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 the ongoing happenstance of faulty plugs and cable connections in their lives, cows in a warm rain, reinvigorating the myths surrounding Bag Balm, Emily’s fear of thunder and lightning, new uses for the word “donkey”, a trick for cutting glass, the US Treasury’s preparedness for nuclear disaster and the fate of $2 bills, Kristina’s ideal vacation, visiting the parking lot at Harvey’s Lake, a terrible shirt analysis, contemplating what makes a piece of clothing look dated, a band called Farm Dogs, way more than you ever wanted to know about horizontal stripes, a refusal to look slimmer, carpenters’ butts, the end of electric guitar domination, a very communicative ferret video, a revelation about your soul, more on bad fashion choices and a possible connection to the state of Iowa, whether or not to talk about periods on the radio, the hey-day of television advertising, lesbians’ ratings of 75 Ken dolls, making sure not to cheat, a misconception about goats and sheep, eating well thanks to farmers, unpacking the functionality of the hurdy gurdy, a strange brush with Ricky Skaggs, what chocolate chips are for and what they’re not for, the short-comings of straws, the emptiness of words, where the English language comes up short, channeling previously unknown skills, the swinging doors of consciousness, talking in a natural way, the trouble with eye contact, getting free gifts at the car repair, key chains, tiny flashlights and refrigerator magnets - and so much more!

Featuring music from Vermont musicians & friends: Kristina Stykos [By the Minute]; Twist of the Wrist [Poor Old Horse]; Kristina Stykos [Tundra].

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 visit our website at www.11thHourRadio.com. Made possible in part by generous support from station sponsors Howvale Farm, The Grease Collective and Mountain Folk.

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Direct download: 11th_Hour_6-23-17.mp3
Category:Humor -- posted at: 12:35am EDT

Co-hosts Kristina Stykos and Emily Howe along with her kids Eli and Ira discuss the day’s studio abnormalities, the comfort of night rain, the challenges of maintaining farm machinery, errant tractor parts & the old fixer, the timely arrival of draft horses, more on weed whacking with scissors and a bread knife, the mysterious location of West Barnet VT, counting round barns, why we say “banging a right”, the relationship between heading for the hills & cell phone reception, a rule-of-thumb involving guys in pickup trucks, sliding kids out of bed by the feet, revisiting one of Butch’s unique methods for dealing with sleepy children, avoiding browser tracking, the hazards of girly stuff like bobby pins and miniature umbrellas, homage to the oldest pair of Carhartts, John’s conversion to Arborwear pants, plotting work-arounds for the ten-day bridge repair project, late for fencing class again, the finer psychological points of pressing flowers, unpacking the orange Land Rover in the parking lot, the depressing saga of Smith & Hawken’s corporate takeover x2, being sandwiched between Ben and Jerry, getting familiar with the animals on your road, why one golden retriever is just like any other golden retriever, highlights from the last-day-of-school picnic, Vermont diversity thanks to costumes, a tradition of Conservation Camp, asking your adult children to follow you on Spotify, questioning the time and place for cancer jokes, distraction nation, being forced to claim yourself as yourself for commercial purposes, a person no matter how small, being the shortest in the class, a septic alarm debacle at the museum, wrecking the day, a choice of being beaten or neglected, sibling rivalry revisited, a tic-tac-toe losing streak - and so much more!

Featuring music from Vermont musicians & friends: Don’t Call Betty [Carbon Neutral]; Bow Thayer and the Holy Plow [Way of the Gun]; Kristina Stykos [Forgiveness].

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 visit our website at www.11thHourRadio.com. Made possible in part by generous support from station sponsors Howvale Farm, The Grease Collective and Mountain Folk.

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Direct download: 11th_Hour_6-16-17.mp3
Category:Humor -- posted at: 9:30pm EDT

Co-hosts Kristina Stykos and Emily Howe discuss when babies cry and when they do not, the deeper meaning of retrograde, where mythology and astrology connect, the ridiculousness of a world on steroids, learning to cope with the first amendment, how to make a good segue, another event tent on the green, an overly elaborate salad description that goes on and on, taking the pepperoni out of vegetarianism, gravitating towards good habits, a tussle over cat throw-up, the host of baffling relationship issues that come along with using tech support, a nice but useless guy named Rhys, struggling to crack the login code when things aren’t working, unequal relationship dynamics at the restaurant, pretending to listen to “the specials”, new ideas for how to order food, fantasizing about self-serving at the automat on a rainy day, the ecstasies of metaphorical travel, dealing with rubber boots all the time, a sheep give-a-way, the how and whys of free roosters, whacking chicken meat, a new hipster butcher shop in Montpelier, a really hard spelling word, the pros and cons of adults not having to go to school, eschewing the deli counter at the supermarket, a unique gift certificate for falconry, midnight telemarketing calls from China, donkeys out again, trying to match-make Studly and Uncle Roger’s draft horse, single pets, whether to pick lice over bedbugs, when you can call something a mountain, confusion over the definition of a hill - and so much more!

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

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 visit our website at www.11thHourRadio.com. Made possible in part by generous support from station sponsors Howvale Farm, The Grease Collective and Mountain Folk.

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Direct download: 11th_Hour_6-9-17.mp3
Category:Humor -- posted at: 9:33am EDT

Co-hosts Kristina Stykos and Emily Howe discuss a failed photo op, feeling bad about looking like a pig, marginalizing other species, more on wearing costumes, turning the corner on aging, the wrong kind of compliment, losing our cuteness, the potential advantages of having your molars removed, crying until you choke, a tendency to put people in metaphorical closets, the new trend of weighted blankets, a look at paint thinner in children’s cereal, searching for one sane person among many Trump family members, monkey brains, how the world views not wearing socks, nostalgia for the old fashioned shoe store, some catch phrases to promote our show sponsors, the nuances of “calving”, free couches on Route 110, new furniture trends in Toronto, a dearth of hangovers, a timely visit from the pig farmers, a contemplation on our origins, tweaking the train emotion, bringing back the land bridges, a fantasy about driving to Europe and beyond, one person’s reason for snubbing the equator, “bury me in my Carhartts”, how astrology affects table manners, the challenges of transitioning from May to June, when summer warped time, decision-making in ticks, a comparison of fundraising websites, the vanishing middle class, the pros and cons of feeling excluded, playing it cool, loving the things that you make, a good kind of narcissism, experiencing rejection at the thrift store, the trouble with typing - and so much more!

Featuring music from Vermont musicians & friends: The Cousins Project [Jealous Girl]; Doug Perkins and Patrick Ross [Fiddle Tune Medley]; The Highwoods String Band [Roll on Buddy]

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 visit our website at www.11thHourRadio.com. Made possible in part by generous support from station sponsors Howvale Farm, The Grease Collective and Mountain Folk.

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Direct download: 11th_Hour_6-2-17.mp3
Category:Humor -- posted at: 9:55am EDT

Co-hosts Kristina Stykos and Emily Howe discuss owning a new trucker hat, being cool when no one is there to see it, whether or not photo-shopping is “real”, reconstituting life, locating a bad mouse smell, eschewing flim-flammery, embracing The Grease Collective, more on cheese, unpacking the relationship between the dinner-making ritual and drinking wine, a peaceful end to the old stove, analyzing a photo of two electricians for sexual content, Gordy’s “little houses”, the mystery of the Port-o-let, deep intelligence, a tip about dogs & this year’s “Strolling of the Heifers”, forcing cows to do things they might not want to do, speed dating for entrepreneurs, celebrating the washing away of pig manure, gut reactions to different types of photos on Facebook, declarations of royal connection, the selfie-cleavage algorithm, using Pluto Square to Venus as an opportunity for personal growth, more on the contradictions of parenting, a case of local tree stump art, a visit to the baby’s dentist, tipping service providers at weddings, bumping into Frank Keene at Will’s Store & his retirement woes, looking forward to dying in a pasture, no-shows at the school dance performance, passing off the wrong zip drive, the domino effect of one person’s lateness, the difficulty of saying something twice, sharing photographs of your occupation, why to avoid using the word “rant”, being genuinely happy vs. showing off your happiness on social media - and so much more!

Featuring music from Vermont musicians & friends: Wagtail [Wagtail/Daphne’s Ramble/Meadowdance]; Doug Anderson [Dance Floor]; Rick Ceballos [Shifting Sands]

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 visit our website at www.11thHourRadio.com. Made possible in part by generous support from station sponsors Howvale Farm, The Grease Collective and Mountain Folk.

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Direct download: 11th_Hour_5-26-17.mp3
Category:Humor -- posted at: 5:55pm EDT

Co-hosts Kristina Stykos and Emily Howe discuss trying to make it up to Joni, a missing conniption fit, tips on how to screw up an introduction, confessions of a former bookworm, distinguishing between sneaker monograms, the sly truth of turtlenecks hung on hangers, taking Mom to a new cafeteria & other adventures at the elders facility, throwing on spandex, the practice of using non-edible ingredients in school lunches, becoming a new person in less than a month, a failed effort to shoot lightning, more ridiculous aging issues from the 40-something set, mean children taking aim at Emily’s pooch, the futility of closing Google ads, thinking positively about ticks, a disastrous spelling challenge, the problem with trying to see God, plastic bike noise, the end of the hobo days, grappling with the concept of nature’s wrath, the freedom of saying stupid things, casting a generic safety net, defining a yawning problem, the comforting sound of the dishwasher, imagining a world without snacks, avoiding worn out nick names, what the dog brought to the school picnic, John’s childhood of forced farm labor, a lengthy review of the show’s sponsors and our feelings towards them, embracing germs as an immune booster, not loving other people’s children, gardening advice with a unique recommendation concerning goutweed, barn chores vs. flower gardening, a new solution for invasive plants including Pandas, misunderstanding the autonomy of Alaska and Puerto Rico, the rightness of coffee for certain personality types, going on the deep web with TORS - and so much more!

Featuring music from Vermont musicians & friends: Mark Struhsacker [Light in the Window]; Wagtail [One Clear Moment]; Julie James [Going Home]

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_5-19-17.mp3
Category:Humor -- posted at: 8:47pm EDT

Host Kristina Stykos and guest co-host Joni Cole discuss how what you had for breakfast relates to what you wished you’d had, revisiting Dr. Duffy’s roses and the unexpected arrival of a very smelly cheese, the identity of the Route 14 jogger revealed, different ways of sitting in a chair, writing as exercise, saving lives through art, engendering happiness via the creative process, starting somewhere, anywhere, the freedom of being able to save your previous drafts, sinking your teeth into revisions, using a pen, embracing the haphazard, honoring blobs of thought, unlearning the expectation of perfection, being saved by muscle memory, the mysteries of texting a landline, a vaguely remembered leftover exit to nowhere, the terror of forgetting passcodes, too many Waynes, what to do when obscure Facebook friends go through life-changing events, infusing positivity into online comments, responding to the commons, dealing with the hovering negative miasma, imagining a gathering of the naysayers, getting off the couch on a Friday night, feeling responsible for a technophobic parent, combining play and work into plorking, the irresistible smell of books, the dangers of eating while reading, how to start off your to-do list from a position of strength, finally getting the air-bag recall repair done two years later, the ascendency of the check engine light, the beauty of a newly sharpened shovel, putting the ass in occasionally, thinking sideways as a way of navigating the world, how adequate practice affords more wiggle room in performance - and so much more!

Featuring music from Vermont musicians & friends: Patrick Ross [Soldier’s Joy]; Kristina Stykos [Valleys All of Blue]; Judevine [Lizzy Mandell]

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_5-12-17.mp3
Category:Humor -- posted at: 4:01pm EDT

Co-hosts Kristina Stykos and Emily Howe discuss the radio womb, a new neighbor and the Gadsden flag, mud layers, the perils of taking Facebook quizzes, concern for the intelligence level of people, a stink war between Maeve and the kitchen lamb, the pending conflict arising from tax crunch time, the human Ben and the human Jerry, Alice’s 90th birthday party, anxiety concerning cranberry bogs, the hows and whys of hating dried fruit revisited, another attempt to derail personal growth, the best horoscope of the year, what to do if the sunglasses don’t come off, pretending not to see people in the grocery store, restoring your emotional life with the help of trains, using big bombs & the stupidity of war, a long, unsuccessful search for non-toxic building supplies, designing a portable ballet bar, analyzing galvanized sap buckets, a pitch for organic wine clubs, quantifying exercise and life in the fitbit fast lane, complaints against the unpleasant texture of rice in soup, drawing the line between Cheez-Its and Ritz crackers, the dangers of flossing while driving during mud season, wasting plastic, a thing on the porch & an unanswered riddle, the difference between monsters and animals, a misunderstanding about frog babies, a potential stressor at the hairdresser, getting used to mouths and wet hair, a case of middle age women “saying no” to dance class mirrors, driving behind Paul, the zen practice of staying calm when you’re late, how to deal with a non-punctual spouse, the injustice of having to make car payments on junkers - and so much more!

Featuring music from Vermont musicians & friends: Kristina Stykos [Horse Thief]; Julie James [Mud Season Minuet]; Hot Flannel [Temperance Reel]

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_4-14-17.mp3
Category:Humor -- posted at: 6:25pm EDT

Co-hosts Kristina Stykos and Emily Howe discuss the pros and cons of Mr. Potato Head, the exact percentage of cows lying down it takes to predict rain, how taking acid during a high school trip to Atlantic City could lead to a larger-than-life game of monopoly, an early beginning to John’s preference for dining with the elderly, possible age limits for hipsters, drawing distinctions between hat types & the new fedora, an unbeatable spelling challenge, ongoing expressions of gratitude for the alphabet song, a complaint about having to write bibliographies, the challenges of explaining erasable typewriter paper to the modern child, following track and trail to find the Ghost Trains of Maine, an update on the lamb in the kitchen that smells like a goat, more in-depth details on diapering sheep, the youthful Vermont look: fact or fiction, the hows and whys of gas-soaked kitty litter, trying to make a birthday cake for Jane, looking for maple walnut ice cream, more on what to do with expired candy canes, the old house, the old man and a case of missing condoms, a scary increase in the number of banjo players, myths about Southern Vermont as perpetrated by Northern Vermonters, whether or not Bart Simpson worked at a nuclear power plant, the relationship between Celtic music and massages, doubts about the island status of Cape Breton, who took the “d” out of refrigerator, making a joke out of Richard, the rudeness of GIFS, the fallacy of counting views on social media, three quarters of a swear word - and so much more!

Featuring music from Vermont musicians & friends: Highwoods Stringband [There’s More Pretty Girls Than One]; Bow Thayer & the Perfect Trainwreck [Noreaster Snow]; Brian Clark [Wishes]

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_4-7-17.mp3
Category:Humor -- posted at: 4:31pm EDT

Co-hosts Kristina Stykos and Emily Howe discuss a pathetic view of robins, resisting the tide of opinion concerning squirrels, consternation about the radio signal, the disarray caused by phone delay, the flawed humanity of newscasters, a case of parking in front of the lamp post, the strange confines of obedience, riding the wave of TGIF into the weekend, a giant dance block, chasing an elusive toothbrush, more on planetary influences, another boring dream, earwigs in the pillow syndrome, an objection to segmented insects, the dangers of lawn furniture, being surprised by manatee appreciation day, an analysis of the choked vocalizations of pigs, what might make a person unsuitable for farming, an encounter with frostbitten skin, the mysteries of spatchcocking revealed, how death equals life, how to pronounce yin & yang, a quiz & tongue-twister related to the venerable Paramahansa Yogananda, a proposal for “Back to the Womb” week, potential harmful effects of sleeping on your right side, pressurizing your head with elastic, new uses for old calendars, a rant about bra straps, loose talk about underwear on the House floor, an innovation to curb road rage, what happens when you try to put God on your license plate, rules about what you can & can’t name your children, the stupidity of number superstitions, a free tattoo removal service, how to break and replace your own doorknobs, time travel beds, iPad troubles continued, getting used to bad tastes as rite of passage, the metaphysics of making life as good as it can be, how too much coffee can turn your legs to rubber, substituting sugar for alcohol, making carbonated maple sap, an argument about who owns your mailbox, breaking the law using your mailbox, the old school postage-due courtesy, an inspirational quote dealing with boats & the spirit of generosity - and so much more!

Featuring music from Vermont musicians & friends: Doug Anderson [River of Whiskey]; Davey Davis [It All Goes Better With a Beer]; Kristina Stykos [Three Jigs]

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_3-31-17.mp3
Category:Humor -- posted at: 1:56pm EDT