Episode Sept 6, 2019

In this episode co-hosts Kristina Stykos and Emily Howe discuss a close call on the highway, teaching teenagers to drive, mixed signals from the poet flagman, coyote calls, dog barking & insomnia, the possible long lasting effects of your ringtone choices, the surprise of a Sunday phone repair, the resolution of 30 years of indecision around ear candles, choosing your favorite chemicals, more on an amazing switch triggered by death, huge train whistle juju, playing it safe while shopping, fitting into other people’s clothes, a return of high waisted pants, wasps who nest under chairs, Ira’s depiction of a bee on a unicycle on a tight rope playing a banjo, Fred Tuttle’s quiz, the struggle to “get it right” when it comes to Vermont’s French place names, pushing back against life’s alarming pace, asking for unsolicited advice from the universe, the crazy quilt of complicated family relations, mosaic as metaphor, how to deal with all the weird characters in your personal history, not wanting to forgive, who is responsible for bad shit that happens, creative angst vs. happiness, scary twitching eye lids, another epic cat throw up, unpacking the fear of missing out (FOMO), hardcore cheese eating revisited, replacing your food addiction with alternate edibles, longing for a home stenographer app, how the NSA might help us record our saner moments, the joys of cheap jewelry, how Emily spent her birthday, when pessimism is a verb, being “so” a Virgo - and so much more!

Featuring music from Vermont musicians & friends: Brian Clark [Wishes]; Kristina Stykos [It’s a Mystery]; The Hillman Hunter [Tanaan Ja Huomenna].

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