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From skaters to singers, mountaineers to Mars mission-leaders. 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!". Do you know what they are? They're FIERCE. These are their stories. Join the amazing Amy Shark, Julie Bishop, Yael Stone and more as they tell the inspiring tales of some of Australia's most extraordinary women.

Fierce Girls ABC Podcasts

    • Kids & Family
    • 4.4 • 595 Ratings

From skaters to singers, mountaineers to Mars mission-leaders. 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!". Do you know what they are? They're FIERCE. These are their stories. Join the amazing Amy Shark, Julie Bishop, Yael Stone and more as they tell the inspiring tales of some of Australia's most extraordinary women.

    Jean Robertson and Kathleen Howell — the girls who drove into the history books

    Jean Robertson and Kathleen Howell — the girls who drove into the history books

    Jean Robertson learnt to drive almost as soon as her feet could touch the pedals — and then she taught her bestie Kathleen Howell to do the same.

    The two friends mastered automobiles at a time that you weren't likely to see a woman behind the wheel. Once they'd nailed that, they crossed the whole of Australia by car and smashed land speed records.

    Narrated by actor and Australian Survivor winner, Pia Miranda.

    Extra narration by Peggy Webber.

    • 16 min
    Julia Gillard — the girl who became Australian Prime Minister

    Julia Gillard — the girl who became Australian Prime Minister

    This year marks 100 years since the first woman was elected in parliament in Australia. To celebrate, we're bringing back some of our favourite Fierce Girls episodes, celebrating trailblazing female politicians.

    At school Julia Gillard's least favourite subject was Home Economics. The teachers told her she'd need it one day, but Julia wasn't so sure. She had her mind firmly set on a career. First, she was a lawyer, then a politician and later she became Australia's first female Prime Minister.

    Narrated by author and journalist, Tracey Spicer.

    Extra narration by Peggy Webber.

    • 2 min
    Edith Cowan — the girl who changed the rules

    Edith Cowan — the girl who changed the rules

    This year marks 100 years since the first woman was elected in parliament in Australia. To celebrate, we're bringing back some of our favourite Fierce Girls episodes, celebrating trailblazing female politicians. 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 way to Parliament House in Perth when she became the very first woman in Australia to be elected. If you turn over a 50 dollar note, you'll see Edith's strong and determined face staring right back at you.

    Narrated by journalist, Leigh Sales.

    Extra narration by Peggy Webber.

    • 11 min
    Andrea Boyd — the girl who became the voice of space

    Andrea Boyd — the girl who became the voice of space

    Andrea Boyd grew up loving the science fiction series Star Trek. And when she wasn't at school, conducting science experiments or staring at the TV, she was staring at the sky.

    But when the world's best engineers built the International Space Station, Andrea realised science fact was better than science fiction. She worked hard to become their only Aussie flight controller, talking to the astronauts who lived in the space station as it orbited Earth.

    But Andrea didn't stop there — she wanted to bring space exploration to Australia. She convinced the country's leading academics, businesspeople, and the government to open the Australian Space Agency.

    Narrated by netballer and physiotherapy student, Gabi Simpson.

    Extra narration by Peggy Webber.

    • 15 min
    Caroline Buchanan — the story of the girl who became a world champion BMX bandit

    Caroline Buchanan — the story of the girl who became a world champion BMX bandit

    Caroline Buchanan rode in her first big international BMX race when she was nine, waving to the crowd, soaring down hills, gliding through the air. It was a feeling too good to give up.

    Even when her brother broke his neck and two arms. Even when she missed out on medals at the London and Rio Olympics.

    And even when she ended up in hospital, all of it was worth it. Caroline Buchanan endured to become a world champion in both BMX and mountain biking. And she's not done yet.

    Narrated by actor and star of The InBESTigators, Anna Cooke.

    Extra narration by Peggy Webber.

    • 14 min

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5
595 Ratings

595 Ratings

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Hi!
I really love this podcast, but we need more episodes.
My favorite episodes are about Sam Kerr, Mary Anne Bugg, Dr. Abigail Allwood, Tayla Harris, Gabi Hollows, Alyssa Azar, and Sabre Norris!
We need more episodes from other countries, there’s nothing wrong with Australia… It’s just I want more fierce girls from around the world.
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Girls can do anything! :)

Girls rock oh yeah oh and ps god should have made girls first

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I love this podcast so much!!! I can fall asleep to it in just two of them keep on making podcast! (Half of the reviews are spot the difference things 👁👄👁 why?)

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