Podcast History’s Forgotten: Episode 7 — Ida Tarbell, Women’s History Month

In this episode of History’s Forgotten, seniors Maddie Moats, Caroline Wilburn and junior Christi Norris discuss the important contributions of female journalists Ida Tarbell and Nellie Bly. Tarbell grew up surrounded by the oil fields of Pennsylvania and was unhappy with the capitalization by John D. Rockefeller. After moving to Paris in 1890, she wrote many successful pieces and spent the rest of her life revealing the dangers of the oil field companies. Another female journalist mentioned in this episode, Nellie Bly used the technique of “muckraking” to reveal the inhumane conditions of mental asylums.

This story was originally published on Eagle Nation Online on March 31, 2021.