Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls

Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls

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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…
Wangari Maathai read by Melinda Gates
Jun 12 • 16 min
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…
Harriet Tubman read by Tarana Burke
Jun 5 • 17 min
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…
Grace O’Malley read by Allison Mosshart
May 22 • 16 min
Grace O’Malley was a fierce, Irish pirate who fought for her people and sailed all the way around Great Britain and up the Thames to meet with Queen Elizabeth I in person. When they met, Grace convinced the Queen to revisit her policies and to turn…
Ada Lovelace read by Jodi Kantor
May 8 • 15 min
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.…
Madam C.J. Walker read by Poorna Jagannathan
Apr 23 • 19 min
Once upon a time, there was an inventor and entrepreneur named Madam C.J. Walker. She was the child of slaves, the first in her family to be born free, thanks to the Emancipation Proclamation. As a child, she had to work in the cotton fields to help…
Billie Jean King read by Jessica Valenti
Apr 9 • 14 min
Once upon a time, there was a bespectacled girl who loved tennis. She was resourceful and figured out a way to get tennis lessons for free since her family didn’t have a lot of money. When she became a national champion, she began to fight for equal…
Maria Callas read by Our Lady J
Mar 26 • 20 min
Once upon a time, there was a nearsighted girl who could sing like no other. Her name was Maria Callas. She came from troubled beginnings but grew up to become the most famous soprano in opera. Soon, she traveled the world, known simply as La Divina, the…
Virginia Hall read by S. Mitra Kalita
Mar 19 • 16 min
Once, there was a girl with a wooden leg who was a master of disguise. Her name was Virginia. She loved adventure, hunting, and traveling the world. She wanted to join the Foreign Service but was denied entry; they didn’t allow amputees. And so she became…
Yusra Mardini read by Diana Nyad
Mar 12 • 18 min
Once, there was a girl who loved to swim. Her name was Yusra Mardini. She was born in Damascus, Syria, a country long gripped by war. When her home was destroyed by a bomb she knew she had to leave the country, so she and her family fled by way of a boat…
Margaret Hamilton read by Poorna Jagannathan
Mar 5 • 16 min
Once, there was a girl who put a man on the Moon. Her name was Margaret Hamilton. When she was young, girls didn’t study computers. But Margaret was curious about space, and she was smart. Really smart. She never thought twice about being the only woman…
Introducing Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls
Feb 19 • 1 min
Coming March 6th, 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 written by Elena Favilli and Francesca Cavallo, inspiring millions of girls and…