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 low tolerance for so many things, perceptions of chewing, drug side effects, a huge doctor with pants, talking to a Pilot, an accumulation of frozen manure, more on the point of money, update on the offending post mistress and her mysterious disappearance, a convenient crash at the IRS, the redundancy of schedule Cs, where your money goes, some interesting conjecture about the people at the top, using astrology to apologize for the planet, a teaser regarding the secret space program, the increasing relevance of “52 Pickup”, catching the slow train, an embarrassing story about a sandwich, in search of simple food, living your life as “that type of girl”, the nuances of breathing on your sheep, long standing issues with rice pilaf, the devil’s chocolate chips, recycling doll’s heads, a new twist on PTSD, bad times at the military museum, meditating on man’s warring spirit, the idea of protecting your guns, an amazing cooking wagon, Kristina’s dream to be a tinker, some bad news about goat owners, how to develop thicker skin, an important connection between rhinoceros and unicorns, where we would go on a trip if we had money, not being excited about Paris, tips for thriving amongst strangers, being entangled in Vermont culture, what to do with too many people wanting favors, the efficacy of yellow computer glasses, feeling at home in the darkroom, shifting your mood with smells, a vagina shaped diffuser - and so much more!

Featuring music from Vermont musicians & friends: Kristina Stykos [Ready for the Times]; Will Patton [Bebop in Pastel]; Terry Lee Hale [Bound, Chained, Fettered].

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_4-20-18.mp3
Category:Humor -- posted at: 4:47pm EDT

In this episode co-hosts Kristina Stykos and Emily Howe discuss the “radio voice” phenomenon, bright white hairs on a black sweater, what a show sponsor didn’t know, eschewing blueberries in cheese, how a Peeps diorama contest went off the rails, what’s happened to wood smoke from chimneys in the village, understanding air as an astrological element, the changeability of love, things to be jealous of, clawing at the gate of ardor, a practical approach to romance, the opossum fad, what you didn’t want to know about marsupial pouches, the sad state of song topics, a baffling duck x-ray, picking the right guitar pick, getting excited about recording, getting back to things you used to do well, naming your child Thackery, more fun with a lisp, the darker side of baby talk, finding validity in your repressed memories, faulty dream analysis, deconstructing funny accents, whether or not to send John to pick up an adoptable infant in India, the virtues of the backyard burn pile, the continuing saga of a pact about abstaining from drinking, the inefficiencies of alcohol dependency, tips for creating spiritual clarity, the shrinking size of cell phones, getting away from your wireless devices at night, new developments in microwave weaponry, a couple new products for sand-bagging insomniacs, an interesting mental technique for connecting with helpful, off-planet advisors, a meditation on friends who shoot daily photos of their first cup of coffee - and so much more!

Featuring music from Vermont musicians & friends: The Hillman Hunter [Olen Vasynyt]; Gold Town [Ropeswing].

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_4-6-18.mp3
Category:Humor -- posted at: 8:44pm EDT

In this episode co-hosts Kristina Stykos and Emily Howe discuss metal preferences, being poisoned by dentistry, why Kristina can’t smile anymore, the longest needle, the dilemma of the Carolines, another Todd-driven sponsorship, a local restaurant’s gussied-up woodchuck, the dangers of using flimsy jacks to change a tire, springtime road conditions that discourage business, coconut oil hair-doing, what’s inside a dreadlock, an idea about vegetarian leather pants, raising a nice cow but not getting too close, new reasons to commune with nature, remembering the kindergarten circus (again), the infamous panty hose elephant, another obscure pop culture reference from the ‘80s, collecting hand-me-downs, a repeated disappointment for the man with the name which is a fruit, blocking nasty commenters & “ne’er-do-wells”, getting in a snit about de-friending and re-friending, thumb-winging on Instagram, deconstructing a Creemee selfie, the travels of a lone wasp, half-assing birthdays as your kids age, a new source for cactus, the effrontery of selling moss, looking for a baseball cap at Walmart, disorientation at the food coop, whether or not to leave your cart when you’re shopping, getting down on vegetables, a positive review for oat groats, a sign from the gods a la Fruit Loops, Emily’s incredibly embarrassing faux pas, a warning about shaving cream and egg dye, questioning animal cremation - and so much more!  

Featuring music from Vermont musicians & friends: Ariel Zevon [My Fickle Heart]; Carl Goulet [Jesus, Me and Whiskey]; Elric Walker [Beneath Green Boughs]. 

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_3-30-18.mp3
Category:Humor -- posted at: 12:12pm EDT

In this episode co-hosts Kristina Stykos and Emily Howe discuss incredulous disbelief, the amazing power of purple, being stabbed by an eye makeup brush, the unfortunate incident at the gas station bathroom circa Thursday, a tried and “true blue” shooting target, knowing nothing about guns, relieving stress with Play Doh, a dildo for the holidays, finding middle ground on Facebook, denture advertising in Vermont, nagging cheese issues, the hardiness of goats, more car names for lambs, new troubles for dirndl wearers, the latest in cow plop bingo, music for “ice out”, doubling up on vowels, a useless term from the financial industry, a boy and two planets on either end of the moon spike, the shame & devastation of being penalized by the postal service, throwing your actual feelings at people, self induced guilt feelings that have no basis in reality, groveling in front of child support professionals, stupid side effects from divorce, self soothing with chocolate products, encountering a typically nice canine at Small Dog, making the step to PG-13, the trauma of drama, the nine lives of Timmy, whether or not your dog can help you, a questionable farm store implant, defining your relationship to water, poetry problems, raw inspiration vs. the edited version, a quote about suffering from Tom Waits, obscuring the world with fancy words, looking for a response from Terry Gross about the overuse of a common phrase, adding more to “thank-you”, confusion re: the hipster fedora craze of 2008 - and so much more!

Featuring music from Vermont musicians & friends: Patrick Ross [Ice Out]; Val McCallum [Over My Head]; Mary McGinniss [Girl Singer].

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_3-23-18.mp3
Category:Humor -- posted at: 7:55pm EDT

In this episode co-hosts Kristina Stykos and Emily Howe discuss the power of Hall’s Menthol lozenges, when and when not to talk about your farm animals, an update on how Jim has matured, a breakdown of salt and pepper, more on spilling tea on gear, the uselessness of radio call letters, ambiguous reports on snow amounts, when to cut a tree, avalanches we didn’t expect, Pam Polston at the pulpit, experiments to prove that people are like sheep, Kristina’s mom’s dream to be an arctic explorer, the cost of exploration, a challenge to Emily’s claim about tea cup Poodles, the moral superiority of mutts, the differences between our dads, what to do with inherited baggage, a fierce disagreement over muesli, sleeping in a hooded sweatshirt, threats delivered under the guise of spirit, living in a college town, a plan to finally penetrate the secret mausoleum, dreaming about an arranged marriage, a joint persecution complex, sliding off the road with John, the rights and wrongs of conspiracy theories, a new problem with scientific evidence, studying the history of the C.I.A., making your haircut worse, missing out on popular culture, a proposal for martial arts with cats, how not to blow up your car, discovering run-flat tires, the loss of dinky cars, groomed ski trails at the fairgrounds, using car names to label your lambs, things that start as larvae - and so much more!

Featuring music from Vermont musicians & friends: Robert Resnik [Mary Neal]; Robert Bryant [Money, Money, Money]; Steve Mayone [Letting You Go].

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_3-16-18.mp3
Category:Humor -- posted at: 5:04pm EDT

In this episode co-hosts Kristina Stykos and Emily Howe discuss a jester’s hat, lack of search engine visibility, makeshift javelins and a broomstick incident, the hows and whys of volunteering for a job at the Fire Department, a small nose fracture, going for a deeper answer to the question: “how are you?”, tricks for writing about things that aren’t interesting, parsing the difference between sharing and manipulating, a long-standing eyebrow dilemma, a revelation about electrolysis, engaging in frivolous research, discovering online karaoke, hidden singing, a word created by Frank Mankiewicz, the truth behind rainmakers, getting disciplined for inappropriate Youtube Superchat behavior, the old fashioned telephone request line, an unexpected visit from Duff, an early suburban neighborhood in small town Vermont, a nymph with a snow bodice, clarifying the price of organic avocados, the problem with fruit in paper bags, an astrological solution to kitchen disorganization, the futile longing to switch town meetings, nurturing the Electrolux connection, a reflection on plastic and Teflon, whether or not snow has gotten slipperier and why, more on the great maple syrup heist, a hanging offense, neutral attention without judgment as a way of healing trauma, the fear of talking about nightmares - and so much more!

Featuring music from Vermont musicians & friends: Turnip Truck [The Devil Ain’t Lazy]; The Stephen Wentworth Band [Cold at Night]; Keith Murphy [Clamanda].

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_3-9-18.mp3
Category:Humor -- posted at: 9:03pm EDT

In this episode co-hosts Kristina Stykos and Emily Howe discuss coming down off the hill in first gear, skiing with unhappy, whiney kids, doing cool things when no one’s looking, a life of journaling, dealing with short attention spans, snubbing the road crew, an update on the four boxes of cookies, making a huge mistake with cow colostrum, a new kind of abusive relationship, boys who think they need jacked-up trucks, a lost wallet in Hawaii, an almost forgotten tale of spilled milk, Butch’s enlightened idea for beverage-less meals, the staying power of cheese, several alternate names for the full moon, surprising misinformation about birds, a squirrel with a puppy-dog face, corn cob ferris wheels, getting paid for being yourself, a world without money, a new app that creates a profound effect, sending smells over the internet, the power of sound to motivate, how some people stumble into their profession, the deeper meaning of being a quitter, being fast on your toes, an ill-fated search for a florist, confusing the Legare and Lepage farms, where John buys his Tupperware, the plastic flowers dilemma, the nuances of taking stickers off your fruit, seller’s remorse, a mud season taxi service, ongoing repercussions of low self esteem, more on sleeping with sheep, a meditation on concealed death at the nursing home, on-tour with lambs, a timely poem about coltsfoot, the difficulty of describing flowers, savoring the smell of pine sap, taking another look at time travel, the science of coercion, apparent diminishing mentality amongst fellow-citizens - and so much more!

Featuring music from Vermont musicians & friends: Ariel Zevon [Holy Planet]; Breath of the Devil [Bellatrix]; South of the Chelsea Line [The Cousins Project].

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_3-2-18.mp3
Category:Humor -- posted at: 8:17pm EDT

In this episode co-hosts Kristina Stykos and Emily Howe discuss lint pills, an eye makeup crisis, identifying the Vermont tumbleweed, #nobodysdoll, ongoing baby name competitions, the wonders of Old Dickerman, choosing between dog and Doug, the robot vs. bot dilemma, more details you didn’t want to know on how flies lay eggs, the ins and outs of seediness, exciting changes in Barre, stuff about midget strippers, marginalizing the already marginalized, ongoing confusion about the Hardrock Café, an embarrassing revelation about your friends’ sex lives, a fascinating national average, sexual harassment at the middle school dance, why men should not ride English, remembering a football player who cried, the amazing spelling of “derring do”, a little used word for deep meditation, saved again by extension cords, being manhandled by girls, how to know when to step in, black light dances, the ridiculous nightmare of split custody parenting, over-reacting to things, questioning the validity of a hormonal rant, new uses for the Barbie Dream House mattress, a day off from long underwear, getting free cookies in the mail, a disagreement about Hermits, replacing the old ram with a fresh one, an amazing Romney birth, the worst band name of the week, more on Freud and excrement, the mysterious transmissions of intuition, if spiders were as big as cats, why we feel guilty taking our kids out of school, dealing with shamers, struggling with dipsticks, being casual with clients - and so much more!

Featuring music from Vermont musicians & friends: Andre Souligny [Old Feeling]; Goldtown [Rutland]; Doug Perkins [Chorundum].

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_2-23-18.mp3
Category:Humor -- posted at: 4:27pm EDT

In this episode co-hosts Kristina Stykos and Emily Howe discuss the last pair of headphones, a Ziploc gift, the stupidity of rating and grading, dissecting the term “douche-bag”, an update on what’s in the freezer, how the living ghost of Emily has come to visit Kristina, what the front end loader did, perfect looking couples, the most handsome man in Vermont, torture-by-typo, mother hen style editing, in search of the mystical refresh button, a little wisdom from Anne of Green Gables, where modesty veers into crippling self censure, recording your first album at 60, form as energy, a new food-related design for iPads, growing up with a paranoid mother, a proposal for “reverse” Valentine’s Day, furniture painting with Fritz, more misinformation on tarot cards, watching astrologers on YouTube, imagining an alien abduction including the taking of core samples, the joys of photographic composition, John’s latest fake-out, shaming your husband for his relationship with his mother, another subtle put-down of curly hair, how much to trust your high school science teacher, motivational bribery, the bizarre basis of attraction, watching relationships tank on Facebook, using candy to entrap, a boring trope about loving yourself, unpacking the failures of barfly romance, how to settle down and get your work done, a tale of six choreographies, losing your will to cook meals - and so much more!

Featuring music from Vermont musicians & friends: Steve Mayone [Deeper in the Well]; Robert Bryant [Farther on Down the Line]; Davey Davis [Maria Lopez].

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_2-16-18.mp3
Category:Humor -- posted at: 10:09pm EDT

In this episode co-hosts Kristina Stykos and Emily Howe discuss getting used to new software, hats with ears, whispering into a microphone, more on the Howe family rope tow, the difference between grips and riggers, a complex situation concerning cough drops, confusion about the plant “horehound”, the useless efficacy of alternate cuss words, Emily’s condescending views on Kristina’s not eating eggs, a breakdown on rolled oats, instant oats and steel cut oats, an ass-saving shout-out, an argument for informed vaccination choice, a chicken pox party, sporting the Steve Bannon look, a beautiful bridge, joining the texting nation, a bi-coastal songwriting exercise, remembering a star-studded dinner with Pelligrino water, queen-for-a-dinner, a wine tasting women’s retreat, questions about spitting, making good use of the gaps in your teeth, the importance of consonants, an epic bad set of Scrabble letters, smug winners, the new feminist erotica, National Pizza Week, Grandpa’s views on teenagers and pornography, acting out learned aggression, the shame of physical pleasure, uncovering the real Michael Jackson, living off your credit card, being unable to make ends meet, an unexpected encounter with an upside down bucket of feed grain, a mantra for winter depression, the unintended psychological benefits of bad weather, the infectious joy of a true snow day, pre-dawn farm chores, hoping for a house lamb, potty training farm animals, Kendra’s worries about self abuse, tough love vs. gentle encouragement, running on empty - and so much more!

Featuring music from Vermont musicians & friends: Ariel Zevon [Je Maintiendrai]; Grayson [Giving Up On Giving Up]; Nick Cowles [Dark Door of Loneliness].

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_2-9-18.mp3
Category:Humor -- posted at: 4:26pm EDT