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Garrison Keillor always returns to Lake Wobegon. Source: Brian Velenchenko hide caption

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Source: Brian Velenchenko

A Prairie Home Companion was my first introduction to public radio. When I was little, we listened to Garrison Keillor and the prairie players every Thanksgiving as our hosts put the finishing touches on the turkey, and I helped set the kids' table. The highlight of the program was always Keillor's tales from Lake Wobegon, and our slicing, plating, and mashing would slow a bit as our ears swiveled toward the radio, focusing on his story. It's such a part of my family's early years that my dad wore out not one, but two Powdermilk Biscuits shirts, and my mom's Bertha's Kitty Boutique tee is threadbare, to say the least. We're talking with Garrison today — he's got a new story from Lake Wobegon out, called Pontoon — what's your favorite story, book, or show sponsor?