Episode Nov 23, 2018

In this episode co-hosts Kristina Stykos and Emily Howe discuss an imagined mothball invasion, an unidentified object, acting stupid as a life strategy, one generation of snobbery, shopping with donkeys, being jealous of your dead friend’s friends, a nuanced look at the cliché coop shopper, a much needed update on man buns, how to make cheap, healthy meals, always bumping into the same person, the stress of bagging herbs, an Italian Thanksgiving, advantages to living in obscurity, renegade lettuce, car wash for cows, treasure found in the storage hamper, cling plastic for the studio window, proving your mettle on the Appalachian Gap, making bad weather videos, the joys of sliding backwards on ice, dangerous sledding, laughing at the wrong time, the educational benefits of small mishaps, acting like an adult before you are one, faith as pragmatism, the collision of cultures at Dan & Whit’s, prohibitive pricing from the local woolen industry, a horrifying new development at Schwann’s, imagining a world of frozen food without refrigeration, what happened to the paddle boat, mixing up and conflating fables, being alone yet productive on holidays, Murphy’s Law as it relates to cats, formidable rabbits, gossip as a non-malicious outlet, managing recurring waves of self doubt, the value of success, embracing your creative landscape, practicing the art of perseverance, different functions and levels of art, how a debacle can help you get ahead, dialing back your volunteerism - and so much more!

Featuring music from Vermont musicians & friends: Patrick Ross & Aaron Johnson [Flintlock]; Pete Sutherland [Hard Hearted Hills]; Steve Mayone [It’s Beautiful].

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