Chris Thile fulfills childhood dream as new host of ‘Prairie Home Companion’

     Chris Thile is the new host of

    Chris Thile is the new host of "A Prairie Home Companion." (Photo by Devin Pedde)

    When ‘A Prairie Home Companion’ comes to Philadelphia’s Academy of Music on Saturday, attendees will savor Powdermilk Biscuits and the sounds of musicians Jason Isbell, Angelique Kidjo and newly named host Chris Thile.

    WHYY’s Dave Heller spoke with Thile about his career, the mandolin, and stepping into founding host Garrison Keillor’s very big shoes.

    Listen to their conversation below.

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