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.

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The Reasons for Our Bonds With Animals

Dog Talk (And Kitties Too!) (04-28-2018) #568: Featuring Christina Ha, Phillipa Sandal, and John Bradshaw. Christina Ha of NYC’s Meow Parlour talks about Cat Camp May 5-6 at Penn Plaza Pavilion, bringing together cat lovers for shared education, with Jackson Galaxy on hand and a whole floor for adoptions underwritten by the Petco Foundation; Phillipa Sandal discusses her book SEAFURRERS: THE SHIPS’ CATS WHO LAPPED AND MAPPED THE WORLD, which is “An Incidental History” about the feline mascots who historically accompanied explorers and navy ships into extreme climates, defended valuable cargo and even survived battles at sea; author John Bradshaw discusses his book ANIMALS AMONG US, and the social and neuro-hormonal reasons for our bond with some animals as well as the philosophical question of what pet’s good for us, and why we are so attached to a species different from our own?