Podcast

Girl Tales

Feminist Fairytales for a New Generation

Episodes

  • A Real Boy by Rae Mariah MacCarthy

    May 15 2019

    Geppetto always wanted a child of his own so when he found a magical piece of wood, he decided to make his dream come true. He chiseled away and lo and behold, his child came to life! But he got two things wrong. Pinocchio wasn’t a girl and he didn’t want to be made of wood. Run along with Pinocchio as he sings for an adoring audience, celebrates his birthday everyday on Toyland, leads an army of kid donkeys, gets sucked into the belly of an enormous whale, and with the help of h...more

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

    May 01 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 tools they need to learn in school. She lobbied the Florida legislature and received over $1,000,000 to do just that. She’s writing books, lobbying for change, starting podcasts, and tackling middle school. Listen in as she chats with Rebecca about all of it. Produced by Chad Chenail To learn more about Paloma’s Dream and purchase...more

  • Hansel & Gretel (& Minna) by Jennifer Sassaman

    Apr 15 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 who helps them defeat the witch! Based on the classic German tale collected by Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm. Written by Jennifer SassamanDirected by Jennifer SassamanSound Design: Samuel Fitzwater-ButchartStarring: Henry Anderson, Cole Conrad, Samuel Fitzwater-Butchart, Jenna Eve...more

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

    Apr 01 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 learned of his experience with homelessness. They now help bring awareness to homelessness in Michigan by providing homeless individuals with survival kits. Listen and discover how one young girl’s small idea led to an entire community committing big acts of kindness. Produced...more

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

    Mar 15 2019

    A mother and daughter set out on a perilous and magical journey to reclaim their names, heal old wounds, and discover what it truly means to be a hero. Lady Dane was inspired by all sorts of fairytales and some very special goddesses and women from all over the world and throughout time. They include the the goddess Inanna from ancient Mesopotamia, Baba Yaga from Slavic fairytales, La Lorna from a Latin American fairytale, Hekate an Ancient Greek goddess, Isis, Osiris, Set, & Horus from ...more

  • Little Girls Doing Big Things: Stella Keating of GenderCool Project

    Mar 01 2019

    Our first episode of our second season! Today, Rebecca interviews Stella Keating of GenderCool Project as a part of our Little Girls Doing Big Things segment. This segment comprises of interviews with girls all over the world who are changing their communities, starting their own businesses, or just not waiting until they are grownups to start chasing their dreams. Stella is a 14 year old transgender rights advocate, a future politician, and 1 of 5 champions of a national storytelling campaign c...more

  • TINY EPISODE an invite

    Feb 01 2019

    Info about our second season! Plus! Join us at Roosevelt Elementary School in Rahway, New Jersey at 6:30pm to hear a live reading of The Mystery of the Dancing Princesses. A link here.

  • Marie the Nutcracker Prince by Tessa Flannery

    Dec 02 2018

    It’s a bonus Girl Tales holiday episode! Marie has dreams of playing the Nutcracker Prince in her ballet holiday recital but her dreams are crushed when she is cast in the role of Clara — a role every other girl in the class seems to want play except Marie. She starts to rethink things when in the middle of the night she shrinks down in size, meets the dolls she forgot about under her bed (they talk to her!), and must defeat the Mouse King and his army! by Tessa Flannery Directed by ...more

  • The Princess Musicians of Maple Street by Amy Gijsbers van Wijk

    Oct 22 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 lose their rehearsal space! Practicing at the abandoned house on Maple Street is their only option to win but there’s a chance the house might be haunted. What will they do? by Amy Gijsbers van Wijk Adapted from Town Musicians of Bremen by the Brothers Grimm Starring: Chad Chenail, Rebecca Cunningham, Polina Ionina, Gulshan Mia, Rebeca Rad, and...more

  • Elisa and the Swans: Part 2 by Lea McKenna-Garcia

    Sep 18 2018

    Elisa made a wish during an “Ill Wind” and now her brothers have turned into swans and have flown away from the palace! Will her need to find her brothers become greater than her fear of traveling through the Deep Dark Wood to get to them? Come listen to Part 2 of Elisa and the Swans and join Elisa on an adventure to save her brothers! Tale by Lea McKenna Garcia Adapted from The Wild Swans by Hans Christian Andersen Starring Sophie Hassett, Russell Jordan, Jessica Osber, and Claire W...more

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

    Sep 03 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 adventure. Come listen to Part 1 of Elisa and the Swans! Tale by Lea McKenna Garcia Adapted from The Wild Swans by Hans Christian Andersen Starring Sophie Hassett, Russell Jordan, Jessica Osber, and Claire Warden Directed by Rebecca Cunningham Sound Design by Maria Wurtelle Tec...more

  • Little Girls Doing Big Things: Shalise of Shalise’s Ocean Support

    Aug 28 2018

    Girl Tales segment, Little Girls Doing Big Things — Host Rebecca interviews young girls who are engaging in their communities, starting their own businesses or charities, and not waiting until they’re a grown-up to start making change and living out their dreams. This month we speak to Shalise of Shalise’s Ocean Support. Shalise is a brilliant 11 year old Aussie girl who is on a mission to save our beautiful oceans! Come get to know Shalise!

  • Little Girls Doing Big Things: Chloe of Chloe’s Friendship Circle Podcast

    Jun 02 2018

    A new Girl Tales segment! Host Rebecca interviews young girls who are engaging in their communities, starting their own businesses or charities, and not waiting until they’re a grown-up to start making change and living out their dreams. This month we speak to Chloe of Chloe’s Friendship Circle Podcast. Chloe is a seven year old entertainment podcaster and producer. She does interviews, shares fun ideas, and plays the best kindie music! https://itunes.apple.com/us/podc...more

  • Beauty and Bea by Kathleen Coombs

    May 05 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 looks, but when a magical new student joins her class, Bea is forced to rethink just how important her looks might be. Find out what happens as the Science Fair approaches in this month’s episode of Girl Tales! Beauty and Bea by Kathleen Coombs – Starring Gina DeMay, Tessa Flannery, Alex Mesaros, and Maria Ortiz-Marquez – Directed and Hoste...more

  • The Mystery of the Dancing Princesses by Liza Birkenmeier

    Mar 30 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 uncover why her daughters wear holes in their shoes every night, Alba hops on a bus and heads toward adventure. With the help of a sorceress and a hawk, Alba tries to uncover The Mystery of the Dancing Princesses! A podcast play based on The Twelve Dancing Princesses by the Brothers Grimm. The Mystery of the Dancing Princesses by Liza Birkenmeier Featurin...more

  • Snow White and the Magic Mirror by Gina Femia

    Jan 17 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! Snow uses her magic mirror to travel through time and find out just how special she is. An adaptation of Snow White by The Brothers Grimm. Snow White and the Magic Mirror by Gina Femia Featuring: Erin Healani Chung, Geri Brown, Leila Ben-Abdallah and Dorothy James – Host and Director: Rebecca Cunningham – Sound Design and Production: Cha...more

  • Rudy the Female Reindeer by Delaney Yeager

    Dec 10 2017

    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 of her parents, Carol Claus, and her good friend Frosty Tips the Snow Ma’am, Rudy persists. Listen as Rudy saves Christmas! Rudy the Female Reindeer by Delaney Yeager Featuring: Delaney Yeager, Tessa Flannery, Russell Jordan, and Aaron Marshall-Bobb – Host and Director: Rebecca Cunningham – Sound Design and Production...more

  • Rapunzel by Jahna Ferron-Smith

    Dec 10 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 her own hero. Rapunzel by Jahna Ferron-Smith Featuring: Laureen Lembe, Bonita Jackson, and C. Kelly Wright – Sound Design and Production: Chad Chenail – Host and Direction: Rebecca Cunningham – Original Music: Eli Denby Wood

  • The Literate Mermaid by Christina Quintana

    Dec 09 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 human or figure out another way to solve this problem? The Literate Mermaid by Christina Quintana Featuring: Joseph Cordaro, Caitlin Morris, Ashton Muniz, and Elise Santora Host and Director: Rebecca Cunningham Sound Design and Production: Chad Chenail Original Music: Eli Denby Wood

  • A Podcast for Girls (&Boys) Who Persist.

    Aug 07 2017

    Come hear what we’re all about and a sample of our first tale! Girl Tales is podcast theatre for young audiences. Once a month, we’ll air fairytales where girls are the heroes! Turn off the screens and jump into an adventure with Girl Tales! Tale by Christina Quintana, Featuring: Joseph Cordaro, Caitlin Morris, Ashton Muniz, and Elise Santora, Host and Director: Rebecca Cunningham, Sound Design and Production: Chad Chenail, Original Music: Eli Denby Wood

  • A Podcast for Girls (&Boys) Who Persist

    Aug 01 2017

    https://girltalespodcast.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/Girl-Tales-Preview.mp3 Come hear what we’re all about and a sample of our first tale! Girl Tales is podcast theatre for young audiences. Once a month, we’ll air fairytales where girls are the heroes! Turn off the screens and jump into an adventure with Girl Tales!  Sample by Christina Quintana Featuring: Joseph Cordaro, Caitlin Morris, Ashton Muniz, and Elise Santora Host and Director: Rebecca Cunningham Sound Design and Produ...more