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A Prairie Home Companion

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A Prairie Home Companion is a live radio variety show hosted by Garrison Keillor featuring comedy sketches, music, and Keillor’s signature monologue, “The News from Lake Wobegon.”

January 30, 2016 with guest host Chris Thile: Bonus download! - Mom

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Duane's mom talks to Calvin, who's subletting Duane's house for a few weeks.

January 30, 2016 with guest host Chris Thile: Bonus download! - Catchup

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A word from the Catchup Advisory Board: Catchup has natural mellowing agents that foster teamwork and tamp down old resentments.

January 23, 2016: Bonus download! - Fritz Electronics

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Get the Minder app from Fritz to provide the supervision you need.

January 23, 2016: Bonus download! - Fearmonger's Shop

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...serving all your phobia needs since 1954.

January 23, 2016: Bonus download! - The Lives of the Cowboys

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Dusty and Lefty tangle with Big Messer, who's running a successful campaign to become sheriff of Yellow Gulch.

January 23, 2016: Bonus download! - Rhubarb

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So there you are living on the frozen tundra and enjoying it -- enjoying the fact you can skate to work...

January 23, 2016: Bonus download! - Guy Noir

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Guy Noir heads to Iowa to provide security for Donald Trump's presidential campaign.

January 23, 2016: The News from Lake Wobegon

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"It's been a beautiful winter -- really, one of the best winters ever. We got a foot of ice on the lake so you can drive your car out there to your fishing shack if you would like." The host flunks the Public Radio Relevancy Test, Clint and Clarence Bunsen find a buyer for Bunsen Motors, and Pastor Ingqvist and his ex-wife Judy return.

January 16, 2016: Bonus download! - P.O.E.M.

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When you go to the trouble of learning a language, why not say what you think? A message from the Professional Organization of English Majors.

January 16, 2016: Bonus download! - Rhubarb

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So you're in San Francisco in January. You've come to try to put your marriage back together after you threw your shoe at the TV when the field-goal kicker missed from the 27 and the Vikings lost to Seattle...

January 16, 2016: Bonus download! - App

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A word from the Roman Bold app, which gives you a sense of authority you never had before.

January 16, 2016: Bonus download! - Mom

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Duane's mom calls him while he's in San Francisco visiting a friend.

January 16, 2016: Bonus download! - Fritz Electronics

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If you feel that apps are running your life, maybe you should try AppSnap from Fritz Electronics.

January 16, 2016: Bonus download! - San Francisco Blues

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GK opens the show with a song about a few famous San Francisco writers.

January 16, 2016: The News from Lake Wobegon

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"It's been below zero here this week. It's been bitterly, bitterly cold and it gets really quiet when it's that cold." The host provides a few thoughts on the joys of ice fishing and the benefits of sobriety, and memories of staying with a Catholic "storm family."

January 9, 2016: The News from Lake Wobegon

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"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, in a monologue from 2015.

January 2, 2016: The News from Lake Wobegon

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"It's been warm out there. It's been in the 40s so we had a brown Christmas -- we had no snow." Hawaiian visitors head to Lake Wobegon for a taste of winter, the Tolleruds and the Hansens fight over a good deed after a freezer malfunction, and some advice for the year ahead as the town celebrates New Year's Eve, in a monologue from December 2011.

December 26, 2015: Bonus download! - A Christmas Carol

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A modern retelling of A Christmas Carol, featuring a certain Republican presidential candidate.

December 26, 2015: Bonus download! - Coffee

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The enemy is sleep, drowsiness. You need coffee.

December 26, 2015: Bonus download! - Duct Tape

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Duct Tape: It's almost the only thing that works sometimes.