14 episodes

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.

Rookie MTV

    • TV & Film
    • 4.8 • 298 Ratings

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.

    The Good Kind of Magical Thinking, feat. Roxane Gay

    The Good Kind of Magical Thinking, feat. Roxane Gay

    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 Tarot’ Michelle Tea. Plus, illustrator and comic artist Jillian Tamaki answers your questions for our recurring segment ‘Ask a Grown,’ and we hear how a Rookie listener came out to her family.
    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

    • 1 hr
    The Roadmap for Liberation, feat. Janet Mock

    The Roadmap for Liberation, feat. Janet Mock

    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 adulthood through college and first love.
    And Author Roxane Gay answers questions from listeners for our recurring segment, Ask a Grown, about being politically aware without burning out and identifying as a feminist without adhering to labels. Plus, Rookie contributor Victoria Chiu brings us a Life Skill: How to be an active listener.
    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

    • 55 min
    A Specific Sonic World, feat. Lorde

    A Specific Sonic World, feat. Lorde

    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 the album, and what it's like to feel lonely and connected at the same time.
    Plus: United Nations Special Advisor on Global Education Ziauddin Yousafzai, who is also Malala’s father, answers a question from a listener about finding meaning in life for our recurring segment, Ask a Grown. And Rookie contributor Naomi Morris brings us a Starter Pack on getting into modern-day poetry.
    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

    • 59 min
    Magic Lady, feat. Condola Rashad and St. Vincent

    Magic Lady, feat. Condola Rashad and St. Vincent

    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 question from a listener about becoming more confident for our recurring segment Ask a Grown. And Rookie contributor Krista Burton brings us a new Life Skill: How to get dressed on a super-tight budget.
    ---
    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

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

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

    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: Podcast producer Mukta Mohan interviews illustrator and fashion designer Ilse Valfré of the Valfré line about starting her own business. And we have a special edition of "Ask A Grown" where real-life married couple Emily V. Gordon (writer & Rookie contributor) and Kumail Nanjiani (comedian, 'Silicon Valley') answer your questions.
    ---
    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

    • 54 min
    More of Myself, feat. Alia Shawkat

    More of Myself, feat. Alia Shawkat

    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.”
    Plus, Rookie contributor Dylan Rupert brings us a Starter Pack: recovering from an existential crisis.
    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

    • 1 hr

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
298 Ratings

298 Ratings

fairladyashley ,

Personable and Comforting

This is like your big sister and her friends having conversations together while you get to be in the room and listen adamantly to every word they say because the things that are being said can be applied to your life as well. Tavi has always been someone I have been fascinated with and have looked up to, even though she is younger than me, I have really enjoyed seeing into her world a little bit more by how she interviews more or less people she knows. The only downside it appears as though the podcast is no longer active but the episodes that are available have a wealth of info and wisdom that you can use for years and years to come.

Guava and Cheese ,

Come back

When are you guys going to make another podcast. They are helpful and I miss them.

LJ7891 ,

Wonderful conversations

Great for teens but really any age!! These are wonderful thoughtful conversations with such thoughtfully chosen guests. The messaging is also so positive and supportive of the listeners and the community they’ve formed. Please give it a try!

Top Podcasts In TV & Film

Listeners Also Subscribed To