754: Spark Bird
Don’t Chicken Out
Carmen Milito tells Ira the story of a date she went on as a teenager, and the bird her mom brought to the occasion. (14 minutes)
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Act Three: If These Dogs Could Talk
There are certain jobs where thinking about someone else’s life is just built into it.
Act Two: Oh What A Hangled Web We Weave
Lilly Sullivan talks with former science reporter, Kelsey Padget, who’s on a mission to disabuse the world of its incorrect assumptions about an allegedly murderous creature: the black widow spider. (10 minutes)Kelsey Padgett will be hosting an upcoming weekly podcast about big history rivalries and gossipy petty feuds.
Act Two: Snail in the Coffin
Senior Editor David Kestenbaum talks with a different kind of advocacy group: animal scientists doing their best to save a particular species before it winks out of existence. (16 minutes)
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Act Two: I’ll Be Watching You
A group of 6th grade boys are bothered by their teacher’s behavior.
Margus Morrison was a school bus aide, father of six.
Act Four: Next
Host Ira Glass walks through possible next steps with a pro-life activist who worked on the Texas SB8 bill, that set a precedent for enforcement of abortion bans throughout the country.