November 3, 2007
This week on A Prairie Home Companion, with the cast and crew sequestered up at Camp Leonard for a winter survival driving refresher, we offer up a special fall compilation all about hunting, harvesting, and hard frosts. Inga Swearingen sings the "Lullaby of Leaves", the Nashville Bluegrass Band performs "Let The Harvest Go To Seed", and we'll uncover the real reasons men go deer hunting. Studs Terkel makes a guest appearance as the Piquant, Iowa police chief in an episode of The Lives of the Cowboys, as Dusty and Lefty are stuck picking unwanted particles from pumpkin pie filling at the local pie factory. Chuck Suchy sings "Molly's Field" - Stephanie Davis sings her "Harvest Blues" - and Jaki Bayard performs a beautiful version of "Autumn in New York." And in Lake Wobegon, Eric Tollerud takes his 250-pound pumpkin to Canada for a big contest. Also with us, The Royal Academy of Radio Acting; Sue Scott, Tim Russell, and Tom Keith, The Guy's All-Star Shoe Band with Richard Dworsky, and much more.

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Segment 1
00:00:00APHC Logo Open
00:00:13"Tishomingo Blues"
00:00:55GK Introduction
00:03:50"Let the Harvest Go to Seed" - Nashville Bluegrass Band
00:08:02The Story of Bob script
00:18:18GK Intro Chuck Suchy
00:18:37"Molly's Field" - Chuck Suchy and Laser script
00:24:35"Lullaby of Leaves" - Inga Swearingen
00:27:55Powdermilk Biscuit Break
Segment 2
00:29:23Why Men Go Deer Hunting script
00:32:24GK Intro Deer Script
00:32:48Deer script
00:39:33"Talking Harvest Blues" - Stephanie Davis
00:44:11The Lives of the Cowboys script (w/Studs Terkel)
00:53:25"My Little Pumpkin Pie" - The Guy's All-Star Shoe Band
00:56:05GK Intermission Credits
Segment 3
01:00:47Welcome Back, plus Ketchup script
01:04:01"Summer Slipped Away" - Rich Dworsky
01:06:49GK Intro Guy Noir
01:07:40Autumn Poem, GK
01:09:30Guy Noir script
01:18:42"Girl At The Window" - GK and Peter Ostroushko
Segment 4
01:20:23The News from Lake Wobegon (Download MP3)
Segment 5
01:38:16"One Little Song" - Gillian Welch and David Rawlings
01:41:24Memorial script
01:50:59Rhubarb script
01:54:30GK Credits
01:55:38"Autumn in New York" - Jaki Bayard

Photos from the show
Tom Keith in a rare moment of silence. Rich Dworsky and Arnie Kinsella.
Robin and Linda Williams (pictured) and Their Fine Group sing "50,000 Names." GK, Prudence Johnson, and Robin and Linda Williams and Their Fine Group sing "This World Is Not My Home."

Guest Information
  • Nashville Bluegrass Band
  • Chuck Suchy
  • Inga Swearingen
  • Stephanie Davis
  • Peter Ostroushko
  • Gillian Welch and David Rawlings
  • Studs Terkel
  • Guest Books and Recordings
  • Nashville Bluegrass Band
  • Chuck Suchy
  • Inga Swearingen
  • Stephanie Davis
  • Peter Ostroushko
  • Gillian Welch
  • David Rawlings
  • Studs Terkel

  • Scripts
  • The Story of Bob
  • Laser
  • Why Men Go Deer Hunting
  • Deer Script
  • Cowboys
  • Ketchup Script
  • Guy Noir
  • Memorial
  • Rhubarb

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