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 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!

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

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!

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

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!

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

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!

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

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!

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

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!

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

11th Hour Radio Episode 1-6-17

Host Kristina Stykos and guest co-host Kendra Colburn discuss guilt-driven civic duty, weatherization & the an exciting “old stove” change-out program, the problem with new fangled mufflers, a comparison to sheep and lemmings, a professed propensity for nude laundry hanging, covering up your soul with clothing, searching for a world filled with reflections of ancient sunlight, a warning sign for slacker DJs, foo-fer-all, facing up to a deeply blank brain, chronic anxiety as a way of life, the charm of foibles, developing attachments to alternative news media personalities, the joys of pushing away materialism, how a rare edition of Alice in Wonderland came to cross “the pond”, a brush with the classic tomes of Oz, the fantastic heyday of children’s books circa 1950 and one local author celebrity, avoiding women’s beautiful voices, the pros and cons of professional jealousy, an unusual meeting of tacos and zero gravity, the romance of freight trains, not letting anything get in the way of your mission, weird emotional stuff and circling around work, a ukulele kidnapping, gestating a musical cake that goes flump, the balance between trust and discipline, paid vs. unpaid projects and corresponding trepidation levels, rejecting the lightness of down comforters, mispronouncing words, more on polyester blankets, counterproductive health measures, whether or not to take pills, holding onto vices, appreciating out-of-tune banjos, systematic dishonesty & ignoring red flags - and so much more!

Featuring music from Vermont musicians & friends: Kristina Stykos [I’m a Stranger Here]; Bow Thayer [Epitome]; Patrick Ross & Aaron Johnson [Flintlock]

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!

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Direct download: 11th_Hour_1-6-17.mp3
Category:Humor -- posted at: 11:11am EST

11th Hour Radio Episode 12-30-16

Host Kristina Stykos and guest co-host Davey Davis discuss the value of snow, what to do with used gum, how to properly dispose of a half-dead mouse, early morning coffee hallucinations, an overview of Karen’s recipe for canned bread, a clever use for birch bark brought to you by Telemark skiers, hitting trees on Mount Ascutney, a cautionary tale about falling into streams, the utility of bonfires in the forest, a new use for malls including rioting, the confusing profusion, nay epidemic of generic “dollar stores”, a hot beverage putdown, the good medicine of song making, how a music career can start with an $8 guitar, a suggested overhaul of the word, concept & functionality of divorce, comparing the fairness of people to the fairness of life in general, Uncle David’s twelve wives and a song almost written about it, how dad changed political parties after a few drinks, culturally conditioned suspiciousness and bully posture, hearing the Barre quarry bells from down country, the long journey of Eddie’s Christmas letter, a now infamous definition of a musician via Kendra, Vermont’s best small ski slopes, looking back at a basement recording session with cousin Lane, a brief review of “Jump and Thrash” fishing, an ode to transplants, diverting bullets away from deer with mental powers, tree hugging hunters, original footage of the Chernobyl disaster, the spreading clouds of toxic fear, more band names, Kristina’s New Year’s resolution involving banjos, being friendly again - and so much more!

Featuring music from Vermont musicians & friends: Kristina Stykos [Remembering]; The Cousins Project [Stealing Away]; Brian Clark [The Lake]

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!

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Direct download: 11th_Hour_12-30-16.mp3
Category:Humor -- posted at: 7:00pm EST

11th Hour Radio Episode 12-23-16

Co-hosts Kristina Stykos and Emily Howe discuss how to delineate the differences between dwarves, elves & other magical creatures, dental work at the North Pole, more on Emily’s relationship to Corn Pops, a story of badly washed greens, grit and GMOs, body image delusions and a new plan for stress reduction in 2017, the unwrapping & consequent discovery of a tea tree oil blemish touch-stick, the benefits of imaginary of food, how toe length may affect handwriting, meeting Buddy and Buddy at Bill and Tania’s Christmas party, the special place of philosophical musings while driving, bringing Grandpa back home for the holidays, the finer points of Yankee Swap vs. Secret Santa, sure-fire methods for engendering neurotic fears in children, counter-acting negative media imagery with King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table, conjecture about what screens are doing to kids, reflecting on a downturn in sled sales, taking a closer look at beeswax, deconstructing the iconic sound of the train whistle - again, a happy, albeit commercial collision of chocolate, rabbits and reindeer, the relative merits of Christmas tree shopping on a Monday, the charmed and checkered lives of snow gun operators, looking bad on the slopes, what musicians have to say about what you can & cannot take with you when you die, gig stories featuring cops, naked women, rats and club owners, an accident involving ice, a fence post and a tender spot - and so much more!

Featuring music from Vermont musicians & friends: Davey David [Night Church]; Jim Reiman [Mystery Girl]; Eric & Mark Goodenough [Crested Hen]

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!

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Direct download: 11th_Hour_12-23-16.mp3
Category:Humor -- posted at: 7:32pm EST

11th Hour Radio Episode 12-16-16

Co-hosts Kristina Stykos and Emily Howe discuss how hats are cool, singing in the shower – real and imagined, reining in Butch’s baritone, a 24/7 down coat deployment, delayed school openings due to frigid temps, a new use for unpopped popcorn, a very green show-and-tell surprise, noses as a high maintenance part of the body, performing temporary face lifts, a squirrel metaphor and one unlikely storage location for nuts, the apparent difficulties of distinguishing bagpipe players from penguins, a questionable Wikipedia correction, the politics of fighting over bookmarks, coping with the rigors of dishwashing, the necessity of unfriending friends who winter in Mexico and work from the beach, an unfortunate and embarrassing encounter in the thrift store involving an ugly sweater, Justin’s live video and its unexpected connection to Kristina, busting through the façade of perfection, a breakdown of Eli’s trumpet solo on “We Will Rock You” at the grade school holiday concert, developing an ever-expanding Facebook skillset of inattention, more happy repercussions from a rubber boot purchase, whether or not it’s easy to cry, a dream of riding the coastal highways in a minivan, bad relationships and their near perfect connection to a swarm of bees, strategies for undermining a husband’s pen-hoarding ways - and so much more!

Featuring music from Vermont musicians & friends: Mark Struhsacker [Come on In; Suzy]; Robert Resnik [Sand and Foam]

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!

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Direct download: 11th_Hour_12-16-16.mp3
Category:Humor -- posted at: 10:54pm EST