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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.
 
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 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.
 
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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 …
 
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…
 
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.…
 
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 …
 
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…
 
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…
 
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