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Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls

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 explores the lives of women from the books, encouraging young listeners to ask questions and explore their interests. Each episode is narrated by real-life women who are pioneers, creators, champions, and leaders.

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Get to Know Danni Washington

[This episode originally aired in April, 2021.] Get to know science communicator Danni Washington, who brought us the story of environmental activist Xiye Bastida. Danni tells us about her new podcast The Genius Generation, celebrating young people tackling the world?s biggest problem. She shares her love of the ocean, and how she became a science communicator. And she tells the story of meeting Xiye in person at the 2019 climate march!
2021-10-14
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Xiye Bastida Read by Danni Washington

[This episode is in honor of Indigenous People's Day. It originally aired in April, 2021.] In March 2019, Xiye Bastida led hundreds of her classmates in New York City in the first-ever global youth strike for climate justice. Since then, Bastida has become a leading voice in the youth climate justice movement in the United States and beyond, energizing and empowering youth to speak out to save the planet. Drawing on her Indigenous heritage as part of the Otomi-Toltec Peoples from Mexico, today, Bastida continues to advocate for restoring Earth?s balance and making environmentalism a way of life. About the Narrator Danni Washington is a world-renowned television host and science communicator, and the first African-American woman to host a nationally broadcast syndicated science television series. Danni is presently the host of The Genius Generation podcast from Seeker and TRAX from PRX, which spotlights young people behind an incredible invention, entrepreneurial pursuit, or discovery using science. Washington attended the University of Miami Rosenstiel School of Marine & Atmospheric Science and earned a Bachelor of Science in Marine Science Biology. In 2008, Washingtonr co-founded the Big Blue & You - a non-profit organization dedicated to inspiring and educating youth about marine conservation through the arts and media. She also served for eight years as a naturalist at the Marjory Stoneman Douglas Biscayne Nature Center. Credits This podcast is a production of Rebel Girls. It?s based on the book series Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls. Executive Producer is Katie Sprenger. This episode was produced by Isaac Kaplan-Woolner, sound designed and mixed by Camille Stennis. A special thanks to the whole Rebel Girls team, who make this podcast possible! This episode was written by Alexis Stratton. Proofread by Ariana Rosas. Original theme music was composed and performed by Elettra Bargiacchi. For more, visit www.rebelgirls.com. 
2021-10-12
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Mini Episode! Nandi Bushell Read By Jacqueline Green

Once upon a time, there was a girl who went from making pancakes with her parents to making history as an international rockstar and YouTube sensation ? all before turning twelve years old! Her name is Nandi. This special mini episode is brought to you by the all-new Dream Seekers dolls. For special activities related to this episode, visit www.rebelgirls.com/dreamseekers!  About the Narrator Jacqueline Green followed her dream to become a dancer with the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater in New York City. She began her dance training at age 13 at the Baltimore School for the Arts. She is a 2011 cum laude graduate of the Ailey/Fordham BFA Program, and also trained at the Pennsylvania Regional Ballet, the Chautauqua Institution for Dance, and The School at Jacob?s Pillow.  Credits This podcast is a production of Rebel Girls and is based on the book series Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls. This special mini episode was produced by Isaac Kaplan-Woolner. Sound design and mixing by Bianca Salinas. This episode was written by Abby Scher and proofread by Joe Rhatigan. 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!
2021-10-08
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Get to Know Megalyn Echikunwoke and Celeste the Therapist

Meet Megalyn Echikunwoke and Celeste Viciere, aka Celeste The Therapist. Megalyn and Celeste share their own experiences with stress and discuss helpful ways to manage similarly difficult situations to what Naomi Osaka has experienced.
2021-10-07
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Naomi Osaka Read by Megalyn Echikunwoke

Once upon a time, there was a girl from Japan with arms so strong she could serve a tennis ball at more than 120 miles per hour. Her name is Naomi Osaka - a powerful professional tennis player who has taken the sport by storm and has become an advocate for mental health. Naomi has been ranked No. 1 by the Women's Tennis Association and is the first Asian player to hold the top ranking in singles. About the Narrator Megalyn Echikunwoke is an actor, writer singer and dancer. Discovered at a high school theater camp by a Hollywood manager, she got her start in the industry at 14. She has a striking presence with an undeniable talent through her range of portrayals of characters in television, film and the theater. Though she was raised by a widowed, single mother who worked as a registered nurse on the Navajo Reservation in Arizona, she is of Igbo-Nigerian, German, Irish and Scandinavian descent. She is also the granddaughter of a Igbo tribal leader which technically makes her African royalty. Inspired by her many cultural influences, Megalyn believes in the power of art and storytelling to expose injustice, shift culture and heal communities.  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 Camille Stennis. Sound design and mixing by Camille Stennis, Lu Miranda and Craig Billmeir. This episode was written by Jestine Ware and fact checked by Joe Rhatigan. 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 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!
2021-10-05
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Get to Know Maya2960

Meet Maya2960, a social media activist and political commentator. Listen in as Maya shares the ups and downs of using her voice to influence social and political change.
2021-09-30
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Shirley Chisholm Read by Maya2960

Born in New York City in 1924, Shirley Chisholm was the first Black woman elected to the United States Congress, and in 1972, she became the first Black woman from a major political party to run for President. As an outspoken politician, educator, and activist, Chisholm fought for gender and racial equality, better wages for workers, and a more equal and just world. In 2015, she was posthumously awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by President Barack Obama, who echoed the words Chisholm herself said she wanted to be remembered by: ?Shirley Chisholm had guts.? About the Narrator Maya is a recent college graduate who began her Tiktok career during the quarantine lockdown in spring of 2020. As Maya started exploring more ways Tiktok could be used as a means of political change, she began writing witty raps about the former president, which eventually became the ?Trump Freestyle? series. As her platform grew, she began making funny educational videos explaining a range of political topics from freedom of speech to how the impeachment process works. She has used her platform to encourage viewers to engage in politics not only through voting, but also by registering as poll workers, contacting their representatives, and even participating in civil disobedience movements like reserving tickets to Trump's June 2020 Tulsa rally. Maya has also received national press coverage this year surrounding her work feeding those in need around St. Louis using her unused university meal plan. In her free time Maya loves writing music and playing tennis.  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 Camille Stennis. Sound design and mixing by Camille Stennis. This episode was written by Alexis Stratton and fact checked by Joe Rhatigan. 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 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!
2021-09-28
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Mini Episode! Judith Jamison Read By Jacqueline Green

Once upon a time, there was a girl in a red-checkered shirt, long blue jeans, and pink ballet shoes, who was determined to change the world through dancing. Her name is Judith Jamison. This special mini episode is brought to you by the all-new Dream Seekers dolls. For special activities related to this episode, visit www.rebegirls.com/dreamseekers!  About the Narrator Jacqueline Green followed her dream to become a dancer with the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater in New York City. She began her dance training at age 13 at the Baltimore School for the Arts. She is a 2011 cum laude graduate of the Ailey/Fordham BFA Program, and also trained at the Pennsylvania Regional Ballet, the Chautauqua Institution for Dance, and The School at Jacob?s Pillow.  Credits This podcast is a production of Rebel Girls and is based on the book series Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls. This special mini episode was produced by Isaac Kaplan-Woolner. Sound design and mixing by Bianca Salinas. This episode was written by Abby Scher and proofread by Joe Rhatigan. 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!
2021-09-24
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Get to Know Amita Parikh

Meet Amita Parikh, a writer and mentor in the Black Girl Writers program where she helps mentor black females who are interested in writing books but may not know where to start.
2021-09-23
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Octavia Butler Read by Amita Parikh

Once upon a time, there was a shy, dreamy kid who wouldn?t stop writing. Her name was Octavia -- a girl with social anxiety and dyslexia who wrote some of the most amazing science fiction novels about wild futures, space adventures, and superhuman people. She wrote more than a dozen books and is now known as the Grand Dame of Science Fiction. About the Narrator After earning a college degree in Human Biology from the University of Toronto, Amita Parikh moved to London where she completed the six month Curtis Brown Creative Writing Course, the Royal Court Theatre?s Writer?s Programme and was a runner-up in the 2019 Jericho Writer?s Bursary Competition for under-represented writers. Her debut historical fiction novel, The Circus Train, will be published in multiple countries in 2022. When she?s not writing, she works as a marketer and developer in the tech industry and produces and hosts a podcast about women and girls in sport.  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 Camille Stennis. Sound design and mixing by Bianca Salinas. This episode was written by Jestine Ware and fact checked by Joe Rhatigan. 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 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!
2021-09-21
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Get to Know Refilwe Ledwaba

Meet Refilwe Ledwaba, a helicopter and fixed-wing pilot, a flight instructor, an advocate for women's rights and a Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation goalkeeper who made history by becoming the first black female pilot to fly for the police service in South Africa.
2021-09-16
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Thokozile Muwamba Read by Refilwe Ledwaba

Once upon a time, there was a girl who soared and swooped through the sky. Her name is Thokozile Muwamba. In 2017, at age 24, Thokozile Muwamba broke barriers by becoming Zambia?s first female fighter pilot. Today, she continues to soar through the sky and is also an outspoken advocate against cyberbullying. About the Narrator Refilwe Ledwaba is a social entrepreneur, an advocate of girl?s education especially Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Mathematics (STEAM) education. She spent 10 years in the South African Police Services (SAPS) as a Helicopter Pilot, the first black woman to do so. She is also a qualified fixed-wing Pilot and Flight instructor ,a qualified Drone Pilot and currently training as a Drone Pilot instructor. She is passionate about youth development in Africa, particularly the empowerment of girls. She is the founder of Girls fly programme in Africa (GFPA) foundation, an information and educational STEAM programme for primary, high school and Post-school learners with a focus on aviation and space. The programme includes the use of design thinking, technology, and innovation to shape, empower, enable, and support the next generation of makers and problem solvers in the aviation and space industry in Africa while entrenching the spirit of Ubuntu.     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 Camille Stennis. Sound design and mixing by Mumble Media. This episode was written by Alexis Stratton and fact checked by Joe Rhatigan. 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 makes this show possible! For more, visit 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!
2021-09-14
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Mini Episode! Bindi Irwin Read By Jacqueline Green

Once upon a time, there was a girl who lived in a zoo and took care of animals like lizards, snakes, and anteaters every day. A girl who would one day share her love of protecting animals with the WHOLE world! Her name is Bindi Irwin. This special mini episode is brought to you by the all-new Dream Seekers dolls. For special activities related to this episode, visit www.rebelgirls.com/dreamseekers! About the Narrator Jacqueline Green followed her dream to become a dancer with the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater in New York City. She began her dance training at age 13 at the Baltimore School for the Arts. She is a 2011 cum laude graduate of the Ailey/Fordham BFA Program, and also trained at the Pennsylvania Regional Ballet, the Chautauqua Institution for Dance, and The School at Jacob?s Pillow.  Credits This podcast is a production of Rebel Girls and is based on the book series Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls. This special mini episode was produced by Isaac Kaplan-Woolner. Sound design and mixing by Bianca Salinas. This episode was written by Abby Scher and proofread by Joe Rhatigan. 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!
2021-09-10
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Get to Know Kateri Bluford

Meet Kateri Bluford, an American singer, born and raised in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, who gained national and international acclaim after appearing on Season 2 of The Four starring Sean Combs, DJ Khaled, Megan Trainor and host Fergie.
2021-09-09
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Rosetta Tharpe Read by Kateri Bluford

Once upon a time, there was a girl with a song in her heart. Her name was Sister Rosetta Tharpe - a guitar-playing, gospel-singing legend whose unique style and stage-presence inspired the greatest rock musicians of the last century. She is known as the godmother of rock n? roll and was posthumously inducted into the Rock N? Roll Hall of Fame in 2018.  About the Narrator Kateri Bluford is an American singer, born and raised in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, who gained national and international acclaim after appearing on Season 2 of The Four starring Sean Combs, DJ Khaled, Megan Trainor and host Fergie. Bluford captivated audiences with her powerful rendition of Tasha Cobbs ?I?m Getting Ready? and Celine Dion?s legendary Grammy Award winning song ?Because You Loved Me?. As a rising star, the young artist stays true to her deeply rooted faith and the inspiration of her mentors Bishop Darrell and Pastor Pamela Hines. There is a divine power that resonates when Bluford performs that harkens to her Gospel roots, something she embraces in the entirety of her life. ?I?m on a mission to heal the world? commented Kateri, who has struggled over the years with her own identity and self- confidence. There is power in music and Kateri Bluford is on a trajectory of success and transformation. Kateri Bluford also toured with Jonathan Mcreynolds this past spring and summer of 2019.     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 Camille Stennis. Sound design and mixing by Bianca Salinas. This episode was written by Jestine Ware and fact checked by Joe Rhatigan. 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 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!
2021-09-07
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Get to Know Camille Stennis

Meet the dynamic audio producer and sound designer behind some of your favorite audio content at Rebel Girls, Camille Stennis. Camille talks about her own creative process and journey to discovering her identity as a member of the LGBTQ+ community. Living happily in Los Angeles with her wife and 2 dogs, Camille shares how important it is to do what you love.
2021-09-02
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Audre Lorde Read by Camille Stennis

Born in Harlem in 1934 to a family of Caribbean immigrants, Audre Lorde grew up to become a Black feminist icon and celebrated American poet, writer, and activist. Best known for her works exploring her own multifaceted identity, Lorde both struggled with and embraced the differences that made her unique?and the ones that drew her to others. A poet and self-described ?warrior,? Lorde created a space for herself in America by writing about her personal experiences and advocating for freedom for people of color, the LGBTQ community, women, and oppressed communities around the globe. About the Narrator Camille Stennis is an audio editor, music composer and sound designer based out of Los Angeles, CA. She has a BFA in Music Production & Sound Design for Visual Media from the Academy of Art University, and has also interned at companies such as Jingle Punks, Unified Films, and was previously the Head of Production at Jam Street Media supporting various creative productions in podcasting, music publishing and audio visuals. Currently, she works as an Audio Producer and Sound Designer for Rebel Girls.  Camille is also a member of the LGBTQ+ community, living happily with her wife and dogs. 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 Camille Stennis. Sound design and mixing by Mumble Media. This episode was written by Alexis Stratton and fact checked by Joe Rhatigan. 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 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!
2021-08-31
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Get to Know Lindsey "Crazy Aunt Lindsey" Murphy

[This episode originally aired January 14, 2021.] Get to know Lindsey E. Murphy, who narrated the story of computer chemist Alice Ball. Murphy is the award-winning creator and host of The Fab Lab With Crazy Aunt Lindsey. In this episode, she tells us what made her fall in love with science, and why kids, especially girls, should be excited by science today. She also talks about the importance of representation in STEM fields, and how we can go about designing our own experiments at home!
2021-08-26
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Alice Ball Read by Lindsey "Crazy Aunt Lindsey" Murphy

[This episode originally aired January 12, 2021.] Once upon a time, there was a girl who wanted to help people who were in pain. Her name was Alice Ball, an incredibly bright, determined young woman who grew up to be a brilliant chemist ? developing life-changing treatments for patients with leprosy. She was also the first woman and first African American to graduate with a master?s degree in chemistry and also teach at the University of Hawaii It all started when she was just a young girl growing up in Seattle, observing her family use science to make art. About the Narrator Lindsey E. Murphy is the award-winning creator and host of The Fab Lab With Crazy Aunt Lindsey, a kids science web series on YouTube that takes everyday science concepts and turns them into fabulous DIY projects children can do at home with their families. Since launching in 2010, the show has garnered partnerships with the likes of Scientific American Magazine, the New York Academy of Sciences, been published in various national family magazines, and crowdfunded nearly $100,000 for independent production in 2019. She is the four-time livestream host of TEDxPortland and has hosted two travel web series for Travel Oregon and Wieden+Kennedy?s On She Goes, Seasons 1 and 2.  Credits This podcast is a production of Rebel Girls, based on the book series Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls. Our Executive Producers are Jes Wolfe and Katie Sprenger. This episode was produced by Isaac Kaplan-Woolner, written by Caitlin Madrigal, with sound design and mixing by Luis Miranda. Ariana Rosas is Proofreader. It was narrated by Linsdsey E. Murphy. Original theme music by Elettra Bargiacchi. For more, visit rebelgirls.com.
2021-08-24
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Get To Know Rebeca Lane

Meet the awesome Guatemalan rapper and activist Rebeca Lane, who read us the story of Nobel Peace Prize winner Rigoberta Menchú. Rebeca talks about the inspiration for her music and her activism, and why fighting for women?s rights is especially important to her. She says that while her country has changed a lot, there is still much work to be done.
2021-08-19
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Rigoberta Menchú Read By Rebeca Lane

Rigoberta Menchú Tum is an Indigenous Mayan human rights activist from Guatemala who grew up in the depths of poverty and in a country ravaged by a decades-long civil war. Despite the many challenges she faced, including the tragic loss of her parents to government-sponsored violence, Rigoberta never gave up on her ideals and always fought for freedom and justice. Her bravery and outspoken activism for the rights of Indigenous, poor, and marginalized peoples led to her receiving the Nobel Peace Prize in 1992?the first Indigenous person and ninth woman to do so. About the Narrator Rebeca Lane was born in 1984 in Guatemala, a country that like many others in Latin America has experienced dictatorships and forced disappearances. The history that runs through her veins, from the hands of her poignant verses, has made her way into the Latin rap scene as a thoughtful and fun voice with feminist messages.   She has published four studio albums and made multiple tours of Latin America, the United States and Europe. Rebeca Lane founded the project Somos Guerreras with which she has traveled the continent doing talks, workshops and presentations making visible the work of women in Hip Hop.   At the beginning of 2021 she released her new EP ?Llorando diamantes? and is currently working on her next album.    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 Luis Miranda. This episode was written by Alexis Stratton and proofread by Simi Kadirgamar. Haley Dapkus is our production manager. Executive Producer is Katie Sprenger. Original theme music was composed and performed by Elettra Bargiacchi. A big thanks to the whole Rebel Girls team who makes 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!
2021-08-17
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Get to Know Brenda Chapman

This episode originally aired on 10/1/2020. 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.
2021-08-12
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Alice Guy-Blache Read by Brenda Chapman

This episode was originally released 09/29/2020. 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. About the Narrator Brenda Chapman started her career as a story artist at Walt Disney Feature Animation in 1987, where she worked on several animated films including The Little Mermaid, and the Oscar nominated Beauty and the Beast. Chapman 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. 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 Saundra Mitchell and edited by Katie Sprenger. Proofread by Ariana Rosas. Original theme music was composed and performed by Elettra Bargiacchi who also sound designed this episode. Mattia Marcelli was the sound mixer.
2021-08-10
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Get To Know Donita Sparks

Meet the awesome rock singer, songwriter, and guitarist of the band L7, Donita Sparks. Donita read us the story of the godmother of punk, Joan Jett. Donita tells us how she got into rock music, what the LA music scene was like when she got her start in the 1980s, and how things are changing for women rockers over time (thanks in part to the pioneering Joan Jett).
2021-08-05
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Joan Jett Read By Donita Sparks

Although Joan Jett has been called the ?Godmother of punk,? this rocker?s rise to super stardom came with plenty of twists and turns. From the time Joan picked up her first electric guitar at age 13 in 1971, she was met with the refrain that ?girls don?t play guitars??and that they certainly don?t play rock. Joan spent the rest of her life proving these naysayers wrong, founding one of the first all-girl rock bands at age 16 before skyrocketing to the top of the charts as the frontwoman of Joan Jett and the Blackhearts. About the Narrator Donita Sparks is a singer, songwriter, guitarist, writer and actor. She first rose to fame with legendary all female American rock band, L7, which remains active to this day. Sparks was instilled at a young age with a keen sense of political and social activism. She, along with her bandmates, founded Rock for Choice, a pro-choice organization with the Feminist Majority Foundation producing numerous nationwide benefit concerts. She is particularly known for her raucous live performances and rebellious persona.   Credits Bad Reputation (Studio) by Joan Jett Courtesy of Blackheart Records Group, Inc Bad Reputation (Acoustic) by Joan Jett Courtesy of Blackheart Records Group, Inc Fake Friends by L7 Featuring Joan Jett Courtesy of Blackheart Records Group, Inc 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 Bianca Salinas. This episode was written by Alexis Stratton and proofread by Simi Kadirgamar. Haley Dapkus is our production manager. Executive Producer is Katie Sprenger. 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 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!
2021-08-03
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Get to Know Hilaree Nelson

Get to know ski mountaineer Hilaree Nelson, who read us the story of her friend Kit DesLauriers, the first person to ski from the summit of the highest mountain on all seven continents! Hilaree tells us about her adventures in the Himalayas, and why she loves pursuing such challenging sports. She also tells us her tricks for overcoming doubt and pushing through the hard times attempting to summit massive mountain peaks.
2021-07-29
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Kit DesLauriers Read By Hilaree Nelson

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!
2021-07-27
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Get to Know Lindsey Vonn

(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.
2021-07-22
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Simone Biles Read by Lindsey Vonn

(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.
2021-07-20
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Our Favorite Moments Pt. 2

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 [email protected] 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.
2021-07-15
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Our Favorite Moments Pt. 1

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 [email protected] 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.
2021-07-13
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Get to Know Ilana Glazer

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.
2021-07-08
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Kamala Harris Read by Ilana Glazer

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!
2021-07-06
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Get To Know Serena Yang

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.
2021-07-01
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Wang Zhenyi Read By Serena Yang

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.
2021-06-29
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Get To Know Frida Kahlo With Beth Evans, Art Educator

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.
2021-06-24
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Frida Kahlo Read By Pamela Adlon

(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.
2021-06-22
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Get To Know Anita Hill

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.
2021-06-17
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Rosa Parks Read By Anita Hill

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!
2021-06-15
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Get To Know Andra Day

(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!
2021-06-10
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Hazel Scott Read By Andra Day

(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.
2021-06-08
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Get To Know Lea DeLaria

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.
2021-06-03
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Frieda Belinfante Read By Lea DeLaria

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!
2021-06-01
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Get To Know Neri Oxman

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!
2021-05-27
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Zaha Hadid Read By Neri Oxman

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!
2021-05-25
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Get To Know Kit DesLauriers

(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.
2021-05-20
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Junko Tabei Read By Kit DesLauriers

(This episode originally aired 3/10/20) 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. Executive Producers are Elena Favilli and Joy Fowlkes. This episode 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.
2021-05-18
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Get To Know Jess Gillam

Get to know British saxophonist Jess Gillam, who read us the story of electronic music pioneer Clara Rockmore. Jess tells us about her love for classical music, and how she fell in love with the saxophone. She talks about the joys challenges of being a professional musician, and how listeners can get their own start in music!
2021-05-13
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Clara Rockmore Read By Jess GIllam

Born in Russia in 1911, Clara Rockmore grew up to become a trailblazing performer of the world?s first electronic instrument?the theremin. Rockmore was a child musical prodigy with perfect pitch, but by the time she was a teenager, an arm injury forced her to give up her beloved violin. Still, music called to her, and after Rockmore was introduced to a brand new instrument?one that made the player look like she was pulling notes out of thin air?she embraced the theremin?s magic, amazing the world with her virtuosic talents. About the Narrator Jess Gillam is a British saxophonist and BBC radio broadcaster. She is the first ever saxophonist to be signed to Decca Classics and recently released her second album, ?TIME?. Gillam is also a presenter on TV and Radio. She became the youngest ever presenter for BBC Radio 3 and hosts her own weekly show and podcast called ?This Classical Life? where she chats to musical guests to swap tracks and share the music they love. She has been the recipient of a Classic BRIT Award (in the Sound of Classical Poll), and was the first ever saxophonist to reach the final of BBC Young Musician. Jess studied and was mentored by the legendary saxophonist John Harle and graduated from Guildhall School of Music with a Masters with distinction in 2020.  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 Camille Stennis, written by Alexis Stratton, and proofread by Ariana Rosas. Sound design and original theme music was composed and performed by Elettra Bargiacchi, final mix by Mattia Marcelli. Executive Producer is Katie Sprenger. A special thanks to the whole Rebel Girls team, who make this podcast possible! For more, visit www.rebelgirls.com.
2021-05-11
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Get To Know Ann Makosinski

Get to know inventor Ann Makosinki, who brought us the story of movie star Anna May Wong. Ann talks about how she became a young inventor, and how we can become inventors ourselves. And she explains why the story of Anna May Wong is so important to her, especially as an Asian-American woman today.
2021-05-06
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