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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.

Aug 3, 2023

If your site is like a video game health regenerator for the Ku Klux Klan, that might be a sign your site needs a facelift. Yet Stone Mountain, Ga., continues to exist as the the largest Confederate monument in the world. Strange Country cohosts Beth and Kelly discuss this paean to traitors and how the United Daughters of the Confederacy united to f*** up history so that we’re still discussing whether we should keep up Confederate monuments.

Theme music: Big White Lie by A Cast of Thousands

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