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“I can say that Oklahoma is a very beautiful state with some really incredible people. So let's start there. It's got this amazing prairie landscape and low lying mountains and wildflowers and everything you could really want. On the darker side, it's where I describe it as various of America's original sins coming together.”—Anne Nelson on Bette Dangerous Podcast
Nelson is from Oklahoma, and I found the stories she told me fascinating.
She saw the sticker on the back of my iPad which states — This Machine Kills Fascists — and she began telling me stories of Woody Guthrie, another Oklahoman. When I mentioned that I was not a member of any organized political party: ‘I am a Democrat.’ She recognized that quote from Will Rogers, another Oklahoman.
“We should do a podcast about that!,” she said. “About Oklahoma!”
This is that podcast. I hope you enjoy it.
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