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54 minutes | 20 days ago
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 | a month ago
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 | a month ago
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 | a month ago
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 | 2 months ago
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 | 2 months ago
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 | 2 months ago
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 | 2 months ago
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 | 3 months ago
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 | 3 months ago
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 | 3 months ago
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/
59 minutes | 3 months ago
Strange Country Ep. 175: Orgone Energy
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. Theme music: Big White Lie by A Cast of Thousands Cite your sources: “American College of Orgonomy: Using Emotions for a More Satisfying Life.” Princeton Info, 22 Jan. 2014, princetoninfo.com/american-college-of-orgonomy-using-emotions-for-a-more-satisfying-life/. Bellis, Mary. “Wilhelm Reich and the Orgone Accumulator.” ThoughtCo, 22 Oct. 2019, www.thoughtco.com/wilhelm-reich-and-orgone-accumulator-1992351. Folley, Aris. “Alex Jones Promotes Toothpaste He Claims 'Kills' Coronavirus; FDA Warns It's Fraudulent.” TheHill, The Hill, 12 Mar. 2020, thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/news/487149-alex-jones-promotes-toothpaste-he-claims-kills-coronavirus-as. Kreidler, Marc. “Some Notes on Wilhelm Reich, M.D.” Quackwatch, 15 Feb. 2002, quackwatch.org/11Ind/reich/. Louv, Jason. “The Scientific Assassination of a Sexual Revolutionary: How America Interrupted Wilhelm Reich's Orgasmic Utopia.” VICE, 15 July 2013, www.vice.com/en/article/mggzpn/the-american-quest-to-kill-wilhelm-reich-and-orgonomy. “'My Life in Orgone Boxes': William Burroughs on His Sexual Science Experiments in OUI Magazine, 1977.” DangerousMinds, 30 Aug. 2016, dangerousminds.net/comments/my_life_in_orgone_boxes_william_burroughs_on_his_sexual_science_experiments. Simon, Matt. “Fantastically Wrong: Why Is the Sky Blue? It's Packed With Sexy Energy, of Course.” Wired, Conde Nast, 26 Nov. 2014, www.wired.com/2014/11/fantastically-wrong-wilhelm-reich/. Turner, Christopher. Adventures in the Orgasmatron: How the Sexual Revolution Came to America. Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 2012. Turner, Christopher. “Wilhelm Reich: the Man Who Invented Free Love.” The Guardian, Guardian News and Media, 8 July 2011, www.theguardian.com/books/2011/jul/08/wilhelm-reich-free-love-orgasmatron.
74 minutes | 3 months ago
Strange Country Ep. 174: Love Has Won
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!! Theme music: Big White Lie by A Cast of Thousands Cite Your Sources: Parachini, Allan. Meet the New Cult in Town. Love Has Won Now Quarantining in Kauai. Honolulu The Cvil Beat. Sept. 23 2020. https://www.civilbeat.org/2020/09/meet-the-new-cult-in-town-love-has-won-now-quarantining-on-kauai/ Scoffield, Be. Crestone Cult Love Has Won Leaves Man to Die in Desert. July 23, 2020. https://gurumag.com/crestone-cult-love-has-won-leaves-man-to-die-in-desert/ Skurie, Jaclyn. Holy Shit We're in a Cult, The Atlantic. https://www.theatlantic.com/video/index/501413/life-and-death-of-a-cult/ https://www.theatlantic.com/national/archive/2014/06/the-seven-signs-youre-in-a-cult/361400/ https://www.lovehaswonexposed.com/podcasts lovehaswon.org https://cult-escape.com/cult-test/ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crestone,_Colorado https://culteducation.com/mind-control.html
53 minutes | 4 months ago
Strange Country Ep 173: War on Christmas
You better deck the halls with boughs of barbed wire because we are in the midst of war, dash hounds. Trees are being maligned as "holiday trees" and to-go cups are strangely under-decorated to the point where Jesus doesn't even want to attend his own party. And he can't!! Because Dr. Fauci forbids it. Strange Country cohosts Beth and Kelly talk about the never-ending war on Christmas led by the Falafel General Bill O'Reilly and his army of Fox Newhounds. Theme music: Big White Lie by A Cast of Thousands Cite your sources: Altman, Alex. “The War on Christmas.” Time, Time Inc., 24 Dec. 2008, content.time.com/time/nation/article/0,8599,1868542,00.html. Carter, Bill. “Accused of Harassment, Fox Star Sues and Is Sued.” The New York Times, The New York Times, 14 Oct. 2004, www.nytimes.com/2004/10/14/business/media/accused-of-harassment-fox-star-sues-and-is-sued.html. Cassino, Dan. “How Fox News Created the War on Christmas.” Harvard Business Review, 9 Dec. 2016, hbr.org/2016/12/how-fox-news-created-the-war-on-christmas. Devine, Curt, et al. “Six Former Wrestlers Say Rep. Jim Jordan Knew about Abusive OSU Doctor.” CNN, Cable News Network, 7 Mar. 2020, www.cnn.com/2020/03/06/politics/jordan-osu-wrestlers-strauss-invs/index.html. “Frisco School's Party Flap Leads to Touting of 'Merry Christmas' Law.” Dallas News, The Dallas Morning News, 27 Aug. 2019, www.dallasnews.com/news/2013/12/12/frisco-school-s-party-flap-leads-to-touting-of-merry-christmas-law/. Garber, Megan. “The Other Factor: Bill O'Reilly and the Hypocrisy of Fox News.” The Atlantic, Atlantic Media Company, 20 Apr. 2017, www.theatlantic.com/news/archive/2017/04/why-was-bill-oreilly-really-fired/523614/. Goldberg, Michelle. “How the Secular Humanist Grinch Didn't Steal Christmas.” Salon, Salon.com, 26 Sept. 2011, www.salon.com/2005/11/21/christmas_6/. Gopnik, Adam. “Why Wage a War on Christmas?” The New Yorker, The New Yorker, 9 July 2019, www.newyorker.com/magazine/2018/01/01/why-wage-a-war-on-christmas. Harris, Aisha. “Santa Claus Should Not Be a White Man Anymore.” Slate Magazine, Slate, 10 Dec. 2013, slate.com/human-interest/2013/12/santa-claus-an-old-white-man-not-anymore-meet-santa-the-penguin-a-new-christmas-symbol.html. Harvey, Josephine. “It's That Time Of Year: Fox News' 'War On Christmas' Gets A Pandemic Twist.” HuffPost, HuffPost, 4 Dec. 2020, www.huffpost.com/entry/fox-news-war-on-christmas-coronavirus_n_5fc98b26c5b619bc4c319e7c. Lewis, Bobby. “Fox & Friends Goes Full War on Christmas, While over 2,600 Americans Died of COVID-19 Yesterday.” Media Matters for America, 9 Dec. 2020, www.mediamatters.org/war-christmas/fox-friends-goes-full-war-christmas-while-over-2600-americans-died-covid-19-yesterday. Maloy, Simon. “Buchanan, Falwell Joined in War-on-Christmas Hype: ‘We Are Witnessing ... Hate Crimes against Christianity.’” Media Matters for America, www.mediamatters.org/war-christmas/buchanan-falwell-joined-war-christmas-hype-we-are-witnessing-hate-crimes-against. Mayer, Jane. “The Making of the Fox News White House.” The New Yorker, 4 Mar. 2019, www.newyorker.com/magazine/2019/03/11/the-making-of-the-fox-news-white-house. “Megyn Kelly: 'Santa Is What He Is,' Which Is White.” TPM, Fox News, 12 Dec. 2013, www.youtube.com/watch?v=7XYlJqf4dLI. Molloy, Parker. “A War on Christmas Story: How Fox News Built the Dumbest Part of America's Culture War.” Media Matters for America, 23 Dec. 2019, www.mediamatters.org/war-christmas/war-christmas-story-how-fox-news-built-dumbest-part-americas-culture-war. “Myanmar Rohingya: What You Need to Know about the Crisis.” BBC News, BBC, 23 Jan. 2020, www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-41566561. Stack, Liam. “How the 'War on Christmas' Controversy Was Created.” The New York Times, The New York Times, 19 Dec. 2016, www.nytimes.com/2016/12/19/us/war-on-christmas-controversy.html. Steel, Emily. “How Bill O'Reilly Silenced His Accusers.” The New York Times, The New York Times, 4 Apr. 2018, www.nytimes.com/2018/04/04/business/media/how-bill-oreilly-silenced-his-accusers.html. “Tucker Carlson’s Hilarious Freakout Over Gingerbread Person.” The Young Turks, Fox News, 24 Dec. 2018, www.youtube.com/watch?v=YP8ZSHDwP38. Weiner, Jennifer. “A Fake 'War on Christmas' and the Real Battle Against Covid.” The New York Times, The New York Times, 7 Dec. 2020, www.nytimes.com/2020/12/07/opinion/christmas-religion-covid.html.
59 minutes | 4 months ago
Strange Country Ep.172: 1898 Wilmington Coup
What is about losers and coups? While we battle our current takedown of democracy, residents of Wilmington, N.C, dealt with the real thing in 1898. Angry over the loss of the war and the meager rights gained by black men, Democrats gunned down black residents and took control away from the rightly elected. And no traitor suffered any consequence. Even 100 years later, whites didn't feel it was their place to say "Whoops, my bad." Strange country indeed. Theme music: Big White Lie by A Cast of Thousands Cite your sources: Bittner, Jochen. “1918 Germany Has a Warning for America.” The New York Times, The New York Times, 30 Nov. 2020, www.nytimes.com/2020/11/30/opinion/trump-conspiracy-germany-1918.html?action=click&module=Opinion&pgtype=Homepage. Crain, Caleb. “What a White-Supremacist Coup Looks Like.” The New Yorker, 27 Apr. 2020, www.newyorker.com/magazine/2020/04/27/what-a-white-supremacist-coup-looks-like. LaFrance, Adrienne and Vann R. Newkirk II. “The Lost History of an American Coup D'État.” The Atlantic, Atlantic Media Company, 12 Aug. 2017, www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2017/08/wilmington-massacre/536457/. Weller, Frances. “1898: A Tale of Two Descendants.” Wect.com, 26 Nov. 2019, www.wect.com/2019/11/26/tale-two-descendants/. Zucchino, David. Wilmongton's Lie the Murderous Coup of 1898 and the Rise of White Supremacy. Atlantic Monthly Press, 2020.
47 minutes | 4 months ago
Strange Country Ep. 171: Teddy's Pet Menagerie
Strange Country Readers: always and forever you know we are here for you, especially in this time of universal sadness. But sadly you cannot pet us. Actually it is better that way- can you imagine? Don’t. Instead we suggest the importance of animals and pets during this bleak winter. A lesson we take from the Roosevelt family who lived in the White House from 1901- 1909 with 6 kids and 40 pets! Those animals include cats and dogs of course, but a badger and maccaw as well. If you aren’t a pet owner, we suggest you consider adopting this year! One of our favorite Dash Hounds captures the lovey fuzzy faces of many sweet creatures for you to consider...here-https://www.flspcaofcny.org/ Theme music: Big White Lie by A Cast of Thousands Cite Your Sources Dude CBS News, November 27, 2020. Presidential Pets, The Roosevelts' Menagerie.https://www.cbsnews.com/news/presidential-pets-the-roosevelts-menagerie/ Chiu, Lisa. "An Open Letter to the Woman Who Was Questioned By a Police Officer for Merely Sitting in her Car in a Target Parking Lot After Taking a Break from her Family." McSweeny's. Oct. 28, 2020. https://www.mcsweeneys.net/articles/an-open-letter-to-the-woman-who-was-questioned-by-a-police-officer-for-merely-sitting-in-her-car-in-a-target-parking-lot-after-midnight-taking-a-break-from-her-family Hamblin, James. "Is Everyone Depressed". The Atlantic. May 22, 2020 https://www.acesconnection.com/blog/is-everyone-depressed-theatlantic-com https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Theodore_Roosevelt National Park Service. The Roosevelt Pets. https://www.nps.gov/thrb/learn/historyculture/the-roosevelt-pets.htm Theodore Roosevelt's pet one-legged rooster. [Between 1910 and 1920?] Photograph. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, .
57 minutes | 4 months ago
Strange Country Ep. 170: Facilitated Communication
In the early '90s, facilitated communication was the big breakthrough. It was finally a way for nonverbal people to communicate their innermost thoughts while getting an assist from a facilitator. But then it started to become more clear that it was the facilitator who was actually communicating, and communicating some horrific allegations of sexual abuse, leading many upstanding organizations to denounce facilitated communication as a pseudoscience. Yet it still gets practiced. In this episode, cohosts Beth and Kelly talk about the story of Anna Stubblefield and DJ, and a "romance" concocted through facilitated communication. Theme music: Big White Lie by A Cast of Thousands Cite your sources: Boynton, Janyce. “Facilitated Communication—what Harm It Can Do: Confessions of a Former Facilitator.” Evidence-Based Communication Assessment & Intervention, vol. 6, no. 1, Mar. 2012, pp. 3–13. EBSCOhost, doi:10.1080/17489539.2012.674680. Burke, Michael. “Double Talk: Syracuse University Institute Continues to Use Discredited Technique with Dangerous Effects.” The Daily Orange, 23 Dec. 2016, dailyorange.com/2016/04/double-talk-syracuse-university-institute-continues-to-use-discredited-technique-with-dangerous-effects/. Connolly, Kate. “Trapped in His Own Body for 23 Years - the Coma Victim Who Screamed Unheard.” The Guardian, Guardian News and Media, 23 Nov. 2009, www.theguardian.com/world/2009/nov/23/man-trapped-coma-23-years. DiGiovanni, Janine. “The Diving Bell and the Butterfly: The Mistress, the Wife and the Film That Got It Wrong.” The Guardian, Guardian News and Media, 30 Nov. 2008, www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2008/nov/30/diving-bell-butterfly-florence-bensadoun. Elliott, James. “Why Hasn't a Controversial Method for Autism Communication Disappeared?” The Atlantic, Atlantic Media Company, 22 Aug. 2016, www.theatlantic.com/education/archive/2016/07/a-controversial-method-for-autism-communication/491810/. Engber, Daniel. “The Strange Case of Anna Stubblefield.” The New York Times Magazine, The New York Times, 20 Oct. 2015, www.nytimes.com/2015/10/25/magazine/the-strange-case-of-anna-stubblefield.html. Engber, Daniel. “The Strange Case of Anna Stubblefield, Revisited.” The New York Times Magazine, The New York Times, 5 Apr. 2018, www.nytimes.com/2018/04/05/magazine/the-strange-case-of-anna-stubblefield-revisited.html. “Facilitated Communication and Rapid Prompting Method.” American Association of Intellectual and Development Disabilities, 9 Jan. 2019, www.aaidd.org/news-policy/policy/position-statements/facilitated-communication-and-rapid-prompting-method. “Facilitated Communication: Sifting the Psychological Wheat from the Chaff.” American Psychological Association, American Psychological Association, www.apa.org/research/action/facilitated. Ovalle, David, and Kyra Gurney. “How a Teacher's 'Junk Science' Landed a Dad in Jail on Charge of Raping His Autistic Son.” Miamiherald, Miami Herald, 8 Mar. 2018, www.miamiherald.com/news/local/crime/article204034704.html. Palfremen, Jon, director. Prisoners of Silence. Frontline, PBS, 19 Oct. 1993, www.youtube.com/watch?v=WOqIMT4YqnY.
55 minutes | 5 months ago
Strange Country Ep.169: Mollie Fancher
Happy Turkey Lurkey Day Dash Hounds! Beth and Kelly hope you are just as miserable as they are eating your meal alone in a closet this Covidsgiving. Or not at all. This week’s tale of truth is about Mollie Fancher - a fasting girl of the Victorian Er-ah who thought it would be cool to not eat. For years. And brag all about it. And other women did too because food- ew. We will chat about the fact that there is just too much sex in food, and lots of holiness in starvation. And like all the health and wellness podcasters, we will give you great tips on how best to enjoy that pumpkin pie. If you even bother. Theme music: Big White Lie by A Cast of Thousands Cite your sources Nickell, joe. Mystery of Mollie Fancher, The Fasting Girl and Others Who Lived Without Eating. Vol. 41. No. 6. November/December 2017. https://boroughsofthedead.com/who-we-are/ https://anad.org/education-and-awareness/about-eating-disorders/eating-disorders-statistics/ https://www.messynessychic.com/2020/02/05/who-were-the-fasting-girls/ "Mollie Fancher Changing". Letter to the Editor New Orleans Democrat. E.L. Saxon. New York Times. Wednesday August 17, 1881. https://timesmachine.nytimes.com/timesmachine/1881/08/17/issue.html https://www.thebodyproject.com/author.cfm
60 minutes | 5 months ago
Strange Country Ep.168: Anthony Godby Johnson
Hey Dash Hounds, it might be helpful to grab a pen, some paper, some alcohol as Strange Country co-hosts Beth and Kelly take you on the winding, confusing tale of Anthony Godby Johnson. In the early 1990s, Johnson was or was not a teen who was or was not abused who did or did not write a memoir about him suffering or not suffering from AIDS. Understand? Luckily, Beth and Kelly's newest intern is here to help, and get in a few zingers. Theme music: Big White Lie by A Cast of Thousands Cite your sources: Friend, Tad. “Virtual Love.” The New Yorker, The New Yorker, 26 Nov. 2001, www.newyorker.com/magazine/2001/11/26/virtual-love-2. Hart, Hugh. “'LISTENER' TELLS THE TRUTH ABOUT THE LIES.” SFGATE, San Francisco Chronicle, 13 Jan. 2012, www.sfgate.com/entertainment/article/LISTENER-TELLS-THE-TRUTH-ABOUT-THE-LIES-2514539.php. “Heartbreak Hoax.” Performance by Keith Olbermann, Countdown with Keith Olbermann, 4 Aug. 2006, www.youtube.com/watch?v=fdanXu2GDFw. “HERST.” Chicagotribune.com, 29 Aug. 2018, www.chicagotribune.com/news/ct-xpm-2000-10-31-0010310077-story.html. INGRASSIA, MICHELE. "The Author Nobody's Met - Is a young boy's book hard truth--or a ruse?." Newsweek, vol. 121, no. 22, sec. Lifestyle, 31 May 1993, p. 63. NewsBank: America's News, infoweb.newsbank.com/apps/news/document-view?p=NewsBank&docref=news/0EC05F448BCB1AAF. Accessed 9 Nov. 2020. “Is This Boy Real? A Hoax? A Woman Pretending She's Two People?” Https://Www.kltv.com, 22 July 2006, www.kltv.com/story/5184115/is-this-boy-real-a-hoax-a-woman-pretending-shes-two-people/. Landsberg, Mitchell. “Searching For - And Finding - A Mystery Boy.” AP NEWS, Associated Press, 26 May 1993, apnews.com/article/95e9b4755c085d38065c09fe0c6030cf. Merali, Zeeya. “This Twist on Schrödinger's Cat Paradox Has Major Implications for Quantum Theory.” Scientific American, Scientific American, 17 Aug. 2020, www.scientificamerican.com/article/this-twist-on-schroedingers-cat-paradox-has-major-implications-for-quantum-theory/. “Plymouth Psychologist Pleads Guilty to Medicaid Fraud.” Everything Armistead, 3 Mar. 2009, amanidreamtup.blogspot.com/2009/06/plymouth-psychologist-pleads-guilty-to.html. Rothe, Anne. Popular Trauma Culture: Selling the Pain of Others in the Mass Media. Rutgers University Press, 2011. “Tony Fraginals: Interview with Ben Young.” Flatpack Festival, 1 May 2020, flatpackfestival.org.uk/news/tony-fraginals/. “Tony's Scrapbook.” Welcome to Tony's World., www.tonyfraginals.com/scrapbook. Vargas, Elizabeth, et al. “Searching for Tony.” ABC News, ABC News Network, 19 Jan. 2007, abcnews.go.com/2020/story?id=2784838&page=1. Young, Ben (director). “Tony Fraginals.” 2019, www.amazon.com/Tony-Fraginals-Oprah-Winfrey/dp/B08JSMC37Z.
56 minutes | 5 months ago
Strange Country Ep. 167: Project Fantasia
In ep. 167 of Strange Country, we learn the answer to: What does the fox say? Well, not really, but cohosts Beth and Kelly talk about the Office of Strategic Services' "illuminating" plan to demoralize the Japanese during World War II. It's a plan that is as cunning as a fox, if you get our drift. You don't? Yeah, we don't either. Theme music: Big White Lie by A Cast of Thousands Cite Your Sources: “Ashiarai Yashiki, the Giant Foot of Doom.” Neatorama, 27 Mar. 2018, www.neatorama.com/2018/03/27/Ashiarai-Yashiki-the-Giant-Foot-of-Doom/#:~:text=The Ashiarai Yashiki is an,demand them to wash it. Bamford, Tyler. “Operation Cornflakes: The National WWII Museum: New Orleans.” The National WWII Museum | New Orleans, The National World War II Museum, 3 Feb. 2020, www.nationalww2museum.org/war/articles/operation-cornflakes. Gormley, Jesse. “The American Plan to Use Glowing Foxes Against Japan in WWII.” Ripley's Believe It or Not!, 6 Nov. 2017, www.ripleys.com/weird-news/glowing-foxes/. Houghton, Vince. Nuking the Moon. Penguin USA, 2020. Kean, Sam. “The Bizarre Ways America's First Spy Agency Tried to Overthrow Hitler.” The Atlantic, Atlantic Media Company, 22 July 2019, www.theatlantic.com/science/archive/2019/07/how-oss-tried-defeat-hitler-world-war-ii/593455/. Lisle, John. “The Unsuccessful WWII Plot to Fight the Japanese With Radioactive Foxes.” Smithsonian.com, Smithsonian Institution, 29 Sept. 2020, www.smithsonianmag.com/history/unsuccessful-wwii-plot-fight-japanese-radioactive-foxes-180975932/. “Morale Operations.” Office of Strategic Services, U.S. Army, www.soc.mil/OSS/morale-operations.html. Sherman, Carter. “Republican Who Visited Hitler's Vacation Home Now Youngest Member of Congress.” The Youngest Member of Congress Is Now Republican Madison Cawthorn, 3 Nov. 2020, www.vice.com/en/article/88aa7k/election-results-youngest-member-congress-republican-madison-cawthorn-hitler-vacation-home-instagram. Susman, Gary. “'Fantasia': 15 Things You (Probably) Didn't Know About This Disney Classic.” Moviefone, Moviefone, 21 July 2016, www.moviefone.com/2015/11/12/fantasia-disney-facts/.
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