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

October 1, 2016: The News from Lake Wobegon

"Homecoming week this week at Lake Wobegon High School, not that we expect alumni to come back -- they don't. They come back, maybe, for the holidays." High school students prepare for the homecoming dance, Laurel returns to town from Long Beach, California after 22 years, and Pastor Liz worries after giving a sermon that everyone enjoys, in a monologue from October 2013.

September 24, 2016: The News from Lake Wobegon

"We're all used to disappointment and heartbreak in Lake Wobegon. We're all used to being left behind, of course, it's the story of our lives." Clint Bunsen tries to help a skunk out of a live trap, the host recalls an autumn morning that changed him forever, and Eloise Krebsbach sends her boyfriend to chemical dependency treatment, in a monologue from October 2009.

September 17, 2016: The News from Lake Wobegon

"This was the week when the weather turned, just came all of a sudden. This last week, the wind shifted around from the North and you could feel that the temperature dropped about 20 degrees." In a monologue from October 2004, the host wades into frigid water to help Uncle Dean and Aunt Evelyn retrieve the dock, and considers Kafka while visiting Prague. Cousin Larry visits relatives in Norway.

September 10, 2016: The News from Lake Wobegon

"It's been cold and windy there and on the verge of turning warm and sunny, and just when you think it will, we get a little bit of snow, typical for Minnesota at this time of the year." Regulars visit the Chatterbox Cafe to complain about their lives and Carl Krebsbach reminisces about an early relationship with Anne Marie Meister, a monologue from April 1995.