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 a false fake-out, a dearth of tiki torches, feeling dark & creepy, taking a measured approach to sour milk, the not-okay-ness of chewing tobacco, reminiscing about freezer lockers at the old Chelsea General Store, the “white turkey” phenomenon, planning a trip to the gun store, a fond nickname for Dick Upham, the dead battery situation in Barnard, our soulful connection to Scandinavia, being lured into the velvet gypsy fortune-teller’s tent, a disappointing lucky day, losing a house to foreclosure, a fishy conflagration, not being able to afford justice, getting chummy with the child support judge, the root of Kristina’s sports-aversion, the mystery of the Iroquois, making time to meet Willie Nelson, a witchdoctor journey, new uses for the common egg beater involving a power drill, a quick assessment of “kink”, the backstory on moths, a humane modification for bug zappers, people-pleasers & the laws of fatal attraction, the dangers of spruce gum, imagining a vegetarian chicken-pot-pie, saying no to washing pots, the soothing zen of running water, weird sponges, confronting Sriracha sauce, Emily’s complicated texture issue, getting good results out of a messy, organic process, supermarket phobia, the ins and outs of family-participation in an Amazon shopping cart, ordering shepherd’s crooks online, John’s Halloween-themed naked lady purchase, revisiting the Haunted Forest safe-word, pumpkin & squash confusion, the terror and duplicity of masks, extending the use of your shipping tape, a strange bonding - and so much more!

Featuring music from Vermont musicians & friends: Pete Sutherland [In the Country of the Iroquois]; Lizzy Mandell [What’s to Believe In]; Carl Goulet [Borrowed Time].

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.

For more information:

11th Hour Radio Official Website

11th Hour Radio on Facebook

Kristina on Facebook

Emily on Facebook

Kristina's Website

Direct download: 11th_Hour_10-27-17.mp3
Category:Humor -- posted at: 3:15pm EST

In this episode co-hosts Kristina Stykos and Emily Howe discuss the giant baby & all its ramifications, Myra’s very high party bar, the scariest diaper dance, how to dress up as Chinese food, losing control of your kids’ Halloween, finding the right “safe word” on a deadline, an indignity regarding the word “corset”, eyebrow problems, training yourself not to look at yourself, gaze control strategies for improving self esteem, missing letters on the Chicken Pie Supper sign, the mysterious rebranding of coat designer Donna Karan, mixed reactions to a new Target location, fantasizing about Amtrack drivers, a comparison between the International Space Station and the Holiday Inn, an argument about the deeper meaning of basketball, television during the holidays, how to explain “Paul is Dead” to someone who has never heard of the Beatles, more on the alleged Abba cover band, describing color that can’t be seen, practicing gender-neutral active listening, splitting hairs over cat pee, a similar chemical odor and cat mint, a weird & inconvenient injury related to tree swinging, a new expanded view of Rapture that includes pets, going down to Fletcher Brook to find baptism, finding a guy in a truck way back in the woods, six amazing washing machines that don’t use water, a bad analogy between toasters and driers, more misconceptions about carbon dioxide, testing the jeans-in-the-freezer theory, sheep heart storage - and so much more!

Featuring music from Vermont musicians & friends: Larry Allen Brown [The Gathering]; Peter Hedlund [Vastanmadspolska]; Steve Mayone [Poor Heart].

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.

For more information:

11th Hour Radio Official Website

11th Hour Radio on Facebook

Kristina on Facebook

Emily on Facebook

Kristina's Website

Direct download: 11th_Hour_10-20-17.mp3
Category:Humor -- posted at: 8:29pm EST

In this episode co-hosts Kristina Stykos and Emily Howe discuss banishing negativity for an hour, whether or not Kristina can identify her friends’ cars, being crushed down into the crustacean pile of nothingness, how to bypass a popular book, coming to terms with the Salem witch trials, terror & hope, a strange problem with a chicken named Giselle, fun facts about celebrity children, more on life form hierarchy, a warning about ball point pens, eating with dirty hands, trying to keep track of salmonella, a new direction for stuffed animals, the uselessness of trying to invent things, what happens when you get the local fire department involved with a Haunted Forest, improvising rhythm instruments, soliciting donut donations, unpacking this year’s Tunbridge Fair coin drop, Emily’s missed opportunity to trick Kristina into wearing a dress, imagining an alternate universe Disneyland, standing up to oppression, feeling unworthy to be alive, the school dilemma, reviving your blog, an in-depth exploration of wrapping paper, finding a mindless balance with the president, passing judgment on people’s yawns, a depressing look at dating statistics, revelatory details on the viability of sperm, a well organized run-in with foxes, cooking outside, the story of a magical gift, chipmunk taxidermy, planning a field trip to the Snowsville General Store, questions about the substitute museum curator’s decision to bring toddlers to work, a mystery can opener - and so much more!

Featuring music from Vermont musicians & friends: Carl Goulet [Prisoner of Conscience]; Robert Bryant [Little Red Flower]; Charlie Shew and Pat Jones [Marie-Line].

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.

For more information:

11th Hour Radio Official Website

11th Hour Radio on Facebook

Kristina on Facebook

Emily on Facebook

Kristina's Website

Direct download: 11th_Hour_10-13-17.mp3
Category:Humor -- posted at: 6:06pm EST

In this episode co-hosts Kristina Stykos and Emily Howe discuss some tricks for how a Howe might say “how” without drawing attention to themselves, a useful paradigm for the chronically inept, generic niceties said by bridesmaids in the receiving line, applauding grease without endorsing it, choosing plain donuts as a lifestyle statement, full moon types with and without astrology, looking for a fake gypsy fortune teller, the dangers of predictions that come from strangers, another confusing situation involving fingernails, a show-down between a man of science & a man of faith, what things not to do alone, keeping Entertainment at arms length, getting ready for house guests, bonding with a road crew guy named Mike, surviving mean teenagers, the no-good reasons that go along with no-good people, smelling weakness, when you dream about your ex, the serial cheater archetype, the finer points of flushing sewage out of your emotional system, different kinds of secrets, wondering what men do in the bathroom, one unfortunate exception to the Muzak rule, the genius behind the modesty of Japanese women, a wonderful pioneer fish trap to the rescue, managing prodigious iris beds and the incredible life force of plants, the silence of friends, many new-fangled ways to “ghost” others, a tale of summer camp rejection, growing to adulthood with bad personal habits, clinging to other blabber-mouths and over-sharing as a way of life - and so much more!

Featuring music from Vermont musicians & friends: Jamie Gage [Mary Drives by in the Moonlight]; Rick Davis [Old Hippies]; The Cousins Project [Mess of Love].

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.

For more information:

11th Hour Radio Official Website

11th Hour Radio on Facebook

Kristina on Facebook

Emily on Facebook

Kristina's Website

Direct download: 11th_Hour_10-6-17.mp3
Category:Humor -- posted at: 1:51pm EST

Co-hosts Kristina Stykos and Emily Howe discuss the man with tan pants, stupid skinny jeans, sunset photos taken by boring people, repercussions of a dud foliage season, when to doff Victorian clothes (casual Friday), an eye makeup mistake, the new “hot” and how to affect it, salon mirror protocol, using animation to blot yourself out, personalizing the Peter Sellers look, avoiding daily reflection, how to party without others, an accusation about adopting strays, a hornet extravaganza, unpacking common misconceptions about dragons, an inexplicable rash, what to do with a bag of mildewed linens, apocalyptic microbes, the finer points of “hooking up”, the modern way to get a bad reputation, creepy dirty dancing a la from behind, surviving dating culture, questions about female bonding, the best pick up line for single Vermonters, missing out on wood-splitting, feeling like you don’t know anybody, using your time wisely as a hermit, what you do when you come home from work, the inherent inefficiencies of satins and taffetas, kids with sticky hands & poor supervision, a business opportunity for milk maids who like to sing, the abnormal popularity of Jonna Jinton, the dangers of taming something with horns, hopping the happiness train, finding the hidden beauty behind the crap, improving levels of clarity within and without, another broken lawn mower incident, the undeniable aesthetic perfection of a well oiled machine, suffering 45 minutes on the phone with AT&T, electrons and apples - and so much more!

Featuring music from Vermont musicians & friends: Robert Bryant [Learning to Cry]; Libby Kirkpatrick [Crying]; Julie James [Down to the Bottom Side].

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 Tunbridge Grease Collective and the Mountain Folk Concert Series.

For more information:

11th Hour Radio Official Website

11th Hour Radio on Facebook

Kristina on Facebook

Emily on Facebook

Kristina's Website

Direct download: 11th_Hour_9-29-17.mp3
Category:Humor -- posted at: 8:08pm EST

Co-hosts Kristina Stykos and Emily Howe discuss a lost hairbrush, skipping work when you can’t afford to, leaving Jon at home butchering sheep, a great young man, an odd pair of red rubber sneakers, the finer points of goulash, rebranding gypsies and Eskimos, musician albinos, a blond, tattooed horse wrangler, the nuances of sitting on draft horses, eating burritos at the harness race, parking in a favorite field, the most logical reason for failing your driving test, unpacking Suzy and her school buses, the difference between a bog and a fen, trying to understand quicksand, recreational boot buying, real non-monkey hurdy-gurdy, how to deal with sneezers, talking about the weather, some thoughts on joy, almost bringing Mary Oliver to the local library, fantasizing about famous musicians, the oozing craziness of fan mail, planning for a future expose of delusional obsession, Emily’s life-long infatuation with Sean Austin, a movie about fighting golf resort development, celebrity vs. local hero, songs & dirt roads as therapy, a clue-based adventure, visiting gnome houses during the annual road rally, more information you didn’t want to know about “the wishing well guy”, the sound of wind, winter panic mode, a journalistic spelling challenge, bad associations with the color grey, an in-depth look at shovel handles, transplanting unhappy trees, the nice men at Welch’s hardware, goats in Prospect Park, the hoggy moons of Saturn, tricks for warming up to space - and so much more!

Featuring music from Vermont musicians & friends: Robert Resnik [Copshawholme Fair]; Pete Sutherland [Hard Hearted Hills]; Michael Shaw [Raised by Wolves].

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 Tunbridge Grease Collective and the Mountain Folk Concert Series.

For more information:

11th Hour Radio Official Website

11th Hour Radio on Facebook

Kristina on Facebook

Emily on Facebook

Kristina's Website

Direct download: 11th_Hour_9-22-17.mp3
Category:Humor -- posted at: 10:25pm EST

Host Kristina Stykos and guest co-host Jonathan Daitch discuss the fact that life is full of exaggerations, Emily’s absence, last year’s Fair flop, how a 29 year old took the helm of a junior high school named Markles Flats, confidence vs. arrogance, building something in the spirit of the 60s, getting revenge on a wasted youth, the power-sharing dynamics of all-school meetings, boredom as fuel, coming to consensus in Madagascar, the art of acknowledging someone else’s principles, getting to know kids from the wrong side of the tracks, the joys of making mistakes, the agonies of making mistakes, a shout-out from Richie Stearns to “the guy who taught me how to learn”, wisdom’s edge & the persistent reign of lies, having too much fun, education on a toxic waste dump, no-penalty truancy, when you might need math, a classic American sound, conquering time & space, the arc of personality over a lifetime, leaving Ithaca, living outside the square, low-judgment environments, trying to keep track of everybody, looking for Danny & Steve, a failed woodworking project, a book about contemporary Palestinian theater, culture as resistance, a horrible occupation, teaching photography in a refugee camp, not scaling your project to your budget, ambivalence about food selfies, the ingredients of an old friendship, a memorable men’s group, a chatterbox father-son reunion, abandoning your kids & re-friending them, another fun thing that we did - and so much more!

Featuring music from Vermont musicians & friends: Doug Anderson [Old Dirt Road]; Val McCallum [Digging For Gold]; Brown Trout and the Lunkers [Honor Thy Fly].

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 Tunbridge Grease Collective and the Mountain Folk Concert Series.

For more information:

Jon Daitch Photography

11th Hour Radio Official Website

11th Hour Radio on Facebook

Kristina on Facebook

Emily on Facebook

Kristina's Website

Direct download: 11th_Hour_9-15-17.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:08pm EST

Co-hosts Kristina Stykos and Emily Howe discuss lice, donut crumbs, our crappy sound, changing your name, Emily’s absurd contention that people add silent letters to their kids’ names, hidden keyboard shortcuts, the epic discovery of a connector between vowels, the tragic death of a computer with nine lives, a return to the power of positive thinking, the rapid demise of the word “trump”, the truth of Gaia, a cursory analysis of Disney movies, putting down puppets, more on marionette disasters, a trip to Harrods, the complex acquisition of patience, an untimely haircut, heaven via blow-drying, home hair straightening with bricks, a dream of swapping body parts, the natural high of self acceptance, water bras, the saga of the dead baby fawn, wildlife running a-foul of the law, the best ice cream flavors, fantasizing about a difficult-to-get-to location, proposals for controlling local road deterioration, re-imagining cowboy hats in Vermont, the return of the riding lawn mower, getting ecstatic about next year, holding your pee in too long, choosing glasses frames & the sexy secretary look, reuniting with your own songs, another colonial housewife gig, an incredible dream & the intense feelings of safety and comfort that came with it, delusional dreaming, the old man who almost fell down the stairs, smelling other people’s weaknesses, a clarification regarding the Piscean moon cycle, avoiding the word “radiation”, a new technique for catching spiders and/or throwing them - and so much more!

Featuring music from Vermont musicians & friends: Larry Allen Brown [Stories That We Wrote]; Stefan Lundin [Som en andlos vag]; Terry Lee Hale [Bound, Chained, Fettered].

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 Tunbridge Grease Collective and the Mountain Folk Concert Series.

For more information:

11th Hour Radio Official Website

11th Hour Radio on Facebook

Kristina on Facebook

Emily on Facebook

Kristina's Website

Direct download: 11th_Hour_9-8-17.mp3
Category:Humor -- posted at: 3:45pm EST

Co-hosts Kristina Stykos and Emily Howe discuss the question of how much complaining is too much, a plethora of picks, ugly kitchen flooring, resisting your birthday, some very strange spellings, a currently popular rescue animal, permission to make it “all about me”, the gifting of a very special cereal bowl, undressing in front of pets, taking your kids to a nude beach, the ups and downs of wearing clothes, gazing at a dry pond & what to do about it, leaving the water on at the barn, calling yourself out for being a “dink”, hair washing day at the International Space Station, a milk tester, a dry cleaner and a machinist, an scary analysis of what we might have eaten in a T.V. dinner, camping with Dinty Moore Stew, advertising a haunted forest 2 months before Halloween, having a messed up relationship to iTunes, an in-depth look at “grit”, how to prepare yourself for success, the money quandary and a rehash of what it means to fall in the gutter, taking stock at forty, more science about opossums, the problem with complicated sentences, telepathy as a strategy for avoiding words, getting the elderly to understand Smart phones, a shout-out to all the people who are still calling Emily, writing instead of talking, first-day-of-school rituals, a review of several Tunbridge businesses, a tale of three inverters, falling in love with old timers, bonding over a winch, a dearth of mower belts, making your lawn look “golf course perfect”, when a flirting comes to its natural end, what to wear when you’re old, taking coolness to the bank, a confusion over vitamins and Hammond organs, nerd museums, debunking the bucket list thing - and so much more!

Featuring music from Vermont musicians & friends: Mark Struhsacker [Suzy]; Jemima James [When You Get Old]; Robert Bryant [Thinking Too Much].

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 Tunbridge Grease Collective and the Mountain Folk Concert Series.

For more information:

11th Hour Radio Official Website

11th Hour Radio on Facebook

Kristina on Facebook

Emily on Facebook

Kristina's Website

Direct download: 11th_Hour_9-1-17.mp3
Category:Humor -- posted at: 4:45pm EST

Co-hosts Kristina Stykos and Emily Howe discuss giving yourself a black eye, how a piece of hair can bring enlightenment, when our computers die, the job scramble, close encounters with sharks, a recommendation about car trunk protocol, more on bad cats, traveling with your mother-in-law in a small car, whether or not to be concerned when you start wearing sweat pants all the time, Kristina’s cool patina, pulling off a look, local store interaction phobia, an early morning trip to vegetable paradise, bonding over the repugnant odors of 14 year old boys, embracing a bad diet, party avoidance as a way of life, the indignities of being a drummer and/or a mom, an unusual song prompt, the lyrical power of a famous missing member, explaining the alteration of anatomy using diagrams, common-sense disparagement of leaf blowers, the hopes, dreams & aspirations of lawn mowers, watching freight cars go by, something pink that came in the mail, an underwhelming once-in-a-lifetime eclipse, a patriotic misnomer, the genesis of Emily’s pear-shaped face, getting on board with another time period, shopping for leather clothes, splatter pants, unnecessary meetings and the perils of advocating for yourself, why emails keep writing alive, being nice but irritating in-person, the question of whether narcissists can change how they are, the futility of trying to fix a crazy person, marriages of convenience, where not to grow, technical obstacles to being fully functional on social media, an argument about the secret space stations on the moon, being kind of interested in something - and so much more!

Featuring music from Vermont musicians & friends: Carl Goulet [Greenville Trestle; Jesus, Me and Whiskey; Prisoner of Conscience]

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 Tunbridge Grease Collective and Mountain Folk.

For more information:

11th Hour Radio Official Website

11th Hour Radio on Facebook

Kristina on Facebook

Emily on Facebook

Kristina's Website

Direct download: 11th_Hour_8-25-17.mp3
Category:Humor -- posted at: 6:55pm EST