Episode Dec 23, 2016

Co-hosts Kristina Stykos and Emily Howe discuss how to delineate the differences between dwarves, elves & other magical creatures, dental work at the North Pole, more on Emily’s relationship to Corn Pops, a story of badly washed greens, grit and GMOs, body image delusions and a new plan for stress reduction in 2017, the unwrapping & consequent discovery of a tea tree oil blemish touch-stick, the benefits of imaginary of food, how toe length may affect handwriting, meeting Buddy and Buddy at Bill and Tania’s Christmas party, the special place of philosophical musings while driving, bringing Grandpa back home for the holidays, the finer points of Yankee Swap vs. Secret Santa, sure-fire methods for engendering neurotic fears in children, counter-acting negative media imagery with King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table, conjecture about what screens are doing to kids, reflecting on a downturn in sled sales, taking a closer look at beeswax, deconstructing the iconic sound of the train whistle - again, a happy, albeit commercial collision of chocolate, rabbits and reindeer, the relative merits of Christmas tree shopping on a Monday, the charmed and checkered lives of snow gun operators, looking bad on the slopes, what musicians have to say about what you can & cannot take with you when you die, gig stories featuring cops, naked women, rats and club owners, an accident involving ice, a fence post and a tender spot - and so much more!

Featuring music from Vermont musicians & friends: Davey David [Night Church]; Jim Reiman [Mystery Girl]; Eric & Mark Goodenough [Crested Hen]

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