In a look back to our January 12 show, Tom Papa starts 2019 with a visit to wintry Kansas City, where he learns about a bit of family drama from a stranger in the hotel lobby and meets a jovial man named Big Daddy at a BBQ joint. Find Tom’s tour dates at tompapa.com.
Download Chris Thile's Song of the Week, "Fail Better (Three Advil and a Coffee)" — originally from our January 12, 2019 show. The band: Gaby Moreno, Mike Elizondo, Tyler Chester, Chris Eldridge, Alex Hargreaves, and Trevor Lawrence Jr.
Three Advil and a coffeeCould cure whatever ailed meIn my twenties:Sunlight loomed like a wall(On a late morning after)I woke up in a well(They threw me a ladder)I said “thank God for y’all(I thought I was a goner”)They said “we're happy to help (At least ‘til you’re older)Soon it won’t be last call(That’s leaving you hammered)It’ll be the plight of the world(And the vanity of your efforts)So keep your eye on the ball(Your mind over matter)And they’ll help find you a girl(Sooner or later)And when you fall down a well(She’ll throw you a ladder)And when the world goes to hell(You can crawl out together)Singing‘Darling you’re my AdvilDarling you’re my coffeeIn the bitter light of morningDarling you’re my AdvilDarling you’re my coffeeIn the bitter light of 2019Everybody trying to do the right thingIf only for their own’”So Darling be my AdvilDarling be my coffeeIn the bitter light of morningDarling be my AdvilDarling be my coffeeIn the bitter light of 2019Everybody’s trying to do the right thingWho knows? It might get done
Our comedian correspondent Tom Papa heads to New York City for some glorious fall weather, visits a Manhattan dog park, meets some colorful NYC characters, and gets a taste of Halloween in the Big Apple (originally from our October 27, 2018 episode). Find Tom’s tour dates at tompapa.com.
Download Chris Thile's Song of the Week, "There’s More to Death" — originally from our October 27, 2018 show. The band: Madison Cunningham, Mike Elizondo, Chris Eldridge, Alex Hargreaves, Dave Palmer, and Abe Rounds.
In a report originally from October 20, 2018, comedian Tom Papa visits Buffalo, New York to experience the city’s famous wings and talks bowling with an imposing but amiable bartender. Find Tom’s tour dates at tompapa.com.
Download Chris Thile's Song of the Week, "Laysong," originally from our October 20, 2018 show. The band: Aoife O'Donovan, Mike Elizondo, Chris Eldridge, Brittany Haas, Trevor Lawrence Jr., and Dave Palmer.