A Prairie Home Companion

A Prairie Home Companion®

with Garrison Keillor

About the Program

This variety show features unforgettable comedy sketches, acoustic-based music, and Garrison Keillor's signature monologue, "The News from Lake Wobegon."

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The News from Lake Wobegon podcast

Listen to The News from Lake Wobegon wherever and whenever you want. GK's signature monologue is now available as a free podcast, updated every Monday.

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This week: after 41 years on the air, our host accidentally let his radio license lapse so while he's off filling out forms and taking all the required tests, he's handing the mic over to our friends Sara Watkins, Sarah Jarosz, and Aoife O'Donovan for a live broadcast from the Fitzgerald Theater in Saint Paul, Minnesota. In addition to their own prodigious musical talents, they've invited singer and songwriter Tom Brosseau to share his powerful yet humble North-Dakota-infused narratives, and violinist and violist Jeremy Kittel for a selection of masterful bluegrass, classical, and jazz numbers. Plus: holding down the fort as usual, the Royal Academy of Radio Actors -- Tim Russell, Sue Scott, and Fred Newman -- will bring their full range of comedy and gravitas; and pianist and music director Rich Dworsky leads The Exchange Street Band (Bernie Dresel on drums, bassist Larry Kohut, Richard Kriehn on mandolin and fiddle, and guitarist Chris Siebold) on whatever our hosts decide to throw at them. We'll catch you on the radio Saturday evening or, if you want to see it all in full color, watch live (5pm to 7pm Central Time) at prairiehome.org!

Classical MPR's broadcast of Metropolitan Opera live will briefly pre-empt the start of A Prairie Home Companion on January 5, March 2 and May 11. For the complete broadcast, join MPR News on Sunday at 11 a.m.

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