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 catching hell, half the world on either side of a hoo-ha, starting a car with a push button, the fitbit on-or-off argument revisited, what to do if what you feel doesn’t match the statistics telling you how you should feel, a funny bone moment, gender-free planets, a few Mark Twain truisms, the untimely loss of a fingernail, a pledge of protection, an antiquated first aid kit, two views on the final moments of a baby bird, custom ordering large inflatable objects, the lost bull fighter’s hat, how to elongate a museum tour, an embarrassing hinge size, the stability of calendars, a plethora of grease collectives, remembering what people look like, Julian’s quest to find the optimal used transmission, altered honking habits, celebrating driveways, “destination mailbox”, checking out a giant skunk hole, the butternut tree in the cellar hole, toughening up your bare feet, sucking the moisture out of “potato hands”, applause for sister photographers, longing for summer barn dances & a fantasy version of the old Dreamland dance barn of Tunbridge, debunking various myths about falling in love, attraction as karma, looking for the right words, recognizing things that belong to you, divine intervention at the model airplane show, avoiding sad animal movies, being happy about banjos again, confusion brought on by the philosophy of live it – love it, an unfortunate fashionista misstep, Emily’s experiment with corn rows, the biggest form of flattery - and so much more!

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

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_8-11-17.mp3
Category:Humor -- posted at: 4:14pm EDT

Co-hosts Kristina Stykos and Emily Howe discuss electric fans, layering tee shirts, white starchy aprons, a self-inflicted dearth of plumbers, looking forward to John’s gubernatorial run, a huge cabbage, condoms, cat food and fearing the judgment of cashiers, Kendra’s twist on Pig Latin, going whole hog with “totes”, homage to saying Bloody Mary 3x in the mirror at midnight, repeating a word until it becomes meaningless, the perils of calling someone “Durwood”, Kristina’s hang with hipsters, girth in its many forms, preempting your 40th birthday, how to maintain your standing as an optimist when crummy things keep happening, more details on the tractor repair, another Subaru transmission fail, breaking down in West Hartford, hating cars, the fine print behind Emily’s unlucky star, whining as a way of life, the inordinate knowledge base of large families, verbal bulldozering, mowing over apple branches, yelling for your partner, picking the color of your port-o-let, discovering “the magic hotel”, a musical instrument spelling challenge, shacking up with Sweden’s premier nyckelharpa player, true confessions of the letter “x”, a new use for the library book deposit box, the hows and whys of stealing gardening tools, a bad word band name, rockin’ the roadhouse, getting good at stuff, searching for the lost thrift store curtain, the ins and outs of dating a banjo player, Bow’s trip to Alaska, a band named Cabinet, alone-in-the-wilderness syndrome, a terrifying June bug, a make-shift toad enclosure, the demise of a red eft, healing your life with affirmations, shoe glue - and so much more!

Featuring music from Vermont musicians & friends: Nick Cowles [Sensitive New Age Redneck]; Lizzy Mandell [The Old House]; Brian Clark [The Lake]

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_8-4-17.mp3
Category:Humor -- posted at: 11:49pm EDT

Host Kristina Stykos and guest co-host Libby Kirkpatrick discuss Prince Edward in a can, not having a plan, conversation as a dying art, names that don’t roll off the tongue, eyes like pools, the intricacies of yawning, discovering coffee as an adult, getting more respect for doing nothing, things that were enjoyable, how to get to know somebody you already know, news from inside the raspberry patch, letting go of your lunch, breaking down flat-picking patterns in three, a hankering to play at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, possible causes for on-stage panic, disorders with the vocal cords, more on manifesting life force into physical form, wrestling with a very public disability, coping with famous parents, having a mid-life crisis in front of an audience, dancing with ghosts, the non-solution of playing louder in order to hear yourself, pretending to have fun, the self-centered singer-songwriter phenomenon, having children as a way to subvert your career goals, normal guys wearing a collar, recognizing destiny, further poetic musings on the cathartic train whistle sound, what a tolling bell really is, Tony Furtado’s softened world view, how bird calls relate to time travel, the fall crow call and other unmitigated harbingers of truth, a world-wide cranial sacral shout out, the importance of self regulation, recalibrating the practice of feeling love, cranking the door open from a closed position, contemplating a day without dreams, rusty windows and favorite lubricants, the dark doo-doo, taking the time to navel gaze - and so much more!

Featuring music from Vermont musicians & friends: Libby Kirkpatrick [Goodbye Venus; Vaulted Heart; Wake Me Up]

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_7-28-17.mp3
Category:Humor -- posted at: 5:29pm EDT

Co-hosts Kristina Stykos and Emily Howe discuss a short-lived entanglement, a middle-aged woman’s waning cuteness, the nuances of falling in ditches, mowing down flowers, the Zen of using scissors on lawn grass, porcupine data points, a possible woodchuck reincarnation event, opening up to the new moon in Leo, when fantasy turns into delusion, projecting onto external objects, seeing the same familiar face again and again, acting “as if”, the relationship between boredom and yawning, calling out the Vermont Agency of Transportation, bridge-repair-frustration as a way of life, the tragic effect of summer road construction on cremee purchases, powdered plastic stuff passed off as food, the continuing saga of hard-to-find tractor parts, why farming is harder than it should be, the truth about who changes light bulbs at Walmart, deconstructing the word “phubbing”, eating dinner sans devices, hankering to be home, moving lumber in a station wagon, mistaking a tint for a color, a movie about the hidden life of protein and other personified chemicals, how human happiness may be tied to gumball machines, an unusual door stop, the ongoing mystery of Butch sneaking things onto airplanes, paranoid plans for flying far in the future, making enough money to take time off, a marriage proposal on the Baltic Sea, how dementia might change your gender orientation, an unfunny case of sexual assault on Grandpa, busting churches for their lack of originality, map dowsing for fun and relaxation, looking for Killington’s town center, locating a baptismal font without GPS, putting the “whine” back in winery, losing your cumberment - and so much more!

Featuring music from Vermont musicians & friends: Will Patton [Bebop in Pastel]; Robert Resnik [Whistle Set]; Spencer Lewis [Change Is].

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_7-21-17.mp3
Category:Humor -- posted at: 5:51pm EDT

Co-hosts Kristina Stykos and Emily Howe discuss la la la, zoning out, full utilization of the grocery list, sardines for cats, chipmunks in the shower stall, old people acting like young people, two reactions to the Burger King crown, the art of selecting your profile pic so that it won’t scare away women, an argument about clowns, the superior aesthetics of miming, a return to our worst syntax habits, further analysis of John’s phone tics, nostalgia for the way things never were, a clarification around the word “master”, what mom found in the bottom drawer, an epic marble scramble, debunking piñata mania, the full story on plum pudding, baby cake and other cake-themed information, how to strike up unlikely friendships with telemarketers, Randy’s life-changing bike ride, what else might reroute your entire life, how the out-of-town neighbors have been introducing Emily to hard liquor, what might be wrong with thinking you’re funny, eating brie standing up, when being busy turns into an unhealthy obsession, discovering the hazards of sleeping in a new clubhouse, why rain gets us off the hook, odd ambiguity around the bridge outage, what not to say to France’s first lady, lack of discipline around sexual projection, the backwards way we look at rape, a hypothetical about the love train, Kristina’s ultimate answer for all queries regarding her musical inspirations, a gift for the shop crew that fell flat, reviewing magazine subscriptions, an atypical Harvard grad, a familial connection to olive oil, Eli’s crush on the French girl in the movie about the chimpanzee scientist, dealing with an upside box of cereal - and so much more!

Featuring music from Vermont musicians & friends: Scott Campbell [Nancy in the Mud Bog]; Bow Thayer and the Perfect Trainwreck [Got My Attention]; Susannah Blachly [All the Colors].

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_7-14-17.mp3
Category:Humor -- posted at: 5:01pm EDT

Co-hosts Kristina Stykos and Emily Howe discuss a stylish accessory, new info on rocks, the secret talents of an elusive mollusk, how to hide things in plain sight, a clever “go-to” for used diapers, highway-induced revelations, connecting with your inner I.Q., making a bridge between hoopla and hoo-ha, how Kristina’s mother accomplished the complete eradication of her English accent, updates on the donkey and the horse, an attempt to unpack humble-bragging, some possible motivations for posting photos to social media, the long road to connecting with yourself, babysitting as a gateway to disliking children, from synchronicity to rhinoplasty in a few easy steps, trash-talking fish, the Sayers-Ellis Syndrome, if any people are really nice, the weight of guilt as a counter balance to karma, the science behind victim-blaming, the complexity of common sounds, the thrill of lingering on a train whistle, full circle from birds to back stabbing and back again, why you might sell your land to an unscrupulous land developer, inspiring others to rip off your ideas, kleenex in the washing machine, tanning with stickers, the challenge of replacing corn-based cereals, discovering Vermont’s hippest food truck, getting a deal on jumper cables, fear of electricity, more confessions of a bad mother, Emily’s sad and painful history with the Van de Graaff generator, the humiliations of schooling, ideas for getting rid of teenage boys, Montana’s recent earthquake and the sheep takeover on Highway 200, needing a helper, a reason to get married again - and so much more!

Featuring music from Vermont musicians & friends: The Highwoods String Band [Bully of the Town]; Bow Thayer and the Perfect Trainwreck [In the Pines]; Turnip Truck [Jesus on the Mainline].

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_7-7-17.mp3
Category:Humor -- posted at: 6:23pm EDT

Co-hosts Kristina Stykos and Emily Howe and special guests Ira and Eli discuss frying pans & fire, the perfection of Tolkien, bees in the rain, a bear sighting or two, more questions about the planet Pluto, what to expect from the God of the Underworld, squaring off with Mars, a truck full of fireworks, dirty children, the ins and outs of putting Ben and Jerry’s Cherry Garcia ice cream in your morning coffee, false identification as it relates to salmonella, whether or not to let your kids eat raw cookie dough, maybe not putting live chickens in the fridge, why we’re hungry all the time, tons of other stuff, remembering Billy in the Lowground, following the porta-potty truck into town, mailbox safety, accepting weird people, Ira’s five amazing piggy banks, what makes us poor, lamenting the vet bill, the mysterious “pig pasture in the sky”, posing with sheep including Jim, a “must-see” farm movie, the lava lamp as in-vitro metaphor, deconstructing Emily’s new word “tintillation”, what you get if you cross Bono with Yoko Ono, another irresistible train-high, the power of music to fuel fantasy, putting the boogey into hedgehogs, how feeling better can affect your looks, an unfortunate automobile incident behind the Department of Children and Families, why John did not take the kids to hang the art show, recapping the diaper drive, an update on Vermont’s transfer of radioactive water to Idaho, a possible solution for giant salami spills, how drunk wedding revelers set Emily’s trees on fire, being stuck to Crazy Glue, some chemical combinations to avoid, complications at the Chelsea bridge project, why the cat has been staring at the bushes, how to get some money, the big appetite of Grandpa Avery, a bad end to the whipped cream extravaganza - and so much more!

Featuring music from Vermont musicians & friends: Patrick Ross with Hot Flannel [Gentle on my Mind]; Michele Choiniere [Te Souviendras-tu de Moi?]; Lizzy Mandell [Isaac’s Song].

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_6-30-17.mp3
Category:Humor -- posted at: 7:35pm EDT

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