Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls

15 EpisodesProduced by Timbuktu Labs

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 series written by Elena Favilli and Francesca Cavallo, inspiring millions of girls and women around the world to dream bigger, aim higher and figh… read more

15 Episodes | 2018 - 2019

Queen Nanny narrated by Funmilola Fagbamila

March 19th, 2019

19:25

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 …

Get to Know Poorna Jagannathan

March 12th, 2019

2:08

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 …

Mary Kom narrated by Poorna Jagannathan

March 5th, 2019

20:11

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 …

Frida Kahlo read by Pamela Adlon

June 26th, 2018

19:04

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 …

Wangari Maathai read by Melinda Gates

June 12th, 2018

16:39

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 …

Harriet Tubman read by Tarana Burke

June 5th, 2018

17:40

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 …

Grace O'Malley read by Allison Mosshart

May 22nd, 2018

16:32

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 …

Ada Lovelace read by Jodi Kantor

May 8th, 2018

15:11

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 …

Madam C.J. Walker read by Poorna Jagannathan

April 24th, 2018

19:43

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 …

Billie Jean King read by Jessica Valenti

April 10th, 2018

14:31

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 …

Maria Callas read by Our Lady J

March 26th, 2018

20:19

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 …

Virginia Hall read by S. Mitra Kalita

March 20th, 2018

16:40

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 …

Yusra Mardini read by Diana Nyad

March 13th, 2018

18:25

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 …

Margaret Hamilton read by Poorna Jagannathan

March 6th, 2018

16:19

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 …

Introducing Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls

February 19th, 2018

1:15

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, …

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