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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.

Jan 2, 2020

It's the start of a new decade and impeachment is in the air. Strange Country co-hosts Beth and Kelly talk about the very first time the Congress tried to get rid of a very unfit president in 1868. Andrew Johnson, a virulent racist, wanted to pretend the Southern states didn't actually secede and Radical Republicans weren't keen on a prez playing king.

Theme music: Big White Lie by A Cast of Thousands

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Lyons, Patrick J. “Trump Wants to Abolish Birthright Citizenship. Can He Do That?” The New York Times, 23 Aug. 2019,

“The Impeachment of Andrew Johnson (1868) President of the United States.” U.S. Senate: The Impeachment of Andrew Johnson (1868) President of the United States, 18 Dec. 2019,

Wineapple, Brenda. The Impeachers: the Trial of Andrew Johnson and the Dream of a Just Nation. Random House, 2019.