Full episode 654: The Feather Heist Act One The Specimens Share a clip BySean Cole The birds Edwin Rist stole were valuable and collected in the mid-1800s by one of the greatest scientific explorers of his time: a man named Alfred Russel Wallace. (6 minutes) More by Sean ColeView all 738: Good Grief! May 28, 2021 Act Two: When It Rains Producer Sean Cole has, unfortunately, experienced something known as “cumulative grief” this year. 735: Bloody Feelings Apr. 9, 2021 Act Five: Un-Break My Heart Producer Sean Cole scrubs in to observe heart surgeon Dr. 723: Squeaker Nov. 6, 2020 Act Six: Massachusetts During an election in which it feels like the very existence of our democracy hangs in the balance, producer Sean Cole and someone very close to him have been dealing with their own immediate existential questions.