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 mix-up with microphones, what’s not to like about camping, older men and belt positioning, paunch as power center, changing attitudes towards wearing black, what’s up with accessorizing, more on Shakespearean insults, judicious use of a codpiece, the application of trimesters to an hour, waistline stress, the joys of being a Staples Rewards card holder, losing part of your thumb, alarming lava lamp behavior, going to sleep on squeaky air mattresses, asceticism as it relates to beating futons with a broom, snipping grass for relaxation, train horn analysis, multi-faceted qualms about mushrooms, the existence of faith inside and outside of churches, rampant pedophilia amongst the priesthood, looking for a leaderless congregation, the magic of having trees in the house, the cucumbers behind certain visits to the emergency room, rubbing vegetables together, an inappropriate use of gherkins, strange spellings that defy the imagination, famous authors’ poetic musings upon girth, the unfortunate theft of John’s telephone pen, a great antidote for overuse of the word phallic, rubber booties, Will’s Store and the rebirth of chivalry, how hard to try to talk to shy cashiers, returning home to dead horses, startling statistics on the frequency of fly regurgitation - and so much more!

Featuring music from Vermont musicians & friends: Bob Kinzel [Understand You]; Davey Davis [Chocolate]; Deborah Langstaff [Almond Tree].

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, Rivendell Restoration and the Mountain Folk Concert Series.

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Direct download: 11th_Hour_8-17-18.mp3
Category:Humor -- posted at: 7:28pm EDT

This special edition features “best of” moments from the first season of 11th Hour Radio (2014) in which co-hosts Kristina Stykos and Emily Howe discuss repeated sightings of the Schwan’s truck, the perils of substitute teaching math when you’ve forgotten most of it, getting satisfaction from peg boards, gratitude for algebraic letters, an unfortunate meeting of delicate craftsmanship & clumsy stage hands, realizing that it is all your fault, the futility of getting upset in front of other people, releasing frustration constructively, a trick involving potatoes, a mysterious dearth of warts, confusion about “Preparation H”, a justification for advertising that falls on deaf ears, the ins and outs of conscious uncoupling, stubble vs. leg hair, securing vino via vending machine, frou frou wine bars, how to deal with insufferable chit chat, trying to get your brother’s attention, what to do with the swearing impulse, swimming in ignorance, an argument about the color beige, the puzzle of suppressed anger, a change of heart from a very grouchy nursing home resident, dancing with dreadlocks, being so mad you can’t sleep, the agony of being stone-walled, fate taking care of things, creative collaboration as therapy, the odd premise of the squashed fairies book, appreciating your landscaper, the dangers of kissing anyone in a public school, the exhaustion of trauma, secrets for repelling plaque with an ionizing toothbrush, deadheading pansies - and so much more!

Featuring music from Vermont musicians & friends: Paul Asbell [Blue Driver]; Mark Struhsacker [Evening]; Lizzy Mandel [This Old House].

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, Rivendell Restoration and the Mountain Folk Concert Series.

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Direct download: 11th_Hour_Special_8-10-18.mp3
Category:Humor -- posted at: 12:30pm EDT

This special edition features “best of” moments from the first season of 11th Hour Radio (2013-14) in which co-hosts Kristina Stykos and Emily Howe discuss a surplus of spittle, how laziness led to the creation of the show, the influence of third graders on adult vocabulary, a mix-up concerning the Statue of Liberty, whether or not bees have organs, a failed attempt to imagine time travel, guerilla word shortening, “Bossy Johnson” syndrome, drooling as a weapon, tickling as torture, using your sisters as subjects for cruel experiments, things to do with buckets, ropes and pulleys, lonely children who befriend trees, the awful truth about being in a hurry at the grocery store, living with purpose, feeling more attractive sans mirrors, the world in a hundred years, Emily’s bizarre alternative to beat boxing, being the only one in your family who doesn’t play an instrument, blowing on your fingernails, more on mammals giving birth, more on Jen giving birth, going elbow deep in placenta, the cross-dressing farmers we know, overhearing phone therapy on the party line, prank calls from celebrities, post-traumatic phone harassment disorder, struggling to tell time from a clock with hands, faking the numbers at town meeting, strange doings at Santa’s land, a contaminated motel, unpacking the term: “trailer trash”, a scientific explanation for the magical properties of Icelandic spar, a possible escape to join Pussy Riot, new uses for the toilet paper tube, twerking at the nursing home - and so much more!

Featuring music from Vermont musicians & friends: Kristina Stykos [Jeffrey Lee]; Doug Perkins [Three Little Jigs]; The Cousins Project with Steve Mayone [Safe Passage].

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, Rivendell Restoration and the Mountain Folk Concert Series.

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Direct download: 11th_Hour_Special_8-3-18.mp3
Category:Humor -- posted at: 12:33pm EDT

In this episode co-hosts Kristina Stykos and Emily Howe discuss the merits of various head sizes, how to be blond but not that kind of blond, a very odd coincidence created by two couples named “Ryan and Kim”, a lunar eclipse and letting go of old belief systems, eschewing Chinese astrology, what Grandma’s fortune cookie said, attacks on Grampy in the nursing home, looking for a pristine mansion to rent by the day, another unexpected technical glitch at the RCR studios, how an unfortunate power surge led to a bouncy house deflation, what to do with old magazines, impulse shopping at Twin City Typewriter, writing a book on index cards, alternative nomenclature for the outside of your elbow, wasting a perfectly good fire, more on pushy tourists arriving at closing time, enthusiastic nose pickers, a Reluctant Dragon event, a case of digital dementia, simplifying the ascension process, things that sisters text to each other, the art of casually mentioning celebrities, a white bread guy called Paul, the scars of T-ball humiliation, an incoming lodging request from Leonard, Emily & Abe the dog’s bonding over thunder phobia, the horrors of indoor toilets, keeping John away from the thrift store, Dorito-crazy ducks on the beach, constructing a feather cape, a theory of disclosure in which the president is found to be a hybrid extraterrestrial, a mysterious turkey sighting in downtown Montpelier - and so much more!

Featuring music from Vermont musicians & friends: Bow Thayer and the Holy Plow [Allston Brighton]; Davey Davis [Aberdigeree Swamp Dream]; Gold Town [Early Morning Blues].

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, Rivendell Restoration and the Mountain Folk Concert Series.

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Direct download: 11th_Hour_7-27-18.mp3
Category:Humor -- posted at: 1:17pm EDT

In this episode co-hosts Kristina Stykos and Emily Howe discuss guys, predawn lawn mowing, “ghetto paddock”, the impact of poorly thought-out signs, a mistaken dead horse, changes at Uncle Welch’s, the many defects of miniature equines, coveting Mert Vesper’s collie, a lingering Lassie fascination, a brief analysis of Little Timmy’s problems, preventing cat throw-up with butter, Emily’s ongoing disdain for people who watch smarty pants artsy films, wanting to have another child, crawling to the bottom, some thoughts on the name Debby, an imagined scenario in which a rotund train conductor makes unwanted contact with Kristina, pre-guest housework inertia, the questionable technology of sponge mops, confusion about myriad cleaning apparatus, guilt associated with destroying spider webs, issues with the word “gubernatorial”, forgetting your shoes, the biggest problem in the whole world, sub-categories of gossip, the best use of confidantes, keeping your finger on the pulse, naturally distressed jeans, an update on the local Schwann’s truck, strange spicy sausage balls, the power of early morning sunlight on the grass, emotional connections to childhood, the fifth dimension, convincing yourself to relax, the story of song order, the joys of depressing music, planning for more drumming to uplift the spirit, the ways and means of making our show - and so much more!

Featuring music from Vermont musicians & friends: The Stephen Wentworth Band [Bootleg Whiskey]; Neal Massa [Cute]; Linda Warnaar [Daya].

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, Rivendell Restoration and the Mountain Folk Concert Series.

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Direct download: 11th_Hour_7-20-18.mp3
Category:Humor -- posted at: 8:47pm EDT

In this episode co-hosts Kristina Stykos and Emily Howe discuss a disturbing hat, confusion over a magpie named Penguin, winning the draftiest house lottery, how John prepared for an energy audit, a successful dumpster diving episode, the ongoing saga of too many broken lamps, dealing with wedding trash, refuse as metaphor, finding ancient skis, a very problematic dog show outcome, an argument about pie, keeping your soap in a jar, hiding your poetry, listener ideas for sub-titling the show, the unfortunate intersection of museum tours and personal gas, the disappointments of space coverage, the hows and whys of alien fetish, pinpointing your solar eclipse identity, setting spiritual goals, when chairs are too hard, managing the urge to google, salmon vs. shamans, the history of coat hangers, the possibility of indigenous Catholics, the role wasps play in the formation of figs, music as pest control, density and deafness as it relates to the human race, a special oracle app, how French feels in your mouth, concealing the location of your secret swimming hole, expanding your consciousness with Fruit Loops, classic crackers, a brief analysis of machine made food, a proposal for making Flamenco dancing mandatory for all little girls, slowing down with books, discovering one of your favorite tomes in hardback, Eli’s vintage skateboard purchases - and so much more!

Featuring music from Vermont musicians & friends: Robert Resnik [Twa Corbies]; Pete Sutherland [In the Country of the Iroquois]; Muskelunge with Nolan McKelvey [Sittin’ On The Front Porch].

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, Rivendell Restoration and the Mountain Folk Concert Series.

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Direct download: 11th_Hour_7-13-18.mp3
Category:Humor -- posted at: 7:15am EDT

In this episode co-hosts Kristina Stykos and Emily Howe discuss what a sincere thank you might sound like, how physiology can precipitate a waning interest in headstands, what it means to be limber, a failed trip to town, stripped bolts & over-tightened lug nuts, how your spouse’s denial can cause car damage, another unconventional use for the butt end of an axe, childish longing for a limp, a crutch or a cast, passing up an invitation to live for free in Puerto Rico, water immersion therapy, more on the flight attendant/stewardess controversy, the truth about chocolate bars & summer, what to do with a husband hoarder, imagining new out-buildings to deal with clutter, the stress of screaming at your children, behind the scenes as John arrives two and a half hours late to a three hour long party, when your mere presence morphs into an imposition, celebrities who claim to be “too busy”, planning for a dog chapel, the ins and outs of starting your own pet cemetery, when poop is too large, catching up with Twin City Typewriter, a creepy Facebook patent, the dangers of shopping for petticoats at an online sex fetish emporium, when no one touches you, paying for human contact, stripping down for the parade, hot clogging on the float, being nude in private, the humiliation of developing boobs, the crux of self acceptance, shedding clothes for money, a recipe for three bean salad, the crispness of cukes, a rational explanation for Todd’s poor shoe choice - and so much more!

Featuring music from Vermont musicians & friends: Val McCallum [My Other Shoe]; Robert Bryant [Moonwoman Blues]; Brown Trout and the Lunkers with Davey Davis and Rick Davis [Honor Thy Fly].

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, Rivendell Restoration and the Mountain Folk Concert Series.

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Direct download: 11th_Hour_7-6-18.mp3
Category:Humor -- posted at: 2:56pm EDT

In this episode co-hosts Kristina Stykos and Emily Howe discuss guerilla armpit washing, the psychology behind refusing to wear shorts, ins and outs of dog castration, John’s midnight rendezvous with Brock, more complications while camping, the saga of the chirping smoke detector, a children’s book-of-month club, being hard pressed to fulfill life’s menial demands, the fate of the “go-to” person, putting stuff in your basement, a jam vs. jelly shoot out, the long-standing debate over killing animals for food, hunting the sacred pools for trout, whether or not ducks have teeth, a special clogging move called “snake bite”, a deeper dive into neutrino behavior, things you didn’t know about the speed of light, love prep between snails, annoying sound effects that should not be there, tips for humiliating a gastropod, a friendly argument about space colonization, more hating on nerdy science programs, a revelation about Doritos and catching stuff on fire, demystifying throw pillows, a penetrating look at what it means to have an “afflicted moon”, ordering firewood by post card, friends who live in tents, teenager brain unpacked, being targeted as a middle aged woman, ongoing paranoia about flabby stomachs, a house-cleaning trade off, a visit from the 11th Hour Radio mascot and woodsman - and so much more!

Featuring music from Vermont musicians & friends: Bow Thayer & the Perfect Train Wreck [Snake Bite]; Chris Kleeman and Malkum Gibson [Write Me A Few Of Your Lines/Kokomo Blues]; The Cousins Project with Steve Mayone & Kristina Stykos [South of the Chelsea 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, Rivendell Restoration and the Mountain Folk Concert Series.

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Direct download: 11th_Hour_6-29-18.mp3
Category:Humor -- posted at: 8:19pm EDT

In this episode co-hosts Kristina Stykos and Emily Howe discuss dickering, the last known location of Brocklebank Brewery, more mystery driveways, a snapped brake line, the continuing saga of excessive car repair, why it’s hard to move, trying not to worry, how the family dogs came to be pepper-sprayed, an ice cream for Brock the mastiff, a disparaging closer look at Milk Bones, impaired breathing with mosquito netting head gear, a new use for cat blood, the difference between Danny & Dave, driving mice, more fantasies about the Pierre Motel, mice who eat soap, a safe place for pigs, the moral dilemma presented by animal crackers, hating on ginger bread men, lies about Winnie the Pooh, plans to curb John’s book-saving, a nebulous nebula, the invisible flutist revealed, disagreements between birds, what happened to the boy whose salon styled dreadlocks set Emily’s heart on fire, how what goes around came around to the criminal prosecutor, being perplexed as to the status of your virginity, which is worse clowns or a clown car, questioning slapstick, loving on Buster Keaton, 50s houses with bars, childhood memories of the basement, the perils of writing a long letter, psychic rapport between radio co-hosts, losing and forgetting stuff, trying to get to Peacham bog (again), naming places after the devil, passive-aggressive park rangers, fear of missing lady slipper season, rain as a napping aid, one fantastic wedding rap - and so much more!

Featuring music from Vermont musicians & friends: Brown Trout and the Lunkers with Davey Davis and Rick Davis [Walleye Alley]; Rick Ceballos [Garden Lullaby]; Patrick Ross and Aaron Johnson [Flintlock].

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, Rivendell Restoration and the Mountain Folk Concert Series.

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Direct download: 11th_Hour_6-22-18.mp3
Category:Humor -- posted at: 5:40pm EDT

In this episode co-hosts Kristina Stykos and Emily Howe discuss summer fires, seven hours of mowing, men & wedding readiness, more inappropriate remarks at the museum, a new variation on poop from little Joseph, wielding the power of bad words, the incongruity of a Snapple banner, mini-dumpsters, not recognizing people, the bad energy of chain link enclosures, aesthetic solutions to fencing, judging people by the color of their truck, the aura of the unmarked police car, unpacking the “mystery driveway” game, how the four directions upset Emily, a redesign for compasses, making peonies live longer, confusion concerning the word “promulgate”, the catch-22 of used car ownership, applying crystal consciousness to vehicle repair, when is “too much” loyalty, another back road mistake, the sad state of one particular Christmas tree farm, multi-national corporate control of Gazetteers, relaxing on the couch with maps, a revelation about the Old Tunbridge Road, imagining a Barbie Tarot, confusing gypsy garb with German dirdls, what is wrong with today’s coat hangers, what to use to reattach mufflers, how his unreliable car put John in a bind, emergency tick removal, an update on Tom’s (not his real name) waving episode, social engineering & profiteering, a shout out to nice fathers, the unfairness & thankless aspects of step-parenting, lack of legal rights after divorce, inequities that plague family court, being beaten down by the system as personal growth, a bird nest in the rose bush, grumpy cashiers - and so much more!

Featuring music from Vermont musicians & friends: Kristina Stykos [Dirt is the Color]; Steve Mayone [What Good]; Will Patton [Cheesecake].

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, Rivendell Restoration and the Mountain Folk Concert Series.

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Direct download: 11th_Hour_6-15-18.mp3
Category:Humor -- posted at: 4:20pm EDT