The Cut

Vox Media Podcast Network

"society & culture", arts
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 listenersRead more
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Best Episodes

Rich People Problems

Sep 23, 2020

"Envy is a byproduct of ambition "


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 turnRead more

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

Dec 2, 2020

"What if there was an infinite amount of freedom and safety that needs equitable redistribution?"

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'tRead more

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