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Tent Show Radio Tomorrow: John Prine

If you’re within range of (or can stream) one of these stations tomorrow (Saturday, June 24th) we hope you’ll join Mike as he hosts another edition of Tent Show Radio from Big Top Chautauqua and debuts yet another Clodhopper Definition of the Big Dang Word of the Week. Information on streaming the show here.

This episode’s monologue – delivered from the backstage dressing room with the one lonely little lightbulb burning –Mike tells you what he’s like on roller skates.  Then–in clodhopper terms–he defines the Big Dang Word “phlegmatic.”

You can join the Tent Show Radio Facebook page here, and many previous Tent Show Radio episodes available for streaming anytime – just click here. 

Eaux Claires III Thank you

Final @eauxclaireswi task, Sunday at dusk: Clean the tiny house. So many words and hearts shared in there over the course of two days. My wife helped me (a date!) and the grounds echoed with backup beepers and tear-down crews but also the stillness of thousands safely departed. Thank you.

“Roughneck Grace” Sitting with St. Jude

Every week the Wisconsin State Journal runs “Roughneck Grace,” a weekly column written by Mike (many of the columns will be adapted from Mike’s Tent Show Radio monologues). Today’s column, “Sitting with St. Jude” can be seen online here.