Live from Here Highlights

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.


Tom Papa: The Importance of Strangers - November 2, 2019
Nov 7 • 3 min
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.
Out In America: Portland - November 2, 2019
Nov 4 • 6 min
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.
Song of the Week: Mutton and Strawberries - October 26, 2019
Oct 28 • 4 min
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…
Song of the Week: Vail Monograph, Version 2 - October 19, 2019
Oct 21 • 6 min
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…
Tom Papa: Children - October 12, 2019
Oct 18 • 4 min
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.
Tom Papa, Out In America: Milwaukee - October 12, 2019
Oct 17 • 6 min
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.
Song of the Week: CQ - October 12, 2019
Oct 14 • 4 min
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.
Song of the Week: Lightning Man - October 5, 2019
Oct 7 • 3 min
Download Chris Thile’s Song of the Week, “Lightning Man” (originally from our June 8, 2019 show). The band: Sara Watkins, Mike Elizondo, Eric Doob, Brittany Haas, Shaun Martin, Noam Pikelny, and Bryan Sutton. — Lyrics: Morse has chained the lightning The…
Tom Papa, Out In America: Las Vegas - September 28, 2019
Sep 30 • 7 min
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…
Tom Papa: The Importance of the Forced Romantic Getaway - September 21, 2019
Sep 27 • 5 min
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.
Tom Papa, Out In America: Sonoma County - September 21, 2019
Sep 26 • 6 min
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.
Song of the Week: Dionysus - September 21, 2019
Sep 23 • 4 min
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.
The Sully - September 14, 2019
Sep 16 • 5 min
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…
Out In America: Washington D.C. - August 31, 2019
Sep 5 • 6 min
Originally from June 1, 2019: our comedian correspondent Tom Papa lands in Washington D.C. in the middle of a spring heat wave, cools off with a classic ice cream treat, joins a class trip that’s visiting the Jefferson Memorial, and encounters a potential…
Failure Isn’t Forever - August 31, 2019
Sep 2 • 4 min
Chris Thile’s Song of the Week, “Failure Isn’t Forever,” from our August 31, 2019 show (originally from June 1, 2019). The band: Madison Cunningham, Mike Elizondo, Marcus Gilmore, Brittany Haas, Shaun Martin, and Ryan Scott. — Lyrics: In a sunburnt park…
Out In America: Dallas - August 24, 2019
Aug 29 • 6 min
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 (originally from our April 6, 2019 show). Find Tom’s tour…
Attention: The Universe - August 24, 2019
Aug 26 • 3 min
Download Chris Thile’s Song of the Week, “Attention: The Universe,” originally from our April 6, 2019 show. The band: Madison Cunningham, Mike Elizondo, Chris Eldridge, Brittany Haas, Trevor Lawrence Jr., and Shaun Martin. — Lyrics: Dit dah Dit dah Dit…
Out In America: St. Paul - August 17, 2019
Aug 19 • 6 min
Originally from our March 16 show: Our traveling correspondent Tom Papa visits St. Paul — a city in the midst of a sudden transition from brutal winter to muddy spring — meets a woman who’s running away from home, and eats breakfast at Mickey’s Diner.…
Plaguey Hill - August 10, 2019
Aug 12 • 7 min
Download Chris Thile’s Song of the Week, “Plaguey Hill” (originally from our March 9, 2019 show), with lyrics from Paul Muldoon’s new poem of the same title. The band: Béla Fleck, Edgar Meyer, Aoife O’Donovan, Mike Elizondo, Chris Eldridge, Brittany Haas,…
Out In America: Minneapolis - August 3, 2019
Aug 8 • 6 min
Originally from March 2: 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. Find Tom’s tour dates at tompapa.com
Turn to the Water - August 3, 2019
Aug 5 • 6 min
Chris Thile’s Song of the Week, “Turn to the Water,” from our August 3, 2019 show (originally from our March 2 broadcast). The band: Joey Dosik, Madison Cunningham, Mike Elizondo, Chris Eldridge, Alex Hargreaves, and Trevor Lawrence Jr. — Lyrics: Out the…
Out In America: Behind the Scenes - July 20, 2019
Jul 25 • 9 min
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.
Out In America: Jersey Shore - June 29, 2019
Jul 1 • 5 min
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…
Out In America: Portland, Oregon - June 22, 2019
Jun 27 • 6 min
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. (Originally…
And Just Like That - June 22, 2019
Jun 24 • 4 min
Download the Song of the Week, “And Just Like That” (originally from our June 23, 2018 broadcast) from Chris Thile and his fellow Punch Brothers.
Out in America: NYC City Hall - June 15, 2019
Jun 17 • 6 min
This week: Tom Papa drives from New York City to Lenox, Massachusetts. But first, it’s off to NYC’s City Hall where he encounters a joyous cavalcade of soon-to-be-married couples.
Breathe In - June 15, 2019
Jun 17 • 4 min
Chris Thile’s Song of the Week from our June 15, 2019 season finale, “Breathe In.” The band: Chris Thile, I’m With Her (Sarah Jarosz, Aoife O’Donovan, and Sara Watkins), Mike Elizondo, Jeff Babko, Chris Eldridge, Alex Hargreaves, and Ted Poor. — Lyrics:…
Lightning Man - June 8, 2019
Jun 10 • 3 min
Chris Thile’s Song of the Week, “Lightning Man,” from our June 8, 2019 show. The band: Sara Watkins, Mike Elizondo, Eric Doob, Brittany Haas, Shaun Martin, Noam Pikelny, and Bryan Sutton. — Lyrics: Morse has chained the lightningThe rumors are trueAll…
Out In America: Washington D.C. - June 1, 2019
Jun 3 • 6 min
This week: our comedian correspondent Tom Papa lands in Washington D.C. in the middle of a spring heat wave, cools off with a classic ice cream treat, joins a class trip that’s visiting the Jefferson Memorial, and encounters a potential spy near the…
Failure Isn’t Forever - June 1, 2019
Jun 3 • 4 min
Chris Thile’s Song of the Week, “Failure Isn’t Forever,” from our June 1, 2019 show. The band: Madison Cunningham, Mike Elizondo, Marcus Gilmore, Brittany Haas, Shaun Martin, and Ryan Scott. — Lyrics: In a sunburnt parkEating greenhouse tomatoesI warm to…
Out In America: St. Louis - May 25, 2019
May 27 • 6 min
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.
Monette and the Milkman - May 25, 2019
May 27 • 5 min
Chris Thile’s Song of the Week, “Monette and the Milkman,” from our May 25, 2019 show. The band: Rachael Price, Josh Dion, Chris Eldridge, Alan Hampton, Alex Hargreaves, and Gabriel Kahane. — Lyrics: “Monette”He whispers at the backdoor“This is just a…
Out in America: Kansas City - May 18, 2019
May 22 • 8 min
In a look back to our January 12 show, 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. Find Tom’s tour dates at…
Fail Better (Three Advil and a Coffee) - May 18, 2019
May 22 • 4 min
Download Chris Thile’s Song of the Week, “Fail Better (Three Advil and a Coffee)” — originally from our January 12, 2019 show. The band: Gaby Moreno, Mike Elizondo, Tyler Chester, Chris Eldridge, Alex Hargreaves, and Trevor Lawrence Jr. — Lyrics: Three…
Out in America - May 11, 2019
May 13 • 6 min
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…
There’s More to Death - May 11, 2019
May 13 • 4 min
Download Chris Thile’s Song of the Week, “There’s More to Death” — originally from our October 27, 2018 show. The band: Madison Cunningham, Mike Elizondo, Chris Eldridge, Alex Hargreaves, Dave Palmer, and Abe Rounds.
Out in America - May 4, 2019
May 6 • 6 min
In a report originally from October 20, 2018, comedian Tom Papa visits Buffalo, New York to experience the city’s famous wings and talks bowling with an imposing but amiable bartender. Find Tom’s tour dates at tompapa.com.
Laysong - May 4, 2019
May 6 • 4 min
Download Chris Thile’s Song of the Week, “Laysong,” originally from our October 20, 2018 show. The band: Aoife O’Donovan, Mike Elizondo, Chris Eldridge, Brittany Haas, Trevor Lawrence Jr., and Dave Palmer.
Out In America - April 27, 2019
Apr 29 • 7 min
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…
Sweet Chimera - April 27, 2019
Apr 29 • 5 min
Chris Thile’s Song of the Week, “Sweet Chimera,” from our April 27, 2019 show. The band: Sarah Jarosz, Mike Elizondo, Jeff Babko, Stuart Duncan, Chris Eldridge, and Trevor Lawrence Jr.
Given Time - April 20, 2019
Apr 22 • 4 min
Chris Thile’s Song of the Week, “Given Time,” from our April 20, 2019 show, with lyrics by Josh Ritter. The band: Gaby Moreno, Jon Cowherd, Stuart Duncan, Chris Eldridge, Trevor Lawrence Jr., and Chris Morrissey.
First Kiss - April 13, 2019
Apr 15 • 6 min
Chris Thile’s Song of the Week, “First Kiss,” from our April 13, 2019 show, featuring Holly Laurent reading Jessica Greenbaum’s poem “I Love You More Than All the Windows in New York City.” The band: Madison Cunningham, Mike Elizondo, Chris Eldridge,…
Out In America - April 6, 2019
Apr 8 • 6 min
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.
Attention: The Universe - April 6, 2019
Apr 8 • 3 min
Chris Thile’s Song of the Week, “Attention: The Universe,” from our April 6, 2019 show. The band: Madison Cunningham, Mike Elizondo, Chris Eldridge, Brittany Haas, Trevor Lawrence Jr., and Shaun Martin.
Out in America - March 30, 2019
Apr 1 • 6 min
Tom Papa heads to Denver, where he chats with a New Jersey expat who’s having dating troubles, attends a “Punkin Chunkin” festival, samples some local baked goods, and gets lost in a corn maze (originally from October 13, 2018).
The First Degree - March 30, 2019
Apr 1 • 5 min
Download Chris Thile’s Song of the Week, “The First Degree,” originally from our October 13, 2018 show. The band: Madison Cunningham, Mike Elizondo, Matt Chamberlain, Chris Eldridge, Brittany Haas, and Dave Palmer.
Out in America - March 23, 2019
Mar 25 • 5 min
Tom Papa takes a road trip from Portland, Maine to the Long Island Sound, talks with a couple who met at a Kiss tribute band concert, meets a cab driver who’s not prepared for winter, and stumbles upon a bar full of karaoke ringers (originally from our…
I Believe You - March 23, 2019
Mar 25 • 3 min
Download the Song of the Week, “I Believe You,” from our March 23, 2019 show (originally from October 6, 2018). The band: Chris Thile, Mike Elizondo, Chris Eldridge, Alex Hargreaves, Dave Palmer, and Ted Poor.
Out In America - March 16, 2019
Mar 18 • 6 min
Our traveling correspondent Tom Papa visits St. Paul — a city in the midst of a sudden transition from brutal winter to muddy spring — meets a woman who’s running away from home, and eats breakfast at Mickey’s Diner.
Plaguey Hill - March 9, 2019
Mar 11 • 7 min
Chris Thile’s Song of the Week, “Plaguey Hill,” from our March 9, 2019 show, with lyrics from Paul Muldoon’s new poem of the same title. The band: Béla Fleck, Edgar Meyer, Aoife O’Donovan, Mike Elizondo, Chris Eldridge, Brittany Haas, Shaun Martin, and…
Out In America - March 2, 2019
Mar 4 • 6 min
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.
Turn to the Water - March 2, 2019
Mar 4 • 6 min
Chris Thile’s Song of the Week, “Turn to the Water,” from our March 2, 2019 show. The band: Joey Dosik, Madison Cunningham, Mike Elizondo, Chris Eldridge, Alex Hargreaves, and Trevor Lawrence Jr.
Spring Training, Then and Now - February 23, 2019
Feb 24 • 4 min
Chris Thile’s Song of the Week, “Spring Training, Then and Now,” from our February 23, 2019 show. The band: Madison Cunningham, Mike Elizondo, Jeff Babko, Alex Hargreaves, Abe Rounds, and Joel Shearer.
Out in America - February 16, 2019
Feb 20 • 6 min
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.
Out in America - February 9, 2019
Feb 11 • 5 min
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.
Barkeeper - February 2, 2019
Feb 4 • 4 min
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.
Out in America - February 2, 2019
Feb 2 • 6 min
This week: Tom Papa celebrates the Los Angeles food scene with a stop at Tony’s Mexican Grill and meets a mechanic named Fernando and an Uber driver named Donna, along with a few mythical L.A. characters.
Yes, And - January 26, 2019
Jan 28 • 5 min
Chris Thile’s Song of the Week, “Yes, And,” from our January 26, 2019 show. The band: Gaby Moreno, Mike Elizondo, Jebin Bruni, Chris Eldridge, Jeremy Kittel, and Trevor Lawrence Jr.
New Good Old Mountain Dew - January 19, 2019
Jan 21 • 3 min
Chris Thile’s Song of the Week, “New Good Old Mountain Dew,” from our January 19, 2019 show. The band: Aoife O’Donovan, Mike Elizondo, Chris Eldridge, Brittany Haas, Trevor Lawrence Jr., and Dave Palmer.
Out in America - January 12, 2019
Jan 14 • 8 min
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.
Fail Better (Three Advil and a Coffee) - January 12, 2019
Jan 14 • 4 min
Chris Thile’s Song of the Week, “Fail Better (Three Advil and a Coffee),” from our January 12, 2019 show. The band: Gaby Moreno, Mike Elizondo, Tyler Chester, Chris Eldridge, Alex Hargreaves, and Trevor Lawrence Jr.
Out in America - January 5, 2019
Jan 7 • 6 min
Tom Papa makes a realistic New Year’s resolution, stops in Modesto on his way to San Francisco, and visits an iconic California restaurant known for its pea soup. (Originally from January 6, 2018.)
Out in America - December 22, 2018
Dec 24, 2018 • 6 min
Tom Papa plays tourist in his hometown of New York City, where he visits Rockefeller Center, eats at an unidentified chain restaurant named after a day of the week, and encounters an unruly off-brand Times Square costumed character.
Merry Christmas from Laramie - December 22, 2018
Dec 24, 2018 • 3 min
Chris Thile’s Song of the Week, “Merry Christmas from Laramie,” from our December 22, 2018 show. The band: Mike Elizondo, Jeff Babko, Chris Eldridge, Alex Hargreaves, and Ted Poor.
Out in America - December 15, 2018
Dec 17, 2018 • 6 min
Our traveling correspondent, comedian Tom Papa experiences the music, beer, barbeque, colorful characters, and festive weirdness of Austin, Texas.
The Salt (In the Wounds) of the Earth, Part 3 - December 15, 2018
Dec 17, 2018 • 4 min
Chris Thile’s Song of the Week, “The Salt (In the Wounds) of the Earth, Part 3,” from our December 15, 2018 show.
Out in America - December 8, 2018
Dec 10, 2018 • 6 min
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.
The Salt (In the Wounds) of the Earth, Part 2 - December 8, 2018
Dec 10, 2018 • 4 min
Chris Thile’s Song of the Week, “The Salt (In the Wounds) of the Earth, Part 2,” from our December 8, 2018 show.
Out in America - December 1, 2018
Dec 3, 2018 • 6 min
Tom Papa visits his native New Jersey in search of a hat, pauses to yearn for the bygone days of hat etiquette, and grabs a bite at Rutt’s Hut in Clifton, NJ, where he chats with a jovial plumber named Tony.
The Salt (In the Wounds) of the Earth, Part 1 - December 1, 2018
Dec 3, 2018 • 3 min
Chris Thile’s Song of the Week, “The Salt (In the Wounds) of the Earth, Part 1,” from our December 1, 2018 show.
Out in America - October 27, 2018
Oct 29, 2018 • 6 min
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.
There’s More to Death - October 27, 2018
Oct 29, 2018 • 4 min
Chris Thile’s Song of the Week, “There’s More to Death,” from our October 27, 2018 show. The band: Madison Cunningham, Mike Elizondo, Chris Eldridge, Alex Hargreaves, Dave Palmer, and Abe Rounds.
Out in America - October 20, 2018
Oct 22, 2018 • 6 min
Our traveling correspondent, comedian Tom Papa, visits Buffalo, New York to experience the city’s famous wings and talks bowling with an imposing but amiable bartender.
Laysong - October 20, 2018
Oct 22, 2018 • 4 min
Chris Thile’s Song of the Week, “Laysong,” from our October 20, 2018 show. The band: Aoife O’Donovan, Mike Elizondo, Chris Eldridge, Brittany Haas, Trevor Lawrence Jr., and Dave Palmer.
Out in America - October 13, 2018
Oct 15, 2018 • 6 min
This week: Tom Papa heads to Denver, where he chats with a New Jersey expat who’s having dating troubles, attends a “Punkin Chunkin” festival, samples some local baked goods, and gets lost in a corn maze.
The First Degree - October 13, 2018
Oct 15, 2018 • 5 min
Chris Thile’s Song of the Week, “The First Degree,” from our October 13, 2018 show. The band: Madison Cunningham, Mike Elizondo, Matt Chamberlain, Chris Eldridge, Brittany Haas, and Dave Palmer.
Out in America - October 6, 2018
Oct 8, 2018 • 5 min
Tom Papa takes a road trip from Portland, Maine to the Long Island Sound, talks with a couple who met at a Kiss tribute band concert, meets a cab driver who’s not prepared for winter, and stumbles upon a bar full of karaoke ringers. We’re back with new…
I Believe You - October 6, 2018
Oct 8, 2018 • 3 min
Chris Thile’s Song of the Week, “I Believe You,” from our October 6, 2018 season premiere, with Mike Elizondo, Chris Eldridge, Alex Hargreaves, Dave Palmer, and Ted Poor. We’re back with new shows! Check out our season schedule at livefromhere.org/tour.
Out in America - July 28, 2018
Jul 30, 2018 • 6 min
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.
Out in America - July 21, 2018
Jul 23, 2018 • 6 min
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.
Out in America - July 14, 2018
Jul 16, 2018 • 5 min
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…
Out in America - July 7, 2018
Jul 12, 2018 • 5 min
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.
Out in America - June 30, 2018
Jul 2, 2018 • 6 min
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…
See You at the Wedding - June 30, 2018
Jul 2, 2018 • 4 min
Chris Thile’s Song of the Week, “See You at the Wedding,” from our June 30, 2018 broadcast, with Aoife O’Donovan, Rich Dworsky, Alan Hampton, Alex Hargreaves, Julian Lage, and Ted Poor.
Out in America - June 23, 2018
Jun 25, 2018 • 6 min
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.
And Just Like That - June 23, 2018
Jun 25, 2018 • 4 min
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.”
Out in America - June 16, 2018
Jun 18, 2018 • 6 min
This week: Tom Papa returns to Cleveland during a heatwave, learns a new word from his chihuahua-owning driver Julia, and sips rosé after getting lost near the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. Be sure to check out Tom’s new book, ‘Your Dad Stole My Rake: And…
A Little Skinny But in Good Shape - June 16, 2018
Jun 18, 2018 • 4 min
Chris Thile’s Song of the Week, “A Little Skinny But in Good Shape,” from our June 16, 2018 broadcast, with Rich Dworsky, Alan Hampton, Alex Hargreaves, Julian Lage, and Ted Poor.
Tom Papa on Mealtime with Children - June 9, 2018
Jun 13, 2018 • 5 min
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!”
Tom Papa on Family Vacations - June 9, 2018
Jun 13, 2018 • 6 min
Tom Papa reads an excerpt from his new book, ‘Your Dad Stole My Rake,’ about sharing a hotel room with your parents, the joys of hotel amenities, and the miseries of traveling with children on our June 9, 2018 show.
Best Life - June 9, 2018
Jun 11, 2018 • 6 min
Chris Thile’s Song of the Week, “Best Life,” from our June 9, 2018 broadcast, with Gaby Moreno, Rich Dworsky, Brittany Haas, Matt Johnson, Paul Kowert, and Julian Lage.
Out in America - June 2, 2018
Jun 4, 2018 • 5 min
In a look back to our January 13, 2018 broadcast, Tom Papa attempts to visit San Diego but winds up in chilly Boston, where he chats with an Irish bartender and warms up in a bowling alley with a couple of helpful Patriots fans.
Out in America - May 26, 2018
May 28, 2018 • 6 min
This week: Tom Papa visits San Francisco, stays at a dog-friendly hotel, and samples the Irish coffee at the Buena Vista Cafe.
Power Off and Carry On - May 26, 2018
May 28, 2018 • 4 min
Chris Thile’s Song of the Week, “Power Off and Carry On,” from our May 26, 2018 broadcast, with Sarah Jarosz, Rich Dworsky, Josh Dion, Chris Eldridge, Brittany Haas, and Alan Hampton.
Out in America - May 19, 2018
May 21, 2018 • 6 min
Our traveling correspondent, comedian Tom Papa, heads to Detroit, Michigan, where he makes friends at a Greek restaurant, visits the Motown Museum, and experiences the city’s newfound optimism.
The New Delta Blues - May 19, 2018
May 21, 2018 • 4 min
Chris Thile’s Song of the Week, “The New Delta Blues,” from our May 19, 2018 broadcast, with Madison Cunningham, Rich Dworsky, Chris Eldridge, Brittany Haas, Alan Hampton, and James McAlister.
Out in America - May 12, 2018
May 14, 2018 • 6 min
In a look back to our January 6, 2018 broadcast, Tom Papa makes a realistic New Year’s resolution, stops in Modesto on his way to San Francisco, and visits an iconic California restaurant known for its pea soup.
Out in America - May 5, 2018
May 5, 2018 • 6 min
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.
Tic Tac - May 5, 2018
May 5, 2018 • 4 min
Chris Thile’s Song of the Week, “Tic Tac,” from our May 5, 2018 broadcast, with Madison Cunningham, Rich Dworsky, Chris Eldridge, Brittany Haas, Paul Kowert, and Ted Poor.
Madison Square Park - April 28, 2018
Apr 30, 2018 • 4 min
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.
Out in America - April 28, 2018
Apr 30, 2018 • 5 min
This week: our traveling correspondent Tom Papa heads to Colorado where he keeps an eye out for paranormal incidents at the spooky Stanley Hotel, treats himself for altitude sickness, and does a little hiking.
Out in America - April 21, 2018
Apr 23, 2018 • 6 min
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.
Au Revoir, Rue St. Denis! - April 21, 2018
Apr 23, 2018 • 3 min
Chris Thile’s Song of the Week, “Au Revoir, Rue St. Denis!,” from our April 21, 2018 broadcast, with Gaby Moreno, Rich Dworsky, Billy Contreras, Josh Dion, Chris Eldridge, and Mike Elizondo.
Out in America - April 14, 2018
Apr 16, 2018 • 6 min
This week: Tom Papa finds spring weather in New York and meets a cast of colorful characters on the way to his first Yankees game of the season.
St. Mike - April 14, 2018
Apr 16, 2018 • 4 min
Chris Thile’s Song of the Week, “St. Mike,” from our April 14, 2018 broadcast, with Gaby Moreno, Rich Dworsky, Chris Eldridge, Alan Hampton, Alex Hargreaves, and Ted Poor.
Out in America - April 7, 2018
Apr 9, 2018 • 6 min
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.
And Now a Word from Our Sponsor - April 7, 2018
Apr 9, 2018 • 4 min
Chris Thile’s Song of the Week, “And Now a Word from Our Sponsor,” from our April 7, 2018 broadcast, with Rich Dworsky, Chris Eldridge, Alan Hampton, Alex Hargreaves, and Ted Poor.
Out in America - March 31, 2018
Apr 2, 2018 • 4 min
This week: Tom Papa visits Philadelphia, where he talks with Eagles fans at a bakery, tries his hand at the ‘Rocky’ steps, and braves an airport shuttle bus ride (originally from December 2, 2017).
Out in America - March 24, 2018
Mar 26, 2018 • 5 min
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).
Out in America - March 17, 2018
Mar 19, 2018 • 4 min
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).
Out in America - March 10, 2018
Mar 10, 2018 • 5 min
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.
Dancing About Architecture - March 10, 2018
Mar 10, 2018 • 4 min
Chris Thile’s Song of the Week, “Dancing About Architecture,” from our March 10, 2018 broadcast, with Rich Dworsky, Alan Hampton, Ted Poor, Bryan Sutton, and Gabe Witcher.
Cure-All - March 3, 2018
Mar 4, 2018 • 4 min
Chris Thile’s Song of the Week, “Cure-All,” from our March 3, 2018 broadcast, with Madison Cunningham, Rich Dworsky, Stuart Duncan, Chris Eldridge, Matt Johnson, and Chris Morrissey.
The Olympic Athletes from Russia - February 24, 2018
Feb 24, 2018 • 4 min
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.
January 2018, Part 4 - January 27, 2018
Jan 27, 2018 • 4 min
Chris Thile’s Song of the Week, “January 2018, Part 4,” from our January 27, 2018 broadcast, with Gaby Moreno, Rich Dworsky, Bill Campbell, Chris Eldridge, Alan Hampton, and Gabe Witcher.
January 2018, Part 3 - January 20, 2018
Jan 20, 2018 • 5 min
Chris Thile’s Song of the Week, “January 2018, Part 3,” from our January 20, 2018 broadcast, with Chris Eldridge, Alan Hampton, Ted Poor, and Gabe Witcher.
January 2018, Part 2 - January 13, 2018
Jan 13, 2018 • 5 min
Chris Thile’s Song of the Week, “January 2018, Part 2,” from our January 13, 2018 broadcast, with Madison Cunningham, Rich Dworsky, Chris Eldridge, Mike Elizondo, Brittany Haas, and Ted Poor.
January 2018, Part 1 - January 6, 2018
Jan 6, 2018 • 4 min
Chris Thile’s Song of the Week, “January 2018, Part 1,” from our January 6, 2018 broadcast, with Gaby Moreno, Rich Dworsky, Brittany Haas, Alan Hampton, Julian Lage, and Ted Poor.
Douglas Fir - December 23, 2017
Dec 23, 2017 • 4 min
Download Chris Thile’s Song of the Week, “Douglas Fir,” from our December 23, 2017 rebroadcast (originally from December 10, 2016). The band: Aoife O’Donovan, Richard Dworsky, Matt Chamberlain, Chris Eldridge, Alex Hargreaves, and Tim Lefebvre.
Locked In - December 16, 2017
Dec 16, 2017 • 4 min
The December 16, 2017 Song of the Week from Chris Thile and his fellow Punch Brothers, and Sarah Jarosz: “Locked In.”
Ornaments - December 9, 2017
Dec 9, 2017 • 4 min
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.
The Dreamchasers - December 2, 2017
Dec 2, 2017 • 3 min
Chris Thile’s Song of the Week, “The Dreamchasers,” from our December 2, 2017 broadcast, with Sarah Jarosz, Rich Dworsky, Mike Elizondo, Julian Lage, Ted Poor, and Gabe Witcher.
No Place Like Home - November 4, 2017
Nov 4, 2017 • 4 min
The Song of the Week, Nickel Creek’s “No Place Like Home,” from our November 4, 2017 broadcast.
Put Your Mask On - October 28, 2017
Oct 28, 2017 • 5 min
Chris Thile’s Song of the Week, “Put Your Mask On,” from our October 28, 2017 broadcast, with Madison Cunningham, Rich Dworsky, Paul Kowert, Ted Poor, Sean Watkins, and Gabe Witcher.
Music For Leaves That Are Changing Colors and Not Making Me Think About My Own Mortality - October 21, 2017
Oct 21, 2017 • 3 min
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.
Calvin and the Ghosties - October 14, 2017
Oct 14, 2017 • 5 min
Chris Thile’s Song of the Week, “Calvin and the Ghosties,” from our October 14, 2017 broadcast, with Rachael Price, Rich Dworsky, Matt Chamberlain, Brittany Haas, Paul Kowert, and Sean Watkins.
Prescription - October 7, 2017
Oct 7, 2017 • 3 min
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.
Feedback Loop - May 20, 2017
May 20, 2017 • 4 min
Chris Thile’s Song Of The Week, “Feedback Loop,” from our May 20, 2017 broadcast, with Sara Watkins, Jerry Douglas, Rich Dworsky, Chris Eldridge, Alan Hampton, and Ted Poor
Comey’s Waltz - May 13, 2017
May 13, 2017 • 3 min
Chris Thile’s Song Of The Week, “Comey’s Waltz,” from our May 13, 2017 broadcast, with Sarah Jarosz, Aoife O’Donovan, Rich Dworsky, Chris Eldridge, Alan Hampton, James McAlister, and Gabe Witcher
Thanks for Listening - February 18, 2017
Feb 18, 2017 • 4 min
Chris Thile’s Song Of The Week, “Thanks for Listening,” from our February 18, 2017 broadcast, with Sarah Jarosz, Aoife O’Donovan, Rich Dworsky, Stuart Duncan, Alan Hampton, Julian Lage, and Ted Poor
Valentine’s Day for Parents of Small Children - February 11, 2017
Feb 11, 2017 • 4 min
Chris Thile’s Song Of The Week, “Valentine’s Day for Parents of Small Children,” from our February 11, 2017 broadcast, with Gaby Moreno, Rich Dworsky, Chris Eldridge, Brittany Haas, Paul Kowert, and Ted Poor
Falsetto - February 4, 2017
Feb 4, 2017 • 5 min
Chris Thile’s Song Of The Week, “Falsetto,” from our February 4, 2017 broadcast, with Aoife O’Donovan, Rich Dworsky, Chris Eldridge, Brittany Haas, Paul Kowert, Noam Pikelny, and Ted Poor
Stanley Ann Dunham - January 21, 2017
Jan 21, 2017 • 4 min
Chris Thile’s Song Of The Week, “Stanley Ann Dunham,” from our January 21, 2017 broadcast, with Aoife O’Donovan, Rich Dworsky, Mike Elizondo, Julian Lage, Ted Poor, and Gabe Witcher
We, Joe Maddon - January 14, 2017
Jan 14, 2017 • 4 min
Chris Thile’s Song Of The Week, “We, Joe Maddon,” from our January 14, 2017 broadcast, with Sarah Jarosz, Rich Dworsky, Chris Eldridge, Brittany Haas, Paul Kowert, and Ted Poor
‘17 (Modern Friendship) - January 7, 2017
Jan 7, 2017 • 4 min
Chris Thile’s Song Of The Week, “‘17 (Modern Friendship),” from our January 7, 2017 broadcast, with Sarah Jarosz, Rich Dworsky, Chris Eldridge, Brittany Haas, Paul Kowert, and Ted Poor
Douglas Fir - December 10, 2016
Dec 10, 2016 • 4 min
Chris Thile’s Song Of The Week, “Douglas Fir,” from our December 10, 2016 broadcast, with Aoife O’Donovan, Richard Dworsky, Matt Chamberlain, Chris Eldridge, Alex Hargreaves, and Tim Lefebvre
Thank You, New York - December 3, 2016
Dec 3, 2016 • 5 min
Chris Thile’s Song Of The Week, “Thank You, New York,” from our December 3, 2016 broadcast, with Gaby Moreno, Richard Dworsky, Chris Eldridge, Brittany Haas, Paul Kowert, and Ted Poor
I Made This for You - November 12, 2016
Nov 12, 2016 • 3 min
Chris Thile’s Song Of The Week, “I Made This for You,” from our November 12, 2016 broadcast, with Lydia Rogers of The Secret Sisters, Richard Dworsky, Stuart Duncan, Chris Eldridge, Greg Garrison, and Roy Wooten
The Dark Half of the Year - October 29, 2016
Oct 29, 2016 • 6 min
Chris Thile’s Song Of The Week, “The Dark Half of the Year,” from our October 29, 2016 broadcast, with Gaby Moreno, Rich Dworsky, Alan Hampton, Alex Hargreaves, Julian Lage, and Ted Poor
Dates - October 22, 2016
Oct 22, 2016 • 4 min
Chris Thile’s Song Of The Week, “Dates,” from our October 22, 2016 broadcast, with Sarah Jarosz, Rich Dworsky, Chris Eldridge, Brittany Haas, Paul Kowert, and Ted Poor
Get It Out On The Radio - October 15, 2016
Oct 15, 2016 • 4 min
Chris Thile’s first Song Of The Week, “Get It Out On The Radio,” from our October 15, 2016 broadcast, with Rich Dworsky, Chris Eldridge, Brittany Haas, Sarah Jarosz, Paul Kowert, and Ted Poor