A Prairie Home Companion

A Prairie Home Companion is a recorded live show featuring comedy sketches, music and more from host Chris Thile and company.

Recent Episodes

July 23, 2016: The News from Lake Wobegon

"Such a beautiful, beautiful, heartbreaking, terribly beautiful fall. You go out and walk along the streets of that little town, under the golden, and the red and the orange, trees." Darryl and Marilyn Tollerud visit their son Eric at St. Cloud State and reminisce about the early years of their courtship, Marilyn attends her parents' 60th anniversary party, and Darryl discovers a box of letters from his first love, Ellen -- a monologue from October 1999.

July 16, 2016: The News from Lake Wobegon

"Last Saturday night, people in Lake Wobegon ate supper on their porches and went outside after the sun went down, in their shirtsleeves, and walked out under the full moon." Earl and Ruby Dickmeyer plan a trip to visit their daughter Debbie in Fort Myers, Earl's "World's Largest Pile of Burlap Bags" attracts international acclaim, and Ruby and Sister Arvonne argue about the latest selection for the ladies' book club, in a monologue from October 1997.

July 9, 2016: The News from Lake Wobegon

"Summer has come on, the raspberries are ripe, there are hummingbirds everywhere -- it's been getting warm and humid here." Wally brings a case of mead to the Sidetrack Tap, the parents of Lake Wobegon deal with high school and college students who are home for the summer, and the perfect cover story for laziness, in a monologue from June 2013.

July 2, 2016: Bonus download! - Catchup

"We came to Minnesota from California to simplify our lives, but maybe we forgot something..." -- A message from the Catchup Advisory Board.

July 2, 2016: The News from Lake Wobegon

"It was a beautiful, beautiful summer day, one of those perfect summer days that we think are rare, and actually they are not. And, anyway, how many do we deserve, I mean, how many do we expect as our due?" The host delivers his final update from his hometown, describes reading and playing baseball in his younger days, recalls a few of the town's residents who've passed away, ponders his legacy as a writer, and offers a few limericks to live by.