Dog Talk ® (and Kitties Too!)

DOG TALK® (and Kitties, Too!) originated on the only NPR station on Long Island, Peconic Public Broadcasting WPPB 88.3 FM in the Hamptons, where it has been on the air for 13 years and over 650 consecutive shows. This Gracie® Award-winning show (for “Best entertainment and information program on local public radio”), is produced and hosted by pet wellness advocate Tracie Hotchner. Each show features Tracie’s interviews with authors and pet experts from around the world, discussing far-ranging topics involving practical and philosophical issues regarding our relationships with dogs and cats.

The show broadcasts from the East End and reaches all across Long Island, into Southern Connecticut and Westchester. It is also carried on the NPR stations WHDD 91.9 FM “Robinhood Radio” in Sharon, Connecticut and Radio Cobleskill WCSQ-LP 105.9 FM in Cobleskill, New York.

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Margaret Mizushima (Tracking Game: A Timber Creek K-9 Mystery)

November 9, 2019

Dog Talk (And Kitties Too!) (11-09-2019) #648: Featuring Margaret Mizushima, Maria Goodavage, and Sybil Erden. Margaret Mizushima talks about her newest book in her series, TRACKING GAME: A TIMBER CREEK K-9 MYSTERY; Maria Goodavage discusses the amazing things dogs can do in her newest book, DOCTOR DOGS – HOW OUR BEST FRIENDS ARE BECOMING OUR […]

Vincent J. Musi’s The Year of the Dogs

November 2, 2019

Dog Talk (And Kitties Too!) (11-02-2019) #647: Featuring Vincent Musi, Aysha Akhtar, and Michael Brandow. Vince Musi, a National Geographic photographer for 25 years, has now turned his luminous lens on dogs — with accompanying text that is beyond hilarious and touching in his book THE YEAR OF THE DOGS, which was a gift to […]

Author Alexandra Horowitz Discusses Our Dogs, Ourselves

October 26, 2019

Dog Talk (And Kitties Too!) (10-26-2019) #646: Featuring Alexandra Horowitz, and Sean Cassels. A double-length interview with Alexandra Horowitz (the celebrated “dog observer” for whom the Horowitz Canine Cog Lab at Barnard is named), who discusses the socially relevant and disruptive ideas she explores in her new book OUR DOGS, OURSELVES: THE STORY OF A […]

The Serious Problem of People Getting Rabies in India

October 19, 2019

Dog Talk (And Kitties Too!) (10-19-19) #645: Featuring James Gorman, Paul Jason Hoffman, and Terri Markle. New York Times reporter Jim Gorman discusses the serious problem of people getting rabies in India in an article about the nearly 60,000 dog bites to people in India yearly, many of them fatal; filmmaker Paul Jason Hoffman talks […]

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 […]