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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 from 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, 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. Support the show at livefromhere.org/give

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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 from 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, 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. Support the show at livefromhere.org/give

    Tom Papa: Grandparents - May 23, 2020

    Tom Papa: Grandparents - May 23, 2020

    Tom Papa reads an excerpt on grandparents from his book Your Dad Stole My Rake during our December 7, 2019 show. (originally from our December 7, 2019 episode)



    Find more about Tom’s Netflix special and his new book, You’re Doing Great!, at tompapa.com.



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    Listen to our May 23 rebroadcast with Pixies, Black Pumas, Crooked Still, Freestyle Love Supreme, Aoife O’Donovan, and Tom Papa

    • 4 min
    Out In America: San Diego - May 23, 2020

    Out In America: San Diego - May 23, 2020

    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. (originally from our December 7, 2019 show)



    Find more about Tom’s Netflix special and his new book, You’re Doing Great!, at tompapa.com.



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    Listen to our May 23 rebroadcast with Pixies, Black Pumas, Crooked Still, Freestyle Love Supreme, Aoife O’Donovan, and Tom Papa

    • 7 min
    Song of the Week: How's the Weather Where You Are? - May 23, 2020

    Song of the Week: How's the Weather Where You Are? - May 23, 2020

    Download Chris Thile’s Song of the Week for May 23, 2020: “How’s the Weather Where You Are?” (originally from our December 7, 2019 show) The band: Chris Thile, Aoife O’Donovan, Mike Elizondo, Chris Eldridge, Marcus Gilmore, Brittany Haas, Brett Williams.



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    Listen to our May 23 rebroadcast with Pixies, Black Pumas, Crooked Still, Freestyle Love Supreme, Aoife O’Donovan, and Tom Papa







    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

    • 4 min
    Song of the Week: You're Just Doing Your Job - May 9, 2020

    Song of the Week: You're Just Doing Your Job - May 9, 2020

    Download Chris Thile’s Song of the Week for May 9, 2020: “You’re Just Doing Your Job.” The band: Chris Thile, Anaïs Mitchell, Jon Cowherd, Eric Doob, Alex Hargreaves, Armand Hirsch, Chris Morrissey. (Originally from our November 23, 2019 episode.)



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    Listen to our May 9 rebroadcast with Paul Simon, Vagabon, Anaïs Mitchell, Ryan Hamilton, Ron Funches & Holly Laurent







    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

    • 3 min
    Chris Thile talks with Julie Andrews & Emma Walton Hamilton - May 2, 2020

    Chris Thile talks with Julie Andrews & Emma Walton Hamilton - May 2, 2020

    Julie Andrews and Emma Walton Hamilton joined Chris Thile on our May 2 show to introduce their new podcast, Julie’s Library; share some movie recommendations; and chat about what makes them hopeful for the future. Listen to this extended version of the interview and find Julie’s Library wherever you get your podcasts!







    Listen to our May 2 show with Sylvan Esso, Watkins Family Hour, Gaby Moreno, Josh Gondelman & more

    • 7 min
    Song of the Week: It's a Long Way Across the Wire - April 25, 2020

    Song of the Week: It's a Long Way Across the Wire - April 25, 2020

    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.



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    Lyrics:

    Boy you’re gonna tire

    Yourself right out pretending

    That you can write a happy ending

    To this story by yourself

    ‘Cause it’s a long way

    Across the wire

    Ain’t no shame in falling

    Just in being ashamed of calling

    For a friend to come and help

    Yeah it’s a long way

    Across the wire

    And it’s been a bad day



    Boys you’re gonna tire

    Yourselves right out pretending

    That you can write a happy ending

    To this story by yourselves

    ‘Cause it’s a long way

    Across the wire

    Ain’t no shame in falling

    Just in being ashamed of calling

    For a friend to come and help

    Yeah it’s a long way

    Across the wire

    And it’s been a bad day



    But I bet it’ll get a little better

    Bet it’ll get a little better

    Boy let a buddy in I bet it’ll get a little better

    Whoop

    Let it get better

    Let everybody in

    ‘Cause buddy with everybody in I bet it’ll get a little better



    We ain’t gonna tire

    Ourselves out pretending

    That we can write a happy ending

    To this story by ourselves

    ‘Cause it’s a long way

    Across the wire

    Ain’t no shame in falling

    Just in being ashamed of calling

    For a friend to come and help

    Yeah it’s a long way

    Across the wire

    And it’s been a bad day



    But I bet it’ll get a little better

    Bet it’ll get a little better

    Boy let a buddy in I bet it’ll get a little better



    But I bet it’ll get a little better

    Bet it’ll get a little better

    Boy let a buddy in I bet it’ll get a little better

    Whoop

    Let it get better

    Let everybody in

    ‘Cause buddy with everybody in I bet it’ll get a little better

    • 5 min

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