Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls

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 Aug 1, 2021
Love this podcast! Super awesome and great for bedtime, and great, empowering stories!


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 May 19, 2020
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 May 6, 2020

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A fairy tale podcast for kids about real life extraordinary women from all over the world. Based on the bestselling series Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls, each episode explores the lives of women from the books, encouraging young listeners to ask questions and explore their interests. And now, all your favorite episodes of Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls have a new home! Download the Rebel Girls app - available FREE in the app store - and listen to the Rebel adventures you know and love plus all NEW content like sleepy stories, soundscapes, and audio activities. Find it here https://go.rebelgirls.com/dream-on.

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Patsy Mink: Fall Down Seven Times, Get up Eight
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Patsy Mink was the first woman of color and the first Asian-American woman elected to the U.S. Congress. She dedicated her life to making sure all races and all genders are treated equally. She faced many obstacles, but always found the courage to go on. This story is from the new Rebel Girls app! You can listen to more stories like this, PLUS sleepy stories, soundscapes, and all the podcast episodes you know and love. Just go to go.rebelgirls.com/dream-on to download and listen for free! This story was produced by Haley Dapkus with sound design and mixing by Mumble Media. It was written and edited by Abby Sher. Narration by Chloe Madriaga. Thank you to the whole Rebel Girls team who make this podcast possible. Stay rebel!
Nov 29, 2022
Get to Know Gayle King
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[This episode originally aired June 2020.] This season, we invited kids to interview our storytellers. Today, you'll hear from Gayle King who narrated the previous episode about Oprah Winfrey. If you haven't yet listened to that episode, now is a great time to go back and check it out. About Gayle: Gayle King is co-host of CBS THIS MORNING, and an accomplished television journalist, delivering original reporting to all CBS News broadcasts and platforms. She is also editor-at-large of the award-winning O, the Oprah Magazine. This podcast is a production of Rebel Girls and Boom Integrated, a division of John Marshall Media. It’s based on the book series Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls. Our Executive Producers are Elena Favilli and Dan Ilani. This season was produced by John Marshall Cheary, Sarah Storm, and Robin Lai. Corinne Peterson is our Production Manager. This episode was written by Alexis Stratton and edited by Maithy Vu. Proofread by Danielle Oberdier. Original theme music was composed and performed by Elettra Bargiacchi who has also sound designed this episode. Mattia Marcelli was the sound mixer. A big thanks to the whole Rebel Girls team who make this show possible. Stay Rebel!
Nov 24, 2022
Oprah Winfrey Read by Gayle King
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[This episode originally aired June 2020.] Once upon a time, there was a girl whose little voice grew to make a big difference. Her name was Oprah. When Oprah won a beauty pageant, a local radio invited her to the studio to realize her dream of becoming a broadcast journalist. But it wasn’t easy. Oprah did not fit into the image that media titans wanted at the time. Nevertheless, she charmed audiences with her inner strength and generosity. And as Oprah’s fame grew, she used her platform to take care of others. She built libraries, started scholarships, and founded schools. For decades, Oprah’s empathetic, authentic stories have helped others open up about their own. About the Narrator: Gayle King is co-host of CBS THIS MORNING, and an accomplished television journalist, delivering original reporting to all CBS News broadcasts and platforms. She is also editor-at-large of the award-winning O, the Oprah Magazine. Credits: This podcast is a production of Rebel Girls and Boom Integrated, a division of John Marshall Media. It’s based on the book series Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls. Our Executive Producers are Elena Favilli and Dan Ilani. This season was produced by John Marshall Cheary, Sarah Storm, and Robin Lai. Corinne Peterson is our Production Manager. This episode was written by Alexis Stratton and edited by Maithy Vu. Proofread by Danielle Oberdier. Original theme music was composed and performed by Elettra Bargiacchi who has also sound designed this episode. Mattia Marcelli was the sound mixer. A big thanks to the whole Rebel Girls team who make this show possible. Stay Rebel!
Nov 23, 2022
Get to Know Jill Koziol
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Get to know Jill Koziol, CEO and co-founder of Motherly, a well-being destination empowering 40 million women to thrive as mothers. Hear about Jill’s journey as an entrepreneur, and her advice to kids about starting their own business! This story was produced by Joy Smith with sound design and mixing by John Marshall Media. A special thanks to our narrator, Jill Koziol. Thank you to the whole Rebel Girls team who make this podcast possible. Stay rebel!
Nov 17, 2022
Loral Quinn and Eishel Quinn Read by Jill Koziol
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Loral and Eishel Quinn are a mother-daughter team of innovative inventors. They believe that everyone wants to help those in need, and they’re making it fun and easy to do so. This story was produced by Joy Smith with sound design and mixing by Mumble Media. It was written and edited by Abby Sher and fact checked by Joe Rhatigan. Our executive producer was Joy Smith.  A special thanks to our narrator, Jill Koziol. Thank you to the whole Rebel Girls team who make this podcast possible. Stay rebel!
Nov 15, 2022
Maria Teresa Kumar: Voicing Your Dreams
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María Teresa Kumar knew from the time she became a US citizen at the age of nine that she wanted to be involved in the democratic process. As CEO of Voto Latino, she has helped register over one million Latinx voters to have their voices heard. This story was produced by Haley Dapkus with sound design and mixing by Mumble Media. It was written by Nicole Haroutunian and edited by Abby Sher. Narration by Paola Mendoza. Thank you to the whole Rebel Girls team, who make this podcast possible. Stay rebel!
Nov 08, 2022
Get to Know Dana King
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[This episode original aired November 2020.] Meet Dana King! She’s a former broadcast journalist turned sculptor who believes in the power of commemorative art. She brought us the amazing story of Edmonia Lewis, a Black, female sculptor who lived and worked in the late 1800’s in America and Europe. In this interview Dana tells us why she is so passionate about her work and the moment she KNEW she was a sculptor.
Nov 03, 2022
Edmonia Lewis Read By Dana King
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[This episode originally aired in November, 2020]. On this episode we meet Edmonia Wildfire Lewis, a talented American sculptor who emigrated to Europe to push her art to the next level! As a Black female sculptor in the 19th century she blazed a trail through the world of art and created works of enormous magnitude. Though some of her work has been lost to history, her contributions to art and sculpture will never be forgotten! About the Narrator Dana King is a classical figurative sculptor who believes in the power of commemorative art. She loves the art of sculpture because it allows people to shape stories, share memories and determine how they are remembered. Her sculptures aim to link generations by revealing common threads: shared values, experiences, and aspirations because, she believes, they help those alive today compare and contrast their world with that of social pioneers, both enslaved and free, whose sacrifices, courage and commitment to excellence helped create modern society. She hopes you see yourself and those you love in her work!    Credits This podcast is a production of Rebel Girls and Boom Integrated, a division of John Marshall Media. It’s based on the book series Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls. Executive Producers were Jes Wolfe and Katie Sprenger. This season was produced by John Marshall Cheary, Sarah Storm, and Robin Lai. Corinne Peterson was our Production Manager. This episode was written by Jestine Ware and edited by Katie Sprenger. Proofread by Ariana Rosas. Elettra Bargiacchi created sound design, and composed and performed the original theme. Mattia Marcelli was the sound mixer.
Nov 01, 2022
Mary Shelley: The Myth Behind the Monster
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This is the story of how Mary Shelley faced steep competition to write one of the most famous, most frightening, most enduring scary stories of all time. This story is from the new Rebel Girls app! You can listen to more stories like this, PLUS sleepy stories, soundscapes, and all the podcast episodes you know and love. Just go to go.rebelgirls.com/dream-on to download and listen for free! This story was produced by Giuliana Mayo with sound design and mixing by Mumble Media. It was written by Alison Nieder. Narration by Farah Karim and Joanne Griffith. Thank you to the whole Rebel Girls team who make this podcast possible. Stay rebel!
Oct 25, 2022
Get to Know Geetha Murali
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Get to know Dr. Geetha Murali, who narrated The Young Changemakers story bundle. Geetha is the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Room to Read, an organization that helps children receive an education. As CEO, Geetha has supported programs for millions of children around the world. When kids can read, all kinds of opportunities open up for them!
Oct 11, 2022
The Young Changemakers
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Explore four different stories about Rebel Girls who followed a shared passion. Each of these Young Changemakers faced different challenges, but they’re connected to each other by their rebel spirit and vision. This story was produced by Joy Smith. Sound design and mixing by Bianca Salinas. It was written and edited by Abby Sher. Special thanks to our narrator Geetha Murali. Thank you to the whole Rebel Girls team, who make this podcast possible! This story is from the new Rebel Girls app! You can listen to more stories like this, PLUS sleepy stories, soundscapes, and all the podcast episodes you know and love. Just go to go.rebelgirls.com/dream-on to download and listen for free!
Oct 11, 2022
Romina Catalayud: Uniting for Change
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Romina Calatayud was three years old when she realized girls and boys were not treated the same way. So she started Girls United, which gives girls around the world equal access to sports and helps them feel confident on and off the pitch. You can find Romina in the new book Rebel Girls: 100 Inspiring Young Changemakers! We're celebrating all September long with two special Changemakers podcast episodes each week. Preorder Rebel Girls: 100 Inspiring Young Changemakers wherever books are sold to learn about how girls just like you are changing the world. This story was produced by Joy Smith with sound design and mixing by Reel Audio. It was written and edited by Abby Sher. Narration by Ana Osorio. Thank you to the whole Rebel Girls team, who make this podcast possible. Stay rebel!
Oct 04, 2022
Jazz Jennings: Swimming Upstream
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Jazz Jennings always knew exactly who she was. Even when people excluded or bullied her, she stood up for transgender children like herself. Today, this brave, determined woman uses her voice to advocate for equality and respect for all. You can find Jazz in the new book Rebel Girls: 100 Inspiring Young Changemakers! We're celebrating all September long with two special Changemakers podcast episodes each week. Preorder Rebel Girls: 100 Inspiring Young Changemakers wherever books are sold to learn about how girls just like you are changing the world. This story was produced by Olivia Riçhard with sound design and mixing by Mumble Media. It was written by Nicole Haroutunian and edited by Abby Sher. Narration by Anjali Kunapaneni. Thank you to the whole Rebel Girls team, who make this podcast possible. Stay rebel!
Sep 29, 2022
Laura Dekker: Sailing Around the World
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Laura Dekker was born on a boat and lived her first five years at sea. As she grew, Laura had one dream: To sail around the world. Despite many challenges, at 16 years old, Laura became the youngest person to do just that—all by herself! You can find Laura in the new book Rebel Girls: 100 Inspiring Young Changemakers! We're celebrating all September long with two special Changemakers podcast episodes each week. Preorder Rebel Girls: 100 Inspiring Young Changemakers wherever books are sold to learn about how girls just like you are changing the world. This story was produced by Joy Smith with sound design and mixing by Mumble Media. It was written by Alexis Stratton and edited by Abby Sher. Narration by Adrienne Patino Dunn. Thank you to the whole Rebel Girls team, who make this podcast possible. Stay rebel!
Sep 27, 2022
Greta Thunberg Read by Jameela Jamil
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Climate activist Greta Thunberg found strength in talking about how global warming affects kids and grownups alike, and how together we can make a positive impact on the world we live in. This story is read by actress and writer Jameela Jamil. You can find Greta in the new book Rebel Girls: 100 Inspiring Young Changemakers! We're celebrating all September long with two special Changemakers podcast episodes each week. Preorder Rebel Girls: 100 Inspiring Young Changemakers wherever books are sold to learn about how girls just like you are changing the world. This story was produced by John Marshall Media. It was written by Joy Fowlkes and edited by Pam Gruber. Special thanks to our narrator, Jameela Jamil. Thank you to the whole Rebel Girls team, who make this podcast possible. Stay rebel!
Sep 22, 2022
Koffee: Reggae Riddims and Flows
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Jamaican singer-songwriter Koffee is taking the world of reggae by storm. With her electric beats and fluid lyrics Koffee became the first woman and youngest person to ever win the award for Best Reggae Album at the Grammy Awards. You can find Koffee in the new book Rebel Girls: 100 Inspiring Young Changemakers! We're celebrating all September long with two special Changemakers podcast episodes each week. Preorder Rebel Girls: 100 Inspiring Young Changemakers wherever books are sold to learn about how girls just like you are changing the world. This story was produced by Olivia Riçhard with sound design and mixing by Mumble Media. It was written by Nicole Haroutunian and edited by Abby Sher. Narration by Sheryl Mebane. Thank you to the whole Rebel Girls team, who make this podcast possible. Stay rebel!
Sep 20, 2022
Isabella Springmuhl Read by Jamie Brewer
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Isabella knew she was different. She had a magic that glowed from within and a dream to show she could do anything she set her mind to. With her creativity and eye for fashion she showed the world her vision for a different type of catwalk. You can find Isabella in the new book Rebel Girls: 100 Inspiring Young Changemakers! We're celebrating all September long with two special Changemakers podcast episodes each week. Preorder Rebel Girls: 100 Inspiring Young Changemakers wherever books are sold to learn about how girls just like you are changing the world. This story was produced by Olivia Riçhard with sound design and mixing by Mumble Media. It was written and edited by Abby Sher. Special thanks to our narrator, Jamie Brewer. Thank you to the whole Rebel Girls team, who make this podcast possible. Stay rebel!
Sep 15, 2022
Mari Copeny: Water for Flint
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Mari Copeny, also known as “Little Miss Flint,” wanted to help her city get clean water. At just 8 years old, she wrote a letter to President Obama to tell him about the water crisis in her city. Then, her brave voice made a big impact. You can find Mari in the new book Rebel Girls: 100 Inspiring Young Changemakers! We're celebrating all September long with two special Changemakers podcast episodes each week. Preorder Rebel Girls: 100 Inspiring Young Changemakers wherever books are sold to learn about how girls just like you are changing the world.  This story was produced by Haley Dapkus with sound design and mixing by Mumble Media. It was written by Apryl Lee and edited by Abby Sher. Narration by LaKira Porter. Thank you to the whole Rebel Girls team who makes this podcast possible. Stay rebel!
Sep 13, 2022
Bindi Irwin Read by Jacqueline Green
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Once upon a time, there was a girl who lived in a zoo and took care of animals like lizards, snakes, and anteaters every day. A girl who would one day share her love of protecting animals with the WHOLE world! Her name is Bindi Irwin. You can find Bindi in the new book Rebel Girls: 100 Inspiring Young Changemakers! We're celebrating all September long with two special Changemakers podcast episodes each week. Preorder Rebel Girls: 100 Inspiring Young Changemakers wherever books are sold to learn about how girls just like you are changing the world. This story was produced by Isaac Kaplan-Woolner with sound design and mixing by Bianca Salinas. It was written and edited by Abby Sher. Special thanks to our narrator, Jacqueline Green. Thank you to the whole Rebel Girls team, who make this podcast possible. Stay rebel!
Sep 08, 2022
Taylor Swift: Dreaming in Lyrics
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Pop star Taylor Swift has become famous for her powerful country and pop music beats. But her genius goes beyond the stage: since day one, Taylor's been challenging bullies and the music industry and changing the music world for the better. You can find Taylor in the new book Rebel Girls: 100 Inspiring Young Changemakers! We're celebrating all September long with two special Changemakers podcast episodes each week. Preorder Rebel Girls: 100 Inspiring Young Changemakers wherever books are sold to learn about how girls just like you are changing the world. This story was produced by Olivia Riçhard with sound design and mixing by Mumble Media. It was written by Frances Thomas and edited by Abby Sher. Our narrator was Anjali Kunapaneni. Thank you to the whole Rebel Girls team, who make this podcast possible. Stay rebel!
Sep 06, 2022
Rayssa Leal Read by Maya Gabeira
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7 year-old Brazilian Rayssa Leal couldn't believe it when her skateboarding video went viral. With time, she became an X-Games star and won silver at the 2020 Olympics! Now, Rayssa continues to master new skills, inspiring young skaters everywhere. You can find Rayssa in the new book Rebel Girls: 100 Inspiring Young Changemakers! We're celebrating all September long with two special Changemakers podcast episodes each week. Preorder Rebel Girls: 100 Inspiring Young Changemakers wherever books are sold to learn about how girls just like you are changing the world. This story was produced by Haley Dapkus with sound design and mixing by Mumble Media. It was written by Alexis Stratton and edited by Abby Sher. A big thanks to rebel girl Maya Gabeira for narrating this episode! And thank you to the whole Rebel Girls team, who make this podcast possible. Stay rebel!
Sep 01, 2022
A New Home For Rebel Girls!
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Hey Rebels! On November 12th all your favorite episodes of Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls will have a new home! Download the Rebel Girls app - available now in the app store - and listen to the Rebel adventures you know and love plus all NEW content like sleepy stories and audio activities. Find it here https://go.rebelgirls.com/dream-on. The Rebel Girls app - every Rebel's new favorite destination!
Nov 12, 2021
Naomi Osaka Read by Megalyn Echikunwoke
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Once upon a time, there was a girl from Japan with arms so strong she could serve a tennis ball at more than 120 miles per hour. Her name is Naomi Osaka - a powerful professional tennis player who has taken the sport by storm and has become an advocate for mental health. Naomi has been ranked No. 1 by the Women's Tennis Association and is the first Asian player to hold the top ranking in singles. About the Narrator Megalyn Echikunwoke is an actor, writer singer and dancer. Discovered at a high school theater camp by a Hollywood manager, she got her start in the industry at 14. She has a striking presence with an undeniable talent through her range of portrayals of characters in television, film and the theater. Though she was raised by a widowed, single mother who worked as a registered nurse on the Navajo Reservation in Arizona, she is of Igbo-Nigerian, German, Irish and Scandinavian descent. She is also the granddaughter of a Igbo tribal leader which technically makes her African royalty. Inspired by her many cultural influences, Megalyn believes in the power of art and storytelling to expose injustice, shift culture and heal communities.  Credits This podcast is a production of Rebel Girls and is based on the book series Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls. This episode was produced by Camille Stennis. Sound design and mixing by Camille Stennis, Lu Miranda and Craig Billmeir. This episode was written by Jestine Ware and fact checked by Joe Rhatigan. Executive Producer is Katie Sprenger. Haley Dapkus is our Production Manager. Original theme music was composed and performed by Elettra Bargiacchi. A big thanks to the whole Rebel Girls team who make this show possible! For more, visit rebelgirls.com. And if you like what you heard, don’t forget to rate and review this episode, and share it with your friends! Until next time, stay REBEL!
Oct 05, 2021
Rigoberta Menchú Read By Rebeca Lane
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Rigoberta Menchú Tum is an Indigenous Mayan human rights activist from Guatemala who grew up in the depths of poverty and in a country ravaged by a decades-long civil war. Despite the many challenges she faced, including the tragic loss of her parents to government-sponsored violence, Rigoberta never gave up on her ideals and always fought for freedom and justice. Her bravery and outspoken activism for the rights of Indigenous, poor, and marginalized peoples led to her receiving the Nobel Peace Prize in 1992—the first Indigenous person and ninth woman to do so. About the Narrator Rebeca Lane was born in 1984 in Guatemala, a country that like many others in Latin America has experienced dictatorships and forced disappearances. The history that runs through her veins, from the hands of her poignant verses, has made her way into the Latin rap scene as a thoughtful and fun voice with feminist messages.She has published four studio albums and made multiple tours of Latin America, the United States and Europe. Rebeca Lane founded the project Somos Guerreras with which she has traveled the continent doing talks, workshops and presentations making visible the work of women in Hip Hop. At the beginning of 2021 she released her new EP “Llorando diamantes“ and is currently working on her next album.   Credits This podcast is a production of Rebel Girls and is based on the book series Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls. This episode was produced by Isaac Kaplan-Woolner. Sound design and mixing by Luis Miranda. This episode was written by Alexis Stratton and proofread by Simi Kadirgamar. Haley Dapkus was the production manager. Executive Producer was Katie Sprenger. Original theme music was composed and performed by Elettra Bargiacchi. A big thanks to the whole Rebel Girls team who makes this show possible! For more, visit www.rebelgirls.com. And if you like what you heard, don’t forget to rate and review this episode, and share it with your friends! Until next time, stay REBEL!
Aug 18, 2021
Get to Know Hilaree Nelson
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Get to know ski mountaineer Hilaree Nelson, who read us the story of her friend Kit DesLauriers, the first person to ski from the summit of the highest mountain on all seven continents! Hilaree tells us about her adventures in the Himalayas, and why she loves pursuing such challenging sports. She also tells us her tricks for overcoming doubt and pushing through the hard times attempting to summit massive mountain peaks. Thanks Hilaree!
Jul 29, 2021
Kit DesLauriers Read By Hilaree Nelson
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Once upon a time, there was a girl who loved adventure, exploring nature, and dreamt of skiing down the tallest mountains in the world. Her name was Kit DesLauriers, a determined young woman with a fierce curiosity to explore the tallest mountaintops — and then ski freely down the slopes. Kit was the first person to ski all Seven Summits, the first woman to ski Mount Everest, and is a two-time women’s world freeskiing champion.  About the Narrator Combining a passion for exploration, mountain adventures and skiing, Hilaree Nelson travelled to some of the most exotic mountain ranges on earth. Her expedition career led her to many firsts in the world of ski mountaineering including linking two 8000m peaks (Everest and Lhotse) in one push, first ski descents on Baffin Island, a first American ascent and ski descent of Papsura peak in India, and a first ski descent of the 4th highest peak in the world, Lhotse. She was the Captain of the North Face Athlete Team, an active leader on climate with Protect Our Winters, and an avid proponent of wild places such as the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. Hilaree was also the mother of two wild boys and found her sanity in the San Juan Mountains near her home in Telluride, Colorado.     Credits This podcast is a production of Rebel Girls and is based on the book series Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls. This episode was produced by Isaac Kaplan-Woolner and Camille Stennis. Sound design and mixing by Luis Miranda. This episode was written by Caitlin Madrigal and proofread by Simi Kadirgamar. Executive Producer was Katie Sprenger. Haley Dapkus was our production manager. Original theme music was composed and performed by Elettra Bargiacchi. A big thanks to the whole Rebel Girls team who make this show possible! For more, visit www.rebelgirls.com. And if you like what you heard, don’t forget to rate and review this episode, and share it with your friends! Until next time, stay REBEL!
Jul 27, 2021
Frida Kahlo Read By Pamela Adlon
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(This episode originally aired 6/25/2018) Once upon a time, in a small town on the outskirts of Mexico City, there was a girl who lived in a blue house. Her name was Frida. From the outside, Frida's blue house was a common stucco building, with bright blue walls, tall windows, and green shutters. But past the entrance, a world of wonder awaited. THE HOST Pamela Fionna Adlon is an EMMY Award Winning American actress, voice actress, screenwriter, producer, and director. Pamela Adlon lent her voice to benefit the United Service Organization where Timbuktu made a donation in her name. CREDITS This episode was written by Francesca Cavallo, who is also a producer of the show with Elena Favilli. Sound design is by Elettra Bargiacchi.
Jun 22, 2021
Ruby Bridges Read by Marley Dias
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In this episode we meet Ruby Bridges, who, as a very young child desegregated a public elementary school in New Orleans, Louisiana. That means she was the first Black student ever to go to that school. Ruby’s bravery in the face of immense bigotry helped further the cause of equal access to education! Her story is brought to us by Marley Dias, the amazing founder of #1000BlackGirlBooks and author of Marley Dias Gets It Done: And So Can You!  About the Narrator Marley Dias is the 15-year-old founder of #1000BlackGirlBooks and author of Marley Dias Gets It Done: And So Can You!. #1000BlackGirlBooks is an international movement to collect and donate children’s books that feature Black girls as the lead character. Marley launched the #1000BlackGirlBooks drive in November of 2015 with the help of GrassROOTS Community Foundation, leveraging the power of social media to reach a larger audience. Marley has collected over 12,000 books to-date. She was recognized by TIME, as one of the 25 most influential teens in 2018 and was identified as the youngest member of the Forbes 30 under 30 list to date. Marley resides in West Orange, NJ with her mother and father.  Credits This podcast is a production of Rebel Girls. It’s based on the book series Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls. Executive Producers are Jes Wolfe and Katie Sprenger. This episode was produced, sound designed, and mixed by Isaac Kaplan-Woolner. Corinne Peterson is Production Manager. This episode was written by Kirsti Jewel. Proofread by Ariana Rosas. It was narrated by Marley Dias, who we will get to know better on Thursday’s episode! Original theme music was composed and performed by Elettra Bargiacchi. For more, visit Rebel Girls dot com. Until next time, stay rebel!
Feb 16, 2021
Kamala Harris Read by Ilana Glazer
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Once upon a time, in Berkeley, California, there was a girl, who would shatter glass ceilings. Her name is Kamala Harris. Kamala is the daughter of immigrant parents from Jamaica and India who both became PhDs and taught their daughter about the importance of her heritage and her voice. Kamala would grow up and forge her own path - from the halls of her Historically Black College to the halls of congress and then onto the second highest office in the land. About the Narrator Actor and comedian Ilana Glazer is the co-creator of "Broad City" on Comedy Central and has a stand-up special on Amazon Prime Video called "The Planet Is Burning." She is also one of the co-founders of the non-profit, Generator Collective, which defines minimal civic engagement and invites the average American to embody that.  Credits This podcast is a production of Rebel Girls. It’s based on the book series Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls. Executive Producers are Jes Wolfe and Katie Sprenger. This episode was produced by Isaac Kaplan-Woolner. Sound design and mixing by Bianca Salinas. Corinne Peterson is Production Manager. This episode was written by Robyn Adams. Proofread by Ariana Rosas. It was narrated by Ilana Glazer. Original theme music was composed and performed by Elettra Bargiacchi. For more, visit www.rebelgirls.com. Until next time, stay rebel!
Jan 19, 2021
Lorella Praeli Read By Diane Guerrero
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Born in Peru, Lorella Praeli became an activist at a young age when she stood up to middle school bullies in her small Connecticut town and, in college, came out as an undocumented immigrant. Within a few years, she became known as one of the foremost and fiercest youth advocates working to pass the DREAM Act, which would offer protections for undocumented youth. Though she became an American citizen in 2015, today, Lorella continues to fight for change and build power among immigrants in the U.S. About the Narrator Diane Guerrero is an American actress, activist and author. She is currently a Series Regular on DC Universe/HBO Max’s series DOOM PATROL. She plays “Crazy Jane,” the most powerful member of the show’s titular band of outcast superheroes. She is also known for her roles as “Sofia,” a series regular on the CBS comedy SUPERIOR DONUTS, “Maritza Ramos” on the award-winning, Emmy and Golden Globe nominated Netflix series ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK (for which she received THREE Screen Actors Guild awards) and as "Lina" in CW's break-out hit, JANE THE VIRGIN. She was nominated for the 34th Imagen Awards, is the winner of the Lupe Ontiveros Indomitable Spirit Award by the National Hispanic Media Coalition and Variety had named her one of the top 10 Latina actresses to watch: Variety's Top Ten Latinas.   Credits This episode was a production of Rebel Girls and Boom Integrated, a division of John Marshall Media. It’s based on the book series Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls. Our Executive Producers were Jes Wolfe and Katie Sprenger. This season was produced by John Marshall Cheary, Victoria Gruenberg, and Robin Lai. Corinne Peterson was our Production Manager. This episode was written by Alexis Stratton and edited by Katie Sprenger. Proofread by Ariana Rosas. Elettra Bargiacchi created sound design, and composed and performed the original theme. Mattia Marcelli was the sound mixer.
Dec 09, 2020
Ruth Bader Ginsberg Read by Priscilla Chan
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The world lost a mighty voice on Friday, September 18th. On this episode we celebrate the life and legacy of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg. Though she seemed quiet and shy, Ruth was brilliant with a quick mind and a big heart. When Ruth learned about lawyers who worked to ensure people were treated fairly, she dreamed of becoming one. She was determined to make the world a more equal place for women, men, immigrants, and people of color. And she did just that, first as a lawyer, and then as a judge. Ruth made history as a voice for oppressed people in America and as “The Great Dissenter” on the U.S. Supreme Court. About the Narrator: Priscilla Chan is co-founder of the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative. As a pediatrician and teacher, Priscilla’s work with patients and students in communities across the Bay Area has informed her desire to make learning more personalized, find new paths to manage and cure disease, and expand opportunity for more people. She is also the founder of The Primary School, which integrates health and education and serves children and families in East Palo Alto and the Belle Haven neighborhood in Menlo Park, California. Priscilla earned her BA in Biology at Harvard University and her MD at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). She completed her pediatrics training in the UCSF/PLUS Pediatrics Residency. Credits: This episode of Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls is produced by Elena Favilli, Joy Fowlkes, and Meg Murnane, with writing by Alexis Stratton and narration by Priscilla Chan. Jestine Ware edited all scripts and Janice Weaver fact-checked all scripts. Sound design and original theme music by Elettra Bargiacchi. Mattia Marcelli was the sound mixer. Special thanks to Clio McClure who coordinated all credit recordings and narrator donations.
Sep 22, 2020
Sandra Cauffman: Sandra and The Stars
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Once upon a time, there was a girl who dreamed of going to the moon. Her name is Sandra Cauffman, and today she is an electrical engineer who works at NASA. On a summer night in Costa Rica, Sandra watched the first moon landing on her neighbor's TV. After seeing Neil Armstrong’s boot touch the moon’s surface, she knew then, that she wanted to be part of the adventure! This podcast is a production of Rebel Girls, based on the book series Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls. Our Executive Producers were Jes Wolfe and Katie Sprenger. This episode was voiced by Jennifer Ekman and written by Caitlin Madrigal, with sound design by Luis Miranda. It was edited by Katie Sprenger and proofread by Ariana Rosas. Original theme music was composed and performed by Elettra Bargiacchi.
Sep 08, 2020
Celia Cruz Read by Justina Machado
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Once upon a time, a girl learned to sing before she could talk. Her name was Celia. She began singing to her siblings and cousins at bedtime, but a voice like that needed to be shared. Everywhere she went, she sang. She sang when she was in pain and she sang when she felt incredible joy—shouting an exuberant “¡Azúcar!” to her adoring fans. In glittering gowns and extravagant, ruffled ensembles, Celia filled the airwaves with her unique sound. Her talent earned her the name “The Queen of Salsa” as she spread Cuban music throughout the world. About the Narrator: A talented and versatile actress, Justina Machado continues to endear audiences and earn critical acclaim with each new role. Machado can currently be seen starring as the lead in Netflix’s highly-reviewed reimagining of Norman Lear’s ONE DAY AT A TIME opposite Rita Moreno. The series follows three generations of a Cuban-American family living under one roof. Machado stars as Penelope, a newly-single war veteran, raising her two children with the help of her mother (Moreno). Machado appeared opposite Gina Rodriguez in the fourth season of the CW comedy series, JANE THE VIRGIN, and voiced the character Carmen in Disney’s animated series, ELENA OF AVALOR. Machado is perhaps most well known for her role as “Vanessa Diaz” in HBO’s SIX FEET UNDER, which ended its five-season run in 2005 with an impressive accumulation of award nominations and wins including a SAG Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series. On the big screen, Machado has been seen in THE PURGE: ANARCHY, which was released by Universal in 2014. Additional film credits include THE ACCIDENTAL HUSBAND opposite Uma Thurman, Bernard Tevenier’s IN THE ELECTRIC MIST opposite Tommy Lee Jones, and the independent film PEDRO, which debuted at the 2008 Toronto International Film Festival. Her television credits include QUEEN OF THE SOUTH, GREY’S ANATOMY, WELCOME TO THE FAMILY, PRIVATE PRACTICE, DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES, DEVIOUS MAIDS, SWITCHED AT BIRTH, THE FOSTERS, and MURDER POLICE. On the stage, Machado made her Broadway debut in the Tony Award-winning Best Musical IN THE HEIGHTS at the Richard Rodgers Theatre, as well as the world premiere production of A FREE MAN OF COLOR directed by George Wolfe at the Lincoln Center Theater. Machado also starred opposite Marc Feuerstein in Neil Labutte’s SOME GIRLS at the Geffen Theater. Born and raised in Chicago as the eldest of five children in a family of Puerto Rican descent, Machado started acting upon graduating from high school. Her stellar performances on stage at the Latino Chicago Theater paved the way for her now burgeoning career. Credits: This episode of Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls was produced by Elena Favilli, Joy Fowlkes, and Meg Murnane, with writing by Tori Telfer and narration by Justina Machado. Jestine Ware edited the script and Janice Weaver fact-checked. Sound design and original theme music by Elettra Bargiacchi. Mattia Marcelli was the sound mixer. Special thanks to Clio McClure who coordinated all credit recordings and narrator donations.
Jun 17, 2020
Alicia Alonso Read by Yuan Yuan Tan
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Once upon a time, there was a Cuban ballerina who was blind. Her name was Alicia. As a little girl, Alicia was a naturally talented dancer. She spent her days filled with hours and hours of practice. She became one of the best dancers in the world. Then when she was 19, a medical condition caused her to lose her ability to see but that did not stop Alicia. She continued to dance and choreograph. She even started her own dance company which became the National Dance Company of Cuba. About the Narrator: Yuan Yuan Tan is a Principal dancer with the famous San Francisco Ballet, celebrating her record-breaking 25th anniversary in this 2020 season. Born in Shanghai, Yuan Yuan began dancing when she was 11 years old and went on to become the youngest principal dancer in the history of the San Francisco Ballet. She also continues to perform several times a year in China where she also frequently participates in teaching workshops, competitions, and other community programs to nurture new generations of dancers. This podcast is based on the book series also titled Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls. Our Executive Producers are Elena Favilli and Joy Fowlkes. This season was produced by John Marshall Cheary, Sarah Storm, and Robin Lai. This episode was written by Elizabeth Eulberg and edited by Pam Gruber. Maithy Vu proofread. Original theme music was composed and performed by Elettra Bargiacchi who has also sound designed this episode. Mattia Marcelli was the sound mixer.
May 19, 2020