loader from loading.io

Strange Country Ep. 176: On the Edge

Strange Country

Release Date: 01/14/2021

Strange Country Ep. 183: Bobby Dunbar show art Strange Country Ep. 183: Bobby Dunbar

Strange Country

In 1912, four-year-old Bobby Dunbar went missing on a family vacation only to turn up nine months later in nearby Mississippi. Or did he? Strange Country co-hosts Beth and Kelly talk about this odd tale of a boy with two mothers claiming him as their son, and the weirdo lurkers and gawkers that we're all now descended from who watched the whole thing with maws gaping wide open. New Strange Country tagline: We've always been garbage.

info_outline
Strange Country Ep.182: Martha Mitchell show art Strange Country Ep.182: Martha Mitchell

Strange Country

Women have been labeled crazy in an effort to shut them up. In the 1970s, the label stuck to Martha Mitchell. Martha's husband John Mitchell headed up Nixon's reelection campaign. Richard Nixon was definitely NOT crazy. He was totally cool in a paranoid, spying, enemy-listing kind of way. Martha knew one of the Watergate burglars was connected to the campaign and that her husband lied about it.

info_outline
Strange Country Ep. 181: Eartha Kitt show art Strange Country Ep. 181: Eartha Kitt

Strange Country

This week we give honor to the podcast space that let’s us speak our truth and wish singer and actress Eartha Kitt,could have had her own podcast. Instead she had to eat clam bisque with the fancy-pants Doers of the White House, and then speak her mind about Vietnam and the real reason behind crime in America. And then watch her career flounder for years thanks to CIA gossip gatherers, and racists.

info_outline
Strange Country Ep. 180: Georgia Guidestones show art Strange Country Ep. 180: Georgia Guidestones

Strange Country

If you could leave instructions for the survivors of the apocalypse, what would you say? If you need some suggestions, you could always look to the Georgia Guidestones, a monument built in 1980 by a group of unidentified "loyal Americans who love God." They share their tips in the style of a David Letterman Top 10 list. Some like the stones for their tourist draw, others think it's the Ten Commandments of the Antichrist.

info_outline
Strange Country Ep.179: Body Snatchers show art Strange Country Ep.179: Body Snatchers

Strange Country

In the days before the board game Operation or Play Doh's dentist head, doctors needed something to hone their knowledge of the human anatomy. So they hired people to bring them dead bodies dug up fresh from the graveyards. Strange Country co-hosts Beth and Kelly talk about these night doctors and resurrectionists who gave a new meaning to the phrase the big sleep. You might want to make yourself a stiff drink before tuning in.

info_outline
Strange Country Ep. 178: Woman's Commonweatlh of Belton show art Strange Country Ep. 178: Woman's Commonweatlh of Belton

Strange Country

Readers and Dash Hounds we are into 2021 and still here as Americans, as women, friends, and your loving weekly podcasters! This week’s show highlights the story of one of the first women’s shelters in Texas, and how it became a successful hub and utopia for women who otherwise would have been stuck. How did it work? Easy peasy lemon squeazy—Sanctification! God shows up in your dreams and simply says you don’t have to put up with this shit anymore! Martha McWhirter led the way.

info_outline
Strange Country Ep. 177: Qanon show art Strange Country Ep. 177: Qanon

Strange Country

If you ever encountered someone who told you to "do the research" after that person posted something beyond delusional then you're likely communicating with someone in the Qanon conspiracy. Strange Country co-hosts Beth and Kelly break down the plan, the storm, the crumbs, the delusions, and lament the future of our country where so many live in a different reality. As Voltaire said: "Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities."

info_outline
Strange Country Ep. 176: On the Edge show art Strange Country Ep. 176: On the Edge

Strange Country

Readers we are reeling, as you probably are, after watching events at our nation’s Capitol. So bear with Beth and Kelly because it will take a little time and interruption of subjects to get to the heart of today’s podcast- Flat Earthers.

info_outline
Strange Country Ep. 175: Orgone Energy show art Strange Country Ep. 175: Orgone Energy

Strange Country

Get out your cloudbuster and strap into your orgone accumulator because it's time to talk about the sexual electricity that courses through the sky. Psychoanalyst Wilhelm Reich discovered this energy after studying specimens of milk steak under a microscope. Strange Country cohosts Beth and Kelly talk about Reich's claims that orgone could cure cancer and bone spurs and how it was snapped up by members of the Beat Generation so they could, well, beat off.

info_outline
Strange Country Ep. 174: Love Has Won show art Strange Country Ep. 174: Love Has Won

Strange Country

Don’t give up hope! That is the tagline for 2021 and the intention of lovehaswon- a religion that is really a tax-exempt cult currently operating and looking for new members (read $). Beth and Kelly will chat about why people join cults, why Beth is ready to sign up, and why you really should question everything. Find out if you are in fact already part of the Strange Country cult. If so please send money now! Peace out 2020!!

info_outline
 
More Episodes

Readers we are reeling, as you probably are, after watching events at our nation’s Capitol. So bear with Beth and Kelly because it will take a little time and interruption of subjects to get to the heart of today’s podcast- Flat Earthers. We want to make sure we all agree here; planet earth is a round wonder. Right?! Of course. And the notion that it is flat is well, pick up one of those well researched ham-hands books and see for yourself. Covefe. Or something. We love you. Stay smart, stay focused, and know you matter and have purpose. Even if these days it’s to listen to this world-renowned podcast.

Theme music: Big White Lie by A Cast of Thousands

Cite your sources:

Alexandra, Julia. Logan Paul's Satirical Flat Earth Video Gets to the Heart of YouTube's recommendation issue. The Verge. March 22, 2019. https://www.theverge.com/2019/3/22/18277131/logan-paul-flat-earth-conspiracy-youtube-recommendation-algorithm

Pichetta, Rob. Nov. 18, 2019.  https://www.cnn.com/2019/11/16/us/flat-earth-conference-conspiracy-theories-scli-intl/index.html

Silencing the Lies video. https://www.cnn.com/videos/business/2019/03/28/conspiracy-theorists-sandy-hook-lenny-pozner-andy-parker-orig-mss.cnn

Sutter, Paul. How to Debate a Flat Earther. Sept. 8 2020. space.com

https://www.space.com/how-to-debate-flat-earther.html

https://www.bbc.com/reel/video/p07h3yc0/flat-earth-how-did-youtube-help-spread-a-conspiracy-theory-

Marianna Vanzela, National Geographic Explorer. https://www.nationalgeographic.com/tv/explorer/