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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.

Jun 21, 2018

Elmer McCurdy died in 1911 but wasn't put to rest until 1977. What was he doing all that time? In our shortest episode to date, Strange Country co-hosts Beth and Kelly talk about this outlaw's after life all the while trying to prepare the best mac and cheese ever.

Theme music: Resting Place by A Cast of Thousands.

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