Episode Oct 19, 2018

In this episode co-hosts Kristina Stykos and Emily Howe discuss the term “diddly-fart”, the need for a truck, eating candy for breakfast, alternate uses for the name “Chuck”, a metaphor employing leaf blowers & leaf suckers and how they might interact, what happens when you don’t rake the yard, old trees cut down in East Barnard, the heaviness of time, a bogus theory regarding petrified wood, more conclusions about leg hair, reading meaning into the retrograde movements of planets, avoiding “the” big question, having spinach in your teeth, facial anomalies that bring a disturbing element into conversations, flubbing your last guitar chord, a surplus of trumpet parts, a review of inferior metals, protecting yourself from microwaves, giving up your wireless devices, nostalgia for radio waves, a barn party with portable heaters, playing fiddle tunes with Butch, crying at concerts, the disadvantages of having thin skin, the futility of being over-defensive, recovering from a cutting comment, reclaiming your own sense of authority, bringing the project home, lo tech vs. high tech, finding a hidden lining at the Department of Motor Vehicles, state employees who don’t seem to care, an archipelago of scones, taking too many photos of your kids, confusing alliteration on the campaign trail, the laundry pile on the guest bed, feeling defeated by chores, true crime podcasts & solving cold cases with the help of millennials, fun ways to face reality - and so much more!

Featuring music from Vermont musicians & friends: Ariel Zevon [Cold Hearted Empath]; Don’t Call Betty [The Gospel Song]; David Carpenter [Cowboy Jig/Teviot Bridge/Connaughtman’s Ramble].

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