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 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

In this episode co-hosts Kristina Stykos and Emily Howe discuss Victorian hair styles, unwanted remarks by hipsters, the successful adoption of Kiki, a true story of how Kristina came to be known as “Dirty Rachel”, choosing the wrong clothing for work, when tiny summer dresses lead to hallucinations, the pros and cons of complaining, why upholstered chairs get left out in the rain, how many Sharpies is too many, keeping John up at night for no good reason, a dearth of closets, the sudden appearance of fossilized cat throw up, sobbing your way back to health, the moral superiority of early rising, searching for a fix of excitement, the last day of school, lingering self doubt, dark chocolate dip as a metaphor, great words that start with P, an update on the continuing quest for a feather shirt, more on cultural appropriation as it relates to style, a novel approach to playing “Indian” using panty hose, cases in which birds fall out of nests, the dangers of too much cologne or perfume, a premature fledging, the ins and outs of untangling a baby fawn from a fence, more misinformation about wildlife, a problematic middle-of-the-night notification in which Tom (not his real name) “waves”, trying to balance spousal communication on Facebook, the pitfalls of misinterpreting electronic hand signals, the new habitual doling out of symbols and abbreviations having to do with love, a slow, painful death to the word formerly known as “trump” - and so much more!

Featuring music from Vermont musicians & friends: Libby Kirkpatrick [Run]; Brown Trout and the Lunkers featuring Davey and Rick Davis [Lamprey Love]; Peter Puma Hedlund [Bohlins brudpolska].

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_6-8-18.mp3
Category:Humor -- posted at: 7:48pm EDT

In this episode co-hosts Kristina Stykos and Emily Howe discuss fooling people, a “Rachel” softball jersey, more inexplicable cable entanglement, Ira’s concern about the size of his ears, counting on the placebo effect, Butch’s plastic surgery to improve his eyelids, print shirts that are not Hawaiian, how to make your kids look like door-to-door missionaries, faking your way through end-of-year school concerts, how to take best advantage of chipmunk cheeks, the joys of chatting about Pro Tools with a protégé, a failed holiday trip to Small Dog Electronics, the magic invisibility of the town of Fayston, VT, the discovery of a new trail head and bear crossing, the ins and outs of mastiff adoption, feeling the tingle of beauty, micro-love, strips of sparkle, all trains heading west, a query about rivers and “the other sea”, unpacking wine cooler fridges, poetic use of the term “muckle on”, running into someone you knew in another life, the problem of things being out of context, the challenge of pseudonyms, throwing away so-called friends, a time for purging memories, the zen videos of organic pasta makers, defining “garbage salad”, the philosophy of strong opinions loosely held, a report on disrespectful livestock, behind the scenes with the Keds marketing campaign, bluets vs. forget-me-nots, a badass take on the power of forgiving others, fighting for your freedom with a good pair of bolt cutters, bringing in higher love, the discipline of letting go what other people think and cutting some folks out of your life - and so much more!

Featuring music from Vermont musicians & friends: Ariel Zevon [Holy Planet]; Carl Goulet [Memorial Day]; 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, Rivendell Restoration and the Mountain Folk Concert Series.

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Direct download: 11th_Hour_6-1-18.mp3
Category:Humor -- posted at: 8:36pm EDT

In this episode co-hosts Kristina Stykos and Emily Howe discuss sassafras, driving old cars, carpooling in a car with no brakes, overnight mushroom growth in the soft-top, a double chin emergency, acing Jane’s retirement party, dealing with jilted lovers at art openings, Kristina’s excellent use of body language, an update on the button maker, how to post as yourself, doing a radio show as an excuse for getting together, daring to have friendships, some confusion about carbon dioxide, the complications of selling air, original thinking & stolen ideas, more on Suzy’s school bus restorations, reflections on exploding bass and other fish-related issues, the story of Chippie and his poor choices, navigating via lilacs, making eye contact with rodents, tips for memorizing Shakespeare, new uses for jello, the hands & hidden intentions of Reiki practitioners, a deeper look at “lol”, how to cope with texting screw-ups, how to road test a new acronym, what came up at clogging class, the truth behind out-buildings, collecting old fire trucks, the joy of rusty part replacement, the end of the road for Spangler Candy Company, the dangers of using “conversation” hearts, the sad fate of sugar cigarettes, a comparison between your outer presentation to your inner being, the deeper meaning of mouth guards, wax lips, what can happen on a turtle bike, more on peeing at an all male job site - and so much more!

Featuring music from Vermont musicians & friends: Brown Trout and the Lunkers with Davey Davis & Rick Davis [Exploding Bass]; Nolan McKelvey [High Country]; Pete Sutherland [Fool’s Gold].

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_5-25-18.mp3
Category:Humor -- posted at: 8:13pm EDT

In this episode co-hosts Kristina Stykos and Emily Howe discuss a giant snail’s cuteness, what to do with spent gum, analyzing a different head-space, Emily’s interrupting habit, early morning goat milking, a teenager’s apology, to go or not go to the gala, imagining whole tables of rich people, a ranking of clowns on velvet, when and if politics will intersect extra-terrestrials, the truck drivers’ myth of the black dog, how to dress up like a flying monkey, a possible entanglement between clown cars and golf carts, mispronouncing the word “assuage” then refusing to correct yourself, what to call a swamp if you’re “Pa” Ingalls, dissecting the Yanny/Laurel craze, how to look like a rock star, sleeping in used hotel rooms, a very special guitar strap adjustment, a unique run-in with buckthorn saplings, another unsuccessful merch sales attempt, cheap stakes & wedding signage, mobilizing the forces to combat pigeon droppings, the luck of the shuffle, cooking iPads with Jim, thrift store fashion tips & the proper use of horizontal stripes, stuff in your bag you didn’t buy, the oft longed-for lost boots, fantastic liquids to improve your neurological function, why braised arugula might be effete, a tropical rainforest berry with nomenclature issues, prolonged abstinence, having fun with prayer, an aversion to spit, the challenges of teaching your kids to slow dance - and so much more!

Featuring music from Vermont musicians & friends: Val McCallum [Miracle Mile]; Todd Lockwood [Prisoners of Paradise]; Smokin Grass [Opus #1].

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_5-18-18.mp3
Category:Humor -- posted at: 10:45am EDT

In this episode co-hosts Kristina Stykos and Emily Howe discuss bad boys, band breakups, an antidote for feeling grumpy, the ecstatic qualities of button quail, surprises at the hardware store, more on grilled cheese, rabbit rewards, what makes something cute, an obsession with miniature things, tiny coke bottles, a doll hierarchy in which Barbie does not rate, what’s inside a puppet, a green that makes you happy, a lava lamp false alarm, what should not be plastic, a spray paint injury, why you should get rid of ugly laundry baskets, keeping your toothbrush “at the ready”, a reference to Alice in Wonderland, a review of the recent VPR podcasting event, getting ready for someone else’s wedding, the beauty of buds, an innovative approach to getting pigeon poop off curtains, more on making business phone calls, the best driveway in Vermont, a little chit chat about death, a strategy for coping with the impossibility of being alive, questioning your sanity, a comparison of animal cemeteries, time going backwards, musical genetics, defining “exo-trash”, gender differences observed while starting bonfires, the dangers of throwing sawdust, eschewing Hallmark holidays, the allure of the Victorinox cross and shield, replacing guns with Swiss Army knives, good times at the James Ehlers for Governor fundraiser, having qualms about putting toilet paper in your ears - and so much more!

Featuring music from Vermont musicians & friends: Bow Thayer and the Holy Plow [Tango Rose]; The Cousins Project with Steve Mayone and Kristina Stykos [Backway to Victory]; Gold Town [Tears of Joy].

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_5-11-18.mp3
Category:Humor -- posted at: 3:59pm EDT

In this episode co-hosts Kristina Stykos and Emily Howe discuss the kids at daycare, when babies are ugly, sheep bleating as speech therapy, what to do when scary television shows come on, a conflict with kid adventure games, missing everything fun, the much-awaited opening of Dairy Twirl, stopping everything for bottle-fed goats, a gas pumping incident, smashing expensive guitars, a very awkward love pat, another inconveniently located theater post, going “red” crazy, the ill-advised building of your life around special moments, Kristina’s bold hip-hop fashion risk, a novel approach to changing the color of your couch, when pens fail, leaving the radio on for your cows, traveling Greyhound now vs. then, tips for going backstage to mingle with celebrities, what to do with your hands, the intersection of mushrooms & capitalism, a quick breakdown of the priestess archetype and why not to include it in your biography, the unsung beauty of Tarot cards, unpacking the work habits of the creatively obsessed, dealing with abnormal skill sets, how being bad at math could lead to your arrest, the lost art of filing paper documents, rose-pruning for octogenarians - and so much more!

Featuring music from Vermont musicians & friends: Robert Resnik [Dance Hall Girls]; Ariel Zevon [Bitches Cry Too]; Davey Davis [How Did Your Neck Get So Red?].

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_5-4-18.mp3
Category:Humor -- posted at: 11:01am EDT

In this episode co-hosts Kristina Stykos and Emily Howe discuss lizard consciousness, winter crankiness, adjusting to your own skin, an other-worldly spelling challenge, giving up journaling, when communications go dark due to tragic circumstances, how the brain protects itself with amnesia, fingernail biting and hypnosis, activating the codes, an argument about the Pleiades, a review of the sale books at Inner Traditions, naming your child after a Norse god, debunking angel cards, Tarot cards as “pick-me-up”, an unwanted oil painting depicting voodoo, returning art to the artist, the affliction of fundraising bake sales, using the train as a means to escape your life, dented microphones, the nuances of frog & salamander season, the impossibility of unthawing something, running a Buddhist Airbnb, a new palace in Vershire, a wishing cradle, more messages from a pro-active star cluster, Emily’s vehement dismissal of aliens, an update on the rapture, mid-week songwriting, pie as a food group, beige as an attitude, what to do with a 26 volume edition of the works of Robert Louis Stevenson, the perils of being a twin, a plethora of baby graves in Vermont cemeteries, isolation & technology, “waving” and “poking” on Facebook, the profit motive behind some charities, searching for a honey pot, buying office supplies at the grocery store - and so much more!

Featuring music from Vermont musicians & friends: Steve Mayone [The Long Way Home]; Stefan Lundin [Livets Bord]; Nikki Matheson [It’s Early Yet].

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_4-27-18.mp3
Category:Humor -- posted at: 9:42pm EDT

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