56 min

Nellie Bly Just the Gist

    • Comedy

Nellie Bly was just 21 years old when she went ‘undercover’ as a patient at an insane asylum in 1887, shocking the world with her vivid reporting on the horrors she witnessed inside. Many consider Bly’s work, ‘Ten Days In A Madhouse’, the very first example of investigative journalism - no small feat at a time when women were not permitted to be journalists in the first place (unless they agreed to only write about ‘fashion, society and gardening’…).

Skip straight to the story - approx 17:32

We give you Just The Gist, but if you want more, there’s this:

‘Ten Days in a Mad House’ by Nellie Bly: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/1642216.Ten_Days_in_a_Mad_House

‘Nellie Bly: Daredevil, Reporter, Feminist’ by Brooke Kroeger: https://www.goodreads.com/en/book/show/311625.Nellie_Bly

Some articles about Nellie and her statue installation: https://www.washingtonpost.com/history/2019/07/28/she-went-undercover-expose-an-insane-asylums-horrors-now-nellie-bly-is-getting-her-due/

https://www.thelily.com/this-massive-monument-to-women-is-quietly-taking-shape-in-new-york-city/

Nellie Bly’s Wikipedia: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nellie_Bly

Some info on the Women’s Lunatic Asylum at Blackwell’s Island (now Roosevelt Island): https://www.nps.gov/places/blackwell-s-island-new-york-city.htm

http://www.asylumprojects.org/index.php/Blackwell%27s_Island_Asylumhttps://medium.com/legendary-women/what-nellie-bly-exposed-at-blackwells-asylum-and-why-it-s-still-important-4591203b9dc7

Trailer for the Lifetime movie starring Christina Ricci ‘Escaping The Madhouse: The Nellie Bly Story’: https://youtu.be/qFjttOo4FLo

Annnnnd the trailer for the even worse looking made-for-tv movie: https://youtu.be/5P3Tz3tLX90

Caleb’s show ‘Could You Survive On The Breadline?’: https://www.sbs.com.au/ondemand/program/could-you-survive-on-the-breadline

Follow us on Insta:@JustTheGistPodcast @RosieWaterland @JacobWilliamStanley

Send us your suGISTions! justthegistpodcast@gmail.com

See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Nellie Bly was just 21 years old when she went ‘undercover’ as a patient at an insane asylum in 1887, shocking the world with her vivid reporting on the horrors she witnessed inside. Many consider Bly’s work, ‘Ten Days In A Madhouse’, the very first example of investigative journalism - no small feat at a time when women were not permitted to be journalists in the first place (unless they agreed to only write about ‘fashion, society and gardening’…).

Skip straight to the story - approx 17:32

We give you Just The Gist, but if you want more, there’s this:

‘Ten Days in a Mad House’ by Nellie Bly: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/1642216.Ten_Days_in_a_Mad_House

‘Nellie Bly: Daredevil, Reporter, Feminist’ by Brooke Kroeger: https://www.goodreads.com/en/book/show/311625.Nellie_Bly

Some articles about Nellie and her statue installation: https://www.washingtonpost.com/history/2019/07/28/she-went-undercover-expose-an-insane-asylums-horrors-now-nellie-bly-is-getting-her-due/

https://www.thelily.com/this-massive-monument-to-women-is-quietly-taking-shape-in-new-york-city/

Nellie Bly’s Wikipedia: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nellie_Bly

Some info on the Women’s Lunatic Asylum at Blackwell’s Island (now Roosevelt Island): https://www.nps.gov/places/blackwell-s-island-new-york-city.htm

http://www.asylumprojects.org/index.php/Blackwell%27s_Island_Asylumhttps://medium.com/legendary-women/what-nellie-bly-exposed-at-blackwells-asylum-and-why-it-s-still-important-4591203b9dc7

Trailer for the Lifetime movie starring Christina Ricci ‘Escaping The Madhouse: The Nellie Bly Story’: https://youtu.be/qFjttOo4FLo

Annnnnd the trailer for the even worse looking made-for-tv movie: https://youtu.be/5P3Tz3tLX90

Caleb’s show ‘Could You Survive On The Breadline?’: https://www.sbs.com.au/ondemand/program/could-you-survive-on-the-breadline

Follow us on Insta:@JustTheGistPodcast @RosieWaterland @JacobWilliamStanley

Send us your suGISTions! justthegistpodcast@gmail.com

See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

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