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In 1887 a 23 year old young woman named Elizabeth Cochrane arrived at the New York World newspaper asking for a job. At that time, the newspapers didn't hire women for serious reporting. But the Chief Editor took pity on her and asked her if she was willing to go undercover and report on Blackwell Island Insane Asylum. He told her she would have no contacts inside and would receive no help until after ten days inside, at which time the3y would send an attorney for her release. Blackwell's Island was known for housing the criminally insane as well as innocents who were declared insane. Elizabeth agreed to the deal and went in under the name Nelly Bly. The rest was history. She became the 1st female investigative reporter for a major newspaper and her fame spread round the world- even more so when she piloted a balloon solo around the world. New Twitter address- @1001podcast Follow Us! ANDROID USERS- 1001 Classic Short Stories & Tales at Google Podcasts 1001 Heroes, Legends, Histories & Mysteries at Google Podcasts: 1001 Sherlock Holmes Stories (& Tales from Arthur Conan Doyle) 1001 Ghost Stories & Tales of the Macabre on Spotify: 1001 Stories for the Road on Google Podcasts Enjoy 1001 Greatest Love Stories on Google Podcasts 1001 History's Best Storytellers: (author interviews) on Stitcher APPLE USERS Catch 1001 Stories From The Old West- Catch 1001's Best of Jack London- Catch 1001 Radio Crime Solvers- Catch 1001 Heroes on any Apple Device here (Free):  Catch 1001 CLASSIC SHORT STORIES at Apple Podcast App Now: Catch 1001 Stories for the Road at Apple Podcast now: NEW Enjoy 1001 Greatest Love Stories on Apple Devices here: Catch 1001 RADIO DAYS now at Apple iTunes! NEW 1001 Ghost Stories & Tales of the Macabre is now playing at Apple Podcasts! NEW Enjoy 1001 History's Best Storytellers (Interviews) on Apple Devices here: NEW Enjoy 1001 Sherlock Holmes Stories and The Best of Arthur Conan Doyle Get all of our shows at one website: REVIEWS NEEDED . My email works as well for comments: [email protected] SUPPORT OUR SHOW BY BECOMING A PATRON! Its time I started asking for support! Thank you. Its a few dollars a month OR a one time. (Any amount is appreciated). YOUR REVIEWS ARE NEEDED AND APPRECIATED! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
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