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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.

Aug 16, 2018

Jim and Tammy Faye Bakker formed PTL in the 1970s. They were beamed into millions of homes telling viewers that they could pray their way to materialistic paradise and double their money by donating to PTL. Then it all started to crumble like the powder foundation shellacked onto Tammy Faye's face. Join Strange Country on its one-year anniversary and donate if you love Jesus.

Theme music: Resting Place by A Cast of Thousands.

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