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 12-2-16

Co-hosts Kristina Stykos and Emily Howe discuss Emily’s decision to wear finger puppets during the show, the hows and whys of the annoying phone camera “burst” function, using math to swallow things including kale juice, uncalled for heart anomalies in sensitive individuals, recycling 5th grade fashion styles, involuntarily changing how you talk to suit the situation, an in-house Xmas tree cutting competition, fake family perfection on Facebook and its ramifications, a notable text message suggestion from Jen, going all the way during a candle lighting ceremony, the arrival of Butch’s long awaited albeit implied approval, if you had a year to live, sneaky ways to get in the last word, a painful headphone situation, a review of odd animals, going around and around like a dog before sitting down, a brief check in with platypus nipples, breaking news about intelligent procrastination, using chores to your best advantage, unpacking the joys of looking up into trees, whether or not to swap bodies, looking your best as an exercise of the imagination, burning questions about reheated coffee, a return to some grammar rules gone awry, the ongoing Snapple debacle at the local general store, more nefarious causes of headaches, sleeping with your arm up in the air - and so much more!

Featuring music from Vermont musicians & friends: Kristina Stykos [Heart in the Wreckage]; Hunter Paye [This Country]; Susannah Blachly [Your Voice Calls Me Home]

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_12-2-16.mp3
Category:Humor -- posted at: 7:58pm EST

11th Hour Radio Episode 11-25-16

Co-hosts Kristina Stykos and Emily Howe discuss an empty parking lot, how to spell “belly chuckle”, their true feelings about turkeys, one cat’s downward spiral into addiction, how a vegetarian picks the right bowl to put meat in, a twist on guys eating hamburgers, tips for reversing clogged arteries, fresh gossip about Anna’s new boyfriend, another tree service success story including the miracle of the daycare children who were not crushed, checking in on the Minnesota Manure channel, the joys of a small town hardware store, fear & loathing & discount cards, starting a bobcat rescue for the wrong reasons, feelings that accompany spending money on hay, a pragmatic New Year’s resolution involving mind control, what happened to the Abba cover band idea, some odd clothing choices, further adventures in the basement of the thrift store, preferred ways to refer to undergarments, adult acne, learning how to drink more water, a close encounter with cheap perfume, how certain smells are tied to old memories, the iconic image of Rockefeller Center at Christmastime as it relates to capitalism & severe disillusionment, an in-depth analysis of Pat the Bunny, the ecstasy of brightly colored decorative tins, a sea monkey disappointment, remembering a handmade gift from Kendra, challenging a truism about aloneness, making walnut boats and other walnut vehicles including wheel barrows and baby carriages, using Pinterest to stave off depression, lost cat toys & a cat rant, giving yourself a break and/or permission to not go to parties, the spiritual root of chain letters - and so much more!

Featuring music from Vermont musicians & friends: Julie James [Patience]; Michael Oakland [The Grand Design]; Laughing Crow Band [My City in Ruins]

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_11-25-16.mp3
Category:Humor -- posted at: 6:02pm EST

Co-hosts Kristina Stykos and Emily Howe discuss the many nuanced implications of the color pink, an unfortunate defense of flannel nightgowns, flying the flag of Gaia, introducing a new generation to “Jesus Sneakers”, how Butch got away with collecting Crocs, a Pepsi billboard in Tunbridge, the Easter Seals guilt trip, a word digression starting with “spigot” & ending at “panoply”, more on the missing sugar packet collection, a plethora of bird wings, the strength of god’s glue, precursors to the presidency, a sad case of playing dead, complex feelings about friends who live in houses without heat during the winter, sheep massage, sitting on cold rocks, a miniature village with tiny cooking pots, the doll house furniture store closure, weird combinations of stuff, whether or not to pay $30 for a broom, a close encounter with the Polar Express, the morality of lying to children about Santa & subsequent transitioning techniques, the origins and deconstruction of tape loops, surprising yourself in the mirror, taking charge of hover craft, a complaint relating to parallel parking, a porcelain plate challenge, the ins and outs of click-bait, choosing the wrong gift, the return of the gigantic pomegranate-flavored candy cane, inherent dangers to hosting a craft day - and so much more!

Featuring music from Vermont musicians & friends: Robert Resnik [Beulah Land]; Davey Davis [Aberdigeree Swamp Dream]; Chris Kleeman and Malkum Gibson [Midnight Special]

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_11-18-16.mp3
Category:Humor -- posted at: 7:36pm EST

11th Hour Radio Episode 11-11-16

Co-hosts Kristina Stykos and Emily Howe discuss the f*word frustration, a gift of fingerless gloves, the current shape of cough drops, the picnic basket with the broken handle’s return to the thrift store, a local radio station’s uplifting mission statement, remembrances of a more innocent time (last week), summoning the “helper gene” on dark days, taking a time-out to process the election, standing up and voting for who you believe in, the simple calculus of job security, drawing a line in the sand with the love/hate divider, a wave of online attacks & coined phrases such as “lib-tard”, a not-so-hidden culture of rudeness, the reality & outcomes of our filter multiverse, Emily as “Best Buy” virgin, dethroning the television, a new system of diagonal measurement, tips for beating the “post-election slump”, a purchase of flowered muck boots, forcing your kids to sell Yankee Candles for school fundraisers, an admonition to examine your news sources, being naked vs. wearing clothes including a nod to Melania Trump, a one-month smoking experiment, being conflicted about whether or not to always be nice, a new professional donut maker at City Hall, embracing bugs who have lost their homeland, calling out injustice and standing up for yourself, a metaphor concerning truisms, eating your children’s Halloween candy, the dire consequences of clicking on random things, being told stuff by your doctor and not questioning it, safety pins for Trump, challenging the efficacy of the Booby-Thon, a “raising awareness” failure, subway therapy via post-it notes in NYC, the building of friendly neighborhoods - and so much more!

Featuring music from Vermont musicians & friends: Brian Clark [West]; Bob Kinzel and Jean Olson [Rattlin’ Bones]; Patrick Ross and 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 at 11thHourRadio.com for more goodies!

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Direct download: 11th_Hour_11-11-16.mp3
Category:Humor -- posted at: 3:57pm EST

11th Hour Radio Episode 11-4-16

Co-hosts Kristina Stykos and Emily Howe discuss redecorating options for the radio station, not smiling while driving, the difficulty of finding a good cup of coffee between Chelsea and Tunbridge, the unfairness of Kendra’s footloose behavior, flagmen with a bad attitude, using your love gun during deer season, hunting vegetarians, coming to terms with rennet, saying yes to Andrzej, a belated station identification, a new plan for combining Halloween & Christmas, plastic hair for Emily, the complexities of committing a creative act, distinguishing “meaningful melancholy” from common place depression, a tale of an electric car charging station, securing a booth at the diner, the joys of saying stupid things, the Canadian prime minister’s photo opp. with pandas, the demise of the box elder, a small rant about single moms & accepting help, the ass-backwards nature of divorce court, going deep with the train whistle again, the relationship between drinking alcohol & psychic vulnerability, a lengthy analysis of the beer belly, the “class-from-hell” at Tunbridge elementary, meditation instead of detention, Kristina’s nepotism in relation to music choices, cat begging, a contemplation on the early ballot, the challenges of taking off a wet suit, allowing for the rejection of bathing suits, stealth moving, sobbing in the middle of barn chores, fantasizing about a milk shake - and so much more!

Featuring music from Vermont musicians & friends: Tad Davis [Pretty Girl]; Davey Davis [Don’t Step on the Groove]; Spencer Lewis [In the White]

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 at www.11thHourRadio.com for more goodies!

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Direct download: 11th_Hour_11-4-16.mp3
Category:Humor -- posted at: 10:39pm EST

Co-hosts Kristina Stykos and Emily Howe make contact via Facebook Messenger to decide how to proceed with the show after a small vehicular event puts Emily’s car in a ditch, then mastermind a continuation of their discussion by phone, covering topics including correct techniques for braking on slushy dirt roads, dad’s winter driving drills, an unlikely nexus for world wide communication, cats in the toilet, how John took the car with snow tires, facing the truth about your animal assignment, a new use for contact lens solution, connecting with your inner flatlander, an unending dearth of plugs, a surprise psychoanalysis of cartoon characters, a misunderstanding about mushrooms, boiling twigs and the taste of nature, a timely Kurt Vonnegut poem, getting firewood out of the driveway, gamer culture’s creation of a virtual groping, the weird deceptions of Halloween, a man-sized baby, letting go of creepy clowns, the barbaric wrongness of flying hunks of metal, the tedious herd mentality of generic weather banter, unpacking “hell hath no fury” with an unusual cheese analogy, harnessing women’s scorn as a renewable energy product, the conditioned reflex to implode with anger, a missed grilled cheese appointment, cream-of-wheat as purveyor of comfort, a deep contemplation on grains and their bins, putting the corn back in cornmeal, the fiction of “all weather” tires, six Polish cousins and a cheese shop in Vienna, reimagining the dog sled alternative, the travesty of sad animal children’s books and movies, brainstorming keywords for the show excluding “zany”, staying home alone with your socks - and so much more!

Featuring music from Vermont musicians & friends: Robert Resnik [Mad Tom]; Dayve Huckett [Babe, I’m Gonna Leave You]; 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 at www.11thHourRadio.com for more goodies!

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Direct download: 11th_Hour_10-28-16.mp3
Category:Humor -- posted at: 8:08pm EST

Co-hosts Kristina Stykos and Emily Howe discuss Emily’s deformed head, the vernacular of deals, an errant application of chapstick, having stuff named after you, a deeper analysis of campaign signage, voting rights of the mentally unfit, a new train whistle, an unresolved misunderstanding concerning the airbag light in cars, advice for hunters encountering single women, death by arrow vs. death by bullet, moldy strawberries, a comparison of winter hats, the dispiriting side effects of awards, adding sparkles & feathers to your clothes, the oft overlooked joy of grommets, an observation about the rosary & gender roles, the ins and outs of unfriending people on Facebook, another bad love triangle plus one, stereotypes about Holland, confusion over trains that go underground, how to miss the best views during foliage, an upset customer’s complaint about flies, basically hating dolls, some really hard spelling words, unwanted calls from GOP VT, a homemade elephant surprise, the questionable relationship between elderly housing & peanut butter, debunking fisher cats, an annual visit to Dan & Whits’ yield of wide mouth jar rubbers with tabs, two kinds of people in the world as it relates to costuming - and so much more!

Featuring music from Vermont musicians & friends: Ben Fuller [Fighter]; Erin McDermott [From Me]; Kristina Stykos [Last Cup of Love]

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 at www.11thHourRadio.com for more goodies!

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Direct download: 11th_Hour_10-14-16.mp3
Category:Humor -- posted at: 11:22pm EST

Co-hosts Kristina Stykos and Emily Howe discuss a new descriptive term for The Scleroderma Citrinum (aka Pigskin Poison Puffball or the Common Earth Ball), their dreams of securing new, hygienic microphone wind screens to replace the scary ones in the studio, coping with raw vegetables, why people put food on their bodies just to have it licked off, a recipe for identifying your own bad breath, poop doodles, Emily’s getting the tractor stuck on a rock, how to make a copper hearth, whether or not to pay your Dad to drink coffee, another rash of creepy clowns, subjective ridicule aimed at fake walls & Kristina’s history as founding member of a mime troupe, a shout out to the big boy named Larry Streeter, getting all wrapped up in the injustice of it all, throwing yourself against the wall as a way of life, burning a list of everything that you like about a person you hate, humans as perfect crystals, the challenges of erasing your brain, going too far with forgiveness, a phone call from the Vermont’s best fiddler, Kristina’s success at driving away the Tannahill Weavers, whether or not to talk to people with ear buds in, a discussion of prows, bulkheads & figureheads, the peculiar condition of having nothing to contribute, a warning not to drive with fertilizer, a riddle about 4th class roads, the current dearth of bubble wrap, a foliage season that both oppresses & uplifts - and so much more!

Featuring music from Vermont musicians & friends: Highwoods String Band [You Ain’t Talking to Me]; Paul Asbell [Bound for Adamant]; Bow Thayer [Dawning]

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 at www.11thHourRadio.com for more goodies!

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Direct download: 11th_Hour_10-7-16.mp3
Category:Humor -- posted at: 6:29pm EST

11th Hour Radio Episode 9-30-16

Co-hosts Kristina Stykos and Emily Howe discuss finding a pen in the parking lot, their incredulity around spitting, revisiting mood swings, identifying the aroma of Juicy Fruit gum, Elon Musk vs. musk, excess in relation to flying the flag at half mast, looking for a tuba player, adding clicks to language, how to identify your toes individually, a new iteration of “broken phone syndrome” at Emily’s house, why a juicer is not a blender, reimagining or letting go of kale, making friends with celery, more on Butch’s “cooking from cans” cuisine, planning a Patrick Swayze video binge night, an extra special phone booth in Japan, avoidance of clogged toilets as a general rule, an unfavorable analysis of whole wheat pasta, wondering when your wheel will fall off, a depressing list of Monsanto subsidiaries, eating on a school bus at Chef Brad’s Crazy Side, jabbing at touch screens, discovering Fran Blanche’s Youtube channel, the indignities of freezing your ass off at your child’s sports events, a new old fourth class road named “Clay Slide”, a reputed camel extinction, a weasel and a bowl of cat food - and so much more!

Featuring music from Vermont musicians & friends: Hunter Paye [All the Walls are Windows]; Don’t Call Betty [Carbon Neutral]; Dayve Huckett [Emanuel Cathedral Montreal]

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 and streaming online at Royalton Community Radio - And don't forget to visit our website at www.11thHourRadio.com!

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Direct download: 11th_Hour_9-30-16.mp3
Category:Humor -- posted at: 7:14pm EST

11th Hour Radio Episode 9-23-16

Co-hosts Kristina Stykos and Emily Howe discuss the idea of being jolly, unusual new legislation concerning roller coasters and diaper changes, the demise of last week’s live show, being trapped inside the endless loop of an unsuccessful online login, the semantics of naming a season, baby rotation in and out of the baby room, the genetics of screaming, further adventures in being ashamed to be an American, a major apple cart upset, uncovering Uncivil Discourse (UCD), the art of hating people you don’t know, swimming in the insanity of a confused & confusing media landscape, talking in cute voices to loved ones, how to project onto strangers your lack of self esteem, the relationship between vanity and adultery, a spelunking metaphor, a fleeting nostalgia for George Bush and his paintings, a review of the Tunbridge Fair draft horse and oxen pulls, Emily’s fixation with the ostrich in Swiss Family Robinson, looking for an extra five hours in the day, the terror of free form socializing, when music opens a conversation, adhering to fantasy soundtracks, how ignorance of lyrics can cause a rift, an efficient delivery system called melody, reflections on voyeurism, difficulties pronouncing & defining the word “fabulist”, worrying about ice chips, sleepy seeds and lost teeth, taking a sober look at Hans Christian Andersen - and so much more!

Featuring music from Vermont musicians & friends: Davey Davis [Zen Cowboy]; Bow Thayer [The Bitters]; Susannah Blachly and George White [Raven King].

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 or streaming online & rebroadcast weekly at: Royalton Community Radio

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Direct download: 11th_Hour_9-23-16.mp3
Category:Humor -- posted at: 6:39pm EST