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What Will She Do Next?

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

Episodes

  • A Short Intermission (ft. Gabrielle Mirabella)

    Jan 19 2022

    Support this show for just $3.00 a month at patreon.com/whatwillshedonextpodcast. All proceeds go directly towards the artists you hear on this program! 

  • 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