Best Tavis podcasts we could find (Updated August 2018)
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Tavis Talks
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"Tavis Talks" represents the return to daily radio for award-winning broadcaster Tavis Smiley. With his trademark high-energy, conversational, probing style, "Tavis Talks" is a news and opinion program that engages high-profile guests to enlighten and empower online listeners.
 
The Tavis Smiley Show is a high-energy exchange of views, information and insight. The weekly show offers a unique blend of news and newsmakers in expanded conversations. Tavis engages commentators and guests in substantive and provocative discussions on a wide range of topics including: politics, health, finance, sports, technology and pop culture. An insightful exploration of the issues that matter from fresh, diverse points of view is the show's hallmark.
 
Actors Michael Cera, Kieran Culkin, and Tavi Gevinson talk about This Is Our Youth. The Broadway comedy—a Steppenwolf revival of Kenneth Lonergan’s play—tells the story of 48 hours in the lives of three lost young souls navigating New York City in 1982.
 
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Smiley & West
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This weekly program from PRI hosted by Cornel West & Tavis Smiley features thought-provoking, intelligent and stimulating conversations. Listen, engage and discuss on www.smileyandwest.com or follow them on Twitter at @tavissmiley and @cornelwest
 
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A Piece of Work
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A Piece of Work is everything you want to know about modern and contemporary art but were afraid to ask. Hosted by Broad City’s Abbi Jacobson, this 10-episode series explores everything from Pop Art to performance in lively conversations with curators, artists and Abbi’s friends, including Hannibal Buress, Tavi Gevinson, RuPaul and Questlove. WNYC Studios is a listener-supported producer of other leading podcasts including Radiolab, Snap Judgment, Death, Sex & Money, On the Media, Nancy and ...
 
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LifeWithSavi
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We talk about what we want when we want
 
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Freedom thru Speech
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Freedom through Speech Radio (F.T.S.R) is a bi-weekly program dedicated to allowing anyone and everyone to have a voice through contributing to the discussion surrounding various timely and pertinent issues. Hosted by noted blogger and provocateur extraordinaire RiPPa of the blog The Intersection of Madness & Reality, community activist and academic Professor Max Reddick of the blog soulbrother v.2, and New York based attorney The Janitor of the blog The Urban Politico, you can always expect ...
 
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Rookie
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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 Southlake Innovations series chronicles the innovative care being delivered at Southlake Regional Health Centre that is making peoples' lives better.
 
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Samuel Rondot
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Monétises ta vie numérique
 
Bringing together a colorful set of perspectives on race, ethnicity, sexuality, culture, and experience to explore fresh insights on a diverse range of topics. The show celebrates independent art, thought, and media to inform, enlighten and inspire community action.
 
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Dads Pad Radio
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With over 24 years of community development experience, Braswell is the executive director of Fathers Incorporated, a company he formed in 2004. Since its inception, the agency's main focus has been on the development of support services for fathers through the capacity building of not-for-profit organizations and education of the broader public, to include policy makers, government, business, faith-based and philanthropists. In 2011, Braswell changed the agency's mission to become the numbe ...
 
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A Piece of Work
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A Piece of Work is everything you want to know about modern and contemporary art but were afraid to ask. Hosted by Broad City’s Abbi Jacobson, this 10-episode series explores everything from Pop Art to performance in lively conversations with curators, artists and Abbi’s friends, including Hannibal Buress, Tavi Gevinson, RuPaul and Questlove. WNYC Studios is a listener-supported producer of other leading podcasts including Radiolab, Snap Judgment, Death, Sex & Money, On the Media, Nancy and ...
 
This is the classic story of Mowgli, the young boy raised by wolves in India: his escapades and adventures with his dear friends Bagheera the panther and Baloo the bear, his capture by the Monkey-People, his attempt at reintegration into human society, and his ultimate triumph over his avowed enemy the tiger Shere Khan. Included in the book is the story of the brave white seal, Kotick, and the tenacious young mongoose, Rikki-Tikki-Tavi who battled through the night to protect his human famil ...
 
Originally written for his young daughter Josephine, who died tragically aged six, The Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling is a collection of short stories which were published separately in magazines before being compiled into a book. The stories are in the form of fables, where animals communicate and speak to each other as humans do and the purpose of each story was to convey a moral or message to the reader. Modern readers would be more familiar with the Disney animated version in which Mowgl ...
 
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Fatherhood is driving a hugely diverse conversation. Heather Mac Donald Heather Mac Donald is the Thomas W. Smith Fellow at the Manhattan Institute and a contributing editor of City Journal. She is a recipient of the 2005 Bradley Prize. Mac Donald’s work at City Journal has covered a range of topics, including higher education, immigration, pol ...…
 
Make your own podcast: https://anchor.fm/samuel-rondot
 
There are new paintings and drawings by Sol LeWitt being made all the time -- even though the artist died in 2007. That’s possible because LeWitt’s wrote instructions for creating his works art, for other people to make. Abbi and writer Samantha Irby consider a piece by Glenn Ligon that takes a line by Zora Neale Hurston and repeats it over and ...…
 
There are new paintings and drawings by Sol LeWitt being made all the time -- even though the artist died in 2007. That’s possible because LeWitt’s wrote instructions for creating his works art, for other people to make. Abbi and writer Samantha Irby consider a piece by Glenn Ligon that takes a line by Zora Neale Hurston and repeats it over and ...…
 
Emojis, video games, even the humble “@” symbol -- all these staples of digital life have been as carefully designed as the most sleek furniture or fancy architecture. But do they belong in a museum? Hell yes, says Abbi’s friend Ahmir Thompson (a.k.a. Questlove, and emoji obsessive). If you find yourself wondering if it’s allowed, “then it's pr ...…
 
Emojis, video games, even the humble “@” symbol -- all these staples of digital life have been as carefully designed as the most sleek furniture or fancy architecture. But do they belong in a museum? Hell yes, says Abbi’s friend Ahmir Thompson (a.k.a. Questlove, and emoji obsessive). If you find yourself wondering if it’s allowed, “then it's pr ...…
 
Andy Warhol’s “Campbell’s Soup Cans” has got to be one of the most famous images of the 20th century. But at the time, Warhol’s use of advertising and imagery from consumer culture was super controversial. So was his unabashed desire to become famous. Abbi and Rookie editor Tavi Gevinson wonder what Warhol might do in an age of social media. Th ...…
 
Andy Warhol’s “Campbell’s Soup Cans” has got to be one of the most famous images of the 20th century. But at the time, Warhol’s use of advertising and imagery from consumer culture was super controversial. So was his unabashed desire to become famous. Abbi and Rookie editor Tavi Gevinson wonder what Warhol might do in an age of social media. Th ...…
 
Way before viral videos, since the invention of the medium in the 1960s, artists have made video to critique the culture around them. Howardena Pindell delivers a direct-to-camera account of the racism she experienced coming of age as a black woman in America; Martine Syms tells her characters’ stories across several screens -- from flatscreens ...…
 
Way before viral videos, since the invention of the medium in the 1960s, artists have made video to critique the culture around them. Howardena Pindell delivers a direct-to-camera account of the racism she experienced coming of age as a black woman in America; Martine Syms tells her characters’ stories across several screens -- from flatscreens ...…
 
A dozen dancers rolling around in their underwear, rubbing raw chickens and fish on each other. No, it’s not some weird ‘60s porn, it’s a performance -- Abbi talks with the feminist artist behind the piece, Carolee Schneemann. Performance art like this can be a bit funny, a bit confusing, and definitely weird. Who better to get to the bottom of ...…
 
A dozen dancers rolling around in their underwear, rubbing raw chickens and fish on each other. No, it’s not some weird ‘60s porn, it’s a performance -- Abbi talks with the feminist artist behind the piece, Carolee Schneemann. Performance art like this can be a bit funny, a bit confusing, and definitely weird. Who better to get to the bottom of ...…
 
Some artworks seem crazy simple -- like a stack of metal boxes or a group of white paintings. Minimalism rejected the idea that art should express the artist’s feelings or depict the visible world, or even be made from traditional art materials. Jo Baer and Donald Judd made art that explores the relationship between colors or objects and space ...…
 
Some artworks seem crazy simple -- like a stack of metal boxes or a group of white paintings. Minimalism rejected the idea that art should express the artist’s feelings or depict the visible world, or even be made from traditional art materials. Jo Baer and Donald Judd made art that explores the relationship between colors or objects and space ...…
 
Abbi brings her friend the hilarious essayist Samantha Irby to MoMA PS1 to see one of the trippiest works they’ve ever experienced: “Meeting” by James Turrell. Turrell’s work is immersive, mind-blowing, deeply moving -- and made entirely of light. Turns out, light can really mess with your eyes! And that’s what artists like Turrell and Dan Flav ...…
 
Abbi brings her friend the hilarious essayist Samantha Irby to MoMA PS1 to see one of the trippiest works they’ve ever experienced: “Meeting” by James Turrell. Turrell’s work is immersive, mind-blowing, deeply moving -- and made entirely of light. Turns out, light can really mess with your eyes! And that’s what artists like Turrell and Dan Flav ...…
 
Ahmir Thompson (a.k.a. Questlove of The Roots) is a very busy dude. He was feeling stretched thin, until he discovered the power of silence to let his creativity cut through the noise. To help him find that silence, he’s got one of Yves Klein’s Blue Monochrome prints on his wall at home. Abbi gets up close to one of Klein’s blue paintings and K ...…
 
Ahmir Thompson (a.k.a. Questlove of The Roots) is a very busy dude. He was feeling stretched thin, until he discovered the power of silence to let his creativity cut through the noise. To help him find that silence, he’s got one of Yves Klein’s Blue Monochrome prints on his wall at home. Abbi gets up close to one of Klein’s blue paintings and K ...…
 
When you look at abstract art, what are you supposed to see among all those splatters and blobs? Abbi sorts out her feelings about Jackson Pollock’s monumental action paintings with a little help from the dancer and choreographer Mark Morris, and she puzzles over the scratchy surfaces of Cy Twombly’s paintings with Rookie editor, Broadway actor ...…
 
When you look at abstract art, what are you supposed to see among all those splatters and blobs? Abbi sorts out her feelings about Jackson Pollock’s monumental action paintings with a little help from the dancer and choreographer Mark Morris, and she puzzles over the scratchy surfaces of Cy Twombly’s paintings with Rookie editor, Broadway actor ...…
 
Does art have to be beautiful, or can everyday stuff be made into art too? Abbi Jacobson brings her friend comedian Hannibal Buress to look at sculptures by Dada and Surrealist artists, who upended the definition of what art could be. Marcel Duchamp and Meret Oppenheim were basically trolling the art world — and the work they made is really fun ...…
 
Does art have to be beautiful, or can everyday stuff be made into art too? Abbi Jacobson brings her friend comedian Hannibal Buress to look at sculptures by Dada and Surrealist artists, who upended the definition of what art could be. Marcel Duchamp and Meret Oppenheim were basically trolling the art world — and the work they made is really fun ...…
 
Yes, she’s the hilarious co-creator of Comedy Central’s “Broad City.” But before discovering her gift for comedy, Abbi Jacobson went to art school. Now she’s getting a refresher on everything from Jackson Pollock to Marcel Duchamp, from Pop art to performance. Abbi goes behind the scenes at The Museum of Modern Art with some of her smartest and ...…
 
Yes, she’s the hilarious co-creator of Comedy Central’s “Broad City.” But before discovering her gift for comedy, Abbi Jacobson went to art school. Now she’s getting a refresher on everything from Jackson Pollock to Marcel Duchamp, from Pop art to performance. Abbi goes behind the scenes at The Museum of Modern Art with some of her smartest and ...…
 
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 fo ...…
 
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 fo ...…
 
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 Nation ...…
 
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 ...…
 
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 ...…
 
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 cri ...…
 
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 P ...…
 
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 in ...…
 
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 wee ...…
 
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 a ...…
 
This week, host Tavi Gevinson talks to Olympian fencer Ibtihaj Muhammad about balancing school with sports, designing modest wear, and being a role model. Author George Saunders answers a question from a listener about trying new things. Plus, contributor Dylan Rupert gives us a Starter Pack on getting into astrology. Each week on the Rookie Po ...…
 
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 ...…
 
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 featured: career advice from Hilton Als. --- Each week on the Rookie Podcast, we'll interview people we admire: artists, writers, music ...…
 
"Rookie is a magazine by and for teenagers and their cohorts of any age. I was 15 when I founded our site (rookiemag.com) in 2011, because I couldn't find a publication for young people that respected its readers' intelligence, honestly addressed what they were going through, and had actual teens writing for it. In the years since, millions of ...…
 
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