Episode Jan 4, 2019

In this episode co-hosts Kristina Stykos and Emily Howe discuss a little rat wheel, the perfect Christmas, developing a new relationship with your treadmill, all day snacking, happy pills, walking in ice cleats, whose car is worse, timing belt as metaphor, the weirdness of cars that start with a button, tipping your tow truck operator, whether or not to invest in crypto-currency, a review of metal detector settings, what might be hiding in your yard, the art of spelling out swears, something to do with dead chickens, stocking up on stock, a typical grocery store faux pas, a vegan affirmation, bonding over frozen corn, a dream job at the Onion, Emily’s personalized ice fishing stick, more on poking fish, using Kevin as a fake groom, being jealous of others having fun, an implication regarding “hanky-panky” in shacks, a scientific finding about socks and sex, a resolution to eat no more Cheez-its, debunking the “She-Shed” concept, what happens after decades of caring for others, getting to a point of clarity, the sad state of Rolodexes, danger reduction, a stranded vacuum, going to Lebanon, an assertion of superiority, more on smiling at goats, wearing a skirt on Christmas, a style that mirrors Octopus legs, sap bucket babies in pink snow suits, feeling bad for a calf at birth, turning off the music, conjecture about the other half of humanity, looking for a romp, a cowboy’s move from Montana to Wyoming - and so much more!

Featuring music from Vermont musicians & friends: Richard Ruane & Beth Duquette [Come On Back]; Lewis Franco [Robinson Cemetery]; Ben Reed [Cowboys and Heroes].

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