Nov 14, 2019
Strange Country Episode 119 has it all--greed, betrayal, murder, the hazards of women's fashion, and even patent medicine. Nancy Clem, a 19th century grifter, likely killed her business partner and his wife, but after only about a bazillion trials was she set free. Co-hosts Beth and Kelly showcase their financial illiteracy as they talk about the Notorious Mrs. Clem.
Theme music: Resting Place by A Cast of Thousands.
Cite your sources:
GAMBER, WENDY. NOTORIOUS MRS. CLEM: Murder and Money in the Gilded Age. JOHNS HOPKINS UNIV Press, 2017.
Nudson, Rae. “Women Used to Burn to Death in Their Dresses Kind of All the Time.” Racked, Racked, 19 Dec. 2017, https://www.racked.com/2017/12/19/16710276/burning-dresses-history.