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 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!

For more information:

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11th Hour Radio on Facebook

Kristina Stykos on Facebook

Emily Howe on Facebook

Kristina's Website

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!

For more information:

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Kristina Stykos on Facebook

Emily Howe on Facebook

Kristina's Website

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!

For more information:

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Emily Howe on Facebook

Kristina's Website

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!

For more information:

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Emily Howe on Facebook

Kristina's Website

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

11th Hour Radio Episode 12-9-16

Co-hosts Kristina Stykos and Emily Howe discuss a possible connection between dreidels and dirndls, revisiting the color of Martians, a disagreement about wombats, awakening out of great deception, lack of connection as the root cause of addiction, why we love bells, employing techniques of concentration for use in public bathrooms, outhouses as a better alternative, how a dearth of bushes and a lightning strike nearly took down Wilder, Kristina’s adventures living in a shack, a sudden gas station reopening, the most magic store of Chelsea, the phrase “it so is”, the complex world of office supply stores, a special gift card from Staples for the girl who has everything, building forts for gerbils complete with marble chutes, news ideas for the laboring woman including use of a virtual reality headset, Emily’s ingenious, homemade flash cards, a mean secret and much sought after redemption, self directed birth, replacing eggs with bananas, an ancient northern herding call & its Youtube champion, weed killer and other noxious ingredients in breakfast cereal, managing the food on your kids’ plates, driving an extra hour to save money, a bad trip at the grocery store, one person’s expose and epiphany about mantras, losing words, how so many interruptions rewire the brain - and so much more!

Featuring music from Vermont musicians & friends: The Stephen Wentworth Band [Cold at Night]; Julie James [Distances Between]; Bow Thayer and the Holy Plow [Crooked Blaze]

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!

For more information:

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Emily Howe on Facebook

Kristina's Website

Direct download: 11th_Hour_12-9-16.mp3
Category:Humor -- posted at: 11:03pm EST

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!

For more information:

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Emily Howe on Facebook

Kristina's Website

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!

For more information:

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Kristina's Website

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!

For more information:

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Emily Howe on Facebook

Kristina's Website

Direct download: 11th_Hour_11-18-16.mp3
Category:Humor -- posted at: 7:36pm EST