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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.

Sep 5, 2019

If only Evelyn Nesbit were alive today, she may have really appreciated the Me Too movement, good therapy, and the songs of Aimee Mann. But her life happened during the turn of the Century- not this one- the last one. And guess what? She also was part of the first actual Trial of the Century! Full of misogyny, murder, and velvet red swings. Beth and Kelly of the century’s most famous Strange Country podcast love that term - Trial of the Century-and use it rather loosely. But in today’s episode we tightened things up, researched our brains out, like always, and bring to you a story from the past you are sure to enjoy. Read on listeners. Or listen on readers.

Theme music: Resting Place by A Cast of Thousands.

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