I started listening to PHC when I was a private in Germany in 2000 and I never stopped.
I've been listening to Garisson Keillor since I was a child.... What a blessing to be able to share this podcast with my own family and enjoy so many laughs together!
Feels fresh, new, guest and music centered. So good.
The best when the excerpt is the stream of conciseness stories.
I love this show, and listen to it every day driving to work.
I LOVE PHC!!! I can listen to it all day!! Sometimes I do.
you really can't get any better than garrison keillor...
Garrison Keillor is vague about the exact location of the fictional small town of Lake Wobegon, Minnesota ("out on the edge of the prairie just north of here") but in truth it's really any small American town you could care to imagine. The place where your folks live or that little community that flashes past one one side of the highway. Each week Keillor brings all the news from a town where not much happens, but where the characters are instantly recognisable and the stories are heart warming, poignant and achingly funny. No other living American artist tells a story like Keillor: with dignity, humour, balance and perfect timing. It's a joy to finally here the most touching part of the weekly 'Prairie Home Companion' radio show online in a podcast: Keillor is surely one of America's greatest living storytellers.
I give this three stars
Fellow Comedy-Pod Lovers, I LOVE this show and to help you help yourselves, here is the list of the other similar shows I love!!! Here we goâ¦ ONE Superego TWO Mike Detective THREE The ManBuyCow Podcast FOUR As it Occurs to me FIVE Grownups Read Things they Wrote as Kids SIX The Thrilling Adventure Hour SEVEN Hello, From the Magic Tavern EIGHT The Adam & Joe Show NINE The News From Lake Wobegone TEN The Pod F. Tompkast â¦â¦Hope Iâve helped! UPVOTE my review and help spread the love!
I hope Chris Thile can continue Mr. Keillor's tradition, even though there will be some changes. Every aspect of the show is great, and I really enjoy the monologue that usually comprises this podcast, though I also like skits and stuff showing up as supplemental podcasts.Although I've missed a lot of episodes over the years (which also means I don't mind reruns because they're often new to me) the program has brought me a lot of joy over the years.
Thank you SOOOO MUCH (misspelled due to happiness) for adding more material from your show! Such a treat to listen to...now all we need is Guy Noir!
Why in the world do they still don't offer full episode??? It's 2015, for God's sake! People have different viewing/listening habits now. Get with the program! I guess I'll check back again in a few years.
The News from Lake Wobegon is like a letter from your kind uncle about the imaginary hometown you never grew up in.
Our family always loved to listen to all the Lake Wobegon stories on the radio so when I found this podcast I was so happy. I look forward to each episode. I laugh throughout each one. Garrison is versatile and so imaginative. I feel like I know the people and places of Lake Wobegon. This is absolute one of my favorite podcasts ever.
I love the "News From Lake Wobegon" monologues and think it's fantastic to have each week's monologue available in podcast form usually 2 days after it airs on NPR.
Still, we're lucky to get the monologues each week so we can keep up with the continuing story of the residents of Lake Wobegon during those weeks when we can't make it to the radio.
Feb 8 episode is the same as Feb 1. The description is correct but the audio is not.
This is the nicest podcast & I look forward to escaping to lake woebegone for a short time every week...
Love it. Earns five stars, but wish it were the whole show.
I love this show. Sometimes I miss it on the radio because I either have to work or go to church. So I never get to listen to the whole show. I found the podcast and was disappointed because they only posted a small part of the show. I would've given 5 stars, but because didn't post the whole show they only get 3 stars out of 5.
This show used to make me want to move to Minnesota. Seriously. Small town, slice-of-life satire from the brilliant Garrison Keillor. I've been listening to this show since I was a child and continue to love it.(I do wish we could hear the entire Prairie Home Companion episode over podcastâ¦)
Maybe it doesn't matter to you, but I find it really disappointing to hear GK talking about May Day and a late snow from a podcast released in August. Do a 2-year old show, but at least line up summer with summer, spring with spring. geesh.
We have been Garrison Keillor fans for 25+ years, and we are delighted to be able to listen to him in a podcast.
The political agenda that Garrison has been incorporating into not only this segment but the rest of the show has turned me off from it. I used to listen because it seemed unbiased but now it's anti-gun and very liberal. It's like a lame duck president in the last 6 months of term, doesn't care what anyone thinks because they are leaving but this could hurt the brand going forward so that should be considered. Not everyone lives in fantasy land of Lake Woebegone.
Lose your agendas Garrison, especially your most recent one concerning gun control. People like you who send their children to tony private schools and live in no-crime areas are always ready to jump on whatever liberal bandwagon is coming down the street. NEWS FLASH: money didn't make you any smarter. I hope you're never the victim of a violent crime. If you are, here's hoping that neighborhood you're living in has a police department that shows up.Using the Wobegon characters to espouse this particular folksy brand of BS is like using Snoopy, Linus, and Charlie Brown to sell insurance; it's creepy.
I love listening on a Sunday afternoon over the radio. Sometimes I miss it though so I am so happy I can down load this onto my ipod.
Boring is an understatement.
For years I have listened to the show and it goes from funny to poignant on a level that makes you as comfortable as your favorite slippers. Safe and family friendly, but when I want to unwind I listen to the bonercity podcast. They do things with slippers and floor coverings that will make you laugh and laugh.
Garrison Keilor is the greatest. I can't imagine life without him.
I enjoy the show when I have the time to hear it on the radio but would prefer to listen when and where "I " want. Please please please give us the full show podcast not just the crumbs. This is just not fully satisfying.
These wonderful stories are what takes me back to the simple days when kids found joy by going out and exploring the world around them. The way I learned as a kid was by being outside and playing...constructing experiences that I could draw upon in school to make connections. GK takes us back through his stories to remind us of the simple days with his wit and humor - only a good story teller could pull this off the way he does. A visual experience through the spoken word. ð
This is classic comedy and touching story rolled into one awesome package.
I was one of those kids that listento the radio before TV came outand this show I wait every weekfor his new show to take me backto yesteryear ! Thank you so much!You Have no idea how much theprairie home companion brings me back as the person before me said to yesteryear I can remember lay down on the living room carpet listing to the radio what a treat let your imagination run wild thank you
I already wrote a review (see below) but I just had to take another moment to say thank you! These stories are so wonderful! You & your imagination are an amazing gift.I love these stories and all the folk I Lake Wobegon. Garrison Keillor brings me joy and his sweet soothing voice is a comfort to my soul. Ok this is corny but I have to say it, when I listen all my Woes Be Gone. Thank you!
Absolutely love this podcast, but really wish it were the full show!
Garrison has made our Sundays special for years. Now, we can go to Minnesota any day of the week. Thank you
I listen to this more than music, and I'm only 14 years old! I love all the jokes and gk is so insightful! I love it!
Thanks to those who made it possible to listen to the News From Lake Wabegon. Currently living in Canada, and I listen to G.K. Virtually each night before bed on my iPad.
I love Garrison Keillor's incredible show, "A Prairie Home Companion." I'm so happy that "The News from Lake Wobegon" is finally available on iTunes. I only wish that APM would put up the entire show too on a different podcast.
I love Garrison Keillor and Lake Wobegon and so wish he could find clean humor these days. Seems for about the past 5 years, he's turned to the bathroom for most of his jokes. The podcast I listened to today not only included the potty humor, but an in depth description of activities at a strip club. NOT my definition of family entertainment.
These stories are wonderful! Garrison's pacing is perfect!
So many other great things that could be on NPR. Instead we get the same rehashed jokes and lame characters. This makes Car Talk seem cutting edge and cool by comparison.
Reading the negative reviews makes it apparent that this shows appeal is for the folks over 35 who have been exposed to traditional radio as kids. I don't think you can just tune in and listen and "get it" right out of the gate as there is a bit of character development involved. So if your idea of "really great entertainment" includes pre packaged bands and multi million dollar "movies" with no acting or creative dialogue, generally main stream swill, than go elsewhere for your comedic content.
Would be better with the whole show, but still, this is just too awesome
Provokes a sense of nostalgia I didn't know I had... Amazing artist of the English langue...
I have listened to Prairie Home Companion almost my whole life. It is a family tradition. I wish there was a podcast of the whole show.