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The Great American Folk Show

The Great American Folk Show is a little place where we commune with you to share stories, sing songs, and talk to some good people with great voices.

The show is written, recorded, and hosted by folksinger and songwriter Tom Brosseau, produced by Prairie Public Broadcasting. Original instrumentation by Burkum Boys. Additional music by Sean Watkins. Special flyer design by DLT.

On the radio
Hear a new episode The Great American Folk Show every Saturday at 5pm on Prairie Public, or stream anytime.

Podcast
The Great American Folk Show podcast, released biweekly, features interviews, music, poetry, and more, curated from the show's beloved radio broadcast.

How to Listen Live
• Tune your radio to Prairie Public. Find your local frequency >
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What's Tom Listening To?
Check out Tom Brosseau's frequently updated playlist of some of his favorite music.

Questions, Comments, Suggestions?
Email Mary Jones at maryjonesmjm@gmail.com.

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Podcast

The Great American Folk Show podcast features interviews, music, poetry, and more, curated from the show's beloved radio broadcast. Subscribe on your favorite podcast platform.

Podcast
Dakota Diners

Join Tom Brosseau in Dakota Diners as he visits some fantastic places to eat in North Dakota.

Latest Episodes
  • On this episode of Dakota Diners, Tom Brosseau visits Tacos Garcia, a new Mexican restaurant in Killdeer, North Dakota.
  • In this segment from Dakota Diners, Tom Brosseau visits the small town of Marmarth, North Dakota, to eat at the Pastime Club & Steakhouse.
  • Located in the small town of Rhame, North Dakota, Krugers Kitchen is "home cooking at its best." Opened in 2017 by local caterer Julie Kruger, the cafe serves a faithful menu of breakfast, lunch, and dinner classics — but Tom Brosseau visited the restaurant to try their special coulotte sirloin.
  • Mike Ferris and Deborah Lamb run The Old School Center — a hotel, RV park, and store — in Fortuna, North Dakota. The attached restaurant and bar called The Teacher’s Lounge is a popular gathering spot in the small community of 30 people.
  • Rani Kaur and her father (dubbed “Papa Chai”) are the winning duo behind the popular Namaste Chai food truck in Fargo. Listen as Tom Brosseau visits the chai truck to learn about their traditional chai.
Curling Clubs of North Dakota

Throwing Rocks: The Curling Clubs of North Dakota is an ongoing segment on The Great American Folk Show.

Host Tom Brosseau is on a mission to interview every curling club in North Dakota — he wants to learn how the sport came to the United States, the rules of the game, and the history of curling clubs in our state.

Latest Episodes
  • Every February for the past 30 years, Tom’s Lounge — the local bar in Forest River, North Dakota — has hosted an outdoor bonspiel. Some 40 teams took part this year. For a town of 100-some inhabitants, Forest River more than doubles its size during the three-day event.
  • The Crosby Curling Club has been “throwing rocks” for 61 years and counting — making it possibly the oldest curling club in North Dakota. Tom Brosseau traveled to Crosby to meet with club member and board member Josh Bummer.
  • Tom Brosseau is on a mission to interview every curling club in North Dakota. Today, he visits the Lake Region Curling Club in Devils Lake to visit with club member Jeffrey Kitchens.