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 sound check, eloquent words from our friend Courtney, an epic vacation, broken tractors, rainbow lightning, close encounters with star fish, a one-car family, when your boys become men, new footwear, honing in on lawn aeration, a lack of nutrients, hallucinating the sound of the train whistle, donuts from criminals, deciphering man-weirdness, our attraction to those who express what we repress, the drawbacks of collecting everything in the universe, a vision of outbuildings, what metaphoric transformation might look like, love train, peace train, hating the elitist concept of being “a musician”, when your kids grow up, soldiering through school shopping, the nefarious roots of public school curriculum, always being the kid that got caught, when your grown children cook for you, wanting to steal babies, blind spots, a cheap pair of flamingo Crocs, the hoards, a story about Ebay shopping and an amputee, the innocuous ways in which we are mislead, high expectations gone awry, the VT State Cheese Board Championships, new uses for dental floss, Doritos vs. twigs as a fire starter, titanium platforms in your mouth, a new limited edition of Spam, ham vs. pork, anomalies of the Wayside menu, cutesy names, analyzing “Kristina”, saying stuff to get a rise, figuring out the needs of clients, hosting people in your house, haying under duress, understanding an old house, the dearth of gamers in Vermont, when strangers are nice for no reason, a little PR for the radio station, hiding under a table, chewing your nails to a nub - and so much more!

Featuring music from Vermont musicians & friends: Anonymous [Boots of Spanish Leather]; Martin Van de Vrught [The Sun Inside Our Head ]; Le Vent Du Nord [Au Bord de la Fontaine].

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_8-16-19.mp3
Category:Humor -- posted at: 7:10pm EDT

In this episode co-hosts Kristina Stykos and Emily Howe discuss who can wear a sundress, being chronically too busy, mediocre “self care” advice, irritating sympathy, real bootstraps, Brock’s decision to eat Emily’s calfskin boots, pumping gas in a hoop skirt, trying to ID the farmer with red suspenders, girth and beltlines, problematic dipsticks, mad babies, choosing new glasses frames, a leg-pulling incident, being afflicted by gullibility, a Finnish word having to do with reindeer travel, when jokes are bad, tadpole development, talking like Richie from Boston, cyber-stalking a mysterious Facebook friend, the confusing relationship between the Arctic and Antarctica, healthy skepticism about celebrity E.T.s, how John recycles the covers of Romance novels, grandma’s covert attempt to impart wisdom about the birds and bees, the passing on of culturally acceptable machismo, a husband’s hand illustrated telephone logs as works of art and business venture, an idea for English teachers, how the grandchildren turned a rose garden into “The Hotel”, a playhouse under the ferns, the institutional destruction of random bushes, when friends visit you on the job, restoring the gardens at the old Shire Inn, a new Vermont beer called “Fred”, two different kinds of wine including the gas station kind, sensitive taste buds and their various abilities, a brief look at the whys and wherefores of when couples fight in public - and so much more!

Featuring music from Vermont musicians & friends: Green Mountain Fever with Rick Davis and Davey Davis [Wild Daisy]; Val McCallum [Charlie’s Coal]; Wagtail with Susannah Blachly [Let the Light In].

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_7-26-19.mp3
Category:Humor -- posted at: 6:50pm EDT

In this episode co-hosts Kristina Stykos and Emily Howe discuss questioning your moisturizer, skepticism about coconut oil, the sloth fad, a crooked shade, how Butch calls a waiter, a gig with patio heaters at Vermont Castings, finally coming to terms with flesh colored crayons, a fondness for people who tell you strange facts, a scientific analysis of pepper’s movement through the digestive tract, a banana-eating rabbit, writing poems on fruit, using Christ or cripes as a swear, trivia night with a sex educator, the zombie apocalypse in relation to the storming area 51, passing creepy military installations out west, questioning the Pentagon’s redesign of tick genetics, two different Plum Islands, hiding the fact that your life is a shambles, the questionable efficacy of dosing dogs with chemicals, the ease of finding astrological advice, a revelation about writing & life’s gnarly issues, hiding your Facebook posts, when people tell you to “get over it”, your skin’s natural protective barrier, “what’s in my bag” Instagram photos, a new concept for “regime change”, to use soap or not, a nauseating email from a marketing expert, a deep dive into flagellation, why dog surfing is a thing, following a trip to the beach with Scottish sheep herders on Facebook, misinformation about swimming in fishing areas, names for all the moons according to the Farmer’s Almanac - and so much more!

Featuring music from Vermont musicians & friends: Doug Perkins & Patrick Ross [Fiddle Tunes Medley]; Elric Walker [Odd Man Out]; Pete Sutherland [When My Grandmother Worked At The Mill].

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_7-19-19.mp3
Category:Humor -- posted at: 7:39pm EDT

In this episode co-hosts Kristina Stykos and Emily Howe discuss Syd Straw’s emergency housing, girl DJs, special security arrangements for the dog show, what it means to be “intact”, a bar in the barn, the trouble with wine glasses, mice in the sink & on the buffet table, a battery replacement exercise, what to call the children your ex-husband has in the future, the joys of solo tango, dive bombing a relationship, the anomalies of emus, a hiatus from scrolling, an argument for reincarnation, more about Paul McCartney’s body double, firewood delivery and a special billing arrangement, a step beyond digitization, the weight of John’s record collection, a celebrity yard sale, Avery’s sort-of swear, the dangers of parting your hair in the middle, dead lawn mowers, a pattern of dog barking, the nuances of repetitive cat throw-ups, a breakdown of alien antennae, a quick review of Deely Boppers, when Joseph went limp in the guitar store, a lost bowl of spaghetti, the topography of a corn flake, a new use for Cheerios, the strange world of cretinism, clods and louts, the blow-by-blow of a trip to MacDonald’s with Kristina’s father, different levels of snobbery, a cautionary tale about transporting kiddie pools, mental derangement and a trip to the museum, the ebb and flow of weird guys, imagining a Victorian clothing fetish, why Emily stopped wearing bustles & corsets, a continuing discussion of the term “hoo ha” - and so much more!

Featuring music from Vermont musicians & friends: Jennings & McComber [Book on Fire]; Richard Ruane & Beth Duquette [I Spy]; Susannah Blachly [Hope Begins in the Dark].

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_7-12-19.mp3
Category:Humor -- posted at: 12:11pm EDT

In this episode co-hosts Kristina Stykos and Emily Howe discuss dysfunctional jacks, an enigmatic lava lamp, the tomboy days, Lady’s loss of hair, a love story about the Milky Way, similarities between cats and cows, dangers of driving with the windows down, why Emily was seen wandering ditches in a Victorian ball gown, the ins and outs of “pocket uncles”, ordering personalized jigsaw puzzles, an unfortunate costuming oversight, having boobs for the first time, the current height of corn, a bogus theory about insects, an unexpected week of social delights, buttery lilacs filled with bees, what a mosquito feels, how good stories nourish, replacing the July 4th holiday with a strawberry celebration, swapping out tanks from parades, a Trump quote gone awry, the fallacies of written history, a revolutionary girl named Sybil, stubby fingered mandolin playing, two essentials for living your life, mean comedians, funny back-stabbers, hanging out with boys, sports vs. athleticism, what happens when you mess up, when your relatives stop drinking, a cocktail party in Weston, police on the prowl, utilizing the back roads to drive home drunk, a disappointing performance from peanut butter, listening to the voices in your head, an argument about the loser sign, pretending to have fun - and so much more!

Featuring music from Vermont musicians & friends: Val McCallum [Deal With It]; The Cousins Project with Steve Mayone and Kristina Stykos [Rescue Me]; Chris Kleeman and Malkum Gibson [Midnight Special].

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_7-5-19.mp3
Category:Humor -- posted at: 1:56pm EDT

In this episode co-hosts Kristina Stykos and Emily Howe along with guest host Ira discuss what hides in armpits, a new use for sticky tape, a blue ribbon for country creativity, the premature demise of the new used mower, whether or not mini-golf is a sport, when adults go on a L.A.R.P., how intelligence agencies infiltrate YouTube channels with false narratives, the embarrassing question of why people listen to the show, apologizing as a way of life, analyzing the squeak of a chair, another epic pilgrimage for a rainy day, a most amazing series of file upload failures, how James Bond and fresh produce might be related, cultural embrace of spyware, asking Alexa about fire trucks, outdated nomenclature for internet connectivity, a miraculous manifestation of Fig Newtons, an unsuccessful sugar fast, the train that came twice, manual spelling correction, drum kit tips, where quiche can go wrong, looking for Vermont’s hidden towns including Chiselville, a fantasy about hitting the gavel, a sad ant, putting saddles on dogs, why boys have to shoot things, Emily’s yearning for a spider monkey, how hummingbird droppings fell in Ira’s shoe, a complaint about being forced to do chores, a declining fun factor that afflicts some adults, new ways to be seen in public, imagining a joy-filled life, the penetrating mysteries of bird calls, throwing off excess baggage, nostalgia for an avocado-colored fridge, a deep look at the infamous love gun - and so much more!

Featuring music from Vermont musicians & friends: Steve Mayone [So Many People Get It Wrong]; Gold Town [Early Morning Blues]; Patrick Ross [Whistlin’ Rufus].

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_6-28-19.mp3
Category:Humor -- posted at: 9:54am EDT

In this episode co-hosts Kristina Stykos and Emily Howe discuss the power of “Yes”, a case of hacking laryngitis, trucker’s vs. baseball caps, insects in your shoes, a take-down of the human race, going with the flow of illness, a promise to give advance warning, wedding exhaustion, a lame eighth grade graduation, when awkwardness cushions harsh reality, more on Jehovah’s Witnesses & facial hair, the tiny handwriting of God, scoring a root beer float, the Herb Lockwood Award ceremony, how close pretending you’re smart is to being smart, excessive youthfulness, clothing adjustments made in public bathrooms, coping mechanisms for social anxiety, the power of “just showing up”, finding the nuances in your voice as technique fails, a soggy lawn mower accident, looking for an old fashioned garbage can, a crying man at the photo kiosk, leaky roofs that resist fixing, getting stuck on the mundane, trying to run a business despite chronic phone phobia, a game about kinky folk music DJs, secret egoism, a dream of instrument theft, the travesty of vegetarian wraps, whether or not God eats, what kind of food there might be in heaven, Jim’s contribution to procrastination, exploding batteries, the relentless persistence of trouble on our planet, getting a heads up for the job of life, tips for enticing peace makers to rise up, why team work is better, what it feels like to be sixty, timeless people, choosing one outfit for life, walking backwards into stuff - and so much more!

Featuring music from Vermont musicians & friends: Jim Reiman [She’s a Mystery to Me]; Lewis Franco [Desperate Buyers]; Lori Oz [Too Many Hands].

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_6-21-19.mp3
Category:Humor -- posted at: 2:59pm EDT

In this episode co-hosts Kristina Stykos and Emily Howe discuss a little notebook for ABC gum, the summer color of Creamsicle, dealing with pollen, dancing with “The Great Riddle”, flagman Paul Easton’s cheery wave, not being dead, the invasion of Sky Net, Ira’s retreat to sitting in cardboard boxes, Kendra’s mom’s subscription to VHS tapes, confusion about Jehovah’s Witnesses with beards on bikes, more on the book selection at Will’s Store, a poster board cache & what happens to office supplies that sit on the shelf for years, continued use of malfunctioning bellows, hoping for a tinker’s arrival, shortening prayers with a snap of the fingers, a made up millennial word, a message from otters, what to do for fun, slacking off on your expectations, honing in on locomotive whistle codes, protecting the rear of a train, an aphid infestation, temperature dips at the salvage yard, a fluorescent lamp disaster & horrifying light bulb decisions, outbuilding fantasies, abandoned sections of laminated bowling alley, a whole new vacuum repair scenario, mixing dog breeds and music genres, defining your own style, a quick review of Butch’s surgeries, ongoing problems with men who miss the target, painful Porta-Potty escapades, the death of landscaping with bushes, a dearth of old fashioned shrubs, snobbish plant names, early traumatic injury due to repeated viewings of Invasion of the Body Snatchers, who’s at fault when museum tours go awry, apologizing for stuff when you shouldn’t, a new use for rusty scissors, how to deal firmly with aggressive tourists, beating back little children who want to mess with your computer, breaking into Button’s Feed Store - and so much more!

Featuring music from Vermont musicians & friends: Ariel Zevon [My Fickle Heart]; Michele Choiniere [Madeleine]; Terry Lee Hale [Flowers for Claudia].

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_6-14-19.mp3
Category:Humor -- posted at: 10:17pm EDT

In this episode co-hosts Kristina Stykos and Emily Howe discuss getting the hang of it, knowing all the buttons, evil twin appliance repair, the merits of the inexpensive shop vac, cat vs. dog shedding, rural drug busts, Zen enlightenment through sweeping, more on the Tom Petty model Pono, a robot toilet of the future, a modern twist from Kohler, complications related to the purchase of black nosed sheep from France, a woodchuck who saved the day, the conflicting tones of a train whistle, tradesmen protocol, a complaint about diminishing upper body strength, dancer’s legs, being out of proportion, how to properly refer to a person with dwarfism, watching tiny people water ski, the winter’s first wood delivery, forced friendship, when your ex moves on to the next relationship too quickly, small town self censorship, who or whom, compartmentalizing as a way of life, talking nonsense, chronic blurting, honesty as a liability, avoiding interaction by staring at your cell phone, the stupidity of psychology, why we are all mentally ill, getting off pills, barriers to improving your health, overcoming grumpiness, packing cheese & crackers for lunch, Kristina’s rotting deck takes another victim, needing money, what to do with a rusty lamp, the potential dangers of 2nd hand electrical devices, acting extra dumb, a promise to misinform, being tired of facts, what it means to carry the torch, more on the toxic burn pile, a couch in flames, eschewing free mattresses, the sad underbelly of yard sales - and so much more!

Featuring music from Vermont musicians & friends: Mark Struhsacker [End of the Line]; Nolan McKelvey [Starry Eyed and Blue]; Bellatrix [Original medley].

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_6-7-19.mp3
Category:Humor -- posted at: 10:24pm EDT

In this episode co-hosts Kristina Stykos and Emily Howe discuss a free chair give-a-way, what happened to Harold Luce’s tables, whether or not to leave John alone with brides-to-be, the dangers of local satire, funny things that cows get into, a film stunt gone awry, a popular idiom for bribe swapping, Kristina’s visit to a hidden Druid enclave on an unmarked dirt road, the best way to make a Stonehenge, Butch’s connection to the People of the White Pine, a sharing of the sacred pipe, missing Susie’s moonshine parties, summer inebriation, the old Dreamland dance hall at Tunbridge Fairgrounds, things that can go wrong with a land line, one very important phone message that got cut off, looking for a long lost foster child, the hidden reach of evil plans, being frozen and locked inside in a cold museum, a string of unfortunate events, figuring out who’s in charge, God’s subcontractors, the questionable assertion of AI, the trouble with fallen angels, where it all began, whether or not heaven is as great as they say, the limitation of the senses, how biological glands might be related to spiritual visions, another Bill and Lady sighting, the well worn routes of a man and his dog, a failed attempt to mow the lawn, concern for nesting mice, networks of silence and secrets, letting go of shame, operating in the world with too little information, when gossip bleeds over into malevolent deception - and so much more!

Featuring music from Vermont musicians & friends: Highwoods String Band [Who Broke the Lock]; Ben Reed [Two Dollar Woman]; Bow Thayer and the Holy Plow [Way of the Gun].

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_5-31-19.mp3
Category:Humor -- posted at: 2:08pm EDT

In this episode co-hosts Kristina Stykos and Emily Howe discuss a short history of multi-tasking, when being competent isn’t enough, a pro bono gardening job, how the vet’s dog Jake showed off, analysis of a horse’s bite and a visitor who should have known better, the confusing nature of meridians, whether or not to ask people to “like” your Facebook page, a pet breed spelling challenge, a strange strategy for buying pants, tips on how to not look at yourself in the mirror but still see your clothes, how stores can actually elongate your body’s image, ending bathroom scale rituals, another very difficult vacuum repair (to be continued), a Chihuahua doorbell, being thankful for your appliances after a traumatic encounter with humans, when a squeeze toy becomes evil, the difference between being tired and being weary, the trials of getting a new business up and running, the shame of being in debt, bureaucratic oppression, putting cash in toilet paper tubes and mayonnaise jars, eating as an evasive maneuver, whether or not to trust your old sweater, the best to-go tea stand in the Upper Valley, the spooky bridges of Duluth, what comes after Minnesota, rediscovering prairie dogs in a giant sized ant farm, the terrors of not recognizing anyone at your high school reunion, making a record with your junior high school buddy, possible bear attacks at the wedding barn, an early-bird dessert bar under threat by skunks, confronting real pigs in your yard, a ticket give-a-way to Roots on the River - and so much more!

Featuring music from Vermont musicians & friends: Jennings & McComber [Chesham Station; Effie’s; Book on Fire]

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_5-24-19.mp3
Category:Humor -- posted at: 2:10pm EDT

In this episode co-hosts Kristina Stykos and Emily Howe discuss Emily’s weird problem with her sinuses, a lack of burping function, how it feels to be six, several reasons why the illuminati might like New Zealand, a comparison between pretzels and rebar, processed food and weight gain, an old box of Pop Tarts, the relative merits of various lawn ornaments, gnome realism, fake wishing wells, the history of gazing balls, Frog Prince sculpture, using Facebook for venting during coffee breaks, when large becomes Venti, a disagreement about Stowe’s traffic signals, crashing a chiropractor’s conference, a brush with fate and an encounter with Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., exorbitant ticket prices for Jacob Dylan, taking a foray into the criminal life, confusion around the word “camaraderie”, a deep dive into pellucidity and limpidity, luminosity and mirth, damaging your eyes with books, exploring the forth-class portion of Harolyn Hill Road, hearing children scream, a look at older dams, towns that were flooded, the glory days of Gaysville, the mysterious “Bethel White” granite quarry, passing through America, a sighting of Lady and Bill at the Tunbridge General Store, donuts and a giant sausage dog with tiny legs, crying because of a chain link pen, the BS of Emily’s dogs and subsequent porcupine quill update, organizing blind cats, a cupcake and scones compendium for future analysis - and so much more!

Featuring music from Vermont musicians & friends: Val McCallum [Charlie’s Coal]; Michael Oakland [Grand Design]; Will Patton [Anna’s Waltz].

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_5-17-19.mp3
Category:Humor -- posted at: 6:48pm EDT

In this episode co-hosts Kristina Stykos and Emily Howe discuss removing gum from folding chairs, how a sleep deficit spiraled downwards, help for insomniacs, running from killer bees, unraveling governmental chaos, trying to calm the citizenry, legislators who actually listen, whether or not dogs fall out of car windows, Brock’s humiliating visit to the vet, the timely demise of a feral boar, gendered words for livestock, when pigs wander off, hunting with the King, a project for mapping wild creatures including DJs, a theory about how to get off Facebook, how bad food may be related to bad karma, a trip to the Lifesaver plant, the train that goes to Italy, a stupid idea about flying in airplanes, the desire to improve your French language skills, the perils of being chipped, bonding with your ex’s exes, significant apologies, a new kind of party, the power of siblings who get along, returning to your old stomping grounds, a few failures for Neil Young, a difficult discussion about the Pono, hotdog metaphors gone awry, conceptual underpinnings of the Play-Doh Fun Factory, a memorial for lost socks, an alien abduction question, unidentified stuff in the air, whether or not we need planets, a traumatic first grade play, the history of Mookie the cow, the illegality of naming your child after a number, a world without the Beatles, a call to Willie Nelson to come see Emily, famous people who visited Will’s Store in Chelsea - and so much more!

Featuring music from Vermont musicians & friends: Nikki Matheson [Quand viendra-t-elle]; Brian Spencer Blues Project [Baby Please Don’t Go]; Martin van de Vrugt [Count the Better Days].

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_5-10-19.mp3
Category:Humor -- posted at: 7:25pm EDT

In this episode co-hosts Kristina Stykos and Emily Howe discuss mixed feelings about bluegrass, rain depression, when things are a wreck, a dorky hat, dreading the bride’s arrival, noon vs. 12 am, skipping out on work, charming your audience with bloopers, chasing the elusive yellow lilac, tips for hiding a dead sheep, fluorescent clothing, Pepto Bismol as a possible “pink” drink option, a deep dive into the pros and cons of celery, remembering “Ants on a Log”, the difficulties of mastering plastic egg as a rhythm instrument, nervous tension during very insignificant and unmemorable stage performances, a cheap shot at cheap beer, not being able to get the bartender’s attention, being short or short-ish, factoids as opposed to facts, a joke about the moth and the podiatrist, confusing caterpillars with centipedes, planning another drunken craft night, more uses for blenders, the hows and whys of texting your mechanic, the warm fuzzy feeling that sometimes comes with car repair, saving nuts as bolts as keepsakes, an argument about NASA’s sun simulator, some serious reservations concerning naked gardening, dealing with unhappy service workers and counter help, stepping away from people who have tantrums, beating the odds after a terrible relationship, whether or not we are destined to repeat our mistakes, good karma when you least expect it, a porcupine alert, great oxen names, a far out application for the word “crepuscular” - and so much more!

Featuring music from Vermont musicians & friends: Nolan McKelvey [High Country]; Mary McGinniss [The Wind is Lonesome]; Marek Stycos [Genevive].

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_5-3-19.mp3
Category:Humor -- posted at: 3:28pm EDT

In this episode co-hosts Kristina Stykos and Emily Howe discuss trying to shove license plates in your purse, a strange case of problematic toe pain, the night Emily dropped three pizzas in the road, discoveries while painting the bathroom, paying your kids to massage your feet, in search of an air compressor, misunderstanding tire pressure, more wrangling about the $10k grants to out-of-staters, riding frisky horses after a long winter, flaws in telepathic animal communication, babies riding dogs, beavers who live behind fast food restaurants, some awkward situations brought on by trying to be friends with strangers on social media, a meeting with “The Hindquarter”, a day without biting, a plethora of fundraiser headaches, paying to not have health insurance, the extra stuff single people have to do, a guide to New Hampshire units of measurement, a legislative celebration featuring gummy bears, the old Vermont way of using calves to size other objects, police involvement with a cow in the back seat, how we treat rabbits unfairly, cat projection, alternate uses for fishing tackle boxes, an inability to walk convincingly in high heels & consequent runway fail, the pros and cons of wearing dresses, how expressing femininity in today’s world may directly correlate to a genuine lack of safety, watching more gender definitions go veering off the rails, embracing your authenticity, what we do for art that we might not do again, almost dying in the woods by accident - and so much more!

Featuring music from Vermont musicians & friends: Robert Resnik [Twa Corbies]; Rick Davis and Davey Davis [Derby Day]; Stefan Lundin [Denna dag och lite till].

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_4-26-19.mp3
Category:Humor -- posted at: 6:03pm EDT

In this episode co-hosts Kristina Stykos and Emily Howe discuss more about Vermont’s secret tunnels that start at the tax department building, how underground travel may elicit a claustrophobic response, a flood warning at the law school parking lot, measuring your winter productivity, an epic ski year, getting into Ira’s boots, a contemplation on Kristina’s “poetic balls”, putting seltzer in pancakes, going halfway with Google Translate, Grandpa Avery’s final days, how a root ball fooled everyone, a closer look at Emily’s eyeball, getting lost twice in one day, an admonition to leave fawns alone, how dehydration can make your ears curl, the difficulties of finishing a book, looking for a soothing, pure feeling, an argument over vowel placement, discovering Peal Jam later in life, a deep dive into “space” phobia, continuing complaints about beige, the mystery of flash drive insertion, confusion around mermaid procreation, a card playing ban at the State House, total chaos at tax time, imagining anxiety as a river, strengthening your boundary integrity, a hole to darn, dragonfly names, pretending to be authoritative, using time machines to change facts, putting the wrong people into mental institutions, a new use for GPS at “Dementia Town”, naming nursing homes, ordering superior gardening tools from England, misunderstanding hedgehogs, taking time off to study random stuff - and so much more!

Featuring music from Vermont musicians & friends: Mark Struhsacker [Thunderheads]; Richard Ruane & Beth Duquette [Two Crows]; Robert Bryant [Bitterroot Prayer].

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_4-19-19.mp3
Category:Humor -- posted at: 5:14pm EDT

In this episode co-hosts Kristina Stykos and Emily Howe discuss wiggling, therapeutic swearing, Emily’s identification with Ramona, upgrading “nerd”, a disappointing creemee at the legislative dinner, an illusory cheese club, a spiritual awakening at Jiffy Lube, compulsively checking your dipstick, a secret tunnel at JC Penney, the bygone days of riding in the “way-back”, sleeping bags & station wagons, John’s one-speed life, paranoia and a mean nurse, overcoming technophobia, how cable television is talking about space a lot, questioning the validity of the first black hole photo, robots at Walmart, what a true self is, removing people from your Facebook news feed, the deeper implications of balled up Kleenex, debunking cloud faces, Jesus on your toast, celebrity religious icons, the arbitrary nature of attraction, a delivery of 400 plastic Easter eggs to the Tunbridge School, Ariel’s emus in the bathtub, a trick for spelling “entrepreneur”, eschewing test scores, being cool while you are alone, buying yourself a whole pie, a redesign to make men more pleasing, being liberated by someone else’s energy, clamming up, being understood by your cats, special songs for your pets, advice for tail-tugging, reviewing strip joints in Vermont - and so much more!

Featuring music from Vermont musicians & friends: Lizzy Mandell [Under Lock and Key]; Larry Allen Brown [Stories That We Wrote]; Julie James [Mud Season Minuet].

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_4-12-19.mp3
Category:Humor -- posted at: 6:27pm EDT

In this episode co-hosts Kristina Stykos and Emily Howe discuss a song about fish, the hood, a whole bunch of mud, more on the charmed star behind John’s book collection, a mystical roof leak, the relationship issues behind clutter, tubs of Lycra, three timeless hours with Ronni, pros and cons of driving on the wrong side, bushwhacking Strawberry Hill with a snow board, challenging insouciance, a train death in Springfield, an ill-fated excursion with the traveling lamb, failed attempts to blow dry wet animals, a difficult choice involving scary clowns, an existential question about storm drains, aquatic pets, a terrible dilemma about dead fish who come back to life, consensual sex between animals, the hidden truth about armadillos, a rationalization for castration, awkward facts about Jim, new uses for bubble wrap, scientific data on cuteness, a terrible story about “Cabby”, using stuffed animals to compensate for your losses, squeezing things to death, the neutral quality of average hugging, a prophetic dream about archetypal computer screens, any idiotic thing, maybe not-so-crazy Flat Earthers, uncovering your alien past, a hypothetical about transmissions that penetrate the skull, healing yourself with tuning forks, questioning gum massage, evil dentists, a quick look at dog horoscopes - and so much more!

Featuring music from Vermont musicians & friends: Davey Davis and Rick Davis [Exploding Bass]; Bow Thayer [Epitome]; Dayve Huckett [Feast or Famine].

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_3-29-19.mp3
Category:Humor -- posted at: 3:38pm EDT

In this episode co-hosts Kristina Stykos and Emily Howe discuss some driving difficulties, what holds us up, spring plowing, a brush hog metaphor, tips for stability when the road is slushy, more specifics on the mean nursing home lady, an insult involving sheep, when to go public with your rants, how Fruit Loops morphed into Froot Loops, questioning everything including Wikipedia, deconstructing Timmy’s relationship to Lassie, nostalgia for a Laundromats, staging areas for reality, a complaint about horse hair, pillows made of beef hide, Butch’s truck seat cover named “Manuel”, the impact of leather couches, women vs. cup holders, famous recording studio furniture, the evils of basements, square format cameras, dancers throwing down signs, what hip hop did to the peace sign, confusion about the “Loser” symbol, a new twist on the “I Made You Look” game, going west on the train, having too many cook books, when other people show up in your clothes, mud season costumes, a bad experience with beige, Emily’s declaration that “no one remembers the 70s”, the fallacy of banana slicers, a new kind of tuning fork called “The Sonic Slider”, an argument about Pavlov, using air horns for dog training, Jen’s accident, Pete Jorgenson’s wrench-a-fone, how many muffins is too many, the irreconcilable gap between healthy foods and commercial cereal products, the true genesis of food additives, Americans’ general indifference towards most fermented foods - and so much more!

Featuring music from Vermont musicians & friends: Val McCallum [Stellar Girl]; Val McCallum [Chateauguay]; Val McCallum [Ridgerunner].

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_3-22-19.mp3
Category:Humor -- posted at: 9:28pm EDT

In this episode co-hosts Kristina Stykos and Emily Howe discuss how to choose a good rubber boot, nostalgia for orthopedic shoes, cement blocks in the back of your truck, ski lift disasters, bad exit ramps, climbing hills on skins, gender switching Eagles lyrics for fun, a morbid fascination with celebrities who have aged out of their attractive period, sexist rules regarding who you can have a crush on, when to remove your long johns, the So Ro pay phone, how to find cell tower & antennae locations, running between gigs on St. Patty’s Day, sweeping perverts out of the church, corruption of our religious institutions, dog breeding gone awry, being served a mixed drink by John, how we didn’t get drunk, flagrant misuse of car windows, the down side of taking lambs to nursing homes, remembering Andy the runt, a video about Craft Night, sheep too big for car transport, debunking the term “well done”, how the sauerkraut jar upset Emily, an unexpected word to describe pathological over-talking, why hipsters don’t speak Latin, binge-watching Jonna Jinton, a philosophical musing on head size, being well put together as precursor to getting more stuff in life, the mathematical underpinnings of symmetry, the physical beauty of Tibetan nomads, water buffalo cheese gone missing, a tip for making foam volcanoes, a confession about super powers, the confusion of being psychic half the time, historical dowsing in the state of Vermont, misconstruing prayer, conversing with a façade, fantasizing about a snuggly Pope, how dressing like a leprechaun can get you in places for free, Butch’s homemade elevator - and so much more!

Featuring music from Vermont musicians & friends: Mark Struhsacker [End of the Line]; Willa Mamet and Paul Miller [Louisiana]; Linda Warnaar [Shambala Warrior].

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_3-15-19.mp3
Category:Humor -- posted at: 8:41pm EDT

In this episode co-hosts Kristina Stykos and Emily Howe discuss a pink outfit, the confusing story of Grammy Sammy, a mental health day for Eli, hidden squeaking, how phone-phobic DJs might run an on-air telethon, whether or not Rob makes dairy products, farmers in the grocery store, Liam’s moment of triumph, easy note-taking at town meeting, Cabot’s expansion into dog treats, the hidden life of a powdered cheese by-product, synthetic food spray for crackers, persistent myths & truths regarding monosodium glutamate, that strange, scary red color in some Chinese food, being led astray by appealing food, a question about the gender of trains, a mysterious disappearance at the Barnard Store, the energy of profanity, a plan for button making, the best car repairs, a text message about Lenny Kravitz, more on William Shatner’s singing prowess, when banjos arrive, a case of mistaken identity, the dark side of being a bridesmaid, a lost wedding that was not well documented, more insulting innuendos aimed at Emily’s Prius, a sheep hauling argument, northern ignorance of tropical fruits, the anomaly of a Mexican winter squash, how to secure free admission to the WFVR party, getting roped into the civic club’s variety show again, a von Trapp family comparison, remembering the lady in a wig who yodeled, a refresher on puppets, a long-term yet troubled relationship to Pee-Wee Herman in marionette form, how to quickly cultivate your “nouveau riche” - and so much more!

Featuring music from Vermont musicians & friends: Nick Cowles [The Truck Song]; Davey Davis [Mode for Love]; Bellatrix [Breath of the Devil].

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_3-8-19.mp3
Category:Humor -- posted at: 6:56pm EDT

In this episode co-hosts Kristina Stykos and Emily Howe discuss correcting the “like” habit, the sister bubble, an impending fundraiser, a tale of two barns, the stupidest kind of junk mail, wild swerving, plastic solar highways, a fond goodbye to macadam, the ins & outs of micro-blading eyebrows, problematic lips, the dangers of joy, a confusing vocabulary word, the open kitchen rule, faulty refrigerator organization, a very sad bunch of celery, Emily’s Fire Department responsibilities gone awry, the strange contradiction of “Warnings”, Matt’s goofy trick with a water bottle, the inconclusive nature of half a sentence, letting go of micro-management, all the things we could do, the relief of cancellations, whiskey as breakfast food, gratitude for Lisa, a failed interaction at Will’s Store, a slow week for human interaction, cribbing for those awkward social moments, weird hot dogs, trouble with raisins, how talking to cats may come back to haunt you, imagining a poet president, being under surveillance in the bathroom, talking smack about others, a submersion into lamb guts, dealing with farmyard deaths, when cats create hierarchies, horse stall fantasies, the sound of animals chewing as sleep aid, the PEZ Easter egg hunt disaster, the Russian polar bear invasion, a clarification about shark infested waters, current relevance of the word “churlish”, trending words at Merriam-Webster, when a brat is a brat, why you aren’t yourself, how fear runs the planet, how it feels to be lied to, putting truth back on its pedestal - and so much more!

Featuring music from Vermont musicians & friends: Doug Anderson [River of Whiskey]; Smoking Grass [Opus #1]; Ariel Zevon [Je Maintiendrai].

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_3-1-19.mp3
Category:Humor -- posted at: 12:03pm EDT

In this episode co-hosts Kristina Stykos and Emily Howe discuss makeshift baby formula for lambs, the lost udder, late night debates at the State House, farmer “tough love”, more crackpot health tips, blind belief in science, revolting advice for eradicating colds, Myra’s interest in slime, micro-managing the lives of boys & men, rediscovering lost Vermont ski areas, revisiting fashion freedom in relation to hats, how to rock a sweater, gnome pajamas, the dog dramas of Maeve and Brock, great fake laughs, dropping bread crumbs as metaphor, the terrors of Hansel & Gretel, some failings of surveyor’s tape, the multiplicity of amphibians, unpacking “dog eat dog”, Dorothy’s fall into the pig pen, advice from Tunbridge Wiccans, how the gift of bundled sage might be more than you bargained for, the benefits of wallowing and/or resetting your life, being both mother and father to yourself, the two fishes of Pisces, a horrible fight at the ski tow, a vocabulary word having to do with psychopaths, why society seems focused on narcissism, confusion about autism, the evolution of pollution’s effect on human health, why fighting with people online is useless, our emotional attachment to plastic bags, picking your battles, how frustration can get out of control, unplugging from toxic interactions, looking forward to a week of fundraising on WFVR - and so much more!

Featuring music from Vermont musicians & friends: Davey Davis [Night of the Wannabes]; Pete Sutherland [In the Country of the Iroquois]; Elric Walker [Odd Man Out].

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_2-22-19.mp3
Category:Humor -- posted at: 10:56am EDT

In this episode co-hosts Kristina Stykos and Emily Howe discuss big eyed Bratz dolls, Emily’s trust in the flu shot, man flu, costume repair using brass brads, the world’s cheapest ($29) vacuum repair, combining tinkering with a rental business, the amazing prowess of propane truck drivers, a quick analysis of auctioneer-types, cowboy tongue twisters, Biddy Bodder, the overblown fantasy of Trucker’s hats, denim stripes under the microscope, six categories of drunkenness, attempts to create the perfect childhood for your children, a surprise discovery about the patron saint of beekeeping, “UR not that fat” on candy hearts & as political manifesto, the possible misnomer of “higher learning”, breaking down the phrase “I’m just kidding”, how product placement & cultural indoctrination has destroyed movies, the subliminal messaging of athletic clothing, contemplating the end of middle school dances, sugar overload thanks to the fundraising bake sale, baskets of puppies, tearing up, kids who are too nervous to eat or go to the bathroom in new situations, the evasion strategies of people living at intersections, a problematic plastic fork that led to food waste, minimizing your exposure to heart tweaking music, getting your dog back with dirty laundry, heart-shaped prime rib for Valentine’s Day, a perplexing sign at the VFW, shoveling needed to Norman’s door, defining organic ducks, blanket resistance to affirmations, mastering the art of writing checks - and so much more!

Featuring music from Vermont musicians & friends: Grayson [Giving Up on Giving Up]; Robert Resnik [All Kinds of Weather]; Gold Town [Coal Burning Smokestack].

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_2-15-19.mp3
Category:Humor -- posted at: 5:32pm EDT

In this episode co-hosts Kristina Stykos and Emily Howe discuss a sliver somewhere in your hand, pulling into the wrong side of the gas pump, the upside of germ exposure, Bluebird Friday, old lady ski instructors, dunking babies in cold water, a very strange fundraiser, an undertaker’s approach to removing tattoos, the spiritual properties of puppies, whether or not angels cry, choosing birth, invisible support, Kristina’s growing mistrust off vacuum repair, the indignities of sheep birth, the difference between schussing & slogging, an obscure Bing Crosby reference, a sudden & startling confluence of people named Pat, the deep silence of some electric typewriters, prescient science fiction movies, a quick review of appliance colors, growing up with a goldenrod kitchen, the symptoms of depersonalization disorder, an awkward moment at the Dairy Summit, reaching new heights of inappropriate behavior, a fire alarm just in the nick of time, discrimination against poultry, a new look at chicken legs, a goose attack averted, Butch’s Halloween surprise, an unfortunate bite, basic pet cemetery protocol, the sound of submarines in deep space, why boys like battle ships, how a torpedo laden military installation might induce claustrophobia in certain individuals, nice metals, a southern colloquialism come to Vermont, being a dog’s “friend” rather than its “mother”, hella debunked, how far to go with goats - and so much more!

Featuring music from Vermont musicians & friends: Doug Perkins [Hang Glide]; Terry Lee Hale [Scientific Rendezvous]; Robert Bryant [Thinking Too Much].

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_2-1-19.mp3
Category:Humor -- posted at: 10:33pm EDT

In this episode co-hosts Kristina Stykos and Emily Howe discuss a panoply of legless creatures, worst attributes of a snake, a horrible trip from the front door to the car, how low water pressure led to an unfortunate encounter with a vacuum cleaner attachment, one strategy for almost blowing up your car, horse manure’s contribution to barnyard traction, an impromptu party, perplexing rules of the alphabet, a cool brother-in-law named Jim, mounting the impossible driveway, John’s spacey driving, a panicked call to the Sargeant at Arms, feeling abandoned during a laundry room emergency, almost burning down the house, how a good husband can go wrong by being happy, the sideways snow, a train’s sense of urgency, flooding on the First Branch, Kristina’s natal moon placement in relation to the recent lunar eclipse, automatic camera settings that turn bad photographers into geniuses, problems with the free will universe, escapism vs. awakism, more on over-use of the word “like”, what they give away for free upstairs at the Plainfield VT food coop, a confusing moment with two boys & a box of condoms, historical novels about prostitution, the startling lack of body parts in Laura Ingalls Wilder books, revelations about outhouse technology, a near electrocution, the joys of peeing outside, a volunteer opportunity to house-sit in Belize with a pig, a strange cartoon themed around sausages, unpacking the Oscar Meyer Weiner-Mobile, how faking friendliness can sometimes become sincere, the many things we could have learned, school projects that cost too much, a sap bucket guitar - and so much more!

Featuring music from Vermont musicians & friends: Michael Jermyn [All Hail the Underachievers]; Mark Struhsacker [Your Actions Spoke Louder Than Words]; Chris Kleeman & Malkum Gibson [Gospel Train].

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_1-25-19.mp3
Category:Humor -- posted at: 5:34pm EDT

In this episode co-hosts Kristina Stykos and Emily Howe discuss some confusion concerning Choo Choo Charlie, the horrid truth about peanut butter & molasses-based candy, deflecting attention away from what you actually feel, the consequences of feeling lazy, miserable and isolated for a whole week, losing your social skills, making eye contact with animals, the difference between flout, flute and flaunt, John’s random purchases, the bad dog’s mutiny, how Kristina deals with her cat walking into the kitchen, unpacking the hipster phrase “super twee” & its British etymology, the affect of wearing an ascot, an ongoing problem with pillows, clutching & gesticulating with your chapstick, practicing not looking at your phone, a strange warning at the vacuum cleaner store, the true impact of Todd’s voice, another Facebook scam to be creeped-out by, a two hour makeup job, a near miss with Mary Oliver, the magic of people who know “everybody”, a run in with Roy at the cheese case, how many whiskeys is too many, picking on your spouse because you feel shitty, the logic of feeling sorry for yourself, an update on “cheese food”, a possible relationship between hydroponics and beer pong, changes in the door bell at Will’s Store, one drunken summer after high school, sordid details regarding the difficulties of milking sheep, visits from babies, getting your monster on, being stumped by alternative pronunciations, a theory about planet Mercury & how humans may have affected its behavior, the sweetness of stars, the new trend of flipping out over snow storms, the dangers of snow caves - and so much more!

Featuring music from Vermont musicians & friends: Hooligans [Topsy Turvy World]; Brian Clark [West]; Steve Mayone [Time Moves On].

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_1-18-19.mp3
Category:Humor -- posted at: 11:41pm EDT

In this episode co-hosts Kristina Stykos and Emily Howe discuss cheek squeezing, beer drinking & helium inhalation, the heights of Strawberry Hill, an update on the “What’s Up” controversy, trying to stay current with younger generations, opposite compliments, plans for the inaugural ball, responses to the heckler in the galley throwing monopoly money, a triumph for freedom of speech, paper hoarding as “way of life”, saving doodle artifacts, Victorian restoration at the Vermont State House, remembered terrors of the Van der Graff generator, going back to index card organization, understanding office supplies, smelling corporate America, witnessing the skills of a serial interrupter in real time, a conversation with Pranay at PayPal, playing the karma card, confronting Big Brother, what the moon looked like last night, clarification concerning the planet Pluto’s supposed retirement, an astute analysis of Disney’s inconsistent portrayal & personification of animals, appreciating William Butler Yeats, the joys of reading poetry out loud, a dark interpretation of Frost, realizing you were smarter than you thought you were, taking responsibility for your bad relationships after a period of victimhood, pocket hand warmers, purchasing tips for maxi-pad users, the chaos that can ensue from trying to hide shame, a deeper look at over-sized marshmallows, eating things you should not, the trepidation induced by suspicious bank tellers - and so much more!

Featuring music from Vermont musicians & friends: Lori Oz [Ode to the Gyspysongman]; Martin van de Vrugt [We Didn’t Teach Our Children]; Wagtail [Meet Me When the Sun Goes Down].

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_1-11-19.mp3
Category:Humor -- posted at: 7:23pm EDT

In this episode co-hosts Kristina Stykos and Emily Howe discuss a little rat wheel, the perfect Christmas, developing a new relationship with your treadmill, all day snacking, happy pills, walking in ice cleats, whose car is worse, timing belt as metaphor, the weirdness of cars that start with a button, tipping your tow truck operator, whether or not to invest in crypto-currency, a review of metal detector settings, what might be hiding in your yard, the art of spelling out swears, something to do with dead chickens, stocking up on stock, a typical grocery store faux pas, a vegan affirmation, bonding over frozen corn, a dream job at the Onion, Emily’s personalized ice fishing stick, more on poking fish, using Kevin as a fake groom, being jealous of others having fun, an implication regarding “hanky-panky” in shacks, a scientific finding about socks and sex, a resolution to eat no more Cheez-its, debunking the “She-Shed” concept, what happens after decades of caring for others, getting to a point of clarity, the sad state of Rolodexes, danger reduction, a stranded vacuum, going to Lebanon, an assertion of superiority, more on smiling at goats, wearing a skirt on Christmas, a style that mirrors Octopus legs, sap bucket babies in pink snow suits, feeling bad for a calf at birth, turning off the music, conjecture about the other half of humanity, looking for a romp, a cowboy’s move from Montana to Wyoming - and so much more!

Featuring music from Vermont musicians & friends: Richard Ruane & Beth Duquette [Come On Back]; Lewis Franco [Robinson Cemetery]; Ben Reed [Cowboys and Heroes].

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_1-4-19.mp3
Category:Humor -- posted at: 6:23pm EDT

In this episode co-hosts Kristina Stykos and Emily Howe discuss trying to slow down, the pleasure factor hidden in OCD, a humongous freakout, how eye bags can erode your self esteem, some complex feelings elicited by tattoo placement, gossip at the Christmas party, tap shoes on tile floors, an indignant eight year old, the tale of the two Buddies, famous family disclaimers, seasonal magic via the Canadian Christmas train, how John likes a good nap, more on zealotry, a hypothesis for regrowing hair on a troll, ongoing confusion caused by the color designation “buff”, making room for UFOs, YouTube’s ascendency as the people’s channel, deity vs. iPad, moving the dog house with Herb, increasing your stature thanks to outbuildings, a plague of Mistletoe, a breakfast cereal update from Emily, icky “Remnants of Love”, controlling your worst instincts on social media, surprising revelations regarding what happens in the back of Will’s Store, what Kristina’s fancy accountant does with his time off, fabricating mashups in the name of Art, what might be considered inappropriate Christmas cheer as it relates to hermaphrodite gingerbread people, a mishap with sheep entrails in the back seat of the car, contemplating the ecstatic moment of spring’s first arrival, road treatment science, hating on herb tea, homemade pot holder dos & donts - and so much more!

Featuring music from Vermont musicians & friends: Dayve Huckett [After All You Say]; Eric Goodenough & Mark Johnson [Merrily Kiss the Quaker]; Dylan Waller [The Highway Kind].

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_12-21-18.mp3
Category:Humor -- posted at: 7:00pm EDT

In this episode co-hosts Kristina Stykos and Emily Howe discuss the pernicious smell of burning plastic, cost saving measures at the Tunbridge town garage, polluted roadways, another use for vinegar, more confusion about the Lion’s Club, arguments for and against windshield wiper fluid as a stocking stuffer, shame as it relates to your Youtube or Google search history, huge spinning chairs, no shortage of good singing voices, recurring ads for monster sex, weird, confusing drug promotions that show adults in swings, birthday money, train whistle intoxication, debunking the silence of lambs, sunbathing sheep, new paint at the Chelsea post office, different approaches to free associating, a use for monkey puppets, an inventory of the most typical insults we receive, deflecting criticism, airing issues to clear them, the curiosity of being called a slut, a psychology experiment at the high school, turning a negative into a positive, Santa’s “Pet Day” at Nelson Hardware, picturing a Nordic Christmas guy, bring scared by Bjork, progress on Kristina’s family member’s criminal background check, a bonus tarot reading from an aging rock star, Emily’s favorite lullaby by Concrete Blond, a bad experience with a bad sister-in-law, a metaphor involving Niagara Falls, resenting a privileged prisoner, why its expensive to be poor, spoiling an event with your presence - and so much more!

Featuring music from Vermont musicians & friends: Jennings & McComber [Half a Mile]; Hunter Paye [The Walls are Windows]; Erin McDermott [Going Home].

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_12-14-18.mp3
Category:Humor -- posted at: 4:12pm EDT

In this episode co-hosts Kristina Stykos and Emily Howe discuss skanky foam, Bill & Lady on the move, an enormous scheduling faux pas from which Emily finds it hard to recover, hatred of chair lifts & ski areas in general, tricks for making Christmas come faster, the true essence of holidays, being tired of yourself, how your ornaments could save your life, terrible gift ideas, designer bulldog clips, how to avoid being disappointed by your lava lamp (don’t get one), how a bear got involved with grammar, complications of being a “plus one”, a misguided impulse to take oil to a Hanukkah party, more on fake Santas, an expired driver’s license odyssey, John’s failed attempt to call Kristina on-air, a message about honesty from Mama Maja, struggling to make contact with defunct business pages, searching for your deeper soul work, tapping into your innate healing powers, a look at trying vs. being, locating only three winter tires, the magic and/or shortcomings of Craigslist, getting up to speed with Scandinavian gorilla hair, a near miss at the Wayside, looking for an old fashioned diner, mincing the nuances of booth etiquette & respecting waitresses, what the new “comfort food” might look like, an unappetizing rebranding, 2nd jobs for dairy farmers, finding out about your neighbors from the newspaper, the consequences of skipping study hall, words of warning for slackers, the dangers of wearing bandanas in New York - and so much more!

Featuring music from Vermont musicians & friends: Michael Jermyn [Suitcase Full of Denial]; Martin Van de Vrught [On My Way]; Jim Reiman [She’s a Mystery to Me].

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_12-7-18.mp3
Category:Humor -- posted at: 4:01pm EDT

In this episode co-hosts Kristina Stykos and Emily Howe discuss curtains that don’t fit, whether or not your kids’ math homework is too hard, discovering the Butthole Surfers later in life, erratic behavior from a normally dependable device, Butch’s heroic efforts to help Gramps conserve his hearing aid battery, less-than-stellar backline support at the nursing home, how Tupperware can destroy the taste of your food, limb breakage on the driveway, another epic trudge into the woods without ski wax, refined techniques for crossing a stream on skis, more confusion about snow tires, trying to find Julie in a blizzard, a nighttime sojourn in pajamas, when the mailman doesn’t come, the reliability of junk mail delivery, clogging on a parade float, letting swears fly, expanding your vintage Santa display, the ins and outs of getting Xmas photos done with pets, occupational hazards of a messy laundry room, trying to be everything to everybody, another great baby video, piping classical music into your pregnant belly, convincing your kids they used to like stuff, intentionally upsetting plants, deciding why it’s okay to eat certain animals, meditating with chickens, empathizing with ants, if hurting is better than killing, good advice to deer hunters, how to know if you’re brilliant or just off track, getting back into a routine with grilled cheese, Glo’s magic maple syrup bottle, catsup squirters, remembering “The Big Isle” - and so much more!

Featuring music from Vermont musicians & friends: Ariel Zevon [Better Than]; Ben Reed [Schizophrenia]; Kristina Stykos [Forgiveness].

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_11-30-18.mp3
Category:Humor -- posted at: 9:28pm EDT

In this episode co-hosts Kristina Stykos and Emily Howe discuss an imagined mothball invasion, an unidentified object, acting stupid as a life strategy, one generation of snobbery, shopping with donkeys, being jealous of your dead friend’s friends, a nuanced look at the cliché coop shopper, a much needed update on man buns, how to make cheap, healthy meals, always bumping into the same person, the stress of bagging herbs, an Italian Thanksgiving, advantages to living in obscurity, renegade lettuce, car wash for cows, treasure found in the storage hamper, cling plastic for the studio window, proving your mettle on the Appalachian Gap, making bad weather videos, the joys of sliding backwards on ice, dangerous sledding, laughing at the wrong time, the educational benefits of small mishaps, acting like an adult before you are one, faith as pragmatism, the collision of cultures at Dan & Whit’s, prohibitive pricing from the local woolen industry, a horrifying new development at Schwann’s, imagining a world of frozen food without refrigeration, what happened to the paddle boat, mixing up and conflating fables, being alone yet productive on holidays, Murphy’s Law as it relates to cats, formidable rabbits, gossip as a non-malicious outlet, managing recurring waves of self doubt, the value of success, embracing your creative landscape, practicing the art of perseverance, different functions and levels of art, how a debacle can help you get ahead, dialing back your volunteerism - and so much more!

Featuring music from Vermont musicians & friends: Patrick Ross & Aaron Johnson [Flintlock]; Pete Sutherland [Hard Hearted Hills]; Steve Mayone [It’s Beautiful].

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_11-23-18.mp3
Category:Humor -- posted at: 6:40pm EDT

In this episode co-hosts Kristina Stykos and Emily Howe discuss residual side effects of wearing a scarf, emotional meltdowns, hating on November, unpacking “What’s Up?” for the last time, what to think about a pair of hand-blown glass devil horns on Bow’s head, how to sit down when your Halloween costume is glued to your butt, a fond memory of when John dressed up as Chinese Take-Out, surviving the “Honk & Wave” while mixing it up with the “Park & Drive”, the misery of mothers driving kids to school, unpleasant encounters with some Republicans in trucks, cats in the gift basket, switching to a green credit card, looking for Salmon Nation, the questionable pantheon of natural products, the pros and cons of pissing people off, getting mad at someone because they’re mad at you, what to do with the unhappy client who demanded extras, a dust up with the pesticide company, when the invisible moon conjoins the hidden self, how the car is like a womb, connecting with your repressed emotions, a beautiful time warp, good news about the difference between ghosts and demons, hearing Suzy after her passing, strange noises on the farm, the validity of being scared by malevolent spirits, loving Bill Vesper’s dog, the final word on whether or not Timmy fell in a well, Lassie as touchstone for a more innocent way of life, why Kristina tied up her cat, getting stuck in mines and pipes, a claim of temporary insanity - and so much more!

Featuring music from Vermont musicians & friends: Bow Thayer [Silvertone]; Grayson [Broken Hearts and Broken Bones]; The Hillman Hunter [Heijastus].

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_11-9-18.mp3
Category:Humor -- posted at: 6:56pm EDT

In this episode co-hosts Kristina Stykos and Emily Howe discuss dry bread sandwiches, the “see-saw” effect, Lily Tomlin’s sandwich sketch, an awkward attempt to look natural, dangerous electrical outlets, the privileged and their house restorations, a new approach to watering your plants, being attacked by the misinformed, grouchy week, a good hoodwinking from the Left, when people think you’re rich, a run-in with the GPS unit, searching for Tiffany, what was inside the tractor trailer size storage space at Bolton Valley, feeling your pulse in the wrong places, nipple ring issues, a strange sound montage, using your first name to advertise yourself, whether or not Christine is playing the gender card, contorting yourself to please others, shamanic stage & space clearing, “Stay-Up Technology”, an Irish dancer’s secret, deconstructing a smirk, when AI takes over your texting, eschewing Alexa, the complexity of asking Paul for a gas cap, the acting talents of car salesmen, shedding loneliness, a suggestion for human beings, throwing your heart into the public square, the good behavior of psychopaths, doing unto others, personal paralysis due to shock, taking a stand against war, disappointing Democrats, the fakery of candidates, why working people can’t run for office, giving your consent to be governed, successful parallel talking, the cumulative effects of being interrupted by children for 20 years, a nasty friend, an impatient trick-or-treater - and so much more!

Featuring music from Vermont musicians & friends: Nick Cowles [Dark Door of Loneliness]; Mary McGinniss [The Wind Is Lonesome]; Marek Stycos [Dear Steve].

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_11-2-18.mp3
Category:Humor -- posted at: 5:48pm EDT

In this episode co-hosts Kristina Stykos and Emily Howe discuss a sheep farmer’s preferences, mystery post-it notes, creating a to-do list hierarchy, some thoughts from the new cashier at the So Ro Market, how rubber boots interact with socks, odd things our pets lick, more on hay furniture & the fate of the leftover mulch hay, farm animals in the house, how baby gates may be related to space travel, needing to know “what’s up there”, when doctor’s probe, unasked for information about Emily’s relationship to suppositories, the art of looking put-together, a deep dive into mitten technology, the purgatory of supervising other people’s children, moonshine parties & their lasting legacy, the proximity effect of train whistles, the return of Ryan, conjecture about tiny piranha, a mother’s paranoia passed down, a clarification regarding the use of leeches in medicine, a miraculous, dream-directed rescue at sea, what to do when you feel afraid, Kendra’s recipe for anxiety reduction, mixing Halloween with Christmas, guidelines for getting yourself a mantra, a disastrous spray foam fail thanks to Pinterest, tiny houses vs. trailers, how Bill jiggled the right wire, reverse snobbery in the Coop parking lot, more gratitude for the amazing skills of generous strangers, cell phone badness, new use for aluminum foil, Le Abduction: The Movie, bringing your personal business into a public space, honoring the fact that you might not like our show, debunking “Namaste” (a little), child trauma related to the nuns in “Madeline”, how Harold’s purple crayon created a weird, two-dimensional void - and so much more!

Featuring music from Vermont musicians & friends: The Highwoods Stringband [You Ain’t Talkin’ to Me]; Sarah Munro and Mark Legrand [Double Wide]; Robert Resnik [Waltz Medley].

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_10-26-18.mp3
Category:Humor -- posted at: 2:31pm EDT

In this episode co-hosts Kristina Stykos and Emily Howe discuss the term “diddly-fart”, the need for a truck, eating candy for breakfast, alternate uses for the name “Chuck”, a metaphor employing leaf blowers & leaf suckers and how they might interact, what happens when you don’t rake the yard, old trees cut down in East Barnard, the heaviness of time, a bogus theory regarding petrified wood, more conclusions about leg hair, reading meaning into the retrograde movements of planets, avoiding “the” big question, having spinach in your teeth, facial anomalies that bring a disturbing element into conversations, flubbing your last guitar chord, a surplus of trumpet parts, a review of inferior metals, protecting yourself from microwaves, giving up your wireless devices, nostalgia for radio waves, a barn party with portable heaters, playing fiddle tunes with Butch, crying at concerts, the disadvantages of having thin skin, the futility of being over-defensive, recovering from a cutting comment, reclaiming your own sense of authority, bringing the project home, lo tech vs. high tech, finding a hidden lining at the Department of Motor Vehicles, state employees who don’t seem to care, an archipelago of scones, taking too many photos of your kids, confusing alliteration on the campaign trail, the laundry pile on the guest bed, feeling defeating by chores, true crime podcasts & solving cold cases with the help of millennials, fun ways to face reality - and so much more!

Featuring music from Vermont musicians & friends: Ariel Zevon [Cold Hearted Empath]; Don’t Call Betty [The Gospel Song]; David Carpenter [Cowboy Jig/Teviot Bridge/Connaughtman’s Ramble].

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_10-19-18.mp3
Category:Humor -- posted at: 10:14pm EDT

In this episode co-hosts Kristina Stykos and Emily Howe discuss people who have issues, calculations for surviving the fallout from blocking someone on Facebook, waiting for grownups to take charge, more evidence of a gothic ghost, stereo-typing “fortune tellers”, the ins and outs of psychic protection, making time to consider mortality, the questionable efficacy of fear evasion strategies such as cheerful singing, how long to wait for science to prove things, what might be holy about moly, the truth behind Vermont law firms, an invitation to John’s campaign kick-off party, a boy named Kiss, options for what to do when your house guest intimates he is a pyromaniac, the quirks of house-sitters, reaching the point of no-return with ripped jeans, a desperate misuse of gummy vitamins, a compassionate yet critical look at vegan extremism, the plague of bad poultry memories, an antidote for tight clothes, a town called Rupert, the oddity of row houses in rural towns, the humiliation of being silently ambushed by a Prius, stuck in traffic in Middlebury with no brakes, a jar of honey from Brown Dog Apiary, a box of license plates from Keith & Tina, the surprising poignancy of finding skipping stones in your pocket, watching the world go by from a bench, Zen times at the retirement facility, Rusty’s diagnosis, taking things personally for all the wrong reasons - and so much more!

Featuring music from Vermont musicians & friends: Green Mountain Fever with Rick Davis and Davey Davis [Honky Tonk Highway]; Richard Ruane and Beth Duquette [Two Crows]; Nolan McKelvey & 33 [Northern Lights].

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_10-12-18.mp3
Category:Humor -- posted at: 4:33pm EDT

In this episode co-hosts Kristina Stykos and Emily Howe discuss being at the helm, bundling up at the museum, finding warmth in the gender neutral bathroom, a mysterious kink in the gas line, blue collar nomenclature, the well-trod path to Kent’s Ledge, the disturbing presence of unidentifiable objects on Google maps, the futile efforts of Emily’s mom to cyber-stalk Bruce Springsteen, ground level surveillance, moving the eighth-graders’ lemonade stand to the Welch’s Hardware open house, keeping up with laundry when your washing machine is broken, nostalgia for doing homework in the Laundromat, the day Starwash died, the unending confusion created by panty hose, the toxic legacy of nail polish, a quirky grammatical habit, when to use “ain’t”, the deep solace of the night train, a Bernie Sanders endorsement, finding yourself in non-compliance with regulations, the search for made-in-the-USA products, a highly acclaimed rubber duck supplier, Billy Twangs #3 Rub, old lady catalogs, how waitressing relates to support hose, not making money as a dance teacher, how Bill saved the day, the dangers of electricity, the dearth of women at auto supply stores, the ins and outs of buying a generator battery, the best way to fix a shitty guitar, an honest look at the manipulative properties of music, guilty feelings that arise from self-focus, refrigeration issues at a cheese event, brilliant signage for the water closet, the poetry of an alpaca’s nose, too many fiber artists, identifying envy - and so much more!

Featuring music from Vermont musicians & friends: Ben Reed [Glass]; Lewis Franco [Slapstick Comedy]; Martin van de Vrugt [The sun inside our Head].

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_10-5-18.mp3
Category:Humor -- posted at: 5:29pm EDT

In this episode co-hosts Kristina Stykos and Emily Howe discuss the professional look, casual Friday & how it might or might not apply to sloppy dressers, cleverly avoiding disappointment by force of will, uncovering reptile-like creatures at the highest levels of government, losing electricity in an old farm house, a flower girl photo op, more repercussions from the vegan pizza, sudden onset nut allergies, the hows and whys of Benadryl, a late run to town for ginger ale, the night cashier’s generous gift of Kleenex to a total stranger, the ins and outs of powering blow driers with solar, intrinsic chaos brought on by bridesmaids, weird structural underwear, a strange product for plumping lips, why we pout, perverse products that defy common sense norms, reimagining war paint, what to do with 100 bales of mulch hay, a Pinterest craze for outdoor wedding couches, the lameness of pallet furniture, acquiring knowledge that has no use, a controversial moth ball purchase, the rise of Dupont chemicals, a plague of peppermint oil soaked cotton balls, a plethora of propane technicians, a flood at the historical museum, steeple removal, relief at being surrounded by nice people, reviewing a screw purchase, the world’s worst shoe sale, a “how-to” for successfully transitioning your road kill to the other side, the Bethel state troopers’ alleged secret bone yard, a quick comparison of bark mulches, constructive regurgitation, more on John’s eating habits, the unmitigated transmission of nano particles into human biology, bees-waxing your head, honest questions about the agony of jeans shopping - and so much more!

Featuring music from Vermont musicians & friends: Hunter Paye [The Sweat Lodge and the Thief]; Hooligans [Katy Cruel]; Pete Sutherland [The Moon Behind the Hill/The Baltimore].

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_9-28-18.mp3
Category:Humor -- posted at: 3:13pm EDT

In this episode co-hosts Kristina Stykos and Emily Howe discuss a mysterious bucket of candy, an infamous pair of leather chaps, remembering the best muffin, the hazards of eating string cheese while driving, bar code warnings on food, meeting fans at the Fair, the odd fate of becoming a radio host, Theo’s baby, why guys date yoga instructors, figuring out what to wish for, made-to-order peace and harmony, hot kitchens and chicken grease, looking forward to wearing coats, the rigors of Instagram, dueling wedding venues, a proposal for colorful, designer tarps, strange, evocative clothing accessories, spelling adventures in psychopathy, reaching beyond regular narcissism, the beauty of the sycophant, feeling Johnny Cash, going against a shaman’s advice, a look at charisma as a learned or cultivated attribute, the situational aspect of confidence, how to find your authentic self, when your handwriting changes, mutable creativity, John’s amazing calligraphy, the safety & freedom of performing on a stage, push button light switches, the pros and cons of professional cuddling, too much touching, the deeper meaning behind a porpoise rescue, the trashy side of dolphins, surfing with Dick Van Dyke, whether or not chimney sweeps actually crawl into chimneys, being terrorized by resin figure decor, what every little girl wants to be according to Emily, how many marine biologists is too many, a new world of co-creation, tragedy in the whale pod, the worst Zumba meme ever - and so much more!

Featuring music from Vermont musicians & friends: Ben Reed [Ode to Jim]; Elric Walker [Mandatory Time]; Laughing Crow [Corrina].

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_9-21-18.mp3
Category:Humor -- posted at: 7:12pm EDT

In this episode co-hosts Kristina Stykos and Emily Howe discuss a mixed bag, more on Twiggy’s legacy, trying to remember what you read, ridiculous & pretentious book titles, being put on the spot, the science of naming your blog, finding words to describe an instrumental, taking for granted the bedrock of your life, more on siding your club house with license plates, an irritating encounter with the L.F. Trottier and Sons box truck, an old diary discovered in Hartland, surprising 19th century descriptors for bad cat behavior, dropsy vs. consumption, the amazing story of Mel and Vickie, Zen and the art of moving wood stoves, alien implants, used stuffed animal issues, unpacking the smell of the ocean, the unique features of transfer stations in tourist towns, how to lift your spirits with irksome chores, people who will take your junk, how life is better than you think it is, Emily’s craft beer aversion/neurosis, the useless cups that go with punch bowls, the unparalleled genius of wooden Scrabble tiles, understandable questions arising from the words “mnemonic” and “pneumatic”, why it might be smart to not spend your grant money right away, getting okay with asking for financial support to pay for art creation, when disappointment arrives via a friend’s husband’s rude comments pertaining to your fundraising efforts, untangling your children’s mixed-up Tunbridge Fair entries - and so much more!

Featuring music from Vermont musicians & friends: Richard Ruane & Beth Duquette [The Old Notch Road]; Lori Oz [A Soldier Knows]; Larry Allen Brown [Stories That We Wrote].

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_9-7-18.mp3
Category:Humor -- posted at: 10:49pm EDT

In this episode co-hosts Kristina Stykos and Emily Howe discuss yellow computer glasses, improved visibility in the rain, too many dead cars, two years since the last washing machine repair, the lost allure of Nashville, living in peace, the loathsome first day of school, mold on backpacks, the far reaching smell of vinegar, finding the mouse in the trash, how long to wait for natural decomposition, a lesson in shame, a pre-Christmas review of “Good King Wenceslas, when twin cats are not the same, birthdays after 40, stopping death with mind over matter, twisting fear into protection, garden variety OCD compulsions, the hard way vs. the easy way, hot rock massages, being hurt & traumatized at PT, healthy skepticism regarding chiropractors who use their knees, alternatives to the scalpel, looking at a whole world in likely intellectual submission, rethinking train safety, looking for Mr. Rogers and his helpers, creating a Wikipedia page for Emily, more confusion about Mars going retrograde, ongoing issues with certain cartoon characters, people who never laugh, amazing things that babies do, food as a tool for mediation, the hidden history of Vermont pizza, how many dysfunctional wood stoves is too many, building “catios”, using a banana peel to extend the life of your fly strip, further ideas about grass cutting as a way to spiritual enlightenment - and so much more!

Featuring music from Vermont musicians & friends: Robert Bryant [Farther on Down the Line]; Rick Ceballos [Last Day of Autumn]; Spencer Lewis [Dreams].

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_8-31-18.mp3
Category:Humor -- posted at: 5:40pm EDT

In this episode co-hosts Kristina Stykos and Emily Howe discuss a hair malfunction, the relative merits of candy corn, mysterious horehound, the unending saga of John’s steering column, salad bar dangers, cleaning the house under duress, what muffins go through, a new, hipster way to age whiskey, how to simulate the rocking motion of wagon trains, a crime wave utilizing candy bars, a whole chart on how to spell the alphabet, the umlaut controversy, feeling naïve, the decision to chew spruce gum, watching a long train, thinking ahead how to save your children, “Ice Cream & Delicious Entrees, why we eat desert last, a plethora of birthday parties, sleeping in tents in the barn, an amazing Nerf attack, late night antler carving, an encounter between Earl and the town vegan, great deals at Mary’s thrift shop, finally meeting your long time Facebook friends in person, a meeting of Jims, flooded out by beavers, in search of Reading Pond, when you don’t have a truck, how to improve the frequency of your flossing, fresh man sweat, the subtle and not so subtle differences between animal manures, options for learning to surf in Vermont, when cats create drama, origins of the term “good news”, confusion about a foiled Mormon takeover - and so much more!

Featuring music from Vermont musicians & friends: Wagtail [Meet Me When The Sun Goes Down]; Terry Lee Hale [The Lowdown]; Green Mountain Fever with Davey Davis and Rick Davis [Wild Daisy].

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_8-24-18.mp3
Category:Humor -- posted at: 4:26pm EDT

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

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

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

In this episode co-hosts Kristina Stykos and Emily Howe discuss sexy voices, why we shouldn’t whisper, talking to sheep, how to name things, arbitrary use of the word “up”, a shout out to watersheds, a very special sweet potato farm, legacy bookmarks, an amazing eclipse day, erratic mice, how to destroy you teeth with lemons & rocks, a joke for the dentist, Emily’s depth perception issues, cotton brain, the persecution of ground hogs on Ground Hog day, unscrewing your emotional faucet, a huge lunchtime disappointment, what to do when there is sand in your food, a couple nice endings, Dave’s tear-jerker message to Kristina, taking Saturn seriously, liberal attitudes towards grocery shopping, making the most of food, children who don’t eat, human barbie dolls, the synchronicity of muzak, the wrong way to think about losing weight due to sickness, getting to the gig and realizing you have forgotten your instruments, looking cool onstage, witnessing the spectacle of Butch roller skating in his long johns, defining the stereo-typical roller derby female, the good fortunes of a laughing father, growing up sort of deranged, analyzing a strange, complex compliment, separating the growth out of the opinion, the impact of being referred to as “ugly”, long standing effects of being bullied in high school, weathering the years with a cute sister, a mystery call from Butler, PA - and so much more!  

Featuring music from Vermont musicians & friends: Val McCallum [Deal With It]; Rick Ceballos [Home with the Girls in the Morning/Tamlin/Home Ruler]; Carl Goulet [Prisoner of Conscience]. 

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Direct download: 11th_Hour_2-2-18.mp3
Category:Humor -- posted at: 12:06pm EDT

In this episode co-hosts Kristina Stykos and Emily Howe discuss hormones & happiness, “Is there life after I.U.D. removal?”, the indignities of blood work, hanging out with baby sloths, lard as skin cream, what happened to your peanut butter jar, John’s elevation to savior status, sobbing uncontrollably, the Adam & Eve effect, Emily as receptacle of domestic knowledge, the history of “me”, remembering that it is that beautiful, ditching your band, a proposal to improve the federal tax system via check boxes, a sad commentary on those who unknowingly fight for the agendas of rich, privileged people, why it shouldn’t be so hard to be nice, sounding terrible until you sound good, natural censorship between parents & children, Kristina’s mother & the skinny-dipping incident, age limits for going naked, the horrors of listening to ourselves talk to our pets, a contemplation on the smell of canned cat food, dealing with turd creation more efficiently, tips on how to pluck a ruffed grouse, a questionable online purchase, making sure people who die actually go, a quick analysis of Todd’s overalls, the inside scoop on hardanger fiddles & nyckelharpas, an elementary school Iron Chef, picking a favorite planet, straightening out astrology, being stumped by poinsettias, a practical look at Armageddon, the hows and whys of the insert button in Microsoft word, pondering wild dogs, continuing adventures on Myra’s driveway - and so much more!

Featuring music from Vermont musicians & friends: David Carpenter [Pay De Haut/Gal With A Blue Dress/Pointe Au Pic]; Mark LeGrand & Sarah Munro [Double Wide]; Nolan McKelvey [Starry Eyed and Blue].

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_1-26-18.mp3
Category:Humor -- posted at: 5:04pm EDT

In this episode co-hosts Kristina Stykos and Emily Howe discuss spilled tea, a pending government shut down, how to find an Apple podcast, searching for the correct response to “What’s Up?”, confusion about the Squirrel Nut Zippers, another bad spoken lyric, Kristina’s missing decades of popular culture, being soiled, alleged problems with the word “moist”, more on goat yoga, a case of abused reindeer, jumbo slides, cheese as a substitute for ice cream sandwiches, what keeps us young, an important handful of people, the church of the woods, an unconventional Jewish temple, what to do with your gum, a classic band rehearsal, killing time in a Montana motel room, a dream about gigantic vocal cords, unsubstantiated worries about Rusty, giving more credit to the subconscious, why farmers shear their sheep’s stomachs at lambing time, a new pair of raspberry colored roller skates, chasing children on skis, an amazing gynecologist, the perils of unloading on your doctor, a new model for hospital johnnies, what it feels like to have your clothes taken away, an update on Black Goo, charm vs. magnetism, ageless cool, a new online tool for pronunciations, Kendra as “designated fact checker”, facials by Eros, rationalizing the use of makeup, a hereditary inability to gossip with impunity, accepting other people’s faulty perceptions of you, researching the universe, more conjecture about the grease that fuels Todd’s car, going for the full monty - and so much more!

Featuring music from Vermont musicians & friends: Hooligans [If I Had a Mind To]; Elric Walker [Odd Man Out]; Hillman Hunter with Risto Saarinen [Ikava].

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_1-19-18.mp3
Category:Humor -- posted at: 5:09pm EDT

In this episode co-hosts Kristina Stykos and Emily Howe discuss technical backflips, being heard, fog on the road, a happy tale about a fly, eschewing monk’s robes, a Hells Angels campground, to swat or not to swat, sporting a ball cap, enormous heads, looking good from the shoulders up, a channel surfing fail in the car, the backstory on Caesareans, a new gardening tool, the baby sleeping in a walnut shell, Emily’s inner bimbo, going behind the scenes with “secret grandmother”, how to put an Italian doctor in his place, coming to terms with the way bats hang, the problem with shooting yoga poses, why skating partners fight, the human-airplane-game cure for depression, planning a junk food sleepover, booking a bluegrass band, communicating with a gender-free Eros, scheduling a last minute facial, an annoying masseuse, more uses for hot rocks, a historical look at muesli, different kind of nuts, long lasting damage from monkey bars, trying to pinpoint the dawn of health food, pasta deprived states, never ending car repairs, a story from the waiting room, looking for fun in Barre, staring into space as a dying art, a blow by blow look at I.U.D. removal, bringing humanity into doctors’ offices, a barcalounger for every woman, the evils of hand sanitizer, questionable words from the Urban Dictionary, a new twist on tree huggers, amethyst as a guard against drunkenness - and so much more!

Featuring music from Vermont musicians & friends: Gold Town [Workingman’s Dawn]; Bellatrix with Patti Casey, Susannah Blachly & Kristina Stykos [Breath of the Devil]; Peter Hedlund [Petter i Alas polska].

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_1-12-18.mp3
Category:Humor -- posted at: 7:50pm EDT

In this episode co-hosts Kristina Stykos and Emily Howe discuss a curse word work-a-round, a walnut shell baby, peppermint cyclone bombs, a blizzard named Jim, no love lost for crayfish, an unidentified crispy thing, the lonely carcass of a spent Christmas tree, a little empathy for hornets, chronically pent-up syndrome, opening a new chapter at the blood bank, feeling guilty about everything, assuming everyone is judging you, anti-resolutions, eating free cookies with abandon, liberating your inner happy, the idiocy of “perfect body weight”, one dance teacher’s dilemma, the truth about snow pants, inheriting your mother’s computer, bare vs. bear, the perils of typing too fast, an argument about the word “squiffy”, Facebook’s social engineering & advertising manipulations, considering the accuracy of conspiracy theories, a fascinating look at the poker term “running good”, an unfortunate conflation of the Holy Eucharist with the card game Euchre, several ways to shoot the moon, what it’s called when your scalp crinkles, the approach of lambing time & an explanation of what it means to “make udders”, what might happen to a nursing mother at the grocery store, sponge bras, “hot chocolating” as a verb, a strange exodus across the parking lot, a story of septic gas, an aversion to sauerkraut, revisiting Emily’s “how” problem, a place for mindless music, more on cat grooming rituals - and so much more!

Featuring music from Vermont musicians & friends: Patrick Ross [Soldiers Joy]; Nolan McKelvey [All We Ever Needed]; Pete’s Posse [Road to Germany]; Grayson [Winter].

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_1-5-18.mp3
Category:Humor -- posted at: 5:33pm EDT

In this episode co-hosts Kristina Stykos and Emily Howe discuss a common misuse of the word “thaw”, certain types of unbridled paranoia, the ongoing saga of the lava lamp, some unwanted side effects from vacuuming, dealing with frozen water buckets, the unexpected strength of John, slow feed hay nets from the Hay Chix, being filled with the sustenance of life, a platitude for 2018, one more lame excuse for eating meat, feeling vindictive towards chickens, a special Bic pen collection, what constitutes a dead town vs. a thriving one, a spate of terrifying low temperatures, bugs that stick to stuff, Emily’s use of the word “Christmas” as a verb, power tools as gifts, a surprise of secret pants, kewpie doll shadow boxes, a hardware store return, the most unoriginal present, a novel use for bubble wrap, an in-depth look at “Snarky Puppy”, what scares us, disruption of the normal, being a human magnet for abuse, a heart-breaking dream of forgiveness, touchstones for the heart, superiority as a form of self hatred, how you feel when your kid gets his first chain saw, a bridge to the fifth dimension, embracing your own inner authority, the speed of semen on a good day, the hazards of turning on an oil furnace, a slacker curator, farmhouse winter air flow issues, relating to the incredible adversities faced by pioneers, another guided visualization with manatees, the dumbness of Florida, applying for a job with the John Lennon Educational Bus, how to meet history lovers, a random events generator, getting unconfused about apps - and so much more!

Featuring music from Vermont musicians & friends: Kristina Stykos [Forgiveness]; The Hillman Hunter with Risto Saarinen [Star Trek]; Brian Clark [The Lake].

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_12-29-17.mp3
Category:Humor -- posted at: 6:26pm EDT

In this episode co-hosts Kristina Stykos and Emily Howe discuss some unusual holiday breakfast specials, uses for the common cackleberry, what you get when you order a Sir Spam-a-lot, the nuanced protocols of diner coffee refills, a small relic from French class, how the cat responded to jalapeños, butter as colonial moisturizer, an explanation of the 5th dimension featuring pencils and portals, Christmas depression & other options for dealing with unbridled commercialism, a tiny harmonica necklace, a hellish trip to the food coop, a metaphor about radiators, social anxiety while shopping, the obvious benefits of breathing, oppositional attitudes that come up during labor, a few downsides to the miracle of birth, a truism about lying, working with water visualizations in and out of the bathroom, the exhaustion of too much Christmas, using trash bags instead of wrapping paper, a closer look at rabbits and house-training them, a few lame craft projects, a possible connection between pedophiles and Christmas music, Blakeman’s tractor-driving Santa, actual drone footage detailing acres of inflatable Santas, Emily’s slut-shaming of an oversized M&M, a brief review of narcissistic behavior, a psychological riddle, horrible self loathing brought on by trips to the hair stylist, tips on how to stop actively hating yourself, a controversial program to relocate homeless people, fake tramps, sleeping bag coats, a problem with window shoppers and car parts, how being nice to someone can restore your humanity - and so much more!

Featuring music from Vermont musicians & friends: Robert Resnik [O’Carolan Medley]; Nikki Matheson [Bells in the Air]; Katie Trautz & Kristina Stykos [Southwind].

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_12-22-17.mp3
Category:Humor -- posted at: 5:51pm EDT

In this episode co-hosts Kristina Stykos and Emily Howe discuss the late night guys, the switch to microphone four, a birthday of little note, nostalgia for the old sand pile, the logic of water towers, a shout-out to studs, the current state of Ariel’s generator, an enumeration of the undesirable attributes belonging to wood fired pizza, a sure-fire mood shifter relsqated to opera, new uses for Physio balls, sinister Santa, the failure of Dominick the Donkey song, more on lip syncing, when your friends post too many family photos, an elementary schooler’s holiday Mohawk, re-envisioning the Statue-of-Liberty, what happened before the phone tree was automated, a look forward to “thigh-lighting”, a party game with paper plates, writing books in your sleep, Butch’s new sweater & his fashion sense in general, a modest inheritance, how work might relate to unhappiness, more on a certain “grouchy little person”, a closer look at elves, another great way to ruin your life, the ease & coward’s path of arguing online, admiration for Courtney’s stilettos, Vermont’s lack of sidewalks, a fun scene from Ruth Porter’s book, the complexity of losing your shoe in the mud, the genealogy of mismatched socks, rubber vs. plastic totes, the mysterious, ongoing metamorphoses of gas stations, fond memories of Mobil’s Pegasus logo, feeling like a stupid human, kudos to a winter that’s seemingly “on-track” - and so much more!

Featuring music from Vermont musicians & friends: Turnip Truck [Cash on the Barrelhead]; Davey Davis [Honky Tonk Highway]; Bow Thayer [Fat Necklace].

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_12-15-17.mp3
Category:Humor -- posted at: 9:56am EDT

In this episode co-hosts Kristina Stykos and Emily Howe discuss the usefulness of ears, malleable vs. pliable, the old LB Bowen AKA “the Tunbridge Mall”, more on sock monkeys, a secret mailbox, how to leave chocolate chips in shoes, another look at costumes & closet space allocation, going deep into plastic tubs, cozies, sloppy clothes & flannel night gowns, imagining a world without sweat pants, “elastic wasteland”, a blatant coffee shop addiction, Manuel’s journey from cow to seat cover, a childhood of electrical appliance deprivation, superficial self-improvement tips, deciding who puts the mayonnaise away, additional details about the blind cat, rehearsing the arrival of fake Santa, financial impediments to adoption, a lame debunking of Mary, the horrific intersection of sex & little girl’s dance videos, overlay of attitudes onto dance moves, the architecture of allure, a few famous transvestite farmers, Butch’s cross-dressing protest, the perils of online feminism, the chopping block of change, control room optics, a sugar-sweetened name, a wicked spelling challenge, that queasy feeling when words look wrong, going “off-squash”, post-fair vegetable handouts, the hidden reasons for getting rid of voice mail, a sorry or sorry-not-sorry challenge, tips & warnings related to hiding your dysfunctions, the complex underpinnings of unnatural smiling, a short analysis of the word “smirk”, the joys of singing without being seen, going back to the woods - and so much more!

Featuring music from Vermont musicians & friends: Highwoods Stringband [Devilish Mary]; Your Actions Spoke Louder Than Words [Mark Struhsacker]; Val McCallum [Rarebird].

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_12-8-17.mp3
Category:Humor -- posted at: 9:12pm EDT

In this episode co-hosts Kristina Stykos and Emily Howe discuss who’s listening, an impromptu tree cutting competition, a holiday “hanging baby” theme, the Barbie sleigh, the rites of cutting doll hair, strange bacteria-ridden reservoirs, the imagined genius of Mattel scientists, scary plastic chompers, a new practical application for White-Out, hateful teenagers, the ins and outs of internal bleeding, expired IUDs, the menopause conspiracy, the relationship between wild horses and your emotions, whether or not periods are disgusting, secrets of hat size revealed, learning how to be normal, rediscovering the many uses of laminating plastic, how to get on your happiness arousal, putting jockeys on draft horses, placing projects on a pedestal, a complaint about John’s unconditional love, losing the incentive to “look good”, when to let go of being “cute”, panic in front of the mirror, ageless aging, buying ten men’s shirts, analyzing the thrift store smell, the bad juju of Goodwill, understanding “pong”, looking for pockets of cellular perfection, uncovering your inner “bingo-wings”, a deep dive into Amazing Grace, strategies for swallowing horse pills, possibly finding appreciation for the hurdy-gurdy, whether or not Eli should be taught to warm up the car, the bygone days of learning “stick”, whistling noses & snorting, another mystery cat throw-up event, a joke about germs, how to fake laugh, perfecting the female “I’m harmless” laugh, the fine art of taking responsibility for the insensitivity of others - and so much more!

Featuring music from Vermont musicians & friends: Ariel Zevon [Digitize My Heart]; Robert Resnik [Copshawholme Fair]; Libby Kirkpatrick [Now].

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_12-1-17.mp3
Category:Humor -- posted at: 8:53pm EDT

In this episode co-hosts Kristina Stykos and Emily Howe discuss buying candy by the bag, food as an answer to our problems, a flak jacket metaphor, kids throwing up in the car, the terrors of 5th grade dances, reflections on the law school parking lot during Thanksgiving break, conjecture about the cat, the great domestic book cleanse of 2017, going deep with a plethora of information on horsemanship, one man’s propensity for tearing the pages out of books, a possible future for John’s handmade postcards, telephone logs as works of art, pen hoarding, parsing the difference between DWI and DUI, the best kind of intoxication, an imagined invitation to Willy Nelson, thinking up other cool stuff, butt savers, praise for the generator low oil shut-off mechanism, too many gas cans, too few gas stations, toughing out the holidays, a bad joke about Netflix, scraping the barrel for good Christmas movies, doing craft work in bed, a cheesy Windsor, Vt. ghost story, connecting the spelling word dots, Emily’s off-the-cuff analysis of Kristina’s childhood, the return of the pint-sized fraternity mascot, mis-translations of the French word “esclave”, an update on the Schwan’s truck, debunking recent pronunciation changes for astrologers, choosing dreams over delusions, coming to an impasse, dragging Kendra into it, more on zits, remembering & appreciating well-behaved men, the complicity of bystanders, the deconstruction of a fallacy surrounding the phenomenon of male arousal, feigning sleep as an evasive maneuver - and so much more!

Featuring music from Vermont musicians & friends: Robert Bryant [Farther on Down the Line]; Michele Choiniere [Esclave a L'amour]; Davey Huckett [Emanuel Cathedral Montreal].

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_11-24-17.mp3
Category:Humor -- posted at: 7:06pm EDT

In this episode co-hosts Kristina Stykos and Emily Howe discuss a great hat, solutions to life’s problems, a psychic prediction of falling firewood, taking a road trip alone, whether or not to like November, the appearance of a mysterious plastic facsimile of Ronald Reagan, making happy space at will, gum removal & public chewing, a cheese fantasy, over-thinking your illnesses, cultivating an exaggerated fear of flu, hairy moments with Pluto, pulling off the highway at the US candy bar capitol, an evil gas pump disaster, John’s questionable car, when waves overtop the ferry, a mini review of English slang, unfair spelling challenges, why your adult children hate the holidays and what to do about it, learning how not to ruffle feathers, the fallacies of Dinosaur Divorce, a short analysis of what insults are made of, refashioning Thanksgiving, eliminating neediness, a story about “Hair”, overdoing thankfulness, the particulars of Emily’s mutant nose, a visit to a hipster bowling alley-restaurant combination in Trumansburg NY, driving with a 91 year old, class issues at the Yacht Club, ponds vs. streams, when to wear your pajamas out in the world, more on the proper contents of & novel uses for chest freezers, a depressing realization about bird feeders, true confessions regarding long-winded guided visualizations, a spontaneous admonition to avoid complexity and simplify the brain’s work load - and so much more!

Featuring music from Vermont musicians & friends: Davey Davis [Hard Tellin’ Not Knowin’]; Carl Goulet [Greenville Trestle]; Spencer Lewis [To All Fathers Missed].

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_11-17-17.mp3
Category:Humor -- posted at: 6:33pm EDT

In this episode co-hosts Kristina Stykos and Emily Howe discuss a false fake-out, a dearth of tiki torches, feeling dark & creepy, taking a measured approach to sour milk, the not-okay-ness of chewing tobacco, reminiscing about freezer lockers at the old Chelsea General Store, the “white turkey” phenomenon, planning a trip to the gun store, a fond nickname for Dick Upham, the dead battery situation in Barnard, our soulful connection to Scandinavia, being lured into the velvet gypsy fortune-teller’s tent, a disappointing lucky day, losing a house to foreclosure, a fishy conflagration, not being able to afford justice, getting chummy with the child support judge, the root of Kristina’s sports-aversion, the mystery of the Iroquois, making time to meet Willie Nelson, a witchdoctor journey, new uses for the common egg beater involving a power drill, a quick assessment of “kink”, the backstory on moths, a humane modification for bug zappers, people-pleasers & the laws of fatal attraction, the dangers of spruce gum, imagining a vegetarian chicken-pot-pie, saying no to washing pots, the soothing zen of running water, weird sponges, confronting Sriracha sauce, Emily’s complicated texture issue, getting good results out of a messy, organic process, supermarket phobia, the ins and outs of family-participation in an Amazon shopping cart, ordering shepherd’s crooks online, John’s Halloween-themed naked lady purchase, revisiting the Haunted Forest safe-word, pumpkin & squash confusion, the terror and duplicity of masks, extending the use of your shipping tape, a strange bonding - and so much more!

Featuring music from Vermont musicians & friends: Pete Sutherland [In the Country of the Iroquois]; Lizzy Mandell [What’s to Believe In]; Carl Goulet [Borrowed Time].

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_10-27-17.mp3
Category:Humor -- posted at: 3:15pm EDT

In this episode co-hosts Kristina Stykos and Emily Howe discuss the giant baby & all its ramifications, Myra’s very high party bar, the scariest diaper dance, how to dress up as Chinese food, losing control of your kids’ Halloween, finding the right “safe word” on a deadline, an indignity regarding the word “corset”, eyebrow problems, training yourself not to look at yourself, gaze control strategies for improving self esteem, missing letters on the Chicken Pie Supper sign, the mysterious rebranding of coat designer Donna Karan, mixed reactions to a new Target location, fantasizing about Amtrack drivers, a comparison between the International Space Station and the Holiday Inn, an argument about the deeper meaning of basketball, television during the holidays, how to explain “Paul is Dead” to someone who has never heard of the Beatles, more on the alleged Abba cover band, describing color that can’t be seen, practicing gender-neutral active listening, splitting hairs over cat pee, a similar chemical odor and cat mint, a weird & inconvenient injury related to tree swinging, a new expanded view of Rapture that includes pets, going down to Fletcher Brook to find baptism, finding a guy in a truck way back in the woods, six amazing washing machines that don’t use water, a bad analogy between toasters and driers, more misconceptions about carbon dioxide, testing the jeans-in-the-freezer theory, sheep heart storage - and so much more!

Featuring music from Vermont musicians & friends: Larry Allen Brown [The Gathering]; Peter Hedlund [Vastanmadspolska]; Steve Mayone [Poor Heart].

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_10-20-17.mp3
Category:Humor -- posted at: 8:29pm EDT

In this episode co-hosts Kristina Stykos and Emily Howe discuss banishing negativity for an hour, whether or not Kristina can identify her friends’ cars, being crushed down into the crustacean pile of nothingness, how to bypass a popular book, coming to terms with the Salem witch trials, terror & hope, a strange problem with a chicken named Giselle, fun facts about celebrity children, more on life form hierarchy, a warning about ball point pens, eating with dirty hands, trying to keep track of salmonella, a new direction for stuffed animals, the uselessness of trying to invent things, what happens when you get the local fire department involved with a Haunted Forest, improvising rhythm instruments, soliciting donut donations, unpacking this year’s Tunbridge Fair coin drop, Emily’s missed opportunity to trick Kristina into wearing a dress, imagining an alternate universe Disneyland, standing up to oppression, feeling unworthy to be alive, the school dilemma, reviving your blog, an in-depth exploration of wrapping paper, finding a mindless balance with the president, passing judgment on people’s yawns, a depressing look at dating statistics, revelatory details on the viability of sperm, a well organized run-in with foxes, cooking outside, the story of a magical gift, chipmunk taxidermy, planning a field trip to the Snowsville General Store, questions about the substitute museum curator’s decision to bring toddlers to work, a mystery can opener - and so much more!

Featuring music from Vermont musicians & friends: Carl Goulet [Prisoner of Conscience]; Robert Bryant [Little Red Flower]; 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 and the Mountain Folk Concert Series.

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Direct download: 11th_Hour_10-13-17.mp3
Category:Humor -- posted at: 6:06pm EDT

In this episode co-hosts Kristina Stykos and Emily Howe discuss some tricks for how a Howe might say “how” without drawing attention to themselves, a useful paradigm for the chronically inept, generic niceties said by bridesmaids in the receiving line, applauding grease without endorsing it, choosing plain donuts as a lifestyle statement, full moon types with and without astrology, looking for a fake gypsy fortune teller, the dangers of predictions that come from strangers, another confusing situation involving fingernails, a show-down between a man of science & a man of faith, what things not to do alone, keeping Entertainment at arms length, getting ready for house guests, bonding with a road crew guy named Mike, surviving mean teenagers, the no-good reasons that go along with no-good people, smelling weakness, when you dream about your ex, the serial cheater archetype, the finer points of flushing sewage out of your emotional system, different kinds of secrets, wondering what men do in the bathroom, one unfortunate exception to the Muzak rule, the genius behind the modesty of Japanese women, a wonderful pioneer fish trap to the rescue, managing prodigious iris beds and the incredible life force of plants, the silence of friends, many new-fangled ways to “ghost” others, a tale of summer camp rejection, growing to adulthood with bad personal habits, clinging to other blabber-mouths and over-sharing as a way of life - and so much more!

Featuring music from Vermont musicians & friends: Jamie Gage [Mary Drives by in the Moonlight]; Rick Davis [Old Hippies]; The Cousins Project [Mess of Love].

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_10-6-17.mp3
Category:Humor -- posted at: 1:51pm EDT

Co-hosts Kristina Stykos and Emily Howe discuss the man with tan pants, stupid skinny jeans, sunset photos taken by boring people, repercussions of a dud foliage season, when to doff Victorian clothes (casual Friday), an eye makeup mistake, the new “hot” and how to affect it, salon mirror protocol, using animation to blot yourself out, personalizing the Peter Sellers look, avoiding daily reflection, how to party without others, an accusation about adopting strays, a hornet extravaganza, unpacking common misconceptions about dragons, an inexplicable rash, what to do with a bag of mildewed linens, apocalyptic microbes, the finer points of “hooking up”, the modern way to get a bad reputation, creepy dirty dancing a la from behind, surviving dating culture, questions about female bonding, the best pick up line for single Vermonters, missing out on wood-splitting, feeling like you don’t know anybody, using your time wisely as a hermit, what you do when you come home from work, the inherent inefficiencies of satins and taffetas, kids with sticky hands & poor supervision, a business opportunity for milk maids who like to sing, the abnormal popularity of Jonna Jinton, the dangers of taming something with horns, hopping the happiness train, finding the hidden beauty behind the crap, improving levels of clarity within and without, another broken lawn mower incident, the undeniable aesthetic perfection of a well oiled machine, suffering 45 minutes on the phone with AT&T, electrons and apples - and so much more!

Featuring music from Vermont musicians & friends: Robert Bryant [Learning to Cry]; Libby Kirkpatrick [Crying]; Julie James [Down to the Bottom Side].

Subscribe to our podcast on iTunes 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 or 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_9-29-17.mp3
Category:Humor -- posted at: 8:08pm EDT

Co-hosts Kristina Stykos and Emily Howe discuss a lost hairbrush, skipping work when you can’t afford to, leaving Jon at home butchering sheep, a great young man, an odd pair of red rubber sneakers, the finer points of goulash, rebranding gypsies and Eskimos, musician albinos, a blond, tattooed horse wrangler, the nuances of sitting on draft horses, eating burritos at the harness race, parking in a favorite field, the most logical reason for failing your driving test, unpacking Suzy and her school buses, the difference between a bog and a fen, trying to understand quicksand, recreational boot buying, real non-monkey hurdy-gurdy, how to deal with sneezers, talking about the weather, some thoughts on joy, almost bringing Mary Oliver to the local library, fantasizing about famous musicians, the oozing craziness of fan mail, planning for a future expose of delusional obsession, Emily’s life-long infatuation with Sean Austin, a movie about fighting golf resort development, celebrity vs. local hero, songs & dirt roads as therapy, a clue-based adventure, visiting gnome houses during the annual road rally, more information you didn’t want to know about “the wishing well guy”, the sound of wind, winter panic mode, a journalistic spelling challenge, bad associations with the color grey, an in-depth look at shovel handles, transplanting unhappy trees, the nice men at Welch’s hardware, goats in Prospect Park, the hoggy moons of Saturn, tricks for warming up to space - and so much more!

Featuring music from Vermont musicians & friends: Robert Resnik [Copshawholme Fair]; Pete Sutherland [Hard Hearted Hills]; Michael Shaw [Raised by Wolves].

Subscribe to our podcast on iTunes 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 or 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_9-22-17.mp3
Category:Humor -- posted at: 10:25pm EDT

Host Kristina Stykos and guest co-host Jonathan Daitch discuss the fact that life is full of exaggerations, Emily’s absence, last year’s Fair flop, how a 29 year old took the helm of a junior high school named Markles Flats, confidence vs. arrogance, building something in the spirit of the 60s, getting revenge on a wasted youth, the power-sharing dynamics of all-school meetings, boredom as fuel, coming to consensus in Madagascar, the art of acknowledging someone else’s principles, getting to know kids from the wrong side of the tracks, the joys of making mistakes, the agonies of making mistakes, a shout-out from Richie Stearns to “the guy who taught me how to learn”, wisdom’s edge & the persistent reign of lies, having too much fun, education on a toxic waste dump, no-penalty truancy, when you might need math, a classic American sound, conquering time & space, the arc of personality over a lifetime, leaving Ithaca, living outside the square, low-judgment environments, trying to keep track of everybody, looking for Danny & Steve, a failed woodworking project, a book about contemporary Palestinian theater, culture as resistance, a horrible occupation, teaching photography in a refugee camp, not scaling your project to your budget, ambivalence about food selfies, the ingredients of an old friendship, a memorable men’s group, a chatterbox father-son reunion, abandoning your kids & re-friending them, another fun thing that we did - and so much more!

Featuring music from Vermont musicians & friends: Doug Anderson [Old Dirt Road]; Val McCallum [Digging For Gold]; Brown Trout and the Lunkers [Honor Thy Fly].

Subscribe to our podcast on iTunes 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 or 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_9-15-17.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:08pm EDT

Co-hosts Kristina Stykos and Emily Howe discuss lice, donut crumbs, our crappy sound, changing your name, Emily’s absurd contention that people add silent letters to their kids’ names, hidden keyboard shortcuts, the epic discovery of a connector between vowels, the tragic death of a computer with nine lives, a return to the power of positive thinking, the rapid demise of the word “trump”, the truth of Gaia, a cursory analysis of Disney movies, putting down puppets, more on marionette disasters, a trip to Harrods, the complex acquisition of patience, an untimely haircut, heaven via blow-drying, home hair straightening with bricks, a dream of swapping body parts, the natural high of self acceptance, water bras, the saga of the dead baby fawn, wildlife running a-foul of the law, the best ice cream flavors, fantasizing about a difficult-to-get-to location, proposals for controlling local road deterioration, re-imagining cowboy hats in Vermont, the return of the riding lawn mower, getting ecstatic about next year, holding your pee in too long, choosing glasses frames & the sexy secretary look, reuniting with your own songs, another colonial housewife gig, an incredible dream & the intense feelings of safety and comfort that came with it, delusional dreaming, the old man who almost fell down the stairs, smelling other people’s weaknesses, a clarification regarding the Piscean moon cycle, avoiding the word “radiation”, a new technique for catching spiders and/or throwing them - and so much more!

Featuring music from Vermont musicians & friends: Larry Allen Brown [Stories That We Wrote]; Stefan Lundin [Som en andlos vag]; Terry Lee Hale [Bound, Chained, Fettered].

Subscribe to our podcast on iTunes 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 or 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_9-8-17.mp3
Category:Humor -- posted at: 3:45pm EDT

Co-hosts Kristina Stykos and Emily Howe discuss the question of how much complaining is too much, a plethora of picks, ugly kitchen flooring, resisting your birthday, some very strange spellings, a currently popular rescue animal, permission to make it “all about me”, the gifting of a very special cereal bowl, undressing in front of pets, taking your kids to a nude beach, the ups and downs of wearing clothes, gazing at a dry pond & what to do about it, leaving the water on at the barn, calling yourself out for being a “dink”, hair washing day at the International Space Station, a milk tester, a dry cleaner and a machinist, an scary analysis of what we might have eaten in a T.V. dinner, camping with Dinty Moore Stew, advertising a haunted forest 2 months before Halloween, having a messed up relationship to iTunes, an in-depth look at “grit”, how to prepare yourself for success, the money quandary and a rehash of what it means to fall in the gutter, taking stock at forty, more science about opossums, the problem with complicated sentences, telepathy as a strategy for avoiding words, getting the elderly to understand Smart phones, a shout-out to all the people who are still calling Emily, writing instead of talking, first-day-of-school rituals, a review of several Tunbridge businesses, a tale of three inverters, falling in love with old timers, bonding over a winch, a dearth of mower belts, making your lawn look “golf course perfect”, when a flirting comes to its natural end, what to wear when you’re old, taking coolness to the bank, a confusion over vitamins and Hammond organs, nerd museums, debunking the bucket list thing - and so much more!

Featuring music from Vermont musicians & friends: Mark Struhsacker [Suzy]; Jemima James [When You Get Old]; Robert Bryant [Thinking Too Much].

Subscribe to our podcast on iTunes 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 or 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_9-1-17.mp3
Category:Humor -- posted at: 4:45pm EDT

Co-hosts Kristina Stykos and Emily Howe discuss giving yourself a black eye, how a piece of hair can bring enlightenment, when our computers die, the job scramble, close encounters with sharks, a recommendation about car trunk protocol, more on bad cats, traveling with your mother-in-law in a small car, whether or not to be concerned when you start wearing sweat pants all the time, Kristina’s cool patina, pulling off a look, local store interaction phobia, an early morning trip to vegetable paradise, bonding over the repugnant odors of 14 year old boys, embracing a bad diet, party avoidance as a way of life, the indignities of being a drummer and/or a mom, an unusual song prompt, the lyrical power of a famous missing member, explaining the alteration of anatomy using diagrams, common-sense disparagement of leaf blowers, the hopes, dreams & aspirations of lawn mowers, watching freight cars go by, something pink that came in the mail, an underwhelming once-in-a-lifetime eclipse, a patriotic misnomer, the genesis of Emily’s pear-shaped face, getting on board with another time period, shopping for leather clothes, splatter pants, unnecessary meetings and the perils of advocating for yourself, why emails keep writing alive, being nice but irritating in-person, the question of whether narcissists can change how they are, the futility of trying to fix a crazy person, marriages of convenience, where not to grow, technical obstacles to being fully functional on social media, an argument about the secret space stations on the moon, being kind of interested in something - and so much more!

Featuring music from Vermont musicians & friends: Carl Goulet [Greenville Trestle; Jesus, Me and Whiskey; Prisoner of Conscience]

Subscribe to our podcast on iTunes 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 or 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 Mountain Folk.

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Direct download: 11th_Hour_8-25-17.mp3
Category:Humor -- posted at: 6:55pm EDT

Co-hosts Kristina Stykos and Emily Howe discuss piercing babies’ ears, deleting personal information, hidden hair, why god made beds, adding a B to itchiness as needed, protecting your pets from the solar eclipse, bulk ordering glasses from NASA, a long term plan for enlightenment that cuts it close, a missed opportunity to harvest venereal diseases, the upside of snorting, early-onset vegetarianism, shaking some sense into trees, coping with your child’s wretchedness, lunch packing strategies, a breakdown on what constitutes a really bad grilled cheese sandwich, unpacking the signature smell of used clothing, permission to like who we like, slowing yourself down with bicycles, the annoyance of overly formal language, firing your sales rep, another go-round with Kendra’s name game, a manure-spraying incident, humorous displays of anger, early acts of revenge perpetrated by good children, the biological roots of selfishness, debunking good parenting, the burgeoning fall apple crop, shocking behavior from senior citizens in a blueberry patch, flower picking with toddlers, an argument about wildflowers, an unconventional & controversial use for marshmallows, a long list of thank yous including one to Bob for bringing cash, inadequate picnic table maintenance & subsequent emergency first aid, avoiding generic sofas, sending baby clothes to Italy, butchering foreign pronunciations, pouring your heart out in a six minute song, going from one thing to the next & other problematic segues, dry kindling - and so much more!

Featuring music from Vermont musicians & friends: Hunter Paye [Cloud Cover]; Nick Cowles [Stubborn Fool]; Hot Flannel [Workin’ On a Building]

Subscribe to our podcast on iTunes 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 or 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 Grease Collective and Mountain Folk.

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Direct download: 11th_Hour_8-18-17.mp3
Category:Humor -- posted at: 6:26pm EDT

Co-hosts Kristina Stykos and Emily Howe discuss catching hell, half the world on either side of a hoo-ha, starting a car with a push button, the fitbit on-or-off argument revisited, what to do if what you feel doesn’t match the statistics telling you how you should feel, a funny bone moment, gender-free planets, a few Mark Twain truisms, the untimely loss of a fingernail, a pledge of protection, an antiquated first aid kit, two views on the final moments of a baby bird, custom ordering large inflatable objects, the lost bull fighter’s hat, how to elongate a museum tour, an embarrassing hinge size, the stability of calendars, a plethora of grease collectives, remembering what people look like, Julian’s quest to find the optimal used transmission, altered honking habits, celebrating driveways, “destination mailbox”, checking out a giant skunk hole, the butternut tree in the cellar hole, toughening up your bare feet, sucking the moisture out of “potato hands”, applause for sister photographers, longing for summer barn dances & a fantasy version of the old Dreamland dance barn of Tunbridge, debunking various myths about falling in love, attraction as karma, looking for the right words, recognizing things that belong to you, divine intervention at the model airplane show, avoiding sad animal movies, being happy about banjos again, confusion brought on by the philosophy of live it – love it, an unfortunate fashionista misstep, Emily’s experiment with corn rows, the biggest form of flattery - and so much more!

Featuring music from Vermont musicians & friends: Rick Ceballos [Les Quatres Branles]; Chris Kleeman and Malcolm Gibson [Magnet to Steel]; Bow Thayer and the Holy Plow [Way of the Gun]

Subscribe to our podcast on iTunes 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 or 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 Grease Collective and Mountain Folk.

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Direct download: 11th_Hour_8-11-17.mp3
Category:Humor -- posted at: 4:14pm EDT

Co-hosts Kristina Stykos and Emily Howe discuss electric fans, layering tee shirts, white starchy aprons, a self-inflicted dearth of plumbers, looking forward to John’s gubernatorial run, a huge cabbage, condoms, cat food and fearing the judgment of cashiers, Kendra’s twist on Pig Latin, going whole hog with “totes”, homage to saying Bloody Mary 3x in the mirror at midnight, repeating a word until it becomes meaningless, the perils of calling someone “Durwood”, Kristina’s hang with hipsters, girth in its many forms, preempting your 40th birthday, how to maintain your standing as an optimist when crummy things keep happening, more details on the tractor repair, another Subaru transmission fail, breaking down in West Hartford, hating cars, the fine print behind Emily’s unlucky star, whining as a way of life, the inordinate knowledge base of large families, verbal bulldozering, mowing over apple branches, yelling for your partner, picking the color of your port-o-let, discovering “the magic hotel”, a musical instrument spelling challenge, shacking up with Sweden’s premier nyckelharpa player, true confessions of the letter “x”, a new use for the library book deposit box, the hows and whys of stealing gardening tools, a bad word band name, rockin’ the roadhouse, getting good at stuff, searching for the lost thrift store curtain, the ins and outs of dating a banjo player, Bow’s trip to Alaska, a band named Cabinet, alone-in-the-wilderness syndrome, a terrifying June bug, a make-shift toad enclosure, the demise of a red eft, healing your life with affirmations, shoe glue - and so much more!

Featuring music from Vermont musicians & friends: Nick Cowles [Sensitive New Age Redneck]; Lizzy Mandell [The Old House]; Brian Clark [The Lake]

Subscribe to our podcast on iTunes 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 or 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 Grease Collective and Mountain Folk.

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Direct download: 11th_Hour_8-4-17.mp3
Category:Humor -- posted at: 11:49pm EDT

Host Kristina Stykos and guest co-host Libby Kirkpatrick discuss Prince Edward in a can, not having a plan, conversation as a dying art, names that don’t roll off the tongue, eyes like pools, the intricacies of yawning, discovering coffee as an adult, getting more respect for doing nothing, things that were enjoyable, how to get to know somebody you already know, news from inside the raspberry patch, letting go of your lunch, breaking down flat-picking patterns in three, a hankering to play at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, possible causes for on-stage panic, disorders with the vocal cords, more on manifesting life force into physical form, wrestling with a very public disability, coping with famous parents, having a mid-life crisis in front of an audience, dancing with ghosts, the non-solution of playing louder in order to hear yourself, pretending to have fun, the self-centered singer-songwriter phenomenon, having children as a way to subvert your career goals, normal guys wearing a collar, recognizing destiny, further poetic musings on the cathartic train whistle sound, what a tolling bell really is, Tony Furtado’s softened world view, how bird calls relate to time travel, the fall crow call and other unmitigated harbingers of truth, a world-wide cranial sacral shout out, the importance of self regulation, recalibrating the practice of feeling love, cranking the door open from a closed position, contemplating a day without dreams, rusty windows and favorite lubricants, the dark doo-doo, taking the time to navel gaze - and so much more!

Featuring music from Vermont musicians & friends: Libby Kirkpatrick [Goodbye Venus; Vaulted Heart; Wake Me Up]

Subscribe to our podcast on iTunes 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 or 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 Grease Collective and Mountain Folk.

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Direct download: 11th_Hour_7-28-17.mp3
Category:Humor -- posted at: 5:29pm EDT

Co-hosts Kristina Stykos and Emily Howe discuss a short-lived entanglement, a middle-aged woman’s waning cuteness, the nuances of falling in ditches, mowing down flowers, the Zen of using scissors on lawn grass, porcupine data points, a possible woodchuck reincarnation event, opening up to the new moon in Leo, when fantasy turns into delusion, projecting onto external objects, seeing the same familiar face again and again, acting “as if”, the relationship between boredom and yawning, calling out the Vermont Agency of Transportation, bridge-repair-frustration as a way of life, the tragic effect of summer road construction on cremee purchases, powdered plastic stuff passed off as food, the continuing saga of hard-to-find tractor parts, why farming is harder than it should be, the truth about who changes light bulbs at Walmart, deconstructing the word “phubbing”, eating dinner sans devices, hankering to be home, moving lumber in a station wagon, mistaking a tint for a color, a movie about the hidden life of protein and other personified chemicals, how human happiness may be tied to gumball machines, an unusual door stop, the ongoing mystery of Butch sneaking things onto airplanes, paranoid plans for flying far in the future, making enough money to take time off, a marriage proposal on the Baltic Sea, how dementia might change your gender orientation, an unfunny case of sexual assault on Grandpa, busting churches for their lack of originality, map dowsing for fun and relaxation, looking for Killington’s town center, locating a baptismal font without GPS, putting the “whine” back in winery, losing your cumberment - and so much more!

Featuring music from Vermont musicians & friends: Will Patton [Bebop in Pastel]; Robert Resnik [Whistle Set]; Spencer Lewis [Change Is].

Subscribe to our podcast on iTunes 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 or 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 Grease Collective and Mountain Folk.

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Direct download: 11th_Hour_7-21-17.mp3
Category:Humor -- posted at: 5:51pm EDT

Co-hosts Kristina Stykos and Emily Howe discuss la la la, zoning out, full utilization of the grocery list, sardines for cats, chipmunks in the shower stall, old people acting like young people, two reactions to the Burger King crown, the art of selecting your profile pic so that it won’t scare away women, an argument about clowns, the superior aesthetics of miming, a return to our worst syntax habits, further analysis of John’s phone tics, nostalgia for the way things never were, a clarification around the word “master”, what mom found in the bottom drawer, an epic marble scramble, debunking piñata mania, the full story on plum pudding, baby cake and other cake-themed information, how to strike up unlikely friendships with telemarketers, Randy’s life-changing bike ride, what else might reroute your entire life, how the out-of-town neighbors have been introducing Emily to hard liquor, what might be wrong with thinking you’re funny, eating brie standing up, when being busy turns into an unhealthy obsession, discovering the hazards of sleeping in a new clubhouse, why rain gets us off the hook, odd ambiguity around the bridge outage, what not to say to France’s first lady, lack of discipline around sexual projection, the backwards way we look at rape, a hypothetical about the love train, Kristina’s ultimate answer for all queries regarding her musical inspirations, a gift for the shop crew that fell flat, reviewing magazine subscriptions, an atypical Harvard grad, a familial connection to olive oil, Eli’s crush on the French girl in the movie about the chimpanzee scientist, dealing with an upside box of cereal - and so much more!

Featuring music from Vermont musicians & friends: Scott Campbell [Nancy in the Mud Bog]; Bow Thayer and the Perfect Trainwreck [Got My Attention]; Susannah Blachly [All the Colors].

Subscribe to our podcast on iTunes 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 or 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 Grease Collective and Mountain Folk.

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Direct download: 11th_Hour_7-14-17.mp3
Category:Humor -- posted at: 5:01pm EDT