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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 22, 2018

Grover Cleveland was one of those nondescript walrus-mustached presidents that everyone forgets about, but he made an impact on the life of Maria Halpin. Strange Country co-hosts explore Cleveland's shady past and shed light on a woman's story more people should know.

Theme music: Resting Place by A Cast of Thousands

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