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

December 10, 2016: The News from Lake Wobegon

"You've come to that long, cold, dark time of the year. Not much can be said about that, except that if you have not spent December in the north of Norway, then you don't know what 'cold and dark' is." Pastor Inqvist considers writing a book about Lake Wobegon, Dorothy second-guesses a sentence in her Christmas letter, and Betty Ingebretsen accompanies the 4th and 5th grade carolers at the Good Shepherd Home, in a monologue from December 2014.

Douglas Fir - December 10, 2016

Chris Thile's Song Of The Week, "Douglas Fir," from our December 10, 2016 broadcast, with Aoife O'Donovan, Richard Dworsky, Matt Chamberlain, Chris Eldridge, Alex Hargreaves, and Tim Lefebvre

December 3, 2016: The News from Lake Wobegon

"We finally got our decent snowfall here on Wednesday night and now Minnesota can look Buffalo and the Yukon in the eye. We need not be ashamed any longer." Mr. Berge enlists shoveling help after the season's first big snowfall, Corrine Tollerud breaks up with her boyfriend, thoughts on modern child rearing, and memories of harrowing school bus rides, in a December 2013 monologue.

Thank You, New York - December 3, 2016

Chris Thile's Song Of The Week, "Thank You, New York," from our December 3, 2016 broadcast, with Gaby Moreno, Richard Dworsky, Chris Eldridge, Brittany Haas, Paul Kowert, and Ted Poor

November 26, 2016: The News from Lake Wobegon

"It's been chilly, but then we expected it would be. It's been clear sunny days, cold, clear nights. You can look up and see the stars up there." Lake Wobegon celebrates Thanksgiving by sharing a few stories from years past, the Tollefsons prepare a turkey using their grandmother's recipe, and Pastor Liz's boyfriend attends a service at the Lutheran Church, in a monologue from November 2013.

November 19, 2016: The News from Lake Wobegon

"We got some more snow here this last week and it's been a little bit cold--no big deal. People are cheerful out there. Furnaces are on now." The town prepares for ice fishing season, Solveig returns from California to make lutefisk, and the exiles begin to trickle back home for Thanksgiving, in a monologue from November 2014.