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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 14, 2019

On this very special Valentine's Day episode, Beth and Kelly discuss the life and work of John Brinkley, a man who put goat testicles where no goat testicles had gone before. Brinkley, who bought his medical diploma for $100, made millions "curing" erectile dysfunction with the help of goat balls he sewed into patients' scrotums. People say love hurts for a reason.

Theme music: Resting Place by A Cast of Thousands.

Cite your sources:

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Edemariam, Aida. “John Kerry: 'People Are Going to Die Because of the Decision Donald Trump Made'.” The Guardian, 16 Nov. 2018,

Gunter, Jen. “Dear Gwyneth Paltrow, I'm a GYN and Your Vaginal Jade Eggs Are a Bad Idea.” Dr. Jen Gunter, Dr. Jen Gunter, 12 May 2017,