Dec 12, 2019
Strange Country is ringing out the old year with a story to remind all of its readers that people are just really awful. Georgia Tann popularized adoption in the 1920s, but she did it by stealing kids and selling them for primo profit. Gross. She's gross. Co-hosts Beth and Kelly will be back in the new year with more stories to remind you that maybe our mass extinction isn't such a bad thing.
Theme music: Big White Lie by A Cast of Thousands
Cite your sources:
Christie, Judy Pace, and Lisa Wingate. Before and after: the Incredible Real-Life Stories of Orphans Who Survived the Tennessee Childrens Home Society. Ballantine Books, 2019.
O'connor, John J. “Review/Television; Mary Tyler Moore's Smile Turns Evil.” The New York Times, The New York Times, 25 Mar. 1993, https://www.nytimes.com/1993/03/25/news/review-television-mary-tyler-moore-s-smile-turns-evil.html?searchResultPosition=2.
Raymond, Barbara Bisantz. The Baby Thief: The Untold Story of Georgia Tann, the Baby Seller Who Corrupted Adoption. Union Square Press, 2008.