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99% Invisible!



For the last few months I've been hard at work on an episode of 99% Invisible and it's out now! It's about The Kirkbride Plan — a surprising and relatively forgotten chapter in the history of American mental health care. It's an answer to the question of why this country has so many huge abandoned asylums. I hope you'll check it out.

It was an honor to be able to create this piece with the awesome 99PI team. 99PI is a podcast I truly love and I'm very grateful to be able to tell this story to their audience.  BTW I realized I hadn't mentioned here that, some weeks back, I was on another of my favorite podcasts, albeit doing a fairly different thing. Anyway, ICYMI, here was my guest appearance on Slate's Dear Prudence