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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.

Jan 24, 2019

Lord Timothy Dexter was a lucky kind of eccentric from the 1700s. His life in one quick summary: married for money, made ridiculous money through luck, tried to hobnob with the wealthy but wasn’t up to snuff, terrible speller but had the money to published a book anyway, and faked his death. He was also a shitty eccentric--beating his wife when she didn't cry at his fake funeral. In episode 77, Strange Country co-hosts Beth and Kelly talk about what they'd do with gobs of money; likely invest in whalebone corsets.

Theme music: Resting Place by A Cast of Thousands.

Cite your sources:

Currier, John James. Ould Newbury: Historical and Biographical Sketches. Accessed Jan. 13, 2019.

Dexter, Lord Timothy. A Pickle for the Knowing Ones. 1802

Lynn, Eleri. Well Rounded a Hoistory of Corsetry from Whalebone to Lycra. Slate Magazine. NOV 16, 2010

Tattersoll, Ian. Nevraumont. Hoax, A History of Deception. Balck Dog and Leventhal Publishers. New York. 2018.