Full episode 754: Spark Bird Prologue Prologue Share a clip Transcript ByIra Glass Ira goes out birding with birder extraordinaire Noah Strycker, who tells the dramatic story of the bird that changed his life: the turkey vulture. (13 minutes) More in AnimalsView all 776: I Work Better on Deadline July 29, 2022 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) 756: But I Did Everything Right Dec. 10, 2021 Act Three: Bought the Farm Senior editor David Kestenbaum helps his kids set up an ant farm. 754: Spark Bird Nov. 26, 2021 Act One: 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. More by Ira GlassView all 777: Name. Age. Detail. Aug. 12, 2022 Margus Morrison Margus Morrison was a school bus aide, father of six. 774: The Pink House at the Center of the World July 1, 2022 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 throughtout the country. 765: Off Course Mar. 18, 2022 Act One: The Audition Ira’s story of Yibin Li continues.