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Rookie w/ Tavi Gevinson

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On the Rookie Podcast, hosted by Tavi Gevinson, we'll interview people we admire: artists, writers, musicians, filmmakers, activists. We'll also have teenagers ask semi-qualified grownups for advice, feature work by our readers and listeners, share s...Show More
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1:00:51 | Jun 27th, 2017

This week Roxane Gay, author of the new memoir ‘Hunger,’ joins Rookie contributor Jenny Zhang for a conversation about bodies, ambition, and fighting loneliness through reading.Then, host Tavi Gevinson gets her tarot cards read by author of ‘Modern T...Show More

55:30 | Jun 20th, 2017

This week, host Tavi Gevinson talks to writer, podcast host and transgender rights activist Janet Mock at The Strand bookstore in New York City. Mock’s latest book ‘Surpassing Certainty: What My Twenties Taught Me’ is a memoir tracing her path to adu...Show More
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59:01 | Jun 13th, 2017

This week, host Tavi Gevinson talks to Ella Yelich-O’Connor, a.k.a. Lorde, in the second half of their conversation about her new album, ‘Melodrama.’ They discuss the house parties that inspired her new sound, what Ella was listening to when writing ...Show More

43:07 | Jun 6th, 2017

This week, host Tavi Gevinson talks to Tony-nominated actress Condola Rashad about the transience of stage acting, seeing all sides of a conflict, and her starring role in the new Broadway play 'A Doll's House, Part 2.'Plus, St. Vincent answers a que...Show More

54:13 | May 30th, 2017

This week, host Tavi Gevinson talks to illustrator and co-host of the podcast Baby Geniuses Lisa Hanawalt about her role as production designer for the show 'BoJack Horseman,' discovering her drawing style, and embracing childhood passions.Plus: Podc...Show More

1:00:40 | May 23rd, 2017

This week, host Tavi Gevinson talks to actress, painter, and producer Alia Shawkat about ‘Search Party,’ ‘Arrested Development,’ and her new film ‘Paint It Black.’ She also answers questions from listeners for our recurring segment, “Ask a Grown.”Plu...Show More

56:43 | May 16th, 2017

This week, host Tavi Gevinson talks to author George Saunders about his writing process and latest book “Lincoln in the Bardo.”Rookie contributor Anne T. Donahue introduces a new Life Skill — how to say no! Plus, Jenna Wortham and Jazmine Hughes of t...Show More

46:57 | May 9th, 2017

This week, host Tavi Gevinson talks to Planned Parenthood president Cecile Richards about the work they are doing and challenges they face under this new administration, what she was like as a young activist, and how teens are a part of the fight to ...Show More

50:06 | May 2nd, 2017

This week, host Tavi Gevinson talks to author Durga Chew-Bose about her book “Too Much and Not the Mood,” writing with specificity, and tensions of identity.Rookie contributor Jamia Wilson brings us a new Life Skill: How to correct people when they m...Show More

42:22 | Apr 25th, 2017

This week, host Tavi Gevinson talks to actress Winona Ryder about the music and books that inspired her growing up, getting her start in acting, and being bullied in school.Writer Ashley C. Ford answers a question from a listener about the responsibi...Show More

45:18 | Apr 18th, 2017

This week, host Tavi Gevinson talks to Olympian fencer Ibtihaj Muhammad about balancing school with sports, designing modest wear, and being a role model.Author George Saunders answers a question from a listener about trying new things. Plus, contrib...Show More

47:42 | Apr 11th, 2017

This week, host Tavi Gevinson talks to Heben Nigatu and Tracy Clayton from the podcast “Another Round” about what they were like as teens, dealing with anxiety and meeting the Obamas!Actress Rowan Blanchard answers a question from a listener about th...Show More

47:47 | Apr 4th, 2017

This week, host Tavi Gevinson interviews Ella Marija Lani Yelich-O’Connor (aka Lorde, aka @lorde) about growing up, getting personal in her writing, her new single “Green Light,” and her forthcoming album.  Also featured: career advice from Hilton Al...Show More

02:34 | Mar 15th, 2017

"Rookie is a magazine by and for teenagers and their cohorts of any age. I was 15 when I founded our site (rookiemag.com) in 2011, because I couldn't find a publication for young people that respected its readers' intelligence, honestly addressed wha...Show More