(Bly portion starts midway, after the musical interlude)
It would be surreal circumnavigating the globe to beat the pace set by fictional character Phileas Fogg in “Around the World in 80 Days” but imaging doing it in the era of of the late 1880s. Take into account it was also the times such a feat would not be expected to be undertaken by a woman.
Here’s to the dreamers and barrier breakers such as journalist Nelly Bly who created the feat and went on to do so much more in her life.
Indira Naioo is joined by biographer Brooke Kroeger who beautifully reveals the background and accomplishments by this pioneer, investigative journalist, business leader and inventor.