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August 6, 2019
Dearest Rebels! Yet again, we find ourselves at the end of another successful season of Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls. Thank you for listening and supporting female-owned businesses! Before we sign off, we’d love your help with feedback on this season. Please visit: rebelgirls.co/survey. It shouldn’t take longer than 5 minutes. Again, that URL is rebelgirls.co/survey Learning more about you and the type of content you’d like to see in the future will help us monetize the show and make improvements all around! Until next time, stay Rebel!
July 30, 2019
This season, we invited our credit readers to interview our storytellers. Today, you'll hear from May Boeve who narrated the previous episode about Katia Krafft. If you haven't listened to last week's episode, now is a good time to go back and check it out! Boeve reveals how she first cultivated an interest in climate change, the incredible humans who are working to create positive change, and the risk involved with her daily responsibilities! Sponsored by: www.rebelgirls.co Use promocode REBELPODCAST to get 15% off your first purchase! About Boeve: Self-proclaimed activist May Boeve is the Executive Director of 350.org, an international climate change campaign. Founded in 2008, 350.org strives to generate the sense of urgency required to tackle the climate crisis through creative communications, organizing, and mass mobilizations. Boeve has been active in the climate movement since her days at Middlebury College. In 2006, she co-founded and led the Step It Up 2007 campaign, which brought together communities from 1,400 places for a National Day of Climate Action. Four years later, Boeve was handcuffed and arrested in front of the White House while protesting the Keystone XL pipeline. Through it all she has maintained her commitment to fighting for what’s right, and in 2015 Time Magazine recognized her as a “Next Generation Leader.” Boeve is a tireless advocate for the environment and is the co-author of the book Fight Global Warming Now. Credits: This episode of Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls is produced by Elena Favilli, Joy Fowlkes, and Meg Murnane. Sound design and original theme music by Elettra Bargiacchi. Mattia Marcelli was the sound mixer. Special thanks to Clio McClure for coordinating our credit readers and interviewers.
July 23, 2019
Once upon a time, a girl dreamed of sailing down a river of lava. Her name was Katia. Katia became fascinated with volcanoes when she first saw them on-screen at a small French movie theater as a teenager. So, she set out to study them, capturing their magnificent beauty and power through the lens of her camera. With her daredevil husband Maurice by her side, Katia visited over half of the world’s active volcanoes, sailed a boat into a lake of acid, and even escaped out a second-story window into a pile of volcanic ash. About the Narrator: Self-proclaimed activist May Boeve is the Executive Director of 350.org, an international climate change campaign. Founded in 2008, 350.org strives to generate the sense of urgency required to tackle the climate crisis through creative communications, organizing, and mass mobilizations. Boeve has been active in the climate movement since her days at Middlebury College. In 2006, she co-founded and led the Step It Up 2007 campaign, which brought together communities from 1,400 places for a National Day of Climate Action. Four years later, Boeve was handcuffed and arrested in front of the White House while protesting the Keystone XL pipeline. Through it all she has maintained her commitment to fighting for what’s right, and in 2015 Time Magazine recognized her as a “Next Generation Leader.” Boeve is a tireless advocate for the environment and is the co-author of the book Fight Global Warming Now. Credits: This episode of Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls is produced by Elena Favilli, Joy Fowlkes and Meg Murnane, with writing by Grace Boyle and narration by May Boeve. Jestine Ware edited all scripts and Janice Weaver fact-checked all scripts. Sound design and original theme music by Elettra Bargiacchi. Mattia Marcelli was the sound mixer. Special thanks to Clio McClure who coordinated all credit recordings and narrator donations. Sponsored by: www.rebelgirls.co Use promocode REBELPODCAST to get 15% off your first purchase! Resources: Volcano! Nature’s Inferno (film by National Geographic) The Volcano Watchers (1987 film, PBS) 101 Awesome Women Who Changed Our World by Julia Adams Stories of a Passion: Katia and Maurice Krafft by Madeleine Conrad Brazen: Rebel Ladies Who Rocked the World by Pénélope Bagieu and Montana Kane Katia & Maurice Krafft by Alexandre Schohn (blog post) Kraft or Alsatian Spouses and Volcanoes by Frédéric Urban (blog post)
July 16, 2019
This season, we invited our credit readers to interview our storytellers. Today, you'll hear from Tanja Babich who narrated the previous episode about Carmen Amaya. If you haven't listened to last week's episode, now is a good time to go back and check it out! Cruz reveals how she optimizes her schedule to be an early morning news anchor, her superpower, and how she deals with criticism! Sponsored by: www.rebelgirls.co Use promocode REBELPODCAST to get 15% off your first purchase! About Babich: Tanja Babich gives the term “early riser” a run for its money, waking up at 2:30 AM each weekday morning to deliver the day’s headlines at ABC 7 Chicago. Her work has afforded her the opportunity to do aerial stunts in an F-16 fighter jet, cover President Obama’s 2009 inauguration, and trail Pope Francis on his first trip to the United States. But the job she is most proud of is mom to two fierce and fun little girls...with one more daughter on the way! Tanja was born in Canada to immigrant parents from Serbia and Chile. She speaks four languages and finds tremendous joy traveling to cities near and far with her husband Paul and her rebel girls. Credits: This episode of Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls is produced by Elena Favilli, Joy Fowlkes, and Meg Murnane. Sound design and original theme music by Elettra Bargiacchi. Mattia Marcelli was the sound mixer. Special thanks to Clio McClure for coordinating our credit readers and interviewers.
July 9, 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 outsiders. But Carmen would not allow her family to suffer prejudice and ignorance. Family was everything to her, and every penny she made, from dancing at taverns or in small market squares to performing in Carnegie Hall, went to support the people she loved most. The world would come to know Carmen Amaya as “The Gypsy Queen.” About the Narrator: Tanja Babich gives the term “early riser” a run for its money, waking up at 2:30 AM each weekday morning to deliver the day’s headlines at ABC 7 Chicago. Her work has afforded her the opportunity to do aerial stunts in an F-16 fighter jet, cover President Obama’s 2009 inauguration, and trail Pope Francis on his first trip to the United States. But the job she is most proud of is mom to two fierce and fun little girls...with one more daughter on the way! Tanja was born in Canada to immigrant parents from Serbia and Chile. She speaks four languages and finds tremendous joy traveling to cities near and far with her husband Paul and her rebel girls. Credits: This episode of Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls is produced by Elena Favilli, Joy Fowlkes, and Meg Murnane, with writing by Francesca Cavallo and narration by Tanja Babich. Jestine Ware edited all scripts and Janice Weaver fact-checked all scripts. Sound design and original theme music by Elettra Bargiacchi. Mattia Marcelli was the sound mixer. Special thanks to Clio McClure who coordinated all credit recordings and narrator donations. Sponsored by: www.rebelgirls.co Use promocode REBELPODCAST to get 15% off your first purchase! Resources: Carmen Amaya (La Nueva Alboreá) Carmen Amaya Queen of the Gypsies (2004 film) Program Offered by Carmen Amaya by John Martin (New York Times) The Dance: Spanish by John Martin (New York Times) Home for Carmen (New York Times) Carmen Amaya to Dance Here (New York Times) Carmen Amaya, Queen of the Gypsies by Keri Lynn Engel (Amazing Women in History) Centennial Special: Carmen Amaya (Del Flamenco) Biography of the Dancer Carmen Amaya (Tablao Flamenco Cordobes) Carmen Amaya, moria en Bagur, Girona el 19 de noviembre de 1963 (CataCultural) Carmen Amaya. Bailaora (Global Flamenco)
July 2, 2019
This season, we invited our credit readers to interview our storytellers. Today, you'll hear from Jackie Cruz who narrated the previous episode about the Mirabal Sisters. If you haven't listened to last week's episode, now is a good time to go back and check it out! Cruz reveals what it was like growing up in the Dominican Republic, her experience surviving a car accident, and more! Sponsored by: www.rebelgirls.co Use promocode REBELPODCAST to get 15% off your first purchase! About Cruz: Actor, musician, activist and feminist Jackie Cruz currently stars as “Marisol ‘Flaca’ Gonzales" on Netflix's critically-acclaimed series, “Orange Is the New Black.” The original series created by Jenji Kohan that became an awards magnet, will soon release the 7th and final season this year. A three-time SAG Award winner, Jackie Cruz was named one of the "Top Latino Powerhouses under 40" by The Hollywood Reporter in 2013. Cruz was also included on Latina Magazine’s 30 Under 30 List in 2015. Born in New York City, Cruz spent her childhood between New York, Los Angeles, the Dominican Republic and Miami. She often says that she carries a little piece of each city with her. Raised by her mother and aunts, Jackie’s first love was always music. Landing a principal title in “Orange is the New Black,” was a launching pad for her career. Cruz draws strength from a near fatal car accident that almost left her paralyzed. She overcame brain surgery, a coma and a collapsed lung, but remained unwavered in her determination to not let anything stand in the way of her dream to become a musician.Through her voice and remarkably strong social media presence, Jackie continues paving the way for Latina women in entertainment. Cruz strongly promotes the inclusion of all women. She works hard to break down gender driven barriers through her own production company, Unspoken Film. Jackie’s mission is to create and produce work under her production company that speak to inclusivity topics and Latina representation. Jackie has discovered the importance of inclusion and uses her platform to send a message that more Latinas need recognition and opportunities in Hollywood. Now recognized as a popular singer and songwriter, her music career continues to evolve. She has new music releasing mid-March and hopes that through her music and film work will continue to create better pathways within the entertainment industry for people of Hispanic background.Jackie currently resides in both Los Angeles and New York City. Credits: This episode of Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls is produced by Elena Favilli, Joy Fowlkes, and Meg Murnane. Sound design and original theme music by Elettra Bargiacchi. Mattia Marcelli was the sound mixer. Special thanks to Clio McClure for coordinating our credit readers and interviewers.
June 25, 2019
Once upon a time, four sisters led their country to freedom. Their names were Minerva, Patria, Maria Teresa, and Dedé. Though they lived in a beautiful country, it was ruled by a cruel and arrogant dictator. Minerva wanted to do something about the injustices she saw, so she recruited her sisters, hosted secret meetings, and gathered weapons for a revolution. Tragically, three of the sisters did not live to see their plan enacted. But Dedé lived on to tell the story of her three brave sisters known as Las Mariposas, The Butterflies. About the Narrator: Actor, musician, activist and feminist Jackie Cruz currently stars as “Marisol ‘Flaca’ Gonzales" on Netflix's critically-acclaimed series, “Orange Is the New Black.” The original series created by Jenji Kohan that became an awards magnet, will soon release the 7th and final season in 2019. A three-time SAG Award winner, Jackie Cruz was named one of the "Top Latino Powerhouses under 40" by The Hollywood Reporter in 2013. Cruz was also included on Latina Magazine’s 30 Under 30 List in 2015. Born in New York City, Cruz spent her childhood between New York, Los Angeles, the Dominican Republic and Miami. She often says that she carries a little piece of each city with her. Raised by her mother and aunts, Jackie’s first love was always music. Landing a principal title in “Orange is the New Black” was a launching pad for her career. Cruz draws strength from a near-fatal car accident that almost left her paralyzed. She overcame brain surgery, a coma and a collapsed lung, but remained unwavered in her determination to not let anything stand in the way of her dream to become a musician.Through her voice and remarkably strong social media presence, Jackie continues paving the way for Latina women in entertainment. Cruz strongly promotes the inclusion of all women. She works hard to break down gender driven barriers through her own production company, Unspoken Film. Jackie’s mission is to create and produce work under her production company that speaks to inclusivity topics and Latina representation. Jackie has discovered the importance of inclusion and uses her platform to send a message that more Latinas need recognition and opportunities in Hollywood. Now recognized as a popular singer and songwriter, her music career continues to evolve. She has new music releasing mid-March and hopes that through her music and film work, she will continue to create better pathways within the entertainment industry for people of Hispanic background. Jackie currently resides in both Los Angeles and New York City. Credits: This episode of Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls is produced by Elena Favilli, Joy Fowlkes, and Meg Murnane, with writing by Corinne Purtill and narration by Jackie Cruz. Jestine Ware edited all scripts and Janice Weaver fact-checked all scripts. Sound design and original theme music by Elettra Bargiacchi. Mattia Marcelli was the sound mixer. Special thanks to Clio McClure who coordinated all credit recordings and narrator donations. Sponsored by: www.rebelgirls.co Use promocode REBELPODCAST to get 15% off your first purchase! Resources: In the Time of the Butterflies by Julia Alvarez A Museum of Repression Aims to Shock the Conscience by Randal C. Archibold (New York Times) The Three Sisters, Avenged: A Dominican Drama by Larry Rohter (New York Times) I Shot the Cruellest Dictator in the Americas (BBC) Rafael Trujillo (History.com website) 80 Years On, Dominicans And Haitians Revisit Painful Memories Of Parsley Massacre (NPR) Last Surviving Mirabal Sister, Doña Dede, Dead at 88 by Franklin Garcia (Huffington Post)
June 18, 2019
This season, we invited our credit readers to interview our storytellers. Today, you'll hear from Marcy Vaj who narrated the previous episode about Bebe Vio. If you haven't listened to last week's episode, now is a good time to go back and check it out! Vaj reveals how her violin bow has become her personal weapon, how feminism has changed as she's grown older, and more! Sponsored by: www.rebelgirls.co Use promocode REBELPODCAST to get 15% off your first purchase! About Vaj: MARCY VAJ is a busy violinist/violist, composer, personnel manager/contractor, and teacher. She has co-produced and orchestrated several albums and written countless arrangements. She received orchestration credit on "Prince of Egypt" and "Antz." Her credits include scoring the documentary "California Women Get The Vote" (2011) and the award-winning short film "Click Three Times." Since 2000, she has been a member of Composers Ensemble LA (CELA), a 12-piece composer/player workshop that writes concert pieces for the group. Marcy is a founding and touring member of The Hollywood Bowl Orchestra. She was Sir Paul McCartney’s concertmaster for the 2012 Grammys, has a solo on the last albums of Glenn Frey (of the Eagles) and Charlie Haden (of Quartet West), and one on, Turkish piano star Kerem Gorsev’s in 2015. She also soloed in 12 chamber concerts in La Sainte Chappelle, Paris, served as concertmaster for the San Diego Chamber Orchestra under the baton of Thomas Conlin and the Zachery Opera Awards under Frank Fetta. Her string quartet is featured on the Paul Williams DVD, "I’m Going Back There Someday." In 2011 and 2012, she soloed and played principal in a chamber orchestra in London's Royal College of Music for the week of the Royal Wedding and again for the week of the Queen's Diamond Jubilee. As a violinist/violist, she has accumulated hundreds of film credits including: TED, Ice Age, The Flintstones 1 & 2, Nutty Professor 1 & 2, Are We There Yet, Shrek, Armageddon, As Good As It Gets, and Matilda. She is an adjunct professor of violin/viola at Santa Monica College and also teaches privately. Credits: This episode of Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls is produced by Elena Favilli, Joy Fowlkes, and Meg Murnane. Sound design and original theme music by Elettra Bargiacchi. Mattia Marcelli was the sound mixer. Special thanks to Clio McClure for coordinating our credit readers and interviewers.
June 11, 2019
Once upon a time, there was a girl who wielded a sword. Her name was Beatrice Vio or “Bebe” for short. When Bebe was just 11 years old, she came down with a severe case of meningitis. She survived a quadruple amputation, forcing her to relearn almost everything. But Bebe wanted more than just to walk or brush her teeth—Bebe wanted to fence again. And beyond that, Bebe wanted to win. Using prostheses of her own invention, Bebe fenced all the way to the paralympic games. About the Narrator: MARCY VAJ is a busy violinist/violist, composer, personnel manager/contractor, and teacher. She has co-produced and orchestrated several albums and written countless arrangements. She received orchestration credit on "Prince of Egypt" and "Antz." Her credits include scoring the documentary "California Women Get The Vote" (2011) and the award-winning short film "Click Three Times." Since 2000, she has been a member of Composers Ensemble LA (CELA), a 12-piece composer/player workshop that writes concert pieces for the group. Marcy is a founding and touring member of The Hollywood Bowl Orchestra. She was Sir Paul McCartney’s concertmaster for the 2012 Grammys, has a solo on the last albums of Glenn Frey (of the Eagles) and Charlie Haden (of Quartet West), and one on, Turkish piano star Kerem Gorsev’s in 2015. She also soloed in 12 chamber concerts in La Sainte Chappelle, Paris, served as concertmaster for the San Diego Chamber Orchestra under the baton of Thomas Conlin and the Zachery Opera Awards under Frank Fetta. Her string quartet is featured on the Paul Williams DVD, "I’m Going Back There Someday." In 2011 and 2012, she soloed and played principal in a chamber orchestra in London's Royal College of Music for the week of the Royal Wedding and again for the week of the Queen's Diamond Jubilee. As a violinist/violist, she has accumulated hundreds of film credits including: TED, Ice Age, The Flintstones 1 & 2, Nutty Professor 1 & 2, Are We There Yet, Shrek, Armageddon, As Good As It Gets, and Matilda. She is an adjunct professor of violin/viola at Santa Monica College and also teaches privately. Credits: This episode of Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls is produced by Elena Favilli, Joy Fowlkes, and Meg Murnane, with writing by Abby Sher and narration by Marcy Vaj. Jestine Ware edited all scripts and Janice Weaver fact-checked all scripts. Sound design and original theme music by Elettra Bargiacchi. Mattia Marcelli was the sound mixer. Special thanks to Clio McClure who coordinated all credit recordings and narrator donations. Sponsored by: www.rebelgirls.co Use promocode REBELPODCAST to get 15% off your first purchase! Resources: I Have a Dream by Bebe Vio Uncontested: The History of Bebe Vio (Mercedes-Benz) Interview with Bebe Vio by Chiara Barzini (Vogue) What This Princess Did After She Lost The Use Of Her Legs Inspired Obama To Meet Her by Deborah Dirani (HuffPost) A Selfie with President Obama: Beatrice Vio Defies White House Protocol with a Smile (L’Italiano Americano) Prosthetic FAQs for the New Amputee (Amputee Coalition) Paralympics website
June 4, 2019
This season, we invited our credit readers to interview our storytellers. Today, you'll hear from Justina Machado who narrated the previous episode about Celia Cruz. If you haven't listened to last week's episode, now is a good time to go back and check it out! Machado reveals the way she cultivated her personal style as well as how she finds hope in the current political climate. Sponsored by: www.rebelgirls.co Use promocode REBELPODCAST to get 15% off your first purchase! About Machado: A talented and versatile actress, Justina Machado continues to endear audiences and earn critical acclaim with each new role. Machado can currently be seen starring as the lead in Netflix’s highly-reviewed reimagining of Norman Lear’s ONE DAY AT A TIME opposite Rita Moreno. The series follows three generations of a Cuban-American family living under one roof. Machado stars as Penelope, a newly-single war veteran, raising her two children with the help of her mother (Moreno). Machado appeared opposite Gina Rodriguez in the fourth season of the CW comedy series, JANE THE VIRGIN, and voiced the character Carmen in Disney’s animated series, ELENA OF AVALOR. Machado is perhaps most well known for her role as “Vanessa Diaz” in HBO’s SIX FEET UNDER, which ended its five-season run in 2005 with an impressive accumulation of award nominations and wins including a SAG Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series. On the big screen, Machado has been seen in THE PURGE: ANARCHY, which was released by Universal in 2014. Additional film credits include THE ACCIDENTAL HUSBAND opposite Uma Thurman, Bernard Tevenier’s IN THE ELECTRIC MIST opposite Tommy Lee Jones, and the independent film PEDRO, which debuted at the 2008 Toronto International Film Festival. Her television credits include QUEEN OF THE SOUTH, GREY’S ANATOMY, WELCOME TO THE FAMILY, PRIVATE PRACTICE, DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES, DEVIOUS MAIDS, SWITCHED AT BIRTH, THE FOSTERS, and MURDER POLICE. On the stage, Machado made her Broadway debut in the Tony Award-winning Best Musical IN THE HEIGHTS at the Richard Rodgers Theatre, as well as the world premiere production of A FREE MAN OF COLOR directed by George Wolfe at the Lincoln Center Theater. Machado also starred opposite Marc Feuerstein in Neil Labutte’s SOME GIRLS at the Geffen Theater. Born and raised in Chicago as the eldest of five children in a family of Puerto Rican descent, Machado started acting upon graduating from high school. Her stellar performances on stage at the Latino Chicago Theater paved the way for her now burgeoning career. Credits: This episode of Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls is produced by Elena Favilli, Joy Fowlkes, and Meg Murnane. Sound design and original theme music by Elettra Bargiacchi. Mattia Marcelli was the sound mixer. Special thanks to Clio McClure for coordinating our credit readers and interviewers.
May 28, 2019
Once upon a time, a girl learned to sing before she could talk. Her name was Celia. She began singing to her siblings and cousins at bedtime, but a voice like that needed to be shared. Everywhere she went, she sang. She sang when she was in pain and she sang when she felt incredible joy—shouting an exuberant “¡Azúcar!” to her adoring fans. In glittering gowns and extravagant, ruffled ensembles, Celia filled the airwaves with her unique sound. Her talent earned her the name “The Queen of Salsa” as she spread Cuban music throughout the world. About the Narrator: A talented and versatile actress, Justina Machado continues to endear audiences and earn critical acclaim with each new role. Machado can currently be seen starring as the lead in Netflix’s highly-reviewed reimagining of Norman Lear’s ONE DAY AT A TIME opposite Rita Moreno. The series follows three generations of a Cuban-American family living under one roof. Machado stars as Penelope, a newly-single war veteran, raising her two children with the help of her mother (Moreno). Machado appeared opposite Gina Rodriguez in the fourth season of the CW comedy series, JANE THE VIRGIN, and voiced the character Carmen in Disney’s animated series, ELENA OF AVALOR. Machado is perhaps most well known for her role as “Vanessa Diaz” in HBO’s SIX FEET UNDER, which ended its five-season run in 2005 with an impressive accumulation of award nominations and wins including a SAG Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series. On the big screen, Machado has been seen in THE PURGE: ANARCHY, which was released by Universal in 2014. Additional film credits include THE ACCIDENTAL HUSBAND opposite Uma Thurman, Bernard Tevenier’s IN THE ELECTRIC MIST opposite Tommy Lee Jones, and the independent film PEDRO, which debuted at the 2008 Toronto International Film Festival. Her television credits include QUEEN OF THE SOUTH, GREY’S ANATOMY, WELCOME TO THE FAMILY, PRIVATE PRACTICE, DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES, DEVIOUS MAIDS, SWITCHED AT BIRTH, THE FOSTERS, and MURDER POLICE. On the stage, Machado made her Broadway debut in the Tony Award-winning Best Musical IN THE HEIGHTS at the Richard Rodgers Theatre, as well as the world premiere production of A FREE MAN OF COLOR directed by George Wolfe at the Lincoln Center Theater. Machado also starred opposite Marc Feuerstein in Neil Labutte’s SOME GIRLS at the Geffen Theater. Born and raised in Chicago as the eldest of five children in a family of Puerto Rican descent, Machado started acting upon graduating from high school. Her stellar performances on stage at the Latino Chicago Theater paved the way for her now burgeoning career. Credits: This episode of Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls is produced by Elena Favilli, Joy Fowlkes, and Meg Murnane, with writing by Tori Telfer and narration by Justina Machado. Jestine Ware edited all scripts and Janice Weaver fact-checked all scripts. Sound design and original theme music by Elettra Bargiacchi. Mattia Marcelli was the sound mixer. Special thanks to Clio McClure who coordinated all credit recordings and narrator donations. Sponsored by: www.rebelgirls.co Use promocode REBELPODCAST to get 15% off your first purchase! Resources: Celia Cruz: At the Top of Salsa by John Pareles (New York Times) Celia Cruz, Petite Powerhouse of Latin Music, Dies at 77 by John Pareles (New York Times) Amid the Gravestones, a Final Love Song by Emily Brady (New York Times) Celia Eterna by Achy Obejas (Chicago Tribune) Celia Cruz: The Voice From Havana (NPR) Celia Cruz's “Son Con Guaguancó” And The Bridge To Fame In Exile (NPR) Celia Cruz's Manager on What Fidel Castro's Death Would Mean to Her: Exclusive by Omer Pardillo Cid (Billboard) All Havana Broke Loose: An Oral History of Tropicana by Jean Stein (Vanity Fair) An El Nuevo Herald photographer’s tale: My moment with Celia Cruz BY C.M. Guerrero (The Miami Herald) Una leyenda para toda la vida (The Orlando Sentinel)...
May 21, 2019
This season, we invited our credit readers to interview our storytellers. Today, you'll hear from Amy Landecker who narrated the previous episode about Corrie Ten Boom. If you haven't listened to last week's episode, now is a good time to go back and check it out! Landecker reveals the guiding principles her parents communicated to her during her unconventional childhood, the meaning of resistance and more. Sponsored by: www.rebelgirls.co Use promocode REBELPODCAST to get 15% off your first purchase! About Landecker: Amy Landecker is known for her portrayal of Sarah Pfefferman on the award-winning Amazon original series "Transparent." Other TV credits include: Season 3 of "Sneaky Pete," recurring opposite Giovanni Ribisi, "Room 104," "Louie," "Revenge," "House M.D.," "Curb Your Enthusiasm," and "House of Lies." Upcoming feature projects include the UNTITLED ROGER AILES PROJECT from Director Jay Roach and Academy Award winning screenwriter Charles Randolph as well as Netflix’s UNTITLED HENRY & REL SCI-FI PROJECT where Landecker will star opposite Jamie Foxx and Joseph Gordon-Levitt. Additional film credits include: A KID LIKE JAKE, an independent drama also starring Jim Parsons; BEATRIZ AT DINNER, opposite Salma Hayek and John Lithgow; THE HUNTER'S PRAYER; BABYSITTER; THE MEDDLER with Susan Sarandon and Rose Byrne; PROJECT ALMANAC; ENOUGH SAID with Julia Louis-Dreyfus and James Gandolfini; ALL IS BRIGHT with Paul Giamatti and Paul Rudd; Joel and Ethan Coen's A SERIOUS MAN and DAN IN REAL LIFE with Steve Carell, among others. In 2017 Landecker made her directorial debut with "Transparent: The Lost Sessions," a 10-episode offshoot of comedic shorts for Funny or Die using Jill Soloway's world of the Pfeffermans and cast of characters surrounding the often-dysfunctional family. Amy Landecker began her career in Chicago as an intern at the Steppenwolf Theatre, where she later went on to perform, in addition to The Goodman and the Public Theatre in NY. She won an Obie Award for her work in Tracy Lett's BUG at the Barrow Street Theatre. Credits: This episode of Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls is produced by Elena Favilli, Joy Fowlkes, and Meg Murnane. Sound design and original theme music by Elettra Bargiacchi. Mattia Marcelli was the sound mixer. Special thanks to Clio McClure for coordinating our credit readers and interviewers.
May 14, 2019
Corrie Ten Boom / Watchmaker & Resistance Worker / Holland Once upon a time, a girl risked everything to do what was right. Her name was Corrie. From the time she was a small child, Corrie learned two things from her parents: how to make a broken watch tick and how to care for people in need. Her family always took in those less fortunate than themselves, so when Jewish people knocked on their door asking for sanctuary, Corrie knew just what to do. Her courage saved more than 800 people from persecution during WWII. About the Narrator: Amy Landecker is known for her portrayal of Sarah Pfefferman on the award-winning Amazon original series "Transparent." Other TV credits include: Season 3 of "Sneaky Pete," recurring opposite Giovanni Ribisi, "Room 104," "Louie," "Revenge," "House M.D.," "Curb Your Enthusiasm," and "House of Lies." Upcoming feature projects include the UNTITLED ROGER AILES PROJECT from Director Jay Roach and Academy Award winning screenwriter Charles Randolph as well as Netflix’s UNTITLED HENRY & REL SCI-FI PROJECT where Landecker will star opposite Jamie Foxx and Joseph Gordon-Levitt. Additional film credits include: A KID LIKE JAKE, an independent drama also starring Jim Parsons; BEATRIZ AT DINNER, opposite Salma Hayek and John Lithgow; THE HUNTER'S PRAYER; BABYSITTER; THE MEDDLER with Susan Sarandon and Rose Byrne; PROJECT ALMANAC; ENOUGH SAID with Julia Louis-Dreyfus and James Gandolfini; ALL IS BRIGHT with Paul Giamatti and Paul Rudd; Joel and Ethan Coen's A SERIOUS MAN and DAN IN REAL LIFE with Steve Carell, among others. In 2017 Landecker made her directorial debut with "Transparent: The Lost Sessions," a 10-episode offshoot of comedic shorts for Funny or Die using Jill Soloway's world of the Pfeffermans and cast of characters surrounding the often-dysfunctional family. Amy Landecker began her career in Chicago as an intern at the Steppenwolf Theatre, where she later went on to perform, in addition to The Goodman and the Public Theatre in NY. She won an Obie Award for her work in Tracy Lett's BUG at the Barrow Street Theatre. Credits: This episode of Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls is produced by Elena Favilli, Joy Fowlkes, and Meg Murnane, with writing by Corinne Purtill and narration by Amy Landecker. Jestine Ware edited all scripts and Janice Weaver fact-checked all scripts. Sound design and original theme music by Elettra Bargiacchi. Mattia Marcelli was the sound mixer. Special thanks to Clio McClure who coordinated all credit recordings and narrator donations. Sponsored by: www.rebelgirls.co Use promocode REBELPODCAST to get 15% off your first purchase! Resources: The Hiding Place by Corrie Ten Boom with John and Elizabeth Sherrill Corrie Ten Boom’s Prison Letters by Corrie Ten Boom Corrie Ten Boom Museum Website (www.corrietenboom.com)
May 7, 2019
This season, we invited our credit readers to interview our storytellers. Today, you'll hear from Lowri Morgan who narrated the previous episode about Aisholpan Nurgaiv. If you haven't listened to last week's episode, now is a good time to go back and check it out! Lowri reveals her motivations for being an ultramarathon runner, what she listens to along the way and more. Sponsored by: www.rebelgirls.co Use promocode REBELPODCAST to get 15% off your first purchase! About Lowri: Lowri Morgan is an accomplished broadcaster, ultra-athlete and motivational speaker. She has competed in some of the toughest endurance races in the World, lived with indigenous tribes and become one of just 100 people to dive to the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean to visit the wreck of Titanic. As a result she has won numerous awards including: Best Presenter and Producer (BAFTA Cymru), the Spirit of the Festival Award (Celtic Media Festival), and winner of the Media Category (National Adventure Awards). Credits: This episode of Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls is produced by Elena Favilli, Joy Fowlkes, and Meg Murnane. Sound design and original theme music by Elettra Bargiacchi. Mattia Marcelli was the sound mixer. Special thanks to Clio McClure for coordinating our credit readers and interviewers.
April 30, 2019
Once upon a time, there was a girl who lived where snowy peaks scraped the sky. Her name was Aisholpan. For generations, Kazakh nomads in Mongolia raised golden eagles to hunt. Aisholpan’s father was one of the best eagle hunters, so she asked him to teach her everything he knew. Despite the danger, she caught and trained her own eagle in the icy Altai mountains. She became the first woman to enter the Golden Eagle competition—and win!—inspiring female eagle hunters for years to come. Sponsored by: www.rebelgirls.co Use promocode REBELPODCAST to get 15% off your first purchase! About the Narrator: Lowri Morgan is an accomplished broadcaster, ultra-athlete and motivational speaker. She has competed in some of the toughest endurance races in the World, lived with indigenous tribes and become one of just 100 people to dive to the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean to visit the wreck of Titanic. As a result she has won numerous awards including: Best Presenter and Producer (BAFTA Cymru), the Spirit of the Festival Award (Celtic Media Festival), and winner of the Media Category (National Adventure Awards). Credits: This episode of Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls is produced by Elena Favilli, Joy Fowlkes, and Meg Murnane, with writing by Alexis Stratton and narration by Lowri Morgan. Jestine Ware edited all scripts and Janice Weaver fact-checked all scripts. Sound design and original theme music by Elettra Bargiacchi. Mattia Marcelli was the sound mixer. Special thanks to Clio McClure who coordinated all credit recordings and narrator donations. Resources: The Eagle Huntress (2016 film) When the Hunt is Over: Culture and Conservation in Kazakh Eagle Falconry by Nolan Ebner (Independent Study Project Collection) Eagle Huntresses Challenge the Patriarchy in Mongolia by Zigor Aldama (Post Magazine) Mongolia’s Lost Secrets in Pictures: The Golden Eagle Hunters by David Baxendale (Lonely Planet) Kazakhstan’s Eagle-Hunters by Ian MacWilliam (BBC)
April 23, 2019
This season, we invited our credit readers to interview our storytellers. Today, you'll hear from Priscilla Chan who narrated the previous episode about Ruth Bader Ginsburg. If you haven't listened to last week's episode, now is a good time to go check it out! Priscilla reveals the problems she encountered growing up that she's now trying to solve as well as what it was like to be the first in her family to attend college. Sponsored by: www.rebelgirls.co Use promocode REBELPODCAST to get 15% off your first purchase! About Priscilla: Priscilla Chan is co-founder of the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative. As a pediatrician and teacher, Priscilla’s work with patients and students in communities across the Bay Area has informed her desire to make learning more personalized, find new paths to manage and cure disease, and expand opportunity for more people. She is also the founder of The Primary School, which integrates health and education and serves children and families in East Palo Alto and the Belle Haven neighborhood in Menlo Park, California. Priscilla earned her BA in Biology at Harvard University and her MD at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). She completed her pediatrics training in the UCSF/PLUS Pediatrics Residency. Credits: This episode of Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls is produced by Elena Favilli, Joy Fowlkes, and Meg Murnane. Sound design and original theme music by Elettra Bargiacchi. Mattia Marcelli was the sound mixer. Special thanks to Clio McClure for coordinating our credit readers and interviewers.
April 16, 2019
Once upon a time, there was a girl with a mighty voice. Her name was Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Though she seemed quiet and shy, Ruth was brilliant with a quick mind and a big heart. When Ruth learned about lawyers who worked to ensure people were treated fairly, she dreamed of becoming one. She was determined to make the world a more equal place for women, men, immigrants, and people of color. And she did just that, first as a lawyer, and then as a judge. Ruth made history as a voice for oppressed people in America and as “The Great Dissenter” on the U.S. Supreme Court. About the Narrator: Priscilla Chan is co-founder of the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative. As a pediatrician and teacher, Priscilla’s work with patients and students in communities across the Bay Area has informed her desire to make learning more personalized, find new paths to manage and cure disease, and expand opportunity for more people. She is also the founder of The Primary School, which integrates health and education and serves children and families in East Palo Alto and the Belle Haven neighborhood in Menlo Park, California. Priscilla earned her BA in Biology at Harvard University and her MD at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). She completed her pediatrics training in the UCSF/PLUS Pediatrics Residency. Credits: This episode of Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls is produced by Elena Favilli, Joy Fowlkes, and Meg Murnane, with writing by Alexis Stratton and narration by Priscilla Chan. Jestine Ware edited all scripts and Janice Weaver fact-checked all scripts. Sound design and original theme music by Elettra Bargiacchi. Mattia Marcelli was the sound mixer. Special thanks to Clio McClure who coordinated all credit recordings and narrator donations. Sponsored by: www.rebelgirls.co Use promocode REBELPODCAST to get 15% off your first purchase! Resources: Notorious RBG by Irin Carmon and Shana Knizhnik RBG (2018 film) Ruth Bader Ginsburg: A Life by Jane Sherron De Hart My Own Words by Ruth Bader Ginsburg Sisters in Law by Linda Hirshman No Truth Without Ruth by Kathleen Krull Ruth Bader Ginsburg by Jonah Winter
April 9, 2019
This season, we invited our credit readers to interview our storytellers. Today, you'll hear from Kealia Ohai who narrated the previous episode about Ashley Fiolek. If you haven't listened to last week's episode, now is a good time to go check it out! Kealia elaborates on her own experience overcoming physical limitations, advises on how to pursue your dreams regardless of naysayers, and expresses her passion for athletics on and off the field. Sponsored by: www.rebelgirls.co Use promocode REBELPODCAST to get 15% off your first purchase! About Kealia: Kealia Mae Ohai is an American soccer player. She captains the Houston Dash and has appeared with the United States women's national soccer team. Prior to her professional career, she was a member of the University of North Carolina’s 2012 NCAA championship-winning team and scored the single winning goal in the 2012 FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup Final. Credits: This episode of Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls is produced by Elena Favilli, Joy Fowlkes, and Meg Murnane. Sound design and original theme music by Elettra Bargiacchi. Mattia Marcelli was the sound mixer. Special thanks to Clio McClure for coordinating our credit readers and interviewers.
April 2, 2019
Once upon a time, there was a girl who became a motocross champion. Her name was Ashley Fiolek. While growing up, Ashley’s parents knew their daughter loved motorcycles but did not know why she would not speak. It turned out that Ashley was completely deaf! So, the whole family learned sign language and, when she was old enough, traveled around with Ashley to her motocross competitions. Though Ashley couldn’t hear the rumble of her bike, she could feel the vibrations of the engine as if the machinery were a part of her. Ashley risked scrapes, broken bones, and worse—proving her determination and drive to make it to the finish line. About the Narrator: Kealia Mae Ohai is an American soccer player. She captains the Houston Dash and has appeared with the United States women's national soccer team. Prior to her professional career, she was a member of the University of North Carolina’s 2012 NCAA championship-winning team and scored the single winning goal in the 2012 FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup Final. Credits: This episode of Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls is produced by Elena Favilli, Joy Fowlkes, and Meg Murnane, with writing by Corinne Purtill and narration by Kealia Mae Ohai. Jestine Ware edited all scripts and Janice Weaver fact-checked all scripts. Sound design and original theme music by Elettra Bargiacchi. Mattia Marcelli was the sound mixer. Special thanks to Clio McClure who coordinated all credit recordings and narrator donations. Sponsored by: www.rebelgirls.co Use promocode REBELPODCAST to get 15% off your first purchase! Resources: Kicking Up Dirt by Ashley Fiolek Ashley Fiolek: Hear Me Roar by Jason Gay (Vogue)
March 26, 2019
This season, we invited our credit readers to interview our storytellers. Today, you'll hear from Funmilola Fagbamila who narrated the previous episode about the life of Queen Nanny. If you haven't listened to last week's episode, now is a good time to go check it out! Funmilola reveals how her art and activism collide, the skills it requires to be a successful organizer and why Queen Nanny's story personally resonated. Sponsored by: www.rebelgirls.co Use promocode REBELPODCAST to get 15% off your first purchase! About Funmilola: Funmilola Fagbamila is a Nigerian American scholar, activist, playwright and artist. She currently serves as an adjunct professor of Pan African Studies at California State University, Los Angeles. As an original member of the Black Lives Matter Movement, Funmilola has been organizing with BLM since its inception in 2013. Her most recent theatrical production was featured in the 2018 Netflix Documentary, Feminists. Credits: This episode of Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls is produced by Elena Favilli, Joy Fowlkes, and Meg Murnane. Sound design and original theme music by Elettra Bargiacchi. Mattia Marcelli was the sound mixer. Special thanks to Clio McClure for coordinating our credit readers and interviewers.
March 19, 2019
Once upon a time, there was a girl who couldn’t be captured. Her name was Nanny. In the jungles of Jamaica, escaped slaves called maroons lived together in colonies, and “Queen Nanny,” as they called her, was one of their leaders. Helped along by her ancestors and the strength of her people, Nanny taught slaves to use the environment to their advantage and fight back. Queen Nanny’s legacy continues to inspire activists and rebels to this day. Sponsored by: www.rebelgirls.co Use promocode REBELPODCAST to get 15% off your first purchase! About the Narrator: Funmilola Fagbamila is a Nigerian American scholar, activist, playwright and artist. She currently serves as an adjunct professor of Pan African Studies at California State University, Los Angeles. As an original member of the Black Lives Matter Movement, Funmilola has been organizing with BLM since its inception in 2013. Her most recent theatrical production was featured in the 2018 Netflix Documentary, “Feminists.” Credits: This episode of Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls is produced by Elena Favilli, Joy Fowlkes, and Meg Murnane, with writing by Corinne Purtill and narration by Funmilola Fagbamila. Jestine Ware edited all scripts. Sound design and original theme music by Elettra Bargiacchi. Resources: The Iron Thorn by Carey Robinson The Mother of Us All by Karla Gottlieb Wars of Respect by Kamau Brathwaite Maroon Story by Beverly Carey The Rebel Woman in the British West Indies During Slavery by Lucille Mathurin Mair True-Born Maroons by Kenneth Bilby War and Peace with the Maroons by Philip Wright (Caribbean Quarterly) Queen Nanny: Legendary Maroon Chieftainess (2016 film)
March 12, 2019
This season, we invited our credit readers to interview our storytellers. Today, you'll hear from Poorna Jagannathan who narrated the previous episode about the life of Mary Kom. Poorna reveals how her own parents found out about her acting career, her role of a lifetime and where she's happiest. Sponsored by: www.rebelgirls.co Use promocode REBELPODCAST to get 15% off your first purchase! About Poorna: Poorna Jagannathan is an award-winning actress and producer. Critically acclaimed for her performance on HBO's "The Night Of," Jagannathan will soon be seen in season 2 of HBO's "Big Little Lies," and on Hulu's two most anticipated shows of 2019: "The Act" and "Ramy." Her past work on HBO's "Room 104" and AMC's Better Call Saul" garnered critical attention and some of her recent film credits include A24's "Share," directed by Pippa Bianco, Peter Berg's “Mile 22,” and Aamir Kahn’s trailblazing Bollywood comedy, “Delhi Belly,” for which she won a Stardust and a L’Oreal Femina award for best supporting actress. Jagannathan is the winner of the 2013 Amnesty International Award for the play “Nirbhaya” by Yael Farber, which she initiated, produced and acted in. The play was called by The Telegraph as “One of the most powerful pieces of theater you’ll ever see." Credits: This episode of Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls is produced by Elena Favilli, Joy Fowlkes, and Meg Murnane. Sound design and original theme music by Elettra Bargiacchi. Mattia Marcelli was the sound mixer.
March 5, 2019
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 improved her technique, showing up early and staying late to train. She was terrified her parents would stop her, but they eventually grew to be her biggest supporters. With her nation and family’s support, Mary boxed her way to the Olympic Games and inspired generations to come. Sponsored by: www.rebelgirls.co Use promocode REBELPODCAST to get 15% off your first purchase! About the Narrator: Poorna Jagannathan is an award-winning actress and producer. Critically acclaimed for her performance on HBO's "The Night Of," Jagannathan will soon be seen in season 2 of HBO's "Big Little Lies," and on Hulu's two most anticipated shows of 2019: "The Act" and "Ramy." Her past work on HBO's "Room 104" and AMC's Better Call Saul" garnered critical attention and some of her recent film credits include A24's "Share," directed by Pippa Bianco, Peter Berg's “Mile 22,” and Aamir Kahn’s trailblazing Bollywood comedy, “Delhi Belly,” for which she won a Stardust and a L’Oreal Femina award for best supporting actress. Jagannathan is the winner of the 2013 Amnesty International Award for the play “Nirbhaya” by Yael Farber, which she initiated, produced and acted in. The play was called by The Telegraph as “One of the most powerful pieces of theater you’ll ever see." Credits: This episode of Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls is produced by Elena Favilli, Joy Fowlkes, and Meg Murnane, with writing by Grace Boyle and narration by Poorna Jagannathan. Jestine Ware edited all scripts. Sound design and original theme music by Elettra Bargiacchi. Mattia Marcelli was the sound mixer. Resources: Unbreakable by M.C. Mary Kom Mary Kom (2014 film) London 2012: MC Mary Kom's journey to the Olympics (BBC) Radio 5 Live The Olympics Jan 31st, 2012: Boxer Mary Kom (BBC)
June 26, 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. This episode marks the grand finale of season 1 of our show. Thank you, our listeners from all over the world: please, keep sharing the show with your friends and family and stay tuned... season 2 is coming soon! 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. 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. THE SPONSOR This show is sponsored by the groundbreaking book series "Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls": get your copy with a 15% discount on www.rebelgirls.co and use promocode REBELPODCAST
June 12, 2018
When lakes started to dry up and streams seemed to disappear, a woman decided to bring the forest back and planted a million trees. Wangari Maathai is the founder of the Green Belt movement in Africa and the recipient of a Nobel Peace Prize. In this episode, you will learn about one of the most inspiring activists and environmentalists of our time. The host of this episode is the American philanthropist Melinda Gates. This episode was produced by Francesca Cavallo and Elena Favilli, written by Annalisa Merelli, with sound design by Elettra Bargiacchi. This show is sponsored by the globally bestselling book series "Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls". Go to www.rebelgirls.co and get your copy with a 15% discount, using promo code REBELPODCAST.
June 5, 2018
Once upon a time, there was a girl who fought for freedom. Her name was Harriet. In this episode, you will learn about the incredible story of Harriet Tubman, one of the greatest heroes in American history. Harriet risked her life to free hundreds of enslaved people and she remains one of the most powerful symbols of the human need for freedom and equality. The narrator of this episode is the great African-American activist Tarana Burke, who is also one of the founders of the #Metoo movement. This episode was produced by Francesca Cavallo and Elena Favilli and written by Corinne Purtill. Sound design is by Elettra Bargiacchi. This show is sponsored by the NYT Bestseller "Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls" by Elena Favilli and Francesca Cavallo: get your copy with a 15% discount on www.rebelgirls.co using promo code REBELPODCAST.
May 22, 2018
Grace O'Malley was a fierce, Irish pirate who fought for her people and sailed all the way around Great Britain and up the Thames to meet with Queen Elizabeth I in person. When they met, Grace convinced the Queen to revisit her policies and to turn against the English politician she had sent to conquer Grace's territories. How did she do it? Let yourself be transported to the stormy, west coast of Ireland and inside the life of one of the most inspiring pirates of all times. This show is sponsored by the NYT Best Seller: GOOD NIGHT STORIES FOR REBEL GIRLS by Elena Favilli & Francesca Cavallo Go to http://www.rebelgirls.co and use promo code REBELPODCAST to get 15% off your first order ABOUT THE HOST Allison Mosshart is an American artist, songwriter, and lead vocalist for the rock band The Kills. CREDITS This episode was produced by Francesca Cavallo and Elena Favilli with writing by Corinne Purtill and sound design by Elettra Bargiacchi.
May 8, 2018
As a child, Ada Lovelace loved machines. She studied birds and drew sketches trying to build her own flying machine. She put all of her notes into a little book which she called "Flyology." When Ada went to a ball, she didn't find a prince to marry her. Instead, she found an old mathematician, Charles Babbage, who became her lifelong friend. With Babbage, Ada wrote the first programming language in history. This show is sponsored by the global bestseller Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls. Get your copy here: www.rebelgirls.co and use PROMOCODE REBELPODCAST to get 15% off your first purchase. THE HOST This episode of Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls was read by Jodi Kantor. Jodi Kantor is a New York Times correspondent, an author, and an investigative reporter. She wrote a best-selling book titled "The Obamas" and she broke a number of crucial stories such as the report about Amazon's way of managing white collar employees and the Harvey Weinstein story of sexual harassment and abuse. This episode is produced by Francesca Cavallo and Elena Favilli with sound design by Elettra Bargiacchi. Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls is a production of Timbuktu.
April 24, 2018
Once upon a time, there was an inventor and entrepreneur named Madam C.J. Walker. She was the child of slaves, the first in her family to be born free, thanks to the Emancipation Proclamation. As a child, she had to work in the cotton fields to help support her family. Later, as a teenaged orphan, she became a washerwoman, backbreaking work considered one of the worst and most difficult jobs a woman could have. But she dreamed of more -- for herself and her daughter. When, due to an illness, her hair began to fall out, she created a hair care regimen specifically for African-American women. It worked! She crisscrossed the country going door to door to sell her products and eventually built a beauty empire with sales representatives in every state. The formula grew to be so popular she became the first self-made female millionaire in America, and her products are still for sale today. Sponsored by: www.rebelgirls.co Use promocode REBELPODCAST to get 15% off your first purchase! Poorna Jagannathan 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 "most powerful pieces of theater you’ll ever see.” Jagannathan gained international recognition for her portrayal of a journalist in the 2011 Bollywood film "Delhi Belly" and has appeared as series regular on HBO's "The Night Of" and Netflix's "Gypsy." She is currently a member of the ensemble cast of HBO's "Room 104," created by the Duplass brothers. This episode of Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls is produced by Elena Favilli and Francesca Cavallo, with writing and operation support by Darby Maloney and Elyssa Dudley. Sound Design and Original Theme Music by Elettra Bargiacchi.
April 10, 2018
Once upon a time, there was a bespectacled girl who loved tennis. She was resourceful and figured out a way to get tennis lessons for free since her family didn't have a lot of money. When she became a national champion, she began to fight for equal rights within the tennis circuit: equal pay for men AND women. This led to a revolution in the sport, paving the way for future female superstars like Venus and Serena Williams. Sponsored by: www.rebelgirls.co Use promo code REBELPODCAST to get 15% off your first purchase! Jessica Valenti is a columnist for the Guardian US and the author of multiple books on feminism, politics, and culture. Her most recent book, Sex Object: A Memoir, was a New York Times bestseller. Her award-winning blog, Feministing.com, has been praised by Columbia Journalism Review as “head and shoulders above almost any writing on women’s issues in mainstream media.” This episode of Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls is produced by Elena Favilli and Francesca Cavallo, with writing and operation support by Darby Maloney and Elyssa Dudley. Sound Design and Original Theme Music by Elettra Bargiacchi.
March 26, 2018
Once upon a time, there was a nearsighted girl who could sing like no other. Her name was Maria Callas. She came from troubled beginnings but grew up to become the most famous soprano in opera. Soon, she traveled the world, known simply as La Divina, the divine one, and moved audiences wherever she went. Sponsored by: www.rebelgirls.co Use promo code REBELPODCAST to get 15% off your first purchase! This episode of Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls is produced by Elena Favilli and Francesca Cavallo, with writing and operation support by Darby Maloney and Elyssa Dudley. Sound Design and Original Theme Music by Elettra Bargiacchi. Piano transcription: Margherita Colombo Our Lady J is a musician and writer known for her visionary gospel stylings and powerhouse pianist skills. In 2013, she released her first studio album, "Picture Of A Man," to critical acclaim and since then has delivered her new testament of post-religious gospel music to sold-out crowds around the world. OUT Magazine has named Our Lady J as one of their "Out 100," and the Huffington Post honors her on their list of “transgender icons.” She is now a writer on Jill Soloway’s ground-breaking television show, "Transparent" and Ryan Murphy's upcoming TV series "Pose." This podcast is based on the New York Times bestseller inspiring millions of girls to dream bigger, aim higher and fight harder. "Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls" is an illustrated children’s book about the lives and adventures of a hundred heroic women from all over the world. Go to www.rebelgirls.co and use promo code REBELPODCAST to get 15% off your first purchase.
March 20, 2018
Once, there was a girl with a wooden leg who was a master of disguise. Her name was Virginia. She loved adventure, hunting, and traveling the world. She wanted to join the Foreign Service but was denied entry; they didn't allow amputees. And so she became a spy for the Allied forces during World War II. She was really good at her job and put her life at risk many times in the name of freedom. She was even put on a "most-wanted" list by the German secret police! She went on to become one of the first women to work at the Central Intelligence Agency. Sponsored by: www.rebelgirls.co Use promo code REBELPODCAST to get 15% off your first purchase! S. Mitra Kalita is an author, journalist, and vice president for programming at CNN Digital. She leads CNN Digital's efforts to creatively share its journalism and storytelling across an ever-exploding array of platforms. She also oversees the News & Alerting, Special Projects, and Mobile & Off-Platform teams. She was previously managing editor for editorial strategy at the Los Angeles Times. During her year there, she helped latimes.com traffic soar to nearly 60 million uniques monthly, innovated new forms of storytelling and audience engagement, and connected the Times to new communities via events, new beats, translations, and partnerships. This episode of Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls is produced by Elena Favilli and Francesca Cavallo, with writing and operation support by Darby Maloney and Elyssa Dudley. Sound Design and Original Theme Music by Elettra Bargiacchi.
March 13, 2018
Once, there was a girl who loved to swim. Her name was Yusra Mardini. She was born in Damascus, Syria, a country long gripped by war. When her home was destroyed by a bomb she knew she had to leave the country, so she and her family fled by way of a boat filled with too many refugees. When the motor broke down, she and her sisters became heroes, swimming and pulling the boat to safety. In Germany, Yusra found glory as one of the first refugee teams ever to compete in the Olympics. Sponsored by: www.rebelgirls.co Use promo code REBELPODCAST to get 15% off your first purchase! ABOUT DIANA NYAD On September 2, 2013, at the age of sixty-four, Diana Nyad became the first person to swim from Cuba to Florida without the aid of a shark cage, swimming 111 miles in fifty-three hours from Havana to Key West. In the 1970s, she became known as the world’s greatest long-distance swimmer with her open-water achievements, including a record-breaking swim around Manhattan. For the next thirty years, Nyad was a prominent sports broadcaster and journalist, filing compelling stories for National Public Radio, ABC’S Wide World of Sports, and others. She is the author of the upcoming memoir, "Find a Way," and three other books, is a national fitness icon, a talented linguist, and one of today’s most powerful and engaging public speakers. This episode of Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls is produced by Elena Favilli and Francesca Cavallo, with writing and operation support by Darby Maloney and Elyssa Dudley. Sound Design and Original Theme Music by Elettra Bargiacchi.
March 6, 2018
Once, there was a girl who put a man on the Moon. Her name was Margaret Hamilton. When she was young, girls didn't study computers. But Margaret was curious about space, and she was smart. Really smart. She never thought twice about being the only woman in the room. With her cool-headedness and brilliant programming skills, she was able to avert disaster and maneuver the first successful American moon landing, Apollo 11. Sponsored by: www.rebelgirls.co Use promocode REBELPODCAST to get 15% off your first purchase! Poorna Jagannathan 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 "most powerful pieces of theater you’ll ever see.” Jagannathan gained international recognition for her portrayal of a journalist in the 2011 Bollywood film "Delhi Belly" and has appeared as series regular on HBO's "The Night Of" and Netflix's "Gypsy." She is currently a member of the ensemble cast of HBO's "Room 104," created by the Duplass brothers. This episode of Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls is produced by Elena Favilli and Francesca Cavallo, with writing and operation support by Darby Maloney and Elyssa Dudley. Sound Design and Original Theme Music by Elettra Bargiacchi.
February 19, 2018
Coming March 6th, a fairy tale podcast about the extraordinary women who inspire us. This show is based on Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls, the global best-selling book written by Elena Favilli and Francesca Cavallo, inspiring millions of girls and women around the world to dream bigger, aim higher, and fight harder. Sponsored by: www.rebelgirls.co
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