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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 23, 2020

The fine line between eccentric and mentally ill is actually a gigantic pile of money. John du Pont used his piles of money to buy Olympic glory and in his quest ends up murdering a Olympic star Dave Schultz. Strange Country co-hosts Beth and Kelly talk about this sad tale and pontificate about America's obsession with the filthy rich.

Theme music: Big White Lie by A Cast of Thousands

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