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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 19, 2019

If your best friend asked you to kill him, would you do it? That's what Raffi Kodikian told the park rangers when they found him in Rattlesnake Canyon, four days past his camping permit. Kodikian said he killed his best friend Dave Coughlin because Coughlin asked him to. Strange Country co-hosts Beth and Kelly ponder mercy killings, sinus infections and this sad case in episode 111.

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