The Parrot and the Potbellied Pig

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Wolves and rabbits and bears are the usual suspects in our fables --- but who will serve as the heroes of our modern-day tales? This week we bring you some candidates, and counter that there are more to parrots than pirates; more to pigs than houses made of straw. One endangered thick-billed parrot turns the lives of three New Yorkers upside down. One little pig ends an entire relationship. And David Sedaris brings these two animals together in a new story.

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Ira Glass