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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.

Jul 2, 2020

Are you feeling a little trapped in your life these days? Surprisingly, Kelly and Beth are as well because masks and limited travel are your best bet at avoiding COVID. One of the few things that helps us feel a little free is a good, long bike ride. But if that is too arduous for you, fear not, you can imagine yourself peddling as you listen to this week’s episode about the famed Annie Londonberry (really Cohen Kopchovsky). A woman who said "screw the kids, I’m taking a ride...around the world!" Among all the things you will learn this week- a penny farthing has nothing to do with flatulence.

Theme music: To Be A Woman by A Cast of Thousands

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