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 12 years with more than 585 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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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, 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 placebo study […]

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 […]

Catastrophic Creations: Amazing Cat Furnishings

December 29, 2018

Dog Talk (And Kitties Too!) (12-29-2018) #603: Featuring Mike Wilson, Mimi Kirk, and Attila Andics. Mike from Catastrophic Creations — amazing cat furnishings — adopted a morbidly obese cat, now called Bronson Cat on social media where he is a star, and Tracie talks about how to safely help him lose the weight – and […]

All We Know of the Canine-Human Relationship

December 22, 2018

Dog Talk (And Kitties Too!) (12-22-2018) #602: Featuring Adam Miklosi, Rita Mae Brown, and Stacy LeBaron. Tracie talks to Adam Miklosi in Hungary, the co-founder of the Family Dog Project in Budapest (which was the first canine cognition research foundation back in 1994) who discusses his book THE DOG: A NATURAL HISTORY which is a […]

Adventures with Crusoe the Celebrity Dachshund

December 19, 2018

Dog Talk (And Kitties Too!) (12-15-2018) #601: Featuring Ryan Beauchesne, Dr. Sue The Pet Cancer Vet, and Jack Gilbert. Ryan Beauchesne’s book CRUSOE THE WORLDLY WEINER DOG: FURTHER ADVENTURES WITH THE CELEBRITY DACHSHUND shows off his famous Doxie in every imaginable pose and outfit; Dr. Sue, the Pet Cancer Vet, talks about her recent lectures […]