Thursday August 27, 2015

Final Words

Why do we place so much importance on last words? A scientist presents his findings after years of studying the final words of parrots.

Plus,  B.J.  Novak's story of a man too impatient to listen to the end of people's sentences, and Howard gets a head start scripting out what to say when it's his turn to kick the bucket.

Listen to an excerpt about parrots' last words.

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B.J. Novak's story is from his book, ONE MORE THING (Copyright © 2014 by B.J. Novak Production, production copyright by Random House LLC). The story was used with permission of Penguin Random House Audio. Visitrandomhouseaudio.com to purchase the full audio book.

Special music thanks to  Christian Bjoerklund from the  Free Music Archive, and to  CYAN Music and  Small Colin. Additional music thanks to Bryanna Tyrell for  Broken Castle, to Jack Ventimiglia, BMI, for  New Hot ShtickCommon Denominator and  Massive Dream from  BWN music.  

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