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The Cut is a weekly audio magazine exploring culture, style, sex, politics and more. Each week, an ensemble of voices, led by host Avery Trufelman, engages in the conversations that matter most in our current moment. Intimate, provocative, and probing, the Cut aims to ask questions before listeners even know they have them, always with a generous wit and an expansive idea of what is possible. From New York Magazine and The Vox Media Podcast Network. New episodes every Wednesday.

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    • Society & Culture
    • 4.5 • 1.5K Ratings

The Cut is a weekly audio magazine exploring culture, style, sex, politics and more. Each week, an ensemble of voices, led by host Avery Trufelman, engages in the conversations that matter most in our current moment. Intimate, provocative, and probing, the Cut aims to ask questions before listeners even know they have them, always with a generous wit and an expansive idea of what is possible. From New York Magazine and The Vox Media Podcast Network. New episodes every Wednesday.

    Why Try?

    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.
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    • 24 min
    In Her Shoes: Rachel Bloom

    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.
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    • 41 min
    Hola Papi Sets Me Straight

    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.
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    • 26 min
    Can Poker Help You Win at Life?

    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.
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    • 26 min
    The Other Side of Optimism

    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.
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    • 32 min
    When Working Out Doesn’t Work Out (with Alison Bechdel)

    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.
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    • 28 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
1.5K Ratings

1.5K Ratings

janejanesuperbrain ,

Avery is *chef’s kiss*

I love the subject matter of all the podcasts eps and how it mixes it up. Avery is an awesome host and her voice is absolutely gorgeous I just love listening to it.

Kdeea ,

Love this podcast!

I feel like this podcast aligns so much with my interests! Also what I really enjoy is how much it expands my existing interests. You don’t just listen and think that was good. There is usually a book I want to read after listening or an episode directs you to another thing to investigate.

AnotherPodcastEnthusiast ,

So self important

I liked the earlier version of the podcast. The newest incarnation feels like a caricature of in touch urbanites. I had to stop listen ingredients when Alison Bechdel intoned about Buddhist practice and exercise. The host may be good at giving women who live in cities what is marketed to them, but there’s nothing new here, just insufferable commentary.

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