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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.

Feb 17, 2022

What would you want if you were named Queen for a Day? Strange Country co-hosts Beth and Kelly talk about this strange game show that awarded one woman with the saddest story with blenders and washing machines rather than actual policies or help that would take her out of her awful situation.

Theme music: Big White Lie by A Cast of Thousands

Cite Sources:

Buck, Stephanie. This 1950's Game Show Profited From the Poverty of a New Woman Everyday. Medium. March 24, 2017.

O'Geiblin, Megan. Are There HIdden Advantages to Pain and Suffering? Nov.8, 2021, The New Yorker.

MIchael Wortsman Hollywood Laundromat. 2022. Website: