Episode Jul 12, 2019

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

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

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

Episode Jul 5, 2019

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

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

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

Episode Jun 28, 2019

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

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

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

Episode Jun 21, 2019

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

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

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

Episode Jun 14, 2019

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

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

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

Episode Jun 7, 2019

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

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

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

Episode May 31, 2019

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

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

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

Episode May 24, 2019

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

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

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

Episode May 17, 2019

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

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

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

Episode May 10, 2019

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

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

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

Episode May 3, 2019

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

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

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

Episode Apr 26, 2019

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

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

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

Episode Apr 19, 2019

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

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

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

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.