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What Will She Do Next?

Broadway stars, historical women, and family-friendly showstoppers. Musical theatre writing team Bird & Mirabella present an independent, donation-based musical podcast focused on key, decision-making moments in the lives of history's greatest women. Through interactive storytelling and Broadway-style song, What Will She Do Next? keeps children searching for an answer, while ultimately learning a lesson in perseverance. Past performers include: television and film star, Matt Lucas (The Great Bri...more

Episodes

  • Sylvia Rivera - Peek Into the Past

    Jan 31 2023

    Welcome to our newest segment, and our first episode of 2023, "A Peek Into The Past!" Super quick episodes bursting with information about our favorite historical women! Today’s historical woman? American civil rights activist, Sylvia Rivera! A transgender woman who is most remembered for her role in the Stonewall Riots of 1969.

  • Lesia Ukrainka (ft. Dana Protsenko & Mariya Ksondzyk)

    Jan 01 2023

    On today’s episode we examine the life of Lesia Ukrainka, political activist, feminist, and one of the most celebrated Ukrainian writers of all time.Lesia Ukrainka: Dana ProtsenkoWritten by Gabrielle MirabellaNarration, Music, Lyrics, Orchestration and Production by Ernie BirdBackground Music, Violin & Viola by Mariya Ksondzyk

  • Eleanor Roosevelt - Patreon Special - (ft. Gabrielle Mirabella & Alan Aisenberg)

    Dec 01 2022

    Content Warning: themes of violence, racism & war. On today’s Patreon Special episode we examine the life of First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt, American diplomat and social activist.  Eleanor Roosevelt: Gabrielle MirabellaReporter: Alan AisenbergAdditional background vocals: Ernie Bird Written & Narrated by Gabrielle MirabellaMusic & Production by Ernie Bird

  • #GivingTuesday 2023!

    Nov 28 2022

    Our episode is entirely run on the generous donations of our listeners! No corporate sponsors, just two musical theatre writers who love sharing women's history! 100% of our donations go towards the artists you hear on our podcast, our website, and our podcast hosting website. That's it! Head to our website to drop us a donation of any amount: www.whatwillshedo.com/donateInterested in becoming a Sustaining Member? Head to our Patreon page: https://www.patreon.com/whatwillshedonextpodcast

  • Halloween Special - Egungun-Oya (ft. Zuri Washington, Beverly Owens, Olivia Wray & Elisa Galindez)

    Oct 31 2022

    Today’s episode takes us deep into Yoruba mythology, where we will discover a powerful goddess Egungun-Oya, family traditions and spirits.Egungun-Oya: Zuri WashingtonGuest Narrator: Beverly OwensOlivia: Olivia WrayFeaturing Elisa Galindez on background vocalsWritten & Narrated by Gabrielle MirabellaMusic & Production by Ernie Bird

  • Serena Williams - Bite-Sized Bio (ft. Mikayla Bartholomew)

    Sep 30 2022

    Bite-Sized Biography. Perfect for bedtime & car rides!With Special Guest Star: Mikayla BartholomewWritten & Narrated by Gabrielle MirabellaMusic & Production by Ernie BirdKeep our show running by becoming a Sustaining Member! https://www.patreon.com/whatwillshedonextpodcast

  • Michelle Kwan (ft. Megan Masako Haley & Alicia Kaori)

    Dec 25 2021

    On today’s episode, we explore what it takes to become a professional athlete. Michelle Kwan: Megan Masako Haley Karen Kwan: Alicia Kaori Announcers & Reporters: Gabrielle Mirabella & Ernie Bird Written & Narrated by Gabrielle MirabellaMusic & Production by Ernie BirdKeep our show running by becoming a Sustaining Member! https://www.patreon.com/whatwillshedonextpodcast  

  • Florence Nightingale - Patreon Special (ft. Gabrielle Mirabella & Matthew Penalva)

    Dec 01 2021

    On today’s episode we celebrate the work of nurses around the world. Florence Nightingale: Gabrielle MirabellaDoctor: Matthew PenalvaSoldier: Ernie BirdViolin & Viola: Mariya Ksondzyk Written & Narrated by Gabrielle MirabellaMusic & Production by Ernie Bird Keep our show running by becoming a Sustaining Member! https://www.patreon.com/whatwillshedonextpodcast

  • Introducing What Will She Do Next?

    Nov 29 2021

    Broadway stars, historical women, and family-friendly showstoppers. Musical theatre writing team Bird & Mirabella present a musical podcast focused on key, decision-making moments in the lives of history's greatest women. Through interactive storytelling and Broadway-style song, What Will She Do Next? keeps children searching for an answer, while ultimately learning a lesson in perseverance. Past performers include: television and film star, Matt Lucas (The Great British Bake-off, Bridesmaids) a...more

  • Halloween Special - The Sirens (ft. Katie Emerson, Gabrielle Mirabella, Mel Weyn, Ken Arpino, Beverly Owens & Hubbard Farr)

    Oct 30 2021

    Today’s episode takes us to an ancient world known for its heroes, legends, and monsters! It’s the world of ancient Greek mythology. Parthenope: Katie EmersonLigeia: Gabrielle MirabellaLeucosia: Mel WeynOdysseus: Ken ArpinoCirce: Beverly OwensSailor: Hubbard FarrWritten & Narrated by Gabrielle Mirabella Music & Production by Ernie BirdKeep our show running by becoming a Sustaining Member! https://www.patreon.com/whatwillshedonextpodcastOr, donate at our website: https://www.whatwillshedo.com/don...more

  • Shreyaa & Esha Venkat - #GivingTuesdaySpark: Ladies Who Lead

    Oct 09 2021

    On today’s episode, we follow the journey of #GivingTuesdaySpark Youth leaders Shreyaa and Esha Venkat, co-founders of Nest4Us, a non-profit organization providing volunteer solutions to the community to make the world better through kindness.  For more information on Nest4Us visit their social media! Instagram: @NEST4US Twitter: @joinnest4 Facebook/Youtube: @nest4us Website: www.nest4us.org

  • Maria Grace Postiglione - #GivingTuesdaySpark: Ladies Who Lead

    Jun 21 2021

    On today’s episode, we follow the journey of #GivingTuesdaySpark Youth leader Maria Grace Postiglione, a Youth Activist promoting safe driving awareness and discouraging distracted driving. For more information on Maria Grace Postiglione: Instagram: @mariagracepostiglione Facebook: Maria Grace Postiglione Twitter: @mariagracepost Website: https://instagram.com/mariagracepostiglione?utm_medium=copy_linkMore Social Media Links: @thinkfirstsavelives

  • Sammie Vance - #GivingTuesdaySpark: Ladies Who Lead

    Apr 30 2021

    On today’s episode, we follow the journey of #GivingTuesdaySpark leader Sammie Vance, an organizer looking to eliminate loneliness through friendship and recycling. For more information on Sammie Vance: https://sammiesbuddybenchproject.com/sammies-thoughtsWritten & Narrated by Gabrielle MirabellaMusic & Production by Ernie BirdKeep our show running by becoming a Sustaining Member! https://www.patreon.com/whatwillshedonextpodcastOr, donate at our website: https://www.whatwillshedo.com/donate

  • Chelsea Phaire - #GivingTuesdaySpark: Ladies Who Lead

    Mar 31 2021

    On today’s episode, we follow the journey of #GivingTuesdaySpark leader Chelsea Phaire, an Arts Activist seeking to empower kids through visual art. For more information on Chelsea's Charity: https://www.chelseascharity.com/Written & Narrated by Gabrielle MirabellaMusic & Production by Ernie BirdKeep our show running by becoming a Sustaining Member! https://www.patreon.com/whatwillshedonextpodcastOr, donate at our website: https://www.whatwillshedo.com/donate

  • Frida Kahlo - Bite-Sized Bios

    Mar 18 2021

    Today's Historical Woman: Frida Kahlo. Celebrated Mexican Artist and Feminist.Bite-Sized Biography. Perfect for bedtime & car rides!With special guest star Kimberly CastañedaWritten & Narrated by Gabrielle MirabellaSoundtrack & Production by Ernie BirdKeep our show running by becoming a Sustaining Member! https://www.patreon.com/whatwillshedonextpodcastOr, donate at our website: https://www.whatwillshedo.com/donate

  • Khloe Thompson - #GivingTuesdaySpark: Ladies Who Lead!

    Feb 26 2021

    On today’s episode, we follow the journey of #GivingTuesdaySpark leader Khloe Thompson, an International Philanthropist on a mission to end homelessness. For more information on Khloe Kares: www.khloekares.com/Written & Narrated by Gabrielle MirabellaMusic & Production by Ernie BirdKeep our show running by becoming a Sustaining Member! https://www.patreon.com/whatwillshedonextpodcastOr, donate at our website: https://www.whatwillshedo.com/donate

  • Bertha Benz (feat. Gabrielle Mirabella & Ernie Bird)

    Feb 04 2021

    On today’s episode science, progress, and technology allow one woman the adventure of a lifetime.Bertha Benz & Others: Gabrielle MirabellaKarl Benz & Others: Ernie BirdWritten & Narrated by Gabrielle MirabellaMusic & Production by Ernie BirdKeep our show running by becoming a Sustaining Member! https://www.patreon.com/whatwillshedonextpodcastOr, donate at our website: https://www.whatwillshedo.com/donate

  • Padma Bandopadhyay (feat. Vaibu Mohan & Annette Philip)

    Dec 25 2020

    On today’s episode we’re reminded that every terrible storm eventually passes. Padma: Vaibu MohanMother: Annette PhilipSoldier: Ernie BirdWritten & Narrated by Gabrielle MirabellaMusic & Production by Ernie Bird----Violin & Viola: Shaun ChenVioloncello: Caitlin ThomasPiano: John ColonnaKeep our show running by becoming a Sustaining Member! https://www.patreon.com/whatwillshedonextpodcastOr, donate at our website: https://www.whatwillshedo.com/donate

  • Captain Annie G. Fox – Bite-Sized Bios

    Dec 09 2020

    Bite-Sized Biography. Perfect for bedtime & car rides! Written & Narrated by Gabrielle MirabellaSoundtrack & Production by Ernie BirdKeep our show running by becoming a Sustaining Member! https://www.patreon.com/whatwillshedonextpodcastOr, donate at our website: https://www.whatwillshedo.com/donate

  • Shirley Chisholm (feat. Yasmeen Sulieman, Gabrielle Reid, C.E. Smith & Jonathon Timpanelli)

    Nov 30 2020

    On today’s episode one brave woman uses her voice to inspire change. Shirley Chisholm: Yasmeen SuliemanRep. Gilbert: C.E. SmithSpeaker McCormack: Jonathon TimpanelliBrooklyn Citizen: Gabrielle Reid Written & Narrated by Gabrielle MirabellaMusic & Production by Ernie BirdKeep our show running by becoming a Sustaining Member! https://www.patreon.com/whatwillshedonextpodcastOr, donate at our website: https://www.whatwillshedo.com/donate

  • Victoria Woodhull – Bite-Sized Bios

    Nov 11 2020

    Bite-Sized Biography. Great for bedtime & car rides! Written & Narrated by Gabrielle MirabellaMusic & Production by Ernie BirdKeep our show running by becoming a Sustaining Member! https://www.patreon.com/whatwillshedonextpodcastOr, donate at our website: https://www.whatwillshedo.com/donate

  • Mary Shelley - Halloween Special (ft. Georgia Kate Haege, T.J. Newton, Sarah Smith & Jacob Hoffman)

    Oct 29 2020

    This episode offers a friendly warning: Never judge a book by its cover. Mary Shelley: Georgia Kate Haege. Lord Byron: Jacob SmithJane Godwin: Sarah SmithPercy Shelley: T.J. Newton Written & Narrated by Gabrielle MirabellaMusic & Production by Ernie BirdKeep our show running by becoming a Sustaining Member! https://www.patreon.com/whatwillshedonextpodcastOr, donate at our website: https://www.whatwillshedo.com/donate

  • Xun Guan (feat. Niki Badua & Austin Ku)

    Oct 14 2020

    On today's episode, one young woman learns what it takes to be a leader.Xun Guan: Niki Badua. Father: Austin Ku.Dialect Coaching by Durra Leung. Written & Narrated by Gabrielle MirabellaMusic & Production by Ernie BirdKeep our show running by becoming a Sustaining Member! https://www.patreon.com/whatwillshedonextpodcastOr, donate at our website: https://www.whatwillshedo.com/donate 

  • Nellie Bly (feat. Kara Lindsay & Matt Lucas)

    Sep 23 2020

    On today’s episode we follow a woman who used the strength of her talents to overcome a series of difficult disappointments. Nellie Bly: Kara Lindsay Joseph Pulitzer & Others: Matt LucasWritten & Narrated by: Gabrielle MirabellaMusic & Production by: Ernie Bird Keep our show running by becoming a Sustaining Member! https://www.patreon.com/whatwillshedonextpodcastOr, donate at our website: https://www.whatwillshedo.com/donate

  • Maria Tallchief (feat. Cassandra Murphy, Marina Vinogradova & Ernie Bird)

    Sep 09 2020

    On today’s episode we examine the courage it takes to “stand out”, when it’s much easier and safer to “fit in”.Maria Tallchief: Cassandra Marie MurphyWritten & Narrated by: Gabrielle MirabellaMusic & Production by: Ernie Bird Keep our show running by becoming a Sustaining Member! https://www.patreon.com/whatwillshedonextpodcastOr, donate at our website: https://www.whatwillshedo.com/donate

  • Molly Brown (feat. Gabrielle Mirabella)

    Aug 22 2020

    Today’s episode is about using the privileges you have to help those who need it the most.Margaret Brown: Gabrielle MirabellaWritten & Narrated by: Gabrielle MirabellaMusic & Production by: Ernie Bird Keep our show running by becoming a Sustaining Member! https://www.patreon.com/whatwillshedonextpodcastOr, donate at our website: https://www.whatwillshedo.com/donate

  • Mae Jemison (feat. Gabrielle Reid)

    Aug 07 2020

    On today’s episode we explore the power of determination.Dr. Mae Jemison: Gabrielle Reid Written & Narrated by: Gabrielle MirabellaMusic & Production by: Ernie Bird Keep our show running by becoming a Sustaining Member! https://www.patreon.com/whatwillshedonextpodcastOr, donate at our website: https://www.whatwillshedo.com/donate