A Specific Sonic World, feat. Lorde

RELEASED 06/13/2017

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.

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