Episode Sept 20, 2019

In this episode co-hosts Kristina Stykos and Emily Howe and guest host Ira discuss “Fair Crud”, the comforting confines of a colonial kitchen, age limits for bumper cars, trying to reach Eli, the baby on the wheel barrow, a poison ivy situation, a diaper metaphor, whether or not babysitting is boring, calling a time-out for adults, when buckets double as hats, bib overall snow pants at the museum, first frost, going to the dump with Butch, being recognized by Snook, the ego boost of local celebrity, a fond farewell to Creemee season, the implications of trading name tags, being overwhelmed by a house plant, why Myra makes mushroom videos, a case of “too-much-chewy-cheese” pizza, the terror of night blooming, the strange allure of corpse flowers, neurotic avoidance of friends in public places, new techniques for circumventing small talk, difficulty crossing the Midway at the Tunbridge Fair, why the train sounds sad, looking forward to a weekend of haying, the finer points of sharing French fries, possible ties between Heidi, perfect skin and lingonberries, how to know it’s time for a quest, the strange foods isle at Shaw’s, being driven out of a business by Muzak, when your brother keeps asking what’s wrong with you, middle child syndrome, what happened to Kristina’s muffler, the power of a gigantic plumber’s wrench, nuances of talking while eating, being self conscious about your mouth, self diagnosing your own mental illnesses, five blinking UFOs - and so much more!

Featuring music from Vermont musicians & friends: Kristina Stykos [Tiny Flower]; Libby Kirkpatrick [Jenny’s Eyes]; Val McCallum [Brothers].

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