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Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls

Get inspired by the lives of accomplished women, from artists to athletes, scientists to spys. Each episode features a different, and fascinating, world-changing woman. Melinda Gates, Jodi Kantor, Pamela Adlon and other female narrators share the adventures and stories of these historical figures.

Season 2

1 - Mary Kom read by Poorna Jagannathan (18 min)

Her trainers thought she was too small, and she was terrified her parents would stop her, but Mary Kom sparred and trained her way to becoming the most successful boxer in India’s history.

2 - Nanny of the Maroons read by Funmilola Fagbamila (18 min)

Once upon a time, there was a girl who couldn’t be captured. Her name was Nanny.

3 - Ashley Fiolek read by Kealia Mae Ohai (20 min)

Once upon a time, there was a girl who became a motocross champion. Her name was Ashley Fiolek.

4 - Ruth Bader Ginsburg read by Priscilla Chan (21 min)

Once upon a time, there was a girl with a mighty voice. Her name was Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

5 - Aisholpan Nurgaiv read by Lowri Morgan (19 min)

Once upon a time, there was a girl who lived where snowy peaks scraped the sky. Her name was Aisholpan.

6 - Corrie Ten Boom read by Amy Landecker (17 min)

Once upon a time, a girl risked everything to do what was right. Her name was Corrie.

7 - Celia Cruz read by Justina Machado (16 min)

Once upon a time, a girl learned to sing before she could talk. Her name was Celia.

8 - Bebe Vio read by Marcy Vaj (17 min)

Once upon a time, there was a girl who wielded a sword. Her name was Beatrice or Bebe.

9 - The Mirabal Sisters read by Jackie Cruz (13 min)

Once upon a time, four sisters led their country to freedom. Their names were Minerva, Patria, Maria Teresa, and Dedé.

10 - Carmen Amaya read by Tanya Babich (20 min)

Once upon a time, there lived a flamenco dancer who could break floorboards with her feet. Her name was Carmen.

11 - Katia Krafft ready by Maeve Boeve (18 min)

Once upon a time, a girl dreamed of sailing down a river of lava. Her name was Katia.

Season 3

1 - Junko Tabei read by Kit DesLauriers (20 min)

Once upon a time there was a girl who climbed to the very top of the world. Her name was Junko Tabei.

2 - Julia Child read by Ruth Reichl (19 min)

Once upon a time, there was a towering girl who would inspire a culinary revolution in America. Her name was Julia.

3 - Hedy Lamarr read by Tatiana Maslany (16 min)

Once upon a time, there was a girl who would grow up to achieve great fame on the silver screen. But this movie star would also lead a little-known double life, as a gifted inventor. Her name was Hedy.

4 - Greta Thunberg read by Jameela Jamil (17 min)

Once upon a time, there was a Swedish girl who refused to go to school. Her name was Greta. When Greta found out about the realities of climate change, she couldn’t understand why there weren’t more people concerned enough to take action.

5 - Temple Grandin read by Kat Taylor (19 min)

Once upon a time, there was a girl who thought in pictures. Her name was Temple.

6 - Alicia Alonso read by Yuan Yuan Tan (24 min)

Once upon a time, there was an incredible Cuban dancer who wanted to dedicate the rest of her life to the art of dance. Her name was Alicia.

7 - Michelle Obama read by Pearl Thusi (20 min)

Once upon a time, there was a girl who wanted to become a lawyer. Her name was Michelle.

8 - Oprah Winfrey read by Gayle King (21 min)

Once upon a time, there was a girl who interviewed crows and made friends with pigs. Her name was Oprah.

9 - Josephine Baker read by Ashley Graham (21 min)

Once upon a time, there was a girl who became a dancer, a spy, and a civil rights activist. Her name was Josephine.

10 - Jane Goodall read by Cristina Mittermeier (21 min)

Once upon a time, there was a girl who adored animals. Her name was Jane.

11 - Simone Biles read by Lindsey Vonn (22 min)

Once upon a time, there was a girl who loved flipping, flying, and tumbling. Her name was Simone Biles