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].

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