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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 has travelled to some of the most exotic mountain ranges on earth. Her expedition career has 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 is 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 is also the mother of two wild boys and finds 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 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 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!

  • (This episode was originally released 8/2/2020) 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. 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 Lindsey Vonn Foundation, which supports girls through scholarships, education, and athletics.

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  • (This episode was originally released 7/27/2020) 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 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 Lindsey Vonn Foundation, which supports girls through scholarships, education, and athletics.

    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. Visit w.w.w-dot-rebelgirls-dot-com and use the promo code REBEL PODCAST to get 15% off.

    Our Executive Producer is 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 Farrah Penn 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.

  • This is a special two part episode, highlighting the Rebel Girls team’s favorite moments from the podcast. If you want to share your own favorite moments, and possibly be featured in one of our episodes, submit to podcast@rebelgirls.com.

    Credits
    This podcast is a production of Rebel Girls. It’s based on the book series Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls. This episode was produced, sound designed and mixed by Camille Stennis. Executive producer is Katie Sprenger. Original theme music was composed and performed by Elettra Bargiacchi. A special thanks to the whole Rebel Girls team who make this podcast possible! Please rate and review this episode, and share it with your friends.

  • This is a special two part episode, highlighting the Rebel Girls team’s favorite moments from the podcast. If you want to share your own favorite moments, and possibly be featured in one of our episodes, submit to podcast@rebelgirls.com.

    Credits
    This podcast is a production of Rebel Girls. It’s based on the book series Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls. This episode was produced, sound designed and mixed by Camille Stennis. Executive producer is Katie Sprenger. Original theme music was composed and performed by Elettra Bargiacchi. A special thanks to the whole Rebel Girls team who make this podcast possible! Please rate and review this episode, and share it with your friends.

  • This episode was originally released 01/21/2021. Get to know actor, comedian, and activist Ilana Glazer, who narrated the story of Vice President Kamala Harris. Ilana tells us how she got in to comedy and acting, and why it is so important to use her platform to encourage young people to vote and become involved in politics. She also gives ideas for how (and why) kids can get involved in politics and make a difference in the world even before they are old enough to vote.

  • This episode was originally released 01/19/2021. Once upon a time, in Berkeley, California, there was a girl, who loved to run. Her name was Kamala Harris. And she was the daughter of immigrant parents from Jamaica and India. Both parents became PhDs and their bi-racial daughter Kamala grew up to become the first by many measures.
     
    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!

  • Meet 2021 NYC Youth Poet Laureate Serena Yang. Serena read us the story of the poet and astronomer Hazel Scott. Serena tells us how she became a poet, and what inspires her to write. She also tells us how her immigrant story has informed her worldview and activism, and how she connects to Wang Zhenyi’s curiosity and drive to explore the world.

  • Born during the Qing Dynasty in China, Wang Zhenyi defied the gender stereotypes of her era to become an acclaimed astronomer and renowned poet. Despite never receiving a formal education, Zhenyi tore through the volumes of books in her grandfather’s library, journeyed across China with her father, and learned about poetry from her grandmother. Aware of the social inequalities of her day, Zhenyi worked hard to make math and science accessible to all, and in her hundreds of poems and verses, she wrote critically of the gap between the rich and the poor—as well as between men and women.
     
    About the Narrator
    Serena Yang (she/her) is a 19 year old poet, writer, and first-generation Chinese American immigrant raised in Queens, New York. She believes that imagination and storytelling is critical to justice work and writes, always, with the knowledge that a better world is possible. Serena is the 2021 NYC Youth Poet Laureate, a program of Urban Word, and a National Youth Poet Laureate finalist and ambassador representing the Northeast.

    Credits
    This podcast is a production of Rebel Girls. It’s based on the book series Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls. This episode was produced by Isaac Kaplan-Woolner. Sound design and mixing by Camille Stennis. This episode was written by Alexis Stratton. Executive producer is Katie Sprenger. Original theme music was composed and performed by Elettra Bargiacchi. A special thanks to the whole Rebel Girls team who make this podcast possible! Please rate and review this episode, and share it with your friends.

  • Get to know painter and rebel girl Frida Kahlo with Beth Evans, Youth and Family Programs Coordinator for the National Portrait Gallery at Smithsonian Institution. Beth tells us what kids today can learn from Frida's example, and what makes her art, and her life, so special.

  • (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.

  • Interview Ep
    Get to know Anita Hill, professor and lawyer. She read us the story of civil rights icon Rosa Parks. Anita tells us what Mrs. Parks’ story means to her, and what we can learn from her about the role of law in making the world a more fair and just place.

  • In December 1955, Mrs. Rosa Parks made history by standing up to unjust segregation laws in Montgomery, Alabama, when she refused to give up her seat on a bus to a white man—a courageous act that helped launch the now-famous Montgomery bus boycott. In the years that followed, Parks was often characterized as a seamstress who was simply tired after a long day. However, Parks wasn’t tired from work—she was tired of being mistreated! While Parks is best known for that brave act of resistance, her activism spanned decades—and she continues to be a role model for rebel girls throughout the world today. 
     
    About the Narrator
    Anita Hill grew up on a farm in Oklahoma, the youngest of 13 children. She graduated from Oklahoma State University and received her J.D. from Yale Law School. Starting her career in Washington, D.C., Hill worked in private practice as well as at the Education Department and Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. In 1989, Hill, was the first African American tenured at the University of Oklahoma, College of Law. Currently, she teaches courses on gender, race, policy and law at Brandeis University and serves as counsel to the law firm of Cohen, Milstein, Sellers and Toll, where she advises on class action discrimination cases. Professor Hill leads the Hollywood Commission working with entertainment industry companies and unions to eradicate harassment, discrimination and power abuse. She serves on the boards of several non-profit organizations and has authored a variety of publications, offered television and radio commentary, and presented to hundreds of audiences around the globe

    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 Camille Stennis. This episode was written by Alexis Stratton and proofread by Simi Kadirgamar. Executive Producer is Katie Sprenger. A big thanks to the whole Rebel Girls team who make this show possible! Original theme music was composed and performed by Elettra Bargiacchi. For more, visit www.rebelgirls.com. Until next time, stay REBEL!

  • (Originally aired 11/12/20) Meet the amazing soul, jazz and R&B singer, songwriter and performer, Andra Day. Andra read us the story of the child musical prodigy who grew up to wow audiences around the world, Hazel Scott. Andra tells us all about her creative process and what inspires her to make music!

  • (Originally aired 11/10/20) Today we meet the incredible jazz and classical pianist, Hazel Scott. Hazel was a musical prodigy as a child and started at The Juilliard School of Music when she was just 8 years old! By her teen years she was playing piano all over New York City and eventually found her way to film and television. Her skills and talents were undeniable but it’s her bravery and willingness to stand up for what she believed in truly make her a Rebel Girl!
    About the Narrator
    Andra Day is from San Diego, California, where she studied singing at the School of Creative and Performing Arts. Cultivating soul, jazz, and R&B through her voice, she is able to tell her stories through captivating music and engaging performances.
    Andra has recently performed a number of performances, including a duet with Ellie Goulding at the 2016 Grammy's, showcasing her talent at the Bonnaroo's and Essence's festivals, as well as being nominated for: two Grammy's (Best R&B Album and Best R&B Performance for "Rise Up"), three BET Awards (Best New Artist, Best R&B/Pop Artist, and the Centric Award), and the NAACP Image Award for Outstanding New Artist. 
     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 Jes Wolfe and Katie Sprenger. 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 Katie Sprenger. Proofread by Ariana Rosas. Elettra Bargiacchi created sound design, and composed and performed the original theme. Mattia Marcelli was the sound mixer.

  • Get to know comedian, actress, and musician Lea DeLaria, who read the story of groundbreaking conductor, WWII Dutch resistance member, and proud lesbian Frieda Belinfante. Lea tells us how she became a performer, what Pride means to her, and the ways she has seen the world change for the better for LGBTQ+ people in her lifetime.

  • Born in the Netherlands in 1904, Frieda Belinfante was one of the first female orchestra conductors in Europe. But Belinfante wasn’t just a musician—she was also an active member of the Dutch resistance in World War II, and her courageous acts helped save many lives. And, Belinfante was a proud lesbian, who faced discrimination because of who she loved. Eventually, Belinfante escaped the Netherlands and immigrated to the United States in 1947, where she made music throughout the rest of her life.
     
    About the Narrator
    ​​Lea DeLaria seems to have achieved overnight stardom with her three time, SAG Award winning, stand-out role as ‘Carrie ‘Big Boo’ Black’ in the Netflix hit series “Orange is the New Black.” However, DeLaria’s multi- faceted career as a comedian, actress and jazz musician, has in fact, spanned decades. ​​Lea holds the distinction of being the first openly gay comic on television in America which led to countless acting roles. ​​Lea has released six jazz albums, and her book "Lea's Book of Rules for the World" is in its third printing. 

    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 Camille Stennis. This episode was written by Alexis Stratton and proofread by Simi Kadirgamar. Executive Producer is Katie Sprenger. A big thanks to the whole Rebel Girls team who make this show possible! Original theme music was composed and performed by Elettra Bargiacchi. For more, visit www.rebelgirls.com. Until next time, stay REBEL!

  • Get to know inventor, architect, and designer Neri Oxman, who narrated the story of the Queen of the curve Zaha Hadid. Neri tells us how she became interested in design, and how she uses the natural world to invent and create amazing things in art and architecture, including the challenge of creating a giant structure made of silk in the Museum of Modern Art in New York City!

  • Born in Baghdad, Iraq, Zaha Hadid had a groundbreaking career as an architect. She became known as the “Queen of the curve” for her innovative designs and buildings. Zaha was the first woman ever to receive the Pritzker Architecture Prize, and designed the London Aquatics Center for the 2012 Olympics, the Guangzhou Opera House, and many other beautiful and creative buildings. She used her skills in art, architecture, and mathematics to leave her mark on cities around the world. 
     
    About the Narrator
    A multi-disciplinary designer, architect, and professor, Neri Oxman founded The Mediated Matter Group at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 2010 where she established and pioneered the field of Material Ecology. Oxman received her PhD in Design Computation at MIT in 2010. Prior to that, she earned a diploma from the Architectural Association in London. In addition to over 150 scientific publications and inventions, Oxman’s work is included in the permanent collections of leading international museums. In 2018, Oxman was honored with the Cooper Hewitt National Design Award and the London Design Innovation Medal. In 2019, Oxman received an Honorary Fellowship by the Royal Institute of British Architects and the Contemporary Vision Award by SFMOMA.
     
    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 Camille Stennis and Steve Pogatch. This episode was written by Annu Subramanian and proofread by Ariana Rosas. Executive Producer is Katie Sprenger. A big thanks to the whole Rebel Girls team who make this show possible! Original theme music was composed and performed by Elettra Bargiacchi. For more, visit www.rebelgirls.com. Until next time, stay REBEL!

  • (This episode originally aired 3/17/20) For this episode, we invited our credit readers to interview our storytellers. Today, you'll hear from Kit DesLauriers who narrated the previous episode about Junko Tabei. If you haven't listened to that story, now is a good time to go back and check it out. Kit reveals how she first felt when she arrived on the summit of Everest as well as the importance of taking care of our planet.

    About Deslauriers:
    Kit DesLauriers is the first person to ski the Seven Summits and the first woman to ski Everest. She is a two-time World Freeskiing Women’s Champion, earned a 2015 National Geographic Adventurer of the Year Award, and was elected into the US Ski and Snowboard Hall of Fame’s Class of 2019.

    Credits:
    This episode of Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls is produced by Elena Favilli, Joy Fowlkes, John Cheary, Sarah Storm and Robin Lai. Sound design and original theme music by Elettra Bargiacchi. Mattia Marcelli was the sound mixer. Special thanks to our credit readers and interviewers.