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Rookie

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, and discuss the human experience through the teenage lens. Then, we'll all know how to be people! Or at least not know, together.

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

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 the pressure to get good grades. And contributor Krista Burton walks us through a very important life skill: how to ask a stranger out.  ---Each week on the Rookie Podcast, we'll interview people we admire: artists, writers, musicians, filmmakers, activists. We'll also spotlight the work of Rookie readers (now listeners!) and contributors. We'll discuss creativity, pop culture, feminism, activism, self-care, love, friendship, and more.---Follow us on Twitter and Instagram: @tavitulle @rookiemag @mtvpodcasts ---Find us at: rookiemag.com  | rookiepodcast.mtv.com  | podcasts.mtv.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

47mins

11 Apr 2017

Rank #1

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

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 responsibility that comes with writing about people of color in stories. And Rookie contributors Ugochi and Ogechi Egonu teach us how to relearn your mother tongue in another installment of Life Skills.Each week on the Rookie Podcast, we'll interview people we admire: artists, writers, musicians, filmmakers, activists. We'll also spotlight the work of Rookie readers (now listeners!) and contributors. We'll discuss creativity, pop culture, feminism, activism, self-care, love, friendship, and more.---Follow us on Twitter and Instagram: @tavitulle @rookiemag @mtvpodcasts ---Find us at: rookiemag.com  | rookiepodcast.mtv.com  | podcasts.mtv.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

42mins

25 Apr 2017

Rank #2

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The Split Second of Intuition, feat. George Saunders

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 the New York Times answer a question from a listener about confidence.Each week on the Rookie Podcast, we'll interview people we admire: artists, writers, musicians, filmmakers, activists. We'll also spotlight the work of Rookie readers (now listeners!) and contributors. We'll discuss creativity, pop culture, feminism, activism, self-care, love, friendship, and more.---Follow us on Twitter and Instagram: @tavitulle @rookiemag @mtvpodcasts ---Find us at: rookiemag.com  | rookiepodcast.mtv.com  | podcasts.mtv.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

56mins

16 May 2017

Rank #3

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Protect Your Flame, feat. Durga Chew-Bose

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 mispronounce your name. We'll also hear from listeners about what Rookie means to them!Each week on the Rookie Podcast, we'll interview people we admire: artists, writers, musicians, filmmakers, activists. We'll also spotlight the work of Rookie readers (now listeners!) and contributors. We'll discuss creativity, pop culture, feminism, activism, self-care, love, friendship, and more.---Follow us on Twitter and Instagram: @tavitulle @rookiemag @mtvpodcasts ---Find us at: rookiemag.com  | rookiepodcast.mtv.com  | podcasts.mtv.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

50mins

2 May 2017

Rank #4

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

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 protect reproductive rights..Rookie contributor Sandy Honig brings us a new Starter Pack: an intro to absurdist comedy. And Call Your Girlfriend co-host Aminatou Sow answers a question from a listener about homesickness..Each week on the Rookie Podcast, we'll interview people we admire: artists, writers, musicians, filmmakers, activists. We'll also spotlight the work of Rookie readers (now listeners!) and contributors. We'll discuss creativity, pop culture, feminism, activism, self-care, love, friendship, and more.---Follow us on Twitter and Instagram: @tavitulle @rookiemag @mtvpodcasts ---Find us at: rookiemag.com  | rookiepodcast.mtv.com  | podcasts.mtv.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

46mins

9 May 2017

Rank #5