Ira visits an 83-year-old man named Dick Paterniti who’s been waging a long and lonely war against a woodpecker. (5 minutes)
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We turn to those who are truly spineless, and I mean literally, they are creatures that have no spines.
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.
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Gary puts on a tough guy costume, but will it turn him into a tough guy? Ira continues Gary Gulman’s story.
Religion professor Elaine Pagels explains the roots and evolution of Satan in religious texts.
The story of two young people who, in their search to figure out who they were, pretended to be people they weren't.