July 21, 2012 // Show # 1351

Road Tripping

Joe Ely

Coming up this week on A Prairie Home Companion, the first of our summer compilation series, with a program devoted to the family vacation. Or more specifically, the family car trip. Joe Ely sings "The Highway Is My Home," Gillian Welch and David Rawlings appear as hitchhikers, The Wailin' Jennys sing "Going Down the Road," and Studs Terkel picks Dusty and Lefty up roadside in The Lives of the Cowboys. Plus, Al Franken and the cautionary tale of Florian and Myrtle Krebsbach and how important it is not to leave your spouse in a gas station convenience mart. In Lake Wobegon, how a trip to the Grand Canyon can change a young person's outlook on life.


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  • Segment 1
    • 00:00:00 APHC Logo Open
    • 00:00:11 Tishomingo Blues
    • 00:00:55 GK Intro
    • 00:02:37 "The Highway Is My Home," Joe Ely (10/8/11)
    • 00:06:13 Mom script (6/21/08)
    • 00:12:41 "Keep on Truckin," Pat Donohue (6/2/12)
    • 00:15:43 Jack Kerouac script (7/5/97)
    • 00:22:56 "Waiting at the End of the Road," Geoff Muldaur (12/6/03)
    • 00:28:07 GK Powdermilk Intro
    • 00:28:56 Powdermilk Biscuit Break (10/8/11)
  • Segment 2
    • 00:30:26 Byways script with Gillian Welch and David Rawlings (10/15/11)
    • 00:38:32 "Going Down the Road," Gillian Welch and David Rawlings (7/2/05)
    • 00:42:02 St. Paul script (10/2/04)
    • 00:47:44 "Going Down the Road," The Wailin Jennys (6/26/10)
    • 00:51:30 Rhubarb script (7/3/10)
    • 00:56:42 GK Intermission (7/2/05 "My Honey's Lovin Arms," GASB)
  • Segment 3
    • 01:00:52 GK Welcome Back
    • 01:01:42 Cowboys with Studs Terkel (11/29/97)
    • 01:13:13 "48 Ford," Steve Wariner (4/28/12)
    • 01:15:55 SFX script (4/23/11)
    • 01:20:22 "Road to Kingdom Come," Pat Donohue (7/7/12)
    • 01:23:41 Rhubarb script (6/5/99)
    • 01:27:53 GK Mono Intro
    • 01:28:10 "New Highway," Larry Sparks (11/4/06)
    • 01:31:39 Franken script with Al Franken (12/12/98)
  • Segment 4
    • 01:41:47 News From Lake Wobegon (5/31/03)
  • Segment 5
    • 01:55:30 GK Credits
    • 01:56:40 "King of the Road," GK and Kacey Jones (5/1/04)

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