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American Girl Podcast Network

By American Girl May. 24, 2022

Introducing all-new podcasts about all things American Girl!

After 36 years of creating original characters, sharing beloved stories, and publishing advice for real life, we are bringing American Girl to life in a brand new way. Introducing the American Girl Podcast Network, a slate of shows so parents can help their girls discover who they are and who they're meant to become. You and your girl can solve mini mysteries about her favorite characters, get the behind-the-scenes scoop on all things American Girl, and hear smart answers to questions that really matter to girls.

The American Girl Podcast Network features three fun new shows: 10-Minute Mysteries, American Girl Fan Club, and The Smart Girl’s Podcast.

The Smart Girl’s Podcast

Appropriate for ages 7-14 to listen with a parent or guardian

Is your girl ready to talk about what's REALLY happening with her emotions, body, mental health, friendships, and more? Inspired by American Girl's Smart Girl's Guide series and hosted by actress Shay Rudolph and youth expert Jess Weiner, this show gives parents and their girls advice on how to handle it all! Episodes will feature interviews with experts and real girls, questions from listeners, and fun quizzes.

American Girl™ Fan Club

For fans and collectors of all ages

Calling all superfans! This podcast brings listeners behind the scenes for the real scoop on American Girl, past, present, and future. Enjoy interviews with special guests, including beloved American Girl authors and longtime employees who helped shape American Girl into what it is today.

Welcome to American Girl Fan Club
American Girl™ Fan Club is a show created FOR fans BY fans. Hosted by AG superfans Sydney Paulsen and Kristen Washington, American Girl Fan Club gives listeners exclusive access to all the behind-the-scenes facts about the creation and evolution of American Girl.

Get the inside scoop on all the iconic characters and stories listeners have loved throughout the years, and hear from special guests and AG insiders about the exciting things to come!

American Girl: Where we started and where we’re going
In this inaugural episode, hosts Sydney Paulsen and Kristen Washington take us behind the scenes of American Girl’s journey from the very beginning to what it has become today, with the help of some incredibly special guests.

They’re joined by Heather Northrop, Senior Director of Product Design, and Denise Lewis Patrick, author of many American Girl books including the Melody books, Cécile books, and the World by Us book ‘See Me, Hear Me, Know Me.’

American Girl Changed My Life
In this episode, we see how much American Girl has influenced and impacted the lives of so many, including style choices, personal passions, career choices, and more.

Sydney Paulsen and Kristen Washington are joined by Carly Riordan, creator of lifestyle blog Carly, where she posts about fashion, lifestyle, clothes, books, and more. Plus, they are joined by Leia Everett, a recent college graduate, who has been making stop motions with her American Girl dolls on YouTube since she was 12.

American Girl Nostalgia + What’s #Trending Today
This episode covers all things AG social media, nostalgia, TikTok trends, and more, and how social media has been an incredible place of community and connection for ALL lovers of American Girl. Whether you’re an AG fan from the 90s and 2000s who grew up with all the classic characters, or a fan of TODAY doing the latest American Girl trends on social media, this episode is for you!

Sydney Paulsen and Kristen Washington are joined by special guests Dr. Cara Natterson, pediatrician and author of the American Girl’s Care & Keeping of You series, and Kate Steinberg, TikToker and influencer who loves talking everything early 2000s, especially American Girl.

AG Craze: Making Memes and Memories
In this exciting episode, Sydney Paulsen and Kristen Washington are joined by the President of American Girl, Jamie Cygielman, to talk about the AG craze that’s been happening in pop culture lately. From memes to op-eds, the nostalgia and love for American Girl is at an all-time high!

We will see exactly why this incredible 36-year-old brand resonates so much with multiple generations...and get some EXCLUSIVE sneak peeks on what’s coming up next this year for American Girl.

Kaya’s Story
In this episode, Sydney Paulsen and Kristen Washington are joined by the author of Kaya’s books, Janet Shaw, and Ann McCormack, a Nez Perce Tribe member on American Girl’s Kaya advisory board, who worked closely together to create Kaya and her world.

We unpack the incredible journey of creating Kaya’s character and learn about some fascinating untold moments along the way…leaving us even more in love with Kaya than we already were.

Parents can visit and follow @americangirlbrand on Instagram for more updates on favorite dolls, books, and American Girl Podcast Network podcasts!

10-Minute Mysteries

For young listeners ages 7-14

These short episodes bring your girl’s favorite characters to life through thrilling mystery stories. Narrated by actress Maggie Lawson, the series will begin with The Light in the Cellar: A Molly Mystery.

Episode One: Greystone Manor
In this episode, Molly, and her best friend Emily, sign up to become magazine delivery girls together. But what was once thought to be an easy job, may have taken a turn for the mysterious.

When the girls’ puppies Bennett and Yank happen to get loose near the abandoned Greystone Manor, they are left with a question: Did Molly just see a trick of the sun…or did a light turn on in the basement?

Episode Two: Where's the Sugar?
In this episode, Molly and Emily start their job as magazine girls! But when they start delivering magazines to Oak Knoll Hospital, the girls are met with a chilly reception. And what’s worse, they discover that MORE items mysteriously go missing…who is behind it?

Episode Three: A Reluctant Promise
In this episode, Molly meets Mrs. Currier, the owner of Greystone Manor. One thing leads to another, and Molly reluctantly agrees to visit Greystone Manor to fetch an item for her…but will Molly and Emily actually muster up the courage to go?

Episode Four: Someone’s Coming!
In this episode, Molly and Emily make the journey to Greystone Manor only to find cobwebs, dark shadows, and a VERY unexpected visitor…

Episode Five: The Black Truck
In this episode, Molly and Emily discover a mysterious black van parked outside Greystone Manor.

Episode Six: A Serious Sugar Shortage
In this episode, Molly thinks she discovered who the sugar thief is…but does she actually have the right suspect?

Episode Seven: Suspicious
In this episode, Molly and Emily begin to consider a few suspects that leave them suspicious, as they inch closer and closer to finding the thief.

Popular related categories

Historical Character dolls | Molly McIntire™ | Smart Girl's Guide™ books | Care & Keeping of™ books | American Girl® articles | Why character matters

Looking for an exciting podcast to listen to with kids? The American Girl™ Podcast network has it all! Solve a mystery with Molly™, with host Maggie Lawson. Join the American Girl™ Fan Club to go behind the scenes with Kristen Washington and Sydney Paulsen. Learn from Shay Rudolph and Jess Weiner about having great conversations with your girl, inspired by American Girl's Smart Girl's Guide™ series. Episodes are available on Apple Podcasts and Spotify. Check back on the American Girl blog for updates!

Parents can find these American Girl podcasts on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or wherever you get your podcasts.

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