Strange Country Ep 161: Patriotic Education
Release Date: 10/01/2020
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Get out your flag and wrap yourself in it because it's time for a little patriotic education. Donald Trump's desire to rewrite history is just a rehash of the past when other organizations clamored to control what kids learned in school. Join Beth and Kelly as they sing patriotic songs and deny reality to make you fall in love with America all over again.
Theme music: Big White Lie by A Cast of Thousands
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