Our show archive contains audio clips, photos, scripts and, guest information from every performance of A Prairie Home Companion since the fall of 1996. New shows are added on Sunday afternoon following the Saturday performance.
Use the pull-down menu below to locate the show of your choice. The shows are organized by month and year.
Find the month and year you're looking for, and click the "GO" button. You will be taken to a page providing a description and links to each show during that particular month and year. Click on the show in which you are interested.
Last Week's Show // July 19, 2014
This week on A Prairie Home Companion with Garrison Keillor: our second summer rebroadcast, a show from June 4, 1994 celebrating the re-opening of the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, Tennessee. The Everly Brothers sing "Blues Stay Away from Me" and Chet Atkins plays "Mystery Train," plus, music from Vince Gill, Mary Chapin Carpenter, and Mark O'Connor, and an appearance by the Hopeful Gospel Quartet. In Lake Wobegon, the Whippets open their season and the host shares a few memories of the Grand Ole Opry's last night at the Ryman.
Videos from our 40th Anniversary Broadcast
Lovingly selected from the earliest archives of A Prairie Home Companion, this heirloom collection represents the music from earliest years of the now legendary show: 1974–1976. With songs and tunes from jazz pianist Butch Thompson, mandolin maestro Peter Ostroushko, Dakota Dave Hull and the first house band, The Powdermilk Biscuit Band (Adam Granger, Bob Douglas and Mary DuShane).