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A fairy tale podcast for kids about extraordinary women from all over the world. Based on the bestselling series Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls, each episode delves further into the lives of women from the books, encouraging young listeners to ask questions and explore their interests. Narration by real-life women who are pioneers, creators, champions, leaders and warriors!

A fairy tale podcast for kids about extraordinary women from all over the world. Based on the bestselling series Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls, each episode delves further into the lives of women from the books, encouraging young listeners to ask questions and explore their interests. Narration by real-life women who are pioneers, creators, champions, leaders and warriors!

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United States

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A fairy tale podcast for kids about extraordinary women from all over the world. Based on the bestselling series Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls, each episode delves further into the lives of women from the books, encouraging young listeners to ask questions and explore their interests. Narration by real-life women who are pioneers, creators, champions, leaders and warriors!

Language:

English


Episodes

Noor Inayat Khan read by Freida Pinto

10/6/2020
In this episode, a princess who became a spy, the story of Noor Inayat Khan. Noor was born in Russia to an American mother and a Muslim father who came from a noble family. By the time she was a young girl she had moved from Russia to England and then to France, gaining understanding of all of these cultures along the way. This would serve her well when, during World War II, she joined British intelligence and was the first female wireless operator to be sent to occupied France. Noor Inayat...

Duration:00:17:44

Get to Know Freida Pinto

10/6/2020
Get to know actress and activist Freida Pinto! Freida is known for acclaimed films such as ‘Slumdog Millionaire,' 'Trishna,’ 'Rise of the Planet of the Apes,' 'Desert Dancer,' and ‘Knight of Cups.' She has been involved with Girl Rising, a global campaign for girls' education and empowerment, for 4 years. In this interview she explains where her commitment to activism comes from.

Duration:00:06:33

Alice Guy Blache read by Brenda Chapman

9/29/2020
Once upon a time, there was a girl whose love for stories would make her the first female filmmaker in the world. Her name was Alice Guy Blache. Alice was a pioneer in filmmaking, starting her storied career as an assistant in a French camera factory and eventually owning her own successful movie studio in the United States. Guy-Blache made hundreds of films over her lifetime and pushed the art form forward in many ways. This is her story. About the Narrator Brenda Chapman started her career...

Duration:00:15:58

Get to Know Brenda Chapman

9/29/2020
Get to know Brenda Chapman, who helped launch DreamWorks Animation Studios and later joined Pixar Animation Studios where she created, wrote and directed Brave – inspired by her relationship with her daughter - for which she was the first woman to win an Oscar, BAFTA and Golden Globe for Best Animated Feature Film. Currently, Chapman is working on a novel, a memoir and a children’s book.

Duration:00:06:27

In Memory: Ruth Bader Ginsberg Read by Pricilla Chan

9/22/2020
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,...

Duration:00:23:55

Get to know Laurene Powell Jobs

9/15/2020
Get to know Laurene Powell-Jobs who read the story of Tereza Lee. Laurene Powell Jobs is founder and president of Emerson Collective. Emerson’s mission centers on advancing immigration policies, preserving the environment, re-envisioning the future of high school, and ending gun violence in Chicago.

Duration:00:04:54

Tereza Lee read by Laurene Powell Jobs

9/15/2020
Often described as the “original DREAMer,” Tereza Lee is an activist and musician who bravely stepped out of the shadows to share her story as a young undocumented immigrant in the United States. Although the U.S. Congress has yet to pass the DREAM Act, which would offer protections for undocumented youth, Tereza’s decision to tell the world her story helped build a national movement for undocumented youth—and launched Tereza into a life of activism that continues to this day. About the...

Duration:00:19:44

Sandra And The Stars

9/8/2020
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! Sponsored by: https://www.rebelgirls.com Use promocode REBELPODCAST to get 15% off your first purchase! Credits: This podcast...

Duration:00:14:57

Best of Rebel Girls: Harriet Tubman read by Tarana Burke

9/1/2020
This Summer we're reuniting with the stories of some of our favorite Rebel Girls. This week, Harriet Tubman. Once upon a time, there was a girl who fought for freedom. Her name was Harriet. In this episode, you will learn about the incredible story of Harriet Tubman, one of the greatest heroes in American history. Harriet risked her life to free hundreds of enslaved people and she remains one of the most powerful symbols of the human need for freedom and equality. The narrator of this...

Duration:00:17:24

Best of Rebel Girls: Ruth Bader Ginsburg read by Priscilla Chan

8/25/2020
This Summer we're reuniting with the stories of some of our favorite Rebel Girls. This week, Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Once upon a time, there was a girl with a mighty voice. Her name was Ruth Bader Ginsburg. 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...

Duration:00:22:22

Best of Rebel Girls: Celia Cruz read by Justina Machado

8/18/2020
This Summer we're reuniting with the stories of some of our favorite Rebel Girls. This week, Celia Cruz! 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...

Duration:00:16:40

Best of Rebel Girls: Ada Lovelace Read by Jodi Kantor

8/11/2020
This fall on our Podcast, we're reuniting with the stories of our favorite Rebel Girls. Up first: Ada Lovelace! As a child, Ada Lovelace loved machines. She studied birds and drew sketches trying to build her own flying machine. She put all of her notes into a little book which she called "Flyology." When Ada went to a ball, she didn't find a prince to marry her. Instead, she found an old mathematician, Charles Babbage, who became her lifelong friend. With Babbage, Ada wrote the first...

Duration:00:15:03

Get to Know Lindsey Vonn

8/3/2020
This season, we invited kids to interview our storytellers. Today, you'll hear from Lindsey Vonn who narrated the previous episode about Simone Biles. If you haven't listened to that episode, now is a great time to go back and check it out. About Lindsey: Lindsey Vonn is a former alpine ski racer for the United States Ski Team. She’s won Olympic bronze and gold medals, two World Championship gold medals, and four overall World Cup titles. A New York Times bestselling author, she founded the...

Duration:00:05:43

Simone Biles read by Lindsey Vonn

7/27/2020
Description: Once upon a time, there was a girl who loved flipping, flying, and tumbling. Her name was Simone Biles. Simone is an Olympic champion gymnast and first-ever woman to land a triple-double in competition on the floor. She’s world-renowned for making gymnastics look effortless, but Simone overcame all kinds of adversity. Listen to hear more about her adoption, struggles with ADHD, and time training with the Final Five. About the Narrator: Lindsey Vonn is a former alpine ski racer...

Duration:00:22:39

Get to Know Cristina Mittermeier

7/20/2020
This season, we invited kids to interview our storytellers. Today we meet Cristina Mittermeier, who narrated the previous episode about Jane Goodall. If you haven't yet listened to that episode, now is a great time to check it out. 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...

Duration:00:05:36

Jane Goodall read by Cristina Mittermeier

7/13/2020
Once upon a time, there was a girl who dreamed of living with animals in faraway Africa. Her name was Jane. Jane Goodall was a secretary when her boss offered her the unique opportunity to travel to Africa and observe chimpanzees. Jane, who adored animals as a girl, traveled to Gombe where she spent three months observing, and spending time with the primates. Some of what she observed rocked the scientific community around the world, shaping how we understand the animal kingdom today. About...

Duration:00:22:23

Get to Know Ashley Graham

7/6/2020
This season, we invited kids to interview our storytellers. Today, you'll hear from Ashley Graham who narrated the previous episode about Josephine Baker. If you haven't yet listened to that episode, now is a great time to check it out. About Ashley: Ashley Graham is an American supermodel, designer, author, advocate, and entrepreneur. Ashley is a passionate voice for inclusivity, leveraging her platform to inspire confidence and empower others. In addition to being a brand ambassador for...

Duration:00:03:56

Josephine Baker read by Ashley Graham

6/29/2020
Description: Once upon a time, there was a girl who became a dancer, a spy, and a civil rights activist. Her name was Josephine. One of the most sought-after performers in history, Josephine Baker became known for her unique style and humor. She refused to perform for segregated audiences, aided the French Resistance during WWII, and stood alongside Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. at the March on Washington. Her extraordinary career paved the way for generations of Black female entertainers....

Duration:00:21:48

Get to Know Gayle King

6/23/2020
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. Learn...

Duration:00:03:39

Oprah Winfrey read by Gayle King

6/15/2020
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,...

Duration:00:22:06