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  • In this interview we get to know snowboarder and mom to two rebel girls, Brenna Huckaby, who read us the story of Anne Wafula Strike! Brenna talks about her love of sports and how she discovered a passion for snowboarding after losing her leg to cancer. We also hear about how she’s raising her girls to be strong and confident.

  • In this episode we learn the incredible story of Anne Wafula Strike. Anne grew up in Kenya where an undiagnosed case of polio left her with limited movement in her arms and legs. After moving to the United Kingdom to get married she was prescribed a wheelchair which changed her life forever. She became a competitive wheelchair racer and competed for both Kenya and England in Paralympic sports.

    About the Narrator
    Brenna Huckaby is a world champion snowboarder and mom to two Rebel Girls. She competed in the 2018 Paralympic Games in snowboarding where she took home gold medals in two events! Brenna started her sports career as a top gymnast but at age14 years she was diagnosed with a rare bone cancer and had to have her leg amputated above the knee. After recovering she discovered a passion for the snowboarding and the rest is history!  
    Credits
    This podcast is a production of Rebel Girls and Boom Integrated, a division of John Marshall Media. It’s based on the book series Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls. Our Executive Producers are Jes Wolfe and Katie Sprenger. This season was produced by John Marshall Cheary, Sarah Storm, and Robin Lai. Corinne Peterson is our Production Manager. This episode was written by Jestine Ware and edited by Katie Sprenger. Proofread by Ariana Rosas. Elettra Bargiacchi created sound design, and composed and performed the original theme. Mattia Marcelli was the sound mixer.

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  • Meet the amazing soul, jazz and R&B singer, songwriter and performer, Andra Day. Andra read us the story of the child musical prodigy who grew up to wow audiences around the world, Hazel Scott. Andra tells us all about her creative process and what inspires her to make music!

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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 her bravery and willingness to stand up for what she believed in truly make her a Rebel Girl!
    About the Narrator
    Andra Day is from San Diego, California, where she studied singing at the School of Creative and Performing Arts. Cultivating soul, jazz, and R&B through her voice, she is able to tell her stories through captivating music and engaging performances.
    Andra has recently performed a number of performances, including a duet with Ellie Goulding at the 2016 Grammy's, showcasing her talent at the Bonnaroo's and Essence's festivals, as well as being nominated for: two Grammy's (Best R&B Album and Best R&B Performance for "Rise Up"), three BET Awards (Best New Artist, Best R&B/Pop Artist, and the Centric Award), and the NAACP Image Award for Outstanding New Artist. 
     
    Credits
    This podcast is a production of Rebel Girls and Boom Integrated, a division of John Marshall Media. It’s based on the book series Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls. Our Executive Producers are Jes Wolfe and Katie Sprenger. This season was produced by John Marshall Cheary, Sarah Storm, and Robin Lai. Corinne Peterson is our Production Manager. This episode was written by Alexis Stratton and edited by Katie Sprenger. Proofread by Ariana Rosas. Elettra Bargiacchi created sound design, and composed and performed the original theme. Mattia Marcelli was the sound mixer.

  • Meet Dana King! She’s a former broadcast journalist turned sculptor who believes in the power of commemorative art. She brought us the amazing story of Edmonia Lewis, a Black, female sculptor who lived and worked in the late 1800’s in America and Europe. In this interview Dana tells us why she is so passionate about her work and the moment she KNEW she was a sculptor.

  • On this episode we meet Edmonia Wildfire Lewis, a talented American sculptor who emigrated to Europe to push her art to the next level! As a Black female sculptor in the 19th century she blazed a trail through the world of art and created works of enormous magnitude. Though some of her work has been lost to history, her contributions to art and sculpture will never be forgotten!
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    About the Narrator
    Dana King is a classical figurative sculptor who believes in the power of commemorative art. She loves the artform of sculpture because it allows people to shape stories, share memories and determine how they are remembered. Her sculptures aim to link generations by revealing common threads: shared values, experiences, and aspirations because, she believes, they help those alive today compare and contrast their world with that of social pioneers, both enslaved and free, whose sacrifices, courage and commitment to excellence helped create modern society. She hopes you see yourself and those you love in her work! 
     
    Credits
    This podcast is a production of Rebel Girls and Boom Integrated, a division of John Marshall Media. It’s based on the book series Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls. Our Executive Producers are Jes Wolfe and Katie Sprenger. This season was produced by John Marshall Cheary, Sarah Storm, and Robin Lai. Corinne Peterson is our Production Manager. This episode was written by Jestine Ware and edited by Katie Sprenger. Proofread by Ariana Rosas. Elettra Bargiacchi created sound design, and composed and performed the original theme. Mattia Marcelli was the sound mixer.

  • Known for her quick wit and boundless charm, Arianna Huffington is a writer, speaker, entrepreneur and media powerhouse best known for co-founding the popular website The Huffington Post. She’s also the founder of Thrive Global, a leading behavior change tech company with the mission of changing the way we work and live by ending the collective delusion that burnout is the price we must pay for success.
     
    Born in Athens, Greece, and fueled by her mother’s endless encouragement, Arianna has traveled across the globe promoting the power that can come when we take time to recharge and connect with our own strength and wisdom. Today, Arianna continues to inspire women and girls to live fearlessly and to not be afraid of failure.

    About the Narrator
    Tanja Babich anchors ABC 7 Chicago’s Eyewitness News in the Morning from 4:30AM until 7AM and again from 11AM until noon. Babich is the Canadian-born daughter to immigrant parents from Chile and Serbia, and came to the U.S. as a first-generation college student. She proudly spoke about her heritage and living the “American Dream” when she became a United States citizen in April 2013.
     
    Babich has a Bachelor of Arts degree from Cornell University in Government and a Master of Science degree from Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism. She is a member of the National Association of Hispanic Journalists. Babich lives in Chicago with her husband and three daughters.
     
    Credits
    This podcast is a production of Rebel Girls and Boom Integrated, a division of John Marshall Media. It’s based on the book series Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls. Our Executive Producers are Jes Wolfe and Katie Sprenger. This season was produced by John Marshall Cheary, Sarah Storm, and Robin Lai. Corinne Peterson is our Production Manager. This episode was written by Alexis Stratton and edited by Katie Sprenger. Proofread by Ariana Rosas. Elettra Bargiacchi created sound design and composed out performed the original theme. Mattia Marcelli was the sound mixer.

  • Get to know Tanja Babich! Tanja is a news anchor for ABC 7 Chicago’s Eyewitness News in the Morning and is the daughter of Chilean and Serbian immigrants. In this interview she talks to us about how we can cover the news of our own communities and shares tips for parents on talking to their kids about current events.

  • Carmen Miranda lived her life to a beat that was all her own. The incredible singer, dancer and all around entertainer brought her colorful and creative spirit to audiences on the stage and screen for decades, becoming one of the highest paid women in the United States after emigrating there in the 1940’s. Her star rose and fell and rose again but above it all, she was Carmen! 

    About the Narrator
    Storm Large is a musician, actor, playwright, and author. She has sung and performed in bands for decades from San Francisco to Portland. In addition to developing a cult-like following for her own band, The Balls, Storm is also a co-lead singer for the internationally acclaimed, multi-lingual, orchestra, Pink Martini. 

    Credits
    This podcast is a production of Rebel Girls and Boom Integrated, a division of John Marshall Media. It’s based on the book series Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls. Our Executive Producers are Jes Wolfe and Katie Sprenger. This season was produced by John Marshall Cheary, Sarah Storm, and Robin Lai. Corinne Peterson is our Production Manager. This episode was written by Joy McCullough and edited by Katie Sprenger. Proofread by Ariana Rosas. Elettra Bargiacchi created sound design and composed out performed the original theme. Mattia Marcelli was the sound mixer.

  • Get to know Storm Large, the narrator for our incredible, colorful episode about Carmen Miranda! Storm (yup, that’s her real name!) is a singer, actor, activist, playwright AND author. In this interview she takes us through her journey as an artist and tell us how we can start writing our own songs.

  • Once upon a time, there was a girl who told powerful stories, and helped solve world problems. Her name is Samantha Power. Samantha was born in Ireland and moved to the United States with her mom and brother when she was 9 years old. She was always interested in telling stories and explaining how the world worked so she became a journalist, first in sports and later as a war correspondent. But world events pushed her into a life of service to her adopted country. Samantha worked for President Barack Obama and eventually served as the U.S Ambassador to the United Nations.

    About the Narrator
    Cecile Richards is a national leader for women’s rights and social and economic justice, and a co-founder of Supermajority, a new organization fighting for gender equity. She is the author of New York Times bestseller Make Trouble. As President of Planned Parenthood Federation of America and Planned Parenthood Action Fund for 12 years, Richards worked to increase affordable access to reproductive health care and to build a healthier and safer world for women and young people. 

    Credits
    This podcast is a production of Rebel Girls and Boom Integrated, a division of John Marshall Media. It’s based on the book series Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls. Our Executive Producers are Jes Wolfe and Katie Sprenger. This season was produced by John Marshall Cheary, Sarah Storm, and Robin Lai. Corinne Peterson is our Production Manager. This episode was written by Alexis Stratton and edited by Maithy Vu. Proofread by Ariana Rosas. Original theme music was composed and performed by Elettra Bargiacchi who has also sound designed this episode. Mattia Marcelli was the sound mixer.

  • Get to know Cecile Richards, a national leader for women’s right and social and economic justice in this Rebel Girls Interview. Cecile brought us the story of Samantha Power who served as the U.S Ambassador to the United Nations. Here, Cecile tells us about the rebel women who inspired her growing up and why you should never wait to be asked!

  • In this episode, a princess who became a spy, the story of Noor Inayat Khan. Noor was born in Russia to an American mother and a Muslim father who came from a noble family. By the time she was a young girl she had moved from Russia to England and then to France, gaining understanding of all of these cultures along the way. This would serve her well when, during World War II, she joined British intelligence and was the first female wireless operator to be sent to occupied France. Noor Inayat Khan lived a short, full life, and in the time exemplified what it means to be a Rebel Girl.

    About the Narrator
    Actress and Activist, Freida Pinto, is known for acclaimed films such as ‘Slumdog Millionaire,' 'Trishna,’ 'Rise of the Planet of the Apes,' 'Desert Dancer,' ‘Knight of Cups.’ Her upcoming films include Ron Howard’s ‘Hillbilly Elegy,’ ‘John Ridley’s ‘Needle in a Timestack,’ ‘Love, Wedding, Repeat,’ ‘Only,’ and a very timely and hard-hitting film on the world of global human trafficking, 'Love Sonia'. She has been involved with Girl Rising for 4 years. The movement is focussed on creating behavioral changes towards the way girls are viewed in many parts of the world by helping them get an education and through the use of the visual medium - storytelling.

    Credits
    This podcast is a production of Rebel Girls and Boom Integrated, a division of John Marshall Media. It’s based on the book series Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls. Our Executive Producers are Jes Wolfe and Katie Sprenger. This season was produced by John Marshall Cheary, Sarah Storm, and Robin Lai. Corinne Peterson is our Production Manager. This episode was written by Jestine Ware and edited by Katie Sprenger. Proofread by Ariana Rosas. Original theme music was composed and performed by Elettra Bargiacchi who has also sound designed this episode. Mattia Marcelli was the sound mixer.

  • Get to know actress and activist Freida Pinto! Freida is known for acclaimed films such as ‘Slumdog Millionaire,' 'Trishna,’ 'Rise of the Planet of the Apes,' 'Desert Dancer,' and ‘Knight of Cups.' She has been involved with Girl Rising, a global campaign for girls' education and empowerment, for 4 years. In this interview she explains where her commitment to activism comes from.

  • Once upon a time, there was a girl whose love for stories would make her the first female filmmaker in the world. Her name was Alice Guy Blache. Alice was a pioneer in filmmaking, starting her storied career as an assistant in a French camera factory and eventually owning her own successful movie studio in the United States. Guy-Blache made hundreds of films over her lifetime and pushed the art form forward in many ways. This is her story.

    About the Narrator
    Brenda Chapman started her career as a story artist at Walt Disney Feature Animation in 1987, where she worked on several animated films including The Little Mermaid, and the Oscar nominated Beauty and the Beast. Chapman helped launch DreamWorks Animation Studios and later joined Pixar Animation Studios where she created, wrote and directed Brave – inspired by her relationship with her daughter - for which she was the first woman to win an Oscar, BAFTA and Golden Globe for Best Animated Feature Film. Currently, Chapman is working on a novel, a memoir and a children’s book.
     
    Credits
    This podcast is a production of Rebel Girls and Boom Integrated, a division of John Marshall Media. It’s based on the book series Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls. Our Executive Producers are Jes Wolfe and Katie Sprenger. This season was produced by John Marshall Cheary, Sarah Storm, and Robin Lai. Corinne Peterson is our Production Manager. This episode was written by Saundra Mitchell and edited by Katie Sprenger. Proofread by Ariana Rosas. Original theme music was composed and performed by Elettra Bargiacchi who also sound designed this episode. Mattia Marcelli was the sound mixer.

  • Get to know Brenda Chapman, who helped launch DreamWorks Animation Studios and later joined Pixar Animation Studios where she created, wrote and directed Brave – inspired by her relationship with her daughter - for which she was the first woman to win an Oscar, BAFTA and Golden Globe for Best Animated Feature Film. Currently, Chapman is working on a novel, a memoir and a children’s book.

  • The world lost a mighty voice on Friday, September 18th. On this episode we celebrate the life and legacy of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg.

    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.

  • Get to know Laurene Powell-Jobs who read the story of Tereza Lee. Laurene Powell Jobs is founder and president of Emerson Collective. Emerson’s mission centers on advancing immigration policies, preserving the environment, re-envisioning the future of high school, and ending gun violence in Chicago.

  • Often described as the “original DREAMer,” Tereza Lee is an activist and musician who bravely stepped out of the shadows to share her story as a young undocumented immigrant in the United States. Although the U.S. Congress has yet to pass the DREAM Act, which would offer protections for undocumented youth, Tereza’s decision to tell the world her story helped build a national movement for undocumented youth—and launched Tereza into a life of activism that continues to this day.

    About the Narrator
    Laurene Powell Jobs is founder and president of Emerson Collective. Emerson’s mission centers on advancing immigration policies, preserving the environment, re-envisioning the future of high school, and ending gun violence in Chicago. Powell Jobs serves as board chair of The XQ Institute and College Track, a college completion program she founded in 1997 to combat the alarming achievement gap among students of color.
     
    Credits
    This podcast is a production of Rebel Girls and Boom Integrated, a division of John Marshall Media. It’s based on the book series Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls. Our Executive Producers are Jes Wolfe and Katie Sprenger. This season was produced by John Marshall Cheary, Sarah Storm, and Robin Lai. Corinne Peterson is our Production Manager. This episode was written by Alexis Stratton and edited by Maithy Vu. Proofread by Ariana Rosas. Original theme music was composed and performed by Elettra Bargiacchi who has also sound designed this episode. Mattia Marcelli was the sound mixer.

  • Once upon a time, there was a girl who dreamed of going to the moon. Her name is
    Sandra Cauffman, and today she is an electrical engineer who works at NASA.

    On a summer night in Costa Rica, Sandra watched the first moon landing on her neighbor's TV. After seeing Neil Armstrong’s boot touch the moon’s surface, she knew then, that she wanted to be part of the adventure!

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    Credits:
    This podcast is a production of Rebel Girls, based on the book series Good Night
    Stories for Rebel Girls. Our Executive Producers are Jes Wolfe and Katie Sprenger. This episode was voiced by Jennifer Ekman, written by Caitlin Madrigal, with sound design by Luis Miranda. It was edited by Katie Sprenger and proofread by Ariana Rosas. Original theme music was composed and performed by Elettra Bargiacchi. (edited)

    Sources:
    •Questions and Answers with Sandra Caufman. NASA.

    •"Sandra Cauffman: From Costa Rica to Mars". Beijing+20. UN Women. 20 May 2014.

    •"Meet Sandra Cauffman, the Tica co-directing NASA's current mission to Mars". The Tico Times.

    •"Mars Wish: Mason Alumna Makes NASA Dream Come True". Mason Spirit. 21 September 2014.

    •26 February 2015. "Reach, Strive, Achieve: Sandra Cauffman's TEDx Talk". Goddard Media Studios. NASA.

    •Rich, Colleen Kearney (21 April 2015). "Mission Control". Mason Spirit.

    •“Wish upon the moon: Woman's dream takes her from Costa Rica to NASA”. The Jakarta Post.