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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 2, 2023

As librarians, Beth and Kelly know Bigfoot books are located in the nonfiction section; the 001s for the unexplained, yet to be definitively proved. But for Bigfootaphiles, the penultimate proof is a nearly minute-long shaky film of a sasquatch walking near a creek bed shot in 1967 in northern California. Strange...


Jan 26, 2023

Welcome back, readers! Where the hell have you been? This episode--249, if you are counting—Kelly and Beth explore the side of Henry Ford that weirdly gets left out of his story. Ford, the innovator and 20th-century Elon Musk, is also Henry Ford the antisemite. He didn’t try to hide it, and neither are we....


Dec 8, 2022

Shirley Jackson has had a resurgence this century, her works being turned into successful series and movies. But when she was writing in the mid-20th century, she had to contend with sexism, a philandering husband, a cold mother, and male reviewers who didn’t get her writing about the plight of women.

Theme music: Big...


Nov 17, 2022

Dearest Dashies: It’s time to learn about the Most Dangerous Woman in the World, aka, Mother Jones. Have you ever heard of her? Do you read the magazine that has her namesake? Mother Jones is a worthy woman to know and love and maybe resurrect from the dead. She stood up for what was right as far as labor rights and...


Nov 10, 2022

From May 1968 to the following winter, Tony Costa went on a killing spree in Cape Cod. He claimed an alter ego egged him on to do the murderous deeds. Strange Country co hosts Beth and Kelly talk about this tiresome asshole and the problems of New Journalism in today’s episode.

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