New York Times bestselling author Alexandra Robbins, 27, is a journalist who was formerly on the Washington, DC staff of The New Yorker magazine. She has written for a variety of publications, including The New Yorker, The Atlantic Monthly, The Washington Post, USA Today, Cosmopolitan, Chicago Tribune, Self, Salon, and PC. Robbins regularly appears in the national media on shows such as "60 Minutes," "The Today Show," "The Oprah Winfrey Show," CBS's "The Early Show," "Paula Zahn Now," "The Diane Rehm Show," and networks including CNN, NPR, the BBC, MSNBC, CNBC, C-SPAN, and the History Channel.
Investigative journalist Alexandra Robbins talked about the world of high school and how those who thrive in it are not necessarily the ones who end up successful in life. Being an outsider in high school has been viewed negatively especially since the Columbine shootings, but just because students don't conform or aren't popular doesn't make them bad people, she noted. First hour guest, numerologist Glynis McCants talked about the numbers in current events, as well as for Kate Middleton & Prince William. ... More »Host: George Noory
Journalist Alexandra Robbins returned for a discussion about her new book, The Overachievers, a narrative that documents the stress and pressures placed on a group of high school students. ... More »Host: George Noory
AuthorAlexandra Robbins returned to the show to further discuss her investigation of Yaleâ€™s infamous secret society, Skull & Bones, which she chronicled in her book Secrets of the Tomb. The "Tomb," a crypt-like building on the Yale campus that is headquarters to the club, is filled with human and animal skulls and relics of death and war, as well containing an underground tunnel, she noted. Various rituals take place among its undergraduate members, Robbins detailed, including paying homage to the Goddess of Eloquenceâ€”Eulogia, as well as a sharing of their sexual histories in what is called "Connubial Bliss." Skull and Bones which was started in 1832, has around 800 living members at any one time, and according to Robbins its main purpose is to get members into roles of power, who then often help other members attain important positions. Interestingly, she noted that the CIA has a number of members who were Bonesmen, and at various meetings with members they were said to casually ... More »Host: George Noory
Author Alexandra Robbins shared her investigation into the Skull and Bones secret society. ... More »Host: George Noory