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].

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