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Brazen Nellie Bly: Investigative Journalist

Brazen Nellie Bly: Investigative Journalist


Elizabeth Jane Cochran aka Nellie Bly pulled no punches. She was, as they say, ahead of her time, pushing boundaries and didn’t let the fact she was a woman get in the way of her taking risks, sharing her views and fighting for causes she believed in. In this episode, we dive into the life of Nellie Bly and her brazen adventures, and boy did she have many exciting ones.


Resources & Links & Further Reading


Ten Days in a Mad-House by Nellie Bly:

Six Months in Mexico by Nellie Bly:

Around the World in Seventy-Two Days and Other Writings by Nellie Bly:


Young and Brave: Girls Changing History:

American Experience: Nellie Bly:

What Girls Are Good For: 20-Year-Old Nellie Bly’s 1885 Response to Patronizing Chauvinist:

The Story That Launched Nellie Bly’s Famed Journalism Career:



Hey there, Brazen!

Hey there, Brazen!

I’m getting ready to launch the Brazen Women in History Podcast & Blog!

There are many, many accomplishments by women we don’t know about and with my little piece of the Internet, I’m aiming a flashlight on the women in the dark corners and under the floor beds of history.

As well as educational, I really want this to be fun. Just because it’s history doesn’t mean it has to be devoid of enjoyment. So be on the lookout for sass, jokes, sarcasm, slang and possible double entrendre.

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