Saturday 4:00-6:00pm; Sunday 10:00am-12:00pm
June 27, 2015: Bonus download! - Knee
A word from our sponsor American Horizontal
June 27, 2015: Bonus download! - Melville
Author Herman Melville stops by to discuss his book 'Moby Dick.'
June 27, 2015: Bonus download! - He Wipes the Tear from Every Eye
Garrison and Sarah Jarosz, with a tribute to our friend Jean Redpath, who passed away last year.
June 27, 2015: Bonus download! - The Lives of the Cowboys
Dusty and Lefty head to the Berkshires to become bounty hunters
June 27, 2015: The News from Lake Wobegon
"It's been beautiful summer weather, it's been up in the 80s. We've gotten some rain, not too terribly much and everything is green." Mr. Magendantz changes his lawn-mowing pattern, Irene Bunsen creates her own tomato varieties, the town holds a tractor parade for Midsummer Day, and the host recalls attending a gospel meeting as a teenager.
June 20, 2015: Bonus download! - Dads / Father's Prayer
Listen to Garrison's tribute to fathers on Father's Day weekend
June 20, 2015: The News from Lake Wobegon
"We had some storms out there but it's been all good for us. The mourning doves we hear them in the morning, we see the fireflies at night." Clarence Bunsen sleeps on his boat so he can think in the middle of the night; the story of Mr. Musselman, who was driven from town by deerflies; and the Whippets win a close game.
June 13, 2015: Bonus download! - Seattle poem
A celebration of the uphill lifestyle in Seattle
June 13, 2015: Bonus download! - Seattle limericks
A few limericks featuring the cities and towns of the Seattle area
June 13, 2015: Bonus download! - Microsoft
We were near Redmond, the home of Microsoft, so Garrison paid tribute to software near and dear to his heart: Microsoft Word 5.1.
June 13, 2015: Bonus download! - Sunny Seattle Skies
The weather in Seattle was a lot nicer than we expected this week, and Garrison wrote a song about it.
June 13, 2015: The News from Lake Wobegon
"It's been hot there this last week -- got up to 93 on Wednesday and that took the starch out of Norwegian Bachelor Farmers in particular." Thoughts on the benefits of summer cabins, the Inqvists reconcile after a night at the Moonlight Bay Supper Club, and Arlene Bunsen holds a bridal shower for her nephew's fiancee.
June 6, 2015: The News from Lake Wobegon
"It's been cool. There's been some rain, which we appreciate out there because it gives you a reason not to do things you thought you were going to have to do." The high school decides to hold graduation outdoors at the last minute, the class of 2015 pulls off one of the better graduation pranks in recent memory, and the town takes time to enjoy the summer weather.
May 30, 2015: The News from Lake Wobegon
"It's been warm and sunny and the town is beautiful. The grass is green and the flowers are in bloom. This town looks like calendar art." Senator K. Thorvaldson returns to town after a trip through South America, the Whippets open their season but lose their ace starting pitcher in the 4th inning, and Pastor Liz loses her train of thought in the middle of a sermon.
May 23, 2015: Bonus download! - Whitman / "Tenting Tonight"
Garrison reads a letter from Civil War lieutenant George Whitman about the Battle of Antietam and sings "Tenting Tonight" with Sara Watkins, Sarah Jarosz, Aoife O'Donovan, and Rich Dworsky and The Wolves of Rhythm.
May 23, 2015: Bonus download! - Guy Noir
Guy Noir heads to Washington D.C. to advise Governor Jeb Bush's presidential campaign.
May 23, 2015: Bonus download! - Long Weekend Blues
For the busy executive, Memorial Day Weekend cuts into valuable time that could be spent working.
May 23, 2015: The News from Lake Wobegon
"It's been an exciting, exciting week. We had storms early in the week. Sunday and Monday, the sky got dark and, y'know, we were hoping for something really dramatic." Memories of the miraculously eventful tornado of 1985, the Lutheran Church holds its church supper in the basement due to weather, Duane Tollerud realizes he does not enjoy fishing, and the host recalls a life-changing hot air balloon ride.
May 16, 2015: The News from Lake Wobegon
"It's been raining and chilly at night out there so people are way behind on lawn care, but the tulips and daffodils are in bloom." The town re-examines its philosophy on lawn care, the Lutheran Church holds its church picnic, and the war between Pastor Haugen and his secretary Marlene intensifies, in a monologue from May 2014.
May 9, 2015: The News from Lake Wobegon
"It's been quiet except for the storms that came through. There was one Sunday morning and Tuesday morning and Wednesday most of the day, and one just a couple of days ago." The Petersons' ice-cream-stealing dog dies, Father Wilmer visits his newfound sisters, and garage sale season begins.