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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.

Jun 3, 2021

Well Dash Hounds you have lovingly stuck with us through one of the shittiest times in history and listened to our tin-can audio, but not today! Beth and Kelly are vaccinated and slowly making their way back into this world. We are back to in-person studio recording, and it feels so good. As good as the ooze from the bulb of a poppy flower. Today’s episode is all about the illusive, romantic, beautiful and ironically deadly poppy flower. Do they grow in your garden? If they do listen. it is always an act of love but it may be an act of safe measure keeping you out of jail.

Theme music: Big White Lie by A Cast of Thousands

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