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Lake Wobegon Podcast

Another great public radio podcast comes to iTunes: A Prairie Home Companion’s News From Lake Wobegon. It’s not the entire Prairie Home Companion radio show, just the seventeen-minute-or-so News From Lake Wobegon monologue that Garrison Keillor delivers during each broadcast. And that’s just fine by me. Most of the time I can do without the old-timey hymns, goofy skits, and “funny” sound effects of A Prairie Home Companion… it’s really the News From Lake Wobegon that keeps me tuning in week after week. Keillor keeps the art of storytelling alive with these sometimes satirical, sometimes sentimental stories of life in his fictional, small American town. Perhaps it’s an acquired taste, but I’ve been a listener for so long I wouldn’t know anymore.

3 Responses to “Lake Wobegon Podcast”

  1. Beth says:

    I agree completely that the News From lake Wobegon is the best part of the show, which is why the movie was such a disappointment. They left that part out entirely and had all the singers perform twice. I’d have preferred a Lake Wobegon movie without A Prairie Home Companion.

  2. Coward says:

    Awesome. Thanks for keeping us up-to-date on these great new podcasts.

    Thanks for this and the post about Fresh Air too.

  3. Podophile says:

    You know, several months ago I thought I’d do a “Podcast of the Week” feature, but quickly realized that there were very few podcasts out there that I actually enjoyed listening to. Maybe it’s time to do a little digging for some non-radio podcasts to recommend.