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Strange Country

Sometimes you need to have a glass of wine, cuppa whatever and listen to a good old weird story. Musical score Resting Place by A Cast of Thousands.

Feb 27, 2020

We have reached the zenith or the nadir of our look into NXIVM, the self-help sex slave cult in Albany. Strange Country co-hosts Beth and Kelly slog through to the bitter end and test their acting chops with some outstanding readers' theater. What do you make it mean, dash hounds?

Theme music: Big White Lie by A Cast of...


Feb 20, 2020

Welcome back, cultees! We can call you that, right? Well if it feels wrong then it must be right according to NXIVM. We're now in Part III and things are getting darker and more horrible. Strange Country co-hosts Beth and Kelly delve into DOS, a master/slave group billed as super empowering. Get ready for branding,...


Feb 13, 2020

Greetings Espians! Welcome to Part II of NXIVM, the Albany-based self-help program, that will improve your life through indebtedness and slavery. Strange Country co-hosts Beth and Kelly continue their hero-journey quest into explaining how Keith Raniere roped so many people into believing he had all the answers. Spoiler...


Feb 6, 2020

In a three-episode arc, Strange Country co-hosts Beth and Kelly delve into NXIVM, a self-help seminar/cult set in Albany NY. Part I explores the history of NXIVM founder Keith Raniere, the self-proclaimed smartest, most ethical, best volleyballer, top Vanguard player in the whole, wide world. Dive deep with us...


Jan 30, 2020

It's fun to be a woman, y'all. Strange Country features a brand-new installment: the mini-episode about one particular joy of womanhood. It features a new song and a new challenge to Kelly and Beth to try to keep this to a tight 20 minutes. In our inaugural episode, moms get all the glory when they get blamed for...