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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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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.

    Protesting Without Rules

    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?
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    • 28 min
    Am I Radical Enough?

    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?
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    • 32 min
    Irony is Out (with Raven Leilani)

    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.
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    • 29 min
    I Guess It's Time to Move?

    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.
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    • 25 min
    Rich People Problems

    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?
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    • 24 min
    Emily Ratajkowski Wants Her Pictures Back

    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.
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    • 32 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
1.3K Ratings

1.3K Ratings

Lupe123 ,

I can’t stop listening

I’m so glad I found this podcast. It’s amazing to be able to listen to women tell stories from a perspective I get as another woman.

lilifishman ,

Love this show!

I listen every week and am always surprised and excited for the next topic. The fact that this podcast came back during quarantine has made each week so much better. Avery is an incredible host and I’m really excited that The Cut revived the podcast and chose her to do so. This is a must listen if you like pop culture topics with a kinda intellectual twist. Can’t wait for every Wednesday that this comes out!

laulau123458994 ,

Getting there....!

I enjoy the digestibility of the show and how it tackles a variety of relevant topics each week, but sometimes I feel it ends a little abruptly and only scratches the surface on deep topics. Optimistic to see this show continue and improve. Good job Avery!

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