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  • Episode 0: Life Skills by Rookie Audio Trailer

    Jan 4 2021

    Practical guidance for life’s stupid problems

    Tavi Gevinson founded the online magazine Rookie in 2011, when she was fifteen-years-old. She wanted to create a space for teens that was free of messaging telling them who they should be and instead celebrated them for who they were. Rookie attracted a thriving community until it folded in 2018. Its now-grown readers still seek out its archive and book series today.

    In this podcast, Tavi revives Rookie’s popular Life Skills column with brand new, encouraging but never prescriptive advice for coping with messy, personal conundrums. Like: How do I talk to people if I suck at talking to people? How can I embrace conflict instead of dreading it? How can I be creative if I’m scared? How do I talk back to my inner critic? How do I know if it’s time to end a friendship? How do I manage uncertainty? How can I create more pleasure and fabulousness in my life? And why are all of these things somehow so hard?

    Nine incredible Rookie writers address these questions with Rookie’s signature thoughtfulness, humor, and appreciation for what makes us human.

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    1 min
  • Episode 1: How to Do Self-Care That Actually Works by Danielle Henderson

    Jan 21 2021

    TV writer, author, and co-host of the podcast I Saw What You Did Danielle Henderson walks us through self-care practices backed by actual science, featuring interviews with environmental psychologist Lily Bernheimer, sleep expert Dr. Aric Prather, and marriage and family therapist Oumou Sylla.

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    53 mins
  • Episode 2: How to Be Good at Talking to People by Krista Burton

    Jan 21 2021
    Writer Krista Burton shares her three-step, foolproof method for talking to people when you’re not good at talking to people, helping us approach nightmare-level social situations with grace and ease.
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    25 mins

Interview: Tavi Gevinson’s 'Life Skills' Masters the Delicate Art of Millennial Advice

'And as a listener, I get a lot out of hearing just the humanity of someone's voice.'
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  • 'And as a listener, I get a lot out of hearing just the humanity of someone's voice.'

About the Creator and Performer

Tavi Gevinson is a writer, actor, and founder of the online magazine, Rookie. In 2008, Gevinson started the personal fashion blog Style Rookie, and in 2011, launched Rookie as a publication for teenagers. She edited Rookie until it folded in 2018, hosted the Rookie Podcast in 2017, and edited all five of Rookie's print anthologies: the Yearbook series and Rookie on Love.
Gevinson has also written for publications like Poetry magazine, New York magazine and The Believer. As an actor, Gevinson's theater credits include Broadway productions of This Is Our Youth, The Crucible, and The Cherry Orchard; off-Broadway productions of Days of Rage and MOSCOW x6; and, at the Williamstown Theater Festival, MOSCOW x6 and Carson McCullers' The Member of the Wedding. Film credits include Enough Said and Person to Person. TV credits include Scream Queens and Parenthood. Gevinson also stars in the upcoming Gossip Girl on HBO Max.

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Great advice to live by!

I'm a huge fan of Rookie Mag. I'm so happy this podcast can keep their dream alive.

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  • 03-03-21

A waste of time

i cannot think of one good thing to say. The writing was shallow, elementary, and lacked anything novel. The author/narrator talked too much, mainly about herself, before getting to the substance of the chapters. The narrator's voice was not suitable for reading her audiobook. For the above- stated reasons, I did not listen to the entire book. I am so glad it was a freebie.

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AMAZING

I love this so much, I feel more connected to myself and im happy now. I just feel like Tavi is so inspirational.

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crt filled bs. no.

all was good in the hood until the bs about whites being born and raised to have good boundaries. get a fukn clue. what nonsense.

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  • 02-22-21

socialist nonsense.

This series just points fingers instead of taking self responsibility and rather than encouraging hard work it makes excuses.

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  • 02-12-21

A great l iusten

Loved this .Will recommendit to friends and family. Great advice. Hope there is more to follow