Photos from the Show

This week: an October 2016 rebroadcast from the Fitzgerald Theater in Saint Paul, Minnesota. Esperanza Spalding performs "Unconditional Love" and "Good Lava," Dawes lends a bit of California sunshine to a Minnesota autumn with "Roll with the Punches" and "When the Tequila Runs Out," and Aparna Nancherla talks life in New York City. Plus: Chris Thile debuts a Halloween number, "The Dark Half of the Year," and joins Julian Lage on "Gardens"; Gaby Moreno performs "Illusion"; and messages from our sponsors, the Catchup Advisory Board and the American Duct Tape Council.

  • Chris Thile

    By the time Chris Thile turned 15, he had already been playing mandolin for a decade. He’d also started Nickel Creek with Sara and Sean Watkins, and released his first solo recording, 1994’s Leading Off. This Grammy winner and MacArthur Fellow teams up with numerous musicians in myriad styles and leads acoustic quintet Punch Brothers. His albums include Thanks for Listening (Nonesuch) 10 studio recordings originally written as Prairie Home Companion Songs of the Week. He is now in his second season hosting the show.