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46 minutes | Jun 17, 2021
Strange Country Ep. 195: Leona Chalmers
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 Theme music: To Be A Woman by A Cast of Thousands Cite your sources: http://www.sarahsundin.com/make-it-do-tire-rationing-in-world-war-ii/ http://www.mum.org/MenCups.htm https://www.womensvoices.org/whats-in-period-products-timeline-of-chemical-testing/ https://onlinenursing.duq.edu/master-science-nursing/the-ultimate-guide-to-feminine-hygiene/ https://www.knixteen.com/blogs/the-rag/the-history-of-periods https://wanderwomenproject.com/women/leona-chalmers/ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leona_Chalmers
43 minutes | Jun 10, 2021
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. Theme music: Big White Lie by A Cast of Thousands Cite your sources: Drury, William. Norton I, Emperor of the United States. Dodd, Mead, 1986. “It's Good to Be King.” Wired, Conde Nast, 1 Mar. 2000, www.wired.com/2000/03/kingdoms/. “Joshua A. Norton.” The Museum of the City of San Francisco, www.sfmuseum.org/hist1/norton.html. Lumea, John. “Emperor Norton, Schizophrenic. Or Not.” The Emperor Norton Trust, The Emperor Norton Trust, 3 Apr. 2020, emperornortontrust.org/blog/2017/5/22/emperor-norton-schizophrenic-or-not. Pitney, Nico. “Donald Trump Supporters Are Now Calling Him 'God Emperor'.” HuffPost, HuffPost, 14 Jan. 2017, www.huffpost.com/entry/trump-god-emperor-creepy-reddit_n_579a6970e4b08a8e8b5d38b5.
52 minutes | Jun 3, 2021
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. Do they grow in your garden? If they do listen. it is always an act of love but it may be an act of safe measure keeping you out of jail. Theme music: Big White Lie by A Cast of Thousands Cite your sources: DEA, Drugs of Abuse a Resource Guide. April 2020. https://www.dea.gov/sites/default/files/2020-06/Opium-2020.pdf Hogshire, Jim. Opium for the Masses. Feral House, 2009. Accessed on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Opium-Masses-Harvesting-Natures-Medication/dp/1932595465 Sutherland, Karen. History.net How the Flowers of Flanders Field Became a Symbol of Veterans Day. https://www.historynet.com/veterans-day-history-of-a-symbol.htm#:~:text=Canadian%20John%20McCrae%2C%20a%20World,symbol%20of%20life%20and%20remembrance.&text=It%20is%20perhaps%20the%20most,out%20of%20the%20Great%20War. Malas, Nour. Selfie-Seeking Tourists Are Crushing California's Superbloom. March 24, 2019. WSJ. https://www.wsj.com/articles/california-superbloom-means-hills-are-alive-with-the-sound-of-tourists-trampling-flowers-11553447888 Miller, Vanessa. Man Who Died after Drinking Poppy Seed tea Remembered. Daily Camera. August 15, 2009. https://www.dailycamera.com/2009/08/15/man-who-died-after-drinking-poppy-tea-remembered/ Pollan, Michael. Opium Made Easy.One Gardener's Encounter with the War on Drugs. Harper's Magazine.March 31 1997. Found on Wes Jones's blog https://www.wesjones.com/pollan1.htm#author Semple, Kirk. Mexican Opium Prices Plummet. July 7, 2019. New York Times. https://www.nytimes.com/2019/07/07/world/americas/mexico-drugs-migration.html unodc. https://www.unodc.org/documents/crop-monitoring/Afghanistan/20210217_report_with_cover_for_web_small.pdf Trickey, Eric. Inside the Story of America's 19th Century Opiate Addiction. Jan. 4, 2018. Smithsonianmag.com. https://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/inside-story-americas-19th-century-opiate-addiction-180967673/ Whitlock, Craig. Overwhelmed by Opium. Dec. 9,2019 The Washington Post. https://www.washingtonpost.com/graphics/2019/investigations/afghanistan-papers/afghanistan-war-opium-poppy-production/
44 minutes | May 27, 2021
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. Theme music: Big White Lie by A Cast of Thousands Cite your sources: “$39.5 Million Settlement in Crematory Case.” NBCNews.com, NBCUniversal News Group, 11 Mar. 2004, www.nbcnews.com/id/wbna4508246. Arey, Norman. "CREMATORY PROBE: MARSH SISTER, PARENTS CHARGED\ DEATH CERTIFICATE SIGNINGS AN ISSUE." Atlanta Journal-Constitution [Atlanta, GA], 9 Mar. 2002, p. H1. Gale OneFile: News, link.gale.com/apps/doc/A83639840/STND?u=nysl_sc_flls&sid=STND&xid=d005f29b. Accessed 23 May 2021. Arey, Norman. "FATHER OF CREMATORY CASE SUSPECT DIES." Atlanta Journal-Constitution [Atlanta, GA], 21 May 2003, p. B5. Gale OneFile: News, link.gale.com/apps/doc/A102084453/STND?u=nysl_sc_flls&sid=STND&xid=c2c96302. Accessed 23 May 2021. Arey, Norman. "FAMILIES SETTLE CREMATORY SUIT FOR $80 MILLION." Atlanta Journal-Constitution [Atlanta, GA], 27 Aug. 2004, p. A1. Gale OneFile: News, link.gale.com/apps/doc/A121319424/STND?u=nysl_sc_flls&sid=STND&xid=e9632de2. Accessed 23 May 2021. “Attorney Says Mercury Poisoning May Explain Tri-State Crematory Case.” Chattanoogan.com - Chattanooga's Source for Breaking Local News, 7 Feb. 2007, www.chattanoogan.com/2007/2/7/101204/Attorney-Says-Mercury-Poisoning-May.aspx. Barry, Ellen. “Georgia Crematory Operator Apologizes, Offers No Excuse.” Los Angeles Times, Los Angeles Times, 20 Nov. 2004, www.latimes.com/archives/la-xpm-2004-nov-20-na-marsh20-story.html. Brett, ByJennifer. "BIBB COUNTY: Man in notorious crematory case free from prison: 334 decaying corpses were found at Tri-State Crematory in 2002." Atlanta Journal-Constitution [Atlanta, GA], 30 June 2016, p. B1. Gale OneFile: News, link.gale.com/apps/doc/A456602215/STND?u=nysl_sc_flls&sid=STND&xid=a757b8b6. Accessed 23 May 2021. Erizanu, Paula. “The Biodegradable Burial Pod That Turns Your Body into a Tree.” CNN, Cable News Network, 11 Jan. 2018, www.cnn.com/2017/05/03/world/eco-solutions-capsula-mundi/index.html. Firestone, David. “Scores of Bodies Strewn at Site Of Crematory.” The New York Times, The New York Times, 17 Feb. 2002, www.nytimes.com/2002/02/17/us/scores-of-bodies-strewn-at-site-of-crematory.html?searchResultPosition=7. Galloway, Jim. "TRI-STATE CREMATORY INVESTIGATION: PATH OF GOOD INTENTIONS TURNS ROUGH FOR LAWMAKER." Atlanta Journal-Constitution [Atlanta, GA], 6 Mar. 2002, p. B4. Gale OneFile: News, link.gale.com/apps/doc/A83505156/STND?u=nysl_sc_flls&sid=STND&xid=db372c49. Accessed 23 May 2021. Hendricks, Brent R. A Long Day at the End of the World: a Story of Desecration and Revelation in the Deep South. Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2013. Johnson, Dirk, and Vern E. Smith. "Unearthing A Grim Tale: The woods of North Georgia hid a terrible secret: a family business devoted to cremating the dead was not doing its job. A haunted community wonders why." Newsweek, 4 Mar. 2002, p. 30. Gale OneFile: Popular Magazines, link.gale.com/apps/doc/A83283930/PPPM?u=nysl_sc_flls&sid=PPPM&xid=d619cb35. Accessed 22 May 2021. Little, Becky. “The Environmental Toll of Cremating the Dead.” Science, National Geographic, 3 May 2021, www.nationalgeographic.com/science/article/is-cremation-environmentally-friendly-heres-the-science. Mikkelson, David. “Was the Weight of a Human Soul Determined to Be 21 Grams?” Snopes.com, 29 Dec. 2019, www.snopes.com/fact-check/weight-of-the-soul/. Moskowitz, Clara. “Fact or Fiction?: Energy Can Neither Be Created Nor Destroyed.” Scientific American, Scientific American, 5 Aug. 2014, www.scientificamerican.com/article/energy-can-neither-be-created-nor-destroyed/. Pearson, Michael. "CREMATORY INVESTIGATION: WHY DIDN'T TRI-STATE JUST CREMATE THE BODIES?" Atlanta Journal-Constitution [Atlanta, GA], 24 Feb. 2002, p. C1. Gale OneFile: News, link.gale.com/apps/doc/A83221950/STND?u=nysl_sc_flls&sid=STND&xid=03925209. Accessed 23 May 2021. Rimer, Sara. “Crematory Owners Family Asks Why.” The New York Times, The New York Times, 24 Feb. 2002, www.nytimes.com/2002/02/24/us/crematory-owners-family-asks-why.html?searchResultPosition=3. Roach, Mary. Stiff: the Curious Lives of Human Cadavers. W. W. Norton & Company, 2004. Schwarcz, Joe. “The Real Story Behind ‘21 Grams.’” Office for Science and Society, 21 June 2019, www.mcgill.ca/oss/article/did-you-know-general-science/story-behind-21-grams. Thomas, Ben. “The Man Who Tried to Weigh the Soul.” Discover Magazine, Discover Magazine, 17 Dec. 2019, www.discovermagazine.com/mind/the-man-who-tried-to-weigh-the-soul. “UPDATE: Ray Brent Marsh Writes Public Letter of Apology.” WRCBtv.com | Chattanooga News, Weather & Sports, www.wrcbtv.com/story/19611865/update-ray-brent-marsh-released-from-prison-after-crematory-conviction.
51 minutes | May 20, 2021
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. Theme music: Big White Lie by A Cast of Thousands Cite your sources: Abumrad, Jad, and Robert Krulwich. “War of the Worlds: Radiolab.” WNYC Studios, 30 Oct. 2018, www.wnycstudios.org/podcasts/radiolab/articles/war-worlds. Klein, Christopher. “Inside ‘The War of the Worlds’ Radio Broadcast.” History.com, A&E Television Networks, 30 Oct. 2013, www.history.com/news/inside-the-war-of-the-worlds-broadcast. Memmott, Mark. “75 Years Ago, 'War Of The Worlds' Started A Panic. Or Did It?” NPR, NPR, 30 Oct. 2013, www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2013/10/30/241797346/75-years-ago-war-of-the-worlds-started-a-panic-or-did-it. Pooley, Jefferson, and Michael J. Socolow. “Orson Welles' War of the Worlds Did Not Touch Off a Nationwide Hysteria. Few Americans Listened. Even Fewer Panicked.” Slate Magazine, Slate, 29 Oct. 2013, slate.com/culture/2013/10/orson-welles-war-of-the-worlds-panic-myth-the-infamous-radio-broadcast-did-not-cause-a-nationwide-hysteria.html. Schwartz, A. Brad. Broadcast Hysteria: Orson Welless War of the Worlds and the Art of Fake News. Hill and Wang, A Division of Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2015. Schwartz, A. Brad. “The Infamous ‘War of the Worlds’ Radio Broadcast Was a Magnificent Fluke.” Smithsonian.com, Smithsonian Institution, 6 May 2015, www.smithsonianmag.com/history/infamous-war-worlds-radio-broadcast-was-magnificent-fluke-180955180/.
49 minutes | May 13, 2021
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. Theme music: Big White Lie by A Cast of Thousands Cite your sources: Crombie, Noelle. “Kaye Turner Killer Makes Fourth Plea for Eventual Parole.” Oregonlive, 23 Jan. 2020, www.oregonlive.com/crime/2020/01/kaye-turner-killer-makes-fourth-plea-for-eventual-parole.html. Dolan, J. D. (2006, Apr 30). Open wounds; strange piece of paradise terri jentz farrar, straus & giroux: 542 pp., $27: [HOME EDITION]. Los Angeles Times Retrieved from https://login.ezproxy.oswego.edu/login?url=https://www-proquest-com.ezproxy.oswego.edu/newspapers/open-wounds-strange-piece-paradise-terri-jentz/docview/422086074/se-2?accountid=13025 Eidenmuller, Michael E. “A Crisis of Confidence.” Jimmy Carter - A Crisis of Confidence Speech - American Rhetoric, www.americanrhetoric.com/speeches/jimmycartercrisisofconfidence.htm. Jasper, David. “Holy Hoax, Axeman.” Kitchen Sink Archives, 9 Jan. 2011, www.kitchensinkarchives.com/2010/11/holy-hoax-axeman/. Jentz, Terri. Strange Piece of Paradise. Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2007. “Nearly 40 Years Later, Bend Man Keeps Search for Woman's Killer Alive.” Oregonlive, 14 Oct. 2018, www.oregonlive.com/today/2018/10/nearly_40_years_later_bend_man.html. “News of Record: Police Log.” The Bulletin, 31 Jan. 2020, www.bendbulletin.com/localstate/news-of-record-police-log/article_45018879-9f34-5f8a-a523-6b6ce2de9c7d.html. Roach, Mary. “Living to Tell.” The New York Times, The New York Times, 14 May 2006, www.nytimes.com/2006/05/14/books/review/living-to-tell.html?searchResultPosition=1. “Two of Bend's Most Gruesome Unsolved Crimes: Beware Crazies in the Wilderness.” Bend, The Source Weekly - Bend, 11 May 2021, www.bendsource.com/bend/two-of-bends-most-gruesome-unsolved-crimes-beware-crazies-in-the-wilderness/Content?oid=2186106.
45 minutes | May 6, 2021
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. Dash Hounds, here is a story of a lost woman who finally got what she wanted as far as being with a famous man, but at the ultimate price. Join Strange Country this week for the story and some side stories we feel are worth your time. Thank you always for listening; it is an act of love. Theme music: Big White Lie by A Cast of Thousands Cite Your Sources: David, Lisa Selin. Why Modern Medicine Keeps Overlooking Menopause. New York Times. April 6, 2021. https://www.nytimes.com/2021/04/06/us/menopause-perimenopause-symptoms.html Telfer, Tori. (2021). Confident Women. New York: HarperCollins. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bonnie_Lee_Bakley https://thecinemaholic.com/robert-blake/ https://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/robert-blake-acquitted-of-wifes-murder Yang, Allie. Bonny Lee Bakley Had a Remarkable Story that Played a Big Role at Her HUsband Robert Blake's Murder Trial. 1/11/2019. https://www.goodmorningamerica.com/news/story/bonny-lee-bakley-remarkable-story-played-big-role-60056830. Accessed May 1, 2021.
52 minutes | Apr 29, 2021
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. Theme music: Big White Lie by A Cast of Thousands Cite your sources: “H.H. Holmes.” Biography.com, A&E Networks Television, 12 June 2020, www.biography.com/crime-figure/hh-holmes. Larson, Erik. The Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic and Madness at the Fair that Changed America. Vintage, 2004. Little, Becky. “Did Serial Killer H.H. Holmes Really Build a 'Murder Castle'?” History.com, A&E Television Networks, 23 Jan. 2020, www.history.com/news/murder-castle-h-h-holmes-chicago. Pruitt, Sarah. “Was Paul Bunyan a Real Person?” History.com, A&E Television Networks, 20 Nov. 2015, https://www.history.com/news/was-paul-bunyan-a-real-person#:~:text=Historians%20believe%20Bunyan%20was%20based,Michigan%20after%20the%20Civil%20War.&text=The%20French%20pronunciation%20of%20Jean's,evolved%20into%20the%20surname%20Bunyan Selzer, Adam. H.H. Holmes: The True History of the White City Devil. Skyhorse. 2017 Stone, Rachel. “Backstory: The Oak Cliff Victims of Famed Serial Killer H.H. Holmes.” Oak Cliff, 12 Oct. 2017, oakcliff.advocatemag.com/2017/10/backstory-oak-cliff-victims-famed-serial-killer-h-h-holmes/#:~:text=Serial killer H.H. Holmes conned,estate holdings before killing her.&text=The Williams girls, Minnie and,returned with her sister Nannie.
53 minutes | Apr 15, 2021
Strange Country Ep. 187: Minnie Cox
Kelly and Beth have missed you Dear Dash Hounds, but we are back! 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. Before we get to the details of her story, sit tight for some ramblings about cockfighting, Facebook, and post office anxiety. Or fast forward to the halfway mark and get ready to be angry about American history that should be part of our common knowledge. As always, thank you for listening; it is an act of love. Theme music: Big White Lie by A Cast of Thousands Cite your sources: Garrett-Scott, S. (2018, March). Minnie Geddings Cox and the Indianola Affair, 1902-1904. Retrieved April 10, 2021, from http://www.mshistorynow.mdah.ms.gov/articles/421/minnie-geddings-cox-and-the-indianola-affair James K. vardaman. (2021, February 10). Retrieved April 11, 2021, from https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_K._Vardaman Minnie M. Cox: A Postmaster's Story. (n.d.). Retrieved April 11, 2021, from https://postalmuseum.si.edu/research-articles/the-history-and-experience-of-african-americans-in-america%E2%80%99s-postal-service/minnie Momodu, S. (2020, February 26). Minnie M. COX (1869-1933) •. Retrieved April 11, 2021, from https://www.blackpast.org/african-american-history/cox-minnie-m-1869-1933/
54 minutes | Mar 25, 2021
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. Theme music: Big White Lie by A Cast of Thousands Cite your sources: Case, Dick. “One Case Closed; Slaying Probe Reopened.” The Post Standard, 8 March 1993, pp. A9. Conroy, J Oliver. “Why Are Women Obsessed with True Crime? Rachel Monroe Has Some Answers.” The Guardian, Guardian News and Media, 20 Aug. 2019, www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2019/aug/20/rachel-monroe-savage-appetites-true-crime-book-interview. Cooper, Becky. WE KEEP THE DEAD CLOSE: a Murder at Harvard and a Half Century of Silence. Windmill Books, 2021. Howland, Lance. “Auburn Girl's Murder Baffles Family, Cops.” Syracuse Herald Journal, 25 Sept. 1983. “The Julie Monson Case.” Syracuse Herald Journal, 6 Oct. 1984. Kenyon, Jim. “FBI Resumes Dna Tests in Julie Monson Murder Mystery.” WSTM, WSTM, 21 July 2015, cnycentral.com/news/local/fbi-resumes-dna-tests-in-julie-monson-murder-mystery. LaRue, William. “Bianco's Close Friends on the Stand.” The Post Standard, 25 Feb. 1986, pp. 1–1. LaRue, William. “Testimony Suggests Monson Body Was Moved.” The Post Standard, 28 Feb. 1986, pp. 4–4. LaRue, William. “Witness Says He Was Mistaken About Car.” The Post Standard, 22 Feb. 1986, pp. 3–3. Nolan, Maureen, and Neil MacFarquehar. “'There Is No Happy Ending for Us'.” Syracuse Herald Journal, 6 July 1985, pp. 1–2. “Social Psychologist Amanda Vicary and Spotify Reveal Why Women Are So Obsessed with True Crime-And Share 4 New Podcasts Coming in 2020.” Spotify, 29 Jan. 2020, newsroom.spotify.com/2020-01-29/social-psychologist-amanda-vicary-and-spotify-reveal-why-women-are-so-obsessed-with-true-crime-and-share-4-new-podcasts-coming-in-2020/. Tuttle, Kate. “Why Do Women Love True Crime? New York Times. 16 July 2019. Retrieved from https://www.nytimes.com/2019/07/16/books/review/kate-tuttle-true-crime-women.html Wallack, T. (2017, Jun 17). Unsolved cambridge murder raises a question: When should outside investigators get a chance? Boston Globe Retrieved from https://login.ezproxy.oswego.edu/login?url=https://www-proquest-com.ezproxy.oswego.edu/newspapers/unsolved-cambridge-murder-raises-question-when/docview/1910533609/se-2?accountid=13025 Wallack, T. (2018, Nov 21). Killer identified in 1969 murder of harvard student in cambridge: DNA offers link to serial rapist. Boston Globe Retrieved from https://login.ezproxy.oswego.edu/login?url=https://www-proquest-com.ezproxy.oswego.edu/newspapers/killer-identified-1969-murder-harvard-student/docview/2135909993/se-2?accountid=13025 “Widow Killed Near Radcliffe Dorm; Police Cite Britton Case Similarities: News: The Harvard Crimson.” News | The Harvard Crimson, 7 Feb. 1969, www.thecrimson.com/article/1969/2/7/widow-killed-near-radcliffe-dorm-police/. “Woman's Hour - True Crime: Five Reasons Why Women Love It.” BBC Radio 4, BBC, www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/articles/5BQCFMQd3mPqj7YT4hlvdCL/true-crime-five-reasons-why-women-love-it.
56 minutes | Mar 18, 2021
Strange Country Ep. 185: Attempted Coup of Dominica
It is so close to spring break that Kelly and Beth thought a little story about rum, cocaine, and a beautiful Caribbean Island would be timely. Thinking of traveling? Now that we are seemingly on the other side of this pandemic- we understand, but we will caution you to not take the late night boat ride run by white supremacists, laden with weaponry thrown into plastic grocery bags. Ok? Strange Country’s destination this week: Dominica. As always thank you for listening- it is an act if love- but also may help save you from some really stupid decisions. Theme music: Big White Lie by A Cast of Thousands Cite your sources, dude: https://www.newspapers.com/clip/35459809/operation-red-dog/ Bell, Stewart. The Bayou of Pigs. Kindle Edition HarperCollkins ebooks. Burroughs, Nicholas. FBI Says Michigan Anti-Government Group Plotted to Kidnap Gov. Grethchen Whittmer. https://www.nytimes.com/2020/10/08/us/gretchen-whitmer-michigan-militia.html? Trial on for Two Accused in Bid to Control Island. Oct. 8, 1981. The Tennessean https://www.thegrenadarevolutiononline.com/page17a.html https://www.splcenter.org/fighting-hate/extremist-files/individual/don-black https://allthatsinteresting.com/operation-red-dog https://historyofyesterday.com/the-bayou-of-pigs-incident-afdd2e90cec Saslow, Eli. Rising out of Hatred. https://blogs.lse.ac.uk/latamcaribbean/2019/06/20/the-iron-lady-of-the-caribbean-at-lse-remembering-dominicas-eugenia-charles-100-years-after-her-birth/
66 minutes | Mar 11, 2021
Strange Country Ep. 184: Anthony Gignac
For decades, Anthony Gignac pretended to be Saudi royalty, racking up hotel bills, department store charges, and even swindling Syracuse University out of money. Strange Country co-hosts Beth and Kelly would talk more about this, but are trapped in Nigeria with their huge fortune, and need your help. If you could send your bank account number, they would be happy to share in their wealth. Theme music: Big White Lie by A Cast of Thousands Cite your sources: Cohn, Scott. “Four Surefire Ways to Spot a Con Artist-and What to Do When You See Them.” CNBC, CNBC, 4 Jan. 2020, www.cnbc.com/2020/01/03/four-sure-fire-ways-to-spot-a-con-artistand-what-to-do-when-you-see-them.html. Eder, S. (2008, Dec 21). Siblings with sordid past turn to bernadette noe; the former lucas county GOP leader assists two brothers whose records rouse suspicion. The Blade Retrieved from https://login.ezproxy.oswego.edu/login?url=https://www-proquest-com.ezproxy.oswego.edu/newspapers/siblings-with-sordid-past-turn-bernadette-noe/docview/380807805/se-2?accountid=13025 Long, Stephanie Topacio. “8 Strange Facts About Con Artists, Because They're More Common Than You Think.” Bustle, Bustle, 15 Jan. 2016, www.bustle.com/articles/135836-8-strange-facts-about-con-artists-because-theyre-more-common-than-you-think. Scott, Cathy. “The Art of the Con and Why People Fall for It.” Psychology Today, Sussex Publishers, 26 Sept. 2019, www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/crime-she-writes/201909/the-art-the-con-and-why-people-fall-it#:~:text=By definition, a con artist,up taking the victim's money. Seal, Mark. “The Amazing 30-Year Odyssey of a Counterfeit Saudi Prince.” Vanity Fair, 5 Oct. 2018, www.vanityfair.com/style/2018/10/he-actually-believes-he-is-khalid-the-odyssey-of-a-counterfeit-saudi-prince. Seal, Mark. “How the Fake Saudi Prince, Anthony Gignac, Was Exposed.” Vanity Fair, 30 Oct. 2018, www.vanityfair.com/style/2018/10/how-the-fake-saudi-prince-anthony-gignac-was-exposed. Stack, Liam. “Man Who Posed as Saudi Prince and Defrauded Investors Out of $8 Million Is Sent to Prison.” The New York Times, The New York Times, 1 June 2019, www.nytimes.com/2019/06/01/us/fake-saudi-prince-anthony-gignac.html?searchResultPosition=2. Swenson, Kyle. "He convinced people he was a rich 'Saudi prince.' He was really a poor street kid from Bogota." Washingtonpost.com, 30 May 2018. Gale OneFile: News, link.gale.com/apps/doc/A540885876/STND?u=nysl_sc_flls&sid=STND&xid=47c3f428. Accessed 2 Mar. 2021. Weaver, J. (2018, May 30). Bogus saudi sultan pleads guilty, faces years in jail anthony gignac admits he stole $8 million from dozens of victims in his pretended role. Portland Press Herald Retrieved from https://login.ezproxy.oswego.edu/login?url=https://www-proquest-com.ezproxy.oswego.edu/newspapers/bogus-saudi-sultan-pleads-guilty-faces-years-jail/docview/2046443596/se-2?accountid=13025
63 minutes | Mar 4, 2021
Strange Country Ep. 183: Bobby Dunbar
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. Theme music: Big White Lie by A Cast of Thousands Cite your sources: Donan, Joe. “The Disappearance of Bobby Dunbar.” Medium, History of Yesterday, 10 Aug. 2020, medium.com/history-of-yesterday/the-disappearance-of-bobby-dunbar-8c061b5b7c9b. Mahjouri, Shakiel. “LAPD Releases Suspect Descriptions After Lady Gaga's Dogs Are Stolen, Dog Walker Shot.” ET Canada, ET Canada, 25 Feb. 2021, etcanada.com/news/750908/lady-gaga-offers-500000-reward-after-dogs-are-stolen-dog-walker-shot/. McThenia, Tal and Cutright, Margaret Dunbar. A Case of Solomon: Bobby Dunbar and the Kidnapping that Haunted a Nation. Free Press: 2012.
49 minutes | Feb 25, 2021
Strange Country Ep.182: Martha Mitchell
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. Strange Country co-hosts talk about this woman lost to history and what would happen if women actually were listened to rather than sedated. Theme music: Big White Lie by A Cast of Thousands Cite your sources: Brockell, Gillian. "'I'm a political prisoner': Mouthy Martha Mitchell was the George Conway of the Nixon era." Washingtonpost.com, 21 Mar. 2019. Gale OneFile: News, link.gale.com/apps/doc/A579691680/STND?u=oswego&sid=STND&xid=212e9884. Accessed 9 Feb. 2021. Cadden, Vivian (July 1973). "Martha Mitchell: the Day the Laughing Stopped" (PDF). The Harold Weisberg Archive. “Cassandra.” Encyclopædia Britannica, Encyclopædia Britannica, Inc., www.britannica.com/topic/Cassandra-Greek-mythology. Curtis, Charlotte (May 4, 1973). "Martha Mitchell Testifies in Civil Suit". The New York Times. Farnsworth, Malcolm. “Watergate Burglars.” Watergateinfo, watergate.info/burglary/burglars. "GOP PUNDIT RECALLS MITCHELL MAYHEM." Capital Times [Madison, WI], 25 June 1999, p. 2A. Gale OneFile: News, link.gale.com/apps/doc/A69343508/STND?u=oswego&sid=STND&xid=9a52cb77. Accessed 9 Feb. 2021. "LADD TAKES ON MITCHELL CASE AFTER GHOSTLY VISIT." World Entertainment News Network, 23 Aug. 2010. Gale OneFile: News, link.gale.com/apps/doc/A235175297/STND?u=oswego&sid=STND&xid=e4d40550. Accessed 9 Feb. 2021. MacPherson, Myra (June 4, 1976). "Martha Mitchell Buried" (PDF). The Washington Post. “McCord Declares That Mrs. Mitchell Was Forcibly Held". The New York Times. February 19, 1975. Meyer, Lawrence. “John N. Mitchell, Principal in Watergate, Dies at 75.” The Washington Post, WP Company, 10 Nov. 1988, www.washingtonpost.com/wp-srv/national/longterm/watergate/stories/mitchobit.htm. “Nation: The Warbler of Watergate.” Time, Time Inc., 5 Dec. 1969, content.time.com/time/subscriber/article/0,33009,901629,00.html Smilgis, Martha. “A Martha Mitchell Biography Raps John, but Confirms That She Loved Him Until She Died.” PEOPLE.com, 9 July 1979, people.com/archive/a-martha-mitchell-biography-raps-john-but-confirms-that-she-loved-him-until-she-died-vol-12-no-2/. Stein, Jeff. "Trump Ambassador Beat and 'Kidnapped' Woman in Watergate Cover-Up: Reports; Stephen King, Trump's envoy to the Czech Republic, reportedly roughed up the wife of Nixon's campaign director to silence her about Watergate crimes." Newsweek, vol. 169, no. 23, 29 Dec. 2017. Gale OneFile: Popular Magazines, link.gale.com/apps/doc/A519862669/PPPM?u=nysl_sc_flls&sid=PPPM&xid=40768c7d. Accessed 9 Feb. 2021. WINTON EVANS, KATHERINE (June 17, 1979). "Washington's Other Martha". The Washington Post. https://www.washingtonpost.com/archive/entertainment/books/1979/06/17/washingtons-other-martha/f78b6750-8a6e-4647-9b71-fe90755d0e4b/
66 minutes | Feb 18, 2021
Strange Country Ep. 181: Eartha Kitt
Kelly and Beth speak our truth each week on Strange Country and it feels so good. It may take us a while, meandering through details of our lives as mothers, women in our 40s, and librarians, but we get there eventually, dear Dashhounds. Thanks for listening and supporting that journey each week. 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. Theme music: Big White Lie by A Cast of Thousands Cite Your Sources: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/North,_South_Carolina Biography.com Editors. Eartha Kitt Biography. A&E Television Network. September 15, 2020. https://www.biography.com/musician/eartha-kitt Britannica, The Editors of Encyclopaedia. "Eartha Kitt". Encyclopedia Britannica, 13 Jan. 2021, https://www.britannica.com/biography/Eartha-Kitt. Accessed 16 February 2021. https://www.britannica.com/biography/Eartha-Kitt Mezzack, Janet. Without Manners You Are Nothing": Ladybird Johnson, Eartha Kitt, and the Women Doers' Luncheon of January 18, 1968. Gonzaga University School of Law. Presidential Studies Quarterly. Vol. 20, No.4, Modern First Ladies White House Organization (Fall 1990), pp.745-760. Accessed via jstor. 2/15/2021. https://www.whitehouse.gov/about-the-white-house/first-families/claudia-alta-taylor-lady-bird-johnson/
53 minutes | Feb 11, 2021
Strange Country Ep. 180: Georgia Guidestones
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. Join Strange Country cohosts Beth and Kelly as they examine these stones and discuss what they would do to guide those who survive the inevitable zombie hordes. Theme music: Big White Lie by A Cast of Thousands Cite your sources: Bebergal, Peter, and Jia Tolentino. “Reimagining a Shadowy Medieval Brotherhood That Probably Didn't Exist.” The New Yorker, 26 Oct. 2016, www.newyorker.com/books/page-turner/reimagining-a-shadowy-medieval-brotherhood-that-probably-didnt-exist. Blinder, Alan. “A Monument's Mysteries Include Whether It Can Draw Tourists.” The New York Times, The New York Times, 18 Sept. 2013, www.nytimes.com/2013/09/18/us/a-monuments-mysteries-include-whether-it-can-draw-tourists.html. Chhith, Alex. “Mysterious Monolith Appears near Cedar Lake in Minneapolis.” Star Tribune, Star Tribune, 2 Feb. 2021, www.startribune.com/towering-figure/600017850/. Eaton, Everett. “Another Mysterious Monolith Has Popped Up in the Milwaukee Area.” Milwaukee Magazine, 30 Jan. 2021, www.milwaukeemag.com/another-mysterious-monolith-has-popped-up-in-the-milwaukee-area/. Eveleth, Rose. “Nobody Knows How to Interpret This Doomsday Stonehenge in Georgia.” Smithsonian.com, Smithsonian Institution, 10 Sept. 2013, www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/nobody-knows-how-to-interpret-this-doomsday-stonehenge-in-georgia-5592082/. Fish, Greg. “The Rosicrucian Stonehenge.” [ Weird Things ], 29 Aug. 2018, worldofweirdthings.com/2009/08/17/the-rosicrucian-stonehenge. “Georgia Guidestones.” Atlas Obscura, Atlas Obscura, 26 June 2012, www.atlasobscura.com/places/georgia-guidestones. Henderson, Nick. “Another Monolith Appears in Woodstock Field.” Hudson Valley One, 29 Jan. 2021, hudsonvalleyone.com/2021/01/27/another-monolith-appears-in-woodstock-field/. Keeling, Jeff. “UPDATE: City Officials Remove Mystery Monolith in King Commons Park.” WJHL, WJHL | Tri-Cities News & Weather, 4 Jan. 2021, www.wjhl.com/news/local/mystery-monolith-appears-in-johnson-citys-king-commons-park/. Kovaleski, Serge F., et al. “How a Mysterious Monolith Vanished Overnight (It Wasn't Aliens).” The New York Times, The New York Times, 1 Dec. 2020, www.nytimes.com/2020/12/01/arts/design/utah-monolith-removed-instagram.html. Lewis, Marc. “Why We're Hardwired to Hate Uncertainty” The Guardian, Guardian News and Media, 4 Apr. 2016, www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2016/apr/04/uncertainty-stressful-research-neuroscience. Sullivan, Randall. “American Stonehenge: Monumental Instructions for the Post-Apocalypse.” Wired, Conde Nast, 28 Apr. 2009, www.wired.com/2009/04/ff-guidestones/?currentPage=all. Wiley, Raymond, and K. T. Prime. The Georgia Guidestones: Americas Most Mysterious Monument. The Disinformation Company Ltd., 2011. Yuhas, Alan. “A Weird Monolith Is Found in the Utah Desert.” The New York Times, The New York Times, 24 Nov. 2020, www.nytimes.com/2020/11/24/us/Utah-monolith-red-rock-country.html?action=click&module=RelatedLinks&pgtype=Article.
60 minutes | Feb 4, 2021
Strange Country Ep.179: Body Snatchers
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. Theme music: Big White Lie by A Cast of Thousands Cite your sources: Berry, Daina Ramey. “Beyond the Slave Trade, the Cadaver Trade.” The New York Times, The New York Times, 3 Feb. 2018, www.nytimes.com/2018/02/03/opinion/sunday/cadavers-slavery-medical-schools.html. “Body-Stealer: the Creepiest Bill in Va, General Assembly.” Fredericksburg.com, 4 Aug. 2020, fredericksburg.com/news/local/govt-and-politics/body-stealer-the-creepiest-bill-in-va-general-assembly/article_b20fd5b8-93ba-5973-aaec-d820a08d367f.html. Brooks, Vince. “Chris Baker: ‘Cheerful Among Corpses.’” The UncommonWealth, 25 Sept. 2020, uncommonwealth.virginiamemory.com/blog/2010/10/27/chris-baker-cheerful-among-corpses/. Dickey, Colin. Ghostland: an American History in Haunted Places. Viking, 2017. Dickey, Colin. “Night Doctors.” The Paris Review, 12 Oct. 2016, www.theparisreview.org/blog/2016/10/11/night-doctors/#:~:text=Also known as “Ku Klux,using their bodies in anatomical. Garrett, Nick. “Known but to God: The Story of the Resurrection Man.” Jagwire, 16 Mar. 2017, jagwire.augusta.edu/known-but-to-god-the-story-of-the-resurrection-man/. “Joice Heth.” Museum of Hoaxes, hoaxes.org/archive/permalink/joice_heth. Kapsidelis, Karin. “Confronting the Story of Bones Discarded in an Old MCV Well.” Richmond Times-Dispatch, 25 Sept. 2019, richmond.com/news/confronting-the-story-of-bones-discarded-in-an-old-mcv-well/article_4a784033-ca30-5a30-be4d-80c7fd9a3783.html. Roach, Mary. Stiff: the Curious Lives of Human Cadavers. Penguin, 2012. Washington, Harriet. Medical Apartheid The Dark History of Medical Experimentation on Black Americans from Colonial Times to the Present. Anchor Books, 2008.
52 minutes | Jan 28, 2021
Strange Country Ep. 178: Woman's Commonweatlh of Belton
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. Join us this week to hear her story! Thanks always for listening and leaving only positive vibes/stars/reviews! Theme music: Big White Lie by A Cast of Thousands Cite Your Sources: Belton Texas, Library History. https://www.beltontexas.gov/departments/library/history.php The Women's Commonwealth of Belton Texas website. https://dchrisman.weebly.com/about-us.html Tom Green County Sheriff's Office. Crisis Intervention Unit http://www.ciucares.com/history_of_family_violence.htm https://c1.staticflickr.com/8/7049/6833208952_cc08aed83f_b.jpg Find a Grave. Martha Scheble https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/138074906/martha-mcwhirter-scheble http://lostwomynsspace.blogspot.com/2011/05/belton-womans-commonwealth.html
64 minutes | Jan 21, 2021
Strange Country Ep. 177: Qanon
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 Cite your sources: Aisch, Gregor, et al. “Dissecting the #PizzaGate Conspiracy Theories.” The New York Times, The New York Times, 10 Dec. 2016, www.nytimes.com/interactive/2016/12/10/business/media/pizzagate.html. Beer, Tommy. “Bipartisan Lawmakers Introduce House Resolution Condemning QAnon 'Cult'.” Forbes, Forbes Magazine, 25 Aug. 2020, www.forbes.com/sites/tommybeer/2020/08/25/bipartisan-lawmakers-introduce-house-resolution-condemning-qanon-cult/?sh=395a78f37f84. Bergengruen, Vera. “How Ashli Babbitt Is Being Used As a Far-Right Recruiting Tool.” Time, Time, 10 Jan. 2021, time.com/5928249/ashli-babbitt-capitol-extremism/. Butler, Kiera. "THE MOTHER OF CONSPIRACIES: How QAnon found a home in parenting groups." Mother Jones, vol. 46, no. 1, Jan.-Feb. 2021, p. 55+. Gale OneFile: Popular Magazines, link.gale.com/apps/doc/A646877733/PPPM?u=nysl_sc_flls&sid=PPPM&xid=8154972f. Accessed 12 Jan. 2021. “‘Calm Before The Storm’: Donald Trump Makes Cryptic Remark At Military Dinner .” NBC Nightly News, 6 Oct. 2017, www.youtube.com/watch?v=VrF7alkwdHw&list=LLinu4UEZX7AKcFtNfRtv1RQ&index=234. Collins, Ben. “QAnon Falsehoods Move to Text Message Chains.” NBCNews.com, NBCUniversal News Group, 12 Jan. 2021, www.nbcnews.com/tech/internet/qanon-falsehoods-move-text-message-chains-n1253962. Fieldstadt, Elisha. “Satanic Statue Erected in Illinois State Capitol with Other Holiday Decorations.” NBCNews.com, NBCUniversal News Group, 6 Dec. 2018, www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/satanic-statue-erected-illinois-state-capitol-other-holiday-decorations-n944706. Francescani, Chris. “The Men Behind Qanon.” ABC News, ABC News Network, 22 Sept. 2020, abcnews.go.com/Politics/men-qanon/story?id=73046374. Freedman, David H. "As QAnon Conspiracy Theories Draw New Believers, Scientists Take Aim at Misinformation Pandemic; Donald Trump may be QAnon's most influential 'node,' but scientists are developing 'infodemiology': mapping the disruption like a disease and experimenting with ways to counter the addiction." Newsweek, vol. 175, no. 11, 23 Oct. 2020. Gale OneFile: Popular Magazines, link.gale.com/apps/doc/A639068245/PPPM?u=nysl_sc_flls&sid=PPPM&xid=1015af70. Accessed 12 Jan. 2021. Grzegorek, Vince. “CMSD Occupational Therapist Resigns After Photographs Suggest She Participated in Storming of Capitol, Says She's Moving On to Fighting Pedophilia in Government.” Cleveland Scene, Cleveland Scene, 19 Jan. 2021, www.clevescene.com/scene-and-heard/archives/2021/01/08/cmsd-teacher-resigns-after-photographs-suggest-she-participated-in-storming-of-capital-says-shes-moving-on-to-fighting-pedophilia-in-governm. Kramer, Jillian. “Why People Latch on to Conspiracy Theories, According to Science.” Science, 15 Jan. 2021, www.nationalgeographic.com/science/2021/01/why-people-latch-on-to-conspiracy-theories-according-to-science/. Levine, Barry, et al. “Trump the Predator.” The Guardian, Guardian News and Media, 19 Oct. 2019, www.theguardian.com/books/2019/oct/19/trump-predator-new-book-fresh-allegations. Mansell, William. “Man Pleads Guilty to Terrorism Charge After Blocking Hoover Dam Bridge with Armored Truck.” ABC News, ABC News Network, 13 Feb. 2020, abcnews.go.com/US/man-pleads-guilty-terrorism-charge-blocking-bridge-armored/story?id=68955385. Miller, Austin L. “More Details Emerge in Marion Oaks Fatal Shooting.” Ocala, Ocala Star-Banner, 17 Nov. 2020, www.ocala.com/story/news/2020/11/17/more-details-emerge-marion-oaks-fatal-shooting/6330403002/. Pierre, Joseph M. “4 Keys to Help Someone Climb Out of the QAnon Rabbit Hole.” Psychology Today, Sussex Publishers, 1 Sept. 2020, www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/psych-unseen/202009/4-keys-help-someone-climb-out-the-qanon-rabbit-hole. “QAnon: a Timeline of Violence Linked to the Conspiracy Theory.” The Guardian, Guardian News and Media, 16 Oct. 2020, www.theguardian.com/us-news/2020/oct/15/qanon-violence-crimes-timeline. Spring, Marianna. “Wayfair: The False Conspiracy about a Furniture Firm and Child Trafficking.” BBC News, BBC, 15 July 2020, www.bbc.com/news/world-53416247. Voytko, Lisette. “How To Talk With-And Maybe Help-Someone Who Believes In QAnon And Other Conspiracy Theories.” Forbes, Forbes Magazine, 26 Aug. 2020, www.forbes.com/sites/lisettevoytko/2020/08/26/how-to-talk-with-and-maybe-help-someone-who-believes-in-qanon-and-other-conspiracy-theories/?sh=e475883412df. Wong, Julia Carrie. “QAnon Explained: the Antisemitic Conspiracy Theory Gaining Traction around the World.” The Guardian, Guardian News and Media, 25 Aug. 2020, www.theguardian.com/us-news/2020/aug/25/qanon-conspiracy-theory-explained-trump-what-is. Zadrozny, Brandy, and Ben Collins. “How Three Conspiracy Theorists Took 'Q' and Sparked Qanon.” NBCNews.com, NBCUniversal News Group, 20 Aug. 2018, www.nbcnews.com/tech/tech-news/how-three-conspiracy-theorists-took-q-sparked-qanon-n900531. Zitelmann, Rainer. “How Many Americans Believe In Conspiracy Theories?” Forbes, Forbes Magazine, 28 June 2020, www.forbes.com/sites/rainerzitelmann/2020/06/29/how-many-americans-believe-in-conspiracy-theories/#17d7dc515e94.
54 minutes | Jan 14, 2021
Strange Country Ep. 176: On the Edge
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/
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