Episode Apr 19, 2019

In this episode co-hosts Kristina Stykos and Emily Howe discuss more about Vermont’s secret tunnels that start at the tax department building, how underground travel may elicit a claustrophobic response, a flood warning at the law school parking lot, measuring your winter productivity, an epic ski year, getting into Ira’s boots, a contemplation on Kristina’s “poetic balls”, putting seltzer in pancakes, going halfway with Google Translate, Grandpa Avery’s final days, how a root ball fooled everyone, a closer look at Emily’s eyeball, getting lost twice in one day, an admonition to leave fawns alone, how dehydration can make your ears curl, the difficulties of finishing a book, looking for a soothing, pure feeling, an argument over vowel placement, discovering Peal Jam later in life, a deep dive into “space” phobia, continuing complaints about beige, the mystery of flash drive insertion, confusion around mermaid procreation, a card playing ban at the State House, total chaos at tax time, imagining anxiety as a river, strengthening your boundary integrity, a hole to darn, dragonfly names, pretending to be authoritative, using time machines to change facts, putting the wrong people into mental institutions, a new use for GPS at “Dementia Town”, naming nursing homes, ordering superior gardening tools from England, misunderstanding hedgehogs, taking time off to study random stuff - and so much more!

Featuring music from Vermont musicians & friends: Mark Struhsacker [Thunderheads]; Richard Ruane & Beth Duquette [Two Crows]; Robert Bryant [Bitterroot Prayer].

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