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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 Celeste Bell

Meet Celeste Bell, a filmmaker and a writer, and who has recently been working on a book and film project about her late mother, Poly Styrene. The book is called Dayglo! The Poly Styrene Story and the film is called, Poly Styrene: I Am a Cliche.Download the Rebel Girls app and listen to the Rebel adventures you know and love plus all NEW content like bedtime stories and audio activities. Find it in the App Store or at https://go.rebelgirls.com/dream-on. It’s all things Rebel, all in one place.

8mins

18 Nov 2021

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Poly Styrene Read by Celeste Bell

Poly Styrene, otherwise known as Marianne Joan Elliott-Said was a British musician, a poet, singer-songwriter, and a pioneer in punk music. She is the first multiracial woman to lead a punk band, and continually dared herself to evolve as a musician and human being. Download the Rebel Girls app and listen to the Rebel adventures you know and love plus all NEW content like bedtime stories and audio activities. Find it in the App Store or at https://go.rebelgirls.com/dream-on. It’s all things Rebel, all in one place.About the NarratorCeleste Bell spent her earliest years living on a Hare Krishna commune in the Hertfordshire countryside with her mother, Poly Styrene. After completing her degree from Queen Mary University of London, Celeste settled in Madrid where she worked as a teacher and formed the ska-punk band, Debutant Disco. After finishing a Master’s degree in Barcelona, Celeste returned to London to work alongside Zoë Howe on Day Glo! The Poly Styrene Story, published by Omnibus Press in 2019. They then joined forces with Paul Sng to make Poly Styrene: I Am a Cliché, a film to accompany the book. Celeste currently manages her mother’s artistic estate, co-curating an exhibition alongside Mattie Loyce at the 198 Contemporary Arts and Learning Centre in Brixton. She plans to tour the exhibition internationally after the pandemic and is currently developing a new film project, with the working title of Mr. Gorbachev and the Krishna Kids.CreditsThis 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. Original theme music and sound design by Elettra Bargiacchi and final mix by Mattia Marcelli. This episode was written by Abby Sher and fact checked by Joe Rhatigan. Executive Producer is Katie Sprenger. Haley Dapkus is our Production Manager. A big thanks to the whole Rebel Girls team who make this show possible! Until next time, stay REBEL!

21mins

16 Nov 2021

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A New Home For Rebel Girls!

Hey Rebels! On November 12th all your favorite episodes of Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls will have a new home! Download the Rebel Girls app - available now in the app store - and listen to the Rebel adventures you know and love plus all NEW content like sleepy stories and audio activities. Find it here https://go.rebelgirls.com/dream-on.The Rebel Girls app - every Rebel's new favorite destination!

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12 Nov 2021

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Mini Episode! Amanda Gorman Read By Jacqueline Green

Once upon a time, there was a little girl who wanted to dance and sing and shine in front of a huge crowd. And one day she would find her voice, and do just that… Her name… is Amanda. 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 NarratorJacqueline 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. CreditsThis 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!

8mins

29 Oct 2021

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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 NarratorJacqueline 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. CreditsThis 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!

8mins

8 Oct 2021

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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 NarratorMegalyn 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. CreditsThis 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!

19mins

5 Oct 2021

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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 NarratorJacqueline 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. CreditsThis 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!

8mins

24 Sep 2021

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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 NarratorJacqueline 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. CreditsThis 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!

6mins

10 Sep 2021

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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 HOSTPamela 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.CREDITSThis episode was written by Francesca Cavallo, who is also a producer of the show with Elena Favilli. Sound design is by Elettra Bargiacchi.

20mins

22 Jun 2021

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Ruby Bridges read by Marley Dias

In this episode we meet Ruby Bridges, who, as a very young child desegregated a public elementary school in New Orleans, Louisiana. That means she was the first Black student ever to go to that school. Ruby’s bravery in the face of immense bigotry helped further the cause of equal access to education! Her story is brought to us by Marley Dias, the amazing founder of #1000BlackGirlBooks and author of Marley Dias Gets It Done: And So Can You! About the NarratorMarley Dias is the 15-year-old founder of #1000BlackGirlBooks and author of Marley Dias Gets It Done: And So Can You!. #1000BlackGirlBooks is an international movement to collect and donate children’s books that feature Black girls as the lead character. Marley launched the #1000BlackGirlBooks drive in November of 2015 with the help of GrassROOTS Community Foundation, leveraging the power of social media to reach a larger audience. Marley has collected over 12,000 books to-date. She was recognized by TIME, as one of the 25 most influential teens in 2018 and was identified as the youngest member of the Forbes 30 under 30 list to date. Marley resides in West Orange, NJ with her mother and father. CreditsThis 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, sound designed, and mixed by Isaac Kaplan-Woolner. Corinne Peterson is Production Manager. This episode was written by Kirsti Jewel. Proofread by Ariana Rosas. It was narrated by Marley Dias, who we will get to know better on Thursday’s episode! Original theme music was composed and performed by Elettra Bargiacchi. For more, visit Rebel Girls dot com. Until next time, stay rebel!

17mins

16 Feb 2021

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