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.

Episode Apr 12, 2019

In this episode co-hosts Kristina Stykos and Emily Howe discuss wiggling, therapeutic swearing, Emily’s identification with Ramona, upgrading “nerd”, a disappointing creemee at the legislative dinner, an illusory cheese club, a spiritual awakening at Jiffy Lube, compulsively checking your dipstick, a secret tunnel at JC Penney, the bygone days of riding in the “way-back”, sleeping bags & station wagons, John’s one-speed life, paranoia and a mean nurse, overcoming technophobia, how cable television is talking about space a lot, questioning the validity of the first black hole photo, robots at Walmart, what a true self is, removing people from your Facebook news feed, the deeper implications of balled up Kleenex, debunking cloud faces, Jesus on your toast, celebrity religious icons, the arbitrary nature of attraction, a delivery of 400 plastic Easter eggs to the Tunbridge School, Ariel’s emus in the bathtub, a trick for spelling “entrepreneur”, eschewing test scores, being cool while you are alone, buying yourself a whole pie, a redesign to make men more pleasing, being liberated by someone else’s energy, clamming up, being understood by your cats, special songs for your pets, advice for tail-tugging, reviewing strip joints in Vermont - and so much more!

Featuring music from Vermont musicians & friends: Lizzy Mandell [Under Lock and Key]; Larry Allen Brown [Stories That We Wrote]; Julie James [Mud Season Minuet].

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 Mar 29, 2019

In this episode co-hosts Kristina Stykos and Emily Howe discuss a song about fish, the hood, a whole bunch of mud, more on the charmed star behind John’s book collection, a mystical roof leak, the relationship issues behind clutter, tubs of Lycra, three timeless hours with Ronni, pros and cons of driving on the wrong side, bushwhacking Strawberry Hill with a snow board, challenging insouciance, a train death in Springfield, an ill-fated excursion with the traveling lamb, failed attempts to blow dry wet animals, a difficult choice involving scary clowns, an existential question about storm drains, aquatic pets, a terrible dilemma about dead fish who come back to life, consensual sex between animals, the hidden truth about armadillos, a rationalization for castration, awkward facts about Jim, new uses for bubble wrap, scientific data on cuteness, a terrible story about “Cabby”, using stuffed animals to compensate for your losses, squeezing things to death, the neutral quality of average hugging, a prophetic dream about archetypal computer screens, any idiotic thing, maybe not-so-crazy Flat Earthers, uncovering your alien past, a hypothetical about transmissions that penetrate the skull, healing yourself with tuning forks, questioning gum massage, evil dentists, a quick look at dog horoscopes - and so much more!

Featuring music from Vermont musicians & friends: Davey Davis and Rick Davis [Exploding Bass]; Bow Thayer [Epitome]; Dayve Huckett [Feast or Famine].

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 Mar 22, 2019

In this episode co-hosts Kristina Stykos and Emily Howe discuss some driving difficulties, what holds us up, spring plowing, a brush hog metaphor, tips for stability when the road is slushy, more specifics on the mean nursing home lady, an insult involving sheep, when to go public with your rants, how Fruit Loops morphed into Froot Loops, questioning everything including Wikipedia, deconstructing Timmy’s relationship to Lassie, nostalgia for a Laundromats, staging areas for reality, a complaint about horse hair, pillows made of beef hide, Butch’s truck seat cover named “Manuel”, the impact of leather couches, women vs. cup holders, famous recording studio furniture, the evils of basements, square format cameras, dancers throwing down signs, what hip hop did to the peace sign, confusion about the “Loser” symbol, a new twist on the “I Made You Look” game, going west on the train, having too many cook books, when other people show up in your clothes, mud season costumes, a bad experience with beige, Emily’s declaration that “no one remembers the 70s”, the fallacy of banana slicers, a new kind of tuning fork called “The Sonic Slider”, an argument about Pavlov, using air horns for dog training, Jen’s accident, Pete Jorgenson’s wrench-a-fone, how many muffins is too many, the irreconcilable gap between healthy foods and commercial cereal products, the true genesis of food additives, Americans’ general indifference towards most fermented foods - and so much more!

Featuring music from Vermont musicians & friends: Val McCallum [Stellar Girl]; Val McCallum [Chateauguay]; Val McCallum [Ridgerunner].

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 Mar 15, 2019

In this episode co-hosts Kristina Stykos and Emily Howe discuss how to choose a good rubber boot, nostalgia for orthopedic shoes, cement blocks in the back of your truck, ski lift disasters, bad exit ramps, climbing hills on skins, gender switching Eagles lyrics for fun, a morbid fascination with celebrities who have aged out of their attractive period, sexist rules regarding who you can have a crush on, when to remove your long johns, the So Ro pay phone, how to find cell tower & antennae locations, running between gigs on St. Patty’s Day, sweeping perverts out of the church, corruption of our religious institutions, dog breeding gone awry, being served a mixed drink by John, how we didn’t get drunk, flagrant misuse of car windows, the down side of taking lambs to nursing homes, remembering Andy the runt, a video about Craft Night, sheep too big for car transport, debunking the term “well done”, how the sauerkraut jar upset Emily, an unexpected word to describe pathological over-talking, why hipsters don’t speak Latin, binge-watching Jonna Jinton, a philosophical musing on head size, being well put together as precursor to getting more stuff in life, the mathematical underpinnings of symmetry, the physical beauty of Tibetan nomads, water buffalo cheese gone missing, a tip for making foam volcanoes, a confession about super powers, the confusion of being psychic half the time, historical dowsing in the state of Vermont, misconstruing prayer, conversing with a façade, fantasizing about a snuggly Pope, how dressing like a leprechaun can get you in places for free, Butch’s homemade elevator - and so much more!

Featuring music from Vermont musicians & friends: Mark Struhsacker [End of the Line]; Willa Mamet and Paul Miller [Louisiana]; Linda Warnaar [Shambala Warrior].

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 Mar 8, 2019

In this episode co-hosts Kristina Stykos and Emily Howe discuss a pink outfit, the confusing story of Grammy Sammy, a mental health day for Eli, hidden squeaking, how phone-phobic DJs might run an on-air telethon, whether or not Rob makes dairy products, farmers in the grocery store, Liam’s moment of triumph, easy note-taking at town meeting, Cabot’s expansion into dog treats, the hidden life of a powdered cheese by-product, synthetic food spray for crackers, persistent myths & truths regarding monosodium glutamate, that strange, scary red color in some Chinese food, being led astray by appealing food, a question about the gender of trains, a mysterious disappearance at the Barnard Store, the energy of profanity, a plan for button making, the best car repairs, a text message about Lenny Kravitz, more on William Shatner’s singing prowess, when banjos arrive, a case of mistaken identity, the dark side of being a bridesmaid, a lost wedding that was not well documented, more insulting innuendos aimed at Emily’s Prius, a sheep hauling argument, northern ignorance of tropical fruits, the anomaly of a Mexican winter squash, how to secure free admission to the WFVR party, getting roped into the civic club’s variety show again, a von Trapp family comparison, remembering the lady in a wig who yodeled, a refresher on puppets, a long-term yet troubled relationship to Pee-Wee Herman in marionette form, how to quickly cultivate your “nouveau riche” - and so much more!

Featuring music from Vermont musicians & friends: Nick Cowles [The Truck Song]; Davey Davis [Mode for Love]; Bellatrix [Breath of the Devil].

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 Mar 1, 2019

In this episode co-hosts Kristina Stykos and Emily Howe discuss correcting the “like” habit, the sister bubble, an impending fundraiser, a tale of two barns, the stupidest kind of junk mail, wild swerving, plastic solar highways, a fond goodbye to macadam, the ins & outs of micro-blading eyebrows, problematic lips, the dangers of joy, a confusing vocabulary word, the open kitchen rule, faulty refrigerator organization, a very sad bunch of celery, Emily’s Fire Department responsibilities gone awry, the strange contradiction of “Warnings”, Matt’s goofy trick with a water bottle, the inconclusive nature of half a sentence, letting go of micro-management, all the things we could do, the relief of cancellations, whiskey as breakfast food, gratitude for Lisa, a failed interaction at Will’s Store, a slow week for human interaction, cribbing for those awkward social moments, weird hot dogs, trouble with raisins, how talking to cats may come back to haunt you, imagining a poet president, being under surveillance in the bathroom, talking smack about others, a submersion into lamb guts, dealing with farmyard deaths, when cats create hierarchies, horse stall fantasies, the sound of animals chewing as sleep aid, the PEZ Easter egg hunt disaster, the Russian polar bear invasion, a clarification about shark infested waters, current relevance of the word “churlish”, trending words at Merriam-Webster, when a brat is a brat, why you aren’t yourself, how fear runs the planet, how it feels to be lied to, putting truth back on its pedestal - and so much more!

Featuring music from Vermont musicians & friends: Doug Anderson [River of Whiskey]; Smoking Grass [Opus #1]; Ariel Zevon [Je Maintiendrai].

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 Feb 22, 2019

In this episode co-hosts Kristina Stykos and Emily Howe discuss makeshift baby formula for lambs, the lost udder, late night debates at the State House, farmer “tough love”, more crackpot health tips, blind belief in science, revolting advice for eradicating colds, Myra’s interest in slime, micro-managing the lives of boys & men, rediscovering lost Vermont ski areas, revisiting fashion freedom in relation to hats, how to rock a sweater, gnome pajamas, the dog dramas of Maeve and Brock, great fake laughs, dropping bread crumbs as metaphor, the terrors of Hansel & Gretel, some failings of surveyor’s tape, the multiplicity of amphibians, unpacking “dog eat dog”, Dorothy’s fall into the pig pen, advice from Tunbridge Wiccans, how the gift of bundled sage might be more than you bargained for, the benefits of wallowing and/or resetting your life, being both mother and father to yourself, the two fishes of Pisces, a horrible fight at the ski tow, a vocabulary word having to do with psychopaths, why society seems focused on narcissism, confusion about autism, the evolution of pollution’s effect on human health, why fighting with people online is useless, our emotional attachment to plastic bags, picking your battles, how frustration can get out of control, unplugging from toxic interactions, looking forward to a week of fundraising on WFVR - and so much more!

Featuring music from Vermont musicians & friends: Davey Davis [Night of the Wannabes]; Pete Sutherland [In the Country of the Iroquois]; Elric Walker [Odd Man Out].

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 Feb 15, 2019

In this episode co-hosts Kristina Stykos and Emily Howe discuss big eyed Bratz dolls, Emily’s trust in the flu shot, man flu, costume repair using brass brads, the world’s cheapest ($29) vacuum repair, combining tinkering with a rental business, the amazing prowess of propane truck drivers, a quick analysis of auctioneer-types, cowboy tongue twisters, Biddy Bodder, the overblown fantasy of Trucker’s hats, denim stripes under the microscope, six categories of drunkenness, attempts to create the perfect childhood for your children, a surprise discovery about the patron saint of beekeeping, “UR not that fat” on candy hearts & as political manifesto, the possible misnomer of “higher learning”, breaking down the phrase “I’m just kidding”, how product placement & cultural indoctrination has destroyed movies, the subliminal messaging of athletic clothing, contemplating the end of middle school dances, sugar overload thanks to the fundraising bake sale, baskets of puppies, tearing up, kids who are too nervous to eat or go to the bathroom in new situations, the evasion strategies of people living at intersections, a problematic plastic fork that led to food waste, minimizing your exposure to heart tweaking music, getting your dog back with dirty laundry, heart-shaped prime rib for Valentine’s Day, a perplexing sign at the VFW, shoveling needed to Norman’s door, defining organic ducks, blanket resistance to affirmations, mastering the art of writing checks - and so much more!

Featuring music from Vermont musicians & friends: Grayson [Giving Up on Giving Up]; Robert Resnik [All Kinds of Weather]; Gold Town [Coal Burning Smokestack].

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 Feb 1, 2019

In this episode co-hosts Kristina Stykos and Emily Howe discuss a sliver somewhere in your hand, pulling into the wrong side of the gas pump, the upside of germ exposure, Bluebird Friday, old lady ski instructors, dunking babies in cold water, a very strange fundraiser, an undertaker’s approach to removing tattoos, the spiritual properties of puppies, whether or not angels cry, choosing birth, invisible support, Kristina’s growing mistrust off vacuum repair, the indignities of sheep birth, the difference between schussing & slogging, an obscure Bing Crosby reference, a sudden & startling confluence of people named Pat, the deep silence of some electric typewriters, prescient science fiction movies, a quick review of appliance colors, growing up with a goldenrod kitchen, the symptoms of depersonalization disorder, an awkward moment at the Dairy Summit, reaching new heights of inappropriate behavior, a fire alarm just in the nick of time, discrimination against poultry, a new look at chicken legs, a goose attack averted, Butch’s Halloween surprise, an unfortunate bite, basic pet cemetery protocol, the sound of submarines in deep space, why boys like battle ships, how a torpedo laden military installation might induce claustrophobia in certain individuals, nice metals, a southern colloquialism come to Vermont, being a dog’s “friend” rather than its “mother”, hella debunked, how far to go with goats - and so much more!

Featuring music from Vermont musicians & friends: Doug Perkins [Hang Glide]; Terry Lee Hale [Scientific Rendezvous]; Robert Bryant [Thinking Too Much].

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 Jan 25, 2019

In this episode co-hosts Kristina Stykos and Emily Howe discuss a panoply of legless creatures, worst attributes of a snake, a horrible trip from the front door to the car, how low water pressure led to an unfortunate encounter with a vacuum cleaner attachment, one strategy for almost blowing up your car, horse manure’s contribution to barnyard traction, an impromptu party, perplexing rules of the alphabet, a cool brother-in-law named Jim, mounting the impossible driveway, John’s spacey driving, a panicked call to the Sargeant at Arms, feeling abandoned during a laundry room emergency, almost burning down the house, how a good husband can go wrong by being happy, the sideways snow, a train’s sense of urgency, flooding on the First Branch, Kristina’s natal moon placement in relation to the recent lunar eclipse, automatic camera settings that turn bad photographers into geniuses, problems with the free will universe, escapism vs. awakism, more on over-use of the word “like”, what they give away for free upstairs at the Plainfield VT food coop, a confusing moment with two boys & a box of condoms, historical novels about prostitution, the startling lack of body parts in Laura Ingalls Wilder books, revelations about outhouse technology, a near electrocution, the joys of peeing outside, a volunteer opportunity to house-sit in Belize with a pig, a strange cartoon themed around sausages, unpacking the Oscar Meyer Weiner-Mobile, how faking friendliness can sometimes become sincere, the many things we could have learned, school projects that cost too much, a sap bucket guitar - and so much more!

Featuring music from Vermont musicians & friends: Michael Jermyn [All Hail the Underachievers]; Mark Struhsacker [Your Actions Spoke Louder Than Words]; Chris Kleeman & Malkum Gibson [Gospel Train].

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 Jan 18, 2019

In this episode co-hosts Kristina Stykos and Emily Howe discuss some confusion concerning Choo Choo Charlie, the horrid truth about peanut butter & molasses-based candy, deflecting attention away from what you actually feel, the consequences of feeling lazy, miserable and isolated for a whole week, losing your social skills, making eye contact with animals, the difference between flout, flute and flaunt, John’s random purchases, the bad dog’s mutiny, how Kristina deals with her cat walking into the kitchen, unpacking the hipster phrase “super twee” & its British etymology, the affect of wearing an ascot, an ongoing problem with pillows, clutching & gesticulating with your chapstick, practicing not looking at your phone, a strange warning at the vacuum cleaner store, the true impact of Todd’s voice, another Facebook scam to be creeped-out by, a two hour makeup job, a near miss with Mary Oliver, the magic of people who know “everybody”, a run in with Roy at the cheese case, how many whiskeys is too many, picking on your spouse because you feel shitty, the logic of feeling sorry for yourself, an update on “cheese food”, a possible relationship between hydroponics and beer pong, changes in the door bell at Will’s Store, one drunken summer after high school, sordid details regarding the difficulties of milking sheep, visits from babies, getting your monster on, being stumped by alternative pronunciations, a theory about planet Mercury & how humans may have affected its behavior, the sweetness of stars, the new trend of flipping out over snow storms, the dangers of snow caves - and so much more!

Featuring music from Vermont musicians & friends: Hooligans [Topsy Turvy World]; Brian Clark [West]; Steve Mayone [Time Moves On].

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 Jan 11, 2019

In this episode co-hosts Kristina Stykos and Emily Howe discuss cheek squeezing, beer drinking & helium inhalation, the heights of Strawberry Hill, an update on the “What’s Up” controversy, trying to stay current with younger generations, opposite compliments, plans for the inaugural ball, responses to the heckler in the galley throwing monopoly money, a triumph for freedom of speech, paper hoarding as “way of life”, saving doodle artifacts, Victorian restoration at the Vermont State House, remembered terrors of the Van der Graff generator, going back to index card organization, understanding office supplies, smelling corporate America, witnessing the skills of a serial interrupter in real time, a conversation with Pranay at PayPal, playing the karma card, confronting Big Brother, what the moon looked like last night, clarification concerning the planet Pluto’s supposed retirement, an astute analysis of Disney’s inconsistent portrayal & personification of animals, appreciating William Butler Yeats, the joys of reading poetry out loud, a dark interpretation of Frost, realizing you were smarter than you thought you were, taking responsibility for your bad relationships after a period of victimhood, pocket hand warmers, purchasing tips for maxi-pad users, the chaos that can ensue from trying to hide shame, a deeper look at over-sized marshmallows, eating things you should not, the trepidation induced by suspicious bank tellers - and so much more!

Featuring music from Vermont musicians & friends: Lori Oz [Ode to the Gyspysongman]; Martin van de Vrugt [We Didn’t Teach Our Children]; Wagtail [Meet Me When the Sun Goes Down].

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 Jan 4, 2019

In this episode co-hosts Kristina Stykos and Emily Howe discuss a little rat wheel, the perfect Christmas, developing a new relationship with your treadmill, all day snacking, happy pills, walking in ice cleats, whose car is worse, timing belt as metaphor, the weirdness of cars that start with a button, tipping your tow truck operator, whether or not to invest in crypto-currency, a review of metal detector settings, what might be hiding in your yard, the art of spelling out swears, something to do with dead chickens, stocking up on stock, a typical grocery store faux pas, a vegan affirmation, bonding over frozen corn, a dream job at the Onion, Emily’s personalized ice fishing stick, more on poking fish, using Kevin as a fake groom, being jealous of others having fun, an implication regarding “hanky-panky” in shacks, a scientific finding about socks and sex, a resolution to eat no more Cheez-its, debunking the “She-Shed” concept, what happens after decades of caring for others, getting to a point of clarity, the sad state of Rolodexes, danger reduction, a stranded vacuum, going to Lebanon, an assertion of superiority, more on smiling at goats, wearing a skirt on Christmas, a style that mirrors Octopus legs, sap bucket babies in pink snow suits, feeling bad for a calf at birth, turning off the music, conjecture about the other half of humanity, looking for a romp, a cowboy’s move from Montana to Wyoming - and so much more!

Featuring music from Vermont musicians & friends: Richard Ruane & Beth Duquette [Come On Back]; Lewis Franco [Robinson Cemetery]; Ben Reed [Cowboys and Heroes].

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 Dec 21, 2018

In this episode co-hosts Kristina Stykos and Emily Howe discuss trying to slow down, the pleasure factor hidden in OCD, a humongous freakout, how eye bags can erode your self esteem, some complex feelings elicited by tattoo placement, gossip at the Christmas party, tap shoes on tile floors, an indignant eight year old, the tale of the two Buddies, famous family disclaimers, seasonal magic via the Canadian Christmas train, how John likes a good nap, more on zealotry, a hypothesis for regrowing hair on a troll, ongoing confusion caused by the color designation “buff”, making room for UFOs, YouTube’s ascendency as the people’s channel, deity vs. iPad, moving the dog house with Herb, increasing your stature thanks to outbuildings, a plague of Mistletoe, a breakfast cereal update from Emily, icky “Remnants of Love”, controlling your worst instincts on social media, surprising revelations regarding what happens in the back of Will’s Store, what Kristina’s fancy accountant does with his time off, fabricating mashups in the name of Art, what might be considered inappropriate Christmas cheer as it relates to hermaphrodite gingerbread people, a mishap with sheep entrails in the back seat of the car, contemplating the ecstatic moment of spring’s first arrival, road treatment science, hating on herb tea, homemade pot holder dos & donts - and so much more!

Featuring music from Vermont musicians & friends: Dayve Huckett [After All You Say]; Eric Goodenough & Mark Johnson [Merrily Kiss the Quaker]; Dylan Waller [The Highway Kind].

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 Dec 14, 2018

In this episode co-hosts Kristina Stykos and Emily Howe discuss the pernicious smell of burning plastic, cost saving measures at the Tunbridge town garage, polluted roadways, another use for vinegar, more confusion about the Lion’s Club, arguments for and against windshield wiper fluid as a stocking stuffer, shame as it relates to your Youtube or Google search history, huge spinning chairs, no shortage of good singing voices, recurring ads for monster sex, weird, confusing drug promotions that show adults in swings, birthday money, train whistle intoxication, debunking the silence of lambs, sunbathing sheep, new paint at the Chelsea post office, different approaches to free associating, a use for monkey puppets, an inventory of the most typical insults we receive, deflecting criticism, airing issues to clear them, the curiosity of being called a slut, a psychology experiment at the high school, turning a negative into a positive, Santa’s “Pet Day” at Nelson Hardware, picturing a Nordic Christmas guy, bring scared by Bjork, progress on Kristina’s family member’s criminal background check, a bonus tarot reading from an aging rock star, Emily’s favorite lullaby by Concrete Blond, a bad experience with a bad sister-in-law, a metaphor involving Niagara Falls, resenting a privileged prisoner, why its expensive to be poor, spoiling an event with your presence - and so much more!

Featuring music from Vermont musicians & friends: Jennings & McComber [Half a Mile]; Hunter Paye [The Walls are Windows]; Erin McDermott [Going Home].

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.