Strange Country Ep. 166: Vampire Cult Killings
Release Date: 11/05/2020
Join Beth and Kelly this week as they discuss the best way to smell like a flower…It’s our best advice yet. Learn about how women have gone from wool to cotton to acetone and pesticides in hopes of stopping the monthly carnage that escapes from our loins. It’s hard to be a woman for so many reasons, but dealing with our monthly uninvited, jealous, coworker known as our menstruation is probably top on the difficulty list. Thanks for listening- it is an act of love.info_outline Strange Country Ep. 194: Emperor Norton I
Sometimes you just need to make an announcement in the newspaper declaring yourself Emperor of the U.S. especially if other people don't realize it. That's what Joshua Norton did in 1859. His next step was to abolish Congress. Strange Country co-hosts Beth and Kelly talk about San Francisco's greatest tourist attraction and decree that you will love this episode with your very being.info_outline Strange Country Ep. 193: Poppies
Well Dash Hounds you have lovingly stuck with us through one of the shittiest times in history and listened to our tin-can audio, but not today! Beth and Kelly are vaccinated and slowly making their way back into this world. We are back to in-person studio recording, and it feels so good. As good as the ooze from the bulb of a poppy flower. Today’s episode is all about the illusive, romantic, beautiful and ironically deadly poppy flower.info_outline Strange Country Ep. 192: Tri-State Crematory
The only two things that are inevitable are death and Strange Country winning all the awards. So with that said, what are your plans? Strange Country co-hosts Beth and Kelly discuss some of the possibilities post-life, and the horror story of the Tri-State Crematory in Noble, Ga where corpses were strewn about the property and stacked like cordwood. The ashes given to loved ones contained burned wood chips and cement dust.info_outline Strange Country Ep. 191: War of the Worlds
On Oct. 30, 1938, Orson Welles broadcast a radio play version of HG Wells War of the Worlds. People didn't realize it wasn't a news broadcast, and mass panic ensued...or at least that's what the newspapers led people to believe. But it was really more panic-lite or fat-free panic where it doesn't taste nearly as satisfying. Strange Country co-hosts Beth and Kelly discuss the infamous broadcast and the overreaction of the media, which luckily never happens anymore. . . oh wait.info_outline Strange Country Ep. 190: Cline Falls Ax Attack
In late June 1977, two Yale students decided to trek across the country following the Bicentennial Path. Only a week in, their trip was cut short when a man drove over their tent with his pick-up truck and tried to finish the young women off with an ax. Strange Country co-hosts Beth and Kelly discuss this brutal, senseless attack and the bravery of Terri Jentz who tried to piece her story together and find her attempted killer.info_outline Strange Country Ep.189: Bonnie Lee Bakley
Time to reconsider your job and look to marrying someone famous. Or not. Instead you can listen to the sad story about a con woman known by many names, but most famously for being the murdered wife of actor Robert Blake.info_outline Strange Country Ep.188: H.H. Holmes
H.H. Holmes carries the distinction of being America's first serial killer, possibly having murder between 20 to 200 people. But like most legends, things aren't always as the seem. Strange Country co-hosts Beth and Kelly peel away the layers of the white devil of Chicago in this episode and discover that it smells a bit like smegma.info_outline Strange Country Ep. 187: Minnie Cox
In this episode you will learn the important story of Minnie Cox, an African American postmistress at the turn of the 20th century. Cox was smart, wonderful and successful, but still treated terribly because she was black.info_outline Strange Country Epi.186: Julie Monson and Jane Britton
What is about unsolved murders that stay with us? In particular why does the true crime genre skew female? In this episode of Strange Country, co-hosts Beth and Kelly talk about Julie Monson and Jane Britton, two young women cut down in the prime of their lives. Monson disappeared after a night out in September 1981 in Auburn, NY. Britton was found bludgeoned inside her Harvard University apartment in January 1969. Today's Strange Country episode is sponsored by the Cayuga County Arts Council.info_outline
This Strange Country episode doesn't suck. And that is the solid comedy gold to expect as you listen to Beth and Kelly try not to talk about the election that hasn't happened as they recorded but has happened when this airs. The cortisol is definitely traipsing through their 60,000 mile-long circulatory systems. Oh, and vampires, yes, they're talking about bloodsuckers who also can suck your energy away. Like this election.
Theme music: Big White Lie by A Cast of Thousands
Cite your sources or I suck your blood:
Browning, John Edgar. “Conversations with Real Vampires.” Deep South Magazine, 29 Oct. 2010, deepsouthmag.com/2010/10/29/conversations-with-real-vampires/.
Browning, John Edgar. “What They Do in the Shadows: My Encounters with the Real Vampires of New Orleans.” The Conversation, 28 Oct. 2020, theconversation.com/what-they-do-in-the-shadows-my-encounters-with-the-real-vampires-of-new-orleans-39208.
Carmody, Tim. “Hacking Your Body: Lance Armstrong and the Science of Doping.” The Verge, The Verge, 17 Jan. 2013, www.theverge.com/2013/1/17/3886424/programming-your-body-lance-armstrong-and-doping-technology.
“CHRONOLOGY OF THE WENDORF SLAYINGS.” OrlandoSentinel.com, 4 Oct. 2018, www.orlandosentinel.com/news/os-xpm-1998-08-14-9808130933-story.html.
Corbyn, Zoe. “Could 'Young' Blood Stop Us Getting Old?” The Guardian, Guardian News and Media, 2 Feb. 2020, www.theguardian.com/society/2020/feb/02/could-young-blood-stop-us-getting-old-transfusions-experiments-mice-plasma.
Dellert, Christine. “HEATHER WENDORF-KELLY Was Cleared in Her Parents' 1996 Murder in Eustis. Now Married and Living out of State, She Reflects on a Tragic Time.” OrlandoSentinel.com, 23 Oct. 2018, www.orlandosentinel.com/news/os-xpm-2006-12-17-wendorf17-story.html.
Duncan, Joe. “10 Dark Facts About The Vampire Cult Killer Rod Ferrell.” Listverse, 5 Dec. 2018, listverse.com/2018/03/31/10-dark-facts-about-the-vampire-cult-killer-rod-ferrell/.
George, Rose. Nine Pints: a Journey through the Mysterious, Miraculous World of Blood. Granta, 2019.
Hudak, Stephen. “No Break for 'Vampire Cult' Killer Rod Ferrell, Life Sentences Stand.” Orlandosentinel.com, Orlando Sentinel, 20 Apr. 2020, www.orlandosentinel.com/news/crime/os-ne-vampire-killer-life-sentences-stand-20200420-vuh5gynm4ncobonh4xrlrzmdei-story.html.
“Kentucky Teenage Vampires.” Real Stories, documentaries.io/kentucky-teenage-vampires-crime-documentary-real-stories/.
Robson, David. “The People Who Drink Human Blood.” BBC Future, BBC, 21 Oct. 2015, www.bbc.com/future/article/20151021-the-people-who-drink-human-blood.
Shields, Jesslyn. “How Long Can a Person Safely Hang Upside Down?” HowStuffWorks Science, HowStuffWorks, 2 Sept. 2020, science.howstuffworks.com/innovation/science-questions/hang-upside-down-how-long-safe-deadly.htm.
Stanfield, Frank. “Ferrell Apologizes to Victims' Families.” Daily Commercial, Daily Commercial, 20 Nov. 2019, www.dailycommercial.com/news/20191120/ferrell-apologizes-to-victimsrsquo-families.
Steinhilber, Brianna. “The Real Reasons You're Craving These 7 Foods: Everyday Health.” EverydayHealth.com, 24 Oct. 2017, www.everydayhealth.com/pictures/real-reason-youre-craving-these-foods/#:~:text=What you may be craving,almost like punching a wall.
"VAMPIRE CASE SOUNDS LIKE A HORROR-MOVIE SCRIPT; REPUTED LEADER IS CHARGED WITH KILLING A FELLOW CULT MEMBER'S PARENTS." Fresno Bee [Fresno, CA], 2 Feb. 1998, p. C4. Gale OneFile: News, https://link.gale.com/apps/doc/A68332581/STND?u=nysl_sc_flls&sid=STND&xid=75909996. Accessed 26 Oct. 2020.
“Vampire History.” History.com, A&E Television Networks, 13 Sept. 2017, www.history.com/topics/folklore/vampire-history.
"The vampire murder; Trial." Sun [London, England], 5 Mar. 1998, p. 12. Gale OneFile: News, https://link.gale.com/apps/doc/A75134357/STND?u=oswego&sid=STND&xid=07cfbfe5. Accessed 27 Oct. 2020.
“'Vampire Murders' Ringleader Could Go Free in Possible Re-Sentencing.” Crimewatch, 11 Apr. 2016, truecrimedaily.com/2016/04/11/vampire-murders-ringleader-could-go-free-in-possible-re-sentencing/.
"`VAMPIRE' TEENS LED DARK LIFESTYLE SOME HAD MUTILATED PUPPIES." Wisconsin State Journal [Madison, WI], 30 Nov. 1996, p. 2A. Gale OneFile: News, https://link.gale.com/apps/doc/A69570317/STND?u=oswego&sid=STND&xid=a1e46a07. Accessed 27 Oct. 2020.
Wall, Kim. “Interview with a Real-Life Vampire: Why Drinking Blood Isn't like in Hollywood.” The Guardian, Guardian News and Media, 15 Aug. 2015, www.theguardian.com/society/2015/aug/15/real-life-vampires-interview.