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, August 18, 2017 10:00pm
    "Spring came uncertainly as spring always does. It just took one thunderstorm and green spears -- tulips poking up in the flower beds -- and all the winter clothes went away into boxes down in the basement." High school students attend Prom, Irene Bunsen buys a load of manure to prepare her tomato plot, and Clint and Arlene Bunsen reminisce about their young neighbor as she prepares for a summer job in Oregon, a monologue from April 2005.
  • Friday, August 11, 2017 10:00pm
    "It has been fiercely, fiercely cold here this last week." Roger Hedlund visits the Chatterbox Cafe early on a cold morning and considers switching his farm from soybeans and corn to bluestem grass, a monologue from February 2001.
  • Friday, August 4, 2017 10:00pm
    "It's that beautiful time of year. Blue skies, a little chill in the air, and all these leaves on the ground, if you want to interact with leaves." Sister Arvonne surreptitiously organizes Halloween activities, and a Lake Wobegon ghost story, in an October 2006 monologue.
  • Friday, July 28, 2017 10:00pm
    "It's been hot out there this last week. It's been humid too, so that you wake up in the morning and there's a mist out over the meadows, beautiful mist with the sun shining through it." Gladys feels a longing for doomed love while listening to the opera, the Hansens' dove-breeding business goes awry, Judy Ingqvist searches for elegance, and a few verses of "Aften (Stille, Hjerte, Sol gaar ned)," in a monologue originally from June 2007.
  • Friday, July 21, 2017 10:00pm
    "We had about two weeks solid of rain and cold. People are getting moody and owly. But then at last the weather broke and we've had almost paradise now since, since Wednesday." Memories of listening to the radio during tornado warnings, Pastor Inqvist gives a sermon explaining the Trinity, and Mrs. Smiley's dog develops an unnatural attraction to a porcupine after eating Guilford tomatoes, in a monologue originally from June 2004.