Episode Feb 23, 2018

In this episode co-hosts Kristina Stykos and Emily Howe discuss lint pills, an eye makeup crisis, identifying the Vermont tumbleweed, #nobodysdoll, ongoing baby name competitions, the wonders of Old Dickerman, choosing between dog and Doug, the robot vs. bot dilemma, more details you didn’t want to know on how flies lay eggs, the ins and outs of seediness, exciting changes in Barre, stuff about midget strippers, marginalizing the already marginalized, ongoing confusion about the Hardrock Café, an embarrassing revelation about your friends’ sex lives, a fascinating national average, sexual harassment at the middle school dance, why men should not ride English, remembering a football player who cried, the amazing spelling of “derring do”, a little used word for deep meditation, saved again by extension cords, being manhandled by girls, how to know when to step in, black light dances, the ridiculous nightmare of split custody parenting, over-reacting to things, questioning the validity of a hormonal rant, new uses for the Barbie Dream House mattress, a day off from long underwear, getting free cookies in the mail, a disagreement about Hermits, replacing the old ram with a fresh one, an amazing Romney birth, the worst band name of the week, more on Freud and excrement, the mysterious transmissions of intuition, if spiders were as big as cats, why we feel guilty taking our kids out of school, dealing with shamers, struggling with dipsticks, being casual with clients - and so much more!

Featuring music from Vermont musicians & friends: Andre Souligny [Old Feeling]; Goldtown [Rutland]; Doug Perkins [Chorundum].

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 and the Mountain Folk Concert Series.

Episode Feb 16, 2018

In this episode co-hosts Kristina Stykos and Emily Howe discuss the last pair of headphones, a Ziploc gift, the stupidity of rating and grading, dissecting the term “douche-bag”, an update on what’s in the freezer, how the living ghost of Emily has come to visit Kristina, what the front end loader did, perfect looking couples, the most handsome man in Vermont, torture-by-typo, mother hen style editing, in search of the mystical refresh button, a little wisdom from Anne of Green Gables, where modesty veers into crippling self censure, recording your first album at 60, form as energy, a new food-related design for iPads, growing up with a paranoid mother, a proposal for “reverse” Valentine’s Day, furniture painting with Fritz, more misinformation on tarot cards, watching astrologers on YouTube, imagining an alien abduction including the taking of core samples, the joys of photographic composition, John’s latest fake-out, shaming your husband for his relationship with his mother, another subtle put-down of curly hair, how much to trust your high school science teacher, motivational bribery, the bizarre basis of attraction, watching relationships tank on Facebook, using candy to entrap, a boring trope about loving yourself, unpacking the failures of barfly romance, how to settle down and get your work done, a tale of six choreographies, losing your will to cook meals - and so much more!

Featuring music from Vermont musicians & friends: Steve Mayone [Deeper in the Well]; Robert Bryant [Farther on Down the Line]; Davey Davis [Maria Lopez].

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 and the Mountain Folk Concert Series.

Episode Feb 9, 2018

In this episode co-hosts Kristina Stykos and Emily Howe discuss getting used to new software, hats with ears, whispering into a microphone, more on the Howe family rope tow, the difference between grips and riggers, a complex situation concerning cough drops, confusion about the plant “horehound”, the useless efficacy of alternate cuss words, Emily’s condescending views on Kristina’s not eating eggs, a breakdown on rolled oats, instant oats and steel cut oats, an ass-saving shout-out, an argument for informed vaccination choice, a chicken pox party, sporting the Steve Bannon look, a beautiful bridge, joining the texting nation, a bi-coastal songwriting exercise, remembering a star-studded dinner with Pelligrino water, queen-for-a-dinner, a wine tasting women’s retreat, questions about spitting, making good use of the gaps in your teeth, the importance of consonants, an epic bad set of Scrabble letters, smug winners, the new feminist erotica, National Pizza Week, Grandpa’s views on teenagers and pornography, acting out learned aggression, the shame of physical pleasure, uncovering the real Michael Jackson, living off your credit card, being unable to make ends meet, an unexpected encounter with an upside down bucket of feed grain, a mantra for winter depression, the unintended psychological benefits of bad weather, the infectious joy of a true snow day, pre-dawn farm chores, hoping for a house lamb, potty training farm animals, Kendra’s worries about self abuse, tough love vs. gentle encouragement, running on empty - and so much more!

Featuring music from Vermont musicians & friends: Ariel Zevon [Je Maintiendrai]; Grayson [Giving Up On Giving Up]; Nick Cowles [Dark Door of Loneliness].

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 and the Mountain Folk Concert Series.

Episode Feb 2, 2018

In this episode co-hosts Kristina Stykos and Emily Howe discuss sexy voices, why we shouldn’t whisper, talking to sheep, how to name things, arbitrary use of the word “up”, a shout out to watersheds, a very special sweet potato farm, legacy bookmarks, an amazing eclipse day, erratic mice, how to destroy you teeth with lemons & rocks, a joke for the dentist, Emily’s depth perception issues, cotton brain, the persecution of ground hogs on Ground Hog day, unscrewing your emotional faucet, a huge lunchtime disappointment, what to do when there is sand in your food, a couple nice endings, Dave’s tear-jerker message to Kristina, taking Saturn seriously, liberal attitudes towards grocery shopping, making the most of food, children who don’t eat, human barbie dolls, the synchronicity of muzak, the wrong way to think about losing weight due to sickness, getting to the gig and realizing you have forgotten your instruments, looking cool onstage, witnessing the spectacle of Butch roller skating in his long johns, defining the stereo-typical roller derby female, the good fortunes of a laughing father, growing up sort of deranged, analyzing a strange, complex compliment, separating the growth out of the opinion, the impact of being referred to as “ugly”, long standing effects of being bullied in high school, weathering the years with a cute sister, a mystery call from Butler, PA - and so much more!  

Featuring music from Vermont musicians & friends: Val McCallum [Deal With It]; Rick Ceballos [Home with the Girls in the Morning/Tamlin/Home Ruler]; Carl Goulet [Prisoner of Conscience]. 

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 and the Mountain Folk Concert Series. 

Episode Jan 26, 2018

In this episode co-hosts Kristina Stykos and Emily Howe discuss hormones & happiness, “Is there life after I.U.D. removal?”, the indignities of blood work, hanging out with baby sloths, lard as skin cream, what happened to your peanut butter jar, John’s elevation to savior status, sobbing uncontrollably, the Adam & Eve effect, Emily as receptacle of domestic knowledge, the history of “me”, remembering that it is that beautiful, ditching your band, a proposal to improve the federal tax system via check boxes, a sad commentary on those who unknowingly fight for the agendas of rich, privileged people, why it shouldn’t be so hard to be nice, sounding terrible until you sound good, natural censorship between parents & children, Kristina’s mother & the skinny-dipping incident, age limits for going naked, the horrors of listening to ourselves talk to our pets, a contemplation on the smell of canned cat food, dealing with turd creation more efficiently, tips on how to pluck a ruffed grouse, a questionable online purchase, making sure people who die actually go, a quick analysis of Todd’s overalls, the inside scoop on hardanger fiddles & nyckelharpas, an elementary school Iron Chef, picking a favorite planet, straightening out astrology, being stumped by poinsettias, a practical look at Armageddon, the hows and whys of the insert button in Microsoft word, pondering wild dogs, continuing adventures on Myra’s driveway - and so much more!

Featuring music from Vermont musicians & friends: David Carpenter [Pay De Haut/Gal With A Blue Dress/Pointe Au Pic]; Mark LeGrand & Sarah Munro [Double Wide]; Nolan McKelvey [Starry Eyed and Blue].

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 and the Mountain Folk Concert Series.

 

Episode Jan 19, 2018

In this episode co-hosts Kristina Stykos and Emily Howe discuss spilled tea, a pending government shut down, how to find an Apple podcast, searching for the correct response to “What’s Up?”, confusion about the Squirrel Nut Zippers, another bad spoken lyric, Kristina’s missing decades of popular culture, being soiled, alleged problems with the word “moist”, more on goat yoga, a case of abused reindeer, jumbo slides, cheese as a substitute for ice cream sandwiches, what keeps us young, an important handful of people, the church of the woods, an unconventional Jewish temple, what to do with your gum, a classic band rehearsal, killing time in a Montana motel room, a dream about gigantic vocal cords, unsubstantiated worries about Rusty, giving more credit to the subconscious, why farmers shear their sheep’s stomachs at lambing time, a new pair of raspberry colored roller skates, chasing children on skis, an amazing gynecologist, the perils of unloading on your doctor, a new model for hospital johnnies, what it feels like to have your clothes taken away, an update on Black Goo, charm vs. magnetism, ageless cool, a new online tool for pronunciations, Kendra as “designated fact checker”, facials by Eros, rationalizing the use of makeup, a hereditary inability to gossip with impunity, accepting other people’s faulty perceptions of you, researching the universe, more conjecture about the grease that fuels Todd’s car, going for the full monty - and so much more!

Featuring music from Vermont musicians & friends: Hooligans [If I Had a Mind To]; Elric Walker [Odd Man Out]; Hillman Hunter with Risto Saarinen [Ikava].

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 and the Mountain Folk Concert Series.

Episode Jan 12, 2017

In this episode co-hosts Kristina Stykos and Emily Howe discuss technical backflips, being heard, fog on the road, a happy tale about a fly, eschewing monk’s robes, a Hells Angels campground, to swat or not to swat, sporting a ball cap, enormous heads, looking good from the shoulders up, a channel surfing fail in the car, the backstory on Caesareans, a new gardening tool, the baby sleeping in a walnut shell, Emily’s inner bimbo, going behind the scenes with “secret grandmother”, how to put an Italian doctor in his place, coming to terms with the way bats hang, the problem with shooting yoga poses, why skating partners fight, the human-airplane-game cure for depression, planning a junk food sleepover, booking a bluegrass band, communicating with a gender-free Eros, scheduling a last minute facial, an annoying masseuse, more uses for hot rocks, a historical look at muesli, different kind of nuts, long lasting damage from monkey bars, trying to pinpoint the dawn of health food, pasta deprived states, never ending car repairs, a story from the waiting room, looking for fun in Barre, staring into space as a dying art, a blow by blow look at I.U.D. removal, bringing humanity into doctors’ offices, a barcalounger for every woman, the evils of hand sanitizer, questionable words from the Urban Dictionary, a new twist on tree huggers, amethyst as a guard against drunkenness - and so much more!

Featuring music from Vermont musicians & friends: Gold Town [Workingman’s Dawn]; Bellatrix with Patti Casey, Susannah Blachly & Kristina Stykos [Breath of the Devil]; Peter Hedlund [Petter i Alas polska].

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 and the Mountain Folk Concert Series.

Episode Jan 5, 2018

In this episode co-hosts Kristina Stykos and Emily Howe discuss a curse word work-a-round, a walnut shell baby, peppermint cyclone bombs, a blizzard named Jim, no love lost for crayfish, an unidentified crispy thing, the lonely carcass of a spent Christmas tree, a little empathy for hornets, chronically pent-up syndrome, opening a new chapter at the blood bank, feeling guilty about everything, assuming everyone is judging you, anti-resolutions, eating free cookies with abandon, liberating your inner happy, the idiocy of “perfect body weight”, one dance teacher’s dilemma, the truth about snow pants, inheriting your mother’s computer, bare vs. bear, the perils of typing too fast, an argument about the word “squiffy”, Facebook’s social engineering & advertising manipulations, considering the accuracy of conspiracy theories, a fascinating look at the poker term “running good”, an unfortunate conflation of the Holy Eucharist with the card game Euchre, several ways to shoot the moon, what it’s called when your scalp crinkles, the approach of lambing time & an explanation of what it means to “make udders”, what might happen to a nursing mother at the grocery store, sponge bras, “hot chocolating” as a verb, a strange exodus across the parking lot, a story of septic gas, an aversion to sauerkraut, revisiting Emily’s “how” problem, a place for mindless music, more on cat grooming rituals - and so much more!

Featuring music from Vermont musicians & friends: Patrick Ross [Soldiers Joy]; Nolan McKelvey [All We Ever Needed]; Pete’s Posse [Road to Germany]; Grayson [Winter].

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 and the Mountain Folk Concert Series.

Episode Dec 29, 2017

In this episode co-hosts Kristina Stykos and Emily Howe discuss a common misuse of the word “thaw”, certain types of unbridled paranoia, the ongoing saga of the lava lamp, some unwanted side effects from vacuuming, dealing with frozen water buckets, the unexpected strength of John, slow feed hay nets from the Hay Chix, being filled with the sustenance of life, a platitude for 2018, one more lame excuse for eating meat, feeling vindictive towards chickens, a special Bic pen collection, what constitutes a dead town vs. a thriving one, a spate of terrifying low temperatures, bugs that stick to stuff, Emily’s use of the word “Christmas” as a verb, power tools as gifts, a surprise of secret pants, kewpie doll shadow boxes, a hardware store return, the most unoriginal present, a novel use for bubble wrap, an in-depth look at “Snarky Puppy”, what scares us, disruption of the normal, being a human magnet for abuse, a heart-breaking dream of forgiveness, touchstones for the heart, superiority as a form of self hatred, how you feel when your kid gets his first chain saw, a bridge to the fifth dimension, embracing your own inner authority, the speed of semen on a good day, the hazards of turning on an oil furnace, a slacker curator, farmhouse winter air flow issues, relating to the incredible adversities faced by pioneers, another guided visualization with manatees, the dumbness of Florida, applying for a job with the John Lennon Educational Bus, how to meet history lovers, a random events generator, getting unconfused about apps - and so much more!

Featuring music from Vermont musicians & friends: Kristina Stykos [Forgiveness]; The Hillman Hunter with Risto Saarinen [Star Trek]; Brian Clark [The Lake].

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 and the Mountain Folk Concert Series.

Episode Dec 22, 2017

In this episode co-hosts Kristina Stykos and Emily Howe discuss some unusual holiday breakfast specials, uses for the common cackleberry, what you get when you order a Sir Spam-a-lot, the nuanced protocols of diner coffee refills, a small relic from French class, how the cat responded to jalapeños, butter as colonial moisturizer, an explanation of the 5th dimension featuring pencils and portals, Christmas depression & other options for dealing with unbridled commercialism, a tiny harmonica necklace, a hellish trip to the food coop, a metaphor about radiators, social anxiety while shopping, the obvious benefits of breathing, oppositional attitudes that come up during labor, a few downsides to the miracle of birth, a truism about lying, working with water visualizations in and out of the bathroom, the exhaustion of too much Christmas, using trash bags instead of wrapping paper, a closer look at rabbits and house-training them, a few lame craft projects, a possible connection between pedophiles and Christmas music, Blakeman’s tractor-driving Santa, actual drone footage detailing acres of inflatable Santas, Emily’s slut-shaming of an oversized M&M, a brief review of narcissistic behavior, a psychological riddle, horrible self loathing brought on by trips to the hair stylist, tips on how to stop actively hating yourself, a controversial program to relocate homeless people, fake tramps, sleeping bag coats, a problem with window shoppers and car parts, how being nice to someone can restore your humanity - and so much more!

Featuring music from Vermont musicians & friends: Robert Resnik [O’Carolan Medley]; Nikki Matheson [Bells in the Air]; Katie Trautz & Kristina Stykos [Southwind].

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 and the Mountain Folk Concert Series.

Episode Dec 15, 2017

In this episode co-hosts Kristina Stykos and Emily Howe discuss the late night guys, the switch to microphone four, a birthday of little note, nostalgia for the old sand pile, the logic of water towers, a shout-out to studs, the current state of Ariel’s generator, an enumeration of the undesirable attributes belonging to wood fired pizza, a sure-fire mood shifter relsqated to opera, new uses for Physio balls, sinister Santa, the failure of Dominick the Donkey song, more on lip syncing, when your friends post too many family photos, an elementary schooler’s holiday Mohawk, re-envisioning the Statue-of-Liberty, what happened before the phone tree was automated, a look forward to “thigh-lighting”, a party game with paper plates, writing books in your sleep, Butch’s new sweater & his fashion sense in general, a modest inheritance, how work might relate to unhappiness, more on a certain “grouchy little person”, a closer look at elves, another great way to ruin your life, the ease & coward’s path of arguing online, admiration for Courtney’s stilettos, Vermont’s lack of sidewalks, a fun scene from Ruth Porter’s book, the complexity of losing your shoe in the mud, the genealogy of mismatched socks, rubber vs. plastic totes, the mysterious, ongoing metamorphoses of gas stations, fond memories of Mobil’s Pegasus logo, feeling like a stupid human, kudos to a winter that’s seemingly “on-track” - and so much more!

Featuring music from Vermont musicians & friends: Turnip Truck [Cash on the Barrelhead]; Davey Davis [Honky Tonk Highway]; Bow Thayer [Fat Necklace].

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 and the Mountain Folk Concert Series.

Episode Dec 8, 2017

In this episode co-hosts Kristina Stykos and Emily Howe discuss the usefulness of ears, malleable vs. pliable, the old LB Bowen AKA “the Tunbridge Mall”, more on sock monkeys, a secret mailbox, how to leave chocolate chips in shoes, another look at costumes & closet space allocation, going deep into plastic tubs, cozies, sloppy clothes & flannel night gowns, imagining a world without sweat pants, “elastic wasteland”, a blatant coffee shop addiction, Manuel’s journey from cow to seat cover, a childhood of electrical appliance deprivation, superficial self-improvement tips, deciding who puts the mayonnaise away, additional details about the blind cat, rehearsing the arrival of fake Santa, financial impediments to adoption, a lame debunking of Mary, the horrific intersection of sex & little girl’s dance videos, overlay of attitudes onto dance moves, the architecture of allure, a few famous transvestite farmers, Butch’s cross-dressing protest, the perils of online feminism, the chopping block of change, control room optics, a sugar-sweetened name, a wicked spelling challenge, that queasy feeling when words look wrong, going “off-squash”, post-fair vegetable handouts, the hidden reasons for getting rid of voice mail, a sorry or sorry-not-sorry challenge, tips & warnings related to hiding your dysfunctions, the complex underpinnings of unnatural smiling, a short analysis of the word “smirk”, the joys of singing without being seen, going back to the woods - and so much more!

Featuring music from Vermont musicians & friends: Highwoods Stringband [Devilish Mary]; Your Actions Spoke Louder Than Words [Mark Struhsacker]; Val McCallum [Rarebird].

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 and the Mountain Folk Concert Series.

Episode Dec 1, 2017

In this episode co-hosts Kristina Stykos and Emily Howe discuss who’s listening, an impromptu tree cutting competition, a holiday “hanging baby” theme, the Barbie sleigh, the rites of cutting doll hair, strange bacteria-ridden reservoirs, the imagined genius of Mattel scientists, scary plastic chompers, a new practical application for White-Out, hateful teenagers, the ins and outs of internal bleeding, expired IUDs, the menopause conspiracy, the relationship between wild horses and your emotions, whether or not periods are disgusting, secrets of hat size revealed, learning how to be normal, rediscovering the many uses of laminating plastic, how to get on your happiness arousal, putting jockeys on draft horses, placing projects on a pedestal, a complaint about John’s unconditional love, losing the incentive to “look good”, when to let go of being “cute”, panic in front of the mirror, ageless aging, buying ten men’s shirts, analyzing the thrift store smell, the bad juju of Goodwill, understanding “pong”, looking for pockets of cellular perfection, uncovering your inner “bingo-wings”, a deep dive into Amazing Grace, strategies for swallowing horse pills, possibly finding appreciation for the hurdy-gurdy, whether or not Eli should be taught to warm up the car, the bygone days of learning “stick”, whistling noses & snorting, another mystery cat throw-up event, a joke about germs, how to fake laugh, perfecting the female “I’m harmless” laugh, the fine art of taking responsibility for the insensitivity of others - and so much more!

Featuring music from Vermont musicians & friends: Ariel Zevon [Digitize My Heart]; Robert Resnik [Copshawholme Fair]; Libby Kirkpatrick [Now].

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 and the Mountain Folk Concert Series.

Episode Nov 24, 2017

In this episode co-hosts Kristina Stykos and Emily Howe discuss buying candy by the bag, food as an answer to our problems, a flak jacket metaphor, kids throwing up in the car, the terrors of 5th grade dances, reflections on the law school parking lot during Thanksgiving break, conjecture about the cat, the great domestic book cleanse of 2017, going deep with a plethora of information on horsemanship, one man’s propensity for tearing the pages out of books, a possible future for John’s handmade postcards, telephone logs as works of art, pen hoarding, parsing the difference between DWI and DUI, the best kind of intoxication, an imagined invitation to Willy Nelson, thinking up other cool stuff, butt savers, praise for the generator low oil shut-off mechanism, too many gas cans, too few gas stations, toughing out the holidays, a bad joke about Netflix, scraping the barrel for good Christmas movies, doing craft work in bed, a cheesy Windsor, Vt. ghost story, connecting the spelling word dots, Emily’s off-the-cuff analysis of Kristina’s childhood, the return of the pint-sized fraternity mascot, mis-translations of the French word “esclave”, an update on the Schwan’s truck, debunking recent pronunciation changes for astrologers, choosing dreams over delusions, coming to an impasse, dragging Kendra into it, more on zits, remembering & appreciating well-behaved men, the complicity of bystanders, the deconstruction of a fallacy surrounding the phenomenon of male arousal, feigning sleep as an evasive maneuver - and so much more!

Featuring music from Vermont musicians & friends: Robert Bryant [Farther on Down the Line]; Michele Choiniere [Esclave a L'amour]; Davey Huckett [Emanuel Cathedral Montreal].

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 and the Mountain Folk Concert Series.

Episode Nov 17, 2017

In this episode co-hosts Kristina Stykos and Emily Howe discuss a great hat, solutions to life’s problems, a psychic prediction of falling firewood, taking a road trip alone, whether or not to like November, the appearance of a mysterious plastic facsimile of Ronald Reagan, making happy space at will, gum removal & public chewing, a cheese fantasy, over-thinking your illnesses, cultivating an exaggerated fear of flu, hairy moments with Pluto, pulling off the highway at the US candy bar capitol, an evil gas pump disaster, John’s questionable car, when waves overtop the ferry, a mini review of English slang, unfair spelling challenges, why your adult children hate the holidays and what to do about it, learning how not to ruffle feathers, the fallacies of Dinosaur Divorce, a short analysis of what insults are made of, refashioning Thanksgiving, eliminating neediness, a story about “Hair”, overdoing thankfulness, the particulars of Emily’s mutant nose, a visit to a hipster bowling alley-restaurant combination in Trumansburg NY, driving with a 91 year old, class issues at the Yacht Club, ponds vs. streams, when to wear your pajamas out in the world, more on the proper contents of & novel uses for chest freezers, a depressing realization about bird feeders, true confessions regarding long-winded guided visualizations, a spontaneous admonition to avoid complexity and simplify the brain’s work load - and so much more!

Featuring music from Vermont musicians & friends: Davey Davis [Hard Tellin’ Not Knowin’]; Carl Goulet [Greenville Trestle]; Spencer Lewis [To All Fathers Missed].

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 and the Mountain Folk Concert Series.

Episode Oct 27, 2017

In this episode co-hosts Kristina Stykos and Emily Howe discuss a false fake-out, a dearth of tiki torches, feeling dark & creepy, taking a measured approach to sour milk, the not-okay-ness of chewing tobacco, reminiscing about freezer lockers at the old Chelsea General Store, the “white turkey” phenomenon, planning a trip to the gun store, a fond nickname for Dick Upham, the dead battery situation in Barnard, our soulful connection to Scandinavia, being lured into the velvet gypsy fortune-teller’s tent, a disappointing lucky day, losing a house to foreclosure, a fishy conflagration, not being able to afford justice, getting chummy with the child support judge, the root of Kristina’s sports-aversion, the mystery of the Iroquois, making time to meet Willie Nelson, a witchdoctor journey, new uses for the common egg beater involving a power drill, a quick assessment of “kink”, the backstory on moths, a humane modification for bug zappers, people-pleasers & the laws of fatal attraction, the dangers of spruce gum, imagining a vegetarian chicken-pot-pie, saying no to washing pots, the soothing zen of running water, weird sponges, confronting Sriracha sauce, Emily’s complicated texture issue, getting good results out of a messy, organic process, supermarket phobia, the ins and outs of family-participation in an Amazon shopping cart, ordering shepherd’s crooks online, John’s Halloween-themed naked lady purchase, revisiting the Haunted Forest safe-word, pumpkin & squash confusion, the terror and duplicity of masks, extending the use of your shipping tape, a strange bonding - and so much more!

Featuring music from Vermont musicians & friends: Pete Sutherland [In the Country of the Iroquois]; Lizzy Mandell [What’s to Believe In]; Carl Goulet [Borrowed Time].

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 and the Mountain Folk Concert Series.

Episode Oct 20, 2017

In this episode co-hosts Kristina Stykos and Emily Howe discuss the giant baby & all its ramifications, Myra’s very high party bar, the scariest diaper dance, how to dress up as Chinese food, losing control of your kids’ Halloween, finding the right “safe word” on a deadline, an indignity regarding the word “corset”, eyebrow problems, training yourself not to look at yourself, gaze control strategies for improving self esteem, missing letters on the Chicken Pie Supper sign, the mysterious rebranding of coat designer Donna Karan, mixed reactions to a new Target location, fantasizing about Amtrack drivers, a comparison between the International Space Station and the Holiday Inn, an argument about the deeper meaning of basketball, television during the holidays, how to explain “Paul is Dead” to someone who has never heard of the Beatles, more on the alleged Abba cover band, describing color that can’t be seen, practicing gender-neutral active listening, splitting hairs over cat pee, a similar chemical odor and cat mint, a weird & inconvenient injury related to tree swinging, a new expanded view of Rapture that includes pets, going down to Fletcher Brook to find baptism, finding a guy in a truck way back in the woods, six amazing washing machines that don’t use water, a bad analogy between toasters and driers, more misconceptions about carbon dioxide, testing the jeans-in-the-freezer theory, sheep heart storage - and so much more!

Featuring music from Vermont musicians & friends: Larry Allen Brown [The Gathering]; Peter Hedlund [Vastanmadspolska]; Steve Mayone [Poor Heart].

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 and the Mountain Folk Concert Series.

Episode Oct 13, 2017

In this episode co-hosts Kristina Stykos and Emily Howe discuss banishing negativity for an hour, whether or not Kristina can identify her friends’ cars, being crushed down into the crustacean pile of nothingness, how to bypass a popular book, coming to terms with the Salem witch trials, terror & hope, a strange problem with a chicken named Giselle, fun facts about celebrity children, more on life form hierarchy, a warning about ball point pens, eating with dirty hands, trying to keep track of salmonella, a new direction for stuffed animals, the uselessness of trying to invent things, what happens when you get the local fire department involved with a Haunted Forest, improvising rhythm instruments, soliciting donut donations, unpacking this year’s Tunbridge Fair coin drop, Emily’s missed opportunity to trick Kristina into wearing a dress, imagining an alternate universe Disneyland, standing up to oppression, feeling unworthy to be alive, the school dilemma, reviving your blog, an in-depth exploration of wrapping paper, finding a mindless balance with the president, passing judgment on people’s yawns, a depressing look at dating statistics, revelatory details on the viability of sperm, a well organized run-in with foxes, cooking outside, the story of a magical gift, chipmunk taxidermy, planning a field trip to the Snowsville General Store, questions about the substitute museum curator’s decision to bring toddlers to work, a mystery can opener - and so much more!

Featuring music from Vermont musicians & friends: Carl Goulet [Prisoner of Conscience]; Robert Bryant [Little Red Flower]; Charlie Shew and Pat Jones [Marie-Line].

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 and the Mountain Folk Concert Series.

Episode Oct 6, 2017

In this episode co-hosts Kristina Stykos and Emily Howe discuss some tricks for how a Howe might say “how” without drawing attention to themselves, a useful paradigm for the chronically inept, generic niceties said by bridesmaids in the receiving line, applauding grease without endorsing it, choosing plain donuts as a lifestyle statement, full moon types with and without astrology, looking for a fake gypsy fortune teller, the dangers of predictions that come from strangers, another confusing situation involving fingernails, a show-down between a man of science & a man of faith, what things not to do alone, keeping Entertainment at arms length, getting ready for house guests, bonding with a road crew guy named Mike, surviving mean teenagers, the no-good reasons that go along with no-good people, smelling weakness, when you dream about your ex, the serial cheater archetype, the finer points of flushing sewage out of your emotional system, different kinds of secrets, wondering what men do in the bathroom, one unfortunate exception to the Muzak rule, the genius behind the modesty of Japanese women, a wonderful pioneer fish trap to the rescue, managing prodigious iris beds and the incredible life force of plants, the silence of friends, many new-fangled ways to “ghost” others, a tale of summer camp rejection, growing to adulthood with bad personal habits, clinging to other blabber-mouths and over-sharing as a way of life - and so much more!

Featuring music from Vermont musicians & friends: Jamie Gage [Mary Drives by in the Moonlight]; Rick Davis [Old Hippies]; The Cousins Project [Mess of Love].

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 and the Mountain Folk Concert Series.

Episode Sept 29, 2017

Co-hosts Kristina Stykos and Emily Howe discuss the man with tan pants, stupid skinny jeans, sunset photos taken by boring people, repercussions of a dud foliage season, when to doff Victorian clothes (casual Friday), an eye makeup mistake, the new “hot” and how to affect it, salon mirror protocol, using animation to blot yourself out, personalizing the Peter Sellers look, avoiding daily reflection, how to party without others, an accusation about adopting strays, a hornet extravaganza, unpacking common misconceptions about dragons, an inexplicable rash, what to do with a bag of mildewed linens, apocalyptic microbes, the finer points of “hooking up”, the modern way to get a bad reputation, creepy dirty dancing a la from behind, surviving dating culture, questions about female bonding, the best pick up line for single Vermonters, missing out on wood-splitting, feeling like you don’t know anybody, using your time wisely as a hermit, what you do when you come home from work, the inherent inefficiencies of satins and taffetas, kids with sticky hands & poor supervision, a business opportunity for milk maids who like to sing, the abnormal popularity of Jonna Jinton, the dangers of taming something with horns, hopping the happiness train, finding the hidden beauty behind the crap, improving levels of clarity within and without, another broken lawn mower incident, the undeniable aesthetic perfection of a well oiled machine, suffering 45 minutes on the phone with AT&T, electrons and apples - and so much more!

Featuring music from Vermont musicians & friends: Robert Bryant [Learning to Cry]; Libby Kirkpatrick [Crying]; Julie James [Down to the Bottom Side].

Subscribe to our podcast on iTunes 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 or rebroadcast at Royalton Community Radio. Made possible in part by generous support from station sponsors Howvale Farm, The Tunbridge Grease Collective and the Mountain Folk Concert Series.