Meet Our Hosts
This fall, mandolin virtuoso Chris Thile takes over as our new host. Each week, Chris will feature incredible live performances from an array of special musical guests — some known by all, and some who soon will be — along with a bit of comedy and spoken word, plus Chris will compose and perform a unique new song each week.
Our creator and Executive producer was born in 1942 in Anoka, Minnesota, and began his radio career as a freshman at the University of Minnesota, from which he graduated in 1966. He went to work for Minnesota Public Radio in 1969, and hosted A Prairie Home Companion from July 6, 1974 through July 1, 2016.