Of White Male America (with Ijeoma Oluo)

Why do white men get so many chances, but marginalized groups get so few? Author Ijeoma Oluo talks with the Cut’s Avery Trufelman about her new book Mediocre: The Dangerous Legacy of White Male America, why we need white men to believe in their ability to grow, and why cancel culture doesn't actually exist. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
02/12/20·33m 9s

The Border Patrol Agent I Know

Ana is an activist and a reporter. Art is an active duty border patrol agent. Their two worlds collided in the Arizona desert, over a series of conversations. When it comes to the border, what does it mean to see the other side? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
25/11/20·41m 36s

In Her Shoes: Jenna Lyons

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 podcastchoices.com/adchoices
23/11/20·40m 6s

Being An Anxious Weirdo with Cazzie David and Zoe Lister-Jones

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 podcastchoices.com/adchoices
18/11/20·25m 22s

In Her Shoes: Erica Chidi

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 podcastchoices.com/adchoices
14/11/20·31m 1s

She Had COVID For Months. No One Believed Her.

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 podcastchoices.com/adchoices
11/11/20·30m 49s

In Her Shoes: Aya Kanai

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 podcastchoices.com/adchoices
09/11/20·39m 20s

Turning to Tarot

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 podcastchoices.com/adchoices
04/11/20·25m 47s

The Last Four Years, The Last Five Decades (with Rebecca Traister)

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 podcastchoices.com/adchoices
28/10/20·35m 41s

Protesting Without Rules

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 podcastchoices.com/adchoices
21/10/20·28m 31s

Am I Radical Enough?

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 podcastchoices.com/adchoices
14/10/20·32m 22s

Irony is Out (with Raven Leilani)

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 podcastchoices.com/adchoices
07/10/20·29m 47s

I Guess It's Time to Move?

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 podcastchoices.com/adchoices
30/09/20·25m 17s

Rich People Problems

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 podcastchoices.com/adchoices
23/09/20·24m 44s

Emily Ratajkowski Wants Her Pictures Back

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 podcastchoices.com/adchoices
16/09/20·32m 42s

Love on Lockdown: A Quarantine Romantic Comedy

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 podcastchoices.com/adchoices
09/09/20·31m 9s

The Joy of Sext

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 podcastchoices.com/adchoices
02/09/20·23m 9s

Nature is Healing

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 podcastchoices.com/adchoices
26/08/20·25m 32s

Optimism

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 podcastchoices.com/adchoices
19/08/20·29m 50s

Reintroducing the Cut

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 podcastchoices.com/adchoices
06/08/20·1m 4s

The Ghost of Emails Past

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 podcastchoices.com/adchoices
17/12/19·51m 38s

Some Personal News

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 podcastchoices.com/adchoices
10/12/19·46m 8s

The Woman of Your Dreams

Once upon a time, Carmen Maria Machado met a woman who was beautiful and smart and funny and (amazingly, to Carmen) wanted to be her girlfriend. They got together, and at first, it was everything Carmen had been waiting for... and then things started to change. We spoke to Carmen about her new memoir, In the Dream House, and her search for more women with stories like hers.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
19/11/19·27m 51s

Jenny Slate is a Seasoned Professional

Jenny Slate never had stage fright at all... then suddenly, in her late 20s, she did. In this episode the comedian, actress, and author of the new book Little Weirds tells us about feeling like she was losing the thing she most loved. And she shares some of the ways she's learned to deal with her anxiety — from finding a supportive partner, to deciding not to drink, to establishing a morning routine worthy of Georgia O'Keeffe. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
12/11/19·29m 46s

You're Hired

When you start a new job, maybe you’ve got a fantasy of the life you want to lead—the new and improved person you want to be. But then you walk in the door, and your fantasy future collides with reality. So: What comes next? In this episode, we talk to Congresswoman Lauren Underwood and Uncanny Valley author Anna Wiener about intense new jobs, and how to embrace the optimism of a fresh start without losing yourself in the process. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
05/11/19·29m 45s

You Should Probably Quit

On August 18, 2012, Cher tweeted: "Whats going on with mycareer." In this episode we ask what's going on with OURcareers—how do we know when it's time for a change, and what does it feel like to actually quit? Esther Perel offers some advice about work, friends, and feelings. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
29/10/19·35m 36s

Eva Chen Has a Magic Wand

Eva Chen is Instagram's resident queen of fashion... but she's also a life-long Babysitters Club obsessive who just published her third book for kids. She sat down with Stella Bugbee to talk about how she gets it all done, from sanitizing her airplane seats to the sneaky email trick that keeps her sane. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
22/10/19·29m 45s

Your Driver is Here

When Alison called a Lyft after a night out with friends, she was looking for a quick ride home. Instead, she was driven across state lines, to a park — and the next morning, she woke up with no memory of what had happened there. Two years later, she's still looking for the truth about that night. On this week's show, Alison tells her story. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
15/10/19·48m 56s

Penis Envy and Other Problems

Ben Lerner is not known for freestyling. He's known for writing novels (also poems). But as a kid growing up in Topeka, Ben was deep in a world of male anger—anger that found outlets in debate championships, drunken fistfights, and, yes, also white-guy rap battles. And while Ben was growing up, his mom, Harriet Lerner, was navigating a world of anger, too. In this episode, Ben and Harriet talk about how their family's life shaped Ben's new novel, The Topeka School. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
08/10/19·33m 12s

Pregnancy: Let's See What This Body Can Do

This week, we want to know: What does it ACTUALLY feel like to be pregnant? We asked women to tell us what they didn't expect when they were expecting... and we heard about everything from extra nipples to extreme horniness to the benefits of being a pregnant war correspondent. With Rukmini Callimachi, Angela Garbes, and many more.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
01/10/19·31m 51s

Bad Man Season

It’s that time of year again—and this week, we’re re-releasing one of the first episodes we ever made. It’s all about what happens when women’s whisper networks become visible... which happened on a bathroom wall at Brown in the 1990s, and in our own inboxes two years ago. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
24/09/19·30m 25s

Hi It's Us Your 30 Long-Lost Siblings

When sperm donation first became widespread, it was supposed to stay a secret. That didn’t happen. Here’s what did...Featuring crazy coincidences, heartwarming reunions, sister moms, turkey baster twins, and a stadium full of siblings. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
17/09/19·36m 37s

Rebecca Traister's Brain is Boiling

Rebecca Traister checks her phone first thing in the morning: It's always full of bad news, but that bad news is her job, and she wants to know what she's getting into right away. On today's episode, Traister — the politics writer for New York Magazine and the Cut — tells us how she gets it all done, from profiling presidential candidates to constantly reminding her four-year-old to "PEE AND BRUSH!" Also included: The secret to running. (It's walking.) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
10/09/19·31m 17s

AAHH IT’S THE ANXIETY EPISODE AHHHH

An episode all about anxiety—from panicky thought-spirals to private self-soothing techniques. Featuring Aparna Nancherla, Jenny Odell, Sarah Wilson, our extremely anxious colleague Ruth Spencer, and many more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
03/09/19·32m 5s

The Hottest Weekend of 1919

Eve L. Ewing has spent years living in Chicago, working in Chicago, and thinking about Chicago — she knows the place. Then she found an 800-page document that changed the way she saw her hometown. On this week's show, Eve tells us the story of what happened in Chicago in the summer of 1919. Eve's book, 1919, is out now.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
27/08/19·28m 21s

Growing Up With Toni Morrison

By the time Toni Morrison died last week, a whole generation of readers had come of age in a world where she was already a legend. So, on this week’s show, we’re talking to women about growing up with Morrison’s books—how they first discovered her work, and what it’s meant to them over the years. Featuring: Brittany Luse, Zoe Haylock, Aminatou Sow, Glory Edim, Kaitlyn Greenidge, Angela Flournoy, and Ashley C. Ford.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
13/08/19·34m 56s

We Went to Elizabeth Warren's House

Elizabeth Warren has spent most of her career as a teacher. Before she faced off with a stage full of opponents for the Democratic nomination, she was facing off with a room full of rowdy 5th graders intent on cutting each other's hair. So what would it mean to have a teacher-in-chief? On this week's episode, Rebecca Traister pays Warren a visit to talk about her life in the classroom (and drink tea on her sun porch)—and we call Warren’s students to see what they have to say. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
06/08/19·34m 49s

Blocking A Million Bad Men

How can you fight back against online abuse? Writers Clementine Ford and Ijeoma Oluo tell us about a few go-to tools, like screenshots, mass-blocking, and the mute button. But what if you don't live your life online — and you’re dealing with a troll who seems to know everything about you? That's what happened to Francesca. Featuring Carrie Goldberg, whose new book Nobody’s Victim: Fighting Psychos, Stalkers, Pervs, and Trolls is out next month. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
30/07/19·42m 11s

Rebecca Traister, Tiffany Cabán, and 16 Votes

Tiffany Cabán’s outsider campaign for Queens district attorney could come down to just 16 votes. But Rebecca Traister says this race was thrilling long before it came down to an election night dead heat.  On this week’s show, she talks to Tiffany, and tells us what’s made her candidacy so exciting—and why it matters way beyond Queens. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
23/07/19·31m 19s

How to Stay Sane While Saving the Country

Brittany Packnett is an activist who rose to prominence after she became a leader of the protests in Ferguson back in 2014. Since then, she’s worked with politicians on the federal and state level on ending police brutality, and was appointed to President Obama’s task force on building relationships between communities and police. Brittany talks with Stella Bugbee about how she gets it all done, including how she decompresses from dealing with the heaviness of her work, travel hacks for the frequent flyer, and her philosophy of activism. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
16/07/19·26m 49s

Don't Tell Alison Roman To Chill

Alison Roman is a cookbook author, New York Times and Bon Appetit columnist, and the brain behind The Cookies and The Stew, those chocolate chip cookies and chickpea stew that you’ve likely seen in your Instagram feed. This week, Alison sat down with Stella Bugbee to talk about how she gets it all done, including how she develops her recipes, deals with online critics, and embraces her inability to chill. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
09/07/19·30m 42s

Make A Wish

When Hannah was a kid, everyone knew she was dying. All over town, donation cans showed a picture of her: a sweet little girl with cancer who needed help. But it turned out that Hannah's story wasn't so simple — in fact, she still doesn't understand everything that happened to her, and all the lies she was told.  In this episode, Cut writer Anna Silman follows Hannah as she gets a chance to talk to someone who can help her figure out the strange story of her childhood. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
02/07/19·37m 30s

Everyone Is Getting Divorced

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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
18/06/19·38m 44s

"I Love America"

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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
11/06/19·40m 43s

We Are All Idiots

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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
04/06/19·30m 33s

How To Do An Abortion

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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
28/05/19·36m 16s

I Want To Put My Mouth on That

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.) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
21/05/19·30m 44s

Call Your Mom

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.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
14/05/19·37m 57s

How Cynthia Rowley Gets It Done

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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
09/05/19·27m 5s

What If You Regret Becoming a Mom?

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.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
07/05/19·34m 58s

How Topeka Sam and Holly Harris Get It Done

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.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
02/05/19·27m 50s

The Pursuit of Total Friendship: Nicole Cliffe and Daniel Mallory Ortberg

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?  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
30/04/19·29m 41s

How Tamara Mellon Gets It Done

Tamara Mellon is a fashion designer, businesswoman, and magazine editor. She founded the luxury shoe brand Jimmy Choo in the 90s, and she walked away the company back in 2011. We talked with Tamara about starting her professional life over again in her forties, her path to sobriety, how she's come to peace with fractious family relationships, and much more.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
25/04/19·36m 5s

Selling Out

Author Curtis Sittenfeld talks about what it means to sell out -- from short stories on Chipotle cups to brand-written tweets. And she reads her short story "Creative Differences," about the making of a viral ad campaign. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
23/04/19·44m 22s

How Yasmeen Hassan Gets It Done

Yasmeen Hassan is the Global Executive Director for Equality Now, an international non-profit that has successfully pushed governments around the world to pass laws protecting women from sexual exploitation and harmful cultural practices like genital mutilation. Stella and Yasmeen discussed how to get it done as a single mom, the importance of face to face communication, and growing up in Pakistan. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
18/04/19·28m 4s

I Love You I Love You I Love You

Marriage: Why do we bother? Our theory is that it all comes down to a good story--so this week, we've got two couples with really good stories. First, she's Deaf and he's hearing. Second, a couple who met while he was serving 25 years in prison. And... we want to hear from you! We're working on an episode about calling our moms -- because, at any given time, there's a decent chance we should probably call our moms. But what's the thing you really need to call you mom about, the call you've been putting off? Is there a confession you've been too afraid to make? A question you've always wanted to ask? Or an apology that's long overdue? Psych yourself up by giving us a call and telling us about it. And, if you want us to help you out with your mom call, leave your name and number and we'll see what we can do. Our number is 413-247-4698. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
16/04/19·42m 22s

Family Money

On this week’s show, Stacey Abrams tells us how she wound up $200,000 in debt, and Abigail Disney explains why no one should have a private jet. We're talking about the financial baggage we inherit from our parents—whether that means a trust fund, a mountain of medical bills, or a compulsive attraction to two-for-one deals. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
09/04/19·43m 17s

How Nora McInerny Gets It Done

In 2014, Nora McInerny miscarried a child, lost her dad to cancer and her husband to a brain tumor, all within weeks of each other. Since then, she's written three books - her latest, No Happy Endings, was just released - and started a podcast called "Terrible, Thanks for Asking." Stella talked with Nora about how she got it done while her life was in turmoil, and how she gets it done now, as she balances her work and her new emotional life after grief. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
04/04/19·24m 4s

What Is Sex?

This week, we return to the dawn of sexual knowledge--a time when the first stirrings of horniness were paired with a total lack of useful information. Featuring AIM, purity rings, a nail polish bottle, Song of Solomon, and The Neverending Story. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
02/04/19·37m 2s

How Rukmini Callimachi Gets It Done

Our "How I Get It Done" series is back! For this episode, we sat down with Rukmini Callimachi, award winning journalist and host of the podcast Caliphate. She's been reporting on Islamic extremism for years, and her reporting has brought her to some of the most dangerous places in the world. Stella Bugbee talked with Rukmini about how she balances the risks of her job with her ambition, her secret work hack, how she unwinds when she's reporting, and much more.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
28/03/19·38m 24s

A Normal Person Conversation with Sally Rooney

We talked with Sally Rooney, author of Conversations With Friends and Normal People, about why she writes, how she’s smuggled socialism into page turners, the best way to keep her readers hooked, and much more.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
26/03/19·28m 53s

How the Stars of Russian Doll, Shrill, and Top Chef Get It Done

Natasha Lyonne, Greta Lee, Padma Lakshmi, Aidy Bryant, and Hope Solo tell us how they tackle rejection, imposter syndrome, new job stress, and get it all done. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
19/03/19·29m 45s

A Story We Love From The Nod

This week, we’ve got a story from our friends at the Nod about MDMA, therapy, and racial trauma.  You can find more episodes of The Nod wherever you listen.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
12/03/19·41m 7s

Can You Be Ambitious and Happy?

This week, we take a look at ambition: the internal force that wakes you up at 2:30 am full of ideas, that makes you want to do more than you thought you could, or than anyone else said you can. We talk with writer, director, and actor Pamela Adlon; The Cut's Stella Bugbee, and outgoing New York Magazine editor Adam Moss about how they've each embraced (or rejected) their ambition.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
05/03/19·35m 3s

Who Even Was Karl Lagerfeld?

A cartoon, a genius, a man who hated sweatpants... Making sense of one of the greatest fashion designers of all time, with Vanessa Grigoriadis, Carl Swanson, and Cathy Horyn. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
26/02/19·29m 55s

23 Weeks, 6 Days

In the fight over later abortions, the political rhetoric is miles away from the lived reality. This week, we tell one woman’s story. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
19/02/19·28m 59s

Everybody Must Get Stoned

How are we feeling about weed? On this week's show, we talk to Ben Sinclair and Katja Blichfeld of HBO's High Maintenance, Jia Tolentino, Aminatou Sow, Allison P. Davis, Nazanin Rafsanjani, Alex Blumberg, and many more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
12/02/19·33m 31s

Listening to Estrogen

When Lisa Miller's editor came to her with this story idea, she didn't want anything to do with it. But then she started poking around... and wound up spending the next year reporting what she found. On this week’s show, the link between menopause and late onset schizophrenia, and the role estrogen might play in women’s mental health You can read Lisa's original reporting for the magazine here.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
05/02/19·31m 46s

Like It or Not

"Likeable" has always been a loaded word when it comes to women in politics--it sounds a lot like barely-veiled sexism. But what if everything's changing? How does a politician make voters like her in 2019? And, we want to hear from you! We're working on an episode about weed, and we want to hear about the secret things you like to do while high. Leave us a message and tell us about your stoned activities (especially the weird ones). Our number is 413-247-4698.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
29/01/19·30m 13s

Bad Sex, Good Sex, Book Sex: Fiction That Makes Sense of How We Bone

Two different eras of sexual tumult, two very different blockbuster stories about sex. This week, we discuss books and boning. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
22/01/19·32m 36s

How Sarah Koenig Gets It Done

Sarah Koenig is the host and co-creator of Serial, the show that made podcasts a cultural phenomenon. After three seasons of exhaustive reporting, we wanted to ask her: how does she get it done? We sat down with Sarah to talk about how she balances work demands and supporting her family, her work wife, how she got over her fear of flying; and much more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
15/01/19·30m 33s

Escape from Shame Jail: On Apologies

It's the perfect time of year for apologies. Instead of thinking about everything you're going to do right in the future, what about everything you did wrong in the past? We asked our listeners what they were sorry for... and they had A LOT to say. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
08/01/19·30m 8s

Hello and Welcome to My Bad Dinner Party

Samin Nosrat, Angela Dimayuga, and Carla Lalli Music do their best to help Madeleine Aggeler -- the Cut's semi-competent food columnist --throw a dinner party for her friends. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
18/12/18·36m 22s

How Jill Kargman Gets It Done

In this installment of our "How I Get It Done" series, Stella Bugbee talks with writer and actress Jill Kargman.  Jill wrote and starred in her own Bravo series Odd Mom Out for three seasons as a first time actress. She talks with us about being on screen for the first time as she was turning 40, working 18 hour days while raising her three kids, surviving breast cancer, and much more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
13/12/18·23m 27s

The Women of the Caravan

A caravan of migrants from Honduras reached the U.S. border a few weeks ago. Now, thousands are living in a camp in Tijuana, waiting to find out whether they'll be allowed in the country.  We visited the camp to talk to women about what life is like in limbo -- caught between countries, separated from their families, with no idea what comes next. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
11/12/18·33m 1s

How Amy Sherald Gets It Done

In this installment of our "How I Get It Done" series, Stella Bugbee talks with artist Amy Sherald.  When she was selected to paint First Lady Michelle Obama's official portrait last fall, Amy Sherald's entire life changed virtually overnight. Amy tells us about how she's managing her newfound fame, how she negotiates her busy schedule with a chronic health condition, her desire for motherhood, and much more.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
06/12/18·20m 47s

Down the Street from a Mass Shooting

A few weeks back, on Twitter, some doctors started posting photos of the bloody aftermath of gun violence: the things they see at work every day, not just when a shooting makes the news.  In the midst of all that, a woman named Kate Ranta shared a photo of her own. In this episode, we hear her story -- and we consider the connections between violence in the  headlines and behind closed doors. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
04/12/18·45m 28s

How Robin Roberts Gets It Done

For the first in our "How I Get It Done" series, Stella Bugbee talks with Good Morning America host Robin Roberts.  An award winning journalist and cancer survivor, Robin tells us how she juggles her schedule while making time for the people she loves, her advice on to be an effective leader, what she wishes she could tell her younger self, and much more.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
29/11/18·26m 10s

Beat Around the Bush: On Pubes

This week, an investigation: what's going on with pubic hair these days? From basic maintenance to celebrity grooming trends, we look at the mysterious and messy experience of dealing with your pubes. And, a request! We’re going to be talking about apologies: when they work, when they don’t, and what happens when they’re left unsaid. And we want to hear from you: If you could apologize to anyone right now, who would it be? And what would you say? Gives us a call at (920) 368-3341 and record an apology - get it out of your system. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
27/11/18·39m 8s

Motherhood: "You Can't Back Out"

This week, stories about motherhood, and the bullshit that comes your way: a woman whose marriage crumbled during her second pregnancy, and Stella Bugbee talks with Anna Sale, the host of Death Sex and Money, about managing anxiety, maternity leave, and professional ambitions while pregnant. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
20/11/18·37m 50s

Ferrante Forever: We Revisit My Brilliant Friend

This week we’re talking about the Neapolitan novels, by Elena Ferrante. An adaptation of the first book in that series, My Brilliant Friend, is coming to HBO later this month... and we’re using that as an excuse to revisit Ferrante's world. With Ruth Spencer, Ann Goldstein, Samhita Chakraborty, Aminatou Sow, Danielle Oteri, and Dayna Tortorici. Recommendations from our guests: Ruth Spencer: Conversations with Friends by Sally Rooney Aminatou Sow: Sula by Toni Morrison Samhita Chakraborty: The God of Small Things by Arundhati Roy Danielle Oteri: A Tree Grows In Brooklyn by Betty Smith Ann Goldstein: Neapolitan Chronicles by Anna Maria Ortese; History: A Novel by Elsa Morante Dayna Tortorici: Frantumaglia by Elena Ferrante; Days of Abandonment by Elena Ferrante Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
13/11/18·35m 54s

A Totally Different Game: How Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Wins

It's election day. There are a record 257 women are running for Congress, and on this week’s show, we're focusing on one of them: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. Just under 16,000 people voted for her back in June, but in the months since then, she's become an international star. In this episode, a look at the reasons everybody is paying attention. And after you vote, a request: we’re devoting an upcoming episode to pubes, and we want to hear from you! Please call (732) 507-5385 and tell us all of your pubic hair-related feelings. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
06/11/18·33m 38s

"She's Never Done Anything Halfway": Making a Far Right Extremist

The violence of the last week has clearly shown how hateful rhetoric can translate to real-world violence. So, what do we know about the conditions that allow hate to take hold? In this episode, Cut writer Anna Silman examines the path to right-wing extremism taken by her high school classmate, Faith Goldy. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
30/10/18·33m 44s

"He's Coming After Us": A List and a Lawsuit

The Shitty Media Men list, an anonymously sourced Google spreadsheet, was online for less than 24 hours last fall -- but we're still feeling its effects. On this week's show, we talk about what it's like to watch a whisper network in real time, and the recent lawsuit that has the list back in the news. Plus, we take a look at another anonymous list... one that appeared on a bathroom wall at Brown University in 1990. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
23/10/18·29m 1s

"If It Were Easy, We'd Have Done It": Power

On our first episode, we’re talking about power: from the inadequacy of empowerment, to what it feels like to be powerful (and powerless); and how to change who actually has power.   Featuring: Stella Bugbee, editor in chief of The Cut; Lindsay Peoples Wagner, editor in chief of Teen Vogue; and Rebecca Traister, writer at large for The Cut and New York Magazine. For more on The Cut’s Women and Power project, please visit: https://www.thecut.com/2018/10/women-and-power-introduction.html  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
16/10/18·32m 46s
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