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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 21, 2019

Hit Me Baby One More Time: Rule Following with Beth and Kelly Hey Readers, are you rule followers? Really what we are asking here is, are you a potential Nazi? Join friends, librarians, contrarians, and mothers Kelly and Beth as they grapple with the rules of society and just how far we will go to please someone who appears to have authority. In this episode of Strange Country, we uncover the complexities of psychologist Stanley Milgram’s famous experiment of the 1960’s. Subjects in the experiment were paid $4 to play a teacher armed with a little electricity to zap a student if they were incorrect. Sounds fun right? Would any of you have signed up for this experiment? As you listen, you may find out if Beth deserves a parking ticket or a sticker for being a good rule follower, while Kelly tries to figure out if there are any good rules worth following. Dashhounds- listen in-or it’s 350 volts for you!

Theme music: Resting Place by A Cast of Thousands.

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Blass, Thomas. The Man Who Shocked the World. Basic Books, 2009.

Cherry, Kendra. Stanley Milgram, A Biography. VerywellMind. Accessed Feb. 2019.

McLeod, S. A. (2017, Feb 05). The Milgram experiment. Retrieved from

Milgram, Stanley. Obedience to Authority: An Experimental View. Harper Perennial Modern Thought. Reprint 2009.