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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.

Episode Date
Out In America: St. Paul - August 17, 2019
00:06:35
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. Find Tom’s tour dates at tompapa.com.
Aug 19, 2019
Plaguey Hill - August 10, 2019
00:07:40
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, Shaun Martin, and Ted Poor.
Aug 12, 2019
Out In America: Minneapolis - August 3, 2019
00:06:32
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
Aug 08, 2019
Turn to the Water - August 3, 2019
00:06:50
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 front door The melting snow Would turn our creek into a river Now from the airplane I catch a glimpse Of the Mississippi And my young self asks me If we’re doing all right When the pressure of living Is too much for the wine I turn to the water ‘Cause none of our failings Can worry my mind To the point where a river can’t soothe me Out the front door The melting snow Would turn our creek into a river And brave explorers Could sail the globe And still be home in time for dinner Now from the hotel I hear the song Of the mighty frozen Mississippi “Under ice and trouble We will roll along Bring me your burdens For all that you’ve earned them There are no shoulders broader than mine When the pressure of living Is too much for your wine Turn to my water ‘Cause none of y’all’s failings Should worry your mind To the point where this river can’t soothe you” When the pressure of living Is too much for the wine I turn to the water and choose To believe that no failing Can worry my mind To the point where this river can’t soothe me
Aug 05, 2019
Out In America: Behind the Scenes - July 20, 2019
00:09:50
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
Out In America: Jersey Shore - June 29, 2019
00:05:27
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
Out In America: Portland, Oregon - June 22, 2019
00:06:49
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 from our June 23, 2018 broadcast.)
Jun 27, 2019
And Just Like That - June 22, 2019
00:04:28
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.
Jun 24, 2019
Out in America: NYC City Hall - June 15, 2019
00:06:55
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.
Jun 17, 2019
Breathe In - June 15, 2019
00:04:06
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: Sing we now our mid-year hymn Breathe in love Breathe in Shush your mind with oxygen Breathe in love Breathe in You need this Amen Rest thy voice click-off thy pen Breathe in love Pluck not thy weary mandolin Breathe in love Breathe in You need this Amen Take thy summer medicine Breathe in love With one foot in the looney bin Breathe in love And when Fall asks you where you’ve been You can breathe out Again So breathe in love Breathe in You need this Amen
Jun 17, 2019
Lightning Man - June 8, 2019
00:03:52
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 this dashing and dotting’s gonna bring the world home to youAnd tell you what it is or what it might beSo drink today’s coffee with tomorrow’s news...There’s no more elsewhereEverywhere is hereWith an o-perator, tap-tapping our hope and fearSpeculation and excitementThe clock hands froze the miles disappearedWhen Morse chained the lightningMorse has chained the lightningBehold these tyrantsAssassins and thievesHaters of light, lawAnd libertyThen behold Morse’s lightningNipping at their heelsFixing to strike them in the middle of the battlefieldWhere they left America dyingOf the great divide in what she thinks and feelsBefore Morse chained the lightning
Jun 10, 2019
Out In America: Washington D.C. - June 1, 2019
00:06:54
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 Lincoln Memorial reflecting pool. Tom’s book Your Dad Stole My Rake is available in paperback now. Find his tour dates and more at tompapa.com.
Jun 03, 2019
Failure Isn't Forever - June 1, 2019
00:04:53
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 my workAs worse comes to worstSinging heave ho‘Cause failure isn’t foreverOh failures aren’t foreverUnless they never try to do betterWe’ve left too big a markCasted too long a shadowBut failure won’t be foreverOh failures aren’t foreverUnless they never try to do betterWe’re gonna need some believersTo believe that failure isn’t foreverIt’s just a point in time to get betterWe welcome the darkThat pours through unlit windowsAs worst recedes to worseAnd we warm to the workSinging heave hoFailure isn’t foreverOh failures aren’t foreverUnless they never try to do betterWe’re gonna need some believersTo believe that failure isn’t foreverIt’s just a point in time to get better
Jun 03, 2019
Out In America: St. Louis - May 25, 2019
00:06:32
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
Monette and the Milkman - May 25, 2019
00:05:02
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 trap yourLoving folks have setBut you don’t have to spring itGather up your things it’sTime you placed yourOwn bet”MonetteReplies “boy don’t I know itBut I’d be disowned ifI just up and leftIn the middle of the plan toRaise our family’s standingBy what man I wedMy mom and his are in the parlorTalking guest list dresses drinks and ringsMy father asked his then he asked my father no one’s bothered asking meSo MilkmanLover boyAdam whatcha afterA partnerOr a pretty toyAdam whatcha afterI’m almost scared ask ‘causeWhat if you’re too scared to ask me too and—“MonetteI’m after marrying a goddessGiving her just cause toBless the day we metYeah we’ll be in San DiegoSpreading avocadoOn our morningToast yet”MonetteReplies “well ain’t that niceBut dear a high societyGirl daren’t acceptWhy don’t you run along and partyWith those movie stars andGive them my regretsMy mom and his are in the parlorOn to what our children’s names should beMy father asked his then he asked my fatherAnd that’s quite enough for me”MilkmanLoverboy“Monette”His heart sinks as he whispers“Well I guess that’s it forThis huh please forgetThat I so misunderstood usAs my train rolls good-guy--Like into theSunset”MonetteReplies “Christ on a crackerHon, I’m kidding, packed, andNot a bit upsetBut since you couldn’t tell I’dChase your love to hell ifThat were where it ledSo MilkmanLover boyIt’s off to CaliforniaI’m your partnerYour my pretty toyAnd we’re off to California”
May 27, 2019
Out in America: Kansas City - May 18, 2019
00:08:25
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 tompapa.com.
May 22, 2019
Fail Better (Three Advil and a Coffee) - May 18, 2019
00:04:47
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 Advil and a coffeeCould cure whatever ailed meIn my twenties:Sunlight loomed like a wall(On a late morning after)I woke up in a well(They threw me a ladder)I said “thank God for y’all(I thought I was a goner”)They said “we're happy to help (At least ‘til you’re older)Soon it won’t be last call(That’s leaving you hammered)It’ll be the plight of the world(And the vanity of your efforts)So keep your eye on the ball(Your mind over matter)And they’ll help find you a girl(Sooner or later)And when you fall down a well(She’ll throw you a ladder)And when the world goes to hell(You can crawl out together)Singing‘Darling you’re my AdvilDarling you’re my coffeeIn the bitter light of morningDarling you’re my AdvilDarling you’re my coffeeIn the bitter light of 2019Everybody trying to do the right thingIf only for their own’”So Darling be my AdvilDarling be my coffeeIn the bitter light of morningDarling be my AdvilDarling be my coffeeIn the bitter light of 2019Everybody’s trying to do the right thingWho knows? It might get done
May 22, 2019
Out in America - May 11, 2019
00:06:45
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
There's More to Death - May 11, 2019
00:04:41
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.
May 13, 2019
Out in America - May 4, 2019
00:06:37
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.
May 06, 2019
Laysong - May 4, 2019
00:04:39
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.
May 06, 2019
Out In America - April 27, 2019
00:07:06
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
Sweet Chimera - April 27, 2019
00:05:31
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.
Apr 29, 2019
Given Time - April 20, 2019
00:04:21
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.
Apr 22, 2019
First Kiss - April 13, 2019
00:06:51
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, Brittany Haas, Philip Krohnengold, and Ted Poor. Find "I Love You More Than All the Windows in New York City" in Jessica’s new book 'Spilled and Gone': https://www.upress.pitt.edu/books/9780822965725/
Apr 15, 2019
Out In America - April 6, 2019
00:06:51
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
Attention: The Universe - April 6, 2019
00:03:48
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.
Apr 08, 2019
Out in America - March 30, 2019
00:06:37
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).
Apr 01, 2019
The First Degree - March 30, 2019
00:05:18
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.
Apr 01, 2019
Out in America - March 23, 2019
00:05:57
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 October 6, 2018 show).
Mar 25, 2019
I Believe You - March 23, 2019
00:03:51
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.
Mar 25, 2019
Out In America - March 16, 2019
00:06:35
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.
Mar 18, 2019
Plaguey Hill - March 9, 2019
00:07:40
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 Ted Poor.
Mar 11, 2019
Out In America - March 2, 2019
00:06:32
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
Turn to the Water - March 2, 2019
00:06:50
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.
Mar 04, 2019
Spring Training, Then and Now - February 23, 2019
00:04:14
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.
Feb 24, 2019
Out in America - February 16, 2019
00:06:25
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.
Feb 20, 2019
Out in America - February 9, 2019
00:05:49
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.
Feb 11, 2019
Barkeeper - February 2, 2019
00:04:27
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
Out in America - February 2, 2019
00:06:30
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.
Feb 03, 2019
Yes, And - January 26, 2019
00:05:16
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.
Jan 28, 2019
New Good Old Mountain Dew - January 19, 2019
00:03:35
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.
Jan 21, 2019
Out in America - January 12, 2019
00:08:25
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
Fail Better (Three Advil and a Coffee) - January 12, 2019
00:04:47
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.
Jan 14, 2019
Out in America - January 5, 2019
00:06:35
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.)
Jan 07, 2019
Out in America - December 22, 2018
00:06:51
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.
Dec 24, 2018
Merry Christmas from Laramie - December 22, 2018
00:03:35
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.
Dec 24, 2018
Out in America - December 15, 2018
00:06:52
Our traveling correspondent, comedian Tom Papa experiences the music, beer, barbeque, colorful characters, and festive weirdness of Austin, Texas.
Dec 17, 2018
The Salt (In the Wounds) of the Earth, Part 3 - December 15, 2018
00:04:45
Chris Thile's Song of the Week, "The Salt (In the Wounds) of the Earth, Part 3," from our December 15, 2018 show.
Dec 17, 2018
Out in America - December 8, 2018
00:06:32
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
The Salt (In the Wounds) of the Earth, Part 2 - December 8, 2018
00:04:34
Chris Thile's Song of the Week, "The Salt (In the Wounds) of the Earth, Part 2," from our December 8, 2018 show.
Dec 10, 2018
Out in America - December 1, 2018
00:06:22
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.
Dec 03, 2018
The Salt (In the Wounds) of the Earth, Part 1 - December 1, 2018
00:03:34
Chris Thile's Song of the Week, "The Salt (In the Wounds) of the Earth, Part 1," from our December 1, 2018 show.
Dec 03, 2018
Out in America - October 27, 2018
00:06:45
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.
Oct 29, 2018
There's More to Death - October 27, 2018
00:04:41
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.
Oct 29, 2018
Out in America - October 20, 2018
00:06:37
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.
Oct 22, 2018
Laysong - October 20, 2018
00:04:39
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.
Oct 22, 2018
Out in America - October 13, 2018
00:06:37
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.
Oct 15, 2018
The First Degree - October 13, 2018
00:05:18
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.
Oct 15, 2018
Out in America - October 6, 2018
00:05:57
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 shows! Check out our season schedule at livefromhere.org/tour.
Oct 08, 2018
I Believe You - October 6, 2018
00:03:51
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.
Oct 08, 2018
Out in America - July 28, 2018
00:06:55
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
Out in America - July 21, 2018
00:06:25
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
Out in America - July 14, 2018
00:05:41
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
Out in America - July 7, 2018
00:05:49
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
Out in America - June 30, 2018
00:06:14
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
See You at the Wedding - June 30, 2018
00:04:23
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.
Jul 02, 2018
Out in America - June 23, 2018
00:06:49
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
And Just Like That - June 23, 2018
00:04:12
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
Out in America - June 16, 2018
00:06:16
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 Other Family Dilemmas!'
Jun 18, 2018
A Little Skinny But in Good Shape - June 16, 2018
00:04:23
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.
Jun 18, 2018
Tom Papa on Mealtime with Children - June 9, 2018
00:05:55
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
Tom Papa on Family Vacations - June 9, 2018
00:06:56
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.
Jun 13, 2018
Best Life - June 9, 2018
00:06:13
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.
Jun 11, 2018
Out in America - June 2, 2018
00:05:29
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.
Jun 04, 2018
Out in America - May 26, 2018
00:06:24
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
Power Off and Carry On - May 26, 2018
00:04:19
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.
May 28, 2018
Out in America - May 19, 2018
00:06:30
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.
May 21, 2018
The New Delta Blues - May 19, 2018
00:04:01
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.
May 21, 2018
Out in America - May 12, 2018
00:06:35
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.
May 14, 2018
Out in America - May 5, 2018
00:06:41
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
Tic Tac - May 5, 2018
00:04:37
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.
May 05, 2018
Madison Square Park - April 28, 2018
00:04:16
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
Out in America - April 28, 2018
00:05:59
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.
Apr 30, 2018
Out in America - April 21, 2018
00:06:08
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
Au Revoir, Rue St. Denis! - April 21, 2018
00:03:37
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.
Apr 23, 2018
Out in America - April 14, 2018
00:06:04
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.
Apr 16, 2018
St. Mike - April 14, 2018
00:04:44
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.
Apr 16, 2018
Out in America - April 7, 2018
00:06:38
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
And Now a Word from Our Sponsor - April 7, 2018
00:04:25
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.
Apr 09, 2018
Out in America - March 31, 2018
00:04:59
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).
Apr 02, 2018
Out in America - March 24, 2018
00:05:18
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
Out in America - March 17, 2018
00:04:51
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
Out in America - March 10, 2018
00:05:55
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
Dancing About Architecture - March 10, 2018
00:04:48
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.
Mar 11, 2018
Cure-All - March 3, 2018
00:04:16
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.
Mar 04, 2018
The Olympic Athletes from Russia - February 24, 2018
00:04:15
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
January 2018, Part 4 - January 27, 2018
00:04:34
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.
Jan 27, 2018
January 2018, Part 3 - January 20, 2018
00:05:12
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.
Jan 20, 2018
January 2018, Part 2 - January 13, 2018
00:05:19
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.
Jan 13, 2018