"Vampires" — October 29, 2011
Happy Halloween! During last year’s broadcast from Colorado Springs, Tim Russell and Fred Newman played vampires unaffected by garlic and stakes but repelled by a chilling ancient incantation. What’s their hidden weakness? Find out above.
The News from Lake Wobegon for September 15, 2012
It’s a gorgeous, gorgeous fall here. Gorgeous nights—warm days, cool nights.
Pastor Liz hosts a bonfire and Mr. Lofgren’s orchard delivers an exceptional harvest of his “Julia” apples.
A few highlights from this weekend’s season opener and street dance, with music by RIch Dworsky and the Shoe Band (“Tennessee Tumble”)
[More videos from the September 15, 2012 broadcast, including Pat Donohue’s ode to “Meat Loaf,” Ira Glass in “Guy Noir,” and “Café Boeuf”]
The News from Lake Wobegon for August 4, 2012
It’s been warm out there—what we call warm. It’s been in the 90s. It’s been good tomato-growing weather.
Irene Bunsen grows a crop of unique tomato plants and a potential buyer bartends at the Sidetrack Tap to get a feel for the place, allowing Wally to enjoy some time on his pontoon boat, in a monologue from 1999.
The News from Lake Wobegon for July 28, 2012
It’s been warm out there this week. Been up in the 80s—unusual for October. The trees are at their peak and everybody should’ve been happy.
Clint Bunsen endures a talkative duck hunting companion, the Lake Wobegon High School football team faces a feared rival, and Pastor Liz chooses between three very different sermon topics, in a monologue from October 2011.
"The Parting Glass"
Fresh Air's very above-average online wrangler Mel Kramer is heading off for new adventures, so here’s a toast to all her great work inspiring us other public radio people here on the ‘webz. Good luck, Mel!
The News from Lake Wobegon for June 23, 2012
A lot of heat at the beginning of the week and storms — sheets of rain coming down — it was a beautiful, beautiful thing.
Lake Wobegon celebrates Father’s Day, Lake Wobegon Lutheran church celebrates the baptism of Roger Hedlund’s granddaughter, and the sounds of the town interrupt the Sunday service.
"Super Mario Bros. Theme" — Portland Cello Project
Koji Kondo’s iconic theme… played by six cellos.
[From the 6/16 broadcast in Eugene, Oregon]
The News from Lake Wobegon for June 9, 2012
It’s been warm there — what we would consider warm. It’s been up in the 80s and it’s been kind of rough on these Scandinavians.
The high school graduation ceremony moves out of the air-conditioning-less gymnasium, the students are disappointed by the transit of Venus, Hannah Rasmussen overuses a metaphor in her valedictorian speech, and the Mueller children return to Lake Wobegon for their mother’s funeral.