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  • Once upon a time, there was a girl who always aimed high—and inspired others to do the same. Her name was Michelle.

    When Michelle was a little girl living on the Southside of Chicago, her mother always told her: “If it can be done, you can do it.” Though often full of self-doubt, Michelle was so smart and hardworking, that she skipped second grade, and in middle school, she graduated second in her class.

    She went on to study law at Harvard and eventually became the first Black First Lady of the United States. Now an author, mother, and lawyer, Michelle Obama is everything the younger version of herself dreamt of becoming.

    About the Narrator:

    Pearl Thusi is a South African actress, model, television host, and radio personality. She currently stars as the title character in Queen Sono, Netflix’s first African original series.

    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 Joy Fowlkes. Proofread by Maithy Vu.

    Original theme music was composed and performed by Elettra Bargiacchi who has also sound designed this episode. Mattia Marcelli was the sound mixer.

    Sponsored by: https://www.rebelgirls.com

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    References:

    Colbert, M. (2009). Michelle Obama: An American Story. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company.

    Obama, M. (2018). Becoming. Penguin Random House.

    Sims, M. (2020, Feb. 15). Michelle Obama gets real about life after the White House. The Grio. Retrieved from https://thegrio.com/2020/02/15/michelle-obama-gets-real-about-life-after-the-white-house

    Slevin, P. (2015) Michelle Obama: A life. Penguin Random House.

    Stine, M. (2013). Who is Michelle Obama? Penguin Random House.

  • This season, we invited kids to interview our storytellers. Today, you'll hear from Yuan Yuan Tan who narrated the previous episode about Alicia Alonso. If you haven't yet listened to last week's episode, now is a great time to go back and check it out.

    About Yuan Yuan :
    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.

    Learn more:
    If you want to learn more about Ballerina Alicia Alonso, grab a copy of our full chapter book Alicia Alonso Takes the Sage: https://www.rebelgirls.com/products/alicia-alonso-takes-the-stage


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    Credits: 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.

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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.

    If you enjoyed learning about Alicia, visit our website at rebelgirls.com to find more stories about extraordinary women.

    Use promo code REBELPODCAST to get 15% off your first purchase!

    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.

    Sponsored by: www.rebelgirls.com
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    Resources:
    https://www.britannica.com/biography/Alicia-Alonso

    https://www.nytimes.com/2019/10/17/arts/dance/alicia-alonso-dead.html

    https://www.pointemagazine.com/alicia-alonso-obituary-2641007906.html?rebelltitem=1#rebelltitem1

    https://www.reuters.com/article/us-people-aliciaalonso/alicia-alonso-cubas-ballet-legend-dies-at-age-98-idUSKBN1WW2LB

    https://www.dancemagazine.com/alicia-alonso-2641050795.html?rebelltitem=2#rebelltitem2

    https://www.miamiherald.com/news/nation-world/world/americas/cuba/article236359533.html

    http://www.pbs.org/independentlens/mirrordance/balletcuba.html

    https://www.independent.co.uk/news/obituaries/alicia-alonso-death-ballet-dancer-cuba-castro-giselle-swan-lake-a9164616.html

    https://www.pointemagazine.com/tbt-alicia-alonso-in-giselle-1958-2412832263.html

    http://radchenko-ballet.com/en/giselle/

    https://www.encyclopedia.com/people/literature-and-arts/dance-biographies/alicia-alonso

    https://www.npr.org/2019/10/20/771688554/remembering-ballet-dancer-alicia-alonso

    http://www.lahabana.com/content/1471/

    https://biography.jrank.org/pages/3010/Alonso-Alicia-Dancer-Choreographer-Ballet-Director-Dance-Instructor.html

    Hoizontes documentary (available on Prime) https://vimeo.com/ondemand/horizontes

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ue3mEg9ZJLM

    http://www.xinhuanet.com/english/2019-10/20/c_138487969.htm

    CCTV interview with Alicia Alonso: Part 1 https://youtu.be/2c3zAwQs2N4 Part 2 https://youtu.be/SM1QgX3tYNI

    https://bcarchives1.omeka.net/exhibits/show/beatricesiegel/visionproblems

    https://www.pbs.org/newshour/arts/alicia-alonso-grande-dame-of-cuban-ballet-dies-at-98

    https://www.nytimes.com/1998/01/25/arts/dance-still-ignoring-barriers-a-ballerina-returns.html

    Cuban Ballet by Octovio Roco https://books.google.com/books?id=fOM0Gbg4e9kC&pg=PA74&lpg=PA74&dq=alicia+alonso+protests&source=bl&ots=4W2xsp6UiD&sig=ACfU3U3NXM5pySb6idG1XWFihPtGC_WTLg&hl=en&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwibv4H3wp_nAhWGdd8KHbveDYA4ChDoATAGegQIChAB#v=onepage&q=alicia%20alonso%20protests&f=false

  • This season, we invited kids to interview our storytellers. Today, you'll hear from Kat Taylor who narrated the previous episode about Temple Grandin. If you haven't listened to last week's episode, now is a good time to go back and check it out.

    About Kat:
    Kat Taylor is a philanthropist dedicated to restoring social justice and environmental well-being, and building a more inclusive world. Kat is active in a variety of social enterprises and currently serves as Co-Founder and Board Chair of Beneficial State Bank, whose mission it is to spread prosperity in communities. Kat is also a Founding Director of TomKat Ranch Educational Foundation (TKREF), dedicated to inspiring sustainable food systems.


    Sponsored by:

    www.rebelgirls.co

    Use promo code REBELPODCAST to get 15% off your first purchase!

    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.

  • Once upon a time, there was a girl who thought in pictures instead of words. Her name was Temple. When Temple was a girl, her parents realized she was different. Her mind was full of pictures of everything she’d ever seen or experienced. Temple was then diagnosed with autism. In the 1950s, doctors didn't know much about her condition, so they recommended that Temple be sent away. Temple’s mother insisted that she would thrive at home with the right support and the right education. Because of that courageous act, Temple grew up to change the world for millions of animals. Tune in to find out how she did it.

    Our narrator this episode is Kat Taylor, a philanthropist dedicated to restoring social justice and environmental well-being, and building a more inclusive world. Kat is active in a variety of social enterprises and currently serves as Co-Founder and Board Chair of Beneficial State Bank, whose mission it is to spread prosperity in communities. Kat is also a Founding Director of TomKat Ranch Educational Foundation (TKREF), dedicated to inspiring sustainable food systems.

    If you enjoyed learning about Temple, visit our website at rebelgirls.com to pick up more stories about incredible women.

    Use promo code REBELPODCAST to get 15% off your first purchase!

    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 Alexis Stratton 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.


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    BBC (Producer). (2006, June 08). Temple Grandin: The woman who thinks like a cow [Documentary].

    Bianculli, D. (Host). (2010, Feb. 05). Temple Grandin: The woman who talks to animals. Fresh Air. Retrieved from https://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=123383699

    Colorado State University (Producer). (2012). Temple Grandin: The world needs all kinds of minds [Motion picture]. Retrieved from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JAoQ4u2_76s

    Cutler, E. (2004). Thorn in my pocket: Temple Grandin’s mother tells the family story. Arlington, Texas: Future Horizons.

    Grandin, T. (n.d.). Biography: Temple Grandin, Ph.D. Dr. Temple Grandin’s Website. Retrieved from http://www.grandin.com/temple.html

    Grandin, T. (1992). Calming effects of deep touch pressure in patients with autistic disorder, college students, and animals. Journal of Child And Adolescent Psychopharmacology, 2(1). Retrieved from https://www.grandin.com/inc/squeeze.html

    Grandin, T. (2006). Thinking in pictures: And other reports from my life with autism, expanded edition. New York: Random House.

    Grandin, T. (2012). Temple Grandin, PhD. Retrieved from https://www.templegrandin.com/

    Guglielmo, A., & Tourville, J. (2018). How to build a hug: Temple Grandin and her amazing squeeze machine. New York: Atheneum Books for Young Readers.

    Hearst, M. (2015). Extraordinary people: A semi-comprehensive guide to some of the world's most fascinating people. San Francisco, CA: Chronicle Books.

    Jackson, M. (Director). (2010). Temple Grandin [Motion picture]. USA: HBO.

    Kantor, E. (2018, May 08). Four questions for Temple Grandin. Publishers Weekly. Retrieved from https://www.publishersweekly.com/pw/by-topic/childrens/childrens-authors/article/76811-four-questions-for-temple-grandin.html

    Montgomery, S. (2012). Temple Grandin: How the girl who loved cows embraced autism and changed the world. New York: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company.

    Mosca, J. F. (2017). The girl who thought in pictures: The story of Dr. Temple Grandin. Seattle, Washington: The Innovation Press.

    Sacks, O. (1993, Dec. 27). An anthropologist on Mars. The New Yorker. Retrieved from https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/1993/12/27/anthropologist-mars

  • This season, we invited kids to interview our storytellers. Today, you'll hear from Jameela Jamil who narrated the previous episode about Greta Thunberg. If you haven't listened to last week's episode, now is a good time to go back and check it out. Jameela offers advice on how to avoid bullies and how we can all do our part to protect the planet.

    About Jameela:
    Jameela works as an actress, writer, host and advocate. In 2018, Jameela launched a movement and activism platform called I Weigh. The platform explores social issues that stem from mental health to climate change. Jameela can be seen on shows including The Good Place on NBC and as the voice of Auntie Pushpa on Disney Jr.’s animated series Mira, Royal Detective.

    Sponsored by:

    www.rebelgirls.co

    Use promo code REBELPODCAST to get 15% off your first purchase!

    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.

  • Once upon a time, there was a Swedish girl who refused to go to school. Her name was Greta.
    When Greta found out about an island of trash the size of Mexico floating around the ocean, she couldn’t understand why there weren’t more people concerned enough to take action. Greta 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.

    Our narrator this episode is the one-of-a-kind Jameela Jamil. She works as an actress, writer, host and advocate. In 2018, Jameela launched a movement and activism platform called I Weigh. The platform explores social issues that stem from mental health to climate change. Jameela can be seen on shows including The Good Place on NBC and as the voice of Auntie Pushpa on Disney Jr.’s animated series Mira, Royal Detective.

    If you enjoyed learning about Greta, visit our website at rebelgirls.com to pick up more stories about incredible women. Use promo code REBELPODCAST to get 15% off your first purchase!

    This podcast is based on the book series also titled Goog 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 Joy Fowlkes 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 is the sound mixer.

    RESOURCES
    Sengupta, Somini. (2019, February 18). Becoming Greta: ‘Invisible Girl’ to Global Climate Activist, With Bumps Along the Way, retrieved from: https://www.nytimes.com/2019/09/18/climate/greta-thunberg.html

    Rice, Doyle. (2020, February 21). Newly discovered species of snail named after teen climate change activist Greta Thunberg retrieved from: https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2020/02/21/greta-thunberg-snail-new-species-nam ed-climate-change-activist/4830174002/

    Reddy, Shani. (2020, February 17). Asperger’s: Greta Thunberg normalises the condition that led to exclusion of so many in the past, retrieved from:
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    Kaufman, Mark. (2020, February). Greta Thunberg guarantees you won’t forget this number, retrieved from: https://sea.mashable.com/science/8758/greta-thunberg-guarantees-you-wont-forget-this-number

    Chandler, Mark. (2020, February 19). Greta Thunberg family memoir coming in March, retrieved from:
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    Sengupta, Somini. (2020, January 24). Greta Thunberg Joins Climate March on Her Last Day in Davos, retrieved from:
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    Noah, Trevor. (2019, September 11). Greta Thunberg - Inspiring others to take a stand against climate change - extended interview, retrieved from:
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    Kormann, Carolyn. (2019, December 13). The Pure Spirit of Greta Thunberg is the Perfect Antidote to Donald Trump, retrieved from:
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    Gessen, Masha. (2018, October 2). The Fifteen-Year-Old Climate Activist Who Is Demanding a New Kind of Politics, retrieved from:
    https://www.newyorker.com/news/our-columnists/the-fifteen-year-old-climate-activist-who-is-de manding-a-new-kind-of-politics Rolling Stone Firsts Video Series

  • Today you'll hear from famed Hollywood actress, Tatiana Maslany, whom narrated the previous episode about Hedy Lamarr. If you haven't listened to last week's episode, now is a good time to go back and check it out. In this interview Tatiana reveals how she embraces her 'inner weirdo' and how she relies on internet to stay connected with her family.

  • Growing up in Austria-Hungary, Hedy Lamarr had two great passions: acting and inventing. She’s best known for her work in Hollywood, stunning American audiences with her beauty and compelling dramatic talents. But recently she’s earned recognition for her technological contributions as well. She and her friend, the composer George Antheil, received a patent for radio-frequency technology that is now valued at over 300 Billion dollars. Because of Hedy, your family can safely send secure text messages and access WIFI.

    Our narrator this episode, actress Tatiana Maslany, has also found success on screen. She received an Emmy and was nominated for a Golden Globe after her incredible performance in the “Orphan Black” television series. This summer, she’ll star in HBO’s limited series, “Perry Mason.”

    This podcast is an expansion of Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls by Elena Favilli and Francesca Cavallo. If you enjoyed learning about Hedy, visit our website at www.rebelgirls.com to pick up more stories about incredible women. Use promocode REBELPODCAST to get 15% off your first purchase!

    Credits:

    The 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 Joy Fowlkes. This season was produced by John Marshall Cheary, Sarah Storm, and Robin Lai. This episode was written by Rebecca Behrens and edited by Joy Fowlkes. Maithy Vu proofread. Original theme music was composed and performed by Elettra Bargiacchi who has also sound designed this episode. Mattia Marcelli is the sound mixer. Special thanks to Grace House for always going above and beyond!

    References

    Camhi, Leslie. (2017, December 3). Hedy Lamarr’s Forgotten, Frustrated Career as a Wartime Inventor. The New Yorker. Retrieved from https://www.newyorker.com/tech/annals-of-technology/hedy-lamarrs-forgotten-frustrated-career-as-a-wartime-inventor

    Cheslak, Colleen. (2018). Hedy Lamarr (1914–2000). National Women’s History Museum. Retrieved from https://www.womenshistory.org/education-resources/biographies/hedy-lamarr

    Dean, Alexandra (Director). (2017). Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story [motion picture]. United States: Reframed Pictures.

    Diamond, Anna. (2017, November). Why Hedy Lamarr Was Hollywood’s Secret Weapon. Smithsonian. Retrieved from https://www.smithsonianmag.com/innovation/hollywood-secret-weapon-180965209/

    George, Alice. (2019, April 4). Thank This World War II-Era Film Star for Your Wi-Fi. Smithsonian. Retrieved from https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/thank-world-war-ii-era-film-star-your-wi-fi-180971584/

    Hedy Lamarr. Encyclopaedia Britannica. Retrieved from https://www.britannica.com/biography/Hedy-Lamarr

    Hedy Lamarr. Wikipedia. Retrieved from https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hedy_Lamarr

    Horowitz, Kate. (2017, August 1). 8 Dazzling Facts about Hedy Lamarr. Mental Floss. Retrieved from https://www.mentalfloss.com/article/502950/8-dazzling-facts-about-hedy-lamarr

    Lichtenbaum, Elisa. (2018, April 25). 7 Things You Didn’t Know About Hollywood Star and Inventor
    Hedy Lamarr. PBS: American Masters. Retrieved from http://www.pbs.org/wnet/americanmasters/blog/7-things-didnt-know-hollywood-star-inventor-hedy-lamarr/

    Oullette, Jennifer. (2012, January 9). Hop, Skip and a Jump: Remembering Hedy Lamarr. Scientific American. Retrieved from https://blogs.scientificamerican.com/cocktail-party-physics/hop-skip-and-a-jump-remembering-hedy-lamar/

    Wallmark, Laurie. (2019). Hedy Lamarr’s Double Life: Hollywood Legend and Brilliant Inventor. New York, NY: Sterling Children’s Books.

    Werft, Meghan. (2017, April 25). Hollywood Star Hedy Lamarr Was a Genius, But the World Only Saw Her Beauty. Global Citizen. Retrieved from https://www.globalcitizen.org/en/content/hedy-lamarr-genius-only-seen-for-beauty/

  • This season, we invited our credit readers to interview our storytellers. Today, you'll hear from Ruth Reichl who narrated the previous episode about Julia Child. If you haven't listened to last week's episode, now is a good time to go back and check it out. Ruth reveals how her partner supported her when she had career opportunities and her desired last meal!

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    About Reichl:
    Ruth Reichl, Gourmet's editor in chief, is the author of the best-selling memoirs Tender at the Bone, Comfort Me with Apples, and Garlic and Sapphires, and the forthcoming Not Becoming My Mother and Other Things She Taught Me Along the Way. She is executive producer of the two-time James Beard Award-winning Gourmet's Diary of a Foodie, which airs on public television across the country, and the editor of the Modern Library Food Series. Before coming to Gourmet, she was the restaurant critic for the New York Times, receiving two James Beard Awards for her work. She lectures frequently on food and culture.

    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.

  • Podcast Description:

    Once upon a time, there was a towering girl who would inspire a culinary revolution in America. Her name was Julia. Julia was a spy during World War II, but when she met her husband abroad--she withheld one important secret: she did not know how to cook. She soon enrolled as the first woman to attend Le Cordon Bleu in Paris, France. She learned how to cook delicious food, bake extravagant cakes, and create tasty recipes. Julia changed the face of cooking in America forever.

    About the Narrator:

    Ruth Reichl, Gourmet's editor in chief, is the author of the best-selling memoirs Tender at the Bone, Comfort Me with Apples, and Garlic and Sapphires, and the forthcoming Not Becoming My Mother and Other Things She Taught Me Along the Way. She is executive producer of the two-time James Beard Award-winning Gourmet's Diary of a Foodie, which airs on public television across the country, and the editor of the Modern Library Food Series. Before coming to Gourmet, she was the restaurant critic for the New York Times, receiving two James Beard Awards for her work. She lectures frequently on food and culture.

    Credits:

    The 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 Joy Fowlkes. This season was produced by John Marshall Cheary, Sarah Storm, and Robin Lai. This episode was written by Joy Fowlkes and edited by Pam Gruber. Grace House proofread. Original theme music was composed and performed by Elettra Bargiacchi who has also sound designed this episode. Mattia Marcelli is the sound mixer.

    Sponsored by: www.rebelgirls.co

    Use promocode REBELPODCAST to get 15% off your first purchase!

    Resources:

    Appetite for Life: The Biography of Julia Child by Noel Riley Fitch

  • This season, 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 last week's episode, 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.

    Sponsored by:

    www.rebelgirls.co

    Use promo code REBELPODCAST to get 15% off your first purchase!

    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.

  • Once upon a time there was a girl who climbed to the very top of the world. Her name was Junko Tabei. In fourth grade, her teacher Watanabe-Sensei takes her class on a trip to a mountain. It’s bigger than any Junko’s ever seen, and she’s determined to make it to the top.

    After the trip, Junko becomes a mountaineer in body and spirit. She climbs snowy mountains, rocky mountains, and even faraway mountains outside of her home country of Japan. She joins climbing clubs and befriends fellow climbers as passionate as she is. Then, Junko meets her biggest challenge yet: the tallest mountain in the world.

    About the Narrator:

    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:

    The 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 Joy Fowlkes. This season was produced by John Marshall Cheary, Sarah Storm, and Robin Lai. This episode was written by Joy Fowlkes 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 is the sound mixer.

    Sponsored by: https://www.rebelgirls.com

    Use promocode REBELPODCAST to get 15% off your first purchase!

    Resources:

    Honouring High Places: The Mountain Life of Junko Tabei by Junko Tabei

  • 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 book.

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    When lakes started to dry up and streams seemed to disappear, a woman decided to bring the forest back and planted a million trees. Wangari Maathai is the founder of the Green Belt movement in Africa and the recipient of a Nobel Peace Prize. In this episode, you will learn about one of the most inspiring activists and environmentalists of our time.

    The host of this episode is the American philanthropist Melinda Gates.

    This episode was produced by Francesca Cavallo and Elena Favilli, written by Annalisa Merelli, with sound design by Elettra Bargiacchi.

    This show is sponsored by the globally bestselling book series "Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls". Go to www.rebelgirls.com and get your copy with a 15% discount, using promo code REBELPODCAST.

  • 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!

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    About Boeve:

    Self-proclaimed activist May Boeve is the Executive Director of 350.org, an international climate change campaign. Founded in 2008, 350.org strives to generate the sense of urgency required to tackle the climate crisis through creative communications, organizing, and mass mobilizations.

    Boeve has been active in the climate movement since her days at Middlebury College. In 2006, she co-founded and led the Step It Up 2007 campaign, which brought together communities from 1,400 places for a National Day of Climate Action. Four years later, Boeve was handcuffed and arrested in front of the White House while protesting the Keystone XL pipeline. Through it all she has maintained her commitment to fighting for what’s right, and in 2015 Time Magazine recognized her as a “Next Generation Leader.”

    Boeve is a tireless advocate for the environment and is the co-author of the book Fight Global Warming Now.

    Credits:

    This episode of Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls is produced by Elena Favilli, Joy Fowlkes, and Meg Murnane. Sound design and original theme music by Elettra Bargiacchi. Mattia Marcelli was the sound mixer. Special thanks to Clio McClure for coordinating our credit readers and interviewers.

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  • 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 into a pile of volcanic ash.

    About the Narrator:

    Self-proclaimed activist May Boeve is the Executive Director of 350.org, an international climate change campaign. Founded in 2008, 350.org strives to generate the sense of urgency required to tackle the climate crisis through creative communications, organizing, and mass mobilizations.

    Boeve has been active in the climate movement since her days at Middlebury College. In 2006, she co-founded and led the Step It Up 2007 campaign, which brought together communities from 1,400 places for a National Day of Climate Action. Four years later, Boeve was handcuffed and arrested in front of the White House while protesting the Keystone XL pipeline. Through it all she has maintained her commitment to fighting for what’s right, and in 2015 Time Magazine recognized her as a “Next Generation Leader.”

    Boeve is a tireless advocate for the environment and is the co-author of the book Fight Global Warming Now.


    Credits:


    This episode of Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls is produced by Elena Favilli, Joy Fowlkes and Meg Murnane, with writing by Grace Boyle and narration by May Boeve. 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.


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    Resources:
    Volcano! Nature’s Inferno (film by National Geographic)
    The Volcano Watchers (1987 film, PBS)
    101 Awesome Women Who Changed Our World by Julia Adams
    Stories of a Passion: Katia and Maurice Krafft by Madeleine Conrad
    Brazen: Rebel Ladies Who Rocked the World by Pénélope Bagieu and Montana Kane
    Katia & Maurice Krafft by Alexandre Schohn (blog post)
    Kraft or Alsatian Spouses and Volcanoes by Frédéric Urban (blog post)

  • 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!

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    About Babich:

    Tanja Babich gives the term “early riser” a run for its money, waking up at 2:30 AM each weekday morning to deliver the day’s headlines at ABC 7 Chicago. Her work has afforded her the opportunity to do aerial stunts in an F-16 fighter jet, cover President Obama’s 2009 inauguration, and trail Pope Francis on his first trip to the United States. But the job she is most proud of is mom to two fierce and fun little girls...with one more daughter on the way!

    Tanja was born in Canada to immigrant parents from Serbia and Chile. She speaks four languages and finds tremendous joy traveling to cities near and far with her husband Paul and her rebel girls.

    Credits:

    This episode of Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls is produced by Elena Favilli, Joy Fowlkes, and Meg Murnane. Sound design and original theme music by Elettra Bargiacchi. Mattia Marcelli was the sound mixer. Special thanks to Clio McClure for coordinating our credit readers and interviewers.

  • 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 to performing in Carnegie Hall, went to support the people she loved most. The world would come to know Carmen Amaya as “The Gypsy Queen.”

    About the Narrator:

    Tanja Babich gives the term “early riser” a run for its money, waking up at 2:30 AM each weekday morning to deliver the day’s headlines at ABC 7 Chicago. Her work has afforded her the opportunity to do aerial stunts in an F-16 fighter jet, cover President Obama’s 2009 inauguration, and trail Pope Francis on his first trip to the United States. But the job she is most proud of is mom to two fierce and fun little girls...with one more daughter on the way!

    Tanja was born in Canada to immigrant parents from Serbia and Chile. She speaks four languages and finds tremendous joy traveling to cities near and far with her husband Paul and her rebel girls.

    Credits:

    This episode of Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls is produced by Elena Favilli, Joy Fowlkes, and Meg Murnane, with writing by Francesca Cavallo and narration by Tanja Babich. 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.

    Sponsored by: www.rebelgirls.co

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    Resources:
    Carmen Amaya (La Nueva Alboreá)
    Carmen Amaya Queen of the Gypsies (2004 film)
    Program Offered by Carmen Amaya by John Martin (New York Times)
    The Dance: Spanish by John Martin (New York Times)
    Home for Carmen (New York Times)
    Carmen Amaya to Dance Here (New York Times)
    Carmen Amaya, Queen of the Gypsies by Keri Lynn Engel (Amazing Women in History)
    Centennial Special: Carmen Amaya (Del Flamenco)
    Biography of the Dancer Carmen Amaya (Tablao Flamenco Cordobes)
    Carmen Amaya, moria en Bagur, Girona el 19 de noviembre de 1963 (CataCultural)
    Carmen Amaya. Bailaora (Global Flamenco)

  • 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!

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    About Cruz:

    Actor, musician, activist and feminist Jackie Cruz currently stars as “Marisol ‘Flaca’ Gonzales" on Netflix's critically-acclaimed series, “Orange Is the New Black.” The original series created by Jenji Kohan that became an awards magnet, will soon release the 7th and final season this year. A three-time SAG Award winner, Jackie Cruz was named one of the "Top Latino Powerhouses under 40" by The Hollywood Reporter in 2013. Cruz was also included on Latina Magazine’s 30 Under 30 List in 2015. Born in New York City, Cruz spent her childhood between New York, Los Angeles, the Dominican Republic and Miami. She often says that she carries a little piece of each city with her. Raised by her mother and aunts, Jackie’s first love was always music. Landing a principal title in “Orange is the New Black,” was a launching pad for her career. Cruz draws strength from a near fatal car accident that almost left her paralyzed. She overcame brain surgery, a coma and a collapsed lung, but remained unwavered in her determination to not let anything stand in the way of her dream to become a musician.Through her voice and remarkably strong social media presence, Jackie continues paving the way for Latina women in entertainment. Cruz strongly promotes the inclusion of all women. She works hard to break down gender driven barriers through her own production company, Unspoken Film. Jackie’s mission is to create and produce work under her production company that speak to inclusivity topics and Latina representation. Jackie has discovered the importance of inclusion and uses her platform to send a message that more Latinas need recognition and opportunities in Hollywood. Now recognized as a popular singer and songwriter, her music career continues to evolve. She has new music releasing mid-March and hopes that through her music and film work will continue to create better pathways within the entertainment industry for people of Hispanic background.Jackie currently resides in both Los Angeles and New York City.

    Credits:

    This episode of Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls is produced by Elena Favilli, Joy Fowlkes, and Meg Murnane. Sound design and original theme music by Elettra Bargiacchi. Mattia Marcelli was the sound mixer. Special thanks to Clio McClure for coordinating our credit readers and interviewers.

  • 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 sisters known as Las Mariposas, The Butterflies.

    About the Narrator:

    Actor, musician, activist and feminist Jackie Cruz currently stars as “Marisol ‘Flaca’ Gonzales" on Netflix's critically-acclaimed series, “Orange Is the New Black.” The original series created by Jenji Kohan that became an awards magnet, will soon release the 7th and final season in 2019.

    A three-time SAG Award winner, Jackie Cruz was named one of the "Top Latino Powerhouses under 40" by The Hollywood Reporter in 2013. Cruz was also included on Latina Magazine’s 30 Under 30 List in 2015.

    Born in New York City, Cruz spent her childhood between New York, Los Angeles, the Dominican Republic and Miami. She often says that she carries a little piece of each city with her. Raised by her mother and aunts, Jackie’s first love was always music. Landing a principal title in “Orange is the New Black” was a launching pad for her career.

    Cruz draws strength from a near-fatal car accident that almost left her paralyzed. She overcame brain surgery, a coma and a collapsed lung, but remained unwavered in her determination to not let anything stand in the way of her dream to become a musician.Through her voice and remarkably strong social media presence, Jackie continues paving the way for Latina women in entertainment. Cruz strongly promotes the inclusion of all women.

    She works hard to break down gender driven barriers through her own production company, Unspoken Film. Jackie’s mission is to create and produce work under her production company that speaks to inclusivity topics and Latina representation. Jackie has discovered the importance of inclusion and uses her platform to send a message that more Latinas need recognition and opportunities in Hollywood.

    Now recognized as a popular singer and songwriter, her music career continues to evolve. She has new music releasing mid-March and hopes that through her music and film work, she will continue to create better pathways within the entertainment industry for people of Hispanic background. Jackie currently resides in both Los Angeles and New York City.

    Credits:

    This episode of Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls is produced by Elena Favilli, Joy Fowlkes, and Meg Murnane, with writing by Corinne Purtill and narration by Jackie Cruz. 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.


    Sponsored by: www.rebelgirls.co

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    Resources:
    In the Time of the Butterflies by Julia Alvarez
    A Museum of Repression Aims to Shock the Conscience by Randal C. Archibold (New York Times)
    The Three Sisters, Avenged: A Dominican Drama by Larry Rohter (New York Times)
    I Shot the Cruellest Dictator in the Americas (BBC)
    Rafael Trujillo (History.com website)
    80 Years On, Dominicans And Haitians Revisit Painful Memories Of Parsley Massacre (NPR)
    Last Surviving Mirabal Sister, Doña Dede, Dead at 88 by Franklin Garcia (Huffington Post)