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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 13, 2020

Are you inflicted by a Strange Country demon? If so, this episode will provide the cure you need, a cure as beautiful as a hot dog stuck into a clam. Strange Country co-hosts Beth and Kelly take their dear dash hounds to Spindale, N.C., where parishioners of the Word of Faith get blasted to rid them of their demons, and are forbidden to play air guitar.

Theme music: Big White Lie by A Cast of Thousands

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