14 EpisodesProduced by Rookie w/ Tavi Gevinson

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 some life skills and pop culture recommendations, a… read more

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The Good Kind of Magical Thinking, feat. Roxane Gay

June 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 …

The Roadmap for Liberation, feat. Janet Mock

June 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 …

A Specific Sonic World, feat. Lorde

June 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 …

Magic Lady, feat. Condola Rashad and St. Vincent

June 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, …

Just Love What You Love, feat. Lisa Hanawalt and Ilse Valfré

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 …

More of Myself, feat. Alia Shawkat

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 …

The Split Second of Intuition, feat. George Saunders

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 …

Young People in Front, feat. Cecile Richards of Planned Parenthood

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 …

Protect Your Flame, feat. Durga Chew-Bose

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: …

Sixteen Blue, feat. Winona Ryder and Ashley C. Ford

April 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 …

Be Proud of Who You Are, feat. Ibtihaj Muhammad and George Saunders

April 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 …

Never Settle for Less, feat. Heben Nigatu and Tracy Clayton, Plus Rowan Blanchard

April 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 …

The Year of Emotions, feat. Lorde and Hilton Als

April 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 …

Welcome To Rookie!

March 15th, 2017

"Rookie is a magazine by and for teenagers and their cohorts of any age. I was 15 when I founded our site ( in 2011, because I couldn't …
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