Episode Jan 5, 2018

In this episode co-hosts Kristina Stykos and Emily Howe discuss a curse word work-a-round, a walnut shell baby, peppermint cyclone bombs, a blizzard named Jim, no love lost for crayfish, an unidentified crispy thing, the lonely carcass of a spent Christmas tree, a little empathy for hornets, chronically pent-up syndrome, opening a new chapter at the blood bank, feeling guilty about everything, assuming everyone is judging you, anti-resolutions, eating free cookies with abandon, liberating your inner happy, the idiocy of “perfect body weight”, one dance teacher’s dilemma, the truth about snow pants, inheriting your mother’s computer, bare vs. bear, the perils of typing too fast, an argument about the word “squiffy”, Facebook’s social engineering & advertising manipulations, considering the accuracy of conspiracy theories, a fascinating look at the poker term “running good”, an unfortunate conflation of the Holy Eucharist with the card game Euchre, several ways to shoot the moon, what it’s called when your scalp crinkles, the approach of lambing time & an explanation of what it means to “make udders”, what might happen to a nursing mother at the grocery store, sponge bras, “hot chocolating” as a verb, a strange exodus across the parking lot, a story of septic gas, an aversion to sauerkraut, revisiting Emily’s “how” problem, a place for mindless music, more on cat grooming rituals - and so much more!

Featuring music from Vermont musicians & friends: Patrick Ross [Soldiers Joy]; Nolan McKelvey [All We Ever Needed]; Pete’s Posse [Road to Germany]; Grayson [Winter].

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