A Prairie Home Companion

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

Recent Episodes

September 14, 2013: The News from Lake Wobegon

"It's fall at last. It was very warm--very warm--early in the week. It got hot. People were even thinking of bringing back their air conditioners but that would've shown weakness." College students return to their campuses, the oldest man in town takes up smoking again, Pastor Liz leads a camping trip, and Mr. Dehner's dog plays shortstop for the Lake Wobegon Whippets.

September 7, 2013: The News from Lake Wobegon

"Oh, we knew it was going to snow. We could see that sky--that was a snow sky. People who have lived here for more than five minutes know what that snow sky looks like." Plus, discovering hidden treasures under the floor of Lake Wobegon Lutheran Church, Pastor Liz delivers a sermon on one of her least favorite Gospels, and Lake Wobegon exiles return home for Thanksgiving, in a monologue from November 2011.

August 31, 2013: The News from Lake Wobegon

"It's getting on towards fall. The flowers are turning dry. Nobody's mowing their lawn anymore -- there's no need to. It's been kind of dry the last few weeks." Darlene becomes a vegan after accidentally killing a frog, the Schroeder family makes wine from wild grapes, and the Sons of Bernie visit the State Fair, in a monologue from September 2008.

August 24, 2013: The News from Lake Wobegon

"It was kind of a hot summer here for a couple weeks. The Norwegians got all pale and innervated and were gasping for breath like fish on a stringer."

August 10, 2013: The News from Lake Wobegon

"Unseasonably warm early in the week but now, thank goodness, the temperature has dropped into the single digits, which is to everyone's satisfaction." The town's ice fishermen deal with an unexpected lack of ice, residents gear up for the Winter Festival, Lake Wobegon sets a world record, and Darlene is forced to stay close-mouthed, in a monologue from January 2012.