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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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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.

Superb!

By MurasakiFloof - Sep 16 2019
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But the whole show, or more of its fragments, would be great!!

iTunes Ratings

253 Ratings
Average Ratings
124
27
22
18
62

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.

Superb!

By MurasakiFloof - Sep 16 2019
Read more
But the whole show, or more of its fragments, would be great!!

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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.

Out in America - December 8, 2018

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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.

Dec 10 2018

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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

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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

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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

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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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Out in America - June 30, 2018

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Tom Papa spends four days in Washington D.C., where he visits Ford’s Theatre, gets caught in the rain near the Washington Monument, peruses an exhibit featuring art from the Burning Man festival, runs up the steps of the Lincoln Memorial, and gets a little inspiration from Americans visiting the capital.

Jul 02 2018

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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

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Out in America - July 14, 2018

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Our traveling correspondent, comedian Tom Papa, heads to Raleigh, North Carolina; samples some enticing coffee and waffles; talks with a Duke student and a 70-year-old yoga enthusiast; and makes an unfortunate snack error at a bookstore.

Originally from January 27, 2018.

Jul 16 2018

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Tom Papa on Mealtime with Children - June 9, 2018

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Tom Papa discusses the finicky eating habits of children and proposes some new restaurants sure to please both kids and parents on our June 9, 2018 show. Find this excerpt and more in his new book, 'Your Dad Stole My Rake!"

Jun 13 2018

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Out in America - March 10, 2018

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This week: our traveling correspondent, comedian Tom Papa, heads to Indianapolis where he searches for a hearty breakfast and samples an experimental ice cream flavor.  

Mar 11 2018

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Madison Square Park - April 28, 2018

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Chris Thile's Song of the Week, "Madison Square Park," from our April 28, 2018 broadcast, with Sarah Jarosz, Rich Dworsky, Chris Eldridge, Mike Elizondo, Brittany Haas, and Ted Poor.

Apr 30 2018

4mins

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And Just Like That - June 23, 2018

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The June 23, 2018 Song of the Week from Chris Thile and his fellow Punch Brothers, live from the Telluride Bluegrass Festival: "And Just Like That."

Jun 25 2018

4mins

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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

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Out in America - April 7, 2018

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This week: Tom Papa travels to Phoenix where he overestimates his tolerance for spicy tacos, meets a taxi driver with an enviably sunny outlook, and chats with an aspiring screenwriter.

Apr 09 2018

6mins

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Out in America - May 5, 2018

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Tom Papa travels to Springfield, Massachusetts, starts his day with a disappointing breakfast but enjoys a redeeming lunch at a German restaurant, and ponders life lessons from author Jim Harrison.

May 05 2018

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

4mins

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Out in America - July 7, 2018

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In a look back to our January 20, 2018 broadcast, Tom Papa visits New Orleans, gets a little life advice over a bowl of casino jambalaya, and tours the Audubon Aquarium of the Americas.

Jul 12 2018

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Out in America - March 17, 2018

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This week: Tom Papa heads to Eugene, Oregon, where he deals with damp weather, transportation difficulties, and thin hotel walls (originally from October 28, 2017).

Mar 19 2018

4mins

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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

8mins

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Out in America - March 24, 2018

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This week: Tom Papa visits St. Louis, where he’s surprised by winter, meets a biker named Bruce, and gets a nurse’s take on dangerous recreational activities (originally from November 4, 2017).

Mar 26 2018

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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

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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

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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

4mins

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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

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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

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Song of the Week: CQ - October 12, 2019

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Chris Thile’s Song of the Week for October 12, 2019, “CQ.” The band: Chris Thile, Sarah Jarosz, Mike Elizondo, Kush Abadey, Chris Eldridge, Brittany Haas, Brett Williams.

Oct 14 2019

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Tom Papa, Out In America: Las Vegas - September 28, 2019

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Our Out In America correspondent Tom Papa puts on his blue suede shoes and heads to Las Vegas, where he gets a ride from a soon-to-be fan of the Las Vegas Raiders, extols the virtues of the city’s buffets, and chats with an old married couple who aren’t married at a $10 blackjack table.

Find Tom’s tour dates at tompapa.com.

Sep 30 2019

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Tom Papa: The Importance of the Forced Romantic Getaway - September 21, 2019

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Tom Papa reads an essay from his book ‘Your Dad Stole My Rake’ on one secret to a healthy marriage: the Romantic Getaway. Find more information about the book and Tom’s tour dates at tompapa.com.

Sep 27 2019

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Tom Papa, Out In America: Sonoma County - September 21, 2019

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Tom Papa visits Sonoma County, California, where he attempts to find some non-wine-related activities, gets some advice on marriage from an Atlanta couple, and discovers a heavenly taco truck near his hotel. Find Tom’s tour dates at tompapa.com.

Sep 26 2019

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Song of the Week: Dionysus - September 21, 2019

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Chris Thile's Song of the Week, "Dionysus," from our September 21, 2019 show. The band: Chris Thile, Gaby Moreno, Chris Eldridge, Alex Hargreaves, Trevor Lawrence Jr., Chris Morrissey, and Zac Rae.

Sep 23 2019

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The Sully - September 14, 2019

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Chris Thile’s Song of the Week from our September 14, 2019 show, “The Sully.” The band: Chris Thile, Sarah Jarosz, Mike Elizondo, Eric Doob, Armand Hirsch, Gabriel Kahane, Jeremy Kittel.

Lyrics:

This is the Sully—

—As fine a ship as you

can sail from Le Havre France to New

York of a mild October

in the year of our lord

1832

Blessed be the quiet mind—

—such as wielded by a Sully

passenger named Samuel F.B

Morse the nearly famous artist

coming up for air post

years of work and study

Quiet be the weary mind

That hovers o’er the water—

—grateful to be homeward borne by true and perfect boredom

Hallowed be its name

‘Cause—

—weary be the troubled mind

That hovers o’er the water

With its lonely sons and daughter

On the shore ahead

And on the shore behind

So much unfinished business

But there ain’t a cure for distance

Save a long long time

Tick tick ticking several decks

below in steerage next to less-

considered travelers nothing

but their fevers running

wild from bed to bed

To bed

Quiet be their weary minds

Between the old and new world

No more to seek approval

From the loved ones wedded to the shore behind

Calling “y’all are gonna miss us,

Unless you find the cure for distance”

—and in that instant

There it is

A ceaseless current

A boundless grid

A prayer a potion

With form and function

To deliver us

To each other

From each other

Racing be the blessed mind

To a future long imagined

Bright with glory, fame and fortune

It had left for dead

On the shore behind

Jedidiah are you listening

Your son has found a cure for distance

And blessed be his quiet mind

That hears the roaring of an instant

God hath wrought the cure for distance

And that cure is mine

Sep 16 2019

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Out In America: Behind the Scenes - July 20, 2019

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Tom Papa talks about the process behind the Out In America segment and reads a few of his favorite “I have” moments sent in by listeners. Hear more from our July 20 Behind the Scenes episode at livefromhere.org.

Jul 25 2019

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Out In America: Jersey Shore - June 29, 2019

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This week: our Out In America correspondent Tom Papa sent us a summer report from the Jersey Shore, where he pondered the mysterious appeal of fudge and taffy, chatted with a retired NYC policeman named Pat, and fought for beach space with a large Italian family. Head to livefromhere.org to check out our special June 29 compilation featuring highlights from our warmups and encores!

Jul 01 2019

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