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.

Episode Dec 7, 2018

In this episode co-hosts Kristina Stykos and Emily Howe discuss skanky foam, Bill & Lady on the move, an enormous scheduling faux pas from which Emily finds it hard to recover, hatred of chair lifts & ski areas in general, tricks for making Christmas come faster, the true essence of holidays, being tired of yourself, how your ornaments could save your life, terrible gift ideas, designer bulldog clips, how to avoid being disappointed by your lava lamp (don’t get one), how a bear got involved with grammar, complications of being a “plus one”, a misguided impulse to take oil to a Hanukkah party, more on fake Santas, an expired driver’s license odyssey, John’s failed attempt to call Kristina on-air, a message about honesty from Mama Maja, struggling to make contact with defunct business pages, searching for your deeper soul work, tapping into your innate healing powers, a look at trying vs. being, locating only three winter tires, the magic and/or shortcomings of Craigslist, getting up to speed with Scandinavian gorilla hair, a near miss at the Wayside, looking for an old fashioned diner, mincing the nuances of booth etiquette & respecting waitresses, what the new “comfort food” might look like, an unappetizing rebranding, 2nd jobs for dairy farmers, finding out about your neighbors from the newspaper, the consequences of skipping study hall, words of warning for slackers, the dangers of wearing bandanas in New York - and so much more!

Featuring music from Vermont musicians & friends: Michael Jermyn [Suitcase Full of Denial]; Martin Van de Vrught [On My Way]; Jim Reiman [She’s a Mystery to Me].

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 Nov 30, 2018

In this episode co-hosts Kristina Stykos and Emily Howe discuss curtains that don’t fit, whether or not your kids’ math homework is too hard, discovering the Butthole Surfers later in life, erratic behavior from a normally dependable device, Butch’s heroic efforts to help Gramps conserve his hearing aid battery, less-than-stellar backline support at the nursing home, how Tupperware can destroy the taste of your food, limb breakage on the driveway, another epic trudge into the woods without ski wax, refined techniques for crossing a stream on skis, more confusion about snow tires, trying to find Julie in a blizzard, a nighttime sojourn in pajamas, when the mailman doesn’t come, the reliability of junk mail delivery, clogging on a parade float, letting swears fly, expanding your vintage Santa display, the ins and outs of getting Xmas photos done with pets, occupational hazards of a messy laundry room, trying to be everything to everybody, another great baby video, piping classical music into your pregnant belly, convincing your kids they used to like stuff, intentionally upsetting plants, deciding why it’s okay to eat certain animals, meditating with chickens, empathizing with ants, if hurting is better than killing, good advice to deer hunters, how to know if you’re brilliant or just off track, getting back into a routine with grilled cheese, Glo’s magic maple syrup bottle, catsup squirters, remembering “The Big Isle” - and so much more!

Featuring music from Vermont musicians & friends: Ariel Zevon [Better Than]; Ben Reed [Schizophrenia]; Kristina Stykos [Forgiveness].

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 Nov 23, 2018

In this episode co-hosts Kristina Stykos and Emily Howe discuss an imagined mothball invasion, an unidentified object, acting stupid as a life strategy, one generation of snobbery, shopping with donkeys, being jealous of your dead friend’s friends, a nuanced look at the cliché coop shopper, a much needed update on man buns, how to make cheap, healthy meals, always bumping into the same person, the stress of bagging herbs, an Italian Thanksgiving, advantages to living in obscurity, renegade lettuce, car wash for cows, treasure found in the storage hamper, cling plastic for the studio window, proving your mettle on the Appalachian Gap, making bad weather videos, the joys of sliding backwards on ice, dangerous sledding, laughing at the wrong time, the educational benefits of small mishaps, acting like an adult before you are one, faith as pragmatism, the collision of cultures at Dan & Whit’s, prohibitive pricing from the local woolen industry, a horrifying new development at Schwann’s, imagining a world of frozen food without refrigeration, what happened to the paddle boat, mixing up and conflating fables, being alone yet productive on holidays, Murphy’s Law as it relates to cats, formidable rabbits, gossip as a non-malicious outlet, managing recurring waves of self doubt, the value of success, embracing your creative landscape, practicing the art of perseverance, different functions and levels of art, how a debacle can help you get ahead, dialing back your volunteerism - and so much more!

Featuring music from Vermont musicians & friends: Patrick Ross & Aaron Johnson [Flintlock]; Pete Sutherland [Hard Hearted Hills]; Steve Mayone [It’s Beautiful].

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 Nov 9, 2018

In this episode co-hosts Kristina Stykos and Emily Howe discuss residual side effects of wearing a scarf, emotional meltdowns, hating on November, unpacking “What’s Up?” for the last time, what to think about a pair of hand-blown glass devil horns on Bow’s head, how to sit down when your Halloween costume is glued to your butt, a fond memory of when John dressed up as Chinese Take-Out, surviving the “Honk & Wave” while mixing it up with the “Park & Ride”, the misery of mothers driving kids to school, unpleasant encounters with some Republicans in trucks, cats in the gift basket, switching to a green credit card, looking for Salmon Nation, the questionable pantheon of natural products, the pros and cons of pissing people off, getting mad at someone because they’re mad at you, what to do with the unhappy client who demanded extras, a dust up with the pesticide company, when the invisible moon conjoins the hidden self, how the car is like a womb, connecting with your repressed emotions, a beautiful time warp, good news about the difference between ghosts and demons, hearing Suzy after her passing, strange noises on the farm, the validity of being scared by malevolent spirits, loving Bill Vesper’s dog, the final word on whether or not Timmy fell in a well, Lassie as touchstone for a more innocent way of life, why Kristina tied up her cat, getting stuck in mines and pipes, a claim of temporary insanity - and so much more!

Featuring music from Vermont musicians & friends: Bow Thayer [Silvertone]; Grayson [Broken Hearts and Broken Bones]; The Hillman Hunter [Heijastus].

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 Nov 2, 2018

In this episode co-hosts Kristina Stykos and Emily Howe discuss dry bread sandwiches, the “see-saw” effect, Lily Tomlin’s sandwich sketch, an awkward attempt to look natural, dangerous electrical outlets, the privileged and their house restorations, a new approach to watering your plants, being attacked by the misinformed, grouchy week, a good hoodwinking from the Left, when people think you’re rich, a run-in with the GPS unit, searching for Tiffany, what was inside the tractor trailer size storage space at Bolton Valley, feeling your pulse in the wrong places, nipple ring issues, a strange sound montage, using your first name to advertise yourself, whether or not Christine is playing the gender card, contorting yourself to please others, shamanic stage & space clearing, “Stay-Up Technology”, an Irish dancer’s secret, deconstructing a smirk, when AI takes over your texting, eschewing Alexa, the complexity of asking Paul for a gas cap, the acting talents of car salesmen, shedding loneliness, a suggestion for human beings, throwing your heart into the public square, the good behavior of psychopaths, doing unto others, personal paralysis due to shock, taking a stand against war, disappointing Democrats, the fakery of candidates, why working people can’t run for office, giving your consent to be governed, successful parallel talking, the cumulative effects of being interrupted by children for 20 years, a nasty friend, an impatient trick-or-treater - and so much more!

Featuring music from Vermont musicians & friends: Nick Cowles [Dark Door of Loneliness]; Mary McGinniss [The Wind Is Lonesome]; Marek Stycos [Dear Steve].

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 Oct 26, 2018

In this episode co-hosts Kristina Stykos and Emily Howe discuss a sheep farmer’s preferences, mystery post-it notes, creating a to-do list hierarchy, some thoughts from the new cashier at the So Ro Market, how rubber boots interact with socks, odd things our pets lick, more on hay furniture & the fate of the leftover mulch hay, farm animals in the house, how baby gates may be related to space travel, needing to know “what’s up there”, when doctor’s probe, unasked for information about Emily’s relationship to suppositories, the art of looking put-together, a deep dive into mitten technology, the purgatory of supervising other people’s children, moonshine parties & their lasting legacy, the proximity effect of train whistles, the return of Ryan, conjecture about tiny piranha, a mother’s paranoia passed down, a clarification regarding the use of leeches in medicine, a miraculous, dream-directed rescue at sea, what to do when you feel afraid, Kendra’s recipe for anxiety reduction, mixing Halloween with Christmas, guidelines for getting yourself a mantra, a disastrous spray foam fail thanks to Pinterest, tiny houses vs. trailers, how Bill jiggled the right wire, reverse snobbery in the Coop parking lot, more gratitude for the amazing skills of generous strangers, cell phone badness, new use for aluminum foil, Le Abduction: The Movie, bringing your personal business into a public space, honoring the fact that you might not like our show, debunking “Namaste” (a little), child trauma related to the nuns in “Madeline”, how Harold’s purple crayon created a weird, two-dimensional void - and so much more!

Featuring music from Vermont musicians & friends: The Highwoods Stringband [You Ain’t Talkin’ to Me]; Sarah Munro and Mark Legrand [Double Wide]; Robert Resnik [Waltz 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 Oct 19, 2018

In this episode co-hosts Kristina Stykos and Emily Howe discuss the term “diddly-fart”, the need for a truck, eating candy for breakfast, alternate uses for the name “Chuck”, a metaphor employing leaf blowers & leaf suckers and how they might interact, what happens when you don’t rake the yard, old trees cut down in East Barnard, the heaviness of time, a bogus theory regarding petrified wood, more conclusions about leg hair, reading meaning into the retrograde movements of planets, avoiding “the” big question, having spinach in your teeth, facial anomalies that bring a disturbing element into conversations, flubbing your last guitar chord, a surplus of trumpet parts, a review of inferior metals, protecting yourself from microwaves, giving up your wireless devices, nostalgia for radio waves, a barn party with portable heaters, playing fiddle tunes with Butch, crying at concerts, the disadvantages of having thin skin, the futility of being over-defensive, recovering from a cutting comment, reclaiming your own sense of authority, bringing the project home, lo tech vs. high tech, finding a hidden lining at the Department of Motor Vehicles, state employees who don’t seem to care, an archipelago of scones, taking too many photos of your kids, confusing alliteration on the campaign trail, the laundry pile on the guest bed, feeling defeated by chores, true crime podcasts & solving cold cases with the help of millennials, fun ways to face reality - and so much more!

Featuring music from Vermont musicians & friends: Ariel Zevon [Cold Hearted Empath]; Don’t Call Betty [The Gospel Song]; David Carpenter [Cowboy Jig/Teviot Bridge/Connaughtman’s Ramble].

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 Oct 12, 2018

In this episode co-hosts Kristina Stykos and Emily Howe discuss people who have issues, calculations for surviving the fallout from blocking someone on Facebook, waiting for grownups to take charge, more evidence of a gothic ghost, stereo-typing “fortune tellers”, the ins and outs of psychic protection, making time to consider mortality, the questionable efficacy of fear evasion strategies such as cheerful singing, how long to wait for science to prove things, what might be holy about moly, the truth behind Vermont law firms, an invitation to John’s campaign kick-off party, a boy named Kiss, options for what to do when your house guest intimates he is a pyromaniac, the quirks of house-sitters, reaching the point of no-return with ripped jeans, a desperate misuse of gummy vitamins, a compassionate yet critical look at vegan extremism, the plague of bad poultry memories, an antidote for tight clothes, a town called Rupert, the oddity of row houses in rural towns, the humiliation of being silently ambushed by a Prius, stuck in traffic in Middlebury with no brakes, a jar of honey from Brown Dog Apiary, a box of license plates from Keith & Tina, the surprising poignancy of finding skipping stones in your pocket, watching the world go by from a bench, Zen times at the retirement facility, Rusty’s diagnosis, taking things personally for all the wrong reasons - and so much more!

Featuring music from Vermont musicians & friends: Green Mountain Fever with Rick Davis and Davey Davis [Honky Tonk Highway]; Richard Ruane and Beth Duquette [Two Crows]; Nolan McKelvey & 33 [Northern Lights].

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 Oct 5, 2018

In this episode co-hosts Kristina Stykos and Emily Howe discuss being at the helm, bundling up at the museum, finding warmth in the gender neutral bathroom, a mysterious kink in the gas line, blue collar nomenclature, the well-trod path to Kent’s Ledge, the disturbing presence of unidentifiable objects on Google maps, the futile efforts of Emily’s mom to cyber-stalk Bruce Springsteen, ground level surveillance, moving the eighth-graders’ lemonade stand to the Welch’s Hardware open house, keeping up with laundry when your washing machine is broken, nostalgia for doing homework in the Laundromat, the day Starwash died, the unending confusion created by panty hose, the toxic legacy of nail polish, a quirky grammatical habit, when to use “ain’t”, the deep solace of the night train, a Bernie Sanders endorsement, finding yourself in non-compliance with regulations, the search for made-in-the-USA products, a highly acclaimed rubber duck supplier, Billy Twangs #3 Rub, old lady catalogs, how waitressing relates to support hose, not making money as a dance teacher, how Bill saved the day, the dangers of electricity, the dearth of women at auto supply stores, the ins and outs of buying a generator battery, the best way to fix a shitty guitar, an honest look at the manipulative properties of music, guilty feelings that arise from self-focus, refrigeration issues at a cheese event, brilliant signage for the water closet, the poetry of an alpaca’s nose, too many fiber artists, identifying envy - and so much more!

Featuring music from Vermont musicians & friends: Ben Reed [Glass]; Lewis Franco [Slapstick Comedy]; Martin van de Vrugt [The sun inside our Head].

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 28, 2018

In this episode co-hosts Kristina Stykos and Emily Howe discuss the professional look, casual Friday & how it might or might not apply to sloppy dressers, cleverly avoiding disappointment by force of will, uncovering reptile-like creatures at the highest levels of government, losing electricity in an old farm house, a flower girl photo op, more repercussions from the vegan pizza, sudden onset nut allergies, the hows and whys of Benadryl, a late run to town for ginger ale, the night cashier’s generous gift of Kleenex to a total stranger, the ins and outs of powering blow driers with solar, intrinsic chaos brought on by bridesmaids, weird structural underwear, a strange product for plumping lips, why we pout, perverse products that defy common sense norms, reimagining war paint, what to do with 100 bales of mulch hay, a Pinterest craze for outdoor wedding couches, the lameness of pallet furniture, acquiring knowledge that has no use, a controversial moth ball purchase, the rise of Dupont chemicals, a plague of peppermint oil soaked cotton balls, a plethora of propane technicians, a flood at the historical museum, steeple removal, relief at being surrounded by nice people, reviewing a screw purchase, the world’s worst shoe sale, a “how-to” for successfully transitioning your road kill to the other side, the Bethel state troopers’ alleged secret bone yard, a quick comparison of bark mulches, constructive regurgitation, more on John’s eating habits, the unmitigated transmission of nano particles into human biology, bees-waxing your head, honest questions about the agony of jeans shopping - and so much more!

Featuring music from Vermont musicians & friends: Hunter Paye [The Sweat Lodge and the Thief]; Hooligans [Katy Cruel]; Pete Sutherland [The Moon Behind the Hill/The Baltimore].

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 21, 2018

In this episode co-hosts Kristina Stykos and Emily Howe discuss a mysterious bucket of candy, an infamous pair of leather chaps, remembering the best muffin, the hazards of eating string cheese while driving, bar code warnings on food, meeting fans at the Fair, the odd fate of becoming a radio host, Theo’s baby, why guys date yoga instructors, figuring out what to wish for, made-to-order peace and harmony, hot kitchens and chicken grease, looking forward to wearing coats, the rigors of Instagram, dueling wedding venues, a proposal for colorful, designer tarps, strange, evocative clothing accessories, spelling adventures in psychopathy, reaching beyond regular narcissism, the beauty of the sycophant, feeling Johnny Cash, going against a shaman’s advice, a look at charisma as a learned or cultivated attribute, the situational aspect of confidence, how to find your authentic self, when your handwriting changes, mutable creativity, John’s amazing calligraphy, the safety & freedom of performing on a stage, push button light switches, the pros and cons of professional cuddling, too much touching, the deeper meaning behind a porpoise rescue, the trashy side of dolphins, surfing with Dick Van Dyke, whether or not chimney sweeps actually crawl into chimneys, being terrorized by resin figure decor, what every little girl wants to be according to Emily, how many marine biologists is too many, a new world of co-creation, tragedy in the whale pod, the worst Zumba meme ever - and so much more!

Featuring music from Vermont musicians & friends: Ben Reed [Ode to Jim]; Elric Walker [Mandatory Time]; Laughing Crow [Corrina].

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 7, 2018

In this episode co-hosts Kristina Stykos and Emily Howe discuss a mixed bag, more on Twiggy’s legacy, trying to remember what you read, ridiculous & pretentious book titles, being put on the spot, the science of naming your blog, finding words to describe an instrumental, taking for granted the bedrock of your life, more on siding your club house with license plates, an irritating encounter with the L.F. Trottier and Sons box truck, an old diary discovered in Hartland, surprising 19th century descriptors for bad cat behavior, dropsy vs. consumption, the amazing story of Mel and Vickie, Zen and the art of moving wood stoves, alien implants, used stuffed animal issues, unpacking the smell of the ocean, the unique features of transfer stations in tourist towns, how to lift your spirits with irksome chores, people who will take your junk, how life is better than you think it is, Emily’s craft beer aversion/neurosis, the useless cups that go with punch bowls, the unparalleled genius of wooden Scrabble tiles, understandable questions arising from the words “mnemonic” and “pneumatic”, why it might be smart to not spend your grant money right away, getting okay with asking for financial support to pay for art creation, when disappointment arrives via a friend’s husband’s rude comments pertaining to your fundraising efforts, untangling your children’s mixed-up Tunbridge Fair entries - and so much more!

Featuring music from Vermont musicians & friends: Richard Ruane & Beth Duquette [The Old Notch Road]; Lori Oz [A Soldier Knows]; Larry Allen Brown [Stories That We Wrote].

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.