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."

Official program Web site

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.

Subscribe to the podcast

Next Show

This week: we’re looking back to January 2016 with a rebroadcast of Chris Thile’s third turn as our guest host, at the Fitzgerald Theater in Saint Paul, Minnesota. Ben Folds joined us for “Capable of Anything” and “Not a Fan,” and teamed up with Chris for “Army”; Ed Helms stopped by as a member of our acting company and tried his hand at a little storytelling; and Brandi Carlile performd “The Eye” and led everyone on “Lovesick Blues” to close out the proceedings. Plus: tunes from Chris and his fellow Punch Brothers, along with our friend Sarah Jarosz; scripts from our Royal Academy of Radio Actors, Tim Russell, Sue Scott, and Fred Newman; and a few reminders that in Minnesota, even as summer nears, winter is always on the horizon.

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.

Program Schedule

SUN 11:00 am News Find a station
SAT 5:00 pm Classical Find a station
SAT 5:00 pm News Find a station

MPR News

Listen Now

On Air

The World

Other Radio Streams from MPR

Classical MPR
Radio Heartland