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  • Interview Ep
    Get to know Anita Hill, professor and lawyer. She read us the story of civil rights icon Rosa Parks. Anita tells us what Mrs. Parks’ story means to her, and what we can learn from her about the role of law in making the world a more fair and just place.

  • In December 1955, Mrs. Rosa Parks made history by standing up to unjust segregation laws in Montgomery, Alabama, when she refused to give up her seat on a bus to a white man—a courageous act that helped launch the now-famous Montgomery bus boycott. In the years that followed, Parks was often characterized as a seamstress who was simply tired after a long day. However, Parks wasn’t tired from work—she was tired of being mistreated! While Parks is best known for that brave act of resistance, her activism spanned decades—and she continues to be a role model for rebel girls throughout the world today. 
     
    About the Narrator
    Anita Hill grew up on a farm in Oklahoma, the youngest of 13 children. She graduated from Oklahoma State University and received her J.D. from Yale Law School. Starting her career in Washington, D.C., Hill worked in private practice as well as at the Education Department and Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. In 1989, Hill, was the first African American tenured at the University of Oklahoma, College of Law. Currently, she teaches courses on gender, race, policy and law at Brandeis University and serves as counsel to the law firm of Cohen, Milstein, Sellers and Toll, where she advises on class action discrimination cases. Professor Hill leads the Hollywood Commission working with entertainment industry companies and unions to eradicate harassment, discrimination and power abuse. She serves on the boards of several non-profit organizations and has authored a variety of publications, offered television and radio commentary, and presented to hundreds of audiences around the globe

    Credits
    This podcast is a production of Rebel Girls and is based on the book series Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls. This episode was produced by Isaac Kaplan-Woolner. Sound design and mixing by Camille Stennis. This episode was written by Alexis Stratton and proofread by Simi Kadirgamar. Executive Producer is Katie Sprenger. A big thanks to the whole Rebel Girls team who make this show possible! Original theme music was composed and performed by Elettra Bargiacchi. For more, visit www.rebelgirls.com. Until next time, stay REBEL!

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  • (Originally aired 11/12/20) Meet the amazing soul, jazz and R&B singer, songwriter and performer, Andra Day. Andra read us the story of the child musical prodigy who grew up to wow audiences around the world, Hazel Scott. Andra tells us all about her creative process and what inspires her to make music!

  • (Originally aired 11/10/20) Today we meet the incredible jazz and classical pianist, Hazel Scott. Hazel was a musical prodigy as a child and started at The Juilliard School of Music when she was just 8 years old! By her teen years she was playing piano all over New York City and eventually found her way to film and television. Her skills and talents were undeniable but it’s her bravery and willingness to stand up for what she believed in truly make her a Rebel Girl!
    About the Narrator
    Andra Day is from San Diego, California, where she studied singing at the School of Creative and Performing Arts. Cultivating soul, jazz, and R&B through her voice, she is able to tell her stories through captivating music and engaging performances.
    Andra has recently performed a number of performances, including a duet with Ellie Goulding at the 2016 Grammy's, showcasing her talent at the Bonnaroo's and Essence's festivals, as well as being nominated for: two Grammy's (Best R&B Album and Best R&B Performance for "Rise Up"), three BET Awards (Best New Artist, Best R&B/Pop Artist, and the Centric Award), and the NAACP Image Award for Outstanding New Artist. 
     Credits
    This podcast is a production of Rebel Girls and Boom Integrated, a division of John Marshall Media. It’s based on the book series Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls. Our Executive Producers are Jes Wolfe and Katie Sprenger. This season was produced by John Marshall Cheary, Sarah Storm, and Robin Lai. Corinne Peterson is our Production Manager. This episode was written by Alexis Stratton and edited by Katie Sprenger. Proofread by Ariana Rosas. Elettra Bargiacchi created sound design, and composed and performed the original theme. Mattia Marcelli was the sound mixer.

  • Get to know comedian, actress, and musician Lea DeLaria, who read the story of groundbreaking conductor, WWII Dutch resistance member, and proud lesbian Frieda Belinfante. Lea tells us how she became a performer, what Pride means to her, and the ways she has seen the world change for the better for LGBTQ+ people in her lifetime.

  • Born in the Netherlands in 1904, Frieda Belinfante was one of the first female orchestra conductors in Europe. But Belinfante wasn’t just a musician—she was also an active member of the Dutch resistance in World War II, and her courageous acts helped save many lives. And, Belinfante was a proud lesbian, who faced discrimination because of who she loved. Eventually, Belinfante escaped the Netherlands and immigrated to the United States in 1947, where she made music throughout the rest of her life.
     
    About the Narrator
    ​​Lea DeLaria seems to have achieved overnight stardom with her three time, SAG Award winning, stand-out role as ‘Carrie ‘Big Boo’ Black’ in the Netflix hit series “Orange is the New Black.” However, DeLaria’s multi- faceted career as a comedian, actress and jazz musician, has in fact, spanned decades. ​​Lea holds the distinction of being the first openly gay comic on television in America which led to countless acting roles. ​​Lea has released six jazz albums, and her book "Lea's Book of Rules for the World" is in its third printing. 

    Credits
    This podcast is a production of Rebel Girls and is based on the book series Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls. This episode was produced by Isaac Kaplan-Woolner. Sound design and mixing by Camille Stennis. This episode was written by Alexis Stratton and proofread by Simi Kadirgamar. Executive Producer is Katie Sprenger. A big thanks to the whole Rebel Girls team who make this show possible! Original theme music was composed and performed by Elettra Bargiacchi. For more, visit www.rebelgirls.com. Until next time, stay REBEL!

  • Get to know inventor, architect, and designer Neri Oxman, who narrated the story of the Queen of the curve Zaha Hadid. Neri tells us how she became interested in design, and how she uses the natural world to invent and create amazing things in art and architecture, including the challenge of creating a giant structure made of silk in the Museum of Modern Art in New York City!

  • Born in Baghdad, Iraq, Zaha Hadid had a groundbreaking career as an architect. She became known as the “Queen of the curve” for her innovative designs and buildings. Zaha was the first woman ever to receive the Pritzker Architecture Prize, and designed the London Aquatics Center for the 2012 Olympics, the Guangzhou Opera House, and many other beautiful and creative buildings. She used her skills in art, architecture, and mathematics to leave her mark on cities around the world. 
     
    About the Narrator
    A multi-disciplinary designer, architect, and professor, Neri Oxman founded The Mediated Matter Group at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 2010 where she established and pioneered the field of Material Ecology. Oxman received her PhD in Design Computation at MIT in 2010. Prior to that, she earned a diploma from the Architectural Association in London. In addition to over 150 scientific publications and inventions, Oxman’s work is included in the permanent collections of leading international museums. In 2018, Oxman was honored with the Cooper Hewitt National Design Award and the London Design Innovation Medal. In 2019, Oxman received an Honorary Fellowship by the Royal Institute of British Architects and the Contemporary Vision Award by SFMOMA.
     
    Credits
    This podcast is a production of Rebel Girls and is based on the book series Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls. This episode was produced by Isaac Kaplan-Woolner. Sound design and mixing by Camille Stennis and Steve Pogatch. This episode was written by Annu Subramanian and proofread by Ariana Rosas. Executive Producer is Katie Sprenger. A big thanks to the whole Rebel Girls team who make this show possible! Original theme music was composed and performed by Elettra Bargiacchi. For more, visit www.rebelgirls.com. Until next time, stay REBEL!

  • (This episode originally aired 3/17/20) For this episode, we invited our credit readers to interview our storytellers. Today, you'll hear from Kit DesLauriers who narrated the previous episode about Junko Tabei. If you haven't listened to that story, now is a good time to go back and check it out. Kit reveals how she first felt when she arrived on the summit of Everest as well as the importance of taking care of our planet.

    About Deslauriers:
    Kit DesLauriers is the first person to ski the Seven Summits and the first woman to ski Everest. She is a two-time World Freeskiing Women’s Champion, earned a 2015 National Geographic Adventurer of the Year Award, and was elected into the US Ski and Snowboard Hall of Fame’s Class of 2019.

    Credits:
    This episode of Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls is produced by Elena Favilli, Joy Fowlkes, John Cheary, Sarah Storm and Robin Lai. Sound design and original theme music by Elettra Bargiacchi. Mattia Marcelli was the sound mixer. Special thanks to our credit readers and interviewers.

  • (This episode originally aired 3/10/20) Once upon a time there was a girl who climbed to the very top of the world. Her name was Junko Tabei. In fourth grade, her teacher Watanabe-Sensei takes her class on a trip to a mountain. It’s bigger than any Junko’s ever seen, and she’s determined to make it to the top. After the trip, Junko becomes a mountaineer in body and spirit. She climbs snowy mountains, rocky mountains, and even faraway mountains outside of her home country of Japan. She joins climbing clubs and befriends fellow climbers as passionate as she is. Then, Junko meets her biggest challenge yet: the tallest mountain in the world.

    About the Narrator:
    Kit DesLauriers is the first person to ski the Seven Summits and the first woman to ski Everest. She is a two-time World Freeskiing Women’s Champion, earned a 2015 National Geographic Adventurer of the Year Award, and was elected into the US Ski and Snowboard Hall of Fame’s Class of 2019.

    Credits:
    The podcast is a production of Rebel Girls and Boom Integrated, a division of John Marshall Media. It’s based on the book series Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls. Executive Producers are Elena Favilli and Joy Fowlkes. This episode was produced by John Marshall Cheary, Sarah Storm, and Robin Lai. This episode was written by Joy Fowlkes and edited by Pam Gruber. Maithy Vu proofread. Original theme music was composed and performed by Elettra Bargiacchi who has also sound designed this episode. Mattia Marcelli is the sound mixer.

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

  • Born in Russia in 1911, Clara Rockmore grew up to become a trailblazing performer of the world’s first electronic instrument—the theremin. Rockmore was a child musical prodigy with perfect pitch, but by the time she was a teenager, an arm injury forced her to give up her beloved violin. Still, music called to her, and after Rockmore was introduced to a brand new instrument—one that made the player look like she was pulling notes out of thin air—she embraced the theremin’s magic, amazing the world with her virtuosic talents.


    About the Narrator
    Jess Gillam is a British saxophonist and BBC radio broadcaster. She is the first ever saxophonist to be signed to Decca Classics and recently released her second album, ‘TIME’. Gillam is also a presenter on TV and Radio. She became the youngest ever presenter for BBC Radio 3 and hosts her own weekly show and podcast called “This Classical Life” where she chats to musical guests to swap tracks and share the music they love. She has been the recipient of a Classic BRIT Award (in the Sound of Classical Poll), and was the first ever saxophonist to reach the final of BBC Young Musician. Jess studied and was mentored by the legendary saxophonist John Harle and graduated from Guildhall School of Music with a Masters with distinction in 2020. 

    Credits
    This podcast is a production of Rebel Girls. It’s based on the book series Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls. This episode was produced by Camille Stennis, written by Alexis Stratton, and proofread by Ariana Rosas. Sound design and original theme music was composed and performed by Elettra Bargiacchi, final mix by Mattia Marcelli. Executive Producer is Katie Sprenger. A special thanks to the whole Rebel Girls team, who make this podcast possible! For more, visit www.rebelgirls.com.

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

  • 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 herself in Hollywood and beyond, eventually appearing in 60+ films and performing on stages around the globe.


    About the Narrator

    Ann Makosinski is a 23 year old Filipina-Polish Canadian inventor, global keynote speaker, and aspiring writer. She is best known for her invention of the Hollow Flashlight, a flashlight that runs off the heat of the human hand, and the eDrink, a coffee mug that harvests the excess heat of your hot drink and converts it into electricity to charge your phone. Ann has given 5 TEDx talks, is one of Forbes Magazine’s 30 Under 30, Times Magazine’s 30 Under 30 World Changers, Entrepreneur Magazine’s Young Millionaires, and Glamour Magazine’s College Women of the Year. She recently completed her work on a line of children's toys that run off of green energy. 

    Credits

    This podcast is a production of Rebel Girls. It’s based on the book series Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls. This episode was produced by Isaac Kaplan-Woolner, sound designed and mixed by Camille Stennis.This episode was written by Alexis Stratton. Proofread by Ariana Rosas. Executive Producer is Katie Sprenger. A special thanks to the whole Rebel Girls team, who make this podcast possible! Original theme music was composed and performed by Elettra Bargiacchi. For more, visit www.rebelgirls.com.

  • (Originally aired 7/21/19) 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!

  • (Originally aired 7/19/19) 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.

  • Get to know science communicator Danni Washington, who brought us the story of environmental activist Xiye Bastida. Danni tells us about her new podcast The Genius Generation, celebrating young people tackling the world’s biggest problem. She shares her love of the ocean, and how she became a science communicator. And she tells the story of meeting Xiye in person at the 2019 climate march!

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

  • (This episode originally aired April 22nd, 2020)
    Today, you'll hear from Jameela Jamil who narrated this week's episode about Greta Thunberg. If you haven't listened to this week's episode, now is a good time to go back and check it out. Jameela offers advice on how to avoid bullies and how we can all do our part to protect the planet. Producer Camille also shares 5 great tips on how YOU can get involved with protecting the planet!
     
    About Jameela:
    Jameela works as an actress, writer, host and advocate. In 2018, Jameela launched a movement and activism platform called I Weigh. The platform explores social issues that stem from mental health to climate change. Jameela can be seen on shows including The Good Place on NBC and as the voice of Auntie Pushpa on Disney Jr.’s animated series Mira, Royal Detective.

  • (This episode originally aired April 20th, 2020)
    Once upon a time, there was a Swedish girl who refused to go to school. Her name was Greta.
    When Greta found out about an island of trash the size of Mexico floating around the ocean, she couldn’t understand why there weren’t more people concerned enough to take action. Greta found strength in talking about how global warming affects kids and grownups alike and how together we can make a positive impact on the world we live in.

    About the Narrator
    Our narrator this episode is the one-of-a-kind Jameela Jamil. She is an actress, writer, host and advocate. In 2018, Jameela launched a movement and activism platform called I Weigh. The platform explores social issues that stem from mental health to climate change. Jameela can be seen on shows including The Good Place on NBC and as the voice of Auntie Pushpa on Disney Jr.’s animated series Mira, Royal Detective.

    Credits
    This podcast is a production of Rebel Girls. It’s based on the book series Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls. Executive Producer is Katie Sprenger. This episode was produced by John Marshall Cheary, Sarah Storm, and Robin Lai. This episode was written by Joy Fowlkes and edited by Pam Gruber. Maithy Vu proofread. Original theme music was composed and performed by Elettra Bargiacchi who has also sound designed this episode. Mattia Marcelli is the sound mixer. For more, visit www.rebelgirls.com.