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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.

Sep 1, 2022

Dear Dash Hounds: Beth and Kelly realized we don’t talk enough about animals. Sure there are many stories about strange ‘Mericans, but what about the monkeys in this country? Get ready for a wild episode full of surprise monkey noises, and facts about two monkey colonies that are right in our backyard. Join us this week for as much fun as a barrel of … thanks always for listening it is an act of love.

Theme music: Big White Lie by A Cast of Thousands

Cite your sources, dude:

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Marshall, Carolyn. “Monkeys for Research.” New York Times, 6 April 2004,

“Morgan Island, South Carolina.” Wikipedia,,_South_Carolina. Accessed 22 August 2022.

Morton, Caitlin. “Strange Facts About the U.S.” Conde Nast Traveler, 7 September 2017, Accessed 22 August 2022.

Roth, Annie. “These wild monkeys thrive in Florida—and carry a deadly virus.” National Geographic, 9 November 2018, Accessed 22 August 2022.

Taub, David M. “The True Story of Monkey Island, Part 2 – Beaufort South Carolina.” The Island News, 28 February 2019, Accessed 22 August 2022.

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