Prairie Home Companion
A Prairie Home Companion is a two-hour weekly variety show offering a quirky blend of comedy sketches, topical subjects and music. Musical guests range from legends like Emmylou Harris and Taj Mahal to church choirs, rockabilly bands, and accordionists. The show has also welcomed guests like Poet Laureate Billy Collins and humorists Ray Blount, Jr. and Al Franken, as well as legendary raconteur Studs Terkel. At the heart of the show is host Garrison Keillor's humor-writing talent and unrivaled ear for great radio including his signature monologue, "The News from Lake Wobegon."
Minnesota Public Radio
45 East Sevent Street
Saint Paul, MN 55101-2274
Phone: (612) 290-1212 | 1-800-228-7123
Saturday, October 18, 2014 4:00pm"It's been chilly, of course, because it is almost the end of October. Mist over the lake every morning, the Canada Geese are heading South overhead." Pastor Liz delivers a sermon about the Parable of the Wedding Feast, a man visits Ralph's Pretty Good Grocery to buy a cup of coffee though they don't sell coffee, and the story of the time Eugene Berge picked up a hitchhiker.
Saturday, October 11, 2014 4:00pm"It's fall. It's a gorgeous, gorgeous fall. It's been chilly, down into the 30s at night." Thoughts on the benefits of cold weather and Minnesota living, the town watches a lunar eclipse, and Pastor Liz moves into the Lewises' cabin.
Saturday, October 4, 2014 4:00pm"Been chilly, chilly at night, in the 30s. The crickets are all quiet. We hear the 'pop' of the shotguns from duck hunting." With the election approaching, politics begin to affect marriages, Carla Bunsen receives funding for her performance art piece in New York City, and the Lutheran Church holds its Senior Banquet.
Saturday, September 27, 2014 4:00pm"It's been this gorgeous, gorgeous September, this beautiful time--so much happening." Lake Wobegon welcomes the arrival of fall, a bear surprises Irene Bunsen, then stays in town, starting a debate over who will pay to have it removed, and high school students take the ACT exam, in a monologue from September 2013.
Saturday, September 20, 2014 4:00pm"Beautiful, beautiful week of fall. Mists on the lake early in the morning, you wake up in the morning, your window is open, you've got a little extra blanket over you." Pastor Liz fills in while the Lutheran Church interviews replacements for Pastor Haugen, news of Marlene's interesting encounter with Father Wilmer spreads through the town, Mrs. Anderson holds a CD release party at the Sidewinder Bar, and the Tolleruds' rooster Ludwig comes to a sad end.