11 episodes

This show brings to life American Girl’s most popular advice series: A Smart Girl's Guide, helping tweens and teens navigate what's really happening with their emotions, mental health, friendships, and more!
Join our hosts: 16-year-old actress Shay Rudolph and cultural expert Jess Weiner as they interview celebrated guests and young changemakers and get answers to all of YOUR questions about growing up that you’ve been dying to ask.

American Girl: The Smart Girl's Podcast American Girl Network

    • Kids & Family
    • 4.2 • 102 Ratings

This show brings to life American Girl’s most popular advice series: A Smart Girl's Guide, helping tweens and teens navigate what's really happening with their emotions, mental health, friendships, and more!
Join our hosts: 16-year-old actress Shay Rudolph and cultural expert Jess Weiner as they interview celebrated guests and young changemakers and get answers to all of YOUR questions about growing up that you’ve been dying to ask.

    A Smart Girl’s Guide to: Being a Good Friend

    A Smart Girl’s Guide to: Being a Good Friend

    In this episode, hosts Shay Rudolph and Jess Weiner talk about what being a GOOD friend really means. Do you know what a good friendship feels like? And how can you tell when your friendship has become one-sided? Most of all, what can you do to be a better friend to the people you care about.

    Shay and Jess are joined by Malia Baker, one of Shay’s real-life close friends and actress from Netflix’s “The Baby-Sitters Club” as well as Nickelodeon’s “Are You Afraid of the Dark”. Malia shares what she thinks a good friendship looks and feels like (on the good days and on the not-so-good days) and what she does to prioritize good friendships in her life.

    You can also watch full episodes of the show on The American Girl Podcast Network channel on YouTube and YouTube kids.
     
    Producers:
    American Girl
    Talk to Jess
    Shay Rudolph
    Cloud10

    • 32 min
    A Smart Girl’s Guide to: Embarrassing Moments

    A Smart Girl’s Guide to: Embarrassing Moments

    In this episode, hosts Shay Rudolph and Jess Weiner talk all about the embarrassing moments in our life!! They happen to everyone -- but have you ever wondered what goes on inside your body when you feel embarrassment? And what can we do to recover from those moments?

    Joining Shay and Jess on the show today is Brooklynn Prince, actress from the movie “The Florida Project” and AppleTV+’s “Home Before Dark.” Brooklynn joins the fun and shares some of her most embarrassing moments!

    We are also joined by the Smart Girl’s Podcast’s expert, licensed social worker Katie Hurley, who answers your questions and gives advice on what we can do to bounce back from a moment we wish never happened!

    You can also watch full episodes of the show on The American Girl Podcast Network channel on YouTube and YouTube kids.
     
    Producers:
    American Girl
    Talk to Jess
    Shay Rudolph
    Cloud10

    • 36 min
    A Smart Girl’s Guide to: Liking Yourself

    A Smart Girl’s Guide to: Liking Yourself

    In this episode, hosts Shay Rudolph and Jess Weiner continue their conversation about learning how to REALLY like yourself. It’s not always easy -- so how do we overcome the tough days and bounce back from disappointment, broken hearts, or fights with the people we love?

    Shay and Jess are joined by Navia Robinson, actress from Disney’s “Raven’s Home” and the upcoming CW DC Universe show “Gotham Knights”, who shares about the times she has struggled with liking herself… and what she did to get to the other side. Hear Navia’s biggest piece of advice for listeners who may be struggling with internal negative self-talk or self-doubt right now!

    We are also joined by the Smart Girl’s Podcast’s expert, licensed social worker Katie Hurley, who answers your questions about what it takes to really speak more kindly to yourself.

    You can also watch full episodes of the show on The American Girl Podcast Network channel on YouTube and YouTube kids.
     
    Producers:
    American Girl
    Talk to Jess
    Shay Rudolph
    Cloud10

    • 35 min
    A Smart Girl’s Guide to: Figuring Out Who You Are

    A Smart Girl’s Guide to: Figuring Out Who You Are

    In this episode, hosts Shay Rudolph and Jess Weiner chat about how we can all learn to REALLY like ourselves. We always hear how important it is to be confident. But HOW do you actually get there?

    Shay and Jess are joined by Nia Dennis, UCLA Gymnast and mental health advocate, who shares how she learned to build her confidence and challenge her own inner negative self-talk. She gives listeners great advice on how to avoid unhealthy comparisons in real life and online with social media!

    We are also joined by the Smart Girl’s Podcast’s expert, licensed social worker Katie Hurley, who answers your questions about confidence and self-esteem and gives advice on what YOU can do to develop more self-confidence.  

    You can also watch full episodes of the show on The American Girl Podcast Network channel on YouTube and YouTube kids.
     Producers:
    American Girl
    Talk to Jess
    Shay Rudolph
    Cloud10

    • 33 min
    A Smart Girl’s Guide to: Drama, Rumors, + Secrets

    A Smart Girl’s Guide to: Drama, Rumors, + Secrets

    In this episode, hosts Shay Rudolph and Jess Weiner dive into the world of DRAMA, rumors and secrets. Even though we know spreading gossip is bad, why do we LOVE hearing the latest tea?!  How can you avoid being sucked into a drama-filled friendship? And what do you do when someone you trust tells your secret!
     
    While it sometimes feels like drama, rumors, and secrets are something everyone is used to, how can we actually interrupt these cycles and focus on building healthy relationships?
     
    Shay and Jess are joined by Julia Lester, star of Disney+’s  High School Musical, The Musical, The Series and is currently starring as Little Red Riding Hood in the Broadway musical, Into the Woods. Julia shares how she navigates the drama in her friend groups and gives practical advice on how to confront a friend who has spilled your secret.
     
    You can also watch full episodes of the show on The American Girl Podcast Network channel on YouTube and YouTube kids.
     
     Producers:
    American Girl
    Talk to Jess
    Shay Rudolph
    Cloud10

    • 34 min
    Meet the Cohosts

    Meet the Cohosts

    In this special bonus clip, get to know a little more about Shay and Jess!  Through laughter, tears, and robot dance moves, we learn a little more about the hearts and minds behind the Smart Girl’s Podcast.
     
    You can also watch full episodes of the show on The American Girl Podcast Network channel on YouTube YouTube kids.
     
     Producers:
    American Girl
    Talk to Jess
    Shay Rudolph
    Cloud10

    • 4 min

Customer Reviews

4.2 out of 5
102 Ratings

102 Ratings

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I love this show!!

This show gave me such good advice about how to handle my life! My favorite episode is the embarrassing moments It gave me some really good advice! (Also I love the hosts)
Please make more episodes!
I would definitely Recommend to any of my friends who need some good advice
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I love this podcast my favorite one is crushes it gave me very good advice!

My name is Ashley!

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Can you do an episode about believing in your self

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