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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.

Nov 2, 2017

Quoth the Raven “Pray tell, my gentle listeners/readers, do listen to Strange Country Episode 13. It is filled with midnight dreary and tales of woe. Not as bad as that story of Juliet and her Romeo, but you get what I’m saying. Dark, people. Dark. And leave your garbage out of cans so I can easily get to it. I know I can make tools and stuff, but can you throw me a bone every now and then?”

Yes, Episode 13 of Strange Country delves into the mysterious death of Edgar Allan Poe, the author of such classics as The Raven, The Pit and the Pendulum and Dancing with the Stars Episode 237. Co-hosts Beth and Kelly consider the many ways Poe met his untimely end, and, at the same time, come up with the perfect justice for Harvey Weinstein. How they connect those two figures is a feat of brilliance or maybe some other word. Tune in and if you like us, rate us on your favorite podcast platform. If you don’t, we will haunt you like the tell-tale heart.

As always…state where you got your info.

Theme music: Resting Place by A Cast of Thousands

Sources used in the making of this podcast

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Harris, Paul. “Fresh clues could solve mystery of Poe's death.” The Guardian, Guardian News and Media, 20 Oct. 2007,

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Walsh, John Evangelist. Midnight dreary: the mysterious death of Edgar Allan Poe. St. Martins Minautor, 2000.