Episode Dec 21, 2018

In this episode co-hosts Kristina Stykos and Emily Howe discuss trying to slow down, the pleasure factor hidden in OCD, a humongous freakout, how eye bags can erode your self esteem, some complex feelings elicited by tattoo placement, gossip at the Christmas party, tap shoes on tile floors, an indignant eight year old, the tale of the two Buddies, famous family disclaimers, seasonal magic via the Canadian Christmas train, how John likes a good nap, more on zealotry, a hypothesis for regrowing hair on a troll, ongoing confusion caused by the color designation “buff”, making room for UFOs, YouTube’s ascendency as the people’s channel, deity vs. iPad, moving the dog house with Herb, increasing your stature thanks to outbuildings, a plague of Mistletoe, a breakfast cereal update from Emily, icky “Remnants of Love”, controlling your worst instincts on social media, surprising revelations regarding what happens in the back of Will’s Store, what Kristina’s fancy accountant does with his time off, fabricating mashups in the name of Art, what might be considered inappropriate Christmas cheer as it relates to hermaphrodite gingerbread people, a mishap with sheep entrails in the back seat of the car, contemplating the ecstatic moment of spring’s first arrival, road treatment science, hating on herb tea, homemade pot holder dos & donts - and so much more!

Featuring music from Vermont musicians & friends: Dayve Huckett [After All You Say]; Eric Goodenough & Mark Johnson [Merrily Kiss the Quaker]; Dylan Waller [The Highway Kind].

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