Episode Apr 12, 2019

In this episode co-hosts Kristina Stykos and Emily Howe discuss wiggling, therapeutic swearing, Emily’s identification with Ramona, upgrading “nerd”, a disappointing creemee at the legislative dinner, an illusory cheese club, a spiritual awakening at Jiffy Lube, compulsively checking your dipstick, a secret tunnel at JC Penney, the bygone days of riding in the “way-back”, sleeping bags & station wagons, John’s one-speed life, paranoia and a mean nurse, overcoming technophobia, how cable television is talking about space a lot, questioning the validity of the first black hole photo, robots at Walmart, what a true self is, removing people from your Facebook news feed, the deeper implications of balled up Kleenex, debunking cloud faces, Jesus on your toast, celebrity religious icons, the arbitrary nature of attraction, a delivery of 400 plastic Easter eggs to the Tunbridge School, Ariel’s emus in the bathtub, a trick for spelling “entrepreneur”, eschewing test scores, being cool while you are alone, buying yourself a whole pie, a redesign to make men more pleasing, being liberated by someone else’s energy, clamming up, being understood by your cats, special songs for your pets, advice for tail-tugging, reviewing strip joints in Vermont - and so much more!

Featuring music from Vermont musicians & friends: Lizzy Mandell [Under Lock and Key]; Larry Allen Brown [Stories That We Wrote]; Julie James [Mud Season Minuet].

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