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A fairy tale podcast for kids about real life 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.
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Rebel Girls Book Club

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Become a Paid Subscriber: https://anchor.fm/rgbc/subscribe Are you tired of reading the same angsty hero narrative over and over again? So are we. That's why we're examining stories that feature rebellious heroines through an intersectional feminist lens. In this podcast, we will go deep into the latest bestsellers, comic books, and English class-worthy literature without taking ourselves too seriously. It's a book club for feminist literary nerds. So, grab a cup of tea, a cozy blanket, and ...
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The Ladies Professional Golf Association was started in 1950 by a group of true Rebel Girls. By standing up for themselves and banding together, they changed the role of women in professional sports forever. This podcast is a production of Rebel Girls. It’s based on the book series Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls. This story was produced by Debo…
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Meet one of the audio producers and sound designers behind some of your favorite Rebel Girls episodes, 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 lo…
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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…
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Riley and John Petersen are the creative team behind the jewelry company, Gunner and Lux. They’re also a daughter-dad duo who love bright colors, unicorns, and making each other laugh — a lot. This podcast is a production of Rebel Girls. It’s based on the book series Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls. This story was produced by Haley Dapkus with s…
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Queen Lili’uokalani was known for her beautiful music and brave leadership. She ruled the Kingdom of Hawai'i during a difficult time. As American businessmen and politicians tried to take over the kingdom, she fought tirelessly for her people. This podcast is a production of Rebel Girls. It’s based on the book series Good Night Stories for Rebel Gi…
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Coco and Corey Gauff are an incredible daughter-father team who redefine what it means to be a champion. They love, support, and win together as a family. This podcast is a production of Rebel Girls. It’s based on the book series Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls. This story was produced by Haley Dapkus with sound design and mixing by Mumble Media…
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Poorna Jagannathan brought us the story of Indian Olympic boxer and politician, Mary Kom. Poorna is an actress and the producer of "Nirbhaya" ('Fearless'), the critically-acclaimed play written and directed by Yael Farber. Based on real-life events, the play breaks the silence around sexual violence and was called by The Telegraph as one of the "mo…
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Once upon a time, there was a girl who grew up to be the most successful boxer in India’s history. Her name was Mary Kom. Mary was an energetic child who was naturally drawn towards sports. So she enrolled herself in a sports academy where she discovered her love of boxing, but her trainers thought she was too small. Still, Mary sparred until she i…
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Hailed as the first Asian American movie star, Anna May Wong’s groundbreaking career spanned from the silent film era to 1950s TV, when she starred in her own television show. Though bound by the racist and sexist stereotypes of Hollywood in the 1900s, including laws forbidding on-screen interracial relationships, Anna May Wong carved a path for he…
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Marie Curie and Irène Joliot-Curie were brave pioneers in science who devoted their lives to helping others. A mother-daughter team with fierce curiosity and determination, they helped save millions of lives by exploring radioactivity. This podcast is a production of Rebel Girls. It’s based on the book series Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls. Thi…
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Shaneyah and Shane Redstar are an Indigenous daughter-father duo from the Cree tradition who spread joy and connectivity through music. This podcast is a production of Rebel Girls. It’s based on the book series Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls. This story was produced by Haley Dapkus with sound design and mixing by Mumble Media. It was written an…
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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 h…
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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. [This episode originally aired June 2021]. Credits This podcast is a production of Rebel Girls a…
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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 …
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In Pakistan, most women don't ride motorbikes. But with her father Qazi's support, Ghazal Farooqi is changing the way people think about women bikers. Through their adventures, the pair is also changing how people think of their beloved country. This podcast is a production of Rebel Girls. It’s based on the book series Good Night Stories for Rebel …
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Meet Hayley Kiyoko, an American singer, songwriter, dancer and actress. Beginning dance lessons as a child, Kiyoko's interest in entertaining led to her working as a child model and actress. [This episode originally aired October 2021]. Credits This podcast is a production of Rebel Girls and is based on the book series Good Night Stories for Rebel …
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Stefani Germanotta, also known as Lady Gaga, is a musician, artist, and activist who has used her voice to create a revolution of love. From teaching herself to play piano at the age of three, to marching on Washington to demand equality for all genders, Lady Gaga has become not only a musical icon, but a leader in fashion and fearlessness. [This e…
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Asha interviews Elise and Quinn Joy, co-executive directors of Girls Helping Girls Period and Jennifer Weiss-Wolf, Vice President at NYU Law’s Brennan Center for Justice and executive director of the Birnbaum Women’s Leadership Network and author of the book Periods Gone Public: Taking a Stand for Menstrual Equity. They discuss menstrual equity and…
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Jestine interviews socio-emotional learning consultant, Aline Topjian! Hear Aline's thoughts on healthy habits and how to keep your cool when others are stressed around you. This is episode 15 of our Growing Up Powerful miniseries! These are stories about dealing with big feelings, growing up, and connecting to the world around you. And just so you…
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Asha and Jestine share stories as a way to celebrate who and where we are in the world. This is episode 14 of our Growing Up Powerful miniseries! These are stories about dealing with big feelings, growing up, and connecting to the world around you. And just so you know, some of these themes may be mature for our younger Rebels. We encourage listeni…
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Asha and Jestine lead a short mindfulness practice with empowering affirmations so you can see yourself as a positive force in the world. This is episode 13 of our Growing Up Powerful miniseries! These are stories about dealing with big feelings, growing up, and connecting to the world around you. And just so you know, some of these themes may be m…
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Jestine speaks to middle school counselor Beth Lucas about how we can create our own communities and why being connected is so important. This is episode 12 of our Growing Up Powerful miniseries! These are stories about dealing with big feelings, growing up, and connecting to the world around you. And just so you know, some of these themes may be m…
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While Jestine participates in a dance-a-thon, Asha takes a trip around the world where we get to hear about cultures and community traditions that shape and inspire us. This is episode 11 of our Growing Up Powerful miniseries! These are stories about dealing with big feelings, growing up, and connecting to the world around you. And just so you know…
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Asha and Jestine share a short mindfulness practice to help you connect with people all over the world. This is episode 10 of our Growing Up Powerful miniseries! These are stories about dealing with big feelings, growing up, and connecting to the world around you. And just so you know, some of these themes may be mature for our younger Rebels. We e…
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Jestine interviews author and relationship columnist at Teen Vogue Nona Willis Aronowitz on how we can get along with our families, and what the concept of chosen families means to her. This is episode 9 of our Growing Up Powerful miniseries! These are stories about dealing with big feelings, growing up, and connecting to the world around you. And …
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Asha and Jestine team up with celebrated author and Teen Vogue columnist Nona Willis Aronowitz to chat with their neighbors on how they define family and what it means to them. This is episode 8 of our Growing Up Powerful miniseries! These are stories about dealing with big feelings, growing up, and connecting to the world around you. And just so y…
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Asha and Jestine lead us through a short mindfulness practice to help find space for yourself and your feelings. This is episode 7 of our Growing Up Powerful miniseries! These are stories about dealing with big feelings, growing up, and connecting to the world around you. And just so you know, some of these themes may be mature for our younger Rebe…
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Asha interviews Dr. Nicole Sparks about the importance of caring for our changing bodies. Hear how Dr. Sparks likes to exercise her body and unwind her mind before bedtime. This is episode 6 of our Growing Up Powerful miniseries! These are stories about dealing with big feelings, growing up, and connecting to the world around you. And just so you k…
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Asha and Jestine find themselves in a game show about how to be good to our changing bodies and appreciate everything they can do. This is episode 5 of our Growing Up Powerful miniseries! These are stories about dealing with big feelings, growing up, and connecting to the world around you. And just so you know, some of these themes may be mature fo…
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Asha and Jestine share a quick mindfulness practice to help calm and empower yourself. Are you ready to feel like a noodle? This is episode 4 of our Growing Up Powerful miniseries! These are stories about dealing with big feelings, growing up, and connecting to the world around you. And just so you know, some of these themes may be mature for our y…
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Jestine interviews psychotherapist and yoga instructor, Alexandra Vaccaro! Hear Alex’s thoughts on therapy, keeping healthy boundaries for yourself, and what to do if you’re worried about a friend. This is episode 3 of our Growing Up Powerful miniseries! These are stories about dealing with big feelings, growing up, and connecting to the world arou…
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Asha and Jestine learn how to be more compassionate with each other with the help of socio-emotional learning consultant, Aline Topjian. This is episode 2 of our Growing Up Powerful miniseries! These are stories about dealing with big feelings, growing up, and connecting to the world around you. And just so you know, some of these themes may be mat…
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Join BFFs Asha and Jestine as they try to figure out this wild thing called life. On this episode, Jestine and Asha share a quick mindfulness practice to help you breathe through all kinds of emotions. This is episode 1 of our Growing Up Powerful miniseries! These are stories about dealing with big feelings, growing up, and connecting to the world …
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Get to know tap dancing sisters Chloe and Maud Arnold aka the Syncopated Ladies! They brought us the story of stuntwoman Sadiqua Bynum. Listen as they break down how to choreograph a dance, start a dance group, and perform while feeling nervous. This podcast is a production of Rebel Girls. It’s based on the book series Good Night Stories for Rebel …
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Sadiqua Bynum is a three-time All-American gymnast and one of the youngest and most successful African-American stuntwomen in film. With power and grace, Sadiqua inspires girls around the world to take the first step and watch how far they go. This podcast is a production of Rebel Girls. It’s based on the book series Good Night Stories for Rebel Gi…
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Fahima Abdulrahman is an avid learner and storyteller. After fleeing Somalia’s civil war, she struggled to read and write. But instead of giving up, she learned how to tell the world’s stories with pictures and heart. This podcast is a production of Rebel Girls. It’s based on the book series Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls. This story was produc…
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Once upon a time, there was a girl who could fly a plane upside down, sideways, and in loop-de-loops. Her name was Bessie Coleman, and she was the very first Black female pilot. She figured out how to make old, rickety planes do amazing things. Bessie pushed the limits of the sky and inspired aviators for years to come. This podcast is a production…
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Esmé Weijun Wang is a dazzling writer living within what she calls boundaries—limitations set by chronic illness and schizophrenia. Through her empathy, public speaking, and acclaimed writing, she nurtures and uplifts everyone. This podcast is a production of Rebel Girls. It’s based on the book series Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls. This story …
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Keely Cat-Wells is an entrepreneur and disability rights advocate. Keely's activism helps people understand what it's like to live with a disability, and how to support others. She brought us the story of Grammy-winning pop star, Billie Eilish! This podcast is a production of Rebel Girls. It’s based on the book series Good Night Stories for Rebel G…
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Billie Eilish is a Grammy-winning pop star with an airy, soulful voice. By communicating what is inside of her and sharing her music with the world, she inspires us to follow our passions and love all parts of ourselves. This podcast is a production of Rebel Girls. It’s based on the book series Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls. This story was pro…
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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 …
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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 b…
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Michelle Kwan is a world-renowned figure skater who has redefined what it means to be a champion. Her grace and determination are brighter than any medal and she inspires young people everywhere to be true to themselves. This podcast is a production of Rebel Girls. It’s based on the book series Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls. This story was pro…
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Get to know Science communicator Emily Calandrelli. She is the host and co-executive producer of the hit Netflix series Emily’s Wonder Lab. In this episode, Emily tells us what made her fall in love with outer space, and why kids should be interested in space exploration. We even get to learn how to create our own science experiments at home!…
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In this episode, a girl who dreamed of the stars, and launched herself into history. In 1992, Dr. Mae Jemison became the first Black woman to go into space. Mae dreamed of becoming a scientist when she was a child, and along with being an astronaut, she also worked as a doctor, professor, Peace Corps member, and CEO. Today, she continues reaching f…
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[This episode originally aired July 2019]. 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 out…
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Ada Hegerberg is world-famous for her powerful kicks, her joyful spirit, and her gritty determination. Ada has won trophy after trophy, but what she’s most proud of is the way she’s changing the soccer world by fighting for gender equality. This podcast is a production of Rebel Girls. It’s based on the book series Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls…
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Ann Makosinski was a born inventor. At 15, she found out that there was a growing energy crisis, so she used her creativity to invent a new kind of flashlight. This podcast is a production of Rebel Girls. It’s based on the book series Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls. This story was produced by Olivia Riçhard with sound design and mixing by Bianc…
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