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Chris Thile steps to the mic as the host of Live from Here (formerly A Prairie Home Companion), a live public radio variety show. Download Chris’s Song of the Week plus other highlights from the broadcast. Produced by American Public Media.

Chris Thile steps to the mic as the host of Live from Here (formerly A Prairie Home Companion), a live public radio variety show. Download Chris’s Song of the Week plus other highlights from the broadcast. Produced by American Public Media.
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Chris Thile steps to the mic as the host of Live from Here (formerly A Prairie Home Companion), a live public radio variety show. Download Chris’s Song of the Week plus other highlights from the broadcast. Produced by American Public Media.

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Episodes

Out In America: St. Paul - August 17, 2019

8/19/2019
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Originally from our March 16 show: Our traveling correspondent Tom Papa visits St. Paul — a city in the midst of a sudden transition from brutal winter to muddy spring — meets a woman who’s running away from home, and eats breakfast at Mickey’s Diner. Find Tom’s tour dates at tompapa.com.

Duration:00:06:35

Plaguey Hill - August 10, 2019

8/12/2019
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Download Chris Thile's Song of the Week, "Plaguey Hill" (originally from our March 9, 2019 show), with lyrics from Paul Muldoon's new poem of the same title. The band: Béla Fleck, Edgar Meyer, Aoife O'Donovan, Mike Elizondo, Chris Eldridge, Brittany Haas, Shaun Martin, and Ted Poor.

Duration:00:07:40

Out In America: Minneapolis - August 3, 2019

8/8/2019
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Originally from March 2: Tom Papa explores Minneapolis, where he battles frigid temperatures, talks with an ersatz airline pilot, and samples a Jucy Lucy burger at Matt’s Bar. Find Tom’s tour dates at tompapa.com

Duration:00:06:32

Turn to the Water - August 3, 2019

8/5/2019
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Chris Thile's Song of the Week, "Turn to the Water," from our August 3, 2019 show (originally from our March 2 broadcast). The band: Joey Dosik, Madison Cunningham, Mike Elizondo, Chris Eldridge, Alex Hargreaves, and Trevor Lawrence Jr. — Lyrics: Out the front door The melting snow Would turn our creek into a river Now from the airplane I catch a glimpse Of the Mississippi And my young self asks me If we’re doing all right When the pressure of living Is too much for the wine I turn to the...

Duration:00:06:50

Out In America: Behind the Scenes - July 20, 2019

7/25/2019
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Tom Papa talks about the process behind the Out In America segment and reads a few of his favorite “I have” moments sent in by listeners. Hear more from our July 20 Behind the Scenes episode at livefromhere.org.

Duration:00:09:49

Out In America: Jersey Shore - June 29, 2019

7/1/2019
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This week: our Out In America correspondent Tom Papa sent us a summer report from the Jersey Shore, where he pondered the mysterious appeal of fudge and taffy, chatted with a retired NYC policeman named Pat, and fought for beach space with a large Italian family. Head to livefromhere.org to check out our special June 29 compilation featuring highlights from our warmups and encores!

Duration:00:05:27

Out In America: Portland, Oregon - June 22, 2019

6/27/2019
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Our comedian correspondent Tom Papa visits Portland, Oregon, where he encounters some yogurt-granola issues, meets a talkative gnome named Gus, gets a haircut at an old-fashioned barber shop, and experiences a little Pacific Northwest magic. (Originally from our June 23, 2018 broadcast.)

Duration:00:06:49

And Just Like That - June 22, 2019

6/24/2019
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Download the Song of the Week, "And Just Like That” (originally from our June 23, 2018 broadcast) from Chris Thile and his fellow Punch Brothers.

Duration:00:04:28

Out in America: NYC City Hall - June 15, 2019

6/17/2019
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This week: Tom Papa drives from New York City to Lenox, Massachusetts. But first, it’s off to NYC’s City Hall where he encounters a joyous cavalcade of soon-to-be-married couples.

Duration:00:06:55

Breathe In - June 15, 2019

6/17/2019
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Chris Thile’s Song of the Week from our June 15, 2019 season finale, “Breathe In.” The band: Chris Thile, I’m With Her (Sarah Jarosz, Aoife O’Donovan, and Sara Watkins), Mike Elizondo, Jeff Babko, Chris Eldridge, Alex Hargreaves, and Ted Poor. — Lyrics: Sing we now our mid-year hymn Breathe in love Breathe in Shush your mind with oxygen Breathe in love Breathe in You need this Amen Rest thy voice click-off thy pen Breathe in love Pluck not thy weary mandolin Breathe in love Breathe in You...

Duration:00:04:06

Lightning Man - June 8, 2019

6/10/2019
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Chris Thile's Song of the Week, "Lightning Man," from our June 8, 2019 show. The band: Sara Watkins, Mike Elizondo, Eric Doob, Brittany Haas, Shaun Martin, Noam Pikelny, and Bryan Sutton. — Lyrics: Morse has chained the lightningThe rumors are trueAll this dashing and dotting’s gonna bring the world home to youAnd tell you what it is or what it might beSo drink today’s coffee with tomorrow’s news...There’s no more elsewhereEverywhere is hereWith an o-perator, tap-tapping our hope and...

Duration:00:03:52

Out In America: Washington D.C. - June 1, 2019

6/3/2019
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This week: our comedian correspondent Tom Papa lands in Washington D.C. in the middle of a spring heat wave, cools off with a classic ice cream treat, joins a class trip that’s visiting the Jefferson Memorial, and encounters a potential spy near the Lincoln Memorial reflecting pool. Tom’s book Your Dad Stole My Rake is available in paperback now. Find his tour dates and more at tompapa.com.

Duration:00:06:54

Failure Isn't Forever - June 1, 2019

6/3/2019
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Chris Thile's Song of the Week, "Failure Isn’t Forever," from our June 1, 2019 show. The band: Madison Cunningham, Mike Elizondo, Marcus Gilmore, Brittany Haas, Shaun Martin, and Ryan Scott. — Lyrics: In a sunburnt parkEating greenhouse tomatoesI warm to my workAs worse comes to worstSinging heave ho‘Cause failure isn’t foreverOh failures aren’t foreverUnless they never try to do betterWe’ve left too big a markCasted too long a shadowBut failure won’t be foreverOh failures aren’t...

Duration:00:04:53

Out In America: St. Louis - May 25, 2019

5/27/2019
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Tom Papa heads to St. Louis, fights off a spring allergy attack, laments the addictive nature of phones and social media, and attends a Cardinals game with an amorous fan named Val. Find Tom’s tour dates at tompapa.com.

Duration:00:06:31

Monette and the Milkman - May 25, 2019

5/27/2019
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Chris Thile's Song of the Week, "Monette and the Milkman," from our May 25, 2019 show. The band: Rachael Price, Josh Dion, Chris Eldridge, Alan Hampton, Alex Hargreaves, and Gabriel Kahane. — Lyrics: “Monette”He whispers at the backdoor“This is just a trap yourLoving folks have setBut you don’t have to spring itGather up your things it’sTime you placed yourOwn bet”MonetteReplies “boy don’t I know itBut I’d be disowned ifI just up and leftIn the middle of the plan toRaise our family’s...

Duration:00:05:02

Out in America: Kansas City - May 18, 2019

5/22/2019
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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.

Duration:00:08:25

Fail Better (Three Advil and a Coffee) - May 18, 2019

5/22/2019
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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. — Lyrics: 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...

Duration:00:04:47

Out in America - May 11, 2019

5/13/2019
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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.

Duration:00:06:45

There's More to Death - May 11, 2019

5/13/2019
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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.

Duration:00:04:41

Out in America - May 4, 2019

5/6/2019
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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.

Duration:00:06:37