Episodes

Reviews

Analytics

Clips

May 14, 2019
Call Your Mom
When you see "Mom" in your missed calls, do you start to sweat? Does a voicemail that starts "Hi, sweetie, it's me, so sorry to bother you..." make you twitch? You're not alone. Whether you have a great relationship with your mom or a predominantly shouting-based one, calls between moms and their kids are complicated. And on this episode, we hear from friends, colleagues, and listeners about how they navigate their mom calls.And, we want to hear from you! We are planning an episode about being horny. We’re interested in are the unexpected triggers: you know, the things that you personally are horny for that no one else gets. Whether that’s exposed ankles, pinkie rings, or bike messengers with their little hats, leave us a message at (920) 368-3341, and tell us what’s got you horned up in spring 2019.
More info...
37 min
May 9, 2019
How Cynthia Rowley Gets It Done
Cynthia Rowley is a fashion designer, author, and successful businesswoman, despite not having a background in business. Stella Bugbee talks with Cynthia about balancing work and life, hustling Andy Warhol at the start of her career, taking risks in fashion and business, and much more.
More info...
27 min
May 7, 2019
What If You Regret Becoming a Mom?
This week, we listen in on a conversation between Dr. Alexandra Sacks, host of the new podcast Motherhood Sessions, and Anne. Anne never wanted to be a mom. For years, her family, friends, and husband all told her, "When the baby comes, you'll change your mind" — but the change never came. Anne's now the mother of a toddler, and she's still struggling with lingering doubts about motherhood. You can listen to more episodes of Motherhood Sessions, on Spotify, or wherever you listen.
More info...
34 min
May 2, 2019
How Topeka Sam and Holly Harris Get It Done
Topeka Sam and Holly Harris are two women on opposite sides of the political spectrum who’ve worked together to pass criminal justice reform. They both played a part in passing the First Step Act, which reduced mandatory minimums, made it easier for families to visit loved ones, and allowed people who’ve been incarcerated to leave jail early for good behavior. Stella, Topeka and Holly discussed how to get it done across the aisle, when it’s time to put family first, and more.
More info...
27 min
April 30, 2019
The Pursuit of Total Friendship: Nicole Cliffe and Daniel Mallory Ortberg
Nicole Cliffe and Daniel Mallory Ortberg met in the Hairpin comments section and quickly became long-distance friendship soulmates--they went on to start the website The Toast together. This week, they tell us about everything that's happened since they first bonded over Rebecca, answering questions like: How does a friendship change when one of you transitions? What about when one of you finds God? And who the fuck is Loretta?
More info...
29 min
April 25, 2019
How Tamara Mellon Gets It Done
Tamara Mellon is a fashion designer, businesswoman, and magazine editor. She founded the luxury shoe brand Jimmy Choo in the 90s, and she walked away the company back in 2011. We talked with Tamara about starting her professional life over again in her forties, her path to sobriety, how she's come to peace with fractious family relationships, and much more.
More info...
36 min
April 23, 2019
Selling Out
Author Curtis Sittenfeld talks about what it means to sell out -- from short stories on Chipotle cups to brand-written tweets. And she reads her short story "Creative Differences," about the making of a viral ad campaign.
More info...
44 min
April 18, 2019
How Yasmeen Hassan Gets It Done
Yasmeen Hassan is the Global Executive Director for Equality Now, an international non-profit that has successfully pushed governments around the world to pass laws protecting women from sexual exploitation and harmful cultural practices like genital mutilation. Stella and Yasmeen discussed how to get it done as a single mom, the importance of face to face communication, and growing up in Pakistan.
More info...
28 min
April 16, 2019
I Love You I Love You I Love You
Marriage: Why do we bother? Our theory is that it all comes down to a good story--so this week, we've got two couples with really good stories. First, she's Deaf and he's hearing. Second, a couple who met while he was serving 25 years in prison.And... we want to hear from you! We're working on an episode about calling our moms -- because, at any given time, there's a decent chance we should probably call our moms. But what's the thing you really need to call you mom about, the call you've been putting off? Is there a confession you've been too afraid to make? A question you've always wanted to ask? Or an apology that's long overdue? Psych yourself up by giving us a call and telling us about it. And, if you want us to help you out with your mom call, leave your name and number and we'll see what we can do. Our number is 413-247-4698.
More info...
42 min
April 9, 2019
Family Money
On this week’s show, Stacey Abrams tells us how she wound up $200,000 in debt, and Abigail Disney explains why no one should have a private jet. We're talking about the financial baggage we inherit from our parents—whether that means a trust fund, a mountain of medical bills, or a compulsive attraction to two-for-one deals.
More info...
43 min
April 4, 2019
How Nora McInerny Gets It Done
In 2014, Nora McInerny miscarried a child, lost her dad to cancer and her husband to a brain tumor, all within weeks of each other. Since then, she's written three books - her latest, No Happy Endings, was just released - and started a podcast called "Terrible, Thanks for Asking." Stella talked with Nora about how she got it done while her life was in turmoil, and how she gets it done now, as she balances her work and her new emotional life after grief.
More info...
24 min
April 2, 2019
What Is Sex?
This week, we return to the dawn of sexual knowledge--a time when the first stirrings of horniness were paired with a total lack of useful information. Featuring AIM, purity rings, a nail polish bottle, Song of Solomon, and The Neverending Story.
More info...
37 min
March 28, 2019
How Rukmini Callimachi Gets It Done
Our "How I Get It Done" series is back! For this episode, we sat down with Rukmini Callimachi, award winning journalist and host of the podcast Caliphate. She's been reporting on Islamic extremism for years, and her reporting has brought her to some of the most dangerous places in the world. Stella Bugbee talked with Rukmini about how she balances the risks of her job with her ambition, her secret work hack, how she unwinds when she's reporting, and much more. 
More info...
38 min
March 26, 2019
A Normal Person Conversation with Sally Rooney
We talked with Sally Rooney, author of Conversations With Friends and Normal People, about why she writes, how she’s smuggled socialism into page turners, the best way to keep her readers hooked, and much more.
More info...
28 min
March 19, 2019
How the Stars of Russian Doll, Shrill, and Top Chef Get It Done
Natasha Lyonne, Greta Lee, Padma Lakshmi, Aidy Bryant, and Hope Solo tell us how they tackle rejection, imposter syndrome, new job stress, and get it all done.
More info...
29 min
March 12, 2019
A Story We Love From The Nod
This week, we’ve got a story from our friends at the Nod about MDMA, therapy, and racial trauma. You can find more episodes of The Nod wherever you listen. 
More info...
41 min
March 5, 2019
Can You Be Ambitious and Happy?
This week, we take a look at ambition: the internal force that wakes you up at 2:30 am full of ideas, that makes you want to do more than you thought you could, or than anyone else said you can. We talk with writer, director, and actor Pamela Adlon; The Cut's Stella Bugbee, and outgoing New York Magazine editor Adam Moss about how they've each embraced (or rejected) their ambition.
More info...
35 min
February 26, 2019
Who Even Was Karl Lagerfeld?
A cartoon, a genius, a man who hated sweatpants... Making sense of one of the greatest fashion designers of all time, with Vanessa Grigoriadis, Carl Swanson, and Cathy Horyn.
More info...
29 min
February 19, 2019
23 Weeks, 6 Days
In the fight over later abortions, the political rhetoric is miles away from the lived reality. This week, we tell one woman’s story.
More info...
28 min
February 12, 2019
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.
More info...
33 min
February 5, 2019
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, and the role estrogen might play in women’s mental healthYou can read Lisa's original reporting for the magazine here.
More info...
31 min
January 29, 2019
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?And, we want to hear from you! We're working on an episode about weed, and we want to hear about the secret things you like to do while high. Leave us a message and tell us about your stoned activities (especially the weird ones). Our number is 413-247-4698.
More info...
30 min
January 22, 2019
Bad Sex, Good Sex, Book Sex: Fiction That Makes Sense of How We Bone
Two different eras of sexual tumult, two very different blockbuster stories about sex. This week, we discuss books and boning.
More info...
32 min
January 15, 2019
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.
More info...
30 min
January 8, 2019
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.
More info...
30 min
December 18, 2018
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.
More info...
36 min
December 13, 2018
How Jill Kargman Gets It Done
In this installment of our "How I Get It Done" series, Stella Bugbee talks with writer and actress Jill Kargman. Jill wrote and starred in her own Bravo series Odd Mom Out for three seasons as a first time actress. She talks with us about being on screen for the first time as she was turning 40, working 18 hour days while raising her three kids, surviving breast cancer, and much more.
More info...
23 min
December 11, 2018
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.
More info...
33 min
December 6, 2018
How Amy Sherald Gets It Done
In this installment of our "How I Get It Done" series, Stella Bugbee talks with artist Amy Sherald. 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. 
More info...
20 min
December 4, 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. 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 headlines and behind closed doors.
More info...
45 min
November 29, 2018
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. 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. 
More info...
26 min
November 27, 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.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: If you could apologize to anyone right now, who would it be? And what would you say?Gives us a call at (920) 368-3341 and record an apology - get it out of your system.
More info...
39 min
November 20, 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.
More info...
37 min
November 13, 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, My Brilliant Friend, 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. Recommendations from our guests:Ruth Spencer: Conversations with Friends by Sally RooneyAminatou Sow: Sula by Toni MorrisonSamhita Chakraborty: The God of Small Things by Arundhati Roy Danielle Oteri: A Tree Grows In Brooklyn by Betty SmithAnn Goldstein: Neapolitan Chronicles by Anna Maria Ortese; History: A Novel by Elsa Morante Dayna Tortorici: Frantumaglia by Elena Ferrante; Days of Abandonment by Elena Ferrante
More info...
35 min
November 6, 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.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.
More info...
33 min
October 30, 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.
More info...
33 min
October 23, 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.
More info...
29 min
October 16, 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. Featuring: Stella Bugbee, editor in chief of The Cut; Lindsay Peoples Wagner, editor in chief of Teen Vogue; and Rebecca Traister, writer at large for The Cut and New York Magazine.For more on The Cut’s Women and Power project, please visit: https://www.thecut.com/2018/10/women-and-power-introduction.html 
More info...
32 min
October 9, 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. Join host Molly Fischer every week for arguments, obsessions, dissections, reflections, confessions, and other deep dives. From New York Magazine and Gimlet Media. The Cut on Tuesdays premieres October 16.
More info...
2 min
September 24, 2018
Introducing Three New Gimlet Shows
New series premiering this October: Without Fail (October 1) The Cut on Tuesdays (October 16) The Horror of Dolores Roach (October 17)
More info...
2 min
Feedback on the new Podbay?
    1x
    15
    15
    00:00:00
      00:00:00