The Cut
The Cut
Dec 2, 2020
The Dangerous Legacy Of White Male America (with Ijeoma Oluo)
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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't actually exist.

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The Allusionist
The Allusionist
Helen Zaltzman
128. Bonus 2020
To round off the year, here are some choice cuts from the Allusionist vault of interesting things that guests said that there wasn’t room for in the original episodes. Brace yourself for a vivid name for dust bunnies, the scary side of glamour, another reason to be grateful for bears, and Schrödinger’s Fart. There’s more about this episode at The show will be back with new episodes in late January 2021. The Allusionist's online home is Support the show by becoming a patron at Stay in touch at, and This month, the Allusionist is sponsored by: • BetterHelp online licensed professional counselling. Get started today at and receive a 10% discount off your first month with the discount code ALLUSIONIST. • Bombas socks, thoughtfully engineered for comfort and durability - and for every pair of socks you buy, Bombas donates a pair to someone in need. Get twenty percent off your first purchase at • Molekule, air purification reinvented. For 10% off your first air purifier order, visit and at checkout enter the code allusionist10. • Squarespace, your one-stop shop for creating and running a good-looking and well-working website. Go to for a free trial, and use the code ALLUSION to get 10% off your first purchase of a website or domain. • Progressive. See your insurance options and start a quote online at • Acorn TV. Allusionist listeners get a 30-day free trial at if you use the code allusionist.
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