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Strange Country Ep. 177: Qanon

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Release Date: 01/21/2021

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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."

Theme music: Big White Lie by A Cast of Thousands

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