The Cut on Tuesdays

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 Dec 8, 2018
Love it. Smart, wide range of topics. Keep 'em coming.


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.

Episode Date
How Amy Sherald Gets It Done
In this installment of our "How I Get It Done" series, Stella Bugbee talks with artist Amy Sherald.&nbsp;<br><br>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.&nbsp;
Dec 06, 2018
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.&nbsp;<br><br>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&nbsp;<br>headlines and behind closed doors.
Dec 04, 2018
How Robin Roberts Gets It Done
For the first in our "How I Get It Done" series, Stella Bugbee talks with <em>Good Morning America</em> host <a href="">Robin Roberts</a>.&nbsp;<br><br>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.&nbsp;
Nov 29, 2018
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.<br><br>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:&nbsp; If you could apologize to anyone right now, who would it be? And what would you say?<br><br>Gives us a call at (920) 368-3341 and record an apology - get it out of your system.
Nov 27, 2018
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.
Nov 20, 2018
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, <em>My Brilliant Friend</em>, 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. <br><br>Recommendations from our guests:<br><br><strong>Ruth Spencer:</strong> <a href=";ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1542058716&amp;sr=1-1&amp;keywords=Conversations+with+Friends+by+Sally+Rooney"><em>Conversations with Friends</em></a> by Sally Rooney<br><br><strong>Aminatou Sow:</strong> <a href=""><em>Sula</em></a> by Toni Morrison<br><br><strong>Samhita Chakraborty:</strong> <a href=";ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1542058695&amp;sr=1-1&amp;keywords=The+God+of+Small+Things+by+Arundhati+Roy"><em>The God of Small Things</em></a> by Arundhati Roy <br><br><strong>Danielle Oteri:</strong> <a href=";ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1542058761&amp;sr=1-1&amp;keywords=A+Tree+Grows+In+Brooklyn+by+Betty+Smith"><em>A Tree Grows In Brooklyn</em></a> by Betty Smith<br><br><strong>Ann Goldstein:</strong> <a href=";ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1542058797&amp;sr=1-1&amp;keywords=Neapolitan+Chronicles+by+Anna+Maria+Ortese"><em>Neapolitan Chronicles</em></a> by Anna Maria Ortese; <a href=";ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1542058835&amp;sr=1-1-fkmr0&amp;keywords=house+of+lies+by+elsa+morante"><em>History: A Novel</em></a> by Elsa Morante <br><br><strong>Dayna Tortorici:</strong> <a href=";ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1542058886&amp;sr=1-1&amp;keywords=Frantumaglia+by+Elena+Ferrante"><em>Frantumaglia</em></a> by Elena Ferrante; <a href=";ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1542058908&amp;sr=1-1&amp;keywords=Days+of+Abandonment+by+Elena+Ferrante"><em>Days of Abandonment</em></a> by Elena Ferrante<br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br>
Nov 13, 2018
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.<br><br>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.
Nov 06, 2018
"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.
Oct 30, 2018
"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.
Oct 23, 2018
"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.<br>&nbsp;<br>Featuring: <a href="">Stella Bugbee</a>, editor in chief of The Cut; <a href="">Lindsay Peoples Wagner</a>, editor in chief of <em>Teen Vogue</em>; and <a href="">Rebecca Traister</a>, writer at large for The Cut and <em>New York</em> Magazine.<br><br>For more on The Cut’s Women and Power project, please visit: <a href=""></a>&nbsp;<br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br>
Oct 16, 2018
Introducing The Cut on Tuesdays
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. <br><br>Join host Molly Fischer every week for arguments, obsessions, dissections, reflections, confessions, and other deep dives. From <em>New York</em> Magazine and Gimlet Media.&nbsp;<br><br>The Cut on Tuesdays premieres October 16.
Oct 09, 2018
Introducing Three New Gimlet Shows
<strong>New series premiering this October: </strong><br>Without Fail (October 1)&nbsp;<br>The Cut on Tuesdays (October 16)&nbsp;<br>The Horror of Dolores Roach (October 17)
Sep 24, 2018