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Highlights from Live from Here, the public radio variety show hosted by mandolinist Chris Thile. Each week, download Chris’s brand-new Song of the Week and Tom Papa’s report for Out in America. Unfortunately we can’t offer the entire show as a podcast due to music downloading rights, but you can stream any full episode from our website, www.livefromhere.org, or listen live on the radio Saturdays from 6-8 pm ET.Find us on social media @livefromhereapm. Produced by American Public Media.

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Highlights from Live from Here, the public radio variety show hosted by mandolinist Chris Thile. Each week, download Chris’s brand-new Song of the Week and Tom Papa’s report for Out in America. Unfortunately we can’t offer the entire show as a podcast due to music downloading rights, but you can stream any full episode from our website, www.livefromhere.org, or listen live on the radio Saturdays from 6-8 pm ET.Find us on social media @livefromhereapm. Produced by American Public Media.

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Lovely!

By Logan Mironoff-Chin - Dec 18 2019
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Is it could feature more of the show, I’d give it six stars!

Description says Highlights only. If you want full shows...

By 94nole - Nov 16 2019
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...go to YouTube. Full shows are there. If you have a home sound system, it’s like being there.

iTunes Ratings

284 Ratings
Average Ratings
140
32
24
19
69

Lovely!

By Logan Mironoff-Chin - Dec 18 2019
Read more
Is it could feature more of the show, I’d give it six stars!

Description says Highlights only. If you want full shows...

By 94nole - Nov 16 2019
Read more
...go to YouTube. Full shows are there. If you have a home sound system, it’s like being there.
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Live from Here Highlights

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Highlights from Live from Here, the public radio variety show hosted by mandolinist Chris Thile. Each week, download Chris’s brand-new Song of the Week and Tom Papa’s report for Out in America. Unfortunately we can’t offer the entire show as a podcast due to music downloading rights, but you can stream any full episode from our website, www.livefromhere.org, or listen live on the radio Saturdays from 6-8 pm ET.Find us on social media @livefromhereapm. Produced by American Public Media.

Rank #1: Out in America - January 12, 2019

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This week: Tom Papa starts 2019 with a visit to wintry Kansas City, where he learns about a bit of family drama from a stranger in the hotel lobby and meets a jovial man named Big Daddy at a BBQ joint.

Jan 14 2019

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Rank #2: Out In America: Portland - November 2, 2019

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Tom Papa heads to Portland, Oregon during Halloween week, tries to determine who’s wearing a costume and who’s just “Portland,” and sets off on a quest with a local wizard. Find Tom’s tour dates at tompapa.com.

Nov 04 2019

6mins

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Rank #3: Out In America - March 2, 2019

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This week: Tom Papa explores Minneapolis, where he battles frigid temperatures, talks with an ersatz airline pilot, and samples a Jucy Lucy burger at Matt’s Bar.

Mar 04 2019

6mins

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Rank #4: Prescription - October 7, 2017

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Chris Thile's Song of the Week, "Prescription," from our October 7, 2017 season premiere broadcast, with Emily King, Rich Dworsky, Chris Eldridge, Brittany Haas, Paul Kowert, and Ted Poor.

Oct 07 2017

3mins

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Rank #5: Out in America - July 28, 2018

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Tom Papa flies to Orlando to escape winter, mingles with tourists and employees at Walt Disney World, and takes a relaxing and confidence-boosting detour to Siesta Key. Originally from March 3, 2018.

Jul 30 2018

6mins

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Rank #6: Music For Leaves That Are Changing Colors and Not Making Me Think About My Own Mortality - October 21, 2017

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Chris Thile's Song of the Week, "Music For Leaves That Are Changing Colors and Not Making Me Think About My Own Mortality," from our October 21, 2017 broadcast, with Rich Dworsky, Matt Chamberlain, Chris Eldridge, Brittany Haas, and Paul Kowert.

Oct 21 2017

3mins

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Rank #7: Ornaments - December 9, 2017

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Chris Thile's Song of the Week, "Ornaments," from our December 9, 2017 broadcast, with Aoife O'Donovan, Rich Dworsky, Mike Elizondo, Alex Hargreaves, Julian Lage, and Ted Poor.

Dec 09 2017

4mins

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Rank #8: Barkeeper - February 2, 2019

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Chris Thile's Song of the Week, "Barkeeper," from our February 2, 2019 show. The band: Sara Watkins, Mike Elizondo, Jeff Babko, Chris Eldridge, Trevor Lawrence Jr., and Gabe Witcher.

Feb 04 2019

4mins

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Rank #9: Tom Papa: The Importance of Strangers - November 2, 2019

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Tom Papa reads an excerpt from his book ‘Your Dad Stole My Rake’ on the importance of strangers in our lives and points out a few new groups of strangers during our November 2, 2019 show. Find more about the book and Tom’s tour dates at tompapa.com.

Nov 07 2019

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Rank #10: Out in America - April 21, 2018

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This week: Tom Papa visits Atlantic City, meets a delightfully surly pizzamaker, succumbs to Twinkie-related emotion, and chats with a cheerful couple from Bayonne, New Jersey.

Apr 23 2018

6mins

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Rank #11: Out In America - April 27, 2019

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Our Out. In. America. correspondent Tom Papa visits Nashville, where he encounters the massive crowds in town for the NFL Draft, samples the “meat-and-three” lunch at Arnold’s Country Kitchen, and creates a temporary alter ego who hops aboard a tourist-laden pedal pub. Find Tom’s tour dates at tompapa.com.

Apr 29 2019

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Rank #12: Out In America: St. Louis - May 25, 2019

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Tom Papa heads to St. Louis, fights off a spring allergy attack, laments the addictive nature of phones and social media, and attends a Cardinals game with an amorous fan named Val. Find Tom’s tour dates at tompapa.com.

May 27 2019

6mins

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Rank #13: Out in America - June 23, 2018

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Our comedian correspondent Tom Papa visits Portland, Oregon, where he encounters some yogurt-granola issues, meets a talkative gnome named Gus, gets a haircut at an old-fashioned barber shop, and experiences a little Pacific Northwest magic.

Jun 25 2018

6mins

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Rank #14: Out in America - May 26, 2018

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This week: Tom Papa visits San Francisco, stays at a dog-friendly hotel, and samples the Irish coffee at the Buena Vista Cafe.

May 28 2018

6mins

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Rank #15: Tom Papa: Grandparents - December 7, 2019

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Tom Papa reads an excerpt on grandparents from his book Your Dad Stole My Rake during our December 7, 2019 show. Find more about the book and Tom’s tour dates at tompapa.com.

Dec 14 2019

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Rank #16: Out in America - July 21, 2018

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This week: in a report originally from February 24, 2018, Tom Papa travels to Chicago during a rough stretch of winter, meets a hardy Cubs fan who’s enjoying some cold-weather Lake Michigan fishing, and chats with the staff at a Lakeshore Avenue diner.

Jul 23 2018

6mins

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Rank #17: Song of the Week: Letters - December 14, 2019

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Download Chris Thile’s Song of the Week for December 14, 2019: “Letters”

The band: Chris Thile, Sarah Jarosz, Mike Elizondo, Eric Doob, Chris Eldridge, Alex Hargreaves, Brett Williams

Lyrics:

TELEGRAPH OPERATORS (Chris)

Sleep my child and peace attend thee

All through the night

Guardian angels God will lend thee

All through the night

Soft the drowsy hours are creeping

Hill and vale in slumber steeping

I my loving vigil keeping

All through the night

Though I roam a minstrel lonely

All through the night

My true harp shall praise sing only

All through the night...

LINCOLN (Sarah)

My dear Sir and Madam

In the loss of your noble son

My affliction here

is scarcely less than your own

Our acquaintance began less than two years ago

Yet I can proudly say we knew each other well

And that the honors he labored for so laudably, and, in the sad end, so gallantly gave his life for, he meant for you, no less than for himself.

May God give you that consolation which is beyond all earthly power

Yours in our common affliction...

TELEGRAPH OPERATORS (Chris)

Love's young dream, alas, is over

Yet my strains of love shall hover

Near the presence of my lover

All through the night...

LINCOLN:

Dear Mrs. Ainesworth

I’ve been informed by an adjutant general

That your noble husband

Has died on the field of battle

I feel how weak and fruitless must be any words of mine

As sorrow threatens to blot out the sun

And blind you to what might yet be won

Let the memory of the brave man you loved remind you

Remind you

How much the prize of freedom is worth

How great the role is of death in rebirth

And such peace as there exists on this earth

Will find you find you find you

TELEGRAPH OPERATORS (Sarah)

Love to thee my thoughts are turning

All through the night

All for thee my heart is yearning

All through the night

LINCOLN (Chris)

Dear Fanny I am deeply saddened

To hear of the death your father

Sadder still to think of the pain

Your young heart is being made to suffer...

Dear George I too was a child when I lost my first parent

Dear Sir as you know I’m a parent whose buried his child

So I know what I say when I say that

As sorrow threatens to blot out the sun

And blinds you to what might yet be won

Let the memory of your father, husband, son remind you

Remind you

How much the prize of freedom is worth

How great the role is of death in rebirth

And such peace as there exists on this earth

Will find you find you find you

TELEGRAPH OPERATORS (Sarah, then Sarah and Chris):

Though sad fate our lives may sever

Parting will not last forever

There’s a hope that leaves me never

All through the night

Dec 18 2019

6mins

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Rank #18: Out In America - April 6, 2019

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This week: Tom Papa heads to Dallas, where he visits Adair’s Saloon in Deep Ellum, shares a few beers with a large emotional cowboy, and talks donuts and marriage with the owner of a cupcake shop.

Apr 08 2019

6mins

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Rank #19: The Olympic Athletes from Russia - February 24, 2018

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Chris Thile's Song of the Week, "The Olympic Athletes from Russia," from our February 24, 2018 broadcast, with Madison Cunningham, Rich Dworsky, Josh Dion, Chris Eldridge, Mike Elizondo, and Brittany Haas.

Feb 25 2018

4mins

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Rank #20: Out in America - May 11, 2019

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Our comedian correspondent Tom Papa heads to New York City for some glorious fall weather, visits a Manhattan dog park, meets some colorful NYC characters, and gets a taste of Halloween in the Big Apple (originally from our October 27, 2018 episode). Find Tom’s tour dates at tompapa.com.

May 13 2019

6mins

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Tom Papa: That Cute Thing She Does - March 7, 2020

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Tom Papa reads an essay from his book Your Dad Stole My Rake on the beginnings of relationships, and why it’s important to eat meals with someone as you get to know them. Find more information about the book and Tom’s tour dates at tompapa.com. (originally from our September 28, 2019 episode)

Mar 12 2020

8mins

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Song of the Week: Escape from the Tuileries - February 22, 2020

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Download Chris Thile's Song of the Week for February 22, 2020, "Escape from the Tuileries." The band: Chris Thile, Mike Elizondo, Jon Cowherd, Armand Hirsch, Jeremy Kittel, Nate Smith.

Feb 24 2020

4mins

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Tom Papa: You Work Too Hard - February 8, 2020

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Tom Papa explains why you should never let anyone tell you that you don’t work hard enough and offers a few more life lessons, in an excerpt from his forthcoming book, You’re Doing Great! Find Tom’s tour dates and more about his new Netflix special at tompapa.com.

Feb 15 2020

5mins

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Out In America: Cleveland - February 8, 2020

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Our Out. In. America. correspondent Tom Papa stays warm in Cleveland by eating his way across the city — sampling the corned-beef-hash-centric menu at Slyman’s, accompanying a group of police officers to a pierogi restaurant, and celebrating a friend’s birthday with dim sum. Find Tom’s tour dates at tompapa.com.

Feb 13 2020

7mins

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Song of the Week: Circular Mistake - February 8, 2020

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Download Chris Thile’s Song of the Week for February 8, 2020, “Circular Mistake.” The band: Chris Thile, Sarah Jarosz, Mike Elizondo, Armand Hirsch, Jeremy Kittel, Abe Rounds, Brett Williams.

Lyrics:

Chris: Tell me beloved

Why is there a tear in your eye?

Tell me beloved

Why is there a tear in your eye?

Sarah: It’s a trick of the winter light

Love everything is fine

C: Then tell me beloved

Why are you now clenching your teeth?

S: I didn’t dress for the winter air

Should’ve worn another layer

Whereas you’ve got your coat and wool underneath

C: Then tell me beloved

Why won’t you let me give you that coat?

S: ‘Cause it’s good to be cold in the wintertime

Love everything is—

Fine it’s because you make me tell you

And I don’t wanna have to tell you

That I have nothing to tell you

‘Cause I’ve said it all said it all said it all before

And you can’t make it all ok

Make me say it all say it all again

And darling we’ll be further from the end

And closer to the forming of another circular mistake

C: Tell me beloved

Why are you angry with me?

S: Well well well look who’s taking on

The role of the hurting one

Who can’t keep his heart off his sleeve

C: Tell me beloved if I could where would we be now

S: Some sweet place where it’s understood

A girl doesn’t have to—

C: Look I thought you wanted me to ask you

And didn’t know what I should ask you

S: I don’t wanna have to tell you

That I have nothing to tell you

‘Cause I’ve said it all said it all said it all before

And you can’t make it all ok

Make me say it all say it all again

And darling we’ll be further from the end

C&S: Cause we’ve said it all said it all said it all before

And we can’t make it all ok

S: Make me say it all

C: If we

C&S: Say it all again

And darling we’ll be further from the end

And closer to the forming

of another circular mistake

C: Tell me beloved

Why is there a tear in your eye?

Feb 10 2020

3mins

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Out In America: Los Angeles - January 25, 2020

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Our Out In America correspondent Tom Papa spends a rare day off at home in Los Angeles stretching out his morning rituals as far as they’ll go, pondering the dawn of a new decade, and rejecting diet advice from his friends and family.

Find Tom’s tour dates and more information about his forthcoming Netflix special You’re Doing Great! at tompapa.com.

Jan 27 2020

6mins

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Out In America: New York City - December 28, 2019

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Our Out In America correspondent Tom Papa heads to New York City, meets a couple from Dallas at the Broome Street Bar, visits the legendary Comedy Cellar, and chats with a security guard at his hotel after he finds himself locked out of his room. (Originally from our December 16, 2017 episode.) Find Tom’s tour dates at tompapa.com.

Jan 02 2020

5mins

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Song of the Week: Letters - December 14, 2019

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Download Chris Thile’s Song of the Week for December 14, 2019: “Letters”

The band: Chris Thile, Sarah Jarosz, Mike Elizondo, Eric Doob, Chris Eldridge, Alex Hargreaves, Brett Williams

Lyrics:

TELEGRAPH OPERATORS (Chris)

Sleep my child and peace attend thee

All through the night

Guardian angels God will lend thee

All through the night

Soft the drowsy hours are creeping

Hill and vale in slumber steeping

I my loving vigil keeping

All through the night

Though I roam a minstrel lonely

All through the night

My true harp shall praise sing only

All through the night...

LINCOLN (Sarah)

My dear Sir and Madam

In the loss of your noble son

My affliction here

is scarcely less than your own

Our acquaintance began less than two years ago

Yet I can proudly say we knew each other well

And that the honors he labored for so laudably, and, in the sad end, so gallantly gave his life for, he meant for you, no less than for himself.

May God give you that consolation which is beyond all earthly power

Yours in our common affliction...

TELEGRAPH OPERATORS (Chris)

Love's young dream, alas, is over

Yet my strains of love shall hover

Near the presence of my lover

All through the night...

LINCOLN:

Dear Mrs. Ainesworth

I’ve been informed by an adjutant general

That your noble husband

Has died on the field of battle

I feel how weak and fruitless must be any words of mine

As sorrow threatens to blot out the sun

And blind you to what might yet be won

Let the memory of the brave man you loved remind you

Remind you

How much the prize of freedom is worth

How great the role is of death in rebirth

And such peace as there exists on this earth

Will find you find you find you

TELEGRAPH OPERATORS (Sarah)

Love to thee my thoughts are turning

All through the night

All for thee my heart is yearning

All through the night

LINCOLN (Chris)

Dear Fanny I am deeply saddened

To hear of the death your father

Sadder still to think of the pain

Your young heart is being made to suffer...

Dear George I too was a child when I lost my first parent

Dear Sir as you know I’m a parent whose buried his child

So I know what I say when I say that

As sorrow threatens to blot out the sun

And blinds you to what might yet be won

Let the memory of your father, husband, son remind you

Remind you

How much the prize of freedom is worth

How great the role is of death in rebirth

And such peace as there exists on this earth

Will find you find you find you

TELEGRAPH OPERATORS (Sarah, then Sarah and Chris):

Though sad fate our lives may sever

Parting will not last forever

There’s a hope that leaves me never

All through the night

Dec 18 2019

6mins

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Tom Papa: Grandparents - December 7, 2019

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Tom Papa reads an excerpt on grandparents from his book Your Dad Stole My Rake during our December 7, 2019 show. Find more about the book and Tom’s tour dates at tompapa.com.

Dec 14 2019

4mins

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Out In America: San Diego - December 7, 2019

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This week: our Out In America correspondent Tom Papa heads to San Diego, where he visits an oceanfront bar, ponders ways to live a stress-free life, and chats with a business traveler from Queens named Gladys. Find Tom’s tour dates at tompapa.com.

Dec 12 2019

7mins

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Song of the Week: How's the Weather Where You Are? - December 7, 2019

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Download Chris Thile’s Song of the Week for December 7, 2019: “How’s the Weather Where You Are?”

The band: Chris Thile, Aoife O’Donovan, Mike Elizondo, Chris Eldridge, Marcus Gilmore, Brittany Haas, Brett Williams

Lyrics:

1.

Morse: A nibble!

Lincoln: A bite!

A reason to be thankful—

M: —for another sleepless night

But how best to set the hook?

L: How best to reel him in?

M: Hmm...what to send?

L: Hmm...what to send?

M + L: Not my name

L: He’ll know it

M: Rendering this another unclean slate

L: Another couple hours answering for these Divided States

M: And being the amplifier of this rift between Americans

Won’t help me make a friend

L: What to send?

M + L: Hmm...what to send?

L: What are the chances of this meeting? I won’t let it get away

M: Who else will dance me through the dead of night unto the break of day?

L: If I believed in God I’d ask him

M: Father, tell me

M + L: what to say

To make a friend out of this stranger on the wire

L: How’s the weather where you are?

2.

M: It’s hot as stock in Western Union

The air’s as thick as the brow of a grim patent judge

L: Is that your field of law?

M: Nice try. How’s the weather where YOU are?

L: Hot as the barrel of a freshly fired cannon

Air as thick as the skull of McDowell at Bull Run

And the smoke rising up to the sky

Over sons that were loved as much as mine was

M: I’m sorry for your loss.

L: I’m grateful for your ear

I hope I haven’t scared you off

M: Fellow stranger au contraire

Any night you feel like hopping

On this wire I’ll be here

Waiting to ask you how’s the weather where you are

L + M: How’s the weather where you are?

M: Cold as the sweat I woke up in an hour ago

L: Cold as each toe in each boot marching south through the snow

M: Exactly further yet from their hearths and our peace

Were I Abe I would bid each brave toe retreat*

L: What of the war for freedom lost?

M: I don’t believe it’s ours

I hope that doesn’t scare you off

L: Fellow stranger au contraire

Any night you feel like hopping

On this wire I’ll be here

Waiting to ask you how’s the weather where you are

‘Cause you can learn a lot about someone from asking how they feel about the weather where they are

Dec 09 2019

4mins

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Out in America: O'Hare Airport - November 30, 2019

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Tom Papa spends some time in Chicago’s depressingly festive O’Hare airport, talks with a pair of Green Bay Packers fans, and commiserates with a gate agent who’s beset by frustrated travelers. (Originally from our December 8, 2018 broadcast.) Find Tom’s tour dates at tompapa.com.

Dec 02 2019

6mins

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Song of the Week: You're Just Doing Your Job - November 23, 2019

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Download Chris Thile’s Song of the Week for November 23, 2019: “You’re Just Doing Your Job.” The band: Chris Thile, Anaïs Mitchell, Jon Cowherd, Eric Doob, Alex Hargreaves, Armand Hirsch, Chris Morrissey.

Lyrics:

Here’s a song

For the good folks who

We pay to look for bombs

In each other’s boots

Sure this line is long

Longer than my fuse

But you’re just doing your job

And what a job you’re doing

For the put-upon

Bearers of bad news

Now and forever caught here

Between us and our due

As platinums golds and silvers

Singing the Delta blues

“I can’t believe it’s not in your

Power to move me

To the seat I want

And just forgot to choose

I know you’re doing your job

But what a job to do”

And for the mom

Running stoically through

Each kid-unfriendly gauntlet

Doing the work of two

‘Til the boarding process

Drops her off next to

A childless man of business

Whose cares are few

Enough to voice his problems with

Her toddler on fumes

I heard her tell him off like

“Who the hell are you

To assess this job

That you could never do

Just put your headphones on”

Then away we flew

Then away we flew

Nov 25 2019

3mins

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Song of the Week: It's a Long Way Across the Wire - November 16, 2019

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Download "It's a Long Way Across the Wire," Chris Thile's Song of the Week from our November 16, 2019 broadcast. The band: Chris Thile, Aoife O'Donovan, Mike Elizondo, Eric Doob, Alex Hargreaves, Armand Hirsch, Gabriel Kahane.

Nov 18 2019

5mins

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Tom Papa: The Importance of Strangers - November 2, 2019

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Tom Papa reads an excerpt from his book ‘Your Dad Stole My Rake’ on the importance of strangers in our lives and points out a few new groups of strangers during our November 2, 2019 show. Find more about the book and Tom’s tour dates at tompapa.com.

Nov 07 2019

3mins

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Out In America: Portland - November 2, 2019

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Tom Papa heads to Portland, Oregon during Halloween week, tries to determine who’s wearing a costume and who’s just “Portland,” and sets off on a quest with a local wizard. Find Tom’s tour dates at tompapa.com.

Nov 04 2019

6mins

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Song of the Week: Mutton and Strawberries - October 26, 2019

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Chris Thile’s Song of the Week for October 26, 2019: “Mutton and Strawberries.” The band: Chris Thile, Rachael Price, Mike Elizondo, Armand Hirsch, Gabriel Kahane, Jeremy Kittel, Joey Waronker.

Lyrics:

What hath God wrought

Of strength unfelt

Gifts neglected

And love withheld

What hath God wrought (x3)

Lucretia left the world without a fight

Father left it clutching the handle of a knife

His memory never failing to give that knife a twist

All has led to this:

Mutton—

My children scattered like so many seeds

Separated from one another and from me

All my colleagues snickering at Samuel Morse the Scientist

All has led to this:

Mutton— (x2)

Dark magic or miracle

I don’t care

It’s wonderful

Listen, America’s about to bare her soul

And maybe her teeth as well

It’s a sound

To behold

Good or bad only someone else’s time will tell

—and strawberries

And a wire to connect the world

A wire to remind it

That nothing can become itself

‘Til something else defines it

One wire to connect the world

One wire to remind it

That nothing can become itself

‘Til something else defines it

Now a ghost of wire haunts this world

A ghost of wire drives it

Unto the need to know itself

And with that knowledge binds it

One ghost of wire haunts this world

One ghost of wire drives it

Unto the need to know itself

And with that knowledge binds it

‘Til we use it to connect the world

And let the world remind us

That none of us become ourselves

While someone else defines us

Oct 28 2019

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Song of the Week: Vail Monograph, Version 2 - October 19, 2019

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Chris Thile’s Song of the Week for October 19, 2019, “Vail Monograph, Version 2” The band: Chris Thile, Aoife O’Donovan, Mike Elizondo, Jeff Babko, Matt Chamberlain, Chris Eldridge, Alex Hargreaves, Noam Pikelny.

Lyrics:

“Canst thou send lightnings

So that they may go

And say unto thee here we are?”

A rhetorical question

From our Father In Heaven

To Job in his suffering

Here below

To Job in his suffering—

As we sent the first lightnings

All those years ago

I quoted that question by heart

Then delivered the answer

Full of magnets and wire

On behalf of a dreamer

Here below

On behalf of a dreamer—

“Sounds like you did this”

I did but—

It was the least that I could do

—than I would do to serve his genius

To serve his—

`“Sounds like it’s time to set the record straight

Nothing’s wrong with calling a good man great, but a bad man...”

No, he’s not a bad man

Though it’s true before we met

The God of Wire was struggling to connect

What he had with what he dreamt

Then I applied a method to the madness

And the thing began to click

We were like a couple little kids

‘Cause it was clear this was it

I’d take him by the hand and lead him to whatever future he had seen

And pan whatever gold was in his stream

Of consciousness that flowed between his heart and anything like love for the doer of his dreams

“Sounds like he used you”

He did but—

Oh how I burned to be of use

—to be of use and not be slave to

A mind as—

As cold and dry and barren as this one is

At least when in comparison to one like his

“You have a great mind”

No, his is the great mind

And it will never be at rest

Will ever trade this moment for the next

And what it has for what it’s dreamt

So even if the present is exactly what he wanted it to be

He’ll miss his un-manifested destiny

And find a better man than me

To take him by the hand and lead him to whatever future he’s been seeing

And pan whatever gold’s still in his stream

Of consciousness that flows between his heart and anything like love for me

I send him a lightning

Every now and then

Saying unto him “here we are

I don’t expect you to answer

But I miss you dear dreamer

And what we did together

Here below

O what we did together here”

Oct 21 2019

6mins

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Tom Papa: Children - October 12, 2019

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Tom Papa reads an essay on what life is like with children, originally from his book Your Dad Stole My Rake. Find more information about the book and Tom’s tour dates at tompapa.com.

Oct 18 2019

4mins

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Tom Papa, Out In America: Milwaukee - October 12, 2019

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Tom Papa visits Milwaukee for Oktoberfest, samples some spicy breakfast chili, chats with a waitress named Denise, and serves as a wingman in a bratwurst eating contest. Find Tom’s tour dates at tompapa.com.

Oct 17 2019

6mins

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Lovely!

By Logan Mironoff-Chin - Dec 18 2019
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Is it could feature more of the show, I’d give it six stars!

Description says Highlights only. If you want full shows...

By 94nole - Nov 16 2019
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...go to YouTube. Full shows are there. If you have a home sound system, it’s like being there.