The Cut on Tuesdays brings you women’s voices on culture, style, sex, politics, and people: It’s everything The Cut can’t stop talking about. Join host Molly Fischer every week for arguments, obsessions, dissections, reflections, confessions, and other deep dives. From New York Magazine and Gimlet Media.
In the fight over later abortions, the political rhetoric is miles away from the lived reality. This week, we tell one woman’s story.
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.
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.
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?
Bad Sex, Good Sex, Book Sex: Fiction That Makes...
Two different eras of sexual tumult, two very different blockbuster stories about sex. This week, we discuss books and boning.
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.
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.
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.
How Jill Kargman Gets It Done
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.
How Amy Sherald Gets It Done
We talk with artist Amy Sherald for our "How I Get It Done Series" about sudden fame,
Down the Street from a Mass Shooting
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.
Beat Around the Bush: On Pubes
Motherhood: "You Can't Back Out"
This week, stories about motherhood, and the bullshit that comes your way.
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.
A Totally Different Game: How Alexandria Ocasio...
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.
"She's Never Done Anything Halfway": Making a F...
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.
"He's Coming After Us": A List and a Lawsuit
"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.