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, June 16, 2017 10:00pm
    "We had some storms out there but it's been all good for us. The mourning doves we hear them in the morning, we see the fireflies at night." Clarence Bunsen sleeps on his boat so he can think in the middle of the night; the story of Mr. Musselman, who was driven from town by deerflies; and the Whippets win a close game, a monologue originally from June 2015.
  • Friday, June 9, 2017 10:00pm
    "It's been cool. There's been some rain, which we appreciate out there because it gives you a reason not to do things you thought you were going to have to do." The high school decides to hold graduation outdoors at the last minute, the class of 2015 pulls off one of the better graduation pranks in recent memory, and the town takes time to enjoy the summer weather, in a June 2015 monologue.
  • Friday, June 2, 2017 10:00pm
    "It's been June weather. Everything is happening at once. The dragonflies are all kind of breeding and they're out and they're mating." Thoughts on desert living and the benefits of rhubarb, the high school's senior class pulls the annual graduation ceremony prank, and parents contemplate their graduates' futures, in a monologue from June 2014.
  • Friday, May 26, 2017 10:00pm
    "It's been warm out here, been in the 80s, so we were very grateful for this big thunderstorm that came along on Tuesday night. Big shards of lightning splitting the sky sure gets everybody's attention."The Lutheran Church search committee looks for a replacement for Pastor Inqvist, caterpillars take over the sidewalks, and Irene Bunsen calls into a radio station at 3:30 in the morning, a monologue originally from May 2010.
  • Friday, May 19, 2017 10:00pm
    "The weather's just been gorgeous. It was warm this last week, it was up in the 80s. There was a little bit of rain, not enough, but there's never enough." The Whippets win a few games with the help of young pitcher "Whiplash" Wilson, garage sale season begins, the Larson boy gets a job at Ralph's Pretty Good Grocery, and a bat invades Lake Wobegon Lutheran Church and frightens Pastor Haugen, in a May 2014 monologue.