Episode Oct 5, 2018

In this episode co-hosts Kristina Stykos and Emily Howe discuss being at the helm, bundling up at the museum, finding warmth in the gender neutral bathroom, a mysterious kink in the gas line, blue collar nomenclature, the well-trod path to Kent’s Ledge, the disturbing presence of unidentifiable objects on Google maps, the futile efforts of Emily’s mom to cyber-stalk Bruce Springsteen, ground level surveillance, moving the eighth-graders’ lemonade stand to the Welch’s Hardware open house, keeping up with laundry when your washing machine is broken, nostalgia for doing homework in the Laundromat, the day Starwash died, the unending confusion created by panty hose, the toxic legacy of nail polish, a quirky grammatical habit, when to use “ain’t”, the deep solace of the night train, a Bernie Sanders endorsement, finding yourself in non-compliance with regulations, the search for made-in-the-USA products, a highly acclaimed rubber duck supplier, Billy Twangs #3 Rub, old lady catalogs, how waitressing relates to support hose, not making money as a dance teacher, how Bill saved the day, the dangers of electricity, the dearth of women at auto supply stores, the ins and outs of buying a generator battery, the best way to fix a shitty guitar, an honest look at the manipulative properties of music, guilty feelings that arise from self-focus, refrigeration issues at a cheese event, brilliant signage for the water closet, the poetry of an alpaca’s nose, too many fiber artists, identifying envy - and so much more!

Featuring music from Vermont musicians & friends: Ben Reed [Glass]; Lewis Franco [Slapstick Comedy]; Martin van de Vrugt [The sun inside our Head].

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