Dog Talk ® (and Kitties Too!)

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.

This Gracie® Award-winning show, produced and hosted by pet wellness advocate Tracie Hotchner, has been broadcasting for 13 years with more than 620 consecutive shows from its originating NPR station Peconic Public Broadcasting – WPPB 88.3 FM – 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:

WHDD Robinhood Radio 91.9 FM, Sharon, Connecticut
WCSQ-LP Radio Cobleskill 105.9 FM Cobleskill, New York

Global Community Radio
WRAQ 92.7 FM Angelica, New York
KIEZ 106.7 FM Monroe, Louisiana
KFZR 93.3 FM Frazier Park, California
KLQS 96.7 FM Agua Dulce, California
KAKU 88,5 FM Kahilui/Maui, Hawaii

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Alice Obar’s “Cats My Life”

October 12, 2019

Dog Talk (And Kitties Too!) (10-12-2019) #644: Featuring Melinda Miller, Keema, and Alice Obar. Melinda Miller discusses what all the flap is about Labradoodles and “oodles and poos” and whether there is a problem with purposely cross-breeding purebred dogs; beloved NYC dog-walker Keema talks about being the star of the Mutual Rescue documentary “Keema & […]

Kitten Lady, Hannah Shaw (Tiny But Mighty)

October 5, 2019

Dog Talk (And Kitties Too!) (10-05-2019) #643: Featuring Hannah Shaw, Melinda Friedman, and Ken Hill. Hannah Shaw, well-known to cat lovers as “The Kitten Lady,” talks about how to care for the smallest, most fragile kittens in her book TINY BUT MIGHTY; filmmaker Melinda Friedman’s documentary “Vancouver: A Dogumentary” will give the audience at the […]

Dr. Elsey’s Campaign to Fund Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation

September 28, 2019

Dog Talk (And Kitties Too!) (09-28-2019) #642: Featuring Dr Elsey, Clive Wynn, and Gary Weitzman. Dr. Elsey talks about his company’s #CatsAgainstCancer campaign to fund the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation, with a savings coupon which will add to the 12 million already raised for MMRA in 10 years; Clive Wynn’s book DOG IS LOVE: WHY […]

Cat Film Fest Preview: A Life Depicted Through Siamese Cats

September 21, 2019

Dog Talk (And Kitties Too!) (09-21-2019) #641: Featuring Fredde Duke, Steve latham, and Laurien Berenson. Los-Angeles based filmmaker Fredde Duke talks about her outrageously original autobiographical film depicting her life through the Siamese cats who have graced it in “6 Degrees of Pussy,” which will premiere at the 3rd Annual Cat Film Festival; Steve Latham […]

Fallacy of Conclusions about Grain-Free Diet & DCM Heart Condition

September 16, 2019

Dog Talk (And Kitties Too!) (09-14-2019) #640: Featuring Linda Case, Brianne Mills, and Lauren Cline. Linda Case returns to continue the conversation about the fallacy of drawing conclusions about a link between a grain-free diet and the heart condition DCM, which she went over in brilliant detail in her recent webinar; Brianne Wills talks about […]

Cats in Human History

September 8, 2019

Dog Talk (And Kitties Too!) (09-07-2019) #639: Special Cat Show, featuring author Laura Vocelle, Dr. Diane Addie, and Dr. Jane Brunt. Laura Vocelle, speaking from the Sultanate of Oman, talks about her overview of cats in human history in her book, REVERED AND REVILED: A COMPLETE HISTORY OF THE DOMESTIC CAT; Dr Diane Addie, a […]

A Sanctuary for Special Needs Senior Dogs & Cats

August 31, 2019

Dog Talk (And Kitties Too!) (08-31-2019) #638: Featuring Risa Simon, Rob Kugler, and John Torrens. Risa Simon [who is a Commander in the U.S. Navy] talks about having created a sanctuary for special needs senior dogs and cats in a home she bought for them in Rockville Maryland called Leashes End; Rob Kugler talks about […]

Dog Treats from Alternate Protein Source: Cricket Powder

August 24, 2019

Dog Talk (And Kitties Too!) (08-24-2019) #637: Featuring Renee Streeter, Anne Carlson, and Susannah Charlson. Dr Renee Streeter is a veterinary nutritionist who discusses Tracie’s questions about pet obesity and other aspects of feeding pets; Anne Carlson is the founder and CEO of Jiminys, and discusses how she came to make dog treats from the […]

Companies Want Cat Colonies to Decrease Rodent Populations

August 18, 2019

Dog Talk (And Kitties Too!) (08-17-2019) #636: Featuring Alana Grelyak, Rachel Geller with Tracie, and Andrea Herrick. Alana Grelyak from the Tree House Humane Society in Chicago (which will be the beneficiary of the Cat Film Festival on Sept 10th in Chicago) estimates there are 250,000 to a half-million free-roaming cats in Chicago, with a […]

Dogs’ Inner Eyebrow Muscle Facilitates Expression to Melt Human Hearts

August 10, 2019

Dog Talk (And Kitties Too!) (08-10-2019) #635: Featuring James Gorman, Nick Trout, and Jan Richardson. James Gorman talks about his New York Times article about the very particular inner eyebrow muscle dogs have which is what allows them to make an expression that can melt a human’s heart; Nick Trout talks about his touching novel […]