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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.

May 13, 2021

In late June 1977, two Yale students decided to trek across the country following the Bicentennial Path. Only a week in, their trip was cut short when a man drove over their tent with his pick-up truck and tried to finish the young women off with an ax. Strange Country co-hosts Beth and Kelly discuss this brutal, senseless attack and the bravery of Terri Jentz who tried to piece her story together and find her attempted killer.

Theme music: Big White Lie by A Cast of Thousands

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