It's like certain voice actors people say they could listen to them read the phone book/dictionary whatever. "), Garrison Keillor would extol Powdermilk's virtues in this way: Heavens they're tasty, and expeditious. I like the sound of Keillor's voice but I'm not going to pay attention to the entire book. A Prairie Home Companion: October 17, 2009. : Piscataqua, Passamaquoddy, and Androscoggin). Instead, storyteller Tristan Jimerson appeared on the February 7 show and comedienne/storyteller Elna Baker on the February 14 show. If there's not a game, I go right back for dry midwestern humor. Prudence Johnson has performed frequently on the show as an actress (and a singer). It sets a tone and if you like it then good for you. If anyone could point me to the show in which Keillor performs this monologue, I'd be very, very grateful. Sure, seasoned listeners might have favorties and memories, but it's really something you either get or you don't get. Maybe listening to one of the better shows could change my mind... but I doubt it. The country musician and former record company executive Chet Atkins appeared on the show many times, as did singer-songwriters Mark Knopfler (lead guitarist and frontman of the bands Dire Straits and the Notting Hillbillies) and Jeff Lang. The "News from Lake Wobegon" did not have a set structure, but featured recurring characters and places such as the Chatterbox Café, the Sidetrack Tap, Pastor Ingqvist of the Lake Wobegon Lutheran Church and his successor Pastor Liz, Father Emil of Our Lady of Perpetual Responsibility Roman Catholic Church (a parody of Our Mother of Perpetual Help), the Lake Wobegon Whippets sports teams, various members of the Bunsen and Krebsbach families, and an assortment of nearby "Norwegian bachelor farmers". I just don't get it. Birthdays and anniversaries of famous composers and musicians were also observed. This is the same venue the program used to the end. I'd like to introduce a friend of mine to APHC, and while I know there really aren't bad episodes, is there one that anybody can think of that would be really good for a first-time listener? Similarly, in a 2002 show airing the weekend after the death of Senator Paul Wellstone, Keillor changed the format of the show, starting it off with Wellstone's favorite segment, Guy Noir, skipping even the show's theme song. My friends and I, all movie aficionados, were stunned by her performance, albeit a supporting role. Aug 21, 2020 - Not the worst show you've ever heard. While Guy Noir sits at his desk, an "On Air" sign, common to radio and TV stations, is lit. The man has made a career out of showcasing mediocre talent by presenting it in a old timey framework. For the life of me I just can't enjoy this show. Made from whole wheat raised by Norwegian bachelor farmers, so you know they're not only good for you, they're pure, mostly. On February 7 and 14, 2015, mandolinist Chris Thile hosted the show (like Sara Watkins, a member of Nickel Creek). There is a credit for Sign Painter in the film, although it does not appear on the official site.  Steve Kramer and Leslye Orr have also provided sound effects for the show. It's rewarding to be a long time listener and know the characters from Lake Wobegon. Bebopareebop rhubarb pie. A rotation of hosts", but in December 2011 Keillor said he had changed his mind and reconsidered his plans to retire because he still enjoyed hosting the show. For an enhanced browsing experience, get the IMDb app on your smartphone or tablet. I agree w/ BobbyDigital that "you are going to be able to convert people to, with a best-of tape." | The antagonist, Axeman, "who has come to shut the show down", is played by Tommy Lee Jones. For whatever reason I turned on the radio and ran across the local NPR station, they were and still do broadcast PHC at night on Wednesday. In September 2011, Keillor told The Tuscaloosa News that his last broadcast would be recorded in "early July 2013", and that instead of a permanent replacement host, there will be "a whole group of people. That show was broadcast from St. Paul in the Janet Wallace Auditorium of Macalester College. A Scary Home Companion [2 CD] (1996, HighBridge Company), This page was last edited on 16 October 2020, at 14:58. Yeah, I developed a love for NPR from my parents who listened to it when at home, but I never enjoyed this show. Love that bit, he should play it more. Monback Moving & Storage, in which a mover can be heard directing a moving truck to back up (hence the name) while the truck's backup alarm can be heard beeping ("Monback ... Monback ... Ralph's Pretty Good Grocery ("If you can't find it at Ralph's, you can darn well get along without it"), Raw Bits breakfast cereal, a cereal for a select small target audience ("Oat hulls and wheat chaff—it's not for everybody"), Rent-a-Raptor ("Rid your home of mice, rabbits, squirrels, and pesky boyfriends"), George "Red" Maddock - drums (deceased from lung cancer in 1986), Horrors! Once a year the program featured a special "joke show", which generally included the Lake Wobegon monologue and musical acts, but with other skits replaced by the performers taking turns telling jokes.