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, March 24, 2017 10:00pm
    "Had some nice days here this last week. It wasn't too terribly cold. The sun was shining." Lyle teaches high school students about the vernal equinox, the town's old men discuss modern cars, and the last of the rhubarb gets made into pies at the Chatterbox Cafe, in a monologue from March 1997.
  • Friday, March 17, 2017 10:00pm
    "It's been beautiful this last week. The sun was shining. It's been a gorgeous, gorgeous winter. We got a little snow on Monday, Thursday, just a decorator snow." Mr. Berge tells a few jokes to ducks out on the lake, the Men's Prayer Group gathers at Bunsen Motors, and the Lutheran Church holds its Lenten soup suppers, in a March 2014 monologue.
  • Friday, March 10, 2017 10:00pm
    "It was the most beautiful snowfall in yesterday morning in Lake Wobegon. It was just gorgeous, it was like something out of a children's book." The town pledges for the annual "Big Plunge" fundraising event, Lake Wobegon High School students learn about owls, and a local English teacher makes an enriching discovery while walking in the woods, in a monologue from March 2013.
  • Friday, March 3, 2017 10:00pm
    "It's been warm there. It's been up in the thirties so the snow's been melting and dripping off the icicles, and the sidewalks are clear." Animals venture into the town's yards to look for food, and Alan Jansky returns for a visit after living in Santa Barbara for years, a monologue from March 2008.
  • Friday, February 24, 2017 10:00pm
    "It's been warm there. It's been up in the 20s and so we don't know when the other shoe is going to drop but we are sure that it will eventually, sooner rather than later." Myrtle Krebsbach hosts the Valentine's Day supper and dance, rumors swirl after Pastor Inqvist spends a few days in Nashville, and thoughts on the temptation of putting your tongue on a pump handle in the winter, a monologue originally from February 2003.