In 1887 Nellie Bly, one of the first female newspaper writers, and a young reporter who would soon go on to make a career for herself as an investigative journalist and “stunt” reporter, had herself committed to the Blackwell’s Island Insane Asylum in New York. Her purpose was to discover what life was like for those who had been deemed insane. She was surprised to discover the depth of mistreatement of the patients. Partially as a result of her reporting, more money was allocated to the asy ...
This is a true account by American woman journalist who, in 1889, set out to see whether she could beat the fictional journey in Jules Verne’s 1873 novel, Around the World in Eighty Days. Wearing one dress and carrying one handbag, Elizabeth Cochrane Seaman (pen name “Nellie Bly”), reported her travels back to avid readers in America.
Nightlife with Phil Clark and Indira Naidoo has everything you need to get you through the night, seven nights a week.
A nurse and a therapist investigate all things weird, creepy, and criminal from a medical and psychological perspective.
A body found in the rooftop water tank of the Cecil Hotel in Los Angeles. The mysterious deaths of nine Russian hikers in the Ural Mountains. A UFO sighting in rural Zimbabwe. Internet sleuths Melissa Stetten and Ali Segel will go down every online rabbit hole possible to understand these strange occurrences and uncover new truths. No message board will be left unturned! Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/webcrawlers.
Long before Christiane Amanpour, Frances Fitzgerald and Martha Gellhorn blazed a trail in courageous investigative journalism, a pioneering and intrepid writer and journalist whose pen name was Nellie Bly opened up a whole new field in what had previously been a strictly male domain. Ten Days in a Madhouse was published as a series of articles in the New York World during 1887. Nellie Bly was given the assignment by her editor to have herself committed to an insane asylum in New York with a ...
A short true tale told every Sunday morning as told by Jeff! Each story is told as accurately as possible with, hopefully, a bit of humor. This is the place in which you hear things you probably never knew, or probably never wanted to know.
A new podcast for every day of the year, in which we present our most cogent, reasoned, and occasionally shouty arguments to decide what each date should be best remembered for. Every episode features fun historical facts, a vote on the winner, and tearful recriminations.
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, WWSDN keeps children searching for an answer, while ultimately learning a lesson in perseverance.
Welcome to the Wild Wasteland! Listen, in bewilderment, as Michael Johnson and Dean Maldonato get to the bottom of aliens, conspiracies, murders, crazy stories from the past, anything and everything from this wild wasteland we call Earth!
Sounds like clickbait. Is actually two dorks.
Join Bea Duncan as she delves into the deep, dark history of forgotten women. Each week is an audio profile on a different woman who should be a household name.
This is the story of a young, pretty woman in the latter half of the nineteenth century who oddly had no desire to get married, have kids, or run a household. She became a pioneering reform-minded journalist, exposing many injustices and corruption in American Society. A muckraker who did many amazing things. Born Elizabeth Jane Cochran, most know …
Here’s to the dreamers and barrier breakers such as journalist Nelly Bly who circumnavigated the globe like fictional character Phileas Fogg in "Around the World in 80 Days."
How old was Warren Mitchell when he started playing Alf Garnett? What is the Westlothian Question? What was Christmas like at the Boleyn household? Jake Yapp & Natt Tapley find out in today's Date Fight!By Date Fight!
Journalist and activist Nellie Bly wrote one of the first pieces of investigative journalism about injustices in mental institutions by pretending to be insane and infiltrating the system from within. She also broke records by traveling around the world in 72 days. Who is this YAS Queen Girl Boss, and what were mental asylums in the 1800s and 1900s…
What is the equivalent of No Points Each? What was in the first Macy's Day Parade? What killed Ragamuffin Day? Jake Yapp & Natt Tapley find out in today's Date Fight!By Date Fight!
We take a trip back in time to ancient Greece and Rome to learn about the games of the era which were also considered a religious festival held in honour of the father of gods - Zues!
Victorian police officer Reg "Hawkeye' Henderson was renowned for his photographic memory, and for catching crims on the streets after matching their faces with his trusty pocket book full of clippings.
VOICEMAILS: In New York if you make it publicly known your house is haunted you have to disclose that at the time of sale. A guy in San Francisco named Frank Chu is famous for holding up encrypted signs. A creepy hometown restaurant called Little Bohemia that mysteriously turned into a pancake house. A listener thinks Maria is the star of the show.…
Which of Natt's ancestors was the most cowardly? Why shouldn't you call your child Oceanus? Who was the worst Cibber? Jake Yapp & Natt Tapley find out in today's Date Fight!By Date Fight!
A look at the evolution of western music through the decades.
Who did the seating plan for the Wars of the Roses? Who hosts Pulling Back The Curtain? Who made the planet uninhabitable? Jake Yapp & Natt Tapley find out in today's Date Fight!By Date Fight!
CJ reckons Mank was made for him and possibly you too! American Utopia is David Byrne at his joyous best, plus The Trouble With Being Born is intelligent and thoughtful.
The Review of Retirement Incomes in Australia has found that if you retire owning your own home you'll probably be comfortable during your retirement, but questions are being asked about the future of the superannuation guarantee.
While it might seem pretty obvious that the White House is emotionally and politically haunted, especially right now, did you know that it is also allegedly haunted by ghosts? Former presidents, first ladies, pets, children, and staff workers are a few of the ghosts roaming around the White House. Michelle and Barack Obama reported hearing strange …
Who invented disposable bedpans? Who has the Maxim Gun when they have not? What did Dodie Smith write? Jake Yapp & Natt Tapley find out in today's Date Fight!By Date Fight!
Which Pretender to the Throne has the best name? What was Harpo Marx famous for saying? Who was Mary Whitehouse? Jake Yapp & Natt Tapley find out in today's Date Fight!By Date Fight!
Far North Queensland's big wet is also its big green!
The British government took a very different approach to Indigenous sovereignty with New Zealand's Indigenous peoples in 1839. So why not Australia in 1788?
How comfortable are you being alone with your thoughts? While some run from the idea, other people see bouts of solitude as essential to their happiness. Which are you?
Who was the Minstrel Collector? Was JFK important? You know how to dial a telephone, don't you? Jake Yapp & Natt Tapley find out in today's Date Fight!By Date Fight!
The senseless killing of 14 people at a football match at Croke Park in Dublin, 100 years ago this week in history, continues to echo down the generations.
Artist Marion Ellis Rowan was obscured by her contemporaries, but created incredible canvasses of work.
Do Aussie's commune around hot spas, and saunas like nationalities do elsewhere?
Luna Park has beamed a smile down on Sydney Harbour for decades.
When did people start being pathetic? Who wrote 20,000 letters? Who made a bear leave its cave? Jake Yapp & Natt Tapley find out in today's Date Fight!By Date Fight!
Always find yourself running late for appointments. Is it a sign of sloppiness, or only time running out too soon for you?
Enjoy a tipple of the bubbly? The Champagne region is an intriguing area and the perfect fit for the latest novel by writer Fiona McIntosh with The Champagne War.
Who Weekend-at-Berniesed the Roman Empire? Who was the Hammer of the Scots? What is the best Nicolas Cage film? Jake Yapp & Natt Tapley find out in today's Date Fight!By Date Fight!
Hydrogen cars are heading to Australia! But who's buying them?
Why is Jake obsessed with Alexander Armstrong & Nick Knowles? Who lived at the Gettysburg Address? Who designed the Suez Canal? Jake Yapp & Natt Tapley find out in today's Date Fight!By Date Fight!
A look at the lives of the communities that live along Australia’s longest river.
How does Minecraft make children into Tories? Who shouldn't drink the Kool-Aid? Why do we think the past is sepia? Jake Yapp & Natt Tapley find out in today's Date Fight!By Date Fight!
What makes a good tradie these days? And why is it so hard at times to get hold of a tradie?
SpaceX crew docked with the International Space Station, microbes could be used to mine space minerals, plus new tech for people with paralysis, and much more.
Citation is a revealing Nollywood film exploring gender and abuse, Fireball is an intriguing documentary by legendary director Werner Herzog, and The Alienist season 2 is possibly even better than the first.
About two hours north of San Francisco, in the heart of the redwood forests is a 2,700-acre plot of land called the Bohemian Grove. It’s home to an exclusive gentlemen's club called the Bohemian Club. Each July, the club hosts a 17-day event for some of the richest and most influential men in the world. Their purpose is to escape the “frontier cult…
How old was St Agnes when she really got into Jesus? Why do Natt & Jake think it's Sunday? Why are Dudley Moore & Hugh Laurie better than Peter Cook & Stephen Fry? Jake Yapp & Natt Tapley find out in today's Date Fight!By Date Fight!
What exactly is shame, and how is it different from other emotions?
Exploring the marine delights of one of Western Australia's natural treasures
The life and crimes of bushranger Andrew George Scott - AKA "Captain Moonlite" - captivated Australians in the late 1800s.
Whose head was owned by Mary Queen of Scots? Which was lost by careless Jesuits? Who escaped from prison four times? Jake Yapp & Natt Tapley find out in today's Date Fight!By Date Fight!
What is the worst plant? What's the best Wetherspoons in Bromley? Who suffered Hattie Jacques? Jake Yapp & Natt Tapley find out in today's Date Fight!By Date Fight!
Michelin Star recipient Dominic Crenn of Atelier Crenn in San Francisco.
Lavish in its production and revealing in its storylines, The Crown is a television juggernaut drama series reflecting the reign of Queen Elizabeth II.
Craig is back with yet another insane synchronicity coincidence he experienced involving a mattress, a printer, and a UPS store. We found some info on Craig’s theory that the world ended in 2012 and we’re all living in a simulation. How is the Mandela Effect related to that, and is it just for people who are stupid and can’t spell? And a listener e…
Who is most famous for their Quim? What is Mariner 9? How old was the rich heiress St Augustine of Hippo wanted to marry? Jake Yapp & Natt Tapley find out in today's Date Fight!By Date Fight!
We take a look back at the lives of the British Royals during the 80s and 90s. Revisit the moments that shook them and brought about cultural and social changes in British society.
A listener received three mysterious packages. A technology glitch and number coincidence. A retired police officer tried to contact the owner of a package because he suspected drugs were in it. A Montana man went missing after buying diapers at Walmart and a few of his bones were found. A serial killer near the Bridgewater triangle tried to pick u…
What did Natt's parents like to watch on television? Who starred in the Mexican version of Dracula? What should you take to the Antarctic instead of dogs? Jake Yapp & Natt Tapley find out in today's Date Fight!By Date Fight!
We’re visiting some of the most treasured locations Australia has to offer which have also been listed in UNESCO’s World Heritage List.