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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Next Show

This week: we're celebrating the beautiful Minnesota autumn weather with another live broadcast from indoors at the Fitzgerald Theater on Exchange Street in downtown Saint Paul. We'll have music from Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats -- a blast of rock'n'roll with roots in Missouri, the Rocky Mountains, and the classic Stax sound -- and folksinger, songwriter, and composer Anaïs Mitchell; plus expertise and observations from writer, comedian, and adjudicator John Hodgman. Our host Chris Thile will debut a new song, hot off the press, with a little help from The First-Call Radio Players (Richard Dworsky on piano, guitarist Chris Eldridge, Brittany Haas on fiddle, Sarah Jarosz singing and playing banjo and octave mandolin, bassist Paul Kowert, and drummer Ted Poor); and our Royal Academy of Radio Actors, Tim Russell, Serena Brook, and Fred Newman, will round things out with a few scripts and sponsor messages. Grab yourself a Powdermilk Biscuit or two -- heavens, they're tasty and expeditious! -- and join us down at the public radio end of the dial, or watch live (Saturday, 5pm - 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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