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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.

Dec 16, 2021

In the final installment in the Moonies’ trilogy, Strange Country looks at Sun Myung Moon’s influence in American politics, and how his money helped the New Right gain power. There’s also sound effects that you can hear, which is a Christmas miracle.

Theme music: Big White Lie by A Cast of Thousands


Dec 9, 2021

In the second installment of the Moonies, Strange Country cohosts Beth and Kelly talk about mass marriage, rituals and how Sun Myung Moon began to cement his relationship with the New Right in America. You’ll never look at indemnity sticks and handkerchiefs the same.

Theme music: Big White Lie by A Cast of Thousands

Dec 2, 2021

Sun Myung Moon claimed to be the Messiah who would bring about the kingdom of heaven. See God visited him and told him it was his turn to pick up where Jesus left off. And apparently that was convincing lonely college kids to peddle candy and flowers at street corners and airports. In this multi-episode show,...

Nov 18, 2021

Dashounds and Readers! Ever wonder what to do if your husband dies and you have a farm to keep up? If you’re Belle Gunness, you are glad for the extra hog food, and excited to hop onto the 1900’s version of Tinder—the newspaper want ads! If only her suitors had FB; they may have been a little more cautious. But alas...

Nov 4, 2021

On this episode, Strange Country cohosts Beth and Kelly delve into two unsolved mysteries, one in 1935 and one in 1978. In 1935, Roland T. Owen checked into The President Hotel and was murdered by those unknown. In February 1978, five men took a wrong turn when leaving a basketball game and never made it home.