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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 6, 2018

The American Plan sounds super American like apple pie and wealth inequality, but it's really about locking up women suspected of having STDs. Without due process. And with forcible gynecological exams. Strange Country explores the phenomenal story unearthed by Scott Stern in his book The Trials of Nina McCall. Get ready to get angry.

Theme music: Resting Place by A Cast of Thousands.

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Gwynne, Kristen. “10 Completely Vile Things Rick Santorum Has Said.” Rolling Stone, 28 May 2015,

Kelly, Kim. “A Forgotten War on Women.” The New Republic, 22 May 2018,

Madison, Lucy. “Foster Friess: In My Day, Women ‘Used Bayer Aspirin for Contraceptives.’” CBS News, CBS Interactive, 17 Feb. 2012,

Stern, Scott W. The Trials of Nina McCall: Sex, Surveillance, and the Decades-Long Government Plan to Imprison "Promiscuous" Women. Beacon Press, 2018.