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.

In this episode co-hosts Kristina Stykos and Emily Howe discuss spilled tea, a pending government shut down, how to find an Apple podcast, searching for the correct response to “What’s Up?”, confusion about the Squirrel Nut Zippers, another bad spoken lyric, Kristina’s missing decades of popular culture, being soiled, alleged problems with the word “moist”, more on goat yoga, a case of abused reindeer, jumbo slides, cheese as a substitute for ice cream sandwiches, what keeps us young, an important handful of people, the church of the woods, an unconventional Jewish temple, what to do with your gum, a classic band rehearsal, killing time in a Montana motel room, a dream about gigantic vocal cords, unsubstantiated worries about Rusty, giving more credit to the subconscious, why farmers shear their sheep’s stomachs at lambing time, a new pair of raspberry colored roller skates, chasing children on skis, an amazing gynecologist, the perils of unloading on your doctor, a new model for hospital johnnies, what it feels like to have your clothes taken away, an update on Black Goo, charm vs. magnetism, ageless cool, a new online tool for pronunciations, Kendra as “designated fact checker”, facials by Eros, rationalizing the use of makeup, a hereditary inability to gossip with impunity, accepting other people’s faulty perceptions of you, researching the universe, more conjecture about the grease that fuels Todd’s car, going for the full monty - and so much more!

Featuring music from Vermont musicians & friends: Hooligans [If I Had a Mind To]; Elric Walker [Odd Man Out]; Hillman Hunter with Risto Saarinen [Ikava].

Subscribe to our podcast on iTunes, Apple Podcasts 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 and 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 Tunbridge Grease Collective and the Mountain Folk Concert Series.

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Direct download: 11th_Hour_1-19-18.mp3
Category:Humor -- posted at: 5:09pm EST

In this episode co-hosts Kristina Stykos and Emily Howe discuss technical backflips, being heard, fog on the road, a happy tale about a fly, eschewing monk’s robes, a Hells Angels campground, to swat or not to swat, sporting a ball cap, enormous heads, looking good from the shoulders up, a channel surfing fail in the car, the backstory on Caesareans, a new gardening tool, the baby sleeping in a walnut shell, Emily’s inner bimbo, going behind the scenes with “secret grandmother”, how to put an Italian doctor in his place, coming to terms with the way bats hang, the problem with shooting yoga poses, why skating partners fight, the human-airplane-game cure for depression, planning a junk food sleepover, booking a bluegrass band, communicating with a gender-free Eros, scheduling a last minute facial, an annoying masseuse, more uses for hot rocks, a historical look at muesli, different kind of nuts, long lasting damage from monkey bars, trying to pinpoint the dawn of health food, pasta deprived states, never ending car repairs, a story from the waiting room, looking for fun in Barre, staring into space as a dying art, a blow by blow look at I.U.D. removal, bringing humanity into doctors’ offices, a barcalounger for every woman, the evils of hand sanitizer, questionable words from the Urban Dictionary, a new twist on tree huggers, amethyst as a guard against drunkenness - and so much more!

Featuring music from Vermont musicians & friends: Gold Town [Workingman’s Dawn]; Bellatrix with Patti Casey, Susannah Blachly & Kristina Stykos [Breath of the Devil]; Peter Hedlund [Petter i Alas polska].

Subscribe to our podcast on iTunes, Apple Podcasts 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 and 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 Tunbridge Grease Collective and the Mountain Folk Concert Series.

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Direct download: 11th_Hour_1-12-18.mp3
Category:Humor -- posted at: 7:50pm EST

In this episode co-hosts Kristina Stykos and Emily Howe discuss a curse word work-a-round, a walnut shell baby, peppermint cyclone bombs, a blizzard named Jim, no love lost for crayfish, an unidentified crispy thing, the lonely carcass of a spent Christmas tree, a little empathy for hornets, chronically pent-up syndrome, opening a new chapter at the blood bank, feeling guilty about everything, assuming everyone is judging you, anti-resolutions, eating free cookies with abandon, liberating your inner happy, the idiocy of “perfect body weight”, one dance teacher’s dilemma, the truth about snow pants, inheriting your mother’s computer, bare vs. bear, the perils of typing too fast, an argument about the word “squiffy”, Facebook’s social engineering & advertising manipulations, considering the accuracy of conspiracy theories, a fascinating look at the poker term “running good”, an unfortunate conflation of the Holy Eucharist with the card game Euchre, several ways to shoot the moon, what it’s called when your scalp crinkles, the approach of lambing time & an explanation of what it means to “make udders”, what might happen to a nursing mother at the grocery store, sponge bras, “hot chocolating” as a verb, a strange exodus across the parking lot, a story of septic gas, an aversion to sauerkraut, revisiting Emily’s “how” problem, a place for mindless music, more on cat grooming rituals - and so much more!

Featuring music from Vermont musicians & friends: Patrick Ross [Soldiers Joy]; Nolan McKelvey [All We Ever Needed]; Pete’s Posse [Road to Germany]; Grayson [Winter].

Subscribe to our podcast on iTunes, Apple Podcasts 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 and 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 Tunbridge Grease Collective and the Mountain Folk Concert Series.

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Direct download: 11th_Hour_1-5-18.mp3
Category:Humor -- posted at: 5:33pm EST

In this episode co-hosts Kristina Stykos and Emily Howe discuss a common misuse of the word “thaw”, certain types of unbridled paranoia, the ongoing saga of the lava lamp, some unwanted side effects from vacuuming, dealing with frozen water buckets, the unexpected strength of John, slow feed hay nets from the Hay Chix, being filled with the sustenance of life, a platitude for 2018, one more lame excuse for eating meat, feeling vindictive towards chickens, a special Bic pen collection, what constitutes a dead town vs. a thriving one, a spate of terrifying low temperatures, bugs that stick to stuff, Emily’s use of the word “Christmas” as a verb, power tools as gifts, a surprise of secret pants, kewpie doll shadow boxes, a hardware store return, the most unoriginal present, a novel use for bubble wrap, an in-depth look at “Snarky Puppy”, what scares us, disruption of the normal, being a human magnet for abuse, a heart-breaking dream of forgiveness, touchstones for the heart, superiority as a form of self hatred, how you feel when your kid gets his first chain saw, a bridge to the fifth dimension, embracing your own inner authority, the speed of semen on a good day, the hazards of turning on an oil furnace, a slacker curator, farmhouse winter air flow issues, relating to the incredible adversities faced by pioneers, another guided visualization with manatees, the dumbness of Florida, applying for a job with the John Lennon Educational Bus, how to meet history lovers, a random events generator, getting unconfused about apps - and so much more!

Featuring music from Vermont musicians & friends: Kristina Stykos [Forgiveness]; The Hillman Hunter with Risto Saarinen [Star Trek]; Brian Clark [The Lake].

Subscribe to our podcast on iTunes, Apple Podcasts 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 and 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 Tunbridge Grease Collective and the Mountain Folk Concert Series.

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Direct download: 11th_Hour_12-29-17.mp3
Category:Humor -- posted at: 6:26pm EST

In this episode co-hosts Kristina Stykos and Emily Howe discuss some unusual holiday breakfast specials, uses for the common cackleberry, what you get when you order a Sir Spam-a-lot, the nuanced protocols of diner coffee refills, a small relic from French class, how the cat responded to jalapeños, butter as colonial moisturizer, an explanation of the 5th dimension featuring pencils and portals, Christmas depression & other options for dealing with unbridled commercialism, a tiny harmonica necklace, a hellish trip to the food coop, a metaphor about radiators, social anxiety while shopping, the obvious benefits of breathing, oppositional attitudes that come up during labor, a few downsides to the miracle of birth, a truism about lying, working with water visualizations in and out of the bathroom, the exhaustion of too much Christmas, using trash bags instead of wrapping paper, a closer look at rabbits and house-training them, a few lame craft projects, a possible connection between pedophiles and Christmas music, Blakeman’s tractor-driving Santa, actual drone footage detailing acres of inflatable Santas, Emily’s slut-shaming of an oversized M&M, a brief review of narcissistic behavior, a psychological riddle, horrible self loathing brought on by trips to the hair stylist, tips on how to stop actively hating yourself, a controversial program to relocate homeless people, fake tramps, sleeping bag coats, a problem with window shoppers and car parts, how being nice to someone can restore your humanity - and so much more!

Featuring music from Vermont musicians & friends: Robert Resnik [O’Carolan Medley]; Nikki Matheson [Bells in the Air]; Katie Trautz & Kristina Stykos [Southwind].

Subscribe to our podcast on iTunes, Apple Podcasts 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 and 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 Tunbridge Grease Collective and the Mountain Folk Concert Series.

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Direct download: 11th_Hour_12-22-17.mp3
Category:Humor -- posted at: 5:51pm EST

In this episode co-hosts Kristina Stykos and Emily Howe discuss the late night guys, the switch to microphone four, a birthday of little note, nostalgia for the old sand pile, the logic of water towers, a shout-out to studs, the current state of Ariel’s generator, an enumeration of the undesirable attributes belonging to wood fired pizza, a sure-fire mood shifter relsqated to opera, new uses for Physio balls, sinister Santa, the failure of Dominick the Donkey song, more on lip syncing, when your friends post too many family photos, an elementary schooler’s holiday Mohawk, re-envisioning the Statue-of-Liberty, what happened before the phone tree was automated, a look forward to “thigh-lighting”, a party game with paper plates, writing books in your sleep, Butch’s new sweater & his fashion sense in general, a modest inheritance, how work might relate to unhappiness, more on a certain “grouchy little person”, a closer look at elves, another great way to ruin your life, the ease & coward’s path of arguing online, admiration for Courtney’s stilettos, Vermont’s lack of sidewalks, a fun scene from Ruth Porter’s book, the complexity of losing your shoe in the mud, the genealogy of mismatched socks, rubber vs. plastic totes, the mysterious, ongoing metamorphoses of gas stations, fond memories of Mobil’s Pegasus logo, feeling like a stupid human, kudos to a winter that’s seemingly “on-track” - and so much more!

Featuring music from Vermont musicians & friends: Turnip Truck [Cash on the Barrelhead]; Davey Davis [Honky Tonk Highway]; Bow Thayer [Fat Necklace].

Subscribe to our podcast on iTunes, Apple Podcasts 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 and 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 Tunbridge Grease Collective and the Mountain Folk Concert Series.

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Direct download: 11th_Hour_12-15-17.mp3
Category:Humor -- posted at: 9:56am EST

In this episode co-hosts Kristina Stykos and Emily Howe discuss the usefulness of ears, malleable vs. pliable, the old LB Bowen AKA “the Tunbridge Mall”, more on sock monkeys, a secret mailbox, how to leave chocolate chips in shoes, another look at costumes & closet space allocation, going deep into plastic tubs, cozies, sloppy clothes & flannel night gowns, imagining a world without sweat pants, “elastic wasteland”, a blatant coffee shop addiction, Manuel’s journey from cow to seat cover, a childhood of electrical appliance deprivation, superficial self-improvement tips, deciding who puts the mayonnaise away, additional details about the blind cat, rehearsing the arrival of fake Santa, financial impediments to adoption, a lame debunking of Mary, the horrific intersection of sex & little girl’s dance videos, overlay of attitudes onto dance moves, the architecture of allure, a few famous transvestite farmers, Butch’s cross-dressing protest, the perils of online feminism, the chopping block of change, control room optics, a sugar-sweetened name, a wicked spelling challenge, that queasy feeling when words look wrong, going “off-squash”, post-fair vegetable handouts, the hidden reasons for getting rid of voice mail, a sorry or sorry-not-sorry challenge, tips & warnings related to hiding your dysfunctions, the complex underpinnings of unnatural smiling, a short analysis of the word “smirk”, the joys of singing without being seen, going back to the woods - and so much more!

Featuring music from Vermont musicians & friends: Highwoods Stringband [Devilish Mary]; Your Actions Spoke Louder Than Words [Mark Struhsacker]; Val McCallum [Rarebird].

Subscribe to our podcast on iTunes, Apple Podcasts 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 and 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 Tunbridge Grease Collective and the Mountain Folk Concert Series.

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Direct download: 11th_Hour_12-8-17.mp3
Category:Humor -- posted at: 9:12pm EST

In this episode co-hosts Kristina Stykos and Emily Howe discuss who’s listening, an impromptu tree cutting competition, a holiday “hanging baby” theme, the Barbie sleigh, the rites of cutting doll hair, strange bacteria-ridden reservoirs, the imagined genius of Mattel scientists, scary plastic chompers, a new practical application for White-Out, hateful teenagers, the ins and outs of internal bleeding, expired IUDs, the menopause conspiracy, the relationship between wild horses and your emotions, whether or not periods are disgusting, secrets of hat size revealed, learning how to be normal, rediscovering the many uses of laminating plastic, how to get on your happiness arousal, putting jockeys on draft horses, placing projects on a pedestal, a complaint about John’s unconditional love, losing the incentive to “look good”, when to let go of being “cute”, panic in front of the mirror, ageless aging, buying ten men’s shirts, analyzing the thrift store smell, the bad juju of Goodwill, understanding “pong”, looking for pockets of cellular perfection, uncovering your inner “bingo-wings”, a deep dive into Amazing Grace, strategies for swallowing horse pills, possibly finding appreciation for the hurdy-gurdy, whether or not Eli should be taught to warm up the car, the bygone days of learning “stick”, whistling noses & snorting, another mystery cat throw-up event, a joke about germs, how to fake laugh, perfecting the female “I’m harmless” laugh, the fine art of taking responsibility for the insensitivity of others - and so much more!

Featuring music from Vermont musicians & friends: Ariel Zevon [Digitize My Heart]; Robert Resnik [Copshawholme Fair]; Libby Kirkpatrick [Now].

Subscribe to our podcast on iTunes, Apple Podcasts 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 and 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 Tunbridge Grease Collective and the Mountain Folk Concert Series.

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Direct download: 11th_Hour_12-1-17.mp3
Category:Humor -- posted at: 8:53pm EST

In this episode co-hosts Kristina Stykos and Emily Howe discuss buying candy by the bag, food as an answer to our problems, a flak jacket metaphor, kids throwing up in the car, the terrors of 5th grade dances, reflections on the law school parking lot during Thanksgiving break, conjecture about the cat, the great domestic book cleanse of 2017, going deep with a plethora of information on horsemanship, one man’s propensity for tearing the pages out of books, a possible future for John’s handmade postcards, telephone logs as works of art, pen hoarding, parsing the difference between DWI and DUI, the best kind of intoxication, an imagined invitation to Willy Nelson, thinking up other cool stuff, butt savers, praise for the generator low oil shut-off mechanism, too many gas cans, too few gas stations, toughing out the holidays, a bad joke about Netflix, scraping the barrel for good Christmas movies, doing craft work in bed, a cheesy Windsor, Vt. ghost story, connecting the spelling word dots, Emily’s off-the-cuff analysis of Kristina’s childhood, the return of the pint-sized fraternity mascot, mis-translations of the French word “esclave”, an update on the Schwan’s truck, debunking recent pronunciation changes for astrologers, choosing dreams over delusions, coming to an impasse, dragging Kendra into it, more on zits, remembering & appreciating well-behaved men, the complicity of bystanders, the deconstruction of a fallacy surrounding the phenomenon of male arousal, feigning sleep as an evasive maneuver - and so much more!

Featuring music from Vermont musicians & friends: Robert Bryant [Farther on Down the Line]; Michele Choiniere [Esclave a L'amour]; Davey Huckett [Emanuel Cathedral Montreal].

Subscribe to our podcast on iTunes, Apple Podcasts 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 and 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 Tunbridge Grease Collective and the Mountain Folk Concert Series.

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Direct download: 11th_Hour_11-24-17.mp3
Category:Humor -- posted at: 7:06pm EST

In this episode co-hosts Kristina Stykos and Emily Howe discuss a great hat, solutions to life’s problems, a psychic prediction of falling firewood, taking a road trip alone, whether or not to like November, the appearance of a mysterious plastic facsimile of Ronald Reagan, making happy space at will, gum removal & public chewing, a cheese fantasy, over-thinking your illnesses, cultivating an exaggerated fear of flu, hairy moments with Pluto, pulling off the highway at the US candy bar capitol, an evil gas pump disaster, John’s questionable car, when waves overtop the ferry, a mini review of English slang, unfair spelling challenges, why your adult children hate the holidays and what to do about it, learning how not to ruffle feathers, the fallacies of Dinosaur Divorce, a short analysis of what insults are made of, refashioning Thanksgiving, eliminating neediness, a story about “Hair”, overdoing thankfulness, the particulars of Emily’s mutant nose, a visit to a hipster bowling alley-restaurant combination in Trumansburg NY, driving with a 91 year old, class issues at the Yacht Club, ponds vs. streams, when to wear your pajamas out in the world, more on the proper contents of & novel uses for chest freezers, a depressing realization about bird feeders, true confessions regarding long-winded guided visualizations, a spontaneous admonition to avoid complexity and simplify the brain’s work load - and so much more!

Featuring music from Vermont musicians & friends: Davey Davis [Hard Tellin’ Not Knowin’]; Carl Goulet [Greenville Trestle]; Spencer Lewis [To All Fathers Missed].

Subscribe to our podcast on iTunes, Apple Podcasts 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 and 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 Tunbridge Grease Collective and the Mountain Folk Concert Series.

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Direct download: 11th_Hour_11-17-17.mp3
Category:Humor -- posted at: 6:33pm EST