11th Hour Radio
Co-hosts Kristina Stykos & Emily Howe debrief the week with humorous banter relating to the ups and downs of being artist-types trying to make ends meet in rural Vermont. Each episode includes interludes of homegrown music from Kristina and friends. Based on their live radio show broadcast Fridays at 11 a.m. on Royalton Community Radio, WFVR-LP, South Royalton, Vermont.

Co-hosts Kristina Stykos and Emily Howe discuss earring loss, behind-the-snow-plow syndrome, the returns of tidy white & dreamy green, concerns about books whose titles end with the phrase “for dummies”, the worst Vermont ski lift exit ramp ever, gravity’s inherent badness, an honest plea for the global reduction of humiliating circumstances, comforting ideas for dealing with abject terror, a strange reference to french fries and pizza, myths about telemarking, a vicious attack on dried fruit, the return of disturbing textures, a question about hiding your mouth with your hand and more chewing analysis, new bibs at the nursing home, how to quickly get on the wrong side of a teenage boy, a vintage hair tutorial, an unrestrained shout-out to Mongolia as the train goes by, 70 unread emails and those yet to never be read, unearthing embarrassing archival messages between Emily & Kristina, a fond recollection of apple grading at the conveyor belt, what mothers always do when in the passenger seat of a car their child is driving, how the original concept for 11th Hour Radio came to be, paying more for groceries as a lifestyle choice, what to do when social dance class moves to a less convenient location, doing it in the barn, how an off-hand remark led to the inadvertent naming of Butch’s boat, an update on the current crop of messy lamb infirmities on the farm, difficult issues & near paralysis while shopping at TJ Maxx, good reasons for misunderstanding the word “Namaste”, fake spiritual news, the fact that nothing fits, a surprise call-in from Keith, options for dog-sledding to Greece, the hazards of bringing up old fights during a fight - and so much more!

Featuring music from Vermont musicians & friends: Nick Cowles [Sensitive New-age Redneck]; Susannah Blachly & George White [Raven King]; Robert Resnik [Sand and Foam]

Subscribe to our podcast on iTunes or Youtube, or tune in Fridays at 11 am to hear this show live on WFVR-FM South Royalton, Vermont 96.5 FM, streaming online or rebroadcast at Royalton Community Radio - and don't forget to visit our website at www.11thHourRadio.com for more goodies!

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Direct download: 11th_Hour_3-24-17.mp3
Category:Humor -- posted at: 5:17pm EDT

Co-hosts Kristina Stykos and Emily Howe discuss “science-y space” vs. “beautiful space”, Maga the celestial pygmy warrior astrologer, charting a collision course for your shadow realm, finding mummified toads in the house, more cat misbehavior, reminiscing about clocks with hands, a midnight equine rescue operation, reaching an arm’s length into the rear of a horse, pretending to follow a conversation when you have no idea what the person is talking about, your kids making you feel stupid, a confession about proselytizing spiritual “truths” to your parents, running out of firewood during a blizzard, substituting off-road diesel for home heating oil in a pinch, a story of horse-logging, losing your magic, shooting pictures of your yard, fancy-pants towns in Vermont and their inverse relationship to telephone poles, holding back swear words, a missing train, what it means to go retrograde, listening to Emily’s stomach (again), karma, charmed lives, and two kinds of people, hippie parents & their conservative children, water buffalo identification, new uses for forks, how to make a paperclip screwdriver, avoiding personal growth, objecting to the word “interesting”, looking back to our first dreams and goals in life, being intimidated by people’s reputations, the hows & whys of artistic-emotional-basket-cases, sounding waspy, getting over your fear of singing, too many ski runs & too many GoPros, the sadness of big blue screens, the old farmer who lost his chores, handling wood until you die, the smaller part of a person, missing the party - and so much more!

Featuring music from Vermont musicians & friends: Charlie Shew and Pat Jones [Snow]; Rick Ceballos [Arepika/Tiger and the Comet]; Brian Clark [Cairns]

Subscribe to our podcast on iTunes or Youtube, or tune in Fridays at 11 am to hear this show live on WFVR-FM South Royalton, Vermont 96.5 FM, streaming online or rebroadcast at Royalton Community Radio - and don't forget to visit our website at www.11thHourRadio.com for more goodies!

For more information:

11th Hour Radio Official Website

11th Hour Radio on Facebook

Kristina Stykos on Facebook

Emily Howe on Facebook

Kristina's Website

Direct download: 11th_Hour_3-17-17.mp3
Category:Humor -- posted at: 5:49pm EDT

Co-hosts Kristina Stykos and Emily Howe discuss 3-CPO & repercussions pertaining to the first generation of robot names, calling the whole world dumb, indifference as a way of relating, a dating dream, an unlikely threesome, using ancient exclamations such as “Fi” to chase away stuff, being caught in limbo between towns, gossiping at town meeting, an unexpected ramification of John being on the select board, typically inadequate microphone technique at public meetings, a few unfortunate cases of bullying, remembering peach trees in the back yard, novel ways of getting exercise in the winter, healing through sheep, how Lisa took the sick lamb, wrestling down & flipping uncooperative ewes, the connection between blatant frontal attack & a metaphor for life, looking for Robbie Strindberg, the joys of editing yourself, setting up headphone mixes, reminiscing about gold stars, Cousin Steve’s all night drive from Brooklyn, the flawed concept of “identical cousins”, bad long-term psychological effects from growing up with jingles & sitcom theme songs, a lime green onesie, skiing in costumes, changing your personality with clothes, vehemently eschewing stripes and polka dots, looking deeper into the millennial generation’s spiritual mission, a border patrol officer’s sneering challenge, visiting Canada’s government on a day trip, when is too much worship of the “celebrity-in-chief, some baffling text message abbreviations, being stumped by an I.Q. test, totally misunderstanding wombats and many other low-profile animals, arranging horn sections - and so much more!

Featuring music from Vermont musicians & friends: The Cousins Project [Rescue Me]; Stefan Lundin [Aldrig nansin foll jag ner i bon]; Kristina Stykos [Remembering]

Subscribe to our podcast on iTunes or Youtube, or tune in Fridays at 11 am to hear this show live on WFVR-FM South Royalton, Vermont 96.5 FM, streaming online or rebroadcast at Royalton Community Radio - and don't forget to visit our website for more goodies!

For more information:

11th Hour Radio Official Website

11th Hour Radio on Facebook

Kristina Stykos on Facebook

Emily Howe on Facebook

Kristina's Website

Direct download: 11th_Hour_3-10-17.mp3
Category:Humor -- posted at: 3:44pm EDT

Co-hosts Kristina Stykos and Emily Howe discuss fader positions, ice in the fields, a DUI incident, more about milking, what it means to be a pill, things that happen when the moon is far away, an alphabet reversal, recent reports from an eclipse live-cam in Chile, a weird love for Johnny Cash, saving up for a trip to see Willie, a case of itchy legs, the nuances of sleeping with lambs, a new use for baby booger suckers, giving credit where credit is due, obstacles that keep us from going to dance class, three “Emily Howes” & the passing of one, getting specific with self-love, ridding yourself of devices to weigh yourself, knowing when to hit “Send”, the challenges of lining up a farm sitter, fantasizing about Grand Central Station, dealing with Midwestern flatness, hiding from tornados, saying goodbye to an important inanimate object, dealing with the toxic elements of a new wood stove, instant dinners, adding oily substances to your face, bad advice about drinking, a controversial wine bar renaming effort, confusion about the pre-fix “trans”, the relationship between human nature and punishment, reviewing “an eye for an eye”, Unitarians learning about Jesus, the misappropriation of Fabio’s look to a certain religious figure, comparisons between Lego, Playmobile and Fisher-Price people, vegan sausage, thinking about eating while eating, the fakery of PMS, a rash of bad jokes, announcing the new 11th Hour farm video on Youtube, generalizing about all Bobs, free money from the State of Vermont - and so much more!

Featuring music from Vermont musicians & friends: Paul Asbell [Police Dog Blues]; Smokin’ Grass [Sweet Marie]; Michael Oakland [The Grand Design]

Subscribe to our podcast on iTunes or tune in Fridays at 11 am to hear this show live on WFVR-FM South Royalton, Vermont 96.5 FM, streaming online or rebroadcast at Royalton Community Radio - and don't forget to visit our website for more goodies!

For more information:

11th Hour Radio Official Website

11th Hour Radio on Facebook

Kristina Stykos on Facebook

Emily Howe on Facebook

Kristina's Website

Direct download: 11th_Hour_3-3-17.mp3
Category:Humor -- posted at: 1:48pm EDT

11th Hour Radio Episode 2-17-17

Co-hosts Kristina Stykos and Emily Howe discuss their own unique version of fumbling-DJ-syndrome, more on why Emily is still eating Kellogg’s Corn Pops, tips for digesting “Franken-food”, an alarming discovery of hot cocoa mix in bulk at the coop, coping with the horrors of seemingly endless grocery store aisles, a common phobia of meeting people you know unexpectedly, an ongoing rant about man-buns, how to pinpoint the hippie generation with exactitude, bread in paper bags, a mass mooning in Chicago, who sleeps at a Trump Tower franchise, an untimely IUD expiration, some flagrant snow worship, the joys & dangers of jumping off the roof, overly pregnant sheep, anticipating a big, huge 2 minute film release, longing for Jim and lambs in general, an unfortunate castration, hating downhill ski culture in its many forms, how the kind old ridge-runner spent three hours on the bunny slope with Kristina, making two left footed boots work, adverse conditions at the Mount Washington Hotel, Amtrack as a metaphor for the love train, unwrapping candy while driving, a bad lamp arm, going to the hospital for Valentine’s day, factoring cheating & lying into your plans, the satisfaction that comes from cutting construction paper hearts, a trip to the Necco Wafer website, resolving difficult issues with friends, whether or not we can control our reactions to things, living with turmoil, picking up new words like “drams”, learning hipster moves from our Vermont kids who move to Brooklyn - and so much more!

Featuring music from Vermont musicians & friends: Doug Perkins [St. Anne’s Reel; Fisherman’s Hornpipe; Leather Britches]; Bow Thayer [Chateauguay]; Kristina Stykos [Broken Wings]

Subscribe to our podcast on iTunes or tune in Fridays at 11 am to hear this show live on WFVR-FM South Royalton, Vermont 96.5 FM, streaming online or rebroadcast at Royalton Community Radio - and don't forget to visit our website for more goodies!

For more information:

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11th Hour Radio on Facebook

Kristina Stykos on Facebook

Emily Howe on Facebook

Kristina's Website

Direct download: 11th_Hour_2-17-17.mp3
Category:Humor -- posted at: 6:49pm EDT

11th Hour Radio Episode 2-10-17

Co-hosts Kristina Stykos and Emily Howe discuss red haired puppets, unabashedly big foreheads, the stability of snowmen, John’s Honda & the broken radio antenna, being stuck with sexist songs, the many words for the posterior, itchy knuckles, making wrinkles work, a great way to cook Brussels Sprouts, dealing with larvae & metamorphosis, a possible connection between tomato horn worms & dinosaurs, this week’s best new metal song from five year olds, filming jelly fish in black & white, four reactions to Trump from Robert Reich, a rich metaphor for life via Meals on Wheels, turning around the scarcity of hope, eye cupping, how to respond to a poke, tickling run amuck, how to protect your record player, freezing your jeans, Jim’s propensity for crashing, a case of sliding glass storm doors absconded, the joys of billowing plastic, when to board up your windows, a clever application for 2x4s, Siberian drug deals & cow catchers, better dreaming during the lunar eclipse, intuiting personal details about Eli’s science teacher, celebrating your biggest food luxury, the rigors of digesting kale juice, misunderstanding Single Malt Scotch Whiskey, a two-Marguerita binge at the Highland Lodge, annoying hipster health tips, living without a salt shaker, holding the bacon in a BLT, when dirty horse blankets end up in a pile with your snow pants, an intentional house plant killing, stupid cat habits, grabbing your life by the hair, the price & efficacy of wood pellets as fuel, an in-depth analysis of “plumber’s crack”, the new cleavage according to haute couture - and so much more!

Featuring music from Vermont musicians & friends: Mary McGinniss [We Rise Into]; Lizzy Mandell [Like It Like That]; Erin McDermott [Sometimes]

Subscribe to our podcast on iTunes or tune in Fridays at 11 am to hear this show live on WFVR-FM South Royalton, Vermont 96.5 FM, streaming online or rebroadcast at Royalton Community Radio - and don't forget to visit our website for more goodies!

For more information:

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11th Hour Radio on Facebook

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Emily Howe on Facebook

Kristina's Website

Direct download: 11th_Hour_2-10-17.mp3
Category:Humor -- posted at: 1:43pm EDT

11th Hour Radio Episode 2-3-17

Co-hosts Kristina Stykos and Emily Howe discuss tracking down hum, fabric covered cables, the impugned magic of coconut oil, a list of alternative cuss words, reasons for changing the spelling of your name, a modern appropriation of the phrase “shut up”, what grits are, number superstitions, a growling stomach, understanding peanut butter “chocolate” chips, the Super Bowl as an excuse for eating dip, discovering towns made just for small size people, a love affair with hairless guinea pigs, more useless opinions about Groundhog Day, criminal behavior & the transport of wood chucks, how to avoid being jailed, what to do with ugly pottery, embracing porcelain toilets under duress, an 83 year old who does pushups, changing the face of exercise, devising a new mode of existence from the bottom up, the ecstasies of watching the train roll through town, a detailed conspiracy theory for why there are no hovercraft (yet), Bernie Sanders’ chi, energy-filled people, an novel approach to identifying lambs, the complexities of naming cows, “Girl Welcomed to Womanhood with Four-Page Pamphlet”, an admission of family gender bias, how not to get your period, delving into the psyche, a comparison of writing to talking, being charmed by a befuddled lump of silliness, chasing down duplicate words, the pros and cons of using the word “like”, what having herpes has to do with swinging on a tire swing - and so much more!

Featuring music from Vermont musicians & friends: Patrick Ross & the Matt Flinner Trio [St. Anne’s Reel]; Jay Stevens [Woods]; Corinna [Laughing Crow Band]

Subscribe to our podcast on iTunes or tune in Fridays at 11 am to hear this show live on WFVR-FM South Royalton, Vermont 96.5 FM, streaming online or rebroadcast at Royalton Community Radio - and don't forget to visit our website for more goodies!

For more information:

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11th Hour Radio on Facebook

Kristina Stykos on Facebook

Emily Howe on Facebook

Kristina's Website

Direct download: 11th_Hour_2-3-17.mp3
Category:Humor -- posted at: 12:42pm EDT

11th Hour Radio Episode 1-27-17

Co-hosts Kristina Stykos and Emily Howe discuss putting your brain on, tangled wires & gum wrappers, dealing with inappropriate Youtube advertisements in a public school music class, explaining erectile dysfunction pharmaceuticals to a 12 year old boy, the dangers of retractable genitalia, a late night Schwann’s truck sighting, in depth analysis of a particular animated cruller, a new phobia about what ducks might be doing, easy tips for making your cross country ski excursions less bad, the rule of falling shoes, twisting the world back in the right direction, solar panel maintenance, doing fun stuff that’s easy to do, approaching your electronic device from a strategic location in the universe, lots of Johnsons, a debriefing on the abysmal situation regarding politics & Facebook, deciding if and when to engage with haters, people’s expectations regarding agreeableness, normalizing trolls, how to earn the respect of others, “least said, soonest mended”, keeping kindness in your toolbox, occasional constructive anger, notes on the new activism, picking the right muck boots to wear to your mortgage refinance appointment, John’s birthday lambs, generalizations about “hippie shampoo” and why your hair looks so bad, confusing vasectomies and circumcision, how to remove a premature mustache, freaking out over an unwanted tooth, spam supposedly from Woolworths, just how stupid people are or are not, a review of The Eagle Huntress, a creepy dream of mythological proportions - and so much more!

Featuring music from Vermont musicians & friends: Jonathan Falby and Zach Johnson [Good Folks Behind You]; Kristina Stykos [Love the Distance]; Chris Kleeman and Malcolm Gibson [Big City Rag]

Subscribe to our podcast on iTunes or tune in Fridays at 11 am to hear this show live on WFVR-FM South Royalton, Vermont 96.5 FM, streaming online or rebroadcast at Royalton Community Radio - and don't forget to visit our website for more goodies!

For more information:

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Direct download: 11th_Hour_1-27-17.mp3
Category:Humor -- posted at: 3:48pm EDT

11th Hour Radio Episode 1-20-17

Co-hosts Kristina Stykos and Emily Howe discuss what to do with ABC gum, strange uses for school lockers, confronting the difficulty of bending wood for snow shoes, what petting puppies can lead to, the mysteries of barking, pretending not to be sick, how to rock gnome pajamas, revisiting unicorns, a special Russian football team, “Best of Ducks”, making cactus candy, pragmatic benefits of keeping a copy of the constitution in the bathroom, twisting history, tips to winning the geo-bee, conspiracy theories concerning environmental philanthropists, the hazards of teaching skiing to toddlers, putting your children on a leash, learning to be your own president, finding the time to fight back, a few definitions for “over-sharing”, toning down your presentation, deciding when to get involved with other people’s business, the problematic nature of secrets, ratting people out, decoding album art, the use of the electric guitar as a penile extension, romance vs. humor, sexy head shots fallen by the wayside, professional photographers’ storage issues, simultaneously throwing away other people’s possessions and your moral compass, a new crop of lambs on the horizon, putting a heinous inauguration behind us, moving forward with determination into the future - and so much more!

Featuring music from Vermont musicians & friends: Davey Davis [Old Hippies]; Patrick Ross & Matt Flinner [Buffalo Gals]; Kristina Stykos [Pastoral]

Subscribe to our podcast on iTunes or tune in Fridays at 11 am to hear this show live on WFVR-FM South Royalton, Vermont 96.5 FM, streaming online or rebroadcast at Royalton Community Radio - and don't forget to visit our website for more goodies!

For more information:

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Kristina Stykos on Facebook

Emily Howe on Facebook

Kristina's Website

Direct download: 11th_Hour_1-20-17.mp3
Category:Humor -- posted at: 5:03pm EDT

11th Hour Radio Episode 1-13-17

Co-hosts Kristina Stykos and Emily Howe discuss mono vs. dysfunctional stereo, Saturn’s disciplinarian influence, bad things coming in twos, the pros & cons of being a unicorn, a take-down of Murphy’s Law, whether or not happiness can be enforced, striking a balance between media consumption & being in nature, applying logic to the making of tea, how to characterize a childhood of hiding in your bedroom, dropping things into the sound hole of a guitar, living in the harsh reality of our world, the complexities of sporting a black eye, a bedroom drama featuring a dressage whip and a riding crop, deconstructing “goat yoga”, hallucinating horns onto a herd of sheep, discovering a proud partnership involving gas and the Red Sox, an uncomfortable attachment to L.L. Bean, possible repercussions of putting ashes on your driveway, what the moon can do, more bad information about cheese, tip toeing and habitual compliance, the social acceptability of anger in men, teaching yourself not to cry and then having to undo the training, reading hour & a sad, racist children’s book, analyzing the aesthetics of the Velveteen Rabbit, the benefits of going mute, worries about house construction, a new Twitter follower, rainbow carrots, a surprising wild bird encounter, the ins and outs of teaching parrots to swear, bad animals, a bird seed wedding cake, learning more about a 149 year old junk food company, an absurd comparing of notes, the challenges of translating an exciting life onto paper - and so much more!

Featuring music from Vermont musicians & friends: Rick Davis & Green Mountain Fever [Wild Daisy]; Turnip Truck [Cash on the Barrelhead]; Kristina Stykos [Three Jigs]

Subscribe to our podcast on iTunes or tune in Fridays at 11 am to hear this show live on WFVR-FM South Royalton, Vermont 96.5 FM, streaming online or rebroadcast at Royalton Community Radio - and don't forget to visit our website for more goodies!

For more information:

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Kristina Stykos on Facebook

Emily Howe on Facebook

Kristina's Website

Direct download: 11th_Hour_1-13-17.mp3
Category:Humor -- posted at: 5:15pm EDT