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Girl Tales

Girl Tales is a podcast featuring reimagined fairytales. Damsels in distress? Princesses in need of protection? You won’t find those here. The girls in our stories take control of their own destinies, turning your favorite fairytales into exciting new adventures. With energetic voice actors and professional sound design, these audio plays burst to life at the touch of a button. Episodes air every Monday. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Episodes

  • Rainbow Goddess Takes a Vacation

    May 30 2022

    In our final episode of Season 4, Iris the Rainbow Goddess takes an unexpected visit to Freshwater when she gets caught in Rebecca's kite!Written by Tessa FlanneryPerformed by Rebecca CunninghamProduced by Tessa FlanneryExecutive Produced by Rebecca CunninghamLinks for the Grownups!PatreonGirl Tales StoreRebecca’s NewsletterFacebookInstagramBuy the Girl Tales Team a Coffee See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

  • Sakura and the Unicorn

    May 23 2022

    Sakura saves the day after a giant roaring unicorn visits the Freshwater Farmer's Market.Written by Megan Bagala, Saskia, Selah, Ericka, and the Taleblazers who attended Taleblazer Weekend!Performed by Rebecca CunninghamProduced by Tessa FlanneryExecutive Produced by Rebecca CunninghamLinks for the Grownups!PatreonGirl Tales StoreRebecca’s NewsletterFacebookInstagramBuy the Girl Tales Team a Coffee See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

  • The Wonderful Wizard of Oz: Chapter 2

    May 18 2022

    Here’s the first chapter from the book, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum published in 1900. In this chapter, Dorothy lands in Oz where she meets some munchkins and learns her house has landed on the Wicked Witch of the East!Want to hear the rest of the chapters? Grownups can head to our Patreon and join Team Dorothy or above. We’ll be posting a new chapter every Friday.This content is a little different from our regular stories! We recommend reading before listening&nbs...more

  • You Can, Laon!

    May 09 2022

    Laon moves from the Philippines to Freshwater. Everything is so new here. She just wants to go back to "the before" until she meets a new friend, Helena who helps her be brave.Written by Katelynn KenneyPerformed by Marissa Carpio, Jensen Olaya, Billy Soco, and Rebecca CunninghamProduced by Megan BagalaExecutive Produced by Rebecca CunninghamLinks for the Grownups!PatreonGirl Tales StoreRebecca’s NewsletterFacebookInstagramBuy the Girl Tales Team a Coffee See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt...more

  • Río and the Case of the Coquís

    May 02 2022

    All the parents of Freshwater go missing and all of the kids turn into coquís, little frogs commonly found in Puerto Rico! Río has to figure out how to get all of the parents back from a hummingbird god and turn the kids back into humans!Written by Imani RussellPerformed by Ashton Muñiz, Adriana Colón, Chad Chenail, Rebecca Cunningham, and Jonny CortesProduced by Chad ChenailExecutive Produced by Rebecca CunninghamLinks for the Grownups!PatreonGirl Tales StoreRebecca’s NewsletterFacebookInstagra...more

  • The Green Woman

    Apr 25 2022

    Emerald aka The Green Woman is on her way to Freshwater to grow flowers when she is stopped by the Frost Giant and trapped in a tower!Written and Produced by Tessa FlanneryExecutive Produced and Performed by Rebecca CunninghamLinks for the Grownups!PatreonGirl Tales StoreRebecca’s NewsletterFacebookInstagramBuy the Girl Tales Team a Coffee See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

  • Anansi, Nina, and Bibi

    Apr 18 2022

    Nina's Bibi has transitioned to be with the ancestors and ever since Nina has had trouble doing her favorite thing; writing. In comes Anansi the Spider, to help spark her imagination again.Written by Breana VenabléDirected by Melissa VictorStarring: Tracie Frank, Samantha G, and Yelani JosephProduced by Megan BagalaExecutive Produced by Rebecca CunninghamLinks for the Grownups!PatreonGirl Tales StoreRebecca’s NewsletterFacebookInstagramBuy the Girl Tales Team a Coffee See acast.com/privacy for p...more

  • The Lady of the Lake

    Apr 11 2022

    Nimue is the protector of the lake in Akva Nova. It's very important to her that all things in the lake are returned to the lake exactly as others found them. That's why she becomes very angry when Queen Artie takes a sword from the lake and neglects to return it.Written and Produced by Megan BagalaExecutive Produced by Rebecca CunninghamLinks for the Grownups!PatreonGirl Tales StoreRebecca’s NewsletterFacebookInstagramBuy the Girl Tales Team a Coffee See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-ou...more

  • Storm Magic

    Apr 04 2022

    Finn focuses on bettering themself so much, they become invisible. It's no fun. But perhaps their invisibility will come in handy when two crows create a magical storm at Freshwater Lake.Written by Dani MartineckPerformed by Imani Russell, Tessa Flannery, Chad Chenail, and Rebecca CunninghamProduced by Tessa FlanneryExecutive Produced by Rebecca CunninghamLinks for the Grownups!PatreonGirl Tales StoreRebecca’s NewsletterFacebookInstagramBuy the Girl Tales Team a Coffee See acast.com/privacy for ...more

  • Akari Bakes with Julia Child

    Mar 28 2022

    Akari tells us all about her hero, Julia Child, while she bakes a cake for Freshwater's Women's History Month celebration!In collaboration with Mystery RecipeWritten by Chad Chenail and Rebecca CunninghamPerformed by Samantha MoonProduced by Chad ChenailExecutive Produced by Rebecca CunninghamLinks for the Grownups! PatreonGirl Tales StoreRebecca’s NewsletterFacebookInstagramBuy the Girl Tales Team a Coffee See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

  • Lizzy's Pride and Prejudice

    Mar 21 2022

    Lizzy is a very good judge of character. At least she thinks so. But does she have it all wrong when it comes to this new man in Freshwater, Mr. Darcy?In this episode, the Girl Tales team collaborated with Vanessa Zoltan, the host of Harry Potter and the Sacred Text, where she and her co-host read through the Harry Potter series chapter by chapter. She also hosts a podcast about romance novels that has just started a new season all about Pride and Prejudic...more

  • Queen Esther

    Mar 14 2022

    Esther marries the King and becomes Queen, but she must hide one of the most important parts of herself, being Jewish.A story about the Jewish holiday, Purim!Written by Megan BagalaPerformed by Rebecca CunninghamProduced by Tessa FlanneryLinks for the Grownups!PiccolinaTaleblazer WeekendPatreonGirl Tales StoreRebecca’s NewsletterFacebookInstagramBuy the Girl Tales Team a Coffee See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

  • Kat in Boots

    Mar 07 2022

    Rebecca meets Katrina or "Kat" who tricks her into doing all sorts of things. Rebecca's not sure if she'll ever be able to trust someone again.An adaptation of Puss in BootsWritten by Tessa FlanneryPerformed by Rebecca Cunningham and Imani RussellProduced by Megan BagalaLinks for the Grownups!PiccolinaTaleblazer WeekendPatreonGirl Tales StoreRebecca’s NewsletterFacebookInstagramBuy the Girl Tales Team a Coffee See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

  • Tir Na Nog

    Feb 28 2022

    Fiadh is the middle child who always gets blamed for everything! So, when she finds herself in a magical place with fairies and water mares, she considers staying for good.Written by Tessa FlanneryPerformed by Tessa Flannery and Rebecca CunninghamProduced by Chad ChenailLinks for the Grownups!PiccolinaPatreonGirl Tales StoreRebecca’s NewsletterFacebookInstagramBuy the Girl Tales Team a Coffee See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

  • Lulu's New Cape by Brandice Peltier

    Feb 21 2022

    Lulu's a colorful kid who learns she has to move to a planet where everything and everyone is grey and brown! Will the magical cape her grandmother give her what she needs to build her confidence?Written by Brandice PeltierStarring: Anna Neu, Lanee' Sanders, Randy McKay, and Annie HenkProduced by Tessa FlanneryExecutive Produced by Rebecca CunninghamHosted by Blake!Links for the Grownups!PiccolinaPatreonGirl Tales StoreRebecca’s NewsletterFacebookInstagramGirl Tales Grown-Ups Group See acast.com...more

  • The Secret Banyan

    Feb 14 2022

    Shilpa leaves her animal friends, her banyan tree, her family, and home in Tajaa Panee and moves to Freshwater to live with her uncle. This is not where she wants to be. But is there a way to bring Tajaa Panee to Freshwater?Written and Executive Produced by Rebecca CunninghamPerformed Kinza Khan, Abhay Walia, and Rebecca CunninghamProduced by Megan BagalaLinks for the Grownups!Valentine’s Day CardsPatreonGirl Tales StoreRebecca’s NewsletterFacebookInstagramBuy the Girl Tales Team a Cof...more

  • The Wonderful Wizard of Oz

    Feb 11 2022

    Here’s the first chapter from the book, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum published in 1900. In this chapter, Dorothy's house is lifted off of the ground during a cyclone and carried away to a strange new world.Want to hear the rest of the chapters? Grownups can head to our Patreon and join Team Dorothy or above! We’ll be posting a new chapter every week.This content is a little different from our regular stories! We recommend reading before listening if you’re not ...more

  • Aphrodite

    Feb 07 2022

    Aphrodite travels around helping others find love but no one ever asks how she's doing!Written by Megan BagalaPerformed and Executive Produced by Rebecca CunninghamProduced by Chad ChenailLinks for the Grownups!Valentine’s Day CardsPatreonGirl Tales StoreRebecca’s NewsletterFacebookInstagramBuy the Girl Tales Team a Coffee See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

  • She Sells Seashells

    Jan 31 2022

    Marceline finds some really odd seashells along the beach in Saltwater and is charged with the task of selling them.An adaptation of the She Sells Seashells nursery rhyme and The Fisherman and the Jinni.Cordelia Studios ProductionWritten, Performed, and Executive Produced by Rebecca CunninghamProduced by Tessa FlanneryLinks for the Grownups!Valentine's Day CardsPatreonGirl Tales StoreRebecca’s NewsletterFacebookInstagramBuy the Girl Tales Team a Coffee See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-o...more

  • The Red Hood by Amina Henry

    Jan 24 2022

    Cicely and her little brother Patty are heading up the block to their grandmother's but come across apothecaries, goblins, and police officers along the way.Note - This episode deals with themes of racism and discrimination.Written by Amina HenryStarring: Briana Maia, Nekia Renee Martin, Barron Bass and Annie HenkProduced by Chad ChenailExecutive Produced by Rebecca CunninghamLinks for the Grownups!Resources for talking about race, racism, and racialized violence with kidsPatreonGirl Tales Store...more

  • Goldenhorn

    Jan 17 2022

    Zala is suspicious of the man who hired her dad to track down a ram with golden horns.An adaptation of the Slovene fairytale, GoldhornCordelia Studios ProductionWritten by Tessa FlanneryPerformed and Executive Produced by Rebecca CunninghamProduced by Megan BagalaHosted by Amia JadeLinks for the Grownups!PatreonGirl Tales StoreRebecca’s NewsletterFacebookInstagramBuy the Girl Tales Team a Coffee See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

  • Fairy's Tale

    Jan 10 2022

    Even though they call them FAIRY tales, Fairy always ends up as the side character. But, not this time. This time, it's her turn to tell the story. Sit back, relax, and listen to Fairy's Tale.an adaptation of Jack and the BeanstalkCordelia Studios ProductionWritten, Performed, and Executive Produced by Rebecca CunninghamProduced by Chad ChenailLinks for the Grownups!PatreonGirl Tales StoreRebecca’s NewsletterFacebookInstagramBuy the Girl Tales Team a Coffee See acast.com/privacy for privacy and ...more

  • Hermes and Their Magical Shoes

    Jan 03 2022

    Hermes loves to run and they can run FAST. But sometimes their running causes trouble for everyone else in Freshwater. Can Hermes figure out how to get around quickly without getting in anyone else's way?Cordelia Studios ProductionWritten by Megan BagalaExecutive Produced, Produced, and Performed by Rebecca CunninghamLinks for the Grownups!PatreonGirl Tales StoreRebecca’s NewsletterFacebookInstagramGirl Tales Grown-Ups GroupBuy the Girl Tales Team a Coffee See acast.com/privacy for privacy and o...more

  • Up in the Clouds by Francesca Pazniokas

    Dec 27 2021

    A sensory processing fairy tale! Electra, Gamma, and Luma are Sun Sprites who love to dance and sing and play catch with lightning bolts and give hugs. But not everyone loves the way they play and give hugs, especially Crystal the Snow Sprite.Written by Francesca PazniokasStarring: Briana Maia, Irene Yenko, Adriana Colón and Mindy Escobar-LeanseProduced by Chad ChenailExecutive Produced by Rebecca CunninghamLinks for the Grownups!PatreonGirl Tales StoreRebecca’s NewsletterFacebookInstagramGirl T...more

  • Mrs. Fezziwig's Christmas Eve Ball

    Dec 20 2021

    Mrs. Fezziwig is left to throw Freshwater's Christmas Eve Ball by herself this year but she's just not in the holiday spirit. She decides she'll leave Freshwater altogether but Ginger Snap the Spirit of Christmas Eves of Yore has another idea in mind.An adaptation of A Christmas Carol by Charles DickensCordelia Studios ProductionWritten, Executive Produced, and Performed by Rebecca CunninghamProduced by Chad ChenailLinks for the Grownups!PatreonHoliday TalesGirl Tales StoreRebecca’s NewsletterFa...more

  • The Princess and the Pincushion

    Dec 17 2021

    A story brought to you by our friends over at Dorktales Storytime PodcastThe Princess and the PincushionBy Amy Thompson and Edited by Molly MurphyThe lonely Prince is fed up with the Queen and her court! Their snobby standards are keeping him from finding someone who cares about connection over social status. Enter Wilhemina, the rain-soaked and mud-covered girl who makes a mess of a first impression, but ultimately proves that true friendship is more than a popularity contest. WHAT THIS RE...more

  • Defeating Krampus

    Dec 13 2021

    Christine spots a suspicious creature with horns in her front yard. Could it be Krampus? Her and her friends set up a plan to catch the creature!Cordelia Studios ProductionWritten and Produced by Tessa FlanneryPerformed and Executive Produced by Rebecca CunninghamLinks for the Grownups!PatreonHoliday TalesGirl Tales StoreRebecca’s NewsletterFacebookInstagramGirl Tales Grown-Ups Group See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

  • Amazonia Academy by Crystal Skillman

    Dec 06 2021

    Arsia is competing for Amazonia Academy's “Best Warrior” metal! But she's better at crosswords than crossbows, ya know?Written by Crystal SkillmanStarring: Amanda D'Archangelis, Ashley Tobias, Sarah Smithton, and Sarah GoldingProduced by Megan BagalaExecutive Produced by Rebecca CunninghamLinks for the Grownups!PatreonHoliday TalesGirl Tales StoreRebecca’s NewsletterFacebookInstagramGirl Tales Grown-Ups Group See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

  • Westminster Abby

    Nov 29 2021

    Abby rings the bells at Westminster Abbey but no one ever notices her. That is until she meets a witch named Agnes who needs Abby’s help to meet Queen Victoria at her coronation tomorrow.Cordelia Studios ProductionAn adaptation of The Hunchback of Notre Dame by Victor HugoWritten by Rebecca CunninghamProduced by Chad ChenailPerformed by Rebecca Cunningham and Tessa FlanneryExecutive Produced by Rebecca CunninghamLinks for the Grownups!PatreonHoliday TalesGirl Tales StoreRebecca’s NewsletterFaceb...more

  • Merlin and the Dragons

    Nov 22 2021

    King Vortigern is looking for more land for his people. When he finds the right place to build a castle on, it comes crashing down every night. Will a young girl with hawk-like eyes bless the land and become the solution to his problems?Cordelia Studios ProductionWritten by Dani MartineckProduced by Tessa FlanneryPerformed and Executive Produced by Rebecca CunninghamLinks for the Grownups!PatreonGirl Tales StoreRebecca’s NewsletterFacebookInstagramGirl Tales Grown-Ups Group See acast.com/privacy...more

  • Lia y La Lobita by Janelle Lawrence

    Nov 15 2021

    Lia and her Zaza are on a roadtrip to Zaza's native land when an Elder in the woods tells them a story of animals who work together to find their way home.Written by Janelle LawrenceProduced by Tessa FlanneryStarring Nickolette Kong, Caroline Castro, and Melissa UlloaExecutive Produced by Rebecca CunninghamCordelia Studios ProductionFor the Grownups!PatreonGirl Tales StoreRebecca’s NewsletterFacebookInstagramGirl Tales Grown-Ups Group See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

  • Gunna and the Ghost

    Nov 08 2021

    Gunna is the most confident girl in Freshwater and she uses that confidence to help others. But can she solve Dr. Franny K Stein's ghost problem?Cordelia Studios ProductionAn adaptation of the Icelandic story, Gunna the Ghost by Jón Árnason.Written and Produced by Chad ChenailPerformed and Executive Produced by Rebecca CunninghamFor the Grownups!PatreonGirl Tales StoreRebecca’s NewsletterFacebookInstagramGirl Tales Grown-Ups Group See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

  • The Best Baba

    Nov 01 2021

    Vasilisa's grandmother is visiting and she has a sneaking suspicion that she might be a witch!Girl Tales is a Cordelia Studios productionBased on the Slavic folklore character, Baba YagaWritten by Tessa FlanneryPerformed by Rebecca CunninghamProduced by Megan BagalaExecutive Produced by Rebecca CunninghamPatreonGirl Tales StoreRebecca’s NewsletterFacebookInstagramGirl Tales Grown-Ups Group See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

  • Hypatia the Hero - Part Two

    Oct 25 2021

    Hypatia is an extremely strong kid but is she strong enough to overcome EVEN MORE challenges her mean Aunt Hera throws her way?Written by Tessa FlanneryPerformed by Rebecca CunninghamProduced by Megan BagalaExecutive Produced by Rebecca CunninghamFor the Grownups!PatreonGirl Tales StoreRebecca’s NewsletterFacebookInstagramGirl Tales Grown-Ups Group See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

  • Hypatia the Hero - Part One

    Oct 18 2021

    Hypatia is an extremely strong kid but is she strong enough to overcome the challenges her mean Aunt Hera throws her way?Written by Tessa FlanneryPerformed by Rebecca CunninghamProduced by Megan BagalaExecutive Produced by Rebecca CunninghamFor the Grownups!PatreonGirl Tales StoreRebecca’s NewsletterFacebookInstagramGirl Tales Grown-Ups Group See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

  • The Tell-Tale Toy

    Oct 12 2021

    Cheese the dog is given a stuffed heart toy made special by Rebecca. But there’s something about this toy that Cheese just did not like …An adaptation of The Tell-Tale Heart by Edgar Allan PoeWritten by Nina KiPerformed by Rama Orleans-Lindsay and Rebecca CunninghamProduced by Chad ChenailExecutive Produced by Rebecca CunninghamProduced by Tessa FlanneryFor the Grownups!PatreonGirl Tales StoreRebecca’s NewsletterFacebookInstagramGirl Tales Grown-Ups Group See acast.com/privacy for privacy and op...more

  • Major, Minor, and the Three Sisters

    Oct 12 2021

    We're kicking off Season 4! In this tale, Rebecca is struggling to get along with her sisters but a visit from her friends who live in the stars has her rethinking what having a sister really means.Written, Performed, and Executive Produced by Rebecca CunninghamProduced by Tessa FlanneryFor the Grownups!PatreonGirl Tales StoreRebecca’s NewsletterFacebookInstagramGirl Tales Grown-Ups Group See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

  • Little Lina (Rebroadcast)

    Sep 19 2021

    We’re gearing up for Season 4! In the meantime, listen to the GT team’s favorites!Lina wants to compete in this year’s big sailing contest but her Mama doesn’t think she’s healthy enough or big enough. So, Lina decides to go on her own adventure. Follow Lina as she soars on the wings of a seagull, dives down deep into the ocean, and finds her way back home to her Mama.Written by Kimberly BelflowerStarring: Amber Dickerson, Erin Hanraty, Jared Loftin, & Amanda RodheProducer: Chad ChenailExecu...more

  • Beauty and Bea (Rebroadcast)

    Sep 13 2021

    We're gearing up for Season 4! In the meantime, listen to the GT team's favorites. First up, Beauty and Bea! 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 TalesWritten by Kathleen CoombsStarring: Gina D...more

  • The Story of Circe feat. Stephanie March

    May 27 2021

    Circe is banished to live alone on an island and she … loves it! But who are all of these tourists and sailors making pit stops on her island? Circe turns them all into animals. Is being alone all it's cracked up to be? Written and Produced by Tessa FlanneryPerformed by Stephanie March and Rebecca CunninghamExecutive Produced by Rebecca CunninghamStephanie March is currently starring in “House on Fire” on Lifetime/ A&E networks as a part of their Broad Focus programming. Stephanie star...more

  • Raya and the Last Dragon

    May 21 2021

    Come listen to an adaptation of Disney's Raya and the Last Dragon!This story is an adaptation of the Raya and the Last Dragon Little Golden Book from Random House Children Books.This episode is brought to you by Disney.Relive the excitement of Raya and the Last Dragon now on Blu-ray and Digital and with this Little Golden Book adaptation from Random House Children Books.Performed by Marissa CarpioProduced by Chad ChenailMusic by Samuel BagalàExecutive Produced by Rebecca Cunningham See acast.com...more

  • The Surprise Party

    Apr 19 2021

    Pippa tells a story about her wife Rebecca and how she saved the town of Freshwater!An adaptation of Hans Brinker by Mary Mapes DodgeWritten and Produced by Chad ChenailPerformed by Rama Orleans-Lindsay and Rebecca CunninghamExecutive Produced by Rebecca CunninghamFor the Grownups!PatreonGirl Tales StoreRebecca’s NewsletterFacebookInstagramGirl Tales Grown-Ups Group See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

  • Una Had a Unicorn

    Apr 12 2021

    Una had a pet unicorn. She brought the unicorn to school one day which … was against the rules. Based on the nursery rhyme, Mary Had a Little Lamb by Sarah Josepha Hale.Written, Performed, and Produced by Rebecca CunninghamFor the Grownups!PatreonGirl Tales StoreRebecca’s NewsletterFacebookInstagramGirl Tales Grown-Ups Group See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

  • Captain Ahab

    Apr 05 2021

    Rebecca joins Captain Ahab onboard the Pequod to find the illusive whale, Moby Dick!An adapatation of Moby-Dick by Herman Melville. Written by Chad ChenailProduced by Megan BagalaExecutive Produced and Performed by Rebecca CunninghamFor the Grownups!PatreonGirl Tales StoreRebecca’s NewsletterFacebookInstagramGirl Tales Grown-Ups Group See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

  • Morgiana's Treasure

    Mar 29 2021

    Morgiana is on one of her daily kayak rides when she lifted out of her kayak by a big giant bird! Written and Produced by Tessa FlanneryGuest Starring: Mehret MarshExecutive Produced and Performed by Rebecca CunninghamFor the Grownups!PatreonGirl Tales StoreRebecca’s NewsletterFacebookInstagramGirl Tales Grown-Ups Group See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

  • You

    Mar 26 2021

    A story about … you! Listen and find out how you are brave like Ruth Bader Ginsburg, curious like Dr. Mae Jemison, and proud to be you like Aaron Philip!Part 4 of our Women’s History Month Series!Written by Megan Bagala and Tessa FlanneryProduced by Megan BagalaPerformed and Executive Produced by Rebecca CunninghamFor the Grownups!PatreonGirl Tales StoreRebecca’s NewsletterFacebookInstagramGirl Tales Grown-Ups Group See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

  • Persephone

    Mar 22 2021

    You might have heard the story of Persephone and how she brings Spring to Earth. But have you heard her version? Written by Megan BagalaProduced by Chad ChenailExecutive Produced by Rebecca CunninghamFor the Grownups!PatreonGirl Tales StoreRebecca’s NewsletterFacebookInstagramGirl Tales Grown-Ups Group See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

  • AOC: A Story About Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

    Mar 19 2021

    A story about Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez told through a “friend”. Listen and learn about AOC's fight for working-class people and about standing up to bullies.Part 3 of our Women's History Month Series! Written by Elsa BermudezPerformed by Adriana ColónProduced by Tessa FlanneryExecutive Produced by Megan Bagala, Tessa Flannery, & Rebecca CunninghamFor the Grownups!PatreonGirl Tales StoreRebecca’s NewsletterFacebookInstagramGirl Tales Grown-Ups Group See acast.com/privacy for pri...more

  • The Grandest Parade

    Mar 15 2021

    You're invited to Mayor Bridie's Grandest St. Patrick's Day Parade in Swinford, Ireland! Or is the parade in Claremorris, Ireland and thrown by Mayor Maeve? Listen and find out!Based on the Irish tale, The Cattle Raid of CooleyWritten, Produced, and Performed by Rebecca CunninghamGuest Starring Tessa Flannery For the Grownups!PatreonGirl Tales StoreRebecca’s NewsletterFacebookInstagramGirl Tales Grown-Ups Group See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

  • Small Big Things: A Story About Helen Zia

    Mar 12 2021

    A historical fiction story about advocating for yourself and for the people in your community even in the face of prejudice and racism. Listen and learn about Chinese-American activist, author, and journalist Helen Zia.Part 2 of our Women’s History Month Series!Written by Nina KiPerformed by Kate MarleyProduced by Megan BagalaExecutive Produced by Megan Bagala, Tessa Flannery, & Rebecca CunninghamSome of the dialogue was sourced from Helen Zia's interview with USA journalist Nicole Carroll. ...more

  • Nessie and the Queen's Crown

    Mar 08 2021

    Nessie is a water dragon with a love of shiny stuff. She loves shiny stuff so much she steals the crown right of the Queen's head! Will Aileen, be able to get the crown back to the Queen?A story about the Scottish mythical creature, the Loch Ness Monster.Written by Tessa FlanneryProduced by Chad ChenailExecutive Produced by Rebecca CunninghamPerformed by Rebecca Cunningham and Tessa FlanneryFor the Grownups!PatreonGirl Tales StoreRebecca’s NewsletterFacebookInstagramGirl Tales Grown-Ups Gro...more

  • Ruth Charlotte Ellis

    Mar 05 2021

    A fictional story about the real life Ruth Charlotte Ellis; the first woman to own a printing press in Michigan and Black LGBTQ icon.Part 1 of our Women's History Month Series!Written by Christina QuintanaPerformed by Imani RussellProduced by Tessa FlanneryExecutive Produced by Rebecca CunninghamFor the Grownups!PatreonGirl Tales StoreRebecca’s NewsletterFacebookInstagramGirl Tales Grown-Ups Group See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

  • Goldi and the Wee Little Bear by Lindz Amer

    Mar 01 2021

    Grown-ups have been telling the story of Goldi and WLB for forever. They'd like you to hear from them, the story of how they became the best of friends.An adaptation of Goldilocks and the Three Bears by Robert SouthyWritten by Lindz AmerStarring: Barron Bass, Fred Chong Rutherford, Tessa Flannery, and Triya LeongProduced by Chad ChenailExecutive Produced by Rebecca CunninghamFor the Grownups!Donate to Black Girls CODE: https://www.facebook.com/girltalespodcast/Patreon: https:...more

  • Lucky Duck

    Feb 22 2021

    Lucky is a grey bird in a sea (or lake) of little yellow ducks. When the yellow ducks decide to leave Lucky out of their games and tease her because of her grey feathers, she turns to Rebecca for some love and advice.An adaptation of The Ugly Duckling by Hans Christian AndersenWritten by Chad ChenailPerformed and Executive Produced by Rebecca CunninghamFor the Grownups!Patreon: https://patreon.com/girltalesGirl Tales Store: https://girltalespodcast.com/store-2/Rebecca’s Newsletter:&nbs...more

  • The Gruff Goat

    Feb 15 2021

    After being teased at school for how big she is, Sasha the Goat becomes rough and tough and gruff. That is until she meets an even gruffer troll under a bridge.An adaptation of Three Billy Goats Gruff collected by Peter Christen Asbjørnsen and Jørgen MoeWritten and Produced by Tessa FlanneryExecutive Produced and Performed by Rebecca CunninghamFor the Grownups!Patreon: https://patreon.com/girltalesGirl Tales Store: https://girltalespodcast.com/store-2/Rebecca’s Newsletter: https:/...more

  • Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

    Feb 12 2021

    Here's the first chapter from the book, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll, published in 1865. In this chapter, Alice chases a talking rabbit down a rabbit hole, takes a very long fall, and takes a drink of something that makes her very small! Want to hear the rest of the chapters? Grownups can head to our Patreon and join Team Alice or above! We'll be posting a new chapter every week.This content is a little different from our regular stories! We recommend reading before listenin...more

  • Love, Cupid

    Feb 08 2021

    A Valentine's Day story! Cupid's new in town but things get off to a rocky start with their neighbors. With some help from Rebecca, they'll relearn how to spread love and friendship throughout Freshwater.Written by Megan BagalaExecutive Produced and Performed by Rebecca CunninghamFor the Grownups!Patreon: https://patreon.com/girltalesGirl Tales Store: https://girltalespodcast.com/store-2/Rebecca’s Newsletter: https://girltalespodcast.us16.list-manage.com/subscribe?u=164c30f0c37a08...more

  • Musings by Georgina Escobar

    Feb 01 2021

    Meema (or Memory) and her sisters run the most successful inspiration factory in the universe, The Idea Factory where they don't make money, they make ideas! Meema wants to tell you a story (that's never-ended) about Narcissus & little black mirrors that make everyone just like him, obsessed with themselves and what the mirror reflects back at them!Written by Georgina EscobarStarring: Barron Bass, Jennifer Sun Bell, Adriana Colon, & Mindy Escobar-LeanseProduced by Chad ChenailAssistant P...more

  • The Sansolo Sisters

    Jan 27 2021

    Travel back to 1942 in New York City's Lower East Side and meet 7-year-old newspaper reporter Gloria Sansolo and her three older sisters.Inspired by Little Women by Louisa May AlcottWritten, Performed, and Executive Produced by Rebecca CunninghamProduced by Chad ChenailOriginal Theme Music by Eli Denby Wood & Amy Gijsbers van WijkFor the Grownups!Patreon: https://patreon.com/girltalesGirl Tales Store: https://girltalespodcast.com/store-2/Rebecca’s Newsletter: https://girltales...more

  • Artie and the Sword

    Jan 18 2021

    Akva Nova desperately needs a new ruler but only the person to be able to pull a sword from a stone can truly lead the kingdom. Who will it be?An adaptation of The Sword in the Stone - The Legend of King ArthurWritten by Megan BagalaProduced by Tessa FlanneryAssistant Produced by Chad ChenailExecutive Produced & Performed by Rebecca CunninghamOriginal Theme Music by Eli Denby Wood & Amy Gijsbers van WijkFor the Grownups!Patreon: https://patreon.com/girltalesGirl Tales Store: ht...more

  • Torta & Finch by Charly Evon Simpson (Rebroadcast)

    Jan 12 2021

    After doing the same thing everyday, Finch wants something new. So when she meets a singing tortoise named Torta, her whole world changes. Finch thinks Torta should sing in front of the other animals but Torta just likes singing for herself. Listen to hear how Finch learns what it means to truly be a really good friend.Written by Charly Evon SimpsonStarring: Barron Bass, Isabella Dawis, and Sophia QuirogaOriginal Music by Michelle J. Rodriguez & Lyrics by Charly Evon SimpsonProduced by Chad ...more

  • Holly Cow's Mission to the Moon

    Jan 11 2021

    Holly Cow has a mission and that's to go to the moon! But how will she do it? And will Old MacDonald get in the way of her dreams?Based on the nursery rhyme, Hey Diddle, DiddleWritten and Produced by Chad ChenailExecutive Produced by Rebecca CunninghamOriginal Theme Music by Eli Denby Wood & Amy Gijsbers van WijkFor the Grownups!Patreon: https://patreon.com/girltalesTorta & Finch Shadow Puppet Show: https://girltalespodcast.com/events/Girl Tales Store: https://girltal...more

  • Something in the Breeze by Juliany Taveras

    Jan 04 2021

    Jael and their siblings visit the island where their Abuelo lives for the very first time. Abuelo tells the children all about ciguapas, beings that dwell in the forest. When Jael meets Cigi, they realize Abuelo doesn't exactly have the right idea about ciguapas. Cigi's really cool and teaches Jael about respecting and honoring everyone.Written by Juliany TaverasStarring: Jen Anaya, Robb Moreira, Rad Pereira, and Imani RussellProduced by Chad ChenailExecutive Produced by Rebecca CunninghamOrigin...more

  • Catching Tanya Time

    Dec 29 2020

    Freshwater's favorite cowgirl, Shelby Ann Catskills Cunningham, loves to lasso. She just wishes she had more time do it. Right before New Year's Eve, she lassoes someone who makes it possible for her to lasso as much as she wants. But is it worth it?Inspired by The Capture of Father Time by L. Frank BaumWritten, Produced, & Performed by Rebecca CunninghamOriginal Theme Music: Eli Denby Wood & Amy Gijsbers van WijkFor the Grownups!Patreon: https://patreon.com/girltalesHoliday Tales:&...more

  • Mother Winter

    Dec 21 2020

    A Winter Solstice story! The giant, Mother Winter, is herding deer when a terrible snow storm hits. Thank goodness for the kindness of the people of Glen Lyon in Scotland! Written & Produced by Tessa FlanneryStarring: Tessa Flannery & Rebecca CunninghamExecutive Produced by Rebecca CunninghamOriginal Theme Music by Eli Denby Wood and Amy Gijsbers van WijkFor the Grownups!Patreon: https://patreon.com/girltalesHoliday Tales: https://girltalespodcast.com/holidaytales/Girl Tales St...more

  • A Cratchit Christmas

    Dec 14 2020

    A young inventor named Belinda Cratchit teaches Ebeneezer Scrooge about generosity and the spirit of Christmas.An adaptation of A Christmas Carol by Charles DickensWritten & Produced by Tessa FlanneryStarring: Tessa Flannery & Rebecca CunninghamAssistant Produced by Chad ChenailExecutive Produced by Rebecca CunninghamOriginal Theme Music by Eli Denby Wood and Amy Gijsbers van WijkFor the Grownups!Patreon: https://patreon.com/girltalesHoliday Tales: https://girltalespodcast.com/...more

  • Judah Maccabee by Megan Bagala

    Dec 07 2020

    A musical for kids & families about the story of Hanukkah! Judah and her siblings fight back after their right to practice Judaism is taken away from them by King Antiochus.Written, Composed, & Produced by Megan BagalaStarring: Nicole Weiss, Mara Jill Herman, Megan Bagala, and Evan Maltby Piano and Additional Arrangements by Sam Bagala Violin by Sem PetreyAssistant Produced by Chad ChenailExecutive Produced by Rebecca CunninghamArtwork by Mickey Lee NelsonOriginal Theme Music by Eli Denb...more

  • Marie the Nutcracker Prince by Tessa Flannery (Rebroadcast)

    Nov 30 2020

    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 and must defeat the Mouse King and his army!based on The Nutcracker balletby Tessa FlanneryProduced by Chad ChenailExecutive Produced by Rebecca Cunn...more

  • Stone Soup

    Nov 23 2020

    When a thick layer of frost freezes over the crops throughout Freshwater, the townspeople stop sharing food with each other. In fact, they completely forget how to be generous with one another. That is until a stranger passes through the town.Written by Megan BalagaProduced by Chad ChenailPerformed and Executive Produced by Rebecca CunninghamOriginal Theme Music: Eli Denby Wood & Amy Gijsbers van WijkFor the Grownups!Patreon: https://patreon.com/girltalesHoliday Tales: https://girl...more

  • Princess Cordelia of Freshwater

    Nov 16 2020

    Princess Cordelia leaves the School of Children of Lost Parents to meet the woman who has adopted her. The woman is very serious and only likes things that are absolutely necessary. Plus, the town they will live in has no other people and places to go to! Can Princess Cordelia use her bright imagination to bring this town to life?Inspired by Anne of Green Gables by Lucy Maud MontgomeryWritten, Produced, & Performed by Rebecca CunninghamHosts: Arlo & RebeccaOriginal Theme Music: Eli Denby...more

  • Rosie and The Dream Weaver by Ashley Lauren Rogers

    Nov 09 2020

    Rosie just moved to a new town and desperately wishes that life would stop changing all the time. A talking frog (or fairy?) named Dream Weaver makes that wish come true. But is it more than she hoped for?by Ashley Lauren RogersInspired by the fairytale, Sleeping BeautyStarring: Maybe Burke, Eli Denby Wood, Annie Henk, & Barron BassProducer: Chad ChenailAssistant Producer: Megan BagalaExecutive Producer: Rebecca CunninghamOriginal Theme Music: Eli Denby Wood & Amy Gijsbers van WijkFor th...more

  • Humpty Dumpty

    Nov 02 2020

    Humpty Dumpty & Rebecca are playing their imaginative games at recess when a dodge ball brings it all to a sudden halt. Their teacher, Mr. S. calls the King, all his horses, and all his men to come fix Humpty's shell but will anybody listen to Humpty?Written & Produced by Chad ChenailPerformed & Executive Produced by Rebecca CunninghamMusic: The Zeppelin and Heliotrope by Blue Dot SessionsFor the Grownups!Patreon: https://patreon.com/girltalesGirl Tales Store: One Time Donation:...more

  • Sasquatch

    Oct 26 2020

    Rebecca walks deep into the woods to find the perfect flower for an arts & crafts project. That's when she meets a new friend, the guardian of the woods.Writer: Megan BagalaProducer: Tessa FlanneryExecutive Producer, Performer, & Host: Rebecca CunninghamFor the Grownups!Patreon: https://patreon.com/girltalesOne Time Donation: https://fundraising.fracturedatlas.org/girl-talesRebecca’s Newsletter: https://girltalespodcast.us16.list-manage.com/subscribe?u=164c30f0c37a086fa0e3...more

  • Ms. Katrina Van Tassel

    Oct 18 2020

    Ms. Van Tassel's theatre class is working hard to prepare for their annual Halloween production of, The Tale of the Headless Horseman. But when Ms. Van Tassel catches the flu, a miserable substitute is sent in her place!An adaptation of The Legend of Sleepy Hollow by Washington IrvingWriter, Producer, Performer: Rebecca CunninghamOriginal Theme Music: Eli Denby Wood & Amy Gijsbers van WijkFor the Grownups!Patreon: https://patreon.com/girltalesOne Time Donation: https://fundraising....more

  • The Ducks of Lake Ballyquirke by Izzi D'Esposito

    Oct 12 2020

    After spending their days littering the lake in their kingdom, Helene and her siblings are turned into ducks and banned to Lake Ballyquirke for 300 years! Writer: Izzi D'EspositoStarring: Adriana Colon, Tessa Flannery, Cristina Pitter, & Chad ChenailProducer:Chad ChenailAssistant Producer: Megan BagalaExecutive Producer: Rebecca CunninghamHosts: Rebecca Cunningham & Charlie McElroyMusic: Cup of Tea from the Washington Celtic group Sláinte Licensed under Creative Commons - Attri...more

  • Franny K. Stein

    Oct 05 2020

    The scientist, Dr. Franny K. Stein, wants a friend. So, she uses her scientific and mathematic skills to creates one! But it doesn't go as planned.an adaptation of Frankenstein by Mary ShelleyWritten & Produced by Chad ChenailExecutive Produced & Performed by Rebecca CunninghamOriginal Theme Music: Eli Denby Wood & Amy Gijsbers van WijkFor the Grownups!Patreon: https://patreon.com/girltalesOne Time Donation: https://fundraising.fracturedatlas.org/girl-talesRebecca’s Newslet...more

  • Shirley Holmes

    Sep 28 2020

    Rebecca baked an apple pie and placed it on her windowsill to cool. A few moments later, she noticed someone had bitten into the pie, but no one else was home! Shirley Holmes is on the case!Inspired by The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes stories by Arthur Conan DoyleWritten by Megan BagalaProduced by Tessa FlanneryExecutive Produced & Performed by Rebecca CunninghamOriginal Theme Music: Eli Denby Wood & Amy Gijsbers van WijkFor the Grownups!Patreon: https://patreon.com/girltalesOne Ti...more

  • The Island

    Sep 21 2020

    Two wizards from separate lands where magic is banned are shipped off to an island with their children. But as it turns out, the island is magical! Listen as Sycorax, Prospera, Caliban, and Miranda come to love and defend their new home. An adaptation of The Tempest by William Shakespeare. Written by Tessa FlanneryVoice Over Artists: Rama Orleans-Lindsay & Rebecca CunninghamProduced by: Rebecca CunninghamOriginal Theme Music: Eli Denby Wood & Amy Gijsbers van WijkFor the Grownups!Patreon...more

  • The Legend of Yuwul by Nina Ki

    Sep 14 2020

    Long ago in Korea, in the old, old days when tigers smoked long pipes, there was a very shy, quiet girl named Yuwul who lived with her father, the Old Admiral, in a small hanok near the ocean. Listen and hear as Yuwul finds her voice and saves her entire fishing village from enemy soldiers!Writer: Nina KiVoice Over Artists: Kate Marley, Fred Chong Rutherford, Jenny Ko, and Jennifer Sun BellProducer: Chad ChenailMusic Score: Megan BagalaExecutive Producer & Host: Rebecca CunninghamTheme Music...more

  • M of the Mist

    May 11 2020

    "M" goes canoeing one day around Niagara Falls when suddenly the current grows too strong for her and she finds herself tipping over the edge of the falls. That's when Thunder steps in.An adaptation of the Haudenosaunee legend, The Maid of the Mist.Written by Megan Bagala Produced by Chad ChenailExecutive Produced and Performed by Rebecca CunninghamScore by Eli Denby WoodOriginal Theme Music: Eli Denby Wood & Amy Gijsbers van WijkFor the Grownups!Patreon: https://patreon.com/girlta...more

  • Amina Appleseed

    May 04 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 revolution came to the Russian Empire, she had to move to the United States all by herself. She felt lonely but she found a special way to keep her tree friends with her. Based on the legendary stories of Johnny AppleseedWritten by Tessa FlanneryProduced by Chad ChenailExecutive Produced and Performed by Rebecca CunninghamOriginal Music by Eli Denby WoodOriginal...more

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

    Apr 20 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 adventure. by Lea McKenna GarciaAdapted from The Wild Swans by Hans Christian AndersenStarring Sophie Hassett, Russell Jordan, Jessica Osber, and Claire WardenExecutive Producer & Host: Rebecca CunninghamProduced by Maria WurtelleOriginal Theme Music by Eli Denby Wood &a...more

  • Pip Van Winkle

    Apr 13 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 the dead old oak tree in her family's front yard. It's just irresponsible not to! That's when three talking cats come along and make her wish come true.An adaptation of Rip Van Winkle by Washington IrvingWritten by Tessa FlanneryProduced by Chad ChenailExecutive Produced and Performed by Rebecca CunninghamScore by Eli Denby WoodOriginal Theme Music: Eli D...more

  • Paula Bunyan

    Apr 06 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 take care of her. They name her Paula Bunyan. Listen and find out all the ways Paula helps everyone in the town including her animal friends in the woods.Based on the stories of folk hero, Paul BunyanWritten and Produced by Chad ChenailExecutive Produced and Performed by Rebecca CunninghamScore: Eli Denby WoodOriginal Theme Music: Eli Denby Wood & Amy ...more

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

    Mar 30 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, 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 WijkAdapted from Town Musicians of Bremen by the Brothers GrimmStarring: Chad Chenail, Rebecca Cunningham, Polina Ionina, Gulshan Mia, Rad Pereira, and Amanda...more

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

    Mar 23 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 human or figure out another way to solve this problem? Plus a special interview with kid podcaster, Ruby & The Literate Mermaid writer, Christina Quintana!The Literate Mermaid by Christina QuintanaStarring: Joseph Cordaro, Caitlin Morris, Ashton Muniz, and Elise SantoraExecutive Producer: Rebecca CunninghamProducer: Chad ChenailOriginal Theme Music:...more

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

    Mar 16 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 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. Plus a bonus interview at the end with kid podcaster, Chloe & ...more

  • Rapunzel by Jahna Ferron-Smith (Rebroadcast)

    Mar 08 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! 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 Starring: Laureen Lembé, Bonita Jackson, and C. Kelly WrightProduced by Chad ChenailExecutive Produced by Rebecca Cunni...more

  • The Cinderella Sisters by Dana Boulé

    Feb 12 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 at her school are obsessed with how they look and what everyone thinks of them and she wants know part of it. Her friend Symphony Rhodes is the perfect person to turn to. What will Cinderella do? Book, Music, & Lyrics by Dana BouléStarring Melanie Burg, Kelly Reader, & Kristen VaphidesMusical Direction by Megan BagalaProduced by Rebecca Cunn...more

  • Nova's Lab! Becoming Bessie Coleman's Airplane

    Jan 20 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 American and Native American pilot when flying airplanes in the United States was still illegal for women of color. Listen as Nova learns about how planes fly through the air!Written, performed, and produced by Tessa FlanneryExecutive Produced by Rebecca CunninghamOriginal Theme Music by Eli Denby WoodFor the Grownups! Listen to Go With Nugget: https://nugge...more

  • Meditating Maiden by Rebecca Weaver

    Jan 14 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 grow up to be a kind and thoughtful leader. This story includes a meditation we can all practice!An adaptation of Sleeping BeautyWritten by Rebecca WeaverStarring Chad Chenail & Tessa FlanneryProduced by Rebecca CunninghamOriginal Theme Music by Eli Denby WoodArtwork by Ana StretcuListen to Be Calm on Ahway Island: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcas...more

  • Nova's Lab! Rescuing Nova with Ada Lovelace

    Dec 23 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 into her normal self!Produced, performed, and written by Tessa FlanneryExecutive Producer: Rebecca CunninghamOriginal Theme Music: Eli Denby Wood & Amy Gijsbers van WijkPatreon: https://patreon.com/girltalesOne Time Donation: https://fundraising.fracturedatlas.org/girl-talesFace...more

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

    Dec 16 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 talk about how Conversations with my Daughter began and how it's made Elinor and her mom a lot closer. Enjoy!Listen to Conversations with my Daughter: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/conversations-with-my-daughter/id1463397680Learn more about Lightbridge Academy: https://lightbridgeacademy.com/Patreon: https://patreon.com/girltalesOne Time Donat...more

  • Rudy the Female Reindeer by Delaney Yeager

    Dec 05 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 of her parents, Carol Claus, and her good friend Frosty Tips the Snow Ma’am, Rudy persists. Listen as Rudy saves Christmas! A rebroadcast from 2017. 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: Chad Chen...more

  • Nova's Lab! Becoming Queen Lili'uokalani's Ukulele

    Nov 20 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 sovereign monarch of the Hawaiian Kingdom. Nova learns how ukuleles are made, how sound travels through them, and ways we can defend the rights of indigenous peoples. Come join her!Written, Performed, and Produced by Tessa FlanneryExecutive Produced by Rebecca Cunningham1915 Recording of Aloha Oe by Pale K. Lua, and David K. KailiGirl Tales Holiday Ev...more

  • Torta & Finch by Charly Evon Simpson

    Nov 12 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 thinks Torta should sing in front of the other animals but Torta just likes singing for herself. Listen to hear how Finch learns what it means to truly be a really good friend.Written by Charly Evon SimpsonStarring: Barron Bass, Isabella Dawis, and Sophia QuirogaOriginal Music by Michelle J. Rodriguez & Lyrics by Charly Evon SimpsonProduced by Chad ...more

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

    Nov 01 2019

    In this Little Girls Doing Big Things interview, Rebecca speaks with Matilda Suh, an 8-year-old writer & illustrator. Rebecca first learned about Matilda's work after finding her handmade books at her favorite bookstore in Brooklyn. Matilda tells her all about how she made that happen.Executive Produced by Rebecca CunninghamTheme Music by Eli Denby Wood and Amy Gijsbers van WijkPurchase tickets to the Holiday Girl Tales event with Drag Queen Story Hour! https://www.brownpapertickets.com/user...more

  • Nova's Lab! Becoming Mary Shelley's Ink

    Oct 20 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 portion from the original story of Frankenstein. Written, Performed, and Produced by Tessa FlanneryExecutive Produced by Rebecca CunninghamTheme Music by Eli Denby Wood & Amy Gijsbers van WijkSeason 3 Questionnaire: https://girltalespodcast.com/surveyPatreon: https://girltalespodcas...more

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

    Oct 11 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 tales, Anansi. by Bleu Beckford-BurrellStarring Barron Bass, Rama Orleans-Lindsay, & Cristina PitterProduced by Chad ChenailExecutive Produced and Hosted by Rebecca CunninghamTheme Music: Eli Denby Wood & Amy Gijsbers van WijkArtwork: Ana StretcuGirl Tales Season 3 Survey:...more

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

    Oct 02 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 music, how to get over stage freight, and lets us all know that kids can do anything grown-ups can do. And she loves to scream and yell about it!Produced by Rebecca CunninghamPhotograph by Elisabeth FuchsiaMusic by SadieListen to Sadie's music on SoundCloud: https://soundcloud.com/sadie_officialPurchase Sadie's music on BandCamp: https://sadiesadiesadie.ba...more

  • Nova's Lab! Becoming Malala Yousafzai's Microphone

    Sep 20 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.Written, Produced, and Performed by Tessa FlanneryExecutive Produced by Rebecca CunninghamOriginal Theme Music by Eli Denby WoodMake a Megaphone: https://funbrains.net/simple-megaphone-experiment/Malala Fund: https://www.malala.org/Listen to Noodle Loaf: http://noodleloafshow.com/Girl Tales Patre...more

  • Sink or Swim una nueva leyenda de La Llorona by Monet Hurst-Mendoza

    Sep 10 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 join La Llorona and try to help her find her son, Sol. How will they make their way back to their own mama? Based on Latin American tale, 'La Llorona'.Written by Monet Hurst-MendozaStarring: Jen Anaya, Jacqueline Guillen, Annie Henk, & Benjamin MannoProducer: Chad ChenailExecutive Producer: Rebecca CunninghamOriginal Theme Music: Eli Denby Wood & Am...more

  • Chloe Asks Liza Questions About The Mystery of the Dancing Princesses

    Aug 31 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". Listen to The Mystery of the Dancing Princesses: https://girltalespodcast.com/2018/03/30/the-mystery-of-the-dancing-princesses-by-liza-birkenmeier/Join our Patreon: www.patreon.com/girltalesListen to Chloe's Friendship Circle: http://www.chloesfriendshipcircle.com/ See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

  • Nova's Lab! Meeting Katherine Johnson

    Aug 20 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, Katherine Johnson teaches Nova about orbital mechanics and how she helped land astronauts on the moon. Written and produced by Tessa FlanneryStarring: Tessa Flannery & Lanee' SandersTo do the experiment at home: https://www.education.com/science-fair/article/centripetal-force-string-planets-orbit/Join Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/girltalesGirl Tales on ...more

  • Pan the Pirate by Dani Martineck

    Aug 10 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 Neverland! Join Pan as they try to convince Captain Hook to make better choices and show the entire pirate crew the right way to be a pirate. an adaptation of Peter Pan with a non-binary protagonistWritten by Dani Martineck Starring: Barron Bass, Donnie Cianciotto, Neo Cihi, & Isabella DawisProducer: Olivia GemelliProducing Assistant: Chad ChenailExecutive...more

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

    Aug 01 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 provides San Diego kids and families with new beds. Produced by Rebecca CunninghamTo donate to Lilia's campaign: https://www.gofundme.com/zzzs4kidzJoin Team Road Trip on Patreon! https://www.patreon.com/join/girltales/checkout?rid=3856307 See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

  • Nova's Lab! Becoming a Moon Rock

    Jul 20 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 about how the astronauts of the Apollo 11 mission were able to enter the moon’s orbit and then successfully land their rocket ship. Are you ready? This is JUST part one of this story. Hear the rest of the story on August 20th.Written, Performed, and Produced by Tessa FlanneryExecutive Producer: Rebecca CunninghamTheme Song: Eli Denby Wood & Amy Gijsbers ...more

  • Rumpelstiltskin & Lulu's Search for Gold by Ali Wilkinson

    Jul 10 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 lands Lulu in jail! She is forced to turn her drawings into gold or she’ll be locked in jail forever. Will the guard at the jail be able to help her? And how will she ever be able to repay him if he does? Written by Ali WilkinsonStarring: Chris Fayne, Jessica Giannone, Kahlil Garcia, and Dennis PachecoProducer: Chad ChenailExecutive Producer & Ho...more

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

    Jul 01 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 neighborhood so she contacted her mayor and made it happen! Listen to Emily's story and learn how you can make a positive change in your own community. Executive Producer & Host: Rebecca CunninghamProducer: Chad ChenailTheme Song: Eli Denby WoodTo attend our live reading of Little Lina by Kimberly Belflower: https://www.facebook.com/events/30469345041279...more

  • Nova's Lab! Becoming the First Pride Flag

    Jun 20 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 Freedom Day Parade in San Francisco 1978 where she will morph into the very first Pride flag! Discover with Nova how our eyes know the difference between each color in the rainbow flag and learn how you can make your very own rainbow at home! Written, Produced, & Performed by Tessa F...more

  • Little Lina by Kimberly Belflower

    Jun 15 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 ready so she decides to go on an adventure of her own. Follow Lina as she soars on the wings of a seagull, dives down deep into the ocean where she befriends all sorts of ocean creatures including an octopus and a mermaid, and finds her way back home to her Mama.Written by Kimberly BelflowerAdapted from Thumbelina by Hans Christian AndersenStarring: Amber ...more

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

    Jun 01 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 effects of plastic straws on the environment. After watching a video of a turtle with a plastic straw stuck up its nose, Chloe Mei has been determined to help protect the marine life she so deeply respects and loves. Come listen and skip the plastic straw with Chloe Mei!Executive Producer: Rebecca CunninghamProducer: Chad ChenailTheme Music by Eli Denby Wo...more

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

    May 23 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 space and time to become The Statue of Liberty and learn just how something so large could float on a ship all the way from France! Be sure to listen all the way to the end to hear Nova's Lab: Becoming the Statue of Liberty written, performed, and produced by Tessa Flannery. Visit Kids L...more

  • A Real Boy by Rae Mariah MacCarthy

    May 15 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 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 his friend Blue Fa...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 ChenailTo learn more about Paloma's Dream and purchase her book, head to: http...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 Kleinofen...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 by Chad Chena...more

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

    Mar 15 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 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, &...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. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

  • Marie the Nutcracker Prince: A Christmas Story 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 FlanneryDirected by Rebecca Cunni...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 GrimmStarring: Chad Chenail, Rebecca Cunningham, Polina Ionina, Gulshan Mia, Rebeca Rad, and Amanda ...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 Warden Direct...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 Tech...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! See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-o...more

  • 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/podcast/chloes-f...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!An adaptation of Beauty and the BeastBeauty and Bea by Kathleen Coombs - Starring Gina DeMay, Tessa Flannery, Alex Mesaros, and Maria Ortiz-Marquez - ...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 Featuring...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: Chad...more

  • Rudy the Female Reindeer: A Christmas Story 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 sav See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

  • 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 See acast.com/privacy for privacy and op...more

  • 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 QuintanaFeaturing: Joseph Cordaro, Caitlin Morris, Ashton Muniz, and Elise SantoraHost and Director: Rebecca CunninghamSound Design and Production: Chad ChenailOriginal Music: Eli Denby Wood See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

  • 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 See acast.com/privacy for privacy and...more