11thHourRadio's podcast
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.
11th Hour Radio Episode 9-23-16

Co-hosts Kristina Stykos and Emily Howe discuss the idea of being jolly, unusual new legislation concerning roller coasters and diaper changes, the demise of last week’s live show, being trapped inside the endless loop of an unsuccessful online login, the semantics of naming a season, baby rotation in and out of the baby room, the genetics of screaming, further adventures in being ashamed to be an American, a major apple cart upset, uncovering Uncivil Discourse (UCD), the art of hating people you don’t know, swimming in the insanity of a confused & confusing media landscape, talking in cute voices to loved ones, how to project onto strangers your lack of self esteem, the relationship between vanity and adultery, a spelunking metaphor, a fleeting nostalgia for George Bush and his paintings, a review of the Tunbridge Fair draft horse and oxen pulls, Emily’s fixation with the ostrich in Swiss Family Robinson, looking for an extra five hours in the day, the terror of free form socializing, when music opens a conversation, adhering to fantasy soundtracks, how ignorance of lyrics can cause a rift, an efficient delivery system called melody, reflections on voyeurism, difficulties pronouncing & defining the word “fabulist”, worrying about ice chips, sleepy seeds and lost teeth, taking a sober look at Hans Christian Andersen - and so much more!

Featuring music from Vermont musicians & friends: Davey Davis [Zen Cowboy]; Bow Thayer [The Bitters]; Susannah Blachly and George White [Raven King].

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 or streaming online & rebroadcast weekly at: Royalton Community Radio

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Direct download: 11th_Hour_9-23-16.mp3
Category:Humor -- posted at: 6:39pm EDT

11th Hour Radio Episode 9-9-16

Co-hosts Kristina Stykos and Emily Howe discuss chipmunk cheeks, vaccination aggravation, why fingernail clippings are so hard to manage, another Friday visit from the vet, a flaccid return to the spelling quiz, the how and why of this week’s party invites, an encounter of the third kind with Syd Straw, reuniting with one of Vermont’s best dogs, Emily’s dream of being a guy, running with cats, how too many pets can wake you up, a strange theory about embodying the oppressor, pinching babies, remembering a calendar correction, looking for Merriam Webster, Kristina’s latest slap down for excessive selfie posting, more on Facebook validation, breaking down collagen, Botox and bull’s testicles, a fond recollection (not) of broadcasting from behind the pig races in winter coats at the fair, a disagreement about campfires, a fantastic new zucchini portal, the good, the bad and the ugly of clichés, a reverent moment of silence, how to improve your mood off-season with Christmas lights, a natural remedy for pink eye, John’s ongoing obsession with paper towels & Kleenex, dealing with a huge manuscript, being annoyed by throat clearing, an awkward waiting room situation, being assaulted by mirror sunglasses, the wrong birth certificate, leaving a bad phone message then making it worse, Lori’s superior belly button - and so much more!

Featuring music from Vermont musicians & friends: The Cousins Project [Rescue Me]; Doug Perkins [Hang Glide]; Bow Thayer [Cowgirl Madonna]

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 or streaming online & rebroadcast weekly at: Royalton Community Radio

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Direct download: 11th_Hour_9-9-16.mp3
Category:Humor -- posted at: 3:02pm EDT

Host Kristina Stykos and guest co-host John Obrien discuss where coaching intersects with bad parenting, a new garden for Dr. Duffy, discovering piccalilli, another Fred Tuttle milestone, the need for frivolity & brain clearing, old radiator chic, an audio diary of torture, mining bird calls for emotional content, living with expectant sheep, demystifying the tramp stamp and the plumbers crack, an unfortunate experiment employing a ball point pen and the goddess of the harvest, racy nudes at the Morrill Homestead, different kinds of wall surfaces, a meditation on Japanese bachelors, confusing vitamins with organs, a peripatetic gift card from Bed, Bath and Beyond, the joys of plastic crap, refund scams, the travesty of lukewarm beverages, chasing animals & other bad averages, debunking “And I Approve of This Message”, Kristina’s list of all the Vermont towns she’s lived and spent the night in, the mystery of the Brunswick Springs, stopping at historical markers & how they correspond to slow car trips, Eleanor Roosevelt, Edward Hopper and a case of outhouse avoidance, single parent vacation disasters, an unexpected rescue by Charles Dickens, being priced out of Vermont’s country inns, enjoying the plethora of local laundromats, nostalgia for the “Star Wash”, trying to understand “Toys-R-Us”, a miniature plastic English garden, seeing porcupines vs. seeing rats - and so much more!

Featuring music from Vermont musicians & friends: Spencer Lewis [Believing]; Kristina Stykos [Let’s Cherish the Day]

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 or streaming online & rebroadcast weekly at: Royalton Community Radio

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Direct download: 11th_Hour_9-2-16.mp3
Category:Humor -- posted at: 10:07am EDT

Co-hosts Kristina Stykos and Emily Howe discuss punching yourself in the face, the sad relationship between dental care and money, lying to your mother, an honest mistake and heart-felt apology to Carol, fixing things with pie, the ambiguous nature of cheesecake, a rapper name for Emily, a breakdown on making babies and who’s ultimately responsible, envisioning an improved (five-year) pregnancy, a case of not finishing what you start, how Todd Rundgren’s rock & roll camp took over the Trapp Family Lodge, taking another look at dirndls, the implications of Kleenex in the classroom, a bogus survey about friendship, conjecture as to why Butch studied cats at Vermont Technical College, a stunning, honking purchase of Cabot cheese, antibiotics in the enlightened farmyard, a recap of last week’s discussion of bacteria & old sneakers, the sprinkle that ruined yet another Tunbridge haying operation, pondering PETA’s potential response to the bear show at Clark’s Trading Post, assessing France’s burkini ban, the worst kinds of blankets, an update on Hans’ brain eating maggot infestation, why it’s right to be suspicious of chrysanthemums, recent genetic mutations in support of the profit motive, daycare noise level stats, a new wave of parental bumper stickers, a reflection on the morbid aspect of loving your children too much - and so much more!

Featuring music from Vermont musicians & friends: Hunter Paye [Kris]; Bow Thayer [Jewel]; Doug Perkins [Snowflake Jig]

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 or streaming online & rebroadcast weekly at: Royalton Community Radio

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Direct download: 11th_Hour_8-26-16.mp3
Category:Humor -- posted at: 5:33pm EDT

11th Hour Radio Episode 8-19-16

Co-hosts Kristina Stykos and Emily Howe discuss a guy named Harry, pigeon shit issues in the wedding barn, an analysis of Sinead O’Connor’s head, teenage girl grooming behavior, the confusing mystery of opposable thumbs, finding a new name for Grandma, more on hating phone calls, getting on the wrong side of the town clerk & saying goodbye to the road commissioner, an erection in the park, an unusual request for the cessation of reductionism, defining “trumpery” once and for all, Justin Smith Morrill’s dog’s strange connection to this year’s presidential election, two “must haves” for quitting drinking, a connection between keeping your nails clean and using a red neck weed-whacker, who gives a crap about humidity, listening to the train come through town, what trolls can do with stones, cow manure & work that keeps you honest, dealing with wet sneakers, what you can see in the womb, a monster secretary, the therapeutic value of staring at empty space, more on historical markers, graciously declining gifts, the vast blue sky behind fear, checking in with ghosts, why aliens are avoiding Emily, a replacement for Willy Nelson - and so much more!

Featuring music from Vermont musicians & friends: Davey Davis [Well Swung]; Doug Perkins and Patrick Ross [Flop-eared Mule]

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 or streaming online & rebroadcast weekly at: Royalton Community Radio

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Direct download: 11th_Hour_8-19-16.mp3
Category:Humor -- posted at: 11:20am EDT

11th Hour Radio Episode 8-12-16

Co-hosts Kristina Stykos and Emily Howe discuss a plan to wear a certain shirt, how to keep closet crouchers at bay, William Shatner’s 2016 World Elephant Day Message, returning poison ivy to it’s rightful place amongst invasives, a conspiracy theory about health fads, pharmaceuticals & pesticides, living with the desire for matching towel sets, why they don’t answer the phone in the control room, more on slacker DJs, setting goals for your musical aspirations, getting the real story on hashtags, how to look like a Mennonite woman without really trying, a tale of pranksters’ with fake books quiet invasion of the NYC subway system, the idiocy of copy and paste posts on Facebook, a recipe for wasting your life utilizing hate, resentment & a refusal to live and let live, examining Emily’s toes & potential jobs for them, a new game: “My Doctor Told Me To …”, catching the corners of your clothing on stuff, revisiting the idea of combining Vermont’s historical attractions into one big one, misunderstanding air conditioning - and so much more!

Featuring music from Vermont musicians & friends: Rick Ceballos [Les Quatres Branles]; Chris Kleeman [Magnet to Steel]; Bow Thayer & the Holy Plow [Way of the Gun].

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 or streaming online & rebroadcast weekly at: Royalton Community Radio

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Direct download: 11th_Hour_8-12-16.mp3
Category:Humor -- posted at: 6:54pm EDT

11th Hour Radio Episode 8-5-16

Co-hosts Kristina Stykos and Emily Howe discuss a lost insect situation, Kristina’s road trip and discovery of the Mexican Jesus in Ulster PA, a mysterious turntable, more on Emily’s crushed car & the offending hundred year old tree, relying on borrowed chainsaws, a fateful roadside Subaru purchase, crossing the line into NY state, the awesome tiny houses of Karenville, dealing with a hipster’s handmade clothes at the DMV, gold panning expedition planning, getting the timing right with wedding presents & thank you notes, the satisfactions of going to the post office and having a post office box, methods for looking good & feeling good, debriefing the term “kick-ass”, deep & meaningful camping tips involving plastic, understanding hickory nuts and horse chestnuts, positing a relationship between intelligence and emoticons, winning a stuffed poop pillow at the fair, laughing out loud for real, stumbling over LBGTQ, how to talk to your insurance agent, a dearth of block ice - and so much more!

Featuring music from Vermont musicians & friends: Brian Clark [Over on Me]; Jamo and Charlie [Dancin Tonight]; Mark Legrand & Sarah Munro [It’s Good to See You Gone].

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 or streaming online & rebroadcast weekly at: Royalton Community Radio

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Direct download: 11th_Hour_8-5-16.mp3
Category:Humor -- posted at: 11:53pm EDT

11th Hour Radio Episode 7-22-16

Co-hosts Kristina Stykos and Emily Howe discuss the four people listening to the show, a strange bond between Sarah Palin & Mother Teresa, a Vermont village monopoly, carrying extra car headlights in the car, cashiers who ignore their customers, the scary sounds of pigs, imagining Donald Trump’s little dog, the stupidity of internet passwords, a black panther sighting in Tunbridge, toad videos as an antidote to the Republican National Convention, the affrontery of body odor, the challenges of wrestling a barcalounger into a Subaru, discovering a long dead crab in the toy box, working for people who are on vacation, being bad at waitressing, unique forms of dyslexia, sending children outside to play with sticks, haymakers racing against dew fall, the dangers of sporting studded snow tires in July, fruit tree off years, the trial and swear method, too many painted toe nails on Instagram, learning how to look away, the idiocy of trying to eradicate invasive species, natural cures right under our noses, learning how to text at an advanced age, creepy science shows, a full body buzz - and so much more!

Featuring music from Vermont musicians & friends: Bow Thayer [Swimming Hole]; Lizzy Mandell [Like It Like That]; Nikki Matheson [Lover of Salt].

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 or streaming online & rebroadcast weekly at: Royalton Community Radio

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Direct download: 11th_Hour_7-22-16.mp3
Category:Humor -- posted at: 12:38pm EDT

11th Hour Radio Episode 7-15-16

Host Kristina Stykos and guest co-host Kendra Colburn discuss their possible super competence in the midst of a studio malfunction, trying to ring the bell with a hammer as a metaphor for working hard at life but not even remotely getting it, what to think about when trying to figure out the best day to go to the Tunbridge Fair, lifting crates of carrots for exercise, showing up for work when it’s really too hot to work, a backstage buddy system at the farmer’s market, the problem with stoic dogs, a shout out to Georgia Pearl, whether or not soda quenches thirst, an example of discernment in dating, what to do when yellow flags turn into red ones, a case of “sleep psychosis” leading to “late morning fury”, turning off the internet for health & relaxation, Kendra’s insistence that “now is the new later”, unpacking a mentalist’s performance, a review of & comparisons between different kinds of puppets, Claymation, animated bread rolls and creepy clowns, how & when to bring up political issues in a small town ethos, fending off recycled gossip about yourself, being pleasantly surprised by people you don’t like, aging musicians who don’t get famous and what to do with them, a presidential eulogy’s questionable claims regarding building character and hope through suffering - and so much more!

Featuring music from Vermont musicians & friends: Wagtail [Wagtail/Daphne’s Ramble/Meadowdance]; Davey Davis [Papa’s Angel]; Kristina Stykos [I Can’t Go Home].

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 or streaming online & rebroadcast weekly at: Royalton Community Radio

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Direct download: 11th_Hour_7-15-16.mp3
Category:Humor -- posted at: 9:16pm EDT

11th Hour Radio Episode 7-8-16

Co-hosts Kristina Stykos and Emily Howe discuss edible cat litter, how long they’ve been at it, advice for vegetarians who attend BBQs, sloppy joes vs. long boy burgers, reviving the old conspiracy about Paul, riding a crocodile all summer in underpants, a reminder about stress, getting used to tattoos, brain freeze sans ice cream, some new home business ideas, a plan to send granny up in a hot air balloon, more broken mechanisms jimmied at the studio, an open invitation to the old guys who repair stuff at Welch’s Hardware, an idea for making parades more user friendly, a preference for natural altered states, skepticism about Bobby McFerrin’s authenticity, checking in with poor little Jim’s castration, a divine cow event, how a mid-life crisis might relate to a lava lamp, the pitfalls of writing an article about your friend, checking Twitter on-the-air, top prepared food picks at various Vermont general stores, adult coloring books, a fabulous exercise plan that effectively eliminates exercise - and so much more!

Featuring music from Vermont musicians & friends: Derek Semler [Blues - Untitled]; Dayve Huckett [Let It Fall]; Julie James [Willow].

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 or streaming online & rebroadcast weekly at: Royalton Community Radio

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Direct download: 11th_Hour_7-8-16.mp3
Category:Humor -- posted at: 7:42pm EDT