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A fairy tale podcast about the extraordinary women who inspire us. This show is based on Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls, the global best-selling book series written by Elena Favilli and Francesca Cavallo, inspiring millions of girls and women around the world to dream bigger, aim higher and fight harder.

A fairy tale podcast about the extraordinary women who inspire us. This show is based on Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls, the global best-selling book series written by Elena Favilli and Francesca Cavallo, inspiring millions of girls and women around the world to dream bigger, aim higher and fight harder.

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United States

Description:

A fairy tale podcast about the extraordinary women who inspire us. This show is based on Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls, the global best-selling book series written by Elena Favilli and Francesca Cavallo, inspiring millions of girls and women around the world to dream bigger, aim higher and fight harder.

Language:

English


Episodes

ENCORE Episode: Wangari Maathai read by Melinda Gates

2/25/2020
Rebels! I’m pleased to announce that Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls: the podcast will return on Tuesday, March 10, 2020. In celebration of the newly published chapter book, Dr. Wangari Maathai Plants a Forest, we’re rereleasing her podcast episode from season one. If you enjoyed listening to her story and want to dive deeper, visit www.rebelgirls.com to purchase a copy of the illustrated chapter...

Duration:00:16:21

Get to Know May Boeve

7/30/2019
This season, we invited our credit readers to interview our storytellers. Today, you'll hear from May Boeve who narrated the previous episode about Katia Krafft. If you haven't listened to last week's episode, now is a good time to go back and check it out! Boeve reveals how she first cultivated an interest in climate change, the incredible humans who are working to create positive change, and the risk involved with her daily responsibilities! Sponsored by: www.rebelgirls.co Use...

Duration:00:02:17

Katia Krafft Narrated by May Boeve

7/23/2019
Once upon a time, a girl dreamed of sailing down a river of lava. Her name was Katia. Katia became fascinated with volcanoes when she first saw them on-screen at a small French movie theater as a teenager. So, she set out to study them, capturing their magnificent beauty and power through the lens of her camera. With her daredevil husband Maurice by her side, Katia visited over half of the world’s active volcanoes, sailed a boat into a lake of acid, and even escaped out a second-story window...

Duration:00:19:45

Get To Know Tanja Babich

7/16/2019
This season, we invited our credit readers to interview our storytellers. Today, you'll hear from Tanja Babich who narrated the previous episode about Carmen Amaya. If you haven't listened to last week's episode, now is a good time to go back and check it out! Cruz reveals how she optimizes her schedule to be an early morning news anchor, her superpower, and how she deals with criticism! Sponsored by: www.rebelgirls.co Use promocode REBELPODCAST to get 15% off your first purchase! About...

Duration:00:02:56

Carmen Amaya Narrated by Tanja Babich

7/9/2019
Once upon a time, there lived a flamenco dancer who could break floorboards with her feet. Her name was Carmen. Everywhere she went, audiences were awed and shocked by her masterful dancing and the fury of her feet. She belonged to the Romany, a group of people in Europe known as gypsies and treated as outsiders. But Carmen would not allow her family to suffer prejudice and ignorance. Family was everything to her, and every penny she made, from dancing at taverns or in small market squares...

Duration:00:20:50

Get To Know Jackie Cruz

7/2/2019
This season, we invited our credit readers to interview our storytellers. Today, you'll hear from Jackie Cruz who narrated the previous episode about the Mirabal Sisters. If you haven't listened to last week's episode, now is a good time to go back and check it out! Cruz reveals what it was like growing up in the Dominican Republic, her experience surviving a car accident, and more! Sponsored by: www.rebelgirls.co Use promocode REBELPODCAST to get 15% off your first purchase! About...

Duration:00:04:19

The Mirabal Sisters Narrated by Jackie Cruz

6/25/2019
Once upon a time, four sisters led their country to freedom. Their names were Minerva, Patria, Maria Teresa, and Dedé. Though they lived in a beautiful country, it was ruled by a cruel and arrogant dictator. Minerva wanted to do something about the injustices she saw, so she recruited her sisters, hosted secret meetings, and gathered weapons for a revolution. Tragically, three of the sisters did not live to see their plan enacted. But Dedé lived on to tell the story of her three brave...

Duration:00:14:56

Get to Know Marcy Vaj

6/18/2019
This season, we invited our credit readers to interview our storytellers. Today, you'll hear from Marcy Vaj who narrated the previous episode about Bebe Vio. If you haven't listened to last week's episode, now is a good time to go back and check it out! Vaj reveals how her violin bow has become her personal weapon, how feminism has changed as she's grown older, and more! Sponsored by: www.rebelgirls.co Use promocode REBELPODCAST to get 15% off your first purchase! About Vaj: MARCY VAJ...

Duration:00:03:15

Bebe Vio Narrated by Marcy Vaj

6/11/2019
Once upon a time, there was a girl who wielded a sword. Her name was Beatrice Vio or “Bebe” for short. When Bebe was just 11 years old, she came down with a severe case of meningitis. She survived a quadruple amputation, forcing her to relearn almost everything. But Bebe wanted more than just to walk or brush her teeth—Bebe wanted to fence again. And beyond that, Bebe wanted to win. Using prostheses of her own invention, Bebe fenced all the way to the paralympic games. About the...

Duration:00:18:10

Get to Know Justina Machado

6/4/2019
This season, we invited our credit readers to interview our storytellers. Today, you'll hear from Justina Machado who narrated the previous episode about Celia Cruz. If you haven't listened to last week's episode, now is a good time to go back and check it out! Machado reveals the way she cultivated her personal style as well as how she finds hope in the current political climate. Sponsored by: www.rebelgirls.co Use promocode REBELPODCAST to get 15% off your first purchase! About...

Duration:00:03:00

Celia Cruz Narrated by Justina Machado

5/28/2019
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...

Duration:00:17:16

Get to Know Amy Landecker

5/21/2019
This season, we invited our credit readers to interview our storytellers. Today, you'll hear from Amy Landecker who narrated the previous episode about Corrie Ten Boom. If you haven't listened to last week's episode, now is a good time to go back and check it out! Landecker reveals the guiding principles her parents communicated to her during her unconventional childhood, the meaning of resistance and more. Sponsored by: www.rebelgirls.co Use promocode REBELPODCAST to get 15% off your...

Duration:00:04:08

Corrie Ten Boom Narrated by Amy Landecker

5/14/2019
Corrie Ten Boom / Watchmaker & Resistance Worker / Holland Once upon a time, a girl risked everything to do what was right. Her name was Corrie. From the time she was a small child, Corrie learned two things from her parents: how to make a broken watch tick and how to care for people in need. Her family always took in those less fortunate than themselves, so when Jewish people knocked on their door asking for sanctuary, Corrie knew just what to do. Her courage saved more than 800 people...

Duration:00:18:47

Get to Know Lowri Morgan

5/7/2019
This season, we invited our credit readers to interview our storytellers. Today, you'll hear from Lowri Morgan who narrated the previous episode about Aisholpan Nurgaiv. If you haven't listened to last week's episode, now is a good time to go back and check it out! Lowri reveals her motivations for being an ultramarathon runner, what she listens to along the way and more. Sponsored by: www.rebelgirls.co Use promocode REBELPODCAST to get 15% off your first purchase! About Lowri: Lowri...

Duration:00:04:24

Aisholpan Nurgaiv Narrated by Lowri Morgan

4/30/2019
Once upon a time, there was a girl who lived where snowy peaks scraped the sky. Her name was Aisholpan. For generations, Kazakh nomads in Mongolia raised golden eagles to hunt. Aisholpan’s father was one of the best eagle hunters, so she asked him to teach her everything he knew. Despite the danger, she caught and trained her own eagle in the icy Altai mountains. She became the first woman to enter the Golden Eagle competition—and win!—inspiring female eagle hunters for years to...

Duration:00:20:38

Get To Know Priscilla Chan

4/23/2019
This season, we invited our credit readers to interview our storytellers. Today, you'll hear from Priscilla Chan who narrated the previous episode about Ruth Bader Ginsburg. If you haven't listened to last week's episode, now is a good time to go check it out! Priscilla reveals the problems she encountered growing up that she's now trying to solve as well as what it was like to be the first in her family to attend college. Sponsored by: www.rebelgirls.co Use promocode REBELPODCAST to get...

Duration:00:04:17

Ruth Bader Ginsburg narrated by Priscilla Chan

4/16/2019
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 of color. And she did just that, first as a lawyer, and then as a judge. Ruth made history as a voice for...

Duration:00:22:32

Get To Know Kealia Ohai

4/9/2019
This season, we invited our credit readers to interview our storytellers. Today, you'll hear from Kealia Ohai who narrated the previous episode about Ashley Fiolek. If you haven't listened to last week's episode, now is a good time to go check it out! Kealia elaborates on her own experience overcoming physical limitations, advises on how to pursue your dreams regardless of naysayers, and expresses her passion for athletics on and off the field. Sponsored by: www.rebelgirls.co Use...

Duration:00:03:05

Ashley Fiolek narrated by Kealia Ohai

4/2/2019
Once upon a time, there was a girl who became a motocross champion. Her name was Ashley Fiolek. While growing up, Ashley’s parents knew their daughter loved motorcycles but did not know why she would not speak. It turned out that Ashley was completely deaf! So, the whole family learned sign language and, when she was old enough, traveled around with Ashley to her motocross competitions. Though Ashley couldn’t hear the rumble of her bike, she could feel the vibrations of the engine as if the...

Duration:00:21:23

Get To Know Funmilola Fagbamila

3/26/2019
This season, we invited our credit readers to interview our storytellers. Today, you'll hear from Funmilola Fagbamila who narrated the previous episode about the life of Queen Nanny. If you haven't listened to last week's episode, now is a good time to go check it out! Funmilola reveals how her art and activism collide, the skills it requires to be a successful organizer and why Queen Nanny's story personally resonated. Sponsored by: www.rebelgirls.co Use promocode REBELPODCAST to get...

Duration:00:04:16