By ABC Radio
To listen to an audio podcast, mouse over the title and click Play. Open iTunes to download and subscribe to podcasts.
From athletes to aviators, scientists to spies. From the deep blue sea to the dark, black skies. Australia is full of girls who dare to do things differently. Adventurous girls. Girls with guts and spirit. Girls who stand up and say "watch out world, here I come!" You know what they are? They're FIERCE. And these are their stories. Join the amazing Turia Pitt, Lisa Wilkinson, Stephanie Gilmore and more, as they tell the inspiring tales of some of Australia's most extraordinary women.
||CleanVeena Sahajwalla: the girl who turned trash into treasure||As a girl growing up in Mumbai, Veena Sahajwalla loved seeing how people reused all the rubbish. When she grew up, she became an engineer and a waste warrior determined to find new ways of turning mountains of trash into treasure. Narrated by the host||7 11 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPam O’Neill: the girl who broke through horse racing barriers||Pam O’Neill grew up loving horse racing. There was just one problem — girls weren’t allowed to be jockeys. Pam thought that was ridiculous, so wrote hundreds of letters to racing bosses until she was allowed to become Australia’s first female li||31 10 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEnter the Fierce Girls competition!||Would you like to be part of Fierce Girls? Well ... get writing! We’re running a competition for our Fierce listeners and we’re on the hunt for awesome stories about Fierce Girls!||29 10 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanGabi Hollows: the girl who helped others see||When she was a kid Gabi Hollows needed an operation to fix her crossed eyes. As a grown up she kept fixing eyes — just not her own. So far Gabi has helped more than two million people across the world regain their sight. Narrated by Australian ballet||24 10 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSusan Alberti: the girl who kicked the biggest goal||Susan Alberti loved playing AFL when she was a kid, but had to hang up her footy boots when her dad told her it was too rough to play with the boys. She didn’t think it was fair that girls were relegated to the sidelines. So she made it her mission to||17 10 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanLayne Beachley: the girl who ruled the waves||Surfer Layne Beachley grew up when girls were expected to sit on the beach and mind the boy’s towels. Layne ignored that ridiculous rule and became the best female surfer in the world — seven times! Narrated by Olympic gold medal winning hurdler and||10 10 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEvonne Goolagong Cawley: the girl who conquered Wimbledon||Evonne Goolagong Cawley's first tennis racquet was a broomstick. Her second was a wooden paddle. It didn't hold her back. Evonne became the best tennis player in the world winning 14 grand slams and Wimbledon twice. Narrated by actor, writer and direct||10 10 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanLillian Armfield: the girl who fought the baddies||When Lillian Armfield became a police officer in 1915, do you know what her bosses armed her with? A handbag! She caught plenty of crooks with it though. Lillian became Australia’s first female detective and paved the way for thousands of women to fol||10 10 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAll new episodes of Fierce Girls||Fierce Girls is back for another season NEXT WEEK. All new stories, all new narrators, all still totally FIERCE.||1 10 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanIntroducing Animal Sound Safari||New episodes of Fierce Girls are coming soon! October 11. In the meantime, check out our other ‘pawdcast’, Animal Sound Safari! It takes your ears around the world to hear weird and wacky stories about animals. From celebrity sloths in Costa Rica||6 9 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanIntroducing Short & Curly||Hey Fierce Girls. We’ve got an unreal podcast we reckon you’re just gonna love - Short & Curly! It asks the curliest of questions which will really get you thinking like: who should decide when you get your ears pierced; what’s the point of school||26 6 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFierce Girls: the big announcement||Hey there! We’ve got some epic news to share with you! If you’ve been loving meeting all the sassy, mighty and amazing trailblazers in Fierce Girls, this is going to blow your mind!||7 5 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRuby Payne-Scott: The girl who listened to the stars||In the 1940s when Ruby Payne Scott went to university she was the ONLY girl in her class. Back then, you could count the number of female physicists in the entire country on one hand. Ruby was super smart but she struggled to get a job because blokes th||30 4 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEdith Cowan: The girl who changed the rules||When Edith Cowan was a girl, her mum died and her father was sentenced to death for murder. She knew hardship ... and it drove her to get a better deal for women and children who were then treated like second class citizens. She took her fight all the||23 4 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanNancy Bird-Walton: The girl who loved to fly||When she was just four years old, Nancy Bird-Walton already knew what she wanted to do with her life — fly. She saved her pocket money to pay for lessons and her own aeroplane ... and before long people were paying her to fly them across the country||16 4 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDaisy Bindi: The girl who fought for more||Daisy Bindi couldn't understand why her boss paid wages to the white workers, but not to her. She was no different to them. And neither were all the other Aboriginal workers who were being treated like slaves. In 1946 Daisy decided enough was enough.||9 4 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFanny Durack and Mina Wylie: The girls who swam for gold||Not so long ago girls weren't allowed to swim in the same pool as boys let alone compete in the Olympics. Girls weren't even taught how to swim freestyle! Best friends Fanny Durack and Mina Wylie weren't standing for it. They were great swimmers and wa||2 4 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanP.L Travers: The girl who dreamt up Mary Poppins||When Pamela Lyndon Travers was a little girl her aunt came to stay. She was rather strict, but kind at heart, and carried with her a seemingly bottomless bag made of carpet. P.L Travers had the memory of this aunt swirling around in her imagination when||26 3 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRonni Kahn: The girl who fed the hungry||If there’s something that makes Ronni Kahn's blood boil, it’s seeing good food thrown on the scrap heap. Ronni is the foodie Robin Hood — she rescues tasty treats bound for the bin and gives them to the hungry. The "queen of leftovers" has had t||19 3 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCathy Freeman: The girl who ran fast||As a little girl, Catherine Freeman had one dream — to go to the Olympic Games. Luckily, she could run fast. Really fast. So fast, she not only went to the Olympics, she won a Gold medal in the 400m race in Sydney! When she sprinted across the finish||12 3 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanJessica Watson: The girl who sailed around the world||Everyone said 16-year-old Jessica Watson was too young to sail around the world all on her own. And when she crashed her boat into a giant ship in the dead of the night, in the middle of the ocean, the trolls shouted, “we told you so!”. But they w||5 3 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanLouise Sauvage: The girl who was unstoppable||Louise Sauvage was born with one leg trapped under and around her body, and the other up over her shoulder. Even though the lower half of her body has never co-operated, Louise hasn’t let it stop her being fierce AND fast! As a kid she was awesome at||5 3 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanNancy Wake: The girl who spied||What does every good spy parachuting into enemy territory need to evade capture? A handgun, a nightie, lipstick and a satin cushion of course! That’s what secret agent Nancy Wake had in her back pack when she jumped out of a plane during the Second Wo||5 3 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanComing soon: Fierce Girls||In a world where girls are fed a diet of princesses, unicorns and YouTube stars, Fierce Girls tells the real life and inspirational stories of brave, adventurous, and mighty girls and women! Like Nancy Wake the spy and Louise Sauvage the champion wheelc||20 2 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
ABC Plagiarises Goodnight Stories for Rebel Girls
Can’t wait to see how the lawsuit plays out.
Fierce Girls - fantastic!
So great to see an podcast for kids celebrating Australian women. Can’t wait. My daughter is going to love this.
My son and I LOVE it!
Such a clever, informative and fun listen. My son and I have quickly become obsessed. Thanks for brightening our days with these nuggets of interesting and talented women.
- Category: Kids & Family
- Language: English
- © Copyright 2018, Australian Broadcasting Corporation. All Rights Reserved.