Who Smarted?
Who Smarted?
Nov 5, 2020
How do you escape from inside a whale?
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OK you'll probably never be stuck inside a whale, but by spending this episode inside one of these amazing creatures, you'll discover how much you and the whale have in common!  And for free educational resources for parents & teachers, check out www.WhoSmarted.com.

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Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls
Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls
Rebel Girls
Malala Yousafzai Read By Zainab Salbi
Education and peace activist Malala Yousafzai became a household name because of her vocal activism around the education of girls in her hometown in Pakistan. In 2012, at only 15 years old, she was shot by members of the Taliban for her work. Malala survived the attack and has since become an internationally known advocate and the youngest person ever to receive a Nobel Peace Prize. Today, Malala continues raising her voice at every turn to draw attention to the plight of girls around the world and to advocate for peace “in every home, every street, every village, every country.” About the Narrator Zainab Salbi is best known as an international humanitarian, journalist and author. After decades of working in the shadow of violent conflict, Salbi has emerged as a leading advocate for unity at a time of deepening divides. She is the author of Between Two Worlds - Escape from Tyranny: Growing Up in the Shadow of Saddam, The Other Side of War: Women’s Stories of Survival and Hope, If you Knew Me You Would Care, and her latest, Freedom Is an Inside Job: Owning Our Darkness and Our Light to Heal Ourselves and the World. She is also the founder of Women For Women International.  Credits This podcast is a production of Rebel Girls, Inc. It’s based on the book series Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls. Executive Producer is Katie Sprenger. This episode was produced, sound designed, and mixed by Isaac Kaplan-Woolner, written by Alexis Stratton and proofread by Ariana Rosas. Original theme music was composed and performed by Elettra Bargiacchi. Special thanks to the whole Rebel Girls team who make this podcast possible. For more, visit www.rebelgirls.com.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
21 min
History Storytime - For Kids
History Storytime - For Kids
Sophie (7) & Ellie (4) tell history for kids
The Young Napoleon Bonaparte
Sophie (age 7) & Ellie (age 5) tell of the young Napoleon Bonaparte from his birth, the French Revolution, his marriage to Josephine, and to his Italian victories in 1797.----more---- Napoleon Bonaparte is born in Corsica to a poor but noble family. His noble blood means that he is sent to a military school. Ellie tells the story of the snowball fight and how it marked him out already as a military strategist. Napoleon is excellent at maths so he joins the artillery where they need mathematicians. However, promotion in the French Royal Army is about nobility not merit. So Napoleon’s progress is slow. But the French Revolution changes everything. The Bastille is stormed and later the French King is executed. But there is suspicion of Napoleon because of his noble blood. He has the chance to leave France, perhaps to return to Corsica. But he commits to France. Meanwhile the French city of Toulon rebels. People there want the old King’s family back again. British ships sail into the harbour to protect the city. Napoleon is summoned because of his artillery skills. He works to capture hills and then his cannon force the British fleet to withdraw. Toulon is saved. Later Napoleon finds himself in Paris. While in Paris there is another rebellion by French royalists. The French government are scared and call on Napoleon for help. Napoleon quickly gets cannon into position in the city. As the mob come around the corner Napoleon opens fire. The mob are destroyed. The revolution and the government are saved. Meanwhile Napoleon starts to make friends in the parties of Paris. He meets a captivating lady called Josephine. She is very funny and has many boyfriends. Napoleon falls in love with her and they are married. But there is not much time for honeymoon. Napoleon is made a General and given a small army and asked to conquer Italy. Italy is controlled by the powerful Austrians. But their armies are slow and used to fighting a much more sedate type of warfare. Napoleon is fast and aggressive. He throws the Austrians out of Italy. Along the way he peronally storms a bridge and also lays a cannon himself. His army are totally loyal to him. At the end of the episode the French Government look at Napoleon with nervousness. He has won great battles but what will he want to do next? This is the first in a three part series on Napoleon. Next week we have the zenith of Napoleon’s rule. PATRONS CLUB If you liked this episode then please do join our patron’s club. We have exclusive new episodes there. Our latest one is just out and it is a companion episode about Napoleon. We tell in detail the story of his great love with Josephine in our “Napoleon and Josephine” episode. It’s an exhilarating story as we follow Josephine’s life and her relationship with Napoleon through to his final words on his deathbed. You can join on www.patreon.com/historystorytime
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