Episode Sept 20, 2019

In this episode co-hosts Kristina Stykos and Emily Howe and guest host Ira discuss “Fair Crud”, the comforting confines of a colonial kitchen, age limits for bumper cars, trying to reach Eli, the baby on the wheel barrow, a poison ivy situation, a diaper metaphor, whether or not babysitting is boring, calling a time-out for adults, when buckets double as hats, bib overall snow pants at the museum, first frost, going to the dump with Butch, being recognized by Snook, the ego boost of local celebrity, a fond farewell to Creemee season, the implications of trading name tags, being overwhelmed by a house plant, why Myra makes mushroom videos, a case of “too-much-chewy-cheese” pizza, the terror of night blooming, the strange allure of corpse flowers, neurotic avoidance of friends in public places, new techniques for circumventing small talk, difficulty crossing the Midway at the Tunbridge Fair, why the train sounds sad, looking forward to a weekend of haying, the finer points of sharing French fries, possible ties between Heidi, perfect skin and lingonberries, how to know it’s time for a quest, the strange foods isle at Shaw’s, being driven out of a business by Muzak, when your brother keeps asking what’s wrong with you, middle child syndrome, what happened to Kristina’s muffler, the power of a gigantic plumber’s wrench, nuances of talking while eating, being self conscious about your mouth, self diagnosing your own mental illnesses, five blinking UFOs - and so much more!

Featuring music from Vermont musicians & friends: Kristina Stykos [Tiny Flower]; Libby Kirkpatrick [Jenny’s Eyes]; Val McCallum [Brothers].

Subscribe to our podcast on iTunes, Apple Podcasts or Youtube, or tune in Fridays at 11 am to hear this show live on WFVR-FM South Royalton, Vermont 96.5 FM, streaming online and rebroadcast at Royalton Community Radio. Made possible in part by generous support from station sponsors Howvale Farm, The Tunbridge Grease Collective, Rivendell Restoration and the Mountain Folk Concert Series.

Episode Sept 6, 2019

In this episode co-hosts Kristina Stykos and Emily Howe discuss a close call on the highway, teaching teenagers to drive, mixed signals from the poet flagman, coyote calls, dog barking & insomnia, the possible long lasting effects of your ringtone choices, the surprise of a Sunday phone repair, the resolution of 30 years of indecision around ear candles, choosing your favorite chemicals, more on an amazing switch triggered by death, huge train whistle juju, playing it safe while shopping, fitting into other people’s clothes, a return of high waisted pants, wasps who nest under chairs, Ira’s depiction of a bee on a unicycle on a tight rope playing a banjo, Fred Tuttle’s quiz, the struggle to “get it right” when it comes to Vermont’s French place names, pushing back against life’s alarming pace, asking for unsolicited advice from the universe, the crazy quilt of complicated family relations, mosaic as metaphor, how to deal with all the weird characters in your personal history, not wanting to forgive, who is responsible for bad shit that happens, creative angst vs. happiness, scary twitching eye lids, another epic cat throw up, unpacking the fear of missing out (FOMO), hardcore cheese eating revisited, replacing your food addiction with alternate edibles, longing for a home stenographer app, how the NSA might help us record our saner moments, the joys of cheap jewelry, how Emily spent her birthday, when pessimism is a verb, being “so” a Virgo - and so much more!

Featuring music from Vermont musicians & friends: Brian Clark [Wishes]; Kristina Stykos [It’s a Mystery]; The Hillman Hunter [Tanaan Ja Huomenna].

Subscribe to our podcast on iTunes, Apple Podcasts or Youtube, or tune in Fridays at 11 am to hear this show live on WFVR-FM South Royalton, Vermont 96.5 FM, streaming online and rebroadcast at Royalton Community Radio. Made possible in part by generous support from station sponsors Howvale Farm, The Tunbridge Grease Collective, Rivendell Restoration and the Mountain Folk Concert Series.

Episode Aug 30, 2019

In this episode co-hosts Kristina Stykos and Emily Howe discuss a rough week, digestive tea, soothing liquids, an update for Kristina’s lawn aeration job, a dog urine dilemma, being not liked, tip-toers of the world, the Viking role model, a fancy word for a fancy sideboard, where Florida meets Namaste, when Mom forgets how old you are, a few seconds of bliss, cheese denial, how a banana made things worse, the collateral damage of fake flavoring, confusing new road markings, touch screen mania, zoning out as meditation, a delusion fueled by trippy, spaced-out mowing, what it means to be a one-car family, a fake car explosion, the manipulation of a forced hug, not wanting to make a scene, the truth behind “taking the high road”, a stupid little moment, the toxic cocktail of compliance and abuse, lyrics gone awry as in “the girl with colitis goes by”, keeping your dictionary at bay because it’s easier to call your sister, the bubbling nature of our friendships, deleting happy people from your social media feed, saying stupid things repeatedly, first day of school faux pas en masse, telling jokes to make people feel welcome, the folks who hate you anyway, kudos to dump truck drivers, a special backhoe strip test, what sticks really are, pruning as a nurturing act, 24/7 dishevelment, virtue signaling with glasses, bolstering the marks of a superior intelligence - and so much more!

Featuring music from Vermont musicians & friends: Lori Oz [Too Many Hands]; Carl Goulet [Jesus, Me & Whiskey]; Robert Resnik [Dance Hall Girls].

Subscribe to our podcast on iTunes, Apple Podcasts or Youtube, or tune in Fridays at 11 am to hear this show live on WFVR-FM South Royalton, Vermont 96.5 FM, streaming online and rebroadcast at Royalton Community Radio. Made possible in part by generous support from station sponsors Howvale Farm, The Tunbridge Grease Collective, Rivendell Restoration and the Mountain Folk Concert Series.

Episode Aug 23, 2019

In this episode co-hosts Kristina Stykos and Emily Howe discuss singers getting electric shocks from microphones, new wind chimes at the daycare, first world problems at the gnome & fairy village, Kurt, Eminem and our children, Bob Dylan’s only meal at the Fox Stand, a hernia averted, sad news about a cat left behind, John’s ongoing freezer menagerie, a friend’s soup made from sheep’s brains, tips for fly tying, how talent relates to success if at all, the luck factor, placing bets at the race track, cigar smoking bookies in suits, Saratoga’s laxative mineral waters, how to react when a celebrity phones you by mistake, honing in on stoats, the whys & wherefores of shoats, a deep dive into the many oddballs of the alphabet, a story about New Hampshire’s Queen of Flower Essences & her missed opportunity, the significance of Emily’s yawning, a contemplation on debtor’s prison, digitizing your secret crush, idolizing Patrick Swayze, trusting full figured people, hating abs, improving William Shatner, how to harvest Chaga fungus, Siamese twins in and out of jars, the mysterious “dead man’s switch”, the suburban overtones of mid-life crisis, feeling as though the plot of your life is leaving you behind, living in a dream while searching for reality, being called out for buying a birthday present for someone that you want for yourself, how a large dog’s parts got involved with Miss Vermont’s photo shoot & Emily’s attempts to remove them in Photoshop - and so much more!

Featuring music from Vermont musicians & friends: Davey Davis [A Too Good Party; Chaga; Ghost of the Chateauguay].

Subscribe to our podcast on iTunes, Apple Podcasts or Youtube, or tune in Fridays at 11 am to hear this show live on WFVR-FM South Royalton, Vermont 96.5 FM, streaming online and rebroadcast at Royalton Community Radio. Made possible in part by generous support from station sponsors Howvale Farm, The Tunbridge Grease Collective, Rivendell Restoration and the Mountain Folk Concert Series.

Episode Aug 16, 2019

In this episode co-hosts Kristina Stykos and Emily Howe discuss sound check, eloquent words from our friend Courtney, an epic vacation, broken tractors, rainbow lightning, close encounters with star fish, a one-car family, when your boys become men, new footwear, honing in on lawn aeration, a lack of nutrients, hallucinating the sound of the train whistle, donuts from criminals, deciphering man-weirdness, our attraction to those who express what we repress, the drawbacks of collecting everything in the universe, a vision of outbuildings, what metaphoric transformation might look like, love train, peace train, hating the elitist concept of being “a musician”, when your kids grow up, soldiering through school shopping, the nefarious roots of public school curriculum, always being the kid that got caught, when your grown children cook for you, wanting to steal babies, blind spots, a cheap pair of flamingo Crocs, the hoards, a story about Ebay shopping and an amputee, the innocuous ways in which we are mislead, high expectations gone awry, the VT State Cheese Board Championships, new uses for dental floss, Doritos vs. twigs as a fire starter, titanium platforms in your mouth, a new limited edition of Spam, ham vs. pork, anomalies of the Wayside menu, cutesy names, analyzing “Kristina”, saying stuff to get a rise, figuring out the needs of clients, hosting people in your house, haying under duress, understanding an old house, the dearth of gamers in Vermont, when strangers are nice for no reason, a little PR for the radio station, hiding under a table, chewing your nails to a nub - and so much more!

Featuring music from Vermont musicians & friends: Anonymous [Boots of Spanish Leather]; Martin Van de Vrught [The Sun Inside Our Head ]; Le Vent Du Nord [Au Bord de la Fontaine].

Subscribe to our podcast on iTunes, Apple Podcasts or Youtube, or tune in Fridays at 11 am to hear this show live on WFVR-FM South Royalton, Vermont 96.5 FM, streaming online and rebroadcast at Royalton Community Radio. Made possible in part by generous support from station sponsors Howvale Farm, The Tunbridge Grease Collective, Rivendell Restoration and the Mountain Folk Concert Series.

Episode Jul 26, 2019

In this episode co-hosts Kristina Stykos and Emily Howe discuss who can wear a sundress, being chronically too busy, mediocre “self care” advice, irritating sympathy, real bootstraps, Brock’s decision to eat Emily’s calfskin boots, pumping gas in a hoop skirt, trying to ID the farmer with red suspenders, girth and beltlines, problematic dipsticks, mad babies, choosing new glasses frames, a leg-pulling incident, being afflicted by gullibility, a Finnish word having to do with reindeer travel, when jokes are bad, tadpole development, talking like Richie from Boston, cyber-stalking a mysterious Facebook friend, the confusing relationship between the Arctic and Antarctica, healthy skepticism about celebrity E.T.s, how John recycles the covers of Romance novels, grandma’s covert attempt to impart wisdom about the birds and bees, the passing on of culturally acceptable machismo, a husband’s hand illustrated telephone logs as works of art and business venture, an idea for English teachers, how the grandchildren turned a rose garden into “The Hotel”, a playhouse under the ferns, the institutional destruction of random bushes, when friends visit you on the job, restoring the gardens at the old Shire Inn, a new Vermont beer called “Fred”, two different kinds of wine including the gas station kind, sensitive taste buds and their various abilities, a brief look at the whys and wherefores of when couples fight in public - and so much more!

Featuring music from Vermont musicians & friends: Green Mountain Fever with Rick Davis and Davey Davis [Wild Daisy]; Val McCallum [Charlie’s Coal]; Wagtail with Susannah Blachly [Let the Light In].

Subscribe to our podcast on iTunes, Apple Podcasts or Youtube, or tune in Fridays at 11 am to hear this show live on WFVR-FM South Royalton, Vermont 96.5 FM, streaming online and rebroadcast at Royalton Community Radio. Made possible in part by generous support from station sponsors Howvale Farm, The Tunbridge Grease Collective, Rivendell Restoration and the Mountain Folk Concert Series.

Episode Jul 19, 2019

In this episode co-hosts Kristina Stykos and Emily Howe discuss questioning your moisturizer, skepticism about coconut oil, the sloth fad, a crooked shade, how Butch calls a waiter, a gig with patio heaters at Vermont Castings, finally coming to terms with flesh colored crayons, a fondness for people who tell you strange facts, a scientific analysis of pepper’s movement through the digestive tract, a banana-eating rabbit, writing poems on fruit, using Christ or cripes as a swear, trivia night with a sex educator, the zombie apocalypse in relation to the storming area 51, passing creepy military installations out west, questioning the Pentagon’s redesign of tick genetics, two different Plum Islands, hiding the fact that your life is a shambles, the questionable efficacy of dosing dogs with chemicals, the ease of finding astrological advice, a revelation about writing & life’s gnarly issues, hiding your Facebook posts, when people tell you to “get over it”, your skin’s natural protective barrier, “what’s in my bag” Instagram photos, a new concept for “regime change”, to use soap or not, a nauseating email from a marketing expert, a deep dive into flagellation, why dog surfing is a thing, following a trip to the beach with Scottish sheep herders on Facebook, misinformation about swimming in fishing areas, names for all the moons according to the Farmer’s Almanac - and so much more!

Featuring music from Vermont musicians & friends: Doug Perkins & Patrick Ross [Fiddle Tunes Medley]; Elric Walker [Odd Man Out]; Pete Sutherland [When My Grandmother Worked At The Mill].

Subscribe to our podcast on iTunes, Apple Podcasts or Youtube, or tune in Fridays at 11 am to hear this show live on WFVR-FM South Royalton, Vermont 96.5 FM, streaming online and rebroadcast at Royalton Community Radio. Made possible in part by generous support from station sponsors Howvale Farm, The Tunbridge Grease Collective, Rivendell Restoration and the Mountain Folk Concert Series.

Episode Jul 12, 2019

In this episode co-hosts Kristina Stykos and Emily Howe discuss Syd Straw’s emergency housing, girl DJs, special security arrangements for the dog show, what it means to be “intact”, a bar in the barn, the trouble with wine glasses, mice in the sink & on the buffet table, a battery replacement exercise, what to call the children your ex-husband has in the future, the joys of solo tango, dive bombing a relationship, the anomalies of emus, a hiatus from scrolling, an argument for reincarnation, more about Paul McCartney’s body double, firewood delivery and a special billing arrangement, a step beyond digitization, the weight of John’s record collection, a celebrity yard sale, Avery’s sort-of swear, the dangers of parting your hair in the middle, dead lawn mowers, a pattern of dog barking, the nuances of repetitive cat throw-ups, a breakdown of alien antennae, a quick review of Deely Boppers, when Joseph went limp in the guitar store, a lost bowl of spaghetti, the topography of a corn flake, a new use for Cheerios, the strange world of cretinism, clods and louts, the blow-by-blow of a trip to MacDonald’s with Kristina’s father, different levels of snobbery, a cautionary tale about transporting kiddie pools, mental derangement and a trip to the museum, the ebb and flow of weird guys, imagining a Victorian clothing fetish, why Emily stopped wearing bustles & corsets, a continuing discussion of the term “hoo ha” - and so much more!

Featuring music from Vermont musicians & friends: Jennings & McComber [Book on Fire]; Richard Ruane & Beth Duquette [I Spy]; Susannah Blachly [Hope Begins in the Dark].

Subscribe to our podcast on iTunes, Apple Podcasts or Youtube, or tune in Fridays at 11 am to hear this show live on WFVR-FM South Royalton, Vermont 96.5 FM, streaming online and rebroadcast at Royalton Community Radio and visit our website at www.11thHourRadio.com. Made possible in part by generous support from station sponsors Howvale Farm, The Tunbridge Grease Collective, Rivendell Restoration and the Mountain Folk Concert Series.

Episode Jul 5, 2019

In this episode co-hosts Kristina Stykos and Emily Howe discuss dysfunctional jacks, an enigmatic lava lamp, the tomboy days, Lady’s loss of hair, a love story about the Milky Way, similarities between cats and cows, dangers of driving with the windows down, why Emily was seen wandering ditches in a Victorian ball gown, the ins and outs of “pocket uncles”, ordering personalized jigsaw puzzles, an unfortunate costuming oversight, having boobs for the first time, the current height of corn, a bogus theory about insects, an unexpected week of social delights, buttery lilacs filled with bees, what a mosquito feels, how good stories nourish, replacing the July 4th holiday with a strawberry celebration, swapping out tanks from parades, a Trump quote gone awry, the fallacies of written history, a revolutionary girl named Sybil, stubby fingered mandolin playing, two essentials for living your life, mean comedians, funny back-stabbers, hanging out with boys, sports vs. athleticism, what happens when you mess up, when your relatives stop drinking, a cocktail party in Weston, police on the prowl, utilizing the back roads to drive home drunk, a disappointing performance from peanut butter, listening to the voices in your head, an argument about the loser sign, pretending to have fun - and so much more!

Featuring music from Vermont musicians & friends: Val McCallum [Deal With It]; The Cousins Project with Steve Mayone and Kristina Stykos [Rescue Me]; Chris Kleeman and Malkum Gibson [Midnight Special].

Subscribe to our podcast on iTunes, Apple Podcasts or Youtube, or tune in Fridays at 11 am to hear this show live on WFVR-FM South Royalton, Vermont 96.5 FM, streaming online and rebroadcast at Royalton Community Radio. Made possible in part by generous support from station sponsors Howvale Farm, The Tunbridge Grease Collective, Rivendell Restoration and the Mountain Folk Concert Series.

Episode Jun 28, 2019

In this episode co-hosts Kristina Stykos and Emily Howe along with guest host Ira discuss what hides in armpits, a new use for sticky tape, a blue ribbon for country creativity, the premature demise of the new used mower, whether or not mini-golf is a sport, when adults go on a L.A.R.P., how intelligence agencies infiltrate YouTube channels with false narratives, the embarrassing question of why people listen to the show, apologizing as a way of life, analyzing the squeak of a chair, another epic pilgrimage for a rainy day, a most amazing series of file upload failures, how James Bond and fresh produce might be related, cultural embrace of spyware, asking Alexa about fire trucks, outdated nomenclature for internet connectivity, a miraculous manifestation of Fig Newtons, an unsuccessful sugar fast, the train that came twice, manual spelling correction, drum kit tips, where quiche can go wrong, looking for Vermont’s hidden towns including Chiselville, a fantasy about hitting the gavel, a sad ant, putting saddles on dogs, why boys have to shoot things, Emily’s yearning for a spider monkey, how hummingbird droppings fell in Ira’s shoe, a complaint about being forced to do chores, a declining fun factor that afflicts some adults, new ways to be seen in public, imagining a joy-filled life, the penetrating mysteries of bird calls, throwing off excess baggage, nostalgia for an avocado-colored fridge, a deep look at the infamous love gun - and so much more!

Featuring music from Vermont musicians & friends: Steve Mayone [So Many People Get It Wrong]; Gold Town [Early Morning Blues]; Patrick Ross [Whistlin’ Rufus].

Subscribe to our podcast on iTunes, Apple Podcasts or Youtube, or tune in Fridays at 11 am to hear this show live on WFVR-FM South Royalton, Vermont 96.5 FM, streaming online and rebroadcast at Royalton Community Radio. Made possible in part by generous support from station sponsors Howvale Farm, The Tunbridge Grease Collective, Rivendell Restoration and the Mountain Folk Concert Series.

Episode Jun 21, 2019

In this episode co-hosts Kristina Stykos and Emily Howe discuss the power of “Yes”, a case of hacking laryngitis, trucker’s vs. baseball caps, insects in your shoes, a take-down of the human race, going with the flow of illness, a promise to give advance warning, wedding exhaustion, a lame eighth grade graduation, when awkwardness cushions harsh reality, more on Jehovah’s Witnesses & facial hair, the tiny handwriting of God, scoring a root beer float, the Herb Lockwood Award ceremony, how close pretending you’re smart is to being smart, excessive youthfulness, clothing adjustments made in public bathrooms, coping mechanisms for social anxiety, the power of “just showing up”, finding the nuances in your voice as technique fails, a soggy lawn mower accident, looking for an old fashioned garbage can, a crying man at the photo kiosk, leaky roofs that resist fixing, getting stuck on the mundane, trying to run a business despite chronic phone phobia, a game about kinky folk music DJs, secret egoism, a dream of instrument theft, the travesty of vegetarian wraps, whether or not God eats, what kind of food there might be in heaven, Jim’s contribution to procrastination, exploding batteries, the relentless persistence of trouble on our planet, getting a heads up for the job of life, tips for enticing peace makers to rise up, why team work is better, what it feels like to be sixty, timeless people, choosing one outfit for life, walking backwards into stuff - and so much more!

Featuring music from Vermont musicians & friends: Jim Reiman [She’s a Mystery to Me]; Lewis Franco [Desperate Buyers]; Lori Oz [Too Many Hands].

Subscribe to our podcast on iTunes, Apple Podcasts or Youtube, or tune in Fridays at 11 am to hear this show live on WFVR-FM South Royalton, Vermont 96.5 FM, streaming online and rebroadcast at Royalton Community Radio. Made possible in part by generous support from station sponsors Howvale Farm, The Tunbridge Grease Collective, Rivendell Restoration and the Mountain Folk Concert Series.

Episode Jun 14, 2019

In this episode co-hosts Kristina Stykos and Emily Howe discuss a little notebook for ABC gum, the summer color of Creamsicle, dealing with pollen, dancing with “The Great Riddle”, flagman Paul Easton’s cheery wave, not being dead, the invasion of Sky Net, Ira’s retreat to sitting in cardboard boxes, Kendra’s mom’s subscription to VHS tapes, confusion about Jehovah’s Witnesses with beards on bikes, more on the book selection at Will’s Store, a poster board cache & what happens to office supplies that sit on the shelf for years, continued use of malfunctioning bellows, hoping for a tinker’s arrival, shortening prayers with a snap of the fingers, a made up millennial word, a message from otters, what to do for fun, slacking off on your expectations, honing in on locomotive whistle codes, protecting the rear of a train, an aphid infestation, temperature dips at the salvage yard, a fluorescent lamp disaster & horrifying light bulb decisions, outbuilding fantasies, abandoned sections of laminated bowling alley, a whole new vacuum repair scenario, mixing dog breeds and music genres, defining your own style, a quick review of Butch’s surgeries, ongoing problems with men who miss the target, painful Porta-Potty escapades, the death of landscaping with bushes, a dearth of old fashioned shrubs, snobbish plant names, early traumatic injury due to repeated viewings of Invasion of the Body Snatchers, who’s at fault when museum tours go awry, apologizing for stuff when you shouldn’t, a new use for rusty scissors, how to deal firmly with aggressive tourists, beating back little children who want to mess with your computer, breaking into Button’s Feed Store - and so much more!

Featuring music from Vermont musicians & friends: Ariel Zevon [My Fickle Heart]; Michele Choiniere [Madeleine]; Terry Lee Hale [Flowers for Claudia].

Subscribe to our podcast on iTunes, Apple Podcasts or Youtube, or tune in Fridays at 11 am to hear this show live on WFVR-FM South Royalton, Vermont 96.5 FM, streaming online and rebroadcast at Royalton Community Radio. Made possible in part by generous support from station sponsors Howvale Farm, The Tunbridge Grease Collective, Rivendell Restoration and the Mountain Folk Concert Series.

Episode Jun 7, 2019

In this episode co-hosts Kristina Stykos and Emily Howe discuss getting the hang of it, knowing all the buttons, evil twin appliance repair, the merits of the inexpensive shop vac, cat vs. dog shedding, rural drug busts, Zen enlightenment through sweeping, more on the Tom Petty model Pono, a robot toilet of the future, a modern twist from Kohler, complications related to the purchase of black nosed sheep from France, a woodchuck who saved the day, the conflicting tones of a train whistle, tradesmen protocol, a complaint about diminishing upper body strength, dancer’s legs, being out of proportion, how to properly refer to a person with dwarfism, watching tiny people water ski, the winter’s first wood delivery, forced friendship, when your ex moves on to the next relationship too quickly, small town self censorship, who or whom, compartmentalizing as a way of life, talking nonsense, chronic blurting, honesty as a liability, avoiding interaction by staring at your cell phone, the stupidity of psychology, why we are all mentally ill, getting off pills, barriers to improving your health, overcoming grumpiness, packing cheese & crackers for lunch, Kristina’s rotting deck takes another victim, needing money, what to do with a rusty lamp, the potential dangers of 2nd hand electrical devices, acting extra dumb, a promise to misinform, being tired of facts, what it means to carry the torch, more on the toxic burn pile, a couch in flames, eschewing free mattresses, the sad underbelly of yard sales - and so much more!

Featuring music from Vermont musicians & friends: Mark Struhsacker [End of the Line]; Nolan McKelvey [Starry Eyed and Blue]; Bellatrix [Original medley].

Subscribe to our podcast on iTunes, Apple Podcasts or Youtube, or tune in Fridays at 11 am to hear this show live on WFVR-FM South Royalton, Vermont 96.5 FM, streaming online and rebroadcast at Royalton Community Radio. Made possible in part by generous support from station sponsors Howvale Farm, The Tunbridge Grease Collective, Rivendell Restoration and the Mountain Folk Concert Series.

Episode May 31, 2019

In this episode co-hosts Kristina Stykos and Emily Howe discuss a free chair give-a-way, what happened to Harold Luce’s tables, whether or not to leave John alone with brides-to-be, the dangers of local satire, funny things that cows get into, a film stunt gone awry, a popular idiom for bribe swapping, Kristina’s visit to a hidden Druid enclave on an unmarked dirt road, the best way to make a Stonehenge, Butch’s connection to the People of the White Pine, a sharing of the sacred pipe, missing Susie’s moonshine parties, summer inebriation, the old Dreamland dance hall at Tunbridge Fairgrounds, things that can go wrong with a land line, one very important phone message that got cut off, looking for a long lost foster child, the hidden reach of evil plans, being frozen and locked inside in a cold museum, a string of unfortunate events, figuring out who’s in charge, God’s subcontractors, the questionable assertion of AI, the trouble with fallen angels, where it all began, whether or not heaven is as great as they say, the limitation of the senses, how biological glands might be related to spiritual visions, another Bill and Lady sighting, the well worn routes of a man and his dog, a failed attempt to mow the lawn, concern for nesting mice, networks of silence and secrets, letting go of shame, operating in the world with too little information, when gossip bleeds over into malevolent deception - and so much more!

Featuring music from Vermont musicians & friends: Highwoods String Band [Who Broke the Lock]; Ben Reed [Two Dollar Woman]; Bow Thayer and the Holy Plow [Way of the Gun].

Subscribe to our podcast on iTunes, Apple Podcasts or Youtube, or tune in Fridays at 11 am to hear this show live on WFVR-FM South Royalton, Vermont 96.5 FM, streaming online and rebroadcast at Royalton Community Radio. Made possible in part by generous support from station sponsors Howvale Farm, The Tunbridge Grease Collective, Rivendell Restoration and the Mountain Folk Concert Series.

Episode May 24, 2019

In this episode co-hosts Kristina Stykos and Emily Howe discuss a short history of multi-tasking, when being competent isn’t enough, a pro bono gardening job, how the vet’s dog Jake showed off, analysis of a horse’s bite and a visitor who should have known better, the confusing nature of meridians, whether or not to ask people to “like” your Facebook page, a pet breed spelling challenge, a strange strategy for buying pants, tips on how to not look at yourself in the mirror but still see your clothes, how stores can actually elongate your body’s image, ending bathroom scale rituals, another very difficult vacuum repair (to be continued), a Chihuahua doorbell, being thankful for your appliances after a traumatic encounter with humans, when a squeeze toy becomes evil, the difference between being tired and being weary, the trials of getting a new business up and running, the shame of being in debt, bureaucratic oppression, putting cash in toilet paper tubes and mayonnaise jars, eating as an evasive maneuver, whether or not to trust your old sweater, the best to-go tea stand in the Upper Valley, the spooky bridges of Duluth, what comes after Minnesota, rediscovering prairie dogs in a giant sized ant farm, the terrors of not recognizing anyone at your high school reunion, making a record with your junior high school buddy, possible bear attacks at the wedding barn, an early-bird dessert bar under threat by skunks, confronting real pigs in your yard, a ticket give-a-way to Roots on the River - and so much more!

Featuring music from Vermont musicians & friends: Jennings & McComber [Chesham Station; Effie’s; Book on Fire]

Subscribe to our podcast on iTunes, Apple Podcasts or Youtube, or tune in Fridays at 11 am to hear this show live on WFVR-FM South Royalton, Vermont 96.5 FM, streaming online and rebroadcast at Royalton Community Radio. Made possible in part by generous support from station sponsors Howvale Farm, The Tunbridge Grease Collective, Rivendell Restoration and the Mountain Folk Concert Series.

Episode May 17, 2019

In this episode co-hosts Kristina Stykos and Emily Howe discuss Emily’s weird problem with her sinuses, a lack of burping function, how it feels to be six, several reasons why the illuminati might like New Zealand, a comparison between pretzels and rebar, processed food and weight gain, an old box of Pop Tarts, the relative merits of various lawn ornaments, gnome realism, fake wishing wells, the history of gazing balls, Frog Prince sculpture, using Facebook for venting during coffee breaks, when large becomes Venti, a disagreement about Stowe’s traffic signals, crashing a chiropractor’s conference, a brush with fate and an encounter with Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., exorbitant ticket prices for Jacob Dylan, taking a foray into the criminal life, confusion around the word “camaraderie”, a deep dive into pellucidity and limpidity, luminosity and mirth, damaging your eyes with books, exploring the forth-class portion of Harolyn Hill Road, hearing children scream, a look at older dams, towns that were flooded, the glory days of Gaysville, the mysterious “Bethel White” granite quarry, passing through America, a sighting of Lady and Bill at the Tunbridge General Store, donuts and a giant sausage dog with tiny legs, crying because of a chain link pen, the BS of Emily’s dogs and subsequent porcupine quill update, organizing blind cats, a cupcake and scones compendium for future analysis - and so much more!

Featuring music from Vermont musicians & friends: Val McCallum [Charlie’s Coal]; Michael Oakland [Grand Design]; Will Patton [Anna’s Waltz].

Subscribe to our podcast on iTunes, Apple Podcasts or Youtube, or tune in Fridays at 11 am to hear this show live on WFVR-FM South Royalton, Vermont 96.5 FM, streaming online and rebroadcast at Royalton Community Radio and visit our website at www.11thHourRadio.com. Made possible in part by generous support from station sponsors Howvale Farm, The Tunbridge Grease Collective, Rivendell Restoration and the Mountain Folk Concert Series.

Episode May 10, 2019

In this episode co-hosts Kristina Stykos and Emily Howe discuss removing gum from folding chairs, how a sleep deficit spiraled downwards, help for insomniacs, running from killer bees, unraveling governmental chaos, trying to calm the citizenry, legislators who actually listen, whether or not dogs fall out of car windows, Brock’s humiliating visit to the vet, the timely demise of a feral boar, gendered words for livestock, when pigs wander off, hunting with the King, a project for mapping wild creatures including DJs, a theory about how to get off Facebook, how bad food may be related to bad karma, a trip to the Lifesaver plant, the train that goes to Italy, a stupid idea about flying in airplanes, the desire to improve your French language skills, the perils of being chipped, bonding with your ex’s exes, significant apologies, a new kind of party, the power of siblings who get along, returning to your old stomping grounds, a few failures for Neil Young, a difficult discussion about the Pono, hotdog metaphors gone awry, conceptual underpinnings of the Play-Doh Fun Factory, a memorial for lost socks, an alien abduction question, unidentified stuff in the air, whether or not we need planets, a traumatic first grade play, the history of Mookie the cow, the illegality of naming your child after a number, a world without the Beatles, a call to Willie Nelson to come see Emily, famous people who visited Will’s Store in Chelsea - and so much more!

Featuring music from Vermont musicians & friends: Nikki Matheson [Quand viendra-t-elle]; Brian Spencer Blues Project [Baby Please Don’t Go]; Martin van de Vrugt [Count the Better Days].

Subscribe to our podcast on iTunes, Apple Podcasts or Youtube, or tune in Fridays at 11 am to hear this show live on WFVR-FM South Royalton, Vermont 96.5 FM, streaming online and rebroadcast at Royalton Community Radio. Made possible in part by generous support from station sponsors Howvale Farm, The Tunbridge Grease Collective, Rivendell Restoration and the Mountain Folk Concert Series.

Episode May 3, 2019

In this episode co-hosts Kristina Stykos and Emily Howe discuss mixed feelings about bluegrass, rain depression, when things are a wreck, a dorky hat, dreading the bride’s arrival, noon vs. 12 am, skipping out on work, charming your audience with bloopers, chasing the elusive yellow lilac, tips for hiding a dead sheep, fluorescent clothing, Pepto Bismol as a possible “pink” drink option, a deep dive into the pros and cons of celery, remembering “Ants on a Log”, the difficulties of mastering plastic egg as a rhythm instrument, nervous tension during very insignificant and unmemorable stage performances, a cheap shot at cheap beer, not being able to get the bartender’s attention, being short or short-ish, factoids as opposed to facts, a joke about the moth and the podiatrist, confusing caterpillars with centipedes, planning another drunken craft night, more uses for blenders, the hows and whys of texting your mechanic, the warm fuzzy feeling that sometimes comes with car repair, saving nuts as bolts as keepsakes, an argument about NASA’s sun simulator, some serious reservations concerning naked gardening, dealing with unhappy service workers and counter help, stepping away from people who have tantrums, beating the odds after a terrible relationship, whether or not we are destined to repeat our mistakes, good karma when you least expect it, a porcupine alert, great oxen names, a far out application for the word “crepuscular” - and so much more!

Featuring music from Vermont musicians & friends: Nolan McKelvey [High Country]; Mary McGinniss [The Wind is Lonesome]; Marek Stycos [Genevive].

Subscribe to our podcast on iTunes, Apple Podcasts or Youtube, or tune in Fridays at 11 am to hear this show live on WFVR-FM South Royalton, Vermont 96.5 FM, streaming online and rebroadcast at Royalton Community Radio. Made possible in part by generous support from station sponsors Howvale Farm, The Tunbridge Grease Collective, Rivendell Restoration and the Mountain Folk Concert Series.

Episode Apr 26, 2019

In this episode co-hosts Kristina Stykos and Emily Howe discuss trying to shove license plates in your purse, a strange case of problematic toe pain, the night Emily dropped three pizzas in the road, discoveries while painting the bathroom, paying your kids to massage your feet, in search of an air compressor, misunderstanding tire pressure, more wrangling about the $10k grants to out-of-staters, riding frisky horses after a long winter, flaws in telepathic animal communication, babies riding dogs, beavers who live behind fast food restaurants, some awkward situations brought on by trying to be friends with strangers on social media, a meeting with “The Hindquarter”, a day without biting, a plethora of fundraiser headaches, paying to not have health insurance, the extra stuff single people have to do, a guide to New Hampshire units of measurement, a legislative celebration featuring gummy bears, the old Vermont way of using calves to size other objects, police involvement with a cow in the back seat, how we treat rabbits unfairly, cat projection, alternate uses for fishing tackle boxes, an inability to walk convincingly in high heels & consequent runway fail, the pros and cons of wearing dresses, how expressing femininity in today’s world may directly correlate to a genuine lack of safety, watching more gender definitions go veering off the rails, embracing your authenticity, what we do for art that we might not do again, almost dying in the woods by accident - and so much more!

Featuring music from Vermont musicians & friends: Robert Resnik [Twa Corbies]; Rick Davis and Davey Davis [Derby Day]; Stefan Lundin [Denna dag och lite till].

Subscribe to our podcast on iTunes, Apple Podcasts or Youtube, or tune in Fridays at 11 am to hear this show live on WFVR-FM South Royalton, Vermont 96.5 FM, streaming online and rebroadcast at Royalton Community Radio and visit our website at www.11thHourRadio.com. Made possible in part by generous support from station sponsors Howvale Farm, The Tunbridge Grease Collective, Rivendell Restoration and the Mountain Folk Concert Series.

Episode Apr 19, 2019

In this episode co-hosts Kristina Stykos and Emily Howe discuss more about Vermont’s secret tunnels that start at the tax department building, how underground travel may elicit a claustrophobic response, a flood warning at the law school parking lot, measuring your winter productivity, an epic ski year, getting into Ira’s boots, a contemplation on Kristina’s “poetic balls”, putting seltzer in pancakes, going halfway with Google Translate, Grandpa Avery’s final days, how a root ball fooled everyone, a closer look at Emily’s eyeball, getting lost twice in one day, an admonition to leave fawns alone, how dehydration can make your ears curl, the difficulties of finishing a book, looking for a soothing, pure feeling, an argument over vowel placement, discovering Peal Jam later in life, a deep dive into “space” phobia, continuing complaints about beige, the mystery of flash drive insertion, confusion around mermaid procreation, a card playing ban at the State House, total chaos at tax time, imagining anxiety as a river, strengthening your boundary integrity, a hole to darn, dragonfly names, pretending to be authoritative, using time machines to change facts, putting the wrong people into mental institutions, a new use for GPS at “Dementia Town”, naming nursing homes, ordering superior gardening tools from England, misunderstanding hedgehogs, taking time off to study random stuff - and so much more!

Featuring music from Vermont musicians & friends: Mark Struhsacker [Thunderheads]; Richard Ruane & Beth Duquette [Two Crows]; Robert Bryant [Bitterroot Prayer].

Subscribe to our podcast on iTunes, Apple Podcasts or Youtube, or tune in Fridays at 11 am to hear this show live on WFVR-FM South Royalton, Vermont 96.5 FM, streaming online and rebroadcast at Royalton Community Radio. Made possible in part by generous support from station sponsors Howvale Farm, The Tunbridge Grease Collective, Rivendell Restoration and the Mountain Folk Concert Series.