Full episode 315: The Parrot and the Potbellied Pig Act Three Combo Platter Share a clip ByDavid Sedaris David Sedaris reads a new story that explores the age-old question: Can a parrot and a pot-bellied pig find happiness in a world that only wants to pigeon-hole them? David's most recent book is Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim. (12 minutes) More in FictionView all 639: In Dog We Trust Feb. 23, 2018 Act Four: Resurrection Writer Brady Udall with another story about what animals can take the place of, in our lives and in our homes—this one involving an armadillo. 606: Just What I Wanted Dec. 23, 2016 Act One: Lopsided Tannenbaum A fictional story written and read by Maile Meloy about a family that encounters two peculiar strangers in the snow on Christmas Day. 603: Once More, With Feeling Dec. 2, 2016 Act Three: You Had One Job A bomb disposal robot is assigned a new and even more complicated task. More by David SedarisView all 639: In Dog We Trust Feb. 23, 2018 Act One: The Youth In Asia When a pet dies, to what degree can it be replaced by another? And to what degree can pets replace people in our lives? David Sedaris tells this story of cats and dogs and other animals. 517: Day At The Beach Jan. 31, 2014 Act Four: Now We Are Five David Sedaris comes from a big family, who for many years growing up, took annual vacations to the same beach house. 464: Invisible Made Visible May 18, 2012 Act Four: Turn Around Bright Eyes Ira Glass's sister once met David Sedaris, and commented that he was much nicer than she thought he would be, given his writing.