A Prairie Home Companion

Saturdays at 5 p.m. on IPR News and News/Studio One
Sundays at 12 p.m. on IPR News

 

Hosted by Garrison Keillor, this variety show features unforgettable comedy sketches, acoustic-based music, and Keillor's signature monologue, "The News from Lake Wobegon."

 

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Podcasts

  • Saturday, January 24, 2015 5:00pm
    "It has been unnaturally warm out there and that has gotten the raccoons thinking that this is the breeding season." A mysterious figure skater out on the lake draws a crowd, Senator K. Thorvaldson finally heads south for the winter, and Donald Thorvaldson catches up with a few classmates.
  • Saturday, January 17, 2015 5:00pm
    "It has been warm this week, got up into the 30s, and so the sidewalks have been clear, and people have been walking out again." The Sons of Knute host their January gala, the flu comes to Lake Wobegon, and Eloise Krebsbach attempts to live a stress-free life.
  • Saturday, January 10, 2015 5:00pm
    "It's been cold out there, you know that. Wednesday the high was 8 below, which is an interesting phenomenon, when the peak is below you." Schools are closed statewide due to bitterly cold temperatures, people feel encumbered by Christmas gifts they did not want, and Clarence and Arlene Bunsen head to California for a winter vacation.
  • Saturday, January 3, 2015 5:00pm
    "We got a little snow -- a little snow Monday night. What a beautiful snowfall it was, and not all that cold out." Unseasonably warm weather puts those who suffer from "Pump Handle Phobia" at ease. Plus, Mr. Hansen lends a hand around the neighborhood while his wife visits her sister in Florida, and reveals an unusual secret, in a monologue from January 2012.
  • Saturday, December 27, 2014 5:00pm
    "They got snow out there and it turned good and cold and people are cheerful. People are more cheerful when it's bitterly cold out there, because what is the choice?" Sidetrack Tap patrons perform some impromptu satellite dish maintenance, Irene and Clint Bunsen prepare for the holidays, Pastor Liz hosts a caroling party that gets the town talking, and memories of early television in Lake Wobegon, in a monologue from December 2013.