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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.

Nov 26, 2020

Happy Turkey Lurkey Day Dash Hounds! Beth and Kelly hope you are just as miserable as they are eating your meal alone in a closet this Covidsgiving. Or not at all. This week’s tale of truth is about Mollie Fancher - a fasting girl of the Victorian Er-ah who thought it would be cool to not eat. For years. And brag all about it. And other women did too because food- ew. We will chat about the fact that there is just too much sex in food, and lots of holiness in starvation. And like all the health and wellness podcasters, we will give you great tips on how best to enjoy that pumpkin pie. If you even bother.

Theme music: Big White Lie by A Cast of Thousands

Cite your sources

Nickell, joe. Mystery of Mollie Fancher, The Fasting Girl and Others Who Lived Without Eating. Vol. 41. No. 6. November/December 2017.

"Mollie Fancher Changing". Letter to the Editor New Orleans Democrat. E.L. Saxon. New York Times. Wednesday August 17, 1881.