Prairie Home Companion

Saturdays, 5:00PM - 7:00PM
  • Hosted by Chris Thile

A Prairie Home Companion is a two-hour weekly variety show offering a blend of music, comedy, and spoken word. Musical guests range from legends like Paul Simon to young lions like Jack White and regulars Sarah Jarosz and Aoife O'Donovan. The show  also welcomes comedians, poets and actors. At the heart of the show is host Chris Thile's virtuoso mandolin playing, sweet singing, and humor. Occasionally you'll hear a favorite show featuring the program's founder, Garrison Keillor.

Contact PHC
Minnesota Public Radio
45 East Seventh Street
Saint Paul, MN 55101-2274
Phone: (612) 290-1212 | 1-800-228-7123
prairiehome.publicradio.org

Podcasts

  • Friday, October 13, 2017 10:00pm
    "This long, strange, warm fall is finally coming to an end. We're about a week away from frost and we're looking forward to that." A mysterious wedding takes place at the Lutheran Church, and memories of when Uncle Earl secretly bought a TV to watch Minnesota Gophers football games, a monologue originally from October 2015.
  • Friday, October 6, 2017 10:00pm
    "It's not the New Year, you know, or anything of the sort, but September: a gorgeous, gorgeous time, and the leaves are turning and the smell of apples in the air." The host recalls a notable childhood moviegoing experience, Lyle Janske's 10th grade biology class learns about bears, and a few thoughts on the power of memory, in a September 2015 monologue.
  • Friday, September 29, 2017 10:00pm
    "It's been beautiful, beautiful weather out there -- sunny and bright and highs in the 60s, it's been perfect. Farmers are combining the corn, and the soybeans as well, and the alfalfa is still green." The Lake Wobegon Leonards lose their big homecoming game against the Millet Marauders, the Lutherans brag about their church's new pastor, and folks in town react to fall and cooler weather settling in, a monologue from October 2010.
  • Sunday, September 24, 2017 10:00pm
    "It's been just the most beautiful fall that we can remember, thank goodness for memory loss. It's just been absolutely gorgeous, just sunny skies and warm days for people whose tastes run in that direction and then cool nights to remind us that it is fall after all." Town constables Gary and Leroy chase down a boat that was abandoned in the middle of the lake, crews rush to finish the summer road construction, and the Magendantzes add a concrete walleye to their menagerie of yard statuary, in a monologue from September 2007.
  • Friday, September 15, 2017 10:00pm
    "It's been a beautiful week of winter. It got a little bit warm early in the week, but not so warm that we lost much snow, so it wasn't that bad." The host recalls the Native Americans, government agents, Unitarian missionaries, and hippie farmers who've lived in Lake Wobegon over the years, a monologue originally from February 1998.