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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.

Oct 3, 2019

We like to recognize our firsts, like the first American woman doctor. But sometimes being the first ain't so great especially if you're the first woman executed by the U.S. government. That distinction belongs to Mary Surratt who was executed for her role in the conspiracy to assassinate Pres. Abraham Lincoln and members of his cabinet. Strange Country co-hosts Beth and Kelly talk about this first as well as consider interesting ideas for throw pillows.

Theme music: Resting Place by A Cast of Thousands.

Cite your sources:

Larson, Kate Clifford. Assassins Accomplice: Mary Surratt and the Plot to Kill Abraham Lincoln. BasicBooks, 2011.

Mayhew, Robert. “The Female in Aristotle's Biology. Reason or Rationalization.” Bryn Mawr Classical Review 2004.09.19, 2004,

“Surratt Society Homepage.” Mary Surratt's Story,