Dog Talk ® (and Kitties Too!)

This Gracie® Award-winning show, produced and hosted by pet wellness advocate Tracie Hotchner, has been broadcasting for 11 years with more than 550 consecutive shows from the NPR station Peconic Public Broadcasting in the Hamptons, where it is heard from the East End all across Long Island, into Southern Connecticut and Westchester. It is also carried on the local public radio stations Robinhood Radio in the Berkshires and Radio Cobleskill in upstate New York. DOG TALK® (and Kitties, Too!) features Tracie’s interviews with authors and pet experts from around the world, discussing far-ranging topics involving dogs and cats, many with dog health information, dog and puppy training advice, and help in living harmoniously with your cat.

Hosted by Tracie Hotchner


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Jackson Galaxy, Dog/Cat Film Festival Entries

December 2, 2017

DOG TALK (And Kitties Too!) (12-02-2017) #552: Get to know all more about one of the great cat lovers, Jackson Galaxy [from the TV show “My Cat From Hell”] who talks with Tracie about the arc of his life, and the wisdom in his new book TOTAL CAT MOJO: THE ULTIMATE GUIDE TO LIFE WITH […]

Role of Animals in Many Cultures

November 28, 2017

Dog Talk (And Kitties Too!) (11-25-2017) #551: John Bradshaw speaks from England about his book, THE ANIMALS AMONG US: HOW PETS MAKE US HUMAN, which includes many fascinating historical facts about the role of animals in many cultures, including a tribe in which women suckled puppies and baby monkeys!; Sandi Laird from Operation Kindness in […]

Three Women Filmmakers Featured

November 22, 2017

Dog Talk (And Kitties Too!) (11-18-2017) #550: Featuring three great [women!] filmmakers whose work is in the upcoming First Annual NY Cat Film Festival and the 3rd Annual NY Dog Film Festivals. Sheila O’Rourke is a professor at UC Irvine and got a grant and spent two years making “Jetty Cats,” a sweeping documentary with […]

Creative Competitive Dog Grooming

November 11, 2017

Dog Talk (And Kitties Too!) (11-11-2017) #549: Australian director Mary Zournazi talks about her film “Dogs of Democracy,” which is a centerpiece of the 3rd Annual NY Dog Film Festival, and explores the financial crisis in Greece through the relationship of the stray street dogs of Athens and the people who interact with them; Alice […]

The Secret Language of Dogs

October 29, 2017

DOG TALK (And Kitties Too!) (10-28-2017) #548: Victoria Stilwell talks about her book THE SECRET LANGUAGE OF DOGS: UNLOCKING THE CANINE MIND FOR A HAPPIER PET and her UK TV series “Dogs Might Fly,” is which they actually teach three dogs to fly a Cessna airplane; Stephanie Mattera is spokesperson for the Mayor’s Alliance for […]

Saving Elderly Elephants in Japan

October 21, 2017

Dog Talk (And Kitties Too!) (10-21-2017) #547: Marion Zola talks about her fun book ROMANCING THE DOG: THE STRUGGLE TO MAKE A POUND DOG HAPPY IN BEVERLY HILLS; Ulara Nakagawa, the organizer of Elephants in Japan, describes how her group is lobbying to save the 12 remaining elderly elephants living in solitary misery in private […]

Advances in Orthopedic Interventions

October 16, 2017

Dog Talk (And Kitties Too!) (10-14-2017) #546: Katie Lisnick, the Director of Cat Protection & Policy for the Humane Society of the United States, talks about their work on behalf of community cats in Hawaii, the most challenging state in which to navigate the tricky cats/wildlife issue; Jen Reeder talks about the Dog Writers Association […]

Changing the Way We Look at Dogs and Other Animals

October 9, 2017

Dog Talk (And Kitties Too!) (10-07-2017) #545: Greg Berns new book changes the way we look at canines and other creatures: WHAT’S IT LIKE TO BE A DOG – AND OTHER ADVENTURES IN ANIMAL NEURO SCIENCE; Donna Casperson from Michelson’s Found Animals in Los Angeles talks about how Dogs Playing for Life brought dogs from […]

Helping Seniors and Senior Dogs

September 30, 2017

Dog Talk (And Kitties Too!) (09-30-2017) #544: Carie Broecker created Peace of Mind Dog Rescue to help senior dogs in shelters in her Monterrey California area, and also to help senior people make plans for their dogs after they are gone; Dr. Bruce Elsey’s company Precious Cat, begins its annual fund raising for the Multiple […]

Using Tinder to Make Matches for Dog Adoptions

September 25, 2017

Dog Talk (And Kitties Too!) (09-23-2017) #543: Nicole Georges discusses her amazingly beautiful graphic novel about “pets, punks and being queer,” FETCH: HOW A BAD DOG BROUGHT ME HOME; Aimee Gilbreath talks about how Michelson Found Animals turned to Tinder to gain attention about making matches with dogs for adoption; Elly Wong from Towne House […]