Episode Jan 11, 2019

In this episode co-hosts Kristina Stykos and Emily Howe discuss cheek squeezing, beer drinking & helium inhalation, the heights of Strawberry Hill, an update on the “What’s Up” controversy, trying to stay current with younger generations, opposite compliments, plans for the inaugural ball, responses to the heckler in the galley throwing monopoly money, a triumph for freedom of speech, paper hoarding as “way of life”, saving doodle artifacts, Victorian restoration at the Vermont State House, remembered terrors of the Van der Graff generator, going back to index card organization, understanding office supplies, smelling corporate America, witnessing the skills of a serial interrupter in real time, a conversation with Pranay at PayPal, playing the karma card, confronting Big Brother, what the moon looked like last night, clarification concerning the planet Pluto’s supposed retirement, an astute analysis of Disney’s inconsistent portrayal & personification of animals, appreciating William Butler Yeats, the joys of reading poetry out loud, a dark interpretation of Frost, realizing you were smarter than you thought you were, taking responsibility for your bad relationships after a period of victimhood, pocket hand warmers, purchasing tips for maxi-pad users, the chaos that can ensue from trying to hide shame, a deeper look at over-sized marshmallows, eating things you should not, the trepidation induced by suspicious bank tellers - and so much more!

Featuring music from Vermont musicians & friends: Lori Oz [Ode to the Gyspysongman]; Martin van de Vrugt [We Didn’t Teach Our Children]; Wagtail [Meet Me When the Sun Goes Down].

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