January is here and let’s be honest: it’s cold, it’s dark and we could all use some lighthearted TPT programming brought straight to our screens. Lucky for you we’ve compiled a list of refreshing and fun TPT shows to ward of the doldrums of the winter season.
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Relish shares stories and recipes of cultural heritage in Twin Cities communities through the universal language of food. In each episode, host Yia Vang of Union Hmong Kitchen takes viewers in kitchens with local chefs as they serve up an ingredient or dish that has personal and cultural meaning to them.
Relish is made possible by the Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund and the citizens of Minnesota.
Travel with the world’s best-known climate activist as she takes her fight to a global stage. With unique access, the series follows Greta over an extraordinary year as she embarks on a mission to ensure world leaders work to limit global warming.
The history of punk rock in the Twin Cities, from The Suicide Commandos to Hüsker Dü to American Head Charge. Minneapolis and Saint Paul had a thriving hardcore scene with bands including Rifle Sport, Loud Fast Rules, Red Meat, Willful Neglect, Final Conflict and Outcry.
Austin City Limits continues its longstanding tradition of showcasing the best of original American music and beyond. Musical styles range from contemporary and traditional pop to rock, country, blues, bluegrass, Latin, folk, roots and more. All find a home on the Austin City Limits stage.
Check out the latest episode featuring Olivia Rodrigo and Phoebe Bridgers live from Austin.
Sound Field is a music education series that explores the music theory, production, history and culture behind our favorite songs and musical styles. Pop, classical, rap, jazz, electronic music, folk, country and indigenous music — we’ll cover it all and highlight the connections between genres. Hosted by accomplished musicians and music teachers Arthur “LA” Buckner and Linda Diaz, each episode will be a unique combination of musical performance and video essay explainers.
Featuring in-depth and often irreverent interviews with the world’s best-known music photographers, musicians, gallerists, music journalists and social commentators, Icon: Music Through the Lens is an eye-opening, six-part, thrill ride through the amazing world of music photography.
America’s Test Kitchen uses a common-sense, practical approach to solve everyday cooking problems and save viewers time and money. Bridget Lancaster and Julia Collin Davison lead a team of dedicated test kitchen cooks to reveal the basics of foolproof home cooking while preparing dozens of exhaustively tested recipes.
Recorded in TPT‘s studios with a live audience, The Lowertown Line pairs concert-style musical performance with insightful conversation with the artists. These dynamic performance specials are made possible by the State Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.
Follow veterinarian James Herriot at the start of his storied career in rural Yorkshire in the 1930s.
Watch season one now, or catch new episodes of season two airing Sunday nights on TPT 2.
Watch by logging into your TPT Passport account and watching online, or on the PBS Video App.
Bonus: Long Lost Podcast
Author Jack El-Hai explores one of the state’s oldest active missing persons cases in Twin Cities PBS’s first podcast documentary series. The Klein brothers – Kenny, David, and Danny, ages 8, 6 and 4 – left for Farview Park in Minneapolis’ Northside neighborhood on November 10, 1951, and were never seen again.
Check out even more great shows on tpt.org or by browsing on the PBS Video App. Happy viewing!
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