Hosted by Steve Inskeep
Humorous, touching stories from the National Public Radio archives illuminate and celebrate our relationship with our furry, feathered, and sometimes scaly friends.
What’s a “driveway moment”? It’s when you’re so captivated by a story you’re hearing on NPR that you stay in your car to hear it to the end—even if you’re sitting in your driveway with the motor running. For years, listeners have written to NPR to describe such moments. Now animal lovers especially will want to make sure their tanks are full.
Heard on All Things Considered, Morning Edition, Talk of the Nation, and Wait WaitàDon’t Tell Me!, hosted by Morning Edition's Steve Inskeep, these stories will make you laugh out loud and shed a tear or two.
Steve Inskeep is host of NPR's Morning Edition, the most widely heard radio news program in the United States. He co-hosts the program with Renee Montagne and David Greene. Known for probing questions to everyone from presidents to warlords to musicians, Inskeep has a passion for stories of the less famous—like an American soldier who lost both feet in Afghanistan, or an Ethiopian woman's extraordinary journey to the United States.
The Dog Who Loved to Suck on Toads
My Mother, My Parrot
The Sad Story of Ziggy, the Too Perfect Parrot
Pet Tricks—and an Accidental Career
A Dog Walker’s Dog Walker
Search for Lost Pets Continues in Louisiana
Turtle Holds On in Center of Vietnam’s Capital
A Dog’s Life in Vietnam
Precisionist Nears a New Pasture
An Entrepreneurial Dog’s Private Life
The Dog Stays in the Picture
Cute and Fuzzy as the Nation’s Lead Story
The Wait Wait Petting Zoo
No Chump Change for Chimp Art
Miss Pudding: A Feline Farewell
Vacuuming Prairie Dogs
When Hummingbirds Come Home
Drive-Up Boar Semen
The Boy Who Ran Like a Deer
The Soul of a Dog
Publisher: HighBridge Company
Unabridged, 1.5 hours