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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Woman With Life Limiting Disease Married Her Dog

March 9, 2019

Dog Talk (And Kitties Too!) (03-09-2019) #613: Featuring Lilly Smartelli, Paula Munier, and Nora Parker. Tracie talks to Lilly Smartelli, who was featured in the New York Times weddings section because she married her dog Bernie when she discovered she had a life-limiting disease and no other marriage prospects; Paula Munier reads from her book […]

Providing Vet Care for Homeless & Low Income Families

March 2, 2019

Dog Talk (And Kitties Too!) (03-02-2019) #612 Featuring Marti Casey, Toni Eames, and Jennifer Wheeler. Marti Casey, the director of the Doney Coe Pet Clinic in Seattle, describes their long legacy of providing vet care for the homeless and low income families twice a month, along with a pet food bank; Toni Eames, President of […]

Challenges of Starting Fresh Pet Food Company Without Venture Capital

February 24, 2019

Dog Talk (And Kitties Too!) (02-23-2019) #611: Featuring Dr. Katy Nelson, Hannah Mandelbaum, and Louise Holton. Dr. Katy Nelson talks about the success of the recent HSUS Spayathon in Puerto Rico; Tracie discusses the challenges of starting your own fresh pet food company (without venture capital) with Hannah Mandelbaum from Evermore pet food in Brooklyn; […]

Worldwide Jeopardy for Turtles & Tortoises

February 17, 2019

Dog Talk (And Kitties Too!) (02-16-2019) #610: Featuring Peter Laufer, Pam Houston, and Sally Williams. Peter Laufer talks about the jeopardy to turtles and tortoises around the world in his book DREAMING IN TURTLE: A JOURNEY THROUGH THE PASSION, PROFIT, AND PERIL OF OUR MOST COVETED PREHISTORIC CREATURES; Tracie talks to Pam Houston about her […]

Cannabis, CBD oil and Dogs: The Real Scoop

February 10, 2019

Dog Talk (And Kitties Too!) (02-09-2019) #609: Featuring Amanda Howland, Chris Blazina, and Wilma Melville. Amanda Howland, co-founder of Ellevet Sciences and Medterra, which makes CBD oil products for dogs, talks to Tracie about whether CBD oil really has all the health benefits ascribed to it — and the remarkable positive results of a double-blind […]

Three More Authors Pay Tribute to Mary Oliver

February 2, 2019

Dog Talk (And Kitties Too!) (02-02-2019) #608: In Honor of Mary Oliver, three more authors from LOVE CAN BE — including Diane Rehm, Brandon Hobson, and Lalita Tademy. Tracie is thrilled to welcome a conversation about dogs in our lives with Diane Rehm — the extraordinary woman behind the Diane Rehm Show — about her […]

In Honor of the Death of Mary Oliver (1935-2019)

January 26, 2019

Dog Talk (And Kitties Too!) (01-26-2019) #607: In Honor of the Death of Mary Oliver (1935-2019) featuring Teresa Miller, and Wade Rouse. One of Tracie’s favorite poets passed away this past week [memorialized in a New York Times obituary] and Tracie wanted to celebrate Mary Oliver’s work, especially her love for dogs, by reading from […]

That Extremely Huge Holstein Steer in Australia Actually Normal

January 20, 2019

Dog Talk (And Kitties Too!) (01-19-2019) #606: Featuring Chris Blazina, Annie Petersen, and Susie Coston. Psychologist Chris Blazina discusses his book WHEN MAN MEETS DOG: IT LEADS TO A UNIQUE FRIENDSHIP, ONE THAT CAN CHANGE MEN’S LIVES, and the particular way that pets have an affect on men; Annie Petersen talks about her non-profit organization […]

Chris Roy, Founder of Pet Transport/Rescue Pilot Group

January 13, 2019

Dog Talk (And Kitties Too!) (01-12-2019) #605: Featuring Louisa McClune, Chris Roy, and Susanne Schotz. Louisa McClune is the Director of the Kirkpatrick Foundation and talks to Tracie about being the editor of the book LOVE CAN BE, with writings about dogs and cats; Chris Roy founded a pet transport pilot group that provides technology […]

People and Their Pets Surviving Without Housing

January 5, 2019

Dog Talk (And Kitties Too!) (01-05-2019) #604: Featuring Leslie Irvine, Sarah Cheeseman, and Roeann Fulkerson. Leslie Irvine discusses her book, MY DOG ALWAYS EATS FIRST: HOMELESS PEOPLE & THEIR ANIMALS, which considers the challenges of people and their animals surviving without housing; Sarah Cheeseman is the director of Pet Haven in Minneapolis, which is not […]