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Girl Tales

Feminist Stories for a New Generation

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Amina Appleseed

May 4th, 2020

Over 100 years ago, Amina was growing up in Kazakhstan. She’d spend her days talking to the trees and the trees would talk back! When a …

Elisa and the Swans by Lea McKenna-Garcia (Rebroadcast)

April 20th, 2020

All Elisa wants is some alone time away from her 11 (!!) brothers. But when an “Ill Wind” sweeps through the castle grounds where she lives, she gets way more than she bargained for. A tale of magic, love, and …

Pip Van Winkle

April 13th, 2020

Pip Van Winkle has had enough of being a kid. She wants to grow up and get a mortgage, make a car payment, and hire a tree surgeon to cut down …

Paula Bunyan

April 6th, 2020

A bonus episode! When a town finds the biggest baby they’ve ever seen in the middle of a field, they’re in awe but immediately know they must …

The Princess Musicians of Maple Street by Amy Gijsbers van Wijk & Interview! (Rebroadcast)

March 30th, 2020

Kitty’s band with her friends, Turtle, Birdie, and Rabbit are practicing for Battle of the Bands at their school but when her grandpa moves in, …

The Literate Mermaid by Christina Quintana & Interview! (Rebroadcast)

March 23rd, 2020

Myra is a mermaid who loves reading books. The problem is, every time she tries to read one it gets ruined by the ocean water! Will she become a …

The Mystery of the Dancing Princesses by Liza Birkenmeier & Interview! (Rebroadcast)

March 16th, 2020

Alba is a budding, young detective who doesn’t mind living on her own. When the Mayor of Strangetown sends out a notice looking for someone to …

Rapunzel by Jahna Ferron-Smith (Rebroadcast)

March 8th, 2020

We’re celebrating International Women’s Day and Women’s History Month with a rebroadcast of one of our first episodes. Rapunzel is a reimagining of the classic fairytale, with a curly, coarse, courageous twist! …

The Cinderella Sisters by Dana Boulé

February 12th, 2020

A musical adaptation of the fairy tale, Cinderella. There’s a big school party and Cinderella doesn’t feel like going. Her step-sisters and everyone …

Nova’s Lab! Becoming Bessie Coleman’s Airplane

January 20th, 2020

Nova, a scientist and inventor, travels back in time to France in 1921 and becomes Bessie Coleman’s airplane! Bessie Coleman was an African …

Meditating Maiden by Rebecca Weaver

January 14th, 2020

Here is a peaceful story about a king and queen who have a baby, a princess named Lotus! Listen as Lotus learns to meditate so she can one day …

Nova’s Lab! Rescuing Nova with Ada Lovelace

December 23rd, 2019

Kid scientist, Nova travels back in time to become the world’s first computing machine but she gets stuck! She needs your help to find mathematician Ada Lovelace and get the instructions on how to turn Nova back …

Little Girls Doing Big Things: Elinor of Conversations with my Daughter

December 16th, 2019

In this LGDBT episode, Rebecca speaks with 10-year-old Elinor, the co-host of a podcast called Conversations with My Daughter. Listen as they …

Rudy the Female Reindeer: A Christmas Story by Delaney Yeager (Rebroadcast)

December 5th, 2019

Rudy’s had a dream her whole life; to make Santa’s sleigh team. But, it’s a boys club and this year is no exception. Nevertheless, with the help …

Nova’s Lab! Becoming Queen Lili’uokalani’s Ukulele

November 20th, 2019

In this episode, Nova travels back in time to Hawai’i in the late 1800’s where she becomes the ukulele of Queen Lili’uokalani, the last …

Torta & Finch by Charly Evon Simpson

November 12th, 2019

After doing the same thing everyday, Finch wants something new. So when she meets a singing tortoise named Torta, her whole world changes. Finch …

Little Girls Doing Big Things: Matilda Suh, Writer & Illustrator

November 1st, 2019

In this Little Girls Doing Big Things interview, Rebecca speaks with Matilda Suh, an 8-year-old writer & illustrator. Rebecca first learned …

Nova’s Lab! Becoming Mary Shelley’s Ink

October 20th, 2019

To celebrate Halloween, Nova travels back in time to 1818 and becomes the ink Mary Shelley uses to write the very first science fiction novel, Frankenstein! Learn all about what ink was made of in 1818 and hear a …

Anansi and the Sky Goddess Asase Yaa by Bleu Beckford-Burrell

October 11th, 2019

Have you ever wondered how stories were invented? In this tale, the Sky Goddess Asase Yaa creates a spider named Anansi who brings stories to all of human kind using her smarts! Based on the character in many Akan …

Little Girls Doing Big Things: Sadie, Electro-Punk Performing Artist

October 2nd, 2019

Rebecca interviews Sadie, a 7 1/2 year old electro-punk performing artist & musician. Sadie gives advice to kids on how to make their own …

Nova’s Lab! Becoming Malala Yousafzai’s Microphone

September 20th, 2019

In this episode, Nova travels to Norway in 2014 to become Malala Yousafzai’s microphone as she accepts the Nobel Peace Prize. Learn all about how microphones work and Malala’s fight for girls’ education.
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Sink or Swim una nueva leyenda de La Llorona by Monet Hurst-Mendoza

September 10th, 2019

In this bilingual tale, Xo and Xul go to the waterpark with their mama. When they get there, they meet La Llorona underneath the water. They …

Chloe Asks Liza Questions About The Mystery of the Dancing Princesses

August 31st, 2019

In this episode, Chloe, a kid like you, asks Liza Birkenmeier questions about the story she wrote for Girl Tales called “The Mystery of the Dancing Princesses”.

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Nova’s Lab! Meeting Katherine Johnson

August 20th, 2019

The follow up to our last Nova’s Lab episode, this time Nova meets the real life NASA mathematician, Katherine Johnson! In this episode, …

Pan the Pirate by Dani Martineck

August 10th, 2019

Aspiring pirate, Pan and their sister Wendy find an old pirate treasure that transforms Pan into Captain Hook on an actual pirate ship in …

Little Girls Doing Big Things: Lilia Montiel of ZZZ’s 4 Kidz

August 1st, 2019

In this episode of Little Girls Doing Big Things, Rebecca speaks with 13-year-old Lilia Montiel, the creator of ZZZ’s 4 Kidz, a campaign that …

Nova’s Lab! Becoming a Moon Rock

July 20th, 2019

Come celebrate National Moon Day with Girl Tales as kid scientist Nova journeys to July 20th, 1969 where she will become a moon rock! Learn …

Rumpelstiltskin & Lulu’s Search for Gold by Ali Wilkinson

July 10th, 2019

Future fashion designer, Lulu has a dad who just loves to brag about her to the town’s judge. This time his bragging goes a little too far and …

Little Girls Doing Big Things: Emily Rintzler of James J. Sheeran Park

July 1st, 2019

In this episode of Little Girls Doing Big Things, Rebecca speaks with Emily Rintzler, a 10-year-old girl who had the idea for a park in her …

Nova’s Lab! Becoming the First Pride Flag

June 20th, 2019

It’s our newest segment, Nova’s Lab! Nova is a kid scientist who time travels to exciting moments in history where she becomes different objects as a scientific experiment. This month, she’s traveling to the Gay …

Little Lina by Kimberly Belflower

June 15th, 2019

Lina wants to compete in this year’s big sailing contest but her Mama doesn’t think she’s healthy enough or big enough. Lina feels like she’s …

Little Girls Doing Big Things: Chloe Mei Espinosa of Skip the Plastic Straw

June 1st, 2019

Rebecca speaks with Chloe Mei Espinosa, the 12-year-old founder of Skip the Plastic Straw, a campaign that spreads the word about the harmful …

Kids Listen Road Trip Mixtape ft. Nova’s Lab! Becoming The Statue of Liberty

May 23rd, 2019

While you’re on the move this Memorial Day Weekend, listen to these 5 minute samples of 10 different Kids Listen podcasts! Plus! We’re launching our newest segment Nova’s Lab! Kid scientist, Nova travels through …

A Real Boy by Rae Mariah MacCarthy

May 15th, 2019

Geppetto always wanted a child of his own, so when he found a magical talking log, he decided to make his dream come true. He chiseled away and …

Little Girls Doing Big Things: Paloma Rambana of Paloma’s Dream

May 1st, 2019

13-year-old, Paloma Rambana started Paloma’s Dream, an organization that helps visually impaired and blind students in Florida get access to the …

Hansel & Gretel (& Minna) by Jennifer Sassaman

April 15th, 2019

The story of a brother & sister left to fend for themselves in the dark and dangerous woods. It’s there that they find a witch who lures them into her house made of delicious foods and a talking bird named Minna …

Little Girls Doing Big Things: Addisyn & Sheridan Goss of Snuggle Sacks

April 1st, 2019

Host Rebecca Cunningham talks to two inspiring sisters, Addisyn and Sheridan Goss, the creators of Snuggle Sacks. Snuggle Sacks is a charity that began when Addisyn and Sheridan first met their grandfather and …

The Quest of the Reed Marsh Daughter by Lady Dane Figueroa Edidi

March 15th, 2019

A mother and her transgender daughter set out on a perilous and magical journey to reclaim their names, heal old wounds, and discover what it …

The Princess Musicians of Maple Street by Amy Gijsbers van Wijk

October 22nd, 2018

Kitty’s band with her friends Turtle, Birdie, and Rabbit are practicing for Battle of the Bands at their school but when her grandpa moves in, they …

Elisa and the Swans: Part 1 by Lea McKenna-Garcia

September 3rd, 2018

All Elisa wants is some alone time away from her 11 (!!) brothers. But when an “Ill Wind” sweeps through the castle grounds where she lives, she gets way more than she bargained for. A tale of magic, love, and …

Beauty and Bea by Kathleen Coombs

May 5th, 2018

Bea is an aspiring young botanist, whose studies get sidetracked when she’s voted “Prettiest Girl in School”. Her new friends are all about …

The Mystery of the Dancing Princesses by Liza Birkenmeier

March 30th, 2018

Alba is a budding, young detective who doesn’t mind living on her own. When the Mayor of Strangetown sends out a notice looking for someone to …

Snow White and the Magic Mirror by Gina Femia

January 17th, 2018

Snow White is a girl who likes girls, wearing suit jackets, and math. But Queenie, the Enchanted Forest Academy bully makes fun of all these things! …

Rapunzel by Jahna Ferron-Smith

December 10th, 2017

Rapunzel is a reimagining of the classic fairytale, with a curly, coarse, courageous twist! This time, Rapunzel goes on an adventure, makes a long-lasting friendship, and uses her smarts and Black Girl Magic to become …

The Literate Mermaid by Christina Quintana

December 9th, 2017

Myra is a mermaid who loves reading books. The problem is, every time she tries to read one it gets ruined by the ocean water! Will she become a …

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