NPR Driveway Moments All About Animals Radio Stories That Won't Let You Go

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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.


  • 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
  • Bird Clothes
  • Drive-Up Boar Semen
  • The Boy Who Ran Like a Deer
  • The Soul of a Dog

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