Any of you listen to 'A Prairie Home Companion' on NPR?

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    I love spending my Saturday nights listening to Garrison and crew. Its one of my favorite memories from my in-laws early on... sitting around drinking beer, chatting, and listening to APHC.

    Can't wait to get my own wood stove and make it a family tradition here. So.. any fans?
     
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    I have a soundtrack that I enjoy listening to. Pretty good too.
     
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    Wife & I used to really enjoy it. Since she died, I haven't gotten back into it. Just ain't the same. Nothing's the same.
     
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    sorry for your loss.....I bet nothing is the same. I wish you a merry xmas and happy holidays.
     
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    Thanks... same to you & yours.
     
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    No idea if we get NPR even. Only radio I have other than in the cars is it the garage and it been on the same station for 5+ years.
     
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    It can be streamed online for those who might not get it over the air. Here is their homepage (and it lists the streaming link that is active during show time): http://prairiehome.publicradio.org/

    Garrison is an excellent storyteller. He is accompanied by tons of guests, and has musical performers as well. Here is the wiki on it: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A_Prairie_Home_Companion

    I would invite any of you to give up a single two hour Sat. night chunk to investigate it... you might love it.
     
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    I don't catch it much, but I sure enjoy it when I do
     
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    It is on now while I eat dinner and get ready to head out for the night. SOP for a Saturday night.

    Probably one of the few in the PHC audience that is heading out to a club for some electronic music and dancing.

    Prepping for a night in the D my favorite city.
     
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    I listen to NPR quite a bit . . . mostly for the news . . . Car Talk and Wait, Wait -- Don't Tell Me . . . but I'm an uneducated heathen when it comes to PHC -- something about the way he tells the stories just turns me right off.
     
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    Read some of his books,they are just hilarious.

    Gary
     
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    Had it on today while I was pulling together the shop. We listen to NPR a fair amount.
     
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    I listen to my local NPR a LOT. Also download podcasts of my Favorites (This American Life, Radio Lab, Snap Judgement...).
    I can't stand listening to Garisson or any of the sketches. I would prob ilke some of the music if I kept it on.
    PHC fans might also want to check-out The Vinyl Cafe, a similar show on CBC radio (online or download the App). Stuart McLean is the canadian Keillor.
     
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    I love me some NPR, but I'm usually on some adventure on any given weekend, and I can tell if I'm late or not by how far into NPR's weekend line up I get:
    Car Talk - I should be at the gas station stocking up or otherwise well on my way.
    Wait Wait... I should be unloading the bikes from the car.
    Prairie Home Companion - Off to a late start, and I'll be getting home after dark.

    I think 'Guy Noire' is my favorite skit, but when PHC is doing humor, it's usually very good.
     
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    Enjoy it while its lasts, I think Garrison is getting ready for an exit and next thing you know they will be rediting reruns like Car Talk is doing.
     
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    I really like the whole weekend lineup. I like Prairie Home Comp quite a bit- I'd like it more if Garrison didn't sing :)

    This American Life has to be the best thing on the radio. The Moth is excellent as well.
     
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    Its usually every Sat. and if we miss it Sunday afternoon. Also love wait wait don't tell me!
     
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