Full episode 754: Spark Bird Act Three We Need to Talk About Birdly Transcript There are the birds who exist, and then there are the birds who may as well exist. Producer Sean Cole explains. (18 minutes) BySean Cole Song:“We’re Gonna Live in the Trees” by Robyn Hitchcock More in AnimalsView all 801: Must Be Rats on the Brain June 9, 2023 Act One: Fifty First Rats Producer Elna Baker meets Todd Sklar, a man who can’t quit rats. (22 minutes) 801: Must Be Rats on the Brain June 9, 2023 Act Two: The Big Bag Theory Fifty years ago, New York City started to put garbage out in plastic bags. 801: Must Be Rats on the Brain June 9, 2023 Act Three: Alberta? More Like I’ll-Murdah…A-Lotta Rats How did Alberta, Canada pull off a feat that has eluded the rest of human civilization? Ira visits the largest rat-less land in the world. (15 minutes) More by Sean ColeView all 775: The Possum Experiment July 8, 2022 Act Three: Never Hear the End of It Producer Sean Cole tells one of his favorite stories — about the ending of the book A Clockwork Orange. 766: Well Someone Had to Do SOMETHING! Apr. 1, 2022 Act Two: Zoo Unto Others Sean Cole speaks to Washington Post reporter Siobhan O’Grady about her visit to the zoo in Kyiv. 763: The Other Mr. President Feb. 25, 2022 Act Three: Maybe Pay a Little Attention to the Man behind the Curtain Disinformation and propaganda works differently in Putin’s Russia than it did during the Soviet Union.