Dog Talk ® (and Kitties Too!)

This Gracie® Award winning show, produced and hosted by pet wellness advocate Tracie Hotchner, has been broadcasting for over 8 years with 450 shows from the NPR station Peconic Public Broadcasting in the Hamptons, where it is heard from the East End across all of Long Island, into Southern Connecticut and Westchester, as well as on the local NPR station Robinhood Radio in the Berkshires. DOG TALK® features global authors and experts discussing far-ranging topics involving dogs and cats, many of them with dog advice and health information, dog and puppy training tips, and help in understanding your cat.

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Animals with Disabilities

October 24, 2016

Dog Talk (And Kitties Too!) (10-22-2016) #495: Sara Baume’s extraordinary novel SPILL SIMMER FALTER WITHER has Tracie (and surely others) comparing Baume to James Joyce for creating a new language to depict the inner life of an Outsider, and his life on the run with a vicious dog he adopts and treasures; Brenda Sizer talks […]

Older Dogs, Deeper Love

October 15, 2016

Dog Talk (And Kitties Too!) (10-15-2016) #494: Kasey Klonsky’s film “Love Unleashed” was in part a creative family endeavor as she traveled all over the country filming people and their aging dogs, alongside her mother Jane Klonsky who was taking photographs for her new book UNCONDITIONAL: OLDER DOGS, DEEPER LOVE; Theresa Stern is Vice President […]

Dog Talk Univ: What’s Up with Up-Chucking?

October 10, 2016

Dog Talk (And Kitties Too!) (10-08-2016) #493: Dog Talk University: What’s Up with Up-Chucking? “Everything you should know about a dog vomiting but were too queasy to ask.” Tracie returns to the roots of the show and answers the question of what you should do when your dog throws up — and how to know […]

Exploring Unexpected Emotions in Dogs

October 1, 2016

Dog Talk (And Kitties Too!) (10-01-2016) #492: Director Gabriella Russell’s film “Dogs: Guilty of Jealousy” was a student film that explores reactions and emotions that dogs were not believed to have; Susan Weidel is the lady who adopted Little Red, one of the Michael Vick fighting dogs seen in the movie “The Champions,” and she […]

Competitions for Owners and Their Dogs

September 29, 2016

Dog Talk (And Kitties Too!) (09-24-2016) #491: Outdoors man and canine-human competitor Kale Casey’s movie “Dog Power” is the engine in the “Outdoors & Adventure” program of the Dog Film Festival –– a thrilling look at the myriad ways in which people, even in wheelchairs, compete with their dogs in demanding athletic competitions; Penelope Laurence’s […]

Skateboarding With a Samoyed

September 20, 2016

Dog Talk (And Kitties Too!) (09-17-2016) #490: Filmmaker Dean Saffron talks about his film “One Man & His Dog” about a quiet iconic Australian who has become mythic in his town as he skateboards joyfully with his Samoyed — which will be in the “Outdoor Adventure” program of the 2nd Annual Dog Film Festival; Kathy […]

K9s for Warriors

September 10, 2016

Dog Talk (and Kitties Too!) (09-10-2016) #489: Jennifer Sheridan talks from Scotland about her film “Rocket” which was in the “1,000 Londoners” films series and will now be in the 2nd Annual Dog Film festival; director Barry Stone talks about his very funny movie called SNIFF starring Amanda Plummer, that also incorporates two documentaries about […]

Champion of Dogs Rescued from Michael Vick Dog Fighting Ring

September 5, 2016

Dog Talk (And Kitties Too!) (09-03-2016) #488: Darcy Dennett, director of The Champions talks about how she came to be the champion on film of the dogs rescued from the Michael Vick dog fighting ring; Paul Fiaccone adopted Cherry, one of the dogs featured in “The Champions” and talks about the long process to be […]

Memoir of Lost Dog’s Extraordinary Journey

August 27, 2016

Dog Talk (And Kitties Too!) (08-27-2016) #487: Pauls Toutonghi’s memoir, DOG GONE: A LOST PET’S EXTRAORDINARY JOURNEY AND THE FAMILY WHO BROUGHT HIM HOME touches on the theme that we all may have unhealable wounds; Pat Shipman’s book THE INVADERS: HOW HUMANS AND THEIR DOGS DROVE NEANDERTHALS TO EXTINCTION explores our ancient roots and history […]

Private Pilots Who Fly Pets to Waiting Homes

August 22, 2016

Dog Talk (and Kitties Too!) (08-20-2016) #486: Cindy Smith is the co-founder Wings of Rescue and a pilot herself, who organizes a vast community of private pilots who use their own planes and resources to relocate pets from overcrowded areas to those where adoptive homes are waiting, and is a partner with the ASPCA; Kathy […]